Andrew Adamatzky

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Andrew I. Adamatzky (Russian: А. И. Адамацкий) is a Russian and English computer scientist, a professor in the department of computer science at the University of the West of England in Bristol, where he works in the International Center of Unconventional Computing.[1] Prior to moving to England, Adamatzky was a research fellow in the Biophysics department at Saint Petersburg State University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and also worked for Galafox Ltd. there.[2][3]

Adamatzky is the author or co-author of five books:

  • Identification of Cellular Automata (Taylor & Francis, 1994)
  • Computing in Nonlinear Media and Automata Collectives (Institute of Physics, 2001)
  • Dynamics of Crowd-Minds: Patterns of Irrationality in Emotions, Beliefs and Actions (World Scientific, 2005)
  • Reaction-Diffusion Computers (with Ben De Lacy Costello and Tetsuya Asai, Elsevier, 2005)
  • Physarum Machines: Computers from Slime Mould (World Scientific, 2010)

In addition he is the editor or co-editor of several edited volumes.

Adamatzky is known for his research in unconventional computing. In particular, he has worked on chemical computers using reaction-diffusion processes.[4] He has used slime moulds to plan potential routes for roadway systems[5][6] and as components of nanorobotic systems,[7][8] and discovered that they seek out sedatives in preference to nutrients.[9] He has also shown that the billiard balls in billiard-ball computers may be replaced by soldier crabs.[10][11]