Associate Professor of Physics
I work on problems in quantitative biology, materials design, nonequilibrium dynamics, disordered systems, and theoretical computer science. Recent advances in computational intelligence have relied on the emergent collective behavior of simulated dynamical and statistical systems. I aim to implement such smart collective behaviors usually seen in “software” (error correction, neural networks, associative memory) directly into ”hardware” (biochemical reactions, self-assembly, robotics). Bringing such emergent learning and adaptive behavior back home to physical and chemical systems can shed light on underlying principles, reveal completely novel behaviors, and lead to new forms of designer matter.
Topics: Neural Networks, Theoretical Computer Science, Designer Matter