Professor Ole-Christoffer Granmo

Professor Ole-Christoffer Granmo is Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR). His passion for artificial intelligence was lit at the age of ten when he got his first computer and discovered programming. Fascinated by the idea of superintelligence, he obtained his master’s degree in informatics in 1999 and the PhD degree in 2004, both from the University of Oslo, Norway. Granmo develops theory and algorithms for systems that explore, experiment and learn in complex real-world environments. Drawing inspiration from the paradigms of deep reinforcement learning and probabilistic causal reasoning, he seeks to surpass human capability in flexible pattern recognition, model building and reasoning. Within his field of research, Granmo has written more than 115 refereed journal and conference publications.

Prof. Dr. A.E. Eiben

Prof. Dr. A. E. Eiben is leading the Computational Intelligence Group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where his research lies in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, Adaptive Collective Systems. His approach to AI is based on Evolutionary Computing. Throughout his carreer he worked on a diverse set of topics from theoretical foundations to artificial societies, multi-sexual reproduction, and applications in health, finance, and traffic management. Lately he is active in the field of Embodied AI, specifically in Evolutionary Robotics. In short, he is working on evolving and learning machines that reproduce, improve themselves, and develop intelligence over time. His most prominent endevours in this direction are the Robot Baby Project and the Autonomous Robot Evolution Project.