Cem C Tutum
Research Scientist
I am a Research Scientist at the Department of Computer Science, UT-Austin.

I started working on two projects as part of DARPA’s Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program (June'18):
  1. Context-dependent reconfiguration of an intelligent neural system,
  2. STELLAR (Super Turing Evolving Lifelong Learning ARchitecture).

I am a mechanical engineer by training (B.Sc. in System Dynamics and Control, M.Sc. in Solid Mechanics and Ph.D. in Manufacturing Engineering), but optimization and its applications in various disciplines have always been in the center of my research interests:
  • Evolutionary computation for
    • single, multi and many-objective & constrained optimization problems,
    • training Neural Networks,
  • Surrogate-based efficient blackbox optimization for compute-heavy problems,
  • 3D Printing,
  • Deep learning for sequence modeling and generative design,
  • Multi-physics computer simulations of manufacturing processes.
Functional Generative Design: An Evolutionary Approach to 3D-Printing Cem C. Tutum, Supawit Chockchowwat, Etienne Vouga and Risto Miikkulainen To Appear In Proceedings of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2018), 8, ... 2018

Efficient Sampling for Design Optimization of an SLS Product Nancy Xu, Cem C. Tutum In Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, 12, Aus... 2017

Evolutionary Decomposition for 3D Printing Eric A. Yu, Jin Yeom, Cem C. Tutum, Etienne Vouga, Risto Miikkulainen To Appear In Proceedings of The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017) (Bes... 2017

Surrogate-based Evolutionary Optimization for Friction Stir Welding Cem C Tutum, Shaayaan Sayed and Risto Miikkulainen In Proceedings of IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2016), 8 pages, Van... 2016