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Catawba College Math Professor Presents Work at International Symposium on Methodologies

October 9, 2020

Category: Academics, Faculty, Mathematics

laurelpowell.jpgCatawba College Professor of Mathematics Laurel Powell presented a paper at the 25th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, which was held virtually in September. Her work, co-authored with Anna Gelich and Zbigniew W. Ras, received the Best Paper award at the conference. 

The work, “The Construction of Action Rules to Raise Artwork Prices,” explores the development of action rules for changing the prices of works of contemporary fine art. It focuses on the generation-of-action rules, using LISp-Miner related to artwork profiles and artist descriptions. Additionally, the work explores the use of the dominant color of an artwork as a feature in the generation-of-action rules for adjusting its prices. 

Dr. Powell teaches Math and Computer Science in the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business.

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