Members of the ClearSky team have been selected as finalists in the Human-Competitive Awards (Humies), which take place at GECCO 2018 in Japan this week.

The Humies Awards recognise work that has not just solved some problem via techniques from evolutionary computation but has produced a solution that is demonstrably human-competitive.

Our shortlisted entry is based on the work to develop a wearable home monitoring system for assessing dyskinesia in people with Parkinson’s.

The LID-Monitor has the potential to significantly reduce the clinical costs of managing Parkinson’s, estimated to be around $12000 per patient in the year following diagnosis.

The Humies will be held in Kyoto, Japan on Tuesday 17 July, at the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) at Kyoto TERRSA. The annual conference features the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary computation.

At GECCO 2018, Professor Stephen Smith, Managing Director at ClearSky Medical Diagnostics, will be presenting a tutorial and workshop on Medical Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computing.

Amir Dehsarvi, ClearSky’s Chief Technology Officer, will be presenting his PD work on Classification of Resting-State fMRI for Olfactory Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease using Evolutionary Algorithms.