The Importance of Consuming Search Results, Pancakes

Last Time Last time we looked at depth first search and how it could be applied to a simple optimization problem, the pancake problem.  We decomposed the pancake stacking problem…

Flipping Flapjacks, Pruning Pancakes, and Depth First Steps

In the previous post in this series I spent some time trying to convince you that toy problems are worthy of your attention. In particular, I tried to sell you…

Ridiculous Problems, Real Applications

Life is filled with compromises. Generally, we just don’t have the resources, be they time, money or and so on, to do the things we want to do as well…

Machine Learning for Classifying Turbine Engine Performance

Introduction Machine learning is at least as old as Arthur Samuel’s attempts to improve his checkers playing programs back in the 1950s (Some Studies in Machine Learning Using the Game…