Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic


Current topics

  • Morphological computing
  • Natural computing
  • Info-computational modelling
  • Foundations of information
  • Foundations of computing
  • Info-computational models of cognition
  • Cognition and Intelligence, natural and computational
  • Computing and philosophy
  • Computing ethics & Information ethics
  • Ethical aspects of autonomous vehicles

Current research project

Morphological Computing in Cognitive Systems - Morcom @ COGS,
Funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR), 2016-01-01 - 2020-12-31

Morphological Computing in Cognitive Systems is an area of research at the Department of Cognition and Communication, with comparative studies of cognitive mechanisms in natural and artificial systems.

Morcom @ COGS project investigates cognitive systems as information processing mechanisms of different complexity, with cognitive computation models based on physical (morphological) computation. The goal is to learn from nature how to better handle the complexity and the large amounts of data in a robust and efficient manner. The project builds on a framework of info-computational naturalism in which information is understood as a structure and computation as its dynamics. Cognition is a process that living organisms use to stay alive as individuals and species, while artificial computational systems use cognitive capacities in order to efficiently produce meaningful behaviour. Within the project, we study a generalized concept of computation as morphological process - a process of self-organization of information in a cognitive agent, natural or artificial.

Digitalisation for a Sustainable Society (Closed)

The aim of this project was to support organisation of the summit of the International Society for Study of Information, is4si 2017 Gothenburg.

The stage for the Gothenburg summit is set by the theme of Digitalisation for sustainable society, in light of information, computation and cognition. As our previous meetings, the summit 2017 reflects the moment we live in – a nascent movement of digitalization that has started to radically change our society, globally, in literally all its aspects. It is based on the computing technology (in all its forms, digital and analog, that all now go under the name “digital” that stands for any kind of computational system), which in its turn is based on information and data processing, which all goes back to cognition and intelligence of a cognizing agent in order to acquire meaning.

Digitalization has a potential to fundamentally transform the way we live, our whole civilization and our identities. Often mentioned definition from the Business dictionary: Digitalization is integration of digital technologies into everyday life by the digitization of everything that can be digitized – does not tell it all. Digitization as transformation of everything into digital data is only part of the story, telling that libraries will be digitized and turned into formats easy to process by computers. Sensors of various kinds, controlling variety of processes, from traffic control to health care, education, entertainment, production, monetary flows and government will produce increasing amounts of data suitable for further processing and analytics.



The project is closed: 31/12/2017