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Making Waves: A Computational Swimming Lamprey With Sensory Feedback, Christina Hamlet, Eric D. Tytell, Lisa J. Fauci, Kathleen A. Hoffman 2016 Bucknell University

Making Waves: A Computational Swimming Lamprey With Sensory Feedback, Christina Hamlet, Eric D. Tytell, Lisa J. Fauci, Kathleen A. Hoffman

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Performance-Robust Dynamic Feedback Control Of Lipschitz Nonlinear Systems, Winston Baker 2016 Marquette University

Performance-Robust Dynamic Feedback Control Of Lipschitz Nonlinear Systems, Winston Baker

Dissertations (1934 -)

This dissertation addresses the dynamic control of nonlinear systems with finite energy noise in the state and measurement equations. Regional eigenvalue assignment (REA) is used to ensure that the state estimate error is driven to zero significantly faster than the state itself. Moreover, the controller is designed for the resulting closed loop system to achieve any one of a set of general performance criteria (GPC). The nonlinear model is assumed to have a Lipschitz nonlinearity both in the state and measurement equations. By using the norm bound of the nonlinearity, the controller is designed to be robust against all nonlinearities ...


Multi-Disciplinary Hands-On Desktop Learning Modules And Modern Pedagogies, Bernard J. Van Wie, David B. Thiessen, Marc Compere, Ximena Toro, Jennifer C. Adam, et al. 2016 Washington State University

Multi-Disciplinary Hands-On Desktop Learning Modules And Modern Pedagogies, Bernard J. Van Wie, David B. Thiessen, Marc Compere, Ximena Toro, Jennifer C. Adam, Et Al.

Marc Compere

Our team’s research focuses on fundamental problems in undergraduate education in terms of how to expand use of well researched, yet still “new”, teaching pedagogies of ‘sensing’ or ‘hands-on’, ‘active’ and ‘problem-based learning’ within engineering courses. It is now widely accepted that traditional lectures ARE NOT best for students – yet that is what the community almost universally does. To address this issue we are developing new Desktop Learning Modules (DLMs) that contain miniaturized processes with a uniquely expandable electronic system to contend with known sensor systems/removable cartridges, as well as, unknown expansions to the project. We have shown ...


Project Haiti 2012: Providing An Experiential Learning Experience Through The Design And Delivery Of A Water Purifier In Haiti, Yung Wong, Johnathon Camp, Shavin Pinto, Kyle Fennesy, Marc Compere, Yan Tang 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Project Haiti 2012: Providing An Experiential Learning Experience Through The Design And Delivery Of A Water Purifier In Haiti, Yung Wong, Johnathon Camp, Shavin Pinto, Kyle Fennesy, Marc Compere, Yan Tang

Marc Compere

In this paper, we share our experiences and lessons learned from Project Haiti 2012, a project to design and install a water purification system serving 20,000 people per day in the largest tent city in Haiti. Project Haiti 2012 was the third and largest system we have built for Haitians and represents a huge success for all participants and stakeholders. This paper discusses the unique experiential learning opportunity involved in the design and delivery of the water purifier in a foreign developing country. Multiple positive educational, social, and economic outcomes were achieved including students applying knowledge gained from coursework ...


High Tech High Touch: Lessons Learned From Project Haiti 2011, Yan Tang, Marc Compere, Yung Lun Wong, Jared Anthony Coleman, Matthew Charles Selkirk 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

High Tech High Touch: Lessons Learned From Project Haiti 2011, Yan Tang, Marc Compere, Yung Lun Wong, Jared Anthony Coleman, Matthew Charles Selkirk

Marc Compere

In this paper, we will share our experiences and lessons learned from a design project for providing clean water to a Haitian orphanage (Project Haiti 2011). Supported by funds from a renewable energy company and the university president’s office, five engineering students and two faculty members from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University successfully designed and installed a solar powered water purification system for an orphanage located in Chambellan, Haiti. This paper discusses the unique educational experiences gained from unusual design constraints, such as ambiguity of existing facilities due to limited communication, logistics of international construction at a remote village location, and ...


Clustering-Based Robot Navigation And Control, Omur Arslan 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Clustering-Based Robot Navigation And Control, Omur Arslan

Departmental Papers (ESE)

In robotics, it is essential to model and understand the topologies of configuration spaces in order to design provably correct motion planners. The common practice in motion planning for modelling configuration spaces requires either a global, explicit representation of a configuration space in terms of standard geometric and topological models, or an asymptotically dense collection of sample configurations connected by simple paths, capturing the connectivity of the underlying space. This dissertation introduces the use of clustering for closing the gap between these two complementary approaches. Traditionally an unsupervised learning method, clustering offers automated tools to discover hidden intrinsic structures in ...


Model For Computing Kinetics Of The Graphene Edge Epitaxial Growth On Copper, Mikhail Khenner 2016 Western Kentucky University

Model For Computing Kinetics Of The Graphene Edge Epitaxial Growth On Copper, Mikhail Khenner

Mathematics Faculty Publications

A basic kinetic model that incorporates a coupled dynamics of the carbon atoms and dimers ona copper surface is used to compute growth of a single-layer graphene island. The speed of theisland's edge advancement on Cu[111] and Cu[100] surfaces is computed as a function of the growthtemperature and pressure. Spatially resolved concentration pro les of the atoms and dimers aredetermined, and the contributions provided by these species to the growth speed are discussed.Island growth in the conditions of a thermal cycling is studied.


Self-Correcting Kelly Strategies For Skeptical Traders, Aaron C. Brown 2016 AQR

Self-Correcting Kelly Strategies For Skeptical Traders, Aaron C. Brown

International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking

The Kelly criterion gives the appropriate bet size in idealized situations with known parameters. In financial trading situations parameters are generally unknown and the mathematical assumptions underlying the Kelly proof are not met precisely. Moreover a risk manager typically must cooperate with a trader who may be skeptical about both the Kelly criterion specifically and the concept of mathematical optimization of bet size in general.

This presentation tackles the problem of designing a Kelly-based system for setting trade risk management parameters that is both self-correcting (the system delivers good results even if initial parameter are misestimated or parameters change) and ...


Mathematical Modeling Of Quadcopter Dynamics, Qikai Huang (Bruce Wingo) 2016 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Mathematical Modeling Of Quadcopter Dynamics, Qikai Huang (Bruce Wingo)

Mathematical Sciences Technical Reports (MSTR)

Recently, Google, Amazon and others are attempting to develop delivery drones for commercial use, in particular Amazon Prime Air promising 30 minute delivery. One type of commonly used drone proposed for such purposes is a quadcopter. Quadcopters have been around for some time with original development in the 1920’s. They are popular now because they are mechanically simple and provide a good vehicle for unmanned flight. By controlling the speed of the four propellers, a quadcopter can roll, change pitch, change yaw, and accelerate. This research will focus on the study of classical mechanics theories on rigid body motion ...


Nonlinear Harmonic Modes Of Steel Strings On An Electric Guitar, Joel Wenrich 2016 Linfield College

Nonlinear Harmonic Modes Of Steel Strings On An Electric Guitar, Joel Wenrich

Senior Theses

Steel strings used on electric and acoustic guitars are non-ideal oscillators that can produce imperfect intonation. According to theory, this intonation should be a function of the bending stiffness of the string, which is related to the dimensions of length and thickness of the string. To test this theory, solid steel strings of three different linear densities were analyzed using an oscilloscope and a Fast Fourier Transform function. We found that strings exhibited more drastic nonlinear harmonic behavior as their effective length was shortened and as linear density increased.


Determinants Of The Efficacy Of Hiv Latency Reversing Agents And Implications For Drug And Treatment Design, Ruian Ke 2016 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Determinants Of The Efficacy Of Hiv Latency Reversing Agents And Implications For Drug And Treatment Design, Ruian Ke

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Using Mathematical Modeling To Unmask The Concealed Nature Of Long Qt-3 Syndrome, Steven Poelzing, Amara Greer-Short, Seth H. Weinberg 2016 Virginia Tech

Using Mathematical Modeling To Unmask The Concealed Nature Of Long Qt-3 Syndrome, Steven Poelzing, Amara Greer-Short, Seth H. Weinberg

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Anticipating Elimination Of Mosquito-Borne Diseases, Suzanne M. O'Regan, Jonathan Lillie, John M. Drake 2016 National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Anticipating Elimination Of Mosquito-Borne Diseases, Suzanne M. O'Regan, Jonathan Lillie, John M. Drake

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Toward Adaptive Control Of Acute Inflammation, Judy D. Day, Seddik M. Djouadi, Ouassim Bara, Gregory L. Zitelli 2016 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Toward Adaptive Control Of Acute Inflammation, Judy D. Day, Seddik M. Djouadi, Ouassim Bara, Gregory L. Zitelli

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Dynamics Of Discrete Planar Systems That Model Stage-Structured Populations, Shushan Lazaryan, Hassan Sedaghat 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Dynamics Of Discrete Planar Systems That Model Stage-Structured Populations, Shushan Lazaryan, Hassan Sedaghat

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Low Energy Defibrillation By Synchronization; 90 % Less Energy Compared To One Shock., Flavio H. Fenton, Yanyan Ji, Ilija Uzelac, Niels Otani, Elizabeth M. Cherry 2016 Georgia Institute of Technology

Low Energy Defibrillation By Synchronization; 90 % Less Energy Compared To One Shock., Flavio H. Fenton, Yanyan Ji, Ilija Uzelac, Niels Otani, Elizabeth M. Cherry

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


General Models For Ecological Drivers Of Poverty, Calistus Ngeh Ngonghala 2016 Harvard Medical School

General Models For Ecological Drivers Of Poverty, Calistus Ngeh Ngonghala

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Wilson-Cowan Coupled Dynamics In A Model Of The Cortico-Striato-Thalamo-Cortical Circuit, Anca R. Radulescu 2016 State University of New York at New Paltz

Wilson-Cowan Coupled Dynamics In A Model Of The Cortico-Striato-Thalamo-Cortical Circuit, Anca R. Radulescu

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Robust Traveling Waves In Chains Of Simple Neural Oscillators, Stanislav M. Mintchev 2016 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Robust Traveling Waves In Chains Of Simple Neural Oscillators, Stanislav M. Mintchev

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Voronoi-Based Coverage Control Of Heterogeneous Disk-Shaped Robots, Omur Arslan, Daniel E. Koditschek 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Voronoi-Based Coverage Control Of Heterogeneous Disk-Shaped Robots, Omur Arslan, Daniel E. Koditschek

Departmental Papers (ESE)

In distributed mobile sensing applications, networks of agents that are heterogeneous respecting both actuation as well as body and sensory footprint are often modelled by recourse to power diagrams — generalized Voronoi diagrams with additive weights. In this paper we adapt the body power diagram to introduce its “free subdiagram,” generating a vector field planner that solves the combined sensory coverage and collision avoidance problem via continuous evaluation of an associated constrained optimization problem. We propose practical extensions (a heuristic congestion manager that speeds convergence and a lift of the point particle controller to the more practical differential drive kinematics) that ...


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