June 2012: We won first place at the the international
RoboCup 2012 competition in the Standard Platform League and in the 3D simulation league with our team
UT Austin Villa.
January 2012: We officially launched the Gates
Building Prediction Market. Sign up now to bid for raffle tickets
and help predict the date that our new building will open.
December 2011: The university announced that I will be
promoted to Full Professor, effective September 2012. AAAI named
me a AAAI Fellow effective July 2012.
I am the founder and director of the
Learning Agents Research Group (LARG)
The University of
Texas at Austin
My main research interest in AI is understanding how we can best
create complete intelligent agents. I consider adaptation,
interaction, and embodiment to be essential capabilites of such
agents. Thus, my research focuses mainly on machine learning,
multiagent systems, and robotics
. To me, the most exciting research
topics are those inspired by challenging real-world problems. I
believe that complete successful research includes both precise, novel
algorithms and fully implemented and rigorously evaluated
applications. My application domains have included robot soccer,
autonomous bidding agents, autonomous vehicles, autonomic computing,
and social agents.