Professor Marcus Hutter

ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: 6125 1605

Areas of expertise

  • Coding And Information Theory 080401
  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing 0801
  • Statistical Theory 010405
  • Adaptive Agents And Intelligent Robotics 080101
  • Pattern Recognition And Data Mining 080109
  • Computation Theory And Mathematics 0802
  • Philosophy 2203
  • Particle Physics 020203

Research interests

Artificial intelligence, Bayesian statistics, theoretical computer science, machine learning, sequential decision theory, universal forecasting, algorithmic information theory, adaptive control, MDL, image processing, particle physics, philosophy of science.
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Marcus Hutter is Professor in the RSCS at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, and NICTA adjunct. He received his PhD and BSc in physics from the LMU in Munich and a Habilitation, MSc, and BSc in informatics from the TU Munich. Since 2000, his research at IDSIA and ANU is centered around the information-theoretic foundations of inductive reasoning and reinforcement learning, which has resulted in 100+ publications and several awards. His book "Universal Artificial Intelligence" (Springer, EATCS, 2005) develops the first sound and complete theory of AI. He also runs the Human Knowledge Compression Contest (50'000 Euro H-prize).


Projects and Grants

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