Brad Fullmer
Undergraduate Alumni
Brad was the first person in NNRG to work on evolution of neural networks, or neuroevolution, back in 1991. He developed a method inspired by DNA structure of start and end markers and introns, and completed an honors thesis on applying it to behavior of artificial agents.
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

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