Researchers Receive Best Paper Award at ICDL-EpiRob 2012

San Diego, Calif., November 8, 2012 — HRL scientists Drs. Suhas E. Chelian, Rajan Bhattacharyya and collaborators from the University of California Irvine received the Best Paper Award: Contribution to Neuroscience during IEEE’s Conference on Development and Learning/Epigenetic Robotics, held November 7-9 in San Diego, California.

While many papers were submitted, the researchers’ paper, Model of the  Interactions between Neuromodulators and Prefrontal Cortex during a Resource Allocation Task, stood out “as a superb contribution,” according to the 2012 program committee.

The researchers were recognized during a banquet lunch held November 8.

The IEEE’s ICDL-EpiRob conferences bring together researchers in robotics, neuroscience, developmental psychology and machine learning to exchange ideas and share their work.


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