Some models of automata networks: convergence and complexity

17 Jan

Prof. Eric Goels from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile

External Presentation (External Speaker)

Prof. Eric Goels will present two models of automata networks: threshold automata, characterizing their convergence for different updates modes and the computational complexity of  Fungal Sand Pile Automata in a two dimensional grid.

About Eric Goels

Mathematical Civil Engineer from the University of Chile and PhD in Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Grenoble, France. CNRS member (U. de Grenoble and Polytechnical Institute, Paris, 1981-1987). He is a tenured professor at the University of Chile and the Adolfo Ibañez University, where he currently directs the Doctorate program in Complex Systems. He was president of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) between 2000-2006. He has directed multiple research projects in Chile, and collaborated with others abroad. He has approximately 250 scientific publications and more than 10 scientific books, and 5 novels. His areas of specialization are Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Informatics; the theory and analysis of complex systems, especially cellular automata. He obtained great visibility by being the host of the scientific outreach program Links on TVN (1997-2004). Along with his scientific work, he has ventured into literature with four published books. In 1993 he was distinguished with the National Prize for Exact Sciences, for his work in research on automata networks or highly complex mathematical models that are applied in Biology, Physics, Social Sciences and the mining industry, among others areas.

 This event will be conducted in English

  • Location: MR-A1 [Ramón] & MR-A2 [Cajal], IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid
  • Organization: IMDEA Networks Institute; IAG Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M)
  • Time: 13:00
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