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Luis Rocha

  • Dr
  • Professor
  • Indiana University Bloomington
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Recent publications

  • Human Sexual Cycles are Driven by Culture and Match Collective Moods

    • Wood I
    • Varela P
    • Bollen J
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  • Control of complex networks requires both structure and dynamics

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Professional experience


Indiana University Bloomington

January 2004 - Present

Principal Investigator

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia

January 2002 - Present

Technical Staff Member

Los Alamos National Laboratory

January 1999 - January 2004(5 years)

Postdoctoral Associate

Los Alamos National Laboratory

January 1997 - January 1999(2 years)


Luis M. Rocha is Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science at Indiana University. He is director of the Complex Systems graduate Program in Informatics, member of the Indiana University Networks Institute, and core faculty of the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He is also the director of the Computational Biology Collaboratorium and in the Direction of PhD program in Computational Biology at the Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciencia, Portugal. His research is on complex systems, computational biology, computational intelligence, artificial life, embodied cognition and bio-inspired computing. He received his Ph.D in Systems Science in 1997 from the State University of New York at Binghamton. From 1998 to 2004 he was a permanent staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he founded and led a Complex Systems Modeling Team during 1998-2002, and was part of the Santa Fe Institute research community. He has organized major conferences in the field such as the Tenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (Alife X) and the Ninth European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2007). He has published many articles in scientific and technology journals, and has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards. At Indiana University, he has received the Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing, Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006 and 2015 after developing the complex systems training program and syllabi for several courses.


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