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I am a PhD student at Brandeis University studying with Prof. Jordan Pollack. My research is focused on using coevolution to answer scientific questions. The questions I tackle are generally in the realm of artificial life, theoretical and mathematical biology. Examples are the evolution of signaling, autoconstructive evolution (construction of evolvable children), and the evolution of modularity.

Selected publications (of 24):

Harrington, K., E. Awa, S. Cussat-Blanc, and J. Pollack, (2013) "Robot Coverage Control by Evolved Neuromodulation". In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, pp. to appear.  

Harrington, K. I., A. P. Ozisik, and J. Pollack, (2012) "The Effects of Finite Populations and Selection on the Emergence of Signaling". In Proceedings of Artificial Life XIII, pp. 194-201.  pdf

Harrington, K. I., L. Spector, J. B. Pollack, and U.M. O'Reilly, (2012) "Autoconstructive Evolution for Structural Problems". In Proceedings of the fourteenth international conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion , pp. 75-82.  pdf

Ozisik, A. P., Harrington, K. I., (2012) "The Effect of Tags on the Evolution of Honest Signaling". In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, pp. 345-352.  pdf

Harrington, K. I., M. Olsen, and H. Siegelmann, (2012) "Computational Neuroecology of Communicated Somatic Markers". In Proceedings of Artificial Life XIII, pp. 555-556.  pdf

Shang, Y., P. Haynes, N. Pírez, K. Harrington, F. Guo, J. Pollack, P. Hong, L. Griffith, and M. Rosbash, (2011) "Imaging analysis of clock neurons: light buffers the wake-promoting effect of dopamine". In Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 889-895.  pdf

Spector, L., K. Harrington, and T. Helmuth, (2012) "Tag-based Modularity in Tree-based Genetic Programming". In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, pp. 815-822.  pdf

Heymann, M., K. I. Harrington, J. Pollack, and S. Fraden, (2010) "En route to signal inversion in chemical computing". In Proceedings of Artificial Life XII, pp. 166-167.  pdf