The emerging field at the intersection of quantitative biology, network modeling, and control theory has enjoyed significant progress in recent years. This Special Issue brings together a selection of papers on complementary approaches to observe, identify, and control biological and biologically inspired networks. These approaches advance the state of the art in the field by addressing challenges common to many such networks, including high dimensionality, strong nonlinearity, uncertainty, and limited opportunities for observation and intervention. Because these challenges are not unique to biological systems, it is expected that many of the results presented in these contributions will also find applications in other domains, including physical, social, and technological networks.
Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Approaches to Control Biological and Biologically Inspired Networks
Reka Albert ; John Baillieul ; Adilson E. Motter
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems ( Early Access )