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|SUBJECT ||Re: [Learn] CatScan fossil files
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On 03/14/2017 11:47 AM, Ramon Nagesan wrote:
> Hi Ruben,
> Sorry about the delay in my response, I had several deadlines to meet at
> the end of last week and the beginning of this week.
> It was great meeting you last week, and I'm keen to see where your A.I work
> takes you. I was chatting with a colleague at the University of Calgary who
> said he is aware of other researchers in the states that are trying to
> construct neural networks to assess the phylogenetic characteristics of
> various early tetrapods. Are you aware of this work?
I'd be really interested in seeing what you are working on and making
deadlines for. I see your lecture was not released yet, and I'm
interested in seeing it. Your working in the middle of a revolution of
understanding, and you should be very excited. Do you have specifics as
to who is working on this problem. I'm just starting on learning the
basics of all this. The more you learn, the more you find you need to
> The file type that is output from a CT scanner is a "diacom", these need to
> be converted to either a jpeg or tif in a diacom converter, and then
> processed into an image stack in a software called "ImageJ". These image
> stacks are then uploaded to "AMIRA" (FEI) for processing into 3D models.
> I'm curious to see if you'll be able to streamline this process.
I wonder if I can get a grant for that purpose. The problem is that
everything is locked into proprietary software and patented file
formats. So much more can be done if we would free all of this. I'm
going to cc this to a few friends and see if they are aware of anyone
working on this.
> I did a little bit of research and there are several repositories for
> paleontological CT data:
> I think you'll find those sites very helpful for getting access to CT data
> of material that you can play around with. Some of the data is freely
> available, some of it you have to request.
> Those links looked very cool! One lab you should check out is the Whitmer
> lab, they are located at the University of Ohio.
Is that the guy who shoots youtube videos with the cute 17 year old
blond girl on random autopsies? Girlpower!
> They do a great deal of CT
> work, and then 3D modelling as a result (see:
> Again, my apologies for the late reply. Have a great day! Please feel free
> to contact me whenever.
I'm really happy to have met you. Your a good man Charlie Brown. Are
you looking for a new position?
> On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>> Dr Nagesan
>> Ramon! I wanted to thank you for the time you gave me on Monday. It was
>> very interesting
>> and I think your doing the best work. It must be very exciting and I am
>> interested in
>> following your advancements. Do you have an currently available resources
>> on the topics
>> and on the Sea Reptiles.
>> Also, I need, if you don't mind, the name of that file type that the scans
>> make and the
>> software you use to interpret the images. I think you mentioned digitbind?
>> Also, can you
>> tell me procedure you use to go from a scan to a tif stack? I'd be very
>> interested in
>> knowing how you go about that in an effort to perhaps automating it. It
>> would be even
>> better to go from catscan directly to 3d printing ... or AI
>> Ruben Safir
>> MS Comp Sci - LIU/Brooklyn
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So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
http://www2.mrbrklyn.com/resources - Unpublished Archive
http://www.coinhangout.com - coins!
Being so tracked is for FARM ANIMALS and and extermination camps,
but incompatible with living as a free human being. -RI Safir 2013
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