Pierre A. I. Wijkman

Pierre

Where am I?

Presentation

I am a Ph.D in computer science and work as an assistant professor at The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. Here I teach, do research and some other fun things. Why do I work at a university? For me, it is because:

The best way to contact me is by email to pierre "at" dsv.su.se.

Teaching

Courses:

Research

My focus is on adaptivity and various sorts of technical matters dealing with computers. My interest for computers and adaptivity started early in my life. I began programming computers at the age of 14 and I read "Computers and the Human Mind: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" by Fink at the same time. When I read about Samuels self-learning checker playing program there was no way out :-). I have since then tried to understand real adaptivity and ... I still do :-).

Can we fully understand adaptivity? If we describe or formalize adaptivity we are limiting the phenomena to a more specific function but is not adaptivity the very process that gets out of every such restriction? Are we defining adaptivity now? :-) Can anyone define the concept of concept?

Other areas of interest are consciousness, Maxwell's demon, non-linear systems, metaphysics, theories of everything, foundations of quantum mechanics, consciousness, free will and other philosophical stuff. I do not like determinism and dualism :-).

Hobbies

My favorite hobby is to activate my body. I have exercised since the age of 5 and I mostly bodybuild, run, swim and bicycle. I love exercising! I also read a lot of books and science magazines, especially in complexity, physics, biology and computer science. My favorite books are:

I also love to go to the theme park riding roller coaster, free fall and everything else that wakes you up. Wow!

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