Algorithms in Nature

Computer science and biology have shared a long history together. For many years, computer scientists have designed algorithms to process and analyze biological data (e.g. microarrays), and likewise, biologists have discovered several operating principles that have inspired new optimization methods (e.g. neural networks). Recently, these two directions have been converging based on the view that biological processes are inherently algorithms that nature has designed to solve computational problems.

This website documents new studies that have taken a joint computational-biological approach to study the algorithmic properties of biological processes across all levels of life (molecular, cellular, and organism).

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Reviews and Perspectives

Network Design and Analysis

Coordination and Consensus

Computer Vision and Neuroscience

Machine Learning

Optimization and Search

Saket Navlakha and Ziv Bar-Joseph, 2012-2015.