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Lars Kotthoff

Lars Kotthoff

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Room 422B, Engineering Education and Research Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Dept. 3315
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071

Lars Kotthoff


  • Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, 2012
    University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Diploma of Higher Education, Computer Science, 2006
    University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Diploma, Computer Science, 2007
    Universität Leipzig, Germany

Research Interests
My research combines artificial intelligence and machine learning to build robust systems with state-of-the-art performance. I develop techniques to induce models of how algorithms for solving computationally difficult problems behave in practice. Such models allow to select the best algorithm and choose the best parameter configuration for solving a given problem. I lead the Meta-Algorithmics, Learning and Large-scale Empirical Testing (MALLET) lab and directing the Artificially Intelligent Manufacturing center (AIM) at the University of Wyoming. I have acquired more than $700K in funding to date.


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