Robust Design brings together 16 chapters by an eminent group of authors in a wide range of fields presenting aspects of robustness in biological, ecological, and computational systems. The volme is the first to address robustness in biological, ecological, and computational systems. It is an outgrowth of a new research program on robustness at the Sante Fe Institute founded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. For those interested in complexity or interdisciplinary science, robustness is seen as currently among the most intellectually active and promising research areas with important applications in all fields of science, business, and economics.
"A wide community of scientists and engineers, who increasingly rely on interdisciplinary efforts to tack their research problems, will appreciate the systems-level perspective their book provides. The authors make a nice attempt to present a comprehensive picture of a systems-level property with wide-reaching implications."-- Quarterly Review of Biology
Erica Jen: Introduction
1: Erica Jen: Stable or Robust? What's the Difference?
2: R.C. Lewontin and Peter J.E. Goss: Development Canalization, Stochasticity, and Robustness
3: Joachim Hermisson and Gunter P. Wagner: Evolution of Phenotypic Robustness
4: Christopher A. Voight, Stephen L. Mayo, Zhen-Gang Wang, and Frances Arnold: Principles and Parameters of Molecular Robustness in Evolution
5: Eve Marder and Dirk Bucher: Robustness in Neuronal Systems: The Balance Between Homeostasis, Plasticity, and Modulation
6: Colleen T. Webb and Simon A. Levin: Cross-System Perspectives on the Ecology and Evolution of Resilience
7: Brian Walker, Garry Peterson, John M. Anderies, Ann Kinzig, and Steve Carpenter: Robustness in Ecosystems
8: Douglas H. Erwin: Robustness in the History of Life?
9: Stephanie Forrest, Justin Balthrop, Matthew Glickman, and David Ackley: Computation in the Wild
10: Walter Willinger and John Doyle: Robustness and the Internet: Design and Evolution
11: John C. Doyle, Steven H. Low, Fernando Paganini, Glen Vinnicombe, Walter Willinger, and Pablo Parrilo: Robustness and the Internet: Theoretical Foundations
Series: Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity
Number Of Pages: 305
Published: 17th January 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4
Weight (kg): 0.39