ITIS 6500: Complex Adaptive Systems
Web page: http://www.sis.uncc.edu/~mirsad
Email: mirsad at uncc.edu
Office: Woodward Hall 343A
Office phone: 704-687-8643
Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Complex systems consist of a network of parts whose interactions give rise to interesting properties, including self-organization, non-linearity, and emergence. Self-organization is a process where the organization of a system spontaneously increases. New, emergent properties appear. Ant colonies, networks of neurons, the immune system, the Internet, and the global economy are a few examples where the behavior of the whole is much more complex than the behavior of the parts (non-linearity). This course will cover these and similar topics in an instructor lead, self-exploratory manner. The schedule of topics is provided here.
Gary William Flake, "The computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation," a Bradford Book, The MIT Press, Cambridge; MA, London, England
Course Requirements and Grading Policy:
Midterm Exam: 20%
Final Exam: 40%
All students are expected to adhere to the UNC Charlotte Code of Student Academic Integrity as specified in the current Catalog. Among other things, this code forbids cheating, fabrication or falsification of information, multiple submission of academic work, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, and complicity in academic dishonesty.
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