Emergence, Spring, 2006

Emergence

Biology 361 = Computer Science 361
Bryn Mawr College
Spring 2006

Course Schedule

DB, PG
Mon, 16 Jan Course organization and Modelling as Inquiry DB, PG
Wed, 18 Emergence: A Computational/Cognitive Perspective DB
Mon, 23 Emergence: A Biological/Evolution Perspective PG From the Head to the Heart
Wed, 25 Cellular Automata - Wolfram DB NKS Ch 1 and 2 and Python 1D CA
Mon, 30 Cellular Automata - Wolfram DB
Wed, 1 Feb Cellular Automata - Possibilities and Limitations
Mon, 6 Agent Based Modelling I. Agents and Environments PG The World of Langton's Ant
Wed, 8 Agent Based Modelling II. Deterministic vs non-deterministic systems PG
Mon, 13 Agent Based Modelling III. Interacting Agents, Sandpiles PG
Wed, 15 Agent Based Modelling IV. Variation in the agents PG
Mon, 20 Agent Based Modelling V. The consciousness problem PG
Wed, 22 Agent Based Modelling VI. The levels of organization problem PG
Mon, 27 Evolutionary Algorithms I DB Introduction to Evolutionary Systems
Wed, 1 March Evolutionary Algorithms II DB
Mon, 6 Spring Break
Wed, 8 Spring Break
Mon, 13 Additional Perspectives on Emergence, student book reviews
Wed, 15 Additional Perspectives on Emergence, student book reviews
Mon, 20 Neural Networks I DB Connectionism Foundations, Building Neural Models
Wed, 22 Neural Networks II DB
Mon, 27 Project Development
Wed, 29 Project Development
Mon, 3 April More complex examples PG
Wed, 5 More complex examples PG
Mon, 10 Project Development
Wed, 12 Project Development
Mon, 17 Emergence in AI DB
Wed, 19 Emergence in AI DB
Mon, 24 Project Presentations
Wed, 26 Project Presentations
Mon, 1 May Evening Project Presentations and Dinner, 6 - 9pm




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