Artificial Life Group
Artificial Life, agent-based modeling, complex systems, biocomplexity, ontogenetics, network topology and dynamics, and related disciplines play a strong part in the research directions and interests of many faculty members at Indiana University. Research in these areas is taking place in the School of Informatics, the Cognitive Science Program, the Physics department, and other academic units. The ALife@IU page lists some of the faculty involved in this discipline, with links to their home pages and projects.
Within CNetS one of the active project is Polyworld, where we evolve minimal models of intelligent, adaptive behavior by artificial agents in a computational ecology. Information-theoretic measures of complexity are used to assess the dynamics of the agents’ artificial neural network “brains”.