Accession Number:

ADA583690

Title:

Agent-Based Models and Optimal Control in Biology: A Discrete Approach

Descriptive Note:

Book chapter

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG BIOINFORMATICS INST

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This chapter describes an approach to the optimal control of complex biological systems. Such systems can often be modeled effectively through agent-based computational models. To apply rigorous mathematical methods to synthesize optimal control strategies one approach is to approximate the agent-based model through a mathematical model for which analytic methods are available. One such framework is that of time-discrete, state-discrete dynamical systems, which can be described as polynomial dynamical systems over a finite field. The chapter presents algorithms, examples, and associated software for these tasks.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE