Russell K. Standish


Russell K. Standish

Russell K. Standish is a computational scientist based in Sydney, Australia. He was the founding director of UNSW's [http://www.hpc.unsw.edu.au High Performance Computing Support Unit] from 1997-2005. In 2005 he established a computational science consultancy called [http://www.hpcoders.com.au High Performance Coders] . Since 2002, he has held an adjunct associate professorship with UNSW's [http://www.maths.unsw.edu.au School of Mathematics and Statistics] .He grew up in Western Australia with 2 other brothers. He was the eldest, With Mark the middle child and Tony the youngest. He is married with 1 child called Hal. .

Contributions

Ensemble theories of everything

In 2006, Standish published a book [http://www.hpcoders.com.au/nothing.html Theory of Nothing] that takes a look at ensemble theories of everything, a subject reinvigorated by Max Tegmark in 1997. He has also been an extensive contributor to the [http://groups.google.com.au/group/everything-list Everything List] , an informal discussion group on these ideas, and has published several papers in the area.

Complex Systems, Evolutionary Systems, Artificial Life

Standish has been a long time contributor to the study of evolutionary systems, an important subcategory of Complex Systems research. He often uses Artificial Life models to explore evolutionary behaviour.

*In 1998, he chaired [http://www.hpcoders.com.au/c98/c98.htm Complex Systems '98] , one of a series of conferences now known as the Asia Pacific Complex Systems conference.

*In 2002, he chaired [http://www.alife.org/alife8 ALife VIII] , the The 8th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems.

*He is the lead developer of [http://ecolab.sourceforge.net EcoLab] , an open source C++ based agent based modelling framework.

tatistical Mechanics of Nonequilibrium Systems

Standish's PhD involved research into nonequilibrium statistical mechanics

External links

* [http://www.hpcoders.com.au/rks.html Home page]
* [http://ecolab.sourceforge.net EcoLab]


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