I consider myself a 'computational natural scientist' (Greg Chaitin described me as a "new kind of practical theoretician"). My interests lie at the intersection of two major areas of science, namely computability and causality leading to what I call Algorithmic Information Dynamics.
My main research aim is twofold, to understand and characterize the behaviour of artificial and biological systems e.g. cognition both in animal and human from a computational perspective; and to develop methods to reprogram living and synthetic cells as computer programs.
I co-lead the Algorithmic Dynamics Lab at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and I am the head of the Algorithmic Nature Group, the Paris-based lab behind the Online Algorithmic Complexity Calculator. Previously, I was a Research Associate at the Behavioural and Evolutionary Theory Lab at the University of Sheffield before joining the University of Oxford as a Senior Researcher and Faculty Member in the Department of Computer Science in the UK.
I am also the Editor of Complex Systems, the first journal in the field (founded in 1987 by Stephen Wolfram).
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I have visited >250 cities in 50 countries and have given talks in around 15 of them:
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