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'''Evo Devo Universe''' is a global community of theoretical and applied '''physicists''', '''chemists''', '''biologists''', '''cognitive''' and '''social scientists''', '''computer scientists''', '''technologists''', '''philosophers''', '''information theorists''', '''complexity scholars''' and '''systems theorists''' who are interested in better characterizing the relationship and difference between '''evolutionary''' and '''developmental processes''' in the universe and its subsystems. The project originated from [[John Smart]] and [[Clément_Vidal|Clément Vidal]] in Jan 2008.
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'''Evo Devo Universe''' is a global community of theoretical and applied '''physicists''', '''chemists''', '''geologists''', ff'''biologists''', '''cognitive''' and '''social scientists''', '''economists''', '''computer scientists''', '''technologists''', '''philosophers''', '''information theorists''', '''complexity scholars''' and '''systems theorists''' who are interested in better characterizing the relationship and difference between '''evolutionary''' and '''developmental processes''' in the universe and its subsystems. The project originated from [[John Smart]] and [[Clément_Vidal|Clément Vidal]] in Jan 2008.
 
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==Directors==
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==Current Directors==
'''EDU Directors''' do the main work of maintaining and moderating the research community, on a part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).
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'''EDU Directors''' do the main work of maintaining and moderating our research and discussion community, on a volunteer and part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).
  
*[http://www1.assumption.edu/media-sources/forums/index.php?showtopic=157 '''Georgi Georgiev'''], physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured '''exponential growth in complexity''' through time. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor, [http://www.assumption.edu/ Assumption College], Worcester, MA USA
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*[http://www.assumption.edu/faculty-profile/georgi-georgiev '''Georgi Georgiev'''], physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured '''exponential growth in complexity''' through time. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor, [http://www.assumption.edu/ Assumption College], Worcester, MA USA
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* [http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claudio_Flores_Martinez '''Claudio L. Flores Martinez'''], astrobiologist studying '''Cosmic Convergent Evolution (CCE)''' and systems engineering approaches in space mission design. <BR> Affiliations: Msc. Molecular Biosciences, [http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/index_e.html University of Heidelberg]; Student Researcher [http://www.cos.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php?l=_e Centre for Organismal Studies], Heidelberg, Germany
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*[http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~systmep/ '''Michael E. Price'''], '''evolutionary psychologist''', applying adaptationist criteria from ev. biology to potential adaptations created by '''cosmological natural selection'''. <BR> Affiliation: [https://www.brunel.ac.uk/ Brunel University London]
  
* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/John_Smart#.27.27.27John_Smart.27.27.27 '''John M. Smart'''], systems theorist studying '''accelerating change''' and '''evolutionary development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://majors.uat.edu/emerging-tech/pages/EmTechFaculty.aspx University of Advancing Technology], Tempe, AZ USA; President, [http://www.accelerating.org/ Acceleration Studies Foundation], Mountain View, CA USA
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* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/John_Smart#.27.27.27John_Smart.27.27.27 '''John M. Smart'''], systems theorist and futurist studying '''accelerating change''' and '''evolutionary development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Adjunct Professor, [http://www.uh.edu/ University of Houston], Houston, TX USA; CEO, [http://www.foresightu.com Foresight University], Los Gatos, CA USA
  
 
* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/Cl%C3%A9ment_Vidal '''Clement Vidal'''], philosopher of science and cosmology, focusing on '''natural, comprehensive and systematic philosophy'''. <BR> Affiliations: Post-Doc, [http://www.vub.ac.be/ Vrije Universiteit Brussels]; Researcher, [http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/ Centre Leo Apostel], [http://ecco.vub.ac.be/ ECCO Group], and [http://globalbraininstitute.com/ Global Brain Institute], Brussels, Belgium
 
* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/Cl%C3%A9ment_Vidal '''Clement Vidal'''], philosopher of science and cosmology, focusing on '''natural, comprehensive and systematic philosophy'''. <BR> Affiliations: Post-Doc, [http://www.vub.ac.be/ Vrije Universiteit Brussels]; Researcher, [http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/ Centre Leo Apostel], [http://ecco.vub.ac.be/ ECCO Group], and [http://globalbraininstitute.com/ Global Brain Institute], Brussels, Belgium
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==Past Directors==
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Past community directors (in alpha order by last name). Director positions are for a minimum of one year. We thank you for your service to EDU.
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* [http://cadelllast.com/ '''Cadell Last'''], evolutionary anthropologist studying '''cosmic evolution''', '''big history''', and potential theoretical implications for the '''future of humanity'''. <BR> Affiliations: Doctoral Student, [http://www.vub.ac.be/en/ Vrije Universiteit Brussel], Brussels, Belgium (2014).
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* [http://www.carlosmariscal.com'''Carlos Mariscal'''], philosopher of science/astrobiologist studying '''Universal Biology''', the study of generalizations expected to hold true for biology everywhere. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy at [http://www.unr.edu/philosophy/6-mariscal.html University of Nevada], Reno, USA
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* [http://www.clemson.edu/caah/philosophy/faculty-staff/facultyBio.html?id=542 '''Kelly C. Smith'''], philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the '''evolution of ethics''', '''culture''', and '''rationality.''' <BR> Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, [http://www.clemson.edu/ Clemson U], Clemson, SC USA
  
 
==Institutionally-Affiliated Scholars==
 
==Institutionally-Affiliated Scholars==
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*[http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/aerts/index.html '''Diederik Aerts'''], scholar in quantum physics, philosophy of science, and the construction of '''integrated worldviews'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor, [http://www.vub.ac.be/english/index.php Vrije Universiteit Brussels - VUB]; Director, [http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/ Centre Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies], Brussels, Belgium  
 
*[http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/aerts/index.html '''Diederik Aerts'''], scholar in quantum physics, philosophy of science, and the construction of '''integrated worldviews'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor, [http://www.vub.ac.be/english/index.php Vrije Universiteit Brussels - VUB]; Director, [http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/ Centre Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies], Brussels, Belgium  
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*[http://systemsbiology.sjtu.edu.cn/members/Ping_Ao.html '''Ping Ao'''] aims to understand and solve biological, engineering, and physical problems based on the first principles, particularly from the '''universal evolutionary dynamics'''.
  
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/robertvaunger/ '''Robert Aunger'''], '''evolutionary transitions theorist''', expert in evolution of behavior, motivation, morality, technology, culture and complexity. <BR> Affiliations: Researcher, [http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine], London, United Kingdom
 
*[http://sites.google.com/site/robertvaunger/ '''Robert Aunger'''], '''evolutionary transitions theorist''', expert in evolution of behavior, motivation, morality, technology, culture and complexity. <BR> Affiliations: Researcher, [http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine], London, United Kingdom
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*[http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/medewerkers/item/d.c.baker.html?f=baker '''David Baker'''], big historian working on '''Universal Darwinism''' and '''rising complexity'''. <BR> Affiliations: Lecturer in Big History at the University of Amsterdam (previously at Macquarie University)
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaneer_Bar-Yam '''Yaneer Bar-Yam'''], developing new methods for the study of '''complex systems''' with application to '''scientific''' questions and '''social''' concerns. <BR> Affiliations: President, [http://necsi.org/ New England Complex Systems Institute], Cambridge, MA USA; Chairman, [http://www.necsi.edu/events/ Internat'l Conf on Complex Systems (ICCS)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaneer_Bar-Yam '''Yaneer Bar-Yam'''], developing new methods for the study of '''complex systems''' with application to '''scientific''' questions and '''social''' concerns. <BR> Affiliations: President, [http://necsi.org/ New England Complex Systems Institute], Cambridge, MA USA; Chairman, [http://www.necsi.edu/events/ Internat'l Conf on Complex Systems (ICCS)]
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*[http://tommasobolognesi.wordpress.com/ '''Tommaso Bolognesi'''], Researcher in '''emergence''' and '''self-organization''' in simple models of '''computation''' and '''discrete models of spacetime'''. <BR> Affiliation: Senior Researcher at ISTI, [http://www.isti.cnr.it/ Institute of Information Science and Technologies] (CNR), Pisa, Italy.
 
*[http://tommasobolognesi.wordpress.com/ '''Tommaso Bolognesi'''], Researcher in '''emergence''' and '''self-organization''' in simple models of '''computation''' and '''discrete models of spacetime'''. <BR> Affiliation: Senior Researcher at ISTI, [http://www.isti.cnr.it/ Institute of Information Science and Technologies] (CNR), Pisa, Italy.
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*[http://web.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/~koder/koder.html '''Joe Brisendine'''], graduate student in '''biochemistry''', with a focus on '''self-organization of non-equilibrium charge transport.'''<BR> Affiliation: [http://cuny.edu/index.html CUNY]
  
 
*[http://isepp.academia.edu/TerryBristol '''Terry Bristol'''], interdisciplinary scholar in history and philosophy of science, philosophy of engineering, complementarity, philosophy of '''thermodynamics'''. <BR> Affiliations: President, [http://www.isepp.org/ Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy], Portland, OR USA
 
*[http://isepp.academia.edu/TerryBristol '''Terry Bristol'''], interdisciplinary scholar in history and philosophy of science, philosophy of engineering, complementarity, philosophy of '''thermodynamics'''. <BR> Affiliations: President, [http://www.isepp.org/ Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy], Portland, OR USA
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*[http://mcirkovic.aob.rs/ '''Milan M. Cirkovic'''], astrophysicist and scholar in '''cosmology''', '''astrobiology''', '''philosophy of science''' and '''futures studies'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www.pmf.uns.ac.rs/en/aboutus/departments/physics Dept of Physics, University of Novi Sad]; Senior Research Associate, [http://www.aob.bg.ac.rs/old/index.html Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade], Belgrade, Serbia
 
*[http://mcirkovic.aob.rs/ '''Milan M. Cirkovic'''], astrophysicist and scholar in '''cosmology''', '''astrobiology''', '''philosophy of science''' and '''futures studies'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www.pmf.uns.ac.rs/en/aboutus/departments/physics Dept of Physics, University of Novi Sad]; Senior Research Associate, [http://www.aob.bg.ac.rs/old/index.html Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade], Belgrade, Serbia
  
*[http://www.mdibl.org/faculty/James_A_Coffman/112/ '''James A. Coffman'''], developmental biologist and scholar interested in the relationship between '''development''' and '''causality'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www.mdibl.org/ Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory], Salisbury Cove, ME USA
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*[http://mdibl.org/faculty/james-a-coffman/ '''James A. Coffman'''], developmental biologist and scholar interested in the relationship between '''development''' and '''causality'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www.mdibl.org/ Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory], Salisbury Cove, ME USA
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Corning '''Peter A. Corning'''], biologist, complex systems scholar, author of books and papers on the role of '''synergy''' in biological and human evolution. <BR> Affiliations: Director, [http://www.complexsystems.org/index.html Institute for the Study of Complex Systems], Friday Harbor, WA USA  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Corning '''Peter A. Corning'''], biologist, complex systems scholar, author of books and papers on the role of '''synergy''' in biological and human evolution. <BR> Affiliations: Director, [http://www.complexsystems.org/index.html Institute for the Study of Complex Systems], Friday Harbor, WA USA  
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*[http://anthropology.berkeley.edu/users/terrence-w-deacon '''Terrence W. Deacon'''], anthropologist, scholar in '''brain evolution and development, origins of language, bio-cultural evolution,''' and '''emergence.''' <BR> Affiliations: Professor, Biological Anthropology and Neuroscience and Chair, [http://anthropology.berkeley.edu/ Dept of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley], Berkeley, CA USA
 
*[http://anthropology.berkeley.edu/users/terrence-w-deacon '''Terrence W. Deacon'''], anthropologist, scholar in '''brain evolution and development, origins of language, bio-cultural evolution,''' and '''emergence.''' <BR> Affiliations: Professor, Biological Anthropology and Neuroscience and Chair, [http://anthropology.berkeley.edu/ Dept of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley], Berkeley, CA USA
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*[https://antwerp.academia.edu/VincenzoDeFlorio '''Vincenzo De Florio'''] Fascinated by '''resilience''', '''antifragility''', emergence, organization, evolution of evolvability, and philosophies thereof. <BR> Affiliated member of the [http://ecco.vub.ac.be ECCO Research Group] and the [http://globalbraininstitute.com/ Global Brain Institute], Free University of Brussels; affiliated with the MOSAIC group at [https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/vincenzo-deflorio/ Antwerpen University]
  
 
*[http://www2.lifl.fr/~delahaye/ '''Jean-Paul Delahaye'''], prolific author, science popularizer, '''mathematician''', computer scientist researching '''algorithmic theory''' and its relation to our universe. <BR> Affiliations: Professor of Mathematics, [http://www.univ-lille1.fr/ Lille 1 Univ. of Science & Tech]; Researcher, [http://www.lifl.fr/SMAC/ Multi-Agent Sys & Behaviors (SMAC) Group], Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
 
*[http://www2.lifl.fr/~delahaye/ '''Jean-Paul Delahaye'''], prolific author, science popularizer, '''mathematician''', computer scientist researching '''algorithmic theory''' and its relation to our universe. <BR> Affiliations: Professor of Mathematics, [http://www.univ-lille1.fr/ Lille 1 Univ. of Science & Tech]; Researcher, [http://www.lifl.fr/SMAC/ Multi-Agent Sys & Behaviors (SMAC) Group], Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
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*[http://ee.iitd.ac.in/people/hmgupta.html '''Hari Mohan Gupta'''], electrical engineer and scholar in '''power law distributions''' and '''evolution'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor of Electrical Engineering, [http://ee.iitd.ac.in/ Indian Institute of Technology], Delhi, India
 
*[http://ee.iitd.ac.in/people/hmgupta.html '''Hari Mohan Gupta'''], electrical engineer and scholar in '''power law distributions''' and '''evolution'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor of Electrical Engineering, [http://ee.iitd.ac.in/ Indian Institute of Technology], Delhi, India
  
*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/WilliamHall '''William P. Hall'''], evolutionary biologist and organization theorist focusing on '''autopoiesis''', '''emergence''', and '''knowledge'''. <BR> Affiliations: Senior Fellow (Hon.), [http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/index.html Melbourne School of Engineering], University of Melbourne; President, [http://kororoit.org/ Kororoit Institute], Melbourne, Australia
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*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/WilliamHall '''William P. Hall'''], evolutionary biologist and organization theorist focusing on '''autopoiesis''', '''emergence''', and '''knowledge'''. <BR> Affiliations: (through 2011) Senior Fellow (Hon.), [http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/index.html Melbourne School of Engineering], University of Melbourne; President, [http://kororoit.org/ Kororoit Institute], Melbourne, Australia
  
 
*[http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/HEYL.html '''Francis Heylighen'''], systems theorist and cyberneticist focusing on the '''evolution of complexity'''. <BR> Affiliations: Research Professor, [http://www.vub.ac.be/english/index.php Free University of Brussels (VUB)]; Director, [http://ecco.vub.ac.be ECCO Research Group], Brussels, Belgium   
 
*[http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/HEYL.html '''Francis Heylighen'''], systems theorist and cyberneticist focusing on the '''evolution of complexity'''. <BR> Affiliations: Research Professor, [http://www.vub.ac.be/english/index.php Free University of Brussels (VUB)]; Director, [http://ecco.vub.ac.be ECCO Research Group], Brussels, Belgium   
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*[http://www.kiarislab.com '''Hippokratis Kiaris'''], biologist and scholar interested in the role of the evolutionary and developmental '''microenvironment''' in health and disease. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor and Director, [http://www.kiarislab.com Kiaris Lab, Department of Biochemistry, University of Athens Medical School], Athens, Greece
 
*[http://www.kiarislab.com '''Hippokratis Kiaris'''], biologist and scholar interested in the role of the evolutionary and developmental '''microenvironment''' in health and disease. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor and Director, [http://www.kiarislab.com Kiaris Lab, Department of Biochemistry, University of Athens Medical School], Athens, Greece
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*[http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/team/kostas-konstantinidis/ '''Kostas Konstantinidis'''],  space systems engineer working on '''in-situ astrobiology missions''' in the solar system, as well as autonomous precision planetary landing. <BR> Affiliations: Research assistant and PhD candidate, [http://www.unibw.de/willkommen/willkommen-an-der-universitaet-der-bundeswehr-muenchen-en Bundeswehr University Munich], Germany
  
 
*[http://semciencia.haaan.com/ '''Osame Kinouchi'''], researcher in '''complex systems''', '''statistical physics''', '''astrobiology''' and '''cellular automata''' <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www5.usp.br/ University of São Paulo] [http://www.ffclrp.usp.br/docentes/fisica/osamekinouchifilho.php Department of Physics], São Paulo, Brazil
 
*[http://semciencia.haaan.com/ '''Osame Kinouchi'''], researcher in '''complex systems''', '''statistical physics''', '''astrobiology''' and '''cellular automata''' <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www5.usp.br/ University of São Paulo] [http://www.ffclrp.usp.br/docentes/fisica/osamekinouchifilho.php Department of Physics], São Paulo, Brazil
  
 
* [http://interdevelopmentals.org/about-otto-laske.php '''Otto Laske'''], philosopher, '''epistemologist''', '''psychologist''', scholar of '''cognitive development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Founder, [http://www.interdevelopmentals.org Interdevelopmental Institute], Gloucester, MA USA
 
* [http://interdevelopmentals.org/about-otto-laske.php '''Otto Laske'''], philosopher, '''epistemologist''', '''psychologist''', scholar of '''cognitive development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Founder, [http://www.interdevelopmentals.org Interdevelopmental Institute], Gloucester, MA USA
 
* [http://cadelllast.com/ '''Cadell Last'''], '''evolutionary anthropologist''' interested in integrating our evolutionary past into a systems-level analysis of our '''future development'''.
 
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Leslie '''John A. Leslie'''], philosopher of science and cosmology, distinguished scholar in '''anthropic reasoning'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, [http://www.uoguelph.ca/philosophy/philosophy-john-leslie Dept. of Philosophy, University of Guelph], Guelph, Ontario, Canada
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Leslie '''John A. Leslie'''], philosopher of science and cosmology, distinguished scholar in '''anthropic reasoning'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, [http://www.uoguelph.ca/philosophy/philosophy-john-leslie Dept. of Philosophy, University of Guelph], Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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*[http://luth2.obspm.fr/~luminet/eluminet.html '''Jean-Pierre Luminet'''], astrophysicist presently specializing in '''black holes''' and '''cosmology'''. <BR> Affiliations: Astrophysicist, [http://www.obspm.fr/ Paris Observatory] and [http://luth.obspm.fr/ LUTH Cosmology Laboratory], Meudon, France
 
*[http://luth2.obspm.fr/~luminet/eluminet.html '''Jean-Pierre Luminet'''], astrophysicist presently specializing in '''black holes''' and '''cosmology'''. <BR> Affiliations: Astrophysicist, [http://www.obspm.fr/ Paris Observatory] and [http://luth.obspm.fr/ LUTH Cosmology Laboratory], Meudon, France
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* [http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claudio_Flores_Martinez '''Claudio L. Flores Martinez'''], astrobiologist studying '''Cosmic Convergent Evolution (CCE)''' and its implications for systems engineering approaches in space mission design. <BR> Affiliations: Msc. Molecular Biosciences, [http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/index_e.html University of Heidelberg]; Student Researcher [http://www.cos.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php?l=_e Centre for Organismal Studies], Heidelberg, Germany
  
 
*[http://www.iiit.ac.in/people/faculty/ramamurthy '''Garimella Rama Murthy'''], computer engineer and specialist in '''neural networks''', '''intelligent systems''' and '''cybernetics'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www.iiit.ac.in/ International Institute of Information Technology], Hyderabad, India
 
*[http://www.iiit.ac.in/people/faculty/ramamurthy '''Garimella Rama Murthy'''], computer engineer and specialist in '''neural networks''', '''intelligent systems''' and '''cybernetics'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www.iiit.ac.in/ International Institute of Information Technology], Hyderabad, India
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*[http://steveomohundro.com/ '''Steve Omohundro''']  studies '''self-improving artificial intelligence''' and the '''evolution of natural intelligence'''. <BR> Affiliations: Founder, [http://www.selfawaresystems.com Self-Aware Systems], Palo Alto, USA
 
*[http://steveomohundro.com/ '''Steve Omohundro''']  studies '''self-improving artificial intelligence''' and the '''evolution of natural intelligence'''. <BR> Affiliations: Founder, [http://www.selfawaresystems.com Self-Aware Systems], Palo Alto, USA
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*[http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~systmep/ '''Michael E. Price'''], '''evolutionary psychologist''', interested in applying adaptationist criteria from evolutionary biology to identify potential adaptations created by '''cosmological natural selection'''. <BR> Affiliation: [https://www.brunel.ac.uk/ Brunel University London]
  
 
*[http://www.academie-sciences.fr/membres/P/Prochiantz_Alain_bio.htm '''Alain Prochiantz'''], neurobiologist  and specialist of '''cerebral morphogenesis''' and '''stochastic developmental processes'''. <BR> Affiliations: Director, [http://www.college-de-france.fr/site/cirb/centre_interdisciplinaire_d__1.htm Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Collège de France], Paris, France   
 
*[http://www.academie-sciences.fr/membres/P/Prochiantz_Alain_bio.htm '''Alain Prochiantz'''], neurobiologist  and specialist of '''cerebral morphogenesis''' and '''stochastic developmental processes'''. <BR> Affiliations: Director, [http://www.college-de-france.fr/site/cirb/centre_interdisciplinaire_d__1.htm Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Collège de France], Paris, France   
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*[http://www.nbi.dk/~natphil/salthe/ '''Stanley N. Salthe'''], theoretical biologist, scholar in '''developmentalism''', '''hierarchy structures''', '''thermodynamics''', and '''natural philosophy'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, [http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/naturalsciences/undergraduate/biology.php Biology, Brooklyn College, CUNY]; Visiting Scientist in Biological Sciences, [http://www.binghamton.edu/index.html Binghamton Univ., SUNY], Binghamton, NY USA
 
*[http://www.nbi.dk/~natphil/salthe/ '''Stanley N. Salthe'''], theoretical biologist, scholar in '''developmentalism''', '''hierarchy structures''', '''thermodynamics''', and '''natural philosophy'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, [http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/naturalsciences/undergraduate/biology.php Biology, Brooklyn College, CUNY]; Visiting Scientist in Biological Sciences, [http://www.binghamton.edu/index.html Binghamton Univ., SUNY], Binghamton, NY USA
  
*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/John_Smart#.27.27.27John_Smart.27.27.27 '''John M. Smart'''], systems theorist studying '''accelerating change''' and '''evolutionary development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor, [http://majors.uat.edu/emerging-tech/pages/EmTechFaculty.aspx University of Advancing Technology], Tempe, AZ USA; President, [http://www.accelerating.org/ Acceleration Studies Foundation], Mountain View, CA USA
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*[https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Schwartzman4 '''David Schwartzman'''], geochemist, studying the long term biogeochemical cycle of carbon, biological weathering, lead pollution, astrobiology, the origin of life,  philosophy of science, energy and climate change. <BR> Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, [https://home.howard.edu/ Howard University], Washington, DC USA
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*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/John_Smart#.27.27.27John_Smart.27.27.27 '''John M. Smart'''], systems theorist studying '''accelerating change''' and '''evolutionary development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Lecturer, [http://nps.edu/ Naval Postgraduate School], Monterey, CA, USA; President, [http://www.accelerating.org/ Acceleration Studies Foundation], Los Gatos, CA USA
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* [http://www.clemson.edu/caah/philosophy/faculty-staff/facultyBio.html?id=542 '''Kelly C. Smith'''], philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the '''evolution of ethics''', '''culture''', and '''rationality.''' <BR> Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, [http://www.clemson.edu/ Clemson U], Clemson, SC USA
  
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/ynotds '''Tony Smith'''], complex systems analyst studying emergence, '''cellular automata''', and '''discrete processes'''. <BR> Affiliations: Researcher, [http://kororoit.org/ Kororoit Institute]; Complex Systems Analyst, [http://www.meme.com.au Meme Media], Melbourne, Australia
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/ynotds '''Tony Smith'''], complex systems analyst studying emergence, '''cellular automata''', and '''discrete processes'''. <BR> Affiliations: Researcher, [http://kororoit.org/ Kororoit Institute]; Complex Systems Analyst, [http://www.meme.com.au Meme Media], Melbourne, Australia
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*[http://www.eng.odu.edu/et/directory/walk.shtml '''Steven R. Walk'''], electrical engineer, studying '''quantitative technology forecasting''' and social change using '''natural performance and diffusion models'''. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology, [http://www.odu.edu/ Old Dominion University], Norfolk, VA USA
 
*[http://www.eng.odu.edu/et/directory/walk.shtml '''Steven R. Walk'''], electrical engineer, studying '''quantitative technology forecasting''' and social change using '''natural performance and diffusion models'''. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology, [http://www.odu.edu/ Old Dominion University], Norfolk, VA USA
  
*[http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/author/default.asp?aid=47 '''Bruce H. Weber'''], professor of biochemistry emeritus, and scholar in '''evolution, development, self-organization, natural selection''', and '''complex systems'''. <BR> Affiliations: Prof. of Biochem. Emeritus, [http://www.fullerton.edu/ CSU Fullerton]; Robert H Woodworth Chair in Sci. & Natural Philos. Emeritus, [http://www.bennington.edu/Home.aspx Bennington College], Bennington, VT USA
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*[https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sara_Walker3 '''Sara I. Walker'''], researcher in the '''origins and nature of life''', with a focus on information processing in living systems. <BR>Affiliations: Assistant Professor, [https://sese.asu.edu/ School of Earth and Space Exploration], Arizona State University; Deputy Director, [https://beyond.asu.edu/ Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science].
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*[https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bruce_Weber2 '''Bruce H. Weber'''], professor of biochemistry emeritus, and scholar in '''evolution, development, self-organization, natural selection''', and '''complex systems'''. <BR> Affiliations: Prof. of Biochem. Emeritus, [http://www.fullerton.edu/ CSU Fullerton]; Robert H Woodworth Chair in Sci. & Natural Philos. Emeritus, [http://www.bennington.edu/Home.aspx Bennington College], Bennington, VT USA
  
 
* [http://www.mathrix.org/zenil/ '''Hector Zenil'''], researcher in experimental '''algorithmic theory''' and its relation to the '''physical world'''. <BR> Affiliations: Research Associate, [http://www.shef.ac.uk/dcs/about Dept of Computer Science, Univ. of Sheffield]; [http://www-ihpst.univ-paris1.fr/ IHPST], Univ. of Paris; Special Projects, [http://www.wolfram.com/ Wolfram Research] (England, UK)
 
* [http://www.mathrix.org/zenil/ '''Hector Zenil'''], researcher in experimental '''algorithmic theory''' and its relation to the '''physical world'''. <BR> Affiliations: Research Associate, [http://www.shef.ac.uk/dcs/about Dept of Computer Science, Univ. of Sheffield]; [http://www-ihpst.univ-paris1.fr/ IHPST], Univ. of Paris; Special Projects, [http://www.wolfram.com/ Wolfram Research] (England, UK)
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*[http://www.amherst.edu/~rloldershaw/ '''Robert L. Oldershaw'''], cosmologist and philosopher studying '''discrete fractal''' paradigms and '''hierarchical systems theory'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Researcher in the field of Cosmology, Amherst, MA, USA
 
*[http://www.amherst.edu/~rloldershaw/ '''Robert L. Oldershaw'''], cosmologist and philosopher studying '''discrete fractal''' paradigms and '''hierarchical systems theory'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Researcher in the field of Cosmology, Amherst, MA, USA
 
 
  
 
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Are you an independent scholar who has done notable peer-reviewed research in topics related to [[Research themes|'''EDU Themes''']]? Please email [mailto:clement.vidal@philosophons.com Clement Vidal] about being listed here, and if interested, fill-in the [[EDU-Talk subscription form|EDU-Talk]] subscription form to join the listserve discussions on these issues!
 
  
 
==Associates==
 
==Associates==
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* [http://arnaudblanchard.free.fr/spip/?lang=en '''Arnaud J. Blanchard'''], computer and cognitive scientist, scholar in '''intelligent systems''', '''imitation''', and '''emotion'''. <BR> Affiliations: Postdoctoral Fellow, [http://www.feelix-growing.org/ FEELIX], Herts, United Kingdom
 
* [http://arnaudblanchard.free.fr/spip/?lang=en '''Arnaud J. Blanchard'''], computer and cognitive scientist, scholar in '''intelligent systems''', '''imitation''', and '''emotion'''. <BR> Affiliations: Postdoctoral Fellow, [http://www.feelix-growing.org/ FEELIX], Herts, United Kingdom
  
* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/Atanu_Chatterjee '''Atanu Chatterjee'''], independent researcher studying '''complex systems'''; research interests encompass all areas of '''nature and natural processes'''. <BR> Affiliations: Researcher, [http://www.iarc.res.in Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC)] Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, [http://www.bitdurg.org/ Bhilai Institute of Technology], Durg, India
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* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/Atanu_Chatterjee '''Atanu Chatterjee'''], independent researcher studying '''complex systems'''; research interests encompass all areas of '''nature and natural processes'''. <BR> Affiliations: Graduate Student and Researcher, [http://www.iitm.ac.in Indian Institute of Technology Madras]. Past: [http://www.iarc.res.in Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC)],India
  
 
*[http://www.biocosm.org/about.htm '''James N. Gardner'''], complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the '''selfish biocosm hypothesis'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
 
*[http://www.biocosm.org/about.htm '''James N. Gardner'''], complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the '''selfish biocosm hypothesis'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
 
* [http://www.brianhoffstein.com/ '''Brian Hoffstein'''] is exploring universal complexity in systems, and how they can be applied for societal progress. Affiliations: Independent Scholar, New York, NY USA.
 
  
 
*[http://www.asvj91.dsl.pipex.com/Hans_KUIJPER/AREA_STUDIES_Vs_DISCIPLINES_Hans_KUIJPER.pdf '''Hans Kuijper'''], retired economist and sinologist (China studies) turned '''systems scientist'''; application of complexity science to '''country and area studies'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Rotterdam, Netherlands
 
*[http://www.asvj91.dsl.pipex.com/Hans_KUIJPER/AREA_STUDIES_Vs_DISCIPLINES_Hans_KUIJPER.pdf '''Hans Kuijper'''], retired economist and sinologist (China studies) turned '''systems scientist'''; application of complexity science to '''country and area studies'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  
*[http://cadelllast.com/ '''Cadell Last'''], '''evolutionary anthropologist''', interested in human divergence, technocultural pathways, and the future of intelligence. Affiliations: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (2014).
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*[http://cadelllast.com/ '''Cadell Last'''], '''evolutionary anthropologist''', interested in human divergence, technocultural pathways, and the future of intelligence. <BR> Affiliations: [http://www.vub.ac.be/en/ Vrije Universiteit Brussel], Brussels, Belgium (2014).
 
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* [http://www.rationalmorality.info/ '''Stefan Pernar'''], independent systems scholar, '''philosopher''', and author. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Philosophy Writer, Entrepreneur, Student, Melbourne, Australia
 
* [http://www.rationalmorality.info/ '''Stefan Pernar'''], independent systems scholar, '''philosopher''', and author. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Philosophy Writer, Entrepreneur, Student, Melbourne, Australia
  
 
* [http://theconnective.org/ '''Eyal Sivan'''], integration architect studying '''ethics''' and '''social systems''', proposer of the '''connective hypothesis'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada
 
* [http://theconnective.org/ '''Eyal Sivan'''], integration architect studying '''ethics''' and '''social systems''', proposer of the '''connective hypothesis'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada
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* [http://www.clemson.edu/caah/philosophy/faculty-staff/facultyBio.html?id=542 '''Kelly C. Smith'''], philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the '''evolution of ethics''', '''culture''', and '''rationality.''' <BR> Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, [http://www.clemson.edu/ Clemson U], Clemson, SC USA
  
 
Available Associate activities (per your interest and ability):
 
Available Associate activities (per your interest and ability):

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Evo Devo Universe is a global community of theoretical and applied physicists, chemists, geologists, ffbiologists, cognitive and social scientists, economists, computer scientists, technologists, philosophers, information theorists, complexity scholars and systems theorists who are interested in better characterizing the relationship and difference between evolutionary and developmental processes in the universe and its subsystems. The project originated from John Smart and Clément Vidal in Jan 2008.

Current Directors

EDU Directors do the main work of maintaining and moderating our research and discussion community, on a volunteer and part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).

  • Georgi Georgiev, physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured exponential growth in complexity through time.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Assumption College, Worcester, MA USA

Past Directors

Past community directors (in alpha order by last name). Director positions are for a minimum of one year. We thank you for your service to EDU.

  • Cadell Last, evolutionary anthropologist studying cosmic evolution, big history, and potential theoretical implications for the future of humanity.
    Affiliations: Doctoral Student, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (2014).
  • Carlos Mariscal, philosopher of science/astrobiologist studying Universal Biology, the study of generalizations expected to hold true for biology everywhere.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy at University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • Kelly C. Smith, philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the evolution of ethics, culture, and rationality.
    Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, Clemson U, Clemson, SC USA

Institutionally-Affiliated Scholars

The following institutionally-affiliated scholars have agreed to publicly endorse and participate in the EDU interdisciplinary research community at some level to date. Other scholars can be found on our listserve, EDU-Talk. Listings are in alpha order by last name:

  • Ping Ao aims to understand and solve biological, engineering, and physical problems based on the first principles, particularly from the universal evolutionary dynamics.
  • David Baker, big historian working on Universal Darwinism and rising complexity.
    Affiliations: Lecturer in Big History at the University of Amsterdam (previously at Macquarie University)
  • Joe Brisendine, graduate student in biochemistry, with a focus on self-organization of non-equilibrium charge transport.
    Affiliation: CUNY
  • Taner Edis, physicist, philosopher, scholar of complex systems and the naturalistic world view.
    Affiliations: Professor of Physics, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO USA
  • Georgi Georgiev, physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured exponential growth in complexity through time.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Assumption College, Worcester, MA USA
  • Kostas Konstantinidis, space systems engineer working on in-situ astrobiology missions in the solar system, as well as autonomous precision planetary landing.
    Affiliations: Research assistant and PhD candidate, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
  • Michael Levin, developmental biologist investigating information storage and processing in biological systems.
    Affilitations: Principal Investigator, The Levin Lab, Tufts University.
  • Laurent Nottale, cosmologist and pioneering theorist in scale relativity and fractal space-time.
    Affiliations: Director of Research, CNRS; Researcher, Paris Observatory, Paris, France
  • Michael E. Price, evolutionary psychologist, interested in applying adaptationist criteria from evolutionary biology to identify potential adaptations created by cosmological natural selection.
    Affiliation: Brunel University London
  • Marko A. Rodriguez computer and cognitive scientist studying graph theory and its application to various areas including collective intelligence.
    Affiliations: Graph Systems Architect, Aurelius, Santa Fe, USA; Visiting Researcher, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
  • David Schwartzman, geochemist, studying the long term biogeochemical cycle of carbon, biological weathering, lead pollution, astrobiology, the origin of life, philosophy of science, energy and climate change.
    Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, Howard University, Washington, DC USA
  • Kelly C. Smith, philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the evolution of ethics, culture, and rationality.
    Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, Clemson U, Clemson, SC USA
  • Tony Smith, complex systems analyst studying emergence, cellular automata, and discrete processes.
    Affiliations: Researcher, Kororoit Institute; Complex Systems Analyst, Meme Media, Melbourne, Australia
  • Fred Spier, anthropologist, scholar of big history (cosmic origins to modern society).
    Affiliations: Senior Lecturer in Big History, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Eric Steinhart is a computer scientist and philosopher interested in the application of evolutionary principles in fundamental ontology.
    Affiliations: Associate Professor of Philosophy, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ, USA
  • Steven R. Walk, electrical engineer, studying quantitative technology forecasting and social change using natural performance and diffusion models.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA USA
  • Bruce H. Weber, professor of biochemistry emeritus, and scholar in evolution, development, self-organization, natural selection, and complex systems.
    Affiliations: Prof. of Biochem. Emeritus, CSU Fullerton; Robert H Woodworth Chair in Sci. & Natural Philos. Emeritus, Bennington College, Bennington, VT USA

Have you done research (peer reviewed or trade articles) in any topics related to EDU research questions? Please email Clement Vidal about being listed here, and if interested, fill-in the EDU-Talk subscription form to join the listserve discussions on these issues!

Independent Scholars

The following independent scholars, whose published work advances evolutionary and developmental scholarship in the estimation of the EDU community, have agreed to publicly endorse and participate in the community at some level to date. Other scholars can be found on our listserve, EDU-Talk. Listings are in alpha order by last name:

  • Mary Ann Allison, author and scholar of complexity and evolutionary process in sociology and culture.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar; Principal, The Allison Group, Brooklyn, NY USA
  • Robin Allott, author and scholar in linguistics, evolutionary psychology, and linguistic theories of cultural evolution.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Language Brain and Body Evolution, Seaford, United Kingdom
  • Jon Beach, Author and scholar interested in the relationship between biological evolution, technological innovation and human consciousness.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Orange CA USA
  • Rick Bradford, physicist, cosmologist and engineer, researching cosmic coincidences and fine-tuning.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • William R. Buckley, author and developer of machine self-replication and machine ontogeny.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, San Francisco Bay Area, CA USA
  • John Chelen, scholar in cellular automata, information theory, intelligence, cosmology and quantum physics.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Washington, DC USA
  • Michael Chorost, author and scholar in human-machine interfaces and social and technological evolution and development.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Science Writer; External Advisory Boards for Neuroscience Research, Northwestern and Brown Universities; Washington, DC USA
  • Bruce Damer, researcher and author employing digital simulation in space, complexity and origin of life challenges.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar and Project Leader, EvoGrid (origin of life simulation), Santa Cruz, CA USA
  • James N. Gardner, complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the selfish biocosm hypothesis.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
  • William F. Harms, philosopher and scholar in cultural evolution, information, and moral ecologies.
    Affiliations: Philosophy Instructor and Independent Scholar, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Hans Kuijper, retired economist and sinologist (China studies) turned systems scientist; application of complexity science to country and area studies.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • John McCrone, science writer and researcher in hierarchy theory, logic and mind science.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Webmaster, Dichotomistic.com, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Robert L. Oldershaw, cosmologist and philosopher studying discrete fractal paradigms and hierarchical systems theory.
    Affiliations: Independent Researcher in the field of Cosmology, Amherst, MA, USA

Are you an independent scholar who has done notable peer-reviewed research in topics related to EDU Themes? Please email Clement Vidal about being listed here, and fill-in the EDU-Talk subscription form to join the listserve discussions on these issues!

Associates

EDU Associates help with research community building, on a part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).

  • Cecilia Abadie, Computer scientist studying the role of networks on complex systems evolution.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, San Diego, CA USA
  • Arnaud J. Blanchard, computer and cognitive scientist, scholar in intelligent systems, imitation, and emotion.
    Affiliations: Postdoctoral Fellow, FEELIX, Herts, United Kingdom
  • James N. Gardner, complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the selfish biocosm hypothesis.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
  • Hans Kuijper, retired economist and sinologist (China studies) turned systems scientist; application of complexity science to country and area studies.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Cadell Last, evolutionary anthropologist, interested in human divergence, technocultural pathways, and the future of intelligence.
    Affiliations: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (2014).
  • Stefan Pernar, independent systems scholar, philosopher, and author.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Philosophy Writer, Entrepreneur, Student, Melbourne, Australia
  • Eyal Sivan, integration architect studying ethics and social systems, proposer of the connective hypothesis.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada
  • Kelly C. Smith, philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the evolution of ethics, culture, and rationality.
    Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, Clemson U, Clemson, SC USA

Available Associate activities (per your interest and ability):

  • Finding scholars from diverse backgrounds interested in exploring evolutionary and/or developmental models of universal change
  • Building an EDU bibliography, doing wiki editing or authorship projects
  • Fact checking and peer-reviewing scholarly articles
  • Helping with conference preparation (call for papers, organizational activities)

All Interested Scholars: Would you like to help manage and grow the EDU community? Can you commit at least four hours a week over a minimum of four months to help develop our community? Please email John Smart about becoming an Associate. All EDU members are welcome to participate in our fortnightly EDU Project teleconferences. Associates who participate actively and regularly may be asked to become Directors.