Since it’s a good source – especially recently – I took a look at the person behind Complexity Digest (https://comdig.unam.mx/ – and often drawn from the open-contribution, curated scoop.it at http://www.scoop.it/u/complexity-digest). Though there’s a storied history, going back to Dr Gottfried Mayer (see https://comdig.unam.mx/about/), Carlos Gershenon, the current editor, is an interesting chap doing some interesting work (headline link and below):
I am a tenured research professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. I have a broad variety of academic interests, including self-organizing systems, complexity, artificial life, information, evolution, cognition, artificial societies, and philosophy. I am a tenured full-time research professor (investigador titular), leader of the Self-organizing Systems Lab, and was head(2012-2015) of the Computer Sciences Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas(IIMAS) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). I am also a researcher associated to the Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad (C3) of the UNAM.
I did a PhD on “Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems” at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Dutch-speaking Free University of Brussels. My promoters were Francis Heylighen, Diederik Aerts, and Bart D’Hooghe. Afterwards I did a postdoc at the New England Complex Systems Institute with Yaneer Bar-Yam. My homepage from that period is here.
I studied the MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems in the School of Cognitive and Computer Sciences (COGS) of the University of Sussex (2001-2002). My thesis “A Comparison of Different Cognitive Paradigms Using Simple Animats in a Virtual Laboratory, with Implications to the Notion of Cognition” was supervised by Chris Thornton and Inman Harvey. You can find my webpage from that period here.
Before that, I did a BEng in Computer Engineering at the Fundación Arturo Rosenblueth in Mexico City (1996-2001), from which my thesis was “Artificial Societies of Intelligent Agents”. My advisors were José Negrete Martínez, Pedro Pablo González Pérez, and Jaime Lagunez Otero. During this period I also collaborated with Jaime Lagunez’s group at the Instituto de Química, UNAM and coursed five semesters of Philosophy at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNAM. My webpage from my undergraduate years can be found here: You will find most of my scientific and philosophical work, papers, computer programs, and art of those times (1997-2001).
A bit more about me.
he has also written or co-authored some papers which look interesting enough that I’m going to list them separately:
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