Award at the "Curiosités de la recherche" Competition

Art Exhibition

We participated in a photo competition Curiosités de la recherche organized by our university. Two categories were possible: ‘artistic’ and ‘scientific’. We are proud to announce that we won the ‘Public Choice’ award with the following image (produced by the FlowAutomaton with 38628 agents in 475 iterations):

South facade of Villa Arson

Villa Arson (Nice, France): south facade.

We warmly thank all the people that upvoted our work. Thanks a lot!

Credits: CC by Zil for the original photo.


Enrico Formenti
Enrico Formenti
Professor of Computer Science
  • discrete dynamical systems
  • cellular Automata
  • higher order cellular automata
  • tilings

He got his PhD in Computer Science at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 1998. He has been recruited as an assistant professor at the Université de Provence (now Aix-Marseille Université) in 2001. He got the habilitation thesis in 2002 from the same university. He was hired as full professor at Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis (now Université Côte d'Azur) in 2003. He is currently exceptional class professor at the Université Côte d'Azur.

Enrico is (co-)editor in chief of the international journal RAIRO-ITA. He is also associated editor for the international journals: Theoretical Computer Science, Natural Computing, Journal of Cellular Automata and Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics. He is also the author of more than 100 scientific publications appeared in the best journals or conferences of his research domain.

His research interests comprise: discrete dynamical systems, chaos, tilings, and complex systems in general. He is also interested in computational complexity, computability and unconventional models of computation.

Since 2019 he started getting more and more involved in generative art where he explores the connections between art, population dynamics and tilings.

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