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Flanagan*, T., Beyler, W., Levin, D., Finley, P. & Moses, M.E.,  "Movement and spatial specificity support scaling in ant colonies and immune systems: Application to national biosurveillance" In Press. PDF

Lu*, Q. , Hecker*, J. P.,  & Moses, M. E.  “Multiple-place swarm foraging with dynamic depots,” Autonomous Robots, pp. 1–18, 2018. PDF

Tasmin*, H.,  Fricke*, M. G., Byrum, J., Tafoya*,  J., Cannon,  J.,  & Moses, M. E., “Quantitative measurement of Naive T Cell Association with Dendritic Cells, FRC, and Blood Vessels in Lymph Nodes,” Frontiers in Immunology, vol. 9, p. 1571, 2018. PDF


Banerjee*, S.,  Perelson, A. S., & Moses, M. E. “Modelling the effects of phylogeny and body size on within-host pathogen replication and immune response,” Journal of The Royal Society Interface, vol. 14, no. 136, p. 20170479, 2017. PDF

Ericksen, J., Moses, M., & Forrest, S. (2017, November). Automatically evolving a general controller for robot swarms. In Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on (pp. 1-8). IEEE. PDF

Just, W. A., & Moses, M. E. (2017, November). Flexibility through autonomous decision-making in robot swarms. In Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on (pp. 1-8). IEEE. PDF

Mrass, P., Oruganti, S. R., Fricke, G. M., Tafoya, J., Byrum, J. R., Yang, L., ... & Cannon, J. L. (2017). ROCK regulates the intermittent mode of interstitial T cell migration in inflamed lungs. Nature Communications8(1), 1010. PDF

V. Svihla, M. E. Moses, W. Lim, T. B. Peele-Eady, I. A. Lee, E. E. Esterly, and P. Prescott, “Designing for assets of diverse students enrolled in a freshman-level computer science for all course,” in 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, (Columbus, Ohio), ASEE Conferences, June 2017. PDF


M. Moses, G. Bezerra, B. Edwards, J. Brown, & S. Forrest, “Energy and time determine scaling in biological and computer designs,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, vol. 371, no. 1701, p.2015446, 2016PDF

S. Banerjee*, J. Guedj, R. M. Ribeiro, M. Moses, &  A. S. Perelson, “Estimating biologically relevant parameters under uncertainty for experimental within-host murine West Nile Virus infection,” Journal of The Royal Society Interface, vol. 13, no. 117, p. 20160130, 2016. PDF

G. M. Fricke*, J. P. Hecker*, J. L. Cannon, & M. E. Moses, “Immune-inspired search strategies for robot swarms,” Robotica, vol. 34, no. 08, pp. 1791–1810, 2016. PDF

G. M. Fricke*, J. P. Hecker*, A. D. Griego*, L. T. Tran*, and M. E. Moses, “A distributed deterministic spiral search algorithm for swarms,” in Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pp. 4430–4436, IEEE, 2016. PDF

G. M. Fricke*, K. A. Letendre*, M. E. Moses, & J. L. Cannon, “Persistence and adaptation in immunity: T cells balance the extent and thoroughness of search,” PLOS Comput Biol, vol. 12, no. 3, p. e1004818, 2016. PDF

D. Levin, S. Forrest, S. Banerjee*, C. Clay, J. Cannon, M. Moses, & F. Koster, “A spatial model of the efficiency of T cell search in the influenza-infected lung,” Journal of theoretical biology, vol. 398, pp. 52–63, 2016. PDF

K. R. K. Winner*, M. P. Steinkamp, R. J. Lee, M. Swat, C. Y. Muller, M. E. Moses, Y. Jiang, & B. S. Wilson, “Spatial modeling of drug delivery routes for treatment of disseminated ovarian cancer,” Cancer Research, vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 1320–1334, 2016. PDF

Lu, Q., Hecker, J. P., & Moses, M. E. (2016, October). The MPFA: A multiple-place foraging algorithm for biologically-inspired robot swarms. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on (pp. 3815-3821). IEEE. PDF


Hecker, J. P., Carmichael, J. C., & Moses, M. E. (2015, September). Exploiting clusters for complete resource collection in biologically-inspired robot swarms. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on (pp. 434-440). IEEEPDF

Levin D, Hecker JP, Moses ME, & Forrest S. (2015) Volatility and spatial distribution of resources determine ant foraging strategies. European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL), July 2015. Open Access Article

Fricke, G. M., Black, S. R., Hecker, J. P., Cannon, J. L., & Moses, M. E. (2015, July). Distinguishing adaptive search from random search in robots and t cells. In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (pp. 105-112). ACMPDF 

Joshua P. Hecker & Moses, M.E.  (2015). Beyond pheromones: Evolving robust, adaptable, and scalable ant-inspired robot swarms Swarm Intelligence, 9(1), 43-70. PDFLink to Article

K Letendre, E Donnadieu, M.E. Moses & J.L. Cannon (2015). Bringing Statistics Up to Speed with Data in Analysis of Lymphocyte Motility PloS one 10 (5). PDF Open Access Article

Joshua P. Hecker and Melanie E. Moses (2014). Real-time evolution of iAnt robot foraging strategies. International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE), July 2014. PDF 


Moses, M., Flanagan, T., Letendre, K., & Fricke, M. (2013) Ant Colonies as a Model of Human Computation. In Handbook of Human Computation (pp. 25-37). Springer New York. PDF Link to Book

Moses, M. E. (2013). Information technology: Slouching towards utopia. Nature502(7471), 299. PDF

Flanagan TP, Pinter-Wollman NM, Moses ME, Gordon DM. (2013) Fast and flexible: Argentine ants recruit from nearby trails. PloS one 8(8):e70888. PDF Open Access Article

Cannon JL, Asperti-Boursin F, Letendre KA, Brown IK, Korzekwa KE, Blaine KM, Oruganti SR, Sperling AI, and Moses ME. (2013). PKCtheta Regulates T Cell Motility via Ezrin-Radixin-Moesin Localization to the Uropod. PloS one 8(11):e78940. Open Access Article

Steinkamp MP, Winner KK, Davies S, Muller C, Zhang Y, Hoffman RM, Shirinifard A, Moses ME, Jiang Y, and Wilson BS. (2013) Ovarian tumor attachment, invasion, and vascularization reflect unique microenvironments in the peritoneum: insights from xenograft and mathematical models. Frontiers in oncology 3. Open Access Article

Hecker, J. P., & Moses, M. E. (2013, July). An evolutionary approach for robust adaptation of robot behavior to sensor error. In Proceedings of the 15th annual conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation (pp. 1437-1444). ACM. PDF

Letendre, K., & Moses, M. E. (2013, July). Synergy in ant foraging strategies: memory and communication alone and in combination. In Proceedings of the 15th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation (pp. 41-48). ACM. PDF

Hecker JP, Stolleis K, Swenson B, Letendre K, Moses ME. (2013). Evolving Error Tolerance in Biologically-Inspired iAnt Robots. In: Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL.Vol 12.; 1025-1032. PDF

Fricke, G. M., Asperti-Boursin, F., Hecker, J. P., Cannon, J. L., & Moses, M. E. (2013, September). From Microbiology to Microcontrollers: Robot Search Patterns Inspired by T Cell Movement. In ECAL (pp. 1009-1016). PDF

Hecker, J., Stolleis, K., Swenson, B., Letendre, K., & Moses, M. (2013, September). Evolving error tolerance in biologically-inspired iAnt robots. In Artificial Life Conference Proceedings 13 (pp. 1025-1032). One Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1209 USA journals-info@ mit. edu: MIT Press. PDF

Holtschulte, N. J., & Moses, M. (2013, July). Benchmarking cellular genetic algorithms on the BBOB noiseless testbed. In Proceedings of the 15th annual conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation (pp. 1201-1208). ACM. PDF

Moses, M. E., Letendre, K., Hecker, J. P., & Flanagan, T. P. (2013). In vivo, in silico, in machina: ants and robots balance memory and communication to collectively exploit information. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems 2012 (pp. 621-628). Springer, Cham. PDF


Moses, ME and Forrest S. (2012). "Beyond Biology" in Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach. Eds. R.M. Sibly, A. Kodric-Brown, and J.H. Brown. Wiley-Blackwell. (pp. 293-301). Link to Book

Hayward, A., Gillooly J and Moses ME. (2012). "Metabolic Theory of Ecology" in Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology, A. Hastings and L. Gross eds., (pp. 426-433). University of California Press, Berkeley. Link to Book

Holtschulte N, Moses M. (2012). Diversity and Resistance in a Model Network with Adaptive Software. Security Informatics 1(1):1-11. Open Access Article

Zuo W, Moses ME, West GB, Hou C, Brown JH. (2012). A general model for effects of temperature on ectotherm ontogenetic growth and development. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279(1734):1840-1846. Open Access Article

Flanagan TP, Letendre K, Burnside WR, Fricke GM, Moses ME. (2012). Quantifying the effect of colony size and food distribution on harvester ant foraging. PloS one 7(7):e39427. Open Access Article

Burnside, W.R., J. H. Brown O. Burger, M. J. Hamilton, M. E. Moses, & L. M.A. Bettencourt. (2012). Human macroecology: linking pattern and process in big-picture human ecology. Biological Reviews 87(1): 194-208. PDF

Flynn, M., & Moses, M. (2012, September). Improving peer review with ACORN: ACO algorithm for Reviewer’s Network. In International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (pp. 260-267). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.LNCS Article

Hecker, J. P., Letendre, K., Stolleis, K., Washington, D., & Moses, M. E. (2012, September). Formica ex machina: ant swarm foraging from physical to virtual and back again. In International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (pp. 252-259). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. PDF


Zuo, W., Moses, M. E., West, G. B., Hou, C., & Brown, J. H. (2011). A general model for effects of temperature on ectotherm ontogenetic growth and development. Proceedings. Biological sciences (PDFPress release in Nature Climate Change)

Banerjee, S., Levin, D., Moses, M., Koster, F., & Forrest, S. (2011, July). The value of inflammatory signals in adaptive immune responses. In International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (pp. 1-14). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. PDF

Flanagan, T. P., Letendre, K., Burnside, W., Fricke, G. M., & Moses, M. (2011, April). How ants turn information into food. In 2011 IEEE symposium on artificial life (ALIFE) (pp. 178-185). IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ALIFE.2011.5954650  PDF

M.E. Moses. & S. Banerjee (2011) “Biologically inspired design principles for Scalable, Robust, Adaptive, Decentralized search and automated response (RADAR).” Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Conference on Artificial Life:30-37. doi: 10.1109/ALIFE.2011.5954663. PDF

Burnside, W.R., J. H. Brown O. Burger, M. J. Hamilton, M. E. Moses, & L. M.A. Bettencourt. (2011). “Human macroecology: linking pattern and process in big-picture human ecology.” Biological Reviews in press. (PDF from early online edition).


Banavar, J.R., M.E. Moses, J.H. Brown, J. Damuth, A. Rinaldo, R.M. Sibly and A. Maritan (2010) “A general basis for quarter-power scaling in animals." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(36): 15816-158120. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1009974107. PDF (from online early publication)

Banerjee, S. and M.E. Moses. “Scale Invariance of Immune System Response Rates and Times (2010) “Perspectives on Immune System Architecture." Swarm Intelligence 4: 301–318. DOI 10.1007/s11721-010-0048-2. PDF preprint

Banerjee, S. & M. E. Moses."Modular RADAR: An Immune System Inspired Search and Response Strategy for Distributed Systems", The 9th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS) Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6209/2010: 116-129. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14547-6_102010. PDF

DeLong, J.P., J.G. Okie, M.E. Moses, R.M. Sibly, and J.H. Brown (2010) “Shifts in metabolic scaling, production, and efficiency across major evolutionary transitions of life." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:12941-12945. PDF

Zarkesh-Ha, P., Bezerra, G. B., Forrest, S., & Moses, M. (2010, June). Hybrid network on chip (HNoC): local buses with a global mesh architecture. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE international workshop on System-level interconnect prediction (pp. 9-14). ACM. DOI:10.1145/1811100.1811104. PDF

Bezerra, G. B., Forrest, S., Moses, M., Davis, A., & Zarkesh-Ha, P. (2010, June). Modeling NoC traffic locality and energy consumption with Rent's communication probability distribution. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE international workshop onSystem-level interconnect prediction (pp. 3-8). ACM. PDF


Moses, M. E. (2009) "Essay Series on Being Human, Engineering: World Wide Ebb" Nature 457:660-661. DOI:10.1038/457660a. PDF

S. Banerjee and M.E. Moses (2009) “A Hybrid Agent-Based and Differential Equation Model of Body Size Eects on Pathogen Replication and Immune System Response." In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5666:14-18. PDF

Hamilton, M.J., O. Burger, J.P. deLong, R. S. Walker, M. E. Moses and J.H. Brown (2009) “Population stability, cooperation, and the invasibility of the human species." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(30):12255-12260. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0905708106. PDF

Arora, T., and Moses, M.E. (2009) "Ant Colony Optimization for Power Efficient Routing in Manhattan and Non-Manhattan VLSI Architectures" Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium. PDF


Hou, C, W. Zuo, M. E. Moses, J.H. Brown and G. B. West (2008) "Energy Uptake and Allocation During Ontogeny." Science 332(5902):736-739. DOI:10.1126/science.1162302 PDF

Moses, M.E., S. Forrest, A.L. Davis, M. Loder and J.H. Brown (2008) "Scaling Theory for Information Networks." Journal of the Royal Society's Interface 5(29):1469-1480. DOI 10.1098/rsif.2008.0091 PDF

Moses, M. E., C. Hou, W. H. Woodruff, G. B. West, J. C. Nekola, W. Zuo, and J. H. Brown. 2008. "Revisiting a Model of Ontogenetic Growth: Estimating Model Parameters from Theory and Data." The American Naturalist 171(5):632-645.DOI10.1086/587073 PDF

Samaniego, H. and M.E. Moses (2008) "Cities as Organisms: Allometric Scaling of Urban Road Networks in the USA." Journal of Transport and Land Use 1:1. PDF


Charnov, E. L., Warne, R., & Moses, M. (2007). Lifetime reproductive effort. The American Naturalist170(6), E129-E142. PDF


Savage, V. M., White, E. P., Moses, M. E., Ernest, S. M., Enquist, B. J., & Charnov, E. L. (2006). Comment on, "The illusion of invariant quantities in life histories". Science312(5771), 198-198. PDF


Moses, M. E., & Brown, J. H. (2003). Allometry of human fertility and energy use. Ecology Letters6(4), 295-300.  PDF


Moses, M.E., Hecker, J., Qi, Lu. (2018). US Patent No. 2018/0333855 AI. United States: US Patent Office.

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