Eric Goles is currently professor and researcher in Theoretical Computer Science at Adolfo Ibaņez University, Santiago, Chile. He is also Scientific Director of the Institute for Complex Systems at Valparaiso-Chile, and an associated researcher at the Center for Mathematical Modeling in Santiago. He has obtained two doctorates in Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Grenoble-France. He has also previously held positions in the French CNRS (1981-88), the University of Chile, and from 2000 to 2005 headed the Chilean Council of Science and Technology. He has obtained several awards, among them the Chilean prize of Science (1993), membership of the Chilean and Croatian Academy of Science, and the Jules Verne Prize (UNESCO-CNRS, Paris, 2004) for a program of scientific outreach for open television. He is the author of more than120 research articles, 10 books, and has given invited talks at numerous Conferences, Institutes and Universities. His current research activities focus on complexity of the dynamics of genetic networks, comparison between different updating modes in discrete dynamical systems and numerical simulations related with Cellular Automata and Communication Complexity.