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  1. Implementing Hong Kong English into Hong Kong language curriculum 

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    Kwan, Joanna Long-Lam

    2010-11-24

    into the language curriculum as a way to increase its local recognition. The results of the study reflect that Hong Kong English might be usefully implemented into the curriculum in two directions: as a module or unit within the syllabus for students who are more...

  2. Byers,Freire,Silva WWW10 Hong Kong, May/2001

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    Freire, Juliana

    Byers,Freire,Silva 1 WWW10 Hong Kong, May/2001 Efficient Acquisition of Web Data through Restricted WWW10 Hong Kong, May/2001 The Hidden Web #12;Byers,Freire,Silva 3 WWW10 Hong Kong, May/2001 Web Hong Kong, May/2001 Materializing Web Databases x Enable data exploration - richer queries x Improve

  3. Hong Kong: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    Tons NA 2008 EIA Natural Gas Reserves 0 Cubic Meters (cu m) 167 2010 CIA World Factbook Oil Reserves 0 Barrels (bbl) 169 2010 CIA World Factbook Energy Maps featuring Hong Kong...

  4. Introduction of Joint Summer Program (Hong Kong, Taiwan), 2014

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    Miyashita, Yasushi

    2014 Introduction of Joint Summer Program (Hong Kong, Taiwan), 2014 SONODA Shigeto Professor; Mission of Joint Summer Program 1) ( To understand Hong Kong and Taiwan and their connection with Asia and presenting research findings #12;(1) Hong Kong Program and Taiwan Program (1) * Commonalities 1) Program

  5. Two varieties of Hong Kong English - language use in computer-mediated communication compared to other forms of written English among Hong Kong adolescents 

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    Poon, Wing Kin Vinton

    2005-01-01

    By examining the notion of Hong Kong English, and language use in computer mediated communication, this dissertation aims at distinguishing two varieties of Hong Kong English; one variety being the Hong Kong English ...

  6. Pierre Y. Julien Hong Kong -December 2004

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    1 Pierre Y. Julien Hong Kong - December 2004 River Engineering and Stream Restoration IIa Processes; 2. Sediment Yield; 3. Watershed Modeling. CASC2D-SED Modeling 2004 Upper Basin: high. #12;2 CASC2D-SED Modeling 2004 CASC2D-SED Modeling 2004 Objectives 1.Extend the applicability

  7. Biomedical Engineering City University Hong Kong, China

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    Biomedical Engineering City University Hong Kong, China Spring Semester Junior Year Abroad Freshman Sophomore Year Fall VU Spring VU BSCI 110a/111a Intro to Bio Sciences 4 BSCI Biomedical Sciences Course 4 General Physics, Lab 4 EECE 112 Circuits I 3 BME 101 Intro to Biomechanics 3 BME 103 Biomedical Materials

  8. 1 HISTORICAL REVIEW Hong Kong is located on the South China Sea Plate.

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    Spencer Jr., Billie F.

    Hong Kong (GCO, 1991). Fortunately, Hong Kong was a small village at that time and no destructive consideration is that the building structures in Hong Kong are designed for very strong winds, which can resist. Because of shortage in the supply of land in the modern Hong Kong, buildings in the urban areas of Hong

  9. Ozone production and hydrocarbon reactivity in Hong Kong, Southern China

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    2007-01-01

    Middleton, P. , and Wang, T. : Ozone precursor relationshipsJ. Zhang et al. : Ozone production and hydrocarbonKiang, C. S. : Ground- level ozone pollution in Hong Kong,

  10. National Security Law in Hong Kong: Quo Vadis - A Study of Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong

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    Fu, H.L.; Cullen, Richard

    2002-01-01

    future direction of national security legislation in the3. Hualing Fu, The National Security Factor: Putting ArticleCOUNCIL DISCUSSION NATIONAL SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG regard

  11. Hong Kong : city of edges : South East Kowloon development

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    Chan, Wai-Kuen, 1968-

    1997-01-01

    Many extraordinary cities are developed along the edges of water into different directions. Yet, the city of Hong Kong has been formed along narrow strips of scarce flat-land around the harbor and from reclamations of ...

  12. Made in Hong Kong : re-envisioning the pedestrian interface

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    Huang, Peng, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    The thesis begins with an interest in the diversity and ambiguity of open spaces in a consumption oriented society: Hong Kong. The hustle and bustle of informal markets, together with the traditional pedestrian streets ...

  13. Analyzing Hong Kong English in Computer-mediated Communication: texts from Blogging 

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    Tam, King Man

    2007-08-24

    This paper examines the linguistic features in blogging (a kind of text-based computer-mediated communication (CMC)) written by Hong Kong people. There are two parts of analysis concerning the notion of Hong Kong English ...

  14. Spatial empowerment : the appropriation of public spaces by Filipina domestic workers in Hong Kong

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    Tillu, Jasmine Susanna

    2011-01-01

    On a typical Sunday afternoon, hundreds of Filipina domestic workers (FDW) gather on the floor of public spaces in prime real estate areas of downtown Hong Kong. Over the last few decades, Hong Kong experienced rapid ...

  15. The Role of Hong Kong in Mainland China's Modernization in Manufacturing

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    Tseng, Mitchell

    We examine Hong Kong's role in the modernization of manufacturing industries in Mainland China and its province of Guangdong. Hong Kong's role has evolved from trading intermediary to low-cost mainland manufacturer to ...

  16. "Chineseness" and Tongzhi in (Post)colonial Diasporic Hong Kong 

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    Wat, Chi Ch'eng

    2012-02-14

    In this thesis, I examine how colonial constructs on Chinese culture affects people's views toward sexual minorities in Hong Kong. In the first Chapter, I explain the shift of my research focus after I started my research. I also conduct a brief...

  17. Improved land cover and emission factors for modeling biogenic volatile organic compounds emissions from Hong Kong

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    Leung, DYC; Wong, P; Cheung, BKH; Guenther, A

    2010-01-01

    organic compounds emissions in Hong Kong. Atmosphericvolatile organic compounds emission inventory for Beijing.volatile organic compound emissions. Journal of Geophysical

  18. Composition and sources of carbonaceous aerosols at three contrasting sites in Hong Kong

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    Zheng, Mei

    detritus, coal combustion, and natural gas combustion. Diesel engine exhaust dominated fine organic carbonComposition and sources of carbonaceous aerosols at three contrasting sites in Hong Kong Mei Zheng monitoring sites located at roadside, urban, and rural areas in Hong Kong are quantified using gas

  19. SunSi Energies Hong Kong Ltd | Open Energy Information

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  20. Vantage Point Venture Partners (Hong Kong) | Open Energy Information

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  1. Hong Kong Taiyang Investment Group Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

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  2. Central, Hong Kong: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButte County,Camilla,Thermal Gradient HolesCentral, Hong Kong: Energy Resources

  3. The blame game : how colonial legacies in Hong Kong shape street vendor and public space policies

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    Cheng, Andrea Kyna Chiu-wai

    2012-01-01

    Hong Kong has seen several social movements emerge since 2003 that have focused on saving quotidian public spaces, such as traditional shopping streets and markets, from redevelopment. This thesis explores how the most ...

  4. The Failure of Anti-Hacking Legislation: a Hong Kong Perspective Invited Paper

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    Lau, W. H. Nynson

    The Failure of Anti-Hacking Legislation: a Hong Kong Perspective Invited Paper Rynson W.H. Lau 3 on Internet issues, and discusses why present computer- related legislation fails to attain its goal of anti-hacking

  5. Vehicular emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a tunnel study in Hong Kong

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    2009-01-01

    7504, 2009 petroleum gas (LPG), gasoline, and diesel are thevehicles, while diesel and LPG fueled vehicles accounted forShing Mun Tunnel, Hong Kong LPG, gasoline, and diesel ethene

  6. The influence of meteorology on the organic and inorganic properties of aerosols in Hong Kong

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    Zheng, Mei

    The influence of meteorology on the organic and inorganic properties of aerosols in Hong Kong Mei, Fe) could be from coal flyash, the estimate of crustal material in the Dry-N period may include some

  7. Mediated urban civic space : info deck of the Hong Kong SAR Government Info-tainment Headquarters

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    Louie, Tak-Wing, 1973-

    2001-01-01

    After being a British colony for more than hundred years, Hong Kong's final handover back to China took place 1st July 1997. There are tremendous demands on the new government to reflect her status during this critical ...

  8. City University of Hong Kong Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences

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    City University of Hong Kong Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences International Conference, offers smart and practical choices to make your stay energized and productive. A mere 5-minute walk

  9. Civil Passions: Cultural Challenges of Public Spheres amidst National Identity Controversies in Hong Kong and Taiwan

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    Lo, Ming-cheng M.; Bettinger, Christopher P.

    2006-01-01

    V X 2 V df p value Panel B: Taiwan Model A B C D E F Factorsperception of media outlets in Taiwan as party mouthpiecesin Hong Kong and Taiwan. ” Social Justice. Magnusson, Bruce

  10. Better Air Quality in Asian and Pacific Rim Cities (BAQ 2002) 16 Dec 2002 18 Dec 2002, Hong Kong SAR

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    Columbia University

    Better Air Quality in Asian and Pacific Rim Cities (BAQ 2002) 16 Dec 2002 ­ 18 Dec 2002, Hong Kong Composition of MSW at the beginning of the 21st century in China #12;Better Air Quality in Asian and Pacific Rim Cities (BAQ 2002) 16 Dec 2002 ­ 18 Dec 2002, Hong Kong SAR PS-18- 2 Composition of MSW Composition

  11. Night-sky brightness monitoring in Hong Kong - a city-wide light pollution assessment

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    Pun, Chun Shing Jason

    2011-01-01

    Results of the first comprehensive light pollution survey in Hong Kong are presented. The night-sky brightness was measured and monitored around the city using a portable light sensing device called the Sky Quality Meter over a 15-month period beginning in March 2008. A total of 1,957 data sets were taken at 199 distinct locations, including urban and rural sites covering all 18 Administrative Districts of Hong Kong. The survey shows that the environmental light pollution problem in Hong Kong is severe - the urban night-skies (sky brightness at 15.0 mag per arcsec square) are on average ~100 times brighter than at the darkest rural sites (20.1 mag per arcsec square), indicating that the high lighting densities in the densely populated residential and commercial areas lead to light pollution. In the worst polluted urban location studied, the night-sky at 13.2 mag per arcsec square can be over 500 times brighter than the darkest sites in Hong Kong. The observed night-sky brightness is found to be affected by hu...

  12. The Poisoning in Hong Kong --An Episode of Life in China Forty Years Ago

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    Gray, Robert M.

    The Poisoning in Hong Kong -- An Episode of Life in China Forty Years Ago by Augustine Heard poisoning incident in 1857 during the second Anglo-Chinese war. The following is transcribed from is poisoned. Take mustard [teaspoonful] in warm water; 1/2 pint & afterwards warm water; after vomiting freely

  13. THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS AND MARITIME STUDIES

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    Liu, Wenyin

    THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS AND MARITIME STUDIES Post". Qualifications Applicants should: a) have a good honours degree in International Shipping and Transport Logistics with international transport or logistics; c) have strong statistical skill; d) be proficient in written and spoken

  14. THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS AND MARITIME STUDIES

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    Liu, Wenyin

    THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS AND MARITIME STUDIES Post, with possibility of further appointment] The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies is one of the three-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of excellence in logistics, supply chain, and operations management

  15. THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS AND MARITIME STUDIES

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    Liu, Wenyin

    THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS AND MARITIME STUDIES Post in International Shipping and Transport Logistics or an equivalent qualification; b) have experience as an assistant in project or research in connection with international transport or logistics; c) have strong

  16. Prevalence of autism in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Sun, Xiang; Allison, Carrie; Matthews, Fiona E; Sharp, Stephen J; Auyeung, Bonnie; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Brayne, Carol

    2013-04-09

    Abstract Background The prevalence of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) is 1% in developed countries, but little data are available from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This study synthesizes evidence relating to the prevalence of ASC...

  17. C.A.S.H. - communal affordable singles housing : a platform for proactive affordability in Hong Kong

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    Wang, Yan-Ping, M. Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    In Hong Kong, young singles are left out of the affordable housing equation. They require much more space per person in comparison to those living in family housing, and the government is not willing to allocate a ...

  18. Ordinary Food Spaces in a Global City: Hong Kong

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    Blake, Megan Kathleen

    2013-01-01

    Megan Kathleen. “Ordinary Food Places in a Global City: Hongotherinfo/110318_food_supply_faq/e_foods upply_faq.pdf .Megan Kathleen. “Ordinary Food Places in a Global City: Hong

  19. Directions to School of Energy and Environment (SEE), City University of Hong Kong

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    Po, Lai-Man

    .enquiry@cityu.edu.hk Location of SEE Room G5702, 5/F Green Zone, Academic Building 1 (Lift 2), City University of Hong Kong SEE station: 1. Find Exit C to Festival Walk then take Exit C2. 2. In Festival Walk, go up to Level LG1. 3 to the 4/F then another one to 5/F, OR (ii) Take lift 2 on 4/F to 5/F. [SEE is located in the Green Zone

  20. Hong Kong Highpower Technology Inc | Open Energy Information

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  1. Summary of Rock-Property Measurements for Hong Kong TuffSamples

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    Dobson, Patrick F.; Nakagawa, Seiji

    2005-09-21

    A series of rock-property measurements was performed on a suite of rhyolitic tuff samples from the area above the Aberdeen Tunnel of Hong Kong. The goal of this study was to determine the mechanical properties of these samples after weathering. This report contains petrographic descriptions, porosity, bulk and grain density, as well as ultrasonic measurements, elastic modulii calculations, and rock-strength determinations. Variations in rock properties are related to alteration and the presence of fractures in the tuff. Granitic rocks located adjacent to the altered tuffs would be better candidates for underground excavations.

  2. * Correspondence address. Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Tel.: #852-2788-7812; fax: #852-2788-7830.

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    progeny, was surveyed for 23 occupied and air-conditioned o$ces in Hong Kong using the bronchial dosimeter Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Dose conversion factor; Rn; Dose; Dosimeter 1. Introduction on this system, Yu and Guan (1998) proposed a bronchial dosimeter similar to a normal measurement system for Rn

  3. S:\\2015\\sem1115_INC_Hua SUN_WHY_050615 THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    S:\\2015\\sem1115_INC_Hua SUN_WHY_050615 THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Institute of Network-Optimality of Coloring and Minimal Necessity of Non-Shannon Inequalities by Mr. Hua SUN University of California, Irvine Hua Sun received the B.E. degree in Communications Engineering from Beijing University of Posts

  4. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 58 (2003) 333338 Study of air pollutants in Hong Kong using energy dispersive

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    2003-01-01

    Applied Radiation and Isotopes 58 (2003) 333­338 Study of air pollutants in Hong Kong using energy were located within the area defined by vehicular emissions. As such, the main air pollutant monitoring site also fell into this same identified area, so the main air pollutant could also be vehicular

  5. Changes to the groundwater system, from 1888 to present, in a highly-urbanized coastal area in Hong Kong, China

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    Changes to the groundwater system, from 1888 to present, in a highly-urbanized coastal area in Hong Kong, China Jiu Jimmy Jiao & Chi-man Leung & Guoping Ding Abstract Historical groundwater levels to reveal changes to the groundwater regime over the last century. The coastal springs and seeps have

  6. GNSS -05, December 8-10, 2005, Hong Kong 1 Development of a DGPS/MEMS IMU Integrated System for

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    Calgary, University of

    navigation solution. Advances in MEMS inertial sensor technology constitute an increasingly attractive lowGNSS -05, December 8-10, 2005, Hong Kong 1 Development of a DGPS/MEMS IMU Integrated System Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, CANADA, T2N 1N4 Abstract. The aim of this paper is to develop a DGPS/MEMS

  7. Contributions of artificial lighting sources on light pollution in Hong Kong measured through a night sky brightness monitoring network

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    Pun, Chun Shing Jason; Leung, Wai Yan; Wong, Chung Fai

    2014-01-01

    Light pollution is a form of environmental degradation in which excessive artificial outdoor lighting, such as street lamps, neon signs, and illuminated signboards, affects the natural environment and the ecosystem. Poorly designed outdoor lighting not only wastes energy, money, and valuable Earth resources, but also robs us of our beautiful night sky. Effects of light pollution on the night sky can be evaluated by the skyglow caused by these artificial lighting sources, through measurements of the night sky brightness (NSB). The Hong Kong Night Sky Brightness Monitoring Network (NSN) was established to monitor in detail the conditions of light pollution in Hong Kong. Monitoring stations were set up throughout the city covering a wide range of urban and rural settings to continuously measure the variations of the NSB. Over 4.6 million night sky measurements were collected from 18 distinct locations between May 2010 and March 2013. This huge dataset, over two thousand times larger than our previous survey, for...

  8. Personal exposure to nitrogen dioxide and its association with respiratory illness in Hong Kong

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    Koo, L.C.; Ho, J.H.; Ho, C.Y.; Matsuki, H.; Shimizu, H.; Mori, T.; Tominaga, S. )

    1990-05-01

    In 1985, 362 primary schoolchildren and their 319 mothers were surveyed in Hong Kong to study the possible relationship of air pollution to respiratory illnesses. Using nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}) measured by personal samplers as a measure of air pollution, the study aimed to identify the major sources of NO{sub 2} in the indoor environment and see whether its increased presence was associated with respiratory symptoms. The levels of NO{sub 2} among the mothers was found to increase by 21% if dust exposure was reported from the workplace, 18% if they used such cooking fuels as liquid petroleum gas or kerosene, 11% when kitchens did not have ventilating fans, and 10% when incense was burned at home. In terms of respiratory symptoms, an increase in NO{sub 2} levels of 19% was reported among those with allergic rhinitis and 18% among those with chronic cough. The levels of NO2 among children were correlated with levels measured in classrooms, all of which had opened windows so that the NO{sub 2} came from outdoors. No association was found between children's NO{sub 2} levels and respiratory symptoms. With the exception of smoking by the father and the children's NO{sub 2} levels, no association was found between smoking at home and NO{sub 2} levels.

  9. Visual Analysis of the Air Pollution Problem in Hong Kong Huamin Qu, Member, IEEE, Wing-Yi Chan, Anbang Xu, Student Member, IEEE, Kai-Lun Chung,

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    Liu, Yunhao

    Visual Analysis of the Air Pollution Problem in Hong Kong Huamin Qu, Member, IEEE, Wing-Yi Chan with S-shape axis, and weighted complete graphs. Our system was used to analyze the air pollution problem system, parallel coordinates, air pollution, visual analytics. ! 1 INTRODUCTION The rapid deterioration

  10. O:\\Seminar (SEM)\\2015_PDF\\IE Seminars\\sem0115_Zhou Li_KHZ_130115.docx THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    of Hong Kong Abstract The technological progress in today's web not only fosters a booming Web industry, but also provides new opportunities to criminals who are industrializing their dark business. This talk will review popular attack vectors in web space and present several new detection mechanisms. First, an attack

  11. Study of popular Hong Kong cinema from 2001 to 2004 as resource for a contextual approach to expressions of christian faith in the public realm after the reversion to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 

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    Yam, Chi-Keung

    2008-01-01

    In this thesis I study popular Hong Kong cinema through analysing specific films produced between 2001 and 2004. They are Shaolin Soccer (2001), The Infernal Affairs Trilogy (2002-2003), and Kung Fu Hustle (2004). My aim ...

  12. Everyday Imaginings Under the Lion Rock: An Analysis of Identity Formation in Hong Kong

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    Mak, Sarah Y.T.

    2013-01-01

    a street vendor, a double-decker bus, various other motorKong’s red taxis and double-decker buses passing by Honga replica of an old double- decker tram or ride on the back

  13. Energy Savings with Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems in Commercial Buildings of Hong Kong 

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    Yang, J.; Chan, K.; Wu, X.

    2006-01-01

    Kong for sustainable development. In this study, the major factors influencing the electricity use of HVAC systems are studied with the building energy simulation program EnergyPlus, which include chiller efficiency, space cooling temperature, variable...

  14. Source characteristics of volatile organic compounds during high ozone episodes in Hong Kong, Southern China

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    Zhang, J.; Wang, T.; Chameides, W. L; Cardelino, C.; Blake, D. R; Streets, D. G

    2008-01-01

    Kong. Species TO EPD sites Methane Ethane Propane n-butanei-butane n-pentane i-pentane n-hexane 2,2-dimethybutane 2,3-Species Ethane Propane n-butane i-butane n-pentane i-pentane

  15. Preprint version, final version at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China Semi-autonomous Trajectory Generation for Mobile Robots

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    Preprint version, final version at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China Semi-autonomous Trajectory Generation for Mobile Robots with Integral Haptic-- A new framework for semi-autonomous path plan- ning for mobile robots that extends the classical

  16. Preprint version, final version at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China A Semi-autonomous UAV Platform for Indoor Remote Operation

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    and Automation, Hong Kong, China A Semi-autonomous UAV Platform for Indoor Remote Operation with Visual present the development of a semi-autonomous quadrotor UAV platform for indoor teleoperation using RGB- D in order to stabilize the UAV velocity and track the desired velocity commanded by a remote operator though

  17. Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong Library Homepage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/ This guide serves as an introduction to selected resources and services of the Run Run Shaw Library. To find out more, visit

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    Po, Lai-Man

    and public holidays will be announced in advance via the Library Web site and will be posted at the Library1 Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong Library Homepage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/ This guide serves as an introduction to selected resources and services of the Run Run Shaw Library. To find

  18. Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong Library Homepage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/ This guide serves as an introduction to selected resources and services of the Run Run Shaw Library. To find out more, visit

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    Po, Lai-Man

    , semester breaks and public holidays will be announced in advance via the Library Web siteRun Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong Library Homepage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/ This guide serves as an introduction to selected resources and services of the Run Run Shaw Library. To find

  19. Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong Library Homepage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/ This guide serves as an introduction to selected resources and services of the Run Run Shaw Library. To find out more, visit

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    Po, Lai-Man

    and public holidays will be announced in advance via the Library Web site and will be posted at the LibraryRun Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong Library Homepage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/ This guide serves as an introduction to selected resources and services of the Run Run Shaw Library. To find

  20. Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong Library Homepage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/ This guide serves as an introduction to selected resources and services of the Run Run Shaw Library. To find out more, visit

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    Po, Lai-Man

    examination periods, semester breaks and public holidays will be announced in advance via the Library Web siteRun Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong Library Homepage: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/ This guide serves as an introduction to selected resources and services of the Run Run Shaw Library. To find

  1. Mr Henry Tang Ying-yen is still in his prime but his name has already travelled far and wide. Not only is he well-known to every household in Hong Kong, but he

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    Po, Lai-Man

    boosts to Hong Kong during its process of economic recovery. Mr Tang was born to an industrialist family Administrative Region, and participated in all areas of government policy planning. His public service includes are the people--the taxpayers. He believes the success of a company hinges on the collaborative spirit of all its

  2. FRANCE HONG KONG DISTINGUISHED

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    Po, Lai-Man

    of the celebration programmes of CityU's 25th Anniversary Spintronics: Electrons, Spins, Computers and Telephones Abstract: Spintronics is a new field of research which exploits the influence of the electron spin will review some of the most promising directions of today: spin transfer phenomena, spintronics

  3. FRANCE HONG KONG DISTINGUISHED

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    Po, Lai-Man

    that are necessary for the social acceptability of some proposed solutions such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), wind power, tidal and sea-current energy, and the new generation of nuclear reactors.Apart from

  4. Remarks on BEngESE from Industry Mr. Paul W Y Poon, Managing Director Hong Kong of

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    Po, Lai-Man

    Kong Limited says the electrical and energy industry are keen for talents. "The undergraduate degree programme, Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science and Engineering, offered by the School of Energy and energy industry, which is important for the healthy development of our industry," he says. Mr. C T Wan

  5. Performance evaluation of source extraction in wireless sensor networks Hong-Bin Chen a,b,*, Chi Kong Tse a

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    Tse, Chi K. "Michael"

    Performance evaluation of source extraction in wireless sensor networks Hong-Bin Chen a,b,*, Chi wireless sensor networks are evaluated. The sensor observations are assumed to be linear instantaneous: Available online 6 May 2008 Keywords: Wireless sensor network Blind source separation Cluster Performance

  6. Hong Kong InternationalHong Kong International AirportAirport

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    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    recyclingrecycling Mechanized food waste compostersMechanized food waste compostersMechanized food waste compostersMechanized food waste composters which reduce waste volume by up towhich reduce waste volume by up to 90

  7. HKUST Environmental Report HONG KONG UNIVERSITY

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    . The new system results in 1,000 Giga-Watt-Hours of electrical energy savings per annum, which translates involves lighting retrofit and other energy saving initiatives all over the campus, and certain special energy saving measures in the laboratory areas. The anticipated energy reduction at completion

  8. Pierre Y. Julien Hong Kong -December 2004

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    Development in Haiti #12;2 List the Pros-cons of this Dam Advantages: · · · · Disadvantages: · · Demographic - Discussion Objectives Impact of Hydropower Development 1. Case-Study in Haiti on the role of dams; 2. Discussion on the role of dams and future developments; 3. Class participation is expected. Hydropower

  9. Pierre Y. Julien Hong Kong -December 2004

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    ;13 Geobags Geo Containers #12;14 Bendway Weirs Auxiliary Structure Lowsill Structure Hydroelectric Power

  10. Approaching Angels in Hong Kong An Entrepreneurs'

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    companies, etc. Individual investors who are not your immediate family members or close friends #12;HK Why is that, and what might be the problem? #12;What defines angel investment? Funding for post seeking funding Yet one hears of certain companies succeeding in raising fund every now and then What do

  11. Unpacking Adaptation: The Female Inheritance Movement in Hong Kong

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    Stern, Rachel E.

    2005-01-01

    with critiques of feudalism. During the rally outside theStandard, 14 Oct. 1993). Feudalism, a term asso- ciated withand patri- archy. 28 Anti-feudalism was the theme of the May

  12. Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering The University of Hong Kong

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Others : ___________ Student No. : ______________________________ Have : ________________________ Chinese Name (if applicable) : _______________ Class : EComE EE CE InfoE Others : ______________ Year: 1st

  13. 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

  14. Urban oasis : the central market redevelopment of Hong Kong

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    Kwok, Sean Zee, 1975-

    2001-01-01

    In the ultra-urban centers of today, "nature" has become a precious resource that often gets sacrificed in the name of progress and development. The presence of nature has become increasingly elusive in the concrete jungle ...

  15. A biogenic volatile organic compound emission inventory for Hong Kong

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    Tsui, JK-Y; Guenther, A; Yip, W-K; Chen, F

    2009-01-01

    isoprene emissions from 15 Eucalyptus species in Australia.Cinnamomum camphora Cyclobalanopsis edithiae Eucalyptuscitriodora Eucalyptus robusta Eucalyptus torelliana Ficus

  16. CityUniversityofHongKong PolicyonUseofITServicesandFacilities

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    Po, Lai-Man

    students, staff, alumni, applicants, guests, visitors and any other persons who have been given access and integrity. 4. Users must not interfere with the work of other users or alter the integrity activities for unauthorised personal financial gain. 6. Users are expected to use electronic communication

  17. Park and chill : redesign parking garage in Hong Kong

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    Ting, Sze Ngai

    2011-01-01

    What are the aesthetics of urban infrastructure? Urban infrastructure has remained isolated to human activities. We all share memory and experience with urban infrastructure, e.g. we drive on the same roads and park our ...

  18. Ordinary Food Spaces in a Global City: Hong Kong

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    Blake, Megan Kathleen

    2013-01-01

    food consumption and food waste. She is currently working tothe food from the wholesale market, become waste once theirwaste-paper-hits-scavengers Accessed 17/1/2013. Blake, Megan Kathleen. “Ordinary Food

  19. THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG DDEEPPAARRTTMMEENNTT OOFF IINNFFOORRMMAATTIIOONN EENNGGIINNEEEERRIINNGG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    .6 Accounting 3.7 Telecommunication 3.7 Business Consultant 1.9 Insurance 1.9 Logistics & Supply Chain Services Accounting Telecommunication Business Consultant Insurance Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Sys. Admin. & Management 9.7 Data Communications & Network Engineering 6.5 System Maintenance 6

  20. Run Run Shaw Library City University of Hong Kong

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    Po, Lai-Man

    . Basic Search Advanced Search Access Search Enter search term(s). Click to start search. 1. Enter search term(s). 2. Select an operator to combine terms*. 3. Select the field to search. Specify a date range. Optional. Optional. Specify other search criteria. You can enter the criteria in the box(es) directly

  1. Run Run Shaw Library City University of Hong Kong

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    Po, Lai-Man

    or ISBN fields 1. Enter search term(s). Select to go to Advanced Search #12;- 2 - Steps: 1. Enter search term(s) in relevant boxes. Optional: 2. Click on down arrow(s) to specify a search option Optional: 3), if known. Optional: 5. Filter by specific Journal Title. Refine search by entering additional volume, issue

  2. Run Run Shaw Library City University of Hong Kong

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    Po, Lai-Man

    . Enter search term(s) into one or more of the search boxes. Click on Select to limit your search to a specific subject area. Enter search terms. Optional. Select an operator, i.e. And, Or, Not, to combine the displayed e-book. Enter terms in the search box. Click on the footnote number to view the corresponding

  3. Run Run Shaw Library City University of Hong Kong

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    Po, Lai-Man

    the alphabetical list of available titles for that category. 1. Enter search term(s). (see Search Tips on p. 2 search 1. Enter search term(s) (See Search Tips on p. 2) 2. Optional. Enter other relevant information 3 automatically assumes a Boolean "and" between the search terms. or autopsy or pathology contain autopsy

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    Po, Lai-Man

    and enter term(s) in the search box. 3. Choose scope of search: All Items, or Folders. 4. Specify additional fields to further broaden or narrow search. 5. Click GO. 1. Enter search term(s) in the search box. 4 Results & Search Within a Search To narrow search, enter search term(s) in this search box. Click

  5. Run Run Shaw Library City University of Hong Kong

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    Po, Lai-Man

    the synonyms and plurals of the search terms. Expands search results by finding the keywords entered within the full text of articles. Access Search Available EBSCOhost Databases 1. Enter search term(s phrase. 1. Enter search term(s). 3. Select an operator* to combine terms entered in multiple text boxes 2

  6. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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    Wu, Dekai

    .......................................................... 403 References.................................................................... 403 16

  7. A center for food, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

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    Chan, Kwan Yue, 1979-

    2005-01-01

    Modern day living limits us from understanding and seeing where our food comes from and how it was planted, grown, and manufactured. As we become more and more conscious about our diets, our relationship to food is more ...

  8. Bio Yankuang Hong Kong Listed | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar Energy LLC Jump to:Greece:BajoBelpower SrlHydroelectric PowerOleo

  9. Precise Register Allocation for Irregular Architectures Timothy Kong and Kent D. Wilken

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    California at Davis, University of

    that minimizes the amount of spill code. Global register allocation analyzes the entire function at oncePrecise Register Allocation for Irregular Architectures Timothy Kong and Kent D. Wilken Dept-register architectures which is based on 0-1 integer programming (IP). Prior work shows that IP register allocation

  10. College of Automation Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China Also with Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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    Tse, Chi K. "Michael"

    in rechargeable toothbrushes with separate wireless chargers. Totally implantable systems minimize the risk for a considerable period of time and communicate with the outside world wirelessly with medical data and commands

  11. Disturbance spreading in incommensurate and quasiperiodic systems Department of Physics and Centre of Nonlinear Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

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    Li, Baowen

    Disturbance spreading in incommensurate and quasiperiodic systems Bambi Hu Department of Physics found that 1 with the exponent of distribution function of frequency at zero frequency, i.e., ( ) as 0, the classical transport in incommen- surate and quasiperiodic sytems and its relation with phonon frequency

  12. Prior distribution Andrew Gelman

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    Gelman, Andrew

    Prior distribution Andrew Gelman Volume 3, pp 1634­1637 in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics (ISBN, 2002 #12;Prior distribution The prior distribution is a key part of Bayesian infer- ence (see Bayesian with the probability distribution of new data to yield the posterior distribution, which in turn is used for future

  13. Compositional Policy Priors

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    Wingate, David

    2013-04-12

    This paper describes a probabilistic framework for incorporating structured inductive biases into reinforcement learning. These inductive biases arise from policy priors, probability distributions over optimal policies. ...

  14. Vehicular emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a tunnel study in Hong Kong

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    2009-01-01

    anthropogenic sources on carbonyl sulfide in Beijing City,Measurements of carbonyl sulfide in automotive emissions andThese include CO, CO 2 , carbonyl sulfide (OCS), carbon

  15. Conditions of the Hong Kong Section: Spatial History and Regulatory Environment of Vertically Integrated Developments

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    Tan, Zheng

    2014-01-01

    overpopulation and intensive developments which cluster around major transportation hubs. In addition, although China

  16. A stability theorem for concordance embeddings Guo-Wu Meng, Hong Kong

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    (N`+)) In the diagram Q = 1 S1 , X+ is X together with a disjoint point, and S is the* * unit circle viewed both+fi+fi21+fl) ss2n-5(FOE) ~=Coker(Z[ss x ss] Z[ss x ss] -! Z[ss x ss

  17. PARTICLE-ASSOCIATED POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF HONG KONG

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    Zheng, Mei

    predominantly from pyrolysis, incomplete com- bustion and carbonization processes. Even in Antarctica, PAHs into the atmosphere as vapors where they are absorbed onto suspended particu- Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 117: 175

  18. THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE

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    Liu, Wenyin

    and simulation, heat and mass transfer, fabrication, characterization and testing of fuel cells; (b) have a good) have hands-on working experience in one or more of the following areas: fuel cell modeling qualified appointee who is able to propose an MPhil or PhD research topic in consultation with the project

  19. Vehicular fuel composition and atmospheric emissions in South China: Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai

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    Tsai, W. Y; Chan, L. Y; Blake, D. R; Chu, K. W

    2006-01-01

    of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) on Santiago air quality,cluded that roughly 5% of the LPG that was sold in Santiago,The leakage of unburned LPG was found to be a major source

  20. Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences City University of Hong Kong

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    in medical radiology, nondestructive testing and seismic exploration. Most of the work in this field is done

  1. Vehicular emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a tunnel study in Hong Kong

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    2009-01-01

    LPG, gasoline, and diesel ethene toluene n-butane propane i-pentane i-butane propene benzene ethyne 1,2,4-order, ethene, toluene, n-butane, propane and i-pentane.

  2. Characterization of photochemical pollution at different elevations in mountainous areas in Hong Kong

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    2013-01-01

    vs. ethylbenzene and (b) i-butane vs. propane at TMS and TW.vs. ethylbenzene and (b) i-butane vs. propane at TMS and TW.2012). On the other hand, n-butane and propane are generally

  3. Everyday Imaginings Under the Lion Rock: An Analysis of Identity Formation in Hong Kong

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    Mak, Sarah Y.T.

    2013-01-01

    314   Figure 19: The menu of the Starbucks bing320   Figure 20: The interior of Starbucks bingbeen commodified (i.e. the Starbucks on Duddell Street has

  4. THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Consolidated Circular on General Arrangements

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    Bogdanov, Andrej

    :15PM ENS 126 Office Hours: M 6:30PM-7:30PM, W 4PM-5PM or by appointment Unique number: 17200 Course

  5. International Conference on Power Systems Transients IPST 2003 in Hong Kong Transient Testing of Protection Relays

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    ­ The paper presents a new approach to application testing of protective relays. The approach utilizes a test be obtained using the new test methodology for assessing important application features of protective relays ­ electromagnetic transients, application testing, auto- mated testing, protective relays, digital simulators I

  6. Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences City University of Hong Kong

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    in asset management by Dr. Georgiana SOLANET Senior Manager, Head of Market Risk Lloyds TSB plc Bank regulatory scrutiny, increased competition and volatile markets, customers of the asset management industry and its Applications Colloquium Organized by Prof. Ya Yan LU and Prof. Wei Wei SUN Risk management

  7. Source characteristics of volatile organic compounds during high ozone episodes in Hong Kong, Southern China

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    Zhang, J.; Wang, T.; Chameides, W. L; Cardelino, C.; Blake, D. R; Streets, D. G

    2008-01-01

    2-butene trans-2-butene 1,3-butadiene Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y1-butene 1-pentene 1,3-butadiene Isoprene Cis-2-butene

  8. Vehicular fuel composition and atmospheric emissions in South China: Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai

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    Tsai, W. Y; Chan, L. Y; Blake, D. R; Chu, K. W

    2006-01-01

    VOCs, such as benzene and 1,3-butadiene, may also lead to anand Gee (1995) found that 1,3-butadiene was rarely found inwere a primary source of 1,3-butadiene. Other than exhaust

  9. The provision of English enhancement at City University of Hong Kong Robin Bradbeer

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    Bradbeer, Robin Sarah

    , the Confucian concept of education. As Deckert (1992: 101) comments: `Throughout the ..course, students need that took place. Initially, the paper will consider bilingual education from a tertiary education perspective. It takes some of the theories of bilingual education as usually applied at primary and secondary

  10. Source characteristics of volatile organic compounds during high ozone episodes in Hong Kong, Southern China

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    Zhang, J.; Wang, T.; Chameides, W. L; Cardelino, C.; Blake, D. R; Streets, D. G

    2008-01-01

    TO EPD sites Methane Ethane Propane n-butane i-butane n-to Source Category Species Ethane Propane n-butane i-butane9. Ratios of n-butane-to-ethane vs. propane-to-ethane from

  11. Vehicular emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a tunnel study in Hong Kong

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    2009-01-01

    1-pentene 2-methylpentane ethane n-pentane 1-butene o-xylenethe ratios of ethene/ethane and m,p-xylene/ethylbenzene wereaverage value of ethene/ethane and m,p-xylene/ethylbenzene

  12. HKUST Environmental Report 2 0 0 2 Update THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF

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    of obtaining hot water supply from a central gas combustion boiler, the Animal Care Facility which is located in the hot water distribution network will be greatly reduced whilst energy efficiency of hot water provision operations. Examples of our effort include: The second energy performance contract for Library

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    2009-01-01

    Chemistry and Physics Vehicular emission of volatile organicY. , and Huang, Y. S. : Emission factors and characteristicslight-duty vehicle emissions, Environ. Sci. Technol. , 30,

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    2009-01-01

    ethene toluene n-butane propane i-pentane i-butane propeneethene, toluene, n-butane, propane and i-pentane. These fiveVOCs emitted. The high propane and n-butane emissions were

  15. Characterization of photochemical pollution at different elevations in mountainous areas in Hong Kong

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    2013-01-01

    and (b) i-butane vs. propane at TMS and TW. Fig. 4. Theand (b) i-butane vs. propane at TMS and TW. et al. , 2001;higher ratios of ethyne/propane and benzene/propane were

  16. Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences City University of Hong Kong

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    . The developed projective adaptive resonance theory (PART) has been applied for gene filtering and cancer architecture to incorporate adaptive transmission delays and signal transmission information loss (PART-manifolds of the data space. Light refreshments will be provided near Room B5-118 before the colloquium from 4:00 pm

  17. Ken Cheng was born in Hong Kong. His family emigrated to Toronto,

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    Cheng, Ken

    interested in the study of behaviour? As barely a teenager, I picked up a paperback copy of Desmond Morris

  18. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Student Feedback Questionnaire

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    Liu, Yunhao

    100.0 0 0.0% B Well 75.0 5 62.5% C Acceptable 50.0 3 37.5% D Not well 25.0 0 0 37.5% C Acceptable 50.0 3 37.5% D Not well 25.0 0 0.0% E Poorly 0.0 0 0.0% NA? Weight Count Percentage A Yes 100.0 6 75.0% B Only partially 50.0 2 25.0% C No 0.0 0

  19. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Student Feedback Questionnaire

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    Chen, Lei

    100.0 1 25.0% B Well 75.0 1 25.0% C Acceptable 50.0 2 50.0% D Not well 25.0 0 0 25.0% C Acceptable 50.0 1 25.0% D Not well 25.0 0 0.0% E Poorly 0.0 0 0.0% NA? Weight Count Percentage A Yes 100.0 3 75.0% B Only partially 50.0 1 25.0% C No 0.0 0

  20. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Student Feedback Questionnaire

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    Chen, Lei

    Good 75.0 1 25.0% C Acceptable 50.0 2 50.0% D Poor 25.0 0 0.0% E Very poor 0.0 0 50.0% C Acceptable 50.0 1 25.0% D Not well 25.0 0 0.0% E Poorly 0.0 0 0.0% NA Percentage A Very well 100.0 0 0.0% B Well 75.0 1 25.0% C Acceptable 50.0 2 50.0% D

  1. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Student Feedback Questionnaire

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    Chen, Lei

    7.1% B Good 75.0 1 7.1% C Acceptable 50.0 8 57.1% D Poor 25.0 3 21.4% E Very.3% B Well 75.0 5 35.7% C Acceptable 50.0 3 21.4% D Not well 25.0 0 0.0% E Poorly 35.7% C Acceptable 50.0 3 21.4% D Not well 25.0 0 0.0% E Poorly 0.0 0 0.0% NA

  2. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Student Feedback Questionnaire

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    Liu, Yunhao

    Good 75.0 2 33.3% C Acceptable 50.0 3 50.0% D Poor 25.0 0 0.0% E Very poor 0.0 0.0% B Well 75.0 5 83.3% C Acceptable 50.0 0 0.0% D Not well 25.0 0 0.0% E Poorly.0 4 66.7% C Acceptable 50.0 1 16.7% D Not well 25.0 0 0.0% E Poorly 0.0 0 0

  3. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Student Feedback Questionnaire

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    Liu, Yunhao

    .0 2 25.0% B Well 75.0 3 37.5% C Acceptable 50.0 2 25.0% D Not well 25.0 1 12.5% E? Weight Count Percentage A Yes 100.0 6 75.0% B Only partially 50.0 2 25.0% C No 0.0 0 50.0% B Sometimes 66.0 3 37.5% C Seldom or rarely 33.0 1 12.5% D Never 0.0 0 0

  4. A Case Study on Management Process of Building Commissioning for a New Building in Hong Kong 

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    Wong, L.

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents the development of a quasi-linear optimization model for a cogeneration system subject to constant heat and power demands or loads. The linear model is next modified to a non-linear one to account for ...

  5. The City Coding Project : an investigation into some presumed maxims for residential design in Hong Kong

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    Wong, Chit Kin Dickson

    2008-01-01

    Formal expressions of architecture in a city are largely dictated by how the city is 'coded' ... re-coding - is capable of making fundamental changes in building forms that would proliferate across the entire city. Therefore, ...

  6. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION FORM

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    will be levied for overdue and lost materials. Internet Access to the Library Catalog The Library Catalog Department, Library, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon. For more information contact the Circulation Department

  7. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION FORM

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    will be levied for overdue and lost materials. Internet Access to the Library Catalog The Library Catalog to the Circulation Department, Library, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon. For more information contact the Circulation

  8. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION FORM

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    to licensing restrictions. Internet Access to the Library Catalog The Library Catalog and other resources can, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon. For more information contact the Circulation Department at 2358-6777 or e

  9. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION FORM

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    Access to the Library Catalog The Library Catalog and other resources can be accessed through the Web will not be available. Please return completed form to the Circulation Department, Library, HKUST, Clear Water Bay

  10. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Division of Biomedical Engineering

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    Yang, Qiang

    D Thesis Presentation Bioengineering Graduate Program (BIEN) Qualitative and Quantitative Protein of predictions: (a) qualitative interaction prediction about the interaction existence (classification), and (b) quantitative affinity prediction about the interaction affinity. By predicting the presence

  11. Public Housing and Unemployment: Skills and Spatial Mismatch in Postindustrial Hong Kong

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    Monkkonen, Paavo

    2011-01-01

    A. , Phimister, E. , 2008. Housing tenure, job mobility and311-328. Blanc, M. , 1993. Housing segregation and the poor:in French social rented housing. Housing Studies 8 (3), 207-

  12. Revision Date: Dec 2014 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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    . ________________ Principle Investigator _____________________________ Lab Phone No. ________________ Other Contact No Others ______________________________________________________ * MC01­ Radiation Safety, MC04 ­ Laser _________________________________________ BSL ______ Primary Cell Culture ________________________________________ BSL ______ Brief description

  13. Synoptic weather patterns associated with NO{sub x} pollution episodes in Hong Kong urban areas

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    Yuen, C.Y.; Wang, T. [Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., Kowloon (Hong Kong). Dept. of Civil and Structural Engineering

    1998-12-31

    This study aims to find out the relationship between synoptic weather patterns and the air quality in HK urban areas. The air pollutants in HK are mainly vehicular emissions. Therefore, in this study, NO{sub x} (NO + NO{sub 2}) was used as an indicator of the urban air quality. Three years record of NO{sub x} concentration was examined and high NO{sub x} episodes were selected. 70% of high NO{sub x} pollution episodes were found to be related to calm or light wind conditions. Under low wind speed and stable conditions, both horizontal and vertical dispersion of local air pollutants are prohibited, hence air pollutants accumulate to harmful levels. The synoptic weather patterns on the episode days associated with calm conditions were investigated. The authors; found that the existence of: (1) a tropical cyclone over the NW Pacific Ocean, and HK is under the influence of its periphery subsiding air; (2) a weak continental high-pressure system with central highest pressure less than 1030hPa; and (3) a low-pressure trough being close to HK, were likely to give rise to calm conditions and hence NO{sub X} episodes in urban areas.

  14. THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION AS A VISITING STUDENT

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    Singh, Jaswinder Pal

    No (Please tick as appropriate) There are differential composition fees for local and non-local students. According to the definition laid down by the University Grants Committee, non-local students are persons Course Code Title of Course Signature Accept/Reject Accept/Reject Accept/Reject Accept/Reject Accept

  15. TOUR HYDROS.CH -Duba Hong-Kong-Singapore-Monaco-Brazil USA Records & conferences

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    Psarrakos, Panayiotis

    ;· · · · 10 #12;· · · 11 #12;12 #12;13 #12;14 #12;15 #12;16 #12;VOILES DE SAINT- TROPEZ TOUR HYDROS.CH - Dubaï19-23 July 2016 Energy Efficiency Global Forum Washington May, 12-13 TOUR HYDROS.CH ­ Records

  16. Estimation of submarine groundwater discharge in Plover Cove, Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong by 222

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    to be a significant pathway carrying nutrients into the constricted estuary. Plover Cove, a small cove in the Harbour Groundwater hydrology Groundwater transport Hydrological cycles and budgets Pollution: urban, regional as the prevailing northeasterly wind direction (Yin, 2003). Current is low for the harbour and the estimated water

  17. Nutrition and the Prevalence of Dementia in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan: An Ecological Study

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    Wu, Yu-Tzu; Grant, William B.; Prina, A. Matthew; Lee, Hsin-yi; Brayne, Carol

    2014-11-07

    Prinac, Hsin-yi Leed and Carol Braynea aDepartment of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK bSunlight, Nutrition...

  18. Vehicular emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a tunnel study in Hong Kong

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    2009-01-01

    a focus on benzene and 1,3- butadiene, Atmos. Environ. , 30,propylbenzene cis-2-butene 1,3-butadiene 2,3-dimethylbutaneVOCs (e.g. benzene and 1,3-butadiene) emitted from vehicles

  19. Vehicular fuel composition and atmospheric emissions in South China: Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai

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    Tsai, W. Y; Chan, L. Y; Blake, D. R; Chu, K. W

    2006-01-01

    VOCs, such as benzene and 1,3-butadiene, may also lead to an1995) found that 1,3-butadiene was rarely found in gasolineprimary source of 1,3-butadiene. Other than exhaust emission

  20. Vehicular fuel composition and atmospheric emissions in South China: Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai

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    Tsai, W. Y; Chan, L. Y; Blake, D. R; Chu, K. W

    2006-01-01

    gasoline samples were collected from the four major oil companiesgasoline additive and the amount of toluene added varies with differ- ent oil companies.

  1. A systems approach to conceptual design solutions for a very tall building in Hong Kong

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    Ungerer, Frank Wolfgang, 1969-

    1998-01-01

    The thesis represents a design investigation that seeks to reconsider the high-rise building. With changing uses and technologies, high-rise office towers may have become obsolete. Given the recent capabilities for ...

  2. Improved land cover and emission factors for modeling biogenic volatile organic compounds emissions from Hong Kong

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    Leung, DYC; Wong, P; Cheung, BKH; Guenther, A

    2010-01-01

    c Yearly Variation of Solar Radiation Data Solar Radiation (data Hourly averages of air temperature and solar radiationof temperature data. c. Annual variation of solar radiation

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    pairs of amino acids that exhibit "good" properties and therefore, contribute to the stability of a protein. The properties of amino acids like the "solvent accessibility" can be quantified as scores [25 (based on an aggregate scoring function ) among all object pairs in R × S that qualify . This query type

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    90e COAL DESULFURIZATION PRIOR TO COMBUSTION J. Wrathall, T.of coal during combustion. The process involves the additionCOAL DESULFURIZATION PRIOR TO COMBUSTION Lawrence Berkeley

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    , which have very poor permeability, and the air cannot get in or out very freely." Buckled concrete reclamation sites were filled by extremely permeable rock boulders and some incorporated buried old sea walls, unlike natural coastlines where sand, earth and other materials were less permeable and could absorb

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    Gelman, Andrew

    Logistic regression Weakly informative priors Conclusions Bayesian generalized linear models default p #12;Logistic regression Weakly informative priors Conclusions Classical logistic regression The problem of separation Bayesian solution Logistic regression -6 -4 -2 0 2 4 6 0.00.20.40.60.81.0 y = logit

  7. Size distribution of organic and inorganic species in Hong Kong aerosols during the wet and dry seasons

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    Zheng, Mei

    plants, smelters, residential heating and wood stoves, or they can be formed in the atmosphere from solar radiation and thus have a direct impact on climate. Under clear-sky conditions, an increase

  8. Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Jointly organized with IEEE Technology Management Council Hong Kong Chapter

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    Po, Lai-Man

    energy, especially wind power. This paper, therefore, outlines the design and study of an interval optimization model to determine optimal wind capacity in an existing power grid. Interval wind capacity factor operational cost of wind power. The effectiveness of the proposed model is validated by its application

  9. The use of public space by foreign female domestic workers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

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    Koh, Cha-ly

    2009-01-01

    In globalizing cities around the world, middle class women are departing from their traditional domestic roles in child rearing and home management. This activity change creates a large influx of young, single and lower ...

  10. The impact of computer technology on language choice and CMC practice: A study of Instant Messaging in Hong Kong 

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    LIN, Pik-Yan

    2008-01-01

    Research on computer-mediated communication (CMC) has moved from the linguistic aspect to the sociolinguistic dimension in order to understand how human linguistic behaviour is influenced by the availability of new technology. ...

  11. The Prosodic Transcription of a Corpus of Hong Kong English: Collection Criteria, Transcription System and Preliminary Findings

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    . The intonation system proposed by David Brazil (1997) known as the Brazil System is being used for the prosodic intonation along with discourse features. Below are the labels adopted from the Brazil System of intonation/termina-tion respectively Tone unit boundaries: // Prominence refers to the stressed syllables. Tone is the tonic or nucleus

  12. The management of malaria and leprosy in Hong Kong and the International Settlement of Shanghai, 1880s-1940s

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    Ham, Daniel

    2013-06-11

    different approaches: direct environmental interventions, such as drainage schemes, and quinine prophylaxis. The success of these schemes varied according to local priorities, budgetary constraints, and colonial agendas. Recent studies have broadened...

  13. Cluster building by policy design: a sociotechnical constituency study of information communication technology (ICT) industries in Scotland and Hong Kong 

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    Wong, Alexandra Wai Wah

    2009-01-01

    This thesis investigates whether and how public policies can help build industrial clusters. The research applies a case study method based on 60 interviews to the emerging information communication technology (ICT) ...

  14. Higher Education in a Globalised Market: A Comparative Discourse Study of University Prospectuses in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom 

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    Hui, Kin Lam

    2009-11-26

    The globalization of higher education has been greatly accelerated in the 21st century. International student recruitment not only enriches cultural diversity but also provides huge revenue to education providers. This ...

  15. Subscriber access provided by CHINESE UNIV OF HONG KONG Langmuir is published by the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street

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    Wu, Chi

    ). The highest grafting efficiency was 80%. Effects of the reaction temperature, the MMA/BSA ratio in surfactant-free stable core-shell particles, confirmed by a transmission electron microscopic (TEM) analysis, and the concentrations of Cu2+ and BSA on such core-shell particle formation have been systematically studied. Due

  16. Endohelminths from six rare species of turtles (Bataguridae) from Southeast Asia confiscated by international authorities in Hong Kong, China 

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    Murray, Rebecca Ann

    2004-09-30

    is distributed from the Nicabar Islands, Bangladesh, and Assam, south through Burma, Thailand, Kampuchea, Vietnam, and Malaya, east in Indonesia to Sulawesi and Amboina. It is also located in the Philippines and Celebes. It inhabits lowland water bodies... vulnerable species (Hilton-Taylor, 2000). Cyclemys dentata The Asian leaf turtle is one of two members of the genus Cyclemys. It is distributed from northern India, southward through Burma, Thailand, Kampuchea, Vietnam, and Malaya, to Sumatra, Java...

  17. Benefits and constraints associated with the use of an urban park reproted by the elderly in Hong Kong 

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    Hung, Kam

    2006-04-12

    -depth interviews were conducted with 13 individuals inside and 12 outside the Tsuen Wan Jockey Club Tak Wah Park. Purposive sampling was used to select the sample. The interviews were semi-structured, based on an interview guide of open-ended questions. Results...

  18. In Proc. International Conference on Advances in Building Technology. Hong Kong, China. December 4-6, 2002.

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    bonded with both phenolic and isocyanate adhesives displayed a reduction in bending strength upon degradation. It is well-known that cyclic MC changes accelerate creep due to mechano-sorptive (MS) effect. In the presence of borate chemicals, creep may be further accelerated and degradation of other mechanical

  19. The US treasury market in August 1998: untangling the effects of Hong Kong and Russia with high frequency data

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    Dungey, Mardi; Goodheart, Charles; Tambakis, Demosthenes N

    ; #11;#7;#6;#12;#3; #25; *#6;#3;)#3;#15; #7; #8;*#3;#24; #22;#7; #14;)#3; #29;#25; #3; *#22;#7; #7;#17;#7;#14;#15;#8; #2;#3;#14;#6; #24; #6;#6;#3;#15;#24; #7;#6;#29;0 5#15; #2;#3; #15;#3;B #6;#7;#29;#14;#15;#17; #29;#7; # !#25... ;#15;#24;#2;#11;#7;#6;#12;#8; #31;#14;#29;#3;#15;#3;#29; #25; #7;#15; #3;B #6;#7;#25;#6;#29;#14;#15;#7;#6; #29;#3;#17;#6;#3;#3;# #14;#15; #6;#15; #24;#25;#15; #6;#14;& 4 #14;#15;#17; #25; #2;#3; #24;#6;#14;#8;#14;#8; #7;#8;#8;#25;#24;#14;#7; #3;#29; #31;#14; #2; #2;#3; #15...

  20. International Comparison of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Test Procedures in Standards and Labeling Programs for Computer Monitors and Commercial Gas Stoves

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    Khanna, Nina

    2014-01-01

    1.4 Hong Kong Voluntary Energy Label Test Standard forThe Hong Kong Voluntary Energy Efficiency Labeling Schemeon possible Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Requirements for

  1. Citizenship Education in Comparative Perspective: Cross-national Variation in the Effects of Family Background on Adolescents' Civic Outcomes

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    Kim, Hyung Ryeol

    2013-01-01

    Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy,Republic England Estonia Finland Greece Guatemala Hong KongDenmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong,

  2. ON AUTOMORPHY OF CERTAIN GALOIS REPRESENTATIONS OF ...

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    Department of Mathematics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, ... Wu Yee Sun College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.

  3. Decker Student Health Services Center PO Box 6000

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    China China, Hong Kong SAR China, Macao SAR Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of Costa

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    Oxford, University of

    Peru Comoros China, Hong Kong SAR Suriname Congo, Dem. Rep. (Kinshasa) China, Macau SAR Uruguay Congo

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    & Reliability Engineering Centre for Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research Hong Kong Centre

  6. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, VOL. 8, NO. 1, JANUARY 2004 15 On a Hybrid Beamforming/Space-Time Coding

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    So, Hing-Cheung

    antenna scheme is feasible. Index Terms--Beamforming, smart antennas, space-time coding, transmit City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, under Project 7001383. L. Ping is with the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (e-mail: eeliping@cityu.edu.hk). L

  7. INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR 2014 Florence, Italy

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    Lennard, William N.

    Ugwuegbula India #12;Barbados Tiffany Laporte #12;Barbados Tiffany Laporte #12;Hong Kong Trevor Weiss #12

  8. Date Morning I Morning II Afternoon 8:30-10:30 AM 10:30-12:30 PM 2-4 PM

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    . Performance-based Building Green Energy Code 6A. Sustainable energy policy 6B. Solar energy 6C. Hong Kong) SIAT-Shenzhen Institute for Advanced Technologies 2) Dupont 3) CityU-City University of Hong Kong 4) HKUST-Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 5) CUHK-Chinese University of Hong Kong 6) CLP

  9. 1350 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, VOL. 39, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2003 Position Control of Linear Switched Reluctance

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    Qiu, Li

    with permanent-magnet rotary motors and rotary to linear couplers. Though this method is the most widely used was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong. He is now Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong (e-mail: eencheun@polyu. edu.hk). L. Qiu

  10. Politecnico di Milano Area Risorse Umane e Organizzazione

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    Macedonia (FYROM), Giappone, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israele, Malesia, Macao, Marianne del Nord

  11. Coherent, Mechanical Control of a Single Electronic Spin Sungkun Hong,,

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    Yacoby, Amir

    Coherent, Mechanical Control of a Single Electronic Spin Sungkun Hong,, Michael S. Grinolds coherent quantum control of a single spin driven by the motion of a mechanical resonator. The motion of a mechanical resonator is magnetically coupled to the electronic spin of a single nitrogen-vacancy center

  12. Controlling risk prior to offshore application development

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Controlling risk prior to offshore application development Cor-Jan Jager, Stefan Vos, Michiel;Controlling risk prior to offshore application development 2 Controlling risk prior to offshore application This master thesis investigates operational risk occurrence in offshore (custom) application development

  13. Hong Qin promoted to executive dean at the University of Science...

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    Princeton University," said Nat Fisch, director of the Program in Plasma Physics. "The Chinese fusion program is advancing rapidly," Fisch said, "and Hong has played a pivotal role...

  14. Bayesian Policy Search with Policy Priors

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    Wingate, David

    We consider the problem of learning to act in partially observable, continuous-state-and-action worlds where we have abstract prior knowledge about the structure of the optimal policy in the form of a distribution over ...

  15. Hebei Hong Song Wind Power Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

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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 QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OFAMERICA'SHeavy ElectricalsFTL SolarGateMingyangHangtianOpen EnergyHong Song

  16. The geopolitics of memory production in China, Hong Kong, and Anglo-America : reading memoirs of the Chinese Cultural Revolution from 1980 to 2006

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    Peng, Chunhui

    2009-01-01

    2001. Anderson, Linda. Autobiography. London: Routledge,and Identity: Studies in Autobiography, Self and Culture.Robert. The Culture of Autobiography: Construction of Self-

  17. Shimon Y. Nof, Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University (since 1977), has held visiting positions at MIT and Universities in Chile, EU, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan,

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    Levit, Anna

    Shimon Y. Nof, Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University (since 1977), has held of the NSF-industry supported PRISM Center for Production, Robotics, and Integration Software of Industrial Robotics first and second editions, International Encyclopedia of Robotics and Automation

  18. The geopolitics of memory production in China, Hong Kong, and Anglo-America : reading memoirs of the Chinese Cultural Revolution from 1980 to 2006

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    Peng, Chunhui

    2009-01-01

    Routledge, 2000. Hershatter, Grail. Rev. of Born Red: Abook.cgi? id=2653; Grail Hershatter also considers Gao’sbook a memoir. See Grail Hershatter, “Review of Born Red: A

  19. Economic Development and Housing Policy In the Asian Pacific Rim: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Singapore, And Shenzhen Special Economic Zone

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    Manuel Castells; Lee Goh; Reginald Y. W. Kwok; Toh Lap Kee

    1988-01-01

    Urban Redevelopment Authority has preserved a row of Malacca-style terrace houses at Emerald Hill Road, off the intensely commercialized Orchard

  20. O:\\Seminar (SEM)\\2015\\IE Seminars\\sem1615_Husheng Li_JWH_180615.docx THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    focused on statistical signal processing, wireless communications, networking, smart grid and game theory and Communications in Cyber Physical Systems: An Entropy Framework by Professor Husheng Li University of Tennessee uncertainty) via communications in CPSs. We consider the controller as the Maxwell's demon that decimates

  1. Journal of Coastal Research 22 6 15651572 West Palm Beach, Florida November 2006 Hypereutrophication in Ngau Mei Hoi Bay, Hong Kong

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    Xiu, Peng

    by an- thropogenic activities, water column stratification formed by spreading of the Pearl River plume column stratification, water quality, hypoxia, anoxia, bottom low pH, bottom high nutrient concentration and red tides have become an in- creasing problem in coastal zones and estuaries, killing in- vertebrates

  2. Data Science Faculty Recruitment (http://www.ust.hk) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is inviting applications for a number of

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    Yang, Qiang

    researchers in all areas of data science are welcome to apply, and applicants in Smart Cities or Health

  3. Highly efficient organic light-emitting diodes with a silole-based compound Center for Display Research, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Hong Kong

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    the emission efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes OLED . For con- ventional undoped small-molecule OLEDHighly efficient organic light-emitting diodes with a silole-based compound H. Y. Chen Center Efficient light emission was obtained in a silole-based organic light-emitting diode. A high luminous

  4. Bayesian Multivariate Autoregressive Models with Structured Priors

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    Roberts, Stephen

    Bayesian Multivariate Autoregressive Models with Structured Priors W:D:Penny 1 and S:J:Roberts 2 (1) learning algorithm for param- eter estimation and model order selection in Multivariate Autoregressive (MAR and electro-encephalogram (EEG) data. 2 #12; 1 Introduction The Multivariate Autoregressive (MAR) process

  5. Adjustment Data Report for Fiscal Years Prior to 2008 | Department...

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    Adjustment Data Report for Fiscal Years Prior to 2008 Adjustment Data Report for Fiscal Years Prior to 2008 Document covers the adjustment data report for fiscal years prior to...

  6. Optical Third-Harmonic Generation in Graphene Hong, Sung-Young...

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    Third-Harmonic Generation in Graphene Hong, Sung-Young; Dadap, Jerry I.; Petrone, Nicholas; Yeh, Po-Chun; Hone, James; Osgood, Richard M. American Physical Society None USDOE...

  7. Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches...

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    Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches for Policy and Project Development Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Free, Prior, and...

  8. Light weight concrete: 226 K contents and dose

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    ) commonly used in Hong Kong, namely, autoclave aerated concrete (plus lime), autoclave aerated concrete.N. Yu). #12;in Hong Kong, namely, autoclave aerated concrete (plus lime), autoclave aerated concrete

  9. P-232L / X. Li P-232L: Late-News Poster: New Results on Bistable Photoaligned

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    Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Abstract The principles for intrinsic greyscale generation: Grey Scale Generation, Stabilization and Passive Driving Scheme Xihua Li, Anatoli Muravsky, Alexander, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear

  10. On Computing Farthest Dominated Locations Hua Lu, Member, IEEE, Man Lung Yiu

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    1 On Computing Farthest Dominated Locations Hua Lu, Member, IEEE, Man Lung Yiu Abstract--In reality@cs.aau.dk · Man Lung Yiu is with the Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. E

  11. Computer-Aided Design 44 (2012) 12351252 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect

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    Mount, David

    2012-01-01

    Computer-Aided Design 44 (2012) 1235­1252 Contents lists available at SciVerse Science and Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong b

  12. Affective Cartographies: Transnational Labor and the Spectacularization of Suffering in Globalized Spaces

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    Felipe, Lisa B.

    2013-01-01

    Consequences for the New World Order. Hong Kong: Hong KongConsequences for the New World Order (2004), TadiarWorld Fantasies As the New World Order—that is, the post-

  13. Cost Minimizing Scheduling of Work and Rework Processes on a Single Facility under Deterioration of

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    Magdeburg, Universität

    of Reverse Logistics which deals with all kinds of reuse processes in supply chains (see de Brito and Dekker Department of Logistics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, E-mail: lgtctng

  14. Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis Vol. 3, Nos. 1 & 2 (2011) 269290

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    2011-01-01

    , The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China sllei & X. Wang and is characterized by the periodic formation of individual drops that pinch-off from

  15. Graphical Overlays: Using Layered Elements to Aid Chart Reading Nicholas Kong and Maneesh Agrawala

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    O'Brien, James F.

    controls to viewers. We demonstrate several examples of each overlay type for bar, pie and line charts.g., pie charts, line charts, scatterplots, etc.) use different visual encodings for the data, common chartGraphical Overlays: Using Layered Elements to Aid Chart Reading Nicholas Kong and Maneesh Agrawala

  16. Ql.JrJJI"",'' ()""..:0"'-'

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    , Israel, Greece, Turkey, Hong Kong, Morocco, Kenya, Venezuela, Brazil and South Africa. For application ................................................................... 30 Course Listings ..............................................................,44 Architecture

  17. Predicting an Observer's Task using Multi-Fixation Pattern Analysis Christopher Kanan

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    Cottrell, Garrison W.

    of California San Diego Janet H. Hsiao§ University of Hong Kong Garrison W. Cottrell¶ University of California

  18. Fast Computational GPU Design with GT-Pin Melanie Kambadur, Sunpyo Hong, Juan Cabral, Harish Patil, Chi-Keung Luk, Sohaib Sajid, Martha A. Kim

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    Fast Computational GPU Design with GT-Pin Melanie Kambadur, Sunpyo Hong, Juan Cabral, Harish Patil,martha}@cs.columbia.edu Intel Corporation, Hudson, MA {sunpyo.hong,juan.r.cabral,harish

  19. Review of SUSY Physics

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    Poveda, Joaquin; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    Talk "Review of SUSY Physics" on behalf of ATLAS and CMT at the "GRC2015: Gordon Research Conference: Prospects of Particle Physics at the 13TeV Large Hadron Collider", 7-12 Jun 2015, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

  20. Velocity oscillations in turbulent RayleighBenard convection Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078

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    Tong, Penger

    , Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 X.-D. Shang Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong P. Tong Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 and Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear

  1. Cite this: RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 16 Mesoporous carbon with uniquely combined

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, and her Ph.D. in mechan- ical engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST and mass transport characteristics for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells Received 25th September 2012

  2. Theoretical priors on modified growth parametrisations

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    Song, Yong-Seon; Hollenstein, Lukas; Caldera-Cabral, Gabriela; Koyama, Kazuya E-mail: Lukas.Hollenstein@unige.ch E-mail: Kazuya.Koyama@port.ac.uk

    2010-04-01

    Next generation surveys will observe the large-scale structure of the Universe with unprecedented accuracy. This will enable us to test the relationships between matter over-densities, the curvature perturbation and the Newtonian potential. Any large-distance modification of gravity or exotic nature of dark energy modifies these relationships as compared to those predicted in the standard smooth dark energy model based on General Relativity. In linear theory of structure growth such modifications are often parameterised by virtue of two functions of space and time that enter the relation of the curvature perturbation to, first, the matter over- density, and second, the Newtonian potential. We investigate the predictions for these functions in Brans-Dicke theory, clustering dark energy models and interacting dark energy models. We find that each theory has a distinct path in the parameter space of modified growth. Understanding these theoretical priors on the parameterisations of modified growth is essential to reveal the nature of cosmic acceleration with the help of upcoming observations of structure formation.

  3. On Analyzing Evolutionary Changes of Web Services Martin Treiber, Hong-Linh Truong, Schahram Dustdar

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    On Analyzing Evolutionary Changes of Web Services Martin Treiber, Hong-Linh Truong, Schahram of Technology {treiber, truong, dustdar}@infosys.tuwien.ac.at Abstract. Web services evolve over their life time and change their behavior. In our work, we analyze Web service related changes and investigate interdependen

  4. CAMLE: A Caste-Centric Agent-Oriented Modeling Language and Environment Lijun Shan Hong Zhu

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    Zhu, Hong

    CAMLE: A Caste-Centric Agent-Oriented Modeling Language and Environment Lijun Shan Hong Zhu specification language SLABS. It is caste-centric because the notion of caste plays the central role in its methodology. Caste is the classifier of agents in our language. It allows multiple and dynamic classifications

  5. Voxels on Fire Ye Zhao Xiaoming Wei Zhe Fan Arie Kaufman Hong Qin

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    Qin, Hong

    Voxels on Fire Ye Zhao Xiaoming Wei Zhe Fan Arie Kaufman Hong Qin Center for Visual Computing a method for the animation of fire propagation and the burning consumption of objects represented as volumetric data sets. Our method uses a volumetric fire propagation model based on an enhanced distance field

  6. What is the fate of runaway positrons in tokamaks? Hong Qin,1,2,a)

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    What is the fate of runaway positrons in tokamaks? Jian Liu,1 Hong Qin,1,2,a) Nathaniel J. Fisch,2 in tokamaks. The fate of these positrons encodes valuable information about the runaway dynamics. The phase space dynamics of a runaway position is investigated using a Lagrangian that incorporates the tokamak

  7. On Cosine-fourth and Vignetting Effects in Real Lenses* Manoj Aggarwal Hong Hua Narendra Ahuja

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    Ahuja, Narendra

    On Cosine-fourth and Vignetting Effects in Real Lenses* Manoj Aggarwal Hong Hua Narendra Ahuja-off in irradiance for off-axis points and that accounted for by the cosine- fourth and vignetting effects. A closer this paper, we critically evalu- ate the roles of cosine-fourth and vignetting effects and demonstrate

  8. Hong-Cai (Joe) Zhou | Center for Gas SeparationsRelevant to Clean...

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    10.1039c5sc00916b Qin, Jun-Sheng; Du, Dong-Ying; Guan, Wei; Bo, Xiang-Jie; Li, Ya-Fei;Guo, Li-Ping; Su, Zhong-Min; Wang, Yuan-Yuan; Lan, Ya-Qian; and Zhou, Hong-Cai....

  9. TAMPERING IDENTIFICATION USING EMPIRICAL FREQUENCY RESPONSE Wei-Hong Chuang, Ashwin Swaminathan, and Min Wu

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    Wu, Min

    TAMPERING IDENTIFICATION USING EMPIRICAL FREQUENCY RESPONSE Wei-Hong Chuang, Ashwin Swaminathan that not only detect the presence of tampering but also identify its type. This paper focusses on tampering this problem. We show that several types of tampering oper- ations, both linear shift invariant (LSI) and non

  10. A New Reference Correlation for the Viscosity of Methanol Hong Wei Xiang,a...

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    A New Reference Correlation for the Viscosity of Methanol Hong Wei Xiang,a... Arno Laesecke for the viscosity of methanol is presented that is valid over the entire fluid region, including vapor, liquid coefficient is developed from experimental data and applied to methanol. The high-density contribution

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    Zhu, Jianhan

    PageRate: Counting Web Users' Votes Jianhan Zhu, Jun Hong, John G. Hughes School of Information.hughes}@ulst.ac.uk ABSTRACT We propose a PageRate method to give Web pages on a Web site ratings based on the Web linkClustering algorithm is proposed to cluster Web pages with similar incoming links and ratings. The results are used

  12. NEW FRONTIERS IN BIOMEDICAL TEXT MINING PIERRE ZWEIGENBAUM, DINA DEMNER-FUSHMAN, HONG YU, AND

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    Yu, Hong

    NEW FRONTIERS IN BIOMEDICAL TEXT MINING PIERRE ZWEIGENBAUM, DINA DEMNER-FUSHMAN, HONG YU, AND K- hilarating ones for biomedical language processing. In less than a decade, we have seen an amazing increase in activity in text mining in the genomic domain [20]. The first textbook on biomedical text mining

  13. Channel modeling and MIMO capacity for outdoor millimeter wave links Hong Zhang, Sriram Venkateswaran and Upamanyu Madhow

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    Madhow, Upamanyu

    Channel modeling and MIMO capacity for outdoor millimeter wave links 1 Hong Zhang, Sriram, Santa Barbara Email: {hongzhang, sriram, madhow}@ece.ucsb.edu Abstract-- Recent work has shown that mesh

  14. Aperture Photometry Uncertainties assuming Priors and Correlated Noise

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    Masci, Frank

    1 Aperture Photometry Uncertainties assuming Priors and Correlated Noise F. Masci, version 2.0, 10 aperture photometry assuming (i) prior pixel-flux uncertainties are available for the image (e.g., computed photometry is being performed. One way to do this is to compare the uncertainties with the local RMS pixel

  15. Technical Note Diffusion-based spatial priors for functional magnetic

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    Penny, Will

    .M. Harrison, W. Penny, J. Daunizeau, and K.J. Friston Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, London, UK priors [Harrison, L.M., Penny, W., Ashburner, J., Trujillo-Barreto, N., Friston, K.J., 2007. Diffusion are a generalization of conventional Laplacian priors [Penny, W.D., Trujillo-Barreto, N.J., Friston, K.J., 2005

  16. doi:10.1152/jn.00158.2010104:1068-1076, 2010. First published 10 June 2010;J Neurophysiol Ethan S. Bromberg-Martin, Masayuki Matsumoto, Simon Hong and Okihide

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    Ethan S. Bromberg-Martin, Masayuki Matsumoto, Simon Hong and Okihide Inferred Stimulus Values A Pallidus Inferred Stimulus Values Ethan S. Bromberg-Martin,1 Masayuki Matsumoto,1,2 Simon Hong,1 and Okihide

  17. A Bayesian Approach for Image Segmentation with Shape Priors

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    Chang, Hang; Yang, Qing; Parvin, Bahram

    2008-06-20

    Color and texture have been widely used in image segmentation; however, their performance is often hindered by scene ambiguities, overlapping objects, or missingparts. In this paper, we propose an interactive image segmentation approach with shape prior models within a Bayesian framework. Interactive features, through mouse strokes, reduce ambiguities, and the incorporation of shape priors enhances quality of the segmentation where color and/or texture are not solely adequate. The novelties of our approach are in (i) formulating the segmentation problem in a well-de?ned Bayesian framework with multiple shape priors, (ii) ef?ciently estimating parameters of the Bayesian model, and (iii) multi-object segmentation through user-speci?ed priors. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our method on a set of natural and synthetic images.

  18. Using Prior Knowledge in the Design of Classifiers 

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    Shahrokh Esfahani, Mohammad

    2014-04-18

    Small samples are commonplace in genomic/proteomic classification, the result being inadequate classifier design and poor error estimation. A promising approach to alleviate the problem is the use of prior knowledge. On ...

  19. Curvature Prior for MRF-Based Segmentation and Shape Inpainting

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    Kohli, Pushmeet

    Kohli2 , and Carsten Rother2 1 Center for Machine Perception, Czech Technical University 2 Microsoft with an 8-connected pairwise MRF which encodes a standard length prior. (c) Completion of the shape with our

  20. Presentation: Introduction to Current & Prior Studies of the DOE Laboratories

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A briefing to the Comission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories on current and prior studies of the DOE Laboratories delivered by Mark Taylor, Susannah Howieson, and...

  1. Prior experience and its effects on audience design 

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    Wilson, Kerry

    2008-06-27

    PRIOR EXPERIENCE AND ITS EFFECTS ON AUDIENCE DESIGN. Abstract Objective Audience design involves tailoring utterances to suit the needs of your partner. The current experiment was interested in whether a speaker’s ...

  2. Process to upgrade coal liquids by extraction prior to hydrodenitrogenation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Schneider, Abraham (Overbrook Hills, PA); Hollstein, Elmer J. (Wilmington, DE); Janoski, Edward J. (Havertown, PA); Scheibel, Edward G. (Media, PA)

    1982-01-01

    Oxygen compounds are removed, e.g., by extraction, from a coal liquid prior to its hydrogenation. As a result, compared to hydrogenation of such a non-treated coal liquid, the rate of nitrogen removal is increased.

  3. Prior-Independent Mechanisms for Scheduling Shuchi Chawla

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    Hartline, Jason D.

    ignoring incentives (a.k.a. the first-best solution) cannot be implemented in an incentive compatible considers inputs drawn from a distribution (a.k.a. the prior) and looks for the mechanism that maximizes the objective in expectation over the distribution (a.k.a. the second-best solution). The second-best solution

  4. POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING (APL)

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    Miall, Chris

    to enter a programme of study at an advanced point of entry (for example, year two) on the basis IS AN ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING (APL) CLAIM NOT REQUIRED? 5 2.1 The applicant is requesting entry to a course on the basis of non-standard qualifications and/or experience. 5 2.2 The applicant is requesting Direct Entry

  5. Prior knowledge in economic applications of data mining

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    Feelders, Ad

    -monotonic counterparts. 1 Introduction The estimation of economic relationships from empirical data is studied and explanatory variables. Economic theory would state that people tend to buy less of a product if its pricePrior knowledge in economic applications of data mining A.J. Feelders Tilburg University Faculty

  6. Preprint version, final version at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China The Flying Hand: a Formation of UAVs for

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    Preprint version, final version at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics,2 Abstract-- The flying hand is a robotic hand consisting of a swarm of UAVs able to grasp an object where of robots is teleoperated by a human hand whose fingertip motions are tracked, e.g., using an RGB-D camera

  7. Phase-space dynamics of runaway electrons in tokamaks Xiaoyin Guan, Hong Qin, and Nathaniel J. Fisch

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    Phase-space dynamics of runaway electrons in tokamaks Xiaoyin Guan, Hong Qin, and Nathaniel J of runaway electrons is studied, including the influence of loop voltage, radiation damping, and collisions to simulate the long-term dynamics of a runaway electron. The variational symplectic integrator is able

  8. A Foundational Approach to Mining Itemset Utilities from Databases Hong Yao, Howard J. Hamilton, and Cory J. Butz

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    Butz, Cory J.

    A Foundational Approach to Mining Itemset Utilities from Databases Hong Yao, Howard J. Hamilton the utilities of the itemsets to be equal. We assume that the utilities of itemsets may differ, and identify the high utility itemsets based on information in the transac- tion database and external information about

  9. Tool Support to Model-based Quality Analysis of Software Architecture Qian Zhang, Jian Wu Hong Zhu

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    Zhu, Hong

    Tool Support to Model-based Quality Analysis of Software Architecture Qian Zhang, Jian Wu Hong Zhu@brookes.ac.uk ABSTRACT This paper presents an automated software tool SQUARE (Software QUality and ARchitecture model- ling Environment). It is designed and implemented to support the analysis of software quality from

  10. SALIENCE PRESERVING MULTI-FOCUS IMAGE FUSION Richang Hong, Chao Wang, Yong Ge, Meng Wang, Xiuqing Wu, Rong Zhang

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    Wang, Yu

    SALIENCE PRESERVING MULTI-FOCUS IMAGE FUSION Richang Hong, Chao Wang, Yong Ge, Meng Wang, Xiuqing multi-focus image fusion algorithm. Different from traditional decision map based methods, our algorithm datasets have demonstrated the effectiveness ofour approach. 1. INTRODUCTION Recently image fusion has

  11. STRAY-LIGHT EFFECT ON MAGNETOGRAPH OBSERVATIONS JONGCHUL CHAE1, HONG SIK YUN2, TAKASHI SAKURAI3 and

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    STRAY-LIGHT EFFECT ON MAGNETOGRAPH OBSERVATIONS JONGCHUL CHAE1, HONG SIK YUN2, TAKASHI SAKURAI3 August 1998) Abstract. To examine the stray-light effect in magnetograph observations, we have determined: a blurring part which describes seeing and small-spread-angle stray light, and a scattering part which

  12. Optimal Strategic Petroleum Reserve Policies: A Steady State Analysis Author(s): Shmuel S. Oren and Shao Hong Wan

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    Optimal Strategic Petroleum Reserve Policies: A Steady State Analysis Author(s): Shmuel S. Oren.S.A. OPTIMAL STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE POLICIES: A STEADY STATE ANALYSIS* SHMUEL S. OREN AND SHAO HONG WAN Petroleum Reserve (SPR) under a variety of supply and demand conditions. The optimal policy variables

  13. Performance Analysis of an Experimental Wireless Relay Sensor Network Gu-Chun Zhang and Xiao-Hong Peng

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    Peng, Xiaohong

    by the presence of the relay nodes. Energy consumption in association with the relaying strategy is also analysed-Hong Peng Electronic Engineering Aston University Birmingham, UK {zhangg1, x-h.peng}@aston.ac.uk Xuan-Ye Gu Mobility Research Centre BT Adastral Park Ipswich, UK xuanye.gu@bt.com Abstract Communication through relay

  14. Distance Priors from \\emph{Planck} 2015 data

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    Qing-Guo Huang; Ke Wang; Sai Wang

    2015-09-03

    We update the distance priors by adopting $Planck~ \\textrm{TT,TE,EE}+\\textrm{lowP}$ data released in 2015, and our results impose at least $30\\%$ tighter constraints than those from $Planck~ \\textrm{TT}+\\textrm{lowP}$. Combining the distance priors with the combination of supernova Union~2.1 compilation of 580 SNe (Union~2.1) and low redshift Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) data, we constrain the cosmological parameters in the freely binned dark energy (FBDE) and FBDE$+\\Omega_k$ models respectively, and find that the equations of state of dark energy in both models are consistent with $w=-1$. Furthermore, we show that the tension with the BAO data at $z=2.34$ from Ly$\\alpha$ forest (Ly$\\alpha$F) auto-correlation and Combined Ly$\\alpha$F cannot be relaxed in the FBDE and FBDE$+\\Omega_k$ models.

  15. Characterization of in situ oil shale retorts prior to ignition

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Turner, Thomas F. (Laramie, WY); Moore, Dennis F. (Laramie, WY)

    1984-01-01

    Method and system for characterizing a vertical modified in situ oil shale retort prior to ignition of the retort. The retort is formed by mining a void at the bottom of a proposed retort in an oil shale deposit. The deposit is then sequentially blasted into the void to form a plurality of layers of rubble. A plurality of units each including a tracer gas cannister are installed at the upper level of each rubble layer prior to blasting to form the next layer. Each of the units includes a receiver that is responsive to a coded electromagnetic (EM) signal to release gas from the associated cannister into the rubble. Coded EM signals are transmitted to the receivers to selectively release gas from the cannisters. The released gas flows through the retort to an outlet line connected to the floor of the retort. The time of arrival of the gas at a detector unit in the outlet line relative to the time of release of gas from the cannisters is monitored. This information enables the retort to be characterized prior to ignition.

  16. Natural Priors, CMSSM Fits and LHC Weather Forecasts

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    Ben C Allanach; Kyle Cranmer; Christopher G Lester; Arne M Weber

    2007-07-05

    Previous LHC forecasts for the constrained minimal supersymmetric standard model (CMSSM), based on current astrophysical and laboratory measurements, have used priors that are flat in the parameter tan beta, while being constrained to postdict the central experimental value of MZ. We construct a different, new and more natural prior with a measure in mu and B (the more fundamental MSSM parameters from which tan beta and MZ are actually derived). We find that as a consequence this choice leads to a well defined fine-tuning measure in the parameter space. We investigate the effect of such on global CMSSM fits to indirect constraints, providing posterior probability distributions for Large Hadron Collider (LHC) sparticle production cross sections. The change in priors has a significant effect, strongly suppressing the pseudoscalar Higgs boson dark matter annihilation region, and diminishing the probable values of sparticle masses. We also show how to interpret fit information from a Markov Chain Monte Carlo in a frequentist fashion; namely by using the profile likelihood. Bayesian and frequentist interpretations of CMSSM fits are compared and contrasted.

  17. Pd and Pd-Cu Alloy Deposited Nafion Membranes for Reduction of Methanol Crossover in Direct Methanol

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong types of polymer electrolyte membranes or to modify existing solid polymer membranes SPMs

  18. To treat or not to treat: the case of tuberculosis

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    1997-05-15

    Lung Biology in Health and Disease, Volume 66, Marcel Dekker, Inc. New. York, Basel, Hong Kong (1993). Salyers, A. A., Whitt, D. D.: Bacterial Pathogenesis.

  19. Effect of the counterrotating terms on polarizability in atom-field interactions 

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    Wang, Da-wei; Li, Ai-jun; Wang, Li-gang; Zhu, Shi-yao; Zubairy, M. Suhail

    2009-01-01

    Effect of the counterrotating terms on polarizability in atom-field interactions Da-wei Wang,1 Ai-jun Li,2 Li-gang Wang,1 Shi-yao Zhu,1,3 and M. Suhail Zubairy4 1Center of Optical Sciences and Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong... Kong, N. T., Hong Kong, China 2Department of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China 3Department of Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China 4Institute for Quantum Studies and Department of Physic, Texas A...

  20. Clearing Up Murky Waters: Clarifying the Relationship Between Indicator Organisms and Disease in Recreational Water Settings

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    Yau, Vincent Ming-Dao

    2011-01-01

    Health effects of beach water pollution in Hong Kong. ”for river recreational waters. ” Int J Epidemiol 18 (1):Health effects of white-water canoeing. ” Lancet 339 (8809):

  1. Imagine a semester where you study and travel around the world, earn,ing 'credits toward graduation. Over 2400 CU

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    , Israel, Greece, Turkey, Hong Kong, Morocco, Kenya, Venezuela, Brazil and South AfriCa. For ap ................................................................... 29 Course Listings ................................................................ 44 Architecture

  2. The reemergence of Vietnam's ethnic Chinese community through local, national, and transnational structures

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    Yu, LiAnne Sandra

    2006-01-01

    Businessmen in South Vietnam. Doctoral Thesis, CornellPress. Pp. Hess, G.R. 1990. Vietnam and the United States:22. -------------------. 1995. Vietnam Notebook. Hong Kong:

  3. The Nexus of Democratization: Guanxi and Governance in Taiwan and the PRC

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    Solinger, Dorothy

    2006-01-01

    Democratization in China and Taiwan (Oxford: ClarendonCivil Associations in Taiwan, Hong Kong and South China, inCrafting Democracy in Taiwan (Taipei: Institute for National

  4. For a list of all 2014-2015 Study Abroad programs, please visit http://www.northwestern.edu/studyabroad/programs/index.html Contact Northwestern office listed on the right column

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    Beijing & Hangzhou Northwestern ­ Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program None IPD Hong Kong) None SA Oxford Arcadia University ­ Oxford University Visiting Student Program None SA France

  5. Global Potential of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Programs

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    McNeil, Michael A

    2008-01-01

    Chile* China Hong Kong* India* Energy Intensity for Coolingfluorescent lamps in India and Brazil." Energy Policy 19(5):fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in India." Energy Policy 31 : 259-

  6. http://onlinex.mit.edu/bigdata Registrations by Country

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    Jackson, Daniel

    Corporation Riverwood Capital 5) Energy Commission of Nigeria Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Herzegovina Guatemala New Zealand South Korea Brazil Hong Kong Nigeria Spain

  7. Request for Proposal No. DE-SOL-0008418 Section J, Appendix D

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Azerbaijan Belarus China (People's Republic of China) Cuba Georgia Hong Kong India Iran Iraq Israel Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Libya Moldova North Korea (Democratic People's...

  8. Long-range transport of particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons at Cape Hedo remote island site in the East China Sea between 2005 and 2008

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2008-01-01

    of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) for 2004. Atmos.of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air throughpolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban air of Hong Kong.

  9. Standard practice for the ion exchange separation of uranium and plutonium prior to isotopic analysis

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2008-01-01

    Standard practice for the ion exchange separation of uranium and plutonium prior to isotopic analysis

  10. Conditioning of carbonaceous material prior to physical beneficiation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Warzinski, Robert P. (Venetia, PA); Ruether, John A. (McMurray, PA)

    1987-01-01

    A carbonaceous material such as coal is conditioned by contact with a supercritical fluid prior to physical beneficiation. The solid feed material is contacted with an organic supercritical fluid such as cyclohexane or methanol at temperatures slightly above the critical temperature and pressures of 1 to 4 times the critical pressure. A minor solute fraction is extracted into critical phase and separated from the solid residuum. The residuum is then processed by physical separation such as by froth flotation or specific gravity separation to recover a substantial fraction thereof with reduced ash content. The solute in supercritical phase can be released by pressure reduction and recombined with the low-ash, carbonaceous material.

  11. Virtual Reading Room prior to 2000 | National Nuclear Security

    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 forRetirementAdministration /Administration prior to

  12. KONG, JIAN. Infrared-Based Temperature Measurement in Ceramics Grinding and Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Filters. (Under the direction of Albert J. Shih)

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    Shih, Albert J.

    of the temperature distribution on the cavity wall surface in diesel exhaust aftertreatment filters usingABSTRACT KONG, JIAN. Infrared-Based Temperature Measurement in Ceramics Grinding and Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Filters. (Under the direction of Albert J. Shih) Non-contact remote-sensing radiation thermometry

  13. Model Parameterization, Prior Distributions, and the General Time-Reversible Model in Bayesian Phylogenetics

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    Zwickl, Derrick J.; Holder, Mark T.

    2004-01-01

    .— Bayesian phylo^enetic methods reiiuire Ihe selection of prior probability distribulions for all parameters of the model of evolution. These distribulii>ns allow one to incorporate prior information into a liayesian analysis, but even in the absence...

  14. Improving experimental phases for strong reflections prior to density modification

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Uervirojnangkoorn, Monarin [University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck (Germany); University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck (Germany); Hilgenfeld, Rolf, E-mail: hilgenfeld@biochem.uni-luebeck.de [University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck (Germany); Chinese Academy of Sciences, 555 Zu Chong Zhi Road, Shanghai 201203, People’s Republic of (China); Terwilliger, Thomas C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Read, Randy J. [University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0XY (United Kingdom); University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Lübeck (Germany)

    2013-10-01

    A genetic algorithm has been developed to optimize the phases of the strongest reflections in SIR/SAD data. This is shown to facilitate density modification and model building in several test cases. Experimental phasing of diffraction data from macromolecular crystals involves deriving phase probability distributions. These distributions are often bimodal, making their weighted average, the centroid phase, improbable, so that electron-density maps computed using centroid phases are often non-interpretable. Density modification brings in information about the characteristics of electron density in protein crystals. In successful cases, this allows a choice between the modes in the phase probability distributions, and the maps can cross the borderline between non-interpretable and interpretable. Based on the suggestions by Vekhter [Vekhter (2005 ?), Acta Cryst. D61, 899–902], the impact of identifying optimized phases for a small number of strong reflections prior to the density-modification process was investigated while using the centroid phase as a starting point for the remaining reflections. A genetic algorithm was developed that optimizes the quality of such phases using the skewness of the density map as a target function. Phases optimized in this way are then used in density modification. In most of the tests, the resulting maps were of higher quality than maps generated from the original centroid phases. In one of the test cases, the new method sufficiently improved a marginal set of experimental SAD phases to enable successful map interpretation. A computer program, SISA, has been developed to apply this method for phase improvement in macromolecular crystallography.

  15. Shamos / J ZhejiangUnivSCI 20056,4(11).'1179-1187 1179 Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE

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    Shamos, Michael I.

    MellonUniversity,Pittsburgh,PA 15213,USA) (DepartmentofComputerScience, UniversityofHongKong,HongKong, China) E-mail: shamos associated with digital libraries, and especially participants in the joint China-India-USA Million Book. For example, the spread of modem farming techniques to areas of chronic famine or overpopulation would

  16. Optimal consumption in a growth model with the Cobb-Douglas production function

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    Optimal consumption in a growth model with the Cobb-Douglas production function Hiroaki Morimoto Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong Abstract An optimal consumption problem is studied in a growth model for the Cobb-Douglas production function in a finite horizon. The problem

  17. Abstract--The nonlinear vibration behavior of a multi-walled carbon nanotube is investigated based on an elastic multi-layer

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    Qin, Qinghua

    and nonlinear vibration of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Index Terms--Carbon nanotubes; Nonlinear vibration decades. Among those methods, elastic shell models are relatively simple and cost-effective as compared_chuanyong@hotmail.com). Xiaoqiao He is with the Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  18. Optimal One-Dimensional Relay Placement in Cognitive Radio Networks

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    Huang, Jianwei

    relay location is determined by the relative locations of the primary destination, the secondary source Department of Information Engineering The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Email: {jhzhu, jwhuang parameters such as path loss exponent, interference floor and outage constraint of the primary user

  19. IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING, VOL. 9, NO. 2, APRIL 2001 125 Distributed Servers Architecture for Networked

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    Chan, Shueng-Han Gary

    by the University Grant Council in Hong Kong, and by a Direct Allocation Grant of Hong Kong Research Grant Council. If videos were to be streamed directly to the users, the user capacity in the system would be limited. This work was presented in part at the IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 1999. S.-H. G

  20. LONG-TERM DETERMINATION OF AIRBORNE RADON PROGENY CONCENTRATIONS USING LR 115 DETECTORS

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong 2 Environmental Radiation Effects Research interesting observation of a low equilibrium factors for 220 dose in the lung is mainly due to short-lived radon progeny, i.e. 218 Po, 214 Pb, 214 Bi and 214 Po

  1. NTU International Conference on Economics, Finance and Accounting

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    Lyuu, Yuh-Dauh

    of Hong Kong) Kevin C.W. Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) David Easley (Cornell, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Professor of Finance, Johnson Graduate School, Northwestern University, 1979 M.A. (Economics), Northwestern University, 1976 B.S. (Economics), University

  2. Automatic Systole-Diastole Classification of Mitral Valve Complex from RT-3D Echocardiography based on Multiresolution Processing

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    Wong, Kenneth K.Y.

    Automatic Systole-Diastole Classification of Mitral Valve Complex from RT-3D Echocardiography based, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong ABSTRACT Mitral valve repair is one of the most prevalent operations for various mitral valve conditions. Echocardiography, being famous for its low-cost, non

  3. Industrial Geometry: Recent Advances and Applications in CAD

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    Pottmann, Helmut

    Industrial Geometry: Recent Advances and Applications in CAD H. Pottmann a, S. Leopoldseder a M, Austria bUniversity of Hong Kong, 421 Chow Yei Ching Bldg, Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong Abstract Industrial Vision and Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization. In this paper, Industrial

  4. The Use of Biologically Related Model (Eclipse) for the Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Planning of

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR, China for IMRT optimization. The use of biological related models has been proposed and can be a new trend. This work was to assess the performance of the biologically based IMRT optimization model installed

  5. Multiprocess Malware Marco Ramilli

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    Bishop, Matt

    marco.ramilli@unibo.it Matt Bishop Department of Computer Science Univ. of California, Davis Davis, CA 95616-8562, USA bishop@cs.ucdavis.edu Shining Sun Computer Science Univ. of Hong Kong Hong Kong snsun that validate our claims. 1 Introduction Today selling malware defenses (called "anti-virus" even though

  6. Multiprocess Malware Marco Ramilli

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    Bishop, Matt

    marco.ramilli@unibo.it Matt Bishop Department of Computer Science Univ. of California, Davis Davis, CA 95616­8562, USA bishop@cs.ucdavis.edu Shining Sun Computer Science Univ. of Hong Kong Hong Kong snsun that validate our claims. 1 Introduction Today selling malware defenses (called ``anti­virus'' even though

  7. Solitons in Bragg Gratings with Saturable Nonlinearity Ilya M. Merhasin,1,2

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    Wai, Ping-kong Alexander

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong Abstract: Coupled-mode a subject of intensive theoretical and experimental research due to their numerous applications to optical manifestation of the nonlinearity is the formation of BG solitons (alias gap solitons, if they are spectrally

  8. Evaluating Trajectory Queries Over Imprecise Location Data

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    Yiu, Man Lung

    Aalborg University, Denmark xkxie@cs.aau.dk 2 University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong ckcheng to hardware limitations of measuring devices, as well as the constantly-changing nature of the external-based service (LBS in short), such as "what is the nearest gas station along the travel route". Unfortunately

  9. 2014 STUDY ABROAD FAIR RSVP list as of 8/14/14

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    , Politics and Aboriginal Culture Institute of International Health AUSTRALIA/UNSW Summer Program ­ Energy/Internships in Toronto CHINA/Business Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology CHINA/City University of Hong Kong CHINA/Internships in China CHINA/Marketing in China COSTA RICA/Costa Rica: Development

  10. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3651 Edited by J. G. Carbonell and J. Siekmann

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    Engineering and Engineering Management Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong E-mail: kfwong@se.cuhk.edu.hk Jian Su Natural Centre Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong E-mail: rlolivia@cityu.edu.hk Library of Congress Control international economic world, is experiencing a leap forward in the world of knowledge. The technology of NLP

  11. Fast Response No-Bias-Bend LCD F. S. Y. Yeung, Y. W. Li and H. S. Kwok

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    Fast Response No-Bias-Bend LCD F. S. Y. Yeung, Y. W. Li and H. S. Kwok Center for Display Research, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong ABSTRACT Fast for fast switching applications [6-10]. Its response time can be very fast since there is no backflow

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    Chinese Optical Character Recognition for Information Extraction from Video Images Wing Hang Cheung The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong Abstract A number of research work on text ex- traction from videos is conducted in these few years, but not many focus on the Chinese language. Due to di

  13. Chaos in Power Electronics: An Overview Mario di Bernardo

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    Tse, Chi K. "Michael"

    16 Chaos in Power Electronics: An Overview Mario di Bernardo and Chi K. Tse 1 Facolt´a di, University of Bristol, U.K.) dibernardo@unisannio.it Department of Electronic and Information Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, China encktse@polyu.edu.hk Abstract Power electronics

  14. Silica Fume as a Radon Retardant from Concrete

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    Silica Fume as a Radon Retardant from Concrete K . N . Y U , * , R . V . B A L E N D R A N of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong Radon, and tracheobronchial deposition of radon progeny can lead to lung cancers. Aggregates (granite) are known

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    2011-09-05

    The purpose of this study was to identify benefits and constraints associated with the use of urban parks by a sample of elderly in Hong Kong. Before studying these topics, self-perception of aging of the elderly in Hong Kong was explored. In...

  16. SEE6999 Dissertation Dr. Wen ZHOU

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    Po, Lai-Man

    , rainwater harvesting and wastewater reclamation) in Hong Kong 9. Zero-Food waste Town Development 10. Evaluation of Energy Recovery and GHG Reduction Potentials by Waste to Energy 11. Greenhouse gas accounting in Waste Sector in Hong Kong #12;SEE6999 Dissertation Dr. Denis YU 12. Polymer electrolyte for battery

  17. Guo et al., Aerosol and Air Quality, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-16, 2004 An Upwind/Downwind Comparative Study of the Solvent

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    Zheng, Mei

    Study of the Solvent Extractable Organic Compounds in PM2.5 in Hong Kong Zhigang Guo1 , K.L. To, Mei. The solvent extractable organic compounds (SEOC) were separated into four major fractions (n-alkanes, fatty-distance (within Hong Kong) plumes. Keywords: aerosol, PM2.5, solvent-extractable organic compounds, transport

  18. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS -PART B: CYBERNETICS, VOL. XX, NO. Y, MONTH 2002100 Regularization Parameter Estimation for

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS - PART B: CYBERNETICS, VOL. XX, NO. Y, MONTH & Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong. E-mail: lyu@cse.cuhk.edu.hk. C.L.P. Chen is with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

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    , Environmental Protection Department) · Environmental Consultancies (Environmental Impact Assessments, Natural, environmental impact assessment, and so on, are covered. Students are also encouraged to learn outside · World Wide Fund For Nature Hong Kong · Hong Kong Wetland Park EnvironmentalSciencePrograms PTC-G16036

  20. Proportional Hazards Regression with Unknown Link Function By WEI WANG

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    Wang, Jane-Ling

    Proportional Hazards Regression with Unknown Link Function By WEI WANG Harvard Medical School@amss.ac.cn The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong qhwang@hku.hk Summary Proportional hazards regression model assumes of the covariates. Traditional ap- proaches, such as the Cox proportional hazards model, focus on estimating

  1. Eleventh Workshop on Numerical Ranges and Numerical Radii National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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    Wong, Ngai-Ching

    , Kaohsiung, Taiwan July 9-12, 2012 Special guest: Pei Yuan Wu (Taiwan) Speakers T. Ando (Japan), N. Bebiano (Portugal), Jor-Ting Chan (Hong Kong), Chi-Tung Chang (Taiwan), Wai-Shun Cheung (Hong Kong), M. D. Choi (Canada), Daeshik Choi (USA), Mao-Ting Chien (Taiwan), Chang-Pao Chen (Taiwan), M. Fiedler (Czech), Hwa

  2. Minimizing Building Electricity Costs in a Dynamic Power Market: Algorithms and Impact on Energy Conservation

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    Wang, Dan

    Minimizing Building Electricity Costs in a Dynamic Power Market: Algorithms and Impact on Energy of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P. R. China 2 Department of Electrical and the electricity bills nowa- days are leading to unprecedented costs. Electricity price is market-based and dynamic

  3. PHYSICAL REVIEW A 81, 032107 (2010) Gauge invariance and reciprocity in quantum mechanics

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    Leung, Pui-Tak "Peter"

    2010-01-01

    to the modern concept of particle interactions. The general concepts are of partiPHYSICAL REVIEW A 81, 032107 (2010) Gauge invariance and reciprocity in quantum mechanics P. T, Keelung, Taiwan 2 Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People's Republic

  4. Hill Climbing Algorithms for Content-Based Retrieval of Similar Configurations

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    Papadias, Dimitris

    Hill Climbing Algorithms for Content-Based Retrieval of Similar Configurations Dimitris Papadias Department of Computer Science Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong +852 is an important form of content-based retrieval. Exhaustive processing (i.e., retrieval of the best solutions

  5. Information and Computation 206 (2008) 11171125 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Han, Yo-Sub

    2008-01-01

    Information and Computation 206 (2008) 1117­1125 Contents lists available at Science of Computer Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong-Block determinism We examine two generalizations of 1-deterministic regular languages that are used for the content

  6. School of MPE, Nanyang Technological University,

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    Sun, Qing-Ping

    Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong alloys and TRIP steels, as well as ceramic~ like zirconia. Extensive investigations have been done, China. Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

  7. Letters to Analytical Chemistry Microfluidic CD4+ T-Cell Counting Device Using

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    Sia, Samuel K.

    syndrome (HIV/AIDS), which remains a major pandemic in both developed1 and developing countries,2 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10027, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 1300, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. § Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia

  8. ANNUAL REPORT 2005/2006 The objects of the

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    through teaching and research, particularly -- in science, technology, engineering, management of Hong Kong. The Laws of Hong Kong: Chapter 1141 #12;Standing Tall 1991 1994 1997 Our First Crop Undergraduate Education 10 Postgraduate Education 11 Four-year Curriculum 12 Campus Life 16 School of Science 20

  9. Changing forms and sudden smooth transitions of tsunami waves

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    Changing forms and sudden smooth transitions of tsunami waves R. H. J. Grimshaw1 , J. C. R. Hunt1 Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong August 14, 2014 Abstract In some tsunami waves travelling over can be as large as two, which may explain anomalous elevations of tsunamis at particular positions

  10. Journal of Power Sources 155 (2006) 291296 Short communication

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    2006-01-01

    of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong reserved. Keywords: Polymer electrolyte fuel cell; DMFC; Micro channel; Micro fuel cell 1. Introduction for energy sources that are compact, lightweight and powerful. Existing rechargeable battery technology

  11. Silole-Containing Poly(diphenylacetylene): Synthesis, Characterization, and Light Emission

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    , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China 2 Key of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China Received 8 December 2005 electron affin- Correspondence to: B. Z. Tang (E-mail: tangbenz@ust.hk) Journal of Polymer Science: Part A

  12. Light-Emitting Polyacetylenes: Synthesis and Electrooptical Properties of Poly(1-phenyl-1-alkyne)s Bearing Naphthyl Pendants

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    of Chemistry, Center for Display Research, The Hong Kong UniVersity of Science & Technology (HKUST), Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang UniVersity, Hangzhou 310027; and Colleague of Materials Science & Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing

  13. EFFECT OF TRANSPORTING SALTSTONE SAMPLES PRIOR TO SET

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    Reigel, M.

    2013-05-21

    The Saltstone Sampling and Analyses Plan provides a basis for the quantity (and configuration) of saltstone grout samples required for conducting a study directed towards correlation of the Performance Assessment (PA) related properties of field-emplaced samples and samples processed and cured in the laboratory. The testing described in the saltstone sampling and analyses plan will be addressed in phases. The initial testing (Phase I) includes collecting samples from the process room in the Saltstone Production Facility (SPF) and transporting them to Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) where they will cure under a temperature profile that mimics the temperature in the Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) and then be analyzed. SRNL has previously recommended that after the samples of fresh (uncured) saltstone are obtained from the SPF process room, they are allowed to set prior to transporting them to SRNL for curing. The concern was that if the samples are transported before they are set, the vibrations during transport may cause artificial delay of structure development which could result in preferential settling or segregation of the saltstone slurry. However, the results of this testing showed there was no clear distinction between the densities of the cylinder sections for any of the transportation scenarios tested (1 day, 1 hour, and 0 minutes set time prefer to transportation) . The bottom section of each cylinder was the densest for each transportation scenario, which indicates some settling in all the samples. Triplicate hydraulic conductivity measurements on samples from each set of time and transportation scenarios indicated that those samples transported immediately after pouring had the highest hydraulic conductivity. Conversely, samples that were allowed to sit for an hour before being transported had the lowest hydraulic conductivity. However, the hydraulic conductivities of all three samples fell within an acceptable range. Based on the cured property analysis of the three samples, there is no clear conclusion about transporting the samples before they are set; however, experience with saltstone grout indicates the samples should sit and develop some structure before being transported to SRNL for curing.

  14. Metal-Semiconductor Zn-ZnO Core-Shell Nanobelts and Nanotubes Xiang Yang Kong,, Yong Ding, and Zhong Lin Wang*,

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    with silica,10 tape structured nanobelts of SnO2 and TiO2,11 core-shell structured Si-Ge nanowires,12 and ZnMetal-Semiconductor Zn-ZnO Core-Shell Nanobelts and Nanotubes Xiang Yang Kong,, Yong Ding-semiconductor Zn-ZnO core-shell nanobelts and nanotubes have been synthesized. The core is a belt-shaped Zn single

  15. Excitonic energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes in purple bacteria Jun Ye, Kewei Sun, Yang Zhao, Yunjin Yu, Chee Kong Lee et al.

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    Cao, Jianshu

    Excitonic energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes in purple bacteria Jun Ye, Kewei Sun, Yang://jcp.aip.org/about/rights_and_permissions #12;THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 136, 245104 (2012) Excitonic energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes in purple bacteria Jun Ye,1 Kewei Sun,1 Yang Zhao,1,a) Yunjin Yu,1,2 Chee Kong Lee,1 and Jianshu

  16. Why Is It Important to Look at NDF Digestibility in Dairy Nutrition? By Dr. Doo-Hong Min, Research and Extension Forage Specialist, MSU

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    Why Is It Important to Look at NDF Digestibility in Dairy Nutrition? By Dr. Doo-Hong Min, Research to evaluate the neutral detergent fiber digestibility (NDFD) as well as NDF with acid detergent fiber (ADF). Although ADF and NDF are good indicators of fiber contents in forages, they do not measure how digestible

  17. 4/19/2011 State Key Lab. for Strength and Vibration Xi'an Jiaotong University 1 Mao-Hong YU

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    Luo, Xiaoyu

    . for Strength and Vibration Xi'an Jiaotong University 10 2 Unified Strength Theory Mechanical Model4/19/2011 State Key Lab. for Strength and Vibration Xi'an Jiaotong University 1 Mao-Hong YU Yue and Structures Spring Workshop on Nonlinear Mechanics April 4-7, 2011 Xi'an, China #12;4/19/2011 State Key Lab

  18. Onset of erosion of a granular bed in a channel driven by fluid flow Anyu Hong, Mingjiang Tao, and Arshad Kudrolli

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    Kudrolli, Arshad

    Onset of erosion of a granular bed in a channel driven by fluid flow Anyu Hong, Mingjiang Tao); 10.1063/1.4863989 Simulations of granular bed erosion due to laminar shear flow near the critical.1063/1.2213641 Onset of erosion and avalanche for an inclined granular bed sheared by a continuous laminar flow Phys

  19. The CitiSense Air Quality Monitoring Mobile Sensor Node Piero Zappi, Elizabeth Bales, Jing Hong Park, William Griswold and Tajana Simuni Rosing

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    Simunic, Tajana

    conditions than the national ambient air quality standard [1]. Current air pollutant measurement networks. For example, The San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) maintains only five air pollutant samplingThe CitiSense Air Quality Monitoring Mobile Sensor Node Piero Zappi, Elizabeth Bales, Jing Hong

  20. Big SaaS: The Next Step Beyond Big Data Hong Zhu, Ian Bayley, M. Younas, David Lightfoot, Basel Yousef and Dongmei Liu

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    Zhu, Hong

    Big SaaS: The Next Step Beyond Big Data Hong Zhu, Ian Bayley, M. Younas, David Lightfoot, Basel will integrate with the Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Big Data, Wireless Sensor Networks, and many other and require Big Data but provide great value to the customer. With these benefits come great societal risks

  1. CHINA'S SOFTWARE INDUSTRY CURRENT STATUS AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEIES Hongli Hu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, hhl@xjtu.edu.cn, Tel: +86-29-527-6916

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    Lin, Zhangxi

    in the world. This paper focuses the discussion on four issues regarding China's software industry developmentCHINA'S SOFTWARE INDUSTRY ­ CURRENT STATUS AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEIES Hongli Hu, Xi'an Jiaotong: Although software industry in China is still at the primitive stage, with her huge personnel resource

  2. Scaling regression inputs by dividing by 2 sd Prior distribution for logistic regression

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    Gelman, Andrew

    Scaling regression inputs by dividing by 2 sd Prior distribution for logistic regression Comparing Andrew Gelman Some Recent Progress in Simple Statistical Methods #12;Scaling regression inputs by dividing by 2 sd Prior distribution for logistic regression Comparing the upper third to the lower third

  3. Ranking Structured Documents: A Large Margin Based Approach for Patent Prior Art Search

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    Gomes, Carla P.

    Ranking Structured Documents: A Large Margin Based Approach for Patent Prior Art Search Yunsong Guo propose an approach for automatically rank- ing structured documents applied to patent prior art search. Our model, SVM Patent Ranking (SVMP R) incorporates margin constraints that di- rectly capture

  4. Prior-independent Approximation In the last two chapters we discussed mechanism that performed well

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    Fiat, Amos

    5 Prior-independent Approximation In the last two chapters we discussed mechanism that performed is natural when deriving mechanisms for games of in- complete information as the Bayes-Nash equilibrium mechanism with it. The goal of prior-independent mechanism design is to identify a single mech- anism

  5. PRIOR RISK ASSESSMENT 005 Bradley / adapted by UoE URPO

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    Bearhop, Stuart

    PRIOR RISK ASSESSMENT 005 Version 002 Author Bradley / adapted by UoE URPO Date of version 1 issue the University to undertake a prior risk assessment before commencing a new work activity involving ionising a review of existing risk assessments at appropriate intervals to ensure that they remain suitable

  6. Spanish Major Requirements Option A: Language and Hispanic Studies (for students declared prior to Fall 2013)

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Spanish Major Requirements Option A: Language and Hispanic Studies (for students declared prior (12 credits) 311: Introduction to Advanced Language Practice 320: Spanish Phonetics _____ 3 additional course (322: Early Hispanic, 324: Modern Spanish, 326: Spanish American) Spanish 322 is recommended

  7. An applied paleoecology case study: Bahia Grande, Texas prior to construction of the Brownsville Ship Channel 

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    Lichlyter, Stephen Alvah

    2006-08-16

    . Unfortunately, because very little is known about Bahia Grande prior to isolation, it is difficult to predict whether the results of the restoration will be comparable to the pre-Ship Channel environment. Paleoecological data provide the best opportunity...

  8. Bayesian Gaussian Graphical models using sparse selection priors and their mixtures 

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    Talluri, Rajesh

    2012-10-19

    methods are based on selection and shrinkage priors leading to parsimonious parameterization of the precision (inverse covariance) matrix, which is essential in several applications in learning relationships among the variables. In Chapter I, we employ...

  9. Integrating Ontological Prior Knowledge into Relational Learning Stefan Reckow reckow@mpipsykl.mpg.de

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    Tresp, Volker

    indicating direct proba- bilistic dependencies. The Hidden Relational Model (HRM) is a particular DAPER model a concrete exam- ple. In the following sections we illustrate the HRM #12;Integrating Ontological Prior

  10. Rechargeable Li/CO2O2 (2 : 1) battery and Li/CO2 Yali Liu, Rui Wang, Yingchun Lyu, Hong Li* and Liquan Chen

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    Wang, Wei Hua

    under suitable conditions. Therefore, it is plausible that a recharge- able Li/CO2 battery couldRechargeable Li/CO2­O2 (2 : 1) battery and Li/CO2 battery Yali Liu, Rui Wang, Yingchun Lyu, Hong Li* and Liquan Chen A Li/CO2­O2 (2 : 1, volume ratio) battery and a Li/CO2 battery with discharging specific

  11. The NART as an index of prior intellectual functioning: a retrospective validity study covering a 66-year interval 

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    Crawford, John R; Deary, Ian J; Starr, John M; Whalley, Lawrence J

    2001-01-01

    Background. The National Adult Reading Test (NART) is widely used in research and clinical practice as an estimate of pre-morbid or prior ability. However, most of the evidence on the NART's validity as a measure of prior ...

  12. An Apparent Relation between ELM Occurrence Times and the Prior Phase Evolution of Divertor Flux Loop Measurements in JET

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    An Apparent Relation between ELM Occurrence Times and the Prior Phase Evolution of Divertor Flux Loop Measurements in JET

  13. Inoculation of beef with lactic-acid bacteria prior to vacuum packaging 

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    Hall, Lester Cedric

    1978-01-01

    August 1978 Major Subject: Animal Science INOCULATION OF BEEF WITH LACTIC-ACID BACTERIA PRIOR TO VACUUM PACKAGING A Thesis by LESTER CEDRIC HALL Approved as to style and content by: 1 ( (Co- hairman of C mmittee) (Co-Chakrm 'g of Committee) (He... d of Department ) (Member) August 1978 ABSTRACT Inoculation of Beef with Lactic-Acid Bacteria Prior to Vacuum Packaging. (August 1978) Lester Cedric Hall, B. S. , Texas A&M University Co-Chairmen of Advisory Committee: Dr. G. C. Smith and Dr Z...

  14. Semiparametric Bernstein-von Mises theorem and bias, illustrated with Gaussian process priors

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    Castillo, Ismaël

    further property of the convergence is given by the so-called Bernstein-von Mises theorem (abbreviated BvM frequentist ones. The extension of the BvM theorem to semiparametric frameworks has recently sparked off works hazards model and obtained the semiparametric BvM for L´evy-type priors, exploiting their partial

  15. The Statistics of the Number of Neutron Collisions Prior to Absorption

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    Pázsit, Imre

    , the energy transfer and the collision num- ber are related quantities, and therefore, the statistics ofThe Statistics of the Number of Neutron Collisions Prior to Absorption Sara A. Pozzi* Oak Ridge Accepted July 25, 2005 Abstract ­ We propose a simple analytical model to describe the statistics

  16. Compression without a common prior: an information-theoretic justification for ambiguity in

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    Sudan, Madhu

    that information theory generally assumes a common prior probability distribution shared by the encoder and decoder to a far greater extent than existing digital communication protocols. We also use information theory theory, linguistics 1 Introduction It is well-known that information theory sheds light on natural

  17. Timedomain MRSI quantitation combining multivoxel processing, FIR based solvent suppression and prior knowledge

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    Time­domain MRSI quantitation combining multivoxel processing, FIR based solvent suppression and prior knowledge P. Pels#, L. Vanhamme#, S. Van Hu#el#, and P. Van Hecke + # Katholieke Universiteit processing using a FIR filter for solvent suppression. The advantage of this multivoxel approach

  18. Gibbs Sampling for Logistic Normal Topic Models with Graph-Based Priors

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    McCallum, Andrew

    in the T - 1 simplex (i.e., a T-dimensional logistic normal random variable) can be generated as follows: 1Gibbs Sampling for Logistic Normal Topic Models with Graph-Based Priors David Mimno, Hanna M relationships. Models for spatial and temporal data often rely on real-valued state space models such as dynamic

  19. Automatic Detection of Student Mental Models during Prior Knowledge Activation in MetaTutor

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    Rus, Vasile

    to automatically detecting students' mental models in MetaTutor based on student-generated paragraphs during prior students. According to the experiments, a word-weighting method, which uses tf-idf values calculated from and combined with the machine learning algorithm of Logistic Regression. 1. Introduction We address

  20. Spanish Major Requirements Option B: Literature and Hispanic Studies (for students declared prior to Fall 2013)

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Spanish Major Requirements Option B: Literature and Hispanic Studies (for students declared prior: Introduction to Hispanic Cultures 224: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures Literature (12 credits) Spanish 322: Survey of Early Hispanic Literature _____ another 300-level literature survey (324: Modern Spanish, 326

  1. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING --ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT 1 Interacting Geometric Priors For Robust

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    Schindler, Konrad

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING -- ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT 1 Interacting Geometric Priors For Robust Multi-Model Fitting Trung T. Pham, Student Member, IEEE, Tat-Jun Chin, Member, IEEE, Konrad Schindler, Senior Member, IEEE and David Suter Abstract--Recent works on multi-model fitting are often for

  2. Information and Diverse Populations Specialization Prior to Fall 2013 Core Courses

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    Information and Diverse Populations Specialization ­ Prior to Fall 2013 Core Courses: Must be completed within the first 18 credits of the program: _____ LBSC 601 Users and Information Context OR LBSC 605 Archival Principles, Practices and Programs OR LBSC 640 School Librarians as Information

  3. Variational Inference for Stick-Breaking Beta Process Priors John Paisley1

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    Carin, Lawrence

    Variational Inference for Stick-Breaking Beta Process Priors John Paisley1 jpaisley-parameter IBP, and does not extend to the beta process presented in (Hjort, 1990). Recently, Paisley et al., 2007); we discuss this difference in Sec- tion 4. Paisley et al. (2010) presented an inference

  4. Blue and Gold Society Please Submit requests at least two weeks prior

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    Blue and Gold Society Please Submit requests at least two weeks prior to your event date Today: ____________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Assistance Required Number of Blue and Gold members needed: _______ Arrival Time: __: __ Departing Time: __: __ Blue and Gold Society attire: Formal (suit) Casual (rugby shirt) Other Any Additional Information

  5. CAN THE SUN'S DIRECTION BE ESTIMATED PRIOR TO THE DETERMINATION OF SHAPE?

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    Chojnacki, Wojtek

    CAN THE SUN'S DIRECTION BE ESTIMATED PRIOR TO THE DETERMINATION OF SHAPE? WOJCIECH CHOJNACKI to estimate the direction of the "sun" (light source) from a given image. In this paper, we argue distant sun from the direction determined by the unit vector l = (l1, l2, l3). Then the image

  6. Using microbial desalination cells to reduce water salinity prior to reverse Maha Mehanna,a

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    Using microbial desalination cells to reduce water salinity prior to reverse osmosis Maha Mehannand February 2010, Accepted 16th June 2010 DOI: 10.1039/c002307h A microbial desalination cell (MDC the energy efficiency of a downstream reverse osmosis (RO) desalination system. We investigated here the use

  7. Fuzzy Classification of Genome Sequences Prior to Assembly Based on Similarity Measures*

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    Nicolescu, Monica

    Fuzzy Classification of Genome Sequences Prior to Assembly Based on Similarity Measures* Sara number: 0447416). Abstract - Nucleotide sequencing of genomic data is an important step towards building into the overall genome. However, the existence of insertions, deletions and substitutions can complicate

  8. Evaluation of In-House Windrow Composting as a Poultry Litter Treatment Prior to Land Application 

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    Winkler, Scott

    2013-08-05

    . An experiment was conducted to determine the effectiveness of in-house windrow composting (IWC) of poultry litter prior to land application in terms of bacteria, odors and nutrients compared to untreated (fresh) litter. In the second part of the research...

  9. Gravity modeling of the Song Hong basin: an insight into its crustal structure and implication for the formation of the basin 

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    Nguyen, Vu Giang

    1996-01-01

    measurements 18 105' 106' 107 108 109 110' 22' 0. C INA 22' 21 21' 20 ETN M 19 18 O -20 O . '~0 0- HAINAM 19' 18' 17 LAO 17 16 16 15 106 107' 108 109' 110' 15' Figure 8: Bouguer gravity anomaly onland and free air anomaly at sea map...' Ao 16 15 0 4, ~ o I Qoo 1O5' 1O6' 107' 108' 109 110 16 15' Figure 9: Topography of the Song Hong basin area. Contour interval 10 m for the water depth at sea and 200m for the topography on land (ETOPO 5). Water depth is used in terrain...

  10. Precursors prior to type IIn supernova explosions are common: Precursor rates, properties, and correlations

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    Ofek, Eran O.; Steinbok, Aviram; Arcavi, Iair; Gal-Yam, Avishay; Tal, David; Ben-Ami, Sagi; Yaron, Ofer [Benoziyo Center for Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science, 76100 Rehovot (Israel); Sullivan, Mark [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Shaviv, Nir J. [Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, 91904 Jerusalem (Israel); Kulkarni, Shrinivas R. [Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Nugent, Peter E. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Kasliwal, Mansi M. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Cenko, S. Bradley [Astrophysics Science Division, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Mail Code 661, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Laher, Russ; Surace, Jason [Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, M/S 314-6, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Bloom, Joshua S.; Filippenko, Alexei V. [Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411 (United States); Silverman, Jeffrey M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)

    2014-07-10

    There is a growing number of Type IIn supernovae (SNe) which present an outburst prior to their presumably final explosion. These precursors may affect the SN display, and are likely related to poorly charted phenomena in the final stages of stellar evolution. By coadding Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) images taken prior to the explosion, here we present a search for precursors in a sample of 16 Type IIn SNe. We find five SNe IIn that likely have at least one possible precursor event (PTF 10bjb, SN 2010mc, PTF 10weh, SN 2011ht, and PTF 12cxj), three of which are reported here for the first time. For each SN we calculate the control time. We find that precursor events among SNe IIn are common: at the one-sided 99% confidence level, >50% of SNe IIn have at least one pre-explosion outburst that is brighter than 3 × 10{sup 7} L{sub ?} taking place up to 1/3 yr prior to the SN explosion. The average rate of such precursor events during the year prior to the SN explosion is likely ? 1 yr{sup –1}, and fainter precursors are possibly even more common. Ignoring the two weakest precursors in our sample, the precursors rate we find is still on the order of one per year. We also find possible correlations between the integrated luminosity of the precursor and the SN total radiated energy, peak luminosity, and rise time. These correlations are expected if the precursors are mass-ejection events, and the early-time light curve of these SNe is powered by interaction of the SN shock and ejecta with optically thick circumstellar material.

  11. Technical Note Graph-partitioned spatial priors for functional magnetic resonance images

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    Penny, Will

    .M. Harrison a, , W. Penny a , G. Flandin a , C.C. Ruff a,b , N. Weiskopf a , K.J. Friston a a Wellcome Trust-univariate analyses. Recently diffusion-based spatial priors [Harrison, L.M., Penny, W., Daunizeau, J., and Friston, K neighbouring voxels (Flandin and Penny, 2007; Gossl et al., 2001; Penny et al., 2005; Woolrich et al., 2004

  12. Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati,

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    Liu, Yijun

    Y. J. Liu1 Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0072 e-mail: Yijun.Liu@uc.edu W. Ye Y. Deng Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  13. Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007) 59946004 Local and regional anthropogenic influence on

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    Zheng, Mei

    2007-01-01

    correlative characteristics for zinc when Hong Kong sites are paired with Shenzhen (average r ¼ 0 of bromide point to sources located within the Pearl River Delta, but the specific location is yet

  14. A Parallelizable Method for Two-Phase Flows in Naturally-Fractured ...

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    2002-03-27

    Mar 27, 2002 ... of equations, an elliptic equation for the global pressure and a parabolic equation ...... Let us also look at the oil production curves for these simulations. .... World Scienti c, Singapore, New Jersey, London, Hong Kong, 1995.

  15. Vita

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    Production Research Division. 1952-1957. Humble Oil & Re ning Co., Houston ..... J. Douglas, Jr., and J. E. Roberts, Global estimates for mixed methods for second ..... World Scienti c, Singapore, New Jersey, London, Hong Kong, 1995, pp.

  16. An Overlapping Domain Decomposition Method for Parameter Identification Problems

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    Cai, Xiao-Chuan

    An Overlapping Domain Decomposition Method for Parameter Identification Problems Xiao-Chuan Cai1 by the Hong Kong RGC grant, Project 404105. #12;2 Xiao-Chuan Cai, Si Liu, and Jun Zou which is usually

  17. Safety, Health & Environmental Exhibition and General Interest Lectures General Interest Lectures

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    Officer, Labour Department, Hong Kong Government 11:45 - 12:15 Establishing a Network of Healthy concern about this illness, its causation, risk of exposure, control measures, etc. The following Q

  18. ACOUSTIC VOCALIZATIONS OF DOLPHINS AND EFFECTS OF ANTHROPOGENIC NOISE 

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    Bosquez, Joclyn Destiny

    2013-09-25

    analyses carried out in Hong Kong, I describe potential variations among communication between local delphinids due to effects of ambient noise and propose improvements and/or regulations that can help decrease man-made noise....

  19. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 271275, 2000 Printed in the USA

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    271 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 271­275, 2000 2000 SETAC Printed and Chemistry, §Centre for Coastal Pollution and Conservation, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue

  20. Digital Forensonomics the Economics of Digital Richard E Overill

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    Overill, Richard E.

    distribu- tion, also known informally as an 80:20 law. For example, in the Hong Kong Special Administrative of the empirical observation that cyber-crime, and hence its forensic investigation, generally follows a Pareto

  1. International reserves management and the current account

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    Aizenman, Joshua

    2007-01-01

    Central African Rep. Chad Comoros Congo, Republic of CôteCentral African Rep. Chad Comoros Congo, Republic of CôteHong Kong Macao Colombia Comoros Congo, Republic of Costa

  2. Initial Study of Solar Control Film in a Hotel Guest Room in Winter 

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    Chan, W. C.; Chen, Y.; Mak, B.; Li, D.; Huang, Y.; Xie, H.; Hou, G.

    2006-01-01

    In recent years, energy-efficient facilities have prevailed in the Hong Kong and China markets. Many of these facilities claim to generate considerable energy and money savings. Hoteliers, however, find that there is a ...

  3. Excerpt from God’s Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898–1902

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    Harris, Susan K.

    2011-01-01

    View of the War in the Philippines,” dated Hong Kong JuneAmericans and the Philippines, 1898– 1902 by Susan K.  American Annexation of the Philippines in Europe and Latin

  4. Preface to the Interactive Posters/Demonstrations Proceedings On behalf of the program committee for ACL-2003 Interactive Posters/Demonstrations Ses-

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    ) Pascale Fung, University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong) Graeme Hirst, University of Tronto (Canada University (USA) Dan Moldovan, University of Texas at Dallas(USA) Manny Rayner, RIACS (USA) Satoshi Sekine

  5. P-78 / H. J. Peng 516 SID 03 DIGEST

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    , Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Abstract An organic light emitting diode with a microcavity calculations. 1. Introduction Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are challenging liquid crystal displays organic light emitting diodes (b) the normal direction electroluminescent spectra of devices

  6. Chinese Teenagers Perceptions of and Attitudes toward Taiwan Mandarin 

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    Juan, Yu-Tien

    2011-11-23

    This dissertation is a language attitude study which has Taiwan Mandarin as its main concern. The study is based on a pilot study, which suggests Chinese people’s attitudes toward Hong Kong and Taiwan Mandarin related ...

  7. Meta-IDBA: A de novo Assembler for Metagenomic Data (Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop: 10K Genomes at a Time)

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    Chin, Francis [University of Hong Kong

    2013-01-22

    University of Hong Kong's Francis Chin on "Meta-­?IDBA: A de novo Assembler for Metagenomic Data" at the Metagenomics Informatics Challenges Workshop held at the DOE JGI on October 12-13, 2011.

  8. Containers and flows : investigating systems of spatial construction in an aquarium

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    Kou, Benjamin, 1970-

    1999-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the design of an aquarium on the waterfront of Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong . The aquarium serves as a public 'event' which aims to educate and inform the visitor about regional environmental conditions ...

  9. Group velocity of acoustic waves in strongly scattering media: Dependence on the volume fraction of scatterers

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    Page, John

    the solid scatterers, and by ii tortuosity effects, where the wave energy is largely confined University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Received 4 June 1998 We study, both

  10. Estimated global ocean wind power potential from QuikSCAT observations, accounting for turbine characteristics and siting

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    Capps, Scott B; Zender, Charles S

    2010-01-01

    multi?megawatt wind turbine, Renewable Energy, Matthews, J.wind turbines in Europe and North America, Renewable Energy,wind power poten- tial on Hong Kong islands—An analysis of wind power and wind turbine characteristics, Renewable Energy,

  11. Intelligence Sixth-generation Computer Technology Series. John Wiley, New York, pp. 211229.

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    Yu, K.N.

    , Paul K.S. Lam b a Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee in some incidents) (Chen and Chou, 1998; also see review by Bricelj and Shumway, 1998). Paralytic

  12. Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia Research Grant Guidelines 2016

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    Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia Research Grant Guidelines 2016 The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia is a non-profit organisation comprising member, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines and South Africa. The Alliance's goals

  13. 1464 JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS, VOL. 21, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2012 Design and Demonstration of an In-Plane

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    Peter, Yves-Alain

    Electro Mechanical Systems, Hong Kong, China, January 24­28, 2010. Subject Editor S. Merlo. The authors Space Agency. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 23rd lEEE Conference on Micro

  14. Developing short-selling on the mainland Chinese equity markets 

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    Clunie, James; Ying, Tongshan

    2006-01-01

    We review the theory and evidence on liquidity, price discovery and market efficiency associated with securities lending and short-selling. We also study the efforts by the Hong Kong and Taiwan stock exchanges to develop ...

  15. Women @ Energy: Ruby Leung | Department of Energy

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    in atmospheric science from Texas A&M University. She earned a bachelor's degree in physics and statistics from Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she was the only woman in...

  16. International Experience Australia 2013 Department of Energy, Environmental

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    , energy and environmental issues in India, alternative energy and technology in China and Hong KongInternational Experience Australia 2013 Department of Energy, Environmental And Chemical. Chris Greig, the Director of UQ Energy Initiative. At UQ, participating students have lectures

  17. A Study of Selective Collection Enrichment for Enterprise Search

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    Peng, J.; Macdonald, C.; He, B.; Ounis, I.

    Peng,J. Macdonald,C. He,B. Ounis,I. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2009), November 2-6, 2009, Hong Kong. ACM Press

  18. Students from India at a Major Research University in the United States: A Phenomenological Study of Transition, Adjustment, and Transformation 

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    Chennamsetti, Prashanti

    2011-08-08

    ). A sample size of 2,307 students from eight Asian countries, representing Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei and 349 students from three European countries representing Finland, Germany and Spain...

  19. Artificial Intelligence 184185 (2012) 1737 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect

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    Yang, Qiang

    2012-01-01

    Artificial Intelligence 184­185 (2012) 17­37 Contents lists available at SciVerse Science a a Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water

  20. Operations Research Letters 38 (2010) 550555 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Nelson, Barry L.

    2010-01-01

    Operations Research Letters 38 (2010) 550­555 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Operations Engineering and Logistics Management, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay

  1. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 54 (2013) 560572 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect

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    Zhang, Nevin L.

    2013-01-01

    International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 54 (2013) 560­572 Contents lists available at Sci University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong c EMC Labs China, Beijing, China A R

  2. Automatica 50 (2014) 16411648 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Chen, Tongwen

    2014-01-01

    Automatica 50 (2014) 1641­1648 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Automatica journal of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon

  3. Mr Nicholas Brooke, SBS, JP Honorary Fellow of HKUST As fortunate encounters go, they do not come much

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    much better than meeting an oil sheikh in 1970s London as a young chartered surveyor, helping him Hong Kong on the map for world-class property development and investment advisory services

  4. Global Potential of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Programs

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    McNeil, Michael A

    2008-01-01

    COPPE (2005). COPPE Brazil Danish Energy Management (2004).lamps in India and Brazil." Energy Policy 19(5): 449-463.EU Brazil* Chile* China Hong Kong* India* Energy Intensity

  5. IEEE TRANSACTION ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS 1 STCDG: An Efficient Data Gathering Algorithm

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    Wang, Dan

    2004}@gmail.com. J. Cheng is also with University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Q. Ye is with University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Email: qye@upei.ca. D. Wang is with The Hong Kong Polytechnic

  6. Made for export : labor migration, state power, and higher education in a developing Philippine economy

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    Ruiz, Neil G

    2014-01-01

    Development scholars, heavily influenced by the cases of the four Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan), have attributed success in economic development to education. Although the Philippines seemed ...

  7. Adult attachment and self-construal: a cross-cultural analysis 

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    Friedman, Michael David

    2009-06-02

    A cross-cultural survey study examined the impact of adult attachment and self-construal on relationship and mental health outcomes in Hong Kong, Mexico, and the United States. Approximately 200 university students (each ...

  8. Radial gradients of phase space density of the outer radiation belt electrons prior to sudden solar wind pressure enhancements

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    Li, Xinlin

    PSD radial gradient at and beyond GEO prior to a sudden solar wind pressure impact based on the fact by a sudden solar wind pressure enhancement, dayside trapped electrons are transported radially inwards), Radial gradients of phase space density of the outer radiation belt electrons prior to sudden solar wind

  9. A Scalable HLA RTI System based on Multiple-FedServ Architecture Ding-Yong Hong, Fang-Ping Pai, Shih-Hsiang Lo and Yeh-Ching Chung

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    Chung, Yeh-Ching

    A Scalable HLA RTI System based on Multiple-FedServ Architecture Ding-Yong Hong, Fang-Ping Pai and high performance RTI (Runtime Infrastructure) system implements a two-layer architecture to supporting-layer architecture. An RTI system based on Multiple- FedServ architecture and follows the specification of IEEE 1516

  10. Ligand placement based on prior structures: the guided ligand-replacement method

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    Klei, Herbert E. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ 08543-4000 (United States); Moriarty, Nigel W., E-mail: nwmoriarty@lbl.gov; Echols, Nathaniel [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Terwilliger, Thomas C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545-0001 (United States); Baldwin, Eric T. [Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ 08543-4000 (United States); Natural Discovery LLC, Princeton, NJ 08542-0096 (United States); Pokross, Matt; Posy, Shana [Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ 08543-4000 (United States); Adams, Paul D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1762 (United States)

    2014-01-01

    A new module, Guided Ligand Replacement (GLR), has been developed in Phenix to increase the ease and success rate of ligand placement when prior protein-ligand complexes are available. The process of iterative structure-based drug design involves the X-ray crystal structure determination of upwards of 100 ligands with the same general scaffold (i.e. chemotype) complexed with very similar, if not identical, protein targets. In conjunction with insights from computational models and assays, this collection of crystal structures is analyzed to improve potency, to achieve better selectivity and to reduce liabilities such as absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicology. Current methods for modeling ligands into electron-density maps typically do not utilize information on how similar ligands bound in related structures. Even if the electron density is of sufficient quality and resolution to allow de novo placement, the process can take considerable time as the size, complexity and torsional degrees of freedom of the ligands increase. A new module, Guided Ligand Replacement (GLR), was developed in Phenix to increase the ease and success rate of ligand placement when prior protein–ligand complexes are available. At the heart of GLR is an algorithm based on graph theory that associates atoms in the target ligand with analogous atoms in the reference ligand. Based on this correspondence, a set of coordinates is generated for the target ligand. GLR is especially useful in two situations: (i) modeling a series of large, flexible, complicated or macrocyclic ligands in successive structures and (ii) modeling ligands as part of a refinement pipeline that can automatically select a reference structure. Even in those cases for which no reference structure is available, if there are multiple copies of the bound ligand per asymmetric unit GLR offers an efficient way to complete the model after the first ligand has been placed. In all of these applications, GLR leverages prior knowledge from earlier structures to facilitate ligand placement in the current structure.

  11. Methods of and apparatus for recording images occurring just prior to a rapid, random event

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    Kelley, E.F.

    1991-12-31

    An apparatus and a method are disclosed for recording images of events in a medium wherein the images that are recorded are of conditions existing just prior to and during the occurrence of an event that triggers recording of these images. The apparatus and method use an optical delay path that employs a spherical focusing mirror facing a circular array of flat return mirrors around a central flat mirror. The image is reflected in a symmetric pattern which balances astigmatism which is created by the spherical mirror. Delays on the order of hundreds of nanoseconds are possible.

  12. Characterization of statistical prior image constrained compressed sensing (PICCS): II. Application to dose reduction

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    Lauzier, Pascal Theriault; Chen Guanghong

    2013-02-15

    Purpose: The ionizing radiation imparted to patients during computed tomography exams is raising concerns. This paper studies the performance of a scheme called dose reduction using prior image constrained compressed sensing (DR-PICCS). The purpose of this study is to characterize the effects of a statistical model of x-ray detection in the DR-PICCS framework and its impact on spatial resolution. Methods: Both numerical simulations with known ground truth and in vivo animal dataset were used in this study. In numerical simulations, a phantom was simulated with Poisson noise and with varying levels of eccentricity. Both the conventional filtered backprojection (FBP) and the PICCS algorithms were used to reconstruct images. In PICCS reconstructions, the prior image was generated using two different denoising methods: a simple Gaussian blur and a more advanced diffusion filter. Due to the lack of shift-invariance in nonlinear image reconstruction such as the one studied in this paper, the concept of local spatial resolution was used to study the sharpness of a reconstructed image. Specifically, a directional metric of image sharpness, the so-called pseudopoint spread function (pseudo-PSF), was employed to investigate local spatial resolution. Results: In the numerical studies, the pseudo-PSF was reduced from twice the voxel width in the prior image down to less than 1.1 times the voxel width in DR-PICCS reconstructions when the statistical model was not included. At the same noise level, when statistical weighting was used, the pseudo-PSF width in DR-PICCS reconstructed images varied between 1.5 and 0.75 times the voxel width depending on the direction along which it was measured. However, this anisotropy was largely eliminated when the prior image was generated using diffusion filtering; the pseudo-PSF width was reduced to below one voxel width in that case. In the in vivo study, a fourfold improvement in CNR was achieved while qualitatively maintaining sharpness; images also had a qualitatively more uniform noise spatial distribution when including a statistical model. Conclusions: DR-PICCS enables to reconstruct CT images with lower noise than FBP and the loss of spatial resolution can be mitigated to a large extent. The introduction of statistical modeling in DR-PICCS may improve some noise characteristics, but it also leads to anisotropic spatial resolution properties. A denoising method, such as the directional diffusion filtering, has been demonstrated to reduce anisotropy in spatial resolution effectively when it was combined with DR-PICCS with statistical modeling.

  13. DETECTION OF AN OUTBURST ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE EXPLOSION OF SN 2011ht

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    Fraser, M.; Magee, M.; Kotak, R.; Smartt, S. J.; Smith, K. W.; Polshaw, J. [School of Mathematics and Physics, Queens University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom); Drake, A. J. [Department of Astronomy and the Center for Advanced Computing Research, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91225 (United States); Boles, T. [Coddenham Astronomical Observatory, Suffolk IP6 9QY (United Kingdom); Lee, C.-H. [University Observatory Munich, Scheinerstrasse 1, D-81679 Munich (Germany); Burgett, W. S.; Chambers, K. C.; Flewelling, H.; Hodapp, K. W.; Kaiser, N.; Kudritzki, R.-P.; Magnier, E. A.; Tonry, J. L.; Wainscoat, R. J. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Draper, P. W. [Department of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Price, P. A., E-mail: m.fraser@qub.ac.uk [Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); and others

    2013-12-10

    Using imaging from the Pan-STARRS1 survey, we identify a precursor outburst at 287 and 170 days prior to the reported explosion of the purported Type IIn supernova (SN) 2011ht. In the Pan-STARRS data, a source coincident with SN 2011ht is detected exclusively in the z {sub P1} and y {sub P1}-bands. An absolute magnitude of M{sub z} ? –11.8 suggests that this was an outburst of the progenitor star. Unfiltered, archival Catalina Real Time Transient Survey images also reveal a coincident source from at least 258 to 138 days before the main event. We suggest that the outburst is likely to be an intrinsically red eruption, although we cannot conclusively exclude a series of erratic outbursts which were observed only in the redder bands by chance. This is only the fourth detection of an outburst prior to a claimed SN, and lends credence to the possibility that many more interacting transients have pre-explosion outbursts, which have been missed by current surveys.

  14. FINAL YEAR PROJECT TECHNICAL PAPER PAGE 2222 DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

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    Cheng, Reynold Cheng Chun

    FINAL YEAR PROJECT TECHNICAL PAPER PAGE 2222 DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING by Mr. Cheng Chun Kong, a year 3 Computer Engineering student from the Electrical and Electronic PAPER PAGE 6666 DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG modular

  15. A Separate-Queue Multicast Architecture For High-speed Ying Jiang, Mounir Hamdi,and Khaled Ben LetaieP

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    Hamdi, Mounir

    A Separate-Queue Multicast Architecture For High-speed Routers Ying Jiang, Mounir Hamdi,and Khaled Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Corresponding Author switch, etc.). The frequently-adopted virtual output queued (VOQ)architecture for unicast traffic doesn

  16. Transcritical flow over a hole R. H. J. Grimshaw 1 , D.-H. Zhang 2 and K. W. Chow 2

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    Kong, Hong Kong Abstract Transcritical flow over a localised obstacle generates upstream and downstream that the upstream and downstream nonlin- ear wavetrains have the structure of unsteady undular bores, connected problem in fluid mechanics. Here we are concerned with the upstream and downstream wavetrains

  17. Intelligent and Adaptive Crawling of Web Applications for Web Archiving

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    Senellart, Pierre

    Intelligent and Adaptive Crawling of Web Applications for Web Archiving Muhammad Faheem1 and Pierre Kong, Hong Kong firstname.lastname@telecom.paristech.fr Abstract. Web sites are dynamic in nature with content and structure changing overtime. Many pages on the Web are produced by content management systems

  18. Design of Coordination Polymer Gels as Stable Catalytic Systems Bengang Xing, Ming-Fai Choi, and Bing Xu*[a

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    Xing, Bengang

    Kong University of Science & Technology Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong (SAR) (China) Fax: (852)2358-1594 EDesign of Coordination Polymer Gels as Stable Catalytic Systems Bengang Xing, Ming-Fai Choi irreversibly in dimethylsulfoxide via the creation of cross-linked, three- dimensional coordination polymer net

  19. FDP Prior Approval and Other Requirements Matrix AFOSR ARO AMRMC DOE EPA NASA NIH NSF ONR USDA

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    Kroll, Kristen L.

    FDP Prior Approval and Other Requirements Matrix April 2004 AFOSR ARO AMRMC DOE EPA NASA NIH NSF Requirements Matrix April 2004 AFOSR ARO AMRMC DOE EPA NASA NIH NSF ONR USDA Inclusion of unrecovered F&A costs

  20. A Simple Method for Estimating Informative Node Age Priors for the Fossil Calibration of Molecular Divergence Time Analyses

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    Nowak, Michael D.; Smith, Andrew B; Simpson, Carl; Zwickl, Derrick J.

    2013-06-05

    an informative parametric prior probability distribution on a node age. Specifically, our method uses the extant diversity and the stratigraphic distribution of fossil lineages confidently assigned to a clade to fit a branching model of lineage diversification...

  1. IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS, VOL. 20, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 1999 97 Effects of Longitudinal Grain Boundaries

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    IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS, VOL. 20, NO. 2, FEBRUARY 1999 97 Effects of Longitudinal Grain grains in a direction longitudinal to that of the current flow, whereas in SPC-TFT's, the grain by a competitive earmarked research grant from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and a grant from the Hong

  2. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, VOL. 47, NO. 5, MAY 2000 1061 Characterization of the MIC/MILC Interface and

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    with reduced Ni incorporation and large elongated grains--the long axes of which are parallel to the direction of the grain Manuscript received November 30, 1999; revised November 29, 1999. This work was supported by a Competitive Earmarked Research Grant from the Re- search Grants Council of Hong Kong and a grant from the Hong

  3. Distribution and dynamics of mangrove forests of South Asiaq Chandra Giri a,*, Jordan Long b

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    Cortes, Corinna

    57198, USA c World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Pakistan d The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. These forests provide important ecosystem goods and services to the region's dense three case studies in Indus Delta (Pakistan), Goa (India), and Sundarbans (Bangladesh and India

  4. Laser Ablation Synthesis and Optical Characterization of Silicon Carbide Nanowires

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    -Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) and Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong aqueous solution for two days was placed inside the alumina tube at one end of the furnace. The system was pumped to 0.01 torr ( 1.33 Pa). Argon, mixed with 5% hydrogen as a carrier gas,

  5. ACL-08: HLT Annual Meeting

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    , Turkey Wolfgang Maier, University of T¨ubingen, Germany Keisuke Inoue, University of Syracuse, USA University, Turkey Katja Filippova, EML Research, Germany Seeger Fisher, OGI School of Science Becker, DFKI Saarbr¨ucken, Germany Marine Carpuat, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong

  6. A new flow field design for polymer electrolyte-based fuel cells C. Xu, T.S. Zhao *

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, HongA new flow field design for polymer electrolyte-based fuel cells C. Xu, T.S. Zhao * Department (CESFF), for polymer electrolyte-based fuel cells, which was obtained by re-patterning conventional

  7. Volume 39, No.2 (1998) pages 78-79 Livestocksolution

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    Tiquia-Arashiro, Sonia M.

    1998-01-01

    BIOCYCLE Volume 39, No.2 (1998) pages 78-79 Livestocksolution '" " .. Composting pig manure in Hong to the cheapest, simplest and most efficient methods for composting litter. Sonia M. Tiquia and Nora F.Y.Tam LIKE contributor to stream pollution in the New Territories and in parts of ur- ban Hong Kong, as most animal

  8. Coiled tubing: Early warning system to detect flaws in flat sheet prior to rolling and welding

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    Edens, C.W. )

    1994-05-01

    Through experimentation and dynamic evaluation of skelp at a coiled tubing mill, the use of leakage flux solid state sensing devices shows clearly that the requirement for nondestructively testing skelp can be met. As coiled tubing for drilling purposes gains wider usage, its skelp can take advantage of upstream inspection prior to forming the tubes. A reliable coiled tubing product is one in which every aspect of its manufacturing was considered, from raw material through final inspection. In no other way can the concept of total quality management be satisfied providing reliability of product use. A guarantee of fitness for purpose falls directly on the coiled tubing manufacturer. Purveyors of jointed electronic resistance weld tubulars may also take advantage of this inspection method. The American Petroleum Institute (API) has recently established a committee to study and formulate recommended practices for coiled tubing operations.

  9. Recursive Pathways to Marginal Likelihood Estimation with Prior-Sensitivity Analysis

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    Cameron, Ewan

    2013-01-01

    We investigate the utility to contemporary Bayesian studies of recursive, Gauss-Seidel-type pathways to marginal likelihood estimation characterized by reverse logistic regression and the density of states. Through a pair of illustrative, numerical examples (including mixture modeling of the well-known 'galaxy dataset') we highlight both the remarkable diversity of bridging schemes amenable to recursive normalization and the notable efficiency of the resulting pseudo-mixture densities for gauging prior-sensitivity in the model selection context. Our key theoretical contributions show the connection between the nested sampling identity and the density of states. Further, we introduce a novel heuristic ('thermodynamic integration via importance sampling') for qualifying the role of the bridging sequence in marginal likelihood estimation. An efficient pseudo-mixture density scheme for harnessing the information content of otherwise discarded draws in ellipse-based nested sampling is also introduced.

  10. Neutron Star Radii, Universal Relations, and the Role of Prior Distributions

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    A. W. Steiner; J. M. Lattimer; E. F. Brown

    2015-10-26

    We investigate constraints on neutron star structure arising from the assumptions that neutron stars have crusts, that recent calculations of pure neutron matter limit the equation of state of neutron star matter near the nuclear saturation density, that the high-density equation of state is limited by causality and the largest high-accuracy neutron star mass measurement, and that general relativity is the correct theory of gravity. We explore the role of prior assumptions by considering two classes of equation of state models. In a first, the intermediate- and high-density behavior of the equation of state is parameterized by piecewise polytropes. In the second class, the high-density behavior of the equation of state is parameterized by piecewise continuous line segments. The smallest density at which high-density matter appears is varied in order to allow for strong phase transitions above the nuclear saturation density. We critically examine correlations among the pressure of matter, radii, maximum masses, the binding energy, the moment of inertia, and the tidal deformability, paying special attention to the sensitivity of these correlations to prior assumptions about the equation of state. It is possible to constrain the radii of $1.4~\\mathrm{M}_{\\odot}$ neutron stars to a be larger than 10 km, even without consideration of additional astrophysical observations, for example, those from photospheric radius expansion bursts or quiescent low-mass X-ray binaries. We are able to improve the accuracy of known correlations between the moment of inertia and compactness as well as the binding energy and compactness. We also demonstrate the existence of a correlation between the neutron star binding energy and the moment of inertia.

  11. Level-set segmentation of pulmonary nodules in megavolt electronic portal images using a CT prior

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    Schildkraut, J. S.; Prosser, N.; Savakis, A.; Gomez, J.; Nazareth, D.; Singh, A. K.; Malhotra, H. K.

    2010-11-15

    Purpose: Pulmonary nodules present unique problems during radiation treatment due to nodule position uncertainty that is caused by respiration. The radiation field has to be enlarged to account for nodule motion during treatment. The purpose of this work is to provide a method of locating a pulmonary nodule in a megavolt portal image that can be used to reduce the internal target volume (ITV) during radiation therapy. A reduction in the ITV would result in a decrease in radiation toxicity to healthy tissue. Methods: Eight patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer were used in this study. CT scans that include the pulmonary nodule were captured with a GE Healthcare LightSpeed RT 16 scanner. Megavolt portal images were acquired with a Varian Trilogy unit equipped with an AS1000 electronic portal imaging device. The nodule localization method uses grayscale morphological filtering and level-set segmentation with a prior. The treatment-time portion of the algorithm is implemented on a graphical processing unit. Results: The method was retrospectively tested on eight cases that include a total of 151 megavolt portal image frames. The method reduced the nodule position uncertainty by an average of 40% for seven out of the eight cases. The treatment phase portion of the method has a subsecond execution time that makes it suitable for near-real-time nodule localization. Conclusions: A method was developed to localize a pulmonary nodule in a megavolt portal image. The method uses the characteristics of the nodule in a prior CT scan to enhance the nodule in the portal image and to identify the nodule region by level-set segmentation. In a retrospective study, the method reduced the nodule position uncertainty by an average of 40% for seven out of the eight cases studied.

  12. Percutaneous Biopsy of Osteoid Osteomas Prior to Percutaneous Treatment Using Two Different Biopsy Needles

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    Laredo, Jean-Denis, E-mail: jean-denis.laredo@lrb.aphp.fr; Hamze, Bassam; Jeribi, Riadh [Hopital Lariboisiere, Service de Radiologie (France)

    2009-09-15

    Biopsy is usually performed as the first step in percutaneous treatment of osteoid osteomas prior to laser photocoagulation. At our institution, 117 patients with a presumed diagnosis of osteoid osteoma had a trephine biopsy before a percutaneous laser photocoagulation. Biopsies were made using two different types of needles. A Bonopty biopsy needle (14-gauge cannula, 16-gauge trephine needle; Radi Medical Systems, Uppsala, Sweden) was used in 65 patients, and a Laurane biopsy needle (11-gauge cannula, 12.5-gauge trephine needle; Laurane Medical, Saint-Arnoult, France) in 43 patients. Overall biopsy results were positive for osteoid osteoma in 83 (70.9%) of the 117 cases. The Laurane needle provided a significantly higher positive rate (81.4%) than the Bonopty needle (66.1%; p < 0.05). This difference was not due to the size of the nidus, which was similar in the two groups (p < 0.05) and may be an effect of differences in needle caliber (12.5 vs. 14 gauge) as well as differences in needle design. The rate of positive biopsy results obtained in the present series with the Laurane biopsy needle is, to our knowledge, the highest rate reported in series dealing with percutaneous radiofrequency ablation and laser photocoagulation of osteoid osteomas.

  13. A technique for estimating 4D-CBCT using prior knowledge and limited-angle projections

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    Zhang, You [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)] [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Yin, Fang-Fang; Ren, Lei [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)] [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); Segars, W. Paul [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiology, Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States)] [Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and Department of Radiology, Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States)

    2013-12-15

    Purpose: To develop a technique to estimate onboard 4D-CBCT using prior information and limited-angle projections for potential 4D target verification of lung radiotherapy.Methods: Each phase of onboard 4D-CBCT is considered as a deformation from one selected phase (prior volume) of the planning 4D-CT. The deformation field maps (DFMs) are solved using a motion modeling and free-form deformation (MM-FD) technique. In the MM-FD technique, the DFMs are estimated using a motion model which is extracted from planning 4D-CT based on principal component analysis (PCA). The motion model parameters are optimized by matching the digitally reconstructed radiographs of the deformed volumes to the limited-angle onboard projections (data fidelity constraint). Afterward, the estimated DFMs are fine-tuned using a FD model based on data fidelity constraint and deformation energy minimization. The 4D digital extended-cardiac-torso phantom was used to evaluate the MM-FD technique. A lung patient with a 30 mm diameter lesion was simulated with various anatomical and respirational changes from planning 4D-CT to onboard volume, including changes of respiration amplitude, lesion size and lesion average-position, and phase shift between lesion and body respiratory cycle. The lesions were contoured in both the estimated and “ground-truth” onboard 4D-CBCT for comparison. 3D volume percentage-difference (VPD) and center-of-mass shift (COMS) were calculated to evaluate the estimation accuracy of three techniques: MM-FD, MM-only, and FD-only. Different onboard projection acquisition scenarios and projection noise levels were simulated to investigate their effects on the estimation accuracy.Results: For all simulated patient and projection acquisition scenarios, the mean VPD (±S.D.)/COMS (±S.D.) between lesions in prior images and “ground-truth” onboard images were 136.11% (±42.76%)/15.5 mm (±3.9 mm). Using orthogonal-view 15°-each scan angle, the mean VPD/COMS between the lesion in estimated and “ground-truth” onboard images for MM-only, FD-only, and MM-FD techniques were 60.10% (±27.17%)/4.9 mm (±3.0 mm), 96.07% (±31.48%)/12.1 mm (±3.9 mm) and 11.45% (±9.37%)/1.3 mm (±1.3 mm), respectively. For orthogonal-view 30°-each scan angle, the corresponding results were 59.16% (±26.66%)/4.9 mm (±3.0 mm), 75.98% (±27.21%)/9.9 mm (±4.0 mm), and 5.22% (±2.12%)/0.5 mm (±0.4 mm). For single-view scan angles of 3°, 30°, and 60°, the results for MM-FD technique were 32.77% (±17.87%)/3.2 mm (±2.2 mm), 24.57% (±18.18%)/2.9 mm (±2.0 mm), and 10.48% (±9.50%)/1.1 mm (±1.3 mm), respectively. For projection angular-sampling-intervals of 0.6°, 1.2°, and 2.5° with the orthogonal-view 30°-each scan angle, the MM-FD technique generated similar VPD (maximum deviation 2.91%) and COMS (maximum deviation 0.6 mm), while sparser sampling yielded larger VPD/COMS. With equal number of projections, the estimation results using scattered 360° scan angle were slightly better than those using orthogonal-view 30°-each scan angle. The estimation accuracy of MM-FD technique declined as noise level increased.Conclusions: The MM-FD technique substantially improves the estimation accuracy for onboard 4D-CBCT using prior planning 4D-CT and limited-angle projections, compared to the MM-only and FD-only techniques. It can potentially be used for the inter/intrafractional 4D-localization verification.

  14. Exploring uncertainties in dark energy constraints using current observational data with Planck 2015 distance priors

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    Wang, Yun

    2015-01-01

    We explore the systematic uncertainties in dark energy constraints using the latest observational data from Type Ia Supernovae (SNe Ia), galaxy clustering, and cosmic microwave background anisotropy (CMB) data. We use the Joint Lightcurve Analysis (JLA) set of 740 SNe Ia, galaxy clustering measurements of H(z)s and D_A(z)/s (where s is the sound horizon at the drag epoch) from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) at z=0.35 (SDSS DR7) and z=0.57 (BOSS DR11), and the distance priors that we have derived from the 2015 Planck data (we present the mean values and covariance matrices required for using these). We find that omitting the BOSS DR11 measurement of H(z)s at z=0.57 leads to more concordant cosmological constraints, indicative of possible systematic uncertainties that affect the measurement of the line-of-sight galaxy clustering. We also find that flux-averaging of SNe Ia at z>= 0.5 gives significantly tighter constraints on dark energy; this can be due to the reduction in the distance measurement bias fro...

  15. High-wavenumber solar $f$-mode strengthening prior to active region formation

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    Singh, Nishant K; Brandenburg, Axel

    2016-01-01

    Using the solar surface mode, i.e. the $f$-mode, we attempt to predict the emergence of active regions (ARs) in the days before they can be seen in magnetograms. Our study is motivated by earlier numerical findings of Singh et al. (2014) who showed that, in the presence of a nonuniform magnetic field which is concentrated a few scale heights below the surface, the $f$-mode fans out in the diagnostic $k\\omega$ diagram at high wavenumbers. Here we exploit this property using data from the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory, and show for three ARs 11768, 11158 and 12051, that at large latitudinal wavenumbers (corresponding to horizontal scales of around $3000\\,{\\rm km}$), the $f$-mode displays strengthening about two days prior to AR formation and thus provides a new precursor for AR formation. The idea that the $f$-mode is perturbed days before any visible magnetic activity occurs on the surface can be important in constraining dynamo models aiming at understanding the global...

  16. How Safe is Bilateral Internal Iliac Artery Embolization Prior to EVAR?

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    Bratby, M. J. Munneke, G. M.; Belli, A.-M.; Loosemore, T. M.; Loftus, I.; Thompson, M. M.; Morgan, R. A.

    2008-03-15

    Purpose. To assess the outcomes of patients after bilateral internal iliac artery (IIA) embolization prior to endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Methods. Thirty-nine patients (age range 55-88 years, mean 72.5 years; 2 women) underwent IIA embolization/occlusion before EVAR. There were 28 patients with aorto-biiliac aneurysms and 6 with bilateral common iliac artery (CIA) aneurysms. Five patients with unilateral CIA aneurysms had previous surgical ligation of the contralateral IIA or inadvertent covering by the stent-graft of the contralateral IIA origin. Outcomes were assessed by clinical follow-up. Results. Severe ischemic complications were limited to spinal cord ischemia in 1 patient (3%) who developed paraparesis following EVAR. No other severe ischemic complications such as buttock necrosis, or bowel or bladder ischemia, occurred. Buttock and/or thigh claudication occurred in 12 patients (31%) and persisted beyond 1 year in 3 patients (9%). Sexual dysfunction occurred in 2 patients (5%). Patients who underwent simultaneous embolization had a 25% (3/12) ischemic complication rate versus 41% (11/27) in those with sequential embolization (p = 0.48). Embolization limited to the main trunk of the IIA resulted in a significantly reduced ischemic complication rate of 16% (3/19) versus 55% (11/20) of patients who had a more distal embolization of the IIA (p = 0.019, Fisher's exact test). Conclusion. Severe complications after bilateral IIA embolization are uncommon. Although buttock/thigh claudication occurs in around 30% of patients soon after the procedure, this resolves in the majority after 1 year. There is no obvious benefit for sequential versus simultaneous IIA embolization in our series. Occlusion of the proximal IIA trunk is associated with reduced complications compared with occlusion of the distal IIA.

  17. Criminal Justice and Criminology Action Plan Memorandum of Understanding Status of Action Items from Prior Action Plan

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    Frantz, Kyle J.

    Criminal Justice and Criminology Action Plan Memorandum of Understanding Status of Action Items from Prior Action Plan · Produce a PhD proposal in Criminal Justice. Completed · Redesign the graduate of senior faculty with strong records of obtaining external funding should become a top priority." · "The

  18. Instrumental learning within the spinal cord: III. Prior exposure to noncontingent shock induces a behavioral deficit that is blocked

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    Grau, James

    Instrumental learning within the spinal cord: III. Prior exposure to noncontingent shock induces&M University, TX, USA Received 14 May 2002; revised 16 March 2004; accepted 1 April 2004 Available online 5 May, & Edgerton, 1994). This behavioral modification resembles a form of instrumental conditioning in which

  19. http://www.ini.cmu.edu/current/policies/prior2004.aspx INI Policies and Procedures For Students who Entered the

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    McGaughey, Alan

    http://www.ini.cmu.edu/current/policies/prior2004.aspx INI Policies and Procedures For Students who is intended to summarize the rules of the INI graduate programs. These policies are subject to change and/or modifications and do not constitute a contract. I. INI DEGREE REQUIREMENTS II. COURSE ENROLLMENT III

  20. Assessing Nurse and Medical Assistant Perceived Needs Prior to Implementation of Expanded Web-based Training in Physician Clinics 

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    Hopkins, Pamela Jean Clinton

    2012-07-16

    The purpose of this study was to assess nurse and medical assistant perceived needs prior to implementing an expended web-based training (WBT) program in physician clinics. This case study was conducted with a mixed-data approach using quantitative...

  1. Prior-free Mechanisms The big challenge that separates mechanism design from (non-game-theoretic) optimization

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    Fiat, Amos

    Chapter 6 Prior-free Mechanisms The big challenge that separates mechanism design from (non-game-theoretic) optimization is that the incentive constraints in mechanism design bind across all valuation profiles. E design gives a mechanism for all of type-space that must trade-off performance on one input for another

  2. Copyright! 2010!No!part!of!this!presentation!may!be! reproduced!in!any!form!without!prior!authorization.

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    /H.W.!Sweatt!Chair!in!Technological!Leadership Professor,!Electrical &!Computer!Engineering! University!Distinguished!Teaching!Professor URBAN!ENERGY!&!GREEN!part!of!this!presentation!may!be!reproduced!in!any!form without!prior!authorization. Energy map adapted from the U.S. DOE and LBNL Energy System: Complex and Inefficient #12;© 2010!No!part

  3. TANK 40 FINAL SB5 CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION RESULTS PRIOR TO NP ADDITION

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    Bannochie, C.; Click, D.

    2010-01-06

    A sample of Sludge Batch 5 (SB5) was pulled from Tank 40 in order to obtain radionuclide inventory analyses necessary for compliance with the Waste Acceptance Product Specifications (WAPS). This sample was also analyzed for chemical composition including noble metals. Prior to radionuclide inventory analyses, a final sample of the H-canyon Np stream will be added to bound the Np addition anticipated for Tank 40. These analyses along with the WAPS radionuclide analyses will help define the composition of the sludge in Tank 40 that is currently being fed to DWPF as SB5. At the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) the 3-L Tank 40 SB5 sample was transferred from the shipping container into a 4-L high density polyethylene vessel and solids allowed to settle overnight. Supernate was then siphoned off and circulated through the shipping container to complete the transfer of the sample. Following thorough mixing of the 3-L sample, a 239 g sub-sample was removed. This sub-sample was then utilized for all subsequent analytical samples. Eight separate aliquots of the slurry were digested, four with HNO{sub 3}/HCl (aqua regia) in sealed Teflon{reg_sign} vessels and four in Na{sub 2}O{sub 2} (alkali or peroxide fusion) using Zr crucibles. Due to the use of Zr crucibles and Na in the peroxide fusions, Na and Zr cannot be determined from this preparation. Additionally, other alkali metals, such as Li and K that may be contaminants in the Na{sub 2}O{sub 2} are not determined from this preparation. Three Analytical Reference Glass - 14 (ARG-1) standards were digested along with a blank for each preparation. The ARG-1 glass allows for an assessment of the completeness of each digestion. Each aqua regia digestion and blank was diluted to 1:100 mL with deionized water and submitted to Analytical Development (AD) for inductively coupled plasma - atomic emission spectroscopy (ICPAES) analysis, inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) analysis of masses 81-209 and 230-252, and cold vapor atomic absorption (CV-AA) analysis for Hg. Equivalent dilutions of the peroxide fusion digestions and blank were submitted to AD for ICP-AES analysis. Tank 40 SB5 supernate was collected from a mixed slurry sample in the SRNL Shielded Cells and submitted to AD for ICP-AES. Weighted dilutions of slurry were submitted for ion chromatography (IC), total inorganic carbon/total organic carbon (TIC/TOC), and total base analyses. The following conclusions were drawn from the analytical results reported here: (1) The elemental ratios of the major elements for the SB5 WAPS sample, whose major Tank 51 Qualification sample component underwent Al dissolution, are similar to those measured for the SB4 WAPS sample. (2) The elemental composition of this sample and the analyses conducted here are reasonable and consistent with DWPF batch data measurements in light of DWPF pre-sample concentration and SRAT product heel contributions to the DWPF SRAT receipt analyses. (3) Fifty percent of the sulfur in the SB5 WAPS sample is insoluble, and this represents a significantly larger fraction than that observed in previous sludge batches. (4) The noble metal and Ag concentrations predicted from the measured values for the Tank 51 Confirmation sample and Tank 40 SB4 WAPS sample using a two-thirds Tank 51, one-third Tank 40 heel blend ratio used to arrive at the final SB5 composition, agree with the values for the Tank 40 SB5 WAPS sample measured for this report.

  4. Evaluation of normalized metal artifact reduction (NMAR) in kVCT using MVCT prior images for radiotherapy treatment planning

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    Paudel, M. R. [Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada)] [Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Mackenzie, M.; Rathee, S. [Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2, Canada and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada)] [Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2, Canada and Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Fallone, B. G. [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada) [Department of Physics, University of Alberta, 11322-89 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G7 (Canada); Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada); Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Division, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2 (Canada)

    2013-08-15

    Purpose: To evaluate the metal artifacts in kilovoltage computed tomography (kVCT) images that are corrected using a normalized metal artifact reduction (NMAR) method with megavoltage CT (MVCT) prior images.Methods: Tissue characterization phantoms containing bilateral steel inserts are used in all experiments. Two MVCT images, one without any metal artifact corrections and the other corrected using a modified iterative maximum likelihood polychromatic algorithm for CT (IMPACT) are translated to pseudo-kVCT images. These are then used as prior images without tissue classification in an NMAR technique for correcting the experimental kVCT image. The IMPACT method in MVCT included an additional model for the pair/triplet production process and the energy dependent response of the MVCT detectors. An experimental kVCT image, without the metal inserts and reconstructed using the filtered back projection (FBP) method, is artificially patched with the known steel inserts to get a reference image. The regular NMAR image containing the steel inserts that uses tissue classified kVCT prior and the NMAR images reconstructed using MVCT priors are compared with the reference image for metal artifact reduction. The Eclipse treatment planning system is used to calculate radiotherapy dose distributions on the corrected images and on the reference image using the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm with 6 MV parallel opposed 5 × 10 cm{sup 2} fields passing through the bilateral steel inserts, and the results are compared. Gafchromic film is used to measure the actual dose delivered in a plane perpendicular to the beams at the isocenter.Results: The streaking and shading in the NMAR image using tissue classifications are significantly reduced. However, the structures, including metal, are deformed. Some uniform regions appear to have eroded from one side. There is a large variation of attenuation values inside the metal inserts. Similar results are seen in commercially corrected image. Use of MVCT prior images without tissue classification in NMAR significantly reduces these problems. The radiation dose calculated on the reference image is close to the dose measured using the film. Compared to the reference image, the calculated dose difference in the conventional NMAR image, the corrected images using uncorrected MVCT image, and IMPACT corrected MVCT image as priors is ?15.5%, ?5%, and ?2.7%, respectively, at the isocenter.Conclusions: The deformation and erosion of the structures present in regular NMAR corrected images can be largely reduced by using MVCT priors without tissue segmentation. The attenuation value of metal being incorrect, large dose differences relative to the true value can result when using the conventional NMAR image. This difference can be significantly reduced if MVCT images are used as priors. Reduced tissue deformation, better tissue visualization, and correct information about the electron density of the tissues and metals in the artifact corrected images could help delineate the structures better, as well as calculate radiation dose more correctly, thus enhancing the quality of the radiotherapy treatment planning.

  5. Implications for the Cosmological Landscape: Can Thermal Inputs from a Prior Universe Account for Relic Graviton Production?

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    A. W. Beckwith

    2008-03-02

    We present a way to accomodate relic graviton production via worm hole transitions of prior universe thermal / energy density values to our present universe. This is done in the context of providing a mechanism for thermally driven relic gravitons, and also to explain how Park's 2003 observation as to how a thermally scaled vacuum energy value plays a role in forming the early universe emergent field dynamics

  6. A Bayesian Mean-Value Approach with a Self-Consistently Determined Prior Distribution for the Ranking of College Football Teams

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    Ashburn, J R; Ashburn, James R.; Colvert, Paul M.

    2006-01-01

    We introduce a Bayesian mean-value approach for ranking all college football teams using only win-loss data. This approach is unique in that the prior distribution necessary to handle undefeated and winless teams is calculated self-consistently. Furthermore, we will show statistics supporting the validity of the prior distribution. Finally, a brief comparison with other football rankings will be presented.

  7. Strategies of Asian oil-importing countries

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    Yang, M.

    1997-04-01

    Various strategies are used by oil-importing countries to reduce their economic dependence on imported oil: national oil production, energy conservation, and the change of economic structures from high energy intensity sectors to low ones. In this article, the roles of these different strategies have been identified for 10 selected oil-importing countries in Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, R.O Korea, and Taiwan. The results show that most of the selected countries (although Hong Kong and Taiwan are independent economic entities, for simplicity, the author refers to them as countries) have succeeded in reducing their national economy dependence on imported oil since 1973. Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and India are among the most successful countries, with more than 40% reduction in their economic dependence on imported oil.

  8. GPU Consolidation for Cloud Games: Are We There Yet? Hua-Jun Hong1, Tao-Ya Fan-Chiang1, Che-Run Lee1, Kuan-Ta Chen2, Chun-Ying Huang3, and Cheng-Hsin Hsu1

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    GPU Consolidation for Cloud Games: Are We There Yet? Hua-Jun Hong1, Tao-Ya Fan-Chiang1, Che-Run Lee to the in- creasingly popular cloud gaming services, server consolidation is one of the key technologies cloud gaming platform to answer the following question: Are modern GPUs ready for cloud gaming? Our

  9. Information System Security Critical Elements Please note that prior to including this language in the performance plans of employees covered by

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    Information System Security Critical Elements Please note that prior to including this language fulfilled. Stand-Alone Critical Elements Senior Agency Information Security Officer/Chief Information Security Officer/ Information Technology Security Officer Critical Element and Objective · Senior Agency

  10. Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) : does it give indigenous peoples more control over development of their lands in the Philippines?

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    Co, Ronilda R. (Ronilda Rosario)

    2008-01-01

    The 1998 Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) grants indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) with regard to development projects undertaken on their ancestral lands. ...

  11. The Perceptions of Black High School Students Regarding Their Experiences Prior to an Assignment to a District Alternative Educational Placement: A Phenomenological Single Case Study 

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    Martinez, Margie

    2014-04-28

    The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological single case study was to understand the perceptions of Black high school students regarding their experiences prior to being sent to a district’s discipline alternative ...

  12. Insertion of Self-Expandable Nitinol Stents Without Previous Balloon Angioplasty Reduces Restenosis Compared with PTA Prior to Stenting

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    Harnek, Jan [Heart-Lung Division, University Hospital, Lund (Sweden); Zoucas, Evita [Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Lund (Sweden); Stenram, Unne [Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Lund (Sweden); Cwikiel, Wojciech [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Lund (Sweden)

    2002-10-15

    Purpose: To compare the development of intimal hyperplasia after deployment of a self-expanding nitinol stent with and without previous percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA), with the results after PTA alone. Methods: In nine healthy pigs, the iliac arteries were divided into three groups: group 1 (n = 6 arteries) was treated with PTA; group 2 n 6)with insertion of self-expanding stents after PTA; and group 3 (n = 6) with stent insertion without previous PTA. After 8 weeks the vessels were examined with intravascular ultrasonography,histologic examination and morphometric analysis. Results: Although the injury index in group 1 (0.17{+-} 0.57) was lower (p <0.05) than in group 2 (0.26 {+-} 0.06) and group 3 (0.26 {+-} 0.08), PTA-treated arteries showed significantly (p <0.05) reduced mean luminal gain (0.53 {+-} 2.84) compared with arteries treated with PTA prior to stenting (2.58 {+-} 1.38) and compared with stenting alone (4.65 {+-}5.34). Stenting after PTA resulted in a higher (p<0.05) restenosis index (2.63 {+-} 1.06) compared with stenting without PTA (1.35 {+-} 0.59). Group 2 also had a significantly thicker intimap <0.05) and 83% and 74% higher intima/mediaratio (p <0.05) compared with groups 1 and 3, respectively. Conclusion: Insertion of a self-expandable nitinol stent without previous PTA results in less intimalhyperplasia than if PTA is performed prior to stenting, suggesting that direct stenting can be used in angioplasty sessions with a favorable outcome.

  13. Manipulation of the Raman process via incoherent pump, tunable intensity, and phase control 

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    Wang, Li-Gang; Qamar, Sajid; Zhu, Shi-Yao; Zubairy, M. Suhail

    2008-01-01

    of the Raman process via incoherent pump, tunable intensity, and phase control Li-Gang Wang,1,2,3 Sajid Qamar,1 Shi-Yao Zhu,1,2,3 and M. Suhail Zubairy1,4,5 1Centre for Quantum Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan 2...Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China 3Department of Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China 4Institute for Quantum Studies and Department of Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77845, USA 5...

  14. New View on Quantum Gravity and the Origin of the Universe

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    B. L. Hu

    2006-11-10

    This essay is based on a physics lecture given at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on May 24, 2006, Hong Kong. It has 5 sections and one page of references and suggested reading. The section titles are: 1. Origin of the Universe and Quantum Gravity 2. Two major paradigms in Physics and Two directions of Research in Cosmology 3. The Mescoscopic Structures of Spacetime and Stochastic Gravity 4. One Vein of the Hydro View: Spacetime as Condensate? 5. Implications for the Origin of the Universe and other issues.

  15. Endogenous contagion – a panel data analysis

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    Baur, Dirk; Fry, Renee

    2006-01-01

    for in the model through the inclusion of the returns of the MSCI World and the MSCI Emerging Markets Free (EMF) Asia indices, respectively. The indices span a time-period of about 7 years from April 30, 1997 until October 22, 2003, for a total of T = 1690... in the crisis is supported by the results of this paper with the detection of contagion during the October 1997 period. To examine the importance of Hong Kong in explaining contagion, Hong Kong returns are included in the vector of exogenous variables...

  16. Serendipity at the Smithsonian: The 107-year journey of Rhipidocyrtus muiri Falin & Engel, new genus and species (Ripidiinae, Ripidiini), from jungle beast to valid taxon

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    Falin, Zachary H.; Engel, Michael S.

    2014-06-08

    of his epic adven- tures (in the literal sense) was a 38-month expedition (July, 1906 – Sept., 1909) in search of sugarcane borer biological control agents. This outing led him back and forth from China to Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore and the current... of his epic adven- tures (in the literal sense) was a 38-month expedition (July, 1906 – Sept., 1909) in search of sugarcane borer biological control agents. This outing led him back and forth from China to Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore and the current...

  17. NatPriorLst

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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 NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouthReport for the Weldon Spring,7=cr5rnP 7694 i+lJ ,E-23N

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  1. Neuroprotection at Drosophila Synapses Conferred by Prior Shanker Karunanithi,1 Jeffrey W. Barclay,2 R. Meldrum Robertson,2 Ian R. Brown,3 and Harold L. Atwood1

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    Robertson, Meldrum

    ; heat shock proteins; quanta; thermal stress; presynaptic; postsynaptic; neuromuscular Prior exposure such as synaptic function from subse- quent stress. The neurophysiological consequences of heat shock have not been is down-regulated during ther- mal stress, but the predominant heat shock protein hsp70 is rapidly induced

  2. Fiberglass Duct Cleaning Safe Work Practices Duct Cleaning -Prior to reaching a decision to clean a duct, an investigation of possible

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    de Lijser, Peter

    ­ Locations should be noted prior to conducting work. Lockers, Showers, and Hand Wash Sinks ­ Should to be sure that there are no hazardous containing materials in the duct system such as Asbestos. Asbestos into particulate collection equipment. 3. All equipment located outside should be placed downwind and away from

  3. Guidelines for assessment PhD dissertation and public defence The assessment committee assesses the academic quality of the PhD dissertation in question. Prior to the

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    1 of 5 Guidelines for assessment ­ PhD dissertation and public defence The assessment committee assesses the academic quality of the PhD dissertation in question. Prior to the submission that the PhD process has been satisfactory and that all formal requirements have been met

  4. chariots of fire Tom McNab recalls the

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    Strathclyde, University of

    communities? malcolm baird As I remember it Strathclyde A u T u M N 2 0 0 7 Improving world health Why. And that's no idle boast. Triple accreditation puts us in the top 1% of the world's schools. It IS ALSO AT BAHRAIN DUBAI ABU DHABI HONG KONG GREECE MALAYSIA OMAN SHANGHAI SINGAPORE ZURICH THE ELITE 1

  5. Interested applicants are welcome to send a resume to the department (joana.li@cityu.edu.hk) for consideration.

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    Po, Lai-Man

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Production and Operations Management, Safety and Health Management, Knowledge Management, Quality Engineering and Management, Engineering Asset Management, etc and Engineering Management (SEEM) at City University of Hong Kong. Academic Ranking of CityU City University

  6. MODELING SEASONALITY IN AVIAN INFLUENZA H5N1 NECIBE TUNCER AND MAIA MARTCHEVA

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    Martcheva, Maia

    of highly pathogenic avian influenza R0 = 1.06. The best fitted model is a simple SI epidemic model in Hong Kong, in 1997, the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of subtype H5N1 continues to infect that humanity faces today[52]. The fear stems from the possibility that the now zoonotic microorganism may

  7. Gene Feature Extraction Using T-Test Statistics and Kernel Partial Least Squares

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    Kwok, James Tin-Yau

    Gene Feature Extraction Using T-Test Statistics and Kernel Partial Least Squares Shutao Li1 , Chen Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong shutao li@yahoo.com.cn, lc337199@sina.com, jamesk@cs.ust.hk Abstract. In this paper, we propose a gene extraction method by us- ing two standard feature extraction methods, namely

  8. Toxicity of nickel and nickel electroplating water to the freshwater cladoceran Moina macrocopa

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    Wong, C.K.; Wong, P.K.; Tao, H. (Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Shatin (Hong Kong))

    1991-09-01

    The present study investigates the effects of Ni{sup 2+} and other components of nickel electroplating water on the survival and reproductive capacity of the cladoceran Moina macrocopa, a common inhabitant of small ponds and rice paddies in Hong Kong and Southern China.

  9. On Efficient Bandwidth Allocation for Traffic Variability in Datacenters

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    Lui, John C.S.

    On Efficient Bandwidth Allocation for Traffic Variability in Datacenters Jian Guo1 Fangming Liu1 of Hong Kong. Abstract--Datacenter networks suffer unpredictable perfor- mance due to a lack dynamic traffic in datacenter networks. In this paper, we consider the effects of large numbers of short

  10. Adaptive Flow Aggregation -A New Solution for Robust Flow Monitoring under Security Attacks

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    Lui, John C.S.

    Adaptive Flow Aggregation - A New Solution for Robust Flow Monitoring under Security Attacks Yan Hu.S. Lui Dept. of CSE Chinese University of Hong Kong Email: cslui@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Abstract-- Flow the resources (memory, export bandwidth or CPU) of the flow monitor. A standard solution is to do sampling (look

  11. P-188 / H. C. Huang P-188: Single-Panel Spatial-Color and Sequential-Color LCOS Projectors

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    emitting diodes (LEDs). But as the fast development of power LEDs, the prospect of using LEDs as light LED Lamps H. C. Huang, K. Y. Leung, and H. S. Kwok Centre for Display Research, Hong Kong University using LED lamps. The 0.59" sequential-color LCOS microdisplay with integrated frame buffers can deliver

  12. JTu5A.40.pdf Advanced Photonics Congress 2012 OSA High-repetition-rate ultrashort pulse generation in nonlinear

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    Wai, Ping-kong Alexander

    JTu5A.40.pdf Advanced Photonics Congress © 2012 OSA High-repetition-rate ultrashort pulse Polytechnic University, Hong Kong School of Engineering, Fraser Noble Building, King's College, University A is the slowly varying envelop, z is the distance variable, t is the time variable, 2(z) and are the dispersion

  13. Evolvable View Environment (EVE) : Non-Equivalent View Maintenance under Schema Changes *

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    Madiraju, Praveen

    .A. Rundensteiner, A. Koeller, X. Zhang A. VanWyk, Y. Li Department of Computer Science Worcester Polytechnic would like to thank our industrial sponsors, in particular, IBM for the IBM partnership award University of Science and Technology University of Michigan Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong Ann Arbor, MI 48109

  14. Nitrogen deep accepters in ZnO nanowires induced by ammonia plasma Rui Huang, Shuigang Xu, Wenhao Guo, Lin Wang, Jie Song et al.

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    Du, Shengwang

    and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR 2 Department of Physics and Electronic EngineeringNitrogen deep accepters in ZnO nanowires induced by ammonia plasma Rui Huang, Shuigang Xu, Wenhao subject to AIP license or copyright; see http://apl.aip.org/about/rights_and_permissions #12;Nitrogen deep

  15. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, VOL. 44, NO. 3, MARCH 1999 537 Multirate Sampled-Data Systems

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    Qiu, Li

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, VOL. 44, NO. 3, MARCH 1999 537 Multirate Sampled by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada/A converters, direct optimal control of multirate systems has been studied in this sampled-data setting [42

  16. A Framework Based on Graphical Models with Logic for Chinese Named Entity Recognition

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    from the Research Grant Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project Nos: CUHK 4179/03E and CUHK4193/04E) and the Direct Grant of the Faculty of En- gineering, CUHK (Project approaches (e.g., Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) (Bikel et al., 1999; Zhou and Su, 2002), Support Vector

  17. Characterization of standard embeddings between complex Grassmannians

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    Mok, Ngaiming

    different direction Hwang-Mok (cf. [HM6, 2004]) established with very few exceptions the Cartan of Neretin's [Ne, 1999] which on the one hand paves the way for far-reaching generalizations to the context curves) on the Research partially supported by a CERG of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, China

  18. * Corresponding author. Tel.: #852-2788-7812; fax: #852-2788-7830. E-mail address: peter.yu@cityu.edu.hk (K.N. Yu)

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    Yu, Peter K.N.

    to estimate the radiation dose received by the human body, the most readily available parameters built near to Hong Kong has gone into operation in 1994. In spite of the very low probability of having values were also discussed in other publications (IAEA, 1982; NCRP, 1984). Further research (Ng, 1982

  19. UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT

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    Neri, Peter

    would be an important space for public engagement activity and that the Special Collections centre event in Hong Kong and that the Annual Fund callers had raised £200K in the space of three weeks to allow proposals in the areas of energy and engineering to move forward would be reached early in the New

  20. Underground Coal Mine Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Liu, Yunhao

    10 Underground Coal Mine Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks MO LI and YUNHAO LIU Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Environment monitoring in coal mines is an important application queries under instable circumstances. A prototype is deployed with 27 mica2 motes in a real coal mine. We

  1. An Empirical Study on Testing and Fault Tolerance for Software Reliability Engineering

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    An Empirical Study on Testing and Fault Tolerance for Software Reliability Engineering Michael R University of Hong Kong {lyu, zbhuang, samsze, xcai}@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Abstract Software testing and software the effectiveness of software testing and software fault tolerance, mutants were created by injecting real faults

  2. 39.2 / B. L. Zhang 39.2: Optical Analysis of Vertical Aligned Mode on Color Filter

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    39.2 / B. L. Zhang 39.2: Optical Analysis of Vertical Aligned Mode on Color Filter Liquid of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong Y. C. Chen Himax Display, No.12, Nanke 8th Road, Tainan on color filter liquid-crystal-on-silicon microdisplay. Three-dimensional optical analyses were performed

  3. R. Rojas: Neural Networks, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996 Raul Rojas

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    Block, Marco

    R. Rojas: Neural Networks, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996 Ra´ul Rojas Neural Networks A Systematic Introduction Springer Berlin Heidelberg NewYork Hong Kong London Milan Paris Tokyo R. Rojas: Neural Networks, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996R. Rojas: Neural Networks, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996R. Rojas: Neural

  4. Co-composting of spent pig litter and sludge with forced-aeration S.M. Tiquia a,*, N.F.Y. Tam b

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    Tiquia-Arashiro, Sonia M.

    inland and marine water quality in Hong Kong, several methods have been de- veloped to treat pig wastes concentrations of NH 4 ±N and water-extractable Cu and Zn during the ®rst 49 days of composting, indicating over the years since the use contributes to the disposal of wastes and enhances the preservation

  5. A Multilingual, Multimodal Digital Video Library System Michael R. Lyu, Edward Yau, Sam Sze

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    A Multilingual, Multimodal Digital Video Library System Michael R. Lyu, Edward Yau, Sam Sze Computer Science and Engineering Department The Chinese University of Hong Kong +852 2609 8429 {lyu, edyau Storage and Retrieval]: Digital Library ­ Standards, Systems issues, User issues. General Terms Design

  6. A gas-kinetic scheme for reactive ows Yongsheng Lian, Kun Xu*

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    Xu, Kun

    A gas-kinetic scheme for reactive ¯ows Yongsheng Lian, Kun Xu* Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong in revised form 22 July 1999; accepted 22 July 1999 Abstract In this paper, the gas-kinetic BGK scheme for the compressible ¯ow equations is extended to chemical reactive ¯ow. The mass fraction of the unburnt gas

  7. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on

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    , Alessandro Lenci, Monica Monachini, James Pustejovsky September 24-25, 2013 Pisa, Italy ISBN 978-1-937284-98-5 #12;Organizers: Nicoletta Calzolari Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "Antonio Zampolli", Pisa Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Alessandro Lenci Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy Monica Monachini Istituto

  8. Experimental and Simulation Study on the Performance of Daylighting in an Industrial Building and its Energy Saving Potential

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    electricity consumption in Hong Kong [3]. For industrial buildings, the percentage varies widely depending-34% of the total building electricity consumption in Dongguan, China [4]. To reduce the energy consumption reduce building energy consumption effectively. Studies on this topic have been mostly conducted

  9. Cache-Oblivious Hashing Rasmus Pagh

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    Yi, Ke "Kevin"

    hold: (a) b is a power of 2; and (b) every block starts at a memory address divisible by b. Both was supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, as part of the project "Scal- able Query Evaluation in Relational Database Systems". The work of Zhewei Wei, Ke Yi, and Qin Zhang was sup- ported by a Hong Kong DAG

  10. Impact of salinity on cathode catalyst performance in microbial fuel cells (MFCs)

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    otherwise be used for seawater desalination. In Hong Kong, for example, seawater is used for toilet flushing performance will be improved at higher salt concentrations expected for wastewaters containing seawater to an increase in the use of seawater for domestic purposes. Seawater is used as an alternative water source

  11. Urban Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, and Applications YU ZHENG, Microsoft Research

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    Wolfson, Ouri E.

    CAPRA, University College London OURI WOLFSON, University of Illinois at Chicago HAI YANG, Hong Kong is an interdisciplinary field where computer sciences meet conventional city-related fields, like transportation, civil categories, consisting of urban planning, transportation, the environment, energy, social, economy

  12. Researchers create 'coldest thing in the universe' Home -Yahoo! -Help

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    oscillation slows to a standstill. "Nothing in the Universe that we know of is naturally this cold," Aaron gravitational and magnetic fields and then allowed the gas to expand. When the gas expanded, the atoms spread · Yahoo! Denmark · Yahoo! France · Yahoo! Germany · Yahoo! Hong Kong · Yahoo! India · Yahoo! Italy · Yahoo

  13. Underground Structure Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Liu, Yunhao

    University of Science and Technology {limo, liu}@cse.ust.hk ABSTRACT Environment monitoring in coal mines to better serve people by automatically monitoring and interacting with physical environments. EnvironmentUnderground Structure Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks Mo Li, Yunhao Liu Hong Kong

  14. 27.4 / C. Qiu 974 SID 03 DIGEST

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    University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Abstract Top-emitting organic light]. With a top emitting structure, the TFT can be hidden below the organic emitting layers. Aperture ratio27.4 / C. Qiu 974 · SID 03 DIGEST 27.4: Top-emitting Organic Light-Emitting Diode using Nanometer

  15. Technical Report for "Hybrid Renewable Energy Investment in Microgrid"

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    Huang, Jianwei

    1 Technical Report for "Hybrid Renewable Energy Investment in Microgrid" Hao Wang, Jianwei Huang of Hong Kong, and aim at studying the hybrid renewable energy investment in the microgrid. We jointly the microgrid operator's perspective. In the first period, the operator makes optimal investment decisions

  16. Interview

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    Jacques, Martin; Macfarlane, Alan

    up in 1973) and I had no children; now with money and time, a friend who had just been to East Asia encouraged me to go to Hong Kong, Southern China, Singapore, ending on an island off Malaysia to enjoy the sun; it was a holiday that changed my life...

  17. SIAM REVIEW c 1999 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 637676

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    Du, Qiang

    biology, statistics, and the territorial behavior of animals. We discuss methods for computing University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (qdu@iastate.edu). The research). The research of this author was supported in part by the Department of Energy. §Department of Mathematics, Iowa

  18. Concentration and velocity patterns in a horizontal rotating suspension of non-Brownian settling particles

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    Tong, Penger

    of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China Received 2 October 2004; published 22 in a wide range of technological applications 1­3 . Examples include the flow of mud, glass fibers industrial processes in chemical, metallur- gical, plastics, pharmaceutical, and food processing involve

  19. Honorary Fellow Dr Joseph Lee Chung-tak Citation written and delivered by Professor Dennis Wong Sing-wing

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    Po, Lai-Man

    of Wofoo Plastics and Chemicals Group and Wofoo Foundation Limited, and the President of Wofoo Social of Technology in the US in 1972. #12;12 Founded in the 1960s by Dr Lee's parents, Wofoo Industrial Company Limited specialised in plastics. In 1973, Dr Lee returned to Hong Kong to expand the family business

  20. Programmers' Build Errors: A Case Study (at Google) Hyunmin Seo

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    Cortes, Corinna

    and Technology Hong Kong, China hmseo@cse.ust.hk Caitlin Sadowski Google Mountain View, CA, USA supertri Mountain View, CA, USA eaftan@google.com Robert Bowdidge Google Mountain View, CA, USA bowdidge or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. Copyrights

  1. Linseed Oil-Based Concrete Surface Treatment -for Building and Highway Structures in

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    , Linseed Oil-Based Concrete Surface Treatment -for Building and Highway Structures in Hong Kong Y using jour Canadian linseed oil- based sealants on concrete specimens madejrom G30120 and G45120 Keywords: Unseed Oil, Concrete Surface Treatment, Salt Spray Resistance, Carbonation, Bond Strength, Ultra

  2. Continuous Multi-dimensional Top-k Query Processing in Sensor Networks

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    University of Science and Technology, China 2 Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK 3 NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, NJ 08540 4 Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese of users searching information directly into the physical world, many new challenges arise for top-k query

  3. IE Leadership Camp 2010 Dr Winnie Tang, JP

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    Huang, Jianwei

    · Population · Consumption · Land Use · Pollution Declining · Resources · Diversity · Natural Areas . . . GISIE Leadership Camp 2010 June 22 Dr Winnie Tang, JP Chief Executive Officer ESRI China (Hong Kong Plays A Major Role Challenges for our Global SocietyChallenges for our Global Society #12;Natural

  4. This paper considers the use of robotics projects, such as Micromouse in teaching mechatronics.

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    Bradbeer, Robin Sarah

    mechatronics. Micromouse integrates the basics of electronic and control engineering with mechanical of mechatronics. The introduction of this design projects into the final year project stream of the City of mechatronics within the department and also Hong Kong, but also inspired the students to work in a more

  5. A collaborative problem-based learning course in electronic engineering for mechatronics engineers

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    Bradbeer, Robin Sarah

    A collaborative problem-based learning course in electronic engineering for mechatronics engineers@cityu.edu.hk Abstract The City University of Hong Kong has been running a 3 year degree programme in mechatronic results of the first year of implantation. Index Terms mechatronic engineering, problem-based learning

  6. A NEW VIEW OF THE UNIVERSE 1 A NEW VIEW OF THE UNIVERSE

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    : Hong Kong Space Museum. p6 GRB: ESO/A Roquette. Swift: Spectrum and NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet. Distant GRB: NASA/Swift/Stefan Immler. p7 LIGO: Ligo Laboratory. Suspension system17 Ice: NOAA. Telescope: SDSS. p18 Scottish Government:Bob Marshall. ISO galaxies: NASA/ ESA

  7. Tibet Resists Jonathan Mirsky

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    Turc, Catalin

    , and with an introduction by Robert Barnett Hong Kong University Press/University of Hawaii Press, 81 pp., $20.00 (paper's Robert Barnett, who writes the extremely informative and wide-ranging introduction to Voices from Tibet poems, but always in Chinese--still her only written language--and slowly, according to Barnett, she

  8. Proc. European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, Special Session on Applications of Gabor Filters andTransforms in Image Processing, Helsinki, Finland, vol. 3, pp. 45-48, Aug. 2001.

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    Boahen, Kwabena

    as used in the past can be re-used in constructing this new architecture. 2 Uncoupled Orientation that penalizes the difference between the filter output and input and a regularization term that is minimized, USA. This work was supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, China (Project no. HKUST6216

  9. ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Joint Conference of the

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    , and Priscilla Rasmussen. Davis Dimalen, Jenny Rose Finkel, and Blaise Thomson The ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Student Kowloon, Hong Kong Brian Roark Oregon Health and Science University Beaverton, Oregon, USA Chairs: Davis Universiteit, Netherlands Bill Byrne, University of Cambridge, UK Colin Cherry, Microsoft , USA Huang Chu

  10. Sampling TCP Data-Path Quality with TCP Data Probes Rocky K. C. Chang, Edmond W. W. Chan, Waiting W. T. Fok, and Xiapu Luo

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    Chang, Rocky Kow-Chuen

    the existing tools, OneProbe uses legiti- mate TCP data probes to profile TCP data-path quality by sampling and Hong Kong. 1 Introduction This paper considers active measurement methods for end- to-end paths without controlling the remote endpoint. We refer this class of methods to as solo-active. In contrast, duet

  11. Honorary Fellow Mr Kenneth Koo Citation written and delivered by Professor Gu Minkang

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    Po, Lai-Man

    in the mainland. He generously funded the sustained development of the shipping industry through an investment is the grandson of Mr Koo Chung-shui, who was the pioneer behind the contemporary shipping industry in China, and the son of Mr Koo Kou-hwa, who was an excellent predecessor in the Hong Kong shipping industry. Having

  12. Transport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific (TRACE-P) aircraft mission: Design, execution, and first results

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    Jacob, Daniel J.

    B, operating out of Hong Kong and Yokota Air Force Base (near Tokyo), with secondary sites in Hawaii and Structure: Troposphere--constituent transport and chemistry; KEYWORDS: atmospheric chemistry, air pollution for the Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) satellite instrument and revealed little bias (6 ± 2

  13. This is a special screening of The

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    This is a special screening of The Dialogue ahead of the film's release in 2014! Watch the trailer, is a 70-minute documentary that follows four American students (one from Michigan State University to deepen their understanding of the "other" and themselves. Although the film is set in Hong Kong and China

  14. Web Mining: From Concepts to Practical Systems University of Alberta Dr. Osmar R. Zaane, 2001 1 Web Mining: From Concepts to

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    Zaiane, Osmar R.

    Web Mining: From Concepts to Practical Systems University of Alberta Dr. Osmar R. Zaïane, 2001 1 Web Mining: From Concepts to Practical Systems Osmar R. Zaïane University of Alberta Tutorial DASFAA'2001 - Hong Kong, April 21 Web Mining: From Concepts to Practical Systems University of Alberta Dr

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    · Austria · Botswana · Brazil · Canada · China · Denmark · England · Estonia · France · Germany · Hong Kong have included: · Brazil · China · England · Fiji · France · Germany · Ghana · Italy · Mexico · Spain allow students from the United States and twenty-seven other countries access to programs at member

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    in the vicinity of Mie resonances as a result of the temporary storage of wave energy inside the scatterer [4 R3T 2N2 2 Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay

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    -Chancellor's international engagement 66 China and Hong Kong 72 India 76 United States of America 80 United Arab Emirates 86 lead for Internationalisation, for guiding colleagues through another successful year. In addition, I over-reliance on Business School students to fuel expansion. In fact in 2013/14, non-business Colleges