Wolfram Computation Meets Knowledge

Wolfram Summer School


Emre Demiralp

Summer School

Class of 2006


I attended Clarkson University and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign for my undergraduate degrees in computer science and electrical and computer engineering.

Currently I work for Wolfram Research.

Project: Visualization/Compression/Cluster-Searching of Symbolic Systems

Throughout the Summer School I hope to get a good (NKS) idea on the world of symbolic systems, especially finding interesting rules and initial conditions and doing simple tests to explore useful patterns in the symbolic system universe.

Goals include:

  1. Creating representations to track bifurcations in the context of symbolic systems
  2. Using visualization methods to view un/compressed forms of symbolic systems
  3. Finding interesting pairs of initial conditions and rules that represent various forms of:
    • Context
    • Ambiguation
    • Pruning
  4. Doing coverage analysis between rules/initial conditions and the symbolic systems universe

If I have time:

  • Finding parallels to other systems
  • Doing all of the above with a taste of comparison to other systems

Favorite Four-Color, Radius-1/2 Rule

Rule chosen: 2396496420

It’s fascinating to see the shift and change in the regular nested/repetitive patterns upon intersection with the diagonally traversing line generated by the rule generation (simple initial conditions produce purely nested behavior).