This course is about Conway's game of life. This is a cellular automaton constructed by John Conway in 1970. This simulation starts with an empty chess board like table and has very simple rules. These simple rules can give birth to a given cell on the board as well as they can wipe out life of a given cell. It is quite counter intuitive that with so simple rules, so elaborate structures can emerge. And basically, this is the conclusion of life-game. We are going to talk about the theoretical background of the topic and of course we are going to implement it from scratch in Java. Hope you will like it!
My name is Balazs Holczer. I am from Budapest, Hungary. I am qualified as a physicist and later on I decided to get a master degree in applied mathematics. At the moment I am working as a simulation engineer at a multinational company. I have been interested in algorithms and data structures and its implementations especially in Java since university. Later on I got acquainted with machine learning techniques, artificial intelligence, numerical methods and recipes such as solving differential equations, linear algebra, interpolation and extrapolation. These things may prove to be very very important in several fields: software engineering, research and development or investment banking. I have a special addiction to quantitative models such as the Black-Scholes model, or the Merton-model. Quantitative analysts use these algorithms and numerical techniques on daily basis so in my opinion these topics are definitely worth learning.
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