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Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski 2010 National Defense University

Ssrn As An Initial Revolution In Academic Knowledge Aggregation And Dissemination, David Bray, Sascha Vitzthum, Benn Konsynski

Sascha Vitzthum

Within this paper we consider our results of using the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) over a period of 18 months to distribute our working papers to the research community. Our experiences have been quite positive, with SSRN serving as a platform both to inform our colleagues about our research as well as inform us about related research (through email and telephoned conversations of colleagues who discovered our paper on SSRN). We then discuss potential future directions for SSRN to consider, and how SSRN might well represent an initial revolution in 21st century academic knowledge aggregation and dissemination. Our paper ...


Topscholar®: Creating Opportunities, Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson 2010 Western Kentucky University

Topscholar®: Creating Opportunities, Connie Foster, Jennifer Wilson

Connie Foster

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Stem Talent: Moving Beyond Traditional Boundaries, Stephanie Pace Marshall 2010 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Stem Talent: Moving Beyond Traditional Boundaries, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Publications & Research

The future well-being, prosperity and sustainability of our nation, the global community and our planet resides in igniting and nurturing decidedly different STEM minds that can advance both the new STEM frontier and the human future.


The Prüm Regime: Situated Dis/Empowerment In Transnational Dna Profile Exchange, Barbara Prainsack, Victor Toom 2010 King's College London

The Prüm Regime: Situated Dis/Empowerment In Transnational Dna Profile Exchange, Barbara Prainsack, Victor Toom

victor toom

This paper takes critique of surveillance studies scholars of the shortcomings of the panoptic model for analysing contemporary systems of surveillance as a starting point. We argue that core conceptual tools, in conjunction with an under-conceptualization of agency, privilege a focus on the oppressive elements of surveillance. This often yields unsatisfying insights to why surveillance works, for whom, and at whose costs. We discuss the so-called Prüm regime, pertaining to transnational data exchange for forensic and police use in the EU, to illustrate how—by articulating instances of what we call ‘situated dis/empowerment’—agency can be better conceptualized, sharpening ...


Inquisitorial Forensic Dna Profiling In The Netherlands And The Expansion Of The Forensic Genetic Body, Victor Toom 2010 Northumbria University, Newcastle

Inquisitorial Forensic Dna Profiling In The Netherlands And The Expansion Of The Forensic Genetic Body, Victor Toom

victor toom

In Chapter 9 of the volume, Victor Toom describes how Dutch DNA profiling became governed through legal measures and the inquisitorial orientation of the Dutch legal system. Second, he describes the trajectory – the lines of development – of Dutch DNA profiling practices, outlining who and what has been involved in DNA profiling. This account provides insight into the strategies employed by various stakeholders to deploy DNA profiling extensively and routinely in volume crimes and to apply DNA profiling in the process of crime investigations. Toom’s analysis contributes to the understanding of how current DNA profiling practices were realised in a ...


What About The Children? Benjamin And Arendt: On Education, Work, And The Political, jules simon 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

What About The Children? Benjamin And Arendt: On Education, Work, And The Political, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

This article is a rough draft of an article that I contributed to an edited volume of articles dealing with progressive education theory. I reflect on articles that Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin wrote that deal with educational reform and innovation, both political in nature.


China In Context: Energy, Water, And Climate Cooperation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

China In Context: Energy, Water, And Climate Cooperation, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Climate resilient communities can be achieved with the support of global research, development, deployment, and diffusion of environmentally sound low GHG emission technologies and processes. Technology cooperation should lower emissions remaining mindful of biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods. China and the United States need to respond effectively to both economic and climate crises and can do so in part by cooperating on environmentally sound technology that transforms the global use of energy.


Emerging Law Addressing Climate Change And Water, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

Emerging Law Addressing Climate Change And Water, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

The World Economic Forum recognizes that while restrictions on energy affect water systems and vice versa, energy and water policy are rarely coordinated. The International Panel on Climate Change predicts that wet places will become wetter and dry places will become dryer. Transboundary water, energy and climate coordination can occur through international consensus building.


Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

This article analyzes the importance of increasing civil society actor access to and influence in international legal and policy negotiations, drawing from academic scholarship on governance, conservation and environmental sustainability, natural resource management, observations of civil society actors, and the authors’ experiences as participants in international environmental negotiations.


Head Pose Estimation Based On Extended Non-Negative Matrix Factorization, Ce Zhan, Wanqing Li, Philip Ogunbona 2010 University of Wollongong

Head Pose Estimation Based On Extended Non-Negative Matrix Factorization, Ce Zhan, Wanqing Li, Philip Ogunbona

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

One popular solution to head pose estimation is to formulate it as a pattern classication problem, and treat the holistic facial appearance as the input to classiers. However, since the face appearance contains all kinds of information, the variation caused by other factors such as identity, expression and lighting may be larger than that caused by dierent head poses. Thus, the key challenge of these appearance based methods lies in constructing a feature subspace that could successfully recovers head pose while ignoring other sources of image variation. In this paper, following the intuition of combining parts to form a whole ...


Computational Intelligence For Carbon-Centric Computing, John Fulcher 2010 University of Wollongong

Computational Intelligence For Carbon-Centric Computing, John Fulcher

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The focus of this paper is twofold: firstly we make a case for the use of Computational Intelligence (CI) techniques in the modelling and/or prediction of global weather, CO2 emissions, climate change and similar endeavours. CI exploits processes found in Nature, albeit by way of software simulations on digital computers (i.e. in silico), and excel in particular at pattern recognition and/or classification. Moreover, they are characterized as being non-algorithmic, bottom-up, data-driven, and learn-by-example. The second focus of this paper is to propose the use of carbonrather than silicon-based computing, specifically in the form of DNA (or molecular ...


The Ideal Structure Of Reduced Crossed Products, Adam Sierakowski 2010 University of Southern Denmark

The Ideal Structure Of Reduced Crossed Products, Adam Sierakowski

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Let (A, G) be a C*-dynamical system with G discrete. In this paper we investigate the ideal structure of the reduced crossed product C*-algebra and in particular we determine sufficient—and in some cases also necessary—conditions for A to separate the ideals in A ⋊r G. When A separates the ideals in A ⋊r G, then there is a one-to-one correspondence between the ideals in A ⋊r G and the invariant ideals in A. We extend the concept of topological freeness and present a generalization of the Rokhlin property. Exactness properties of (A, G) turns out to ...


Investigation Of High Resolution Compact Gamma Camera Module Based On A Continuous Scintillation Crystal Using A Novel Charge Division Readout Method, Qiu-Sheng Dai, Cui-Lan Zhao, Hualin Zhang, Yujin Qi 2010 Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Investigation Of High Resolution Compact Gamma Camera Module Based On A Continuous Scintillation Crystal Using A Novel Charge Division Readout Method, Qiu-Sheng Dai, Cui-Lan Zhao, Hualin Zhang, Yujin Qi

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The objective of this study is to investigate a high performance and lower cost compact gamma camera module for a multi-head small animal SPECT system. A compact camera module was developed using a thin Lutetium Oxyorthosilicate (LSO) scintillation crystal slice coupled to a Hamamatsu H8500 position sensitive photomultiplier tube (PSPMT). A two-stage charge division readout board based on a novel sub-tractive resistive readout with a truncated center-of-gravity (TCOG) positioning method was developed for the camera. The performance of the camera was evaluated using a flood 99mTc source with a four-quadrant bar-mask phantom. The preliminary experimental results show that the image ...


A Multi-Resolution Approach To Learning With Overlapping Communities, Lei Tang, Xufei Wang, Huan Liu, Lei Wang 2010 Arizona State University

A Multi-Resolution Approach To Learning With Overlapping Communities, Lei Tang, Xufei Wang, Huan Liu, Lei Wang

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The recent few years have witnessed a rapid surge of par- ticipatory web and social media, enabling a new laboratory for studying human relations and collective behavior on an unprecedented scale. In this work, we attempt to harness the predictive power of social connections to determine the preferences or behaviors of individuals such as whether a user supports a certain political view, whether one likes one product, whether he/she would like to vote for a presidential candidate, etc. Since an actor is likely to participate in mul- tiple dierent communities with each regulating the actor's behavior in varying ...


On Pogorelov Estimates For Monge-Ampere Type Equations, Jiakun Liu, Neil Trudinger 2010 University of Wollongong

On Pogorelov Estimates For Monge-Ampere Type Equations, Jiakun Liu, Neil Trudinger

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

In this paper, we prove interior second derivative estimates of Pogorelov type for a general form of Monge-Ampère equation which includes the optimal transportation equation. The estimate extends that in a previous work with Xu-Jia Wang and assumes only that the matrix function in the equation is regular with respect to the gradient variables, that is it satisfies a weak form of the condition introduced previously by Ma,Trudinger and Wang for regularity of optimal transport mappings. We also indicate briefly an application to optimal transportation.


Noncommutative Atiyah-Patodi-Singer Boundary Conditions And Index Pairings In Kk-Theory, Alan L. Carey, John Phillips, Adam C. Rennie 2010 Australian National University

Noncommutative Atiyah-Patodi-Singer Boundary Conditions And Index Pairings In Kk-Theory, Alan L. Carey, John Phillips, Adam C. Rennie

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

We investigate an extension of ideas of Atiyah-Patodi-Singer (APS) to a noncommutative geometry setting framed in terms of Kasparov modules. We use a mapping cone construction to relate odd index pairings to even index pairings with APS boundary conditions in the setting of KK-theory, generalising the commutative theory. We find that Cuntz-Krieger systems provide a natural class of examples for our construction and the index pairings coming from APS boundary conditions yield complete K-theoretic information about certain graph C*-algebras


Stabilisation Of An Erodible Soil Using A Chemical Admixture, Jayan S. Vinod, B Indraratna, Md A. Al Mahamud 2010 University of Wollongong

Stabilisation Of An Erodible Soil Using A Chemical Admixture, Jayan S. Vinod, B Indraratna, Md A. Al Mahamud

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Internal erosional behaviour of a lignosulfonate-treated dispersive soil has been studied using apparatus designed and built at University of Wollongong. The effectiveness of lignosulfonate-treated dispersive clay on its erosion resistance has been investigated and its advantages over traditional admixtures (cement) have been presented. Lignosulfonate is a non-toxic admixture that can stabilise certain erodible and dispersive soils effectively, without causing any adverse environmental impact on the ground unlike some traditional stabilisers. Test results show that the erosional parameters such as critical shear stress and coefficient of soil erosion are improved with the increase in the amount of lignosulfonate. Knowledge about the ...


Twisted Cyclic Theory And An Index Theory For The Gauge Invariant Kms State On Cuntz Algebras On, Alan L. Carey, John Phillips, Adam C. Rennie 2010 Australian National University

Twisted Cyclic Theory And An Index Theory For The Gauge Invariant Kms State On Cuntz Algebras On, Alan L. Carey, John Phillips, Adam C. Rennie

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

This paper presents, by example, an index theory appropriate to algebras without trace. Whilst we work exclusively with the Cuntz algebras the exposition is designed to indicate how to develop a general theory. Our main result is an index theorem (formulated in terms of spectral flow) using a twisted cyclic cocycle where the twisting comes from the modular automorphism group for the canonical gauge action on the Cuntz algebra. We introduce a modified K1-group of the Cuntz algebra so as to pair with this twisted cocycle. As a corollary we obtain a noncommutative geometry interpretation for Araki's notion of ...


Coastal Reservoir In Murray-Darling River And Its Useful Experience For Yellow River, Shu-qing Yang 2010 University of Wollongong

Coastal Reservoir In Murray-Darling River And Its Useful Experience For Yellow River, Shu-Qing Yang

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

this paper deals with the similarities between the Yellow River Basin and Murray - Darling River Basin. It is found that two of them are facing similar problems, such as water shortage, poor quality for water supply and decreasing runoff etc. Two basins suffer the sharp temporal and spatial variation in water resources, which results in flood threat and water stress alternatively. Consequently these two rivers have attracted global attention due to their significant impacts on their local economical development and ecological system. To alleviate the water stress conditions, this paper investigates the feasibility of coastal reservoirs at the river mouths ...


Harmonic Elimination Control Of A Five-Level Dc-Ac Cascaded H-Bridge Hybrid Inverter, Georgios S. Konstantinou, Sridhar R. Pulikanti, Vassilios G. Agelidis 2010 University Of New South Wales

Harmonic Elimination Control Of A Five-Level Dc-Ac Cascaded H-Bridge Hybrid Inverter, Georgios S. Konstantinou, Sridhar R. Pulikanti, Vassilios G. Agelidis

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

A five-level hybrid cascaded inverter operating under selective harmonic elimination (SHE) pulse-width modulation (PWM) control is discussed in this paper. The topology is a cascaded connection of a conventional three-phase, two-level inverter and an H-bridge module for each phase with a single DC-source. The topology boosts the output voltage within limits and with no additional DC-DC converters. However, such boosting feature depends on the control of the floating capacitor voltage and the load power factor. The regulation of the floating capacitor for the given modulation strategy is also analyzed. Experimental results taken from a single-phase laboratory prototype are presented to ...


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