Prof. Eric Goles is a Leverhulme Trust Professor in the Unconventional Computing Laboratory, UWE, 2019-2020.

Eric Antonio Goles Chacc  is a Chilean mathematician and computer scientist of Croatian descent. He studied civil engineering at the University of Chile before taking two doctorates at the University of Grenoble in France. A professor at the University of Chile, he is known for his work on cellular automata.

In 1993 Goles was awarded Chile’s National Prize for Exact Sciences. He was President of CONICYT (the Chilean equivalent of the National Science Foundation in the U.S.), and an advisor on science and technology to the Chilean government.

Goles currently teaches and does research at the Adolfo Ibáñez University.