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Data And Analytics For Neighborhood Development: Smart Shrinkage Decision Modeling In Baltimore, Maryland, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Justin Hollander, Eliza D. Whiteman 2015 University of Massachusetts - Boston

Data And Analytics For Neighborhood Development: Smart Shrinkage Decision Modeling In Baltimore, Maryland, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Justin Hollander, Eliza D. Whiteman

Michael P. Johnson

Many older cities in the United States confront the problem of long-term declines in population and economic activity resulting in blighted conditions that make conventional revitalization initiatives unlikely to succeed. Smart shrinkage, a planning approach that emphasizes alternative land uses while preserving quality of life, offers a way for cities to remain desirable places to live and work. However, there is little research on empirical methods to support planning decisions consistent with smart shrinkage.

We present results from two studies with planners from the City of Baltimore that provide novel insights regarding ways in which planners can perform vacant property ...


The Crossroads Of Embracing Content Management: Using The Beaglebone Black Microcomputer To Host Omeka., Michael D. Wells, Craig Rosenbeck 2015 Northern Kentucky University

The Crossroads Of Embracing Content Management: Using The Beaglebone Black Microcomputer To Host Omeka., Michael D. Wells, Craig Rosenbeck

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

As organizations are concerned about managing their content, it would be advantageous to know alternatives to outsourcing the content management to "the cloud". When decisions need to made because of budget or staffing restrictions, alternative solutions can be a challenge. The purpose of this presentation is to explore an alternative solution to host digital content in house for small libraries. This work seeks to explore using the single board computer called "BeagleBone Black", to host the institutional repository software Omeka. There are advantages to being able to host organizational content in house, and this solution could be an alternative that ...


Decision Science For Housing And Community Development: Localized And Evidence‐Based Responses To Distressed Housing And Blighted Communities, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Jeffrey Keisler, Senay Solak, David Turcotte, Armagan Bayram, Rachel B. Drew 2015 University of Massachusetts - Boston

Decision Science For Housing And Community Development: Localized And Evidence‐Based Responses To Distressed Housing And Blighted Communities, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Jeffrey Keisler, Senay Solak, David Turcotte, Armagan Bayram, Rachel B. Drew

Michael P. Johnson

This book will present decision models and applications to an important contemporary issue in urban housing and community development: local responses to the foreclosure crisis. The roots of this book are a National Science Foundation-funded project as well as an antecedent pilot project that served as a response to a phenomenon with multiple causes and large-scale and wide-ranging impacts on people, communities and markets worldwide, including in urbanized areas of the United States. The book will demonstrate that a diverse set of decision models, developed to respond to the recent foreclosure crisis in the US, can contribute to emerging scholarship ...


Video Event Recognition And Prediction Based On Temporal Structure Analysis, Kang Li 2015 Northeastern University

Video Event Recognition And Prediction Based On Temporal Structure Analysis, Kang Li

Computer Engineering Dissertations

The increasing ubiquitousness of multimedia information in today's world has positioned video as a favored information vehicle, and given rise to an astonishing generation of social media and surveillance footage. Consumer-grade video is becoming abundant on the Internet, and it is now easier than ever to download multimedia material of any kind and quality. This raises a series of technological demands for automatic video understanding, which has motivated the research community to guide its steps towards a better attainment of such capabilities. As a result, current trends on cognitive vision promise to recognize complex events and self-adapt to different ...


Positive Control With Maximum Stability Radius For Continuous-Time Dynamic Systems, Amirreza Oghbaee 2015 Northeastern University

Positive Control With Maximum Stability Radius For Continuous-Time Dynamic Systems, Amirreza Oghbaee

Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Theses

Positive systems have attracted much attention nowadays due to their numerous applications in modeling and control of physical, biological and economical systems. The state trajectory of such system remains in the nonnegative quadrant of the state space for any given nonnegative initial condition. This class of systems have nice stability and robustness properties. One can take advantage of these interesting properties to robustly stabilize general dynamic systems such that the closed-loop system becomes positive. One of the most important measures in robust control analysis is stability radius. This measure provides the amount of uncertainty that system can cope with before ...


Sorption Of Aqueous Fe(Ii) On Goethite Investigated With Stable Oxygen Isotopes, Pu Yue 2015 Northeastern University

Sorption Of Aqueous Fe(Ii) On Goethite Investigated With Stable Oxygen Isotopes, Pu Yue

Civil Engineering Master's Theses

This thesis work is aimed at examining the oxygen atom mixing between common iron(III) oxides and Fe(II)aq solution during the sorption process. First, 18O labeled iron(III) minerals were used in batch sorption reactors to study the exchange of oxygen atom within the Fe(II)aq - iron(III) oxide system. Results showed a much lesser extent of oxygen mixing than reported Fe mixing from previous studies, even when dissolved Fe(II) is present. The oxygen mixing extents are 3.95 % more for goethite and 9.66 % more for ferrihydrite than their respective controls within 14 days ...


Geopolymer Concrete-Filled Pultruded Composite Beams – Concrete Mix Design And Application, Wahid Ferdous, Allan Manalo, Amar Khennane, Obada Kayali 2015 Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC), University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia

Geopolymer Concrete-Filled Pultruded Composite Beams – Concrete Mix Design And Application, Wahid Ferdous, Allan Manalo, Amar Khennane, Obada Kayali

Wahid Ferdous

The limited research on the geopolymer concrete mix design for targeting a specific strength is identified an obstacle for their effective design and wide use. In this paper, a mix design procedure has been proposed for fly-ash based geopolymer concrete and its use as infill hybrid composite beam is investigated. Then, the structural performance of geopolymer concrete filled hybrid composite beam is investigated to determine their possible application in civil infrastructure. Firstly, a detailed procedure of mix design for fly-ash based geopolymer concrete is presented. Secondly, three hybrid beams filled with geopolymer concrete were prepared and tested in a four-point ...


An Extensible Technology Framework For Cyber Security Education, Frank Jordan Sheen 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

An Extensible Technology Framework For Cyber Security Education, Frank Jordan Sheen

All Theses and Dissertations

Cyber security education has evolved over the last decade to include new methods of teaching and technology to prepare students. Instructors in this field of study often deal with a subject matter that has rigid principles, but changing ways of applying those principles. This makes maintaining courses difficult. This case study explored the kind of teaching methods, technology, and means used to explain these concepts. This study shows that generally, cyber security courses require more time to keep up to date. It also evaluates one effort, the NxSecLab, on how it attempted to relieve the administrative issues in teaching these ...


16 - تأثیرات زاویه پاشش جت پرده هوایی بر کیفیت هوای داخل و آسایش حرارتی ساکنان در یک اتاق فشار مثبت, Alireza Zolfaghari, Ali Barati-Majan 2015 University of Birjand

16 - تأثیرات زاویه پاشش جت پرده هوایی بر کیفیت هوای داخل و آسایش حرارتی ساکنان در یک اتاق فشار مثبت, Alireza Zolfaghari, Ali Barati-Majan

Dr Alireza Zolfaghari

No abstract provided.


Nebraska Farm Building Data For South-Central Counties Taken From U.S. Census, R. M. Loper 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Farm Building Data For South-Central Counties Taken From U.S. Census, R. M. Loper

Biological Systems Engineering: Papers and Publications

The Material given on the following pages was selected from United States Census data for the years indicated.

It has been arranged to permit analysis and comparison of building trends since 1900, both in the state and in individuals counties. Such a study often reveals areas in which effective educational programs could be developed and indicates the phases of such programs which are needed most.

Unfortunately, complete 1945 figures are not available yet, but space has been left for them so that they may be added when released by the Census Bureau.


Comparison Of Aircraft Tire Wear With Initial Wheel Rotational Speed, Abdurrhman A. Alroqi, Weiji Wang 2015 University of Sussex

Comparison Of Aircraft Tire Wear With Initial Wheel Rotational Speed, Abdurrhman A. Alroqi, Weiji Wang

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

The impact an aircraft has on its tires when it lands has been problematic practically since the invention of the airplane. Upon touchdown, the tires frequently smoke as rubber burns off and tire material is worn away while the tires slip up to a steady rolling speed. To minimise tire slip, torque or spin mechanisms could be added to each tire assembly to accelerate the tire to match the landing speed. Patents have been registered since the 1940s to improve tire safety and performance, decrease the substantial wear that results from every landing, and save airline companies the cost of ...


Burning Characteristics Of Pulverized Coal Within Blast Furnace Raceway At Various Injection Operations And Ways Of Enriched Oxygen., Wei-Hsin Chen 2015 National Cheng Kung University

Burning Characteristics Of Pulverized Coal Within Blast Furnace Raceway At Various Injection Operations And Ways Of Enriched Oxygen., Wei-Hsin Chen

Wei-Hsin Chen

No abstract provided.


Automatic Registration Of Fused Lidar/Digital Imagery (Texel Images) For Three-Dimensional Image Creation, Scott E. Budge, Neeraj S. Badamikar, Xuan Xie 2015 Utah State University

Automatic Registration Of Fused Lidar/Digital Imagery (Texel Images) For Three-Dimensional Image Creation, Scott E. Budge, Neeraj S. Badamikar, Xuan Xie

ECE Faculty Publications

Several photogrammetry-based methods have been proposed that the derive three-dimensional (3-D) information from digital images from different perspectives, and lidar-based methods have been proposed that merge lidar point clouds and texture the merged point clouds with digital imagery. Image registration alone has difficulty with smooth regions with low contrast, whereas point cloud merging alone has difficulty with outliers and a lack of proper convergence in the merging process. This paper presents a method to create 3-D images that uses the unique properties of texel images (pixel-fused lidar and digital imagery) to improve the quality and robustness of fused 3-D images ...


Disassembly Sequence Evaluation: A User Study Leveraging Immersive Computing Technologies, Leif P. Berg, Sara Behdad, Judy M. Vance, Deborah Thurston 2015 Iowa State University

Disassembly Sequence Evaluation: A User Study Leveraging Immersive Computing Technologies, Leif P. Berg, Sara Behdad, Judy M. Vance, Deborah Thurston

Mechanical Engineering Publications and Papers

As interest in product recovery, reuse, and recycling rises, planning and evaluating disassembly sequences are becoming increasingly important. The manner in which a product can be taken apart strongly influences end-of-life (EOL) operations and costs. Early disassembly planning can also inform non-EOL processes including repair and routine maintenance. Recently, research has concentrated on creating optimization algorithms which automatically generate disassembly sequences. These algorithms often require data that are unavailable or estimated with high uncertainty. Furthermore, industries often employ CAD modeling software to evaluate disassembly sequences during the design stage. The combination of these methods result in mathematically generated solutions, however ...


Söyleşi- Rauf H Eric, Güney Afrika'da Madencilik Ve Metal Kazanımı (Interview With Rauf H Eric, Mining And Metal Extraction In South Africa), Ahmet Deniz Bas 2015 Laval University

Söyleşi- Rauf H Eric, Güney Afrika'da Madencilik Ve Metal Kazanımı (Interview With Rauf H Eric, Mining And Metal Extraction In South Africa), Ahmet Deniz Bas

Ahmet Deniz Bas

No abstract provided.


Towards Generating Essence Kernels Using Genetic Algorithms, Todd Sedano, Cécile Péraire 2015 Carnegie Mellon University

Towards Generating Essence Kernels Using Genetic Algorithms, Todd Sedano, Cécile Péraire

Cécile Péraire

The Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) community created the Essence kernel as a unifying framework for describing and analyzing software engineering endeavors. The Essence kernel is based upon human experience and judgment, not empirical data.

Background: At Carnegie Mellon University in Silicon Valley, we have collected data from masters of science in software engineering students as they complete a team-based project course as their capstone or practicum project using the Essence kernel. Each week, the team recorded their progress in an Essence Reflection meeting. This data serves as training data for evaluating the Essence kernel and alternative candidate kernels ...


A Clustering Approach To Domestic Electricity Load Profile Characterisation Using Smart Metering Data, Fintan McLoughlin, Aidan Duffy, Michael Conlon 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

A Clustering Approach To Domestic Electricity Load Profile Characterisation Using Smart Metering Data, Fintan Mcloughlin, Aidan Duffy, Michael Conlon

Articles

The availability of increasing amounts of data to electricity utilities through the implementation of domestic smart metering campaigns has meant that traditional ways of analysing meter reading information such as descriptive statistics has become increasingly difficult. Key characteristic information to the data is often lost, particularly when averaging or aggregation processes are applied. Therefore, other methods of analysing data need to be used so that this information is not lost. One such method which lends itself to analysing large amounts of information is data mining. This allows for the data to be segmented before such aggregation processes are applied. Moreover ...


Indiana Ltap Directory 2015, Indiana LTAP 2015 Lyles School of Civil Engineering

Indiana Ltap Directory 2015, Indiana Ltap

Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Directory

Contact information for local agency officials and employees responsible for Indiana’s local road infrastructure.


15 - ارزیابی تأثیرات نحوه چیدمان لایه های یک لباس متخلخل بر انتقال حرارت و جرم از بدن در شرایط سرما, Alireza Zolfaghari, Hasan Hasanzadeh, Hosein Shariati Eivari 2015 University of Birjand

15 - ارزیابی تأثیرات نحوه چیدمان لایه های یک لباس متخلخل بر انتقال حرارت و جرم از بدن در شرایط سرما, Alireza Zolfaghari, Hasan Hasanzadeh, Hosein Shariati Eivari

Dr Alireza Zolfaghari

No abstract provided.


Experimental Investigation On Effect Of Grinding Direction On Wear Under Heavy Load And Slow Speed Conditions With Molybdenum Disulphide (Mos2) As Additive In Commercial Lubricant, Innovative Research Publications IRP India, S. M. Muzakkir, Harish Hirani 2015 Innovative Research Publications

Experimental Investigation On Effect Of Grinding Direction On Wear Under Heavy Load And Slow Speed Conditions With Molybdenum Disulphide (Mos2) As Additive In Commercial Lubricant, Innovative Research Publications Irp India, S. M. Muzakkir, Harish Hirani

Innovative Research Publications IRP India

In the present work, experimental investigation has been carried out to identify the effect of grinding direction on the wear of the sliding surfaces subjected to heavy load and low sliding velocity with molybdenum disulphide MoS2 as additive in commercial lubricant. The conformal block and disk test setup has been used to conduct experiments on conformal blocks with two grinding directions: one along the direction of sliding and other across the direction of sliding. The wear of the block is measured as its weight loss after the test. The results of the experiments are reported.


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