I am a co-director of the Robotics, Evolution and Art Lab (REAL) at the IT University of Copenhagen with research interests in biologically-inspired computation such as evolutionary robotics, neural networks, and design automation. I am the inventor of Adaptive HyperNEAT and Evolvable-substrate HyperNEAT, which combined are able to fully determine the geometry, density, and plasticity of an evolving neural network.
We recently started working on an exciting FET Proactive project called flora robotica! More information available here: http://www.florarobotica.eu/
Before joining the IT University I was a postdoctoral researcher in Hod Lipson’s Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University. From 2008-2012, I was a PhD student in the Evolutionary Complexity Research Group at the University of Central Florida, headed by Kenneth Stanley.
- 07/2016: Our work on creative AI was covered in Popular Science
- 05/2016: Thesis of my Master student Tony Beltramelli was nomination for the best Master’s thesis in Computer Science 2015
- 04/2016: PhD student Marco Scirea won the best paper award at EvoMusArt