Christopher R. Graves

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Genetic algorithms have attracted a good deal of interest in the heuristic search community. Yet there are several diierent types of genetic algorithms with varying performance and search characteristics. In this paper we look at 3 genetic algorithms: an elitist simple genetic algorithm, the CHC algorithm and Genitor. One problem in comparing algorithms is(More)
Reaction of the uranium alkyl complex (C(5)Me(5))(2)UMe(2) (1) with Et(3)N.3HF in toluene in the presence of a donor ligand (pyridine or trimethylphosphine oxide) results in gas evolution and the formation of the uranium(IV) difluoride complexes (C(5)Me(5))(2)UF(2)(L) (L = NC(5)H(5) (2), Me(3)P=O (3)). Similarly, reaction of(More)
Reaction of two equivalents of [(C5Me4Et)2U(CH3)(Cl)] (6) or [(C5Me5)2Th(CH3)(Br)] (7) with 1,4-dicyanobenzene leads to the formation of the novel 1,4-phenylenediketimide-bridged bimetallic organoactinide complexes [((C5Me4Et)2(Cl)U)(2)(mu-(N=C(CH3)-C6H4-(CH3)C=N))] (8) and [((C5Me5)2(Br)Th)2(mu-(N=C(CH3)-C6H4- (CH3)C==N))] (9), respectively. These(More)
Subset Feature Selection problems can have several attributes which may make Messy Ge netic Algorithms an appropriate optimization method First competitive solutions may of ten use only a small percentage of the total available features this can not only o er an advantage to Messy Genetic Algorithms it may also cause problems for other types of evolutionary(More)
A robust and general local search matching algorithm is used match fragmentary horizon lines A horizon line model is extracted from a rendered terrain map and is then matched to features extracted from CCD imagery Such matching is one means of automating vehicle orientation correction a problem of practical signi cance for the UGV program Currently nal(More)
A new variant on key feature object recognition is presented. It is applied to optimal matching problems involving 2D line segment models and data. A single criterion function ranks both key features and complete object model matches. Empirical studies suggest that the key feature algorithm has run times which are dramatically less than a more general(More)
Reaction of (C5Me5)2U(=N-2,4,6-(t)Bu3-C6H2) or (C5Me5)2U(=N-2,6-(i)Pr2-C6H3)(THF) with 5 equiv of CuX(n) (n = 1, X = Cl, Br, I; n = 2, X = F) affords the corresponding uranium(V)-imido halide complexes, (C5Me5)2U(=N-Ar)(X) (where Ar = 2,4,6-(t)Bu3-C6H2 and X = F (3), Cl (4), Br (5), I (6); Ar = 2,6-(i)Pr2-C6H3 and X = F (7), Cl (8), Br (9), I (10)), in good(More)
This feature article presents a comprehensive overview of pentavalent uranium systems in non-aqueous solution with a focus on the various synthetic avenues employed to access this unusual and very important oxidation state. Selected characterization data and theoretical aspects are also included. The purpose is to provide a perspective on this rapidly(More)
[reaction: see text] A highly enantioselective Meerwein-Schmidt-Ponndorf-Verley (MSPV) reduction of N-phosphinoyl ketimines by (BINOL)Al(III)/2-propanol is reported. Yields ranging between 79 and 85% with high enantiomeric excesses (93-98%) are observed for a wide range of structurally diverse ketimines. A [2.0.4] bicyclic chelation model is proposed to(More)
A comparative examination of the electronic interactions across a series of trimetallic actinide and mixed lanthanide-actinide and lanthanum-actinide complexes is presented. Using reduced, radical terpyridyl ligands as conduits in a bridging framework to promote intramolecular metal-metal communication, studies containing structural, electrochemical, and(More)