Emergence of robust, stable structures via computation within natural networks

Project: Research

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Project Description

Nature as computation is a powerful analogy that has proved a rich source of scientific insights and computing methodologies. This project addresses two central problems of natural computing: how self-organisation occurs within connected networks of agents and how global properties emerge from local interactions. These are explored both in living systems, including landscape genetics and social networks, as well as computational systems, especially multi-agent systems. Processes investigated include synchronisation, clustering, enslavement, feedback and phase changes. The results will provide insights into social issues and self-organization in networks of agents as well as novel methods for solving complex computational problems.
Effective start/end date2/01/0730/06/12


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD678,305.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)