Professor Jessica Flack

Prof Jessica Flack


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Jessica Flack is a Professor at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico, USA, and directs SFI's Collective Computation Group (C4). Flack was formerly founding director of the Center for Complexity and Collective Computation in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Flack received her PhD from Emory in 2003, studying cognitive science, animal behavior and evolutionary theory, and her BA with honors from Cornell in 1996. Flack's research focuses on collective computation and its role in the emergence of robust structure and function in nature and society. A central philosophical issue behind this work is how nature overcomes subjectivity inherent in information processing systems to produce collective, ordered states.

Further information

Collective Computational group website
Santa Fe Institute staff profile

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