Core team:


Shawn Beaulieu

University of Vermont

Complex Systems Center, PhD Candidate in Complex Systems and Data Science

My interests lie at the intersection of biology, mathematics, and computer science. Specifically, I am interested in the construction of computational models for complex biological and social phenomena. Additionally, I am fascinated by several problems belonging to the science of the mind, including embodiment, auditory and visual processing, synaptic plasticity, memory formation, and the nature and origin of consciousness (particularly as it applies to the development of artificial intelligence). As an undergraduate at Clarkson University I studied biochemistry with a minor concentration in mathematics. During this time I helped conduct research into gene and drug delivery, stochastic differential equations for modeling predator-prey relations, and the molecular neuroscience of the TRPV1 receptor as a potential target for cancer therapy. Advisor: Nick Cheney


Most recent papers:


Combating catastrophic forgetting with developmental compression.

Shawn Beaulieu, Sam Kreigman, Joshua Bongard. Preprint, 2018.
[pdf] [arXiv]