Sloppy models are multiparameter models, whose behavior depends only on a few stiff combinations of parameters, with many sloppy parameter directions largely unimportant for model predictions. We've found them ubiquitous in systems biology, in physics and in mathematics. |
This work supported by the Division of Materials Research of the U.S. National Science Foundation, through grant DMR-070167 and formerly DMR-0218475.
Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity, now available at Oxford University Press (USA, Europe).