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Diego Cosmelli, Pontificía Universidad Católica & Valparaíso Complex Systems Institute

Diego Cosmelli studied biochemistry at the Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, and then worked for two years in ion channel physiology at the Faculty of Sciences of the same university. In 2000 he began his PhD work at the Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée (CREA, Ecole Polytechnique) and the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives et Imagerie Cérébrale (LENA, CNRS-UPR640, Hôpital de la Salpétrière) in Paris, under the guidance of Francisco Varela. During his thesis he worked on the relation between phenomenological data and neurophysiological (magnetoencephalographic or MEG) recordings in human beings. After a postdoctoral work with Evan Thompson at the Department of Philosophy of the University of York in Toronto on the biological basis of subjectivity, he returned to Chile where he currently works at the Laboratorio de Neurociencias Cognitivas of the P. Universidad Catolica. His research interests are centered on the problem of how to operationalize the embodiment/enactive intuitions into experimental paradigms, using mainly non-invasive human electrophysiology, and exploring theoretical aspects of cognitive systems and their organization.

Adrian Palacios, University of Valparaíso & Valparaíso Complex Systems Institute

Adrian Palacios obtained a PhD in Neuroscience of the University Pierre et Marie Curie, France, in 1990 under the supervision of Francisco Varela. He obtained a grant of the Foundation Philippe and Foundation Simone & Cino del Duca, France. In 1990-1997 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Research Scientist at Yale University, USA. In 1998-1999 he received a grant from the Andes Foundation. In 1996 he was a full Professor at the University of Valparaiso. In 1998 and 2001, he was a professor and visiting Investigator at the Mind/Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and Molecular Cellular Biology Labs, Harvard University.

Adrian Palacios co-founded and directed the Master and PhD program in Neuroscience at the Universidad de Valparaiso. In 2003 he was elected Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in Ecology & Biodiversity (CASEB). With Eric Goles and others they created in 2002 the Institute for Complex Systems of Valparaiso (ISCV), and he is currently Vice-president of the ISCV Corporation. Author of close to 40 research articles, he has directed 10 postgraduate and 8 pregraduate theses. In the administrative area, Adrian Palacios has directed various MECESUP and Andes Foundation projects and is currently coordinator of a CONICYT study group for postgraduate grants. He is also member of the Board of Directors of the MECESUP 2 project. Currently, Adrian Palacios is the director of the PBCT Ring project in Sensory Neuroscience, No. ACT-45.

Éric Tanter, University of Chile

Éric Tanter is assistant professor at the University of Chile, in the PLEIAD laboratory of the Computer Science Department. His research focuses on programming paradigms and languages for adaptable systems. This includes studying how language mechanisms, computational reflection, program transformation, and aspect-oriented programming can be leveraged to enhance the development of concurrent and distributed systems and tackle context awareness and adaptation. He has recently started to look into biologically-inspired computing and other non-conventional paradigms. He has co-organized several workshops on Ambient Intelligence and Pervasive Computing, as well as Aspect-Oriented Programming. He served as PC member for several conferences in the areas of programming languages and distributed systems, and is co-chair of Software Composition’08. He holds a PhD from the University of Nantes and University of Chile (2004) as well as a MSc from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2000).