Neal Evans is chief technology officer
a virtual presence and merged reality technology company.
His interests include artificial intelligence, computational physics,
and evolutionary algorithms. His contributions range from the theoretical
to the practical, including advances in machine learning, physics, and
theoretical optics, and application of these concepts to health informatics.
He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), the Optical Society
of America (OSA), and the International Society for Optics and Photonics
(SPIE). He has published in scientific journals and books. Neal has served on boards for
and the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club, and volunteers
for Carpenter’s Hands in Birmingham, Alabama.
Neal C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Birmingham, Alabama 35223
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Integrating Merged Reality - 3/18/2019
Blockchain of Fools? - 8/15/2017
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare - 5/16/2017 pdf
The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence - 2/14/17
Security is a State of Mind, Not an End State - 11/10/2016
Congratulations, You’re Now a Software Company - 10/11/2016
- "Optimization-Based Designs", Alexander Laskin, D.
L. Shealy, and N. C. Evans, Chapter 7 of Laser Beam Shaping:
Theory and Techniques, Second Edition, edited by Fred M.
Dickey (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2014). Google
with Trade Show Radio at the Atlanta Chamber Health IT Leadership
Summit - 11/11/2014 mp3
A Homily on Data Visualization - 5/8/2014
Machine Learning and Their Application to HealthCare IT - 3/17/2011 slides
- Interview with David Karabinos on ClearCast: Conversations with
Technology Innovators and Entrepreneurs - 2007 mp3
- "Optimization-Based Techniques for Laser Shaping Optics", N.
C. Evans and D. L. Shealy,
Chapter 5 of Laser Beam Shaping: Theory and Techniques,
edited by Fred M. Dickey and Scott C. Holswade (Marcel Dekker, Inc.,
New York, 2000). Google
Genetic Algorithm Optimization Methods in Geometrical
Optics, N. C. Evans (Univ. of Ala. at Birmingham, Birmingham,
1999). pdf scribd
Design and optimization of an irradiance profile shaping
system with genetic algorithm method, N. C. Evans and D.
L. Shealy, Applied Optics 37.22 (1998).
Design of three-mirror telescopes via a differential equation
method, S. H. Chao, N. C. Evans, D.
L. Shealy and R. B. Johnson, Proc. SPIE 2863-35 (1996). LaTeX pdf
- SPIE '96 Denver, CO "Design of three-mirror telescopes via a
differential equation method"
- SESAPS '95 Tallahassee, FL "Calculation of Irradiance Profiles
for Laser Reshaping Systems Using CODE V"
Published Software and Code
- Application of Machine Learning Techniques such as Genetic Algorithms
to Theoretical Optics and Computational Physics
- Design of a Parallel Genetic Algorithm
- Laser Beam Profile Reshaping
University of Alabama
at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Ph.D., Physics, 1999.
University of Alabama
at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. M.S., Physics, 1996.
College, Birmingham, Alabama. B.S., Physics and Philosophy,
- U.S. Department of Education Graduate Fellowship in Areas of
National Need, 1994-1999.