The Immune System in Pieces: Computational Lessons from Degeneracy in the Immune System

  title={The Immune System in Pieces: Computational Lessons from Degeneracy in the Immune System},
  author={Miguel Mendao and Jonathan Timmis and Paul S. Andrews and Matthew N. Davies},
  journal={2007 IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computational Intelligence},
  • M. Mendao, J. Timmis, M. Davies
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Computer Science
  • 2007 IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computational Intelligence
The concept of degeneracy in biology, including the immune system, is well accepted and has been demonstrated to be present at many different levels. We explore this concept from a computational point of view and demonstrate how we can use computational models of degeneracy to aid the development of more biologically plausible artificial immune systems (AIS). The outcome of these models has lead us to perform an analysis of the receptor dynamics in the model and we discuss the computational… 

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