"Individual-based modeling has gained popularity over the last decade, mainly due to the paradigm's proven ability to address a variety of problems seen in many disciplines, including modeling complex systems from bottom-up, providing relationship between component level and system level parameters, and discovering the emergence of system-level behaviors from simple component level interactions. Availability of computational power to run simulation models with thousands to millions of agents is another driving force in the widespread adoption of individual-based modeling. This thesis proposes an individual-based modeling approach for solving engineering design and optimization problems using artificial ecosystems"--Abstract, page iii.
Agarwal, Sanjeev, 1971-
Landers, Robert G.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 74 pages
© 2008 Srinivasa Shivakar Vulli, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Ecology -- Mathematical models
Ecosystem management -- Mathematical models
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Vulli, Shivakar, "Individual-based artificial ecosystems for design and optimization" (2008). Masters Theses. 4604.