Random dynamical systems, low dimensional geometry.
Kalle Timperi received his MSc degree at the University of Helsinki. His MSc thesis dealt with random Fourier series and their application to the definition of the Wiener process (Brownian motion). He completed his PhD on random dynamical systems with bounded noise at Imperial College London, in the context of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovative training network Critical Transitions in Complex Systems (CRITICS). He is currently employed in Steven M. LaValle’s Perceptual Engineering group as part of the ERC AdG project ILLUSIVE at the University of Oulu. Kalle seeks to clarify the implications of alternative models for randomness in complex systems. Recently, he has explored information spaces as a perceptual framework in robotic systems.
Mathematical logic, embodied cognition
Vadim Weinstein (né Kulikov) defended his PhD in mathematical logic in 2011 at the University of Helsinki and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Kurt Gödel Research Center for Mathematical Logic in Vienna, Mittag-Leffler Institute in Stockholm, University of Helsinki, Aalto University, and is currently a senior research fellow at the University of Oulu. After his PhD, Vadim got interested in the mind sciences and completed an MSc in cognitive science at the University of Vienna in 2016. He has published in a wide range of areas from generalized and classical descriptive set theory to knot theory and philosophy of cognition and artificial intelligence. His main interest is to tie mathematical logic with the modern understanding of human mind and brain
Phenomenological Ontology, Situated Mind, Philosophy of Perception
Adrian Wieczorek studied philosophy, comparative literature and musicology at University of Zurich, Paris-Sorbonne and LMU Munich. He is a research assistant at LMU Munich (Chair of Metaphysics and Ontology) and lecturer at Fresenius University of Applied Science Munich. He finished his PhD project on the origins of mental representation in perception, combining approaches from analytic philosophy, phenomenology, and cognitive science. With a long-standing research interest in ontology and especially in Heidegger’s late phenomenology, one of Adrian’s post-doc projects aims to develop an account of situatedness ("radical situated cognition") that helps to clarify and enrich key ontological implications of the embedded mind.