Mihai Nadin

Professor - Arts Tech And Comm
nadin@utdallas.edu
972-883-2832
ATC2601
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Tags: Design & Technology Emerging Media Art Art & Science Communication & Culture

Professional Preparation

Post-doctoral - Philosophy, Logic and Theory of Science
Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany - 1980
Ph.D. - Aesthetics
University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania - 1972
M.A. - Philosophy
University of Bucharest - 1970
Ph.D. - Electronics and Computer Science
Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest - 1963
M.S. - Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest
Electronics and Computer Science - 1961

Publications

The Privilege of Memories (in Romanian and English). Dallas TX: TzimTzum Press, 2011 http://www.ebrasov.ws 2011 - Publication
Nadin, Mihai, Anticipation and the Artificial. Aesthetics, ethics, and synthetic life, Ethics and Aesthetics of Technologies - AI & Society (Computer Science), 25, London: Springer, 103-118. 2010 - Publication
Nadin, Mihai. Cradled in the waters of the deep, Semiotics: Theory and Applications. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. Accepted December 2009 2010 - Publication
Nadin, Mihai. Play's the Thing. A Wager on Healthy Aging. In Serious Game Design and Development (J. Cannon Bowers and C. Bowers, Eds.), 150:28, 2010. Hershey:IGI (Global Disseminator of Knowledge), 150-177 2010 - Publication
Nadin, Mihai, Annotated Bibliography of texts concerning anticipatory systems/anticipation, International Journal of General Systems, (Special issue, George Klir, Introduction), 39:1, 2010, 34-133. 2010 - Publication
Nadin, Mihai. The computer: a semiotic machine. Revisiting the distinction between meaning and information (Introduction), Semiotics: An Attempt at a Foundation (F. Nake and P. Bogh Andersen). Heidelberg: SynchronPublishers. Accepted July 2010 2010 - Publication
Nadin, Mihai. A Science of Change. In Vivir es Cambiar, by Dr. F. Chorda, an interpretation of the thought of Mihai Nadin. Barcelona: Anthropos, 2010, 127166. 2010 - Publication
Nadin, Mihai, Anticipation and dynamics: Rosen's anticipation in the perspective of time, International Journal of General Systems, (Special issue, George Klir, Introduction), 39:1, 2010, 3-33 2010 - Publication
Nadin Mihai. What speaks in favor of an inquiry into anticipatory processes? Prolegomena to the 2nd edition of Anticipatory Systems, by Robert Rosen, in (George Klir, Ed.) International Book Series on Systems Science and Systems Engineering. Accepted April 2010 2010 - Publication
Nadin, Mihai. Mathematics, semiotics, anticipation, The Polymath- Festschrift for Solomon Marcus at 85. Bucahrest: Ed. Academiei. Accepted April 2010 2010 - Publication

Appointments

Distinguished Visiting Researcher
Collaborative Research Centre [2009–2010]
Ashbel Smith Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2004–Present]
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Computer Science
University of Bremen, Germany [2003–2004]
Director
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Visiting scholar
University of California-Berkeley [2002–2002]
Visiting Professor
Stanford University [1999–1999]
Principal
University of Wuppertal [1995–2010]
Principal, MiNDesign
Research and consulting for education and business (creative applications of newtechnologies), Providce, RI [1991–1994]
Professor
University of Wuppertal, Germany [1991–2003]
Dean
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York NY [1988–1991]

Projects

Project Seneludens: Maintaining Anticipatory Characteristics for Quality of Life in the Aging
2010–2010 in Symposium Ageing and Technology: How the Use of Technologies can Define, Fulfill and Enhance Living, Wellbeing and Cognitive Memories, Gerontological Society of America, 63rd Annual scientific Meeting, New Orleans

Additional Information

Professional recognition and honors (study, teaching, research, service)
  • Special Faculty Development Grant, December 2009-August 2010 for Distinguished Visiting Researcher, Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 637) Project: “Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes – a Paradigm Shift and its Limitations”. Technisches Zentrum für Informatik - TZI (Technical Center for Information Science), Bremen, Germany
  • Silver Medal, 2000, ID Institute, Germany, for the interactive DVD, Anticipation—The End is Where we Start From
  • Award of the National University Continuing Education Association, 1987, for symposium: The Cognitive Condition of Design
  • William A. Kern Institute Professorship in Communication, 1983-1984, Rochester Institute of Technology, for introducing semiotics to graduate students and faculty
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, 1978-1980, Faculty of Logic, Philosophy, and Theory of Science, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany for Sign and Value/Zeichen und Wert
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Grant, 1978-1979, for Sign and Value
  • Richard Merton Award, 1977, Germany, for research: On the Nature of Progress in Art
  • DAAD Research Fellowship, October 1974 – February 1975, for The Sense of Art
  • I.L. Caragiale Award, 1970, from The Romanian Academy, for a study on the aesthetics of theater
Professional Memberships
  • Berkeley Initiative on Soft Computing, 2002-present
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), SIGGRAPH and SIGART , 1983-present
  • International Society for Computational Modeling of Creative Processes, 2003-present
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - senior member since 1985
  • National Computer Graphics Association, 1982-1995
  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence- since 1981
  • Mathematical Association of America, 1981-2003
  • Semiotic Society of America, 1980-1999
  • International Association for Semiotic Studies, 1980-1999
  • American Philosophical Association, 1980-1992
  • American Society for Aesthetics, 1980-1992
  • German Society for Semiotics, 1977-1996
Service

2010-2011
University Committees:
• Research Advisory Board, reappointment for 2010-2011
• Ad hoc Committee for mid-probationary review (Marjorie Zielke)
Collaboration with C.C. Young, XaviX, Inc., and antÉ – Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems to test effects
of XaviX MindGym on maintaining and improving anticipatory characteristics in the aging; with Melinda Andrews,
Ph.D. candidate in Behavioral and Brain Science, UTD
Editorship: Synchron Publishers, Heidelberg< Germany


2009-2010
University Committees:
• Ad hoc Committee for mid-probationary review (David Parry, Monica Evans)
• School Peer Review Committee
• Faculty Personnel Review Committee
• Committee for Faculty Promotion, reappointment
• Member of the Intellectual Property Committee, reappointment
• Research Advisory Board, reappointment for 2009-2010
• Advisory Committee on Research 2009-2010
• Graduate Studies Committee
• School of Arts and Humanities Peer Review Committee Collaboration with C.C. Young, XaviX, Inc., and antÉ – Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems to test effects of XaviX MindGym on maintaining and improving anticipatory characteristics in the aging; with Melinda Andrews, Ph.D. candidate in Behavioral and Brain Science, UTD Executive Editor of the book series Digital Horizons, (cognitive science, visualization, artificial intelligence, information science, semiotics, ubiquitous computing) Synchron Publishers, Germany.


Editorial Boards
• International Journal of General Systems, London: Taylor & Francis
• International Journal of Applied Research on Information Technology and Computing, New Delhi: Indian Journals
• Journal of Risk and Decision Analysis, Amsterdam: IOS Press.

 


Advisory Committees
• University of the People, the first on-line only university, upon the invitation of founder, Shai Rashef (joining a number of “renowned academic professionals, humanitarians, and other visionaries” from the USA, Europe, Asia)
• International Child Art Foundation (“the leading national art and creativity organization for American children,” on the basis of work in anticipation and creativity; helping to develop content for international conferences) Washington DC, upon the invitation of Ashfaq Ishaq, Chairman.


2008-2009
University Committees
• Ad hoc Committee for mid-probationary review
• School Peer Review Committee

• Faculty Personnel Review Committee
• Committee for Faculty Promotion, reappointment
• Member of the Intellectual Property Committee, reappointment
• Advisory Committee on Research 2008-2009
• Committee Member for candidates for Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering
• Graduate Studies Committee
• School of Arts and Humanities Peer Review Committee Collaboration with C.C. Young, XaviX, Inc., and antÉ – Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems to test effects of XaviX MindGym on maintaining and improving anticipatory characteristics in the aging; with Melinda Andrews, Ph.D. candidate in Behavioral and Brain Science, UTD


Service contributions external to UTD
Executive Editor of the book series Digital Horizons, (cognitive science, visualization, artificial intelligence, information science, semiotics, ubiquitous computing) Synchron Publishers, Germany.


Editorial Board:

Decisions and Risk Analysis, Amsterdam: IOS Press.

 International Journal of General Systems, London: Taylor & Francis
 International Journal of Applied Research on Information Technology and Computing, New Delhi: Indian Journals
 


Advisory Committees
• Member of the International Advisory Committee and Reviewer, International Conference on Digital Communication – ICDT 2008, Bucharest Romania, June 29 – July 2, 2008
• Conference Advisory Board, Game Education Summit, Dallas TX, June 10-11, 2008
• Member, Program Committee for the 11th Brazilian International Meeting of Cognitive Science EBICC 2009 - COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGIES - INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND CONVERGENCE
• PhD Advisory Committee, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI


2007-2008
University Committees
• Faculty Personnel Review Committee, reappointment
• Committee for Faculty Promotion, reappointment
• Member of the Intellectual Property Committee, reappointment
• Research Advisory Board, reappointment for 2007-2008
• Advisory Committee on Research 2007-2008
• Committee Member for candidates for Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering
• Graduate Studies Committee, 2007-2008
• School of Arts and Humanities Peer Review Committee, 2007-2008
• Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis Conference on Decision and Risk Analysis: Convergence between Finance and Industry (to take place May 21-23, 2007) Organizer (with Professor Frank Dufour, UTD) of the symposium, Anticipation: Time and the Experience of the Virtual, hosted by the prestigious Rachofsky House, Dallas TX, February 6, 2008. The symposium—a Byinvitation- only event—was international in the range of participants (university members and students from Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, from the USA, and from Europe).


Service contributions external to UTD
Executive Editor of the book series Digital Horizons, (cognitive science, visualization, artificial intelligence, information science, semiotics, ubiquitous computing) Synchron Publishers, Germany. Editorial Board: Decisions and Risk Analysis, beginning September 2007


Advisory Committees
• PhD Advisory Committee, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, 2007-2008 academic year
• European Advisory Commission on Researching Anticipatory Systems


2006-2007

University Committees
• Faculty Personnel Review Committee, reappointment
• Committee for Faculty promotion (Professor Dean Terry)
• Reappointed Member of the Intellectual Property Committee
• Member of Research Advisory Board
• Committee Member for candidate for Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering
• Search Committee for Professorship in Jewish and European Studies (Search 1029)
• Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis Conference on Decision and Risk Analysis: Convergence Between Finance and Industry (to take place May 21-23, 2007) Special service contributions to Program, School, or University
• Army TRADOC Far-Future Conflict Game, January 17, 2006.


Service contributions external to UTD
Executive Editor of the book series Digital Horizons, (cognitive science, visualization, artificial intelligence, information science, semiotics, ubiquitous computing) Synchron Publishers, Germany.


Editorial Boards
• Real-Time Imaging, an IEEE publication
• Evaluation of Madeleine Schechter, doctoral candidate at the Yolanda and David Katz faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University, Israel
• Co-organizer of The Game’s the Thing. A wager on healthy aging. Promises. Possibilities. Policy, with the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
• Presentation of Seneludens project and anticipatory systems, Stone House Conversations, Rhode Island, August 16, 2006
• Member, IBMST (Institute for Bio-medical Sciences and Technology)


2005-2006
University Committees
• Elected by the Academic Senate as member of Special Hearing Tribunal
• Member Intellectual Property Committee
• Search Committee for 2 searches for Professorship in Jewish and European Studies (Search 1029)
• Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis Conference on Decision and Risk Analysis: Convergence Between Finance and Industry (to take place May 21-23, 2007) Special service contribution: to Program, School, or University
• Army TRADOC Far-Future Conflict Game, January 17, 2006.
• Established student exchange program with the University of Bremen and advised foreign exchange student
• Elaborated Design Foundations course (with Chip Wood) for ATEC Program, Spring 2005
• Developed research directions for Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering (Story Lab, E-ntelligent Learning, Algorithmic Art for IIAE)
•Enhancement of Motion Capture Lab with EMG Sensor System for acquiring physiological data
•Anticipation and massively distributed games for training US Army/Lockheed artin (Nov. 15, 2005)
•Anticipatory Systems – Opportunities for Texas. Initiated lecture series introducing anticipatory systems as a research domain for development in economy, education, medicine, Homeland Security, the arts, government to academics and professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, October 19-26, 2005
• Curatorial function: Jack Stauffacher and Dennis Letbetter: The Vico Collaboration, University of Texas at Dallas, October 10-26, 2005


Service contributions external to UTD
Executive Editor of the book series Digital Horizons, (cognitive science, visualization, artificial intelligence, information science, semiotics, ubiquitous computing) Synchron Publishers, Germany.


Editorial Boards:

• Real-Time Imaging, an IEEE publication


Advisory Boards:
• South Side of Lamar Interest Group. Recommended to a number of game developers that they support a Museum of American Games at the SSOL complex
•IEEE Workshop on Community Networks and First Mile Solutions (COMNETS) Technical Program Committee for COMNETS 2005 (Boston, Oct. 7, 2005)
• Program Committee, 10th International Conference of the Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equiopment, Romania (took place in 2006) Reviewer: Artidicial & Computational Intelligence for Decision, Control, and Automation in Engineering and Insdustrial Applications ACIDCA-ICMI 2005 International Conference on Machine Intelligence (Tunsia)
• Member, IBMST (Institute for Bio-medical Sciences and Technology)


2004-2005
University Committees
• Member of search committee ATEC for two openings in the ATEC Program
• Participated in the Endowed Chair Meetings with candidates for the new UTD President
• Elaborated working draft for two proposals: Dallas – Knowledge City for the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex; and ENGAGE – an Associates Program: University of Texas campus-wide consortium for research and consulting for business, industry, education, government


Service contributions external to UTD
Executive Editor of the book series Digital Horizons, (cognitive science, visualization, artificial intelligence, information science, semiotics, ubiquitous computing), Heidelberg, Germany: Synchron Publishers


Editorial Board
• Real-Time Imaging, an international journal of fundamental multidisciplinary imaging technologies and application areas, London: Academic Press


Advisory Boards
• Scientific Board of the Center for Research of Complex Systems (IZKS), University of Bonn, Germany
• Ph.D. Program in Humanities and Technological Change, Salve Regina University, Newport RI
• Scientific Advisory Board, Danish National Research Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
• Senior Fellow, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University, Newport RI, 2004
• Organized p rticipation of antÉ Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems at Orgatec 3, Living at Work (largest international fair for business), Cologne, Germany, October 19-23, 2004

News Articles

Renowned Scholar Mihai Nadin Joins Faculty of The University of Texas at Dallas
RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 10, 2004) – Dr. Mihai Nadin, a pioneer in the field of computer graphics and an internationally known scholar in computer applications for art and design and in human-computer interactions, has joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) as Ashbel Smith Professor. 

Nadin will be affiliated with both the School of Arts and Humanities and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. His leadership is expected to strengthen the university’s degree programs in arts and technology and the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering, both joint projects of the two schools.
Renowned Scholar Mihai Nadin Joins Faculty of The University of Texas at Dallas
RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 10, 2004) – Dr. Mihai Nadin, a pioneer in the field of computer graphics and an internationally known scholar in computer applications for art and design and in human-computer interactions, has joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) as Ashbel Smith Professor. 

Nadin will be affiliated with both the School of Arts and Humanities and the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. His leadership is expected to strengthen the university’s degree programs in arts and technology and the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering, both joint projects of the two schools.
Journal Honors Pioneering ATEC Professor’s Work
Arts and Technology professor and researcher Dr. Mihai Nadin has won the 2010 International Journal of General Systems Best Paper Award for a work on “Anticipation and Dynamics.”

The journal published the paper in January 2010 in an edition devoted entirely to his work.

Nadin is the director of antÉ, the Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems at UT Dallas, and is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in the field of anticipation. The discipline studies action as informed not only by the past and present but also by possible futures.  The field has applications in a number of research areas, including computer software, the behavioral sciences and artificial intelligence.

Journal Honors Pioneering ATEC Professor’s Work
Arts and Technology professor and researcher Dr. Mihai Nadin has won the 2010 International Journal of General Systems Best Paper Award for a work on “Anticipation and Dynamics.”

The journal published the paper in January 2010 in an edition devoted entirely to his work.

Nadin is the director of antÉ, the Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems at UT Dallas, and is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in the field of anticipation. The discipline studies action as informed not only by the past and present but also by possible futures.  The field has applications in a number of research areas, including computer software, the behavioral sciences and artificial intelligence.

Affiliations

Doctoral advisement/direction
Satyajahat Anil Adhyapak, 2005 David Hanson, 2007 H. Lee, 2005 Chuanjan Li. 2006 Gayle Moran Irene Ngugi, 2007 Gaurav Pradhan, 2008 Scott Trent
Master's advisement/direction
Satyajahat Anil Adhyapak, 2005 Michael Austin IS Christopher Hincks IS William G. Howell IS James Daniel Maher 2009 Eloy Ramirez IS Scott Trent

Funding

Anticipatory characteristics of intelligent multiagent societies deployed in logistics
$150,000 - European Union and DFG [2009–2010]
Configurable, Scalable and Manufacturable Technology Development for Social Robotics
$1,500,000 - Texas Emerging Technology Fund [2007–2010]
The end is where we start from
$100,000 - Sony DADC (Austria), Philips Design (Eindhoven, Netherlands), Pesch Wohnen (Cologne, Germany), stoll wohnbedarf (Cologne, Germany), SUN Microsystems (Palo Alto, CA) [2001–2002]
Trust: The 21st Century and Beyond
$20,000 - German National Science Foundation (DFG) [2000–2001]
Web Applications
$75,000 - German National Science Foundation [2000–2000]