12/15/2016 - Professor Risto Miikkulainen has won the 2017 Gabor Award from the International Neural Network Society (INNS), which recognizes the achievements of highly accomplished researchers in engineering applications of neural networks. Risto is on the forefront of neuroevolution—the evolution of neural networks using genetic algorithms. Risto and his team have shown that neuroevolution is a notab Read more
03/09/2016 - Source: NEWS from College of Natural Sciences First the robots successfully challenged the chess masters, then the Jeopardy champions. Now comes a match-up for a new generation. Read more
11/30/2015 - Lorenzo Alvisi was selected for his contributions to reliable distributed systems. His research interest is in distributed computing, with a particular emphasis on issues of dependability.  Read more
08/17/2015 - KXAN  AUSTIN (KXAN) – A computer science professor at the University of Texas at Austin stopped by KXAN to talk about his research on computer gaming and the human brain. Dr. Risto Miikkulainen is studying the brain to figure out how it works and translate that knowledge to making better computer games. He even entertained questions around the blockbuster movie, “Pixels,” exploring the idea of using gaming technology as a weapon. Read more
08/12/2015 - College of Natural Sciences | By Marc G Airhart Read more
07/20/2015 - Jacob Schrum and Risto Miikkulainen won the Best Paper Award in the Digital Entertainment and Arts track at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). 2015 Conference for their paper on "Solving Interleaved and Blended Sequential Decision-Making Problems through Modular Neuroevolution."  Read more
07/15/2015 - American-Statesman | By Omar L. Gallaga Should we heed the warnings of movies such as ‘Terminator Genisys’ and the TV show ‘Humans’? Remember, in 1984, when a scary robot from the future told us he’d be back? Read more
04/05/2013 - UTCS alum Paul Taele has been awarded a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (NSF EAPSI) fellowship for 2013. Paul will be carrying out research that focuses on enhancing creative computing tools for promoting better design thinking using sketch recognition techniques with Dr. Richard C. Davis at Singapore Management University in Singapore. He was also previously a recipient of the NSF EAPSI fellowship in 2012, where he had pursued research abroad in Taiwan at National Taiwan University. Read more
08/14/2012 - The UT^2 game bot, created by Jacob Schrum, Igor Karpov, and Professor Risto Miikkulainen, won the Humanlike Bot Competition at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2012). Read more
09/12/2011 - UTCS is pleased to announce that Amin Shali, who works with Professor William Cook, has won the Best Student Paper Award from OOPSLA for their paper on "Hybrid Partial Evaluation" and that graduate student Jacob Schrum and Professor Risto Miikkulainen have won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games for their paper on "Evolving Multimodal Networks for Multitask Games" Read more


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