Federico Zertuche was born in Mexico City. He obtained his B.S. degree in physics from The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and his Ph.D. degree from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Italy, in 1989. As a Professor at the Unidad Cuernavaca of the Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM, his main areas of research are complex discrete dynamical systems, such as cellular automata and binary neural networks. He has developed a new classification of Boolean functions in terms of the number of arguments that really change the value of the Boolean function when they change, which is called the degree of irreducibility of the Boolean function. This classification allows doing a new combinatorial counting for statistical purposes in binary dynamical systems. He is also a Member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias.
Biography Updated on 10 December 2012