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EPSRC Novel Computation Research Cluster : July -- Dec 2003


What Emerges when in vivo meets in silico

Our Research Cluster is developing proposals in the areas of nature inspired computation (biological, chemical, and physical) and self organised criticality (systems that maintain themselves in the computationally interesting dynamical state at "the edge of chaos"). We are exploiting and combining our expertise of in vivo (biological) and in silico (physical hardware) systems, to build both experimental and theoretical research models of how global behaviour emerges from vast numbers of interconnected simple agents (natural and artificial neurons, cells, social insects, ...), all operating with no need for centralised control.

members: BAE Systems, Qinetiq, York, Manchester, Edinburgh, Kent, UWE, Sunderland, Birmingham, UCL, UMIST, Imperial