Prof. Juan Flores will spend year as Visiting Professor in CIS Department
Prof. Juan Flores from Universidad Michoacana, Mexico, will be spending academic year 2012-13 as a Visiting Professor in the CIS department. His area of research lies within the field of Artificial Intelligence, more precisely, Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Neural Networks, and Qualitative Reasoning, as applied to problems in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Financial Analysis, and Information Security. Prof. Flores received his Ph.D. from the CIS department in 1997 under Prof. Art Farley.
This year, Prof. Flores will be working on Qualitative Reasoning about Bifurcations in Dynamic Systems. One of his PhD students spent last year at UO working with Prof. Art Farley on this line of research. The main idea is to derive dynamic systems behavior in the presence of bifurcations and perturbations.
Another line of research he will be pursuing this year is the solution of the circle packing problem using evolutionary computation, in collaboration with Professors Andrzej Proskurowski and Visiting Professor Jiri Fiala.
Prof. Flores will be teaching a graduate seminar on Evolutionary Computation during Fall Term; Modeling and Simulation and Operating Systems during Winter Term; and Data Mining during Spring Term.
In his free time, Prof. Flores enjoys running, photography, and juggling. For more information about Prof. Flores' research, please visit his website.