Computational Intelligence applied to the Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

Dr Stephen Smith
Department of Electronics, The University of York

Date: 3rd February 2009 (Tuesday)
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Venue: MB552

The reliable diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is notoriously difficult to achieve with misdiagnosis reported to be as high as 25% of cases. This talk describes the novel application of two evolutionary algorithms, Cartesian genetic programming (CGP) and an immune network inspired algorithm, to neuropsychological testing using conventional figure copying tasks. Results will also be presented from recent clinical trials at Leeds and Liverpool NHS Trust hospitals.