Kenneth J. Mackin

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Tokyo University of Information Sciences (TUIS) receives moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, and provides the processed data to universities and research institutes as part of the academic frontier project. One of the major fields of research using MODIS data is the analysis of changes in the environment. We are currently developing(More)
In this paper, a new puzzle based e-learning system for programming training is introduced, which provides a simple game-like user interface, and features management of learning history for each user. The proposed system applies genetic algorithm to the programming problem generation algorithm, so that the system can automatically generate many different(More)
ABSTRACT Army ants perform the altruism behavior that an ant sacrifices its own well-being for the benefit of another ants. They build bridges using their own bodies along the path from a food to the nest. We developed the army ant inspired social evolutionary system by using Swarm library. The system has 2 kinds of ant agents, 'Major ant' and 'Minor ant'.(More)
In this research, a programming learning support system incorporating game-based learning is proposed. The aim of the game-based learning approach is to stimulate and sustain the motivation of the learner during programming training. In the developed system, a puzzle-solving interface to programming training and a competitive scoring system was implemented(More)
Monitoring changes in paddy areas is important for economic and environmental research, since rice is a staple food in Asia and paddy agriculture is a major cropping system. Recently, remote sensing has been used to observe changes in the areas of paddy. However, monitoring paddy areas by remote sensing is difficult owing to the temporal changes in paddy,(More)
—It is a difficult problem for Evolutionary Algorithms to search an optimal solution in multimodal functions with dynamic environments, where individuals search for more than one optima and their fitness value changes over time under such environments. In this paper we propose a method of Memory and Prediction Based Genetic Algorithm Using Speciation. This(More)