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  1. Title IX & Discrimination Complaint Form (including sexual harassment)

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    Title IX & Discrimination Complaint Form (including sexual harassment) Office of Diversity. Although the university cannot commit to keeping a complaint of discrimination confidential the process for filing or investigating complaints of discrimination (including sexual harassment). Note

  2. Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form University of South Carolina Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/1600 Hampton Street, Suite 805, Columbia, SC 29208

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    Almor, Amit

    Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form University of South Carolina · Office of Equal Opportunity _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Nature of discrimination/harassment:_______ Age _______ National origin _______ Sexual harassment's status ________Gender _______Religion Date of Alleged discrimination

  3. Title IX Discrimination Complaint Form (including gender equity/sexual harassment/sexual violence)

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    Title IX Discrimination Complaint Form (including gender equity/sexual harassment/sexual violence. Although the university cannot commit to keeping a complaint of discrimination confidential the process for filing or investigating complaints of discrimination (including sexual harassment). Note

  4. Internal Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form Virginia Commonwealth University Office for Institutional Equity

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hammack, Richard

    7/14 Internal Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form Virginia Commonwealth University Office) ______________________________________________________________________________ Nature of discrimination/harassment: Date of alleged discrimination discriminated against you____________________________________________________ May we contact department

  5. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Kentucky

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    applies in cases of discrimination based on race, religion,Hold Hearing on Bill to Ban Discrimination Based on Sexualof sexual orientation discrimination complaints. See

  6. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in South Dakota

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    Offensive’ Nametag Files Discrimination Complaint, M AD Wand Gender Identity Discrimination 1998-2008, 84 C HI . -Kand Gender Identity Discrimination 1998-2008, 84 C HI . -K

  7. Anti-Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures Review Panel

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    Thompson, Michael

    Anti-Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures Review Panel `The Terms of Reference policy and procedures related to complaints of discrimination/ harassment and sexual harassment; changes in wider cultural understandings of discrimination and the development of inclusive / respectful

  8. What To Include In The Whistleblower Complaint? | National Nuclear...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home About Us Our Operations Management and Budget Whistleblower Program What To Include In The Whistleblower Complaint?...

  9. Theories of Discrimination Prepared By: Edith Rivera, M.P.A.

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    Johnson Jr.,, Ray

    Theories of Discrimination Prepared By: Edith Rivera, M.P.A. Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX of Discrimination Theories (Examples) Burdens of Proof Basis of Discrimination Causes of Complaints #12;Theories of Discrimination 1. Disparate Treatment a. Individual discrimination b. less favored treatment

  10. DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT POLICY University Policy No.: GV0205

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    Victoria, University of

    DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT POLICY University Policy No.: GV0205 Classification: Governance: January 2015 Associated Procedures: Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedures PURPOSE 1.00 The purpose of this policy is to prevent Discrimination and Harassment from taking place, and to act upon

  11. EEO Complaint Equal Employment Opportunity: Collaborating for...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    r EEO Complaint Equal Employment Opportunity: Collaborating for Mission Success Things to Consider Before you Decide to File.... BURDEN OF PROOF IN THE EEO COMPLAINT PROCESS Who...

  12. ANNUAL FEDERAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATISTICAL REPORT OF DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia National 1 PAGE 1 OF2 AMENDMENTNLUF1 821/18/2011 DOE

  13. ANNUAL FEDERAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATISTICAL REPORT OF DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia National 1 PAGE 1 OF2 AMENDMENTNLUF1 821/18/2011

  14. ANNUAL FEDERAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATISTICAL REPORT OF DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia National 1 PAGE 1 OF2 AMENDMENTNLUF1 821/18/20113 EEOC

  15. ANNUAL FEDERAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATISTICAL REPORT OF DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia National 1 PAGE 1 OF2 AMENDMENTNLUF1 821/18/20113 EEOC4

  16. ANNUAL FEDERAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATISTICAL REPORT OF DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia National 1 PAGE 1 OF2 AMENDMENTNLUF1 821/18/20113

  17. ANNUAL FEDERAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATISTICAL REPORT OF DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINTS

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia National 1 PAGE 1 OF2 AMENDMENTNLUF1 821/18/201135 EEOC

  18. Florida Atlantic University Regulation 5.010 Anti-Discrimination and

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Florida Atlantic University Regulation 5.010 Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Regulation 1 discrimination or harassment that is based on a legally protected class, including race, color, religion, age a complaint of alleged discrimination or harassment. (b) It shall be a violation of this Regulation for any

  19. Florida Atlantic University Regulation 5.010 Anti-Discrimination and

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    Marques, Oge

    -1- Florida Atlantic University Regulation 5.010 Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Regulation discrimination or harassment that is based on race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, national origin, employee or a member of the University community to file a complaint of alleged discrimination

  20. THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POLICY ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

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    Artemov, Sergei N.

    THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK POLICY ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION I. Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination The City University of New York ("University" or "CUNY The City University of New York is committed to addressing discrimination and retaliation complaints

  1. Office of Civil Rights, NNSA, NA 1.2, Albuquerque Complex

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Technical advisory services for managers, supervisors, and employees Discrimination complaints program management Alternative Dispute Resolution Program...

  2. NNSA-Wide

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Technical advisory services for managers, supervisors, and employees Discrimination complaints program management Alternative Dispute Resolution Program...

  3. Universal programmable devices for unambiguous discrimination

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    Chi Zhang; Mingsheng Ying

    2006-06-22

    We discuss the problem of designing unambiguous programmable discriminators for any $n$ unknown quantum states in an $m$-dimensional Hilbert space. The discriminator is a fixed measurement which has two kinds of input registers: the program registers and the data register. The program registers consist of the $n$ states, while the data register is prepared among them. The task of the discriminator is to tell us which state stored in the program registers is equivalent to that in the data register. First, we give a necessary and sufficient condition for judging an unambiguous programmable discriminator. Then, if $m=n$, we present an optimal unambiguous programmable discriminator for them, in the sense of maximizing the worst-case probability of success. Finally, we propose a universal unambiguous programmable discriminator for arbitrary $n$ quantum states. We also show how to use this universal discriminator to unambiguously discriminate mixed states.

  4. Linking occupant complaints to building performance

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    Goins, John; Moezzi, Mithra

    2012-01-01

    behavior is likely in commercial buildings too, especially where occupantsOccupant Complaints http://escholarship.org/uc/item/09z5423x Reflecting on Homburg and Furst's trio of defensive organizational behavior

  5. Transgender Employment Discrimination

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    Koch, Katie; Bales, Richard

    2008-01-01

    Id. at 520. TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION animus towards gendera claim of sex discrimination based on a sex stereotypecould prevail in sex discrimination claims. The sex

  6. Analytic Boosted Boson Discrimination

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    Andrew J. Larkoski; Ian Moult; Duff Neill

    2015-10-08

    Observables which discriminate boosted topologies from massive QCD jets are of great importance for the success of the jet substructure program at the Large Hadron Collider. Such observables, while both widely and successfully used, have been studied almost exclusively with Monte Carlo simulations. In this paper we present the first all-orders factorization theorem for a two-prong discriminant based on a jet shape variable, $D_2$, valid for both signal and background jets. Our factorization theorem simultaneously describes the production of both collinear and soft subjets, and we introduce a novel zero-bin procedure to correctly describe the transition region between these limits. By proving an all orders factorization theorem, we enable a systematically improvable description, and allow for precision comparisons between data, Monte Carlo, and first principles QCD calculations for jet substructure observables. Using our factorization theorem, we present numerical results for the discrimination of a boosted $Z$ boson from massive QCD background jets. We compare our results with Monte Carlo predictions which allows for a detailed understanding of the extent to which these generators accurately describe the formation of two-prong QCD jets, and informs their usage in substructure analyses. Our calculation also provides considerable insight into the discrimination power and calculability of jet substructure observables in general.

  7. Optimal universal programmable detectors for unambiguous discrimination

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    Chi Zhang; Mingsheng Ying; Bo Qiao

    2006-10-16

    We discuss the problem of designing unambiguous programmable discriminators for any n unknown quantum states in an m-dimensional Hilbert space. The discriminator is a fixed measurement that has two kinds of input registers: the program registers and the data register. The quantum state in the data register is what users want to identify, which is confirmed to be among the n states in program registers. The task of the discriminator is to tell the users which state stored in the program registers is equivalent to that in the data register. First, we give a necessary and sufficient condition for judging an unambiguous programmable discriminator. Then, if $m=n$, we present an optimal unambiguous programmable discriminator for them, in the sense of maximizing the worst-case probability of success. Finally, we propose a universal unambiguous programmable discriminator for arbitrary n quantum states.

  8. Learning About the Equal Employment Opportunity- Title VII- Complaint Process

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Learn about what is unlawful under Title VII, the legislation behind it, the steps before filing a complaint (mediation), how an individual files an official Title VII complaint, the acceptance or...

  9. Persons Who Received the DC PSC's Emergency Petition and Complaint...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Persons Who Received the DC PSC's Emergency Petition and Complaint via E-mail on August 24, 2005 Persons Who Received the DC PSC's Emergency Petition and Complaint via E-mail on...

  10. Complaint Behaviors of the Millennial Generation 

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    Philmon, Brittany Diane

    2011-02-22

    providing the opportunity for complaints to go directly to the service provider before negative word-of-mouth is distributed through emails, blogs, social networks, etc. (Mattila and Wirtz, 2004; Tyrrell and Woods, 2004). Technology Adoption Although... Customer satisfaction and word-of-mouth ........................................... 1 Generations and technology use ........................................................... 3 Organization of research...

  11. THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS STUDENT COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

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    Haase, Markus

    THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS STUDENT COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE 1. The University values the views of its a variety of sources, but in the first instance students are encouraged to consult the Leeds University ­ these are set out in the Taught Students Guide (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/qmeu/tsg/10appeals.htm), the Research

  12. Discrimination Report: ESTCP UXO Discrimination Study, ESTCP Project #MM-0437

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    Gasperikova, Erika; Smith, J. Torquil; Morrison, H. Frank; Becker, Alex

    2007-01-01

    UXO Detection and Discrimination: Partners in EnvironmentalDISCRIMINATION . .and characterization/ discrimination, and (2) the cued mode.

  13. Complaint Form | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center HomeVehicleDepartment of Energy Programs »

  14. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Discrimination

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    Sex KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Discrimination #12;2 Know your rights: Sex discrimination · 3 What is sex discrimination? Sex discrimination is when a person is treated less favourably than a person of the opposite sex discrimination' if male and female employees are doing exactly the same work, but male employees are being paid

  15. Employment Discrimination against LGBT Utahns

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    Rosky, Clifford; Mallory, Christy; Smith, Jenni; Badgett, M.V. Lee

    2011-01-01

    National Transgender Discrimination Survey: Preliminaryof Everyday Racial Discrimination in the Workplace, 56 HHuman Rights Commission, Discrimination Report, supra note

  16. SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DISCRIMINATION,

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    Chisholm, Rex L.

    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY AND GUIDELINES FOR THE NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY 2014­15 #12;POLICY ON DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT Northwestern University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis

  17. Emergency Petition and Complaint of District of Columbia Public...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Complaint to avert the impending shutdown of the Potomac River Generating Station power plant ("Potomac River Plant" or "Plant") owned and operated by Mirant Corporation and its...

  18. Unambiguous discrimination of mixed quantum states

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    Chi Zhang; Yuan Feng; Ming Sheng Ying

    2006-10-16

    In this paper, we consider the problem of unambiguous discrimination between a set of mixed quantum states. We first divide the density matrix of each mixed state into two parts by the fact that it comes from ensemble of pure quantum states. The first part will not contribute anything to the discrimination, the second part has support space linearly independent to each other. Then the problem we consider can be reduced to a problem in which the strategy of set discrimination can be used in designing measurements to discriminate mixed states unambiguously. We find a necessary and sufficient condition of unambiguous mixed state discrimination, and also point out that searching the optimal success probability of unambiguous discrimination is mathematically the well-known semi-definite programming problem. A upper bound of the optimal success probability is also presented. Finally, We generalize the concept of set discrimination to mixed state and point out that the problem of discriminating it unambiguously is equivalent to that of unambiguously discriminating mixed states.

  19. UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Freedom of Information Act 2000: Complaints Procedure

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    Cocea, Mihaela

    UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Freedom of Information Act 2000: Complaints Procedure If you are dissatisfied with the response to your request for information you may invoke the appeals and complaints procedure provided below of Information Officer at records.management@london.ac.uk. The emphasis in this procedure is on informality

  20. Discrimination and Harassment Awareness

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    Discrimination and Harassment Awareness: Creating a Harassment-Free Campus #12;The University of British Columbia is committed to providing a discrimination and harassment free community for its students, staff and faculty. Discrimination and harassment is an affront to personal dignity, and when

  1. Beta-gamma discriminator circuit

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Erkkila, B.H.; Wolf, M.A.; Eisen, Y.; Unruh, W.P.; Brake, R.J.

    1984-01-01

    The major difficulty encountered in the determination of beta-ray dose in field conditions is generally the presence of a relatively high gamma-ray component. Conventional dosimetry instruments use a shield on the detector to estimate the gamma-ray component in comparison with the beta-ray component. More accurate dosimetry information can be obtained from the measured beta spectrum itself. At Los Alamos, a detector and discriminator circuit suitable for use in a portable spectrometer have been developed. This instrument will discriminate between gammas and betas in a mixed field. The portable package includes a 256-channel MCA which can be programmed to give a variety of outputs, including a spectral display, and may be programmed to read dose directly.

  2. Experimental Quantum Process Discrimination

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    Anthony Laing; Terry Rudolph; Jeremy L. O'Brien

    2008-07-01

    Discrimination between unknown processes chosen from a finite set is experimentally shown to be possible even in the case of non-orthogonal processes. We demonstrate unambiguous deterministic quantum process discrimination (QPD) of non-orthogonal processes using properties of entanglement, additional known unitaries, or higher dimensional systems. Single qubit measurement and unitary processes and multipartite unitaries (where the unitary acts non-separably across two distant locations) acting on photons are discriminated with a confidence of $\\geq97%$ in all cases.

  3. Microscale acceleration history discriminators

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Polosky, Marc A. (Albuquerque, NM); Plummer, David W. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2002-01-01

    A new class of micromechanical acceleration history discriminators is claimed. These discriminators allow the precise differentiation of a wide range of acceleration-time histories, thereby allowing adaptive events to be triggered in response to the severity (or lack thereof) of an external environment. Such devices have applications in airbag activation, and other safety and surety applications.

  4. Qubit State Discrimination

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    M. E. Deconinck; B. M. Terhal

    2010-03-01

    We show how one can solve the problem of discriminating between qubit states. We use the quantum state discrimination duality theorem and the Bloch sphere representation of qubits which allows for an easy geometric and analytical representation of the optimal guessing strategies.

  5. Stock Discrimination Travis Elsdon and

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Limburg, Karin E.

    Stock Discrimination Methods Travis Elsdon and Karin Limburg Fisheries Science & Management Dr. Bronwyn Gillanders Dr. Travis Elsdon Lecture Outline ·Overview of stock discrimination: what, why, and issues ·Approaches to stock discrimination: a question of scale ·Natural marks: · Otolith chemistry

  6. Robust inversion for UXO discrimination

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    1 Robust inversion for UXO discrimination Laurens Beran, Stephen Billings, Doug Oldenburg and discrimination performance Estimating standard deviations from the data is an important step for inversion of TEM discrimination. Lin Ping Song, Len Pasion, Nicolas Lhomme #12;

  7. NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT Wake Forest University is committed to diversity, inclusion and the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Anderson, Paul R.

    NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT 2012 Wake Forest University is committed to diversity, inclusion, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and its educational programs and activities inquiries regarding the University's non-discrimination policies: Angela Culler Title IX Coordinator

  8. Linear Discriminant Functions Linear Discriminant Functions and Decisions Surfaces

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Linear Discriminant Functions · Linear Discriminant Functions and Decisions Surfaces · Generalized Linear Discriminant Functions #12;Srihari: CSE 555 Introduction · Parametric Methods · Underlying pdfs are known · Training samples used to estimate pdf parameters · Linear Discriminant Functions · Forms

  9. Bimodal sensory discrimination is finer than dual single modality discrimination

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    Johnston, Alan

    Bimodal sensory discrimination is finer than dual single modality discrimination Department of Psychology and Complex, University College London, London, U.KAlan Johnston Here we show that discriminating the first or second samples. We propose that the bimodal signal discrimination advantage arises from

  10. GENERATIVE AND DISCRIMINATIVE CLASSIFIERS

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    Baltes, Jacky

    CHAPTER 1 GENERATIVE AND DISCRIMINATIVE CLASSIFIERS: NAIVE BAYES AND LOGISTIC REGRESSION Machine, or equivalently P(Y|X). To begin, we will assume Y is a boolean-valued random variable, and X is a vector) where ym represents the mth possible value for Y, and where the summation in the denominator is over all

  11. GENERATIVE AND DISCRIMINATIVE CLASSIFIERS

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    Mitchell, Tom

    CHAPTER 3 GENERATIVE AND DISCRIMINATIVE CLASSIFIERS: NAIVE BAYES AND LOGISTIC REGRESSION Machine, or equivalently P(Y|X). To begin, we will assume Y is a boolean-valued random variable, and X is a vector. Mitchell. 2 where ym denotes the mth possible value for Y, xk denotes the kth possible vector value for X

  12. Airborne particulate discriminator

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Creek, Kathryn Louise (San Diego, CA); Castro, Alonso (Santa Fe, NM); Gray, Perry Clayton (Los Alamos, NM)

    2009-08-11

    A method and apparatus for rapid and accurate detection and discrimination of biological, radiological, and chemical particles in air. A suspect aerosol of the target particulates is treated with a taggant aerosol of ultrafine particulates. Coagulation of the taggant and target particles causes a change in fluorescent properties of the cloud, providing an indication of the presence of the target.

  13. Discrimination 101 Teaching Assistant Training

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    Thomas, Andrew

    Discrimination 101 Teaching Assistant Training Office of Equal Opportunity University of Maine 101 North Stevens/Campus umaine.edu/eo 207-581-1226 #12;Last revised May 2, 2012 UNIVERSITY OF MAINE Non-Discrimination Notice The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual

  14. TEAMS: Indoor Air Quality (IAR) Program 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Melton, V.

    2008-01-01

    The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (“CFBISD”) found the need to reduce air quality concerns and complaints, and find an effective and efficient method to reduce the rising cost of utilities. An Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) program...

  15. HIV Discrimination in Dental Care: Results of a Discrimination Testing Study In Los Angeles County

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    Sears, Brad; Cooper, Christian; Younai, Fariba S.; Donohoe, Tom

    2011-01-01

    et al. , Perceived Discrimination in Clinical Care in aId. Brad Sears, HIV Discrimination in Health Care ServicesHighlights: Fighting Discrimination Against Persons with

  16. Optimal discrimination between quantum operations

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    Lvzhou Li; Daowen Qiu

    2007-05-17

    In this paper, we address the problem of discriminating two given quantum operations. Firstly, based on the Bloch representation of single qubit systems, we give the exact minimum error probability of discriminating two single qubit quantum operations by unentangled input states. In particular, for the Pauli channels discussed in [Phys. Rev. A {\\bf 71}, 062340 (2005)], we use a more intuitional and visual method to deal with their discrimination problem. Secondly, we consider the condition for perfect discrimination of two quantum operations. Specially, we get that two generalized Pauli channels are perfectly distinguishable if and only if their characteristic vectors are orthogonal.

  17. NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY AUB encourages a diverse student body and workforce, and is committed to the principle of

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY AUB encourages a diverse student body and workforce, and is committed, admissions, and employment policies, and other university programs and activities, AUB does not discriminate, in compliance with Title IX of the US Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination

  18. Research Article Neural Mechanisms Supporting Robust Discrimination

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kilgard, Michael P.

    Research Article Neural Mechanisms Supporting Robust Discrimination of Spectrally and Temporally by spectrally and temporally degraded speech sounds will account for the robust behavioral discrimination of speech. We examined the behavioral discrimination of noise vocoded consonants and vowels by rats

  19. UXO DISCRIMINATION AND IDENTIFICATION USING MAGNETOMETRY

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    UXO DISCRIMINATION AND IDENTIFICATION USING MAGNETOMETRY Stephen D. Billings, Leonard R. Passion metallic debris, shrapnel and geological variations in ferromagnetic concentration. Methods to discriminate stage procedure for ordnance discrimination and identification. The first stage consists of a local

  20. Causes and prevention of symptom complaints in office buildings: Distilling the experience of indoor environmental quality investigators

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2005-01-01

    LBNL-56382 Causes and Prevention of Symptom Complaints inContract DE-AC03-76SF00098. Causes and Prevention of Symptomon the most important causes of symptom complaints in office

  1. Cross-lingual talker discrimination 

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    Wester, Mirjam

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes a talker discrimination experiment in which native English listeners were presented with two sentences spoken by bilingual talkers (English/German and English/Finnish) and were asked to judge whether they thought the sentences...

  2. Cross-lingual talker discrimination 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wester, Mirjam

    This paper describes a talker discrimination experiment in which native English listeners were presented with two sentences spoken by bilingual talkers (English/German and English/Finnish) and were asked to judge whether they thought the sentences...

  3. Unambiguous discrimination among quantum operations

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    Guoming Wang; Mingsheng Ying

    2006-04-24

    We address the problem of unambiguous discrimination among a given set of quantum operations. The necessary and sufficient condition for them to be unambiguously distinguishable is derived in the cases of single use and multiple uses respectively. For the latter case we explicitly construct the input states and corresponding measurements that accomplish the task. It is found that the introduction of entanglement can improve the discrimination.

  4. Unambiguous discrimination among oracle operators

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    Anthony Chefles; Akira Kitagawa; Masahiro Takeoka; Masahide Sasaki; Jason Twamley

    2007-07-08

    We address the problem of unambiguous discrimination among oracle operators. The general theory of unambiguous discrimination among unitary operators is extended with this application in mind. We prove that entanglement with an ancilla cannot assist any discrimination strategy for commuting unitary operators. We also obtain a simple, practical test for the unambiguous distinguishability of an arbitrary set of unitary operators on a given system. Using this result, we prove that the unambiguous distinguishability criterion is the same for both standard and minimal oracle operators. We then show that, except in certain trivial cases, unambiguous discrimination among all standard oracle operators corresponding to integer functions with fixed domain and range is impossible. However, we find that it is possible to unambiguously discriminate among the Grover oracle operators corresponding to an arbitrarily large unsorted database. The unambiguous distinguishability of standard oracle operators corresponding to totally indistinguishable functions, which possess a strong form of classical indistinguishability, is analysed. We prove that these operators are not unambiguously distinguishable for any finite set of totally indistinguishable functions on a Boolean domain and with arbitrary fixed range. Sets of such functions on a larger domain can have unambiguously distinguishable standard oracle operators and we provide a complete analysis of the simplest case, that of four functions. We also examine the possibility of unambiguous oracle operator discrimination with multiple parallel calls and investigate an intriguing unitary superoperator transformation between standard and entanglement-assisted minimal oracle operators.

  5. Multivariate discriminant and iterated resultant

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    Jingjun Han

    2015-07-22

    In this paper, we study the relationship between iterated resultant and multivariate discriminant. We show that, for generic form $f(X_n)$ with even degree $d$, if the polynomial is squarefreed after each iteration, the multivariate discriminant $\\Delta(f)$ is a factor of the squarefreed iterated resultant. In fact, we find a factor $Hp(f,[x_1,\\ldots,x_n])$ of the squarefreed iterated resultant, and prove that the multivariate discriminant $\\Delta(f)$ is a factor of $Hp(f,[x_1,\\ldots,x_n])$. Moreover, we conjecture that $Hp(f,[x_1,\\ldots,x_n])=\\Delta(f)$ holds for generic form $f$, and show that it is true for generic trivariate form $f(x,y,z)$.

  6. Distinguishing mixed quantum states: Minimum-error discrimination versus optimum unambiguous discrimination

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    Distinguishing mixed quantum states: Minimum-error discrimination versus optimum unambiguous discrimination Ulrike Herzog1, * and János A. Bergou2 1 Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 2004) We consider two different optimized measurement strategies for the discrimination

  7. Measurements design and phenomena discrimination

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    Laura Rebollo-Neira

    2009-08-05

    The construction of measurements suitable for discriminating signal components produced by phenomena of different types is considered. The required measurements should be capable of cancelling out those signal components which are to be ignored when focusing on a phenomenon of interest. Under the hypothesis that the subspaces hosting the signal components produced by each phenomenon are complementary, their discrimination is accomplished by measurements giving rise to the appropriate oblique projector operator. The subspace onto which the operator should project is selected by nonlinear techniques in line with adaptive pursuit strategies.

  8. The Cost of Employment Discrimination against Transgender Residents of Florida

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    Brown, Taylor NT; Herman, Jody L

    2015-01-01

    The Cost of Employment Discrimination against Transgenderhave reported experiencing discrimination based on genderNational Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) found that

  9. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation: A Hong Kong Study

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    Lau, Holning; Stotzer, Rebecca L.

    2010-01-01

    M. V. L. (2006). Discrimination based on sexual orientation:of economics and discrimination (pp. 161–186). UnitedEds. ), Sexual orientation discrimination: An international

  10. The fundamentals of configuration in face perception and discrimination

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    Pallett, Pamela Mitchell

    2008-01-01

    D. I. A. (2008). Face Discrimination and Categorization areA. When Adaptation Affects Discrimination. (In preparation).performance on search or discrimination tasks. Journal of

  11. Racial Discrimination, Ethnic Identity, and Depression among Cambodian American Adolescents

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    Sangalang, Cindy C.

    2012-01-01

    s perceptions of discrimination: A developmental model.consequences of racial discrimination. Race & Society, 2(2),Racial identity, racial discrimination, perceived stress,

  12. Unambiguous discrimination between two unknown qudit states

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    Tao Zhou

    2011-11-15

    We consider the unambiguous discrimination between two unknown qudit states in $n$-dimensional ($n\\geqslant2$) Hilbert space. By equivalence of unknown pure states to known mixed states and with the Jordan-basis method, we demonstrate that the optimal success probability of the discrimination between two unknown states is independent of the dimension $n$. We also give a scheme for a physical implementation of the programmable state discriminator that unambiguously discriminate between two unknown states with optimal probability of success.

  13. What Is A Whistleblower Complaint? | National Nuclear Security...

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    Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Congressional...

  14. Ratio model serves suprathreshold color luminance discrimination

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    Mullen, Kathy T.

    Ratio model serves suprathreshold color­ luminance discrimination Marcel J. Sankeralli and Kathy T the responses of the three postreceptoral mechanisms are combined to subserve discrimination of suprathreshold model of suprathreshold color­luminance dis- crimination, in which discrimination depends on a ratio

  15. Memory effects in quantum channel discrimination

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    Giulio Chiribella; Giacomo M. D'Ariano; Paolo Perinotti

    2008-04-02

    We consider quantum-memory assisted protocols for discriminating quantum channels. We show that for optimal discrimination of memory channels, memory assisted protocols are needed. This leads to a new notion of distance for channels with memory. For optimal discrimination and estimation of sets of unitary channels memory-assisted protocols are not required.

  16. Species discrimination from a hyperspectral perspective

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    Species discrimination from a hyperspectral perspective Md. Istiak Sobhan #12;Promoters: Prof. Dr University, the Netherlands #12;Species discrimination from a hyperspectral perspective Md. Istiak Sobhan in the auditorium of ITC, Enschede #12;Species discrimination from hyperspectral perspective © 2007 Md. Istiak

  17. DISCRIMINATION GRIEVANCE POLICY Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination by UCF in employment, enrollment, and

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    DISCRIMINATION GRIEVANCE POLICY Policy Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination by UCF that protection, add another basis, and offer solutions quickly when discrimination is alleged on the basis Discrimination Grievance Procedure when a concern is identified. While there are agencies at the federal

  18. Unitary-process discrimination with error margin

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    T. Hashimoto; A. Hayashi; M. Hayashi; M. Horibe

    2010-06-10

    We investigate a discrimination scheme between unitary processes. By introducing a margin for the probability of erroneous guess, this scheme interpolates the two standard discrimination schemes: minimum-error and unambiguous discrimination. We present solutions for two cases. One is the case of two unitary processes with general prior probabilities. The other is the case with a group symmetry: the processes comprise a projective representation of a finite group. In the latter case, we found that unambiguous discrimination is a kind of "all or nothing": the maximum success probability is either 0 or 1. We also closely analyze how entanglement with an auxiliary system improves discrimination performance.

  19. Submit a Buy American Complaint | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative FuelsofProgram: Report15 Meeting State EnergyStrategic ProgramsInfographicAction

  20. Ancilla-Assisted Discrimination of Quantum Gates

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    Jianxin Chen; Mingsheng Ying

    2008-09-02

    The intrinsic idea of superdense coding is to find as many gates as possible such that they can be perfectly discriminated. In this paper, we consider a new scheme of discrimination of quantum gates, called ancilla-assisted discrimination, in which a set of quantum gates on a $d-$dimensional system are perfectly discriminated with assistance from an $r-$dimensional ancilla system. The main contribution of the present paper is two-fold: (1) The number of quantum gates that can be discriminated in this scheme is evaluated. We prove that any $rd+1$ quantum gates cannot be perfectly discriminated with assistance from the ancilla, and there exist $rd$ quantum gates which can be perfectly discriminated with assistance from the ancilla. (2) The dimensionality of the minimal ancilla system is estimated. We prove that there exists a constant positive number $c$ such that for any $k\\leq cr$ quantum gates, if they are $d$-assisted discriminable, then they are also $r$-assisted discriminable, and there are $c^{\\prime}r\\textrm{}(c^{\\prime}>c)$ different quantum gates which can be discriminated with a $d-$dimensional ancilla, but they cannot be discriminated if the ancilla is reduced to an $r-$dimensional system. Thus, the order $O(r)$ of the number of quantum gates that can be discriminated with assistance from an $r-$dimensional ancilla is optimal. The results reported in this paper represent a preliminary step toward understanding the role ancilla system plays in discrimination of quantum gates as well as the power and limit of superdense coding.

  1. Discrimination of quantum observables using limited resources

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    Mario Ziman; Teiko Heinosaari

    2008-02-18

    We address the problem of unambiguous discrimination and identification among quantum observables. We set a general framework and investigate in details the case of qubit observables. In particular, we show that perfect discrimination with two shots is possible only for sharp qubit observables (e.g. Stern-Gerlach apparatuses) associated with mutually orthogonal directions. We also show that for sharp qubit observables associated to nonorthogonal directions unambiguous discrimination with an inconclusive result is always possible.

  2. Discrimination between pure states and mixed states

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    Chi Zhang; Guoming Wang; Mingsheng Ying

    2007-02-09

    In this paper, we discuss the problem of determining whether a quantum system is in a pure state, or in a mixed state. We apply two strategies to settle this problem: the unambiguous discrimination and the maximum confidence discrimination. We also proved that the optimal versions of both strategies are equivalent. The efficiency of the discrimination is also analyzed. This scheme also provides a method to estimate purity of quantum states, and Schmidt numbers of composed systems.

  3. Regional seismic discrimination research at LLNL

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    Walter, W.R.; Mayeda, K.M.; Goldstein, P.; Patton, H.J.; Jarpe, S.; Glenn, L.

    1995-10-01

    The ability to verify a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) depends in part on the ability to seismically detect and discriminate between potential clandestine underground nuclear tests and other seismic sources, including earthquakes and mining activities. Regional techniques are necessary to push detection and discrimination levels down to small magnitudes, but existing methods of event discrimination are mainly empirical and show much variability from region to region. The goals of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory`s (LLNL`s) regional discriminant research are to evaluate the most promising discriminants, improve the understanding of their physical basis and use this information to develop new and more effective discriminants that can be transported to new regions of high monitoring interest. In this report the authors discuss preliminary efforts to geophysically characterize the Middle East and North Africa. They show that the remarkable stability of coda allows one to develop physically based, stable single station magnitude scales in new regions. They then discuss progress to date on evaluating and improving physical understanding and ability to model regional discriminants, focusing on the comprehensive NTS dataset. The authors apply this modeling ability to develop improved discriminants including slopes of P to S ratios. They find combining disparate discriminant techniques is particularly effective in identifying consistent outliers such as shallow earthquakes and mine seismicity. Finally they discuss development and use of new coda and waveform modeling tools to investigate special events.

  4. Discriminant forest classification method and system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Chen, Barry Y.; Hanley, William G.; Lemmond, Tracy D.; Hiller, Lawrence J.; Knapp, David A.; Mugge, Marshall J.

    2012-11-06

    A hybrid machine learning methodology and system for classification that combines classical random forest (RF) methodology with discriminant analysis (DA) techniques to provide enhanced classification capability. A DA technique which uses feature measurements of an object to predict its class membership, such as linear discriminant analysis (LDA) or Andersen-Bahadur linear discriminant technique (AB), is used to split the data at each node in each of its classification trees to train and grow the trees and the forest. When training is finished, a set of n DA-based decision trees of a discriminant forest is produced for use in predicting the classification of new samples of unknown class.

  5. Rediscovering signal complexity as a teleseismic discriminant

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    Anderson, Dale N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Taylor, Steven R [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    We re-examine the utility of teleseismic seismic complexity discriminants in a multivariate setting using United Kingdom array data. We measure a complexity discriminant taken on array beams by simply taking the logarithm of the ratio of the P-wave coda signal to that of the first arriving direct P wave ({beta}{sub CF}). The single station complexity discriminant shows marginal performance with shallow earthquakes having more complex signatures than those from explosions or deep earthquakes. Inclusion of secondary phases in the coda window can also degrade performance. However, performance improves markedly when two-station complexity discriminants are formed showing false alarm rates similar to those observed for network m{sub b} - M{sub s}. This suggests that multistation complexity discriminants may ameliorate some of the problems associated with m{sub b} - M{sub s} discrimination at lower magnitudes. Additionally, when complexity discriminants are combined with m{sub b} - M{sub s} there is a tendency for explosions, shallow earthquakes and deep earthquakes to form three distinct populations. Thus, complexity discriminants may follow a logic that is similar to m{sub b} - M{sub s} in terms of the separation of shallow earthquakes from nuclear explosions, although the underlying physics of the two discriminants is significantly different.

  6. Discrimination against Law Enforcement Officers on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: 2000 to 2013

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    Sears, Brad; Hasenbush, Amira; Mallory, Christy

    2013-01-01

    2012) (finding that discrimination against a male plaintiffwould prohibit employment discrimination based on sexualgender identity discrimination under sex discrimination. In

  7. Programming

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservation of Fe(II) by Carbon-Rich Matricesstudents working inProgramming Programming

  8. Programming

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservation of Fe(II) by Carbon-Rich Matricesstudents working inProgrammingProgramming

  9. Chancellor's Memorandum CM-49 Sexual Harassment / Gender Discrimination

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    the incident to Department of Human Resource Management (HRM), Assistant Director of Employee Relations recipient of such a complaint should notify HRM. #12;The Department of Human Resource Management by staff against students; and complaints made by staff against other third parties. HRM will either

  10. Calculation of Integrated Nox Emissions Reductions from Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy (EE/RE) Programs across State Agencies in Texas 

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    Hberl, J.; Yazdani, B.; Baltazar, J. C.; Kim, H.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Zilbershtein, G.; Ellis, S.; Parker, P.

    2013-01-01

    -complaint construction, the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC), the energy efficiency programs managed by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), electricity generated from wind power in the state, and several additional statewide measures, including SEER...

  11. Arizona – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    Sears, Brad

    2009-01-01

    Institute Employment Discrimination Report The City ofprotect city employees from discrimination based on sexualsexual orientation discrimination In 1965, Arizona passed

  12. Programming

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservation of Fe(II) by Carbon-Rich Matricesstudents working inProgramming

  13. Phase Discrimination through Oxidant Selection for Iron Oxide...

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    Phase Discrimination through Oxidant Selection for Iron Oxide Ultrathin Films Home > Research > ANSER Research Highlights > Phase Discrimination through Oxidant Selection for Iron...

  14. Discrimination of new physics models with the International Linear...

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    Discrimination of new physics models with the International Linear Collider Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Discrimination of new physics models with the International...

  15. Kinetic vs. energetic discrimination in biological copying

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    Pablo Sartori; Simone Pigolotti

    2013-04-12

    We study stochastic copying schemes in which discrimination between a right and a wrong match is achieved via different kinetic barriers or different binding energies of the two matches. We demonstrate that, in single-step reactions, the two discrimination mechanisms are strictly alternative and can not be mixed to further reduce the error fraction. Close to the lowest error limit, kinetic discrimination results in a diverging copying velocity and dissipation per copied bit. On the opposite, energetic discrimination reaches its lowest error limit in an adiabatic regime where dissipation and velocity vanish. By analyzing experimentally measured kinetic rates of two DNA polymerases, T7 and Pol{\\gamma}, we argue that one of them operates in the kinetic and the other in the energetic regime. Finally, we show how the two mechanisms can be combined in copying schemes implementing error correction through a proofreading pathway

  16. Social Status Correlates of Reporting Racial Discrimination and Gender Discrimination among Racially Diverse Women

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    Ro, Annie E.; Choi, Kyung-Hee

    2009-01-01

    of Perceived Societal Racism in Older African-Americanchronic stress of perceived racism among Black women. Ethnhealth. The added effects of racism and discrimination. Ann

  17. Sensor Management using Discrimination Gain and Interacting Multiple Model Kalman Filters

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    Schmaedeke and Keith Kastella Lockheed-Martin Tactical Defense Systems - Eagan Abstract: This paper describes, January, 1998. This work was supported by the Lockheed-Martin internal Research and Development program the information that a data fusion system contains about a surveillance region. Discrimination [Blahut] is related

  18. SCENT DISCRIMINATION BY INFANT NINE-BANDED ARMADILLOS

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    Loughry, Jim

    SCENT DISCRIMINATION BY INFANT NINE-BANDED ARMADILLOS W. J. LOUGHRY AND COLLEEN M. MCDONOUGH Biology Department, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698-0015 We tested the scent-discrimination for discrimination of kin in this species and further suggest that the odors used in discrimination may

  19. Is precise discrimination of low level motion needed for heading discrimination?

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    Vaina, Lucia M.

    Is precise discrimination of low level motion needed for heading discrimination? Constance S be that this aspect of heading perception is more reliant on low level motion perception. Another aspect of heading judgments on low level motion perception and the relationship between heading and scene reconstruction, we

  20. Improving Consumer Complaint Reporting by the Development of a Relational Database

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    Martinez, Amadeo

    2005-12-16

    in the critical first few months in the market The current process takes up to 3-4 days to complete. Since a great part of the time is now spent transcribing data between CRS output and excel files, automating the import will be a vital part of improving... the process. Then, the next step of analyzing the data is cumbersome at best with the current tool (MS Excel) and quite time consuming if a new or different way to look at the data is needed. EMGT 835 ? Field Project Improving Consumer Complaint...

  1. Discrimination of Unitary Transformations and Quantum Algorithms

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    David Collins

    2008-11-09

    Quantum algorithms are typically understood in terms of the evolution of a multi-qubit quantum system under a prescribed sequence of unitary transformations. The input to the algorithm prescribes some of the unitary transformations in the sequence with others remaining fixed. For oracle query algorithms, the input determines the oracle unitary transformation. Such algorithms can be regarded as devices for discriminating amongst a set of unitary transformations. The question arises: "Given a set of known oracle unitary transformations, to what extent is it possible to discriminate amongst them?" We investigate this for the Deutsch-Jozsa problem. The task of discriminating amongst the admissible oracle unitary transformations results in an exhaustive collection of algorithms which can solve the problem with certainty.

  2. Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination

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    Spurlock, Cecily Anna

    2013-05-08

    I explore the effects of two simultaneous changes in minimum energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR standards for clothes washers. Adapting the Mussa and Rosen (1978) and Ronnen (1991) second-degree price discrimination model, I demonstrate that clothes washer prices and menus adjusted to the new standards in patterns consistent with a market in which firms had been price discriminating. In particular, I show evidence of discontinuous price drops at the time the standards were imposed, driven largely by mid-low efficiency segments of the market. The price discrimination model predicts this result. On the other hand, in a perfectly competition market, prices should increase for these market segments. Additionally, new models proliferated in the highest efficiency market segment following the standard changes. Finally, I show that firms appeared to use different adaptation strategies at the two instances of the standards changing.

  3. Discriminative Touch from Pressure Sensors Adrien Jule

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    Knott, Alistair

    Plus 2 3D printer [2] has allowed for the development of very cheap robotic manipulators discriminative representations of touch sensations. We show that using two pressure sensors in a 3D- printed and is also cheap and therefore easy to manufacture. The rise of cheap 3D printing solutions such as the Up

  4. Architecture-Dependent Noise Discriminates Functionally Analogous

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    Elowitz, Michael

    Architecture-Dependent Noise Discriminates Functionally Analogous Differentiation Circuits Tolga C.suel@utsouthwestern.edu DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2009.07.046 SUMMARY Gene regulatory circuits with different architectures (patterns architecture is selected to implement a given cellular process. To investigate this problem, wecomparedthe

  5. New organic crystals for pulse shape discrimination

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    Hull, G; Zaitseva, N; Cherepy, N; Newby, J; Stoeffl, W; Payne, S

    2008-07-16

    Efficient, readily-available, low-cost, high-energy neutron detectors can play a central role in detecting illicit nuclear weapons since neutrons are a strong indication for the presence of fissile material such as Plutonium and Highly-Enriched Uranium. The main challenge in detecting fast neutrons consists in the discrimination of the signal from the gamma radiation background. At present, the only well-investigated organic crystal scintillator for fast neutron detection, in a n/{gamma} mixed field, is stilbene, which while offering good pulse shape discrimination, is not widely used because of its limited availability and high cost. In this work we report the results of our studies made with a number of new organic crystals, which exhibit pulse shape discrimination for detection of fast neutrons. In particular 1,1,4,4-tetraphenyl-1,3-butadiene features a light yield higher than anthracene and a Figure of Merit (FOM) for the pulse shape discrimination better than stilbene. New crystals are good candidates for the low-cost solution growth method, thus representing promising organic scintillators for widespread deployment for high-energy neutron detection.

  6. Nevada – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    Sears, Brad

    2009-01-01

    amended its employment discrimination statute to expresslyas a disability for which discrimination in employment isfor the prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sexual

  7. Missouri – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    Sears, Brad

    2009-01-01

    laws to prohibit discrimination in employment, publicInstitute Employment Discrimination Report HB1458 – To amendInstitute Employment Discrimination Report II. A. S EXUAL O

  8. HIV Discrimination in Dental Care: Results of a Testing Study in Los Angeles Study

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    Sears, Brad; Cooper, Christian; Younai, Fariba S.; Donohoe, Tom

    2012-01-01

    et al. , Perceived Discrimination in Clinical Care in a809. Spring 2012] HIV DISCRIMINATION IN DENTAL CARE severalthey attributed the discrimination to another characteristic

  9. Employment Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Oklahoma

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    Mallory, Christy; Herman, Jody L.; Badgett, M.V. Lee

    2011-01-01

    and Gender Identity Discrimination Executive Summary, 84 CNational Transgender Discrimination Survey: PreliminarySexual Orientation Anti-discrimination Policies on the Wages

  10. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Michigan

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    Equality Michigan, Issues tab, Discrimination tab, http://www.equalitymi.org/issues/discrimination. N ATIONAL Cto Employment Discrimination – in Michigan, Pridesource,

  11. Michigan – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    Sears, Brad

    2009-01-01

    Other Documented Examples of Discrimination AdministrativeInstitute Employment Discrimination Report In 2008, a gayInstitute Employment Discrimination Report Benefits In March

  12. New York – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    Sears, Brad

    2009-01-01

    Institute Employment Discrimination Report III. A. DInstitute Employment Discrimination Report on the basis thatInstitute Employment Discrimination Report Plaintiff was a

  13. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Texas

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    uploads/Sears-Mallory-Discrimination-July- 20111.pdf. J AMIEon Claim in Trans Discrimination Case, B UZZFEED . COM ,Prejudice: Employment Discrimination against Openly Gay Men

  14. Kentucky – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    Sears, Brad

    2009-01-01

    the Line on Healthcare Discrimination Campaign, Mar. 24,Institute Employment Discrimination Report against LGBTInstitute Employment Discrimination Report II. A. S EXUAL O

  15. Racial discrimination and health among Asian Americans: evidence, assessment, and directions for future research.

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    Gee, Gilbert C; Ro, Annie; Shariff-Marco, Salma; Chae, David

    2009-01-01

    DR, Mohammed SA. Discrimination and racial disparities inon Methods for Assessing Discrimination. Washington, DC:JS. Racial/ethnic discrimination and health: findings from

  16. Perceived Discrimination and Self-Reported Quality of Care Among Latinos in the United States

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    Perez, Debra; Sribney, William M.; Rodríguez, Michael A.

    2009-01-01

    JS. Racial/ethnic discrimination and health: findings fromcorrelates of everyday discrimination among U.S. Latinos. JMA. Perceived medical discrimination and cancer screening

  17. Maryland – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    Sears, Brad

    2009-01-01

    Institute Employment Discrimination Report who served forregarding sexual orientation discrimination. While 60%Maryland favored a ban on discrimination against gay men and

  18. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Alaska

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    and Gender Identity Discrimination 1998-2008, 84 C HI . -KPrejudice: Employment Discrimination against Openly Gay MenExpression to Non-Discrimination Policy, LGBTQNation.com,

  19. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Arizona

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    and Gender Identity Discrimination 1998-2008, 84 C HI . -KCity Council Votes to Amend Discrimination Law, A RIZ . Rarticles/20130226phoenix-discrimination-law- amend.html?

  20. Montana – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    Sears, Brad

    2009-01-01

    P ROC . (2002) Non- Discrimination/Equal Opportunity PolicyInstitute Employment Discrimination Report Ms. Maniaci hasInstitute Employment Discrimination Report specifics of the

  1. State discrimination with error margin and its locality

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    A. Hayashi; T. Hashimoto; M. Horibe

    2008-07-10

    There are two common settings in a quantum-state discrimination problem. One is minimum-error discrimination where a wrong guess (error) is allowed and the discrimination success probability is maximized. The other is unambiguous discrimination where errors are not allowed but the inconclusive result "I don't know" is possible. We investigate discrimination problem with a finite margin imposed on the error probability. The two common settings correspond to the error margins 1 and 0. For arbitrary error margin, we determine the optimal discrimination probability for two pure states with equal occurrence probabilities. We also consider the case where the states to be discriminated are multipartite, and show that the optimal discrimination probability can be achieved by local operations and classical communication.

  2. Discrimination Data Analysis: A Multi-disciplinary Bibliography

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    Ruggieri, Salvatore

    , there are three main causes of discrimination: prej- udice, rational racism, and unintentional discrimination of individuals. Rational racism is the result of ratio- nal thinking. A form of rational racism is statistical

  3. Competition and price discrimination in the market for mailing lists

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    Borzekowski, Ron; Thomadsen, Raphael; Taragin, Charles

    2009-01-01

    Katz, M. L. (1984). Price discrimination and monopolistic395–416. Shepard, A. (1991). Price discrimination and retailJ. (1952). The theory of price. New York: Macmillan. Stole,

  4. Discriminating semi-continuous HMM for speaker verification 

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    Forsyth, Mark; Jack, Mervyn A

    This paper describes the use of a multiple codebook SCHMM speaker verification system, which uses a novel technique for discriminative hidden Markov modelling known as discriminative observation probabilities (DOP). DOP ...

  5. Discrimination Decisions for 100,000Dimensional William A. Gale

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    Yarowsky, David

    Discrimination Decisions for 100,000­Dimensional Spaces William A. Gale Kenneth W. Church David Yarowsky AT&T Bell Laboratories e­mail: fgale, kwc, yarowskyg@research.att.com Abstract Discrimination decisions arise in many natural language processing tasks. Three classical tasks are discriminating texts

  6. Adaptive versus non-adaptive strategies for quantum channel discrimination

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    Watrous, John

    Adaptive versus non-adaptive strategies for quantum channel discrimination Aram W. Harrow Avinatan-adaptive strategies for quantum channel discrimination. In particular, we give a pair of entanglement- breaking channels that can be perfectly discriminated by means of an adaptive strategy that re- quires just two

  7. DISCRIMINATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF UXO USING MAGNETOMETRY: INVERSION AND ERROR

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    DISCRIMINATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF UXO USING MAGNETOMETRY: INVERSION AND ERROR ANALYSIS USING for the different solutions didn't even overlap. Introduction A discrimination and classification strategy-UXOs dug per UXO). The discrimination and classification methodology depends on the magnitude of the recov

  8. Discrimination algorithms for the remediation of unexploded ordnance

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    Discrimination algorithms for the remediation of unexploded ordnance by Laurens Sander Beran B of discriminating between buried unexploded ordnance (UXO) and non-hazardous metallic clutter. Magnetic data ac by a conductor. Model parameters estimated with inversion can be input into a discrimination algorithm whose out

  9. Spectral Discrimination between Quarry Blasts and Earthquakes in Southern California

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    Shearer, Peter

    Short Note Spectral Discrimination between Quarry Blasts and Earthquakes in Southern California, with the goal of developing methods to discriminate between these events. We process the spectra using reliable explosion discriminant than the S-to-P am- plitude ratio and works for about 90% of the events

  10. All entangled states are useful for channel discrimination

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    M. Piani; J. Watrous

    2009-07-16

    We prove that every entangled state is useful as a resource for the problem of minimum-error channel discrimination. More specifically, given a single copy of an arbitrary bipartite entangled state, it holds that there is an instance of a quantum channel discrimination task for which this state allows for a correct discrimination with strictly higher probability than every separable state.

  11. Set discrimination of quantum states Shengyu Zhang* and Mingsheng Ying

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    Zhang, Shengyu

    Set discrimination of quantum states Shengyu Zhang* and Mingsheng Ying State Key Laboratory discrimination, which is an interesting extension of quantum state discrimina- tion. A state is secretly chosen from a number of quantum states, which are partitioned into some disjoint sets. A set discrimination

  12. Unconscious Biases and Assumptions: The Origins of Discrimination?

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    #12;Unconscious Biases and Assumptions: The Origins of Discrimination? #12;Outline Examples of subtle discrimination What is "unconscious bias" and do I have it? What to do? #12;Applications is causing these phenomena? Discrimination? Or... Unconscious Bias? #12;Mind-blindness Count

  13. Influence of C4 vegetation on 13 CO2 discrimination

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    Minnesota, University of

    Influence of C4 vegetation on 13 CO2 discrimination and isoforcing in the upper Midwest, United vegetation on the 13 CO2 photosynthetic discrimination and atmospheric isotopic forcing in the upper Midwest discrimination within this heterogeneous landscape? (3) To what extent does land use change (i.e., a change in C4

  14. Anti-discrimination Analysis Using Privacy Attack Strategies

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    Ruggieri, Salvatore

    Anti-discrimination Analysis Using Privacy Attack Strategies Salvatore Ruggieri1 , Sara Hajian2 and Technology, Saudi Arabia Abstract. Social discrimination discovery from data is an important task to identify deploy privacy at- tack strategies as tools for discrimination discovery under hard assump- tions which

  15. Discrimination by Ovipositing Boll Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Against Previously Infested

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    Ma, Lena

    Discrimination by Ovipositing Boll Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Against Previously Infested discrimination by wee- vils against punctured buds, and (2) Can discrim- ination behavior be demonstrated of the discrimination hypothesis and we were encouraged in our efforts to determine what stimulated this behavior

  16. Better discrimination for illusory than for occluded perceptual completions

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    Tjan, Bosco

    Better discrimination for illusory than for occluded perceptual completions School of Life Sciences Liu We applied the thin­fat Kanizsa shape discrimination task invented by D. L. Ringach and R. Shapley (1996) to study perceptual completion by measuring whether the discrimination was more accurate

  17. Magnetic discrimination that will satisfy regulators? Stephen D. Billings1

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    Magnetic discrimination that will satisfy regulators? Stephen D. Billings1 , John M. Stanley2 Montana Army National Guard, P.O. Box 4789, Helena, Montana, 59604 Abstract Discrimination that are not too adverse, we believe that discrimination using magnetics can be structured in a way that would

  18. 11 Discrimination of Quantum States Janos A. Bergou1

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    11 Discrimination of Quantum States J´anos A. Bergou1 , Ulrike Herzog2 , and Mark Hillery1 1 of discriminating among given nonorthogonal quantum states is underlying many of the schemes that have been cannot be discriminated perfectly, even if they are known, and various strategies for optimum

  19. Hue discrimination, unique hues and naming Romain, Bachy1

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    Alleysson, David

    Hue discrimination, unique hues and naming Romain, Bachy1 ; J´er^ome, Dias2,3 ; David, Alleysson3 Corresponding : Valerie.Bonnardel@winchester.ac.uk The Hue Discrimination Curve (HDC) that characterizes between hue discrimination and appearance, observers further performed a free color naming and a unique

  20. Unambiguous discrimination of linearly independent states as an eavesdropping

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    Dusek, Miloslav

    Unambiguous discrimination of linearly independent states as an eavesdropping strategy Miloslav- ous state discrimination and to get some information on the key without disturbing the transmission- curity against beam-splitting attack does not necessarily imply security against the unambiguous-state-discrimination

  1. On the Query Complexity of Perfect Gate Discrimination

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    D'Ariano, Giacomo Mauro

    On the Query Complexity of Perfect Gate Discrimination Giulio Chiribella1 , Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano2 both deterministic strategies. For unambiguous gate discrimination, where errors are not tolerated that there is no difference between perfect probabilistic and perfect determin- istic gate discrimination. Hence, evaluating

  2. 32.01.01: Complaint and Appeal Procedures for Faculty Members Page 1 of 3 SYSTEM REGULATIONS

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    with a salary decision, except as a salary decision or set of salary decisions is alleged to be part of a pattern of conduct that as a whole rises to the level of a salary complaint. 2.3 This regulation applies

  3. 32.01.99.M1, Complaint Procedures for Electronic Information Resources Page 1 of 2 UNIVERSITY RULE

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    / Responsibilities/ Process 1. REPORTING 1.1 The Office of the Associate Vice President for Information Technology for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer office through email message to complaint@tamu.edu. Reports for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer is responsible for a determination as to whether

  4. Quality and Performance of LED Flashlights in Kenya: Common End User Preferences and Complaints

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    Tracy, Jenny; Jacobson, Arne; Mills, Evan

    2009-09-14

    Flashlights that use LED technology have quickly emerged as the dominant source of portable lighting in Kenya. While flashlights do not normally provide a substitute for kerosene and other highly inefficient fuels, they are an important early manifestation of LED lighting in the developing world that can serve as a platform - or deterrent - to the diffusion of the technology into the broader off-grid lighting market. The lead acid batteries embedded in flashlights also represent an important source of hazardous waste, and flashlight durability is thus an important determinant of the rate of waste disposal. Low-cost LED flashlights with prices from $1 to $4 are now widely available in shops and markets throughout Kenya. The increased penetration of LED technology in the flashlight market is significant, as over half of all Kenyan households report owning a flashlight (Kamfor, 2002). While this shift from conventional incandescent technology to modern LEDs may appear to be a promising development, end users that our research team interviewed expressed a number of complaints about the quality and performance of these new flashlights. This raises concerns about the interests of low-income flashlight users, and it may also indicate the onset of a broader market spoiling effect for off-grid lighting products based on LED technology (Mills and Jacobson, 2008; Lighting Africa, 2007). The quality of low-cost LED flashlights can contribute to market spoiling because these products appear to represent the first contact that most Kenyans have with LED technology. In this report, our team uses interviews with 46 end users of flashlights to collect information about their experiences, perceptions, and preferences. We focus especially on highlighting common complaints from respondents about the flashlights that they have used, as well as on noting the features that they indicated were important when evaluating the quality of a flashlight. In previous laboratory tests, researchers from our team found a wide range of quality and performance among battery powered LED lights (Granderson, et al. 2008).

  5. Damage Identification with Linear Discriminant Operators

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    Farrar, C.R.; Nix, D.A.; Duffey, T.A.; Cornwell, P.J.; Pardoen, G.C.

    1999-02-08

    This paper explores the application of statistical pattern recognition and machine learning techniques to vibration-based damage detection. First, the damage detection process is described in terms of a problem in statistical pattern recognition. Next, a specific example of a statistical-pattern-recognition-based damage detection process using a linear discriminant operator, ''Fisher's Discriminant'', is applied to the problem of identifying structural damage in a physical system. Accelerometer time histories are recorded from sensors attached to the system as that system is excited using a measured input. Linear Prediction Coding (LPC) coefficients are utilized to convert the accelerometer time-series data into multi-dimensional samples representing the resonances of the system during a brief segment of the time series. Fisher's discriminant is then used to find the linear projection of the LPC data distributions that best separates data from undamaged and damaged systems. The method i s applied to data from concrete bridge columns as the columns are progressively damaged. For this case, the method captures a clear distinction between undamaged and damaged vibration profiles. Further, the method assigns a probability of damage that can be used to rank systems in order of priority for inspection.

  6. Optimal unambiguous discrimination of two subspaces as a case in mixed state discrimination

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    Janos A. Bergou; Edgar Feldman; Mark Hillery

    2006-10-02

    We show how to optimally unambiguously discriminate between two subspaces of a Hilbert space. In particular we suppose that we are given a quantum system in either the state \\psi_{1}, where \\psi_{1} can be any state in the subspace S_{1}, or \\psi_{2}, where \\psi_{2} can be any state in the subspace S_{2}, and our task is to determine in which of the subspaces the state of our quantum system lies. We do not want to make a mistake, which means that our procedure will sometimes fail if the subspaces are not orthogonal. This is a special case of the unambiguous discrimination of mixed states. We present the POVM that solves this problem and several applications of this procedure, including the discrimination of multipartite states without classical communication.

  7. Washington – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

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    Sears, Brad

    2009-01-01

    a 2007 complaint to the Washington State Human Rightsdriver employed by the Washington Department of Wash. StateExec. Order No. 93-07 (1993). WASHINGTON Williams Institute

  8. Radioactive anomaly discrimination from spectral ratios

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    Maniscalco, James; Sjoden, Glenn; Chapman, Mac Clements

    2013-08-20

    A method for discriminating a radioactive anomaly from naturally occurring radioactive materials includes detecting a first number of gamma photons having energies in a first range of energy values within a predetermined period of time and detecting a second number of gamma photons having energies in a second range of energy values within the predetermined period of time. The method further includes determining, in a controller, a ratio of the first number of gamma photons having energies in the first range and the second number of gamma photons having energies in the second range, and determining that a radioactive anomaly is present when the ratio exceeds a threshold value.

  9. PT-symmetric quantum state discrimination

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    Carl M. Bender; Dorje C. Brody; Joao Caldeira; Bernard K. Meister

    2010-11-08

    Suppose that a system is known to be in one of two quantum states, $|\\psi_1 > $ or $|\\psi_2 >$. If these states are not orthogonal, then in conventional quantum mechanics it is impossible with one measurement to determine with certainty which state the system is in. However, because a non-Hermitian PT-symmetric Hamiltonian determines the inner product that is appropriate for the Hilbert space of physical states, it is always possible to choose this inner product so that the two states $|\\psi_1 > $ and $|\\psi_2 > $ are orthogonal. Thus, quantum state discrimination can, in principle, be achieved with a single measurement.

  10. The incidence of popular complaints of farmers on land compensation : a case study of two villages in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China

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    Li, Li, S.M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    2006-01-01

    The thesis analyzed the reason for the incidence of lodging popular complaints triggered by a land requisition in two villages in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. The thesis only took the popular protests on land compensation ...

  11. University of Twente Scientific Integrity Complaints Procedure Within the University of Twente all persons involved in education and research have a personal

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    (the suspicion of) a violation of scientific integrity by an employee Complainant: A person whoUniversity of Twente Scientific Integrity Complaints Procedure Preamble Within the University of Twente all persons involved in education and research have a personal responsibility

  12. Unambiguous discrimination of extremely similar states by a weak measurement

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    Chang Qiao; Shengjun Wu; Zeng-Bing Chen

    2013-02-25

    In this paper, we propose a method to discriminate two extremely similar quantum states via a weak measurement. For the two states with equal prior probabilities, the optimum discrimination probability given by Ivanovic-Dieks-Peres limit can be achieved by our protocol with an appropriate choice of the interaction strength. However, compared with the conventional method for state discrimination, our approach shows the advantage of error-tolerance by achieving a better ratio of the success probability to the probability of error.

  13. Discrimination on Campus and the Role of Pluralistic Ignorance 

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    Middleton, Tyler J.

    2011-08-08

    JOSEPH MIDDLETON DISCRIMINATION ON CAMPUS AND THE ROLE OF PLURALISTIC IGNORANCE DISCRIMINATION ON CAMPUS AND THE ROLE OF PLURALISTIC IGNORANCE Approved by: Research Advisor: Rachel Hull Associate Director of the Honors... Fellows Thesis by TYLER JOSEPH MIDDLETON iii ABSTRACT Discrimination on Campus and the Role of Pluralistic Ignorance. (May 2010) Tyler Joseph Middleton Department of Psychology Department of Economics Texas A&M University Research...

  14. Adaptive versus non-adaptive strategies for quantum channel discrimination

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    Aram W. Harrow; Avinatan Hassidim; Debbie W. Leung; John Watrous

    2009-09-01

    We provide a simple example that illustrates the advantage of adaptive over non-adaptive strategies for quantum channel discrimination. In particular, we give a pair of entanglement-breaking channels that can be perfectly discriminated by means of an adaptive strategy that requires just two channel evaluations, but for which no non-adaptive strategy can give a perfect discrimination using any finite number of channel evaluations.

  15. FINAL REPORT LGP Discrimination and Residual Risk Analysis on Standardized

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    FINAL REPORT LGP Discrimination and Residual Risk Analysis on Standardized Test Sites ­ Camp Sibert............................................................................................................... 10 2.1.6 Residual Risk Analysis

  16. Single-shot discrimination of quantum unitary processes

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    Mario Ziman; Michal Sedlák

    2010-03-07

    We formulate minimum-error and unambiguous discrimination problems for quantum processes in the language of process positive operator valued measures (PPOVM). In this framework we present the known solution for minimum-error discrimination of unitary channels. We derive a "fidelity-like" lower bound on the failure probability of the unambiguous discrimination of arbitrary quantum processes. This bound is saturated (in a certain range of apriori probabilities) in the case of unambiguous discrimination of unitary channels. Surprisingly, the optimal solution for both tasks is based on the optimization of the same quantity called completely bounded process fidelity.

  17. Discrimination strategies for inequivalent classes of multipartite entangled states

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    Sönke Niekamp; Matthias Kleinmann; Otfried Gühne

    2010-08-20

    How can one discriminate different inequivalent classes of multiparticle entanglement experimentally? We present an approach for the discrimination of an experimentally prepared state from the equivalence class of another state. We consider two possible measures for the discrimination strength of an observable. The first measure is based on the difference of expectation values, the second on the relative entropy of the probability distributions of the measurement outcomes. The interpretation of these measures and their usefulness for experiments with limited resources are discussed. In the case of graph states, the stabilizer formalism is employed to compute these quantities and to find sets of observables that result in the most decisive discrimination.

  18. Timing discriminator using leading-edge extrapolation

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    Gottschalk, B.

    1981-07-30

    A discriminator circuit to recover timing information from slow-rising pulses by means of an output trailing edge, a fixed time after the starting corner of the input pulse, which is nearly independent of risetime and threshold setting is described. This apparatus comprises means for comparing pulses with a threshold voltage; a capacitor to be charged at a certain rate when the input signal is one-third threshold voltage, and at a lower rate when the input signal is two-thirds threshold voltage; current-generating means for charging the capacitor; means for comparing voltage capacitor with a bias voltage; a flip-flop to be set when the input pulse reaches threshold voltage and reset when capacitor voltage reaches the bias voltage; and a clamping means for discharging the capacitor when the input signal returns below one-third threshold voltage.

  19. Coxeter discriminants and logarithmic Frobenius structures

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    M. V. Feigin; A. P. Veselov

    2008-10-10

    We consider a class of solutions of the WDVV equation related to the special systems of covectors (called $\\vee$-systems) and show that the corresponding logarithmic Frobenius structures can be naturally restricted to any intersection of the corresponding hyperplanes. For the Coxeter arrangements the corresponding structures are shown to be almost dual in Dubrovin's sense to the Frobenius structures on the strata in the discriminants discussed by Strachan. For the classical Coxeter systems this leads to the families of $\\vee$-systems from the earlier work by Chalykh and Veselov. For the exceptional Coxeter systems we give the complete list of the corresponding $\\vee$-systems. We present also some new families of $\\vee$-systems, which can not be obtained in such a way from the Coxeter systems.

  20. ORIGINAL PAPER Vibration detection and discrimination in the masked birch

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    Yack, Jayne E.

    ORIGINAL PAPER Vibration detection and discrimination in the masked birch caterpillar (Drepana-Verlag 2012 Abstract Leaf-borne vibrations are potentially important to caterpillars for communication they detect and discriminate between vibrations from relevant and non-relevant sources. We measured

  1. DISCRIMINATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF UXO USING MAGNETOMETRY: INVERSION AND ERROR

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    Sambridge, Malcolm

    DISCRIMINATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF UXO USING MAGNETOMETRY: INVERSION AND ERROR ANALYSIS USING for the different solutions didn't even overlap. Introduction A discrimination and classification strategy ambiguity and possible remanent magnetization the recovered dipole moment is compared to a library

  2. Model discrimination for dephasing two-level systems

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    Erling Gong; Weiwei Zhou; Sophie Schirmer

    2014-12-13

    The problem of model discriminability and parameter identifiability for dephasing two-level systems subject to Hamiltonian control is studied. Analytic solutions of the Bloch equations are used to derive explicit expressions for observables as functions of time for different models. This information is used to give criteria for model discrimination and parameter estimation based on simple experimental paradigms.

  3. Anomalous loss in blue-green wavelength discrimination with very

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    Foster, David H.

    Anomalous loss in blue-green wavelength discrimination with very brief monochromatic stimuli to yield non-uniform increases in discrimination thresholds in the blue-green region of the spectrum that the effect was not attributable to the reduced energy of the short flash. One of the most significant

  4. On Discriminative Joint Density Modeling Jarkko Salojarvi1

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    Kaski, Samuel

    missing values, since the model is #12;assumed to generate also the covariates x. The models are often- criminative cost function, the conditional likelihood. We use the frame- work to derive generative models for generalized linear models, including logistic regression, linear discriminant analysis, and discriminative mix

  5. THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Charge of Discrimination Form

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    Johnson Jr.,, Ray

    THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Charge of Discrimination Form This form is to be used to file in accordance with federal, state and city laws. Campus Received by Date PART A (PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE) Name) Campus Address (Bldg, dept, etc) Home Address City State Zip Code PART B 1. ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION

  6. Doped luminescent materials and particle discrimination using same

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    Doty, F. Patrick; Allendorf, Mark D; Feng, Patrick L

    2014-10-07

    Doped luminescent materials are provided for converting excited triplet states to radiative hybrid states. The doped materials may be used to conduct pulse shape discrimination (PSD) using luminescence generated by harvested excited triplet states. The doped materials may also be used to detect particles using spectral shape discrimination (SSD).

  7. Variability in Color Discrimination Data Explained by a Generic

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    Alleysson, David

    on adapting backgrounds, using matching lights that varied both in chromaticity and luminance. First, weVariability in Color Discrimination Data Explained by a Generic Model with Nonlinear and Adaptive: A generic model of color discrimination is pre- sented. It involves adaptive nonlinearities at photoreceptor

  8. Food-101 Mining Discriminative Components with Random Forests

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    Grabner, Helmut

    Food-101 ­ Mining Discriminative Components with Random Forests Lukas Bossard1 Matthieu Guillaumin1-VISICS, K.U. Leuven, Belgium vangool@esat.kuleuven.be Abstract. In this paper we address the problem of automatically rec- ognizing pictured dishes. To this end, we introduce a novel method to mine discriminative

  9. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Florida

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    also HB 239 – Prohibited Discrimination, Florida House ofBill); SB 348 – Prohibited Discrimination, Florida House ofO RIENTATION A NTI - DISCRIMINATION P OLICIES ON THE W AGES

  10. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Virginia

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    U.S.C. § 630(b) (Age Discrimination in Employment Act). Seeand Gender Identity Discrimination 1998-2008, 84 C HI . -KVa. Military Inst. , Non-Discrimination Statement, http://

  11. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Arkansas

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    Pine Bluff, Non-Discrimination Policy, http://www.uapb.edu/O RIENTATION A NTI - DISCRIMINATION P OLICIES ON THE W AGESand Gender Identity Discrimination 1998-2008, 84 C HI . -K

  12. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Oklahoma

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    tit. 25, § 1307 (the non-discrimination requirements also doO RIENTATION A NTI - DISCRIMINATION P OLICIES ON THE W AGESand Gender Identity Discrimination 1998-2008, 84 C HI . -K

  13. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Wyoming

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    senate-defeats-gay-discrimination- bill/article_fe8fef74-uploads/Sears-Mallory-Discrimination-July- 20111.pdf. J AMIEO RIENTATION A NTI - DISCRIMINATION P OLICIES ON THE W AGES

  14. Model Discrimination of Chemical Reaction Networks by Linearization D. Georgiev, M. Fazel, and E. Klavins

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    Fazel, Maryam

    Model Discrimination of Chemical Reaction Networks by Linearization D. Georgiev, M. Fazel, and E experiments that, with high probability, discriminate between competing models is desired. In particu- lar biochemical networks. Unfortunately, the model discrimination problem for such systems is computationally

  15. Function and acuity of the rat vibrissa system during texture discrimination

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    Morita, Takeshi

    2008-01-01

    cortex underlying texture discrimination. PLoS Biol 5, e305.of vibrissal tactile discrimination in the rat. J NeurosciMice can learn roughness discrimination with vibrissae in a

  16. Texture discrimination based on global feature Psychology and Neuroscience, Skidmore College, USAFlip Phillips

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    Todd, James T.

    Texture discrimination based on global feature alignments Psychology and Neuroscience, Skidmore experiments are reported that examined the abilities of human observers to discriminate textures-pass filtered noise that was uniformly distributed and spatially isotropic. Observers were able to discriminate

  17. Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Montana

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    Mallory, Christy; Sears, Brad

    2015-01-01

    Labor & Ind. , Discrimination, http://dev2.erd.dli.mt.gov/uploads/Sears-Mallory-Discrimination-July- 20111.pdf. J AMIEand Gender Identity Discrimination 1998-2008, 84 C HI . -K

  18. Study of digital pulse shape discrimination method for n-? separation of EJ-301 liquid scintillation detector

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    Bo Wan; Xueying Zhang; Liang Chen; Honglin Ge; Fei Ma; Hongbin Zhang; Yongqin Ju; Yanbin Zhang; Yanyan Li; Xiaowei Xu

    2015-02-06

    A digital pulse shape discrimination system based on a programmable module NI-5772 has been established and tested with EJ-301 liquid scintillation detector. The module was operated by means of running programs developed in LabVIEW with the sampling frequency up to 1.6GS/s. Standard gamma sources 22Na, 137Cs and 60Co were used to calibrate the EJ-301 liquid scintillation detector, and the gamma response function has been obtained. Digital algorithms for charge comparison method and zero-crossing method have been developed. The experimental results showed that both digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms could discriminate neutrons from gamma-rays. Moreover, the zero-crossing method shows better n-{\\gamma} discrimination at 80 keVee and lower, whereas the charge comparison method gives better results at higher thresholds. In addition, the figure-of-merit (FOM) of two different dimension detectors were extracted at 9 energy thresholds, and it was found that the smaller one presented a better n-{\\gamma} separation property for fission neutrons.

  19. Adaptive versus nonadaptive strategies for quantum channel discrimination

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    Harrow, Aram W.

    We provide a simple example that illustrates the advantage of adaptive over nonadaptive strategies for quantum channel discrimination. In particular, we give a pair of entanglement-breaking channels that can be perfectly ...

  20. Gaining (mutual) information about quark/gluon discrimination

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    Thaler, Jesse

    Discriminating quark jets from gluon jets is an important but challenging problem in jet substructure. In this paper, we use the concept of mutual information to illuminate the physics of quark/gluon tagging. Ideal quark/gluon ...

  1. Discriminative Methods for Improving Named Entity Extraction on Speech Data 

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    Horlock, James; King, Simon

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we present a method of discriminatively training language models for spoken language understanding; we show improvements in named entity F-scores on speech data using these improved language models. A comparison between theoretical...

  2. Discrimination of dark matter models in future experiments

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    Tomohiro Abe; Ryuichiro Kitano; Ryosuke Sato

    2014-11-06

    Phenomenological aspects of simple dark matter models are studied. We discuss ways to discriminate the dark matter models in future experiments. We find that the measurements of the branching fraction of the Higgs boson into two photons and the electric dipole moment of the electron as well as the direct detection experiments are quite useful in discriminating particle models of dark matter. We also discuss the prospects of finding new particles in dark sector at the LHC/ILC.

  3. Method and apparatus for sub-hysteresis discrimination

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    De Geronimo, Gianluigi

    2015-12-29

    Embodiments of comparator circuits are disclosed. A comparator circuit may include a differential input circuit, an output circuit, a positive feedback circuit operably coupled between the differential input circuit and the output circuit, and a hysteresis control circuit operably coupled with the positive feedback circuit. The hysteresis control circuit includes a switching device and a transistor. The comparator circuit provides sub-hysteresis discrimination and high speed discrimination.

  4. Structure of minimum-error quantum state discrimination

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    Joonwoo Bae

    2013-07-19

    Distinguishing different quantum states is a fundamental task having practical applications for information processing. Despite the efforts devoted so far, however, strategies for optimal discrimination are known only for specific examples. We here consider the problem of minimum-error quantum state discrimination where the average error is attempted to be minimized. We show the general structure of minimum-error state discrimination as well as useful properties to derive analytic solutions. Based on the general structure, we present a geometric formulation of the problem, which can be applied to cases where quantum state geometry is clear. We also introduce equivalent classes of sets of quantum states in terms of minimum-error discrimination: sets of quantum states in an equivalence class share the same guessing probability. In particular, for qubit states where the state geometry is found with the Bloch sphere, we illustrate that for an arbitrary set of qubit states, the minimum-error state discrimination with equal prior probabilities can be analytically solved, that is, optimal measurement and the guessing probability are explicitly obtained.

  5. Surface micromachined counter-meshing gears discrimination device

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    Polosky, Marc A. (Albuquerque, NM); Garcia, Ernest J. (Albuquerque, NM); Allen, James J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2000-12-12

    A surface micromachined Counter-Meshing Gears (CMG) discrimination device which functions as a mechanically coded lock. Each of two CMG has a first portion of its perimeter devoted to continuous driving teeth that mesh with respective pinion gears. Each EMG also has a second portion of its perimeter devoted to regularly spaced discrimination gear teeth that extend outwardly on at least one of three levels of the CMG. The discrimination gear teeth are designed so as to pass each other without interference only if the correct sequence of partial rotations of the CMG occurs in response to a coded series of rotations from the pinion gears. A 24 bit code is normally input to unlock the device. Once unlocked, the device provides a path for an energy or information signal to pass through the device. The device is designed to immediately lock up if any portion of the 24 bit code is incorrect.

  6. Discrimination of particle masses in multivariant space-time geometry

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    Yuri A. Rylov

    2007-12-11

    Multivariance of geometry means that at the point $P_{0}$ there exist many vectors $P_{0}P_{1}$, $\\P_{0}P_{2}$,... which are equivalent (equal) to the vector $\\Q_{0}Q_{1}$ at the point $Q_{0}$, but they are not equivalent between themselves. The discrimination capacity (zero-variance) of geometry appears, when at the point $P_{0}$ there are no vectors, which are equivalent to the vector $Q_{0}Q_{1}$ at the point $Q_{0}$. It is shown, that in some multivariant space-time geometries some particles of small mass may be discriminated (i.e. either they do not exist, or their evolution is impossible). The possibility of some particle discrimination may appear to be important for explanation of the discrete character of mass spectrum of elementary particles.

  7. Multivariate discrimination and the Higgs + W/Z search

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    Kevin Black; Jason Gallicchio; John Huth; Michael Kagan; Matthew D. Schwartz; Brock Tweedie

    2011-06-21

    A systematic method for optimizing multivariate discriminants is developed and applied to the important example of a light Higgs boson search at the Tevatron and the LHC. The Significance Improvement Characteristic (SIC), defined as the signal efficiency of a cut or multivariate discriminant divided by the square root of the background efficiency, is shown to be an extremely powerful visualization tool. SIC curves demonstrate numerical instabilities in the multivariate discriminants, show convergence as the number of variables is increased, and display the sensitivity to the optimal cut values. For our application, we concentrate on Higgs boson production in association with a W or Z boson with H -> bb and compare to the irreducible standard model background, Z/W + bb. We explore thousands of experimentally motivated, physically motivated, and unmotivated single variable discriminants. Along with the standard kinematic variables, a number of new ones, such as twist, are described which should have applicability to many processes. We find that some single variables, such as the pull angle, are weak discriminants, but when combined with others they provide important marginal improvement. We also find that multiple Higgs boson-candidate mass measures, such as from mild and aggressively trimmed jets, when combined may provide additional discriminating power. Comparing the significance improvement from our variables to those used in recent CDF and DZero searches, we find that a 10-20% improvement in significance against Z/W + bb is possible. Our analysis also suggests that the H + W/Z channel with H -> bb is also viable at the LHC, without requiring a hard cut on the W/Z transverse momentum.

  8. Systematic Discrimination of Advanced Hydrogen Production Technologies

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    Charles V. Park; Michael W. Patterson

    2010-07-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy, in concert with industry, is developing a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to demonstrate high temperature heat applications to produce hydrogen and electricity or to support other industrial applications. A key part of this program is the production of hydrogen from water that would significantly reduce carbon emissions compared to current production using natural gas. In 2009 the INL led the methodical evaluation of promising advanced hydrogen production technologies in order to focus future resources on the most viable processes. This paper describes how the evaluation process was systematically planned and executed. As a result, High-Temperature Steam Electrolysis was selected as the most viable near-term technology to deploy as a part of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant Project.

  9. Graphical methods for the sensitivity analysis in discriminant analysis

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    Kim, Youngil; Anderson-Cook, Christine M.; Dae-Heung, Jang

    2015-09-30

    Similar to regression, many measures to detect influential data points in discriminant analysis have been developed. Many follow similar principles as the diagnostic measures used in linear regression in the context of discriminant analysis. Here we focus on the impact on the predicted classification posterior probability when a data point is omitted. The new method is intuitive and easily interpretative compared to existing methods. We also propose a graphical display to show the individual movement of the posterior probability of other data points when a specific data point is omitted. This enables the summaries to capture the overall pattern ofmore »the change.« less

  10. The discrimination problem for two ground states or two thermal states of the quantum Ising model

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    Carmen Invernizzi; Matteo G A Paris

    2009-07-01

    We address the one-dimensional quantum Ising model as an example of system exhibiting criticality and study in some details the discrimination problem for pairs of states corresponding to different values of the coupling constant. We evaluate the error probability for single-copy discrimination, the Chernoff bound for $n$-copy discrimination in the asymptotic limit, and the Chernoff metric for the discrimination of infinitesimally close states. We point out scaling properties of the above quantities, and derive the external field optimizing state discrimination for short chains as well as in the thermodynamical limit, thus assessing criticality as a resource for quantum discrimination in many-body systems.

  11. Discrimination of Optical Coherent States using a Photon Number Resolving Detector

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    Christoffer Wittmann; Ulrik L. Andersen; Gerd Leuchs

    2009-07-14

    The discrimination of non-orthogonal quantum states with reduced or without errors is a fundamental task in quantum measurement theory. In this work, we investigate a quantum measurement strategy capable of discriminating two coherent states probabilistically with significantly smaller error probabilities than can be obtained using non-probabilistic state discrimination. We find that appropriate postselection of the measurement data of a photon number resolving detector can be used to discriminate two coherent states with small error probability. We compare our new receiver to an optimal intermediate measurement between minimum error discrimination and unambiguous state discrimination.

  12. Java Programming Certificate Program

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    Loudon, Catherine

    Java Programming Certificate Program COMPUTER PROGRAMMING The Java programming language lies that fuel the Internet economy. In addition, the portability inherent in Java is useful for programming languages are likely to encounter projects in the near future that require knowledge of Java. Who Should

  13. Java Programming Certificate Program

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    Loudon, Catherine

    Java Programming Certificate Program COMPUTER PROGRAMMING The Java programming language lies that fuel the Internet economy. In addition, the portability inherent in Java is useful for programming are likely to encounter projects in the near future that require knowledge of Java. Who Should Enroll

  14. Discovering Discriminative Cell Attributes for HEp-2 Specimen Image Classification

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    Sanderson, Conrad

    Discovering Discriminative Cell Attributes for HEp-2 Specimen Image Classification Arnold Wiliem1 in developing Computer Aided Diagnostic (CAD) systems for improving the reliability and consistency of pathology- ther step by focussing on the specimen image classification problem itself. Our system is able

  15. CLAP DETECTION AND DISCRIMINATION FOR RHYTHM THERAPY Nathan Lesser

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    Ellis, Dan

    by the direct-to-reverberant energy balance. We present a set of features to capture these cues, and report our and background claps from other nearby users. Available cues for this discrimination include the absolute energy of the spatial origin of sound sources is a challenging problem, particularly in real-world, reverberant situ

  16. Learning Locality-Preserving Discriminative Chang Wang and Sridhar Mahadevan

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    the first mean-squared error term of C(f) as penalizing the difference between a one-dimensional projection methods. Key words: Feature Selection, Extraction, and Construction, Manifold Learning, Semi discriminant anal- ysis (LDA) [2], and dimensionality reduction methods such as locality-preserving projections

  17. Using taxonomy, discriminants, and signatures for navigating in text databases

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    Chakrabarti, Soumen

    Using taxonomy, discriminants, and signatures for navigating in text databases Soumen Chakrabarti the natural hierarchy of topics, or taxonomy, that many corpora, such as internet directories, digital not as a flat unstructured list, but embedded in the familiar taxonomy, and annotated with document signa­ tures

  18. Learning to discriminate complex movements: Biological versus artificial trajectories

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    Kourtzi, Zoe

    Learning to discriminate complex movements: Biological versus artificial trajectories Laboratory consistent with human movements. A second class of stimuli was based on artificial skeleton models that were on learning has been demonstrated for a broad range of visual tasks ranging from lower level vision tasks like

  19. Anti-Discrimination Policy III. UNIVERSITY POLICIES (Cont.)

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    to opportunity. The University's commitment to non-discrimination is the foundation for such efforts. This policy, and the University's administrative units, and to the University's contractors in the execution of their University its review, the ADJB may recommend that appropriate disciplinary proceedings be initiated, if such has

  20. Weighted Distance Weighted Discrimination and its Asymptotic Properties

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    Zhang, Hao "Helen"

    and Phrases: Fisher consistency; High-dimensional, low-sample size data; Linear discrimination; Non-standard Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 4 School The Support Vector Machine (SVM) (Vapnik 1995) is a powerful classification tool. Distance Weighted

  1. Buyer Power and Price Discrimination: The Case of

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    Feigon, Brooke

    1 Buyer Power and Price Discrimination: The Case of the UK Care Homes Market Ruth Hancock: UK Local Authorities purchase care home places on behalf of a large group of people following small providers. This may give local authorities buyer power. We show the consequences of substantial

  2. Improving Word Sense Discrimination with Gloss Augmented Feature Vectors

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    Pedersen, Ted

    Improving Word Sense Discrimination with Gloss Augmented Feature Vectors Amruta Purandare1 and Ted USA http://senseclusters.sourceforge.net Abstract. This paper presents a method of unsupervised word with information from the glosses found in a ma- chine readable dictionary. Each content word that occurs

  3. Sex ratio adjustment and kin discrimination in malaria parasites

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    Gardner, Andy

    ARTICLES Sex ratio adjustment and kin discrimination in malaria parasites Sarah E. Reece1. These parasites must undergo sexual reproduction to transmit from vertebrate hosts to vectors, and their sex ratios are consistently female-biased. Sex allocation theory, a cornerstone of evolutionary biology

  4. Discriminative MR Image Feature Analysis for Automatic Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's

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    neuroradiologists. Most work in automatic or semi- automatic MR neuroimage classification [1,5,14,7,16] has beenDiscriminative MR Image Feature Analysis for Automatic Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's Disease Classification Yanxi Liu1 , Leonid Teverovskiy1 , Owen Carmichael1 , Ron Kikinis2 , Martha Shenton2 , Cameron S

  5. Discriminative, Semantic Segmentation of Brain Tissue in MR Images

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    Soatto, Stefano

    Discriminative, Semantic Segmentation of Brain Tissue in MR Images Zhao Yi1 , Antonio Criminisi2 , Jamie Shotton2 , and Andrew Blake2 1 University of California, Los Angeles, USA. zyi@ucla.edu. 2 is presented for the automatic segmentation and classification of brain tissue from 3D MR scans. It uses

  6. Gaining (Mutual) Information about Quark/Gluon Discrimination

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    Andrew J. Larkoski; Jesse Thaler; Wouter J. Waalewijn

    2014-12-03

    Discriminating quark jets from gluon jets is an important but challenging problem in jet substructure. In this paper, we use the concept of mutual information to illuminate the physics of quark/gluon tagging. Ideal quark/gluon separation requires only one bit of truth information, so even if two discriminant variables are largely uncorrelated, they can still share the same "truth overlap". Mutual information can be used to diagnose such situations, and thus determine which discriminant variables are redundant and which can be combined to improve performance. Using both parton showers and analytic resummation, we study a two-parameter family of generalized angularities, which includes familiar infrared and collinear (IRC) safe observables like thrust and broadening, as well as IRC unsafe variants like $p_T^D$ and hadron multiplicity. At leading-logarithmic (LL) order, the bulk of these variables exhibit Casimir scaling, such that their truth overlap is a universal function of the color factor ratio $C_A/C_F$. Only at next-to-leading-logarithmic (NLL) order can one see a difference in quark/gluon performance. For the IRC safe angularities, we show that the quark/gluon performance can be improved by combining angularities with complementary angular exponents. Interestingly, LL order, NLL order, Pythia 8, and Herwig++ all exhibit similar correlations between observables, but there are significant differences in the predicted quark/gluon discrimination power. For the IRC unsafe angularities, we show that the mutual information can be calculated analytically with the help of a nonperturbative "weighted-energy function", providing evidence for the complementarity of safe and unsafe observables for quark/gluon discrimination.

  7. Aftershock Characteristics as a Means of Discriminating Explosions from Earthquakes

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    Ford, S R; Walter, W R

    2009-05-20

    The behavior of aftershock sequences around the Nevada Test Site in the southern Great Basin is characterized as a potential discriminant between explosions and earthquakes. The aftershock model designed by Reasenberg and Jones (1989, 1994) allows for a probabilistic statement of earthquake-like aftershock behavior at any time after the mainshock. We use this model to define two types of aftershock discriminants. The first defines M{sub X}, or the minimum magnitude of an aftershock expected within a given duration after the mainshock with probability X. Of the 67 earthquakes with M > 4 in the study region, 63 of them produce an aftershock greater than M{sub 99} within the first seven days after a mainshock. This is contrasted with only six of 93 explosions with M > 4 that produce an aftershock greater than M{sub 99} for the same period. If the aftershock magnitude threshold is lowered and the M{sub 90} criteria is used, then no explosions produce an aftershock greater than M{sub 90} for durations that end more than 17 days after the mainshock. The other discriminant defines N{sub X}, or the minimum cumulative number of aftershocks expected for given time after the mainshock with probability X. Similar to the aftershock magnitude discriminant, five earthquakes do not produce more aftershocks than N{sub 99} within 7 days after the mainshock. However, within the same period all but one explosion produce less aftershocks then N{sub 99}. One explosion is added if the duration is shortened to two days after than mainshock. The cumulative number aftershock discriminant is more reliable, especially at short durations, but requires a low magnitude of completeness for the given earthquake catalog. These results at NTS are quite promising and should be evaluated at other nuclear test sites to understand the effects of differences in the geologic setting and nuclear testing practices on its performance.

  8. Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2014-12-02

    The purpose of this Order is to maintain an Employee Concerns Program at DOE, including NNSA, that encourages the free and open expression of employee concerns and provides DOE federal, contractor, and subcontractor employees with an independent avenue to raise any concern related, but not limited, to the environment, safety, health, security, quality, and management, as well as harassment, intimidation, retaliation, and discrimination.

  9. On the model discriminating power of mu to e conversion in nuclei...

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    On the model discriminating power of mu to e conversion in nuclei Citation Details In-Document Search Title: On the model discriminating power of mu to e conversion in nuclei ...

  10. On the model discriminating power of mu to e conversion in nuclei...

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    On the model discriminating power of mu to e conversion in nuclei Citation Details In-Document Search Title: On the model discriminating power of mu to e conversion in nuclei...

  11. Optimal discrimination of quantum states with a fixed rate of inconclusive outcomes

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    E. Bagan; R. Munoz-Tapia; G. A. Olivares-Renteria; J. A. Bergou

    2012-06-19

    In this paper we present the solution to the problem of optimally discriminating among quantum states, i.e., identifying the states with maximum probability of success when a certain fixed rate of inconclusive answers is allowed. By varying the inconclusive rate, the scheme optimally interpolates between Unambiguous and Minimum Error discrimination, the two standard approaches to quantum state discrimination. We introduce a very general method that enables us to obtain the solution in a wide range of cases and give a complete characterization of the minimum discrimination error as a function of the rate of inconclusive answers. A critical value of this rate is identified that coincides with the minimum failure probability in the cases where unambiguous discrimination is possible and provides a natural generalization of it when states cannot be unambiguously discriminated. The method is illustrated on two explicit examples: discrimination of two pure states with arbitrary prior probabilities and discrimination of trine states.

  12. An agent-based simulation of the French labour market : studying age discrimination

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    An agent-based simulation of the French labour market : studying age discrimination Zach Lewkovicz stylized fact, i.e. discrimination against the youth, and the impact of a new labour contract introduction

  13. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT = Sexual harassment, gender discrimination or bias, sexual assault, rape, stalking or

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    Dennett, Daniel

    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT = Sexual harassment, gender discrimination or bias, sexual assault, rape. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT = Sexual harassment, gender discrimination or bias, sexual assault, rape, stalking inappropriate sexual materials in a location where others can view them. Sexual assault, rape, or attempted

  14. Discrimination of the Bell states of qudits by means of linear optics

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    Dusek, Miloslav

    Discrimination of the Bell states of qudits by means of linear optics Miloslav Dusek a; accepted 11 September 2001 Abstract The question of the discrimination of the Bell states of two qudits (i that auxiliary photons can help to discriminate the Bell states of qudits with the high probability of success

  15. A DISCRIMINATION STUDY OF HUMAN CORE-PROMOTERS MICHAEL Q. ZHANG

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    A DISCRIMINATION STUDY OF HUMAN CORE-PROMOTERS MICHAEL Q. ZHANG Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1 discriminant analysis (QDA) method is shown to be very effective in identifying human core- promoters. 1 shall introduce a new algorithm for Step2 analysis and describe my initial attempt to discriminating

  16. Discrimination and Clustering --Can we learn from this college football data set?

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    Sun, Jiayang

    Discrimination and Clustering -- Can we learn from this college football data set? Scott Snyder discriminant rule for classify­ ing individuals' membership based upon some (pri­ marily physical) dependent positions. This is helpful to determine the quality of a discrimination rule based on the available data

  17. Discrimination of the Native from Misfolded Protein Models with an Energy Function Including

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    Lazaridis, Themis

    Discrimination of the Native from Misfolded Protein Models with an Energy Function Including for theoretical protein structure prediction is an energy function that can discriminate the native from non by the widespread belief that they are superior for such discrimination to physics-based energy functions

  18. Discrimination of Locally Stationary Time Series Based on the Excess Mass Functional

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    Polonik, Wolfgang

    Discrimination of Locally Stationary Time Series Based on the Excess Mass Functional Gabriel CHANDLER and Wolfgang POLONIK Discrimination of time series is an important practical problem the time series. Instead, features are measured for each time series, and discrimination is based

  19. Discrimination-aware Data Mining Dino Pedreschi Salvatore Ruggieri Franco Turini

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    Ruggieri, Salvatore

    Discrimination-aware Data Mining Dino Pedreschi Salvatore Ruggieri Franco Turini Dipartimento di,ruggieri,turini}@di.unipi.it ABSTRACT In the context of civil rights law, discrimination refers to unfair or unequal treatment of people, the notion of discriminatory classification rules is introduced and studied. Providing a guarantee of non-discrimination

  20. A general approach to physical realization of unambiguous quantum-state discrimination

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    Bing He; János A. Bergou

    2006-07-05

    We present a general scheme to realize the POVMs for the unambiguous discrimination of quantum states. For any set of pure states it enables us to set up a feasible linear optical circuit to perform their optimal discrimination, if they are prepared as single-photon states. An example of unknown states discrimination is discussed as the illustration of the general scheme.

  1. The MDF discrimination measure: Fisher in disguise Marco Looga,*, Robert P.W. Duinb

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    Duin, Robert P.W.

    The MDF discrimination measure: Fisher in disguise Marco Looga,*, Robert P.W. Duinb , Max A Abstract Recently, a discrimination measure for feature extraction for two-class data, called the maximum discriminating (MDF) measure (Talukder and Casasent [Neural Networks 14 (2001) 1201­1218]), was introduced

  2. Isomer discrimination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Murchison meteorite by resonant ionization

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    de Vries, Mattanjah S.

    Isomer discrimination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Murchison meteorite by resonant;Abstract We have used two-color resonant two-photon ionization (2C-R2PI) mass spectrometry to discriminate demonstrated isomer discrimination of PAHs by chemical ionization mass spectrometry with carbon dioxide

  3. Discrimination of MHC-derived odors by untrained mice is consistent with divergence in peptide-

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    Potts, Wayne

    Discrimination of MHC-derived odors by untrained mice is consistent with divergence in peptide their parental B6 haplotype after randomizing genomic background, despite discrimination of pure- bred B6 and bm1 strain odors. These combined results suggest that (i) there may be an MHC odor discrimination threshold

  4. Investigating the effect of data quality on time domain electromagnetic discrimination

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    Investigating the effect of data quality on time domain electromagnetic discrimination Sean E simulations we investigate the effect of data quality on time domain electromagnetic discrimination. Data. For dipole model based discrimination algorithms, success is contingent upon the accuracy with which

  5. Discrimination and its sensitivity in probabilistic networks Silja Renooij and Linda C. van der Gaag

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Discrimination and its sensitivity in probabilistic networks Silja Renooij and Linda C. van der introduce a concept of discrimination, and illustrate a measure to this end, based upon joint posterior probabilities. In addition, we address the sensitivity of discrimination to inaccuracies in a network

  6. Discrimination and Identification of UXO by Geophysical Inversion. Phase II: Inversion of Total-Field Magnetics

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    Discrimination and Identification of UXO by Geophysical Inversion. Phase II: Inversion of Total to the discrimination and identification of unexploded ordnance using total-field magnetometry. A black in a predefined library. The discrimination method had the potential to reduce the number of excavations

  7. Minimax discrimination of two Pauli channels G. Mauro D'Ariano* and Massimiliano F. Sacchi

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    D'Ariano, Giacomo Mauro

    Minimax discrimination of two Pauli channels G. Mauro D'Ariano* and Massimiliano F. Sacchi QUIT of optimally discriminating two Pauli channels in the minimax strategy, maximiz- ing the smallest. The problem of discriminating nonorthogonal quan- tum states has been extensively addressed 3 , also with ex

  8. Discrimination discovery in scientific project evaluation: A case study$ Andrea Romei, Salvatore Ruggieri and Franco Turini

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    Ruggieri, Salvatore

    Discrimination discovery in scientific project evaluation: A case study$ Andrea Romei, Salvatore, experimentation with real data. This paper contributes by presenting a case study on gender discrimination in a dataset of scientific research proposals, and by distilling from the case study a general discrimination

  9. Evidence that global processing does not limit thresholds for RF shape discrimination

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    Mullen, Kathy T.

    Evidence that global processing does not limit thresholds for RF shape discrimination McGill Vision whether shape discrimination thresholds for radial frequency (RF) patterns are limited at this global.75­6 cpd). First, we show using sections of an RF4 that shape discrimination thresholds are invariant

  10. 62 J. Opt. Soc. Am. A/Vol. 2, No. 1/January 1985 Colormeasurement and discrimination

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    Wandell, Brian A.

    62 J. Opt. Soc. Am. A/Vol. 2, No. 1/January 1985 Colormeasurement and discrimination Brian A for predicting whether two lights willbe discriminable to an average observer. Consider the followingcolor of some light. I test the hypothesis that U and U' will be discriminable onlyif the light that givesrise

  11. Unlawful Discrimination Policy Amended by the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees on

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    Unlawful Discrimination Policy History: Amended by the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees to set forth a policy concerning unlawful discrimination at Mines. This policy shall supersede any previously promulgated Mines policy that is in conflict herewith. 2.0 UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION POLICY

  12. Kin Discrimination in a Macropod Marsupial Daniel T. Blumstein*, , Jodie G. Ardron , & Christopher S. Evans

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    Blumstein, Daniel T.

    Kin Discrimination in a Macropod Marsupial Daniel T. Blumstein*, , Jodie G. Ardron ,à & Christopher discrimination is an important mechanism allowing individuals to maximize their inclusive fitness (Hamilton 1964; Pfennig 1999). Given the potential functional importance of kin discrimination, it is surprising

  13. Discrimination of mates and intruders: visual and olfactory cues for a monogamous territorial coral reef butterflyfish

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    Tricas, Timothy C.

    Discrimination of mates and intruders: visual and olfactory cues for a monogamous territorial coral bonds, mate-guard and defend territories. However, cues required for mate discrimination are essentially system. This field study tested the role of visual and olfactory cues in the discrimination of mates

  14. DCUBE: Discrimination Discovery in Databases Salvatore Ruggieri Dino Pedreschi Franco Turini

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    Ruggieri, Salvatore

    DCUBE: Discrimination Discovery in Databases Salvatore Ruggieri Dino Pedreschi Franco Turini,pedre,turini}@di.unipi.it ABSTRACT Discrimination discovery in databases consists in finding un- fair practices against minorities discrimination hid- den in data, and through several legally-grounded analyses to unveil discriminatory

  15. Spike discrimination using amplitude measurements with a low-power CMOS neural amplifier

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    Spike discrimination using amplitude measurements with a low-power CMOS neural amplifier (Invited efficiently discriminate between stimulus conditions, as demonstrated by receiver operating characteristic, and use of the circuit for spike discrimination. A block diagram of system components is shown in Fig 1

  16. Orientation discrimination in 5-year-olds and adults tested with luminance-modulated and

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    Maurer, Daphne M.

    Orientation discrimination in 5-year-olds and adults tested with luminance-modulated and contrast thresholds for discriminating orientation by 5-year-olds and adults for first-order (luminance., Kingdon, A., Ellemberg, D., & Maurer, D. (2007). Orientation discrimination in 5-year-olds and adults

  17. Model Discrimination at the LHC: a Case Study

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    Gregory Hallenbeck; Maxim Perelstein; Christian Spethmann; Julia Thom; Jennifer Vaughan

    2009-03-11

    We investigate the potential of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to discriminate between two theoretical models predicting anomalous events with jets and large missing transverse energy, minimal supersymmetry and Little Higgs with T Parity. We focus on a simple test case scenario, in which the only exotic particles produced at the LHC are heavy color-triplet states (squarks or T-quarks), and the only open decay channel for these particles is into the stable missing-energy particle (neutralino or heavy photon) plus a quark. We find that in this scenario, the angular and momentum distributions of the observed jets are sufficient to discriminate between the two models with a few inverse fb of the LHC data, provided that these distributions for both models and the dominant Standard Model backgrounds can be reliably predicted by Monte Carlo simulations.

  18. A framework for bounding nonlocality of state discrimination

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    Andrew M. Childs; Debbie Leung; Laura Mancinska; Maris Ozols

    2012-06-25

    We consider the class of protocols that can be implemented by local quantum operations and classical communication (LOCC) between two parties. In particular, we focus on the task of discriminating a known set of quantum states by LOCC. Building on the work in the paper "Quantum nonlocality without entanglement" [BDF+99], we provide a framework for bounding the amount of nonlocality in a given set of bipartite quantum states in terms of a lower bound on the probability of error in any LOCC discrimination protocol. We apply our framework to an orthonormal product basis known as the domino states and obtain an alternative and simplified proof that quantifies its nonlocality. We generalize this result for similar bases in larger dimensions, as well as the "rotated" domino states, resolving a long-standing open question [BDF+99].

  19. Neutron and Gamma Ray Pulse Shape Discrimination with Polyvinyltoluene

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    Lintereur, Azaree T.; Ely, James H.; Stave, Jean A.; McDonald, Benjamin S.

    2012-03-01

    The goal of this was research effort was to test the ability of two poly vinyltoluene research samples to produce recordable, distinguishable signals in response to gamma rays and neutrons. Pulse shape discrimination was performed to identify if the signal was generated by a gamma ray or a neutron. A standard figure of merit for pulse shape discrimination was used to quantify the gamma-neutron pulse separation. Measurements were made with gamma and neutron sources with and without shielding. The best figure of merit obtained was 1.77; this figure of merit was achieved with the first sample in response to an un-moderated 252Cf source shielded with 5.08 cm of lead.

  20. Graphene TE Surface Plasmon Detection using Nonreciprocity Modal Discrimination

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    Chamanara, Nima

    2015-01-01

    We present a magnetically biased graphene-ferrite structure discriminating the TE and TM plasmonic modes of graphene. In this structure, the graphene TM plasmons interact reciprocally with the structure. In contrast, the graphene TE plasmons exhibit nonreciprocity. This nonreciprocity is manifested in different phases and losses of surface plasmons for opposite directions of propagation. The proposed structure provides a unique platform for the experimental demonstration of the unusual existence of the TE plasmonic mode in graphene.

  1. Discrimination of neutrons and {\\gamma}-rays in liquid scintillator based on Elman neural network

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    Zhang, Cai-Xun; Zhao, Jian-Ling; Wang, Li; Yu, Xun-Zhen; Zhu, Jing-Jun; Xing, Hao-Yang

    2015-01-01

    A new neutron and {\\gamma} (n/{\\gamma}) discrimination method based on Elman Neural Network (ENN) was put forward to improve the n/{\\gamma} discrimination performance of liquid scintillator (LS). In this study, neutron and {\\gamma} data acquired from EJ-335 which was exposed in Am-Be radiation field was discriminated using ENN. The difference of n/{\\gamma} discrimination performance between using ENN and Back Propagation Neural Network (BPNN) is that ENN gave a improvement over BPNN in n/{\\gamma} discrimination with the increasing increasing of the Figure of Merit (FOM) from 0.907 to 0.953.

  2. Status report on new whole waveform discriminants and preliminary results (Deliverable {number_sign}12)

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    Walter, W.R.

    1995-06-01

    The Treaty Verification Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has made good progress during fiscal year 1995 on devising and testing whole seismic waveform modeling methods to identify seismic events using only a few stations. This research is carried out under the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Research and Development Program (CTBTR and D) under task S4.3.4. For regions where the path is calibrated, this modeling can potentially identify and discriminate between clandestine underground nuclear events and other sources of seismic waves such as earthquakes and mine collapses. In regions where the path is not calibrated but is seismically active, the author is investigating the use of moderate to large earthquakes to obtain the necessary path calibration. Research has focused on improving whole waveform techniques for determining the source mechanism of moderate (magnitude greater than about 3.5) seismic events from a few three-component broadband sensors in regions where the paths are calibrated. Presently the author is also using these waveform techniques in new regions to test and improve path calibrations as well as to identify events. As part of this work, he has applied these waveform techniques to events of high monitoring interest with excellent results. In this report he discusses fitting three main types of events, explosions, earthquakes and mine collapses.

  3. Discrimination of new physics models with the International Linear Collider

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfate Reducing(Journal Article) | SciTech Connect Discrimination of new physics models with the

  4. COMPLAINTS POLICY August 2013

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    Greenaway, Alan

    Procedures (CHP) `model' produced by the SPSO and, where appropriate, reflects the guidance laid out in that CHP. All HEIs are required by the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 to comply with the CHP

  5. Beam Stability Complaint Form

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  6. Ensure Program Correctness Programming Languages

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    Ensure Program Correctness Programming Languages and Formal Methods Research Group Lab Coordinator Bow-Yaw Wang The Programming Languages and Formal Methods Research Group develops techniques to help ensure program correctness. Our research in programming languages focuses on syntactic, semantic

  7. Discrimination with error margin between two states - Case of general occurrence probabilities -

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    H. Sugimoto; T. Hashimoto; M. Horibe; A. Hayashi

    2009-11-18

    We investigate a state discrimination problem which interpolates minimum-error and unambiguous discrimination by introducing a margin for the probability of error. We closely analyze discrimination of two pure states with general occurrence probabilities. The optimal measurements are classified into three types. One of the three types of measurement is optimal depending on parameters (occurrence probabilities and error margin). We determine the three domains in the parameter space and the optimal discrimination success probability in each domain in a fully analytic form. It is also shown that when the states to be discriminated are multipartite, the optimal success probability can be attained by local operations and classical communication. For discrimination of two mixed states, an upper bound of the optimal success probability is obtained.

  8. Discrimination of New Physics Models with the International Linear Collider

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    Masaki Asano; Tomoyuki Saito; Taikan Suehara; Keisuke Fujii; R. S. Hundi; Hideo Itoh; Shigeki Matsumoto; Nobuchika Okada; Yosuke Takubo; Hitoshi Yamamoto

    2011-09-28

    The large hadron collider (LHC) is anticipated to provide signals of new physics at the TeV scale, which are likely to involve production of a WIMP dark matter candidate. The international linear collider (ILC) is to sort out these signals and lead us to some viable model of the new physics at the TeV scale. In this article, we discuss how the ILC can discriminate new physics models, taking the following three examples: the inert Higgs model, the supersymmetric model, and the littlest Higgs model with T-parity. These models predict dark matter particles with different spins, 0, 1/2, and 1, respectively, and hence comprise representative scenarios. Specifically, we focus on the pair production process, e+e- -> chi+chi- -> chi0chi0W+W-, where chi0 and chi+- are the WIMP dark matter and a new charged particle predicted in each of these models. We then evaluate how accurately the properties of these new particles can be determined at the ILC and demonstrate that the ILC is capable of identifying the spin of the new charged particle and discriminating these models.

  9. Low dimensionality spectral sensing for low cost material discrimination and identification

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    Bardagjy, Andrew Matthew

    2013-01-01

    Spectroscopy is a powerful tool in material identification, characterization and discrimination. Unfortunately industrial and laboratory spectrometers are typically very large, costly, and inconvenient. The aim of this ...

  10. Immigration Reform and the Earnings of Latino Workers: Do Employer Sanctions Cause Discrimination?

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    BANSAK, CYNTHIA A; Raphael, Steven

    1998-01-01

    the Effects of Employer Sanctions Using Alternative Single-Immigration Reform: Employer Sanctions and the Question ofLATINO WORKERS: DO EMPLOYER SANCTIONS CAUSE DISCRIMINATION?

  11. Automatic sensory discrimination impairment in prodromal and recent-onset schizophrenia

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    Jahchan, Carol

    2010-01-01

    auditory P3a reflecting an automatic process: elicitationElectrophysiological indices of automatic and controlledOF THE DISSERTATION Automatic Sensory Discrimination

  12. Optimal state discrimination with a fixed rate of inconclusive results: Analytical solutions and relation to state discrimination with a fixed error rate

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    Ulrike Herzog

    2012-09-25

    We study an optimum measurement for quantum state discrimination, which maximizes the probability of correct results when the probability of inconclusive results is fixed at a given value. The measurement describes minimum-error discrimination if this value is zero, while under certain conditions it corresponds to optimized maximum-confidence discrimination, or to optimum unambiguous discrimination, respectively, when the fixed value reaches a definite minimum. Using operator conditions that determine the optimum measurement, we derive analytical solutions for the discrimination of two mixed qubit states, including the case of two pure states occurring with arbitrary prior probabilities, and for the discrimination of N symmetric states, both pure and mixed. We also consider a case where the given density operators resolve the identity operator, and we specify the optimality conditions for the case of partially symmetric states. Moreover, we show that from the complete solution for arbitrary values of the fixed rate of inconclusive results one can always obtain the optimum measurement in another strategy where the error rate is fixed, and vice versa.

  13. Statistical Classification for Discrimination of Unexploded Ordnance: A Tutorial L. S. Beran*

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    Oldenburg, Douglas W.

    Statistical Classification for Discrimination of Unexploded Ordnance: A Tutorial L. S. Beran* , D to approximately $16 billion. These methods require the acquisition of digital geophysical data and subsequent to discriminate between UXO and clutter. We describe classification algorithms which have been applied

  14. Discrimination and Classification of Nonstationary Time Series Using the SLEX Model

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    Discrimination and Classification of Nonstationary Time Series Using the SLEX Model Hsiao-Yun HUANG a discriminant scheme based on the SLEX (smooth localized complex exponential) library. The SLEX library forms domains. Thus, the SLEX library has the ability to extract local spectral features of the time series

  15. Discrimination of Large Venous Vessels in Time-Course Spiral Blood-Oxygen-Level-DependentMagnetic-

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    Glover, Gary H.

    Discrimination of Large Venous Vessels in Time-Course Spiral Blood for discriminating blood-oxygen- level-dependent (BOLD)signal changesoriginatingfrom large venous vessels and those,whereas the signal in pixels cor- related with visible vessels and sulci was generally delayed from 8 to 14 s

  16. Aminonaphthalene 2Cyanoacrylate (ANCA) Probes Fluorescently Discriminate between Amyloid and Prion Plaques in Brain

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    Theodorakis, Emmanuel

    and Prion Plaques in Brain Kevin Cao, Mona Farahi, Marianna Dakanali, Willy M. Chang, Christina J. Sigurdson discriminate be- tween different types of amyloid deposits in brain. The discriminating capability that is not readily accessible from currently available technology. Amyloid plaque accumulation in the brain

  17. Discriminative Illumination: Per-Pixel Classification of Raw Materials based on Optimal Projections of Spectral BRDF

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    Gu, Jinwei

    Discriminative Illumination: Per-Pixel Classification of Raw Materials based on Optimal Projections the discriminative illumination method for classifying a variety of raw materials, including metal (aluminum, alloy], mineralogy, and recycling [10]. In computer vision, we primarily focus on uncoated or unpainted raw materials

  18. IEEE Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment (IEEE Policies, Section 9.27)

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    Kaski, Samuel

    IEEE Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment (IEEE Policies, Section 9.27) IEEE, consistent with the purposes articulated in Article I of the IEEE Constitution, is committed to the realization and maintenance of an environment in which members may have full and productive careers free from Discrimination or Harassment. IEEE

  19. k-NN as an Implementation of Situation Testing for Discrimination Discovery and Prevention

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    Ruggieri, Salvatore

    . Discrimination discovery boils down to extracting a classification model from the labeled tuples. Discrimina- tivity data, enabling the extraction of models, patterns, pro- files, and rules of human behavior, there is the need of develop- ing models, methods and technologies for modelling the pro- cesses of discrimination

  20. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT = Sexual harassment, gender discrimination or bias, sexual assault, rape, stalking or

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    Dennett, Daniel

    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT = Sexual harassment, gender discrimination or bias, sexual assault, rape. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT = Sexual harassment, gender discrimination or bias, sexual assault, rape, stalking materials in a location where others can view them. Sexual assault, rape, or attempted rape. 3 #12;4 Sexual

  1. ISSN 1745-9648 Non-discrimination clauses in the retail

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    Feigon, Brooke

    of the retail market. November 2010 JEL Classification: L11, L13, L41 Keywords: Non-discrimination clauses, retail energy markets. Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the UK, and welcome the regulator's latest review of the retail market. Keywords: Non-discrimination clauses, retail

  2. Discriminating Among Word Meanings By Identifying Similar Contexts Amruta Purandare and Ted Pedersen

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    Pedersen, Ted

    Discriminating Among Word Meanings By Identifying Similar Contexts Amruta Purandare and Ted}@d.umn.edu http://senseclusters.sourceforge.net Abstract Word sense discrimination is an unsupervised clustering problem, which seeks to discover which instances of a word/s are used in the same meaning. This is done

  3. Adaptive Dimension Reduction Using Discriminant Analysis and K-means Chris Ding CHQDING@LBL.GOV

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    Li, Tao

    Adaptive Dimension Reduction Using Discriminant Analysis and K-means Clustering Chris Ding CHQDING discriminant analysis (LDA) and K-means clustering into a coherent frame- work to adaptively select the most(s)/owner(s). An extension of this approach is the adaptive dimension re- duction approach (Ding et al., 2002; Li et al

  4. Adaptive Dimension Reduction Using Discriminant Analysis and K-means Chris Ding CHQDING@LBL.GOV

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    Ding, Chris

    Adaptive Dimension Reduction Using Discriminant Analysis and K-means Clustering Chris Ding CHQDING discriminant analysis (LDA) and K-means clustering into a coherent frame- work to adaptively select the most, Corvallis, OR, 2007. Copyright 2007 by the author(s)/owner(s). An extension of this approach is the adaptive

  5. Discrimination of Near-Native Protein Structures From Misfolded Models by Empirical Free Energy Functions

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    Vajda, Sandor

    Discrimination of Near-Native Protein Structures From Misfolded Models by Empirical Free Energy University, Boston, Massachusetts ABSTRACT Free energy potentials, combining molecular mechanics of discrimination that in- clude the correlation coefficient between RMSD and free energy, and a new measure labeled

  6. Discrimination of gamma rays due to inelastic neutron scattering in AGATA

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    A. Ataç; A. Ka?ka?; S. Akkoyun; M. ?enyi?it; T. Hüyük; S. O. Kara; J. Nyberg

    2009-06-10

    Possibilities of discriminating neutrons and gamma rays in the AGATA gamma-ray tracking spectrometer have been investigated with the aim of reducing the background due to inelastic scattering of neutrons in the high-purity germanium crystals. This background may become a serious problem especially in experiments with neutron-rich radioactive ion beams. Simulations using the Geant4 toolkit and a tracking program based on the forward tracking algorithm were carried out by emitting neutrons and gamma rays from the center of AGATA. Three different methods were developed and tested in order to find 'fingerprints' of the neutron interaction points in the detectors. In a simulation with simultaneous emission of six neutrons with energies in the range 1-5 MeV and ten gamma rays with energies between 150 and 1450 keV, the peak-to-background ratio at a gamma-ray energy of 1.0 MeV was improved by a factor of 2.4 after neutron rejection with a reduction of the photopeak efficiency at 1.0 MeV of only a factor of 1.25.

  7. Program School/ Career: Descripton ISIS Program Codes

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Program School/ Career: Descripton ISIS Program Codes Program Career: Descripton College School;Program School/ Career: Descripton ISIS Program Codes Program Career: Descripton College School/ College 1

  8. Discrimination and Visualization of ELM Types Based on a Probabilistic Description of Inter-ELM Waiting Times

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    Discrimination and Visualization of ELM Types Based on a Probabilistic Description of Inter-ELM Waiting Times

  9. Army Regulation 690600 Civilian Personnel

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Army Regulation 690­600 Civilian Personnel Equal Employment Opportunity Discrimination Complaints Civilian Personnel Equal Employment Opportunity Discrimination Complaints *Army Regulation 690­600 Effective 9 March 2004 History. This publication is a major revision. Summary. This regulation establishes

  10. Real-time discrimination of spectra by time-domain adaptive filtering in a Fourier transform interferometer

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    Miller, David A. B.

    Real-time discrimination of spectra by time-domain adaptive filtering in a Fourier transform discrimination system with minimal data extraction and processing, insensitive to scan nonlinearities. We demonstrate real-time discrimination of monochromatic sources 30 nm apart, employing a spectrometer

  11. Target Discrimination in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) using Artificial Neural Networks 1 TargetDiscriminationinSyntheticApertureRadar(SAR)

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    Slatton, Clint

    Target Discrimination in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) using Artificial Neural Networks 1 Target principe@cnel.ufl.edu Abstract: This paper addresses target discrimination in synthetic aperture radar (SAR classification but here the goal is discrimination. We will show that the two applications require different cost

  12. DWE: Discriminating Word Enumerator Pavel Sumazin1, 2, Gengxin Chen1, Naoya Hata1, Andrew D. Smith1, Theresa

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    DWE: Discriminating Word Enumerator Pavel Sumazin1, 2, Gengxin Chen1, Naoya Hata1, Andrew D. Smith1 regulation. Results: We describe a word-counting-based tool for de novo tissue-specific transcription regulation. We describe a discriminant word counting algorithm, Discriminant Word Enumerator (DWE), that can

  13. Demonstration Report: ESTCP UXO Discrimination Study ESTCP PROJECT # MM-0838

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    Gasperikova, Erika

    2010-01-01

    Certification Program Project MM-0838. 7. REFERENCESSTUDY ESTCP PROJECT # MM-0838 SITE LOCATION: FORMER CAMP SANdesigned to detect UXO in the 20 mm to 155 mm size range for

  14. Optimal measurements for the discrimination of quantum states with a fixed rate of inconclusive results

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    Ulrike Herzog

    2015-04-30

    We study the discrimination of N mixed quantum states in an optimal measurement that maximizes the probability of correct results while the probability of inconclusive results is fixed at a given value. After considering the discrimination of N states in a d-dimensional Hilbert space, we focus on the discrimination of qubit states. We develop a method to determine an optimal measurement for discriminating arbitrary qubit states, taking into account that often the optimal measurement is not unique and the maximum probability of correct results can be achieved by several different measurements. Analytical results are derived for a number of examples, mostly for the discrimination between qubit states which possess a partial symmetry, but also for discriminating N equiprobable qubit states and for the dicrimination between a pure and a uniformly mixed state in d dimensions. In the special case where the fixed rate of inconclusive results is equal to zero, our method provides a treatment for the minimum-error discrimination of arbitrary qubit states which differs from previous approaches.

  15. Lectins discriminate between pathogenic and nonpathogenic South American trypanosomes

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    de Miranda Santos, I.K.; Pereira, M.E.

    1984-09-01

    Cell surface carbohydrates of Trypanosoma cruzi, Trypanosoma rangeli, and Trypanosoma conorhini were analyzed by a micro-agglutination assay employing 27 highly purified lectins and by binding assays using various /sup 125/I-labeled lectins. The following seven lectins discriminated between the trypanosomes: 1) tomato lectin (an N-acetyl-D-glucosamine-binding protein), both in purified form and as crude tomato juice; 2) Bauhinea purpurea and Sophora japonica lectins (both N-acetyl-D-galactosamine-binding proteins), which selectively agglutinated T. cruzi; 3) Vicia villosa (an N-acetyl-D-galactosamine-binding protein) which was specific for T. rangeli; 4) peanut lectin (a D-galactose-binding protein) both in purified form and as crude saline extract; and 5) Ulex europaeus and Lotus tetragonolobus (both L-fucose-binding proteins) lectins which reacted only with T. conorhini. Binding studies with 125I-labeled lectins were performed to find whether unagglutinated cells of the three different species of trypanosomes might have receptors for these lectins, in which case absence of agglutination could be due to a peculiar arrangement of the receptors. These assays essentially confirmed the agglutination experiments.

  16. Structural basis of substrate discrimination and integrin binding by autotaxin

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    Hausmann, Jens; Kamtekar, Satwik; Christodoulou, Evangelos; Day, Jacqueline E.; Wu, Tao; Fulkerson, Zachary; Albers, Harald M.H.G.; van Meeteren, Laurens A.; Houben, Anna J.S.; van Zeijl, Leonie; Jansen, Silvia; Andries, Maria; Hall, Troii; Pegg, Lyle E.; Benson, Timothy E.; Kasiem, Mobien; Harlos, Karl; Vander Kooi, Craig W.; Smyth, Susan S.; Ovaa, Huib; Bollen, Mathieu; Morris, Andrew J.; Moolenaar, Wouter H.; Perrakis, Anastassis (Pfizer); (Leuven); (Oxford); (NCI-Netherlands); (Kentucky)

    2013-09-25

    Autotaxin (ATX, also known as ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase-2, ENPP2) is a secreted lysophospholipase D that generates the lipid mediator lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a mitogen and chemoattractant for many cell types. ATX-LPA signaling is involved in various pathologies including tumor progression and inflammation. However, the molecular basis of substrate recognition and catalysis by ATX and the mechanism by which it interacts with target cells are unclear. Here, we present the crystal structure of ATX, alone and in complex with a small-molecule inhibitor. We have identified a hydrophobic lipid-binding pocket and mapped key residues for catalysis and selection between nucleotide and phospholipid substrates. We have shown that ATX interacts with cell-surface integrins through its N-terminal somatomedin B-like domains, using an atypical mechanism. Our results define determinants of substrate discrimination by the ENPP family, suggest how ATX promotes localized LPA signaling and suggest new approaches for targeting ATX with small-molecule therapeutic agents.

  17. Discrimination of two mixed quantum states with maximum confidence and minimum probability of inconclusive results

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    Ulrike Herzog

    2009-02-28

    We study an optimized measurement that discriminates two mixed quantum states with maximum confidence for each conclusive result, thereby keeping the overall probability of inconclusive results as small as possible. When the rank of the detection operators associated with the two different conclusive outcomes does not exceed unity we obtain a general solution. As an application, we consider the discrimination of two mixed qubit states. Moreover, for the case of higher-rank detection operators we give a solution for particular states. The relation of the optimized measurement to other discrimination schemes is also discussed.

  18. Program Administration

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-08-21

    This volume describes program administration that establishes and maintains effective organizational management and control of the emergency management program. Canceled by DOE G 151.1-3.

  19. Interlanguage Programming

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    Interlanguage Programming Interlanguage Programming This page provides examples of compilation and running scripts when mixing CC++ with Fortran codes. CMPI Main Calling Fortran...

  20. Accessible programming using program synthesis

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    Singh, Rishabh

    2014-01-01

    New computing platforms have greatly increased the demand for programmers, but learning to program remains a big challenge. Program synthesis techniques have the potential to revolutionize programming by making it more ...

  1. A study on fast digital discrimination of neutron and gamma-ray for improvement neutron emission profile measurement

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    Uchida, Y., E-mail: h1312101@mailg.nc-toyama.ac.jp; Takada, E.; Fujisaki, A. [National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, 13 Hongo-machi, Toyama 939-8630 (Japan); Isobe, M. [National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Ogawa, K. [National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Shinohara, K. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 801-1 Mukoyama, Naka 311-0913 (Japan); Tomita, H.; Kawarabayashi, J.; Iguchi, T. [Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)

    2014-11-15

    Neutron and ?-ray (n-?) discrimination with a digital signal processing system has been used to measure the neutron emission profile in magnetic confinement fusion devices. However, a sampling rate must be set low to extend the measurement time because the memory storage is limited. Time jitter decreases a discrimination quality due to a low sampling rate. As described in this paper, a new charge comparison method was developed. Furthermore, automatic n-? discrimination method was examined using a probabilistic approach. Analysis results were investigated using the figure of merit. Results show that the discrimination quality was improved. Automatic discrimination was applied using the EM algorithm and k-means algorithm.

  2. LEARNING SIMPLE TEXTURE DISCRIMINATION FILTERS Rui F. C. Guerreiro Pedro M. Q. Aguiar

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    Aguiar, Pedro M. Q.

    @isr.ist.utl.pt, aguiar@isr.ist.utl.pt ABSTRACT Current texture analysis methods enable good discrimina- tion introduces our learning methodology for texture discrimination. Section III partic- ularizes

  3. Symmetric M-ary phase discrimination using quantum-optical probe states

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    Shapiro, Jeffrey H.

    We present a theoretical study of minimum error probability discrimination, using quantum-optical probe states, of M optical phase shifts situated symmetrically on the unit circle. We assume ideal lossless conditions and ...

  4. Lasius niger ants discriminate aphids based on their cuticular hydrocarbons Corsin Langa,1

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    Richner, Heinz

    Lasius niger ants discriminate aphids based on their cuticular hydrocarbons Corsin Langa,1 chemical communication cuticular hydrocarbon interspecific communication Lasius niger mutualism species covered with aphid cuticular hydrocarbons. Neutral control objects were antennated, but the ants quickly

  5. Multivariate Activation and Connectivity Patterns Discriminate Speech Intelligibility in Wernicke's, Broca's, and Geschwind's Areas

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    Levitin, Daniel

    Multivariate Activation and Connectivity Patterns Discriminate Speech Intelligibility in Wernicke. Here we use functional magnetic resonance imaging with a novel whole-brain multivariate pattern relies on differential multivariate response and connectivity patterns in Wernicke's, Broca

  6. "A Mulato cannot be prejudiced" : the legal construction of racial discrimination in contemporary Brazil

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    Racusen, Seth

    2002-01-01

    This dissertation, an in-depth empirical study of Brazilian racial discrimination law, examines the trends in complaining and surprising variation in official decisionmaking over the past decade. I collected more than 300 ...

  7. Discrimination of rtestmate workers and drones in honeybees 337 nestInatedrones or betweennon-nestIriateworkers and non-nestInatedrones did not yield

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    Gadagkar, Raghavendra

    #12;#12;Discrimination of rtestmate workers and drones in honeybees 337 nest-nestInatedrones are bitten more often than nestInate drones. The degree of discrimination of workers found in our study allows in addition, to compare discrimination of drones with the discrimination of workers. We found

  8. SEISMIC SOURCE SCALING AND DISCRIMINATION IN DIVERSE TECTONIC ENVIRONMENTS

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    Abercrombie, R E; Mayeda, K; Walter, W R; Viegas, G M; Murphy, K

    2008-07-08

    The objectives of this study are to improve low-magnitude (concentrating on M2.5-5) regional seismic discrimination by performing a thorough investigation of earthquake source scaling using diverse, high-quality datasets from varied tectonic regions. Local-to-regional high-frequency discrimination requires an estimate of how earthquakes scale with size. Walter and Taylor (2002) developed the MDAC (Magnitude and Distance Amplitude Corrections) method to empirically account for these effects through regional calibration. The accuracy of these corrections has a direct impact on our ability to identify clandestine explosions in the broad regional areas characterized by low seismicity. Unfortunately our knowledge at small magnitudes (i.e., m{sub b} < {approx} 4.0) is poorly resolved, and source scaling remains a subject of on-going debate in the earthquake seismology community. Recently there have been a number of empirical studies suggesting scaling of micro-earthquakes is non-self-similar, yet there are an equal number of compelling studies that would suggest otherwise. It is not clear whether different studies obtain different results because they analyze different earthquakes, or because they use different methods. Even in regions that are well studied, such as test sites or areas of high seismicity, we still rely on empirical scaling relations derived from studies taken from half-way around the world at inter-plate regions. We investigate earthquake sources and scaling from different tectonic settings, comparing direct and coda wave analysis methods that both make use of empirical Green's function (EGF) earthquakes to remove path effects. Analysis of locally recorded, direct waves from events is intuitively the simplest way of obtaining accurate source parameters, as these waves have been least affected by travel through the earth. But finding well recorded earthquakes with 'perfect' EGF events for direct wave analysis is difficult, limits the number of earthquakes that can be studied. We begin with closely-located, well-correlated earthquakes. We use a multi-taper method to obtain time-domain source-time-functions by frequency division. We only accept an earthquake and EGF pair if they are able to produce a clear, time-domain source pulse. We fit the spectral ratios and perform a grid-search about the preferred parameters to ensure the fits are well constrained. We then model the spectral (amplitude) ratio to determine source parameters from both direct P and S waves. We analyze three clusters of aftershocks from the well-recorded sequence following the M5 Au Sable Forks, NY, earthquake to obtain some of the first accurate source parameters for small earthquakes in eastern North America. Each cluster contains a M{approx}2, and two contain M{approx}3, as well as smaller aftershocks. We find that the corner frequencies and stress drops are high (averaging 100 MPa) confirming previous work suggesting that intraplate continental earthquakes have higher stress drops than events at plate boundaries. We also demonstrate that a scaling breakdown suggested by earlier work is simply an artifact of their more band-limited data. We calculate radiated energy, and find that the ratio of Energy to seismic Moment is also high, around 10{sup -4}. We estimate source parameters for the M5 mainshock using similar methods, but our results are more doubtful because we do not have a EGF event that meets our preferred criteria. The stress drop and energy/moment ratio for the mainshock are slightly higher than for the aftershocks. Our improved, and simplified coda wave analysis method uses spectral ratios (as for the direct waves) but relies on the averaging nature of the coda waves to use EGF events that do not meet the strict criteria of similarity required for the direct wave analysis. We have applied the coda wave spectral ratio method to the 1999 Hector Mine mainshock (M{sub w} 7.0, Mojave Desert) and its larger aftershocks, and also to several sequences in Italy with M{approx}6 mainshocks. The Italian earthquakes have higher stress dro

  9. IMPACTS: Industrial Technologies Program, Summary of Program...

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    IMPACTS: Industrial Technologies Program, Summary of Program Results for CY2009 IMPACTS: Industrial Technologies Program, Summary of Program Results for CY2009...

  10. Use of metal organic fluors for spectral discrimination of neutrons and gammas.

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    Allendorf, Mark D.; Doty, F. Patrick; Feng, Patrick L.

    2010-09-01

    A new method for spectral shape discrimination (SSD) of fast neutrons and gamma rays has been investigated. Gammas interfere with neutron detection, making efficient discrimination necessary for practical applications. Pulse shape discrimination (PSD) in liquid organic scintillators is currently the most effective means of gamma rejection. The hazardous liquids, restrictions on volume, and the need for fast timing are drawbacks to traditional PSD scintillators. In this project we investigated harvesting excited triplet states to increase scintillation yield and provide distinct spectral signatures for gammas and neutrons. Our novel approach relies on metal-organic phosphors to convert a portion of the energy normally lost to the scintillation process into useful luminescence with sub-microsecond lifetimes. The approach enables independent control over delayed luminescence wavelength, intensity, and timing for the first time. We demonstrated that organic scintillators, including plastics, nanoporous framework materials, and oil-based liquids can be engineered for both PSD and SSD.

  11. Strong converse exponents for a quantum channel discrimination problem and quantum-feedback-assisted communication

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    Tom Cooney; Milán Mosonyi; Mark M. Wilde

    2015-02-26

    This paper studies the difficulty of discriminating between an arbitrary quantum channel and a "replacer" channel that discards its input and replaces it with a fixed state. The results obtained here generalize those known in the theory of quantum hypothesis testing for binary state discrimination. We show that, in this particular setting, the most general adaptive discrimination strategies provide no asymptotic advantage over non-adaptive tensor-power strategies. This conclusion follows by proving a quantum Stein's lemma for this channel discrimination setting, showing that a constant bound on the Type I error leads to the Type II error decreasing to zero exponentially quickly at a rate determined by the maximum relative entropy registered between the channels. The strong converse part of the lemma states that any attempt to make the Type II error decay to zero at a rate faster than the channel relative entropy implies that the Type I error necessarily converges to one. We then refine this latter result by identifying the optimal strong converse exponent for this task. As a consequence of these results, we can establish a strong converse theorem for the quantum-feedback-assisted capacity of a channel, sharpening a result due to Bowen. Furthermore, our channel discrimination result demonstrates the asymptotic optimality of a non-adaptive tensor-power strategy in the setting of quantum illumination, as was used in prior work on the topic. The sandwiched Renyi relative entropy is a key tool in our analysis. Finally, by combining our results with recent results of Hayashi and Tomamichel, we find a novel operational of the mutual information of a quantum channel N as the optimal type II error exponent when discriminating between a large number of independent instances of N and an arbitrary "worst-case" replacer channel chosen from the set of all replacer channels.

  12. Scintillation Pulse Shape Discrimination in a Two-Phase Xenon Time Projection Chamber

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    J. Kwong; P. Brusov; T. Shutt; C. E. Dahl; A. I. Bolozdynya; A. Bradley

    2009-08-06

    The energy and electric field dependence of pulse shape discrimination in liquid xenon have been measured in a 10 gm two-phase xenon time projection chamber. We have demonstrated the use of the pulse shape and charge-to-light ratio simultaneously to obtain a leakage below that achievable by either discriminant alone. A Monte Carlo is used to show that the dominant fluctuation in the pulse shape quantity is statistical in nature, and project the performance of these techniques in larger detectors. Although the performance is generally weak at low energies relevant to elastic WIMP recoil searches, the pulse shape can be used in probing for higher energy inelastic WIMP recoils.

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    their potential and pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through Expanding Your Horizon (EYH) Network programs, we provide STEM role models...

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    To establish the policies, procedures, and specific responsibilities for the Department of Energy (DOE) Counterintelligence (CI) Program. This directive does not cancel any other directive.

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    The Order establishes Counterintelligence Program requirements and responsibilities for the Department of Energy, including the National Nuclear Security Administration. Supersedes DOE 5670.3.

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    Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) News & Resources Program Summaries Brochures Reports Accomplishments Presentations BES and Congress Science for Energy Flow Seeing...

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    1997-05-21

    This chapter addresses plans for the acquisition and installation of operating environment hardware and software and design of a training program.

  18. Optimal discrimination of quantum states on a two-dimensional Hilbert space by local operations and classical communication

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    Kenji Nakahira; Tsuyoshi Sasaki Usuda

    2015-01-26

    We study the discrimination of multipartite quantum states by local operations and classical communication. We derive that any optimal discrimination of quantum states spanning a two-dimensional Hilbert space in which each party's space is finite dimensional is possible by local operations and one-way classical communication, regardless of the optimality criterion used and how entangled the states are.

  19. Application Programming

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    Brass, Stefan

    16. Application Programming I (Embedded SQL, ODBC, JDBC) 16­1 Part 16: Application Programming I, ``Embedded SQL'', Chapter 5, ``Oracle JDBC''. . Michael Gertz: Oracle/SQL Tutorial, 1999. [http.5 Developer's Guide. McGraw­Hill, 1999. . SQL Server Books Online, ``Building SQL Server Applications''. . Art

  20. Application Programming

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    Brass, Stefan

    17. Application Programming I (Embedded SQL, ODBC, JDBC) 17­1 Part 17: Application Programming I, ``Embedded SQL'', Chapter 5, ``Oracle JDBC''. . Michael Gertz: Oracle/SQL Tutorial, 1999. [http.5 Developer's Guide. McGraw­Hill, 1999. . SQL Server Books Online, ``Building SQL Server Applications''. . Art

  1. Discriminating robust and non-robust atmospheric circulation responses to global warming

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    Discriminating robust and non-robust atmospheric circulation responses to global warming Michael response to global warming in a set of atmospheric general circulation models (AGCMs) is investigated. The global-warmed climate is forced by a global pattern of warmed ocean surface temperatures

  2. PLASTICITY IN THE AUDITORY CORTEX AND CHANGES IN PERCEPTUAL DISCRIMINATION AFTER NUCLEUS BASALIS STIMULATION IN RATS

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    Kilgard, Michael P.

    PLASTICITY IN THE AUDITORY CORTEX AND CHANGES IN PERCEPTUAL DISCRIMINATION AFTER NUCLEUS BASALIS 2008 Amanda Christine Reed All Rights Reserved #12;PLASTICITY IN THE AUDITORY CORTEX AND CHANGES to thank Crystal Engineer for being such a wonderful friend and behavior training partner throughout

  3. Using hydraulic equivalences to discriminate transport processes1 of volcanic flows1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    G21942 Using hydraulic equivalences to discriminate transport processes1 of volcanic flows1 2 Alain of hydraulic equivalence, we determined that deposits resulted from a combination of suspended-12 load fallout between transport mechanisms, hydraulic18 equivalences have a general applicability in geophysical flows

  4. Parameter Estimation and Model Discrimination for a Lithium-Ion Cell

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    -18 This interest has been fueled by the combination of the fast growing lithium-ion battery market and the desireParameter Estimation and Model Discrimination for a Lithium-Ion Cell Shriram Santhanagopalan parameters using nonlinear regression from experimental charge/ discharge curves of a lithium-ion cell

  5. Discrimination and Classification of Nonstationary Time Series using the SLEX Model

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    Discrimination and Classification of Nonstationary Time Series using the SLEX Model Hsiao-Yun Huang scheme based on the SLEX (Smooth Localized Complex EXponential) library. The SLEX library forms domains. Thus, the SLEX library has the ability to extract local spectral features of the time series

  6. Discriminating Against New Classes: One-Class versus Multi-Class Classification

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    Frank, Eibe

    Discriminating Against New Classes: One-Class versus Multi-Class Classification Kathryn Hempstalk group of observations, in the sense of belonging to a new, previously unseen `attacker' class. One possible approach to this kind of verification problem is one-class classification, learning a description

  7. A hidden process regression model for functional data description. Application to curve discrimination

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    Chamroukhi, Faicel

    in this paper. It consists of a regression model with a discrete hidden logistic process which is adapted generative model, a curve discrimination rule is derived using the maximum a posteriori rule. The proposed and classification. & 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Curve valued or functional data sets

  8. REVISED DRAFT 2 7/16/01 Testing the Performance of Uniform Price and Discriminative Auctions*

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    REVISED DRAFT 2 7/16/01 Testing the Performance of Uniform Price and Discriminative Auctions* T. D and Management 301 Warren Hall Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 WDS3@cornell.edu R. J. Thomas Professor School the relative performance of different types of auctions for electricity markets. The experiments involved

  9. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING, 1 A Novel Approach to FRUC using Discriminant

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    Vasconcelos, Nuno M.

    quality interpolation, the motion field between frames must be well- estimated. However, many current by refining the motion vector field. We first utilize a Discriminant Saliency classifier to determine which an improve- ment over previous Frame Rate Up-Conversion (FRUC) methods in both objective and subjective

  10. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING, 1 A Novel Approach to FRUC using Discriminant

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    Vasconcelos, Nuno M.

    quality interpolation, the motion field between frames must be well­ estimated. However, many current by refining the motion vector field. We first utilize a Discriminant Saliency classifier to determine which an improve­ ment over previous Frame Rate Up­Conversion (FRUC) methods in both objective and subjective

  11. On adaptive non-linearity for color discrimination and chromatic adaptation

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    Alleysson, David

    the physiology literature that the photoreceptors' response to light is non-linear and adaptive. However, we can corresponding color data. Adaptive non-linearity Photoreceptors are the light-sensitive elements of the humanOn adaptive non-linearity for color discrimination and chromatic adaptation David Alleysson

  12. Isomer discrimination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Murchison meteorite by resonant ionization

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    de Vries, Mattanjah S.

    Isomer discrimination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Murchison meteorite by resonant between isomers of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Murchison meteorite. We measured the 2C-R2PI: Resonant ionization; Jet cooling; Mass spectrometry; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Murchison meteorite

  13. A two-step nucleotide-flipping mechanism enables kinetic discrimination of DNA lesions by AGT

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    Dinner, Aaron

    A two-step nucleotide-flipping mechanism enables kinetic discrimination of DNA lesions by AGT Jie and the forces that promote it. In contrast to previously proposed flipping mechanisms, we observe a two and ``pulled'' by specific interactions in the active site (5, 6). Alternatively, more passive mechanisms

  14. LEARNING STRUCTURALLY DISCRIMINANT FEATURES IN 3D FACES Sreenivas R. Sukumar1

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    Abidi, Mongi A.

    Engineering, 2 Department of Statistics The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. ABSTRACT In this paper discriminant feature-clusters of lower dimensionality. We apply this framework on human face anthropometry data significant statistical inference on 3D anthropometry data of human faces. With our results and conclusions

  15. Running head: CLAIMING COMPOUND DISCRIMINATION 1 In pressGroup Processes and Intergroup Relations

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    Patel, Aniruddh D.

    Abstract People of color who attribute rejection to racism and women who attribute rejection to sexism are perceived as troublemakers. Women of color may encounter racism and sexism simultaneously; however racism or sexism. Instead, racism and compound discrimination claims incurred similarly high

  16. Biomedical Term Recognition Using Discriminative Training Sittichai Jiampojamarn, Grzegorz Kondrak and Colin Cherry

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    Kondrak, Greg

    Biomedical Term Recognition Using Discriminative Training Sittichai Jiampojamarn, Grzegorz Kondrak it to the biomedical term recognition problem. We show that the Perceptron HMM overcomes the lim- ited expressiveness, biomedical term recognition, gene tagging, named entity extraction 1 Introduction In recent years

  17. Investigation about decoupling capacitors of PMT voltage divider effects on neutron-gamma discrimination

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    Divani, Nazila Firoozabadi, Mohammad M.; Bayat, Esmail

    2014-11-24

    Scintillators are almost used in any nuclear laboratory. These detectors combine of scintillation materials, PMT and a voltage divider. Voltage dividers are different in resistive ladder design. But the effect of decoupling capacitors and damping resistors haven’t discussed yet. In this paper at first a good equilibrium circuit designed for PMT, and it was used for investigating about capacitors and resistors in much manner. Results show that decoupling capacitors have great effect on PMT output pulses. In this research, it was tried to investigate the effect of Capacitor’s value and places on PMT voltage divider in Neutron-Gamma discrimination capability. Therefore, the voltage divider circuit for R329-02 Hamamatsu PMT was made and Zero Cross method used for neutron-gamma discrimination. The neutron source was a 20Ci Am-Be. Anode and Dynode pulses and discrimination spectrum were saved. The results showed that the pulse height and discrimination quality change with the value and setting of capacitors.

  18. Painting-to-3D Model Alignment Via Discriminative Visual Elements

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    Painting-to-3D Model Alignment Via Discriminative Visual Elements Mathieu Aubry INRIA1 / TU M align arbitrary 2D de- pictions of an architectural site, including drawings, paintings and historical, we face a hard search problem: the number of possible align- ments of the painting to a large 3D

  19. A Method Of Evaluating A Subsurface Region Using Gather Sensitive Data Discrimination

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    Lazaratos, Spyridon K. (Houston, TX)

    2000-01-11

    A method of evaluating a subsurface region by separating/enhancing a certain type of seismic event data of interest from an overall set of seismic event data which includes other, different types of seismic event data is disclosed herein. In accordance with one feature, a particular type of gather is generated from the seismic event data such that the gather includes at least a portion of the data which is of interest and at least a portion of the other data. A series of data discrimination lines are incorporated into the gather at positions and directions which are established in the gather in a predetermined way. Using the data discrimination lines, the data of interest which is present in the gather is separated/enhanced with respect to the other data within the gather. The separated data may be used for example in producing a map of the particular subterranean region. In accordance with another feature, the gather is selected such that the incorporated discrimination lines approach a near parallel relationship with one another. Thereby, the data is transformed in a way which causes the discrimination lines to be parallel with one another, resulting in reduced frequency distortion accompanied by improved accuracy in the separation/enhancement of data. In accordance with still another feature, the disclosed data separation/enhancement method is compatible with an iterative approach.

  20. Cuticular hydrocarbons mediate discrimination of reproductives and nonreproductives in the ant

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    Danchin, Etienne

    Cuticular hydrocarbons mediate discrimination of reproductives and nonreproductives in the ant Contributed by Bert Ho¨ lldobler, July 9, 2003 In many species of social insects, the cuticular hydrocarbons of long-chained hydrocarbons present both on the cuticle and in the postpharyngeal gland. The purified

  1. Cuticular Hydrocarbons: Species and Population-Level Discrimination in Termites1

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    Cuticular Hydrocarbons: Species and Population-Level Discrimination in Termites1 Michael I. Haverty Marion Page Barbara L. Thorne Pierre Escoubas2 Abstract: Hydrocarbons in the cuticle of insects and the apparent species-specificity of cuticular hydrocarbon mixtures make them excellent taxo nomic characters

  2. EEO Complaint Process EEO Complaint Process INFORMAL PROCESS...

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    TTY: (866) 872-1011, Fax: (505) 845-4963 OCR Intranet: http:hq.na.govocr OCR Internet: http:nnsa.energy.govaboutusouroperationsmanagementandbudgetcivrights An NNSA...

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalentLaboratory |SectorforOXFORD ICP-DRIE SystemCareers

  4. Digital pulse-shape discrimination of fast neutrons and gamma rays

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    P. -A. Söderström; J. Nyberg; R. Wolters

    2008-05-06

    Discrimination of the detection of fast neutrons and gamma rays in a liquid scintillator detector has been investigated using digital pulse-processing techniques. An experimental setup with a 252Cf source, a BC-501 liquid scintillator detector, and a BaF2 detector was used to collect waveforms with a 100 Ms/s, 14 bit sampling ADC. Three identical ADC's were combined to increase the sampling frequency to 300 Ms/s. Four different digital pulse-shape analysis algorithms were developed and compared to each other and to data obtained with an analogue neutron-gamma discrimination unit. Two of the digital algorithms were based on the charge comparison method, while the analogue unit and the other two digital algorithms were based on the zero-crossover method. Two different figure-of-merit parameters, which quantify the neutron-gamma discrimination properties, were evaluated for all four digital algorithms and for the analogue data set. All of the digital algorithms gave similar or better figure-of-merit values than what was obtained with the analogue setup. A detailed study of the discrimination properties as a function of sampling frequency and bit resolution of the ADC was performed. It was shown that a sampling ADC with a bit resolution of 12 bits and a sampling frequency of 100 Ms/s is adequate for achieving an optimal neutron-gamma discrimination for pulses having a dynamic range for deposited neutron energies of 0.3-12 MeV. An investigation of the influence of the sampling frequency on the time resolution was made. A FWHM of 1.7 ns was obtained at 100 Ms/s.

  5. Voluntary Separation Programs

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    that matter. If, as provided in the sample waiver, the employer seeks federal age discrimination waivers, employees must be given 45 days to consider the waiver and seven days...

  6. SECO Programs 

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    Trevino, E.

    2011-01-01

    AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Energy Efficiency Grants Renewable Energy Technology Grants Alternative Fuel Grants The LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance ? Free to Public Entities... efficiency retrofits that are too small for typical LoanSTAR projects. ? Competitive equipment grant program ? Up to 25 grants at a maximum $100,000 per grant ? Funded on a reimbursement basis ? Scheduled for early 2012 announcement Renewable Energy...

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    Machinist PipelineApprentice Program Program Description The Machinist Pipeline Program was created by the Prototype Fabrication Division to fill a critical need for skilled...

  8. 3.25 Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct on Campus A. New Mexico State University (NMSU) is dedicated to providing equal opportunities in areas of

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    Hanley, Kathryn A.

    3.25 Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct on Campus A. New Mexico State University status as outlined in federal and state anti- discrimination statutes. As a federal contractor, NMSU and state laws: 1. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 2. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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    Fossil Energy Program Home ORGANIZATION Program Management Program Manager Organizational Chart About FEP Mission Workshop ODS2010 PROGRAMS Coal Combustion Fuel Cells and...

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    A successful candidate in this position will serve as Senior Program Analyst in the NNSA Information Assurance Response Center Cyber Intelligence Unit (IARC CIU), as the IARC CIU Supervisory...

  11. Light Collection and Pulse-Shape Discrimination in Elongated Scintillator Cells for the PROSPECT Reactor Antineutrino Experiment

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    Ashenfelter, J; Band, H R; Barclay, G; Bass, C D; Berish, D; Bowden, N S; Bowes, A; Brodsky, J P; Bryan, C D; Cherwinka, J J; Chu, R; Classen, T; Commeford, K; Davee, D; Dean, D; Deichert, G; Diwan, M V; Dolinski, M J; Dolph, J; Dwyer, D A; Gaison, J K; Galindo-Uribarri, A; Gilje, K; Glenn, A; Goddard, B W; Green, M; Han, K; Hans, S; Heeger, K M; Heffron, B; Jaffe, D E; Langford, T J; Littlejohn, B R; Caicedo, D A Martinez; McKeown, R D; Mendenhall, M P; Mueller, P; Mumm, H P; Napolitano, J; Neilson, R; Norcini, D; Pushin, D; Qian, X; Romero, E; Rosero, R; Saldana, L; Seilhan, B S; Sharma, R; Sheets, S; Stemen, N T; Surukuchi, P T; Varner, R L; Viren, B; Wang, W; White, B; White, C; Wilhelmi, J; Williams, C; Wise, T; Yao, H; Yeh, M; Yen, Y -R; Zangakis, G; Zhang, C; Zhang, X

    2015-01-01

    A meter-long, 23-liter EJ-309 liquid scintillator detector has been constructed to study the light collection and pulse-shape discrimination performance of elongated scintillator cells for the PROSPECT reactor antineutrino experiment. The magnitude and uniformity of light collection and neutron/gamma discrimination power in the energy range of antineutrino inverse beta decay products have been studied using gamma and spontaneous fission calibration sources deployed along the cell long axis. We also study neutron-gamma discrimination and light collection abilities for differing PMT and reflector configurations. Key design features for optimizing MeV-scale response and background rejection capabilities are identified.

  12. Light Collection and Pulse-Shape Discrimination in Elongated Scintillator Cells for the PROSPECT Reactor Antineutrino Experiment

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    J. Ashenfelter; B. Balantekin; H. R. Band; G. Barclay; C. D. Bass; D. Berish; N. S. Bowden; A. Bowes; J. P. Brodsky; C. D. Bryan; J. J. Cherwinka; R. Chu; T. Classen; K. Commeford; D. Davee; D. Dean; G. Deichert; M. V. Diwan; M. J. Dolinski; J. Dolph; D. A. Dwyer; J. K. Gaison; A. Galindo-Uribarri; K. Gilje; A. Glenn; B. W. Goddard; M. Green; K. Han; S. Hans; K. M. Heeger; B. Heffron; D. E. Jaffe; T. J. Langford; B. R. Littlejohn; D. A. Martinez Caicedo; R. D. McKeown; M. P. Mendenhall; P. Mueller; H. P. Mumm; J. Napolitano; R. Neilson; D. Norcini; D. Pushin; X. Qian; E. Romero; R. Rosero; L. Saldana; B. S. Seilhan; R. Sharma; S. Sheets; N. T Stemen; P. T. Surukuchi; R. L. Varner; B. Viren; W. Wang; B. White; C. White; J. Wilhelmi; C. Williams; T. Wise; H. Yao; M. Yeh; Y. -R. Yen; G. Zangakis; C. Zhang; X. Zhang

    2015-08-26

    A meter-long, 23-liter EJ-309 liquid scintillator detector has been constructed to study the light collection and pulse-shape discrimination performance of elongated scintillator cells for the PROSPECT reactor antineutrino experiment. The magnitude and uniformity of light collection and neutron/gamma discrimination power in the energy range of antineutrino inverse beta decay products have been studied using gamma and spontaneous fission calibration sources deployed along the cell long axis. We also study neutron-gamma discrimination and light collection abilities for differing PMT and reflector configurations. Key design features for optimizing MeV-scale response and background rejection capabilities are identified.

  13. Program Year 2008 State Energy Program Formula

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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP), SEP Program Guidance Fiscal Year 2008, Program Year 2008, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in the states, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  14. A new hybrid spectral similarity measure for discrimination of Vigna species

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    Kumar, M Naresh; Prasad, K S Vara; Kamala, V; Ramana, K V; Dwivedi, R S; Roy, P S

    2015-01-01

    The reflectance spectrum of the species in a hyperspectral data can be modelled as an n-dimensional vector. The spectral angle mapper computes the angle between the vectors which is used to discriminate the species. The spectral information divergence models the data as a probability distribution so that the spectral variability between the bands can be extracted using the stochastic measures. The hybrid approach of spectral angle mapper and spectral information divergence is found to be better discriminator than spectral angle mapper or spectral information divergence alone. The spectral correlation angle is computed as a cosine of the angle of the Pearsonian correlation coefficient between the vectors. The spectral correlation angle is a better measure than the spectral angle mapper as it considers only standardized values of the vectors rather than the absolute values of the vector. In the present paper a new hybrid measure is proposed which is based on the spectral correlation angle and the spectral infor...

  15. Geophysical technique for mineral exploration and discrimination based on electromagnetic methods and associated systems

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    Zhdanov; Michael S. (Salt Lake City, UT)

    2008-01-29

    Mineral exploration needs a reliable method to distinguish between uneconomic mineral deposits and economic mineralization. A method and system includes a geophysical technique for subsurface material characterization, mineral exploration and mineral discrimination. The technique introduced in this invention detects induced polarization effects in electromagnetic data and uses remote geophysical observations to determine the parameters of an effective conductivity relaxation model using a composite analytical multi-phase model of the rock formations. The conductivity relaxation model and analytical model can be used to determine parameters related by analytical expressions to the physical characteristics of the microstructure of the rocks and minerals. These parameters are ultimately used for the discrimination of different components in underground formations, and in this way provide an ability to distinguish between uneconomic mineral deposits and zones of economic mineralization using geophysical remote sensing technology.

  16. Machine Learning for Power System Disturbance and Cyber-attack Discrimination

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    Borges, Raymond Charles; Beaver, Justin M; Buckner, Mark A; Morris, Thomas; Adhikari, Uttam; Pan, Shengyi

    2014-01-01

    Power system disturbances are inherently complex and can be attributed to a wide range of sources, including both natural and man-made events. Currently, the power system operators are heavily relied on to make decisions regarding the causes of experienced disturbances and the appropriate course of action as a response. In the case of cyber-attacks against a power system, human judgment is less certain since there is an overt attempt to disguise the attack and deceive the operators as to the true state of the system. To enable the human decision maker, we explore the viability of machine learning as a means for discriminating types of power system disturbances, and focus specifically on detecting cyber-attacks where deception is a core tenet of the event. We evaluate various machine learning methods as disturbance discriminators and discuss the practical implications for deploying machine learning systems as an enhancement to existing power system architectures.

  17. PSD Methods Comparison and Discrimination Efficiency Study for LaBr3:Ce Detector

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    Cang, Jirong; Zeng, Zhi; Cheng, Jianping; Liu, Yinong; Li, Junli

    2015-01-01

    LaBr3:Ce scintillator has been widely studied for nuclear spectroscopy because of its optimal energy resolution (efficient and a potential method to suppress the alpha background from the 227Ac. In this paper, a detailed comparison of 3 digital PSD algorithms, the Charge Comparison Method, the Mean Time Method and the Gamma-Alpha Model Analysis Method, for alpha and gamma discrimination in LaBr3:Ce was done. The algorithm parameters and discrimination efficiency were analyzed and optimized for each method. Moreover, for the CCM, the correlation between the CCM feature value distribution and the total charge (energy) was quantitatively analyzed, and a fitting equation of the correlation is inferred and verified with experiment. With the equation, an energy-dependent threshold was chosen to optimize the discrim...

  18. Discriminative Link Prediction using Local Links, Node Features and Community Structure

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    De, Abir; Chakrabarti, Soumen

    2013-01-01

    A link prediction (LP) algorithm is given a graph, and has to rank, for each node, other nodes that are candidates for new linkage. LP is strongly motivated by social search and recommendation applications. LP techniques often focus on global properties (graph conductance, hitting or commute times, Katz score) or local properties (Adamic-Adar and many variations, or node feature vectors), but rarely combine these signals. Furthermore, neither of these extremes exploit link densities at the intermediate level of communities. In this paper we describe a discriminative LP algorithm that exploits two new signals. First, a co-clustering algorithm provides community level link density estimates, which are used to qualify observed links with a surprise value. Second, links in the immediate neighborhood of the link to be predicted are not interpreted at face value, but through a local model of node feature similarities. These signals are combined into a discriminative link predictor. We evaluate the new predictor usi...

  19. Integration of stable isotope and trace contaminant concentration for enhanced forensic acetone discrimination

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    Moran, James J.; Ehrhardt, Christopher J.; Wahl, Jon H.; Kreuzer, Helen W.; Wahl, Karen L.

    2013-07-18

    We analyzed 21 neat acetone samples from 15 different suppliers to demonstrate the utility of a coupled stable isotope and trace contaminant strategy for distinguishing forensically-relevant samples. By combining these two pieces of orthogonal data we could discriminate all of the acetones that were produced by the 15 different suppliers. Using stable isotope ratios alone, we were able to distinguish 9 acetone samples, while the remaining 12 fell into four clusters with highly similar signatures. Adding trace chemical contaminant information enhanced discrimination to 13 individual acetones with three residual clusters. The acetones within each cluster shared a common manufacturer and might, therefore, not be expected to be resolved. The data presented here demonstrates the power of combining orthogonal data sets to enhance sample fingerprinting and highlights the role disparate data could play in future forensic investigations.

  20. Analytic Study of Performance of Error Estimators for Linear Discriminant Analysis with Applications in Genomics 

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    Zollanvari, Amin

    2012-02-14

    , Aniruddha Datta Guy L. Curry Head of Department, Costas N. Georghiades December 2010 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Analytic Study of Performance of Error Estimators for Linear Discriminant Analysis with Applications in Genomics... : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 133 x LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page I Minimum sample size, n, (n0 = n1 = n) for desired (n;0:5) in univariate case. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 67 II Genes selected using the validity-goodness model selection...

  1. Discrimination of speed in 5-year-olds and adults: Are children up to speed?

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    Maurer, Daphne M.

    Discrimination of speed in 5-year-olds and adults: Are children up to speed? I.J. Ahmed a , T-year-olds and adults for two reference speeds: 1.5 and 6° sÀ1 . Both adults and 5-year-olds were more sensitive to changes from the faster than from the slower reference speed. Five-year-olds were less

  2. Tradeoff between energy and error in the discrimination of quantum-optical devices

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    Alessandro Bisio; Michele Dall'Arno; Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano

    2011-07-11

    We address the problem of energy-error tradeoff in the discrimination between two linear passive quantum optical devices with a single use. We provide an analytical derivation of the optimal strategy for beamsplitters and an iterative algorithm converging to the optimum in the general case. We then compare the optimal strategy with a simpler strategy using coherent input states and homodyne detection. It turns out that the former requires much less energy in order to achieve the same performances.

  3. Discrimination of nuclear spin isomers exploiting the excited state dynamics of a quinodimethane derivative

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    Obaid, Rana; Kinzel, Daniel; Oppel, Markus González, Leticia

    2014-10-28

    Despite the concept of nuclear spin isomers (NSIs) exists since the early days of quantum mechanics, only few approaches have been suggested to separate different NSIs. Here, a method is proposed to discriminate different NSIs of a quinodimethane derivative using its electronic excited state dynamics. After electronic excitation by a laser field with femtosecond time duration, a difference in the behavior of several quantum mechanical operators can be observed. A pump-probe experimental approach for separating these different NSIs is then proposed.

  4. Ultra-high-mass mass spectrometry with charge discrimination using cryogenic detectors

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Frank, Matthias (Berkeley, CA); Mears, Carl A. (Oakland, CA); Labov, Simon E. (Berkeley, CA); Benner, W. Henry (Danville, CA)

    1999-01-01

    An ultra-high-mass time-of-flight mass spectrometer using a cryogenic particle detector as an ion detector with charge discriminating capabilities. Cryogenic detectors have the potential for significantly improving the performance and sensitivity of time-of-flight mass spectrometers, and compared to ion multipliers they exhibit superior sensitivity for high-mass, slow-moving macromolecular ions and can be used as "stop" detectors in time-of-flight applications. In addition, their energy resolving capability can be used to measure the charge state of the ions. Charge discrimination is very valuable in all time-of-flight mass spectrometers. Using a cryogenically-cooled Nb-Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 -Nb superconductor-insulator-superconductor (SIS) tunnel junction (STJ) detector operating at 1.3 K as an ion detector in a time-of-flight mass spectrometer for large biomolecules it was found that the STJ detector has charge discrimination capabilities. Since the cryogenic STJ detector responds to ion energy and does not rely on secondary electron production, as in the conventionally used microchannel plate (MCP) detectors, the cryogenic detector therefore detects large molecular ions with a velocity-independent efficiency approaching 100%.

  5. Mass hierarchy discrimination with atmospheric neutrinos in large volume ice/water Cherenkov detectors

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    D. Franco; C. Jollet; A. Kouchner; V. Kulikovskiy; A. Meregaglia; S. Perasso; T. Pradier; A. Tonazzo; V. Van Elewyck

    2013-03-14

    Large mass ice/water Cherenkov experiments, optimized to detect low energy (1-20 GeV) atmospheric neutrinos, have the potential to discriminate between normal and inverted neutrino mass hierarchies. The sensitivity depends on several model and detector parameters, such as the neutrino flux profile and normalization, the Earth density profile, the oscillation parameter uncertainties, and the detector effective mass and resolution. A proper evaluation of the mass hierarchy discrimination power requires a robust statistical approach. In this work, the Toy Monte Carlo, based on an extended unbinned likelihood ratio test statistic, was used. The effect of each model and detector parameter, as well as the required detector exposure, was then studied. While uncertainties on the Earth density and atmospheric neutrino flux profiles were found to have a minor impact on the mass hierarchy discrimination, the flux normalization, as well as some of the oscillation parameter (\\Delta m^2_{31}, \\theta_{13}, \\theta_{23}, and \\delta_{CP}) uncertainties and correlations resulted critical. Finally, the minimum required detector exposure, the optimization of the low energy threshold, and the detector resolutions were also investigated.

  6. Programming Libraries

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  7. Programming models

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  8. STEP Program Benchmark Report

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    STEP Program Benchmark Report, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  9. Maryland Efficiency Program Options

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    Maryland Efficiency Program Options, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  10. A qualitative exploration of the perspectives of mental health professionals on stigma and discrimination of mental illness in Malaysia

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    Hanafiah, Ainul Nadhirah; Van Bortel, Tine

    2015-03-10

    health and ‘stigma’. Numerous researches have been conducted on stigma and discrimination of people with mental disorders. However, most of the literature investigates stigma from a cultural conception point of view, experiences of patients or public...

  11. Improving Earthquake-Explosion Discrimination using Attenuation Models of the Crust and Upper Mantle

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    Pasyanos, M E; Walter, W R; Matzel, E M; Rodgers, A J; Ford, S R; Gok, R; Sweeney, J J

    2009-07-06

    In the past year, we have made significant progress on developing and calibrating methodologies to improve earthquake-explosion discrimination using high-frequency regional P/S amplitude ratios. Closely-spaced earthquakes and explosions generally discriminate easily using this method, as demonstrated by recordings of explosions from test sites around the world. In relatively simple geophysical regions such as the continental parts of the Yellow Sea and Korean Peninsula (YSKP) we have successfully used a 1-D Magnitude and Distance Amplitude Correction methodology (1-D MDAC) to extend the regional P/S technique over large areas. However in tectonically complex regions such as the Middle East, or the mixed oceanic-continental paths for the YSKP the lateral variations in amplitudes are not well predicted by 1-D corrections and 1-D MDAC P/S discrimination over broad areas can perform poorly. We have developed a new technique to map 2-D attenuation structure in the crust and upper mantle. We retain the MDAC source model and geometrical spreading formulation and use the amplitudes of the four primary regional phases (Pn, Pg, Sn, Lg), to develop a simultaneous multi-phase approach to determine the P-wave and S-wave attenuation of the lithosphere. The methodology allows solving for attenuation structure in different depth layers. Here we show results for the P and S-wave attenuation in crust and upper mantle layers. When applied to the Middle East, we find variations in the attenuation quality factor Q that are consistent with the complex tectonics of the region. For example, provinces along the tectonically-active Tethys collision zone (e.g. Turkish Plateau, Zagros) have high attenuation in both the crust and upper mantle, while the stable outlying regions like the Indian Shield generally have low attenuation. In the Arabian Shield, however, we find that the low attenuation in this Precambrian crust is underlain by a high-attenuation upper mantle similar to the nearby Red Sea Rift. Applying this 2-D MDAC methodology with the new attenuation models can significantly improve earthquake-explosion discrimination using regional P/S amplitude ratios. We demonstrate applications of this technique, including a study at station NIL (Nilore, Pakistan) using broad area earthquakes and the 1998 Indian nuclear explosion using a number of regional amplitude ratio discriminants. We are currently applying the technique in the YSKP region as well.

  12. REGIONAL SEISMIC AMPLITUDE MODELING AND TOMOGRAPHY FOR EARTHQUAKE-EXPLOSION DISCRIMINATION

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    Walter, W R; Pasyanos, M E; Matzel, E; Gok, R; Sweeney, J; Ford, S R; Rodgers, A J

    2008-07-08

    We continue exploring methodologies to improve earthquake-explosion discrimination using regional amplitude ratios such as P/S in a variety of frequency bands. Empirically we demonstrate that such ratios separate explosions from earthquakes using closely located pairs of earthquakes and explosions recorded on common, publicly available stations at test sites around the world (e.g. Nevada, Novaya Zemlya, Semipalatinsk, Lop Nor, India, Pakistan, and North Korea). We are also examining if there is any relationship between the observed P/S and the point source variability revealed by longer period full waveform modeling (e. g. Ford et al 2008). For example, regional waveform modeling shows strong tectonic release from the May 1998 India test, in contrast with very little tectonic release in the October 2006 North Korea test, but the P/S discrimination behavior appears similar in both events using the limited regional data available. While regional amplitude ratios such as P/S can separate events in close proximity, it is also empirically well known that path effects can greatly distort observed amplitudes and make earthquakes appear very explosion-like. Previously we have shown that the MDAC (Magnitude Distance Amplitude Correction, Walter and Taylor, 2001) technique can account for simple 1-D attenuation and geometrical spreading corrections, as well as magnitude and site effects. However in some regions 1-D path corrections are a poor approximation and we need to develop 2-D path corrections. Here we demonstrate a new 2-D attenuation tomography technique using the MDAC earthquake source model applied to a set of events and stations in both the Middle East and the Yellow Sea Korean Peninsula regions. We believe this new 2-D MDAC tomography has the potential to greatly improve earthquake-explosion discrimination, particularly in tectonically complex regions such as the Middle East. Monitoring the world for potential nuclear explosions requires characterizing seismic events and discriminating between natural and man-made seismic events, such as earthquakes and mining activities, and nuclear weapons testing. We continue developing, testing, and refining size-, distance-, and location-based regional seismic amplitude corrections to facilitate the comparison of all events that are recorded at a particular seismic station. These corrections, calibrated for each station, reduce amplitude measurement scatter and improve discrimination performance. We test the methods on well-known (ground truth) datasets in the U.S. and then apply them to the uncalibrated stations in Eurasia, Africa, and other regions of interest to improve underground nuclear test monitoring capability.

  13. Software realization of real-time neutrons and {gamma}-rays pulse shape discrimination using CUDA platform

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kolbasin, V. A.; Ivanov, A. I.; Pedash, V. Y. [Inst. for Scintillation Materials NAS of Ukraine, Kharkov (Ukraine)

    2011-07-01

    The two pulse shape discrimination methods were implemented in real-time. The pulse gradient analysis method was implemented programmatically on PC. The method based on artificial neural network was programmatically implemented using CUDA platform. It is shown that both implementations can provide up to 10{sup 6} pulses per second processing performance. The results for pulse shape discrimination using polycrystalline stilbene and LiF detectors were shown. (authors)

  14. Discrimination of the binary coherent signal: Gaussian-operation limit and simple non-Gaussian near-optimal receivers

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    Masahiro Takeoka; Masahide Sasaki

    2008-08-14

    We address the limit of the Gaussian operations and classical communication in the problem of quantum state discrimination. We show that the optimal Gaussian strategy for the discrimination of the binary phase shift keyed (BPSK) coherent signal is a simple homodyne detection. We also propose practical near-optimal quantum receivers that beat the BPSK homodyne limit in all areas of the signal power. Our scheme is simple and does not require realtime electrical feedback.

  15. Program Description | Robotics Internship Program

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  16. A measure of the impact of future dark energy experiments based on discriminating power among quintessence models

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    Michael Barnard; Augusta Abrahamse; Andreas Albrecht; Brandon Bozek; Mark Yashar

    2009-05-18

    We evaluate the ability of future data sets to discriminate among different quintessence dark energy models. This approach gives an alternative measure for assessing the impact of future experiments, as compared with the large body of literature that compares experiments in abstract parameter spaces and more recent work that evaluates the constraining power of experiments on individual parameter spaces of specific quintessence models. We use the Dark Energy Task Force (DETF) models of future data sets, and compare the discriminative power of experiments designated by the DETF as Stages 2, 3, and 4. Our work reveals a minimal increase in discriminating power when comparing Stage 3 to Stage 2, but a very striking increase in discriminating power when going to Stage 4. We also see evidence that even modest improvements over DETF Stage 4 could result in even more dramatic discriminating power among quintessence dark energy models. We develop and demonstrate the technique of using the independently measured modes of the equation of state as a common parameter space in which to compare the different quintessence models, and we argue that this technique is a powerful one. We use the PNGB, Exponential, Albrecht-Skordis, and Inverse Tracker (or Inverse Power Law) quintessence models for this work. One of our main results is that the goal of discriminating among these models sets a concrete measure on the capabilities of future dark energy experiments. Experiments have to be somewhat better than DETF Stage 4 simulated experiments to fully meet this goal.

  17. Sponsored Programs SPONSORED PROGRAMS MANUAL

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Fernandez, Eduardo

    the faculty member's base salary rate. Salary above and beyond the faculty member's base salary rate agency. Summer salary paid to faculty on academic year, or nine-month contracts is not considered extra: Sponsored Programs requires that all proposals whose budgets include funds to pay for salary in excess of 1

  18. Program Development

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Atencio, Julian J.

    2014-05-01

    This presentation covers how to go about developing a human reliability program. In particular, it touches on conceptual thinking, raising awareness in an organization, the actions that go into developing a plan. It emphasizes evaluating all positions, eliminating positions from the pool due to mitigating factors, and keeping the process transparent. It lists components of the process and objectives in process development. It also touches on the role of leadership and the necessity for audit.

  19. Program Update

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  20. Program Update

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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  1. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Program Administrator Description

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Program Administrator Business Models, Program Administrator Description.

  2. Geothermal Technologies Program Overview - Peer Review Program

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Milliken, JoAnn

    2011-06-06

    This Geothermal Technologies Program presentation was delivered on June 6, 2011 at a Program Peer Review meeting. It contains annual budget, Recovery Act, funding opportunities, upcoming program activities, and more.

  3. Programming and Fold

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Evens, Aden

    2009-01-01

    in the digital more generally. Programming presents a vexingthe extent to which programming is indeed mechanistic buthelp generate richer programming habits and better models

  4. Programming Considerations on Franklin

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Programming CNL Programming Considerations on Franklin CNL Programming Considerations on Franklin Shared Libraries (not supported) The Cray XT series currently do not support...

  5. Biomass Program 2007 Program Peer Review - Program Summary Section

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    none,

    2009-10-27

    This document summarizes the comments provided by the peer reviewers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass Program’s Peer Review meeting, held on November 14-15, 2007 in Baltimore, MD and Platform Reviews conducted over the summer of 2007. The Platform Reviews provide evaluations of the Program’s projects in applied research, development, and demonstration.

  6. Time-of-flight discrimination between gamma-rays and neutrons by neural networks

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Serkan Akkoyun

    2012-08-13

    In gamma-ray spectroscopy, a number of neutrons are emitted from the nuclei together with the gamma-rays and these neutrons influence gamma-ray spectra. An obvious method of separating between neutrons and gamma-rays is based on the time-of-flight (tof) technique. This work aims obtaining tof distributions of gamma-rays and neutrons by using feed-forward artificial neural network (ANN). It was shown that, ANN can correctly classify gamma-ray and neutron events. Testing of trained networks on experimental data clearly shows up tof discrimination of gamma-rays and neutrons.

  7. Discrimination of the light CP-odd scalars between in the NMSSM and in the SLHM

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    C. S. Kim; Kang Young Lee; Jubin Park

    2011-12-28

    The presence of the light CP-odd scalar boson predicted in the next-to-minimal supersymmetric model (NMSSM) and the simplest little Higgs model (SLHM) dramatically changes the phenomenology of the Higgs sector. We suggest a practical strategy to discriminate the underlying model of the CP-odd scalar boson produced in the decay of the standard model-like Higgs boson. We define the decay rate of "the non $b$-tagged jet pair" with which we compute the ratio of decay rates into lepton and jets. They show much different behaviors between the NMSSM and the SLHM.

  8. continuity program

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

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  9. Program Summaries

    Office of Science (SC) Website

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  10. Integrated Program

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  11. Environmental Programs

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  12. Program Description

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  13. Program Description

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  14. Program Managers

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  15. Human Reliability Program Overview

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bodin, Michael

    2012-09-25

    This presentation covers the high points of the Human Reliability Program, including certification/decertification, critical positions, due process, organizational structure, program components, personnel security, an overview of the US DOE reliability program, retirees and academia, and security program integration.

  16. Discriminating the source of high-energy positrons with AMS-02

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Miguel Pato; Massimiliano Lattanzi; Gianfranco Bertone

    2010-12-22

    We study the prospects for discriminating between the dark matter (DM) and pulsar origin of the PAMELA positron excess with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02. We simulate the response of AMS-02 to positrons (and electrons) originating from DM annihilations, and determine the pulsar parameters (spin-down luminosity, distance and characteristic age) that produce a satisfactory fit to the mock AMS-02 data. It turns out that it is always possible to mimic a DM signal with pulsars. Although the fit in some cases requires values of spin-down luminosity and characteristic age different from those of known pulsars in the ATNF and Fermi-LAT catalogues, these catalogues are known to be incomplete, and therefore the pulsar interpretation can hardly be ruled out. We also show that if the positron excess is due to a single pulsar, it is always possible to find a DM candidate that provides a good fit to the mock AMS-02 data. The discrimination between the two scenarios will thus require a better knowledge of the underlying sources, or complementary data.

  17. Discriminating the source of high-energy positrons with AMS-02

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pato, Miguel; Bertone, Gianfranco

    2010-01-01

    We study the prospects for discriminating between the dark matter (DM) and pulsar origin of the PAMELA positron excess with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02. We simulate the response of AMS-02 to positrons (and electrons) originating from DM annihilations, and determine the pulsar parameters (spin-down luminosity, distance and characteristic age) that produce a satisfactory fit to the mock AMS-02 data. It turns out that it is always possible to mimic a DM signal with pulsars. Although the fit in some cases requires values of spin-down luminosity and characteristic age different from those of known pulsars in the ATNF and Fermi-LAT catalogues, these catalogues are known to be incomplete, and therefore the pulsar interpretation can hardly be ruled out. We also show that if the positron excess is due to a single pulsar, it is always possible to find a DM candidate that provides a good fit to the mock AMS-02 data. The discrimination between the two scenarios will thus require a better knowledge of the under...

  18. Discriminating the source of high-energy positrons with AMS-02

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Pato, Miguel; Bertone, Gianfranco [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Zürich, Winterthurerst. 190, 8057 Zürich (Switzerland); Lattanzi, Massimiliano, E-mail: pato@iap.fr, E-mail: lattanzi@icra.it, E-mail: bertone@iap.fr [International Centre for Relativistic Astrophysics and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma ''La Sapienza'', Piazzale A. Moro 2, 00185, Rome (Italy)

    2010-12-01

    We study the prospects for discriminating between the dark matter (DM) and pulsar origin of the PAMELA positron excess with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02. We simulate the response of AMS-02 to positrons (and electrons) originating from DM annihilations, and determine the pulsar parameters (spin-down luminosity, distance and characteristic age) that produce a satisfactory fit to the mock AMS-02 data. It turns out that it is always possible to mimic a DM signal with pulsars. Although the fit in some cases requires values of spin-down luminosity and characteristic age different from those of known pulsars in the ATNF and Fermi-LAT catalogues, these catalogues are known to be incomplete, and therefore the pulsar interpretation can hardly be ruled out. We also show that if the positron excess is due to a single pulsar, it is always possible to find a DM candidate that provides a good fit to the mock AMS-02 data. The discrimination between the two scenarios will thus require a better knowledge of the underlying sources, or complementary data.

  19. Discrimination of low missing energy look-alikes at the LHC

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    Kirtiman Ghosh; Satyanarayan Mukhopadhyay; Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya

    2010-10-28

    The problem of discriminating possible scenarios of TeV scale new physics with large missing energy signature at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has received some attention in the recent past. We consider the complementary, and yet unexplored, case of theories predicting much softer missing energy spectra. As there is enough scope for such models to fake each other by having similar final states at the LHC, we have outlined a systematic method based on a combination of different kinematic features which can be used to distinguish among different possibilities. These features often trace back to the underlying mass spectrum and the spins of the new particles present in these models. As examples of "low missing energy look-alikes", we consider Supersymmetry with R-parity violation, Universal Extra Dimensions with both KK-parity conserved and KK-parity violated and the Littlest Higgs model with T-parity violated by the Wess-Zumino-Witten anomaly term. Through detailed Monte Carlo analysis of the four and higher lepton final states predicted by these models, we show that the models in their minimal forms may be distinguished at the LHC, while non-minimal variations can always leave scope for further confusion. We find that, for strongly interacting new particle mass-scale ~600 GeV (1 TeV), the simplest versions of the different theories can be discriminated at the LHC running at sqrt{s}=14 TeV within an integrated luminosity of 5 (30) fb^{-1}.

  20. Renewable Energy Grant Programs

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    '''''Note: This program is no longer accepting applications. See the program web site for information regarding future solicitations. '''''

  1. TBH-0046- In the Matter of David K. Isham

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    David Isham filed a retaliation complaint (the Part 708 Complaint or the Complaint) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (2007). As...

  2. Neutron-g Pulse Shape Discrimination with NE213 Liquid Scintillator: Comparison of Different Sampling Rate/Bit Resolution Digital Acquisition Systems Datasets

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Neutron-g Pulse Shape Discrimination with NE213 Liquid Scintillator: Comparison of Different Sampling Rate/Bit Resolution Digital Acquisition Systems Datasets

  3. DRAFT- DOE O 442.1B, Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program

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    The purpose of this Order is to maintain an Employee Concerns Program (ECP) at the Department of Energy (DOE), including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) that encourages the free and open expression of employee concerns and provides DOE federal, contractor, and sub contractor employees with an independent avenue to raise any concern related, but not limited, to the environment, safety, health, security, quality, and management, as well as harassment, intimidation, retaliation, and discrimination (HIRD).

  4. The Digital discrimination of neutron and {\\gamma} ray using organic scintillation detector based on wavelet transform modulus maximum

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    yun, Yang; jun, Yang; xiaoliang, Luo

    2013-01-01

    A novel algorithm for the discrimination of neutron and {\\gamma}-ray with wavelet transform modulus maximum (WTMM) in an organic scintillation has been investigated. Voltage pulses arising from a BC501A organic liquid scintillation detector in a mixed radiation field have been recorded with a fast digital sampling oscilloscope. The performances of most pulse shape discrimination methods in scintillation detection systems using time-domain features of the pulses are affected intensively by noise. However, the WTMM method using frequency-domain features exhibits a strong insensitivity to noise and can be used to discriminate neutron and {\\gamma}-ray events based on their different asymptotic decay trend between the positive modulus maximum curve and the negative modulus maximum curve in the scale-space plane. This technique has been verified by the corresponding mixed-field data assessed by the time-of-flight (TOF) method and the frequency gradient analysis (FGA) method. It is shown that the characterization of...

  5. Brochure (8 1/2 x 11, landscape, 2-fold)

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    Collaborating for Mission Success EEO regulations require that a complaint of discrimination be fully and completely investigated. This includes taking statements under oath...

  6. Discriminating the effects of collapse models from environmental diffusion with levitated nanospheres

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    Jie Li; Stefano Zippilli; Jing Zhang; David Vitali

    2015-08-10

    Collapse models postulate the existence of intrinsic noise which modifies quantum mechanics and is responsible for the emergence of macroscopic classicality. Assessing the validity of these models is extremely challenging because, although their expected effects can be significant in various realistic situations, it is non-trivial to discriminate unambiguously their presence in experiments where other hardly controllable sources of noise compete to the overall decoherence. Here we provide a simple procedure able to probe the hypothetical presence of the collapse noise with a levitated nanosphere in a Fabry-Perot cavity. We show that the stationary state of the system is particularly sensitive, under specific experimental conditions, to the interplay between the cavity size, the trapping frequency and the momentum diffusion induced by the collapse models, allowing to detect them even in the presence of standard environmental noises.

  7. Opportunities for chiral discrimination using high harmonic generation in tailored laser fields

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    Smirnova, Olga; Patchkovskii, Serguei

    2015-01-01

    Chiral discrimination with high harmonic generation (cHHG method) has been introduced in the recent work by R. Cireasa et al ( Nat. Phys. 11, 654 - 658, 2015). In its original implementation, the cHHG method works by detecting high harmonic emission from randomly oriented ensemble of chiral molecules driven by elliptically polarized field, as a function of ellipticity. Here we discuss future perspectives in the development of this novel method, the ways of increasing chiral dichroism using tailored laser pulses, new detection schemes involving high harmonic phase measurements, and concentration-independent approaches. Using the example of the epoxypropane molecule C$_3$H$_6$O (also known as 1,2-propylene oxide), we show theoretically that application of two-color counter-rotating elliptically polarized laser fields yields an order of magnitude enhancement of chiral dichroism compared to single color elliptical fields. We also describe how one can introduce a new functionality to cHHG: concentration-independen...

  8. Discrimination of $?$-nucleus potentials in the angular distribution of elastic scattering of $?^-$ hyperons from nuclei

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    Toru Harada; Yoshiharu Hirabayashi

    2012-11-05

    We theoretically investigate the elastic scattering of 50-MeV $\\Sigma^-$ hyperons from $^{28}$Si and $^{208}$Pb in order to clarify the radial distribution of $\\Sigma$-nucleus (optical) potentials. The angular distributions of differential cross sections are calculated using several potentials that can explain experimental data of the $\\Sigma^-$ atomic X-ray and ($\\pi^-$, $K^+$) reaction spectra simultaneously. The magnitude and oscillation pattern of the angular distributions are understood by the use of nearside/farside decompositions of their scattering amplitudes. It is shown that the resultant angular distributions can considerably discriminate among the radial distributions of the potentials that have a repulsion inside the nuclear surface and an attraction outside the nucleus with a sizable absorption.

  9. Pulse-shape discrimination with PbWO$_4$ crystal scintillators

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    L. Bardelli; M. Bini; P. G. Bizzeti; F. A. Danevich; T. F. Fazzini; V. V. Kobychev; N. Krutyak; P. R. Maurenzig; V. M. Mokina; S. S. Nagorny; M. Pashkovskii; D. V. Poda; V. I. Tretyak; S. S. Yurchenko

    2007-06-16

    The light output, $\\alpha/\\beta$ ratio, and pulse shape have been investigated at $-25^\\circ$ C with PbWO$_4$ crystal scintillators undoped, and doped by F, Eu, Mo, Gd and S. The fast $0.01-0.06 \\mu$s and middle $0.1-0.5 \\mu$s components of scintillation decay were observed for all the samples. Slow components of scintillation signal with the decay times $1-3 \\mu$s and $13-28 \\mu$s with the total intensity up to $\\approx50%$ have been recognized for several samples doped by Molybdenum. We found some indications of a pulse-shape discrimination between $\\alpha$ particles and $\\gamma$ quanta with PbWO$_4$ (Mo doped) crystal scintillators.

  10. Chi-Square Discriminators for Transiting Planet Detection in Kepler Data

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    Seader, Shawn; Jenkins, Jon M; Burke, Christopher J

    2013-01-01

    The Kepler spacecraft observes a host of target stars to detect transiting planets. Requiring a 7.1 sigma detection in twelve quarters of data yields over 100,000 detections, many of which are false alarms. After a second cut is made on a robust detection statistic, some 50,000 or more targets still remain. These false alarms waste resources as they propagate through the remainder of the software pipeline and so a method to discriminate against them is crucial in maintaining the desired sensitivity to true events. This paper describes a chi-square test which represents a novel application of the formalism developed by Allen for false alarm mitigation in searches for gravitational waves. Using this technique, the false alarm rate can be lowered to ~5%.

  11. Discriminating dark energy models by using the Statefinder hierarchy and the growth rate of matter perturbations

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    Li, Jun; Yang, Rongjia; Chen, Bohai, E-mail: litianshiiiii@163.com, E-mail: yangrj08@gmail.com, E-mail: bchenphy@163.com [College of Physical Science and Technology, Hebei University, No. 180, Wusi East Road, Baoding, 071002 China (China)

    2014-12-01

    We apply the Statefinder hierarchy and the growth rate of matter perturbations to discriminate modified Chaplygin gas (MCG), generalized Chaplygin gas (GCG), superfluid Chaplygin gas (SCG), purely kinetic k-essence (PKK), and ?CDM model. We plot the evolutional trajectories of these models in the Statefinder plane and in the composite diagnostic plane. We find that GCG, MCG, SCG, PKK, and ?CDM can be distinguished well from each other at the present epoch by using the composite diagnostic (?(z), S{sup (1)}{sub 5}). Using other combinations, such as (S{sup (1)}{sub 3}, S{sup (1)}{sub 4}), (S{sup (1)}{sub 3}, S{sub 5}), (?(z), S{sup (1)}{sub 3}), and (?(z), S{sub 4}), some of these five dark energy models cannot be distinguished.

  12. Functional Programming Olaf Chitil

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    Kent, University of

    programming comprises both a spe- cific programming style and a class of programming languages that encourage. A small and simple set of highly orthogonal language constructs assists in writing modular programs. 1 the complications of imperative programming language features such as mutable variables and statements in favour

  13. ACADEMIC PROGRAM Biochemistry

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    Kornfeld, S. Kerry

    ACADEMIC PROGRAM GUIDELINES Program in Biochemistry (REVISED AUGUST, 2014) #12;Biochemistry Ph.D. Program Guidelines Biochemistry Ph.D. Program Washington University in St. Louis Program Director: Dr a century-long tradition of excellence in biochemistry research and education. A number of faculty, students

  14. ACADEMIC PROGRAM Biochemistry

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    Stormo, Gary

    ACADEMIC PROGRAM GUIDELINES Program in Biochemistry #12;Biochemistry Ph.D. Program Guidelines Biochemistry Ph.D. Program at Washington University in St. Louis Program Director: Dr. Peter Burgers office Washington University has a century-long tradition of excellence in biochemistry research and education

  15. The Digital discrimination of neutron and ? ray using organic scintillation detector based on wavelet transform modulus maximum

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    Yang yun; Liu guofu; Yang jun; Luo xiaoliang

    2013-04-17

    A novel algorithm for the discrimination of neutron and {\\gamma}-ray with wavelet transform modulus maximum (WTMM) in an organic scintillation has been investigated. Voltage pulses arising from a BC501A organic liquid scintillation detector in a mixed radiation field have been recorded with a fast digital sampling oscilloscope. The performances of most pulse shape discrimination methods in scintillation detection systems using time-domain features of the pulses are affected intensively by noise. However, the WTMM method using frequency-domain features exhibits a strong insensitivity to noise and can be used to discriminate neutron and {\\gamma}-ray events based on their different asymptotic decay trend between the positive modulus maximum curve and the negative modulus maximum curve in the scale-space plane. This technique has been verified by the corresponding mixed-field data assessed by the time-of-flight (TOF) method and the frequency gradient analysis (FGA) method. It is shown that the characterization of neutron and gamma achieved by the discrimination method based on WTMM is consistent with that afforded by TOF and better than FGA. Moreover, because the WTMM method is it self presented to eliminate the noise, there is no need to make any pretreatment for the pulses.

  16. Bags-of-Features for fish school cluster characterization in pelagic ecosystems: application to the discrimination of juvenile and adult

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    Brest, Université de

    Bags-of-Features for fish school cluster characterization in pelagic ecosystems: application mainly focused on the detection, characterization and recognition of individual fish schools, here we addressed the characterization and discrimination of fish school clusters. The proposed scheme relied on35

  17. Use of sound-pressure level in auditory distance discrimination by 6-month-old infants and adults

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    Litovsky, Ruth

    Use of sound-pressure level in auditory distance discrimination by 6-month-old infants and adults'sSPL,suggestingthatinfants didnotrelyonthisasa majordistancecue.In contrast,adults'verbaljudgmentsofdistance werebasedheavilyon'auditorydepthperception,perhapsbecausethisabi- lity isstillnotwellunderstoodin adults.In a recentinvesti- gationClifton et al. (1991) foundthat by 6

  18. Light-quark and gluon jet discrimination in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Taylor, Frank E.

    A likelihood-based discriminant for the identification of quark- and gluon-initiated jets is built and validated using 4.7 fb ?1 of proton–proton collision data at s?=7 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. ...

  19. Program Management for Large Scale Engineering Programs

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    Oehmen, Josef

    The goal of this whitepaper is to summarize the LAI research that applies to program management. The context of most of the research discussed in this whitepaper are large-scale engineering programs, particularly in the ...

  20. Accessible Programming using Program Synthesis Rishabh Singh

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    Accessible Programming using Program Synthesis by Rishabh Singh Bachelor of Technology (Honors Singh, MMXIV. All rights reserved. The author hereby grants to MIT permission to reproduce singh Submitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in partial fulfillment

  1. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM OVERALL PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK

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    RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM OVERALL PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK Committee Draft Guidebook Third Edition.D. Commissioner Associate Member Kate Zocchetti Project Manager Tony Gonçalves Office Manager Renewable Energy Office Panama Bartholomy Deputy Director Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division Melissa Jones Executive

  2. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM OVERALL PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK

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    's electricity from renewable resources by the year 2010. These Guidelines assist interested applicants..................................................................................................7 C. CONSUMER EDUCATION PROGRAM

  3. Studies in program obfuscation

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    Varia, Mayank (Mayank Harshad)

    2010-01-01

    Program obfuscation is the software analog to the problem of tamper-proofing hardware. The goal of program obfuscation is to construct a compiler, called an "obfuscator," that garbles the code of a computer program while ...

  4. State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program: Volume 1 - Program...

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    State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program: Volume 1 - Program Design Lessons Learned State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program: Volume 1 - Program Design Lessons...

  5. State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program: Volume 2 - Program...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program: Volume 2 - Program Results State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program: Volume 2 - Program Results View the report State...

  6. Science of Signatures Program

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    Program Science of Signatures-Past Programs Contact Institute Director Charles Farrar (505) 663-5330 Email Professional Staff Assistant Jutta Kayser (505) 663-5649 Email...

  7. Hydrogen Program Overview

    Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

    This 2-page fact sheet provides a brief introduction to the DOE Hydrogen Program. It describes the program mission and answers the question: “Why Hydrogen?”

  8. SEP Program Transition Tables

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    The Program Transition Tables provide information concerning the level of effort required to move from a traditional, industrial incentive program to Strategic Energy Management, ISO 50001, or SEP.

  9. JGI Fungal Genomics Program

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    Grigoriev, Igor V.

    2012-01-01

    JGI Fungal Genomics Program Igor V. Grigoriev 1 Lawrenceof California. JGI Fungal Genomics Program Contact: IgorJGI). Its key project, the Genomics Encyclopedia of Fungi,

  10. JGI Fungal Genomics Program

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    Grigoriev, Igor V.

    2011-01-01

    View Supports functional genomics, user data deposition andJGI Fungal Genomics Program Igor V. Grigoriev 1 DOE Jointof California. JGI Fungal Genomics Program Contact: Igor

  11. Fungal Genomics Program

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    Grigoriev, Igor

    2012-01-01

    strains Comparative genomics and transcriptomics of xyloseFungal Genomics Program Igor Grigoriev 1 * (complex communities Fungal Genomics Program Igor Grigoriev

  12. Undergraduate Programs BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR

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    Dellaire, Graham

    Undergraduate Programs in BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Dalhousie University 5850 College Street.............................................................................................................................. 3 1. Biochemistry Degree Programs .............................................................................................................. 4 Minor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

  13. Undergraduate Programs BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR

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    Dellaire, Graham

    Undergraduate Programs in BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Dalhousie University 9B1 - 5850 College........................................................................................................................................................ 3 1. Biochemistry Degree Programs ............................................................................................................................. 5 Minor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

  14. Undergraduate Programs BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR

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    Dellaire, Graham

    Undergraduate Programs in BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Dalhousie University 5850 College Street ............................................................................................................................. 3 1. Biochemistry Degree Programs .............................................................................................................. 4 Minor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

  15. Programming on Hopper

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    Programming Programming Compiling Codes on Hopper Cray provides a convenient set of wrapper commands that should be used in almost all cases for compiling and linking parallel...

  16. Quality Assurance Program Plan

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    The achievement of quality in LM activities and products requires implementation of a formal Quality Assurance (QA) Program. This program establishes principles, requirements, practices, and...

  17. Hydropower Program Technology Overview

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    Not Available

    2001-10-01

    New fact sheets for the DOE Office of Power Technologies (OPT) that provide technology overviews, description of DOE programs, and market potential for each OPT program area.

  18. Chemical Cleaning Program Review

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    Chemical Cleaning Program Review Neil Davis Deputy Program Manager Waste Removal & Tank Closure July 29, 2009 SRR-STI-2009-00464 2 Contents Regulatory drivers Process overview...

  19. Technology Innovation Program | Partnerships | ORNL

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    Innovation Program SHARE Technology Innovation Program The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) is a 1-year program designed to accelerate selected technologies to commercial...

  20. study programs in mathematics

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    ?umer, Slobodan

    study programs in m mathematics #12;#12;3 CONTENTS 5 Introduction 7 Mathematics at the University of Ljubljana 9 Department of Mathematics information page Academic study program in Mathematics Academic study program in Financial Mathematics Single cycle master's study program in Mathematics education

  1. Programming Languages Jens Palsberg

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    Palsberg, Jens

    Programming Languages Jens Palsberg Purdue University November 27, 2004 1 Introduction The goal of a programming language is to make it easier to build software. A programming language can help make software languages in the future? Many programming languages are in use today, and new languages are designed every

  2. Biochemistry BS DEGREE PROGRAM

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    207 Biochemistry BS DEGREE PROGRAM The biochemistry program is the result of a joint effort in the interdiscipli- nary science of biochemistry. The program, strengthened by mathematics and physics, attempts. Administration of the program is by the biochemistry committee, composed of members of the departments

  3. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

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    U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program: Business Models Guide, October 27, 2011.

  4. Laser Programs Highlights 1998

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    Lowdermilk, H.; Cassady, C.

    1999-12-01

    This report covers the following topics: Commentary; Laser Programs; Inertial Confinement Fusion/National Ignition Facility (ICF/NIF); Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS); Laser Science and Technology (LS&T); Information Science and Technology Program (IS&T); Strategic Materials Applications Program (SMAP); Medical Technology Program (MTP) and Awards.

  5. Cosmic ray electron anisotropies as a tool to discriminate between exotic and astrophysical sources

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    Cernuda, Ignacio

    2009-01-01

    Recent results from the PAMELA, ATIC, PPB BETS and Fermi collaborations extend the energy range in the electron flux measurement up to unexplored energies in the hundred GeVs range confirming the bump starting at about 10GeV already suggested by HEAT and AMS01 data . This bump can be explained by annihilating dark matter in the context of exotic physics, or by nearby astrophysical sources e.g. pulsars. In order to discriminate between competing models for primary positron production, the study of anisotropies ,complementary to the spectrum determination, shows up as new tool to look for the origin of the lepton excess. In this letter we calculate the contribution to the electron flux given by the collection of all known gamma ray pulsars (as listed in the ATNF catalogue) and by annihilating dark matter both in case of a clumpy halo or in case the excess can be atributed to a nearby sizeable dark matter clump. We address the problem of the electron anisotropy in both scenarios and estimate the prospect that a ...

  6. High-speed discrimination and sorting of sub-micron particles using a microfluidic device

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    Sukumar Rajauria; Christopher Axline; Claudia Gottstein; Andrew N. Cleland

    2014-12-05

    The size- and fluorescence-based sorting of micro- and nano-scale particles suspended in fluid presents a significant and important challenge for both sample analysis and for manufacturing of nanoparticle-based products. Here we demonstrate a disposable microfluidic particle sorter that enables high-throughput, on-demand counting and binary sorting of sub-micron particles and cells, using either fluorescence or an electrically-based determination of particle size. Size-based sorting uses a resistive pulse sensor integrated on-chip, while fluorescence-based discrimination is achieved using on-the-fly optical image capture and analysis. Following detection and analysis, the individual particles are deflected using a pair of piezoelectric actuators, directing the particles into one of two desired output channels; the main flow goes into a third waste channel. The integrated system can achieve sorting fidelities of better than 98\\%, and the mechanism can successfully count and actuate, on demand, more than 60,000 particles/min.

  7. Discrimination of models including doubly charged scalar bosons by using tau lepton decay distributions

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    Hiroaki Sugiyama; Koji Tsumura; Hiroshi Yokoya

    2012-10-05

    The doubly charged scalar boson (H^{\\pm\\pm}) is introduced in several models of the new physics beyond the standard model. The H^{\\pm\\pm} has Yukawa interactions with two left-handed charged leptons or two right-handed charged leptons depending on the models. We study kinematical properties of H^{\\pm\\pm} decay products through tau leptons in order to discriminate the chiral structures of the new Yukawa interaction. The chirality of tau leptons can be measured by the energy distributions of the tau decay products, and thus the chiral structure of the new Yukawa interaction can be traced in the invariant-mass distributions of the H^{\\pm\\pm} decay products. We perform simulation studies for the typical decay patterns of the H^{\\pm\\pm} with simple event selections and tau-tagging procedures, and show that the chiral structure of the Yukawa interactions of H^{\\pm\\pm} can be distinguished by measuring the invariant-mass distributions.

  8. High-speed discrimination and sorting of sub-micron particles using a microfluidic device

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    Rajauria, Sukumar; Gottstein, Claudia; Cleland, Andrew N

    2014-01-01

    The size- and fluorescence-based sorting of micro- and nano-scale particles suspended in fluid presents a significant and important challenge for both sample analysis and for manufacturing of nanoparticle-based products. Here we demonstrate a disposable microfluidic particle sorter that enables high-throughput, on-demand counting and binary sorting of sub-micron particles and cells, using either fluorescence or an electrically-based determination of particle size. Size-based sorting uses a resistive pulse sensor integrated on-chip, while fluorescence-based discrimination is achieved using on-the-fly optical image capture and analysis. Following detection and analysis, the individual particles are deflected using a pair of piezoelectric actuators, directing the particles into one of two desired output channels; the main flow goes into a third waste channel. The integrated system can achieve sorting fidelities of better than 98\\%, and the mechanism can successfully count and actuate, on demand, more than 60,000...

  9. Pulse-shape discrimination between electron and nuclear recoils in a NaI(Tl) crystal

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    Lee, H S; Adhikari, P; Choi, S; Hahn, I S; Jeon, E J; Joo, H W; Kang, W G; Kim, G B; Kim, H J; Kim, H O; Kim, K W; Kim, N Y; Kim, S K; Kim, Y D; Kim, Y H; Lee, J H; Lee, M H; Leonard, D S; Li, J; Oh, S Y; Olsen, S L; Park, H K; Park, H S; Park, K S; Shim, J H; So, J H

    2015-01-01

    We report on the response of a high light-output NaI(Tl) crystal to nuclear recoils induced by neutrons from an Am-Be source and compare the results with the response to electron recoils produced by Compton scattered 662 keV $\\gamma$-rays from a $^{137}$Cs source. The measured pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) power of the NaI(Tl) crystal is found to be significantly improved because of the high light output of the NaI(Tl) detector. We quantify the PSD power with a quality factor and estimate the sensitivity to the interaction rate for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) with nucleons, and the result is compared with the annual modulation amplitude observed by the DAMA/LIBRA experiment. The sensitivity to spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions based on 100 kg$\\cdot$year of data from NaI detectors is estimated with simulated experiments, using the standard halo model.

  10. Pulse-shape discrimination between electron and nuclear recoils in a NaI(Tl) crystal

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    H. S. Lee; G. Adhikari; P. Adhikari; S. Choi; I. S. Hahn; E. J. Jeon; H. W. Joo; W. G. Kang; G. B. Kim; H. J. Kim; H. O. Kim; K. W. Kim; N. Y. Kim; S. K. Kim; Y. D. Kim; Y. H. Kim; J. H. Lee; M. H. Lee; D. S. Leonard; J. Li; S. Y. Oh; S. L. Olsen; H. K. Park; H. S. Park; K. S. Park; J. H. Shim; J. H. So

    2015-08-26

    We report on the response of a high light-output NaI(Tl) crystal to nuclear recoils induced by neutrons from an Am-Be source and compare the results with the response to electron recoils produced by Compton scattered 662 keV $\\gamma$-rays from a $^{137}$Cs source. The measured pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) power of the NaI(Tl) crystal is found to be significantly improved because of the high light output of the NaI(Tl) detector. We quantify the PSD power with a quality factor and estimate the sensitivity to the interaction rate for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) with nucleons, and the result is compared with the annual modulation amplitude observed by the DAMA/LIBRA experiment. The sensitivity to spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions based on 100 kg$\\cdot$year of data from NaI detectors is estimated with simulated experiments, using the standard halo model.

  11. Time Series Evaluation of Radiation Portal Monitor Data for Point Source Discrimination.

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    Robinson, Sean M.; Bender, Sarah E.; Flumerfelt, Eric L.; Lopresti, Charles A.; Woodring, Mitchell L.

    2009-07-20

    A novel algorithm approach to evaluating data from PVT-based Radiation Portal Monitor (RPM) systems is established. Time series of data from RPMs are evaluated for the presence of sources of interest by comparing the background to the vehicle spectrum at each successive time step, isolating the contribution of anomalous radiation. At each time in the data sequence, a “spectral distance” index is calculated using this method. This method may dramatically reduce systematic fluctuations due to background attenuation by a vehicle (the so-called “shadow shielding” effect), and allow for time-series matched filtering for discrimination of compact anomalous sources. This is attempted by using a wavelet filter function of similar size to the expected source profile on the output of the spectral distance method. Performance of this method is shown by analysis (injection studies) of a number of real drive-through data sets taken at a U.S. port of entry. Spectra from isotopes of interest are injected into the data set, and the resultant “benign” and “injected” data sets are analyzed with gross-counting, spectral distance, and spatial algorithms. The combination of spectral and spatial analysis methods showed a significant increase to detection performance.

  12. Some Thoughts on Teaching Programming and Programming John C. Reynolds

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    Reynolds, John C.

    Some Thoughts on Teaching Programming and Programming Languages John C. Reynolds Carnegie Mellon to the education of skilled computer professionals, that the teaching of programming languages is central] Keywords programming, programming languages, teaching, undergraduate curriculum The question of what

  13. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM OVERALL PROGRAM GUIDEBOOK

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    Portfolio Standard (RPS), which has a goal of obtaining 20 percent of the state's electricity from renewable................................................................................................. 13H7 C. CONSUMER EDUCATION PROGRAM

  14. Program Optimization for Faster Genetic Programming

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    1998-04-24

    [1] that together speed up the evolution process by at least a factor of ten. ..... Algorithm discovery using the genetic programming paradigm: Extracting ...

  15. Program Launch Letter from Mayor

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    Program Launch Letter from Mayor, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

  16. Quasi-Bell entangled coherent states and its quantum discrimination problem in the presence of thermal noise

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    Kentaro Kato

    2015-08-07

    The so-called quasi-Bell entangled coherent states in a thermal environment are studied. In the analysis, we assume thermal noise affects only one of the two modes of each state. First the matrix representation of the density operators of the quasi-Bell entangled coherent states in a thermal environment is derived. Secondly we investigate the entanglement property of one of the quasi-Bell entangled coherent states with thermal noise. At that time a lower bound of the entanglement of formation for the state is computed. Thirdly the minimax discrimination problem for two cases of the binary set of the quasi-Bell entangled coherent states with thermal noise is considered, and the error probabilities of the minimax discrimination for the two cases are computed with the help of Helstrom's algorithm for finding the Bayes optimal error probability of binary states.

  17. Discrimination Analysis of Earthquakes and Man-Made Events Using ARMA Coefficients Determination by Artificial Neural Networks

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    AllamehZadeh, Mostafa, E-mail: dibaparima@yahoo.com [International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-12-15

    A Quadratic Neural Networks (QNNs) model has been developed for identifying seismic source classification problem at regional distances using ARMA coefficients determination by Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). We have devised a supervised neural system to discriminate between earthquakes and chemical explosions with filter coefficients obtained by windowed P-wave phase spectra (15 s). First, we preprocess the recording's signals to cancel out instrumental and attenuation site effects and obtain a compact representation of seismic records. Second, we use a QNNs system to obtain ARMA coefficients for feature extraction in the discrimination problem. The derived coefficients are then applied to the neural system to train and classification. In this study, we explore the possibility of using single station three-component (3C) covariance matrix traces from a priori-known explosion sites (learning) for automatically recognizing subsequent explosions from the same site. The results have shown that this feature extraction gives the best classifier for seismic signals and performs significantly better than other classification methods. The events have been tested, which include 36 chemical explosions at the Semipalatinsk test site in Kazakhstan and 61 earthquakes (mb = 5.0-6.5) recorded by the Iranian National Seismic Network (INSN). The 100% correct decisions were obtained between site explosions and some of non-site events. The above approach to event discrimination is very flexible as we can combine several 3C stations.

  18. Tribal Energy Program Review

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The 2015 Tribal Energy Program Review will include an overview of the Tribal Energy Program and a series of presentations by tribes exploring or deploying weatherization, energy efficiency, and...

  19. Optima Program Overview

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    Plenary IV: Fuels of the Future: Accelerating the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines Optima Program Overview John Farrell, Laboratory Program Manager—Vehicle Technologies, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  20. Pay for Performance Program

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    The New Hampshire Pay for Performance (P4P) program works with large energy consumers to improve energy efficiency in their facilities. This program is available to commercial, industrial, and...

  1. Enterprise Risk Management Program

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Enterprise Risk Management Program DRAFT Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management at UVM 1 #12;Enterprise Risk Management Program DRAFT What is Enterprise Risk Management? Enterprise risk management governance, and accountability · Facilitates effective management of the uncertainty and associated risks

  2. Programming with human computation

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    Little, Greg (Danny Greg)

    2011-01-01

    Amazon's Mechanical Turk provides a programmatically accessible micro-task market, allowing a program to hire human workers. This has opened the door to a rich field of research in human computation where programs orchestrate ...

  3. Protective Force Program Manual

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2000-06-30

    Provides detailed requirements to supplement DOE O 473.2, Protective Force Program, which establishes the requirements and responsibilities for management and operation of the Department of Energy (DOE) Protective Force (PF) Program. Does not cancel other directives.

  4. HAZARDOUS WASTE [Written Program

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    HAZARDOUS WASTE MANUAL [Written Program] Cornell University [10/7/13 #12;Hazardous Waste Program................................................... 8 3.0 MINIMIZING HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATION.........................................................10 4.0 HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATOR REQUIREMENTS.....................................................10

  5. Strategic Programs Overview

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Strategic Programs Overview March 2013 2 EERE Strategic Programs: Mission To increase the effectiveness and impact of all EERE activities by funding cross-cutting (i.e., not...

  6. Sandia's Biofuels Program

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Simmons, Blake; Singh, Seema; Lane, Todd; Reichardt, Tom; Davis, Ryan

    2014-07-22

    Sandia's biofuels program is focused on developing next-generation, renewable fuel solutions derived from biomass. In this video, various Sandia researchers discuss the program and the tools they employ to tackle the technical challenges they face.

  7. Elementary Education Program Handbook

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Arnold, Elizabeth A.

    Elementary Education Program Handbook College of Education Early, Elementary 2014 Elementary Education Handbook ­ Fall 2014 Table of contents (ELED) program, and we know you are excited to begin. This handbook

  8. SHIPBOARD LABORATORY SAFETY PROGRAM

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    SHIPBOARD LABORATORY SAFETY PROGRAM INTEGRATED OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM U.S. IMPLEMENTING ORGANIZATION AUGUST 2013 #12;IODP Shipboard Laboratory Safety: Introduction 2 CONTENTS Introduction ................................................................................................................................6 TAMU EHSD: Laboratory Safety Manual

  9. Keyword programming in Java

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Little, Danny Greg

    Keyword programming is a novel technique for reducing the need to remember details of programming language syntax and APIs, by translating a small number of unordered keywords provided by the user into a valid expression. ...

  10. Standard Offer Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Note: H.B. 40, enacted in June 2015, changes the name of the Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development (SPEED) Program to the Standard Offer Program and replaces the associated state...

  11. Generic programming in Scala 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    N'guessan, Olayinka

    2007-04-25

    Generic programming is a programming methodology that aims at producing reusable code, defined independently of the data types on which it is operating. To achieve this goal, that particular code must rely on a set of requirements known as concepts...

  12. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM MATHEMATICS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Croicu, Ana-Maria

    program, students must: (1) Be entering freshman; (2) Be U.S. citizens, nationals, aliens admitted as refugees, permanent resident aliens; (3) Be enrolled full time in a baccalaureate degree program in one

  13. Sandia's Biofuels Program

    ScienceCinema (OSTI)

    Simmons, Blake; Singh, Seema; Lane, Todd; Reichardt, Tom; Davis, Ryan

    2014-07-24

    Sandia's biofuels program is focused on developing next-generation, renewable fuel solutions derived from biomass. In this video, various Sandia researchers discuss the program and the tools they employ to tackle the technical challenges they face.

  14. TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    PurposeThis procedure describes the responsibilities of persons who are charged with implementing the DOE Technical Standards Program

  15. Sandia Energy - Assessment Program

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Assessment Program Home Stationary Power Safety, Security & Resilience of Energy Infrastructure Grid Modernization Cyber Security for Electric Infrastructure National Supervisory...

  16. Departmental Directives Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2006-08-16

    The Order is the primary directive for administering the Department's directives Program. Cancels: DOE O 251.1A

  17. Large Energy Users Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The program is administered by the NJ Board of Public Utilities and is under management by TRC Energy Solutions.

  18. Weatherization Assistance Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energys Weatherization Assistance Program.

  19. Better Buildings Program Sacramento

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presents overview and lessons learned by Sacramento's effort to drive program demand through marketing and outreach initiatives.

  20. 2010 Program Review Meeting

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Here you'll find presentations from the October 2010 Tribal Energy Program Review in Denver, Colorado.

  1. DEMAND INTERPROCEDURAL PROGRAM ANALYSIS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Reps, Thomas W.

    1 DEMAND INTERPROCEDURAL PROGRAM ANALYSIS USING LOGIC DATABASES Thomas W. Reps Computer Sciences@cs.wisc.edu ABSTRACT This paper describes how algorithms for demand versions of inerprocedural program­ analysis for all elements of the program. This paper concerns the solution of demand versions of interprocedural

  2. Model Fire Protection Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    To facilitate conformance with its fire safety directives and the implementation of a comprehensive fire protection program, DOE has developed a number of "model" program documents. These include a comprehensive model fire protection program, model fire hazards analyses and assessments, fire protection system inspection and testing procedures, and related material.

  3. Technical Systems Graduate Program

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lee, Tonghun

    graduate program: · M.S. (Thesis or Non-thesis) · M.S. with Professional Science Master's (PSM with the Graduate College and the Illinois PSM program. MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL SYSTEMS #12;ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL Graduate College website (grad.illinois.edu/ admissions/apply) or the PSM Program website (psm

  4. Priorities and Allocations Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2004-10-12

    The Order establishes responsibilities for administration of the DOE and NNSA priorities and allocations program for industrial products, materials, and services and requirements for maintaining a system for procurement of industrial products, materials, and services programs that promote the national defense and programs that are determined by DOE to maximize domestic energy supplies. Supersedes DOE O 5560.1A.

  5. Safeguards and Security Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-07-21

    To establish responsibilities for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Safeguards and Security (S&S) Program, and to establish program planning and management requirements for the S&S Program. Cancels DOE O 470.4A, DOE M 470.4-1, Chg. 2, and DOE O 142.1.

  6. Strengthening Relationships Between Energy Programs and Housing...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Strengthening Relationships Between Energy Programs and Housing Programs Strengthening Relationships Between Energy Programs and Housing Programs Better Buildings Residential...

  7. Utility Partnerships Program Overview (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2011-07-01

    Program overview brochure for the Utility Partnerships Program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).

  8. Extensions of Answer Set Programming

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Brik, Alex

    2012-01-01

    Logic Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 Preference Set4.1 The Dynamic Programming Algorithm . . . . . . . . . .of predicate logic as a programming language. J. ACM, 23(4):

  9. Demand Response Programs for Oregon

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Demand Response Programs for Oregon Utilities Public Utility Commission May 2003 Public Utility ....................................................................................................................... 1 Types of Demand Response Programs............................................................................ 3 Demand Response Programs in Oregon

  10. Clean Coal Technology Programs: Program Update 2009

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2009-10-01

    The purpose of the Clean Coal Technology Programs: Program Update 2009 is to provide an updated status of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) commercial-scale demonstrations of clean coal technologies (CCT). These demonstrations have been performed under the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program (CCTDP), the Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII), and the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). Program Update 2009 provides: (1) a discussion of the role of clean coal technology demonstrations in improving the nation’s energy security and reliability, while protecting the environment using the nation’s most abundant energy resource—coal; (2) a summary of the funding and costs of the demonstrations; and (3) an overview of the technologies being demonstrated, along with fact sheets for projects that are active, recently completed, or recently discontinued.

  11. Program Executive Officer for Life Extension Programs

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is a semi-autonomous agency of the Department of Energy (DOE) that manges highly visible U. S. National Security Programs, enhances U.S. national...

  12. Equipment qualification research program: program plan

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Dong, R.G.; Smith, P.D.

    1982-06-08

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) under the sponsorship of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has developed this program plan for research in equipment qualification (EQA). In this report the research program which will be executed in accordance with this plan will be referred to as the Equipment Qualification Research Program (EQRP). Covered are electrical and mechanical equipment under the conditions described in the OBJECTIVE section of this report. The EQRP has two phases; Phase I is primarily to produce early results and to develop information for Phase II. Phase I will last 18 months and consists of six projects. The first project is program management. The second project is responsible for in-depth evaluation and review of EQ issues and EQ processes. The third project is responsible for detailed planning to initiate Phase II. The remaining three projects address specific equipment; i.e., valves, electrical equipment, and a pump.

  13. Clean coal technology programs: program update 2006

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    2006-09-15

    The purpose of the Clean Coal Technology Programs: Program Update 2006 is to provide an updated status of the DOE commercial-scale demonstrations of clean coal technologies (CCTs). These demonstrations are performed under the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program (CCTDP), the Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII) and the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). Program Update 2006 provides 1) a discussion of the role of clean coal technology demonstrations in improving the nation's energy security and reliability, while protecting the environment using the nation's most abundant energy resource - coal; 2) a summary of the funding and costs of the demonstrations; and 3) an overview of the technologies being demonstrated, with fact sheets for demonstration projects that are active, recently completed, withdrawn or ended, including status as of June 30 2006. 4 apps.

  14. A Discrimination Procedure between Muon and Electron in Superkamiokande Experiment Based on the Angular Distribution Function Method

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    V. I. Galkin[1; A. M. Anokhina[1; E. Konishi[2; A. Misaki{3

    2007-03-29

    In the previous paper, we construct the angular distribution functions for muon and electron as well as their relative fluctuation functions to find suitable discrimination procedure between muon and electron in Superkamiokande experiment. In the present paper, we are able to discriminate muons from electrons in Fully Contained Events with a probability of error of less than several %. At the same time, our geometrical reconstruction procedure, considering only the ring-like structure of the Cherenkov image, gives an unsatisfactory resolution for 1GeV electron and muon, with a mean vertex position error, delta r, of 5-10 m and a mean directional error, delta theta, of about 6-20 degrees. In contrast, a geometrical reconstruction procedure utilizing the full image and using a detailed approximation of the event angular distribution works much better: for a 1 GeV electron, delta r is about 2 m and delta theta is about 3 degrees; for a 1GeV muon, delta r is about 3 m and delta theta is about 5 degrees. At 5 GeV, the corresponding values are about 1.4 m and about 2 degree for electron and are about 2.9m and about 4.3 degrees for muon. The numerical values depend on a single PMT contribution threshold. The values quoted above are the minima with respect to this threshold. Even the methodologically correct approach we have adopted, based on detailed simulations using closer approximations than those adopted in the SK analysis, cannot reproduce the accuracies for particle discrimination, momentum resolution, interaction vertex location, and angular resolution obtained by the SK simulations, suggesting the assumptions in these may be inadequate.

  15. Indirect Complaints in Japanese and English

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Brenish, Shana

    2013-01-01

    him over to the new [ (.hhh) ] instructor . 11. KATHY: [ Of6239) 01. DEBBIE: °it sucks. another yea:r of my: hhhhhh. ° 02. SARA: 03. DEBBIE: oh . [xhhh hhh] [ .hhh ] my

  16. Linking occupant complaints to building performance

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Goins, John; Moezzi, Mithra

    2012-01-01

    related to energy use, building system performance and IEQ.energy consumption of the building as well as other aspects of its performance (

  17. Linking occupant complaints to building performance

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Goins, John; Moezzi, Mithra

    2012-01-01

    http://www.usgbc.org/LEED/Project/CertifiedProjectList.aspx.performance problems. Using two LEED platinum-rated officeexpectations. Using two US LEED Platinum-rated buildings as

  18. EEO Complaints Process | National Nuclear Security Administration

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouthReport for the t-) S/,,5 'a CConversion|Process | National Nuclear

  19. Signal recognition efficiencies of artificial neural-network pulse-shape discrimination in HPGe $0???$-decay searches

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    A. Caldwell; F. Cossavella; B. Majorovits; D. Palioselitis; O. Volynets

    2015-07-21

    A pulse-shape discrimination method based on artificial neural networks was applied to pulses simulated for different background, signal and signal-like interactions inside a germanium detector. The simulated pulses were used to investigate variations of efficiencies as a function of used training set. It is verified that neural networks are well-suited to identify background pulses in true-coaxial high-purity germanium detectors. The systematic uncertainty on the signal recognition efficiency derived using signal-like evaluation samples from calibration measurements is estimated to be 5\\%. This uncertainty is due to differences between signal and calibration samples.

  20. Pulse-shape discrimination of surface events in CdZnTe detectors for the COBRA experiment

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Matthew Fritts; Jan Tebrügge; Jürgen Durst; Joachim Ebert; Claus Gößling; Thomas Göpfert; Daniel Gehre; Caren Hagner; Nadine Heidrich; Michael Homann; Tobias Köttig; Till Neddermann; Christian Oldorf; Thomas Quante; Silke Rajek; Oscar Reinecke; Oliver Schulz; Jan Timm; Björn Wonsak; Kai Zuber

    2014-01-23

    Events near the cathode and anode surfaces of a coplanar grid CdZnTe detector are identifiable by means of the interaction depth information encoded in the signal amplitudes. However, the amplitudes cannot be used to identify events near the lateral surfaces. In this paper a method is described to identify lateral surface events by means of their pulse shapes. Such identification allows for discrimination of surface alpha particle interactions from more penetrating forms of radiation, which is particularly important for rare event searches. The effectiveness of the presented technique in suppressing backgrounds due to alpha contamination in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with the COBRA experiment is demonstrated.

  1. Water-Efficiency Program Prioritization

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presentation outlines water-efficiency program requirements and priorities as presented to Federal agencies by the Federal Energy Management Program.

  2. Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs 101

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This webinar covers national energy efficiency program funding levels, funding sources, residential program characteristics, and a case study.

  3. Acquisition Career Development Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2004-04-19

    This Order establishes training and certification requirements and career development programs under the Acquisition Career Development (ACD) Program for DOE and NNSA acquisition workforce. The acquisition workforce includes contracting, purchasing, personal property management, program management, Contracting Officers and Contracting Officer Representatives. The ACD Program implements the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) requirements, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements, Federal Acquisition Reform Act (FARA) requirements, and the objectives of Executive Order (E.O.) 129231, Federal Procurement Reform, dated 10-13-1994. This order cancels DOE O 361.1, Acquisition Career Development Program, dated 11-10-99, AND Acquisition Letter 2003-05, Personal Property Management Career Development, Training, and Certification Program, dated 9-10-03. Cancels DOE O 361.1 Chg 2. Canceled by DOE O 361.1B.

  4. Site Support Program Plan Infrastructure Program

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1995-09-26

    The Fiscal Year 1996 Infrastructure Program Site Support Program Plan addresses the mission objectives, workscope, work breakdown structures (WBS), management approach, and resource requirements for the Infrastructure Program. Attached to the plan are appendices that provide more detailed information associated with scope definition. The Hanford Site`s infrastructure has served the Site for nearly 50 years during defense materials production. Now with the challenges of the new environmental cleanup mission, Hanford`s infrastructure must meet current and future mission needs in a constrained budget environment, while complying with more stringent environmental, safety, and health regulations. The infrastructure requires upgrading, streamlining, and enhancement in order to successfully support the site mission of cleaning up the Site, research and development, and economic transition.

  5. Voluntary Protection Program- Basics

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program (DOE-VPP) promotes safety and health excellence through cooperative efforts among labor, management, and government at the Department of Energy (DOE) contractor sites. DOE has also formed partnerships with other Federal agencies and the private sector for both advancing and sharing its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) experiences and preparing for program challenges in the next century. The safety and health of contractor and federal employees are a high priority for the Department.

  6. Independent Oversight Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-08-30

    The order prescribes the requirements and responsibilities for the DOE Independent Oversight Program. Cancels DOE O 470.2B. Superseded by DOE O 227.1A.

  7. Parallel programming with PCN

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Foster, I.; Tuecke, S.

    1993-01-01

    PCN is a system for developing and executing parallel programs. It comprises a high-level programming language, tools for developing and debugging programs in this language, and interfaces to Fortran and Cthat allow the reuse of existing code in multilingual parallel programs. Programs developed using PCN are portable across many different workstations, networks, and parallel computers. This document provides all the information required to develop parallel programs with the PCN programming system. It includes both tutorial and reference material. It also presents the basic concepts that underlie PCN, particularly where these are likely to be unfamiliar to the reader, and provides pointers to other documentation on the PCN language, programming techniques, and tools. PCN is in the public domain. The latest version of both the software and this manual can be obtained by anonymous ftp from Argonne National Laboratory in the directory pub/pcn at info.mcs. ani.gov (cf. Appendix A). This version of this document describes PCN version 2.0, a major revision of the PCN programming system. It supersedes earlier versions of this report.

  8. Technical skills training program

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1989-10-01

    The departmentally administered Technical Skills Training Program encompasses three functional areas: Program Management Skills, Project Management Skills and Procurement and Assistance Skills Training. Primary emphasis is directed at providing DOE employees the specific work related skills necessary to perform effectively and efficiently. This directory contains descriptions of the courses available in the three program areas and general information for participation in the training programs. Separate sections have been reserved for the Current Year Schedule and listings of the Headquarters and Field Training Office Coordinators.

  9. CEE Summer Program Meeting

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is hosting the Summer Program Meeting to cover market transformation to accelerate uptake of efficient goods and services.

  10. California Energy Incentive Programs

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Report from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) discusses annual update on key energy issues and financial opportunities for federal sites in California.

  11. Kenergy- Residential Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Kenergy is an electric cooperative that serves 51,000 households and commercial customers in 14 western Kentucky counties. Currently, Kenergy offers three rebate programs for residential customers...

  12. Wind Program News

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2012-01-06

    Stay current on the news about the wind side of the Wind and Water Power Program and important wind energy events around the U.S.

  13. EERE Strategic Program Review

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None

    2009-01-18

    This Strategic Program Review presents the result of recommendations of the National Energy Policy Development Group as stated in the National Energy Policy.

  14. 2015 Program Review Meeting

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    Here you'll find presentations from the 2015 Tribal Energy Program Review held May 4–7, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

  15. Acquisition Career Management Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2015-05-14

    The order sets forth requirements and responsibilities for the Department of Energy (DOE) Acquisition Career Management Program. Supersedes DOE O 361.1B.

  16. Records Management Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2006-02-03

    The Order sets forth requirements and responsibilities for implementing and maintaining a cost-effective records management program throughout the Department of Energy.

  17. Records Management Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-07-26

    The Order sets forth requirements and responsibilities for establishing and maintaining a program for the efficient and economical management of records and information assets.

  18. TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM PLAN

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    efforts conducted within the Carbon Capture program include development of advanced solvents, sorbents, and membranes for both the Post- and Pre-Combustion Technology Areas...

  19. Acquisition Career Management Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2008-01-24

    The order defines requirements and responsibilities for training, certification, and career development programs for the DOE acquisition workforce. Cancels DOE O 361.1A.

  20. Management Control Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2002-04-18

    To establish requirements and responsibilities for the Department of Energy Management Control Program. Cancels DOE O 413.1. Canceled by DOE O 413.1B.