Angelo Loula

Angelo Loula ( is a professor of Computer Engineering at the State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS, Bahia, Brazil). He is a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Engineering and Industrial Automation, School of Electrical and Computing Engineering (FEEC), State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He received his MSc in electrical engineering from FEEC, UNICAMP, his BSc in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Bahia, and a technologist degree in computing from Ruy Barbosa Faculty. He is Director of the Group for Research on Artificial Cognition and of the Group for Basic and Applied Research in Intelligent Systems, both at UEFS. In addition, he is an associate researcher of the Computational Semiotics Group (UNICAMP). He has edited books on artificial cognition and on semiotics, organized scientific events in these topics, and is the author of several journal papers, book chapters, and conference papers. His research interests include artificial cognition, semiotic and meaning processes, communication, language evolution and acquisition, artificial life, adaptive behavior, complex systems and self-organization, and embodied and situated cognition.


Research Commentaries on Cangelosi’s “Solutions and Open Challenges for the Symbol Grounding Problem”
Stevan Harnad, Luc Steels, Tony Belpaeme, Carol J. Madden, Stéphane Lallée, Peter Ford Dominey, Stephen J. Cowley, Juyang Weng, Alberto Greco, Barbara Giolito, Domenico Parisi, Vincent C. Müller, Angelo Loula, João Queiroz, Ricardo Gudwin, Angelo Cangelosi. © 2011. 25 pages.
Self-Organization and Peirce’s Notion of Communication and Semiosis
João Queiroz, Angelo Loula. © 2011. 9 pages.
Semiosis can be described as an emergent self-organizing process in a complex system of distributed sign users interacting locally and mutually affecting each other. Contextually...
Artificial Cognition Systems
Angelo Loula, Ricardo Gudwin, João Queiroz. © 2007. 418 pages.
Artificial Cognition Systems presents recent research efforts in artificial intelligence about building artificial systems capable of performing cognitive tasks. Such study...