Evolutionary Generated Parcellations

This project, while ultimately unsuccesful, aimed to generate novel parcellations based on their predictive merit. To do this, a specially designed evolutionary search was performed, where parcellations themselves were mutated and evaluated. The project source code is hosted through github.

A slide deck containing a detailed description of the project, as well as results + interpretation can be found here.

The eventual key take-away from this work was actually the realization that parcellations with higher numbers of parcels performed better than their lower parcel counter-parts. This led to follow-up work in Performance Scaling for Parcellations

Generate a new random parcellation.
Visualizing how random parcellations were generated from a series of seed regions in this project.
Process outlining a simple example of how parcellations were generated and evaluated in the context of the evolutionary search.