CHAIN ACADEMIC SEMINAR #2
Prof. Takashi Ikegami & Prof. Davide Marocco
received his doctorate in physics from the University of Tokyo. His research interest is to build and study artificial life systems in chemical systems, evolutionary robotics and web dynamics. Some of these results have been published in ’Life emerges in motion’ (Seido, 2007) and ’The sandwich theory of life’ (Kodansha, 2012). He gave the keynote address at the 20th anniversary of the Artificial Life conference in Winchester, UK. He is also a member of the editorial boards of Artificial Life, Adaptive Behavior, BioSystems and Frontiers
Embodied Cognition and Sensorimotor Coordination in Human Development: A perspective on Autism Research
Davide Marocco, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychometric at the University of Naples Federico II. He works with computational models for research and evaluation in psychology with particular interest in the use of innovative assessment methods, such as serious games for negotiation, effective communication and conflict resolution, and innovative methods of psychological analysis, recently applied on autism research. His research activity is centered on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Modeling. Previously, he was Visiting Professor at the University of Hokkaido, Reader in Cognitive Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Plymouth, and Researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the CNR of Rome; he is the coordinator of various European projects in the context of the use of technology in psychological analysis and intervention. Between the most recent is the Erasmus+ ACCORD project which aims to define an educational tool that integrates theoretical and practical aspects on conflict management in intercultural domain in the school context.