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Automated parameter search algorithms, such as simulated annealing, seek to tune a model's parameters to reproduce important features of a target data set. A match function compares the model and target data to generate a goodness of fit and is crucial because it reflects which target features are considered of interest. Previous work has shown the effectiveness of combining simulated annealing with time-domain match functions (e.g., spike timing and least mean square (LMS) of membrane potentials) to tune a compartmental model of a cortical pyramidal cell .