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George Mason University

Sean Luke

Associate Professor, Computer Science

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  • 703-993-4169 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 4436
    4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Sean Luke’s major research area in the field of artificial intelligence has cultivated new methods for developing evolutionary computation (computer learning). As a director of the Evolutionary Computation Lab (ECLab) at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University,

his research involves the design and application of computational models of Darwinian-like models of evolution. Such models can be used to better understand existing evolutionary systems (such as bacterial resistance to penicillin) or can be used to make computer systems more robust, flexible and adaptive (such as a stock market trading program). In this lab, Luke examines information exchange relationships in the natural world for application opportunities in computer science. Additionally, as an associate director at the George Mason Krasnow Institute’s Center for Social Complexity, Luke’s research and collaboration isolates new theories about human social interaction for use in multi-agent networks and computer reasoning.

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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor

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2013 - 2016 : NRI: Small: Online Training of Hierarchical Multirobot Teams. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2013 - 2014 : NSF Supplement Request (RI: Small: Cooperative Coevolutionary Design and Multiagent Systems). Funded by National Science Foundation.

2012 - 2013 : CI-P: Workshop on Enhancing a Large-scale Multiagent Simulation Tool. Funded by National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence