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Here you will find detailed bios of all of our amazing invited speakers!

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Dates - July 13-18, 2020
Location - Virtual
Organizers - Vermont Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont
Hashtag - #ALIFE2020

Sara Walker

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Talk Title: The Natural History of Information

Associate Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration; Deputy Director, Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science; Associate Director, ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems

Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio

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Title: From Particles to Parts—Building Artificial Life from Multifunctional Composites

John J. Lee Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Yale School of Engineering and Applied ScienceCenter for Biosocial Complex Systems

Lee Cronin

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Talk Title: A Top Down Chemically Embodied Artificial Life Computation

Group Leader, Regius Chair of Chemistry, Cronin Laboratory, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow

Melanie Mitchell

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Talk Title: Conceptual Abstraction and Analogy in Artificial Intelligence

Professor, Computer Science, Portland State University; Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Michael Levin

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Talk Title: Robot Cancer: what the bioelectrics of embryogenesis and regeneration can teach us about unconventional computing, cognition, and the software of life

Vannevar Bush Professor; Director, Allen Discovery Center at Tufts; Director, Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, Department of Biology, Tufts University

Luis Zaman

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Title: New Frontiers in Alife: What was old is new again

Assistant Professor at University of Michigan in Complex Systems and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology