ANIL YAMAN, Ph.D.
Biologically Inspired AI
We investigate the effect of local information exchange on distributed embodied evolution. More specifically, we consider a network of agents distributed at fixed locations within a certain environment. We assume that each agent is required to perform a certain local behavior, that is described by some agent-local parameters and optimized using distributed embodied evolution approach.
01.2020 - 04.2020
The goal of the Novelty Producing Synaptic Plasticity (NPSP) is to allow learning in Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) by producing novel behaviors in the cases where there is no reinforcements.
07.2019 - 02.2020
The plasticity property is one of the fundamental property of Biological Neural Networks which allows them to change their configuration over lifetime. In this project, we aim to produce plasticity property in Artificial Neural Networks to allow lifetime leaning inspired by the Biological Neural Networks.
10.2015 - 12.2019
EU Funded FET-OPEN H2020 project that aims to produce swarm of sensor network agents to explore and monitor difficult-to-access environments.
10.2015 - 10.2019
The parameters of evolutionary algorithms (i.e. type of evolutionary operator and their parameters) influence the behavior of the search process. We investigate ways of optimizing the parameters of the algorithms to perform an efficient search.
01.2016 - 10.2016
Inspired by the evolutionary process, the research field known as Neuroevolution aims to optimize Artificial Neural Networks using evolutionary algorithms. We investigate efficient Neuroevolution approaches.
10.2012 - 05.2014