I am a postdoctoral researcher working in the crossroad of complex systems, artificial life and cognitive sciences. My research interest is understanding the emergence of adaptive behaviour, autonomy and agency at different levels of living entities – from biological to mental and social life. I combine nonlinear and dynamical models, information theory, and complex systems tools, to generate and understand situated and embodied models of agency in the realms of artificial life, evolutionary robotics, computational neuroscience, collective intelligence practices and socio-technical systems.
I am currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at the University of Sussex in the Department of Informatics and Sussex Neuroscience working with Chris Buckley. I have worked in the past as a postdoc at the IAS-Research Center for Life, Mind and Society under the supervision of Ezequiel Di Paolo, the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems with Toni Gomila and the Aragon Institute of Engineering Research with Manuel Bedia. During this time, I had the chance to visit and collaborate with Hideaki Shimazaki‘s lab at the Kyoto University Cooperative Intelligence Research Chair.
Previously, I did my PhD funded by a FPU grant from the Spanish Education Ministry, entitled Interaction Dynamics and Autonomy in Cognitive Systems, focused on the development of operational models of sensorimotor agency, co-supervised by Manuel Bedia and Xabier Barandiaran. During my PhD thesis I had the opportunity to do research visits at Randall Beer’s Lab in the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, and Takashi Ikegami’s Laboratory at the University of Tokyo. As well, I participated in the research network Datanalysis15M, trying to apply some tools of complexity in cognitive systems to complex social networks related to the 15M movement in Spain.