Participants of Automata-2008 Workshop: Cellular Automata Theory and Applications (12-14 June, 2008, Bristol, UK) selected Best Paper Award Winners. Drs. Jia Lee and Ferdinand Peper got overwhelming majority of votes for their paper On Brownian cellular automata. They presented a three-state cellular automaton rules and circuits which exploit random fluctuations while searching for solutions in a computational state space. The paper will be published in one of the forthcoming issues of the Journal.
Jia Lee received his PhD degree from Hiroshima University in 2001. From 2001 to 2006, he was a Post-Doc fellow at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NiCT), Kobe, Japan. From 2006 to 2008, he was a CREST researcher of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) at Tsukuba University. Since 2008, he has been in research and development at Celartem Technology Inc. He is currently also a special guest researcher at NiCT. His research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, asynchronous systems, cellular automata, and formal language theory.
Ferdinand Peper received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, in 1985 and 1989 respectively. Currently he is Senior Researcher at the Nano ICT Group at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NiCT), Kobe, Japan, and Visiting Professor at the University of Hyogo, Japan. His research interests include nanocomputing, cellular automata, and neural networks.
EPSRC Workshop Cellular Automata Theory and Applications