Luis Rocha

Luis M Rocha


Luis M. Rocha is Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science at Indiana University. He is director of the Complex Systems graduate Program in Informatics, member of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems, and core faculty of the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He is also the director of the Computational Biology Collaboratorium and in the Direction of PhD program in Computational Biology at the Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciencia, Portugal. His research is on complex systems, computational biology, artificial life, embodied cognition and bio-inspired computing. He received his Ph.D in Systems Science in 1997 from the State University of New York at Binghamton. From 1998 to 2004 he was a permanent staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he founded and led a Complex Systems Modeling Team during 1998-2002, and was part of the Santa Fe Institute research community. He has organized major conferences in the field such as Alife X and ECAL 2007. He has published many articles in scientific and technology journals, and has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards. At Indiana University, he has received the School of Informatics Teaching Excellence Award for 2006 after developing a new syllabus for an introductory undergraduate course on Informatics and a new graduate course on biologically-inspired computing.

Adaptive & Self-Organizing Systems Agents & Multi-Agent Systems Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Systems Bioinformatics Computational Biology Computational Linguistics Data Mining & Machine Learning Data Science Mathematical Biology Network Science & Online Social Networks

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Indiana University
School of Informatics and Computing

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia