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Decentralized Coordinated Attitude Control of a Formation of Spacecraft Matthew Clark VanDyke Spacecraft formations offer more powerful and robust space system architectures than single spacecraft systems. Investigations into the dynamics and control of spacecraft formations are vital for the development and design of future successful space missions. The problem of controlling the attitude of a formation of spacecraft is investigated. The spacecraft formation is modelled as a distributed system ...
The aim of this document is to define an integrated model for adaptive learning, based on existing specifications. Such a model should help to achieve a common understanding of relevant concepts in personalized adaptive e-learning and to clarify their relationships with current learning technology standards. Keyword list: adaptive learning, personalization, learning standards Disclaimer: All information included in this document is subject to change without notice. The Members of the GRAPPLE Con ...
TOXOPLASMA GONDII CATHEPSIN L IS THE PRIMARY TARGET OF THE INVASION INHIBITORY COMPOUND LHVS* Eric T. Larson, Fabiola Parussini, My-Hang Huynh, Jonathan D. Giebel, Angela M. Kelley, Li Zhang,, Matthew Bogyo, Ethan A. Merritt, Vern B. Carruthers From Medical Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa Consortium (MSGPP), Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7742, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, Department of Micro ...
Some years ago HromkoviZ! [3] suggested to augment alternating computations by communication among parallel processes. The first formal treatment of this model (called synchronized alternating machine (SAM)) and the first results appeared in [7-91. Due to interesting relationship to classical nondeterministic space complexity classes, the investigations continued in this direction [2,4-61. Besides the general model SAM the deterministic synchronized alternating machine (DSAM), as a model without ...
This paper presents a circularly polarized tag on an AMC to achieve longer read range for UHF RFID on-body applications. In the conference paper, two asymmetrically orthogonal cross-dipoles printed on FR4 substrate are combined to generate a degenerate mode for circularly polarization. A symmetric T-matching transformer is employed to conjugate matching with a Monza 4 microchip. The body effect is very significant as the tag is designed for on-body applications. An artificial magnetic conductor ...
This paper proposes a method to optimally allocate two types of distributed generation (DG) in the distribution network to maximize the worth of this connection to the Local distribution company (LDC), as well as, the different customers connected to the system. The two types are natural gas based and fuel cell DG units. The fuel cell based DG units represent a renewable dispatchable source of energy, as it is assumed to be supplied by hydrogen, which is extracted from water using wind energy. T ...
Although considering the dynamic behavior of buildings and bridges is of fundamental importance in modern structural design, undergraduate civil engineering students seldom develop an understanding of the way that these structures respond when acted upon by time-varying loads. Because this topic is of great social and economical importance, there is a need in current civil engineering programs to provide more formal training in structural dynamics and earthquake hazard mitigation at the undergra ...
In the present thesis I create and use wireless power as an alternative to replace wiring and batteries in certain new scenarios and environments. Two specific scenarios will be highlighted and discussed that motivated this research: The Interactive Electromechanical Necklace and the Wireless-Batteryless Electronic Sensors. The objective is to wirelessly gather energy from one RF source and convert it into usable DC power that is further applied to a set of low-power-demanding electronic circuit ...
This paper describes recent efforts at Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania to create manual transcripts as a shared resource for human language technology research and evaluation. Speech recognition and related technologies in particular call for substantial volumes of transcribed speech for use in system development, and for human gold standard references for evaluating performance over time. Over the past several years LDC has developed a number of transcription approa ...
This study developed an automatic classification system for identifying normal, atrial premature (AP) and premature ventricular contraction (PVC) heartbeats based on normalized RR intervals and wavelet morphological features. The proposed heartbeat classification system consists of signal pre processing, feature extraction, and linear discriminant classification (LDC). First, signal pre processing is applied to remove the high-frequency noise and baseline drift of the original ECG signal. Then t ...
—Around the world, many researchers and benchmarking institutions are working on the quality aspects of e-learning system. In a university consortium environment, there should be some sort of checkpoints for assessment of e-learning system because more than one member institution contributes to this e-learning environment. There is a need to assure university consortium members that learners are using an e-learning system which is highly rated. All consortium members contribute to the manageme ...
Urban Development provided a grant to the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) for a project titled " Global Urban Quality: An Analysis of Urban Indicators Using Geographic Information Science (GIS). The project supported five university efforts in the development of urban indicators at the sub-city level. Each university collaborated with academic institutions and government agencies in emerging nations to develop web-based training and analysis programs on the appli ...
IgA Nephropathy (IgAN) recurs in up to two thirds of cases of transplanted kidneys, sometimes as early as 3 months after transplantation and frequently years later. While short-term analyses suggested that this recurrence does not significantly impair the graft survival, longer follow-ups have detected an increased risk of graft function loss in patients with IgAN recurrence. Little is known about the clinical risk factors for recurrence. The Italian Ministry of Health funded the formation of a ...
The antenno-maxilary complex (AMC) forms the chemosensory system of the Drosophila larva and is involved in gustatory and olfactory perception. We have previously shown that a mutant allele of the homeodomain transcription factor Prospero (prosVoila1, V1), presents several developmental defects including abnormal growth and altered taste responses. In addition, many neural tracts connecting the AMC to the central nervous system (CNS) were affected. Our earlier reports on larval AMC did not argue ...
This paper documents the development of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, from the origins of the OCW concept at MIT and that Institute's early commitment to supporting other adopters of the model, to the rapid growth of the community in the period 2004–2007, to the Consortium's incorporation as an independent entity and current activities and status. ...
Ghassan K Abou-Alfa joined the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York back in 2001. Dr Abou-Alfa specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr Abou-Alfa received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine. His research is dedicated to finding novel therapies and improving the effectiveness of ...
<lb>The DRM Consortium carried out a high-power field trial of the DRM+ system [G1] in the FM band in<lb>the central Scotland area, centred on the city of Edinburgh, in the United Kingdom during January<lb>to May 2011. The DRM Consortium members contributed their expertise and equipment to the trial<lb>to enable the system to be tested in a real commercial environment with a wide variety of<lb>reception conditions. The BBC provided project management and measuring e ...
In an effort to advance the research and development capabilities related to shipboard power systems, the U.S. Office of Naval Research created the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium. This group of seven U.S. universities is working to develop near term and far term research solutions for ship power systems on the all-electric ship. This paper provides an overview of the ESRDC, its successes, resources, and activities related to education and research efforts. ...
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Azad, S. C., K. Monory, et al. (2004). "Circuitry for associative plasticity in the amygdala involves endocannabinoid signaling." J Neurosci 24(44): 9953-61. Endocannabinoids are crucial for the extinction of aversive memories, a process that considerably involves the amygdala. Here, we show that low-frequency stimulation of afferents in the lateral amygdala with 100 pulses at 1 Hz releases endocannabinoids postsynaptically from neurons of the basolateral amygdala of mice in vitro and thereby in ...
Unter einer Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) versteht man ein heterogenes Krankheitsbild, unter welchem klinisch unterschiedliche Typen bekannt sind. Die „Arthrogryposis“ selbst stellt eine nichtprogressive Erkrankung dar, die durch kongenitale Kontrakturen verschiedener Gelenke in unterschiedlichen Körperregionen charakterisiert ist und als Manifestation bei einigen Syndromen auftritt. Innerhalb dieser Syndromenkomplexe wurde in der Literatur bisher eine ophthalmologische Beteiligu ...
The transition from product-centric to service-centric business models presents a major challenge to industrial automation and manufacturing systems. This transition increases Machine-to-Machine connectivity among industrial devices, industrial controls systems, and factory floor devices. While initiatives like Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet Consortium motivate this transition, the emergence of the Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems are key enablers. However, automated and au ...
We present a performance study of a virtualized cluster based on the virtualization system KVM. We show benchmark results from the High Performance Computing Challenge (HPCC) application suite including the High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark. We also present the mechanism by which this cluster is connected to the Open Science Grid (OSG). Our results show that jobs with low amounts of network communication will only suffer moderate overhead (≈10%) due to virtualization, while MPI applica ...
In their article, Olipitz et al. (2012) examined signs of DNA damage after chronic exposure of C57Bl6 mice to low-level ionizing radiation (3 mGy/day). For 5 weeks, mice were irradiated continuously with 35.5 keV X-rays produced by the decay of iodine-125, yielding an accumulated dose of 105 mGy. The observed effects were compared with those from acute irradiation by X-ray machine at 1,700 mGy/day up to the same accumulated dose. Olipitz et al. (2012) investigated signs of DNA damage using four ...
Owing to the development of highly efficient electric power converters, the number of studies on the construction of low-voltage dc (LVDC) systems is gradually increasing. To use LVDC distribution systems, voltage regulation methods to compensate for the voltage drop and to limit the voltage unbalance are essential. In a bipolar LVDC distribution system, a voltage drop and voltage unbalance could occur because of the load current and the variation in the amount of power supplied to the poles. Ho ...
FALL 2015 99 The Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), the inaugural winter version of the long-standing AAAI conference, was held in January 2015 in Austin, Texas (USA) during pleasant weather while snowstorms hit other parts of the United States. The conference program was cochaired by Sven Koenig and Blai Bonet. AAAI-15 received 1991 submissions — 40 percent more than AAAI-14, which held the previous record. The 974 program committee members and 89 senior progra ...
The Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania has recently been engaged in the creation of large-scale annotated corpora of broadcast news materials in support of the ongoing Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) research project. The TDT corpora were designed to support three basic research tasks: segmentation, topic detection, and topic tracking in newswire, television and radio sources from English and Mandarin Chinese. The most recent TDT corpus, TDT3, added two tasks, story ...
This paper describes the problems that must be addressed when studying large amounts of data over time which require entity normalization applied not to the usual genres of news or political speech, but to the genre of academic discourse about language resources, technologies and sciences. It reports on the normalization processes that had to be applied to produce data usable for computing statistics in three past studies on the LRE Map, the ISCA Archive and the LDC Bibliography. It shows the ne ...
Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) procedures are rapidly being developed in diverse surgical fields. We are developing a Virtual Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery Trainer (VTEST™) built on a modularized platform that facilitates rapid development of virtual reality (VR) NOTES simulators. Both the hardware interface and software components consist of independent reusable and customizable modules. The developed modules are integrated to build a VR-NOTES simulator for training ...
We describe efforts to create corpora to support development and evaluation of handwriting recognition and translation technology. LDC has developed a stable pipeline and infrastructures for collecting and annotating handwriting linguistic resources to support the evaluation of MADCAT and OpenHaRT. We collect handwritten samples of pre-processed Arabic and Chinese data that has been already translated in English that is used in the GALE program. To date, LDC has recruited more than 600 scribes a ...
BACKGROUND Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a condition defined as contractures in more than two joints and in multiple body areas. The principal mechanism leading to the development of AMC in utero is decreased fetal movement. OBJECTIVE Both fetal and maternal factors can lead to this condition, including maternal myasthenia gravis (MG) which is the topic of this review. MG is an autoimmune disease in which antibodies (immunoglobulin G) are formed against acetylcholine receptors. T ...
Theme of E-Governance admits agile and ameliorated citizen service from a quantitative and qualitative point of view. An efficacious e-Governance system ascertains completion of administrative tasks in a nimble way reducing bureaucracy through a transparent protocol being robust against corruption. With the increased utilization and adaptation of the information and communication technologies (ICT), especially through the overhauls of the Internet, the idea of e-governance becomes easy to implem ...
Learning on the Web requires considerable self-direction (Hartley & Bendixen, 2001; Valenta, Therriault, Dieter, & Mrtek, 2001). In fact, several scholars (e.g., Dabbagh & BannanRitland, 2005; Dabbagh & Kitsantas, 2004; Moore & Kearsley, 2005) have argued that online learners—to an even greater degree than traditional classroom students—require motivation and self-regulation to stay engaged, guide their cognition, and regulate their effort. The purpose of this article is to provide a summary ...
About Women & Men What factors contribute to unsafe sex Crepaz and Marks (2001), based on a meta analysis of 34 studies, surprisingly conclud that the current body of empirical research ... does not provide compelling support for the hypothesis that negative affect (i.e., depressive symptomatology, anxiety , anger) is associated with increased sexual risk behavior. As such, the findings suggest that expanding clinical intervention efforts to reduce negative ?-e affect among sexually active peopl ...
Executive function (EF) refers to a set of cognitive abilities involved in self-regulated behavior. Given the critical role of EF in cognition, strategies for improving EF have attracted intensive attention in recent years. Previous studies have explored the effects of abacus-based mental calculation (AMC) training on several cognitive abilities. However, it remains unclear whether AMC training affects EF and its neural correlates. In this study, participants were randomly assigned to AMC or con ...
Deliverable D2.3.8v1 (WP2.3) proposes the dynamic ontology lifecycle schema and discusses its implementation. It provides concrete solutions to ontology development and evolution issues in highly dynamic and data-intensive environments. Particularly, it deals with proper placement of ontology learning, evaluation and negotiation methods and with integration of learned and collaborative ontologies in a novel way. The transfer possibilities of the framework are justified by elaborated application ...
This paper reports the development of power recycle type test bed for aging test applied to Hyundai Motor's LPI AVANTE HEV in mass production. In the general aging test of LDC, the external input power is required and output power is burned by heat through the load device. Accordingly, solutions to reduce input power installation cost and get rid of load heat consumption during aging test are required. Therefore, this study introduces the way to reuse input of LDC by recycling output power of LD ...
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Nowadays the anytime/anywhere/anyone paradigm is becoming very important and new applications are being developed in many contexts; the possibility of using applications along a wide range of devices, networks, and protocols raises new problems related to delivery of services. Moreover in the mobile contexts the model and management of distributed mobile workflow is still an open field. This is the background of my research which investigates both the architecture where the services have to be d ...
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Dr. Mehmet Toner is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Toner is also a Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr Toner serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Teaching Hospitals, and Director of the BioMicroElectroMechanical Systems (BioMEMS) Resource Center at the MGH. Dr. Toner's r ...
EU-IST Network of Excellence (NoE) IST-2004-507482 KWEB Deliverable D2.1.2.2.v2 (WP2.1) We report on the progress we have made in KnowledgeWeb on the topic of scalable ontology reasoning. This deliverable contains contributions which advance the state of the art on a broad front, covering query approximation, ABox reasoning and TBox reasoning. It also covers approximation for uncertainty handling and for multi-perspective reasoning. Copyright © 2007 The contributors Document Identifier KWEB/200 ...
This paper gives the webometric estimate of the functioning of the universities included in the Near-Frontier Belarusan-Russian-Ukrainian University Consortium (in the context of the adoption of the Belgorod Declaration on open access to scientific knowledge and our cultural heritage) during 2008–2009 on the basis of the Spanish webometric university ranking and the potential of the Google Scholar search engine. The classification of the universities of the Near-Frontier Belarusan-Russian-Ukra ...
Recent developments in biology have produced a large number of gene expression patterns, many of which have been annotated textually with anatomical and developmental terms. These terms spatially correspond to local regions of the images, which are attached collectively to groups of images. Because one does not know which term is assigned to which region of which image in the group, the developmental stage classification and anatomical term annotation turn out to be a multi-instance learning (MI ...
Every solution seems to generate a new problem. The problem of accurately assessing public opinion led to the invention of the sample survey. The subsequent problem of analyzing survey responses brought widespread use of machine-readable data. The problem of preserving machine-readable data for secondary analysis stimulated the creation of data depositories or "archives." Growth over time in the holdings of these social science data archives, however, has aroused needs for improved retrieval of ...
Finding solutions to improve the performance of the electric infrastructure must be considered in combination with the requirements and designs of end use equipment and processes. The Consortium for the Electric Infrastructure to support a Digital Society (CEIDS) is investigating improved methods to achieve compatibility between the electric infrastructure quality and reliability and the design of end use technologies and processes. This compatibility will be achieved not only by development of ...
The year just ended has seen substantial progress in the area of schizophrenia genomics that would deserve more than a simple editorial. Large-scale collaborative efforts initiated during the last decade are finally paying off, thanks to recent studies where researchers have mined for gold into Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) data. Novel insights into schizophrenia etiology justify now cautious optimism on the prospect of innovative therapeutic approaches based on genomic findings. No more ...
Each year the CHI conference reaches out to new communities that have an interest in learning more about CHI and that can teach CHI more about them. The Development Consortium (DC) at CHI 98 brought together selected educators from five countries that shared their views on HCI issues in educational settings. This year, DC participants attended a pre-conference workshop, took part in the CHIkids tutorial and CHIkids program, participated in regular CHI conference activities, and reflected on thei ...
I have been working within a team mapping data from multiple studies for an ISS/ISE. These studies have consisted of different designs (e.g. parallel 'vs' cross-over), different domains (e.g. diary data, labs, ecgs) and different data structures. In this paper we will share my experiences of interpreting the CDISC guidelines and mapping data into SDTM format, focusing in particular on some initial teething problems, coding and formatting issues and deriving study design datasets. Highlighting so ...
Artificial intelligence can model and predict how humans will react to game systems. Using models of human-like imperfect play, one can estimate how quantitative changes to a game will impact a player’s qualitative experience. I discuss my research to use artificial intelligence to automatically play, analyze, and design certain classes of games. Not only does it generate new content quickly and effectively, this research also provides some insights into why humans find some games more difficu ...