I am the Loy and Edith Harris Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming, where I direct the Evolving Artificial Intelligence Lab.
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Following Uber's acquistion of our startup, I am also a Senior Research Manager (Staff Scientist) in Uber AI Labs.

I conduct research in three related areas of machine learning (and combinations thereof):

  • Deep Learning: Improving our understanding of deep neural networks, harnessing them in novel applications, and deep reinforcement learning
  • Evolving Neural Networks: Investigating open questions in evolutionary biology regarding how intelligence evolved and harnessing those discoveries to improve our ability to evolve more complex, intelligent neural networks
  • Robotics: Making robots more like animals in being adaptable and resilient

Here are videos on some areas of my research. The best way to learn about my research, however, is to visit my lab web page.