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2010/12/23 | Welcome to new members of the Scientific Committee

posted 22 Dec 2010, 15:48 by José María Díaz Nafría   [ updated 22 Oct 2011, 08:06 ]
We wish to give our warmest welcome into our Scientific Committee to: Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Søren Brier, and Igor Gurevich. Most of you are already aware of the participation and support provided by Gordana and Søren to several activities undertaken by BITrum (in both the glossary and domusBITae). With Igor, we got first in touch at the 4th International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science, Beijin, August 2010. Later on, he brought some challenging proposals, and finally his participation has been substantiated opening an article of the glossary on “information as heterogeneity”, and his partaking in domusBITae. 

The expertise of Gordana in information and computation theories and her original info-computational approach; the expertise of Søren in the complexity of communication and cognitive systems and his original cybersemiotic approach; and the expertise of Igor in theoretical and physical informatics, as well as in classical and quantum computing undoubtedly strengthen the scientific groundings of our interdisciplinary strive to understand information.

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic

Area: Info-computatio-nalism, Physics of Information

(Ph.D. in Theoretical Physicas at University of Zagreb, 1988; Ph.D. in Computer Science at Mälardalen University Sweden, 2006) is Associate Professor of Computing at Mälardalen University, Sweden. After finishing her PhD in Physics, she worked as a researcher at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb. She moved to Sweden working at ABB Atom as criticality safety analyst. In the third phase, she joined Mälardalen University, making her second PhD in Computer Science, entitled Investigations into Information Semantics and Ethics of Computing. Her research includes info-computational modeling and philosophy of computing and information. She is teaching courses in Theory of Science, Computing and Philosophy, Ethics, and Formal Languages and Automata. She organized ECAP 2005 conference and published around hundred articles including one authored ("Information and Computation Nets") and two edited books: "Computation, Information, Cognition" (with S. Stuart) and "Information and Computation" (with M. Burgin).
Søren Brier

Area: Semiotics, Cybersemiotics

(M.Sc. in Biology at
University of Copenhagen, 
1979; Ph.D. in Theory of Science from the University of Roskilde, Denmark, 
Ph.D. in Management Philosophy from the Copenhagen Business School, 2006) He
is currently Professor of the semiotics of information, cognition and communication science at Department of International Studies of Culture and Communication of the Copenhagen Business School. His major focus is on the theory of science and cognition with special focus on information, cognition and communication including cross-disciplinary research programs such as cybernetics, semiotics, concepts of knowledge and their utility for understanding and designing knowledge organizing and propagation of science.
Among his works, it is worth mentioning the book "Cybersemiosis" (
University of Toronto Press, 2008; See google book
) and the special issue he edited in the journal Entropy "
Cybersemiotic-Integration of the informational and semiotic paradigms of cognition and communication" (See special issue).
Igor Gurevich

Area: Theoretical & Physical Informatics, Networks of classical & quantum computing

Born in 1945 in Moscow, Russia. Was educated in Moscow Institute of Electronic Machinery, 1968 - degree in "Automation and Remote Control ", 1971 - degree in "Applied Mathematics". Doctor of Technical Sciences - degree in "Technical Cybernetics and Information Theory", 1974. He is Senior Researcher of the Institute of Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences;  main designer at «Hetnet Consulting Corp.», Moscow, Russia; and lecturer at the Moscow Physical-Technical Institute. He has published more than 150 scientific works and inventions, as well as several books. His research fields include: Physical Informatics -confirming priority of information laws-; Information laws (informatics laws) defining and constraining physical laws. His most recent book: “Information characteristics of physical systems” (In Russian). Moscow: 11th Format, Sevastopol: Сypress, 2009.