Neal Evans is Chief Technology Officer at
Help Lightning, a virtual
presence and merged reality technology company. His contributions to the scientific community include advances in machine learning, physics, and theoretical optics. Neal holds a Ph.D. in computational physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He and his wife, Finley, live on Signal Farm in Shelby County, Alabama with their 2 dogs and 14 chickens.
Monstrous Pictures of Whales and Realities
Integrating Merged Reality
Blockchain of Fools?
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare
The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Security is a State of Mind, Not an End State
Congratulations, You’re Now a Software Company
"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).
Interview with Trade Show Radio at the Atlanta Chamber Health IT
A Homily on Data Visualization
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Their Application
to HealthCare IT
Interview with David Karabinos on ClearCast: Conversations with
Technology Innovators and Entrepreneurs - 2007
"Optimization-Based Techniques for Laser Shaping Optics", N. C.
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,
Genetic Algorithm Optimization Methods in Geometrical
Optics, N. C. Evans (Univ. of Ala. at Birmingham, Birmingham, 1999).
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).
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. M.S., Physics, 1996.
Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama. B.S., Philosophy and Physics, 1994.