Syllabus for CS 499 - Nature-Inspired Computation
Prerequisites: CS 480 and CS 483, or permission of the instructor.
Textbook: Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence, D. Floreano and C. Mattiussi, MIT Press, 2008.
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.