SIMULATION of BIOCOMPLEXITY
This course will introduce and apply simulation theory and techniques to modeling Environmental Biocomplexity. Simulations will be built using the JAVA programming
language, and packages such as SWARM, StarLogo and Mathematica. The course will focus on modeling the unique characteristics of biocomplexity using simulation and artificial life.
Biocomplexity refers to the
dynamic web of interrelationships between physical, biological, geochemical, hydrological, environmental, ecological, social, and economic systems. The study of biocomplexity includes systems that range from molecular
to global in scale, and exhibit properties that depend not only on the individual actions of their components, but also the interactions among those components.
Course requirements: students should have had a
semester programming course (or equivalent).
Instructor: Greg Madey
Computer Science & Engineering