R. Paul  Wiegand's Miscelaneous Interests
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Reading Interests

I am a compulsive and diverse reader. Among my favorite authors are:
  • Honoré de Balzac
  • John Dos Passos
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Franz Kafka
  • Marcel Proust
  • Tom Robbins
  • Richard Russo
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Roger Zelazny


I occasionally play a variety of games. Among the games I enjoy are those listed below.

Go Other Games
  • Diplomacy
  • Various role-playing games (e.g., Ars Magica, D&D, GURPS, etc.)
  • Various board games (e.g., Settlers of Catan, Take it easy, etc.)
  • Some traditional card games (e.g., Hearts, Cribbage, etc.)

Other Interests

  • Cooking
  • Playing guitar
  • Listening to music (mostly jazz)
  • Juggling

Evolutionary Computation

Evolutionary computation is not just a part of my career, but it is also a source of interest on a more personal level. Thus, I include it here (as well as some other science-related interests of mine).

Research Groups and University Courses
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Miscellaneous Links


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Miscellaneous Science/Technology