Marco Fanciulli (Imperia, 1961) is Full Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the department of materials science of the University of Milano Bicocca and Associated Senior Researcher at the MDM-IMM-CNR Laboratory (Agrate Brianza, Italy) he established in 1998 and directed till 2015. He has contributed to the development of nanoelectronics devices: materials and processes for ultra-scaled nanoelectronics devices and for innovative non-volatile memories (high-k dielectrics, silicides, low-k), single atom electronics, silicon nanostructures (silicon nanowires, quantum dots); spintronics: magnetic tunnel junctions, donors in silicon for classical and quantum information processing, and neuroelectronics. For outstanding contributions in the growth and characterization of materials and nanostructures for emerging devices for information processing in 2015 he was nominated Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is author of 401 journal articles receiving 9472 citations, H-index: 45.
Andrew Adamatsky is Professor of Unconventional Computing and Director of the Unconventional Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. He does research in molecular computing, reaction-diffusion computing, collision-based computing, cellular automata, slime mould computing, massive parallel computation, applied mathematics, complexity, nature-inspired optimisation, collective intelligence and robotics, bionics, computational psychology, non-linear science, novel hardware, and future and emergent computation. He authored seven books, mostly notable are `Reaction-Diffusion Computing’, `Dynamics of Crow Minds’, `Physarum Machines’, and edited twenty-two books in computing, most notable are `Collision Based Computing’, `Game of Life Cellular Automata’, `Memristor Networks’; he also produced a series of influential artworks published in the atlas `Silence of Slime Mould’. He is founding editor-in-chief of ‘J of Cellular Automata’ and “ J of Unconventional Computing’ and editor-in-chief of “J Parallel, Emergent, Distributed Systems’ and ‘Parallel Processing Letters’.
Wilfred G. van der Wiel (Gouda, 1975) is full professor of Nanoelectronics and director of the BRAINS Center for Brain-Inspired Nano Systems at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He holds a second professorship at the Institute of Physics of the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany. His research focuses on unconventional electronics for efficient information processing. Van der Wiel is a pioneer in Material Learning at the nanoscale, realizing computational functionality and artificial intelligence in designless nanomaterial substrates through principles analogous to Machine Learning. He is author of 120 journal articles receiving 7500 citations.