In this article, a reinforcement learning (RL)-based scalable technique is presented to control the probabilistic Boolean control networks (PBCNs). In particular, a double deep-Q network (DDQN) approach is firstly proposed to address the output tracking problem of PBCNs, and optimal state feedback controllers are obtained such that the output of PBCNs tracks a constant as well as a time-varying reference signal. The presented method is model-free and offers scalability, thereby provides an efficient way to control large-scale PBCNs that are a natural choice to model gene regulatory networks (GRNs). Finally, three PBCN models of GRNs including a 16-gene and 28-gene networks are considered to verify the presented results.

Double deep-Q learning-based output tracking of probabilistic Boolean control networks

Acernese A.;Yerudkar A.;Glielmo L.;Del Vecchio C.
2020-01-01

Abstract

In this article, a reinforcement learning (RL)-based scalable technique is presented to control the probabilistic Boolean control networks (PBCNs). In particular, a double deep-Q network (DDQN) approach is firstly proposed to address the output tracking problem of PBCNs, and optimal state feedback controllers are obtained such that the output of PBCNs tracks a constant as well as a time-varying reference signal. The presented method is model-free and offers scalability, thereby provides an efficient way to control large-scale PBCNs that are a natural choice to model gene regulatory networks (GRNs). Finally, three PBCN models of GRNs including a 16-gene and 28-gene networks are considered to verify the presented results.
2020
Double deep-Q learning
Model-free technique
Output tracking
Probabilistic boolean control networks
Scalability
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