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Risto Miikkulainen

Risto Miikkulainen is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin and VP of Research at Sentient Technologies, Inc. He received an M.S. in Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 1990. His current research focuses on methods and applications of neuroevolution, as well as neural network models of natural language processing and vision; he is an author of over 380 articles in these research areas. He is an IEEE Fellow; his work on neuroevolution has recently been recognized with the Gabor Award of the International Neural Network Society and Outstanding Paper of the Decade Award of the International Society for Artificial Life.