ResearchAs introduced in my welcome statement, my research focusses on questions such as 'How can machines learn from interaction?' or 'Or how can intelligence, or more in general, complex behavior emerge from simple parts?'. This translates into research in data mining and machine learning, as well as in broader creative research.
A resulting example of the combination of these two areas can be seen in the image above. This was a MSc Media Technology project in computational creativity by Jules Verdijk. A system was created that evolves abstract paintings, that maximize a specific emotion. We asked people to indicate the emotion associated with paintings from a set of real world abstract paintings, and then classifiers were trained to predict this emotion from lower level image features. These classifiers were then used to evaluate the fitness of newly evolved paintings.
For details, see my list of scientific publications and an overview of current and past supervised MSc and Phd thesis research projects. I also write or speak about these topics for general public audiences.