Alvaro Moreno

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Position Full Professor and Head of Department
Email alvaro.moreno AT ehu DOT es
Phone 34 943 01 8249
Address EHU/UPV, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20080 Donostia – San Sebastián


Alvaro Moreno

Alvaro Moreno Bergareche is full Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Founder of the Philosophy of Biology Group at the UPV/EHU more than 20 years ago, which has become one of the RG of reference in Europe in its domain. Pr. Alvaro Moreno is a specialist in the areas of Philosophy of Biology, Artificial Life, Complex Systems and Cognitive Science. He has authored more than 100 scientific publications (including 2 monographs and 4 edited volumes) and almost as many papers in national and international conferences. He has been the principal investigator in more than twelve funded projects (funding institutions include: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, Basque Government, University of the Basque Country), and participated to several others, including European research networks. He has also participated as Review Expert in the evaluation of proposals submitted to the European Commission for funding and/or review of projects being funded by the Commission). He has organized several international workshops on the relation between Artificial Life and AI. And has been member of the organisational and/or program committee of more than 20 international conferences, and he is since many years regular member of the program committee of the Artificial Life conferences (ALIFE) and the European Conferences on Artificial Life (ECAL). He organized a Doctorate Program on Complex Systems, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, and has supervised many PhD theses, 5 of them obtaining the highest marks. His work has received a growing international recognition, which is confirmed by the invitations he regularly receives to give lectures in different countries, and the numerous national and international awards he received. Pr. Alvaro Moreno is also actively involved in the dissemination of science, and he led the project for the creation of the Museum of Science in San Sebastian (Spain)

Research interests

  • Philosophy of biology and general philosophy of science
  • Self-organization and complex systems.
  • Artificial life
  • Origin of cognition
  • Science Studies


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