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Hospital Readmission And Social Risk Factors Identified From Physician Notes, Amol Navathe, Feiran Zhong, Victor J. Lei, Frank Y. Chang, Margarita Sordo, Maxim Topaz, Shamkant B. Navathe, Roberto A. Rocha, Li Zhou 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Readmission And Social Risk Factors Identified From Physician Notes, Amol Navathe, Feiran Zhong, Victor J. Lei, Frank Y. Chang, Margarita Sordo, Maxim Topaz, Shamkant B. Navathe, Roberto A. Rocha, Li Zhou

Research Briefs

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Potential Benefits Of Combining Anomaly Detection With View Planning For Uav Infrastructure Modeling, R. Abraham Martin, Landen Blackburn, Joshua Pulsipher, Kevin W. Franke, John Hedengren 2017 Brigham Young University

Potential Benefits Of Combining Anomaly Detection With View Planning For Uav Infrastructure Modeling, R. Abraham Martin, Landen Blackburn, Joshua Pulsipher, Kevin W. Franke, John Hedengren

All Faculty Publications

This paper presents a novel method for UAV-based 3D modeling of large infrastructure objects, such as pipelines, canals and levees, that combines anomaly detection with automatic on-board 3D view planning. The study begins by assuming that anomaly detections are possible and focuses on quantifying the potential benefits of the combined method and the view planning algorithm. A simulated canal environment is constructed, and several simulated anomalies are created and marked. The algorithm is used to plan inspection flights for the anomaly locations, and simulated images from the flights are rendered and processed to construct 3D models of the locations of ...


Developing And Implementing An Online Research Data Repository For Your University Or College Campus, Raymond J. Uzwyshyn 2017 Texas State University

Developing And Implementing An Online Research Data Repository For Your University Or College Campus, Raymond J. Uzwyshyn

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Data-driven research is becoming increasingly important on university and college campuses. Most US federal and many international granting agencies mandatorily require that researchers applying for public grants possess a data management plan and make their research and data publically available through online access. This presentation overviews online research data repositories and implementation strategies for university and college campus libraries. The presentation pragmatically surveys this newer technology landscape and how organizations can begin to think about and implement an online data research repository. This session will survey the landscape but also makes use of practical example from Texas State University and ...


Studies In Mesoscopics And Quantum Microscopies, Zhenghao Ding, Gabriel C. Spalding 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

Studies In Mesoscopics And Quantum Microscopies, Zhenghao Ding, Gabriel C. Spalding

Honors Projects

This thesis begins with a foundational section on quantum optics. The single-photon detectors used in the first chapter were obtained through the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA), which brokered reduced cost for educational use, and the aim of the single-photon work presented in Chapter 1 is to develop modules for use in Illinois Wesleyan's instructional labs beyond the first year of university. Along with the American Association of Physics Teachers, ALPhA encourages capstone-level work, such as Chapter 1 of this honors thesis, which is explicitly designed to play the role of passing on, to a next generation of physics ...


Implementation Of Range Autofocus For Sar Radar Imaging, Nicholas J. Testin, Philip Davis 2017 Kennesaw State University

Implementation Of Range Autofocus For Sar Radar Imaging, Nicholas J. Testin, Philip Davis

Honors College Capstones and Theses

The range calculation for an FMCW radar depends on accurate linear modulation. In some circumstances, linear modulation may not be available and must be corrected for. This paper describes an autofocus technique used to correct for phase error due to non-linearities in the components of a FMCW radar. Also described here is the algorithm used in calculating the phase error and application of the phase correction with triangle modulation. Known errors were calculated at certain distances and applied to correcting the phase of data taken at similar distances. The results given were generated using a SAR working outside linear ranges.


Effects Of Bioengineering Scaffolds Releasing Neurotrophins And Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training On H-Reflex After Spinal Cord Injury, Jaclyn Ann Witko 2017 Rowan University

Effects Of Bioengineering Scaffolds Releasing Neurotrophins And Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training On H-Reflex After Spinal Cord Injury, Jaclyn Ann Witko

Theses and Dissertations

Changes in monosynaptic reflex, often used to study spasticity, has been tested through the H-reflex in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients after rehabilitation training, such as body weight support treadmill training or cycling. The combinational effects of rehabilitation training and a bioengineered scaffold on spasticity in SCI animal model have not been studied. We used a clinically relevant animal model of spinal cord moderate contusion at T9/T10 with BWSTT and the bioengineered scaffold PNIPAAm-g-PEG loaded with the growth factors BDNF/NT-3 to measure the efficiency of the combinational bioengineered approach to treat spasticity. Five animal groups were included in ...


Impact Of Using Spatially Distributed Soils Information On Flood Hydrograph Simulation With Hec-Hms, Matthew J. Nelson 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Impact Of Using Spatially Distributed Soils Information On Flood Hydrograph Simulation With Hec-Hms, Matthew J. Nelson

Civil Engineering Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Hydrologic rainfall-runoff models employ numerical equations to simulate the soil absorption of rainfall and resulting runoff. A number of methods have been developed to model these processes, but the parameters used to define these methods can be difficult to directly measure due to the variable nature of soil properties. They often rely on estimation of hydraulic and hydrologic parameters and calibration to produce accurate results.

A challenge with runoff method parameterization is the need for oversimplification using a lumped modeling approach. While distributed hydrologic modeling techniques are now available, distributed runoff methods are limited in use due to the tradition ...


Extensible Energy Planning Framework For Preemptive Tasks, Jin Hyun Kim, Deepak Gangadharan, Oleg Sokolsky, Axel Legay, Insup Lee 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Extensible Energy Planning Framework For Preemptive Tasks, Jin Hyun Kim, Deepak Gangadharan, Oleg Sokolsky, Axel Legay, Insup Lee

Departmental Papers (CIS)

Cyber-physical systems (CSPs) are demanding energy-efficient design not only of hardware (HW), but also of software (SW). Dynamic Voltage and and Frequency Scaling (DVFS) and Dynamic Power Manage (DPM) are most popular techniques to improve the energy efficiency. However, contemporary complicated HW and SW designs requires more elaborate and sophisticated energy management and efficiency evaluation techniques. This paper is concerned about energy supply planning for real-time scheduling systems (units) of which tasks need to meet deadlines. This paper presents a modelbased compositional energy planning technique that computes a minimal ratio of processor frequency that preserves schedulability of independent and preemptive ...


Creating A Zero + Energy Building Model, Ashley N. Thompson 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Creating A Zero + Energy Building Model, Ashley N. Thompson

Honors Theses

The goal of this project was to create an accurate representation of a zero + energy home both for physical experimentation and for numerical modeling. This means that the home does not rely on power from the grid, but only on alternative energy sources such as solar. The project consists of two major subcategories. The electrical portion of the project consists of implementing the energy source and control system, and the mechanical portion of the project consists of thermal analysis, thermal flow simulations, and physical construction. A 50 W solar panel was chosen as an energy source, which directs power to ...


Robust Drought Planning In Megacities: A Case Study In São Paulo, Brazil, Grace Cambareri 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Robust Drought Planning In Megacities: A Case Study In São Paulo, Brazil, Grace Cambareri

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Masters Projects

The megacity of São Paulo, Brazil recently faced a severe three-year drought (2013- 2015) that highlighted the challenges of growing water demands, unpredictability of future supply, and proper communication with the public during crisis. Given the poor outcomes of the recent drought, the question remains as to how the drought can be used to inform and improve future drought preparedness. This study develops a seven-step framework using simulation and a computational search to identify promising drought plans based on the historic record. These promising plans are then tested under alternative states of the world to explore their robustness and identify ...


Pilot Reactor Operation Of The Oxygenic Photogranule (Opg) Wastewater Treatment Process, Adam Matthew McNair 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pilot Reactor Operation Of The Oxygenic Photogranule (Opg) Wastewater Treatment Process, Adam Matthew Mcnair

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Masters Projects

Treating wastewater is imperative for maintaining public health and sanitation as well as the natural environment. In the United States and developed countries around the globe, the activated sludge (AS) process has been paramount in effectively treating wastewater for over a century. However, high energy consumption due to required mechanical aeration of AS limits its potential as a sustainable process. The oxygenic photogranule (OPG) wastewater treatment process utilizes the photosynthetic ability of OPGs made possible by the symbiosis between heterotrophic AS and filamentous cyanobacteria and algae in dense, spherical biogranules. This research presents pilot operation of the OPG wastewater treatment ...


The Development Of A Vacuum Forming System For Kydex® And Other Thermoplastic Sheet, Andrew G. Smith 2017 East Tennessee State University

The Development Of A Vacuum Forming System For Kydex® And Other Thermoplastic Sheet, Andrew G. Smith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Vacuum forming is a popular, cost effective method amongst large and small scale applications. The method is used to mold a material to the surface of a mold/pattern in order to create a negative copy for reproduction or an object in positive form. The prototype vacuum forming system developed and documented herein is of a membrane-seal type that consists of three (3) principle parts: radial platen, Hinged Frame and Platen Support Assembly, and a PVC surge tank. Each part is described in detail through design, manufacturing, and testing processes. The design supports functional versatility, small scale molding, and uses ...


Detection Of Plant Emergence Based On Spatio Temporal Image Sequence Analysis, Bhushit Agarwal 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Detection Of Plant Emergence Based On Spatio Temporal Image Sequence Analysis, Bhushit Agarwal

Computer Science and Engineering: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The phenome of a plant is the sum of all observable phenotypes for that plant. Phenotypes are observable characteristics or traits of a plant. These traits generally reflect a combination of influences from the genotype of the plant and the environment in which the plant has grown and developed. Collecting phenotypic data has traditionally been a slow and costly manual process, albeit one highly necessary for plant breeding and the development of improved agronomic practices. As a result automated methods for plant phenotyping analysis have become an active research field in recent years. Image-based plant phenotyping analysis facilitates extraction of ...


Characterization Of Murine Breast Cancer Cell Lines For Anti-Cancer Vaccine, Haven N. Frazier 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Characterization Of Murine Breast Cancer Cell Lines For Anti-Cancer Vaccine, Haven N. Frazier

Biological Sciences Undergraduate Honors Theses

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States (1). While treatments involving radiation and chemotherapy currently exist, disease must be detected early in order for the treatments to be somewhat effective, and there is no effective treatment after metastasis occurs (2). Additionally, current therapies do not mitigate tumor immunosuppression. Decreasing the tumor-associated immunosuppressive conditions while activating antitumor immunity could prevent recurrence and metastasis, possibly leading to an effective treatment for cancer (3). Tumor cell vaccines could possibly address this issue and have become a ...


Computer-Aided Design For Safe Autonomous Vehicles, Matthew O'Kelly, Houssam Abbas, Rahul Mangharam 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Computer-Aided Design For Safe Autonomous Vehicles, Matthew O'Kelly, Houssam Abbas, Rahul Mangharam

Real-Time and Embedded Systems Lab (mLAB)

No abstract provided.


Bias And Other Error In Gridded Weather Data Sets And Their Impacts On Estimating Reference Evapotranspiration, Philip A. Blankenau 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Bias And Other Error In Gridded Weather Data Sets And Their Impacts On Estimating Reference Evapotranspiration, Philip A. Blankenau

Civil Engineering Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Gridded weather data sets are increasingly used in a variety of hydrologic and agricultural applications due to their complete spatial and temporal coverage. One application of gridded data sets is the estimation of evapotranspiration (ET). Several operational remote sensing (RS) approaches for estimating ET, such as the SEBAL, METRIC and EEFlux models, require estimates of reference ET (ETref), where ETref is expected ET from a hypothetical reference crop of clipped grass or alfalfa. Gridded weather data provide for the computation of ETref in all areas of a remote sensing image, and therefore potentially remove the need for dense weather station ...


Conjoint Audiogram Estimation Via Gaussian Process Classification, James DiLorenzo 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

Conjoint Audiogram Estimation Via Gaussian Process Classification, James Dilorenzo

Engineering and Applied Science Theses & Dissertations

In traditional audiometry, a clinician seeks to estimate her patient’s auditory response through the sequential delivery of various individual tests. These tests are treated as independent and correlation is assessed after each individual test has been completed, resulting in a diagnosis. Treating tests as independent impedes both accuracy and efficiency by ignoring correlations in conditions known to influence physiological response, for instance age, genetics, and exposure to noise. This thesis advances the existing framework for audiometry via Gaussian Processes by allowing for the estimation of audiogram thresholds for both ears simultaneously. The resulting model estimates both correlated and uncorrelated ...


Smart Feedback Control For Fiber-Optics Acoustic Emission Sensor System, Xiangyu Luo 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Smart Feedback Control For Fiber-Optics Acoustic Emission Sensor System, Xiangyu Luo

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from Electrical & Computer Engineering

Optical fiber sensors for ultrasonic detection have become a subject of much research in recent years. In this thesis, a fiber-optic acoustic emission (AE) sensor system that is capable of performing AE detection, even when the sensor is experiencing large quasi-static strains, is first described. The system consists of a smart selection of a wavelength notch to which a distributed feedback (DFB) laser is locked for high sensitivity AE signal demodulation. A smart feedback control unit for the DFB laser, which is the focus of this thesis, is designed and investigated. The smart control ensures that the AE signal is ...


Reference Evapotranspiration From Coarse-Scale And Dynamically Downscaled Data In Complex Terrain: Sensitivity To Interpolation And Resolution, Courtenay Strong, Krishna B. Khatri, Adam K. Kochanski, Clayton S. Lewis, L. Niel Allen 2017 University of Utah

Reference Evapotranspiration From Coarse-Scale And Dynamically Downscaled Data In Complex Terrain: Sensitivity To Interpolation And Resolution, Courtenay Strong, Krishna B. Khatri, Adam K. Kochanski, Clayton S. Lewis, L. Niel Allen

CEE Faculty Publications

The main objective of this study was to investigate whether dynamically downscaled high resolution (4-km) climate data from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model provide physically meaningful additional information for reference evapotranspiration (E) calculation compared to the recently published GridET framework that uses interpolation from coarser-scale simulations run at 32-km resolution. The analysis focuses on complex terrain of Utah in the western United States for years 1985–2010, and comparisons were made statewide with supplemental analyses specifically for regions with irrigated agriculture. E was calculated using the standardized equation and procedures proposed by the American Society of Civil Engineers ...


Lab Toner Vacuum Cleaner Caddy, Treavor C. Johnson Mr., Robert K. Davis Mr., Spencer K. Sanders Mr., Erin M. Miller Ms. 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Lab Toner Vacuum Cleaner Caddy, Treavor C. Johnson Mr., Robert K. Davis Mr., Spencer K. Sanders Mr., Erin M. Miller Ms.

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


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