Hi, I'm Nick Cheney!
I'm a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming.
I perform and advise research at the interface of evolutionary design and deep reinforcement learning for simulated and physical robotic automation tasks in the Evolving Artificial Intelligence Lab.
I'm generally interested in complex adaptive systems, specifically in the emergent developmental structure of the brain (neurogenesis/learning) and the body (morphogenesis/pattern formation)
I also teach courses on artificial intelligence and robot design, consult and speak on topics in machine learning and automation, and direct and manage the University of Wyoming Robot Learning Center.
Prior to that, I earned a B.S. magna cum laude in Applied Mathematics from the University of Vermont.
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