Risto Miikkulainen is professor in the university’s Department of Computer Sciences and director of the Neural Networks Research Group. He is also a faculty member in the university’s Institute for Neuroscience.
Dr. Miikkulainen’s research focuses on biologically inspired computation, such as neural networks and genetic algorithms. The goal is to understand biological information processing and to develop intelligent artificial systems that learn and adapt by observing and interacting with the environment.
Dr. Miikkulainen teaches courses in neural networks, artificial intelligence and cognitive science. He recently co-authored “Computational Maps in the Visual Cortex” (Springer, 2005) with James A. Bednar, Yoonsuck Choe and Joseph Sirosh.
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