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2010/06/27-Welcome to Mark Burgin into BITrum’s Scientific Committee: the search for a General Theory of Information

posted 27 Jun 2010, 11:41 by francisco.salto%unileon.es@gtempaccount.com   [ updated 22 Oct 2011, 07:58 by José María Díaz Nafría ]
We are very glad to communicate the recent incorporation of the distinguished mathematician, logician and philosopher Mark Burgin, who has also driven relevant research in many fields on information concerns.

Professor Burgin as member of the Science of Information Institute knew about our activities. Interested in the Glossarium BITri, and other BITrum collective contributions, he suggested some months ago the constitution of a group within BITrum frame, devoted to the development of a general theory of information (GTI). Posed as a formal and mathematical frame, GTI aims at including any other accepted formal theory of information. Recently, he has published a book providing foundations to this approach (Theory of Information. Fundamentality, Diversity and Unification, World Scientific Publishing, 2010). An incipient group composed by BITrum members in the field of formal and mathematical issues has been gathered ready to further such a research programme. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact project coordinators.

The proposals presented to the European Science Foundation in COST –networking research- and EUROCORES –collaborative research- programmes, include this investigation as one of their constitutive frameworks for conducting interdisciplinary research. 

We cordially welcome his arrival into our scientific committee, and express our cheerfulness concerning the new horizons he is inviting us to go through.

Short biography
(M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Moscow State University and Doctor of Science in Logic and Philosophy from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) he is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. Previously he was a Professor at the Institute of Education, Kiev; at International Solomon University, Kiev; at Kiev State University, Ukraine; and Director of the Assessment Laboratory, Research Center of Science, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Dr. Burgin is doing research, has publications, and taught courses in mathematics, computer science, information sciences, artificial intelligence, logic, psychology, education, social sciences, and methodology of science. Dr. Burgin has authorized and co-authorized more than 500 papers and 17 books. <http://www.math.ucla.edu/~mburgin/>
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