Opening: An Explorer’s Blog

Welcome to my blog! I have decided to write about how complexity science has changed and continues to shape my life today. This blog is a reflection on the impact of the complex systems theory on my career.

How did I find my way to a PhD in Information Technology and a Post-Doc fellow in a Physics Department collaborating with amazing physicists? This blog is my attempt to understand how I managed to publish my research in top academic journals on diverse topics ranging from the impact of plate size on food waste and the issue of political-polarization, to the controllability of complex systems, improving diagnosis from heart angiography images, and designing the next generation of cloud computing services capable of self-organization. In other words, this blog is born from the challenges I face to discover and crystalize my identity as someone who did not grow in conventional ways.

Complexity science broadened my horizon and enabled me to understand that innovation happens at the intersection of disciplines. Currently, my main focus is on developing innovative and data-driven solutions to fix the food systems, investigating how ultra-processed food impacts our society culturally, economically, physiologically, and healthfully. In my spare time, I explore syntactic changes in Germanic languages using complex network theory to uncover patterns in language evolution by observing the emergence of syntax through centuries of abstraction-exchange among humans.

My academic background paved the way for me to become a technology expert and appreciate the philosophy of technology. But at the core, I am an explorer. My ultimate goal is to encourage innovative thinking, eco-system thinking, and network thinking to promote the exploration of complex systems.