Collective Intelligence in Natural and Artificial Systems - Speakers

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Speakers (Subject to Change)

Melanie Mitchell

Melanie Mitchell is the Davis Professor of Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute. Her research focuses on conceptual abstraction, analogy-making, and visual recognition in AI systems.

Jessica Flack

Jessica Flack is a professor at the Santa Fe Institute and the Director of SFI's Collective Computation Group. Her research focuses the role of collective computation in the emergence of robust structure and function in both nature and society.

Jeff Hawkins

Jeff Hawkins is the Co-Founder of Numenta, which seeks to advance artificial intelligence through a better understanding of the neocortex. Previously, he founded and directed the Redwood Neuroscience Institute.

Cleotilde Gonzalez

Cleotilde (Coty) Gonzalez is a Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on human decision making in dynamic and complex environments.

Henry Farrell

Henry Farrell is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Professor of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University. His work focuses on the relationship between democracy and information, the security consequences of international economic networks, and international political economy

Anna Dornhaus (University of Arizona)

Anna Dornhaus is a Professor at the University of Arizona, where she directs the Social Insect Lab. Her research focuses on collective problem-solving strategies as well as efficiency, flexibility, and robustness in complex systems.

James Marshall

James Marshall is a Professor at the University of Sheffield, and head of the Complex Systems Modelling Group. His research focuses on biologically-inspired algorithms, decision theory, social evolution, and social insect behavior.

Jacob Foster

Jacob Foster is an Associate Professor at the University of California Los Angeles. His research focuses on social theory, computational social science, networks, complex systems, and cognition and culture.

Joe Bak-Coleman (University of Washington)

Joe Bak-Coleman is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington. His research focuses on how individual behavior gives rise to collective action and how this process is affected by communication technology.