Statistical Inference To Evaluate And Compare The Performance Of Correlated Multi-State Classification Systems, 2018 Air Force Institute of Technology

#### Statistical Inference To Evaluate And Compare The Performance Of Correlated Multi-State Classification Systems, Beau A. Nunnally

*Theses and Dissertations*

The current emphasis on including correlation when comparing diagnostic test performance is quite important, however, there are cases in which correlation effects may be negligible with respect to inference. This proposed work examines the impact of including correlation between classification systems with continuous features by comparing the optimal performance of two diagnostic tests with multiple outcomes as well as providing inference for a sequence of tests. We define the optimal point using Bayes Cost, a metric that sums the weighted misclassifications within a diagnostic test using a cost/benefit structure. Through simulation, we quantify the impact of correlation on standard ...

The Hilbert-Huang Transform: A Theoretical Framework And Applications To Leak Identification In Pressurized Space Modules, 2018 University of Maine

#### The Hilbert-Huang Transform: A Theoretical Framework And Applications To Leak Identification In Pressurized Space Modules, Kenneth R. Bundy

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

Any manned space mission must provide breathable air to its crew. For this reason, air leaks in spacecraft pose a danger to the mission and any astronauts on board. The purpose of this work is twofold: the first is to address the issue of air pressure loss from leaks in spacecraft. Air leaks present a danger to spacecraft crew, and so a method of finding air leaks when they occur is needed. Most leak detection systems localize the leak in some way. Instead, we address the identification of air leaks in a pressurized space module, we aim to determine the ...

On The Well-Posedness And Global Boundary Controllability Of A Nonlinear Beam Model, 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

#### On The Well-Posedness And Global Boundary Controllability Of A Nonlinear Beam Model, Jessie Jamieson

*Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research Papers in Mathematics*

The theory of beams and plates has been long established due to works spanning many fields, and has been explored through many investigations of beam and plate mechanics, controls, stability, and the well-posedness of systems of equations governing the motions of plates and beams. Additionally, recent investigations of flutter phenomena by Dowell, Webster et al. have reignited interest into the mechanics and stability of nonlinear beams. In this thesis, we wish to revisit the seminal well-posedness results of Lagnese and Leugering for the one dimensional, nonlinear beam from their 1991 paper, "Uniform stabilization of a nonlinear beam by nonlinear boundary ...

Developing Optimization Techniques For Logistical Tendering Using Reverse Combinatorial Auctions, 2018 East Tennessee State University

#### Developing Optimization Techniques For Logistical Tendering Using Reverse Combinatorial Auctions, Jennifer Kiser

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

In business-to-business logistical sourcing events, companies regularly use a bidding process known as tendering in the procurement of transportation services from third-party providers. Usually in the form of an auction involving a single buyer and one or more sellers, the buyer must make decisions regarding with which suppliers to partner and how to distribute the transportation lanes and volume among its suppliers; this is equivalent to solving the optimization problem commonly referred to as the Winner Determination Problem. In order to take into account the complexities inherent to the procurement problem, such as considering a supplier’s network, economies of ...

Clustering Mixed Data: An Extension Of The Gower Coefficient With Weighted L2 Distance, 2018 East Tennessee State University

#### Clustering Mixed Data: An Extension Of The Gower Coefficient With Weighted L2 Distance, Augustine Oppong

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

Sorting out data into partitions is increasing becoming complex as the constituents of data is growing outward everyday. Mixed data comprises continuous, categorical, directional functional and other types of variables. Clustering mixed data is based on special dissimilarities of the variables. Some data types may influence the clustering solution. Assigning appropriate weight to the functional data may improve the performance of the clustering algorithm. In this paper we use the extension of the Gower coefficient with judciously chosen weight for the L2 to cluster mixed data.The benefits of weighting are demonstrated both in in applications to the Buoy data ...

Developments In Multivariate Post Quantum Cryptography., 2018 University of Louisville

#### Developments In Multivariate Post Quantum Cryptography., Jeremy Robert Vates

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

Ever since Shor's algorithm was introduced in 1994, cryptographers have been working to develop cryptosystems that can resist known quantum computer attacks. This push for quantum attack resistant schemes is known as post quantum cryptography. Specifically, my contributions to post quantum cryptography has been to the family of schemes known as Multivariate Public Key Cryptography (MPKC), which is a very attractive candidate for digital signature standardization in the post quantum collective for a wide variety of applications. In this document I will be providing all necessary background to fully understand MPKC and post quantum cryptography as a whole. Then ...

Evaluation Of Drug-Loaded Gold Nanoparticle Cytotoxicity As A Function Of Tumor Tissue Heterogeneity., 2018 University of Louisville

#### Evaluation Of Drug-Loaded Gold Nanoparticle Cytotoxicity As A Function Of Tumor Tissue Heterogeneity., Hunter Allan Miller

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

The inherent heterogeneity of tumor tissue presents a major challenge to nanoparticle-medicated drug delivery. This heterogeneity spans from the molecular to the cellular (cell types) and to the tissue (vasculature, extra-cellular matrix) scales. Here we employ computational modeling to evaluate therapeutic response as a function of vascular-induced tumor tissue heterogeneity. Using data with three-layered gold nanoparticles loaded with cisplatin, nanotherapy is simulated with different levels of tissue heterogeneity, and the treatment response is measured in terms of tumor regression. The results show that tumor vascular density non-trivially influences the nanoparticle uptake and washout, and the associated tissue response. The drug ...

Breakpoint Analysis Of Modis Vegetarian Cover Change In Southern California Deserts, 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

#### Breakpoint Analysis Of Modis Vegetarian Cover Change In Southern California Deserts, Rebecca Baiman

*STAR (STEM Teacher and Researcher) Presentations*

This study applies time series breakpoint analysis to look at Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data of southern California. Past studies have looked at this desert land using Landsat data in order to analyze any changes the environment has gone through due to renewable energy development or other factors. This study develops a method for utilizing structural change models to study the DRECP land area. Focusing on breakpoints, this study found that most positive breakpoints represented years with high rainfall. Additionally, sandy washes with little vegetation did not yield any breakpoint between 2000 and 2018. This study can be used ...

Information Theoretic Thresholding Techniques Based On Particle Swarm Optimization., 2018 University of Louisville

#### Information Theoretic Thresholding Techniques Based On Particle Swarm Optimization., Surina Surina

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

In this dissertation, we discuss multi-level image thresholding techniques based on information theoretic entropies. In order to apply the correlation information of neighboring pixels of an image to obtain better segmentation results, we propose several multi-level thresholding models by using Gray-Level & Local-Average histogram (GLLA) and Gray-Level & Local-Variance histogram (GLLV). Firstly, a RGB color image thresholding model based on GLLA histogram and Tsallis-Havrda-Charv'at entropy is discussed. We validate the multi-level thresholding criterion function by using mathematical induction. For each component image, we assign the mean value from each thresholded class to obtain three segmented component images independently. Then we obtain ...

Adaptive Meshfree Methods For Partial Differential Equations, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

#### Adaptive Meshfree Methods For Partial Differential Equations, Jaeyoun Oh

*Dissertations*

There are many types of adaptive methods that have been developed with different algorithm schemes and definitions for solving Partial Differential Equations (PDE). Adaptive methods have been developed in mesh-based methods, and in recent years, they have been extended by using meshfree methods, such as the Radial Basis Function (RBF) collocation method and the Method of Fundamental Solutions (MFS). The purpose of this dissertation is to introduce an adaptive algorithm with a residual type of error estimator which has not been found in the literature for the adaptive MFS. Some modifications have been made in developing the algorithm schemes depending ...

Fast Adjustable Npn Classification Using Generalized Symmetries, 2018 Fudan University

#### Fast Adjustable Npn Classification Using Generalized Symmetries, Xuegong Zhou, Lingli Wang, Peiyi Zhao, Alan Mishchenko

*Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science Faculty Articles and Research*

NPN classification of Boolean functions is a powerful technique used in many logic synthesis and technology mapping tools in FPGA design flows. Computing the canonical form of a function is the most common approach of Boolean function classification. In this paper, a novel algorithm for computing NPN canonical form is proposed. By exploiting symmetries under different phase assignments and higher-order symmetries of Boolean functions, the search space of NPN canonical form computation is pruned and the runtime is dramatically reduced. The algorithm can be adjusted to be a slow exact algorithm or a fast heuristic algorithm with lower quality. For ...

Dynamics Of Coupled Particles In A Time-Dependent, Double-Gyre Flow, 2018 Montclair State University

#### Dynamics Of Coupled Particles In A Time-Dependent, Double-Gyre Flow, Manuel Albrizzio

*Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects*

We consider a time-dependent, wind-driven, stochastic double-gyre flow, and investigate the interaction between the flow and coupled particles operating within the flow. It is known that noise can cause individual particles to escape from one gyre to another gyre. By computing the Lagrangian coherent structures (LCS) of the system, one can determine low and high probability regions of particle escape. We adjust the coupling between two particles, and study the effect on particle escape for a variety of initial conditions and noise intensities.

Understanding The Flow Structure Of Low Reynolds Number Flows, 2018 Montclair State University

#### Understanding The Flow Structure Of Low Reynolds Number Flows, Albert Jarvis

*Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects*

Ocean flows and the mechanisms by which their contents are organized has been a longstanding area of interest in applied mathematics. In recent years, a new theory has been developed to identify the structures responsible for the organization of fluid particles within complex geophysical flows. This theory is known as the theory of Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS) and details which structures are responsible for the organization of the flow and how to identify them. Being able to identify these LCS in real time has far reaching implications ranging from developing strategies for search and rescue missions to identifying the best ...

Generalized Additive Runge-Kutta Methods For Stiff Odes, 2018 University of Iowa

#### Generalized Additive Runge-Kutta Methods For Stiff Odes, Gregory Mark Tanner

*Theses and Dissertations*

In many applications, ordinary differential equations can be additively partitioned

\[y'=f(y)=\sum_{m=1}^{N}\f{}{m}(y).]

It can be advantageous to discriminate between the different parts of the right-hand side according to stiffness, nonlinearity, evaluation cost, etc. In 2015, Sandu and G\"{u}nther \cite{sandu2015gark} introduced Generalized Additive Runge-Kutta (GARK) methods which are given by

\begin{eqnarray*}

Y_{i}^{\{q\}} & = & y_{n}+h\sum_{m=1}^{N}\sum_{j=1}^{s^{\{m\}}}a_{i,j}^{\{q,m\}}f^{\{m\}}\left(Y_{j}^{\{m\}}\right)\\

& & \text{for } i=1,\dots,s^{\{q\}},\,q=1,\dots,N ...

Interpolating Between Multiplicities And F-Thresholds, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

#### Interpolating Between Multiplicities And F-Thresholds, William D. Taylor

*Theses and Dissertations*

We define a family of functions, called s-multiplicity for each s>0, that interpolates between Hilbert-Samuel multiplicity and Hilbert-Kunz multiplicity by comparing powers of ideals to the Frobenius powers of ideals. The function is continuous in s, and its value is equal to Hilbert-Samuel multiplicity for small values of s and is equal to Hilbert-Kunz multiplicity for large values of s. We prove that it has an associativity formula generalizing the associativity formulas for Hilbert-Samuel and Hilbert-Kunz multiplicity. We also define a family of closures, called s-closures, such that if two ideals have the same s-closure then they have the ...

Closed Range Composition Operators On Bmoa, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

#### Closed Range Composition Operators On Bmoa, Kevser Erdem

*Theses and Dissertations*

Let φ be an analytic self-map of the unit disk D. The composition operator with symbol φ is denoted by Cφ. Reverse Carleson type conditions, counting functions and sampling sets are important tools to give a complete characterization of closed range composition operators on BMOA and on Qp for all p ∈ (0,∞).

Let B denote the Bloch space, let H2 denote the Hardy space. We show that if Cφ is closed range on B or on H2 then it is also closed range on BMOA. Closed range composition operators Cφ : B → BMOA are also characterized. Laitila found the isometries among ...

Full Field Computing For Elastic Pulse Dispersion In Inhomogeneous Bars, 2018 Tallinn University of Technology

#### Full Field Computing For Elastic Pulse Dispersion In Inhomogeneous Bars, A. Berezovski, R. Kolman, M. Berezovski, D. Gabriel, V. Adamek

*Publications*

In the paper, the finite element method and the finite volume method are used in parallel for the simulation of a pulse propagation in periodically layered composites beyond the validity of homogenization methods. The direct numerical integration of a pulse propagation demonstrates dispersion effects and dynamic stress redistribution in physical space on example of a one-dimensional layered bar. Results of numerical simulations are compared with analytical solution constructed specifically for the considered problem. Analytical solution as well as numerical computations show the strong influence of the composition of constituents on the dispersion of a pulse in a heterogeneous bar and ...

New Mechanism For Accelerated Removal Of Excess Radiogenic Heat, 2018 Creation Research Society

#### New Mechanism For Accelerated Removal Of Excess Radiogenic Heat, Russell Humphreys

*The Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism*

In a technical paper (Humphreys, 2014), I presented Biblical and scientific evidence that (a) space is a physical material that we do not perceive, (b) this fabric of space, and objects within it, are thin in a 4th spatial direction we do not ordinarily perceive, and (c) the fabric is surrounded by a hyperspace of four spatial dimensions. End note 27 of the paper explained that light emitted by objects within the fabric ordinarily would be constrained to travel entirely within the fabric. The end note also proposed that under certain extraordinary conditions the Bible calls the opening of the ...

Finite Element Analysis Of Large Body Deformation Induced By A Catastrophic Near Impact Event, 2018 Mississippi State University

#### Finite Element Analysis Of Large Body Deformation Induced By A Catastrophic Near Impact Event, Denver W. Seely, Andrew Bowman, Heechen Cho, Mark Horstemeyer

*The Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism*

Finite element simulations of near impacts of terrestrial bodies are presented to investigate possible deformation behavior induced by a massive body during the creation week and/or Genesis Flood. Using the universal law of gravitation, a gravitationally loaded objected is subjected to the ‘pull’ of a near passing fly-by object, and the resulting surface deformations are studied. An Internal State Variable (ISV) pressure dependent plasticity model for silicate rocks (Cho et al., 2018) is used to model the deformation behavior and to capture the history effects involved during the complex surface loading/unloading found in a near impact event. The ...

On Some Ergodic Impulse Control Problems With Constraint, 2018 Wayne State University

#### On Some Ergodic Impulse Control Problems With Constraint, J. L. Menaldi, Maurice Robin

*Mathematics Faculty Research Publications*

This paper studies the impulse control of a general Markov process under the average (or ergodic) cost when the impulse instants are restricted to be the arrival times of an exogenous process, and this restriction is referred to as a constraint. A detailed setting is described, a characterization of the optimal cost is obtained as a solution of an HJB equation, and an optimal impulse control is identified.