Mark has spent 20 years in IT, rising to the position of Chief Technology Officer with a Fortune 200 company. He has led the successful launch of new products and services for five companies--including product packaging, marketing campaigns, sales presentations, and the design of implementation and customer support programs. Among these, a company that built the first AI-driven patient information system for healthcare. Mark mentions AI, security and creative thinking as his areas of expertise. His high profile awards include a First Place from Bill Gates at Windows World Open, 1995.
Project: Leaf geometry and L-systems
Using the DXF import plug-in for Mathematica, I was able to design and import biologically accurate leaf geometry--and link this to L-system analysis.
I have found that the current approach to L-system design is inadequate and outdated. Since Lindenmayer proposed L-systems in 1968, morphometric data sets and analytic models have become much more sophisticated and complex. I've come up with a way (new, I think) to organize and manage L-system syntax, rules and data--that supports current 'open' standards and technology.