Jose D. Fernández

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Algorithmic composition is the partial or total automation of the process of music composition by using computers. Since the 1950s, different computational techniques related to Artificial Intelligence have been used for algorithmic composition, including grammatical representations, probabilistic methods, neural networks, symbolic rule-based systems,(More)
Understanding the dynamics of biodiversity has become an important line of research in theoretical ecology and, in particular, conservation biology. However, studying the evolution of ecological communities under traditional modeling approaches based on differential calculus requires species' characteristics to be predefined, which limits the generality of(More)
In Spain there are 74 universities, many of which have computer science departments that host AI-related research groups. AEPIA, the Spanish society for AI research, was founded in 1983 and has been vigorously promoting the advancement of AI since then. Along with several other societies and communities of interest, it promotes various periodic conferences(More)
Evolution has shaped an incredible diversity of multicellular living organisms, whose complex forms are self-made through a robust developmental process. This fundamental combination of biological evolution and development has served as an inspiration for novel engineering design methodologies, with the goal to overcome the scalability problems suffered by(More)
Biological molecular motors are nanoscale devices capable of transforming chemical energy into mechanical work, which are being researched in many scientific disciplines. From a computational point of view, the characteristics and dynamics of these motors are studied at multiple time scales, ranging from very detailed and complex molecular dynamics(More)
While development plays a critical role in the emergence of diversity, its mechanical and chemical actions are considered to be inextricably correlated with <i>genetic control</i>. Since in most extant species the complex growth from zygote to adult organism is orchestrated by a complex gene regulatory network (GRN), the prevalent view is that the evolution(More)
Locomotion of robotic and virtual agents is a challenging task requiring the control of several degrees of freedom as well as the coordination of multiple subsystems. Traditionally, it is engineered by top-down design and finetuning of the agent’s morphology and controller. A relatively recent trend in fields such as evolutionary robotics, computer(More)
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