The Computational Beauty of Nature
Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos,
Complex Systems, and Adaptation

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The Author

GWF Gary William Flake is the Chief Science Officer of Overture Services in Pasadena, CA, where he lives with his wife and two pit bulls.

His research interests include low complexity models, models of adaptation inspired by nature, neural network algorithms and architectures, nonlinear dynamics, complex systems, time series forecasting, system identification, pattern classification, model-based control, numerical optimization algorithms, database mining, graph clustering, web metrics, web searching, and network flow algorithms.

He has been affiliated with Clemson University, The Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, The University of Maryland, MIT's Center for Biological and Computational Learning, Siemens Corporate Research, and NEC Research Institute.

The photo on the right was taken in South Africa by Victoria Sievwright. The lion cub, at that time, was 7 weeks old. His name is ``Shumba,'' a Shona word meaning lion.

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