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  1. 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

  2. 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 IIb - Waterways Objectives Brief overview of River Engineering and Stream Restoration with focus on : 1. Navigable

  3. UW China Hong Kong Entrance Scholarship University of Waterloo ID#

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    Le Roy, Robert J.

    UW ­ China Hong Kong Entrance Scholarship Name: University of Waterloo ID#: Program Applied of Waterloo who currently lives in or who previously lived in Hong Kong or mainland China. Candidates must also intend to return to Hong Kong or China after graduation. Selection will be based on academic

  4. Measuring bulky waste arisings in Hong Kong

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    Chung Shanshan, E-mail: sschung@hkbu.edu.h [Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong); Lau, Ka-yan Winifred; Zhang Chan [Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong)

    2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    All too often, waste authorities either assume that they know enough about their bulky waste stream or that it is too insignificant to deserve attention. In this paper, we use Hong Kong as an example to illustrate that official bulky waste figures can actually be very different from the reality and therefore important waste management decisions made based on such statistics may be wrong too. This study is also the first attempt in Hong Kong to outline the composition of bulky waste. It was found that about 342 tonnes/day of wood waste were omitted by official statistics owing to incomplete records on actual bulky waste flow. This is more than enough to provide all the feedstock needed for one regular-sized wood waste recycling facility in Hong Kong. In addition, the proportion of bulky waste in the municipal solid waste (MSW) streams in Hong Kong should be about 6.1% instead of the officially stated 1.43%. Admittedly, there are limitations with this study. Yet, present findings are suggestive of significant MSW data distortion in Hong Kong.

  5. Shanghai and Hong Kong: Two Distinct Examples

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    Shanghai and Hong Kong: Two Distinct Examples of Education Reform in China 4 Strong PerformerS and SucceSSful reformerS in education: leSSonS from PiSa for the united StateS © OECD 2010 83 China has made reforms to its education system. This chapter looks at how China has made rapid progress, taking Shanghai

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

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. 800mm luxury : pencil tower phenomenon in Hong Kong, China

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    Yam, Hiu Lan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    150m2 - 40m2 - 60m3. Pencil Towers are slender pencil-like apartment buildings. They are commonly found in high-dense Asian cities such as Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. Focusing on Hong Kong as the context of research, ...

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

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    Mak, Sarah Y.T.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    P. D. Walsh. 1991. “Land Reclamation in Singapore, Hong Kongidentifiable “periods” of land reclamation in Hong Kong. Thestill has) a stake in land reclamation (Glaser, Haberzettl,

  9. Linguistic norms of Hong Kong English in computer-mediated communication 

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    Poon, Wing Kin Vinton

    2011-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Hong Kong is widely known as a bilingual city. In addition to the locally spoken Cantonese, the vast majority of Hong Kong Chinese people are also able to speak English, the ex-colonial and the international language ...

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

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    Tillu, Jasmine Susanna

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  11. THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Department of Information Engineering

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    Huang, Jianwei

    Building The Chinese University of Hong Kong Abstract The purpose of this presentation is to introduce homology. The notions of simplicial complex and Betti numbers will first be introduced. Then, two particular simplicial complex, namely the Rips and Cech complexes will be presented. Their use in addressing

  12. Computer Science Specimen Curriculum City University Hong Kong, China

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    Simaan, Nabil

    Computer Science Specimen Curriculum City University Hong Kong, China Spring Semester Junior Year Communications 3 CS 3103 (CS 281) Operating Systems Principles 3 CS 250 Algorithms 3 CS DEPTH Computer Science Depth 6 CS 270 Programming Languages 3 LAC Liberal Arts Core 3 CS DEPTH Computer Science Depth 3 15 LAC

  13. Computer Science Specimen Curriculum City University Hong Kong, China

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    Simaan, Nabil

    Computer Science Specimen Curriculum City University Hong Kong, China Fall Semester Junior Year) Algorithms 3 CS 281 Operating System Principles 3 OPEN ELEC Open Elective 3 CS PROJ Computer Science Project 3 CS DEPTH Computer Science Depth 3 CS DEPTH Computer Science Depth 3 LAC Liberal Arts Core 3 LAC

  14. From Renewable Energy to Sustainability: The Challenge for Hong Kong

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    Sam C. M. Hui

    Renewable energy has an important role to play in meeting future energy needs and achieving sustainability. However, its diffusion and deployment is slow in the past decade due to low fossil fuel prices and barriers in the energy market. Rigorous methods are needed to accelerate the development and utilization of renewable energy, and to increase its contribution to the current energy supply mixes. The need of developing countries to enhance their renewable energy applications will present economic opportunities for trading-based cities. The use of renewable energy in Hong Kong is at present very limited, although their potential is believed to be significant. It is essential for Hong Kong to develop a renewable energy market that will satisfy the local demands for green energy and enhance the renewable energy development together with the Mainland China. The development of a sustainable energy structure will present both challenges and opportunities to Hong Kong. The concept of sustainability has gained widespread support over the last decade, with many organizations adopting it as an important goal. The cities in Asia is a major focus for global sustainable development since these cities have large population growth, fast economic

  15. International Experience in EECE Hong Kong Trip Guide for Students Summer 2011

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    to be out of the country. Bring American money for exchange in Hong Kong. Exchange rate is 7.788 Hong Kong withdrawal for Bank of America, better to use cash, very little credit card use), Passport, Money in case things explode). Notebook and Pen. Plastic Bags for Dirty Clothes. Identification Tag

  16. 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup | Open EnergyInformation HessHirschmannScoring ToolHonduras:Hong

  17. The Linguistic Norms of Hong Kong English in Computer-mediated Communication 

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    Poon, Wing Kin Vinton

    2011-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Hong Kong is widely known as a bilingual city. In addition to the locally spoken Cantonese, the vast majority of Hong Kong Chinese people are also able to speak English, the ex-colonial and the international language which has played an important role in the community since the colony was founded. This linguistic situation has given rise to a local variety of English. Recognising the distinct form and function of this variety, scholars (e.g. Bolton 2002, Joseph 2004: 132-161) have argued that the linguistic features in the English spoken by Hong Kong people should be identified as Hong Kong English (HKE)....Observing that certain Hong Kong English features specific to computer-mediated communication (CMC) have been developed through communication among bilingual Hong Kong Chinese on the internet, I believe that Hong Kong English in CMC should be seen... of Hong Kong English, and its linguistic features are analysed. Then, the nature of computer-mediated communication is explored. I look at how this context has affected the use of language in general, and HKE specifically. The distinctive HKE features...In order to argue that CHKE is a variety of its own, I look at how various scholars define ‘variety’ and similar notions such as ‘language’, ‘dialect’, ‘sociolect’, and ‘register’. Seeing that the concept of norms is essential in determining whether a variety is ‘systematically different’, I explore the nature of social norms and linguistic norms. A model of norms is proposed, identifying three kinds of linguistic norms: formal norms, contextual norms and identity norms....I present the results of a survey I conducted that aims to elicit Hong Kong people’s attitudes towards CHKE. Analysis of the data obtained from the survey shows that linguistic norms of CHKE have emerged. Not only is CHKE recognised by its users as a distinct variety, this variety also has an identity marking function that is not seen in other forms of written HKE....

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

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    Louie, Tak-Wing, 1973-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hong Kong has seen a dramatic increase in energy consumption in recent years, particularly electricity use in commercial buildings. The growth of electricity demand in future years is crucial both economically and environmentally. As over half...

  20. COLUMBIA ENGINEERING WINTER GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE: EXPLORING GLOBAL ENGINEERING WITH CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Hone, James

    COLUMBIA ENGINEERING WINTER GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE: EXPLORING GLOBAL ENGINEERING WITH CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG JANUARY 7th ­ 15TH , 2012 Program Features The Winter Global Educational Experience is open to Columbia Engineering

  1. 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

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hong Kong has seen a dramatic increase in energy consumption in recent years, particularly electricity use in commercial buildings. The growth of electricity demand in future years is crucial both economically and environmentally. As over half...

  3. 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

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

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    Wong, L.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2006/10/152006/10/1511 A Case Study on Management Process of Building Commissioning for a New Building in Hong Kong Leo CF WONG, Philip KS PIH 2006/10/152006/10/1522 Contents #0;?#0;?#0;?#0;? Cx process Cx process --benefits and objectivesbenefits... and objectives #0;?#0;?#0;?#0;? Cx and its development in the world Cx and its development in the world and Hong Kongand Hong Kong #0;?#0;?#0;?#0;? A case study in HKA case study in HK #0;?#0;?#0;?#0;? ConclusionConclusion 2006/10/152006/10/1533 Buildings...

  5. 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

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    ENDOHELMINTHS FROM SIX RARE SPECIES OF TURTLES (BATAGURIDAE) FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA CONFISCATED BY INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG, CHINA A Thesis by REBECCA ANN MURRAY... ENDOHELMINTHS FROM SIX RARE SPECIES OF TURTLES (BATAGURIDAE) FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA CONFISCATED BY INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG, CHINA A Thesis by REBECCA ANN MURRAY Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  6. 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

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

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    Wong, L.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Australia, ChinaHong Kong, Japan, Australia, China #0;?#0;?#0;?#0;? A Quality Assurance Strategy and A Quality Assurance Strategy and Process leading to cost effectiveness Process leading to cost effectiveness and energy conservation buildingand energy... on Energy / COEU / UK Regulations on Energy / CO 2 2 concerns concerns #0;?#0;?#0;?#0;? New Building Regulation Part L (1 & New Building Regulation Part L (1 & 2) regulates Cx process for dwellings 2) regulates Cx process for dwellings and other premises...

  8. Impact of Construction Waste Disposal Charging Scheme on work practices at construction sites in Hong Kong

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    Yu, Ann T.W., E-mail: bsannyu@polyu.edu.hk [Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Poon, C.S.; Wong, Agnes; Yip, Robin; Jaillon, Lara [Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A significant reduction of construction waste was achieved at the first 3 years of CWDCS implementation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer However, the reduction cannot be sustained. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Implementation of the CWDCS has generated positive effects in waste reduction by all main trades. - Abstract: Waste management in the building industry in Hong Kong has become an important environmental issue. Particularly, an increasing amount of construction and demolition (C and D) waste is being disposed at landfill sites. In order to reduce waste generation and encourage reuse and recycling, the Hong Kong Government has implemented the Construction Waste Disposal Charging Scheme (CWDCS) to levy charges on C and D waste disposal to landfills. In order to provide information on the changes in reducing waste generation practice among construction participants in various work trades, a study was conducted after 3 years of implementation of the CWDCS via a structured questionnaire survey in the building industry in Hong Kong. The study result has revealed changes with work flows of the major trades as well as differentiating the levels of waste reduced. Three building projects in the public and private sectors were selected as case studies to demonstrate the changes in work flows and the reduction of waste achieved. The research findings reveal that a significant reduction of construction waste was achieved at the first 3 years (2006-2008) of CWDCS implementation. However, the reduction cannot be sustained. The major trades have been influenced to a certain extent by the implementation of the CWDCS. Slight improvement in waste management practices was observed, but reduction of construction waste in the wet-finishing and dry-finishing trades has undergone little improvement. Implementation of the CWDCS has not yet motivated subcontractors to change their methods of construction so as to reduce C and D waste.

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

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    . It is widely used as sheathing, flooring, and I-joist materials in light- frame wood construction, replacingIn Proc. International Conference on Advances in Building Technology. Hong Kong, China. December 4 The Formosan Subterranean Termites (FSTs) pose a growing threat to all structural wood materials in residential

  10. The University of Hong Kong Libraries seeks to sustain and enhance the University's excellence as an institution of higher learning,

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    #12;The University of Hong Kong Libraries seeks to sustain and enhance the University's excellence this annual summary of the work performed by the staff of the Libraries, I am sure you will be impressed, the Libraries moved many of its own staff out of the Main Library to an office building in Kennedy Town

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

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    Yu, K.N.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  12. The Radio Frequency Identification enabled logistics process for supply chain event management from China to the United States via Hong Kong

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    Han, Taehee

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis reviews the current logistics processes and issues for container shipments in the supply chain. In particular, the problems associated with container shipments from China to the US, via the Hong Kong Port, ...

  13. O:\\Seminar (SEM)\\2014\\IE Seminars\\sem2214_Sid Chau_DMC_250814.docx THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Abstract While apps have emerged in everywhere from smartphones and experiences about cybersecurity hacking into modern vehicles. Biography Sid Chi-Kin Chau is an assistant

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

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    Hung, Kam

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    causes of suicides in later life (Teague & MacNeil, 1992). Liu et al. (1993) reported that depression is serious problem with approximately 11 percent of males and 15 percent of females reporting they are depressed among the elderly in Hong Kong... to Teague and MacNeil (1992), the meaning of old can be defined from six different perspectives: chronological, legal, biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and personal. A researcher?s selection of a particular definition of being old depends...

  15. 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. (Nam Long Hospital (Hong Kong))

    1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. O:\\Seminar (SEM)\\2013\\IE Seminars\\sem0413_Kalinin Huang_YJZ_120313.docx THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    by Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Harvesting by Professor Kaibin Huang The Hong Kong Polytechnic recently motivated active research on wireless power transfer (WPT) and energy harvesting. WPT using. To power lower-complexity mobiles such as sensors, it may be sufficient to simply harvest energy from

  17. 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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  18. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLE This article was downloaded by: [University of Hong Kong

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    Kong, China b China Institute of Geo-Environment Monitoring, Beijing, China Online publication date: 23 not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever, China hpguo79@gmail.com; jjiao@hku.hk 2 China Institute of Geo-Environment Monitoring, Beijing 100081

  19. 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

  20. 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%90% Promotion of organic farming projectsPromotion of organic farming projects Roof greening competition

  1. O:\\Seminar (SEM)\\2013\\IE Seminars\\sem0713_Rui Zhang_JWH_050413.docx THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    in designing wireless powered communication networks. We will characterize the fundamental rate, cooperative communication, green communication, wireless networks powered by energy harvesting and wireless KONG Department of Information Engineering Seminar In Favour of Posting Wireless Information and Power

  2. Kunlun Hong Research and Development Staff

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    Pennycook, Steve

    For Nanophase Materials Sciences Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory (865) 574-4974 hongkq@ornl.gov Publications Education Univ. of Science and Tech. of China Polymer Sciences M.S., 1989 University of Alabama and Technology of China (USTC) 1994­1995 Visiting Scientist, Department of Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic

  3. THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Institutional Submission

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    -Presidents Chief academic and administrative officer of the University PVC (Infrastructure): setting the direction development and, in conjunction with the PVC (Research), in areas of knowledge transfer PVC (Research and postgraduate education profile and agenda, and coordinating knowledge transfer PVC (Staffing): setting

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

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    Kwok, Sean Zee, 1975-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Wat, Chi Ch'eng

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    the option of moving to urban areas to escape family pressure (Liu and Choi 2006), it is not desirable for urban tongzhi to move to rural areas because rural areas represent poverty and undesirable living, working, and educational conditions...

  6. Asia Society Hong Kong Center March 2010 Program

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    King, Kuo Chin Irwin

    to interact through websites and mobile devices. It has also proved beneficial for entrepreneurs and small, Google used search behavior data to predict influenza outbreaks. How does social computing impact our intelligence and social computing. Dr. King received his B.Sc. degree from the California Institute

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

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    Lau, Holning; Stotzer, Rebecca L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    v. Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration), 1 SCR10.1007/s10672-010-9150-2 Employment Discrimination Based onsexual orientation-based employment discrimination. The

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

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    Stern, Rachel E.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  9. Delivered by Ingenta to: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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    Guo, John Zhanhu

    to the physicochemical interaction between the nanoparticles and the polymer matrix. The particle loading has, electric and electronic properties.1­8 Furthermore, cheap ceramic nanoparticles within the polymeric matrix data storage, ionic conductivity enhancer used in the solid compos- ite polymer electrolyte for lithium

  10. Hyper-light architecture : composite tower for Hong Kong

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    Tsui, Jeffrey (Jeffrey Ling Siu), 1975-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The initial concept of the thesis beg ins with an interest in understanding the materials, manufacturing and aesthetics of modern product design and its relation ship with architecture and space . The approach to the problem ...

  11. Page 1 of 2 More Hong Kong dentists could help

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    that are customised for dentists. Given the documented evidence that health care professionals can increase the success rate of people's attempts to overcome tobacco addiction, the Faculty research team-- including materials (37%), giving treatments and referrals (38%), or following up a patient's quitting progress (36

  12. ~ ALLARE WELCOME ~ THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    illustrative examples (to data compression and financial time series, and possibly others, time permitting of India Gold Medal from IIT-M in 1980, and an NSF Presidential Young Investigator award during the period

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

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    Chan, Kwan Yue, 1979-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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

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

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  18. Hong Kong Highpower Technology Inc | Open Energy Information

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  20. Honk Kong milestone: rate of return is tied to emissions levels

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    NONE

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    In early January, the Hong Kong government announced that it has reached a new agreement with two power companies for a rate of return on assets of 9.99 percent - but with a new twist. If the two companies perform beyond current emissions caps, they may earn a 0.05 to 0.1 percent bonus; if they fail, a 0.2 to 0.4 percent penalty may apply. There is also a provision to earn 11 percent if the companies' renewable energy generation reaches a certain proportion as well as provisions to promote energy conservation.

  1. Kong, S.C., Ogata, H., Arnseth, H.C., Chan, C.K.K., Hirashima, T., Klett, F., Lee, J.H.M., Liu, C.C., Looi, C.K., Milrad, M., Mitrovic, T., Nakabayashi, K., Wong, S.L., Yang, S.J.H. (eds.) (2009). Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Comput

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    Mizoguchi, Riichiro

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ). Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education [CDROM]. Hong Kong: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. Towards Better Understanding of Learning/Instructional Design in this paper reveal their characteris- tics from a variety of viewpoints. Keywords: ontology, knowledge

  2. Does Social Capital Lead to Support for Democracy in East Asia?

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    Jou, Willy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Taiwan,Hong Kong Japan Korea Mongolia Philippines Taiwan ThailandHong Kong Japan Korea Mongolia Philippines Taiwan Thailand

  3. 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"

    used parameters for a generic transcutaneous transformer model, a remote power supply using resonant. Primary and secondary windings of the transcutaneous transformer are positioned outside and inside human are by far the safer and popular reusable power for the implant inside the human body. The rechargeable

  4. 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

  5. Standard Bi-Quadratic Optimization Problems and Unconstrained ...

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    Aug 8, 2009 ... Hong Kong Polytechnic University Postdoctoral Fellowship. ‡Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, ...

  6. Volume 5 Number 2 February 14, 2004 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    ), the big bang (the first moments of the universe), gamma ray bursts (the biggest explosions in the universe

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

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    Monkkonen, Paavo

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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-

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

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    Ungerer, Frank Wolfgang, 1969-

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  9. 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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    related to industrial/petrochemical activities. This in turnrelated to industrial/petrochemical activities. However,were likely related to petrochemical/industrial, waterfront,

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

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    Wong, Chit Kin Dickson

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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, ...

  11. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology President's Cup 2007

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    Poon, Andrew Wing On

    by the vibrations of the membrane of the loudspeaker. · Droplet production rate can be controlled by the function. · Perform "In-air" or "On-substrate" droplet sorting actions. · Two versions: Modulated by MP3 circuit and collecting angles, respectively. is equivalent to the product of fringe number N and angular inter

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

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    of Protection Relays: Results, Methodology and Tools Mladen Kezunovic1 , Tomo Popovic2 , Donald Sevcik3 ­ 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

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

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  14. A Fourth Order Magnus Scheme for Helmholtz Equation Department of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong

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    Lu, Ya Yan

    for the Helmholtz equation using a fourth order Magnus method. 1 Introduction For time-harmonic acoustic waves decrease when k0 increases. In fact, because of the so-called pollution effect [6], an even smaller value

  15. Structural studies of bacteriophage Hong Kong 97 Prohead I and development of nano-particle applications

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    Huang, Rick Kuo-Jui

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tree Star, Inc, Ashland, OR). Measuring interaction of C385-software (Tree Star, Inc, Ashland, OR). Evaluating cellbottom petri dishes (Matek, Ashland, MA) overnight at 37 °C

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

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  17. Identification of Shark Species Composition and Proportion in the Hong Kong Shark Fin Market Based

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    sensitivities. Based on information from traders and morphological inspection, we hypothesized matches between incorporated the concordance information and available market auction records for these categories: El floreciente y en gran parte no regulado comercio de aletas de tibur´on representa una de las m

  18. CSCI 5440: Cryptography Lecture 11 The Chinese University of Hong Kong 13 April 2011

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    Bogdanov, Andrej

    a "real-world" example of a zero-knowledge interaction. Coca Cola and Pepsi are two popular drinks of a similar taste. Some people claim that Coca Cola is much better and they would never touch Pepsi, while. Now imagine that Bob comes to Alice and tells her that Coke tastes much better than Pepsi. Alice, who

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

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    mountainous terrain Part 2: mesoscale effects, Agr. ForestMany studies showed that mesoscale circulations like sea–when evidence for the mesoscale circulation was clear based

  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

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the importance of running evaporative loss from gasoline-2003 resulted from running evaporative losses of LPG. These

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

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2004. Haszpra, L. and Szilagyi, I. : Non-methane hydrocarbonet al. , 1990; Haszpra and Szilagyi, 1994; Gertler et al. ,

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

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    Mak, Sarah Y.T.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    porous (or soft), meaning practices can be shared with another group or community, or they may be concrete (

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

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of photochemical pollution Yuan, B. , Shao, M. , de Gouw,Liu, S. C. : Regional ozone pollution and observation-basedof photochemical pollution at different elevations in

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

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    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  5. Compositional Policy Priors

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    Wingate, David

    2013-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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. ...

  6. COAL DESULFURIZATION PRIOR TO COMBUSTION

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    Wrathall, J.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  7. Motion Integration Using Competitive Priors

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    Wu, Shuang; Lu, Hongjing; Lee, Alan; Yuille, Alan

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to investigate motion integration across orientation andspace. VSS 2006. Motion integration using competitive priorsMotion integration using competitive priors Shuang Wu 1 ,

  8. Motion Integration Using Competitive Priors

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    Shuang Wu; Hongjing Lu; Alan Lee; Alan Yuille

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to investigate motion integration across orientation andspace. VSS 2006. Motion integration using competitive priorsMotion integration using competitive priors Shuang Wu 1 ,

  9. Volume 6 Number 1 October 30, 2004Volume 6 Number 1 October 30, 2004 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONGTHE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    coastlines are reclaimed and paved over, that can present a problem. The interaction between the sea and land area can collapse into holes like this. Reclamation also contributes to the problem. Dr Jiao said some reclamation sites were filled by extremely permeable rock boulders and some incorporated buried old sea walls

  10. Siew-Chong Tan, Svetlana Bronstein, Moshe Nur, Y. M. Lai, Adrian Ioinovici, and Chi K. Tse Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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    Tse, Chi K. "Michael"

    and Electronic Engineering, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel. E-mail: mosnur@gmail.com, adrian

  11. Hong Qin | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

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

    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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh School football Highdefault Sign In AboutAmesHong Qin Principal

  12. 1997 IEEE International Symposium ow Circuitsand Systems, June 9-12,1997, Hong Kong A Logarithmic Photoreceptor Incorporating Lateral Bipolar

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    Harris, John G.

    poor matching characteristics due to the espc)tietitial voltage-to-current relationship [ 111. Section

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

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    Koh, Cha-ly

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  14. 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

    of recyclable waste City type Organic waste Inorganic waste Recyclable waste Paper Glass Meta l Plastic Fiber waste Moisture % Density (ton/m3) Heating value (kJ/kg) Rubber % Glass % Metal % city/year Organic SAR PS-18- 1 Development of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Technologies Li Xiaodong Yan Jianhua

  15. NATURE|VOL412|19JULY2001|www.nature.com 261 DavidCyranoski,HongKong

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    Cai, Long

    ,onlythreeweeksaftertheban was lifted,traces of a related virus were found in fecal samples from a chicken imported from China AlisonAbbott A leading Italian television presenter is being sued by two homeopathy organizations Dulbecco and Rita Levi-Montalcini. Angela says that Italian public television archives show that that 14

  16. 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

    ;#7;7#25;#6;#14; #31;#7;#8; #25; #6;#3; #6;#15;#3;#29; #25; #2;#3; #11;#7;#6;#12;#3; #7; #8;#25;#11;#3; *#25;#14;#15; J #8;#3;#3; #27;#28;!#16; 2#18;#19;#19;#20;# *0930 #1;#25; #26; #15;#29; #14; #8; #11;#7;#8;#8;#14;)#3; #14;#15; #3;#6;)#3;#15; #14... ;#29;#8; #25; #11;#3;#3; 0 #1;#25; #7;)#3;#6; #7; #24;#6;#14;#8;#14;#8;# #2;#3; H#3;#31; M#25;#6;#12; (#3;#29;#3;#6;#7;#22; #30;#3;#8;#3;#6;)#3; #24;#25;4#25;#6;#29;#14;#15;#7; #3;#29; #7; #11;#3;#3; #14;#15;#17; #25;#26; #11;#7;#6;#12;#3; *#7;#6; #14...

  17. 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

    since the 1950s has included large-scale land reclamation, deep foundations of high-rise buildings . Groundwater flow . Foundation . Land reclamation . China Introduction Because of the rugged topography, most from the coasts. In order to provide more space for the increasing population, large-scale land

  18. CSCI 3130: Formal Languages and Automata Theory The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fall 2010 Practice Final Exam 2 Solutions

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    Bogdanov, Andrej

    for ATM : E :=On input M, w , Construct the following TM M : On any input, simulate M on w and return its to generate the strings 0w and 1w. More formally, the following TM decides ALLCFG: E :=On input G , Construct

  19. In Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials; Yang, P., Ed.; World Scientific Publishing: Hong Kong, 2003. MOLECULAR CLUSTER MAGNETS

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    -density information storage, quantum computing, and magnetic refrigeration are briefly discussed. 1 Introduction Over magnets include high-density information storage, quantum computing, and magnetic refrigeration. Moreover, 2003. 291 MOLECULAR CLUSTER MAGNETS JEFFREY R. LONG Department of Chemistry, University of California

  20. S:\\2013\\sem0913_INC_Jinhong Yuan_WHY_260613 THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    -Partition-Based Physical-Layer Network Coding over GF(4) by Prof. Jinhong Yuan University of New South Wales, Australia GF(4), and it is shown to save 1/3 average transmission power. Next, LNC design from linear codes, Australia. In 2000 he joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, the University

  1. 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

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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) ...

  2. Time period, birth cohort and prevalence of dementia in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: a meta-analysis

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    Wu, Yu-Tzu; Lee, Hsin-yi; Norton, Samuel; Prina, A. Matthew; Fleming, Jane; Matthews, Fiona E.; Brayne, Carol

    2014-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    /1]. 26 Reference Albanese, E, Dangour AD, Uauy R, Acosta D, Guerra M., Guerra SSG, Huang Y, Jacob K, Rodriguez JLD, Noriega LH, Salas A, Sosa AL, Sousa RM, Williams J, Ferri CP & Prince MJ. 2009. Dietary Fish And Meat Intake And Dementia In Latin... : 63-75 Prince, MJ. 2013. Dementia in China: east–west collaboration bears fruit. Lancet 381: 1967-1968. Qiu C, Strauss Ev, Bäckman L, et al. 2013. Twenty-year changes in dementia occurrence suggest decreasing incidence in central Stockholm, Sweden...

  3. Curriculum vitae

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    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. Feb 03. 26. Graduiertenkolleg .... Operads of arc families. 35. Mathematical Aspects of ...

  4. Kullback-Leibler Divergence Constrained Distributionally Robust ...

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    2012-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, .... this formulation by restricting ambiguous distribution to the family of ...

  5. Curriculum vitae

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    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. Feb 03. 17. Graduiertenkolleg .... Operads of arc families. 34. Mathematical Aspects of ...

  6. Complete CV - Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

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    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. Feb 03 ... Singularities, swallowtails and topological properties in families of Hamiltonians. 3.

  7. XML Multimedia Retrieval Zhigang Kong and Mounia Lalmas

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    Lalmas, Mounia

    XML Multimedia Retrieval Zhigang Kong and Mounia Lalmas Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London {cskzg, mounia}@dcs.qmul.ac.uk Abstract. Multimedia XML documents can be viewed as a tree, whose nodes correspond to XML elements, and where multimedia objects are referenced in attributes

  8. VISUAL WORDS, TEXT ANALYSIS CONCEPTS FOR COMPUTER VISION Wang-Juh Chen, Hoi Tin Kong, Minah Oh,

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    VISUAL WORDS, TEXT ANALYSIS CONCEPTS FOR COMPUTER VISION By Wang-Juh Chen, Hoi Tin Kong, Minah Oh Report: Visual Words, Text Analysis Concepts for Computer Vision Wang-Juh Chen Hoi Tin Kong Minah Oh

  9. Wind Resource Assessment in Europe Using Emergy

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    Paudel, Subodh; Santarelli, Massimo; Martin, Viktoria; Lacarriere, Bruno; Le Corre, Olivier

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    potential on Hong Kong islands - an analysis of wind power and wind turbine characteristics, Renewable Energy,

  10. Downloaded 30.4.2008 from http://freebooksource.com/?p=10173

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    Zevenhoven, Ron

    in Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, UK, USA, and India. Professor Date derives great satisfaction from

  11. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY Int. J. Climatol. 33: 265276 (2013)

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    Wang, Chunzai

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China b State Key Laboratory simulation of the AJS is important for weather and climate forecasts and assessments in eastern China Centre, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. E-mail: wenzhou

  12. Varying the prior 29 Appendix C. Quality of the posterior estimates from prior replacement

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    Varying the prior 29 Appendix C. Quality of the posterior estimates from prior replacement replacement may out-perform prior-specific training in some aspects of the quality of the estimated posterior, since the prior is known analytically, the posterior can also be estimated by prior replacement. To do

  13. Minimally Informative Prior Distributions for PSA

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    Dana L. Kelly; Robert W. Youngblood; Kurt G. Vedros

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A salient feature of Bayesian inference is its ability to incorporate information from a variety of sources into the inference model, via the prior distribution (hereafter simply “the prior”). However, over-reliance on old information can lead to priors that dominate new data. Some analysts seek to avoid this by trying to work with a minimally informative prior distribution. Another reason for choosing a minimally informative prior is to avoid the often-voiced criticism of subjectivity in the choice of prior. Minimally informative priors fall into two broad classes: 1) so-called noninformative priors, which attempt to be completely objective, in that the posterior distribution is determined as completely as possible by the observed data, the most well known example in this class being the Jeffreys prior, and 2) priors that are diffuse over the region where the likelihood function is nonnegligible, but that incorporate some information about the parameters being estimated, such as a mean value. In this paper, we compare four approaches in the second class, with respect to their practical implications for Bayesian inference in Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA). The most commonly used such prior, the so-called constrained noninformative prior, is a special case of the maximum entropy prior. This is formulated as a conjugate distribution for the most commonly encountered aleatory models in PSA, and is correspondingly mathematically convenient; however, it has a relatively light tail and this can cause the posterior mean to be overly influenced by the prior in updates with sparse data. A more informative prior that is capable, in principle, of dealing more effectively with sparse data is a mixture of conjugate priors. A particular diffuse nonconjugate prior, the logistic-normal, is shown to behave similarly for some purposes. Finally, we review the so-called robust prior. Rather than relying on the mathematical abstraction of entropy, as does the constrained noninformative prior, the robust prior places a heavy-tailed Cauchy prior on the canonical parameter of the aleatory model.

  14. ORIGINAL PAPER P. C. Lee S. Y. Lee S. H. Hong H. N. Chang

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    ORIGINAL PAPER P. C. Lee Æ S. Y. Lee Æ S. H. Hong Æ H. N. Chang Batch and continuous cultures attracting much attention as a green feedstock for the manufacture of synthetic resins, biodegradable (2003) 26: 63­67 DOI 10.1007/s00449-003-0341-1 P. C. Lee Æ S. Y. Lee (&) Æ S. H. Hong Metabolic

  15. 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 ...

  16. A talk given at the City Univ. of Hong Kong on April 14, 2000. ON HILBERT'S TENTH PROBLEM AND RELATED TOPICS

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    Sun, Zhi-Wei

    are not recursive, HTP over N is unsolvable, we also say that n over N (with n arbitrary) is undecidable. Lagrange is undecidable, so is n over Z, i.e. HTP is unsolvable! It should be mentioned that a whole proof the unsolvability of HTP is very long and full of ingenious techniques. A modern proof given by J. P. Jones

  17. O:\\Seminar (SEM)\\2014\\IE Seminars\\sem1414_Jianhui Wang_JWH_260514.docx THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

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    Huang, Jianwei

    is an energy system engineer at Argonne National Laboratory. He is the chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society work spans a multitude of areas including electric vehicles, buildings sciences, energy system planning optimization techniques to address certain power system operation problems such as home energy management. I

  18. 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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    Maine, University of

    (6), 1565­1572. West Palm Beach (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208. Investigations into eutrophication of Ngau Mei at the bottom layer were observed. This typical phenomenon of eutrophication resulted from nutrient enrichment and both wild and cultured stocks of animals. A primary cause of red tides is believed to be eutrophication

  19. AUSTRALIA BELGIUM CHINA FRANCE GERMANY HONG KONG SAR INDONESIA (ASSOCIATED OFFICE) ITALY JAPAN PAPUA NEW GUINEA SAUDI ARABIA SINGAPORE SPAIN SWEDEN

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    Royal Holloway, University of London

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA SAUDI ARABIA SINGAPORE SPAIN SWEDEN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNITED KINGDOM UNITED STATES

  20. AUSTRALIA BELGIUM CHINA FRANCE GERMANY HONG KONG SAR INDONESIA (ASSOCIATED OFFICE) ITALY JAPAN PAPUA NEW GUINEA SINGAPORE SPAIN SWEDEN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNITED KINGDOM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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    Applebaum, David

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA SINGAPORE SPAIN SWEDEN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNITED KINGDOM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  1. Proc. ICASSP2003, Volume 5, Pages 149-152, April 6-10, Hong Kong BINAURAL TRACKING OF MULTIPLE MOVING SOURCES

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    Wang, DeLiang "Leon"

    for Cognitive Science The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, USA {niki,dwang}@cis.ohio-state.edu ABSTRACT) is employed for forming continuous tracks and detecting the number of active sources across time. Experimental][3]. When restricting the size of the array to only two sensors as humans have, the multi-source tracking

  2. Owen, R.B., Sandhu, N., 2000. Heavy metal accumulation and anthro-pogenic impacts on Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 40,

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    Yu, K.N.

    of Korean Costal water. Report of Marine Environmen- tal Monitoring and assessment Technology, Seoul. Development of anoxia during the Holocene fresh-brackish water transition in the Baltic Sea. Mar. Geol. 177 s of PAHs in sediments from Masan Bay, Korea. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 50, 319­326. Yokoyama, H., 1995

  3. 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-systems with active protocols He has published over 400 articles on production engineering and information

  4. 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

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cultural Revolution in Inner Mongolia after Forty Years”(Revolution in Inner Mongolia—Oral History of a Rebelon the Mongolians of Inner Mongolia. ” Modern Asian Studies

  5. A Synthesizable Datapath-Oriented Embedded FPGA Fabric

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    Wilton, Steve

    University of British Columbia Chinese University of Hong Kong {cho,wl}@doc.ic.ac.uk Vancouver, B.C., Canada and testing a correctly-functioning chip. Stand-alone FP- GAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) provide one way to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. FPGA'07, February 18­20, 2007, Monterey

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

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    honor given annually to one-half of 1 percent of the society's nearly 50,000 members. A win-win Hong's new role at USTC "is a win-win for everyone - PPPL, USTC and Princeton...

  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. A tunable, nonlinear Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer

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    David Oehri; Mikhail Pletyukhov; Vladimir Gritsev; Gianni Blatter; Sebastian Schmidt

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the two-photon scattering properties of a Jaynes-Cummings (JC) nonlinearity consisting of a two-level system (qubit) interacting with a single mode cavity, which is coupled to two waveguides, each containing a single incident photon wave packet initially. In this scattering setup, we study the interplay between the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect arising due to quantum interference and effective photon-photon interactions induced by the presence of the qubit. We calculate the two-photon scattering matrix of this system analytically and identify signatures of interference and interaction in the second order auto- and cross-correlation functions of the scattered photons. In the dispersive regime, when qubit and cavity are far detuned from each other, we find that the JC nonlinearity can be used as an almost linear, in-situ tunable beam splitter giving rise to ideal Hong-Ou-Mandel interference, generating a highly path-entangled two-photon NOON state of the scattered photons. The latter manifests itself in strongly suppressed waveguide cross-correlations and Poissonian photon number statistics in each waveguide. If the two-level system and the cavity are on resonance, the JC nonlinearity strongly modifies the ideal HOM conditions leading to a smaller degree of path entanglement and sub-poissonian photon number statistics. In the latter regime, we find that photon blockade is associated with bunched auto-correlations in both waveguides, while a two-polariton resonance can lead to bunched as well as anti-bunched correlations.

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

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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 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

  10. Conference Paper: \\Optimum Detection of Spread Spectrum Signals"

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    So, Hing-Cheung

    signal. I. INTRODUCTION I N electronic warfare systems, there is a need to detect the occurrence is with the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. R. Inkol is with the Defence

  11. 3D Reconstruction Using Silhouettes from Unordered Viewpoints

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    Wong, Kenneth K.Y.

    Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China Abstract], Garc´ia and Brunet addressed the problem of weakly calibrated cameras and constructed an octree up

  12. A unified gas-kinetic scheme for continuum and rarefied flows Kun Xu a,*, Juan-Chen Huang b

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    Xu, Kun

    a Mathematics Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong b makes these methods useless in the continuum flow regime, especially in the high Reynolds number flow

  13. Abstract--Radio-frequency identification has a great number of unfulfilled prospects. Part of the problem until now has been

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    , The University of Hong Kong; PR China. (email: gqhuang@hku.hk). Rajit Gadh is the Director of the Wireless

  14. International Exeter annual report

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    -chancellor's international engagement 68 China and Hong Kong 74 India 78 United States of America 82 United Arab Emirates 88

  15. International Exeter annual report

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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

  16. Charles Sturt University CRICOS 00005F (NSW), 01947G (VIC) and 02960B (ACT) International Agents

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    Thomas, Richard C.

    Consultancy (AEC) Hong Kong info@aecl.com.hk www.aecl.com.hk AIS Education Centre Australia, South Korea

  17. Artificial neural network modelling of driver handling behaviour in a drivervehicleenvironment system

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    Zhang, WJ "Chris"

    of Hong Kong during 1994±1998 and an Associate Professor and Industrial Research Chair sponsored by AECL

  18. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Spatio-temporal trends of heavy metals and source

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    , Hong Kong Kouping Chen Ã? Jiu Jimmy Jiao Received: 26 March 2009 / Accepted: 18 August 2009 Ã? Springer

  19. Site-To-Site (S2S) Searching with Query Routing Using Distributed Registrars

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    King, Kuo Chin Irwin

    Site-To-Site (S2S) Searching with Query Routing Using Distributed Registrars Wan Yeung Wong Department of Computer Science and Engineering The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong wywong@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Irwin King Department of Computer Science and Engineering The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin

  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. Preliminary study of detecting neoplastic growths in vivo with real time calibrated

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    Qu, Jianan

    Preliminary study of detecting neoplastic growths in vivo with real time calibrated University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, N.T., Hong Kong SAR, P. R. China eequ@ust.hk Tak of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong SAR, P. R. China Abstract: The goal

  2. Wavelength and power monitoring of DWDM systems using scanning FP filter calibrated with a FP laser

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    Wai, Ping-kong Alexander

    Wavelength and power monitoring of DWDM systems using scanning F­P filter calibrated with a F, Department of Electrical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR , People's Republic of China c Division

  3. This article was downloaded by: [West Virginia University], [Hong-Jian Lai] On: 23 April 2014, At: 08:00

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    Lai, Hong-jian

    This article was downloaded by: [West Virginia University], [Hong-Jian Lai] On: 23 April 2014, At University, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, 221116, China d Department of Mathematics, West Virginia University, Morgantown://www.tandfonline.com/page/terms- and-conditions Downloadedby[WestVirginiaUniversity],[Hong-JianLai]at08:0023April2014 #12;International

  4. Aurora B kinase, an immobile passenger! Marlne Delacour-Larose, Hong-Lien Vu, Annie Molla*

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Aurora B kinase, an immobile passenger! Marlène Delacour-Larose, Hong-Lien Vu, Annie Molla* INSERM words: Chromosomal passenger complex, Aurora kinase, Survivin, INCENP, Borealin, FRAP, Microtubule, Centromere, Kinetochore, Tension. Running title: Aurora B kinase inserm-00438121,version1-2Dec2009 Author

  5. Compression Behaviour of Natural and Reconstituted Clays Zhen-Shun Hong1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Compression Behaviour of Natural and Reconstituted Clays Zhen-Shun Hong1 , Ling-Ling Zeng2 , Yu the effect of the starting point on the compressibility of natural and reconstituted clays. It is found of reconstituted clays is controlled solely by the water content at the remoulded yield stress and the liquid limit

  6. A Robust Audio Classification and Segmentation Method Lie Lu, Hao Jiang and HongJiang Zhang

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    Jiang, Hao

    A Robust Audio Classification and Segmentation Method Lie Lu, Hao Jiang and HongJiang Zhang for audio classification that is capable of segmenting and classifying an audio stream into speech, music, environment sound and silence. Audio classification is processed in two steps, which makes it suitable

  7. Phase-field model for dielectric breakdown in solids Krishna Chaitanya Pitike and Wei Hong*

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    Hong, Wei

    breakdown strength and sample thickness. Finally, the effect of the layered structure in a breakdown1 Phase-field model for dielectric breakdown in solids Krishna Chaitanya Pitike and Wei Hong dielectric breakdown and fracture of solids, this paper develops a phase field model for the electric damage

  8. 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

  9. CO on Pt(335): Electric field screening on a stepped surface Hong Wanga)

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    Tobin, Roger G.

    CO on Pt(335): Electric field screening on a stepped surface Hong Wanga) and R. G. Tobin Department, Michigan 48090-9055 Received 8 March 1995; accepted 11 May 1995 We compare CO's response to electric fields and at the frequency of the C­O stretch vibration. Atop-bonded CO is observed with reflection­absorption ir

  10. 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

  11. Safety Analysis Using Coloured Petri Nets Seung Mo Cho, Hyoung Seok Hong, and Sung Deok Cha

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    as an example. 1. Introduction Software control in safety-critical systems such as aerospace, military, nuclearSafety Analysis Using Coloured Petri Nets Seung Mo Cho, Hyoung Seok Hong, and Sung Deok Cha Department of Computer Science Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 373-1, Kusong

  12. Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly Ankit Singla, Chi-Yao Hong, Lucian Popa , P. Brighten Godfrey

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    Ratnasamy, Sylvia

    ,000 by June 2010 [34]. While Face- book has added entirely new data center facilities, much of this growthJellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly Ankit Singla, Chi-Yao Hong, Lucian Popa , P. Brighten that the ability to incre- mentally expand data centers is essential. However, ex- isting high-bandwidth network

  13. A spectral boundary integral method for flowing blood cells Hong Zhao a

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    Olson, Luke

    A spectral boundary integral method for flowing blood cells Hong Zhao a , Amir H.G. Isfahani January 2010 Keywords: Stokes flow Particle-mesh Ewald Red blood cells Spherical harmonics Boundary element methods a b s t r a c t A spectral boundary integral method for simulating large numbers of blood

  14. Optical Third-Harmonic Generation in Graphene Sung-Young Hong,1

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    Hone, James

    Optical Third-Harmonic Generation in Graphene Sung-Young Hong,1 Jerry I. Dadap,2,* Nicholas Petrone York 10027, USA (Received 8 April 2013; published 10 June 2013) We report strong third-harmonic verified. In addition, our polarization- and azimuthal-rotation-dependent third-harmonic

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

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    covers the adjustment data report for fiscal years prior to 2008. energydatareport.xls More Documents & Publications Reporting Guidance for Federal Agency Annual Report on Energy...

  16. acid treatment prior: Topics by E-print Network

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

    In realistic problems, both the transformation group analysis and the principle of maximum entropy are needed to determine the prior. The distributions thus found are...

  17. androgen withdrawal prior: Topics by E-print Network

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

    In realistic problems, both the transformation group analysis and the principle of maximum entropy are needed to determine the prior. The distributions thus found are...

  18. analyzing prior mammograms: Topics by E-print Network

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

    In realistic problems, both the transformation group analysis and the principle of maximum entropy are needed to determine the prior. The distributions thus found are...

  19. amniotic fluid prior: Topics by E-print Network

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

    In realistic problems, both the transformation group analysis and the principle of maximum entropy are needed to determine the prior. The distributions thus found are...

  20. ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION USING MULTIPLE PRIOR MODELS FOR SPEECH RECONSTRUCTION

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    Wang, DeLiang "Leon"

    speech recognition to enhance noisy speech. Typically, a single prior model is trained by pooling normalization (CMN), while others preprocess noisy speech using speech enhancement techniques. If noise samplesROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION USING MULTIPLE PRIOR MODELS FOR SPEECH RECONSTRUCTION Arun Narayanan

  1. Self-securing Ad Hoc Wireless Networks Haiyun Luo, Petros Zerfos, Jiejun Kong, Songwu Lu, Lixia Zhang

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    Lu, Songwu

    evaluate the solution through simulation and implementation. 1. Introduction Mobile ad hoc networkingSelf-securing Ad Hoc Wireless Networks Haiyun Luo, Petros Zerfos, Jiejun Kong, Songwu Lu, Lixia wireless channel. However, the nature of ad hoc networks makes them vulner- able to security attacks

  2. Complete three photon Hong-Ou-Mandel interference at a three port device

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    S. Mährlein; J. von Zanthier; G. S. Agarwal

    2015-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the possibility of completely destructive interference of three indistinguishable photons on a three port device providing a generalisation of the well known Hong-Ou-Mandel interference of two indistinguishable photons on a two port device. Our analysis is based on the underlying mathematical framework of SU(3) transformations rather than SU(2) transformations. We show the completely destructive three photon interference for a large range of parameters of the three port device. As each output port can deliver zero to three photons the device generates higher dimensional entanglement. In particular, different forms of entangled states of qudits can be generated depending again on the device parameters. Our system is different from a symmetric three port beam splitter which does not exhibit a three photon Hong-Ou-Mandel interference.

  3. Eavesdropping Attack with Hong-Ou-Mandel Interferometer and Random Basis Shuffling in Quantum Key Distribution

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    Chil-Min Kim; Yun Jin Choi; Young-Jai Park

    2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce new sophisticated attacks with a Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer against quantum key distribution (QKD) and propose a new QKD protocol grafted with random basis shuffling to block up those attacks. When the polarization basis is randomly and independently shuffled by sender and receiver, the new protocol can overcome the attacks even for not-so-weak coherent pulses. We estimate the number of photons to guarantee the security of the protocol.

  4. A Bayesian Approach for Image Segmentation with Shape Priors

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    Chang, Hang; Yang, Qing; Parvin, Bahram

    2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. Photometric Redshift with Bayesian Priors on Physical Properties of Galaxies

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    Tanaka, Masayuki

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a proof-of-concept analysis of photometric redshifts with Bayesian priors on physical properties of galaxies. This concept is particularly suited for upcoming/on-going large imaging surveys, in which only several broad-band filters are available and it is hard to break some of the degeneracies in the multi-color space. We construct model templates of galaxies using a stellar population synthesis code and apply Bayesian priors on physical properties such as stellar mass and star formation rate. These priors are a function of redshift and they effectively evolve the templates with time in an observationally motivated way. We demonstrate that the priors help reduce the degeneracy and deliver significantly improved photometric redshifts. Furthermore, we show that a template error function, which corrects for systematic flux errors in the model templates as a function of rest-frame wavelength, delivers further improvements. One great advantage of our technique is that we simultaneously measure redshifts...

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

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    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...

  7. Panel Data Econometric Models: Theory and Application

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    Gao, Yichen

    2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. NONPARAMETRIC ESTIMATION OF FIXED EFFECTS PANEL DATA MODELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.1 Introduction....5 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3. IS HONG KONG DOLLAR OVERVALUED? EVIDENCE FROM HONG KONG?S TRADE PRICES POST FINANCIAL CRISIS . . . . . . . . . . 14 3.1 Introduction...

  8. Finding a Minimally Informative Dirichlet Prior Distribution Using Least Squares

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    Dana Kelly; Corwin Atwood

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a Bayesian framework, the Dirichlet distribution is the conjugate distribution to the multinomial likelihood function, and so the analyst is required to develop a Dirichlet prior that incorporates available information. However, as it is a multiparameter distribution, choosing the Dirichlet parameters is less straight-forward than choosing a prior distribution for a single parameter, such as p in the binomial distribution. In particular, one may wish to incorporate limited information into the prior, resulting in a minimally informative prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data. In the case of binomial p or Poisson, the principle of maximum entropy can be employed to obtain a so-called constrained noninformative prior. However, even in the case of p, such a distribution cannot be written down in closed form, and so an approximate beta distribution is used in the case of p. In the case of the multinomial model with parametric constraints, the approach of maximum entropy does not appear tractable. This paper presents an alternative approach, based on constrained minimization of a least-squares objective function, which leads to a minimally informative Dirichlet prior distribution. The alpha-factor model for common-cause failure, which is widely used in the United States, is the motivation for this approach, and is used to illustrate the method. In this approach to modeling common-cause failure, the alpha-factors, which are the parameters in the underlying multinomial aleatory model for common-cause failure, must be estimated from data that is often quite sparse, because common-cause failures tend to be rare, especially failures of more than two or three components, and so a prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data is needed.

  9. Finding A Minimally Informative Dirichlet Prior Using Least Squares

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    Dana Kelly

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a Bayesian framework, the Dirichlet distribution is the conjugate distribution to the multinomial likelihood function, and so the analyst is required to develop a Dirichlet prior that incorporates available information. However, as it is a multiparameter distribution, choosing the Dirichlet parameters is less straightforward than choosing a prior distribution for a single parameter, such as p in the binomial distribution. In particular, one may wish to incorporate limited information into the prior, resulting in a minimally informative prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data. In the case of binomial p or Poisson \\lambda, the principle of maximum entropy can be employed to obtain a so-called constrained noninformative prior. However, even in the case of p, such a distribution cannot be written down in the form of a standard distribution (e.g., beta, gamma), and so a beta distribution is used as an approximation in the case of p. In the case of the multinomial model with parametric constraints, the approach of maximum entropy does not appear tractable. This paper presents an alternative approach, based on constrained minimization of a least-squares objective function, which leads to a minimally informative Dirichlet prior distribution. The alpha-factor model for common-cause failure, which is widely used in the United States, is the motivation for this approach, and is used to illustrate the method. In this approach to modeling common-cause failure, the alpha-factors, which are the parameters in the underlying multinomial model for common-cause failure, must be estimated from data that are often quite sparse, because common-cause failures tend to be rare, especially failures of more than two or three components, and so a prior distribution that is responsive to updates with sparse data is needed.

  10. Copyright 2006 Psychonomic Society, Inc. 820 2006, ?? (?), ???-???

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    ) and from empirical evidence. For example, Lawson and Jolicoeur (2003) showed that viewpoint costs Coun- cil of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (project number HKU 4260/03H) to W viewpoint costs in mental rotation and object recognition William G. HayWarD University of Hong Kong, Hong

  11. Approximate Message Passing with Restricted Boltzmann Machine Priors

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    Tramel, Eric W; Krzakala, Florent

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Approximate Message Passing (AMP) has been shown to be an excellent statistical approach to signal inference and compressed sensing problem. The AMP framework provides modularity in the choice of signal prior; here we propose a hierarchical form of the Gauss-Bernouilli prior which utilizes a Restricted Boltzmann Machine (RBM) trained on the signal support to push reconstruction performance beyond that of simple iid priors for signals whose support can be well represented by a trained binary RBM. We present and analyze two methods of RBM factorization and demonstrate how these affect signal reconstruction performance within our proposed algorithm. Finally, using the MNIST handwritten digit dataset, we show experimentally that using an RBM allows AMP to approach oracle-support performance.

  12. Expected Behavior of Quantum Thermodynamic Machines with Prior Information

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    George Thomas; Ramandeep S. Johal

    2012-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We estimate the expected behavior of a quantum model of heat engine when we have incomplete information about external macroscopic parameters, like magnetic field controlling the intrinsic energy scales of the working medium. We explicitly derive the prior probability distribution for these unknown parameters, $a_i, (i=1,2)$. Based on a few simple assumptions, the prior is found to be of the form $\\Pi(a_i) \\propto 1/a_i$. By calculating the expected values of various physical quantities related to this engine, we find that the expected behavior of the quantum model exhibits thermodynamic-like features. This leads us to a surprising proposal that incomplete information quantified as appropriate prior distribution can lead us to expect classical thermodynamic behavior in quantum models.

  13. Blind source separation using spatial and temporal priors

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    Roberts, Stephen

    #12;Blind source separation using spatial and temporal priors W D Addison Balliol University of Oxford A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Trinity 2009 2 #12;3 #12 for providing such fine accommodation in Oxford and to my wife for her incredible patience while this thesis

  14. Optimality of Thompson Sampling for Gaussian Bandits Depends on Priors

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    Kaski, Samuel

    Optimality of Thompson Sampling for Gaussian Bandits Depends on Priors Junya Honda Akimichi problems, a Bayesian policy called Thompson sampling (TS) has recently attracted much attention for its ex discusses the asymptotic optimality of Thompson sampling (TS) (Thompson, 1933) for the Gaussian model. TS

  15. Concrete vs. Abstract Problem Formats: A Disadvantage of Prior Knowledge

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    Heckler, Andrew F.

    Concrete vs. Abstract Problem Formats: A Disadvantage of Prior Knowledge Andrew F. Heckler experiments examine the effects of varying the relative concreteness of physics word problems on student performance.Previous studies have found that concrete representations benefit performance for relatively

  16. Brief article Prior knowledge on the illumination position

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    Mamassian, Pascal

    -retinal knowledge (Rock, 1983). Recent experimental work has emphasized the study of prior knowledge and P was upside-down and consequently shadows were in the wrong place relative to the light source. The position. This explanation rests on the knowledge that the light source stays at the same location whether or not one

  17. Power Losses Estimation Platform for Power Songquan Deng, Hong Mao, Tomas Wu, Shangyang Xiao and Issa Batarseh

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    Power Losses Estimation Platform for Power Converters Songquan Deng, Hong Mao, Tomas Wu, Shangyang Orlando, FL 32816, USA dengsongquan@hotmail.com Abstract- A power losses analysis platform integrating powerful analysis software PspiceTM , MathCADTM and MaxwellTM capable of calculating losses on the key

  18. A phase-field model for systems with coupled large deformation and mass Wei Hong1,2

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    Hong, Wei

    1 A phase-field model for systems with coupled large deformation and mass transport Wei Hong1 to introduce phase-field modeling to the field of soft materials, especially for studying polymeric gels-field methodology, and reveal some interesting phenomena due to the coupling. For example, the composition

  19. Wide-Range Robust Control of Combustion Instability BOE-SHONG HONG, ASOK RAY, and VIGOR YANG*

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    Ray, Asok

    time V Volume of combustion chamber Un Control input of nth mode vg Velocity of gas phase z AxialWide-Range Robust Control of Combustion Instability BOE-SHONG HONG, ASOK RAY, and VIGOR YANG This paper presents the concept and design of a two-layer robust control system for suppression of combustion

  20. M2M Platform-as-a-Service for Sustainability Hong-Linh Truong and Schahram Dustdar

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    Dustdar, Schahram

    sustainability measurements (e.g., electricity consumption and GHG calculation). Research effort so far has beenM2M Platform-as-a-Service for Sustainability Governance Hong-Linh Truong and Schahram Dustdar-based M2M systems. We describe a Platform-as-a-Service for sustainability governance that implements

  1. XEM: Managing the Evolution of XML Documents Hong Su, Diane Kramer, Li Chen, Kajal Claypool and Elke A. Rundensteiner

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    Madiraju, Praveen

    XEM: Managing the Evolution of XML Documents Hong Su, Diane Kramer, Li Chen, Kajal Claypool- uments for management. However, both the data and the structure of XML documents tend to change over time emerging as a standard format for data representation on the web. In many applications, spe- cific document

  2. A Power Provision and Capping Architecture for Large Scale Systems Yongpeng Liu, Hong Zhu, Kai Lu and Yongyan Liu

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    Zhu, Hong

    whole system's total power consumption under budget. Two policies are designed and implemented to select amount of energy. According to the recent TOP500 list of high performance systems [2], the average powerA Power Provision and Capping Architecture for Large Scale Systems Yongpeng Liu, Hong Zhu, Kai Lu

  3. 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

  4. An Efficient Random Jitter Measurement Technique Using Fast Comparator Dongwoo Hong, Cameron Dryden, Gordon Saksena, Michael Panis

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    An Efficient Random Jitter Measurement Technique Using Fast Comparator Sampling Dongwoo Hong.panis@teradyne.com Abstract This paper describes a random jitter measurement technique using simple algorithms and comparator regions. Random jitter is measured accurately even in the presence of deterministic and low

  5. 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 Received 9 February 2010; accepted 19 July 2010; published online 3 September 2010 The phase-space dynamics. A theoretical model and a numerical algorithm for the runaway dynamics in phase space are developed. Instead

  6. 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

  7. Using Prior Knowledge in the Design of Classifiers

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    Shahrokh Esfahani, Mohammad

    2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    USING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE IN THE DESIGN OF CLASSIFIERS A Dissertation by MOHAMMAD SHAHROKH ESFAHANI Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR... OF PHILOSOPHY Chair of Committee, Edward Russell Dougherty Co-Chair of Committee, Aniruddha Datta Committee Members, Byung-Jun Yoon Ivan Ivanov Head of Department, Chanan Singh May 2014 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering Copyright 2014 Mohammad Shahrokh...

  8. Natural Priors, CMSSM Fits and LHC Weather Forecasts

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

    2007-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. 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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  12. Finding Good Feedback Documents

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    He, B.; Ounis, I.

    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

  13. Essays on Open Economy Macroeconomics

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    Lu, Mi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hong Kong Household House Preference Shock . . . . . PPPnominal depreciation rate (or PPP relationship) is ˆ t+1 ? U1 + ? ?,t Where ? ?,t is PPP shock. PPP shock is very common

  14. asia: Topics by E-print Network

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    countries The Asia Strategy will focus on five countries: ChinaHong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan South Korea Taiwan Thailand Students* 829 34 199 71 90 Alumni**...

  15. asia chiiki sangyo: Topics by E-print Network

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    countries The Asia Strategy will focus on five countries: ChinaHong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan South Korea Taiwan Thailand Students* 829 34 199 71 90 Alumni**...

  16. asia actinopterygii acipenseridae: Topics by E-print Network

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    countries The Asia Strategy will focus on five countries: ChinaHong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan South Korea Taiwan Thailand Students* 829 34 199 71 90 Alumni**...

  17. asia taiheiyo sekitan: Topics by E-print Network

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    countries The Asia Strategy will focus on five countries: ChinaHong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan South Korea Taiwan Thailand Students* 829 34 199 71 90 Alumni**...

  18. asia chiiki kokusai: Topics by E-print Network

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    countries The Asia Strategy will focus on five countries: ChinaHong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan South Korea Taiwan Thailand Students* 829 34 199 71 90 Alumni**...

  19. asia sonraku ni: Topics by E-print Network

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    countries The Asia Strategy will focus on five countries: ChinaHong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan South Korea Taiwan Thailand Students* 829 34 199 71 90 Alumni**...

  20. FINANCING ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING - Californian Households’ Willingness to Pay Advanced Recycling Fees

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    Nixon, Hilary; Saphores, Jean-Daniel M

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to pay for curbside recycling; A comparison of payment carefees needed to sustain recycling of covered electronicsbehavior: waste recycling in Hong Kong. Journal of

  1. A New Ranking Method for Multimedia Document

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    Ounis, I.

    Ounis,I. Proceedings of Asia Pacific Web Conference, APWEB'99, World Wide Web -- Technologies and Applications for the New Millennium, Sept. 27-29 (Hong Kong)

  2. JPRS report: Nuclear developments, [February 29, 1988

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    NONE

    1988-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains information concerning the nuclear developments of the following countries: Canada, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Soviet Union, Federal Republic of Germany, Hong Kong, and Japan.

  3. EIA - Annual Energy Outlook 2013 Early Release

    Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden, and the Eurozone. 3Other trading partners include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Mexico, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Israel, Korea,...

  4. Energy Audit Practices in China: National and Local Experiences and Issues

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    Shen, Bo

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    clean development and climate program of the United States Agency for International Development, and the Hong Kong-based Energy Efficiency Project Investment

  5. t-Distribution vs. Gaussian

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    2015-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    May 31, 2015 ... fitted PDF, the property of the regularized outage probability is ... of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, ...

  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. BENNET MARBURGER ,HOCHAUSENTWURF

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    BENNET MARBURGER ,HOCHAUSENTWURF UNTER ASPEKTEN DER NACHHALTIGKEIT` Betreuung: PROF. CLAUS STEFFAN. In seiner Diplomarbeit setzt sich Bennet Marburger am Beispiel von Hong Kong mit dieser Thematik auseinander

  8. The Arithmetic of Entire Functions under Composition

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    Eremenko, A., et al.

    1996-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we prove, among other things, that any family of noncons- ... at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, which is thanked for its ...

  9. Pseudomorphic InGaAs base ballistic hotelectron device K. Seo, M. Heiblum, C. M. Knoedler, WP. Hong, and P. Bhattacharya

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    Heiblum, Mordehai "Moty"

    Pseudomorphic InGaAs base ballistic hotelectron device K. Seo, M. Heiblum, C. M. Knoedler, WP. Hong..eiectron device K Seo, M. Heiblum, and C. M. Knoedler IBM Research Division. T. J. Watson Research Center

  10. Near-infrared Hong-Ou-Mandel interference on a silicon quantum photonic circuit

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    Xinan Xu; Zhenda Xie; Jiangjun Zheng; Junlin Liang; Tian Zhong; Mingbin Yu; Serdar Kocaman; Guo-Qiang Lo; Dim-Lee Kwong; Dirk R. Englund; Franco N. C. Wong; Chee Wei Wong

    2012-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Near-infrared Hong-Ou-Mandel quantum interference is observed in silicon nanophotonic directional couplers with raw visibilities on-chip at 90.5%. Spectrally-bright 1557-nm two-photon states are generated in a periodically-poled KTiOPO4 waveguide chip, serving as the entangled photon source and pumped with a self-injection locked laser, for the photon statistical measurements. Efficient four-port coupling in the communications C-band and in the high-index-contrast silicon photonics platform is demonstrated, with matching theoretical predictions of the quantum interference visibility. Constituents for the residual quantum visibility imperfection are examined, supported with theoretical analysis of the sequentially-triggered multipair biphoton contribution and techniques for visibility compensation, towards scalable high-bitrate quantum information processing and communications.

  11. An integrated quantum photonic sensor based on Hong-Ou-Mandel interference

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    Basiri-Esfahani, Sahar; Armin, Ardalan; Combes, Joshua; Milburn, Gerard J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photonic-crystal-based integrated optical systems have been used for a broad range of sensing applications with great success. This has been motivated by several advantages such as high sensitivity, miniaturization, remote sensing, selectivity and stability. Many photonic crystal sensors have been proposed with various fabrication designs that result in improved optical properties. Here we propose a novel multi-purpose sensor architecture that can be used for force, refractive index and possibly local temperature detection. In this scheme, two coupled cavities behave as an "effective beam splitter". The sensor works based on fourth order interference (the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect) and requires a sequence of single photon pulses and consequently has low pulse power. Changes in the parameter to be measured induce variations in the effective beam splitter reflectivity and result in changes to the visibility of interference. We demonstrate this generic scheme in coupled L3 photonic crystal cavities as an example and...

  12. Natural Priors, CMSSM Fits and LHC Weather Forecasts

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    Allanach, B C; Cranmer, Kyle; Lester, Christopher G; Weber, Arne M

    2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    ar X iv :0 70 5. 04 87 v3 [ he p- ph ] 5 J ul 20 07 Preprint typeset in JHEP style - HYPER VERSION DAMTP-2007-18 Cavendish-HEP-2007-03 MPP-2007-36 Natural Priors, CMSSM Fits and LHC Weather Forecasts Benjamin C Allanach1, Kyle Cranmer2... ’s likely discoveries. There are big differences between nature of the questions answered by a forecast, and the ques- tions that will be answered by the experiments themselves when they have acquired compelling data. A weather forecast predicting “severe...

  13. PRIOR HAB ADVICE POINTS - STATE OF THE SITE MEETINGS GENERAL

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for RenewableSpeedingBiomassPPPO Website Directory PPPO WebsitePREP |Dan5, 2013 1 PRIOR

  14. Theory of Coulomb drag in graphene Wang-Kong Tse,1 Ben Yu-Kuang Hu,1,2 and S. Das Sarma1

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    Hu, Ben Yu-Kuang

    Theory of Coulomb drag in graphene Wang-Kong Tse,1 Ben Yu-Kuang Hu,1,2 and S. Das Sarma1 1; published 6 August 2007 We study the Coulomb drag between two single graphene sheets in intrinsic and extrinsic graphene systems with no interlayer tunneling. The general expression for the nonlinear

  15. On Human Analyst Performance in Assisted Requirements Tracing: Statistical Alex Dekhtyar, Olga Dekhtyar, Jeff Holden, Jane Huffman Hayes, David Cuddeback, and Wei-Keat Kong

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    Dekhtyar, Alexander

    , Olga Dekhtyar, Jeff Holden, Jane Huffman Hayes, David Cuddeback, and Wei-Keat Kong Department. In fact, in software assurance scenarios, assisted requirements tracing is the only way in which tracing to adequately comply with Sarbanes- Oxley Act (SOX) [1] with respect to a traceability trail for its software

  16. 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

  17. Fourier computational ghost imaging using spectral sparsity and conjugation priors

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    Bian, Liheng; Hu, Xuemei; Chen, Feng; Dai, Qionghai

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Computational ghost imaging (CGI) retrieves a target scene from numerous random illumination patterns and corresponding single pixel measurements. Theoretically, these random patterns sample random combinations of the Fourier coefficients of the scene's spatial spectrum in an indiscriminative way, and neglect their intrinsic nonuniform importance. Utilizing the sparsity and conjugation priors of natural images' spatial spectra, this letter proposes a new pattern illuminating strategy termed Fourier computational ghost imaging (FCGI), for highly efficient single pixel imaging. Specifically, FCGI sequentially uses two sinusoidal patterns to sample each Fourier coefficient, instead of their random combinations, in the statistically most informative spectrum band. Benefiting from the new illumination patterns and importance sampling strategy, our approach is able to reduce the requisite number of projected patterns by two orders of magnitude, compared to conventional CGI.

  18. PET IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION USING ANATOMICAL INFORMATION THROUGH MUTUAL INFORMATION BASED PRIORS: A SCALE SPACE APPROACH

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    Rangarajan, Anand

    PET IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION USING ANATOMICAL INFORMATION THROUGH MUTUAL INFORMATION BASED PRIORS prior for incorpo- rating information from co-registered anatomical images into PET image reconstruction using mutual information based rigid registration. PET data are then simulated from the au

  19. 31320-2014-EN Member states -Service contract -Prior Information Notice -Not applicable 1/2

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    Crowther, Paul

    OJ/S S20 29/01/2014 31320-2014-EN Member states - Service contract - Prior Information Notice - Not applicable 1/2 29/01/2014 S20 http://ted.europa.eu/TED Member states - Service contract - Prior Information/S S20 29/01/2014 31320-2014-EN Member states - Service contract - Prior Information Notice

  20. Combining prior day contours to improve automated prostate segmentation

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    Godley, Andrew; Sheplan Olsen, Lawrence J.; Stephans, Kevin [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195 (United States); Zhao Anzi [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195 and Department of Physics, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (United States)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To improve the accuracy of automatically segmented prostate, rectum, and bladder contours required for online adaptive therapy. The contouring accuracy on the current image guidance [image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)] scan is improved by combining contours from earlier IGRT scans via the simultaneous truth and performance level estimation (STAPLE) algorithm. Methods: Six IGRT prostate patients treated with daily kilo-voltage (kV) cone-beam CT (CBCT) had their original plan CT and nine CBCTs contoured by the same physician. Three types of automated contours were produced for analysis. (1) Plan: By deformably registering the plan CT to each CBCT and then using the resulting deformation field to morph the plan contours to match the CBCT anatomy. (2) Previous: The contour set drawn by the physician on the previous day CBCT is similarly deformed to match the current CBCT anatomy. (3) STAPLE: The contours drawn by the physician, on each prior CBCT and the plan CT, are deformed to match the CBCT anatomy to produce multiple contour sets. These sets are combined using the STAPLE algorithm into one optimal set. Results: Compared to plan and previous, STAPLE improved the average Dice's coefficient (DC) with the original physician drawn CBCT contours to a DC as follows: Bladder: 0.81 {+-} 0.13, 0.91 {+-} 0.06, and 0.92 {+-} 0.06; Prostate: 0.75 {+-} 0.08, 0.82 {+-} 0.05, and 0.84 {+-} 0.05; and Rectum: 0.79 {+-} 0.06, 0.81 {+-} 0.06, and 0.85 {+-} 0.04, respectively. The STAPLE results are within intraobserver consistency, determined by the physician blindly recontouring a subset of CBCTs. Comparing plans recalculated using the physician and STAPLE contours showed an average disagreement less than 1% for prostate D98 and mean dose, and 5% and 3% for bladder and rectum mean dose, respectively. One scan takes an average of 19 s to contour. Using five scans plus STAPLE takes less than 110 s on a 288 core graphics processor unit. Conclusions: Combining the plan and all prior days via the STAPLE algorithm to produce treatment day contours is superior to the current standard of deforming only the plan contours to the daily CBCT. STAPLE also improves the precision, with a substantial decrease in standard deviation, a key for adaptive therapy. Geometrically and dosimetrically accurate contours can be automatically generated with STAPLE on prostate region kV CBCT in a time scale suitable for online adaptive therapy.

  1. An integrated quantum photonic sensor based on Hong-Ou-Mandel interference

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    Sahar Basiri-Esfahani; Casey R. Myers; Ardalan Armin; Joshua Combes; Gerard J. Milburn

    2015-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Photonic-crystal-based integrated optical systems have been used for a broad range of sensing applications with great success. This has been motivated by several advantages such as high sensitivity, miniaturization, remote sensing, selectivity and stability. Many photonic crystal sensors have been proposed with various fabrication designs that result in improved optical properties. In parallel, integrated optical systems are being pursued as a platform for photonic quantum information processing using linear optics and Fock states. Here we propose a novel integrated Fock state optical sensor architecture that can be used for force, refractive index and possibly local temperature detection. In this scheme, two coupled cavities behave as an "effective beam splitter". The sensor works based on fourth order interference (the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect) and requires a sequence of single photon pulses and consequently has low pulse power. Changes in the parameter to be measured induce variations in the effective beam splitter reflectivity and result in changes to the visibility of interference. We demonstrate this generic scheme in coupled L3 photonic crystal cavities as an example and find that this system, which only relies on photon coincidence detection and does not need any spectral resolution, can estimate forces as small as $10^{-7}$ Newtons and can measure one part per million change in refractive index using a very low input power of $10^{-10}$W. Thus linear optical quantum photonic architectures can achieve comparable sensor performance to semiclassical devices.

  2. An integrated quantum photonic sensor based on Hong-Ou-Mandel interference

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    Sahar Basiri-Esfahani; Casey R. Myers; Ardalan Armin; Joshua Combes; Gerard J. Milburn

    2015-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Photonic-crystal-based integrated optical systems have been used for a broad range of sensing applications with great success. This has been motivated by several advantages such as high sensitivity, miniaturization, remote sensing, selectivity and stability. Many photonic crystal sensors have been proposed with various fabrication designs that result in improved optical properties. Here we propose a novel multi-purpose sensor architecture that can be used for force, refractive index and possibly local temperature detection. In this scheme, two coupled cavities behave as an "effective beam splitter". The sensor works based on fourth order interference (the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect) and requires a sequence of single photon pulses and consequently has low pulse power. Changes in the parameter to be measured induce variations in the effective beam splitter reflectivity and result in changes to the visibility of interference. We demonstrate this generic scheme in coupled L3 photonic crystal cavities as an example and find that this system, which only relies on photon coincidence detection and does not need any spectral resolution, can estimate forces as small as 10^-7 Newtons and can measure one part per million change in refractive index using a very low input power of 10^-10W.

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

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    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)

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Ultrafast Infrared Heating Laser Pulse-Induced Micellization Kinetics of Poly(ethylene oxide)-Poly(propylene oxide)-Poly(ethylene oxide) in

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    Liu, Shilin

    Ultrafast Infrared Heating Laser Pulse-Induced Micellization Kinetics of Poly(ethylene oxide infrared heating laser pulse (10 ns)-induced temperature jump. The increases in the fluorescenceVersity of Hong Kong, Shatin N.T., Hong Kong ReceiVed June 4, 2007. In Final Form: July 7, 2007 The heating

  5. HKMA|GARP GLOBAL RISK FORUM May 28-29, 2013

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    ; Member of the FRM Committee, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Andrew L. T. Sheng President and Introduction Arthur Yuen, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) Keynote Speaker: Norman T previously served the Hong Kong Government for over eight years. Keynote Speaker Norman T.L. Chan, GBS, JP

  6. Hindawi Publishing Corporation International Journal of Photoenergy

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    Boyer, Edmond

    energy outputs per unit surface area because the absorbed solar radiation is converted into electricity. Dupeyrat4 1 BEETRU-BST, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong 2 CETHIL UMR 5008, CNRS medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The application of solar energy provides

  7. J Supercomput (2009) 47: 127145 DOI 10.1007/s11227-008-0181-5

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    Guo, Minyi

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to balance energy consumption for sensor nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Mobile sinks are required updates from mobile sinks can lead to both rapid energy consumption of sen- sor nodes and increased Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong T. Wang e

  8. Some Techniques for Computing Wave Propagation in Optical Waveguides

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    Lu, Ya Yan

    Some Techniques for Computing Wave Propagation in Optical Waveguides Ya Yan Lu Department and be separated again. For a general z-varying wave-guiding structure, the frequency domain propagation problem of Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong Abstract Optical wave-guiding structures

  9. Carbon monoxide-assisted growth of carbon nanotubes Y.H. Tang a,b

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    Carbon monoxide-assisted growth of carbon nanotubes Y.H. Tang a,b , Y.F. Zheng a , C.S. Lee a , N of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China b Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada N6A 5B7 Received 17 February 2001 Abstract Carbon monoxide

  10. Thermal conductivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes Alexander V. Savin,1,2 Bambi Hu,3,4 and Yuri S. Kivshar1

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    Thermal conductivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes Alexander V. Savin,1,2 Bambi Hu,3,4 and Yuri for Nonlinear Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China 4 Department of Physics, University 2009; published 30 November 2009 We study numerically the thermal conductivity of single-walled carbon

  11. Resonant transmission through finite-sized carbon nanotubes Daniel Orlikowski,1

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    Resonant transmission through finite-sized carbon nanotubes Daniel Orlikowski,1 Hatem Mehrez,2 of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China Received 26 October 2000; published 28 March 2001 We have investigated theoretically the conductance through finite-sized carbon nanotubes coupled to fea- tureless leads

  12. Carbon atoms in ethanol do not contribute equally to formation of single-walled carbon nanotubes during CVD

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    Carbon atoms in ethanol do not contribute equally to formation of single-walled carbon nanotubes and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China 2 Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China To whom

  13. Sedimentation and recent history of a freshwater wetland in a semi-arid environment: Loboi Swamp, Kenya, East Africa

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    , Kenya, East Africa G. M. ASHLEY*, J. MAITIMA MWORIA , A. M. MUASYAà, R. B. OWEN§, S. G. DRIESE­, V. C Livestock Research Institute, PO Box 30709, Nairobi, Kenya àEast African Herbarium, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya §Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

  14. Improving MPEG-4 coding performance by jointly optimising compression and blocking effect elimination

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    Chan, Chris Y. H.

    1 Improving MPEG-4 coding performance by jointly optimising compression and blocking effect and Information Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong ABSTRACT In most current block into account in the compression and the two processes can be jointly optimised. An example is also provided

  15. An Opportunistic Scheduler To Balance Performance Measures and Energy Consumption in Wireless Networks: Design and Implementation

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    Yau, David K Y

    An Opportunistic Scheduler To Balance Performance Measures and Energy Consumption in Wireless scheduler that can balance the energy consumption by an idle system and the performance of motion prediction Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong cslui@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Abstract Energy management

  16. Electrochimica Acta 51 (2006) 64126418 A glue method for fabricating membrane electrode

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    solely on hot-pressing at a high pressure and temperature to form a MEA, the "wet" method developed is sandwiched between an anode and a cathode electrode and pressed at a high temperature [6­8]. Corresponding, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China Received

  17. UNDERGRADUATE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    UNDERGRADUATE HANDBOOK 2008-2009 DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING #12;Undergraduate Handbook 2008-2009 DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG © Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong #12;Head of Department Prof. Y

  18. GreenOrbs: Lessons Learned from Large Scale WSN Deployment

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    Stojmenovic, Ivan

    Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong 1 #12;2 #12;Introduction 3 #12;Wireless Sensor, carbon dioxide · Applications Carbon sequestration Study on biodiversity Fire risk evaluation Canopy indicators may not accurately capture them · The network dynamics mainly come from the inherent concurrency

  19. 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

  20. Quantitative Finance To apear Efficient Factor GARCH Models and Factor-DCC Models

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    Jegelka, Stefanie

    Quantitative Finance To apear Efficient Factor GARCH Models and Factor-DCC Models Kun Zhang KZHANG of Hong Kong Hong Kong Abstract We reveal that in the estimation of univariate GARCH or multivariate generalized or- thogonal GARCH (GO-GARCH) models, maximizing the likelihood is equivalent to making

  1. 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

  2. Phonon-mediated superconducting transitions in layered cuprate superconductors Xiao-Jia Chen, Viktor V. Struzhkin, Zhigang Wu, Russell J. Hemley, and Ho-kwang Mao

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    Wu, Zhigang

    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Received 23 October 2006; revised manuscript received 30 January suggest that the interlayer coupling plays an important role in the significant enhancement of Tc.72. h, 74.78.Fk, 74.25.Kc, 74.62. c I. INTRODUCTION A striking feature of the known copper

  3. 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

  4. A compressible NavierStokes flow solver with scalar transport Qibing Li a,*, Song Fu a

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    Xu, Kun

    of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Received 12 set value, such as H = 0. The current method is applied to a few examples from the simple square wave the physical structure, the kinetic scheme pro- vides automatically both kinematic and dynamic dissipation

  5. Quasi-Dense Reconstruction from Image Maxime LHUILLIER Long QUAN

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    Quan, Long

    Science Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR Abstract. This paper proposes a quasi-dense reconstruction from un- calibrated sequence. The main innovation calibration or position information. Unfortunately, most modeling and visualization applications need dense

  6. 1D Camera Geometry and Its Application to Circular Motion Estimation

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    Wong, Kenneth K.Y.

    and Kwan-Yee K. Wong Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China {gqzhang work has been done to solve the structure and motion problem for both calibrated and uncalibrated 1D under planar motion to the trifocal line images and derived a simple solution for self-calibration [5

  7. Motion Estimation from Spheres Guoqiang Zhang and Kwan-Yee K. Wong

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    Wong, Kenneth K.Y.

    , University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China {gqzhang, kykwong}@cs.hku.hk Abstract This paper addresses al. calibrated a camera network (internal parameters and external parameters) using epipo- lar the contribution is mainly on theorem. Another motivation for the work stems from the need of calibrating a camera

  8. YAO ET AL. VOL. XXX ' NO. XX ' 000000 ' XXXX www.acsnano.org

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    Cui, Yi

    of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, and ^ Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, United States. ) These authors for practical applications. Here we report a coreÃ?shell TiC/C/Si inactive/active nanocomposite for Si anodes

  9. EFFECT OF TRANSPORTING SALTSTONE SAMPLES PRIOR TO SET

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    Reigel, M.

    2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. 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

  11. Federal Energy Management Program Procedure for Notifying Congress Prior to Award of ESPCs

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Document displays the Federal Energy Management Program’s Procedure for notifying Congress prior to awarding energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs)

  12. T-697: Google Chrome Prior to 13.0.782.107 Multiple Security...

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    Chrome Prior to 13.0.782.107 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Releases >> Chrome OS Beta: Channel Update Chromium Security >> Reporting Security Bugs IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High...

  13. anion-exchange chromatography prior: Topics by E-print Network

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

    In realistic problems, both the transformation group analysis and the principle of maximum entropy are needed to determine the prior. The distributions thus found are...

  14. 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

  15. Study of Adsorption and Decomposition of H2O on Ge(100) Soon Jung Jung, Jun Young Lee, Suklyun Hong,*, and Sehun Kim*,

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    Kim, Sehun

    Study of Adsorption and Decomposition of H2O on Ge(100) Soon Jung Jung, Jun Young Lee, Suklyun Hong Form: October 9, 2005 The adsorption and decomposition of water on Ge(100) have been investigated using results revealed two distinct adsorption features of H2O on Ge(100) corresponding to molecular adsorption

  16. Carbon Nanotube Vias: A Reality Check Hong Li, Navin Srivastava, Jun-Fa Mao*, Wen-Yan Yin* and Kaustav Banerjee

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    Carbon Nanotube Vias: A Reality Check Hong Li, Navin Srivastava, Jun-Fa Mao*, Wen-Yan Yin 200240, China Abstract This paper presents a comprehensive electrothermal analysis of single-walled (SWCNT) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) vias ­ possibly the most imminent application of CNT

  17. 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

  18. 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

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    3-D gravity inversion and rift stretching models are used in the Song Hong basin to determine the general configuration of the upper mantle and the mechanism for its formation in the region. The basin approximately 200 km wide by 600 km in length...

  19. A Scalable On-Chip Jitter Extraction Technique Chee-Kian Ong, Dongwoo Hong, Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng, Li-C Wang

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    1 A Scalable On-Chip Jitter Extraction Technique Chee-Kian Ong, Dongwoo Hong, Kwang-Ting (Tim the sinusoidal and random jitters of a multi-gigahertz signal. 1 Introduction With marketing gimmicks pushing for these systems requires substantial understanding of timing jitter characteristics [1]. Jitter is the deviation

  20. Random Jitter Extraction Technique in a Multi-Gigahertz Signal Chee-Kian Ong, Dongwoo Hong, Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng, Li-C Wang

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    1 Random Jitter Extraction Technique in a Multi-Gigahertz Signal Chee-Kian Ong, Dongwoo Hong, Kwang technique for estimating the standard deviation of a Gaussian random jitter component in a multi that this extraction method can accurately estimate the random jitter variance in a multi-gigahertz signal even

  1. GaN nanowire lasers with low lasing thresholds Silvija Gradecak, Fang Qian, Yat Li, Hong-Gyu Park, and Charles M. Liebera

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    Li, Yat

    GaN nanowire lasers with low lasing thresholds Silvija Gradecak, Fang Qian, Yat Li, Hong-Gyu Park September 2005; published online 18 October 2005 We report optically pumped room-temperature lasing in GaN of 22 kW/cm2 that are substantially lower than other previously reported GaN nanowires. Key

  2. Identification and Tracking of Players in Sports Videos Chun-Wei Lu, Chao-Yung Hsu, and Hong-Yuan Mark Liao

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    Project Identification and Tracking of Players in Sports Videos Chun-Wei Lu, Chao-Yung Hsu, and Hong-Yuan Mark Liao Challenges To develop an automatic basketball video analysis system is difficult motions and may move outside the field of view of the camera . Most existing basketball video analysis

  3. 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

    CHINA'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, the demands from her fast growing economy, and government's promotional policies, China will inevitably become

  4. Using Group Prior to Identify People in Consumer Images Andrew C. Gallagher

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    , many people annotate their images with captions such as "George and Martha in their canoe" whichUsing Group Prior to Identify People in Consumer Images Andrew C. Gallagher Carnegie Mellon this idea and describe the benefits of using a group prior for identifying people in consumer images

  5. 2014-2015 Housing/Dining Agreement Cancellation Policy Academic year cancellations prior to June 30

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    Boyce, Richard L.

    2014-2015 Housing/Dining Agreement Cancellation Policy Academic year cancellations prior to June 30. Written notice of cancellation must be made to the Office of University Housing to avoid additional of housing and dining fees paid if the notice of cancellation is received prior to the first day of classes

  6. Efficient Bayesian multivariate fMRI analysis using a sparsifying spatio-temporal prior

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Efficient Bayesian multivariate fMRI analysis using a sparsifying spatio-temporal prior Marcel A Available online 1 December 2009 Keywords: Multivariate analysis Bayesian inference Expectation propagation Laplace prior is introduced as a multivariate approach to the analysis of neuroimaging data. It is shown

  7. Prior Knowledge, Level Set Representations & Visual Grouping Mikael Rousson (mikael.rousson@siemens.com)

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    Paragios, Nikos

    Prior Knowledge, Level Set Representations & Visual Grouping Mikael Rousson (mikael.rousson@siemens.com) Siemens Corporate Research 755 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA Nikos Paragios (nikos plane of the prior model modulo a similarity transformation. The optimization of a statistical metric

  8. A WAVELET-BASED IMAGE DENOISING TECHNIQUE USING SPATIAL PRIORS Aleksandra PIZURICA 1

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    Pizurica, Aleksandra

    A WAVELET-BASED IMAGE DENOISING TECHNIQUE USING SPATIAL PRIORS Aleksandra PIZURICA 1 , Wilfried, Belgium ABSTRACT We propose a new wavelet-based method for image denoising that applies the Bayesian framework, using prior knowledge about the spatial clustering of the wavelet coefficients. Local spatial

  9. 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

  10. 2009 No part may be reproduced in any form without prior authorization.

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    /Tamper Detection 3. Comm. Protocol Security 4. Risk Mgmt. Enhancement 5. High Speed Encryption 1. Self Healing Grid without prior authorization. Goal: Optimize controls to compensate for damage or failure conditions prior authorization. Intelligent Flight Control System: Example ­ complete hydraulic failure (1997) #12

  11. INFORMATIVE STRUCTURE PRIORS: JOINT LEARNING OF DYNAMIC REGULATORY NETWORKS FROM MULTIPLE TYPES OF DATA

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    Hartemink, Alexander

    INFORMATIVE STRUCTURE PRIORS: JOINT LEARNING OF DYNAMIC REGULATORY NETWORKS FROM MULTIPLE TYPES operating in three phases of the cycle as shown in Figure 2. This synthetic cell cycle consists of cell

  12. Brain covariance selection: better individual functional connectivity models using population prior

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Brain covariance selection: better individual functional connectivity models using population prior bertrand.thirion@inria.fr Abstract Spontaneous brain activity, as observed in functional neuroimaging, has been shown to display reproducible structure that expresses brain architecture and car- ries markers

  13. 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

  14. Clinical Symptoms and Angiographic Findings of Patients Undergoing Elective Coronary Angiography without Prior Stress Testing

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    Abdallah, Mouin Sami

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Background: Many patients undergo elective coronary angiography without prior stress testing, precluding an assessment of their appropriateness for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). If, however, these patients have more severe angina...

  15. 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

    Rechargeable 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 capacities of 1808 mA h gÀ1 and 1032 mA h gÀ1 , respectively, are reported. Li2CO3 is the main discharge

  16. Algorithms for biomagnetic source imaging with prior anatomical and physiological information

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    Hughett, P W [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation derives a new method for estimating current source amplitudes in the brain and heart from external magnetic field measurements and prior knowledge about the probable source positions and amplitudes. The minimum mean square error estimator for the linear inverse problem with statistical prior information was derived and is called the optimal constrained linear inverse method (OCLIM). OCLIM includes as special cases the Shim-Cho weighted pseudoinverse and Wiener estimators but allows more general priors and thus reduces the reconstruction error. Efficient algorithms were developed to compute the OCLIM estimate for instantaneous or time series data. The method was tested in a simulated neuromagnetic imaging problem with five simultaneously active sources on a grid of 387 possible source locations; all five sources were resolved, even though the true sources were not exactly at the modeled source positions and the true source statistics differed from the assumed statistics.

  17. Order relations and prior distributions in the estimation of multivariate normal parameters with partial data 

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    Al-Nasir, Abdul Majid Hamza

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ORDER RELATIONS AND PRIOR DISTRIBU 'IONS IN 1:-IE ESTXYJiTION OF MULTIVARIATE NOPSLAL PARAI'E&iTiS NI~N PARTIAL DATA A Thesis by ABDUL MAJID HA?ZA AL-NASZR Submitt d o the Grad. nate College oi' Texas UM Univ rsity in partial fu' fillment . f... as to style and content by: Chairman oi Committee Head oF Department ?'? Aug st 1968 ABS ~~CT Order Relations and Prior Distributions in the Bstimation of Multivariate Normal Parameters with Part'al Data. (August 1)68) Abdul Madrid Hamza Al-N!asir B...

  18. Low dose tomographic fluoroscopy: 4D intervention guidance with running prior

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    Flach, Barbara; Kuntz, Jan; Brehm, Marcus; Kachelrieß, Marc [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany and Institute of Medical Physics, Friedrich–Alexander–University (FAU) of Erlangen–Nürnberg, Henkestraße 91, 91052 Erlangen (Germany)] [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany and Institute of Medical Physics, Friedrich–Alexander–University (FAU) of Erlangen–Nürnberg, Henkestraße 91, 91052 Erlangen (Germany); Kueres, Rolf [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)] [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Bartling, Sönke [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany and Institute for Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Theodor–Kutzer–Ufer 1–3, 68167 Mannheim (Germany)] [Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany and Institute for Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Theodor–Kutzer–Ufer 1–3, 68167 Mannheim (Germany)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Today's standard imaging technique in interventional radiology is the single- or biplane x-ray fluoroscopy which delivers 2D projection images as a function of time (2D+T). This state-of-the-art technology, however, suffers from its projective nature and is limited by the superposition of the patient's anatomy. Temporally resolved tomographic volumes (3D+T) would significantly improve the visualization of complex structures. A continuous tomographic data acquisition, if carried out with today's technology, would yield an excessive patient dose. Recently the authors proposed a method that enables tomographic fluoroscopy at the same dose level as projective fluoroscopy which means that if scanning time of an intervention guided by projective fluoroscopy is the same as that of an intervention guided by tomographic fluoroscopy, almost the same dose is administered to the patient. The purpose of this work is to extend authors' previous work and allow for patient motion during the intervention.Methods: The authors propose the running prior technique for adaptation of a prior image. This adaptation is realized by a combination of registration and projection replacement. In a first step the prior is deformed to the current position via affine and deformable registration. Then the information from outdated projections is replaced by newly acquired projections using forward and backprojection steps. The thus adapted volume is the running prior. The proposed method is validated by simulated as well as measured data. To investigate motion during intervention a moving head phantom was simulated. Real in vivo data of a pig are acquired by a prototype CT system consisting of a flat detector and a continuously rotating clinical gantry.Results: With the running prior technique it is possible to correct for motion without additional dose. For an application in intervention guidance both steps of the running prior technique, registration and replacement, are necessary. Reconstructed volumes based on the running prior show high image quality without introducing new artifacts and the interventional materials are displayed at the correct position.Conclusions: The running prior improves the robustness of low dose 3D+T intervention guidance toward intended or unintended patient motion.

  19. Order relations and prior distributions in the estimation of multivariate normal parameters with partial data

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    Al-Nasir, Abdul Majid Hamza

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ORDER RELATIONS AND PRIOR DISTRIBU 'IONS IN 1:-IE ESTXYJiTION OF MULTIVARIATE NOPSLAL PARAI'E&iTiS NI~N PARTIAL DATA A Thesis by ABDUL MAJID HA?ZA AL-NASZR Submitt d o the Grad. nate College oi' Texas UM Univ rsity in partial fu' fillment . f... the requirement for the aegree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1968 Major Subject: Statistics ORDER RELATIONS AND PRIOR DISTRIBUTIONS IJJ THE ESTI1UTION OF MULTIVARIATE NORJJAL PARtuETERS NlTH PARTIAL DATA A Thesis ( by ABDUL IJAJID HANZA AL-NASIR Approved...

  20. Conditional maximum-entropy method for selecting prior distributions in Bayesian statistics

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    Abe, Sumiyoshi

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The conditional maximum-entropy method (abbreviated here as C-MaxEnt) is formulated for selecting prior probability distributions in Bayesian statistics for parameter estimation. This method is inspired by a statistical-mechanical approach to systems governed by dynamics with largely-separated time scales and is based on three key concepts: conjugate pairs of variables, dimensionless integration measures with coarse-graining factors and partial maximization of the joint entropy. The method enables one to calculate a prior purely from a likelihood in a simple way. It is shown in particular how it not only yields Jeffreys's rules but also reveals new structures hidden behind them.

  1. Effects of administering a selected ergogenic aid prior to strenuous activity

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    Lambert, Jacqueline

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EFFECTS OF ADMINISTERING A SELECTED ERGOGENIC AID PRIOR TO STRENUOUS ACTIVITY A Thesis by JACQUELINE LAMBERT Subm1tted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M Un1versity in partial fulf1llment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... of Department Member August 1973 111 ABSTRACT Effects of Adm1nistering a Selected Ergogenic A 1d Prior to Strenuous Act1v1ty. (August 1973) Jacqueline Lambert, B. S. E. , Abilene Chr1stian College D1rected by: Dr. Homer Toison Purpose The purpose...

  2. Lessons Learned from Prior Attempts at National Security Reform The Project on National Security Reform

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    Lewis, Robert Michael

    Lessons Learned from Prior Attempts at National Security Reform The Project on National Security Reform Overarching Issues Working Group Drew Cramer & Grant Mullins Thomas Jefferson Program in Public battles that ensue when attempting to change the national security apparatus can hinder effective reform

  3. Not to be cited without prior reference to the authors. ICES CM 2006 / H:12

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    Heino, Mikko

    Not to be cited without prior reference to the authors. ICES CM 2006 / H:12 Theme session H the male phase and reproduce as females already in their first reproductive season) responds is parameterized for Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (common names: brown #12;marbled grouper or flowery cod

  4. The Articulated Scene Model: Model-less Priors for Robot Object Learning?

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    Cremers, Daniel

    The Articulated Scene Model: Model-less Priors for Robot Object Learning? Agnes Swadzba, Niklas to design an articu- lated scene modeling approach [1] which enables a robot to extract articulated scene / articulated scene parts Ot. The moving persons are tracked using a particle filter with a weak cylinder model

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

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    Pázsit, Imre

    The 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, the energy transfer and the collision num- ber are related quantities, and therefore, the statistics of

  6. SemiSupervised Learning Using Prior Probabilities and EM Rebecca Bruce

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    McCallum, Andrew

    of the parameters of a probabil­ ity model is formulated from a small amount of tagged data via a stochastic from the tagged data via a stochastic inference process. Intuitively, the inference process starts in a larger tagged data sam­ ple from the same population. The pseudo­counts form­ ing the prior distribution

  7. 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

  8. Brain covariance selection: better individual functional connectivity models using population prior

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    Brain covariance selection: better individual functional connectivity models using population prior.thirion@inria.fr Abstract Spontaneous brain activity, as observed in functional neuroimaging, has been shown to display reproducible structure that expresses brain architecture and car- ries markers of brain pathologies

  9. Prepared in cooperation with the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program River Channel Topographic Surveys Collected Prior

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    Prepared in cooperation with the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program River Channel Topographic Surveys Collected Prior to and Following Elevated Flows in the Central Platte River, Spring 2008 Flows in the Central Platte River, Nebraska, Spring 2008 By Paul J. Kinzel Prepared in cooperation

  10. SOURCE SEPARATION USING SPARSE DISCRETE PRIOR MODELS Radu Balan, Justinian Rosca

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    Balan, Radu V.

    SOURCE SEPARATION USING SPARSE DISCRETE PRIOR MODELS Radu Balan, Justinian Rosca Siemens Corporate Research 755 College Road East Princeton, NJ 08540 e-mail: radu.balan,justinian.rosca¡ @siemens, in their origi- nal domain, or transformed domain (e.g. frequency domain). The mixing model is either

  11. Penalized and weighted K-means for clustering with noise and prior

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    Tseng, George C. "Chien-Cheng"

    Penalized and weighted K-means for clustering with noise and prior information incorporation George;Outline Intro of cluster analysis Model-based clustering Heuristic methods Hierarchical clustering K-means & K-memoids ...... A motivating example (yeast cell cycle microarray data) Penalized weighted K-means

  12. 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

  13. MARKOV RANDOM FIELD IMAGE PRIOR MODELS FOR MAP RECONSTRUCTION OF MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAM IMAGES

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    Wirthlin, Michael J.

    MARKOV RANDOM FIELD IMAGE PRIOR MODELS FOR MAP RECONSTRUCTION OF MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAM IMAGES Brian as a classical inverse imaging prob- lem, which for MEG is notoriously ill posed and requires strong sam- ple grid. The second model permits simulating an MRF over the non-uniform grid required

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

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    are often the factors leading to biased estimation. Furthermore, the energy can be efficiently minimized- mulated as an energy minimization task, where the energy function includes fitting error a novel energy with high-level geometric priors that consider interactions between geometric models

  15. Construction of an Informative Hierarchical Prior Distribution: Application to Electricity Load

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    on the wavelet transform to forecast the load curve seen as a functional-valued autoregressive Hilbertian processConstruction of an Informative Hierarchical Prior Distribution: Application to Electricity Load the methodology to a working model for the electricity load forecasting on both simulated and real datasets, where

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

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    Winkler, Scott

    2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    . 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...

  17. California Institute of Technology Request for Employee Clearance Prior to Termination Date

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    Faraon, Andrei

    California Institute of Technology Date: Request for Employee Clearance Prior to Termination Date/Supervisor Name: Phone Number: Termination Date: International Scholar Services Library Lock and Key Shop P by employee. The following departments will be notified by Human Resources after the termination date: Campus

  18. Interactive Graph Cut Based Segmentation With Shape Priors Daniel Freedman and Tao Zhang

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    Interactive Graph Cut Based Segmentation With Shape Priors Daniel Freedman and Tao Zhang Computer segmentation can be very chal- lenging, a small amount of user input can often resolve ambiguous decisions can be very chal- lenging, a small amount of user input can often resolve am- biguous decisions

  19. 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

  20. Master of Science in Bioinformatics Plan of Study (prior to Fall 2013)

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    Zhou, Yaoqi

    in Bioinformatics (3 cr.) INFO B619 Structural Bioinformatics (3 cr.) INFO B646 Computational System Biology (3 cr.) CSCI 590 Algorithms in Bioinformatics (3 cr.) INFO B590 Computational Methods for Analyzing HighMaster of Science in Bioinformatics Plan of Study (prior to Fall 2013) Degree requirements listed

  1. Master of Science in Bioinformatics Plan of Study (prior to Fall 2012)

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    Zhou, Yaoqi

    .) INFO-B 619 Structural Bioinformatics (3 cr.) INFO-B 646 Computational System Biology (3 cr.) INFO to Informatics (3 cr.) INFO-B 519 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3 cr.) INFO-B 556 Biological DatabaseMaster of Science in Bioinformatics Plan of Study (prior to Fall 2012) Note: these requirements

  2. 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

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  3. 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

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. 22.3 / H. J. Peng 22.3: High Efficiency Electrophosphorescent Organic Light Emitting Diodes

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    and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong Abstract We have significantly improved the emission efficiency compared to conventional fluorescent OLEDs. Through harvesting both singlet and triplet excitons regime to the extraction cone, enhancing the coupling efficiency. Meanwhile, the spontaneous emission

  5. The Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Competition archive: a treasure-trove for historians and teachers

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    Rowe, Rachel

    2014-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    or poems on the theme of 'Women as agents of change' – and prizes were won by children in Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Pakistan and Singapore. (Picture credit: Heather Balfour, submitted as covers for a tourist brochure in 1959) The competition...

  6. Computer-Aided Design & Applications, Vol. 2, No. 6, 2005, pp 747-758 Geometric Optimization Algorithms in Manufacturing

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    Tang, Kai

    . 1. INTRODUCTION With the advances of manufacturing equipments such as CNC machines and laser Algorithms in Manufacturing Kai Tang Department of Mechanical Engineering Hong Kong University of Science algorithms for several geometric optimization problems in manufacturing processes. We first describe

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

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    Kwok, Hoi S.

    , 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

  8. JPRS report: Nuclear developments, [March 23, 1988

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    NONE

    1988-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains information concerning the nuclear developments of the following countries: Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Soviet Union, Belgium, Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, and United Kingdom.

  9. 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] [University of Hong Kong

    2011-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. A two-step optimization approach for job shop scheduling problem ...

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    JJM

    2013-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    methodology based on a direct analogy to Darwinian natural selection and mutations in .... netic Algorithms (GAs) follows the principles of The Origin of Spec ..... Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2008, June 1-6, Hong Kong, China, pp. 3804

  11. INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY Languages spoken

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Korea Malaysia Philippines Singapore Taiwan Thailand EMEA United Arab Emirates United Kingdom North America Canada United States Company experience: Big 4 firm First Chicago

  12. ASYMPTOTIC THEORY FOR A VECTOR ARMA-GARCH MODEL

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    Ling, Shiqing

    ASYMPTOTIC THEORY FOR A VECTOR ARMA-GARCH MODEL SHHHIIIQQQIIINNNGGG LIIINNNGGG Hong Kong University conditional heteroskedasticity ~ARMA- GARCH! model+ The conditions for the strict stationarity, the ergodicity for the univariate auto- regressive conditional heteroskedasticity ~ARCH! and GARCH models+ More- over

  13. ACM Reference Format Wu, H., Wang, Y., Feng, K., Wong, T., Lee, T., Heng, P. 2010. Resizing by Symmetry-Summarization.

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    Chen, Sheng-Wei

    ACM Reference Format Wu, H., Wang, Y., Feng, K., Wong, T., Lee, T., Heng, P. 2010. Resizing Pheng-Ann Heng1,3 1 The Chinese University of Hong Kong 2 National Cheng Kung University 3 SIAT, China

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

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    Friedman, Michael David

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  15. Microsoft Word - info.html

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

    Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Ching-Wu.Chu@mail.uh.edu http:www.uh.edu http:www.ust.uk High Temperature...

  16. Global Potential of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Programs

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    McNeil, Michael A

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  17. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Departement Elektrotechniek ESATSISTA/TR 2002134

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    and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Hong Kong SAR, China, Apr. 6­10 2003, pp. V 473­476. 1 ESAT (SISTA by limiting the white noise gain [7] or by performing a calibration procedure with the used microphone array

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

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    Ruiz, Neil G

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  20. Immigrant Chinese Medicine: Impact on Western Medicine

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    Woo, Kiho

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    JA: Chinese herbal medicines revisited: a Hong KongAnnals of Internal Medicine 1992;117:165-166 5. But PP:Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 1994;97:371-374 6.

  1. A Review of Quantitative Approaches to Intelligent Building Assessment

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    Chen, Z.; Clements-Croome, D. J.; Hong, J.; Li, H.; Xu, Q.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    such as Architecture, Engineering, Environment, Economics, Management, and Sociology. The 6 IB rating systems include the AIIB method developed by the Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings (AIIB), Hong Kong, China; the BRE method developed by the Building Research...

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

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    Hall, Lester Cedric

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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... packaging was rapidly becoming an established business and would revolu- tionize the future of the wholesale beef market. Vacuum packaging is advantageous in that it (a) reduces weight losses from evaporation and trimming, (b) preserves meat color, (c...

  5. Design Considerations for Double-Skin Facades in Hot and Humid Climates

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    Haase, M.; Amato, A.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Guide of COMIS 3.1. [8] European Commission (1992). Energy in architecture : the European passive solar handbook, B.T. Batsford, London. [9] emsd. (2003). "Hong Kong Energy End-use data (1991-2001)." EMSD, Hong Kong. [10] Flamant, G., Heijmans, N... Building Research Institute (BBRI), Department Building Physics, Indoor Climate and Building Services. [11] Garcia-Hansen, V., Esteves, A., and Pattini, A. (2002). "Passive solar systems for heating, daylighting and ventilation for rooms without...

  6. Growth of GaN films with controlled out-of-plane texture on Si wafers Jung-Il Hong , Yanling Chang, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang , Robert L. Snyder

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Growth of GaN films with controlled out-of-plane texture on Si wafers Jung-Il Hong , Yanling Chang Interface structure GaN films were deposited on Si (400) wafers by a pulsed laser deposition technique, thereby achieving polar or nonpolar film surfaces as desired. The GaN film and Si substrate were found

  7. 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)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Lauzier, Pascal Theriault; Chen Guanghong [Medical Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (United States)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. An investigation of the production of rosebushes by the budding of understocks prior to rooting

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    Jordan, Jack Morgan

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with 0. 1% indole butyric acid (IBA) by dipping the basal end of the cutting. Treatment Number 4-. Unrooted understock budded with buds soaked in 25 ppm kinetin solution at room temperature for approximately one hour prior to 10 bud. ding. Data..., 1966; the second time from April 2) to I'iay 19, 1966. The plant material was obtained from a commercial source near Tyler, Texas. Unrooted cuttings of Rosa multiflora were used as the understock; budwood from the hybrid tea rose 'Red Radiance...

  10. 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

  11. 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 AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG 2. DEFINITIONS, ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS The followings

  12. Wavelet-Based Piecewise Approximation of Steady-State Waveforms for

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    Tse, Chi K. "Michael"

    Wavelet-Based Piecewise Approximation of Steady-State Waveforms for Power Electronics Circuits Kam Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong http://chaos.eie.polyu.edu.hk Abstract-- Wavelet transform has to maximize computational efficiency. In this paper, instead of applying one wavelet approximation

  13. * Corresponding author. Tel.: #852-2788-7812; fax: #852-2788-7830. E-mail address: appetery@cityu.edu.hk (K.N. Yu)

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    Yu, K.N.

    and assessment of accident consequences for Daya Bay nuclear power plant in China J.Z. Cao , M.R. Yeung , S Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong Institute of Nuclear Energy Technology of nuclear accidents, developed with the support of the European Commission, was applied to investigate

  14. SELFSIMILAR DECAY OF TWODIMENSIONAL TURBULENCE J. R. CHASNOV 1 AND J. R. HERRING 2

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    Chasnov, Jeffrey R.

    Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 2 National Center dt hu 2 i = \\Gamma2šh! 2 i; d dt h! 2 i = \\Gamma2š h(r!) 2 i; (1) where š is the kinematic viscosity maintains its shape on log­log axes over all wave numbers. Second, we consider partial self

  15. DISCONTINUOUS GALERKIN BGK METHOD FOR VISCOUS FLOW EQUATIONS: ONE-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS

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    Xu, Kun

    the Riemann solution in the flux construction at a cell interface, the physics of wave propagation that a discontinuous flow distribution is introduced at a cell interface. The artificial kinematic numerical dissi Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (makxu@ust.hk). 1941 #12

  16. Variational and Shape Prior-based Level Set Model for Image Segmentation

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    Diop, El Hadji S.; Jerbi, Taha; Burdin, Valerie [Image and Information Department, Telecom Bretagne / INSERM U650, Brest (France); Ba, Sileye O. [Signal and Communications Department, Telecom Bretagne / Lab-STICC, Brest (France)

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A new image segmentation model based on level sets approach is presented herein. We deal with radiographic medical images where boundaries are not salient, and objects of interest have the same gray level as other structures in the image. Thus, an a priori information about the shape we look for is integrated in the level set evolution for good segmentation results. The proposed model also accounts a penalization term that forces the level set to be close to a signed distance function (SDF), which then avoids the re-initialization procedure. In addition, a variant and complete Mumford-Shah model is used in our functional; the added Hausdorff measure helps to better handle zones where boundaries are occluded or not salient. Finally, a weighted area term is added to the functional to make the level set drive rapidly to object's boundaries. The segmentation model is formulated in a variational framework, which, thanks to calculus of variations, yields to partial differential equations (PDEs) to guide the level set evolution. Results obtained on both synthetic and digital radiographs reconstruction (DRR) show that the proposed model improves on existing prior and non-prior shape based image segmentation.

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

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    !ENERGY!&!GREEN!DESIGN!" Smart!Grid!Cities Material!from!the!Electric!prior!authorization. Smart!Grid:!Integrate!Dispersed!Energy!Sources!into!a! Modern!Grid electrical energy infrastructure ­ Transform!the!Network!into!a!Smart!Grid ­ Develop

  18. *Corresponding author. Tel.: 852-2358-6916; fax: 852-2358-E-mail address: fangming@ust.hk (M. Fang).

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    Zheng, Mei

    for Environment & Sustainable Development, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong-alkanes, fatty acids, alkanols and PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)) and identi"ed with GC-MS (gas at 46}80%, alkanes at 10}34%, alkanols at 4}21%, and PAHs at 1}6%. Compared to the TSP (total suspended

  19. Rapid vaporization of subcooled liquid in a capillary structure

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    water enters the porous wick from its bottom and is heated by the heating block. When the heaters of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong. An electrically energized steam generator is usually designed such that one or more electric heaters are immersed

  20. The Dependence of the $A_V$ Prior for SN\\,Ia on Host Mass and Disk Inclination

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    Holwerda, B W; Kenworthy, M A; Mack, K J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Supernovae type Ia (SNIa) are used as "standard candles" for cosmological distance scales. To fit their light curve shape -- absolute luminosity relation, one needs to assume an intrinsic color and a likelihood of host galaxy extinction or a convolution of these, a color distribution prior. The host galaxy extinction prior is typically assumed to be an exponential drop-off for the current supernova programs ($P(A_V) \\propto e^{-A_V/\\tau_0}$). We explore the validity of this prior using the distribution of extinction values inferred when two galaxies accidentally overlap (an occulting galaxy pair). We correct the supernova luminosity distances from the SDSS-III Supernova projects (SDSS-SN) by matching the host galaxies to one of three templates from occulting galaxy pairs based on the host galaxy mass and the $A_V$-bias - prior-scale ($\\tau_0$) relation from Jha et al. (2007). We find that introducing an $A_V$ prior that depends on host mass results in lowered luminosity distances for the SDSS-SN on average bu...

  1. 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)

    2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. 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)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Resection of parathyroid tumor in the aorticopulmonary window without prior neck exploration

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    McHenry, C.; Walsh, M.; Jarosz, H.; Henkin, R.; Tope, J.; Lawrence, A.M.; Paloyan, E.

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Of 522 patients with hyperparathyroidism operated on from 1973 to 1987 at our institution, there were seven (1.3%), each with an ectopic, hyperfunctioning mediastinal parathyroid adenoma, who required median sternotomy. In three of these seven patients, the tumor was located in the aorticopulmonary window. A 61-year-old woman with primary hyperparathyroidism had a preoperative thallium-technetium subtraction scan that showed thallium uptake at the base of the heart without any uptake in the neck. After further workup and without prior neck exploration, a parathyroid adenoma was found in the aorticopulmonary window through a median sternotomy. Six months later, serum calcium, phosphorus, and parathyroid hormone values remain normal. Two other cases of parathyroid adenoma in the aorticopulmonary window are presented. Of these two patients, the thallium scan was a key element in the immediate mediastinal exploration of one, who was transferred from another hospital comatose and intubated, in acute hypercalcemic crisis. Since mediastinal parathyroid tumors that necessitate median sternotomy occur in less than 2% of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, we do not advocate routine preoperative localization studies before an initial cervical operation; localization, however, may be justified in selected cases, such as in critically ill patients or in instances of acute hyperparathyroidism, when the first operation needs to be curative.

  4. Up to four planets around the M dwarf GJ 163. Sensitivity of Bayesian planet detection criteria to prior choice

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    Tuomi, Mikko

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Exoplanet Doppler surveys are currently the most efficient means to detect low-mass companions to nearby stars. Among these stars, the light M dwarfs provide the highest sensitivity to detect low-mass exoplanet candidates. Evidence is accumulating that a substantial fraction of these low-mass planets are found in high-multiplicity planetary systems. GJ 163 is a nearby inactive M dwarf with abundant public observations obtained using the HARPS spectrograph. We obtain and analyse radial velocities from the HARPS public spectra of GJ 163 and investigate the presence of a planetary companions orbiting it. The number of planet candidates detected might depend on some prior assumptions. Since the impact of prior choice has not been investigated throughly previously, we study the effects of different prior densities on the detectability of planet candidates around GJ 163. We use Bayesian tools, i.e. posterior samplings and model comparisons, when analysing the GJ 163 velocities. We consider models accounting for the...

  5. Terminal Interface Conformations Modulate Dimer Stability Prior to Amino Terminal Autoprocessing of HIV-1 Protease

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    Agniswamy, Johnson; Sayer, Jane M.; Weber, Irene T.; Louis, John M. (GSU); (NIH)

    2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The HIV-1 protease (PR) mediates its own release (autoprocessing) from the polyprotein precursor, Gag-Pol, flanked by the transframe region (TFR) and reverse transcriptase at its N- and C-termini, respectively. Autoprocessing at the N-terminus of PR mediates stable dimer formation essential for catalytic activity, leading to the formation of infectious virus. An antiparallel {beta}-sheet interface formed by the four N- and C-terminal residues of each subunit is important for dimer stability. Here, we present the first high-resolution crystal structures of model protease precursor-clinical inhibitor (PI darunavir or saquinavir) complexes, revealing varying conformations of the N-terminal flanking (S{sup -4}FNF{sup -1}) and interface residues (P{sup 1}QIT{sup 4}). A 180{sup o} rotation of the T{sup 4}-L{sup 5} peptide bond is accompanied by a new Q{sup 2}-L{sup 5} hydrogen bond and complete disengagement of PQIT from the {beta}-sheet dimer interface, which may be a feature for intramolecular autoprocessing. This result is consistent with drastically lower thermal stability by 14-20 C of PI complexes of precursors and the mature PR lacking its PQIT residues (by 18.3 C). Similar to the TFR-PR precursor, this deletion also results in a darunavir dissociation constant (2 x 10{sup 4})-fold higher and a markedly increased dimer dissociation constant relative to the mature PR. The terminal {beta}-sheet perturbations of the dimeric structure likely account for the drastically poorer inhibition of autoprocessing of TFR-PR relative to the mature PR, even though significant differences in active site-PI interactions in these structures were not observed. The novel conformations of the dimer interface may be exploited to target selectively the protease precursor prior to its N-terminal cleavage.

  6. HAZ hardenability in welded C-Mn steels: The role of prior microstructure

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    Sarafinchin, D.; Patchett, B.M.

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The hardenability of the heat-affected zone (HAZ) in C-Mn steels is one of the primary influences on susceptibility to HAC in welded structures. Procedure control of HAZ hardness is based on the use of preheat and/or heat input to limit the peak HAZ hardness to 350--450 Hv10, depending on hydrogen level. Determination of procedural conditions depends on material thickness and carbon equivalent, but does not involve prior microstructure. This study investigated the influence of hot-rolled and normalized base metal microstructures on the level, development and location of peak hardness in steels of identical chemical composition. One heat of A516Gr70 steel in the hot-rolled condition was cut in two and one-half was normalized. This produced microstructures of differing grain size and pearlite coarseness. Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) fusion welds at two heat inputs (0.5 and 2.5 KJ/mm) were placed in each of the two base metals. Macro-and microhardness surveys and metallographic analysis were used o determine the location and level of HAZ hardness. Carbon gradients due to incomplete dissolution of cementite and lack of time for homogenization by diffusion cause significant differences in macro-and microhardness of HAZ constituents in A516Gr70 weld zones. Increased pearlite grain size, and to a lesser extent, pearlite lamellar thickness, produce martensitic zones of high hardness in hot-rolled A516Gr70 in two regions: at temperatures just over the A{sub 3} and at temperatures just over the A{sub 1}. Of the two, the region just over the A{sub 3} although removed from the fusion line, has the highest HAZ hardness and is most likely to be susceptible to HAC. Normalized steel is likely to be more resistant to HAC in the HAZ than hot-rolled steel of identical chemical composition.

  7. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) All stock must be properly secured in the lathe chuck or mounted prior to the machining

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    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    or mounted prior to the machining process taking place. Use the correct sized clamp or vise for the stockStandard Operating Procedure (SOP) ­ Lathe · All stock must be properly secured in the lathe chuck the spindle work has the cup center imbedded; tail, stock and tool rests are securely clamped

  8. Molecular-Level Study of the Effect of Prior Axial Compression/Torsion on the Axial-Tensile Strength

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    Grujicic, Mica

    that prior axial torsion can induce major changes in the material microstructure, causing significant, such as bullets, detonated-mine-induced soil ejecta, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), shell or turbine frag of high-fidelity material-constitutive models capa- ble of describing the behavior of fibers

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

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    Tague, Patrick

    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

  10. Light Field Denoising, Light Field Superresolution and Stereo Camera Based Refocussing using a GMM Light Field Patch Prior

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    Mellor-Crummey, John

    Light Field Denoising, Light Field Superresolution and Stereo Camera Based Refocussing using a GMM Light Field Patch Prior Kaushik Mitra and Ashok Veeraraghavan ECE, Rice University Houston, Tx 77005 Kaushik.Mitra@rice.edu, vashok@rice.edu Abstract With the recent availability of commercial light field

  11. Dissertation Defense Checklist Student: Schedule Prospectus Meeting. This should be done 4-6 months prior to defense.

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    Dissertation Defense Checklist Student: Schedule Prospectus Meeting. This should be done 4-6 months prior to defense. Take Approval of Dissertation Prospectus form to meeting. Date of meeting_____________ Student: Submit Approval of Dissertation Prospectus form to SAA Office. SAA Office submits Dissertation

  12. Cross-cultural comparison of concrete recycling decision-making and implementation in construction industry

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    Tam, Vivian W.Y., E-mail: vivianwytam@gmail.co [School of Engineering, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797 (Australia); Tam, Leona [College of Business and Public Administration, 2151 Constant Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529 (United States); Le, Khoa N. [School of Engineering, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797 (Australia)

    2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Waste management is pressing very hard with alarming signals in construction industry. Concrete waste constituents major proportions of construction and demolition waste of 81% in Australia. To minimize concrete waste generated from construction activities, recycling concrete waste is one of the best methods to conserve the environment. This paper investigates concrete recycling implementation in construction. Japan is a leading country in recycling concrete waste, which has been implementing 98% recycling and using it for structural concrete applications. Hong Kong is developing concrete recycling programs for high-grade applications. Australia is making relatively slow progress in implementing concrete recycling in construction. Therefore, empirical studies in Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan were selected in this paper. A questionnaire survey and structured interviews were conducted. Power spectrum was used for analysis. It was found that 'increasing overall business competitiveness and strategic business opportunities' was considered as the major benefit for concrete recycling from Hong Kong and Japanese respondents, while 'rising concrete recycling awareness such as selecting suitable resources, techniques and training and compliance with regulations' was considered as the major benefit from Australian respondents. However, 'lack of clients' support', 'increase in management cost' and 'increase in documentation workload, such as working documents, procedures and tools' were the major difficulties encountered from Australian, Hong Kong, and Japanese respondents, respectively. To improve the existing implementation, 'inclusion of concrete recycling evaluation in tender appraisal' and 'defining clear legal evaluation of concrete recycling' were major recommendations for Australian and Hong Kong, and Japanese respondents, respectively.

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    Completed form must be received by ODS no later than 5 business days prior to the exam. TEST-993-2474 Fax: 703-993-4306 Testing Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM till 5 PM Tuesday 9 AM till 9 PM Email: ods@gmu.edu Website: http://ods.gmu.edu STUDENT INFORMATION (to be completed by student) Name Email Course I have read

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    !Electrical!Devices!(IEDs)!&!Programmable! Logic!Controllers!(PLCs)!are!being!extensively!used!in! substations!and!power!plants Today, digital!and!Critical!Infrastructure!Security:! Toward!Smarter!and!More!Secure! Power!and!Energy!Infrastructures Material!from!the!Electric!Power!of!this!presentation!may!be!reproduced!in!any!form without!prior!authorization. Unconventional!Threats!to!Security Connectivity Complexity #12;© 2010!No!part

  15. Burnup calculation by the method of first-flight collision probabilities using average chords prior to the first collision

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    Karpushkin, T. Yu., E-mail: timka83@yandex.ru [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A technique to calculate the burnup of materials of cells and fuel assemblies using the matrices of first-flight neutron collision probabilities rebuilt at a given burnup step is presented. A method to rebuild and correct first collision probability matrices using average chords prior to the first neutron collision, which are calculated with the help of geometric modules of constructed stochastic neutron trajectories, is described. Results of calculation of the infinite multiplication factor for elementary cells with a modified material composition compared to the reference one as well as calculation of material burnup in the cells and fuel assemblies of a VVER-1000 are presented.

  16. Strategies of Asian oil-importing countries

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    Yang, M. [Asian Inst. of Tech., Bangkok (Thailand)

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. 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)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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. ...

  18. Presidential MAGNET Fellowship for Students Admitted Prior to 2013 The Presidential MAGNET Fellowship is a five-year recruitment fellowship for incoming

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    Dennehy, John

    education. Please note: The Presidential MAGNET Fellows are not permitted to hold any other Graduate CenterPresidential MAGNET Fellowship for Students Admitted Prior to 2013 The Presidential MAGNET

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

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    B. L. Hu

    2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)IntegratedSpeedingTechnical News, information

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  3. The materials listed below are housed in the Special Collections Department at CU-Boulder. Special Collections has limited hours of operation. Please call 303.492.6144 to confirm prior to visiting or email spc@colorado.edu.

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    Collections has limited hours of operation. Please call 303.492.6144 to confirm prior to visiting or email spc

  4. Results of screening activities in salt states prior to the enactment of the Nationall Waste Policy Act

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    Carbiener, W.A.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The identification of potential sites for a nuclear waste repository through screening procedures in the salt states is a well-established, deliberate process. This screening process has made it possible to carry out detailed studies of many of the most promising potential sites, and general studies of all the sites, in anticipation of the siting guidelines specified in the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. The screening work completed prior to the passage of the Act allowed the Secretary of Energy to identify seven salt sites as potentially acceptable under the provisions of Section 116(a) of the Act. These sites were formally identified by letters from Secretary Hodel to the states of Texas, Utah, Mississippi, and Louisiana on February 2, 1983. The potentially acceptable salt sites were in Deaf Smith and Swisher Counties in Texas; Davis and Lavender Canyons in the Gibson Dome location in Utah; Richton and Cypress Creek Domes in Mississippi; and Vacherie Dome in Louisiana. Further screening will include comparison of each potentially acceptable site against disqualification factors and selection of a preferred site in each of the three geohydrologic settings from those remaining, in accordance with the siting guidelines. These steps will be documented in statutory Environmental Assessments prepared for each site to be nominated for detailed characterization. 9 references.

  5. Cost estimate and economic issues associated with the MOX option (prior to DOE`s record of decision)

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    Reid, R.L.; Miller, J.W.

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Before the January 1997 Record of Decision (ROD), the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fissile Materials Disposition (DOE-MD) evaluated three technologies for the disposition of {approximately}50 MT of surplus plutonium from defense-related programs-reactors, immobilization, and deep boreholes. As part of the process supporting the ROD, and comprehensive assessment of technical viability, cost, and schedule was conducted by DOE-MD and its national laboratory contractors. Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed and coordinated the life-cycle cost (LCC) assessment effort for this program. This report discusses the economic analysis methodology and the results for the reactor options considered prior to ROD. A secondary intent of the report is to discuss major technical and economic issues that impact cost and schedule. To evaluate the economics of the reactor option and other technologies on an equitable basis, a set of cost-estimating guidelines and a common cost-estimating format were utilized by all three technology teams. This report includes the major economic analysis assumptions and the comparative constant-dollar and discounted-dollar LCCs for all nine reactor scenarios.

  6. Confirmation of Dissertation/ Executive Position Paper Committee DIRECTIONS: Prior to the defense, complete required information and print the form. Send the original copy with

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    of Dissertation/ Executive Position Paper Committee DIRECTIONS: Prior to the defense, complete required of Graduate and Professional Education when Dissertation/Executive Position Paper Committee has been finalized. (Form revised: Feb 2007) DISSERTATION/EXECUTIVE POSITION PAPER COMMITTEE COMPOSITION: Each dissertation

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. A review of "Defining the Jacobean Church: the Politics of Religious Controversy, 1603-1625." by Charles W.A. Prior

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    Parry, Graham

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    literature of the period 1600-40 remains almost wholly unstudied, and much historiographi- cal debate has focused on a tiny sample of surviving material.? Prior has made some inroads into this terra incognita and encountered a number of little- known...

  10. Procedure for Termination A termination should be processed when a student's job is ending prior to the originally scheduled end date. (The

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    Guenther, Frank

    Procedure for Termination A termination should be processed when a student's job is ending prior to the originally scheduled end date. (The system will automatically terminate a job when the scheduled end date is reached.) NOTE: A termination will only terminate the selected job for the student. It will not terminate

  11. 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

  12. Usage Statistics for www.math.purdue.edu - June 2002

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    42, 1, 0.01%, 1, 0.01%, 35, 0.01%, Dominican Republic. 43, 1, 0.01%, 1, 0.01%, 32, 0.01%, Hong Kong. 44, 1, 0.01%, 1, 0.01%, 32, 0.01%, Russian Federation ...

  13. New peer-reviewed Launched October

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    Napp, Nils

    in translational medicine Perspectives of current progress in topical areas. Editor's Choice: A connection in International Research and Institutional Funding Why a Journal on Translational Medicine? #12;3 Sino-American Symposium on Clinical and Translational Medicine (SAS) Days of Molecular Medicine, Hong Kong Increases

  14. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Two-photon excitation chlorophyll fluorescence lifetime imaging

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    Qu, Jianan

    at higher Cd concentration was clearly identified. The decay of chlorophyll fluorescence extracted from) toxicity Abbreviations Cd Cadmium PS Photosystem LHCII Light-harvesting complex II PAM Pulse and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Clear Water Bay, Kowloon

  15. Optimal Robot Localization in Trees Rudolf Fleischer

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    Fleischer, Rudolf

    Optimal Robot Localization in Trees Rudolf Fleischer Department of Computer Science, The Hong Kong of localization, that is, of a robot finding its position on a map, is an important task for autonomous mobile robots. It has appli­ cations in numerous areas of robotics ranging from aerial photography to autonomous

  16. Fraction Collector User Manual

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Fraction Collector Frac-950 18-1139-56 User Manual #12;#12;Important user information All users Territories Hong Kong © Copyright Amersham Biosciences AB 2002 - All rights reserved Fraction Collector Frac Fraction Collector Frac-950 User Manual 18-1139-56 Edition AE v Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 General

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    Newswire See more news releases in: Green Technology, Construction & Building, Environmental Products & Services, Awards Vecor Group Green Building Materials: Asian Innovation Award Finalists HONG KONG, July 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Green building materials company Vecor Group has been selected as a finalist

  18. Postprint of article in Journal of Systems and Software 85 (4): 960973 (2012) EClass: an execution classification approach to improving

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    : an execution classification approach to improving the energy-efficiency of software via machine learning Avenue, Hong Kong A B S T R A C T Energy efficiency at the software level has gained much attention energy them- selves. 1 Introduction Unlocking energy efficiency in performing activities is a universal

  19. Workshop on Distributed Cloud Computing Dresden, Germany

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    Schmid, Stefan

    DCC 2013 Workshop on Distributed Cloud Computing Dresden, Germany December 9-12, 2013 (Submission Pan Hui, HKUST, Hong Kong Wolfgang Kellerer, TU Munich, Germany Ruben Montero, Uni Complutense de Waterloo, Canada Marco Canini, T-Labs & TU Berlin, Germany Paolo Costa, MSR & Imperial College, UK Xiaoming

  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 Optimal (d -1)-Fault-Tolerant All-to-All Broadcasting Scheme for d-Dimensional Hypercubes

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    Fu, Ada Waichee

    An Optimal (d - 1)-Fault-Tolerant All-to-All Broadcasting Scheme for d-Dimensional Hypercubes Siu, Shatin, Hong Kong e-mail: adafucse.cuhk.edu.hk Abstract All-to-all broadcasting (Gossiping a message to transmit to all other members of the network. We proposed a k-fault- tolerant scheme

  2. OSU Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group Citation Index

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    countries. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 13(6-7):1383- 1394. Li, S., W. Yang, and X. Zhang. 2009-borehole ground-coupled heat pumps: A review of models and systems. Applied Energy 87(1):16-27. Fabrizio, E., M., and S. Wang 2009. Building energy research in Hong Kong: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy

  3. Real-Time Data Aggregation in Contention-Based Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Publications Dept., ACM, Inc., 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY 10121-0701 USA, fax +1 (212) 869 done on data aggregation, such as reducing energy consumption [Intanagonwiwat et al. 2000; Tang and Xu City University of Hong Kong and GUOLIANG XING Michigan State University We investigate the problem

  4. Rendezvous Planning in Mobility-assisted Wireless Sensor Networks Guoliang Xing; Tian Wang; Zhihui Xie; Weijia Jia

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    without trav- eling long distances, which can achieve a desirable balance between network energy saving Xie; Weijia Jia Department of Computer Science City University of Hong Kong 83 Tat Chee Ave., Kowloon that significant energy saving can be achieved in wireless sensor networks by using mo- bile elements (MEs) capable

  5. Rendezvous Design Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks with a Mobile Base Station

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    of controlled mobil- ity and in-network data caching and can achieve a desirable balance between network energy; Tian Wang; Weijia Jia; Minming Li Deptment of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong 83 Tat that significant energy saving can be achieved in wireless sensor networks with a mobile base station that collects

  6. Cognitive Mobile Virtual Network Operator: Investment and Pricing with Supply Uncertainty

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    Huang, Jianwei

    of Management Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, China. 1There are over 400 mobile virtual network is transparent to the spectrum licensee, the main cost for the C-MVNO is the sensing time and energy. This cost of primary users' traffic. It is thus critical for a C-MVNO to find the right balance between cost

  7. FAST SPEAKER ADAPTION VIA MAXIMUM PENALIZED LIKELIHOOD KERNEL REGRESSION

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    Tsang Wai Hung "Ivor"

    of MLLR using non- linear regression. Specifically, kernel regression is applied with appropriate of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong ABSTRACT Maximum likelihood linear regression (MLLR) has], and transformation-based methods, most notably, maximum likelihood linear regression (MLLR) adap- tation [3]. However

  8. The impact of currency fluctuations on the interrelationships among stock markets 

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    Maung, Thein Aye

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the dynamic interdependence structure of nine national equity markets of the U.S., Canada, U.K, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Japan and Hong Kong during the post-Bretton Woods era, i.e., January 1, 1973...

  9. 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

  10. Journal of Power Sources 196 (2011) 18021807 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 12 July 2010-diffusion layer Carbon nanotubes a b s t r a c t The effect of a cathode micro-porous layer that is composed of carbon powder or carbon nanotubes on cell performance is investigated. Polarization curves, together

  11. 7, 1074310766, 2007 EC size distributions

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    Boyer, Edmond

    carbon in a coastal urban atmosphere in South China: characteristics, evolution processesACPD 7, 10743­10766, 2007 EC size distributions in an urban atmosphere in China Xiao-Feng Huang, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China Received: 30 May 2007 ­ Accepted: 19 July 2007 ­ Published: 25 July 2007

  12. Carbon supported PtRh catalysts for ethanol oxidation in alkaline direct ethanol fuel cell

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    Carbon supported PtRh catalysts for ethanol oxidation in alkaline direct ethanol fuel cell S and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 26 carbon supported PtRh catalysts and compare their catalytic activities with that of Pt/C in alkaline

  13. TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE SOLUTIONS FOR LOW-CARBON CITIES Kara Kockelman

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    at the NSF`s U.S.-China Workshop on Pathways to Low Carbon Cities Hong Kong Polytechnic University, December1 TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE SOLUTIONS FOR LOW-CARBON CITIES Kara Kockelman Professor and William prove helpful as cities grow. For example, densification facilitates carbon- saving reductions in trip

  14. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 29612972, 2005 www.atmos-chem-phys.org/acp/5/2961/

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in thermal/optical carbon analysis J. C. Chow1, J. G. Watson1, L.-W. A. Chen1, G. Paredes-Miranda1, M.-C. O Water Bay, Hong Kong, China Received: 2 May 2005 ­ Published in Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.: 6 July 2005/optical methods have been widely used for quantifying total carbon (TC), organic carbon (OC), and elemental carbon

  15. JPRS report: Nuclear developments, [August 18, 1987

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    NONE

    1987-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This report contains information concerning the nuclear developments of the following countries: (1) Australia, (2) China, (3) Canada, (4) Hong Kong, (5) Japan, (6) Yugoslavia, (7) Argentina, (8) Brazil, (9) Egypt, (10) India, (11) Pakistan, (12) Soviet Union, (13) Belgium, (14) Finland, (15) France, and (16) Turkey.

  16. Review: [Untitled] Reviewed Work(s)

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    Elman, Benjamin

    to leading academic journals and scholarly literature from around the world. The Archive is supported-for-profit organization with a mission to help the scholarly community take advantage of advances in technology. For more guide covers five territories, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, bringing together

  17. Chunglim Mak MSc Environmental Engineering

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    Mottram, Nigel

    while working for a multidiscipline consultancy within the construction industry, immediately after chose to research ground level ozone pollution and its effects on Hong Kong. Through this project I learned about air pollution chemistry, ecology and human health issues. I have never came across

  18. Jointly organised by Centre for Asian Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    for Infrastructure and Construction Industry Development THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Sustainable Building Design on climate change, the depletion of the earth's resources, widespread pollution, the concept of sustainable a building in operation down to the kinds of building materials used in its construction with emphasis

  19. Instability of condensate lm and capillary blocking in small-diameter-thermosyphon condensers

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    . Teng, P. Cheng*, T.S. Zhao Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science, such as air-conditioning, refriger- ation, and heat-pipe condensers, etc. The concurrent two be encountered in both concurrent and countercurrent condensers. In large-diameter (either concurrent

  20. u DATA PREPARATION FOR DATA SHICHAO ZHANG and CHENGQI ZHANG

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    Yang, Qiang

    u DATA PREPARATION FOR DATA MINING SHICHAO ZHANG and CHENGQI ZHANG Faculty of Information of Science andTechnology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China Data preparation is a fundamental stage of data analysis. While a lot of low-quality information is available in various data sources and on the Web, many

  1. Research Integrity A Guide for Research Postgraduate Students

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    Tam, Vincent W. L.

    that all members of the HKU research family are well versed in research integrity. This booklet is intendedResearch Integrity A Guide for Research Postgraduate Students at The University of Hong Kong A publication of the Graduate School #12;Research Integrity: A Guide for Research Postgraduate Students

  2. Modification ofregional groundwater regimes by land reclamation

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    Modification ofregional groundwater regimes by land reclamation Jiu Jimmy Jiao Department ofEarth Sciences, The University ofHong Kong, P. R. China Abstract JJ.Jiao Land reclamation has played;Bouchardetal., 1998;Schofield etal., 1992). While reclamation provides valuable land, it also creates various

  3. Environmental Hydraulics and Sustainable Water Management Lee & Lam (eds) 2005 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 04 1536 546 5

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    Jiao, Jiu Jimmy

    high several years after the land reclamation. The heads in different aquifers indicate an upward Large-scale land reclamation may introduce substantial changes to original geological, hydro- geological engineering projects on reclaimed land. The Hong Kong new airport was built on a largely man-made island

  4. Broadcast on Clusters of SMPs with Optimal Concurrency

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    Bader, David A.

    of New Mexico * Dept. of Computer Science City University of Hong Kong + Applied Research Laboratories broadcast in CSMP could be a challenge due to its irregular underlying interconnects. The symmetric algorithms in many different interconnects, such as hypercube [JH89], and 2D-mesh [BMT92], wormhole

  5. Red, Green and Blue Silicate Phosphor Thin Films by Pulsed Laser X. W. Sun and H. S. Kwok

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    Red, Green and Blue Silicate Phosphor Thin Films by Pulsed Laser Deposition X. W. Sun and H. S University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Abstract Three kinds of silicate deposition: manganese and lead doped calcium silicate (CaSiO3:MnPb) for red color, manganese doped zinc

  6. P. Julien S. Ikeda River Engineering and

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    Julien, Pierre Y.

    1 P. Julien S. Ikeda River Engineering and Stream Restoration Pierre Y. Julien Hong Kong - December 2004 River Engineering and Stream Restoration I - Stream Restoration Objectives Brief overview of River Engineering and Stream Restoration with focus on : 1. River Equilibrium; 2. River Dynamics; 3. River

  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. P-113 / X. Li P-113: Ferroelectric LC Aligned on SiO2 Thin Films Using the Ion Beam

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    Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong A. Khokhlov and E. Khokhlov Izovac Ltd, Belarus Abstract The uniform" (before electrical treatment) and "quazi- bookshelf" (after electrical treatment) were studied of investigation of the alignment of FLC materials on the SiO2 films produced by the ion-beam deposition for LC

  9. 3/10/06 R.P.W. Duin 1 Structural inference of sensor-based measurements

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    Duin, Robert P.W.

    3/10/06 R.P.W. Duin 1 Structural inference of sensor-based measurements Hong Kong, August 2006 by means of logic All men are mortal Socrates is a man Socrates is mortal Statistical Inference: Infer knowledge by means of logic All men are mortal Socrates is a man Socrates is mortal Statistical Inference

  10. Carrier trapping and scattering in amorphous organic hole transporter K. K. Tsung and S. K. Soa

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    So, Shu K.

    Tong, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China Received 17 December 2007; accepted 15 February 2008: copper phthalocyanine CuPc , 4- dicyanomethylene -2-methyl-6- p-dimethylaminostyrle -4 H-pyran DCM1 , 4 transport in NPB is of clear importance. Generally, dopants can be classified into two categories, viz

  11. Top-emitting Organic Light-Emitting Diode with a Cap Layer Chengfeng Qiu, Huajun Peng, Haiying Chen, Zhilang Xie,

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    Kwok, Hoi S.

    , Kowloon, Hong Kong, China ABSTRACT For top emitting Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED), the study of top layer is very important aiming to acquire good device performance. In this report, Pt as anode for Cu coated on glass as anode, copper (II) phthalocyanine (CuPc) as organic buffer layer, N,N'- diphenyl

  12. 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

  13. Exploiting Memory Usage Patterns to Improve Garbage Collections in Java

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    Lau, Francis C.M.

    Exploiting Memory Usage Patterns to Improve Garbage Collections in Java Liangliang Tong Department Science The University of Hong Kong fcmlau@cs.hku.hk Abstract Copying-based garbage collectors It is a common belief, however, that ob- jects' survival rates are generally too low to make full use

  14. An experimental study of flow boiling characteristics of carbon dioxide in multiport mini channels

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China d Aluminum Technology Center, Showa Denko K.K. Oyama of CO2 flowing in a multi-port extruded aluminum test section, which had 10 circular channels, each. The promising applications of CO2 refrigeration systems include automotive air conditioning, heat pumps

  15. Strategisk velovervejet patentering af offentlige forskningsresultater vinder

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    universitetsdirektør på Danmarks Tekniske Universitet. "Det er straks sværere at gøre forskernes arbejdstimer op. Man humanistiske forskningsområder. Udviklingen er helt naturlig for et land som Danmark der helt og holdent er England 12 10 9 12 Hong Kong 13 33 10 4 Danmark 14 12 3 31 Schweiz 15 24 13 3 Island 16 19 2 34 Tyskland

  16. September 2005 DVR set-top box decoder

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    Brown, Geoffrey

    of such information nor for any infringement of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its use. No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent or patent rights of STMicroelectronics Australia - Belgium - Brazil - Canada - China - Czech Republic - Finland - France - Germany - Hong Kong

  17. Peter Lighte's route to and through Princeton is out of the ordinary. A student adrift at George Washington University, he inadvertently

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    Peter Lighte's route to and through Princeton is out of the ordinary. A student adrift at George, Lighte first taught and then rose in the banking world, living in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing; but the road regularly circled back to Princeton. "Princeton was the making of me," notes Lighte of his

  18. Controlling the Internet to Improve Energy Efficiency Dr. Lachlan Andrew

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    Huang, Jianwei

    Controlling the Internet to Improve Energy Efficiency by Dr. Lachlan Andrew Centre for Advanced, and energy-efficient networking. He is an editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, and an area editor Internet Architectures Swinburne University of Technology Australia THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

  19. Quenching of spontaneous emission through interference of incoherent pump processes

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    Kapale, KT; Scully, Marlan O.; Zhu, S. Y.; Zubairy, M. Suhail

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1,4 s A & M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4242 , D-85748 Garching, Germany t University, Hong Kong, China m University, Islamabad, Pakistan d 14 October 2002; published 7 February 2003! n of a V-type three-level atom...

  20. ., ~., t.o -., '-'~ Effect of moisture content on the composting of pig-manure sawdust litter disposed from the

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    Tiquia-Arashiro, Sonia M.

    '- ., ~., t.o - ., '-'~ Effect of moisture content on the composting of pig-manure sawdust litter-situ composting, has been developed as one of the recommended methods in Hong Kong to treat pig waste. The system microbial biomass, which is similar to an immature compost. In order to improve the quality of the spent

  1. The viscous-convective subrange in nonstationary turbulence J. R. Chasnova)

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    Chasnov, Jeffrey R.

    University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Received 10 November 1997; accepted If the kinematic viscosity of a fluid is much greater than the diffusivity D of a scalar contaminant so spectrum for wave numbers over which the velocity fluctuations are strongly damped by viscosity

  2. The viscousconvective subrange in nonstationary turbulence J. R. Chasnov a)

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    Chasnov, Jeffrey R.

    University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong ~Received 10 November 1997 If the kinematic viscosity n of a fluid is much greater than the diffusivity D of a scalar contaminant so spectrum for wave numbers over which the velocity fluctuations are strongly damped by viscosity

  3. Gas Evolution Dynamics and Numerical Dissipation in Shock Capturing Schemes

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    & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Email:makxu@uxmail.ust.hk Fax:(852)2358­1643 Tel: (852 started from the constructed data. The reconstruction stage is a kinematic description of the flow. The first group is the FVS schemes [11, 14], where the waves generated in the left and right hand side

  4. EURODISPLAY 2002 631 P-64: A Comparative Study of Metal Oxide Coated Indium-tin Oxide Anodes

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    EURODISPLAY 2002 631 P-64: A Comparative Study of Metal Oxide Coated Indium-tin Oxide Anodes and Technology Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong Abstract Indium-tin oxide anodes capped with certain oxides-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The oxides of tin, zinc, praseodymium, yttrium, gallium, terbium and titanium have been

  5. 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

  6. Aviation Sustainable Biofuels: An Asian Airline Perspective

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    Aviation Sustainable Biofuels: An Asian Airline Perspective Dr Mark Watson Head of Environmental Affairs, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, Hong Kong Aviation Biofuels Session World Biofuels Markets, Rotterdam 24 March 2011 #12;Aviation Biofuels in Asia: Current Status · Focus on "2nd generation" sustainable

  7. Carbon-aware Load Balancing for Geo-distributed Cloud Services

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    Lui, John C.S.

    Carbon-aware Load Balancing for Geo-distributed Cloud Services Zhi Zhou1 Fangming Liu1 Yong Xu1 Chinese University of Hong Kong. Abstract--Recently, datacenter carbon emission has become an emerging of the electricity carbon footprint can be fully exploited to further green the cloud running on top

  8. Test Selection for Result Inspection via Mining Predicate Rules Wujie Zheng, Michael R. Lyu

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    Xie, Tao

    Computer Science and Engineering Chinese University of Hong Kong {wjzheng,lyu}@cse.cuhk.edu.hk Tao Xie-intensive to manually verify the outputs of a large set of tests that are not equipped with test oracles. Test selection [10, 12, 13]. However, test-result in- spection still remains a largely manual task (unless a priori

  9. 20.2 / F. S. Y. Yeung 20.2: New Results on Nano-Textured Surfaces Alignment Layers

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    and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China Abstract In this paper, new results on nano-textured surfaces and 900 . The measured anchoring energy is very strong and is comparable to ordinary rubbed polyimide) image of the nano-structure surfaces. The dark regions are the V domains while the lighter regions

  10. A Quasi-Dense Approach to Surface Reconstruction from Uncalibrated Images

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Science, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR. E-mails: lhuillie for reconstruction from images. For un- calibrated images, the standard is based on the sparse points of interest as it merely reconstructs sparsely distributed 3D points. For calibrated images (the sparse approach can

  11. ASME Journal of Heat Transfer Vol.118, pp.592-598, 1996

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    and Head Department of Mechanical Engineering The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear, the needs to improve the thermal performance of Stirling machines and cryocoolers have prompted researchers in an oscillatory flow in a test facility designed to obtain data for a specific prototype engine; they presented

  12. Demo: BACChat: A Building Automation Control Client for Sensor Data Collection

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    Wang, Dan

    Demo: BACChat: A Building Automation Control Client for Sensor Data Collection Abraham Hang-yat Lam that data loss occurs when we are using existing software; but we are short of tools to diagnose the problem regions like Hong Kong, where the industrial sector is relatively small, the impact of commercial

  13. 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))

    1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. seminar series Advanced Materials as Enabler for

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    Sandoghdar, Vahid

    Research worldwide. Our research projects are derived from customer demands. For our long-term research Technology and Controlling Division of Engineering Plastics, BASF AG 1995 Project Coordinator at Liaison Manager Plastics BASF China Ltd. in Hong Kong 1999 Global Marketing Director Styrenic Copolymers, BASF AG

  15. How to produce a turbo equalization system with complexity O(logL)?

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    Huang, Jianwei

    How to produce a turbo equalization system with complexity O(logL)? by Professor Defeng Huang University of Hong Kong Abstract Following the great success of turbo codes in 1993, turbo equalization-symbol interference channels. However, for more than 15 years, the prohibitive complexity of turbo equalization has

  16. 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. Solar cell lab demonstration 5A. Visit CLP Power Co., Ltd. 5B. Visit CLP Power Co., Ltd. 5C. Green-China Light and Power Co., Ltd 7) HSBC-Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation 8) CE-Civic Exchange 9) HKU

  17. RECENT ADVANCES IN HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGING TECHNOLOGY Yukihiro BANDOH, Guoping QIU, Masahiro OKUDA, Scott DALY, Til Aach and Oscar C. AU

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    The University of Nottingham, School of Computer Science University of Kitakyushu Sharp Laboratories of America Institute of Imaging and Computer Vision, RWTH Aachen University Hong Kong University of Science is expected to be used in wide-ranging applications such as digital cinema, digital photography and next

  18. Alan M. Frisch and Jimmy Lee (Ed.) Constraint Modelling and

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    St Andrews, University of

    Alan M. Frisch and Jimmy Lee (Ed.) Constraint Modelling and Reformulation (ModRef'09) Eighth 2009 Alan M. Frisch and Jimmy Lee Programme Chairs #12;Programme Committee Sebastian Brand (University University, United Kingdom) (Co-Chair) Jimmy Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China) Toni Mancini

  19. Forest Products News Reports

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    declines. High labor costs and 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998* 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1 to China and Hong Kong are expected to remain at the current level of $140 million, with high import

  20. Affordability Annual Tuition and Fees while attending the

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    Almor, Amit

    increases **Students should expect additional costs including but not limited to: airfare to and from Hong Kong, local transportation, local cell phone plan, mainland China visa, and required group travel. premium apartment) Tuition and Fees while attending the first summer language training at the Yale-China

  1. Optimization at Container Terminals: Status, Trends and Perspectives

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    . Moreover the minimization of operational costs directly entails the achievement of competitive terminal,800,000 (+6,9%) 2 Hong Kong (China) 21,930,000 22,602,000 (+3.0%) 23,230,000 (+2,7%) 3 Shanghai (China) 14

  2. Stanley B. Grant University of California, Irvine

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    ., Ahn, J. H. Measuring and modeling the flux of fecal bacteria across the sediment-water interface). Research Interests Coastal Water Quality, Environmental Dispersion of Pathogens, Fate and Transport Modeling; Environmental Microbiology Awards and Honors Croucher Lecture, University of Hong Kong. (May 11

  3. Co-sputtered Aluminum Doped Zinc Oxide Thin Film as Transparent Anode for Organic Light-emitting Diodes

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    Co-sputtered Aluminum Doped Zinc Oxide Thin Film as Transparent Anode for Organic Light and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China ABSTRACT Aluminum doped zinc oxide (AZO that MTDATA matches better with AZO than CuPc, which served as hole injection layer. Keywords: Aluminum doped

  4. Editor's message: Hydrogeology Journal news about staff and Editors' Choice articles

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    ) Editors: Shemin Ge (University of Colorado, USA) Jiu Jimmy Jiao (University of Hong Kong, China) Vincent years. She earned a BS from Wuhan University of Technology (China) in 1982, an MS from University e-mail: cvoss@usgs.gov Hydrogeology Journal (2011) 19: 957­958 DOI 10.1007/s10040-011-0752-z #12;New

  5. Ventilated Facade Design for Hot and Humid Climates

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    Haase, M.; Amato, A.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Low Energy." Conferencia Internacional de Energía Renovable y Educación Energética, Havanna, Kuba. Haase, M., and Amato, A. (2006). "Double-skin facades in Hong Kong." SABE, HKIS to be published in June 2006. Haase, M. and Amato, A., (2005c...

  6. The role of molybdenum additions and prior deformation on acicular ferrite formation in microalloyed Nb-Ti low-carbon line-pipe steels

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    Tang Zhenghua [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002 (South Africa)], E-mail: n22323784@yahoo.com; Stumpf, Waldo [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002 (South Africa)

    2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Microstructures in Nb-Ti-microalloyed line-pipe steels with various molybdenum additions, consisted mostly of acicular ferrite plus polygonal ferrite after hot rolling and rapid cooling. Structure-sensitive surface relief after etching on shadowed extraction replicas, allowed quantification of the acicular and polygonal ferrite contents. Continuous cooling transformation diagrams of two alloys, one Mo-free and the other containing 0.22% Mo, were determined for cooling rates from 0.1 to 40 deg. C s{sup -1} without and with prior deformation of the austenite below the nil-recrystallisation temperature. Molybdenum additions slightly enhanced the acicular ferrite formation in the strain-free austenite whereas prior deformation had a much greater effect, and strongly promoted acicular ferrite formation in both alloys. Thin foil electron microscopy of acicular ferrite in these low-inclusion content alloys showed a preference for parallel acicular ferrite laths with less 'chaotically' nucleated laths.

  7. INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT (Fall 2005) University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg This form must be completed prior to registering for an internship. To receive credit, students must have a faculty sponsor. Please print

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT (Fall 2005) University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg This form must be completed prior to registering for an internship. To receive credit, students must have a faculty sponsor. Please for the final signature prior to registering for the internship. General questions may be directed to Office

  8. Continuing GE pattern for students who began SF State prior to Fall 2014 (revised June 2, 2014) 1 General Education and Other Graduation Requirements for students enrolled at SF

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    Continuing GE pattern for students who began SF State prior to Fall 2014 for students enrolled at SF State prior to Fall of 2014 A new GE pattern, the following lists of courses include courses from both the old GE as well

  9. SU-E-J-83: Ion Imaging to Better Estimate In-Vivo Relative Stopping Powers Using X-Ray CT Prior-Knowledge Information

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    Dias, M [Dipartamento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria - DEIB, Politecnico di Milano (Italy); Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Collins-Fekete, C [Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); Departement de physique, de genie physique et d'optique et Centre de recherche sur le cancer, Universite Laval, Quebec (Canada); Riboldi, M; Baroni, G [Dipartamento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria - DEIB, Politecnico di Milano (Italy); Doolan, P [Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States); University College London, London (United Kingdom); Hansen, D [Experimental Clinical Oncology, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Seco, J [Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To reduce uncertainties in relative stopping power (RSP) estimates for ions (alpha and carbon) by using Ion radiographic-imaging and X-ray CT prior-knowledge. Methods: A 36×36 phantom matrix composed of 9 materials with different thicknesses and randomly placed is generated. Theoretical RSPs are calculated using stopping power (SP) data from three references (Janni, ICRU49 and Bischel). We introduced an artificial systematic error (1.5%, 2.5% or 3.5%) and a random error (<0.5%) to the SP to simulated patient ion-range errors present in clinic environment. Carbon/alpha final energy for each RSPs set (theoretical and from CT images) is obtained with a ray-tracing algorithm. A gradient descent (GD) method is used to minimize the difference in exit particle energy, between theory and X-ray CT RSP maps, by iteratively correcting the RSP map from X-ray CT. Once a new set of RSPs is obtained for a direction a new optimization is done over other direction using the RSPs from the previous optimization. Theoretical RSPs are compared with experimental RSPs obtained with Gammex Phantom. Results: Preliminary results show that optimized RSP values can be obtained with smaller uncertainties (<1%) than clinical RSPs (1.5% to 3.5%). Theoretical values from three different references show uncertainties, up to 3% from experimental values. Further investigation will consider prior-knowledge from RSP obtained with CT images and ion radiographies from Monte Carlo Simulations. Conclusion: GD and ray-tracing methods have been implemented to reduce RSP uncertainties from values obtained for clinical treatment. Experimental RSPs will be obtained using carbon/alpha beams to consider the existence of material dependent systematic errors. Based on the results, it is hoped to show that using ray-tracing optimization with ion radiography and prior knowledge on RPSs, treatment planning accuracy and cost-effectiveness can be improved.

  10. Low-Risk and Cost-Effective Prior Savings Estimates for Large-Scale Energy Conservation Projects in Housing: Learning from the Fort Polk GHP Project

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    Shonder, John A [ORNL; Hughes, Patrick [ORNL; Thornton, Jeff W. [Thermal Energy Systems Specialists, Inc.

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many opportunities exist for large-scale energy conservation projects in housing: military housing, federally-subsidized low-income housing, and planned communities (condominiums, townhomes, senior centers) to name a few. Energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) is now receiving greater attention, as a means to implement such projects. This paper proposes an improved method for prior (to construction) savings estimates for these projects. More accurate prior estimates reduce project risk, decrease financing costs, and help avoid post-construction legal disputes over performance contract baseline adjustments. The proposed approach to prior estimates is verified against data from Fort Polk, LA. In the course of evaluating the ESPC at Fort Polk, Louisiana, we have collected energy use data - both at the electrical feeder level and at the level of individual residences - which allowed us to develop calibrated engineering models which accurately predict pre-retrofit energy consumption. We believe that such calibrated models could be used to provide much more accurate estimates of energy savings in retrofit projects, particularly in cases where the energy consumption of large populations of housing can be captured on one or a few meters. The improved savings estimating approach described here is based on an engineering model calibrated to field-collected data from the pre-retrofit period. A dynamic model of pre-retrofit energy use was developed for all housing and non-housing loads on a complete electrical feeder at Fort Polk. The feeder serves 46 buildings containing a total of 200 individual apartments. Of the 46 buildings, there are three unique types, and among these types the only difference is compass orientation. The model included the heat transfer characteristics of the buildings, the pre-retrofit air source heat pump, a hot water consumption model and a profile for electrical use by lights and other appliances. Energy consumption for all 200 apartments was totaled, and by adjusting thermostat setpoints and outdoor air infiltration parameters, the models were matched to field-collected energy consumption data for the entire feeder. The energy conservation measures were then implemented in the calibrated model: the air source heat pumps were replaced by geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) with desuperheaters; hot water loads were reduced to account for the low-flow shower heads; and lighting loads were reduced to account for fixture delamping and replacement with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Our analysis of pre- and post-retrofit data (Shonder and Hughes, 1997) indicates that the retrofits have saved 30.3% of pre-retrofit electrical energy consumption on the feeder modeled in this paper. Using the method outlined, we have been able to predict this savings within 0.1% of its measured value, using only pre-construction energy consumption data, and data from one pilot test site. It is well-known that predictions of savings from energy conservation programs are often optimistic, especially in the case of residential retrofits. Fels and keating (1993) cite several examples of programs which achieved as little as 20% of the predicted energy savings. Factors which influence the sometimes large discrepancies between actual and predicted savings include changes in occupancy, take-back effects (in which more efficient system operation leads occupants to choose higher levels of comfort), and changes in base energy use (e.g. through purchase of additional appliances such as washing machines and clothes dryers). An even larger factor, perhaps, is the inaccuracy inherent in the engineering models (BLAST, DOE-2, etc.) commonly used to estimate building energy consumption, if these models are not first calibrated to site-monitored data. For example, prior estimates of base-wide savings from the Fort Polk ESPC were on the order of 40% of pre-retrofit electrical use; our analysis has shown the true savings for the entire project (which includes 16 separate electrical feeders) to be about 32%. It should be noted that the retrofits ca

  11. Evaluation of Steelhead Kelt Passage into the Bonneville Dam Second Powerhouse Corner Collector Prior to the Juvenile Migration Seasons, 2007 and 2008

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    Weiland, Mark A.; Kim, Jina; Nagy, William T.; Johnson, Gary E.

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the results of a steelhead kelt passage study conducted by the PNNL for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Bonneville Dam in early spring 2007 and 2008. At the Second Powerhouse, a surface flow outlet called the corner collector (B2CC) may be an effective non-turbine passage route for steelhead kelt moving downstream in early spring before the main juvenile emigration season. The goal of this project was to inform management decisions regarding B2CC operations by estimating the number of kelt using the B2CC for downstream passage at Bonneville Dam prior to the juvenile spring migration season. We performed a hydroacoustic study from March 2 to April 10, 2007 and from March 13 to April 15, 2008.

  12. Low-risk and cost-effective prior savings estimates for large-scale energy conservation projects in housing: Learning from the Fort Polk GHP project

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    Shonder, J.A.; Hughes, P.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Thornton, J.W. [Thermal Energy Systems Specialists, Inc., Madison, WI (United States)

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many opportunities exist for large-scale energy conservation projects in housing. Energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) is now receiving greater attention, as a means to implement such projects. This paper proposes an improved method for prior (to construction) savings estimates for these projects. The proposed approach to prior estimates is verified against data from Fort Polk, LA. In the course of evaluating the ESPC at Fort Polk, the authors have collected energy use data which allowed them to develop calibrated engineering models which accurately predict pre-retrofit energy consumption. They believe that such calibrated models could be used to provide much more accurate estimates of energy savings in retrofit projects. The improved savings estimating approach described here is based on an engineering model calibrated to field-collected data from the pre-retrofit period. A dynamic model of pre-retrofit energy use was developed for all housing and non-housing loads on a complete electrical feeder at Fort Polk. The model included the heat transfer characteristics of the buildings, the pre-retrofit air source heat pump, a hot water consumption model and a profile for electrical use by lights and other appliances. Energy consumption for all 200 apartments was totaled, and by adjusting thermostat setpoints and outdoor air infiltration parameters, the models were matched to field-collected energy consumption data for the entire feeder. The energy conservation measures were then implemented in the calibrated model: the air source heat pumps were replaced by geothermal heat pumps with desuperheaters; hot water loads were reduced to account for the low-flow shower heads; and lighting loads were reduced to account for fixture delamping and replacement with compact fluorescent lights. The analysis of pre- and post-retrofit data indicates that the retrofits have saved 30.3% of pre-retrofit electrical energy consumption on the feeder modeled in this paper.

  13. Overcoming the Recalcitrance of Cellulosic Biomass by Value Prior to Pulping: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-221

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    Lowell, A.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Value Prior to Pulping (VPP) project goal was to demonstrate the technical and commercial feasibility of introducing a new value stream into existing pulp and paper mills. Essentially the intent was to transfer the energy content of extracted hemicellulose from electricity and steam generated in the recovery boiler to a liquid transportation fuel. The hemicellulose fraction was extracted prior to pulping, fractionated, or conditioned if necessary, and fermented to ethanol. Commercial adaptation of the process to wood hemicelluloses was a prerequisite for using this less currently valued component available from biomass and wood. These hemicelluloses are predominately glucurono-xylan in hardwoods and galactoglucomannan in softwoods (with a significant softwood component of an arabino-xylan) and will yield fermentation substrates different from cellulose. NREL provided its expertise in the area of fermentation host evaluation using its Zymomonas strains on the CleanTech Partner's (CTP) VPP project. The project was focused on the production of fuel ethanol and acetic acid from hemicellulose streams generated from wood chips of industrially important hardwood and softwood species. NREL was one of four partners whose ethanologen was tested on the hydrolyzed extracts. The use of commercially available enzymes to treat oligomeric sugar extracts was also investigated and coupled with fermentation. Fermentations by NREL were conducted with the Zymomonas mobilis organism with most of the work being performed with the 8b strain. The wood extracts hydrolyzed and/or fermented by NREL were those derived from maple, mixed southern hardwoods, and loblolly pine. An unhydrolyzed variant of the mixed southern hardwood extract possessed a large concentration of oligomeric sugars and enzymatic hydrolysis was performed with a number of enzymes, followed by fermentation. The fermentation of the wood extracts was carried out at bench scale in flasks or small bioreactors, with a maximum volume of 500 mL.

  14. COAL DESULFURIZATION PRIOR TO COMBUSTION

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    Wrathall, J.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Corporation, 5-25~79. on Coal Liquefaction at ChevronHamersma, et a L, "Meyers Process for Coal Desulfurization,"in Wheelock, Coal Desulfurization, ACS Symp. Ser 64 (1977(.

  15. Prior information for brain parcellation

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    Pohl, Kilian Maria

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To better understand brain disease, many neuroscientists study anatomical differences between normal and diseased subjects. Frequently, they analyze medical images to locate brain structures influenced by disease. Many of ...

  16. Motion Integration Using Competitive Priors

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    Wu, Shuang; Lu, Hongjing; Lee, Alan; Yuille, Alan

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    observed in four human experiments. Introduction As anPsychophysical experiments show that humans are better atwith human performance in psychophysical experiments. Human

  17. Motion Integration Using Competitive Priors

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    Shuang Wu; Hongjing Lu; Alan Lee; Alan Yuille

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    observed in four human experiments. Introduction As anPsychophysical experiments show that humans are better atwith human performance in psychophysical experiments. Human

  18. Results from Prior NSF support

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    2011-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    So far most of projects in the proposal have been completed or ... the project description of previous NSF support unless otherwise stated. ..... in the end of [

  19. A Radiological Survey Approach to Use Prior to Decommissioning: Results from a Technology Scanning and Assessment Project Focused on the Chornobyl NPP

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    Milchikov, A.; Hund, G.; Davidko, M.

    1999-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objectives of this project are to learn how to plan and execute the Technology Scanning and Assessment (TSA) approach by conducting a project and to be able to provide the approach as a capability to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) and potentially elsewhere. A secondary objective is to learn specifics about decommissioning and in particular about radiological surveying to be performed prior to decommissioning to help ChNPP decision makers. TSA is a multi-faceted capability that monitors and analyzes scientific, technical, regulatory, and business factors and trends for decision makers and company leaders. It is a management tool where information is systematically gathered, analyzed, and used in business planning and decision making. It helps managers by organizing the flow of critical information and provides managers with information they can act upon. The focus of this TSA project is on radiological surveying with the target being ChNPP's Unit 1. This reactor was stopped on November 30, 1996. At this time, Ukraine failed to have a regulatory basis to provide guidelines for nuclear site decommissioning. This situation has not changed as of today. A number of documents have been prepared to become a basis for a combined study of the ChNPP Unit 1 from the engineering and radiological perspectives. The results of such a study are expected to be used when a detailed decommissioning plan is created.

  20. * T. Hong () Simulation Research Group, LBNL, USA

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    for the evaluation of energy efficiency technologies and related policy making. This paper focuses on methods and outcomes of a joint research project under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency. First, benchmarking methods were presented, including data analysis methods, required data

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    © Data Management, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This document is confidential and shall Management, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This document is confidential and shall not be duplicated, published or disclosed, in whole or in part, without prior written permission of Data Management, Inc. This documentation

  4. On-Road Emissions in Asia Measured by Remote Sensing.

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    Denver, University of

    -92 10138934,400Auckland NZ, 2004 11 15 7 50 61 17 66 209 16 35,000 6,659 14,944 Sri Lanka, 2004 Petrol cars,891 8544 Hong Kong, 1993 Petrol 2003 *2202645,260Bangkok THA, 1993 Mean gNO/kg Mean gHC/kg Mean gCO/kgoffuel #12;2003-2005 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 HK Petrol Average USA Singapore Tokyo JPN New Delhi

  5. A Control Scheme of Enhanced Reliability for Multiple Chiller Plants Using Mergerd Building Cooling Load Measurements

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    Wang, S.; Sun, Y.; Huang, G.; Zhu, N.

    , according to the surveys in Hong Kong and elsewhere, the direct measurement of building cooling load cannot always provide reliable measurements of building cooling load in practice due to the noises, outliers and systematic errors in measuring the water... ? is the water density (kg/L). In practice, w M is usually measured by water flow meters and and are measured by temperature sensors. It is known that these measurements are easily corrupted by measurement noises, outliers or systematic errors...

  6. Trichroic prism assembly for separating and recombining colors in a compact projection display

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    -Sing Kwok, Po-Wing Cheng, Ho-Chi Huang, Hai-Feng Li, Zhen-Rong Zheng, Pei-Fu Gu, and Xu Liu A trichroic. In addition to be- ing compact, this new optical subassembly should H. S. Kwok eekwok@ust.hk , P.-W. Cheng, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China. H.-F. Li, Z.-R. Zheng, P.-F. Gu, and X. Liu are with the State Key

  7. Energy, the Environment, and What Mathematicians Can Do

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    Baez, John

    fuels. #12;We use more and more energy. We get most of it by burning fossil fuels. In 2007, the average.8 tonnes. #12;We use more and more energy. We get most of it by burning fossil fuels. In 2007, the average://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/what/ March 23, 2011 Hong Kong University #12;We use more and more energy. We get most of it by burning fossil

  8. Reconstruction quasi-dense et mod`eles 3D `a partir d'une sequence d'images Quasi-Dense Reconstruction and 3D Models from Image Sequence

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR. lhuillie@lasmea.univ-bpclermont.fr quan@cs.ust.hk Papiers et d´emos: wwwlasmea calibr´ees ainsi qu'un syst`eme associ´e de reconstruction de mod`eles 3D. La principale in- novation est). Abstract This paper proposes a quasi-dense reconstruction from un- calibrated sequence and a companion

  9. Quantifying the value of emotions using a willingness to pay approach

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    Lau, Hi Po Bobo; White, Mathew P.; Schnall, Simone

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the University of Plymouth who identified “British” as their nationality participated in an unpaid online survey in response to email invitations sent via student email lists. Materials and procedure. A survey was designed to measure participants’ WTP... the mean-centered scores for all positive and negative emotions and conducted a 2 (Culture: British, Hong Kong Chinese) by 2 (Valence: positive, negative) mixed-factorial ANOVA with repeated measures on the second factor. There was no main effect...

  10. Comparative studies of etching mechanisms of CR-39 in NaOH/H2O and NaOH/ethanol

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    Yu, K.N.

    Comparative studies of etching mechanisms of CR-39 in NaOH/H2O and NaOH/ethanol K.C.C. Tse, D Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong Available online 13 May 2007 Abstract The bulk etch rate for CR-39 in NaOH/ethanol accumulates on the surface of CR-39 detector during etching in NaOH/ethanol, which is absent during etching

  11. International Experience in Standards and Labeling Programs for Rice Cookers

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    Zhou, Nan; Zheng, Nina

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    China has had an active program on energy efficiency standards for household appliances since the mid-1990s. Rice cooker is among the first to be subject to such mandatory regulation, since it is one of the most prevalent electric appliances in Chinese households. Since first introduced in 1989, the minimum energy efficiency standard for rice cookers has not been revised. Therefore, the potential for energy saving is considerable. Initial analysis from CNIS indicates that potential carbon savings is likely to reach 7.6 million tons of CO2 by the 10th year of the standard implementation. Since September 2007, CNIS has been working with various groups to develop the new standard for rice cookers. With The Energy Foundation's support, LBNL has assisted CNIS in the revision of the minimum energy efficiency standard for rice cookers that is expected to be effective in 2009. Specifically, work has been in the following areas: assistance in developing consumer survey on usage pattern of rice cookers, review of international standards, review of international test procedures, comparison of the international standards and test procedures, and assessment of technical options of reducing energy use. This report particularly summarizes the findings of reviewing international standards and technical options of reducing energy consumption. The report consists of an overview of rice cooker standards and labeling programs and testing procedures in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Thailand, and Japan's case study in developing energy efficiency rice cooker technologies and rice cooker efficiency programs. The results from the analysis can be summarized as the follows: Hong Kong has a Voluntary Energy Efficiency Labeling scheme for electric rice cookers initiated in 2001, with revision implemented in 2007; South Korea has both MEPS and Mandatory Energy Efficiency Label targeting the same category of rice cookers as Hong Kong; Thailand's voluntary endorsement labeling program is similar to Hong Kong in program design but has 5 efficiency grades; Japan's program is distinct in its adoption of the 'Top Runner' approach, in which, the future efficiency standards is set based on the efficiency levels of the most efficient product in the current domestic market. Although the standards are voluntary, penalties can still be evoked if the average efficiency target is not met. Both Hong Kong and South Korea's tests involve pouring water into the inner pot equal to 80% of its rated volume; however, white rice is used as a load for its tests in Hong Kong whereas no rice is used for tests in South Korea. In Japan's case, water level specified by the manufactures is used and milled rice is used as a load only partially in the tests. Moreover, Japan does not conduct heat efficiency test but its energy consumption measurements tests are much more complex, with 4 different tests are conducted to determine the annual average energy consumption. Hong Kong and Thailand both set Minimum Allowable Heat Efficiency for different rated wattages. The energy efficiency requirements are identical except that the minimum heat efficiency in Thailand is 1 percentage point higher for all rated power categories. In South Korea, MEPS and label's energy efficiency grades are determined by the rice cooker's Rated Energy Efficiency for induction, non-induction, pressure, nonpressure rice cookers. Japan's target standard values are set for electromagnetic induction heating products and non-electromagnetic induction heating products by different size of rice cookers. Specific formulas are used by type and size depending on the mass of water evaporation of the rice cookers. Japan has been the leading country in technology development of various types of rice cookers, and developed concrete energy efficiency standards for rice cookers. However, as consumers in Japan emphasize the deliciousness of cooked rice over other factors, many types of models were developed to improve the taste of cooked rice. Nonetheless, the efficiency of electromagnetic induction heating (IH) rice cook

  12. Analysis of the approximations applied in the continuum-distorted-wave-eikonal-initial-state theory for the evaluation of ionization cross sections: Post-prior discrepancy, axial symmetry, and ion-ion interaction

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    Lopez, S. D.; Garibotti, C. R. [CONICET and Centro Atomico Bariloche, 8400 S.C. de Bariloche (Argentina); Fiori, M. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional de Salta, 4400 Salta (Argentina)

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    When the continuum distorted wave with eikonal initial state (CDW-EIS) [D. S. Crothers and J. F. McCann, J. Phys B 16, 3229 (1983)] theory is applied to the evaluation of ionization cross sections, many additional approximations are assumed. However, usually, the influence of these approximations is not clear. Aiming to estimate them, we compare the differential and total cross sections obtained with diverse approximations for ionization of He atoms by proton impact. We analyze the post-prior discrepancy, which depends on the perturbative Hamiltonian applied in the scattering amplitude. We study the dependence of the cross sections on the description of the initial and final states. For this purpose, we use the 1Z and 5Z variational and numerical Optimized Potential Model (OPM) [J. D. Talman, Comput. Phys. Commun. 54, 85 (1989)] bound states for the initial target state, and for the final target state we set Coulomb waves with proper effective charges or the continuum state of an OPM potential model. The cross sections resulting from OPM post and prior versions are identical and show excellent agreement with experimental data in each case. Nevertheless, the cross section derived by the prior CDW-EIS, 5Z initial wave, and corresponding continuum state gives comparable results, requiring shorter computational work. Then we study the determination of the impact parameter ionization probability from the transition amplitudes, also including an axial symmetry for the ionization process. The hypothesis of this axial symmetry saves an angular integration in the evaluation of the probabilities. We analyze the variation of these probabilities within the post and prior formalisms and mention initial and final states, according to the supposed symmetry. We found that the probabilities derived with the axial symmetry concentrate at a lower impact parameter than the usual ones and are quite sensitive to the approximations used for the CDW-EIS evaluation. Furthermore, these probabilities underestimate distant collisions. In the last section we introduce the projectile-residual ion potential, and we discuss the effect of the diverse approximations on the dependence of the cross section as a function of the projectile scattering angle. We compare the projectile angular distribution resulting from a full Coulomb interaction between the ions with the one obtained by a screened potential, but in the latter case the theoretical distributions underestimate the experimental data. The OPM and 5Z functions give a good description of the experimental data.

  13. Nonparametric Bayesian Policy Priors for Reinforcement Learning

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    Doshi-Velez, Finale P.

    We consider reinforcement learning in partially observable domains where the agent can query an expert for

  14. Prior Year Accomplishments Can Opener Project

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    Speer, C.H.

    1999-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the work preformed on the project for Quality Evaluation Organization (QEO) from October 1998 through September 1999. Welded metal cans are used to store many components in the Y-12 Plant. The current process for opening these cans is to cut off the weld with hand operated nippers or shears. This causes excessive lid destruction and it also produces a rough and uneven edge that is difficult to reweld. (See Sketch 1) QEO personnel expressed a need for a better solution to these problems. Finding a better ''can opener'' that is quick and easy to use, reduces lid destruction, and produces a surface that enhances rewelding was the objective of this work.

  15. BACKGROUND ON FINAL DISTRIBUTED PRIOR TO EXAM

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    Owner

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    For example, McReynolds Moment Matchers is hired to complete one of the problems. (Guess what this problem is about.) All in all, as you take the test, you will ...

  16. Evaluation of Urban Vehicle Routing Algorithms Linghe Kong, 1

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    plays a key role in constructing an effective vehicular CPS. Keywords: Vehicle path routing, real functions to society, it does have its own negative impacts in terms of congestion, pollution, accidents, and energy consumption. Recently, academic and industry community proposed the idea of communications

  17. Flowserve Senior Design Project John Lesser, Todd Githens, Kong Moua

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    for the bearing's lubricating oil. Due to thermal stratification, heat is not being efficiently dissipated from and evaluate the feasibility of fluid agitation in improving heat transfer of the oil. The objective of this project was to develop an oil agitation system that will alleviate the thermal stratification

  18. Thai group set to invest in Chinese petchem complex

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    Alperowicz, N.

    1993-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A $5-billion refinery and petrochemical complex is planned by Thailand's Charoen Pokphand (Bangkok) at the seaport of Nimpoh, near Shanghai. The company has discussed the project with the central government of China, and state oil and petrochemicals company Sinopec (Beijing) is due to complete a feasibility study within the next two months. Charoen's plastics processing subsidiary, Kuo Shen (Hong Kong), is expected to hold 70% in the venture, Sinopec 20%, and the Chinese government the remaining 10%. Western companies have been invited to participate. Solvay (Brussels), a 49% partner with Charoen Pokphand in the Vinythai polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint venture at Map Ta Pud, Thailand, has not yet made a commitment. The 5-million m.t./year oil refinery would feed the complex, which will be based on a 450,000-m.t./year ethylene plant, downstream aromatics units, and a range of derivatives plants. The complex, which falls outside the many announced for Thailand's current five-year economic plan, is expcted to be implemented in stages. To begin with, a 120,000-m.t./year PVC plant will be built that will be fed on imported vinyl chloride monomer. Charoen is in discussions with process licensers, including Solvay, European Vinyl Corp., BFGoodrich, and Shinetsu. Half the PVC output will be consumed by Kuo Shen in China, where Charoen has several plastics processing units, including one in Shanghai and one in Nimpoh. Meanwhile, Sinopec's Hong Kong subsidiary is seeking partners to invest in joint venture projects in China. Sinopec president Liu Xuemin says the company is willing to cooperate with overseas companies to establish small petrochemical projects. In addition, Sinopec is negotiating with officials of Dayang in Jiangsu province and the special economic zone of Shen Zhen, near Hong Kong, on joint ventures for plastics and food additives.

  19. 2012-2013 CLINICAL CURRICULUM (B) = Bundled. Clinic and class are automatically added and dropped together. Pre-requisite: Class must be taken prior to clinic. (S) = Separate. Clinic and class enrollment are separate and independent from one another. No p

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    2012-2013 CLINICAL CURRICULUM (B) = Bundled. Clinic and class are automatically added and dropped together. Pre-requisite: Class must be taken prior to clinic. (S) = Separate. Clinic and class enrollment are separate and independent from one another. No priority for clinic students. Co-requisite: Class must

  20. I know that many of you are concerned about the state's budget situation and its possible impact at WCU. I have not sent formal information to the campus regarding the budget prior to this because we really do not know what next year's budget will

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    Holliday, Mark A.

    I know that many of you are concerned about the state's budget situation and its possible impact at WCU. I have not sent formal information to the campus regarding the budget prior to this because we really do not know what next year's budget will look like. Right now there are just too many unknowns

  1. Development of 275kV gas cooled type gas-insulated power transformer

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    Kudo, A.; Nishitani, T.; Yoshikawa, T. (Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Ako (Japan)); Wan, C.T. (Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A world's first 275kV gas cooled type gas insulated power transformer with a low sound level ideal for urban area, which depends on SF6 gas alone for both insulation and cooling, was developed and has been put into commercial service since 1990 in Hong Kong. This paper presents the design philosophy, the principal technical items, the rating and the feature of 275kV 30MVA transformer, the performance test results, and the long term energization test result of the transformer.

  2. Salutorian Issue 1

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    Multiple Contributors

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    . "Myname is Bashir, Julian Bashir." He took her glass from her and with his own, he set them on the night stand. He pulled her to him and they kissed. Hong Kong Bashir and Mona entered the apartment. "Shall I put your things away, Mr. Bashir?" "Yes..., thank you, Mona." She took his luggage into a back room. 'There you are. I thought perhaps you had forgotten about our iunch," Garak said, entering the apartment. Page 4 "Not at all. I was doing some unexpected undercover work in Paris. I see you...

  3. THE EFFECTS OF TEACHER VS STUDENT CENTERED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES ON THE VOCABULARY LEARNING OF SIXTH GRADE THAI STUDENTS

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    Khuvasanond, Kirati

    2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    : Function/ Use of vocabulary 118 Appendix B: Students Posttest : Spelling 120 Appendix B2: Students Posttest : Meaning 121 Appendix B3: Students Posttest : : Function/ Use of vocabulary 122 viii Appendix C: Students Vocabulary List 124.... The Expanding Circle e.g. Bhutan (1,1614) Brunet (260) China (1,208,841) Fiji (771) Hong Kong (5,838) Indonesia (194,615) Japan (124,815) Maldives (246) Mayanmar (45,555) Nepal (21,350) Thailand (58,183) South Korea (44,563) The Outer Circle...

  4. Interview of Paul Hockings

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    Hockings, Paul

    2006-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Anthropology and able to gather articles from Jean Rouch, Robert Gardner, Asen Balikci, John Marshall and others; Margaret Mead wrote the opening chapter; book did very well and has been translated and is still in print 1:11:36:04 Wrote several books on South... and Humanities in a brand-new college in Zhuhai next to Macao run jointly by Hong Kong Baptist University and Beijing Normal University which we hope with give quality education entirely in English for Chinese students; after four years hope to develop a graduate...

  5. Map Overlay May 18, 2007 -Dec 31, 2007

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    .64% United Arab Emirates 1,182 1.89 00:01:50 42.13% 58.21% Hong Kong 1,032 1.83 00:01:25 75.78% 54/Visit Avg. Time on Site % New Visits Bounce Rate United States 2,712,631 1.96 00:01:51 29.86% 50.01% India:01:54 47.59% 41.89% United Kingdom 7,270 2.04 00:01:32 71.25% 50.48% South Korea 7,261 2.21 00:02:01 61

  6. Supplement 20, Part 1, Authors: A To Z

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    Podani, Jule M.; Hood, Martha W.; Tolson, Deborah A.; Kirby, Margie D.; Crawley, Lila R.; Rayburn, Jane D.; Shaw, Judith H.; Edwards, Shirley J.

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?. Bucuregti. [Wm. (WI.FI8I7)] Florida Vet. J.? Florida Veterinary Journal. West Palm Beach, Florida. [W?. (W1.FL92)] Folia Allergol.? Folia Allergologica. Roma. [W?. (VCL. F0127)] Folia Fac. Med. Univ. Comenianae Bratislav.? Folia Facu?- tatis Medicae.... [Wa.(RB37.J6)] Meet. (Ann.) West. Forest Pest Com. (Spokane, Washington, Dec. 1, 19??).? I964. Annual Meeting of Western Forest Pest Committee. Spokane, Washington. December 1, 19 6?. n.p. [Wa.(423.9 W525)] Mem. Hong Kong.Biol. Circle.? Memoirs...

  7. Statewise Correlates of Civil Nuclear Energy

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    Kafle, Nischal

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Korea 34.6 Greece 0.0 Spain 19.5 Guatemala 0.0 Sri Lanka 0.0 Hong Kong 0.0 Sudan 0.0 Hungary 43.3 Sweden 39.6 India 3.7 Switzerland 40.9 Indonesia 0.0 Syria 0.0 Iran 0.0 Taiwan 19.02 Iraq 0.0 Tanzania 0.0 Ireland 0.0 Thailand 0.0 Israel 0.0 Tunisia 0...

  8. Ventilated Facade Design for Hot and Humid Climates 

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    Haase, M.; Amato, A.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (11), 1755- 1778. Reichrath, S., and Davies, T. W. (2002). "Using CFD to model the internal climate of greenhouses: past, present and future." Agronomie, 22(1), 3-19. Saelens, D., Carmeliet, J., and Hens, H. (2003). "Energy performance assessment..., Tata McGraw- Hill,, New Delhi. Lam, J. C. (1995). "Building envelope loads and commercial sector electricity use in Hong Kong." Energy, 20(3), 189-194. Lam, J. C. (1999). "Climatic influences on the energy performance of air-conditioned buildings...

  9. Mythology and the Origin of Law in Early Chinese Thought

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    MacCormack, Geoffrey

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .C., J.J.L. Duyvendak, The Book of Lord Shang (London: Arthur Probsthain, 1963), pp. 147-8. Cf. also a passage from paragraph eight (Duyvendak, p. 238) discussed by K. Turner Gottschang, ?Chinese Despotism Reconsidered: Monarchy and its Critics...-7. 26 Zhuangzi jijie????, ed. Wang Xianqian??? (Hong Kong: Poling chubanshe), Neiyu, p. 64; B. Watson, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu (New York: Columbia University Press, 1968), pp. 116-7; A.C. Graham, Chuang-Tzu. The Inner Chapters. A Classic...

  10. NO Adsorption on Copper Phthalocyanine Functionalized Graphite Jun Hong Park,,

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    Kummel, Andrew C.

    of states on Au. Conversely, for NO/CuPc/HOPG, there is a large decrease of DOS in graphene around 1 eV due to NO chemisorption on CuPc/graphene consistent with negative charge transfer from graphene to NO. This DOS perturbation of graphene results in decreased binding energy of NO chemisorption in secondary NO sites

  11. TECHNICAL PAPER Hong Lu Brandon Pillans Jong-Chang Lee

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    Lee, Jeong-Bong

    - Etsu MicroSi, Inc., AZ, USA) on thick SU-8 negative photoresist (Microchem Corp., MA, USA) and its use

  12. Constant-Round Privacy Preserving Multiset Union Jeongdae Hong1

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    information about patients with sparse disease, while hospitals or patients want to protect their privacy Cheon mix-net. Still, since the shuffling protocol by KS also relays an intermediate shuffling result

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

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  15. FIGURE 1.16 Growth in processor performance since the mid-1980s. This chart plots performance relative to the VAX 11/780 as measured by the SPECint benchmarks (see Section 1.8). Prior to the mid-1980s, processor performance growth was largely technology-

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    Gousie, Michael B.

    relative to the VAX 11/780 as measured by the SPECint benchmarks (see Section 1.8). Prior to the mid-1980s 20% per year. Copyright © 2009 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved. Performance(vs.VAX-11/780) 10 13MIPS M/120 9Sun-4/260 5 VAX 8700 1.5, VAX-11/785 25%/year 52%/year 20% VAX-11/780 #12;

  16. Assessment of transboundary environmental effects in the Pearl River Delta Region: Is there a role for strategic environmental assessment?

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    Marsden, Simon, E-mail: simon.marsden@flinders.edu.au

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    China's EIA Law does not require transboundary proposals to be assessed, despite recognition of this globally, for example in the Espoo Convention and Kiev Protocol, and in the European EIA and SEA Directives. In a transboundary context assessment within a state is unusual, as regulating these effects is primarily about the relationship between states. However where a state has more than one legal system such as in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) Region of southern China, transboundary effects should also be addressed. Yet despite the geographical connections between Guangdong Province in mainland China (where the EIA Law applies) and the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions (which have their own provisions, neither of which requires transboundary assessments), EIA and SEA are carried out separately. Coordinated or joint approaches to transboundary assessment are generally absent, with the legal autonomy of Hong Kong and Macau a major constraint. As a result institutional responses at the policy level have developed. The article considers global experiences with regulating transboundary EIA and SEA, and analyses potential application to land use, transport and air and water planning in the PRD Region. If applied, benefits may include prevention or mitigation of cumulative effects, broader public participation, and improvements to environmental governance. The PRD Region experience may encourage China to conduct and coordinate EIA and SEA processes with neighbouring states, which has been non-existent or extremely limited to date.

  17. Impact of entrainment and impingement on fish populations in the Hudson River estuary. Volume III. An analysis of the validity of the utilities' stock-recruitment curve-fitting exercise and prior estimation of beta technique. Environmental Sciences Division publication No. 1792

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    Christensen, S. W.; Goodyear, C. P.; Kirk, B. L.

    1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report addresses the validity of the utilities' use of the Ricker stock-recruitment model to extrapolate the combined entrainment-impingement losses of young fish to reductions in the equilibrium population size of adult fish. In our testimony, a methodology was developed and applied to address a single fundamental question: if the Ricker model really did apply to the Hudson River striped bass population, could the utilities' estimates, based on curve-fitting, of the parameter alpha (which controls the impact) be considered reliable. In addition, an analysis is included of the efficacy of an alternative means of estimating alpha, termed the technique of prior estimation of beta (used by the utilities in a report prepared for regulatory hearings on the Cornwall Pumped Storage Project). This validation methodology should also be useful in evaluating inferences drawn in the literature from fits of stock-recruitment models to data obtained from other fish stocks.

  18. Central Vein Dilatation Prior to Concomitant Port Implantation

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    Krombach, Gabriele A., E-mail: krombach@rad.rwth-aachen.de; Plumhans, Cedric; Goerg, Fabian; Guenther, Rolf W. [University of Technology (RWTH) Aachen, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital (Germany)

    2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Implantation of subcutaneous port systems is routinely performed in patients requiring repeated long-term infusion therapy. Ultrasound- and fluoroscopy-guided implantation under local anesthesia is broadly established in interventional radiology and has decreased the rate of complications compared to the surgical approach. In addition, interventional radiology offers the unique possibility of simultaneous management of venous occlusion. We present a technique for recanalization of central venous occlusion and angioplasty combined with port placement in a single intervention which we performed in two patients. Surgical port placement was impossible owing to occlusion of the superior vena cava following placement of a cardiac pacemaker and occlusion of multiple central veins due to paraneoplastic coagulopathy, respectively. In both cases the affected vessel segments were dilated with balloon catheters and the port systems were placed thereafter. After successful dilatation, the venous access was secured with a 25-cm-long, 8-Fr introducer sheath, a subcutaneous pocket prepared, and the port catheter tunneled to the venipuncture site. The port catheter was introduced through the sheath with the proximal end connected to a 5-Fr catheter. This catheter was pulled through the tunnel in order to preserve the tunnel and, at the same time, allow safe removal of the long sheath over the wire. The port system functioned well in both cases. The combination of recanalization and port placement in a single intervention is a straightforward alternative for patients with central venous occlusion that can only be offered by interventional radiology.

  19. A Study of Osage History Prior to 1876

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    Christianson, James R.

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    : the •Journal of Isaac McCoyf 1828-1838," many of the papers of the St. Louis Superlntendency, an excellent collection of nineteenth century Kansas newspapers, a great many government documents concerning the Osage tribe, and the highly valuable "Governor... and to the history of the tribe since its arrival in Oklahoma. The Osage File and the A. M. G. D. Woodstock Letters at St. Louis University contain numerous choice references concerning the character of the Osage Indians, missionary activities among them...

  20. Data Integration for Classification Problems Employing Gaussian Process Priors

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    Girolami, M.

    Girolami,M. Zhong,M. Twentieth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems - NIPS 2006 MIT Press