Consortium and PI
- Institute of Systems and Robotics – University of Coimbra (ISR-UC) (Jorge Dias, Jorge Lobo, João Filipe Ferreira)
- University of Liège (ULG)
Rationale of the consortium
The BAMBI consortium was a unique gathering of competences in different scientific fields ranging from microbiology to electronics and hardware.
This diversity was a necessity to achieve the scientific objective of advancing toward a probabilistic computer inspired by the biochemistry of cell-signalling.
When gathering groups with such different scientific cultures, the risk was not be able to work with one another. In our view we managed to induce several fruitful collaborations between the different groups leading to completely new approaches and to some scientific and technical advances.
The six partners were complementary and cover very different scientific fields
- Applied math and especially subjectivist probabilistic approach (CNRS, ULG-1, HUJI, ProBAYES, ISR)
- Software development (CNRS, ProBAYES, ISR)
- Experimental biology (ULG-2)
- Cell-signalling (CNRS, ULG-2, ULG-1, HUJI)
- Theoretical molecular chemistry (ULG-1, HUJI)
- Information theory (CNRS, ULG-1, HUJI)
- Biochemistry (CNRS, ULG-2, ULG-1, HUJI)
- Hardware and electronics (CNRS, ISR)