Melanie Moses

Contact


Phone: 505.277.9140
Fax: 505.277.6927

Physical Address

Room B29
Travelstead
Building # 65 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1130
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

Associate Professor

Department of Biology

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD, Biology, University of New Mexico, 2005

BS, Symbolic Systems, Stanford University, 1993

Biography

We live in a complex world. From the spread of disease in increasingly interconnected human populations to the impact of fossil-fueled economies on global climate, the greatest challenges in modern science and engineering require understanding complex systems, what makes them efficient and resilient, and why they fail. My lab studies complex biological systems including the adaptive immune system and ant colonies. I use this understanding to design efficient, robust, adaptive and scalable engineered systems, including autonomous robots that mimic ant behaviors to collect resources cooperatively.

Teaching Interests

  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Biological Modeling
  • Biologically Inspired Computation

Research Interests

  • Immune system modeling
  • Swarm Robotics
  • Collective foraging behaviors in ants

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