Photograph of Neal Evans. Copyright 2016 Neal Evans.

Neal Evans is chief technology officer and executive vice-president at PointClear Solutions and Worry Free Labs. 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 is a former board member of the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club and volunteers for Carpenter’s Hands in Birmingham, Alabama.

Contact Information

Neal C. Evans, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice-President
PointClear Solutions
Birmingham, Alabama 35223
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Selected Publications

Google Scholar

  • "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 Books Amazon
  • Interview with Trade Show Radio at the Atlanta Chamber Health IT Leadership Summit - 11/11/2014 mp3
  • A Homily on Data Visualization - 5/8/2014
  • Artificial Intelligence, 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 Books Amazon
  • 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

Research Topics

  • 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



  • U.S. Department of Education Graduate Fellowship in Areas of National Need, 1994-1999.