SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

CS 266: Biologically-inspired Distributed and Multi-agent Systems

Extended Reading List

This page contains an extended list of papers and sources for the different topics that are relevant to this class -- each year we only cover a small fraction of this, and the course syllabus reflects the topics and readings for that year.

Textbooks | Swarm Intelligence | Amorphous Computing | Immune-based Systems | Evolutionary Computing | Synthetic Biology

TextBooks

Textbooks

For some of the subjects, there are textbooks that give a higher-level view of the subject. These are useful if you are presenting or want to read more about the area. We will maintain a "class library" of these books, so talk to radhika to check out the books for short periods of time.

Swarm Intelligence

Swarm Intelligence: including ant-inspired approaches, flocking, synchronization, and swarm robotics.

Amorphous Computing

Amorphous Computing: including patterning and morphogenesis models, algorithmic and programmable self-assembly, gradient-based approaches, self-reconfigurable robotics and global-to-local languages and theory

Immune-inspired Systems

Immune-inspired Systems

Evolution-inspired Systems

Evolution-inspired Systems

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology, and DNA self-assembly