Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gary B. Lamont, PhD
AFIT has had a long-standing interest in solving the protein structure prediction (PSP) problem. The PSP problem is an intractable problem that if "solved" can lead to revolutionary new techniques for everything from the development of new medicines to optical computer switches. The challenge is to find a reliable and consistent method of predicting the 3-dimensional structure of a protein given its defining sequence of amino acids. PSP is primarily concerned with predicting the tertiary protein structure without regards to how the protein came to this folded state. The tertiary structure determines the protein's functionality.
DTIC Accession Number
Deerman, Karl R., "Protein Structure Prediction Using Parallel Linkage Investigating Genetic Algorithms" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 5212.