I have taken a look at several papers connected with ODE parameter estimation, and written up some notes about them. Here are the papers themselves, including those that Koichi distributed:
- Kikuchi et al. 2003
- Moles, Mendes, and Banga, 2003
- Kimura et al. 2004
- Runarsson and Yao 2000
- Sugimoto et al. 2005
Here is an old write-up of a program to find time-varying input that maximizes the sensitivity of the response to a particular model parameter (a reaction rate as we discussed it previously.) This is the same genetic algorithm-type thing that Ty suggested long ago and which we have been talking about since Ty's simulation results that located such an input function.