• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology

Bio-inspired Computing is the combination of computational intelligence and collective intelligence. These computational methods are used to solve complex problems, and modeled after design principles encountered in natural / biological systems, and tend to be adaptive, reactive, and distributed. The goal of bio-inspired computing is to produce computational tools with enhanced robustness, scalability, flexibility and which can interface more effectively with humans. 

This course introduces the fundamental topics in bio-inspired computing, and build proficiency in the application of various algorithms in real-world problems. The course will also cover applications focused particularly on highly sophisticated interaction with users.

Learning Outcomes

Ability to select an appropriate bio-inspired computing method for any application / data set; ability to successfully implement / apply that method; good theoretical understanding of the differences between the major bio-inspired computing methods, including advantages and disadvantages of each.

Indicative Assessment

3 x Assignments 20% each, Final Exam 40%


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Workload

Thirty hours of lectures and six two-hour tutorial/laboratory sessions

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Computing.

Preliminary Reading

None

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4546 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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