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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." 

Jacob received his Ph.D. from Texas Computer Science in Spring 2014 and is currently an assistant professor at Southwestern University. This is his second such award, following one from last year's GECCO. In addition he has won two best paper awards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games, in 2011 and 2009.