T146. The Future of Quantitative Paleontology: Biometry, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning

Session No. 201
Tuesday, 6 November 2012: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
217A (Charlotte Convention Center)

T146. The Future of Quantitative Paleontology: Biometry, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning

Paleontological Society

 

Luke Mander, Norman MacLeod and Surangi W. Punyasena, Advocates
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Start Time
 
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
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1:45 PM
THE PROMISE, AND THE CHALLENGE, OF AUTOMATED SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
MACLEOD, Norman, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom, N.MacLeod@nhm.ac.uk, N.MacLeod@nhm.ac.uk
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2:00 PM
IS THE CONSISTENCY OF EXPERT-LEVEL TAXONOMIC IDENTIFICATIONS A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF ERROR IN BIODIVERSITY AND ECOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS?: AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT
CULVERHOUSE, Phillip1, MACLEOD, Norman2, WILLIAMS, Robert1, BENFIELD, Mark3, LOPEZ, Rubens4 and PICHERAL, Marc5, (1)Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom, (2)The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom, (3)Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, School of the Coast and Environment, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (4)Instituto Oceanografico, Universidade de Sao Paulo, São Paulo, 05508-120, Brazil, (5)Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris, Villefranche-sur-Mer, 06230, France, P.Culverhouse@plymouth.ac.uk, P.Culverhouse@plymouth.ac.uk
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2:15 PM
QUANTIFYING THE COMPLEXITY OF BIOLOGICAL SHAPE
MIO, Washington1, LI, Mao1, MANDER, Luke2 and PUNYASENA, Surangi W.3, (1)Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, 1017 Academic Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4510, (2)Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 505 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, (3)Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, 505 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, mio@math.fsu.edu, mio@math.fsu.edu
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2:30 PM
ALGORITHMIC APPROACHES FOR SPECIES' DELIMITATION IN MULTIDIMENSIONAL MORPHOSPACE
EZARD, Thomas H.G., Institute for Life Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom, PURVIS, Andy, Imperial College London, Ascot, SL5 7PY, United Kingdom and PEARSON, Paul, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3YE, United Kingdom, tomezard@gmail.com, tomezard@gmail.com
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2:50 PM
HUMAN-BASED COMPUTATION FOR MICROFOSSIL IDENTIFICATION
WONG, Cindy M.1, HARRISON, Adam P.1, RANAWEERA, Kamal2 and JOSEPH, Dileepan1, (1)Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, ECE Research Facility, Edmonton, AB T6G 2V4, Canada, (2)Arts Resource Centre, University of Alberta, Arts & Convocation Hall, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E6, Canada, dil.joseph@ualberta.ca, dil.joseph@ualberta.ca
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3:10 PM
IMAGING TECHNOLOGY IN PALYNOLOGY AND ITS ROLE IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF POLLEN AND SPORES
MANDER, Luke, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 505 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 and PUNYASENA, Surangi W., Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, 505 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, luke.mander@gmail.com, luke.mander@gmail.com
 
3:25 PM
Break
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3:40 PM
COMPUTER VISION CRACKS THE LEAF CODE
WILF, Peter, Dept. of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, CHIKKERUR, Sharat, Google, 6425 Penn Ave. Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, LITTLE, Stefan A., Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, WING, Scott L., Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012 and SERRE, Thomas, Dept. of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, pwilf@psu.edu, pwilf@psu.edu
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3:55 PM
APPLICATION OF AN AUTOMATED PALYNOLOGY SYSTEM TO QUATERNARY FOSSIL POLLEN ANALYSIS: PROGRESS AND PITFALLS
HOLT, Katherine Angharad1, FLENLEY, John1, HODGSON, Bob2, PLAW, Colin2, MERCER, Ken2, BUTLER, Kevin3 and STILLMAN, Eleanor4, (1)Institute of Natural Resources, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand, (2)School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand, (3)School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand, (4)School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RH, United Kingdom, k.holt@massey.ac.nz, k.holt@massey.ac.nz
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4:15 PM
ARLO: AN ADVANCED HUMAN AND MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED POLLEN CLASSIFICATION
TCHENG, David K., Illinois Informatics Institute, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, 1205 W. Clark St., Room 1008, Urbana, IL 61801, HASELHORST, Derek, School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 505 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 and PUNYASENA, Surangi W., Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, 505 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, dtcheng@illinois.edu, dtcheng@illinois.edu
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4:30 PM
DISCRIMINATING BLACK AND WHITE SPRUCE POLLEN USING LAYERED MACHINE LEARNING
PUNYASENA, Surangi W., Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 505 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 and TCHENG, David K., Illinois Informatics Institute, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, 1205 W. Clark St., Room 1008, Urbana, IL 61801, punyasena@life.illinois.edu, punyasena@life.illinois.edu
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4:45 PM
MORPHOLOGICAL STASIS IN AN ON-GOING RADIATION OF BELLAMYA GASTROPODS FROM ANCIENT LAKE MALAWI
VAN BOCXLAER, Bert, Departments of Paleobiology and Invertebrate Zoology, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, NHB MRC 121, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, HUNT, Gene, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, NHB MRC 121, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012 and STRONG, Ellen, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, NHB MRC 163, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, vanbocxlaerb@si.edu, vanbocxlaerb@si.edu
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5:00 PM
MODEL RANKING METHOD FOR BIOSTRATIGRAPHIC CORE ALIGNMENT
HANDLEY, John C., Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, ROFF, George, School of Biological Sciences, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia and PANDOLFI, John M., Centre for Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia, jhandley@rochester.rr.com, jhandley@rochester.rr.com
 
5:15 PM
Concluding Remarks
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