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Darwin Strikes Again: Improved Fingerprints, Satellite Images and Digital Photography via Evolutionary Computation
by Kathleen McCoy |
Frank Moore, UAA Professor of Computer Science, will deliver a talk entitled "Darwin Strikes Again: Improved Fingerprints, Satellite Images and Digital Photography via Evolutionary Computation" on Friday, November 2 at noon in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307.
Moore explains that evolutionary computation (EC))basic principles of evolution -
natural selection, sexual recombination and mutation - to develop optimized solutions.
The routine availability of supercomputers has unleashed the power of EC, allowing
today's scientists and engineers to identify new solutions to problems that were far
too complex for yesterday's most powerful systems. In his presentation, Moore will
describe how ongoing research, much of which is accomplished right here in Alaska,
is using EC to help spark a revolutionary change in image processing technology.