Teams, Swarms, Crowds, and Collectives: Special Cases?
Bar Ilan University –
Teams of agents and robots, swarms of robots or animals, crowds of people, and collectives (of everything) permeate our technological, biological, and sociological worlds. They have inspired generations of researchers in multi-agent and multi-robot systems. However, much of the research has split along technological and philosophical
fault-lines: emergent or planned? communicating or just sensing? globally coordinated, or locally-reactive? rational or procedural?
This talk will briefly explore three fronts, which bridge over such fault lines: Cognitive psychology connecting with human crowds,reinforcement learning in swarms connecting with game theory, and Asimov’s laws implemented in molecular robots (nanobots). These fronts hint at a broader and deeper science of social intelligence
that is still waiting to be discovered.
Gal A. Kaminka is a professor at the computer science
department and the brain sciences research center, at Bar Ilan
University (Israel), where he chairs the Bar Ilan University
Robotics Consortium, and his MAVERICK research group.
His research expertise includes multi-agent and
multi-robot systems, teamwork and coordination, behavior and plan
recognition, and modeling social behavior. He received his PhD
from the University of Southern California (2000), spent time
as a post-doctorate fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (until 2002),
and a year as a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study (2012). Prof. Kaminka was awarded an
IBM faculty award and top places at international robotics competitions.
He is the 2013 recipient of the Israeli national Landau Prize in exact sciences.
Date: 2016-Sep-05 Time: 15:00:00 Room: IST Tagusparque, room 1.38
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.