Welcome to the Neural Networks Research Group web site.

The group is directed by Prof. Risto Miikkulainen and is located at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.


Outstanding Paper of the Decade Award

The International Society for Artificial Life awarded Ken Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen the 2017 Outstanding Paper of the Decade (2001-2012) award for their paper on Evolving Neural Networks Through Augmenting Topologies, Evolutionary Computation 10:99--127, 2002. This paper described the NEAT method for evolving neural networks, a method that is often used in modeling adaptive behavior. Similarly, Risto's 2017 Gabor Award from the International Neural Network Society and IEEE fellowship recognized our work on neuroevolution; momentum is building in this area!

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