Jesus A. Lopez-DoNaDo (Venezuela)

Jesus A. Lopez-DoNaDo

While studying music theory/composition at the Music Conservatory of
Caracas, Dr.Jesus Lopez-DoNaDo received his BSc (Hons) in Electronics
Engineering from the Simon Bolivar University (Venezuela) in 1997,
later, his Ph.D. in artificial intelligence applied to signal
processing from the University of Ulster (UK), in 2003 and his
postgraduate certificate in education from the same institution in
2004. He has exhibited several installations and performed with a
number of experimental bands. In February 2000 he joined the School of
Information Engineering at the University of Ulster as a lecturer in
multimedia and bioinformatics. He then immigrated to Australia and
became an A/Prof in bioinformatics at USQ. He has being associate
editor in the Proceedings of the International Conference on
Artificial Intelligence and an invited editor for the IEEE
Transactions’ series. His research interests are in, computational
creativity (biological complexity applied to music), bioinformatics,
medicine and generative music. He has published over 30 scientific
articles, one edited book (available here) and one monograph
(available here). Pursuing more humanistic goals, he commenced
post-graduate medical studies (2007-2010) at Griffith University
Australia. He believes that, despite a ubiquitous demand for
specialization in modern society, the idea of a modern homo
universalis (polymath) is still fundamental and achievable by fully
integrating artistic, humanistic and scientific endeavors within a
sole ideological framework.