Mihai Nadin

Professor - Arts Tech And Comm
nadin@utdallas.edu
972-883-2832
ATC2601
Nadin's Webpage
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

Personal Statement

 He is, among other things, a pioneer in computer graphics and arts, and in human-computer interaction. He founded and directed the world's first Computational Design Program. His current pre-occupation is anticipatory computing.

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]