Bruce J. West is Chief Mathematical Scientist with the Information Science Directorate at the Army Research Office, a position he has held for the last 10 years. After receiving his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester in 1970, he was Associate Director of a small private research institute (La Jolla Institute) for almost twenty years and a Professor at the University of North Texas for a decade. His research interests are in the nonlinear dynamics of complex networks. He has over 350 scientific publications, including 11 books and 8500 citations, and he has received multiple academic and government awards for his research and publications.
Paolo Grigolini University of North Texas.
Paolo Grigolini is currently a Professor in the Physics Department and the Center for Nonlinear Science at the University of North Texas. He is an internationally recognized theorist interested in the foundations of quantum mechanics, including wave function collapse and the influence of classical chaos on quantum systems. His other research interests include the foundations of statistical physics, biophysical problems such as DNA sequencing and the network science of human decision making and cognition.