Jonathan Mills

Jonathan Mills

Associate Professor, Computer Science


  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1988

Research interests

I am interested in logic as a computational paradigm for perception and reasoning, and the use of very large-scale integrated circuits (VLSI circuits) to implement the paradigm.

My recent work, conducted with my graduate students, has been to design analog VLSI circuits that implement arrays of ukasiewicz implication. Using implication as a primitive operation, we are developing a form of \"lower-order logic programming\" as we study the relationship between ukasiewicz logic and neural networks. The design of neural networks using arrays of implication cells and the selection of appropriate learning rules is the current focus of this research.

Representative publications

Routing Physarum with Electrical Flow/Current (2012)
Soichiro Tsuda, Jeff Jones, Andrew Adamatzky, Jonathan Mills

The History and Future of Stiquito: A Hexapod Insectoid Robot (2009)
James Conrad, Jonathan Mills
Artificial Life Models in Hardware , 1-20

The nature of the Extended Analog Computer (2008)
Jonathan Mills
Physica D Nonlinear Phenomena, 237 (9), 1235-1256

Evolving Letter Recognition with an Extended Analog Computer (2006)
Matt Parker, Chen Zhang, Jonathan Mills, Bryce Himebaugh
IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation,

"Empty space" computes: the evolution of an unconventional supercomputer. (2006)
Jonathan Mills, Matt Parker, Bryce Himebaugh, Craig Shue, Brian Kopecky, Chris Weilemann
Proceedings of the Third Conference on Computing Frontiers,

Stiquito for Beginners: An Introduction to Robotics (1999)
James Conrad, Jonathan Mills
IEEE Computer Science Society Press/ Wiley Books.

Metachronal Wave Gait Generation For Hexapod Robots (1998)
Gary B. Parker, Jonathan Mills

The Continuous Retina: Image Processing With A Single-Sensor Artificial Neural Field Network (1995)
Jonathan Mills
Proceedings of International Conference on Neural Networks (ICNN'96) ,

Programmable VLSI Extended Analog Computer for Cyclotron Beam Control 1. (1995)
Jonathan Mills

Dynamic Statistics of Sequential Prolog (1994)
Ignacio Celis, Jonathan Mills

Dissertation Committee Service

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Baray, C. Evolution of Coordination in Reactive Multi-Agent Systems (December 1999) Mills, J. (Chair), Gasser, M., Rawlins, G., Timberlake, W.