RoboCup, Sony’s AIBO (Artificial Intelligence roBOt), and systems biology, are just a few examples of some of the activities that Prof. Kitano has initiated and turned into widely recognised, high impact projects.
Mathematics plays a critical role in understanding the real world. The world we live in is an evolvable complex system constantly being optimized for the environment. Dynamics of complex networks, long-tail distribution, evolutionary optimization on network structures and behavioural strategies are fundamental to understanding of such complex systems. This applies to economic systems, global climate change, intelligent systems, energy systems, and biological systems. Designing control, prevention, and remedies of systems failure is critical for healthcare and global sustainability.
Proper understanding of underlying mathematical structures seriously impacts strategic decisions for medical technologies, engineering design, and policy decisions. This talk illustrates some of the critical global agendas, and how mathematics may influence understanding and design of countermeasures for these problems.
Prof Kitano is an internationally recognised expert in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, bioinformatics, and systems biology. He is President and COO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, President of the Systems Biology Institute in Tokyo, Japan, Professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Director of Cancer Systems Biology, The Cancer Institute of Japan Foundation for Cancer Research ,and a Sir Louis Matheson Distingusished Visiting Professor, Monash University.