Complexity Digest 2002.25

  "I think the next century will be the century of complexity." Stephen Hawking, 2000.

  1. Crisis, Recovery, Innovation: Learning from 9/11, COI Columbia Univ. Working Papers
    1. Too Much Information, Not Enough Knowledg, NYTimes
    2. SFI Site News,, 02/06/18
  2. High Tech Evolves, Time
  3. Theory Challenges Darwin Doctrine Of Common Descent, UniSci
  4. It's All In Your Head, CBS 48 Hours
    1. Nanobots In The Brain,
  5. Correlated Bursts of Activity in the Neonatal Hippocampus in Vivo, Science
  6. Toxic Proteins in Neurodegenerative Disease, Science
  7. Net 'Brain' Has All The Answers', BBCi
  8. Robot On The Run, The Age
  9. Technology Gives Sight to Machines, Inexpensively, NYTimes
  10. Computer Modeling of Feelings and Emotions, arXiv
  11. The Cyborgs Next Door, Business 2.0
    1. A Chip That Mimics Neurons, Firing Up The Memory, NYTimes
  12. Chips' Future Cast, Nature Science Update
    1. Optical Fibre Can Process Light As Well As Transmit It, Nature Science Update
    2. Silicon Quantum Computer, Nature Science Update
  13. Scientists Report 'Teleported' Data, Associated Press
  14. The Tortuous Behavior of Lightning, arXiv
  15. Range-Based Attack on Links in Scale-Free Networks, arXiv
  16. A 160,000-Year Record of Dune Development and Atmospheric Circulation, Science
  17. Humanity's Din In The Oceans Could Be Blocking Whales' Courtship, Cornell Press Release
  18. Flow and Storage in Groundwater Systems, Science
  19. Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
    1. US And Russia Launch Hunt For Lost Radioactive Material, New Scientist
  20. Links & Snippets
    1. Other Publications
    2. Webcast Announcements
    3. Conference Announcements
    4. Position Announcement

  1. Crisis, Recovery, Innovation: Learning from 9/11, COI Columbia Univ. Working Papers Bookmark and Share

    Excerpt: In a process that started on the awful day itself, and will continue, September 11 poses a knot of challenges and lessons that the business community must strive to untangle. What does it mean to be prepared for uncertainty? How can we protect our information technology infrastructure? How can we decentralize our locations and intellectual capital? How can we adjust our risk exposure so we are protected, and yet remain competitive?

    1. Too Much Information, Not Enough Knowledg, NYTimes Bookmark and Share

      Excerpt:  Missed opportunities haunt us. On Sept. 11, information was everywhere. Many of those who died in the towers watched what was happening on their televisions, phoned loved ones and sent out messages via BlackBerry, connected almost to the end.

    2. SFI Site News,, 02/06/18 Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: The article, written by John Schwartz, states that the critical issue facing management today is no longer one of simply getting information, but getting the right information to the right people at the right time. Stark's recent paper on organizational response post 9/11 is entitled, "Crisis, Recovery, Innovation: Learning from 9/11".

  2. High Tech Evolves, Time Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: Just as the DNA of your parents combined, allowing certain of their qualities to survive in you, in a computer two sample tracts of software code can "mate" and produce an offspring that is fitter to perform a task than either of its parents. (...) "Evolution produces innovation," Mitchell says. "But we can't predict what it will do next very easily."

    When General Electric used genetic algorithms to help design the Boeing 777 engine in the late 1980s, the technique was so novel that people still talk about it (...).

  3. Theory Challenges Darwin Doctrine Of Common Descent, UniSci Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: The driving force in evolving cellular life on Earth has been horizontal gene transfer, in which the acquisition of alien cellular components, including genes and proteins, works to promote the evolution of recipient cellular entities. (...)

    Life did not begin with one primordial cell, Woese's theory holds. Instead, there were initially at least three simple types of loosely constructed cellular organizations.

    They swam in a pool of genes, evolving in a communal way that aided one another in bootstrapping into the three distinct types of cells by sharing their evolutionary inventions.

  4. It's All In Your Head, CBS 48 Hours Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts:  It's considered to be the most complex object in the universe - and it's all in your head. In the last decade scientists have learned more about the human brain than in all of prior history. 48 Hours reports on some extraordinary new developments, and some new controversies. Among the stories you'll see:

    * A researcher who believes that "brain fingerprinting" can help separate the guilty from the innocent. But critics say his invention is not nearly perfected.


    1. Nanobots In The Brain, Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts:  On CBS "48 Hours" Friday night, Ray Kurzweil predicted the use of nanobots (nanorobots) to enhance brain power. Billions of nanobots will "take up positions in the brain and communicate with each other," he said. "They'll actually expand the human brain, add more memory, more cognitive capabilities. You'll be able to download skills into the nonbiological portion of your intelligence... [and] do things you otherwise wouldn't be able to do," including sharing experiences with others.

  5. Correlated Bursts of Activity in the Neonatal Hippocampus in Vivo, Science Bookmark and Share

    Summary: The activity and spiking patterns of neurons in the developing brain is very different from that of the adult central nervous system. Leinekugel et al. (p. 2049) made neuronal recordings from both awake and behaving, as well as anesthetized, neonatal rats. They observed spontaneously occurring periodic bursts of synchronized activity in the hippocampus. This activity was mediated by glutamatergic and by GABAergic inputs that are excitatory at this developmental stage. Similar discharge patterns, called giant depolarizing potentials, have been observed previously in in vitro preparations. These endogenous synchronous activities may play an important role in the maturation and maintenance of cortical circuits in the newborn.

  6. Toxic Proteins in Neurodegenerative Disease, Science Bookmark and Share

    Abstract: A broad range of neurodegenerative disorders is characterized by neuronal damage that may be caused by toxic, aggregation-prone proteins. As genes are identified for these disorders and cell culture and animal models are developed, it has become clear that a major effect of mutations in these genes is the abnormal processing and accumulation of misfolded protein in neuronal inclusions and plaques. Increased understanding of the cellular mechanisms for disposal of abnormal proteins and of the effects of toxic protein accumulation on neuronal survival may allow the development of rational, effective treatment for these disorders.

  7. Net 'Brain' Has All The Answers', BBCi Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: An internet "brain" that could replace human interaction has been invented by two Cambridge University researchers.The system, dubbed Metafaq, can answer e-mailed questions and also guide surfers through websites.It may have artificial intelligence but it can answer questions as well as any human, claims inventor Doctor Davin Yap."It allows people to search intelligently and predicts the questions they will ask," he said. (...)Dr Yap says that up to three-quarters of information requested by customers on the net is already available on the website.

  8. Robot On The Run, The Age Bookmark and Share

    Excerpt: Scientists running a pioneering experiment with "living robots" which think for themselves said they were amazed to find one escaping from the centre where it "lives".

    The small unit, called Gaak, was one of 12 taking part in a "survival of the fittest" test at the Magna science centre in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, which has been running since March.

    Gaak made its bid for freedom yesterday after it had been taken out of the arena where hundreds of visitors watch the machines learning as they do daily battle for minor repairs.

  9. Technology Gives Sight to Machines, Inexpensively, NYTimes Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: The real trick is in comparing the two images and locating the identical pixels reliably as the images whiz by as fast as 132 stereo frames a second. To accomplish this, the Tyzx researchers embed highly evolved software algorithms, or mathematical formulas, in their chip. (...)

    This level of performance requires the chips to complete the equivalent of 50 billion operations a second, and data must flow from cameras to processor at 220 million bits a second (...).

  10. Computer Modeling of Feelings and Emotions, arXiv Bookmark and Share

    Abstract: The first quantitative neural network model of feelings and emotions is proposed on the base of available data on their neuroscience and evolutionary biology nature, and on a neural network human memory model which admits distinct description of conscious and unconscious mental processes in a time dependent manner. As an example, proposed model is applied to quantitative description of the feeling of knowing.

  11. The Cyborgs Next Door, Business 2.0 Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: Indeed, sophisticated medical devices are making their way into more and more parts of the body, including the brain, cementing our cyborg destiny.

    But it's when these devices are connected to the Internet that things will become truly interesting. For instance, nearly all cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators collect data about the heart that can be gathered wirelessly by passing a wandlike device over the patient's chest. (...) got FDA approval to let some defibrillator patients collect the data themselves at home and send it to their doctors by connecting the wand to a modem.

    1. A Chip That Mimics Neurons, Firing Up The Memory, NYTimes Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: As a basis for the brain prosthetic, Dr. Berger and his group created mathematical models of the activities of neurons in the rat hippocampus, an organ that is similar to the human hippocampus, and then devised circuits that duplicate these activities.

      Chips based on these mathematical models have yet to be implanted in rats, much less in humans, (...)

      "The brain is so complex that one wouldn't at the outset think that replacing any of its parts is doable,"

  12. Chips' Future Cast, Nature Science Update Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: With a transparent quartz die and a laser pulse, imprint features only 10 millionths of a millimeter (10 nanometers) wide onto a silicon wafer. The best photolithography can reproduce features about 130 nanometers wide. When the laser light is fired into the die butted against the silicon wafer, it liquefies the surface of the silicon for a fraction of a second and the dies sinks in. The die is then pulled away. The whole process takes just 250 nanoseconds - nearly a million times faster than the blink of an eye.

    1. Optical Fibre Can Process Light As Well As Transmit It, Nature Science Update Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: The new fibres are hollow. Perforated with channels thousandths of a millimetre across, each fibre looks like a bundle of drinking straws. Their tunable behaviour comes from plugs of fluid within that can be pumped back and forth.

      These 'microfluidic fibres' combine the cheapness and robustness of conventional fibre optics with the functionality of more complex and expensive devices. Different signals, encoded in light beams of different colours, are unravelled at the receiving end using special filters or light sensors. Microfluidic fibres could act as both transmission channel and filter (...).

    2. Silicon Quantum Computer, Nature Science Update Bookmark and Share

      Excerpts: In practice it is extremely difficult to maintain a superposition of more than a few quantum states for any length of time. So far, quantum computing has been demonstrated with only four qubits, compared with the billions of bits that conventional silicon microprocessors handle.

      The device proposed (...) within the reach of current technical capabilities. They suggest that qubits could be encoded in an isotope of silicon called silicon-29, or 29Si. The readout could be performed using magnetic resonance force microscopy, which detects the oscillations of a thin bridge in which the rows of silicon atoms are embedded.

  13. Scientists Report 'Teleported' Data, Associated Press Bookmark and Share

    Excerpt: The researchers couldn't directly measure the key characteristics of the laser beam they wanted to replicate, so they turned to a process called entanglement. In entanglement, characteristics of tiny particles - like the photons that make up laser beams - can be mirrored in a second set of particles.

    So researchers can make their measurements on a second laser beam that was entangled with the first. The measurements are then sent by radio waves to the receiving station, which exactly replicates the first beam that was destroyed in the process of entanglement.

  14. The Tortuous Behavior of Lightning, arXiv Bookmark and Share

    Abstract: The complex branched structure of lightning induce scientists to think that dielectric breakdown is a very complicated phenomena, we will show that this is not true and that simulating the structure of lightning is an easy task, but depends strongly on boundary conditions. In this work we will introduce a new way of understanding the origin of this tortuous path that relies on minimizing the total energy stored in the system.

  15. Range-Based Attack on Links in Scale-Free Networks, arXiv Bookmark and Share

    Abstract: The small-world phenomenon in complex networks has been identified as being due to the presence of long-range links, i.e., links connecting nodes that would otherwise be separated by a long node-to-node distance. We find, surprisingly, that many scale-free networks are more sensitive to attacks on short-range than on long-range links. This result, besides its importance concerning network efficiency and/or security, has the striking implication that the small-world property of scale-free networks is mainly due to short-range links.

  16. A 160,000-Year Record of Dune Development and Atmospheric Circulation, Science Bookmark and Share

    Summary: The orientation and sedimentary structure of sand dunes depend on the strength and direction of the prevailing winds, so ancient dunes should contain important clues to paleoatmospheric circulation patterns--if their ages can actually be determined. Preusser et al. (p. 2018) used difficult luminescence techniques to construct a 160,000-year record of dune formation in Oman. Their results indicate that models of past atmospheric circulation over southern Arabia during times of high-latitude glaciation, which assume that the intensity of the prevailing westerly winds strengthens during these periods, need to be revised. The dominant wind direction was from South to North, and general atmospheric circulation was not very different from present conditions.

  17. Humanity's Din In The Oceans Could Be Blocking Whales' Courtship, Cornell Press Release Bookmark and Share

    Excerpt: (...) The very-low-frequency courtship songs of fin whales and blue whales are the most powerful and ubiquitous biological sounds in the oceans. (...)

    ."We hypothesize that whale songs evolved to take advantage of the ocean's sound channel, especially for some of their most important kinds of communication, including finding a mate," (...) "Only male fin whales sing loud songs." (...) Additional, more-extensive studies in noisier parts of the oceans will be needed before scientists can say for sure that human-made sound is hampering whale reproduction and population recovery, Clark says. "These are animals that roam the world's oceans, and they breed only every two to three years. In their lifetimes, the oceans have become incredibly noisy. "

  18. Flow and Storage in Groundwater Systems, Science Bookmark and Share

    Excerpts: The dynamic nature of groundwater is not readily apparent, except where discharge is focused at springs or where recharge enters sinkholes. Yet groundwater flow and storage are continually changing in response to human and climatic stresses. Wise development of groundwater resources requires a more complete understanding of these changes in flow and storage (...).

    More than 1.5 billion people worldwide (1) and more than 50% of the population of the United States (2) rely on groundwater for their primary source of drinking water.

  19. Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks Bookmark and Share

    Excerpt: Russia, the US and the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna have agreed to mount a joint search for "lost" radioactive material throughout the former Soviet Union. In the next few weeks, experts will fan out across central Asia in an urgent bid to find scattered caches of Cesium-137, Strontium-90 and other potential ingredients for a radioactive "dirty bomb" - before terrorists do.

    (...) among other things, 100 abandoned Strontium-powered thermal generators scattered along arctic waterways and flight paths. These contained up to 40,000 Curies each, and originally powered lighthouses and radio navigation beacons.

    1. US And Russia Launch Hunt For Lost Radioactive Material, New Scientist Bookmark and Share

      Editor's Note: Although these highly radioactive ingredients of dirty nukes apparently lay around in the woods of the former USSR ( locals are said to have used the heat from radioactive devices to stay warm in the cold), transportation to terrorist targets in the US would be difficult. Terrorists might decide that they can get more "bang-for-the-buck" by low-tech operations like starting strategically placed forest fires in weather conditions that maximize damage. All it takes are matches, even more low-tech than the notorious 9/11 box-cutters.

  20. Links & Snippets Bookmark and Share

    1. Other Publications Bookmark and Share

      1. Cerebellum Activation Associated with Performance Change but Not Motor Learning, R. D. Seidler, A. Purushotham, S.-G. Kim, K. U urbil, D. Willingham, J. Ashe, Science Jun 14 2002: 2043-2046.
      2. Brain Regions Controlling Nonsynergistic Versus Synergistic Movement Of The Digits: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study, H. Henrik Ehrsson, Johann P. Kuhtz-Buschbeck, Hans Forssberg, J. Neurosci. 2002 June 15; 22(12): p. 5074-5080
      3. Role Of The Brain And Sensory Pathways In Gastrointestinal Sensory Disorders In Humans, H Mertz, Gut 2002 July 1; 51(90001): p. 29i-33i
      4. A Role For Inflammation In Irritable Bowel Syndrome?, G Barbara, R De Giorgio, V Stanghellini, C Cremon, R Corinaldesi, Gut 2002 July 1; 51(90001): p. 41i-44i
      5. How Noise Contributes To Contrast Invariance Of Orientation Tuning In Cat Visual Cortex, D. Hansel , C. van Vreeswijk, J. Neurosci. 2002 June 15; 22(12): p. 5118-5128
      6. Los Alamos, Tachyon To Develop 3D Chips Based On Wafer-Stacking Process, Semiconductor Business News, 02/06/14
      7. Using Noise to Compute Error Surfaces in Connectionist Networks: A Novel Means of Reducing Catastrophic Forgetting, Robert M. French, Nick Chater, Neural Comp. 2002 July 1; 14(7): p. 1755-1769
      8. Spatiotemporal Spike Encoding of a Continuous External Signal, Naoki Masuda, Kazuyuki Aihara, Neural Comp. 2002 July 1; 14(7): p. 1599-1628
      9. The Many Variables Of The Smallpox Debate, The Washington Post, 6/6/02
      10. Origins Of Life, J. Gibson, Alphagalileo, 19 June 2002, See also ComDig 2002.16 
      11. Fresh Fears Over Mobile Phones, BBC News Online, 02/06/19
      12. Sequence-Dependent Motions of DNA: A Normal Mode Analysis at the Base-Pair Level, Atsushi Matsumoto and Wilma K. Olson, Biophys. J. 2002 July 1; 83(1): p. 22-41
      13. Judging Meaning Improves Function In The Aging Brain, D. C. Park, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 6, Issue 6, pp: 227-229, June 2002
      14. Odors Modulate Pain Perception: A Gender-Specific Effect, S.  Marchand & P. Arsenault, Physiology and Behavior, Vol. 76, Issue 2, pp:251-256, June 2002
      15. Complexity Of Sensory Environment Drives The Expression Of Candidate-Plasticity Gene, Nerve Growth Factor Induced-A, R. Pinaud,  L.A. Tremere, M.R. Penner, F.F. Hess, H.A. Robertson & R.W. Currie, Neurosciences, Vol. 112, Issue 3, pp:573-582, July 2002
      16. Learning Generative Models Of Natural Images, J-Ming Wu  & Zheng-Han Lin, Neural Networks, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp:337-347, April 2002
      17. A Control Model Of The Movement Of Attention, J.G. Taylor & M. Rogers, Neural Networks, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp:309-326, April 2002
      18. Three Creatures Named 'Forward Model', A. Karniel, Neural Network, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp:305-307 April 2002
      19. Detectors Licked By Gummy Fingers, David Cyranoski, Nature 417, 676 (2002); doi:10.1038/417676b Fingerprint-identification equipment can readily be fooled by a piece of gelatin
      20. Tropical Agriculture: The Value Of Bees To The Coffee Harvest, David W. Roubik , Nature 417, 708 (2002); doi:10.1038/417708a, The self-pollinating African shrub Coffea arabica, a pillar of tropical agriculture, was considered to gain nothing from insect pollinators
      21. Architecture For A Large-Scale Ion-Trap Quantum Computer, D. Kielpinski, C. Monroe & D. J. Wineland, Nature 417, 709 - 711 (2002); doi:10.1038/nature00784, systems utilizing ion traps, in which quantum bits (qubits) are formed from the electronic states of trapped ions and coupled through the Coulomb interaction.
      22. Kondo Resonance In A Single-Molecule Transistor, Wenjie Liang, Matthew P. Shores, Marc Bockrath, Jeffrey R. Long & Hongkun Park, Nature 417, 725 - 729 (2002); doi:10.1038/nature00790, Here we report the observation of the Kondo effect in single-molecule transistors, where an individual divanadium molecule serves as a spin impurity
      23. Role Of Experience And Oscillations In Transforming A Rate Code Into A Temporal Code, M. R. Mehta, A. K. Lee & M. A. Wilson, Nature 417, 741 - 746 (2002); doi:10.1038/nature00807, critical to understand the physiological mechanisms that can generate precise spike timing in vivo, and the relationship between such a temporal code and a rate code.
      24. Spike Train Dynamics Predicts Theta-Related Phase Precession In Hippocampal Pyramidal Cells, Kenneth D. Harris, Darrell A. Henze, Hajime Hirase, Xavier Leinekugel, George Dragoi, Andras Czurkó & György Buzsáki, Nature 417, 738 - 741 (2002); doi:10.1038/nature00808, timing of pyramidal cell spikes relative to the theta rhythm shows a unidirectional forward precession during spatial behaviour.


    2. Webcast Announcements Bookmark and Share

      1. International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2002), Nashua, NH, 02/06/09-14 (video + mp3 downloadable audio)
      2. Senate Hearing on White Collar Crime, C-SPAN, 02/06/19 (javascript:playClip(clip06))
      3. Understanding Complex Systems: Symposium Complexity in Physical and Biological Structures, Medicine & Ecology, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 02/05/13-15
      4. ROBOT: The Future of Flesh and Machine, Rodney A. Brooks, MIT AI Lab, Talk given at the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences of the University of Sussex, May 14th, 2002.
      5. Invisible Advantage Webcast, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02/05/15, Jon Low, Center for Business Innovation Senior Research Fellow, will preview his new book, Invisible Advantage
      6. Introducing Complexity, The University of Liverpool ,02/04/24, (mp3 web-cast and audio download, contributed by Carlos Gershenson)
      7. Symmetry in Science and Art - Symmetry in Chaos, (In German), O.E. Roessler, 01/12/17
      8. Dean LeBaron's Archive of Daily Video Commentary, Ongoing Since February 1998

    3. Conference Announcements Bookmark and Share

      1. 3rd European Interdisciplinary School on Nonlinear Dynamics for System and Signal Analysis EUROATTRACTOR2002, Warsaw, 02/06/18-27
      2. International Conference: Emergence in Chemical Systems, University of Alaska Anchorage, 02/06/20-23
      3. Let's Face Chaos Through Nonlinear Dynamics, Maribor, Slovenia, 02/06/30 - 07/14
      4. 8th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2002), Kyoto, Japan, 02/07/02-05
      5. 7th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition - ICMPC7, Sydney, 02/07/17-21
      6. 20th System Dynamics Conference: Organizational Change Dynamics - Understanding Systems, Managing Transformation, Palermo, Italy, 02/07/28-08/01
      7. Complexity and Philosophy, Norwood, Massachusetts, USA, 02/07/29-30
      8. Workshop On Fluctuations Chaos And Complexity In Multistable Systems, Lancaster University, 02/08/01-07
      9. 12th Ann Intl Conf Society For Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences: Chaos and Complexity in a Changing World, Portland, OR, USA, 02/08/01-04
      10. New Directions in Dynamical Systems, Kyoto, Japan, 02/08/05-15
      11. International Workshop on Meta-Synthesis and Complex Systems, Shanghai, China, 02/08/07-08
      12. 7th Experimental Chaos Conference, San Diego, USA, 02/08/25-29
      13. Econophysics Conference, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 02/08/29-31
      14. Self-Organisation and Evolution of Social Behaviour, Monte Verità, Switzerland, 02/09/08-13
      15. Complex Systems (CS02) Complexity with Agent-Based Modeling, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, 02/09/10-12
      16. 3rd Intl NAISO Symposium on Engineering Of Intelligent Systems (EIS 20020), Malaga, Spain, 02/09/24-27
      17. Seminar on Non-equilibrium Phenomena and Phase Transitions in Complex Systems, Avila, Spain, 02/09/24-28.
      18. ACRI 2002, 5th Intl Conf on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry, Geneva, Switzerland, 02/10/09-11 
      19. Dynamical Systems Methods for Advanced Diagnosis and Prognosis, 39th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, University Park, Pennsylvania, 02/10/13-16
      20. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL'02), 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP'02), International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'02), Singapore, 02/11/18-22
      21. International Conference on Systems, Development and Self-Organization (ICSDS'2002 ),Beijing, 02/11/30-12/01
      22. Managing the Complex IV, Naples , FL, Early December 2002
      23. Artificial Life VIII, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 02/12/09-13
        1. 1st Workshop on the Modelling of Dynamical Hierarchies in Alife (WDH 2002)
      24. Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS-36), Big Island, Hawaii, 03/01/06-09
      25. 21st ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Hong Kong, 03/06/01-05

    4. Position Announcement Bookmark and Share

      New: President of the Santa Fe Institute: We are seeking a distinguished scientist with a demonstrated record of leadership in the scientific community, including recognizing and recruiting scientific colleagues of genuine distinction, and focusing attention on new interdisciplinary frontiers. An appreciation of, interest in, and understanding of transdisciplinary research is essential. The candidate must be an articulate spokesperson for the Santa Fe Institute, and be able to convey to potential donors and the broad general public the excitement of working at the frontiers of science.
      • Robert J. Denison, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501


      Staff Memberposition available, Modeling, Algorithms, and Informatics Group (CCS-3), Los Alamos National Laboratory, (...) Current areas of focus relevant to this job include cybersecurity, intelligence analysis for homeland defense, object/target recognition, document classification, bionetwork identification and bio-ontology systems, knowledge network analysis, and collaboration and recommendation technology for digital libraries.

      • Luis Mateus Rocha, Complex Systems Research, MS B256, Los Alamos, NM, (505) 665-1676

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