I’m a computer scientist working in the field of Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. I have been pursuing a billion-dolar project to design an algorithm that identifies a luxuriant flowing hair from a regular hair in an image taken at a distance of more than 10 miles, but so far no agency has recognized the important advancement it would be for humanity… I’ll keep trying.
Fashion news! We’re giving a makeover to the website for the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS) and its conjoined clubs, The Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists™ and The Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists™.
Isaac Newton (1642-1727). Historical Honorary Member, LFHCfS
LFHCfS began in 2001 with its first member (psychologist Steven Pinker),
and became so popular that it quickly grew beyond the bounds of that original little chunk of website. History ensued, highlighted by the founding of the “Former” and “Facial” clubs in 2010. New members now appear first in the Improbable Blog’s LFHCfS category, and are later gathered into Member Galleries based on the year they were inducted. To see some technical notes about the makeover, scroll down.
My friend Brenna Hassett posted this photo on Facebook, while admitting: “I have big hair”. It is proof of her luxuriant, flowing hair. She’s a postdoc at the Natural History Museum, in London. Her professional details can be found in her professional page, with her hair carefully disguised.
Brenna Hassett, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Earth Sciences Department
Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
Natural History Museum
“Lady Lovelace” (1815-1852) wrote the code for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, and so is often called the first computer programmer. The computer language “Ada” is named after her, and she had a lot of hair!