PROFESSOR OF COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE and Complex System Simulation
I try to understand how nature processes information. I study this 'natural information processing' in complex systems by computational modeling and simulation as well as through formal methods.
My work is applied to a large variety of applications with a focus on -but not limited to- Biomedicine. Recent work is on modeling the virology and epidemiology of infectious diseases, notably HIV, through Complex Networks and Cellular Automata.
I lead two EU projects: ViroLab and DynaNets and supervise research from various NIH, NSF and NWO projects. Recently we started the Kumbh Mela Experiment.
My theoretical work focuses on out of equilibrium dynamics of Complex Adaptive Systems using Information Theory and Thermodynamics.
I am a professor at the UvA (The Netherlands), ITMO (Russia) and NTU (Singapore)