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From the School of Computer Science and Department of Psychology at McGill University, I marvel at the world through algorithmic lenses. My specific interests are in quantum computing, evolutionary game theory, modern evolutionary synthesis, and theoretical cognitive science. Previously I was at the Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo and a visitor to the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore.


Feb
15
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
14
comment Natural examples of XOR functions at the cellular level
@JonathanVanMatre thank you, that's an interesting paper. Although it seems like they are implementing XOR through several cells working together with NOR gates as primitives. I will take a look at it, maybe they discuss some natural counterparts. All the synthetic examples suggest that it isn't unreasonable to expect a natural one, I think.
Feb
14
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
14
asked Natural examples of XOR functions at the cellular level
Feb
14
awarded  Yearling
Jan
31
answered The Assumption of Weak Selection?
Jan
9
comment When does weak selection produce qualitatively different results from strong selection?
@fileunderwater thanks, I found that paper shortly after I asked the question and it is extremely relevant, I've been meaning to give a self-answer based on it but have been too busy with other things.
Jan
9
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
30
comment What does fitness really mean?
"As I said I don't want to talk practical issues but theoretical ones, therefore we will assume to work on a panmictic population of inifinite size evenly distributed into class age." infinite versus finite population is not a practical concern, but a very important theoretical distinction in particular if you have stochastic events.
Dec
29
answered Book recommendations for algorithms used in evolutionary biology
Dec
14
awarded  Self-Learner
Oct
20
awarded  Announcer
Oct
4
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
27
awarded  Revival
Aug
19
answered Structure of fitness landscapes in the NK model
Aug
19
revised Is local equilibrium a reasonable assumption for evolutionary processes?
Added a link.
Aug
18
answered Is local equilibrium a reasonable assumption for evolutionary processes?
Aug
18
comment How come that we “feel” it when someone's watching us
I think that this question would be a better fit at the Cognitive Sciences StackExchange.
Jul
12
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
30
awarded  Announcer