Real-Time Rfi Mitigation In Radio Astronomy, 2019 Washington University in St. Louis

#### Real-Time Rfi Mitigation In Radio Astronomy, Emily Ramey, Nick Joslyn, Richard Prestage, Michael Lam, Luke Hawkins, Tim Blattner, Mark Whitehead

*Senior Honors Papers / Undergraduate Theses*

As the use of wireless technology has increased around the world, Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) has become more and more of a problem for radio astronomers. Preventative measures exist to limit the presence of RFI, and programs exist to remove it from saved data, but the use of algorithms to detect and remove RFI as an observation is occurring is much less common. Such a method would be incredibly useful for observations in which the data must undergo several rounds of processing before being saved, as in pulsar timing studies. Strategies for real-time mitigation have been discussed and tested with ...

Call For Abstracts - Resrb 2019, July 8-9, Wrocław, Poland, 2018 Wojciech Budzianowski Consulting Services

#### Call For Abstracts - Resrb 2019, July 8-9, Wrocław, Poland, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

*Wojciech Budzianowski*

No abstract provided.

Feasible Form Parameter Design Of Complex Ship Hull Form Geometry, 2018 University of New Orleans

#### Feasible Form Parameter Design Of Complex Ship Hull Form Geometry, Thomas L. Mcculloch

*University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations*

This thesis introduces a new methodology for robust form parameter design of complex hull form geometry via constraint programming, automatic differentiation, interval arithmetic, and truncated hierarchical B- splines. To date, there has been no clearly stated methodology for assuring consistency of general (equality and inequality) constraints across an entire geometric form parameter ship hull design space. In contrast, the method to be given here can be used to produce guaranteed narrowing of the design space, such that infeasible portions are eliminated. Furthermore, we can guarantee that any set of form parameters generated by our method will be self consistent. It ...

Regularity Radius: Properties, Approximation And A Not A Priori Exponential Algorithm, 2018 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Applied Mathematics, Prague, Czech Republic and Institute of Computer Science, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.

#### Regularity Radius: Properties, Approximation And A Not A Priori Exponential Algorithm, David Hartman, Milan Hladik

*Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra*

The radius of regularity, sometimes spelled as the radius of nonsingularity, is a measure providing the distance of a given matrix to the nearest singular one. Despite its possible application strength this measure is still far from being handled in an efficient way also due to findings of Poljak and Rohn providing proof that checking this property is NP-hard for a general matrix. There are basically two approaches to handle this situation. Firstly, approximation algorithms are applied and secondly, tighter bounds for radius of regularity are considered. Improvements of both approaches have been recently shown by Hartman and Hlad\'{i ...

Calculating The Cohomology Of A Lie Algebra Using Maple And The Serre Hochschild Spectral Sequence, 2018 Utah State University

#### Calculating The Cohomology Of A Lie Algebra Using Maple And The Serre Hochschild Spectral Sequence, Jacob Kullberg

*All Graduate Plan B and other Reports*

Lie algebra cohomology is an important tool in many branches of mathematics. It is used in the Topology of homogeneous spaces, Deformation theory, and Extension theory. There exists extensive theory for calculating the cohomology of semi simple Lie algebras, but more tools are needed for calculating the cohomology of general Lie algebras. To calculate the cohomology of general Lie algebras, I used the symbolic software program called Maple. I wrote software to calculate the cohomology in several different ways. I wrote several programs to calculate the cohomology directly. This proved to be computationally expensive as the number of differential forms ...

Using Smart Card Data To Model Commuters’ Response Upon Unexpected Train Delays, 2018 Singapore Management University

#### Using Smart Card Data To Model Commuters’ Response Upon Unexpected Train Delays, Xiancai Tian, Baihua Zheng

*Research Collection School Of Information Systems*

The mass rapid transit (MRT) network is playingan increasingly important role in Singapore’s transit network,thanks to its advantages of higher capacity and faster speed.Unfortunately, due to aging infrastructure, increasing demand,and other reasons like adverse weather condition, commuters inSingapore recently have been facing increasing unexpected traindelays (UTDs), which has become a source of frustration forboth commuters and operators. Most, if not all, existing workson delay management do not consider commuters’ behavior. Wededicate this paper to the study of commuters’ behavior duringUTDs. We adopt a data-driven approach to analyzing the sixmonth’ real data collected by automated fare collection ...

Computational Modeling Of Radiation Interactions With Molecular Nitrogen, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

#### Computational Modeling Of Radiation Interactions With Molecular Nitrogen, Tyler Reese

*Dissertations*

The ability to detect radiation through identifying secondary effects it has on its surrounding medium would extend the range at which detections could be made and would be a valuable asset to many industries. The development of such a detection instrument requires an accurate prediction of these secondary effects. This research aims to improve on existing modeling techniques and help provide a method for predicting results for an affected medium in the presence of radioactive materials. A review of radioactivity and the interactions mechanisms for emitted particles as well as a brief history of the Monte Carlo Method and its ...

Automatic Identification Of Animals In The Wild: A Comparative Study Between C-Capsule Networks And Deep Convolutional Neural Networks., 2018 Kennesaw State University

#### Automatic Identification Of Animals In The Wild: A Comparative Study Between C-Capsule Networks And Deep Convolutional Neural Networks., Joel Kamdem Teto, Ying Xie

*Master of Science in Computer Science Theses*

The evolution of machine learning and computer vision in technology has driven a lot of

improvements and innovation into several domains. We see it being applied for credit decisions, insurance quotes, malware detection, fraud detection, email composition, and any other area having enough information to allow the machine to learn patterns. Over the years the number of sensors, cameras, and cognitive pieces of equipment placed in the wilderness has been growing exponentially. However, the resources (human) to leverage these data into something meaningful are not improving at the same rate. For instance, a team of scientist volunteers took 8.4 ...

Seasonal Warranty Prediction Based On Recurrent Event Data, 2018 Iowa State University

#### Seasonal Warranty Prediction Based On Recurrent Event Data, Qianqian Shan, Yili Hong, William Q. Meeker Jr.

*Statistics Preprints*

Warranty return data from repairable systems, such as vehicles, usually result in recurrent event data. The non-homogeneous Poisson process (NHPP) model is used widely to describe such data. Seasonality in the repair frequencies and other variabilities, however, complicate the modeling of recurrent event data. Not much work has been done to address the seasonality, and this paper provides a general approach for the application of NHPP models with dynamic covariates to predict seasonal warranty returns. A hierarchical clustering method is used to stratify the population into groups that are more homogeneous than the than the overall population. The stratification facilitates ...

Reaction Simulations: A Rapid Development Framework, 2018 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

#### Reaction Simulations: A Rapid Development Framework, Brendan Drake Donohoe

*Shared Knowledge Conference*

Chemical Reaction Networks (CRNs) are a popular tool in the chemical sciences for providing a means of analyzing and modeling complex reaction systems. In recent years, CRNs have attracted attention in the field of molecular computing for their ability to simulate the components of a digital computer. The reactions within such networks may occur at several different scales relative to one another – at rates often too difficult to directly measure and analyze in a laboratory setting. To facilitate the construction and analysis of such networks, we propose a reduced order model for simulating such networks as a system of Differential ...

Latent Dirichlet Allocation For Textual Student Feedback Analysis, 2018 Singapore Management University

#### Latent Dirichlet Allocation For Textual Student Feedback Analysis, Swapna Gottipati, Venky Shankararaman, Jeff Rongsheng Lin

*Research Collection School Of Information Systems*

Education institutions collect feedback from students upon course completionand analyse it to improve curriculum design, delivery methodology and students' learningexperience. A large part of feedback comes in the form textual comments, which pose achallenge in quantifying and deriving insights. In this paper, we present a novel approach ofthe Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) model to address this difficulty in handling textualstudent feedback. The analysis of quantitative part of student feedback provides generalratings and helps to identify aspects of the teaching that are successful and those that canimprove. The reasons for the failure or success, however, can only be deduced by analysingthe ...

A Survey Of Software Metric Use In Research Software Development, 2018 University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

#### A Survey Of Software Metric Use In Research Software Development, Nasir U. Eisty, George K. Thiruvathukal, Jeffrey C. Carver

*Computer Science: Faculty Publications and Other Works*

Background: Breakthroughs in research increasingly depend on complex software libraries, tools, and applications aimed at supporting specific science, engineering, business, or humanities disciplines. The complexity and criticality of this software motivate the need for ensuring quality and reliability. Software metrics are a key tool for assessing, measuring, and understanding software quality and reliability. Aims: The goal of this work is to better understand how research software developers use traditional software engineering concepts, like metrics, to support and evaluate both the software and the software development process. One key aspect of this goal is to identify how the set of metrics ...

Introducing The Fractional Differentiation For Clinical Data-Justified Prostate Cancer Modelling Under Iad Therapy, 2018 Illinois State University

#### Introducing The Fractional Differentiation For Clinical Data-Justified Prostate Cancer Modelling Under Iad Therapy, Ozlem Ozturk Mizrak

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

No abstract provided.

Mathematical Modeling And Simulation With Deep Learning Methods Of Cancer Growth For Patient-Specific Therapy, 2018 Academies of Loudoun

#### Mathematical Modeling And Simulation With Deep Learning Methods Of Cancer Growth For Patient-Specific Therapy, Vishal Kobla, Joshua P. Smith, Pranav Unni, Padmanabhan Seshaiyer

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

No abstract provided.

Preface, 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

#### Preface, Gennady Fridman, Jeremy Levesley, Ivan Tyukin, Donald C. Wunsch

*Donald C. Wunsch*

In August 2014 a conference on “Model reduction across disciplines” was held in Leicester, UK. As a scientific field, model reduction is an important part of mathematical modelling and data analysis with very wide areas of applications. The main scientific goal of the conference was to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion of model reduction and coarse-graining methodologies in order to reveal their general mathematical nature. This time, however, the conference had an additional personal and more profound mission – it was dedicated to the 60th birthday of Professor Alexander Gorban (albeit with some delay) whose fantastic achievements in applying model reduction techniques to ...

Hidden Markov Model With Information Criteria Clustering And Extreme Learning Machine Regression For Wind Forecasting, 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

#### Hidden Markov Model With Information Criteria Clustering And Extreme Learning Machine Regression For Wind Forecasting, Dao Lam, Shuhui Li, Donald C. Wunsch

*Donald C. Wunsch*

This paper proposes a procedural pipeline for wind forecasting based on clustering and regression. First, the data are clustered into groups sharing similar dynamic properties. Then, data in the same cluster are used to train the neural network that predicts wind speed. For clustering, a hidden Markov model (HMM) and the modified Bayesian information criteria (BIC) are incorporated in a new method of clustering time series data. to forecast wind, a new method for wind time series data forecasting is developed based on the extreme learning machine (ELM). the clustering results improve the accuracy of the proposed method of wind ...

Clustering Data Of Mixed Categorical And Numerical Type With Unsupervised Feature Learning, 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

#### Clustering Data Of Mixed Categorical And Numerical Type With Unsupervised Feature Learning, Dao Lam, Mingzhen Wei, Donald C. Wunsch

*Donald C. Wunsch*

Mixed-type categorical and numerical data are a challenge in many applications. This general area of mixed-type data is among the frontier areas, where computational intelligence approaches are often brittle compared with the capabilities of living creatures. In this paper, unsupervised feature learning (UFL) is applied to the mixed-type data to achieve a sparse representation, which makes it easier for clustering algorithms to separate the data. Unlike other UFL methods that work with homogeneous data, such as image and video data, the presented UFL works with the mixed-type data using fuzzy adaptive resonance theory (ART). UFL with fuzzy ART (UFLA) obtains ...

An Evaluation Of Geotagged Twitter Data During Hurricane Irma Using Sentiment Analysis And Topic Modeling For Disaster Resilience, 2018 Coastal Carolina University

#### An Evaluation Of Geotagged Twitter Data During Hurricane Irma Using Sentiment Analysis And Topic Modeling For Disaster Resilience, Ike Robert Vayansky

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

Disasters require quick response times, thought-out preparations, overall community, and government support. These efforts will ensure prevention of loss of life and reduce possible damages. The United States has been battered by multiple major hurricanes in the recent years and multiple avenues of disaster response efforts were being tested. Hurricane Irma can be recognized as the most popular hurricane in terms of social media attention. Irma made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm and preparation measures taken were intensive thus providing a good measure to evaluate in terms of efficacy. The effectiveness of the response methods utilized are ...

Enhancing 3d Visual Odometry With Single-Camera Stereo Omnidirectional Systems, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

#### Enhancing 3d Visual Odometry With Single-Camera Stereo Omnidirectional Systems, Carlos A. Jaramillo

*All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects*

We explore low-cost solutions for efficiently improving the 3D pose estimation problem of a single camera moving in an unfamiliar environment. The visual odometry (VO) task -- as it is called when using computer vision to estimate egomotion -- is of particular interest to mobile robots as well as humans with visual impairments. The payload capacity of small robots like micro-aerial vehicles (drones) requires the use of portable perception equipment, which is constrained by size, weight, energy consumption, and processing power. Using a single camera as the passive sensor for the VO task satisfies these requirements, and it motivates the proposed solutions ...

High Performance Sparse Multivariate Polynomials: Fundamental Data Structures And Algorithms, 2018 The University of Western Ontario

#### High Performance Sparse Multivariate Polynomials: Fundamental Data Structures And Algorithms, Alex Brandt

*Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository*

Polynomials may be represented sparsely in an effort to conserve memory usage and provide a succinct and natural representation. Moreover, polynomials which are themselves sparse – have very few non-zero terms – will have wasted memory and computation time if represented, and operated on, densely. This waste is exacerbated as the number of variables increases. We provide practical implementations of sparse multivariate data structures focused on data locality and cache complexity. We look to develop high-performance algorithms and implementations of fundamental polynomial operations, using these sparse data structures, such as arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and interpolation. We revisit a sparse ...