| Andrew Adamatzky|| Computer scientist|
| Reaction‑diffusion computers, Identification of cellular automata, Computing in Nonlinear, Reaction‑Diffusion Automata: Phenome, Dynamics of Crowd‑mi|Andrew Adamatzky Wikipedia
Andrew I. Adamatzky (Russian: А. И. Адамацкий) is a Russian and English computer scientist, a professor in the department of computer science at the University of the West of England in Bristol, where he works in the International Center of Unconventional Computing. Prior to moving to England, Adamatzky was a research fellow in the Biophysics department at Saint Petersburg State University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and also worked for Galafox Ltd. there.
Adamatzky is the author or co-author of five books:Identification of Cellular Automata (Taylor & Francis, 1994)
Computing in Nonlinear Media and Automata Collectives (Institute of Physics, 2001)
Dynamics of Crowd-Minds: Patterns of Irrationality in Emotions, Beliefs and Actions (World Scientific, 2005)
Reaction-Diffusion Computers (with Ben De Lacy Costello and Tetsuya Asai, Elsevier, 2005)
Physarum Machines: Computers from Slime Mould (World Scientific, 2010)
In addition he is the editor or co-editor of several edited volumes.
Adamatzky is known for his research in unconventional computing. In particular, he has worked on chemical computers using reaction-diffusion processes. He has used slime moulds to plan potential routes for roadway systems and as components of nanorobotic systems, and discovered that they seek out sedatives in preference to nutrients. He has also shown that the billiard balls in billiard-ball computers may be replaced by soldier crabs.