Syllabus for CS 499 - Nature-Inspired Computation


De Jong

Spring 2011

Tuesday, 4:30-7:10pm


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.