Hi, I am an interdisciplinary researcher with a PhD in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence, currently at MIT.
I am passionate about artificial life, genotype to phenotype mappings, evolutionary computation, cell simulation, gene expression, synthetic biology, morphogenetics engineering, bio-inspired control systems, robotics, and the emergence of complex morphologies and behavior - in nature and in a lab. I enjoy simulating things in software, but I also love building stuff.
My goal is to study, abstract, and recontextualize the mechanisms behind emergence and self-organization, some of the most defining and fascinating properties of living systems. So far, my research has focused on simulating both the physics and behavior of cells, from the cell-cycle to the evolutionary timescale. The singular set of methods I have developped in my research can be applied to various problems, from providing insight into the core mechanisms of multicellular life to understanding how emergent desired traits can be programmed and harnessed in swarms of engineered systems.
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