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Media Appearances

Year Reference
2017

Audio spot at Radio Oxigêncio on FLAD Fellowship from the Luso-American Development Foundation and the National Science Foundation. Listen to the audio (in portuguese). See the Press Release here.

2016

PR Newswire. October 3, 2016. Social Media is a Promising New Frontier for Insights Into Large-scale Medical and Treatment Patterns Thanks to Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing. Watch the video

2016

CNETS, March 4, 2016: "Rocha Receives Fulbright Scholarship."

2016

SoIC News, January 22, 2016: "SoIC study finds Instagram is a source to uncover drug interactions and adverse reactions."

2015

Computational Fact-Checking: Publico, Nature News, ACM Tech news, Wired, Deutschlandfunk, GCN, Pacific Standard, Phys.org, Scientific Computing, GizModo, Big Think, IU Press Release.

2015

Nova , Italy, February 1, 2015: "Il vero e il falso tweet."

2015

EuroScientist, January 28, 2015: "When Real Science Falls Short In Hollywood."

2014

Scientists Create Cybernetic Links Between People—by DJing. Nautilus. By V. GEWIN, April 16, 2014

2013

RDP-Antena 2, Portugal. Three episodes of the weekly science program devoted to Alan Turing and AI: December 24 and 31, 2012 and January 7, 2013 (in Portuguese). These interviews were in the context of The Alan Turing Centenary Symposium, whose English videocast is available

2012

Público, Portugal, December 27, 2012: "O cérebro é uma máquina de Turing? E os computadores ficarão inteligentes?". Reprint available (pdf)

2012

La Repubblica, Italy: "L'Italia, un paese felice e lo scrive su Facebook", December 23th, 2011.

2010

Jornal de Letras, Portugal: on April 6th, 2010: Interview: "Somos todos Cyborgs." (pdf)

2010

RTP2 (Bairro Alto), Portugal: on January 26th, 2010: Long interview to Portuguese TV network.

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BBC Digital Planet, U.K.: World Service interview about immune-inspired spam-detection system.

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SIC News, Portugal: TV interview about immune-inspired spam-detection system.

2008

Rádio Renascença, Portugal: Radio interview about immune-inspired spam-detection system, October 5, 2008.

2008

L'atelier, France: "Spams et bacteries : meme combat", August 22th, 2008.

2008

Tecnomania, Spain: "Podemos hacer software que nazca a la vida?", August 12th, 2008.

2008

Ciência Hoje, Portugal: "Cientistas portugueses criaram aspirador de lixo electronico", August 11th, 2008.

2008

Portuguese Press on August 7th, 2008: Correio da Manhã (p20), Diario de Notícias (p15), Jornal de Notícias (p5), Público (p8), etc.

2008

Silicon Republic, Ireland: "Fighting spam and thinking robots -- bio-inspired AI", August 6th, 2008.

2008

The Daily Telegraph, U.K.: "Can we make software that comes to life?", August 5th, 2008.

2008

Other International Press on August 5-6t, 2008. ACM TechNews (USA), Innovations Report (Germany), Science Daily (USA), Slashdot (USA), AlphaGalileo (European Union), SiloBreaker (UK), etc.

2007

On Facebook, Scholars Link Up With Data, New York Times, December 17, 2007. A description of work pursued with Eliot Smith.

2007

Tecendo Redes Para A Biologia Computacional, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian Newsletter, September 2007

2006

Luis Rocha: FLAD and the Portuguese Scientists in America, Ciencia Hoje, October 1, 2006

2006

Aposta na investigação em Portugal, Correio da Manha, June 22, 2006

2006

IGC e FLAD criam laboratório de biologia computacional, Ciencia Hoje, June 22, 2006

2006

Biologia Computacional: Parceria luso-americana para co-laboratório, Lusa News Agency, June 21, 2006

2006

Interview (asf) given to Complexity Digest at the Alife X Conference.

2006

IU to showcase AI technology. Indiana Daily Student: Thursday, June 1, 2006

2006

The facts of Artificial Life. Research at Indiana University: Thursday, June 1, 2006

2006

Luis Rocha, deFrente: May 29, 2006

2006

Indiana noteworthy, Indystar.com: May 22, 2006

2006

Integrating artificial life simulation with synthetic biology, Laboratorytalk: May 22, 2006

2006

Integrating artificial life simulation with synthetic biology, School of Informatics Press Release: May 22, 2006

2006

Integrating artificial life simulation with synthetic biology, biohealthmathematics.com: May 19, 2006

2006

Scientists to Get ‘Alife’ at International Conference. Techpoint, March 15, 2006

2006

Luís Rocha preside a conferência sobre duas décadas de Vida Artificial, Ciencia Hoje, March 15, 2006 Portugal

2006

Artificial life conference set for June, IU Home pages, March 10, 2006

2006

Scientists to Get ‘Alife’ at International Conference, Press Release, February 2006.

2015

Interview (asf video) given to Complexity Digest at the Artificial Life 9 Conference, Boston, MA, 04/09/12-15.

2004

Mentes Lusas. in Expresso, Portugal, July 2004.

2002

Segment from the 2010 science program of the Portuguese National Television channel RTP2, November, 2002. For faster and slower connections

2002

Newspaper article "Insetos, neurônios e sistema imunológico. Esses são os modelos das redes do futuro" in O Estado de Sao Paulo, September 16, 2002. There is also a piece about the Global Brain and Adaptive Webs where my work is mentioned, as well as a translation of the Washignton Post article below.

2002

Newspaper article "Web May Hold the Key to Achieving Artificial Intelligence" in The Washington Post, September 6, 2002; Page A01. Pretty much the same article as"Creating a smarter computer" in the MSNBC web site.

2002

Newspaper article "O português de Los Alamos" in Expresso, Portugal, August 31, 2002. Larger version of the article in the reporter's web site.

2002

Newspaper article "Nova robótica apresenta-se em Lisboa" in Expresso, Portugal, August 17, 2002.

2002

Interview (real video) given to Complexity Digest at the NECSI Complex Systems Conference.

2001

Magazine article "Evolution and scientific literature: towards a decentralized adaptive web" in Nature: WebDebates, 2001.



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Events

See also videos of recent invited talks.

Conference on Complex Systems
September 19-22, 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Morfogénese Musical
May 06-07, 2016. Museu da Marinha, Lisbon, Portugal

See the project page for more details including several videos and materials.


Indiana University Network Science Institute Opening Ceremony
April 23, 2016. Bloomington, Indiana


The 5th Translational Bioinformatics Conference
November 7-9, 2015. Tokyo, Japan


Conference on Complex Systems
September 28-October 01, 2015. Temple, Arizona

Check out the CNETS team research and awards at CCS 2015.


International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2)
June 08-11, 2015. Helsinki, Finland


Artemy Kolchinsky's Defense
April 28, 2015. Bloomington, Indiana

Congratulations to Artemy Kolchinsky a brand new PhD in 2015 in the Complex Systems track of the Informatics PhD Program.

Artemy’s PhD Dissertation is entittled "Measuring Scales: Integration and Modularity in Complex Systems". Artemy is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute


Dia da Deliberação in the Fundação Champalimaud
October 25, 2014. Lisbon, Portugal

Fotos: Rodrigo Gatinho


Social activities of the International interdisciplinary seminar on new robotics, evolution and embodied cognition (IISREEC)
Organized by Fernando Almeida e Costa and Luis M. Rocha. November 12-15, 2002. Lisbon, Portugal

Participants shown in video: Mark Bedau, Randall D. Beer, Cynthia Breazeal, Rodney Brooks, Andy Clark, Fernando Almeida e Costa, Antonio Coutinho, Dario Floreano, Inman Harvey, Phil Husbands, Pekka Karp, Jeffrey Krichmar, Rolf Pfeifer, Luis M. Rocha, Linda Smith, Esther Thelen, Timothy van Gelder, Michael Wheeler, Janet Wiles.

Details of the Workshop: here. Papers of the workshop published in:
Almeida e Costa, F. and Rocha, Luis M. (Eds.) [2005]. Special Issue on Embodied and Situated Cognition. Artificial Life. 11 (1-2).



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Relevant Conference and Special Issue Call for Papers (CFPs)

Conference Name Date Location Important Information
PSB 2018 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing Jan 3-7 2018 Lyon, France

Paper due: August 01, 2017

Complex Networks 2017 6th Int. Conference on Complex Networks & their Applications 29 Nov-01 Dec 2017 Lyon, France

Paper deadline: Sept 04, 2017

PhysCon2017 8th International Conference on Physics and Control 17-19 July 2017 Florence, Italy

Paper deadline: March 30, 2017

LANET 2017 1st Latin American Conference on Complex Networks 25-29 September, 2017 Puebla, Mexico

Abstract deadline: April 28, 2017

ECAL 2017 14th European Conference on Artificial Life 4-8 September, 2017 Lyon, France

Paper deadline: April 9, 2017

CCS'17 The Conference on Complex Systems 2017 September 17-22, 2017 Cancun, Mexico

New abstract deadline: March 17, 2017

IEEE Alife 2017 2017 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii

Paper deadline: July 2, 2017

NetSci 2017 International School and Conference on Network Science June 21-23, 2017 Indianapolis, Indiana

Controlling Complex Systems satelity: deadline: Feb 12, 2017.

ICCS 2017 International Conference on Computational Science June 12-14, 2017 Zurich, Switzerland

Submission deadline: January 31, 2017

Automata 2017 Inter. Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems June 7 - 9, 2017 Milan, Italy

Submission deadline: February 19, 2017

CNA 2016 5th International Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications November 30 - December 02 2016 Milan, Italy

Submission Deadline: September 5, 2016

IEEE SSCI 2016 The 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence December 6-9 2016 Athens, Greece

Submission Deadline: July 18, 2016

CCS 2016 2016 Conference on Complex Systems 19-22 September 2016​ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2016

IEEE SMC 2016 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics October 9-12, 2016 Budapest, Hungary

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2016

WI'16 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2016 October 13-16, 2016 Omaha, Nebraska

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016

GECCO 2016 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference July 20-24, 2016 Denver, Colorado, USA

Papers due: February 3, 2016

IC2S2 2016 International Conference on Computational Social Science June 23-26, 2016 Evanston, IL USA

Abstracts due: January 31, 2016

PAAMS 2016 14th Int. Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multiagent Systems June 1-3, 2016 Sevilla, Spain

Papers due: January 11, 2016

MSM’2016 7th International Workshop on Modeling Social Media April 12, 2016 Montreal, Canada.

Papers due: Deceber 22, 2015

OSSM 2016 AAAI Spring Symposium on Observational Studies through Social Media and Other Human-Generated Content March 21-23, 2016 Stanford University

4-page abstracts due: October 9, 2015



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Conference Organization

Year Reference
2016

Interdisciplinarity, networks, data and complex systems: promise and challenges, Special session @ Ciência 2016: Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia em Portugal, 4 a 6 de Julho, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, Portugal.

2012

The Alan Turing Centenary Symposium, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, December 11, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal. A videocast of the symposium is available

2007

9th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 07), September 10-14, 2007, Lisbon, Portugal

2007

Multi-Agents for modelling Complex Systems (MA4CS), Satellite Conference of the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS'07), Dresden, Germany, October 5-6, 2007

2006

The 10th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (Alife X), June 3-7, 2006, School of Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington

2005

European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2005), Monday 5th to Friday 9th September 2005 University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent (UK). Includes the Active agents and their environments as dynamical systems Workshop

2005

12th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, 05 to 08 December, 2005. 2nd Portuguese Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms (ALEA 2005)

2005

Genetic and Evolutionary Computation COnference (GECCO 2005), Washington, DC, June 25 - 29, 2005.

2004

Agent-Based Simulation 5, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-5 May 2004.

2003

Genetic Regulatory Networks: Theory and Practice, Canberra, Australia, 8th - 12th December 2003.

2003

Oeiras Mathematical and Computational Biology Workshop, June 20, 2003, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.

2002

International interdisciplinary seminar on new robotics, evolution and embodied cognition. Lisbon, Portugal, November 12-15, 2002. Special Issue of Artificial Life.

Full list in CV


Last Modified:September 14, 2016