Dr. Christoph Salge

Marie Curie Global Fellow

Adaptive Systems Research Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield AL10 9AB
United Kingdom

Email: c.salge@herts.ac.uk
Game Innovation Lab
Tandon School of Engineering
New York University
New York, 11201
United States of America


Overview

I am a Marie Curie Global Fellow working on a project (INTERCOGAM) that uses intrinsic motivation formalisms to evaluate procedurally generated game content. While I technically work for the University of Hertfordshire, I am currently on a two year secondment to the Game Innovation Lab at NYU, where I work with Julian Togelius.

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Previous Activity

I have previously worked on two EU project, SocSMCs and CORBYS. I have a PhD in Computer Science and Philosophy, titled "Information-Theoretic Models of Social Interaction, where I was supervised by Daniel Polani, Daniel Hutto and Luciano Floridi.

I was a guest editor for a Special Issue in Entropy on "Information Theoretic Incentives for Cognitive Systems", which is an open-call, special issue following our workshop on Information Theoretic Incentives for Artificial Life. I also organize a follow up workshop at ECAL 2015 called Information Theory in Artificial Life and a stand-alone workshop on Information Theory in Decision Making.


Publications

Journal Publications

(2017) Christoph Salge and Daniel Polani: Empowerment As Replacement for the Three Laws of Robotics, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 4, 2017. (Link)

(2017) Christian Goetter and Christoph Salge: Die Mechanismen der Geschichte im Spiel,, Schwerpunkt Krieg im Computerspiel, hg. v. Martin Clauss/Martin Munke/Markus Poehlmann,, in: Portal Militaergeschichte, 3. April 2017.(Link)

(2014) Christoph Salge, Cornelius Glackin and Daniel Polani: Changing the Environment Based on Empowerment as Intrinsic Motivation, Entropy, 16(5), pages 2789-2819, 2014. (Link, Bibtex)

(2013) Malte Harder, Christoph Salge and Daniel Polani: A Bivariate Measure of Redundant Information, Physical Review E, 87(1), pages 012130, 2013. (Link, ArXiv Link, Bibtex)

(2012) Christoph Salge, Cornelius Glackin and Daniel Polani: Approximation of Empowerment in the Continuous Domain, Advances in Complex Systems (ACS), 16(01n02), 2012. (Link, Preprint, Bibtex)

(2011) Christoph Salge and Daniel Polani: Digested Information as an Information Theoretic Motivation for Social Interaction, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS), 14(1), 2011. (Link | Postprint | Abstract | Bibtex)

(2009) Christoph Salge and Daniel Polani: Information Driven Organization of Visual Receptive Fields, Advances in Complex Systems (ACS), vol. 12, issue 03, pages 311-326, 2009. (Link | Postprint | Abstract | Bibtex)

Book Chapters

(2014) Christoph Salge, Cornelius Glackin and Daniel Polani: Empowerment -- an Introduction, M. Prokopenko (ed.), Guided Self-Organization: Inception, Springer, 2014. (ArXiv Link,Link)

Conference Papers

(2017) Guckelsberger, C., Salge, C., Colton, S.: Addressing the ''Why?'' in Computational Creativity: A Non-Anthropocentric, Minimal Model of Intentional Creative Agency, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC '17), Atlanta, USA, 2017. (Link)

(2017) Robu, A.D., Salge, C., Nehaniv, C.L. and Polani, D.,: Time as it could Be measured in Artificial Living Systems, Proceedings of the Thirteenth European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL), Lyon, France, in Press, 2017. (ArXiv)

(2017) Guckelsberger C, Salge C, Colton S.: Intrinsically Motivated General Companion NPCs via Coupled Empowerment Maximisation, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG), SanTorini, Greece, 2016. (Preprint)

(2016) Guckelsberger, C, Salge, C, Saunders, R, Colton, S.: Supportive and Antagonistic Behaviour in Distributed Computational Creativity via Coupled Empowerment Maximisation, In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC '16), Paris, France, 2016. (Preprint)

(2016) Guckelsberger, C, Salge, C.: Does Empowerment Maximisation Allow for Enactive Artificial Agents?, In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Alife 2016). Cancun, Mexico, 2016. (Link | Preprint)

(2015) Glackin C. et. al.: Learning gait by therapist demonstration for natural-like walking with CORBYS powered orthosis, Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany.

(2014) Salge, C., Glackin, C., Ristić-Durrant, D., Greaves, M. and Polani, D.: Information-theoretic measures as a generic approach to human-robot interaction: application in CORBYS project, Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction, Bielefeld, Germany.

(2014) Glackin, C., Salge, C., Greaves, M., Polani, D., Slavnic, S., Ristic-Durrant, D., Leu, A. and Matjacic, Z.: Gait Trajectory Prediction using Gaussian Process Ensembles, Proceedings of 2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Madrid, Spain, 2014.

(2014) Salge, C. and Polani, D.: Don't Believe Everything You Hear; Preserving Relevant Information by Discarding Social Information, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Alife 14), 2014 (ArXiv link).

(2014) Biehl, M., Salge, C. and Polani, D.: Towards Designing Artificial Universes for Artificial Agents under Interaction Closure, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Alife 14), 2014 (ArXiv link).

(2013) Salge, C., Glackin, C. and Polani, D.: Empowerment and State-dependent Noise - An Intrinsic Motivation for Avoiding Unpredictable Agents, Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL, volume. 12, pages 118--125, 2013. ( Download | Bibtex )

(2013) Leu, A., Ristic-Durrant, D., Slavnic, S., Glackin, C., Salge, C., Polani, D., Badii, A., Khan, A. and Raval, R.: CORBYS Cognitive Control Architecture for Robotic Follower, 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, 2013.

(2011) Salge, C. and Polani, D.: Local Information Maximisation creates Emergent Flocking Behaviour, Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2011: Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Artificial Life, pages 688-696, 2011. (Abstract | Download| Bibtex )

(2010) Salge, C.: Digested Information, a Non-Semantic Motivation for Agent-Agent Interaction, In Proc. of 8th European Conference on Computing and Philsophy(ECAP10), Munich, 2010. (PDF | Abstract | Bibtex)

(2010) Salge, C. and Polani, D.: Extended Abstract: From Infotaxis to Boids-like Swarm Behaviour, in Proc. of Artificial Life, Odense, Denmark, 2010. (PDF)

(2010) Salge, C. and Mahlmann, T.: Relevant Information as a Formalised Approach to Evaluate Game Mechanics, in Proc. of IEEE Computational Intelligence in Games Conference 2010, Copenhagen, pages 281 - 288, 2010. (PDF | Abstract | Bibtex)

(2008) Salge, C., Lipski, C., Mahlmann, T. and Mathiak, B.: Using Genetically Optimized AIs to improve Gameplaying Fun for Strategical Games, in Proc. of SIGGRAPH Sandbox 2008, Los Angeles, pages 7 -14, 2008. (PDF | Abstract | Bibtex)

(2008) Salge, C. and Polani, D. Information Driven Organization of Visual Receptive Fields, in Proc. of GWAL 2008, Leipzig, 2008. (PDF | Abstract)

Other Publications

(2016) Christoph Salge and Daniel Polani: Dealing with Noise and Other Agents - The Empowerment of Controller Selection, Extended Abstract for the Eigth Workshop on Guided Self-Organization, Cancun, Mexico, 2016. (Link)

(2015) Christian Götter and Christoph Salge: The Mechanisms of History at Play, Extended Abstract, Workshop "Krieg und organisierte Gewalt im Computerspiel'', Chemnitz, 2015. (PDF)

(2012) Christoph Salge: Information-Theoretic Models for Social Interaction, PhD Thesis, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, 2012. (PDF | Abstract | Bibtex)

(2013) Christoph Salge, Nihat Ay, Daniel Polani and Mikhail Prokopenko: Zipf's Law: Balancing Signal Usage Cost and Communication Efficiency, Santa Fe Working Paper, 2013 (Pdf Link)

(2013) Christoph Salge and Daniel Polani: Changing the Environment based on Intrinsic Motivation, Extended Abstract for ECCS 2013 Workshop: Guided Self-Organization 6, Barcelona, 2013. (ArXiv Link)

(2009) Christoph Salge and Daniel Polani: Information Theoretic Incentives for Social Interaction, Technical Report 495, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, 2009. (PDF | Abstract)