My research interests include biologically-inspired computation such as evolutionary robotics, self-organizing systems, indirect encodings like HyperNEAT, and design automation. I am also interested in research at the intersection of AI and games, which can make our technologies accessible to a broader audience. To this end, I am currently leading the development of a new evolutionary content-generating Facebook game called Petalz.


  • Neuroevolution
  • Neural networks
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Generative and developmental systems
  • Procedural content generation
  • Game AI
  • Computational intelligence