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{ Abdiel Caceres }
Abdiel from Mexico City studied computer science with a focus on art and computers.
He did his doctoral degree studying cellular automata, especially rule 110. Abdiel is very much interested in the relation of rule 110 triangles with ancient geometry problems, and how rule 110 triangles relate to formal language theory.
{ Alan Roach }
Alan is studying sociology at the University of Surrey (UK).
He is doing his Phd on the emergence of music genres, with a focus on the casestudy of house music.
Alan writes for complexityscience.org where he also published a short report on the rule110 winter workshop. As you can easily see on the picture, Alan likes German beer.
{ Andrei Kouznetsov }
Andrei is a biochemist from Moscow now working in Freiburg (Germany).
He found out that sperm cells can capture any foreign DNA, incorporate it and transmit it into the ova during fertilization. This means that genes are not only passed down a germline but that we may rather be interconnected by a 'sperm mediated' genetic net.
{ Andres Pegam }
Andres (cognitive science, Osnabrück) is a living simulation. He doesn't believe in the real world. Being not discrete at all ("f*** da gridworld") he prefers continuous space models. He joined the robocup simulation league in Seattle and is part of the team that began implementing a model of social behaviour and personal space at the rule110 winter workshop.
{ Carlo Comis }
Carlo studies computer science at the University of Udine (Italy)
He is the author of DarwinBots, a must-see alife simulation. In his sparetime he likes to watch B-movies which give him inspiration for his programming projects. So he decided to name the agents he created at the rule110 workshop 'critters' because all they did was eat and sleep, just like the monsters in Critters - the extrarodents from outer space
{ Carlos Gershenson }
Carlos started out as computer engineer in Mexico. He then majored in evolutionary adaptive systems in Sussex. Currently he's doing a Phd on the design and control of self-organizing systems in Brussels.
But he is not as much of a geek as you might think - Carlo is has a private life too:
He is married, and is interested in philosophy and painting. One of his works is called Yablakoshky, which is russian and means 'too much wodka' ;-)
{ Carsten Wittenberg }
Carsten is a yacssfoo (yet an other cognitive science student of Osnabrück). He's interested in computational linguistics, and wants to see what happens when you teach bilingual grammars to simple recurrent networks. He likes playing footbag, acting casual and posing for the camera.
Sorry girls, he's already occupied.
{ Daniel Knabe }
Daniel studies political science, economics and history (Osnabrück).
He is very interested in modelling political and financial systems. Daniel is a passionate reader and among his favourite authors are tolkien (lord of the rings) and god (the bible). You may also meet Daniel enjoying music at Blues Sessions or playing with his Guitar.
{ Genaro Martinez }
Genaro from Mexico city is an expert in cellular automata theory. He is doing his Phd on the dynamics of rule110. Evidently he knew more about rule110 then all the rest of us taken together, and it was a big honour having him around at the first rule110 winter workshop! Genaro is also a big fan of house music. You would often meet him with his notebook, earphones plugged in and dressed to party.
{ Joana Simoes }
Joana comes from Portugal and has done a bachelor in geography and a master in hydraulics. She has developed CA-based models based on real geographic data to modell the effects of fishery. Currently she does her Phd on spacial epidemics in London. She's very interested in cellular automata, agent based modelling and small worlds. She's a really big linux disciple, so you better don't mess with her :-)
{ Konrad Diwold }
Konrad is undergraduate in cognitive science (Uni Osnabrück) but feels much more attracted to system science. He is originally from Vienna, and has a favour for subversive humour and cockroaches. Together with Martin he gave birth to the rule110 initative back in 2003. His topics of interest include: coevolution, swarm intelligence, graph theory and random boolean networks.
{ Martin Schmidt }
Martin Schmidt (cognitive science, Osnabrück) is a hacker by nature. Not only did he set up the network, but you would also see him at the chalk board discussing with Genaro how to optimize the glider search algorithm. Among his hobbies are collecting processors and weird programming languages.
{ Martin Schneider }
Martin studies media technology and cognitive science (Ilmenau & Osnabrück, Germany).
He created GeniusBodybuilder - a tool for the evolution of 3D shapes and recently discovered his predilection for knitting automata. If everything works fine you may soon evolve your own pullover via the web. Martin is to blame for any failures concerned with the organisation of AMHSO, the fuzzylib and the rule110 website :-)
{ Meike Aulbach }
Meike started as computer science student in Hamburg and ended up studying cognitive science in Osnabrück. She is a nerdgrrrl since she was 14, and you would see her developing ISDN drivers for linux, rampagning in multi user dungeons, or simply having fun at hacker conferences. Meike likes the social aspects of technology which predestined her for the the love simulation project.
{ Miriam Kreyenborg }
Miriam studies cognitive science in Osnabrück and is really good at asking interesting questions ("Are you like a rabbit, Carlo?"). Although math is not her favourite subject, she decided to implement the ultimate love formula together with Meike. Miriam loves smoking cigarettes vertically and playing with her new camera. She took most of the pictures for the picture page - thank you!
{ Udo Wächter }
Udo studies cognitive science in Osnabrück. He is interested in visualisation and softcomputing techniques. Currently he is working on his bachelor thesis, where he uses selforganizing maps for clustering music according to acoustic properties. Udo likes tinkering around with networks and provided us with hard- and wetware support at the winter workshop.