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Jonathan W. Mills

Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing

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Contact Information

jwmills [at]
(812) 855-7081
Informatics West, Room 201A

Other Titles and Honors

  • Research Fellow, U of West of England, Bristol, UK
  • 2007 Leverhulme Trust Professor, U of West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Visiting Scientist, The Courant Institute, New York University, NY


Read about me in the forthcoming book, "Natural Computing" by Dennis Shasha and Cathy Lazere, to appear Fall 2009/Spring 2010.

Read about the EAC in "The Nature of the EAC" in the July 2008 issue of Physica D.

Listen to my albums at and to my performances at the Different Skies Electronic Music Festival at In the future you may also hear me at City Skies (but not in 2009; conflict with the end of IU's semester).

Research Interests

Design, applications and theory of Rubel's Extended Analog Computer (the EAC); currently studying protein folding and structure prediction, and the design of intelligent, self-reflective matter with large EAC arrays.

Research Projects

Hybrid analog-digital large array EAC supercomputer (with Bryce Himebaugh at IU)

Protein folding and structure prediction with the EAC supercomputer (with Dennis Shasha and Rich Bonneau at NYU, and Alessandro Flaminni at IU)

Designing intelligent, self-reflective computational matter using large array EAC supercomputer (inspired by Andy Adamatzky, Simon Harding, Julian Miller and Susan Stepney)

Analog solutions to quantum computing problems, such as Deutsch-Jozsa (solved; with Cristian Calude, U Auckland, NZ) and others

"Awakening the Analog Computer," an invited workshop at Unconventional Computing 2009, Porta Delgado, Azores, Portugal (with deep thanks to my patient friend José Félix Costa)

Research Areas