Sebastian Risi

Sebastian Risi

Full Professor

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Building: 2F18-2T38

Phone: +45 72185018

Information Desk: 72185000

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Sebastian Risi is an Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. He received a diploma in computer science from the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany in 2007 and received a PhD in 2012 from the University of Central Florida. Before joining the IT University he was a postdoctoral DAAD fellow at Cornell University working with Hod Lipson. He has won several best paper awards at GECCO and IJCNN for his work on adaptive systems and the HyperNEAT algorithm for evolving complex artificial neural networks. He is the current co-chair of the Generative and Developmental Systems (GDS) track at GECCO and in 2013 he co-organized a high-profile AAI symposium about how intelligence can or should be abstracted in artificial intelligence research. He is also a co-founder of FinchBeak LLC, a company that creates casual and educational social games enabled by next generation AI technology.

More information can be found here: and full CV here.


    Research areas

  • Neuroevolution, Evolutionary Computation, Evolutionary Robotics, Neural Networks, Procedural Content Generation, Game AI

Research outputs (124)

  1. Published

    Squeezer - A Mixed-Initiative Tool for Designing Juice Effects

    Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Dealing with Adversarial Player Strategies in the Neural Network Game iNNk through Ensemble Learning

    Research output: Contribution to conference - NOT published in proceeding or journalPaperResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Growing 3D Artefacts and Functional Machines with Neural Cellular Automata

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalConference articleResearchpeer-review

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Prizes (4)

  1. Best Paper Runner-Up at the 2020 IEEE Conference on Games

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  2. Winner of Virtual Creature Competition at GECCO 2017

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