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Financial Risk Management In Restructured Wholesale Power Markets: Concepts And Tools, Nanpeng Yu, Abhishek Somani, Leigh Tesfatsion 2010 Iowa State University

Financial Risk Management In Restructured Wholesale Power Markets: Concepts And Tools, Nanpeng Yu, Abhishek Somani, Leigh Tesfatsion

Economics Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

The goal of this tutorial is three-fold: to facilitate cross-disciplinary communication among power engineers and economists by explaining and illustrating basic financial risk management concepts relevant for wholesale power markets (WPMs); to illustrate the complicated and risky strategic decision making required of power traders and risk managers operating in multiple interrelated submarkets comprising modern WPMs; and to briefly discuss the potential of agent-based modeling for the study of this decision making.


2010 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], WKU Office of Sustainability 2010 Western Kentucky University

2010 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], Wku Office Of Sustainability

Sustainability Publications and Resources

As I reflect on the past year, I am filled with pride and hope by our progress in becoming a more sustainable WKU. The milestones are significant: completion of our first building for which we will seek LEED certification, sustainability included as a core commitment in the WKU Strategic Guide for 2010-2012 and a Resolution for Education for Sustainability adopted, the first Education for Sustainability faculty retreat, the Energy Savings Performance Contract project initiated and nearly completed, and WKU included in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges. These are but a few of the accomplishments made in ...


Accelerated Lattice Boltzmann Method For Colloidal Suspensions Rheology And Interface Morphology, Hassan Farhat 2010 Wayne State University

Accelerated Lattice Boltzmann Method For Colloidal Suspensions Rheology And Interface Morphology, Hassan Farhat

Wayne State University Dissertations

ABSTRACT

ACCELERATED LATTICE BOLTZMANN MODEL FOR COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS RHEOLOGY AND INTERFACE MORPHOLOGY

by

HASSAN FARHAT

July 2010

Advisor: Dr. Singh Trilochan

Co-Advisor: Dr. Joon Sang Lee

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Colloids are ubiquitous in the food, medical, cosmetic, polymer, water purification and pharmaceutical industries. Colloids thermal, mechanical and storage properties are highly dependent on their interface morphology and their rheological behavior.

Numerical methods provide a cheap and reliable virtual laboratory for the study of colloids. However efficiency is a major concern to address when using numerical methods for practical applications.

This work introduces the main building-blocks for ...


Scientific Workflow Integration For Services Computing, Cui Lin 2010 Wayne State University

Scientific Workflow Integration For Services Computing, Cui Lin

Wayne State University Dissertations

In recent years, significant scientific advances are increasingly achieved through complex scientific processes. As the exponential growth in computing technologies and scientific data, a scientific workflow may comprise a large number of heterogeneous scientific services and applications, provided by different organizations. These services, applications, and their associated data are usually distributed across heterogeneous computing environments. The integration and management of such scientific workflows are pushing the limits of current workflow technology. This dissertation presents an integrated solution to composing, scheduling, executing and developing scientific workflows and scientific workflow management systems.

To provide a foundation for workflow composition, scheduling, execution and ...


Localized Feature Selection For Unsupervised Learning, Yuanhong Li 2010 Wayne State University

Localized Feature Selection For Unsupervised Learning, Yuanhong Li

Wayne State University Dissertations

Clustering is the unsupervised classification of data objects into different groups (clusters) such that objects in one group are similar together and dissimilar from another group. Feature selection for unsupervised learning is a technique that chooses the best feature subset for clustering. In general, unsupervised feature selection algorithms conduct feature selection in a global sense by producing a common feature subset for all the clusters. This, however, can be invalid in clustering practice, where the local intrinsic property of data matters more, which implies that localized feature selection is more desirable.

In this dissertation, we focus on cluster-wise feature selection ...


Two Particle Correlations And The Ridge In Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, George Stevens Moschelli 2010 Wayne State University

Two Particle Correlations And The Ridge In Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, George Stevens Moschelli

Wayne State University Dissertations

Measurements at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) find an enhancement of two particle correlations in relativistic heavy ion collisions, not present in proton-proton collisions. Because the correlation structure is wide in relative pseudorapidity and narrow in relative azimuthal angle, it is known as the ridge. The most striking feature of the ridge is that it seems to extend to a long range in relative pseudorapidity where causality limits interaction. Similar ridge structures are observed in correlations of particles associated with and without a jet trigger. We argue that the untriggered ridge arises when particles formed in an early Glasma ...


A Study Of Structure-Property Correlation In V2o5 And Tio2 Based Thin Films As Functional Materials, Chandra Thapa 2010 Wayne State University

A Study Of Structure-Property Correlation In V2o5 And Tio2 Based Thin Films As Functional Materials, Chandra Thapa

Wayne State University Dissertations

ABSTRACT

A STUDY OF STRUCTURE-PROPERTY CORRELATION IN V2O5 AND TiO2 BASED THIN FILMS AS FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

by

CHANDRA THAPA

June 2010

Advisor: Dr. Ratna Naik

Co-Advisor: Dr. K. R. Padmanabhan

Major: Physics (Condensed Matter)

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

The focus of this thesis is to study the structure-property correlation in thin films of V2O5 and TiO2 based transition metal oxides as functional materials. V2O5 is investigated as a cathode material for lithium ion battery and TiO2 as a high-K dielectric material.

We studied V2O5 thin films prepared by spin coating using three different types of precursors, MOD precursor, sol-gel organic ...


Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystal Assembly: From Synthesis To Applications, Qinghong Yao 2010 Wayne State University

Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystal Assembly: From Synthesis To Applications, Qinghong Yao

Wayne State University Dissertations

This dissertation study is focused on (1) the application of an oxidation-induced sol-gel assembly method to formation of CdTe aerogels; (2) extension of existing aerogel compositions and properties by an alternative synthetic approach: cation-exchange reactions; and (3) probing the functionality of CdSe aerogels as optical sensors of Lewis base analytes.

Highly porous CdTe aerogels were successfully synthesized by sol-gel assembly of CdTe nanocrystals with thiolate or nonthiolate (phosphine oxide) ligated surfaces by treatment with tetranitromethane. Both phosphine oxide-capped and the thiolate-capped aerogels exhibit similar structure, morphology and porosimetry properties, suggesting that precursor ligation does not have a no major effect ...


A Bioarchaeological Study Of A Prehistoric Michigan Population: Fraaer-Tyra Site (20sa9), Allison June Muhammad 2010 Wayne State University

A Bioarchaeological Study Of A Prehistoric Michigan Population: Fraaer-Tyra Site (20sa9), Allison June Muhammad

Wayne State University Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The Saginaw Valley Region has been the focus of Michigan archaeology for many decades. The Late Woodland period of the Saginaw Valley has been characterized as an area that prehistoric people abandoned as a permanent resident, but exploited seasonally during times of scarcity. Furthermore, the valley's resources were exploited by a diverse group of prehistoric peoples, both native to Michigan and those Mississippian `intruders' (Halsey 1976; Holman and Brashler 1999; Norder et al. 2003; Stothers 1999). Though previous studies of the Frazer-Tyra site (20SA9) have included ceramic and lithic analysis (Andrews 1995; Halsey 1976) and a study of ...


Dynamic Multivariate Simplex Splines For Volume Representation And Modeling, Yunhao Tan 2010 Wayne State University

Dynamic Multivariate Simplex Splines For Volume Representation And Modeling, Yunhao Tan

Wayne State University Dissertations

Volume representation and modeling of heterogeneous objects acquired from real world are very challenging research tasks and playing fundamental roles in many potential applications, e.g., volume reconstruction, volume simulation and volume registration. In order to accurately and efficiently represent and model the real-world objects, this dissertation proposes an integrated computational framework based on dynamic multivariate simplex splines (DMSS) that can greatly improve the accuracy and efficacy of modeling and simulation of heterogenous objects. The framework can not only reconstruct with high accuracy geometric, material, and other quantities associated with heterogeneous real-world models, but also simulate the complicated dynamics precisely ...


Harmonic Sputtering Theory, Zhu Lin Zhang 2010 Wayne State University

Harmonic Sputtering Theory, Zhu Lin Zhang

Wayne State University Dissertations

ABSTRACT

HARMONIC SPUTTERING THEORY

By

ZHU LIN ZHANG

February 2010

Advisor: Dr. Karur R. Padmanabhan

Major: Physics

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Based on the standard Botzmann equation in Classical Statistics Mechanics, we have derived a variety of Linear Transport Equations appeared in Sputtering Theory for a random, infinite multi-components medium. The pertinent relations among these Linear Transport Equations have been studied in detail. We have introduced exact classical scattering cross-sections of power potential interaction collision into these Transport Equations and solved them asymptotically by using Laplace Transformation for both isotropic term and anisotropic term. A pool of analytical asymptotic solutions ...


Dihadron Fragmentation Functions In Proton-Proton Collisions At The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (Rhic), Muhammad Elnimr 2010 Wayne State University

Dihadron Fragmentation Functions In Proton-Proton Collisions At The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (Rhic), Muhammad Elnimr

Wayne State University Dissertations

Measurements of azimuthal correlations at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have shown an away-side that is suppressed in Au+Au collisions compared to proton+proton/Deuteron+proton collisions. Such suppression is taken as a signature of the predicted QCD dense medium. However, the near-side of the azimuthal correlations shows little modification. The near-side of such correlations is related to the ratio of the dihadron fragmentation function to the single one. As such, dihadron fragmentation functions shall provide a better basis for the interpretation of the near-side correlations. Dihadron fragmentation functions also also provide a baseline of such measurements in ...


Synthesis And Characterization Of Metal Complexes Containing Tetrazolate, Poly(Tetrazolyl)Borate, And Aryl Pentazole Ligands As High Energy Density Materials, Dongmei Lu 2010 Wayne State University

Synthesis And Characterization Of Metal Complexes Containing Tetrazolate, Poly(Tetrazolyl)Borate, And Aryl Pentazole Ligands As High Energy Density Materials, Dongmei Lu

Wayne State University Dissertations

Heavier alkaline earth metal tetrazolates have been prepared as cryatals contain aqua ligands and as anhydrous powders, and were characterized by spectral and analytical methods. Potassium bis(tetrazolyl)borate complexes K(BH2(RCN4)2)(H2O)n (R = H, Me, NMe2, and NiPr2) and their 18-crown-6 adducts have been synthesized. In the solid state, complexes where R = H and Me have B-N bonds to the nitrogen atoms proximal to the carbon atom, whereas those with R = NMe2 and NiPr2 possess isomeric B-N bonds to the nitrogen atoms distal to the core carbon. With ...


Filter Scheduling Function Model In Internet Server: Resource Configuration, Performance Evaluation And Optimal Scheduling, Minghua Xu 2010 Wayne State University

Filter Scheduling Function Model In Internet Server: Resource Configuration, Performance Evaluation And Optimal Scheduling, Minghua Xu

Wayne State University Dissertations

ABSTRACT

FILTER SCHEDULING FUNCTION MODEL IN INTERNET SERVER:

RESOURCE CONFIGURATION, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND

OPTIMAL SCHEDULING

by

MINGHUA XU

August 2010

Advisor: Dr. Cheng-Zhong Xu

Major: Computer Engineering

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Internet traffic often exhibits a structure with rich high-order statistical properties like selfsimilarity

and long-range dependency (LRD). This greatly complicates the problem of

server performance modeling and optimization. On the other hand, popularity of Internet

has created numerous client-server or peer-to-peer applications, with most of them,

such as online payment, purchasing, trading, searching, publishing and media streaming,

being timing sensitive and/or financially critical. The scheduling policy in Internet ...


A Scientific Workflow System For Genomic Data Analysis, Jamal Ali Musleh Alhiyafi 2010 Wayne State University

A Scientific Workflow System For Genomic Data Analysis, Jamal Ali Musleh Alhiyafi

Wayne State University Dissertations

Scientific workflows have become increasingly popular as a new computing paradigm for scientists to design and execute complex and distributed scientific processes to enable and accelerate many scientific discoveries. Although several scientific workflow management systems (SWFMSs) have been developed, there is a great need for an integrated scientific workflow system that enables the design and execution of higher-level scientific workflows, which integrate heterogeneous scientific workflows enacted by existing SWFMSs. On one hand, science is becoming increasingly collaborative today, requiring an integrated solution that combines the features and capabilities of different SWFMSs, which are typically developed and optimized towards one single ...


Data Clustering And Visualization Through Matrix Factorization, Yanhua Chen 2010 Wayne State University

Data Clustering And Visualization Through Matrix Factorization, Yanhua Chen

Wayne State University Dissertations

Clustering is traditionally an unsupervised task which is to find natural groupings or clusters in multidimensional data based on perceived similarities among the patterns. The purpose of clustering is to extract useful information

from unlabeled data.

In order to present the extracted useful knowledge obtained by clustering in a meaningful way, data visualization becomes a popular and growing area of research field. Visualization can provide a qualitative overview of large and complex data sets, which help us the desired insight in truly understanding the phenomena of interest in data.

The contribution of this dissertation is two-fold: Semi-Supervised Non-negative Matrix Factorization ...


Augmented Reality Navigation Interfaces Improve Human Performance In End-Effector Controlled Telerobotics, Keshav Chintamani 2010 Wayne State University

Augmented Reality Navigation Interfaces Improve Human Performance In End-Effector Controlled Telerobotics, Keshav Chintamani

Wayne State University Dissertations

On the International Space Station (ISS) and space shuttles, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has used robotic manipulators extensively to perform payload handling and maintenance tasks. Teleoperating robots require expert skills and optimal performance is crucial to mission completion and crew safety. Degradation in performance is observed when manual control is mediated through remote camera views, resulting in poor end-effector navigation quality and extended task completion times. This thesis explores the application of three-dimensional augmented reality (AR) interfaces specifically designed to improve human performance during end-effector controlled teleoperations. A modular telerobotic test bed was developed for this purpose ...


Critical Values For The Two Independent Samples Winsorized T Test, Piper Alycee Farrell-Singleton 2010 Wayne State University

Critical Values For The Two Independent Samples Winsorized T Test, Piper Alycee Farrell-Singleton

Wayne State University Dissertations

ABSTRACT

CRITICAL VALUES FOR THE TWO INDEPENDENT SAMPLES WINSORIZED T TEST

by

PIPER A. FARRELL-SINGLETON

AUGUST 2010

Advisor: Dr. Shlomo Sawilowsky

Major: (Education, Evaluation and Research)

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Through Monte Carlo Simulation, this study explores the approximate behavior of the two sample winsorized t test. Samples are drawn from the normal population and symetrically winsorized up to 20%. The two independent samples winsorized t test is then calculated on each sample using Monte Carlo methods using 1,000,000 iterations. The t values are then sorted from low to high and the critical values for both one and ...


Identification Of Neuroblastoma And Its Prognostic Markers Using Raman Spectroscopy, Rachel Kast 2010 Wayne State University

Identification Of Neuroblastoma And Its Prognostic Markers Using Raman Spectroscopy, Rachel Kast

Wayne State University Dissertations

Introduction: Neuroblastoma is the most common cancer of infancy. It is one of several peripheral nervous system tumors, including ganglioneuroma, peripheral nerve sheath tumor, and pheochromocytoma. It is commonly situated on the adrenal gland. It displays similar histology to other small round blue cell tumors, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma. One method of judging neuroblastoma aggressiveness uses tumor histology factors, including mitosis-karyorrhexis index, Schwannian stromal development, degree of differentiation, and patient age. Tumor aggressiveness can also be judged based on the amplification of certain genes, including MYCN. Raman spectroscopy is a physics-based method which identifies the biochemical fingerprint ...


Low Energy Search For Physics Beyond The Standard Model, Andriy Badin 2010 Wayne State University

Low Energy Search For Physics Beyond The Standard Model, Andriy Badin

Wayne State University Dissertations

After discussion of the theoretical aspects of the Standard Model we point out experimental observations that can not be answered within its framework. Methods for the inderect detection of the heavy (electroweak scale and above) and light New Physics particles are discussed. Study of the meson mixing in the $B_s$ system is proposed as the way to indirectly probe NP. We predict that New Physics contribution to the lifetime difference of $B_s$-$\bar{B}_s$ system can be dominant in certain scenarios. As an example of the way to detect the light New Physics we considered the Dark Matter production ...


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