Neuroevolution
Neuroevolution is a method for optimizing neural network weights and topologies using evolutionary computation. It is particularly useful in sequential decision tasks that are partially observable (i.e. POMDP) and where the state and action spaces are large (or continuous). Our work focuses on theory, algorithms, and applications of neuroevolution as described in numerous papers and demos in this site.
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Evolving Multimodal Behavior With Modular Neural Networks in Ms. Pac-Man Jacob Schrum and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2014), 325--332,... 2014

Evolving Multimodal Behavior Through Subtask and Switch Neural Networks Xun Li, Risto Miikkulainen To Appear In Proceedings of The Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulati... 2014

Adapting Morphology to Multiple Tasks in Evolved Virtual Creatures Dan Lessin, Don Fussell, Risto Miikkulainen To Appear In Proceedings of The Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulati... 2014

Evolving Multimodal Behavior Through Modular Multiobjective Neuroevolution Jacob Schrum PhD Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, May 2014. Tech Report TR-14-07. 2014

Trading Control Intelligence for Physical Intelligence: Muscle Drives in Evolved Virtual Creatures Dan Lessin, Don Fussell, Risto Miikkulainen To Appear In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2014,... 2014

Overcoming Deception in Evolution of Cognitive Behaviors Joel Lehman and Risto Miikkulainen To Appear In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2014),... 2014

Open-Ended Behavioral Complexity for Evolved Virtual Creatures Dan Lessin, Don Fussell, Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2013, 2013. 2013

Architecture of a Cyberphysical Avatar Song Han, Aloysius K. Mok, Jianyong Meng, Yi-Hung Wei, Pei-Chi Huang, Quan Leng, Xiuming Zhu, Luis S... In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Fourth International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS-2... 2013

A Neuroevolution Approach to General Atari Game Playing Matthew Hausknecht and Joel Lehman and Risto Miikkulainen and Peter Stone In IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, 2013. 2013

Neuroannealing: Martingale-Driven Optimization for Neural Networks Alan J Lockett and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the 2013 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2013), 2013... 2013

IJCNN-2013 Tutorial on Evolution of Neural Networks Risto Miikkulainen To Appear In 2013. Tutorial slides.. 2013

Neuroevolution Joel Lehman and Risto Miikkulainen Scholarpedia, 8(6):30977, 2013. 2013

Effective Diversity Maintenance in Deceptive Domains Joel Lehman, Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen To Appear In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2013,... 2013

Evolving Multimodal Networks for Multitask Games Jacob Schrum and Risto Miikkulainen IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, 4(2):94--111, June 2012. IEE... 2012

General-Purpose Optimization Through Information-Maximization Alan J Lockett PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012. Tech Report AI... 2012

Architecture of a Cyberphysical Avatar Song Han, Aloysius K. Mok, Jianyong Meng, Yi-Hung Wei, Pei-Chi Huang, Xiuming Zhu, Luis Sentis, Kan ... In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Real-Time and Distributed Computing in Emerging A... 2012

Constructing Controllers for Physical Multilegged Robots using the ENSO Neuroevolution Approach Vinod K. Valsalam, Jonathan Hiller, Robert MacCurdy, Hod Lipson and Risto Miikkulainen Evolutionary Intelligence, 5(1):1--12, 2012. 2012

Accelerating Evolution via Egalitarian Social Learning Wesley Tansey, Eliana Feasley, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the 14th Annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2012) 2012

Task decomposition with neuroevolution in extended predator-prey domain Ashish Jain, Anand Subramoney, Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of Thirteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living S... 2012

Evolution of a Communication Code in Cooperative Tasks Aditya Rawal, Padmini Rajagopalan, Risto Miikkulainen and Kay Holekamp In Artificial Life (13th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Syste... 2012

Humanlike Combat Behavior via Multiobjective Neuroevolution Jacob Schrum, Igor V. Karpov and Risto Miikkulainen In Philip F. Hingston, editors, Believable Bots, 119--150, 2012. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2012

HyperNEAT-GGP: A HyperNEAT-based Atari General Game Player Matthew Hausknecht, Piyush Khandelwal, Risto Miikkulainen, Peter Stone In Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2012, 2012. 2012

Evaluation Methods for Active Human-Guided Neuroevolution in Games Igor Karpov, Leif Johnson, Vinod Valsalam and Risto Miikkulainen In 2012 AAAI Fall Symposium on Robots Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (RLIHT), Nov... 2012

Evaluating Modular Neuroevolution in Robotic Keepaway Soccer Anand Subramoney Masters Thesis, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2012.... 2012

Multiagent Learning through Neuroevolution Risto Miikkulainen, Eliana Feasley, Leif Johnson, Igor Karpov, Padmini Rajagopalan, Aditya Rawal, an... In J. Liu et al., editors, Advances in Computational Intelligence, LNCS 7311, 24-46, Berlin, ... 2012

Creating Intelligent Agents through Shaping of Coevolution Adam Dziuk Technical Report HR-11-01, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011. 2011

Avoiding Premature Convergence in NeuroEvolution by Broadening the Evolutionary Search Matthew de Wet Technical Report HR-11-02, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011. 2011

An Integrated Neuroevolutionary Approach to Reactive Control and High-level Strategy Nate Kohl, Risto Miikkulainen IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 2011. 2011

The Role of Reward Structure, Coordination Mechanism and Net Return in the Evolution of Cooperation Padmini Rajagopalan, Aditya Rawal, Risto Miikkulainen, Marc A. Wiseman and Kay E. Holekamp In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2011), Seo... 2011

UT^2: Human-like Behavior via Neuroevolution of Combat Behavior and Replay of Human Traces Jacob Schrum, Igor V. Karpov and Risto Miikkulainen New Orleans, LA, June 2011. Extended Abstract for the Human-like Bot Workshop at the IEEE Congress o... 2011

Assisting Machine Learning Through Shaping, Advice and Examples Igor Karpov, Vinod Valsalam and Risto Miikkulainen In 2011 IJCAI Workshop on Agents Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (ALIHT), July 201... 2011

Evolving Multimodal Networks for Multitask Games Jacob Schrum and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2011), 102... 2011

Evolving Symmetry for Modular System Design Vinod K. Valsalam and Risto Miikkulainen IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 15(3):368--386, 2011. 2011

UT^2: Human-like Behavior via Neuroevolution of Combat Behavior and Replay of Human Traces Jacob Schrum, Igor V. Karpov and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2011), 329... 2011

Human-Assisted Neuroevolution Through Shaping, Advice and Examples Igor V. Karpov, Vinod K. Valsalam and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2011) 2011

Creating Intelligent Agents through Shaping of Coevolution Adam Dziuk and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Congress on Evolutionary Computation, New Orleans, LA, 2011. IEEE. 2011

Hierarchical Neural Networks for Behavior-Based Decision Making David Robson Technical Report HR-10-02, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010. 2010

Speciation in NEAT Timothy Nodine Technical Report HR-10-06, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010. 2010

An Analysis of Distributed Decision Making Methodologies in Role Playing Video Games Matthew Johnston Technical Report HR-10-09, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010. 2010

An Analysis of Automated Decision Making Methodologies in Role Playing Video Games: Centralized Approach Christopher Bush Technical Report HR-10-03, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010. 2010

Constructing Competitive and Cooperative Agent Behavior Using Coevolution Aditya Rawal, Padmini Rajagopalan and Risto Miikkulainen In IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2010), Copenhagen, Denmark, A... 2010

Utilizing Symmetry in Evolutionary Design Vinod Valsalam PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2010. Te... 2010

Coevolution of Role-Based Cooperation in Multi-Agent Systems Chern Han Yong and Risto Miikkulainen IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 1:170--186, 2010. 2010

Evolving Agent Behavior In Multiobjective Domains Using Fitness-Based Shaping Jacob Schrum and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2010), 439--446,... 2010

Neuroevolution Risto Miikkulainen In Encyclopedia of Machine Learning, New York, 2010. Springer. 2010

Evolving Adaptive Intelligence: Using NeuroEvolution with Temporal Difference Methods in the Game Domain Nathaniel Tucker Technical Report HR-09-04, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin., 2009. 2009

The Necessity of Separating Control and Logic When Grounding Language Using Neuroevolution Yonatan Bisk Technical Report HR-09-05, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009. 2009

Evolving Multi-modal Behavior in NPCs Jacob Schrum and Risto Miikkulainen In IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2009), 325--332, Milan, Italy,... 2009

Learning in Fractured Problems for Constructive Neural Network Algorithms Nate Kohl PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2009. 2009

Learning Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance for a Robot Arm Using Neuroevolution Thomas D'Silva, Risto Miikkulainen Neural Processing Letters, 2009. 2009

Evolving Symmetric and Modular Neural Networks for Distributed Control Vinod K. Valsalam and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), 731--738, 200... 2009

Evolving Symmetric and Modular Neural Network Controllers for Multilegged Robots Vinod K. Valsalam and Risto Miikkulainen In xploring New Horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots: Workshop at the 2009 IEEE/RSJ Internat... 2009

Evolving Neural Networks for Strategic Decision-Making Problems Nate Kohl and Risto Miikkulainen In Neural Networks, Special issue on Goal-Directed Neural Systems, 2009. 2009

Evolving Opponent Models for Texas Hold 'Em Alan J Lockett and Risto Miikkulainen In IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Games, Perth, Australia, 2008. 2008

Evolving Neural Networks for Fractured Domains Nate Kohl and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 1405-1412, July 2008. 2008

Modular Neuroevolution for Multilegged Locomotion Vinod K. Valsalam and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO 2008, 265-272, Ne... 2008

Accelerated Neural Evolution through Cooperatively Coevolved Synapses Faustino Gomez, Juergen Schmidhuber, and Risto Miikkulainen Journal of Machine Learning Research:937-965, 2008. 2008

Evolving Controllers for Simulated Car Racing using Neuroevolution Aravind Gowrisankar Masters Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX/US, 2... 2008

Constructing Complex NPC Behavior via Multi-Objective Neuroevolution Jacob Schrum and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Fourth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Confer... 2008

Transfer of Evolved Pattern-Based Heuristics in Games Erkin Bahceci and Risto Miikkulainen In IEEE Symposium On Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG 2008), 220-227, Perth, Austral... 2008

Coevolving Strategies for General Game Playing Joseph Reisinger, Erkin Bahceci, Igor Karpov and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the {IEEE} Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games, 320-327, Pis... 2007

Acquiring Evolvability through Adaptive Representations Joseph Reisinger and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceeedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 1045-1052, 2007. 2007

Acquiring Visibly Intelligent Behavior with Example-Guided Neuroevolution Bobby D. Bryant and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Menlo Par... 2007

Evolving Explicit Opponent Models for Game Play Alan Lockett, Charles Chen, and Risto Miikkulainen In Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2007), 2007. 2007

Coevolution of Role-Based Cooperation in Multi-Agent Systems Chern Han Yong and Risto Miikkulainen Technical Report AI07-338, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007. 2007

Computational Intelligence in Games Risto Miikkulainen, Bobby D. Bryant, Ryan Cornelius, Igor V. Karpov, Kenneth O. Stanley, and Chern H... In Gary Y. Yen and David B. Fogel, editors, Computational Intelligence: Principles and Practice<... 2006

Evolving Stochastic Controller Networks for Intelligent Game Agents Bobby D. Bryant and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the 2006 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Piscataway, NJ, 2006. IEEE. 2006

Integration and Evaluation of Exploration-Based Learning in Games Igor V. Karpov, Thomas D'Silva, Craig Varrichio, Kenneth O. Stanley, Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the {IEEE} Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games, Reno, NV, 20... 2006

Incorporating Advice into Neuroevolution of Adaptive Agents Chern Han Yong, Kenneth O. Stanley, Risto Miikkulainen, and Igor V. Karpov In Proceedings of the Second Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Confer... 2006

Evolving a Real-World Vehicle Warning System Nate Kohl, Kenneth Stanley, Risto Miikkulainen, Michael Samples, and Rini Sherony In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2006. 2006

Coevolution of Neural Networks using a Layered Pareto Archive German A. Monroy, Kenneth O. Stanley, Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 329-336, Seattle, Wash... 2006

Efficient Non-Linear Control through Neuroevolution Faustino Gomez, Juergen Schmidhuber, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning, 654-662, Berlin, 2006. Springe... 2006

Evolving Visibly Intelligent Behavior for Embedded Game Agents Bobby D. Bryant PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006. Technical Repo... 2006

Creating Intelligent Agents in Games Risto Miikkulainen The Bridge:5-13, 2006. 2006

Real-Time Evolution of Neural Networks in the NERO Video Game Kenneth O. Stanley, Bobby D. Bryant, Igor Karpov, Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2006)... 2006

Evolving Robot Arm Controllers Using the NEAT Neuroevolution Method Thomas W. D'Silva Masters Thesis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin... 2006

Improving Prescripted Agent Behavior with Neuroevolution Ryan Cornelius Technical Report HR-05-01, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005. 2005

Learning Basic Navigation for Personal Satellite Assistant Using Neuroevolution Yiu Fai Sit and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2005. 2005

Evolving Neural Network Ensembles for Control Problems David Pardoe, Michael Ryoo, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2005. 2005

Real-time Neuroevolution in the NERO Video Game Kenneth O. Stanley, Bobby D. Bryant, and Risto Miikkulainen IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation:653-668, 2005. IEEE. 2005

Neuroevolution of an Automobile Crash Warning System Kenneth Stanley, Nate Kohl, Rini Sherony, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2005. 2005

Constructing Good Learners Using Evolved Pattern Generators Vinod K. Valsalam, James A. Bednar, and Risto Miikkulainen In H.-G. Beyer and others, editors, Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Confe... 2005

Retaining Learned Behavior During Real-Time Neuroevolution Thomas D'Silva, Roy Janik, Michael Chrien, Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, 2005. American Association for... 2005

Real-Time Learning in the NERO Video Game Kenneth O. Stanley, Ryan Cornelius, Risto Miikkulainen, Thomas D'Silva, and Aliza Gold In Proceedings of the Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference (A... 2005

Evolving Keepaway Soccer Players through Task Decomposition Shimon Whiteson and Nate Kohl and Risto Miikkulainen and Peter Stone Machine Learning, 59(1):5-30, May 2005. 2005

Automatic Feature Selection via Neuroevolution Shimon Whiteson and Peter Stone and Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen and Nate Kohl In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, June 2005. 2005

Coevolution of Neural Networks Using a Layered Pareto Archive German A. Monroy Masters Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2005... 2005

Evolving Neural Network Agents in the NERO Video Game Kenneth O. Stanley, Bobby D. Bryant, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the IEEE 2005 Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG'05), P... 2005

Incorporating Advice into Evolution of Neural Networks Chern Han Yong, Kenneth O. Stanley, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2005), 2005. Lat... 2005

Academic AI and Video Games: A Case Study of Incorporating Innovative Academic Research into a Video Game Prototype Aliza Gold In Proceedings of the IEEE 2005 Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG'05), 2... 2005

Evolving a Roving Eye for Go Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2004), Berlin, 2... 2004

Evolving Reusable Neural Modules Joseph Reisinger, Kenneth O. Stanley, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2004. 2004

Transfer of Neuroevolved Controllers in Unstable Domains Faustino J. Gomez and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Berlin, 2004. Springer... 2004

Exploiting Morphological Conventions for Genetic Reuse Kenneth O. Stanley, Joseph Reisinger, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference ({GECCO}-2004) Workshop Pr... 2004

Efficient Evolution of Neural Networks Through Complexification Kenneth O. Stanley PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004. 2004

The NERO Real-time Video Game Kenneth O. Stanley, Bobby D. Bryant, and Risto Miikkulainen Technical Report AI-TR-04-312, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, A... 2004

Efficient Allele Fitness Assignment with Self-organizing Multi-agent System Adrian Agogino and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2004) Workshop Progr... 2004

A Neurocontrol Paradigm for Intelligent Process Control using Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning Alex van Eck Conradie PhD Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, 2004. 2004

Competitive Coevolution through Evolutionary Complexification Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 21:63-100, 2004. 2004

A Taxonomy for Artificial Embryogeny Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen Artificial Life, 9(2):93-130, 2003. 2003

Evolving Adaptive Neural Networks with and Without Adaptive Synapses Kenneth O. Stanley, Bobby D. Bryant, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the 2003 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Piscataway, NJ, 2003. IEEE. 2003

Utilizing Domain Knowledge in Neuroevolution James Fan, Raymond Lau, and Risto Miikkulainen Proceedings of the Twentieth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-03, Was... 2003

Neuroevolution for Adaptive Teams Bobby D. Bryant and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the 2003 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2003), 2194-2201, Pisca... 2003

Robust Non-Linear Control through Neuroevolution Faustino J. Gomez PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003. 2003

Active Guidance for a Finless Rocket Using Neuroevolution Faustino J. Gomez and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2084-2095, San Francis... 2003

PhD Thesis: Robust Non-Linear Control through Neuroevolution Faustino J. Gomez Technical Report AI-TR-03-303, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Augus... 2003

Achieving High-Level Functionality through Evolutionary Complexification Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the AAAI-2003 Spring Symposium on Computational Synthesis, Stanford, CA, 20... 2003

Neuroevolution through Augmenting Topologies Applied to Evolving Neural Networks to Play Othello Timothy Andersen Technical Report HR-02-01, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002. 2002

Intelligent Process Control Utilizing Symbiotic Memetic Neuro-Evolution Alex v. E. Conradie, Risto Miikkulainen, and Christiaan Aldrich In Proceedings of the 2002 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 6, 2002. 2002

Adaptive Control Utilising Neural Swarming Alex v. E. Conradie, Risto Miikkulainen, and Christiaan Aldrich In William B. Langdon and Erick Cantu-Paz and Keith E. Mathias and Rajkumar Roy and David Davis and... 2002

Numerical Optimization With Neuroevolution Brian Greer, Henri Hakonen, Risto Lahdelma, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the 2002 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 361-401, Piscataway, NJ, 20... 2002

Cultural Enhancement Of Neuroevolution Paul H. McQuesten PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2002. Te... 2002

Continual Coevolution Through Complexification Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen In William B. Langdon and Erick Cantu-Paz and Keith E. Mathias and Rajkumar Roy and David Davis and ... 2002

Efficient Evolution Of Neural Network Topologies Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen In William B. Langdon and Erick Cantu-Paz and Keith E. Mathias and Rajkumar Roy and David Davis and ... 2002

Efficient Reinforcement Learning Through Evolving Neural Network Topologies Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2002), 9, San Fr... 2002

The Dominance Tournament Method of Monitoring Progress in Coevolution Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference ({GECCO}-2002) Workshop Pr... 2002

Evolving Neural Networks Through Augmenting Topologies Kenneth O. Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen Evolutionary Computation, 10(2):99-127, 2002. 2002

Applying ESP And Region Specialists To Neuro-Evolution For Go Andres Santiago Perez-Bergquist Technical Report TR-01-24, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, 2001. 2001

Numerical Optimization with Neuroevolution Brian Greer Technical Report TR-01-49, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001. 2001

Creating Melodies With Evolving Recurrent Neural Networks Chun-Chi J. Chen and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the {INNS-IEEE} International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2241-22... 2001

A Neuroevolution Method For Dynamic Resource Allocation On A Chip Multiprocessor Faustino J. Gomez, Doug Burger, and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the {INNS-IEEE} International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2355-23... 2001

Co-Evolving A Go-Playing Neural Network Alex Lubberts and Risto Miikkulainen In Coevolution: {T}urning Adaptive Algorithms Upon Themselves, Birds-of-a-Feather Workshop, Gene... 2001

Cooperative Coevolution Of Multi-Agent Systems Chern Han Yong and Risto Miikkulainen Technical Report AI07-338, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001. 2001

Evolving Populations Of Expert Neural Networks Joseph Bruce and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 251-257, San Francisco... 2001

Cooperative Coevolution of Multi-Agent Systems Chern Han Yong Technical Report HR-00-01, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000. 2000

Automatic Music Composition using Genetic Algorithm and Neural Networks: A Constrained Evolution Approach Chun-Chi Chen Technical Report HR-00-02, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000. 2000

Online Interactive Neuro-Evolution Adrian Agogino, Kenneth O. Stanley, and Risto Miikkulainen Neural Processing Letters:29-38, 2000. 2000

Neuro-Evolution And Natural Deduction Nirav S. Desai and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of The First {IEEE} Symposium on Combinations of Evolutionary Computation and Neu... 2000

Eugenic Neuro-Evolution For Reinforcement Learning Daniel Polani and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2000), 1041-1046... 2000

Solving Non-Markovian Control Tasks With Neuroevolution Faustino J. Gomez and Risto Miikkulainen 1999. Dissertation Proposal, Computer Science Department, University of Texas at Austin. 1999

Evolving Hierarchical Neural Networks to Play Go Todd Greer Technical Report HR-94-01, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998. 1998

2-D Pole Balancing With Recurrent Evolutionary Networks Faustino Gomez and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN-98), 425-... 1998

Hierarchical Evolution Of Neural Networks David E. Moriarty and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE Conference on Evolutionary Computation (ICEC98), 428-433, Anc... 1998

Evolving Neural Networks To Play Go Norman Richards, David Moriarty, and Risto Miikkulainen In Thomas B{"a}ck, editors, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Genetic Algori... 1998

Culling And Teaching In Neuro-Evolution Paul McQuesten and Risto Miikkulainen In Thomas B{"a}ck, editors, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Genetic Algori... 1997

Symbiotic Evolution Of Neural Networks In Sequential Decision Tasks David E. Moriarty PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997. 117. Technical... 1997

Forming Neural Networks Through Efficient And Adaptive Coevolution David E. Moriarty and Risto Miikkulainen Evolutionary Computation, 5:373--399, 1997. 1997

Incremental Evolution Of Complex General Behavior Faustino Gomez and Risto Miikkulainen Adaptive Behavior(5):317-342, 1997. 1997

Efficient Reinforcement Learning Through Symbiotic Evolution David E. Moriarty and Risto Miikkulainen In Leslie Pack Kaelbling, editors, Recent Advances in Reinforcement Learning(AI94-224), 11-32... 1996

Evolving Obstacle Avoidance Behavior In A Robot Arm David E. Moriarty and Risto Miikkulainen In Pattie Maes and Maja J. Mataric and Jean-Arcady Meyer and Jordan Pollack and Stewart W. Wilson, ... 1996

Learning Sequential Decision Tasks David E. Moriarty and Risto Miikkulainen Technical Report AI95-229, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995. 1995

Discovering Complex Othello Strategies Through Evolutionary Neural Networks David E. Moriarty and Risto Miikkulainen Connection Science, 7:195--209, 1995. 1995

Grounding Robotic Control With Genetic Neural Networks Diane Law and Risto Miikkulainen Technical Report AI94-223, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994. 1994

Searle, Subsymbolic Functionalism And Synthetic Intelligence Diane Law Technical Report, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 19... 1994

Evolutionary Neural Networks For Value Ordering In Constraint Satisfaction Problems David E. Moriarty and Risto Miikkulainen Technical Report AI94-218, Department of Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994. 1994

Evolving Neural Networks To Focus Minimax Search David E. Moriarty and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-94), 1371-... 1994

Evolving Finite State Behavior using Marker-Based Genetic Encoding of Neural Networks Brad Fullmer Technical Report HR-91-01, Department of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 1991. 1991

Using Marker-Based Genetic Encoding Of Neural Networks To Evolve Finite-State Behaviour Brad Fullmer and Risto Miikkulainen In Francisco J. Varela and Paul Bourgine, editors, Toward a Practice of Autonomous Systems: {P}ro... 1991

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Adrian Agogino Former Collaborator adrian k agogino [at] nasa gov
Matthew Alden Ph.D. Alumni mealden [at] uw edu
Timothy D. Andersen Undergraduate Alumni andert [at] alum rpi edu
Erkin Bahceci Ph.D. Student erkin [at] cs utexas edu
Yonatan Bisk Undergraduate Alumni ybisk [at] yo-tech com
Joseph Bruce Former Ph.D. Student
Bobby D. Bryant Ph.D. Alumni bdbryant [at] cse unr edu
Chris Bush Undergraduate Alumni
Chun-Chi Chen Undergraduate Alumni
Alex van Eck Conradie Former Visitor
Ryan Cornelius Undergraduate Alumni
James Craver Undergraduate Alumni
Thomas D'Silva Masters Alumni twdsilva [at] gmail com
Matthew de Wet Undergraduate Alumni
Nirav Desai Undergraduate Alumni
Adam C. Dziuk Undergraduate Alumni
Eliana Feasley Former Ph.D. Student elie [at] cs utexas edu
Brad Fullmer Undergraduate Alumni
Aliza Gold Former Collaborator
Faustino Gomez Postdoctoral Alumni tino [at] idsia ch
Aravind Gowrisankar Masters Alumni
Brian Greer Undergraduate Alumni
Todd Greer Undergraduate Alumni
Nabil M. Hewahi Former Visitor nhewahi [at] iugaza edu ps
Kay E. Holekamp Collaborator holekamp [at] msu edu
Matthew Johnston Undergraduate Alumni
Igor V. Karpov Ph.D. Student ikarpov [at] gmail com
Riitta Katila Collaborator rkatila [at] stanford edu
Nate Kohl Ph.D. Alumni nate [at] natekohl net
Joel Lehman Postdoctoral Fellow joel [at] cs utexas edu
Dan Lessin Ph.D. Student dlessin [at] cs utexas edu
Xun Li Ph.D. Student xun bhsfer [at] cs utexas edu
Alan J. Lockett Ph.D. Alumni alan lockett [at] gmail com
Alex Lubberts Former Visitor
Paul H. McQuesten Ph.D. Alumni Paul_McQuesten [at] redlands edu
Risto Miikkulainen Faculty risto [at] cs utexas edu
German Monroy Masters Alumni gmonroy [at] cs utexas edu
David E. Moriarty Ph.D. Alumni moriarty [at] alumni utexas net
Timothy Nodine Undergraduate Alumni
Andres Santiago Perez-Bergquist Undergraduate Alumni aspb [at] mapache org
Daniel Polani Postdoctoral Alumni d polani [at] herts ac uk
Melissa Redford Postdoctoral Alumni redford [at] cs utexas edu
Joseph Reisinger Former Ph.D. Student joeraii [at] cs utexas edu
Norman Richards Undergraduate Alumni orb [at] toki dhs org
David Robson Undergraduate Alumni
Jacob Schrum Ph.D. Alumni schrum2 [at] cs utexas edu
Rini Sherony Former Collaborator rini sherony [at] tema toyota com
Yiu Fai Sit Ph.D. Alumni yfsit [at] cs utexas edu
Kenneth Stanley Postdoctoral Alumni kstanley [at] cs ucf edu
Anand Subramoney Masters Alumni anands [at] cs utexas edu
Nathaniel Tucker Undergraduate Alumni
Vinod Valsalam Ph.D. Alumni vkv [at] alumni utexas net
Shimon Whiteson Former Collaborator s a whiteson [at] uva nl
Chern Han Yong Masters Alumni cherny [at] nus edu sg
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Coevolution of Competitive and Cooperative Agent Behavior Since 2009
The OpenNERO AI Research and Education Platform Since 2009
The Role of Emotion and Communication in Cooperative Behavior 2013 - 2016
Learning Strategic Behavior in Sequential Decision Tasks 2009 - 2014
Human-like Bots in Unreal Tournament 2008 - 2012
Evolving Controllers for Physical Multilegged Robots 2010 - 2011
NEAT: Evolving Increasingly Complex Neural Network Topologies 2000 - 2011
Constructing Intelligent Agents in Simulated Worlds 2008 - 2010
Evolving Locomotion Controllers for Multilegged Robots 2008 - 2010
Utilizing Symmetry in Evolutionary Design 2007 - 2010
NERO: NeuroEvolving Robotic Operatives 2003 - 2009
Diverse Behavior in Teams of Homogeneous Agents 2001 - 2007
Cooperative Coevolution of Multi-Agent Systems 2000 - 2007
NEAT: Evolving Vehicle Warning Systems 2004 - 2006
Solving Non-Markov Control Tasks 1996 - 2006
Controlling a Finless Rocket Through Neuroevolution 2002 - 2003
Nonlinear, Adaptive Process Control 2001 - 2002
Refinement and On-Line Adaptation of Neurocontrollers Through Particle swarming 2001 - 2002
Dynamic Resource Allocation on a Multiprocessor Chip 2000 - 2002
Evolving Confident Neural Networks 2000 - 2002
Eugenic Evolution: The EuA, EuSANE, and TEAM 1998 - 2002
Optimizing a Manufacturing Process 1998 - 2002
Creating Melodies with Evolving Recurrent Networks 2000 - 2001
Modeling the Emergence of Syllable Systems 1998 - 2001
Playing Go 1998 - 2001
Natural Deduction 1999 - 2000
Utilizing Population Culture in Neuroevolution 1998 - 2000
Real-time Interactive Gaming 1997 - 1999
Controlling Chaos 1995 - 1997
Playing Othello 1994 - 1997
Robot Control 1994 - 1997
Symbiotic Evolution: The SANE System 1994 - 1997
Marker-Based Encoding of Neural Networks 1991 - 1995
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Adapting Morphology to Multiple Tasks in Evolved Virtual Creatures Dan Lessin, Don Fussell, Risto Miikkulainen 2014
Multimodal Behavior in Imprison Ms. Pac-Man Jacob Schrum 2014
Multimodal Behavior in Multiple Lives Ms. Pac-Man Jacob Schrum 2014
Multimodal Behavior in One Life Ms. Pac-Man Jacob Schrum 2014
Trading Control Intelligence for Physical Intelligence: Muscle Drives in Evolved Virtual Creatures Dan Lessin, Don Fussell, Risto Miikkulainen 2014
A Neuroevolution Approach to General Atari Game Playing Matthew Hausknecht 2013
Open-Ended Behavioral Complexity for Evolved Virtual Creatures Dan Lessin, Don Fussell, Risto Miikkulainen 2013
UT^2: Winner of 2012 BotPrize in Unreal Tournament 2004 Jacob Schrum, Igor Karpov 2012
Evolving Controllers for Physical Multilegged Robots Vinod Valsalam 2011
Multi-modal Approaches to Evolving Behavior for Multi-task Games Jacob Schrum 2011
Evolving Controller Symmetry for Multilegged Robots Vinod Valsalam 2010
Fitness-based Shaping in Multi-objective Domains Jacob Schrum 2010
Learning in Fractured Domains Nate Kohl 2009
Multi-modal Behavior in NPCs Jacob Schrum 2009
Modular Neuroevolution for Multilegged Locomotion Vinod Valsalam 2008
Multi-objective Neuroevolution of NPCs Jacob Schrum 2008
Evolving Cooperation in Multiagent Systems Chern Yong 2007
Neuro-Evolving Robotic Operatives (NERO) Kenneth Stanley 2007
Adaptive Teams of Agents in the Legion II game Bobby Bryant 2006
Evolving Vehicle Warning Systems Nate Kohl 2006
Finless Rocket Control Faustino Gomez 2003
Neuroevolution of Augmenting Topologies Demos Kenneth Stanley 2003
Double Pole Balancing with ESP Faustino Gomez 1999
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MM-NEAT Modular Multiobjective NEAT is a software framework in Java that builds on the basic principles of 2014

UT^2: Winning Botprize 2012 Entry The Botprize Competition is an annual competition to program bots that appear human-l... 2012

BREVE Monsters BREVE is a system for designing Artificial Life simulations available at http://spiderlan... 2010

ENSO This package contains software implementing the ENSO approach for evolving symmetric modular neural networks. It also in... 2010

NEAT C++ The NEAT package contains source code implementing the NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method. The source code i... 2010

OpenNERO OpenNERO is a general research and education platform for artificial intelligence. The platform is based on a simulatio... 2010

rtNEAT C++ The rtNEAT package contains source code implementing the real-time NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method. In ad... 2006

NEAT: ANJI (Another NEAT Java Implementation) The ANJI package contains Java source code for the NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method (see the original 2004

NEAT C# The SharpNEAT package contains C# source code for the NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method (see the original <... 2003

NEAT Delphi The Delphi NEAT package contains Delphi source code for the NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method (see the orig... 2003

NEAT Matlab The Matlab NEAT package contains Matlab source code for the NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method (see the orig... 2003

ESP JAVA 1.1 The ESP package contains the source code for the Enforced Sup-Populations system written in Java. This package is a near... 2002

NEAT C++ for Microsoft Windows The Windows NEAT package contains C++ source code for the NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method (see the origin... 2002

NEAT Java (JNEAT) The JNEAT package contains Java source code for the NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method (see the original 2002

TEAM The TEAM package contains C++ implementations of both EuA (The Eugenic Algorithm) and TEAM (The Eugenic Algorithm with M... 2002

NEAT C++ Original The NEAT package contains source code implementing the NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies method. The source code i... 2001

ESP C++ The ESP package contains the source code for the Enforced Sup-Populations system written in C++. ESP is an extension t... 2000

JavaSANE The JavaSANE package contains the source code for the Hierarchical SANE system, based on SANE-C, but rewritten extensive... 1998

SANE-C The SANE-C package contains the source code for the Hierarchical SANE system, written in C. This package has been rewrit... 1997

Polebalancing This simulator contains the code used to compare (neuron-level) SANE to one- and two-layer adaptive heuristic critics in... 1995