Syllabus for CS 695 - Natural Computation
Prerequisites: CS 580 and CS 583, or permission of the instructor.
Textbook: None required
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence, D. Floreano and C. Mattiussi, MIT Press, 2008.
Evolutionary Computation: A Unified Approach, K. De Jong, MIT Press, 2006.
Natural Computing journal, Springer Publishing, Heidelberg, Germany.
Natural Computation conference proceedings
This course will be a survey of the emerging field of Natural Computation, i.e. computational systems inspired by systems found in nature. Topics to be covered will include but not be limited to:
This will be a programming-oriented course in which students will be expected to read and modify standard versions of existing algorithms. There will be a series of computational homework assignments, a class project, and a final exam.