I received my B.Sc. with Honors in Mathematics
(Univ. of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, 1987)
and a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Univ. of
California, Berkeley, 1992) for work in
the algebraic theory of semigroups, groups, and automata.
After that, I stayed at Berkeley as a Lecturer and then Research Fellow.
From 1993 to 1998, I served as Professor of the
and Director of the
Software Engineering Lab
in the School of Computer Science & Engineering there.
From its founding in 1997, I was also
Professor in the Cybernetics & Software Systems Group
at the University of Aizu in the scenic
of Fukushima Prefecture in northern Japan.
I am a frequent Visiting Professor at Institute for
Mathematics & Informatics at the University
of Debrecen in Hungary and have taught at Ibaraki National University in Japan.
In 1999 I became a Reader in Computer Science and since 2001
Research Professor of Mathematical and Evolutionary Computer Science,
with the Interactive Systems Engineering Research Group, Adaptive Systems Research Group, and the Algorithms Research Group at
the University of Hertfordshire
(formerly Hatfield Polytechnic)
just north of London in the United Kingdom.
I am Director of the UK EPSRC Network on Evolvability in Biological
and Software Systems, Associate Editor of the Elsevier journal
BioSystems: Journal of Biological and Information
Associate Editor of Interaction Studies:
Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems
and a member of the Santa Fe Institute Evolvability Working Group.
My address, phone, fax, e-mail, www, ...
My current major research and publication areas include:
- Interactive Systems Engineering:
user-interfaces; design and interactivity; imitation and learning;
emergence through interaction; social and behavioral coupling;
system requirements, maintenance and evolution; first and second
person computing; time & affect; and formal methods for
post-reactive robotics and agents,
historical grounding, generalized narrativity & story-telling.
- Algebraic Engineering: Automatic Construction & Manipulation of
Formal Models of Understanding; Algebraic Engineering of Computer Software;
Hierarchical Decomposition, Synthesis, & Complexity of Computation; Automata;
Applications to Cybernetics
- Constructive Biology: Bioinformatics
& Biologically-Inspired Systems;
Evolution, Morphogenesis, Self-Re/producing, Evolvability,
Self-Maintaining Systems, Symbiosis & Hierarchies; Understanding
through Building, Adaptive Systems Research
- Software Engineering: Specification &
Requirements Capture, Software Evolution & Maintenance,
Interactivity, Formal Methods, Algebraic Specification with OBJ,
User-Interfaces and Algebraic Semiotics.
- Cognitive Technology and Empowering Humans via Computers:
Optimizing cognitive and physical fit in the human-tool relationship
- Theoretical Computer Science: Semigroups, Languages,
I am also a PhD Admissions Tutor for the School of Computer Science.
Selected Invited Lectures
- "Exploiting Recurrent Transience: From Local Symmetries to Natural Subsystems to Global Structure of Biological and Computational Dynamics", Invited Plenary Talk at
EU Commission FP7 Funded Unconventional Computing TRUCE workshop, 1 September 2015.
- "Coproducts for Permutation Groups, Transformation Semigroups, Automata and Related Categories", Invited Plenary Talk at
London Mathematical Society (LMS) and British Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Counicl (EPSRC) Research Symposium "Permutation Groups and Transformation
Semigroups", Durham University, UK, 20-30 July 2015.
- "Interaction and Experience in Enactive Intelligence and Humanoid Robotics", Invited Plenary Keynote at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI),
Singapore 15-19 April, 2013
- "Hierarchial Coordinate Systems on Symmetry Structures and Automata", Invited Talk at Guided Self-Organization 4, Hatfield, UK, September 8-10, 2011
- "Global Hierarchical Coordinates on Groups", Invited Keynote at
A^3 Abstract Algebra and Algorithms Conference, Eger, Hungary, August 14-17, 2011
- "Evolvability, Fitness, and Artifacts", Opening Invited Keynote at
1st Workshop on Exploring
Evolvability and Fitness in Personal Learning Environments (EFEPLE'11)
-- STELLAR Alpine Rendez-Vous, French Alps, March 27-31, 2011.
- EVOBODY2 Workshop: New Principles of Unbound Embodied Evolution, Mallorca, Spain, March 24-25, 2011.
- "Steps in Algebraic Biology: Towards Understanding and Manipulating Cellular & Organismal Systems ia Hierarchical Coordinate Systems"
(Plenary Lecture) at EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
INFORMATION PROCESSING IN CELLS AND TISSUES (IPCAT 2009)
"From Small Scale Dynamics To Understanding Systems Behavior",
5-9th April 2009, Centro Stefano Franscini Ascona, Switzerland
- "Coordinate Systems for Groups and Permutation Puzzles",
International Conference on Automata, Languages and Related Topics (ALRT), in
Honour of Professor Pál Dömösi's 65th Birthday,
21-24 October 2008, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen.
- "Algebra, Symmetries & Biological Applications", Natural Sciences Meeting (London School of Economics, - 12 June 2008).
- "Cascade Synthesis of Arbitrary Groups", Groups Generated by Automata - organizers L. Bartholdi, R. Grigorchuk, V. Nekrashevych & S. Sidki
(Monte Verita, Switzerland 10-15 February 2008).
- "Sensorimotor Experience, Information and Development", 50th Anniversary Summit of Artificial Intelligence (Monte Verita, Switzerland 9-14 July 2006)
International Conference on Algebra in Honor of Adalbert Bovdi's
70th Birthday, 18-23 November 2005, University of Debrecen,
Hungary: "Constructing Holonomy Groups for Krohn-Rhodes Theory" (with
A. Egri-Nagy) and "Emulation of Synchronous Automata Networks with Dynamically Changing Topologies by Asynchronous Automata Networks"
- Invited lecture "Self-Replication, Evolvability and Asynchronicity" at 3rd
Symposium on Stochastic Algorithms,
Foundations and Applications (Symposium Stochastische Algorithmen,
Grundlagen und Anwendungen) - SAGA'05, Moscow State University, Russia,
October 20-22, 2005.
- Invited Talk at Santa Fe Institute Workshop
"The Road to Software Evolvability"
organized by David Ackley (UNM),
Stephanie Forrest (SFI/UNM), and Jim Rutt (SFI). June 26 - 30, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
- "Evolutionary Information-Theoretic Foundations of Sensory Ecology:
Channels of Organism-Specific Meaningful Information" at
10th Altenberg Workshop
in Theoretical Biology: Modeling Biology: Structures, Behavior, Evolution, July 9-11, 2004, Konrad
Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI), Altenberg, Austria.
- "Asynchronous Automata Networks Can Emulate Any Synchronous Automata
Network: Theory and Applications", Institute of Mathematics & Informatics,
University of Debrecen, Hungary, February 2004.
- "Solving the Correspondence Problem in Robotic Imitation across Embodiments:
Synchrony, Perception, and Culture in Artifacts", Keihann Human Info-Communication Research Center, Communications Research
Lab, Japan, 22 July 2003.
"Social Learning and Imitation in Animals and Artifacts" at
15th Joint Australian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'02), Canberra, Australia,
2-6 December 2002. (Plenary Keynote Lecture).
- "Feedback is Easy for Pseudovarieties",
International Conference on Semigroups and Groups
in Honor of the 65th Birthday
of John Rhodes, University of Porto, Portugal
June 26-June 29, 2002
"Open-Ended Evolution, Evolvability and Embodiment in Biology
and Other Sciences of the Artificial",
EuroGP2002: 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming,
Kinsale, Ireland, 3-5 April 2002. (Opening Plenary Lecture).
"Finite Semigroups and the Letichevsky Criteria for Non-Empty Words in Finite Automata", the Workshop on Automata and Formal Languages, 23-24 July 2001, in honour of the 60th birthdays of Masami Ito and Magnus Steinby, Szeged,
- "Algebra, Complexity and Evolvability", Santa Fe Institute, Working Group on Evolvability, New Mexico, USA, 2000.
- "Algebraic Automata Theory and the Evolution of Complexity of Biological Organisms", NASA Ames Research Laboratory, Mountain View, California, USA, 1999.
Algebraic Engineering in Artificial Intelligence
and Constructive Biology: Lectures at the University
of Lisbon, 1-5 February 1999.
Special Issues, Conferences and Workshops Organized:
27 Novmeber- 1 December 2017, IEEE Artificial Life Symposisum at IEEE SCCI 2017, Hawaii, USA (Co-chair with Joseph Lizier (Australia))
8-10 December 2015, IEEE Artificial Life Symposisum at IEEE SCCI 2015, Cape Town South Africa (Co-chair with Mikhail Prokopenko (Australia))
16-19 April 2013, IEEE Artificial Life Symposisum at IEEE SCCI 2013, Singapore (Programme Chair with H. Sayama (USA) and Terry Bossomeier (Australia)))
13-15 April 2011, 2011 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (Paris, France - IEEE ALIFE 2011 at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence). Program Chair (together with Hiroki Sayama (USA) and Terry Bossomeier (Australia)).
30 March - 2 April 2009, Second IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (Nashville, Tennesse, USA - IEEE ALIFE 2009). Program Chair.
5-9 April 2009, Information Processing in Cells & Tissues - "From Small Scale Dynamics to Understanding Systems Behaviour" (Ascona, Switzerland - IPCAT 2009), Program Co-Chair.
18-21 May 2009, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (Trondheim, Norway - IEEE CEC 2009). Technical Chair.
1 October 2007, Third International IEEE Workshop on Software Evolvability 2007 at the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM)", Paris, France (Conference General Chair)
24 September 2006, Second International IEEE Workshop on Software Evolvability 2006 at the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (with R. Laddaga and P. Wernick)
IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
"Getting to Know Socially Intelligent Robots", 6-8 September 2006,
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom. Program
Co-Chair (with K. Dautenhahn)
Third International Symposium on the Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication (EELC '06)
at the SAB'06 Conference, 25 Sep. - 1 Oct. 2006, Roma Italy (with
P. Vogt, Y. Sugita, E. Tuci)
26 September 2005: Software Evolvability Workshop at
IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM)
2-5 September 2005: IEEE CEC 2005 Special Sessions on
Artificial Life and Complex Adaptive Systems
at the 2005 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation
IEEE RO-MAN 2005:
14th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
, special session on "Robot Companions" (with
K. Dautenhahn), August 13-15, 2005
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
27-30 June 2005, special sessions at IEEE CIRA in Espoo, Finland:
Ontogenetic Robotics (organized by Giorgio Metta (Univ. Genoa, Italy) &
C. L. Nehaniv (Univ. Hertfordshire, UK)), and on
Human-Robot Interaction (organized by K. Dautenhahn (Univ. Hertfordshire, UK) and C. L. Nehaniv (Univ. Hertfordshire, UK))
14-15 April 2005 AISB 2005
Convention: SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE AND INTERACTION IN ANIMALS, ROBOTS AND
AGENTS, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK. Convention Vice Chair.
International Symposium on the Emergence and Evolution of
Linguistic Communication (Programme Chairs: A. Cangelosi and
C. L. Nehaniv) at AISB 2005
Third International Symposium on Imitation in Animals and Artifacts,
12-14 April 2005, Hatfield UK (Symposium Chair: Yiannis Demiris (Imperial)
Programme co-chairs: Kerstin Dautenhahn (Hertfordshire) and Chrystopher
IEEE RO-MAN 2004:
13th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
September 20-22, 2004 Kurashiki, Okayama Japan, Special Session
on "Creating Relationships with Social Robots" (co-organized with
K. Dautenhahn), also co-chairing session on "Cognitive Psychology".
8-10 October 2003 "Evolvability and
Interaction: Evolutionary Substrates of Communication,
Signaling, and Perception
in the Dynamics of Social Complexity", London, England, U.K.
26-28 August 2003 "Evolvability, Genetics and Development in Natural and
Constructed Systems" at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel
near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England
24-25 April 2003, Evolvability and Sensor Evolution Symposium,
University of Birmingham, U.K.
7-11 April 2003,
Imitation in Animals and Artifacts II: Second International
Symposium, at AISB'03,
University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom.
18-20 September 2002 "Evolvability and Individuality", St. Albans, Hertfordshire, U.K.
Software Evolution and Evolutionary Computation, University
of Hertfordshire, 7-8 February 2002: An EPSRC Network on Evolvability
in Biological and Software Systems Symposium.
(Submissions: Send a 500 word maximum, plain text abstract by 31 December 2001 to C.L.Nehaniv@herts.ac.uk)
Special EVOLVABILITY Issue of BIOSYSTEMS, Journal of Biological and
Information Processing Sciences, published by Elsevier Science, guest edited by Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, (in press).
Proceedings of the
Fourth International Conference on Cognitive Technology:
Instruments of Mind
(6-9 August 2001), University of Warwick, U.K.,
Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer
Science/Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI), Vol 2117.
Symposium on the Evolvability and Future of Theoretical
Computer Science, 20 June 2001, University of Hertfordshire.
Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal (Taylor and Francis),
Special Issue on
Imitation in Natural & Artificial Systems,
Guest editors: Chrystopher L. Nehaniv & Kerstin Dautenhahn,
EVOLVABILITY WORKSHOP at ALIFE VII at Artificial Life VII:
The Seventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis
of Living Systems, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA,
1-6 August 2000
AISB'99 Symposium: Imitation in Animals & Artifacts,
Edinburgh, Scotland, 7-9 April 1999
[Proceedings of the AISB'99 Symposium on Imitation in Animals and
Artifacts (7-9 April 1999, Edinburgh, Scotland),
K. Dautenhahn and C. L. Nehaniv, editors, The Society for the Study of
Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, 1999.
ISBN: 1-902956-05-2 ]
Metaphors, Analogy, and Agents:
An International Workshop
Aizu, Japan -- April 6-10, 1998
(Computation for Metaphors, Analogy and Agents,
C. L. Nehaniv, ed.,
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 1562
ISBN: 3-540-65959-5 )
First International Conference on Semigroups & Algebraic Engineering,
Aizu, Japan -- March 24-28, 1997.
(Algebraic Engineering, C. Nehaniv &
M. Ito, eds., World Scientific Press, [ISBN: 981-02-3667-0],
and Special Issue of Theoretical Computer Science), vol. 245, number 1
Second International Conference on Cognitive Technology: Humanizing the Information Age
Aizu, Japan -- August 25-28, 1997
(J.P. Marsh, C.L Nehaniv & B. Gorayska, eds.,
IEEE Computer Society Press)
MATHEMATICAL & COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY:
COMPUTATIONAL MORPHOGENESIS, HIERARCHICAL COMPLEXITY
& DIGITAL EVOLUTION
Aizu, Japan -- October 21-25, 1997
Mathematical & Computational Biology,
C.L. Nehaniv, ed., American Mathematical Society
First Symposium on Algebra, Languages and Computation
University of Aizu, Japan -- October 30-November 1, 1997
T. Imaoka & C. L. Nehaniv, eds., book published 1998.
[Contents][ALC Symposium Series Webpages at Shimane University, Japan]
Sixth International Conference on Artificial Life
(26-29 June 1998), University of California, Los Angeles, California,
THE RIGHT STUFF
Appropriate Mathematics for Developmental and
26 June 1998, UCLA
(co-organized with Günter P. Wagner, Yale University)
& Special Issue of MIT Press
Journal Artificial Life, Volume 6, Number 1 )
Conference and Workshop Program Committees
[Too many !! -- this section not updated...]
- SAB 2008, Artificial Life 2008, Epigenetic Robotics 2008, ICDL 2008, GWAL 2008, IEEE ROMAN 2007, 2008, ACAL, ...
- The First IEEE Conference on Artificial Life,
IEEE-ALife'07 April 1-5, 2007,
Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Honolulu, HI, USA (Publicity Chair & PC member)
7th German Workshop on Artificial Life,
Jena, 26. -28. July 2006
ALIFE X: Tenth International Conference on the Simulation
and Synthesis of Living Systems, 3-7 June 2006, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Deadline 11 November 2005.
- The Second International Workshop on
Biologically Inspired Approaches
to Advanced Information Technology
(January 26 - 27, 2006 Senri Life Science Center, Osaka, Japan)
- GECCO 2005 - Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation Conference25-29 June 2005, Washington DC, USA.
- Invited Session on
Evolutionary and Self-Organizing Sensors, Actuators
and Processing Hardware
at KES 2005 - Ninth International Conference on Knowledge-Based
Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, Melbourne, Australia,
14-16 September 2005. (D. Polani - University of Hertfordshire, UK &
M. Prokopenko - CSIRO, Australia)
- ECAL 2005: 8th European
Conference on Artificial Life, 5-9 September 2005, University
of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK.
- IEEE CEC 2005: IEEE Congress
on Evolutionary Computation - Special Sessions on "Artificial Life" and
on "Complex Adaptive Systems" (proposed), 2-5 September 2005, Edinburgh,
- IEEE CIRA 2005
: 6th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation - Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland - June 27-30, 2005
- Artificial Life IX:
Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living
Systems (ALIFE9), Boston, Massachusetts, USA,
12-15 September 2004.
International Workshop on Epigenetic
Robotics, Genoa Italy, USA,
25-27 August 2004.
- FROM ANIMALS TO ANIMATS 8
- The Eighth International Conference on the
SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR (SAB'04)
13 - 17 July 2004, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
- GECCO 2004 -
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - 26-30 June 2004 - Seattle
- The First International Workshop on Biologically Inspired
Approaches to Advanced Information Technology Laussane, Switerland,
29-30 January 2004.
The First Australian Conference on Artificial Life,
6-7 December 2003.
International Workshop on Epigenetic
Robotics, Boston University, USA,
4-5 August 2003.
- Genetic and Evolutionary Computational Conference
GECCO - 2003,
Program Track on "Artificial Life, Adaptive Behavior, Agents,
and Ant Colonies",
July 12-16, 2003. Chicago, Illinois, USA
- European Conference
on Artificial Life (ECAL'03), September 14-17, 2003 Dortmund, Germany
- FLAIRS'2003 -
16th International FLAIRS Conference: Special Track
"Integrating Emotion and Cognition in Formal Models",
Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida May 12-14, 2003
- Artificial Life VIII:
The 8th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 9th-13th December, 2002.
GWAL V: 5th German Workshop on Artificial Life, 18-20 March 2002, Lübeck,
(Submission Deadline: 18 January 2002)
ECAL 2001: 6th European Conference on ARTIFICIAL LIFE 2001, September 10-14, 2001
University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
International Workshop on Epigenetic
Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, 17-18
September 2001, Lund, Sweden
- CT'2001: Fourth International Cognitive Technology Conference
(6-9 August 2001 - Univ. Warwick, U.K.)
- Artificial Life VII:
The Seventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living
Systems, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA, 1-6 August 2000
- UkrPROG'2000: The 2nd International Scientific and Practical Conference on Programming,
Ukraine, Kiev, May 23-26, 2000.
An EPSRC Emergent Computing Workshop (17-18 April 2000)
University of Hertfordshire, UK
- WIRE-2K :
2000 Workshop on Interactive Robotics and Entertainment (WIRE-2000)
30 April - 1 May 2000 at The Robotics Institute, Carnegie
Mellon University, USA
1999 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in
Robotics and Automation, Monterey, California,
November 8-9, 1999
AAAI 1999 Fall Symposium on Narrative Intelligence
5-7 November 1999, Cape Codd, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
(click here: for all AAAI Fall Symposia for 1999)
Click here for symposium schedule and papers.
CT99: Third International Conference on Cognitive Technology --
Networked Minds (11-14 August 1999), San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
(Click here for CFP)
1999 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (14-17 July 1999), Orlando Florida
USA. GECCO Program
- Special Session on ``Constructive Biology and Robotics'' at
SPIE Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotics
Systems (SFDCRS II) Conference,
Boston, September 17-22, 1999; co-organized
with Gerard McKee.
- Special Session ``The Constructive Viewpoint in Biology and
Robotics'' at 14th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent
Control /Intelligent Systems and Semiotics,
ISIC/ISAS'99 - September 15-17, 1999
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society
- Third International Colloquium on Words,
Languages and Combinatorics, Kyoto, Japan, 14-18 March 2000.
Machine Learning Workshop
ACAI 99, 5-16 July 1999, Chania, Greece
Self-Replication & Reproduction Workgroup
at GWAL-98: the Third German Workshop on Artificial Life
(17-18 September 1998), Bochum, Germany.
Organizers: Chrystopher Nehaniv (University
of Hertfordshire) and Kerstin Dautenhahn (University
A Joint Conference on Intelligent Systems:
IEEE International Symposium on
Intelligent Control (ISIC98)
International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA 98)
Intelligent Systems and Semiotics (ISAS 98)
September 14-17, 1998
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland U.S.A.
- Aizu International Student
Forum-Contest on Multimedia
University of Aizu, Japan, July 20-24, 1998
University of Hertfordshire Courses
Web Journals, Searches and Calls for Papers/Conferences
(Some of) My Favorite Mathematicians
- K. Mary Buchanan
Thesis: Behaviour Constraints, Patterns and Conformance:
Reconciling Object-Oriented Inheritance with Temporal Restrictions
on the Ordering of Methods
Thesis nominated for a Distinguished Dissertions Award]
- Maria S. Kutar
Thesis: Specification of Temporal Properites of Interactive Systems
[PhD May 2001]. Now Senior Lecturer at University of Salford.
- Aris Alissandrakis
(Imitation in Adaptive Systems)
Thesis: Imitation and Solving the Correspondence Problem for Dissimilar Embodiments - A Generic Framework
[PhD award: December 2003], then a post-doc here in the EU-funded COGNIRON project,
a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and most recently a researcher at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories (IRC), working on Social Human-Robot Interaction based on UNR (ubiquitous network robot technology).
Now Senior Lecturer at Linnaeus University, Sweden.
- Attila Egri-Nagy (Algebraic Engineering)
Thesis: Algebraic Hierarchical Decomposition of Finite State Automata
- A Computational Approach
[PhD defense passed: 3 November 2005]
First a post-doc here in the Royal Society Wolfson BioComputation Lab, in 2009-2010 working in the OPAALS European project.
Then an Assistant Professor in Eger, Hungary; Postdoctoral researcher in
Algebraic Biology at University of Western Sydney; now Associate Professor in Mathematics as Akita International University, Japan.
- Wan Ching Ho (Autobiographic Agents in Virtual Environments)
Thesis: Computational Memory Architectures for
Autobiographic and Narrative Virtual Agents
[PhD thesis submitted October 2005, viva passed]. Subsequently a post-doc here with the EU eCircus project, and EU FP7 project LIREC.
- David Jacob (Fast Learning, Factorization of
Learning via Embodiment)
[PhD thesis submitted July 2005, passed defense with minor corrections September 2005]
- Lars A. Olsson (Sensor Evolution in Robots)
Thesis: Information Self-Structuring for Developmental Robotics:
Organization, Adaptation, and Integration
Employed by Netemic in London.
[PhD viva passed with minor corrections: 16 May 2006]
- Alexander Klyubin (Sensor Evolution and Relevant Information)
Thesis: Organization of Information Flow through the Perception-Action Loop
[PhD thesis submitted December 2006, defense passed with minor corrections 27 March 2007]
Known whereabouts: Bloomberg, London.
Now Senior Software Engineer at Google, Mountain View, California, USA.
- Robert J. Lowe (Affective Expression and Signalling)
Thesis: The Evolution of Affective Displays and Related Strategies
[PhD defense passed 2006].
Now Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Science, University of Skövde, Sweden.
- Tom Quick at UCL (Structural Coupling, Embodiment, Genetic Regulatory Network Evolution)
Now Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Netemic
- Megan Davis (Narrative, Interfaces, and Autism)
Thesis: TouchStory: Interactive Software Designed to Assist Children with Autism to Understand Narrative
[PhD defense passed January 2009]
- Joe Saunders (Imitation in Robotics)
Thesis: Observational Imitation, Self-Imitation and Environmental Scaffolding in Robotic Systems
[PhD thesis submitted December 2006, PhD exam 29 January 2007 passed with minor amendments, accepted 22 February 2007]
Then post-doc here in the Adaptive Systems Research Group and co-investigator for the
EU FP7 ITALK project on Emergence of Language and Communication in Robots, and subsequent grants.
- Naeem Assif Mirza (Ontogenetic Robotics)
Thesis: Grounded Sensorimotor Interaction Histories for Ontogenetic Development in Robots
[PhD defense passed 16 June 2008]
First job after PhD: post-doc at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa.
- Johannes F. Knabe (Evolvability of Developmental Genetic Regulatory Networks - DGRNs)
Thesis: Evolvability of Computational Genetic Regulatory Networks
[PhD defense passed 4 June 2009], Now a post-doc at Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam.
- Moritz Buck (Transitions in Individuality for Developmental Genetic Regulatory Networks - DGRNs)
Thesis: Evolution of Multicellularity:
A Computational Artificial Life Approach
[submitted March 2010, PhD defense passed 21 April 2010, Award January 2011]
After graduating, a post-doctoral researcher at University of Freiburg, Germany in Medical-Systems Biology.
- Gábor Horváth (Algebra, SNAG (finite Simple Non-Abelian Group) computers, and Computational Complexity)
Thesis: Functions and Polynomials over Finite Groups from the Computational Perspective
[PhD defense passed on 9 April 2008 (without corrections)]
First a Visiting Research Fellow here and then a post-doctoral Research
Fellow at the London School of Economics with the
BIONETS European FET project til end of February 2010.
Now, Associate Professor in Mathematics at the University of Debrecen, Hungary (Mathematics Institute, Department of Algebra).
- Philippe Capdepuy (Internal Organization and Information Flow in the Perception Action Loop)
Information Principles of Perception Action Loops and Collective Behaviours
[Submitted March 2010, PhD defense passed 14 July 2010]
- Tom Anthony (Empowerment, Information Theory, Perception Action Loop)
[first and second year progression exams passed]
- Frank Förster (Emergence of Language and Negation in Robots)
Thesis: Robots that Say 'No': Acquisition of Linguistic Behaviour in Interaction Games with Humans
[PhD defense passed 17th December 2013, without amendments]
First a post-doc at Queen Mary University of London, now at University of Hertfordshire.
- Sander G. van Dijk (Empowerment & Hierarchical Perception-Action)
Information Driven Acquisition and Adaptation of Behaviour Structure
Thesis : Informational Constraints and Organization of
[first progression viva passed, March 2010; 2nd passed, January 2011, PhD defense passed with minor corrections 11 October 2013]
- Malte Harder (Information and Self-Organization)
Thesis: Information-Driven Self-Organization of Agents
and Agent Collectives
[PhD defense passed with minor corrections 18 October 2013]
- Esther-Anna Loeliger
[first and second year progression exams passed]
- Konstantinos Theofilis (Development, Communication and Imitation in Humanoids)
[first and second year progression exams passed].
Presently employed as a humanoid robotics researcher at Asada Laboratory in Osaka University, Japan.
- Andrés Burgos
Thesis: Information-Theoretic Models for
(PhD defense passed with minor corrections 27 February 2017)
- Martin Biehl (Agents in Artificial Universes)
[first and second year progression exams passed]
- Nathan Burke (Interaction Histories in AI Robotics)
[First progression exam passed]
- Peter Shannon (Evolvability of Behaviioural Modularity)
[First progression exam passed]
- Ágnes Bonivárt (Biological and Mathematical Basis of Interaction Computing)
- Andrei-Daniel Robu (Information Theory and Complex Adaptive Systems)
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