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Yes there is some overlap, for instance the conference Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) covers theoretical computer science topics related to biological computation. From the call for papers, UCNC topics of interest include (but are not restricted to): Molecular computing Quantum computing Optical computing Chaos ...


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First: all your inputs are either 0 or 180, and the midpoint gate always gives a point on the arc between its two inputs. So any intermediate value stays on the arc between 0 and 180, there is never wrap-around, and we may just assume that each input is a bit and the gates return $(a+b)/2$. Then there is a gate at the top that tests whether its input is in a ...


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Bernard Chazelle has done some work on the convergence of bird flocking, and he's considered models such as follow-the-leader and variants.


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this area was pioneered by Reynolds in 1986 who devised the 1st computational model for biological/algorithmic "flocking" behavior he dubbed "boids" and later research uses the same term. at the time it fit into the new emerging fields of artificial life and emergent behavior. the related study is now very broad and has expanded into many fields such as ...


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Grzegorz Rozenberg worked a lot on the way in which ciliates assemble their genes. Besides the theoretical models derived from these operations, I believe he thinks that this assembly is a computational process as it is.


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I'm assuming that you're really asking, "how do I do something useful with modelling and theory." The easiest answer is to work in a modelling and simulation field that makes useful products. Computational Electromagnetics is used a lot in RF, Finite Element Analysis is used in mechanical product design. The broken part of your reasoning is that "more ...


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