Dr. Robert M. Patton is a Distinguished Research Staff in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at ORNL and the Team Lead for the Nature Inspired Machine Learning Team consisting of 12 research staff members within the Computational Data Analytics Group. He has over 15 years of professional experience in government research and development as well as being the principle investigator (PI) of more than $2 million in research funds. His research focuses on artificial intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, and machine learning as they apply to data analysis, information processing, and prediction. His work has achieved more than 90 publications, 4 patents, 3 software copyrights, 3 R&D 100 Awards, and 3 nominations for the Association of Computing Machinery Gordon Bell Award.
ACM Gordon Bell Finalist