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I'm a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. I do research in biologically inspired robotics. My research interests include mechanical design of legged robots, dynamical systems, computational neuroobiology, and numerical simulation. I have over 15 years of experience with Matlab and C and have developed these two projects, among others:

  • QTWriter: Export QuickTime Movies with Matlab
  • SDETools: Matlab Toolbox for the Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations

I also have experience to varying degrees in AppleScript, Arduino, CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, LabVIEW, LaTeX, Mathematica, Matlab MEX, Regex, OpenGL, Python, QuickTime, Tcl/Tk, UNIX, XML, and XSLT.


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comment Is it necessary to consume energy to perform computation?
Your question made me think of Maxwell's demon. See this Nature News article and the related Nature article by Bérut, et al. on the experimental verification of Landauer's principle.
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comment What are the principles of deterministic chaos?
@al-Hwarizmi: Are we talking physical processes or purely mathematical systems? Digital computers demonstrate deterministic chaos all of the time and the entire idea behind digital (as opposed to analog) systems is that they are exact and can even correct for any errors. They are built from analog electronics that certainly are subject to noise, but the noise has no effect on the outcome. The fact that "real" (or physical) systems have noise does not imply that noise is a requirement for deterministic chaos. The logic is backwards.
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comment What are the principles of deterministic chaos?
@al-Hwarizmi: Langevin equations are stochastic differential equations. They are not deterministic. The Folker-Planck equation that they model does describe a deterministic equation for a probability density, but the two are distinct. I'm not sure what you're getting at.
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