Patrick MacAlpine
Ph.D. Student
Patrick is researching autonomous multiagent systems and machine learning. His current focus is on using reinforcement learning to develop locomotion skills and strategy for the for the UT Austin Villa RoboCup 3D Simulation League team. Before coming to UT, Patrick worked as a software engineer at Green Hills Software and Acelot, Inc. in Santa Barbara, California. Outside of his research, Patrick enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and following college football.
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A Study of Layered Learning Strategies Applied to Individual Behaviors in Robot Soccer 2016
David L. Leottau, Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Patrick MacAlpine, and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up-2015: Robot Soccer World Cup {XIX}, Luis Almeida and Jianmin Ji and Gerald Steinbauer and Sean Luke (Eds.), Berlin, Germany 2016. Springer Verlag.
Adaptation of Surrogate Tasks for Bipedal Walk Optimization 2016
Patrick MacAlpine, Elad Liebman, and Peter Stone, In GECCO Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Optimisation (SAEOpt) Workshop, Denver, Colorado, USA, July 2016.
Prioritized Role Assignment for Marking 2016
Patrick MacAlpine and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up 2016: Robot Soccer World Cup {XX}, Sven Behnke and Daniel D. Lee and Sanem Sariel and Raymond Sheh (Eds.), Berlin 2016. Springer Verlag.
UT Austin Villa RoboCup 3D Simulation Base Code Release 2016
Patrick MacAlpine and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up 2016: Robot Soccer World Cup {XX}, Sven Behnke and Daniel D. Lee and Sanem Sariel and Raymond Sheh (Eds.), Berlin 2016. Springer Verlag.
UT Austin Villa: RoboCup 2015 3D Simulation League Competition and Technical Challenges Champions 2016
Patrick MacAlpine, Josiah Hanna, Jason Liang, and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up-2015: Robot Soccer World Cup {XIX}, Luis Almeida and Jianmin Ji and Gerald Steinbauer and Sean Luke (Eds.), Berlin, Germany 2016. Springer Verlag.
Keyframe Sampling, Optimization, and Behavior Integration: Towards Long-Distance Kicking in the RoboCup 3D Simulation League 2015
Mike Depinet, Patrick MacAlpine, and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up-2014: Robot Soccer World Cup {XVIII}, H. Levent Akin and Reinaldo A. C. Bianchi and Subramanian Ramamoorthy and Komei Sugiura (Eds.) 2015. Springer Verlag.
SCRAM: Scalable Collision-avoiding Role Assignment with Minimal-makespan for Formational Positioning 2015
Patrick MacAlpine, Eric Price, and Peter Stone, In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), January 2015.
UT Austin Villa 2014: RoboCup 3D Simulation League Champion via Overlapping Layered Learning 2015
Patrick MacAlpine, Mike Depinet, and Peter Stone, In Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), January 2015.
UT Austin Villa: RoboCup 2014 3D Simulation League Competition and Technical Challenge Champions 2015
Patrick MacAlpine, Mike Depinet, Jason Liang, and Peter Stone, In {R}obo{C}up-2014: Robot Soccer World Cup {XVIII}, H. Levent Akin and Reinaldo A. C. Bianchi and Subramanian Ramamoorthy and Komei Sugiura (Eds.) 2015. Springer Verlag.
The RoboCup 2013 Drop-In Player Challenges: A Testbed for Ad Hoc Teamwork 2014
Patrick MacAlpine, Katie Genter, Samuel Barrett, and Peter Stone, In Proc. of 13th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), May 2014. Accompanying videos at
SCRAM: Scalable Collision-avoiding Role Assignment with Minimal-makespan for Formational Positioning 2014
Patrick MacAlpine, Eric Price, and Peter Stone, In Proc. of 13th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), May 2014. Accompanying videos at
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