PhD Candidate
My primary research interest is understanding the possible presence of universal patterns of organization and time evolution in complex systems, ranging from the Internet, the global economy and society, cells to evolved artificial objects. Some key questions are how those systems develop and evolve, how information is incorporated into these systems and how they process this information. In other words, I improve the understanding of some complex systems using and developing concepts of complexity, statistics, network science and statistical physics. Those new methods enable us to find out patterns within those systems to quantitatively predict, control or optimize them. I also enjoy running and competing in ultramarathons. Also, as an undergraduate, I did judo and, as a captain of the team, we won the catalan championship several times. For more info you can check out my personal website at "http://arnaugavalda.com":http://arnaugavalda.com
  • Masters Artificial Intelligence,Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2010)
  • Masters Computer Science and Security,Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2010)
  • B. Sc. Computer Science,Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2005)
  • Predoctoral fellow, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2014-2014)
  • Predoctoral fellow, Northwestern University (2013-2014)
  • PhD Candidate, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2010-2014)
  • Research Assistant - Physcomp2, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2009-2010)
  • Research Assistant - Biocenit, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2009-2010)
  • Research Assistant - Crises, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2008-2009)

arnau.gavalda@gmail.com

+34 977 217 261

Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Av. Paisos Catalans 26 Tarragona, Tarragona E-43007, Catalonia

+1 847 491 7231

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, 2145 Sheridan Rd, Room E-G80 Evanston, IL 60208-3120, USA


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