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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.


Evolutionary AI for Optimizing COVID-19 Interventions

Cognizant's Evolutionary AI research team (which includes current and former NNRG people Elliot Meyerson, Jason Liang, Santiago Gonzalez, Garrett Bingham, and Kaitlin Maile) recently published a website on evolutionary optimization on decision making. A major part of this research is an application in optimizing non-pharmaceutical interventions in the COVID-19 pandemic (such as restrictions on schools, workplaces, gatherings, transportation). The site features an interactive demo that allows you to explore prescriptors, i.e. decision policies from the Pareto front between minimizing the number of cases and minimizing the stringency of the interventions, predicting how the pandemic is likely to unfold for different countries in the future.

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