Tomás Veloz González


  • B.Sc. Physics, Universidad de Chile, 2005
  • B.Sc. Mathematics, Universidad de Chile, 2007
  • M.Sc. Computer Science, Universidad de Chile, 2010
  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, University British Columbia, 2015

Current Occupation:

  • Postdoctoral Student at the Centre Leo Apostel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Director of the Department of Systemics at IFICC
  • Scientific Consultant

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Líneas de investigación: 
  1. Quantum Cognition: I am currently investigating systematic deviations from the principles of "classical-probabilistic-based-rationality" observed in psychological experiments, and exploring how the framework of quantum theory could provide an alternative framework for the modeling of cognitive phenomena which explain such deviations.
  2. Chemical Organization Theory: I am interested on extending this theory so it becomes an appropriate formal language for the representation and modeling of general systems. Also, I am interested on modeling particular cases where systemic thinking is required but traditional paradigms (such as netoworks or agent based modeling) are not useful.
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Contributions in Scientific Journals

  1. Aerts, D., Sozzo, S., Veloz, T. (2016). New fundamental evidence of non-classical structure in the combination of natural concepts. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 374(2058), 20150095.IF~2.86.
  2. Veloz, T., Desjardins, S. (2015). Unitary Transformations in the Quantum Model for Conceptual Conjunctions and Its Application to Data Representation. Frontiers in psychology, 6. IF~2.8
  3. Aerts, D., Sozzo, S., Veloz, T. (2015). Quantum structure of negation and conjunction in human thought. {\it Frontiers in psychology}, 6. IF~2.8
  4. Veloz T., Razeto P., (2015). The State Context Property Formalism: From Concept Theory to the Semantics of Music, Soft Computing, 1--9. IF~1.27.
  5. Aerts D., Sozzo S., Veloz T. (2015). Quantum Structure in Cognition and the Foundations of Human Reasoning, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 54(12), 4557-4569. IF~1.18.
  6. Aerts D., Sozzo S., Veloz T. (2015). The Quantum Nature of Identity in Human Concepts: Bose-Einstein Statistics for Conceptual Indistinguishability, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 1-14,, IF~1.18.
  7. Veloz T., Pinto M. (2014). Existence, Computability and Stability for Solutions of the Diffussion Equation with General Piecewise Constant Argument. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 426.1: 330-339. IF~1.2.
  8. Kreyssig P., Wozar K.,  Peter S., Veloz T., Ibrahim B., Dittrich P. (2014). Effects of Small Particle Numbers on Long-Term Behaviour in Discrete Biochemical Systems. Bioinformatics, 30 (17): 475-481. IF~4.98.
  9. Veloz T., Razeto-Barry P., Dittrich P., Fajardo A. (2014). Reaction networks and evolutionary game theory. Journal of mathematical biology, 68.1-2: 181-206. IF~1.84.
  10. Kreyssig P., Escuela G., Reynaert B., Veloz T., Ibrahim B., Dittrich P. (2012). Cycles and the Qualitative Evolution of Chemical Systems. {\it PLOSOne} 7(10): e45772. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045772. IF~3.53

Contributions in Conference Proceedings

  1. Veloz T. (2014). Teoría de Organizaciones Químicas: Un lenguaje formal para la autopoiesis y el medio ambiente. In: Razeto-Barry, P. & Ramos-Jiliberto, R. (eds.) Autopoiesis. Un concepto vivo. Editorial Nueva Civilización. Santiago, Chile.
  2. Veloz T., Zhao X., Aerts A.(2013). Measuring Conceptual Entanglement in Collections of Documents. In Quantum Interaction (pp. 134-146). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  3. Aerts D., Broekaert J., Sozzo S., Veloz T. (2013). Meaning-Focused and Quantum-Inspired Information Retrieval. In Quantum Interaction (pp. 71-83). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  4. Aerts D., Broekaert J., Sozzo S., Veloz T. (2013). The Quantum Challenge in Concept Theory and Natural Language Processing. In Symposium on Cybernetics & Systems Research,Informatics, Logic, Mathematics, & Artificial Intelligence (in press).
  5. Veloz T., Tëmkin I., Gabora L. (2012). A Conceptual Network-Based Approach to Inferring the Cultural Evolutionary History of the Baltic Psaltery. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Annual Meeting 2012 (pp. 2487-2492).
  6. Aerts D., Broekaert J., Gabora L., Veloz T. (2012). The Guppy Effect as Interference. In Quantum Interaction (pp. 36-47). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  7. Aerts D., Gabora L., Sozzo S., Veloz T. (2011). Quantum Structure in Cognition: Fundamentals and Applications. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Quantum, Nano and Micro Technologies ICQNM 2011 (pp. 57--62).
  8. Veloz T., Gabora L., Eyjolfson M., Aerts D. (2011). Toward a Formal Model of the Shifting Relationship between Concepts and Contexts during Associative Thought, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 7052/2011, 25-34.
  9. Gabora L., Leijnen S., Lipo C., Veloz T. (2011). A Non-Phylogenetic Conceptual Network Architecture for Organizing Classes of Material Artifacts into Cultural Lineages, Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Annual Meeting 2011 (pp. 2923-2928).
  10. Veloz T., Reynaert B., Rojas D., Dittrich P. (2011).
    A decomposition theorem in chemical organizations. In Proceedings of European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2011), LNCS, Springer.
  11. Peter S., Veloz  T., Dittrich P. (2011). Feasibility of organizations - a refinement of chemical organization theory, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6501, 325-337.
  12. Mithani M., Gabora L., Veloz T. (2010). Modeling the Role of Context Dependency in the Identification and Manifestation of Entrepreneurial Opportunity. Quantum Informatics for Cognitive, Social, and Semantic Processes. AAAI Fall Symposium (pp. 91-98).
  13. Veloz T. (2011). Sistematización de una experiencia en electrificación rural en comunidad indígena de Cúcuter, San Pedro de Atacama. Ambiente Total 3(6).