California State University San Bernardino School of Computer Science & Engineering Masters Project Presentation

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California State University San Bernardino

School

of Computer Science

& Engineering

Masters Project Presentation


Date

November
8
, 2010


Time/Location


10
:00

AM
,

JBH
3
59


Topic


Cellular Automata Rules Generator for Microbial
Communities



Presenter

Meliss
a Quintana


Advisor

Dr.
Keith Schubert



Committee Members

Dr.
Richard Botting

Dr.
Ernesto Gomez


Abstra
ct

How does the surrounding environment contribute to the growth of microbial
communities?


This question is f
undamental to the study of life in extreme environments.
Cellular automata are self
-
reproducing automata which are ideal for simulating microbial
communities.

Each cell state for a new generation is determined by the surrounding cell
states of a specified
range from the present generation of a cellular automaton. The
calculated cell state values make up the rules that determine whether the state of the cell
in the next generation will result in life, death, or remain the same. The range in which
the cells r
eside are known as the radius of effect. This thesis project contributes to
learning more about microbial communities for several reasons. It provides a better
understanding of how the surrounding elements contribute to the evolutionary changes of
a cellul
ar automaton by producing a visual representation of the approximation of the
rules and the radius of effect that is programmatically specified within it. In addition, the
methods in this project can be used to determine an approximation of the rules of
mi
crobial communities using pictures of different phases from its growth.