Melanie Moses


Title with Advance at UNM:

Leadership team member


Your background in academia:

Dr. Melanie Moses earned a B.S. from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems, an interdisciplinary program in cognition and computation, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of New Mexico in 2005. She is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico and External Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. Her interdisciplinary research exists at the boundaries of Computer Science and Biology with more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in computational and mathematical biology and biologically-inspired swarm robotics.

Research in the Moses Lab focuses on computational modeling of complex biological systems, particularly on cooperative search strategies in immune systems and ant colonies. Her research also applies principles from biology to design computational systems, particularly robotic swarms that replicate ant behaviors to perform collective tasks. Her research lab includes 14 post doctoral students, undergraduate and graduate students and high school interns from computer science and biology.