Melanie E. Moses


NEW! September 1, 2015

The NASA Swarmathon Launches!

We live in a complex world. Many of the greatest challenges in science and engineering require understanding how complex systems evolve, what makes them efficient, scalable and robust, and why they fail. Our lab takes a highly interdisciplinary approach to understanding complexity: we develop computational and mathematical models of biological systems and we apply what we learn in biologically inspired computation.

We are particularly interested in understanding how efficient robust and scalable collective search strategies emerge in ant colonies and immune systems, and how emergent search strategies can be engineered into swarm robotics.

My research lab runs the NASA Swarmathon, a challenge to engage students from Minority Serving Institutions to develop algorithms for cooperative robotics and revolutionize space exploration.

My home department is UNM Computer Science . I have a secondary appointment in the UNM Department of Biology and am External Faculty of The Santa Fe Institute. I co-direct the Program in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences (PiBBs) and collaborate with scientists in The New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling (STMC).

CONTACT INFORMATION (best way to contact me)

Melanie E. Moses

Department of Computer Science

MSC01 1130

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Office: 505 277-9140 (no voice mail)

CS Dept front office: (505) 277-3112

CS Department Fax 277-6927 (fax)

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