Luis M. Rocha is Professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics & Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he is director of the Complex Systems graduate Program of the Informatics PhD Program, member of the Indiana University Networks Institute, and core faculty of the Cognitive Science Program. Dr. Rocha is a Fulbright Scholar and is also the director of the Computational Biology Collaboratorium and in the Direction of PhD program in Computational Biology at the Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciencia, Portugal. He is also a Visiting Professor of the Neuroscience Program, at the Champalimaud Foundation in Portugal. His research is on complex networks & systems, computational & systems biology, and computational intelligence. He received his Ph.D in Systems Science in 1997 from the State University of New York at Binghamton. From 1998 to 2004 he was a permanent staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he founded and led a Complex Systems Modeling Team during 1998-2002, and was part of the Santa Fe Institute research community. He has organized major conferences in the field such as the Tenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (Alife X) and the Ninth European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2007). He has published many articles in scientific and technology journals, and has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards. At Indiana University, he has received the Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing, Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006 and 2015 after developing the complex systems training program and syllabi for several courses.
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