We will start the semester with a series of reading from the swappy books. Your summaries and comments are here.
You will work on a series of exercises described in the lecture notes.
You will write case study about your explorations. The structure should be similar to chapters in the textbook, including most of these elements:
Format: typeset in PDF and posted here.
2) Decision making by rumor spreading http://www.amazon.com/Serpent-Paradise-Dea-Birkett/dp/0385488718 (page 81)
4) More material for Chapter 7: More about fractals, percolation, forest-fire, other?
5) Dynamic programming, Floyd-Warshall, other algorithm?
6) Highway Model (thanks, RB)
7) Engineering biology: review paper.