2021 ERA Workshop


2021 Emerging Researchers in Artificial Life Workshop (@ ALife 2021)

View the Project on GitHub amlalejini/ALife-2021--ERA-workshop


The Emerging Researchers in Artificial Life (ERA) is the official student, post-doc, and junior researcher group for the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL). The purpose of the ISAL student group is to provide opportunities for students and post-docs interested in artificial life to interact with each other, develop professionally, and contribute to the broader artificial life community.

This workshop will be held as part of the (virtual) 2021 Conference on Artificial Life. The goal of this workshop is to provide a venue for junior researchers to meet, share their work, and network.


Sign up for a research lightning talk or to participate in academic karaoke!

Sign up for a lightning talk slot and/or to participate in academic karaoke by emailing us at abrahamjleite@gmail.com

You do not need to commit to a topic for your lightning talk in order to sign up for a speaking slot. We don’t need to know your topic until you present! If you do know what you’d like to talk about, however, we’ll post the topic/description here.

We should have time for roughly 10 speaking slots split between lightning talks and academic karaoke (allocation depending on interest). Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve, so feel free to sign up as early as you’d like! We will be accepting sign-ups up until the time of the workshop or until all slots have been filled.

If you have any questions feel free to email us (or, file an issue on GitHub if that’s your jam).

Lightning talks

Time Slot Speaker Topic Contact
1 Aymeric Vié Population network structure impacts genetic algorithm optimisation performance vie@maths.ox.ac.uk
2 Thomas Chen Human posture recognition enabled by computer vision thomaschen7@acm.org
3 Federico Pigozzi Modularity for voxel-based soft robots pigozzife@gmail.com
4 Kevin Frans TBD kvfrans@mit.edu
5 Austin Marcus Merleau-Ponty’s The Structure of Behavior and ALife bwvxnt@gmail.com
6 You! TBD TBD

Academic Karaoke

Time Slot Speaker
1 Acacia Ackles
2 Kevin Frans
3 Aakriti Hariprakash
4 You!

Important Dates


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