Bayesian Skew Selection For Multivariate Models, 2009 Melbourne Business School
Bayesian Skew Selection For Multivariate Models, Michael S. Smith, Anastasios Panagiotelis
Michael Stanley Smith
We develop a Bayesian approach for the selection of skew in multivariate skew t distributions constructed through hidden conditioning in the manners suggested by either Azzalini and Capitanio (2003) or Sahu, Dey and Branco~(2003). We show that the skew coefficients for each margin are the same for the standardized versions of both distributions. We introduce binary indicators to denote whether there is symmetry, or skew, in each dimension. We adopt a proper beta prior on each non-zero skew coefficient, and derive the corresponding prior on the skew parameters. In both distributions we show that as the degrees of freedom ...
The Tangled Tale Of Phase Space, 2009 Purdue University
The Tangled Tale Of Phase Space, David D. Nolte
David D Nolte
Impact Of The Australia-Us Free Trade Agreement On Australian Medicines Regulation And Prices, 2009 Australian National University
Impact Of The Australia-Us Free Trade Agreement On Australian Medicines Regulation And Prices, Thomas A. Faunce, James Bai, Duy Nguyen
Thomas A Faunce
The Australia – United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) came into force on 1 January 2005. Before and subsequently to the AUSFTA being concluded, controversy surrounded the debate over its impact on Australia ’ s health policy, specifically on regulation of pharmaceutical patents and Australia ’ s cost-effectiveness system relating to prescription medicine prices known as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This article examines the expectations of both parties in the pharmaceutical sector with regard to the AUSFTA, as well as how successfully they were achieved. It seeks to analyse important relevant outcomes for regulators, the public and pharmaceutical industry, as well as ...
Nanotechnology And The International Law Of Weaponry: Towards International Regulation Of Nano-Weapons., 2009 Australian National University
Nanotechnology And The International Law Of Weaponry: Towards International Regulation Of Nano-Weapons., Thomas A. Faunce, Hitoshi Nasu
Thomas A Faunce
The development of nanotechnology for military application is an emerging area of research and development, the pace and extent of which has not been fully anticipated by international legal regulation. Nano-weapons are referred to here as objects and devices using nanotechnology or causing effects in nano-scale that are designed or used for harming humans. Such weapons, despite their controversial human and environmental toxicity, are not comprehensively covered by specific, targeted regulation under international law. This article critically examines current international humanitarian law and arms control law regimes to determine whether significant gaps exist in the regulation of nanotechnology focused on ...
Pricing Residential Water To Account For Scarcity In Cyprus, 2009 Cyprus University of Technology
Pricing Residential Water To Account For Scarcity In Cyprus, Theodoros Zachariadis
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Effect Of Spontaneous Gas Expansion And Mobilization On The Aqueous-Phase Concentrations Above A Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Pool., 2009 Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario
Effect Of Spontaneous Gas Expansion And Mobilization On The Aqueous-Phase Concentrations Above A Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Pool., Kevin G. Mumford, James Smith, Sarah E. Dickson
Sarah E Dickson
This paper presents a framework to quantify the overall variability of the model estimations of Total Polychlorinated Biphenyls (Total PCBs) concentrations in the Niagara River on the basis of the uncertainty of few model parameters and the natural variability embedded in some of the model input variables. The results of the uncertainty analysis are used to understand the importance of stochastic model components and their effect on the overall reliability of the model output and to evaluate multiple sources of uncertainty that might need to be further studied. The uncertainty analysis is performed using a newly developed point estimate method ...
Interdependence Of In-Cell Xenon Density And Temperature During Rb/129xe Spin-Exchange Optical Pumping Using Vhg-Narrowed Laser Diode Arrays, Nicholas Whiting, Panayiotis Nikolaou, Neil A. Eschmann, Michael J. Barlow, Boyd M. Goodson
Wind Energy Deployment: Global Lessons For West Michigan, 2009 Grand Valley State University
Wind Energy Deployment: Global Lessons For West Michigan, Erik Edward Nordman
Erik Edward Nordman
West Michigan Wind Assessment Issue Brief #1 This first of series of issue briefs summarizes the factors that have influenced wind energy deployment across the country and around the world. It also brings the lessons home to West Michigan's coastal zone.
Wind Power And Human Health: Flicker, Noise And Air Quality, 2009 Grand Valley State University
Wind Power And Human Health: Flicker, Noise And Air Quality, Erik Edward Nordman
Erik Edward Nordman
West Michigan Wind Assessment Issue Brief #2 The second of a series of wind energy issue briefs synthesizes the state of the science around wind energy siting issues like flicker and noise, and analyzes how West Michigan communities are addressing these challenges. The issue brief also assesses how wind energy could improve air quality and human health outcomes in West Michigan and the region.
Existence Of Traveling Wave Solutions For A Nonlocal Reaction-Diffusion Model Of Influenza A Drift, 2009 Wright State University - Main Campus
Existence Of Traveling Wave Solutions For A Nonlocal Reaction-Diffusion Model Of Influenza A Drift, Joaquin Riviera, Yi Li
Designing Digital Library Of Perso-Arabic Script: An Experiment., 2009 University of Kashmir
Designing Digital Library Of Perso-Arabic Script: An Experiment., Nadim Akhtar Khan, Rosy Jan, Sheikh Shazia
NADIM AKHTAR KHAN
The Greenstone digital library software is a comprehensive system for building and distributing digital library collections providing a new way for organizing and publishing information on the Internet. The paper describes how multilingual digital library collections can be created and customized using various features available in Greenstone Digital Library Software. It is an attempt towards creating and managing digital library collection in different scripts for M. Phil and Ph. D theses submitted to University of Kashmir in Arabic, Persian, Kashmiri and Urdu.
Knoor: Knowledge Repository Open Network., 2009 university of Kashmir, Srinagar, INDIA, 190006
Knoor: Knowledge Repository Open Network., S M. Shafi, Nadim Akhtar Khan, Rosy Jan
NADIM AKHTAR KHAN
The paper discusses KNoor (Knowledge Repository Open Network) which aims at harvesting and aggregating the scholarly products emanating from research and scientiﬁc institutions of Jammu & Kashmir. The paper highlights genesis, signiﬁcance, cooperation and various modules of access etc with screen shots as a unique cooperative, multilingual repository of research papers, ETDs and conference proceedings of three premier institutes of valley (University of Kashmir, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical sciences, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences) in the ﬁrst phase. It also discusses challenges and lessons learnt in the process with a view to help other institutions to advance the mission of Open ...
New 2-Aminoethylimidazole-Based Dicarboxylic Acid Receptor Derived From Cholestane, 2009 Kyungpook National University
New 2-Aminoethylimidazole-Based Dicarboxylic Acid Receptor Derived From Cholestane, Jyoti Ramesh Jadhav, Md Wasi Ahmad, Hong Seok Kim
Dr. Mohammad Wasi Ahmad (Md Wasi Ahmad)
A new facial amphiphile cholestane-based receptor 1 containing a 2-imidazolylethylamino moiety at the 3a and 7a positions of cholestane was synthesized. Recognition selectivity of the new receptor 1 with various dicarboxylic acids was assessed by 1H NMR titration. Maleic acid showed the highest binding constant among all the tested acids
On The Statistical Accuracy Of Biomarker Assays Of Hiv Incidence, 2009 University of California, Los Angeles
On The Statistical Accuracy Of Biomarker Assays Of Hiv Incidence, Ron Brookmeyer
Objective: To evaluate the statistical accuracy of estimates of current HIV incidence rates from cross-sectional surveys, and to identify characteristics of assays that improve accuracy.
Methods: Performed mathematical and statistical analysis of the cross-sectional estimator of HIV incidence to evaluate bias and variance. Developed probability models to evaluate impact of long tails of the window period distribution on accuracy.
Results: The standard cross-sectional estimate of HIV incidence rate is estimating a time-lagged incidence where the lag time, called the shadow, depends on the mean and the coefficient of variation of window periods. Equations show how the shadow increases with the ...
Molecular Characteristics Of Phosphoric Acid Treated Soils, 2009 University Technology Malaysia
Molecular Characteristics Of Phosphoric Acid Treated Soils, Amin Eisazadeh, Khairul Anuar Kassim, Hadi Nur
Physicochemical Characteristics Of Phosphoric Acid Stabilized Bentonite, 2009 University Technology Malaysia
Physicochemical Characteristics Of Phosphoric Acid Stabilized Bentonite, Amin Eisazadeh, Khairul Anuar Kassim, Hadi Hadi
Enhancement Of Brønsted Acidity In Sulfate-Vanadium Treated Silica-Titania Aerogel As Oxidative-Acidic Bifunctional Catalyst, 2009 University Technology Malaysia
Enhancement Of Brønsted Acidity In Sulfate-Vanadium Treated Silica-Titania Aerogel As Oxidative-Acidic Bifunctional Catalyst, Siew Ling Lee, Soo Chien Wei, Hadi Nur, Halimaton Hamdan
Friedel-Crafts Alkylation Of Resorcinol Over Mesoporous Alumina Loaded With Sulfuric Acid, 2009 University Technology Malaysia
Friedel-Crafts Alkylation Of Resorcinol Over Mesoporous Alumina Loaded With Sulfuric Acid, Sheela Chandren, Zainab Ramli, Hadi Nur
Investigating Urban Sprawl Using Remote Sensing And Gis Technology, 2009 Warsaw University of Technology
Investigating Urban Sprawl Using Remote Sensing And Gis Technology, Przemysław Kupidura
The paper concerns the analysis of urban sprawl. The presented example of Lomianki – the municipality situated in the neighbourhood of Warsaw – capital city of Poland, shows dynamic changes of rural-urban fringe, called sub-urbanization. This kind of process is characterized by incoherence of spatial structure, disproportions between development of built-up areas and transport network, underdevelopment of service built-up areas and public spaces and mixing of urban and rural structures. Such a dynamic development leads also to an increasing of area of sealed (impermeable) zones, what is very important due to water economics. The multi-temporal dataset of aerial and satellite images from ...
Environmental Crisis And Religious Rhetoric In Is God Green?, 2009 Colorado School of Mines
Environmental Crisis And Religious Rhetoric In Is God Green?, Jen Schneider
In the 2006 PBS documentary Is God Green?, Bill Moyers presents the emergence of two key contemporary trends in American political and religious life. The first is the growing popularity of an environmental movement within Christian evangelicalism called 'Creation Care'. Motivated by biblical passages that suggest humans have been 'commissioned' as stewards to care for the earth, or 'God's Body', Creation Care emerged in the late 1970s, gained momentum in the 1990s, and now 'constitutes the "fastest-growing form of Christian ministry"', according to the evangelical publication Christianity Today (Frame 1996:84, see also Psaros 2006:20-32). Is God Green ...