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The group is directed by Prof. Risto Miikkulainen and is located at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.


Lockett and Waters win awards

Alan Lockett received a runner-up award for the Best Overall Paper at the 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation for his paper on Measure-Theoretic Analysis of Performance in Evolutionary Algorithms. Alan received his PhD with the NNRG last year and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at IDSIA, Switzerland.

Austin Waters and Risto Miikkulainen received an IAAI Deployed Application Award at the 2013 AAAI Conference for their paper on GRADE: Machine Learning Support for Graduate Admissions. GRADE is used in the UTCS Department to evaluate applicants to the PhD program, reducing the workload of the admissions committee by 74%.

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