Ludgar Brümmer (DE)
Ludger Brümmer works as a composer in the field of algorithmic and medial computer music as well as spatial sound. He studied composition at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen and was a fellow at CCRMA Stanford University and a Research Fellow at Kingston University London as well as Professor of Composition at SARC in Belfast. Since April 2003 he has been director of the Institute for Music and Acoustics and the Hertz Laboratory at the ZKM Karlsruhe and professor of composition in Trossingen. In 2009 he was appointed to the Akademie der Künste Berlin.
Vittorio Loreto (IT)
Vittorio Loreto is Full Professor of Physics of Complex Systems at Sapienza University of Rome and Faculty of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. He is presently in leave of absence from Sapienza University to lead the SONY Computer Science Lab in Paris where he also leads the team of „Innovation, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence“. His scientific activity is mainly focused on the statistical physics of complex systems and its interdisciplinary applications. He coordinated several project at the EU and Italian level. More recently he coordinated the Templeton-funded KREYON project devoted to unfolding the dynamics of innovation and creativity. Loreto has published over 180 papers in internationally refereed journals and conference proceedings and chaired several workshops and conferences. He is member of the executive committee of the Complex Systems Society.