Fractal Analysis Of Dna Sequences, 2016 Universidad del Valle - Colombia - Georgia Institute of Technology

#### Fractal Analysis Of Dna Sequences, Christian G. Arias, Pedro Antonio Moreno Phd, Carlos Tellez

*Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research*

No abstract provided.

Gpu-Arraysort: A Parallel, In-Place Algorithm For Sorting Large Number Of Arrays, 2016 WMU

#### Gpu-Arraysort: A Parallel, In-Place Algorithm For Sorting Large Number Of Arrays, Muaaz Awan, Fahad Saeed

*Parallel Computing and Data Science Lab Technical Reports*

Modern day analytics deals with big datasets from diverse fields. For many application the data is in the form of an array which consists of large number of smaller arrays. Existing techniques focus on sorting a single large array and cannot be used for sorting large number of smaller arrays in an efficient manner. Currently no such algorithm is available which can sort such large number of arrays utilizing the massively parallel architecture of GPU devices. In this paper we present a highly scalable parallel algorithm, called GPU-ArraySort, for sorting large number of arrays using a GPU. Our algorithm performs ...

Design Optimization Of A Stochastic Multi-Objective Problem: Gaussian Process Regressions For Objective Surrogates, 2016 Universidad de Los Andes - Colombia

#### Design Optimization Of A Stochastic Multi-Objective Problem: Gaussian Process Regressions For Objective Surrogates, Juan Sebastian Martinez, Piyush Pandita, Rohit K. Tripathy, Ilias Bilionis

*The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium*

Multi-objective optimization (MOO) problems arise frequently in science and engineering situations. In an optimization problem, we want to find the set of input parameters that generate the set of optimal outputs, mathematically known as the Pareto frontier (PF). Solving the MOO problem is a challenge since expensive experiments can be performed only a constrained number of times and there is a limited set of data to work with, e.g. a roll-to-roll microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition (MPCVD) reactor for manufacturing high quality graphene. State-of-the-art techniques, e.g. evolutionary algorithms; particle swarm optimization, require a large amount of observations and ...

Multi-Objective Optimization Under Uncertainty Using The Hyper-Volume Expected Improvement, 2016 South Carolina State University

#### Multi-Objective Optimization Under Uncertainty Using The Hyper-Volume Expected Improvement, Martin Figura, Piyush Pandita, Rohit K. Tripathy, Ilias Bilionis

*The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium*

The design of real engineering systems requires the optimization of multiple quantities of interest. In the electric motor design, one wants to maximize the average torque and minimize the torque variation. A study has shown that these attributes vary for different geometries of the rotor teeth. However, simulations of a large number of designs cannot be performed due to their high cost. In many problems, design optimization of multi-objective functions is a very challenging task due to the difficulty to evaluate the expectation of the objectives. Current multi-objective optimization (MOO) techniques, e.g., evolutionary algorithms cannot solve such problems because ...

Solution Of Fully-Coupled Shallow Water Equations And Contaminant Transport Using A Primitive Variable Riemann Solver And A Semi-Discrete Supg Method, 2016 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

#### Solution Of Fully-Coupled Shallow Water Equations And Contaminant Transport Using A Primitive Variable Riemann Solver And A Semi-Discrete Supg Method, Faranak Behzadi

*Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations*

In the present dissertation, a finite volume and a finite element model are developed and tuned for the solution of the fully-coupled two-dimensional Shallow Water and Contaminant transport Equations with arbitrary bed topography and wetting-drying fronts. A Riemann-solver finite volume scheme, using primitive variables rather than conserved variables, and a semi-discrete Streamline Upwind Petrov-Galerkin (SUPG) method in finite element context are applied to compare the performance of these two numerical models. The Riemann-solver scheme is based on the unstructured finite volume discretization using primitive-variable Roe-flux approximation with an entropy fix. Second-order accuracy in space and time, an implicit scheme based ...

Least Squares Spectral Element Method For Laminar And Turbulent Flows, –Continuous And Discontinuous Approaches–, 2016 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

#### Least Squares Spectral Element Method For Laminar And Turbulent Flows, –Continuous And Discontinuous Approaches–, Jaber Javanshir Hasbestan

*Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations*

In this research, application of a least squares spectral element method for compressible laminar and turbulent flow problems is investigated. For the turbulent Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS), a modified Spalart-Allmaras (SA) turbulence model is employed and integrated with the mean flow equations in a segregated fashion. Two different approaches are presented for solving the SA model using the least squares method. The first method represents a simple rearrangement of the equation. However, proper arrangement of the SAmodel is required in order to produce a stable scheme for the least squares methodology. The second approach is into divide the SA equation ...

Lattice Boltzmann Methods For Wind Energy Analysis, 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

#### Lattice Boltzmann Methods For Wind Energy Analysis, Stephen Lloyd Wood

*Doctoral Dissertations*

An estimate of the United States wind potential conducted in 2011 found that the energy available at an altitude of 80 meters is approximately triple the wind energy available 50 meters above ground. In 2012, 43% of all new electricity generation installed in the U.S. (13.1 GW) came from wind power. The majority of this power, 79%, comes from large utility scale turbines that are being manufactured at unprecedented sizes. Existing wind plants operate with a capacity factor of only approximately 30%. Measurements have shown that the turbulent wake of a turbine persists for many rotor diameters, inducing ...

Strategies For Protecting Intellectual Property When Using Cuda Applications On Graphics Processing Units, 2016 Abertay University

#### Strategies For Protecting Intellectual Property When Using Cuda Applications On Graphics Processing Units, Xavier Bellekens

*xavier bellekens*

A Compact Bandpass Filter Based On Fractal Defected Ground Structure Resonators, 2016 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Iraq

#### A Compact Bandpass Filter Based On Fractal Defected Ground Structure Resonators, Jawad K. Ali, Hadi T. Ziboon

*Professor Jawad K. Ali*

Energy Consumption Prediction With Big Data: Balancing Prediction Accuracy And Computational Resources, 2016 Western University

#### Energy Consumption Prediction With Big Data: Balancing Prediction Accuracy And Computational Resources, Katarina Grolinger, Miriam Am Capretz, Luke Seewald

*Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications*

In recent years, advances in sensor technologies and expansion of smart meters have resulted in massive growth of energy data sets. These Big Data have created new opportunities for energy prediction, but at the same time, they impose new challenges for traditional technologies. On the other hand, new approaches for handling and processing these Big Data have emerged, such as MapReduce, Spark, Storm, and Oxdata H2O. This paper explores how findings from machine learning with Big Data can benefit energy consumption prediction. An approach based on local learning with support vector regression (SVR) is presented. Although local learning itself is ...

Polynomial Extension Operators. Part Iii, 2016 University of Texas at Austin

#### Polynomial Extension Operators. Part Iii, Leszek Demkowicz, Jay Gopalakrishnan, Joachim Schöberl

*Jay Gopalakrishnan*

In this concluding part of a series of papers on tetrahedral polynomial extension operators, the existence of a polynomial extension operator in the Sobolev space H(div) is proven constructively. Specifically, on any tetrahedron K, given a function w on the boundary ∂K that is a polynomial on each face, the extension operator applied to w gives a vector function whose components are polynomials of at most the same degree in the tetrahedron. The vector function is an extension in the sense that the trace of its normal component on the boundary ∂K coincides with w. Furthermore, the extension operator ...

Polynomial Extension Operators. Part Iii, 2016 University of Texas at Austin

#### Polynomial Extension Operators. Part Iii, Leszek Demkowicz, Jay Gopalakrishnan, Joachim Schöberl

*Jay Gopalakrishnan*

In this concluding part of a series of papers on tetrahedral polynomial extension operators, the existence of a polynomial extension operator in the Sobolev space H(div) is proven constructively. Specifically, on any tetrahedron K, given a function w on the boundary ∂K that is a polynomial on each face, the extension operator applied to w gives a vector function whose components are polynomials of at most the same degree in the tetrahedron. The vector function is an extension in the sense that the trace of its normal component on the boundary ∂K coincides with w. Furthermore, the extension operator ...

A Class Of Discontinuous Petrov–Galerkin Methods. Part Iii: Adaptivity, 2016 University of Texas at Austin

#### A Class Of Discontinuous Petrov–Galerkin Methods. Part Iii: Adaptivity, Leszek Demkowicz, Jay Gopalakrishnan, Antti H. Niemi

*Jay Gopalakrishnan*

We continue our theoretical and numerical study on the Discontinuous Petrov–Galerkin method with optimal test functions in context of 1D and 2D convection-dominated diffusion problems and hp-adaptivity. With a proper choice of the norm for the test space, we prove robustness (uniform stability with respect to the diffusion parameter) and mesh-independence of the energy norm of the FE error for the 1D problem. With hp-adaptivity and a proper scaling of the norms for the test functions, we establish new limits for solving convection-dominated diffusion problems numerically: for 1D and for 2D problems. The adaptive process is fully automatic and ...

Cashtag Ios Application, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

#### Cashtag Ios Application, Kevin J. Tsui

*Computer Science*

An iOS Application meant to help manage cash purchases/transactions.

High-Low, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

#### High-Low, Cameron Burwell, Bryce Cheng-Campbell

*Computer Science*

The card game High-Low is a cooperative game that provides a unique problem of where all players have partial information and build off other players guesses to win the game. This problem lends itself to creating an AI bot that can play the game with other human players. By making decisions that change as the other players make guesses through the rounds, we have created an AI bot that plays the game with a good degree of accuracy.

Automatic Generation And Grading Of Programming Exercises, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

#### Automatic Generation And Grading Of Programming Exercises, Andrew Dufrene

*Computer Science*

In our current age of technological advances, and rising education costs, it is becoming increasingly beneficial to use technology to aid in education, usually through automated lectures or grading. One missing feature from this automated education is complex grading and problem generation. The main objective of this project is to create a program that can automatically generate and grade problems of varying difficulties based on the topic of programming for loops. The project solution was created as a program designed for use in Dr. Clinton Staley’s Intelligent Homework System, which is used precisely for automated exercise grading and generation ...

Commuting By Customized Bus: A Comparative Analysis With Private Car And Conventional Public Transport In Two Cities, 2016 University of Auckland

#### Commuting By Customized Bus: A Comparative Analysis With Private Car And Conventional Public Transport In Two Cities, Tao Liu, Avishai Ceder, Romain Bologna, Benjamin Cabantous

*Journal of Public Transportation*

Commuting is a major component in the creation of traffic and travel problems. Thus, more attention should be given to its practice. Private car (PC) transport, the dominant mode of commuting in most of the world’s major cities, creates traffic-related social problems such as traffic congestion, traffic fatalities and injuries, and adverse environmental impacts. This study proposes a novel commuting travel mode—a customized bus (CB) transit system that provides advanced, personalized, and flexible demand-interactive minibus service using Internet, telephone, and smartphone apps. The aim was to assess and compare the performance of CB with PC and with conventional ...

The Effects Of Latency On 3d Interactive Data Visualizations, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

#### The Effects Of Latency On 3d Interactive Data Visualizations, Allen Korenevsky

*Master's Theses and Project Reports*

Interactive data visualizations must respond fluidly to user input to be effective, or so we assume. In fact it is unknown exactly how fast a visualization must run to present every facet within a dataset. An engineering team with limited resources is left with intuition and estimates to determine if their application performs sufficiently well.

This thesis studies how latency affects users' comprehension of data visualizations, specifically 3D geospatial visualizations with large data sets. Subjects used a climate visualization showing temperatures spanning from the 19th to the 21st century to answer multiple choice questions. Metrics like their eye movements, time ...

Incorporating Histograms Of Oriented Gradients Into Monte Carlo Localization, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

#### Incorporating Histograms Of Oriented Gradients Into Monte Carlo Localization, Michael K. Norris

*Master's Theses and Project Reports*

This work presents improvements to Monte Carlo Localization (MCL) for a mobile robot using computer vision. Solutions to the localization problem aim to provide fine resolution on location approximation, and also be resistant to changes in the environment. One such environment change is the kidnapped/teleported robot problem, where a robot is suddenly transported to a new location and must re-localize. The standard method of "Augmented MCL" uses particle filtering combined with addition of random particles under certain conditions to solve the kidnapped robot problem. This solution is robust, but not always fast. This work combines Histogram of Oriented Gradients ...

Anex: Automated Network Exploitation Through Penetration Testing, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

#### Anex: Automated Network Exploitation Through Penetration Testing, Eric Francis Dazet

*Master's Theses and Project Reports*

Cyber attacks are a growing concern in our modern world, making security evaluation a critical venture. Penetration testing, the process of attempting to compromise a computer network with controlled tests, is a proven method of evaluating a system's security measures. However, penetration tests, and preventive security analysis in general, require considerable investments in money, time, and labor, which can cause them to be overlooked. Alternatively, automated penetration testing programs are used to conduct a security evaluation with less user effort, lower cost, and in a shorter period of time than manual penetration tests. The trade-off is that automated penetration ...