BACKGROUND The wound healing properties of the human omentum are well known and have extensively been exploited clinically. However, the underlying mechanisms of these effects are not well understood. We hypothesize that the omentum tissue promotes wound healing via modulation of anti-inflammatory pathways, and because the omentum is rich in adipocytes, the… (More)
—In recent times, system designers are becoming very much apprehensive in reducing the structural complexity of digital systems with which they deal in practice. However, the uncontrolled minimization of any digital hardware always leads to significant deterioration of system performance making it incompatible for use in any practical system. As proper… (More)
—Signal Processing in modern era, involves rigorous applications of various evolutionary algorithms such as Genetic Algorithm (GA), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Differential Evolution (DE) for the optimized design of aerodynamic shape, automated mirror, digital filter, computational intelligence etc. DE has been judged to be quite effective in… (More)
DEDICATION I dedicate this dissertation to family and friends especially to Ma and Baba for their love and for instilling the importance of hard work and patience; Dadu and Dida for their love, support and encouragement; Badam and Dadai for their blessings from the world beyond…….
Condorcet profiles are responsible for a number of well known preference aggregation paradoxes. It is reasonable to claim that these profiles represent complete ties between the candidates and should therefore be excluded to determine election outcomes. Established profile decomposition techniques are of limited usefulness in extracting and removing… (More)
Survivin, an inhibitor of apoptosis, has been shown to be expressed in various malignancies. However, its role in gallbladder cancer (GBC) has not been evaluated yet. We investigated its expression in peripheral blood of patients with gallbladder diseases (gallstone disease (GSD), n = 30; GBC, n = 39) and compared with healthy controls (n = 25). Survivin… (More)
— A multi-physics formulation for Data Driven Prognosis (DDP) is developed. Unlike traditional predictive strategies that require controlled off-line measurements or " training " for determination of constitutive parameters to derive the transitional statistics, the proposed DDP algorithm relies solely on in-situ measurements. It utilizes a deterministic… (More)
— Individuals who suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury are at higher risk of developing knee osteoarthritis (OA) and almost 50% display symptoms 10-20 years post injury. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) often does not protect against knee OA development. Accordingly, a multi-scale formulation for Data Driven Prognosis (DDP) of… (More)
Tulpule, Punit, "Integrated Robust Optimal Design (IROD) via sensitivity minimization" (2014). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.
Fu, Guanghui, "Modeling of chemical mechanical polishing at multiple scales " (2002). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. Paper 995. This manuscript has been reproduced from the microfilm master. UMI films the text directly from the original or copy submitted. Thus, some thesis and dissertation copies are in typewriter face, while others may be from any… (More)