**INTERNATIONAL GROUP FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHAOS STUDIES**

**Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)**

**Ben-Gurion**** ****University**** of the ****Negev**

**IEM Building 16, Room 253, Phone: (8) 647 9786, Fax: (8) 647 2958
e-mail:galita@bgu.ac.il **

Ph.D. in Physico-Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1977.

Director of the International Group for Chaos Studies (IGCS).

Editor in Chief of the International Multi-Disciplinary Research and Review Journal Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society.

** Main scientific interests**:

Chaos theory, multiagent discrete chaotic dynamics (DCD) and its application to the mathematical modeling of complex [1-3], living [4] and thinking systems [5]. Special numerical methods for non-linear estimation, data mining and soft computing [8]. Signals and image processing [8], mathematical physiology and psychology [7]. Artificial intelligent systems ("artificial brain”) [6] , neural networks and biofeedback systems.

__Courses taught__:

Introduction to chaos theory

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Discrete Chaotic Dynamics and Applications

Computational Methods in Artificial Intelligence

__References__:

1. V. Gontar, Calculus of Iterations and Dynamics of Physico-Chemical reactions. (1995) *Mathematics and Computers in Simulations*, **39** (5).

2. V. Gontar, Discrete Dynamics for Mathematical Simulation of Living
Systems, (1997), *Int. Journal Chaos, Solitons & Fractals*, **8** (4).

3. V. Gontar, Theoretical Foundation for the Discrete Dynamics of Physicochemical Systems (Chaos, Self-Organisation, Time and Space in Complex Systems), (1997), *Int. Journal Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society*,**1**(1).

4. V. Gontar, Entropy as a Driving Force for Complex and Living Systems Dynamics, (2000) *Int. Journal Chaos, Fractals and Solitons*, **11**.

5. V. Gontar, Theoretical Foundation of Jung’s “Mandala Symbolism” based on Discrete Chaotic Dynamics of Interacting Neurons, (2000) *Int. Journal Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society*, **5 **(1).

6. V. Gontar, Artificial Brain Systems based on Discrete Chaotic Dynamics of Interacting Agents, (2003), *Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Computer Science and its Applications*, National University, San Diego, CA.

7. V. Gontar, (2004), The Dynamics of Living and Thinking Systems, Biological Networks and the Laws of Physics, *Int. Journal Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society*, **8** (1).

8. V. Gontar, O. Grechko, (2006), Generation of Symmetrical Colored Images via Solution of the Inverse Problem of Chemical Reactions Discrete Chaotic Dynamics, *Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos*, **16 **(5).