Rui Vilela Mendes

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A four-node network consisting of a negative circuit controlling a positive one is studied. It models some of the features of the p53 gene network. Using piecewise linear dynamics with thresholds, the allowed dynamical classes are fully characterized and coded. The biologically relevant situations are identified and conclusions drawn concerning the(More)
Formal language techniques have been used in the past to study autonomous dynamical systems. However, for controlled systems, new features are needed to distinguish between information generated by the system and input control. We show how the modelling framework for controlled dynamical systems leads naturally to a formulation in terms of context-dependent(More)
—The immune system is a cognitive system of complexity comparable to the brain and its computational algorithms suggest new solutions to engineering problems or new ways of looking at these problems. Using immunological principles, a two-(or three-) module algorithm is developed which is capable of launching a specific response to an anomalous situation for(More)
—The design of a neural network requires, among other things, a proper choice of input variables, avoiding over fitting and an unnecessarily complex input vector. This may be achieved by trying to reduce the arbitrariness in the choice of the input layer. This paper discusses the relation between the memory range of a particular controlled dynamical system(More)
A correspondence is established between the basic elements of logic reasoning systems (knowledge bases, rules, inference and queries) and the structure and dynamical evolution laws of neural networks. The correspondence is pictured as a translation dictionary which might allow to go back and forth between symbolic and network formulations, a desirable step(More)
A model is developed to study the effectiveness of innovation and its impact on structure creation on agent-based societies. The abstract model that is developed is easily adapted to any particular field. In an interacting environment, the agents receive something from the environment (the other agents) in exchange for their effort and pay the environment a(More)
Long range dependence or long memory is a feature of many processes in the natural world, which provides important insights on the underlying mechanisms that generate the observed data. The usual tools available to characterize the phenomenon are mostly based on second order correlations. However, the long memory effects may not be evident at the level of(More)
The construction of stochastic solutions is a powerful method to obtain localized solutions in configuration or Fourier space and for parallel computation with domain decomposition. Here a stochastic solution is obtained for the magnetohydrodynamics equations. Some details are given concerning the numerical implementation of the solution which is(More)