Genome magazine: Funny algorithm, serious science

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This article in Genome magazine features work from Rob Nowak, McFarland-Bascom Professor in electrical and computer engineering

Every week since the spring of 2005, The New Yorker magazine has run a caption contest. The magazine prints a single-panel comic with no words, and readers submit captions to complete the joke; for example, giving a voice to a cat reading a book. The contest is popular— there are thousands of submissions for each cartoon. Three finalists are printed the following week, and the overall winner is determined by public vote. For years, the magazine’s staff picked the three finalists after painstakingly reviewing every entry. Read more…