MIL - The University of Tennessee
the university of tennessee machine intelligence lab
Bobby Coop, Ph.D. - Data Scientist - Applied Research Team at State Farm Insurance
Machine Intelligence Lab
606 Min H. Kao Building
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2100

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Research Deep Learning Architectures 
  Neural Networks
  I studied novel approaches for mitigating catastrophic forgetting in both feed-forward and recurrent neural networks. In contrast to mainstream schemes for addressing the issue, I investigate data-driven sparse coding techniques for dealing with non-stationary inputs in various settings.
Selected Publications
[1]     R. Coop, A. Mishtal, I. Arel, "Ensemble Learning in Fixed Expansion Layer Networks for Mitigating Catastrophic Forgetting," IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, pp. 1623 - 1634, October, 2013 [pdf]
[2]     R. Coop, I. Arel, "Mitigation of Catastrophic Forgetting in Recurrent Neural Networks using a Fixed Expansion Layer," in Proc. 2013 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks [recipient of BEST POSTER AWARD], August, 2013 [pdf]
[3]     R. Coop, I. Arel, "Mitigation of Catastrophic Interference in Neural Networks Using a Fixed Expansion Layer," in Proc. of MWSCAS 2012, August, 2012
[4]     B. Goertzel, S. Adams, J. Bach, I. Arel, J. Hall, R. Coop, "Mapping the Landscape of Human-Level Artificial General Intelligence," AAAI Artificial Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 33, 25-42, April, 2012 [pdf]
[5]     I. Arel, D. Rose, R. Coop, "DeSTIN: A Scalable Deep Learning Architecture with Application to High-Dimensional Robust Pattern Recognition," in Proc. AAAI 2009 Fall Symposium on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA), November, 2009 [pdf]