Ahmad Saad

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Mating is a physiological process of crucial importance underlying the size and maintenance of mosquito populations. In sterile and incompatible insect technologies (SIT and IIT), mating is essential for mass production, persistence, and success of released individuals, and is a central parameter for judging the effectiveness of SIT/IIT programs. Some(More)
  • Ahmad Saad, Taranjeet Khan, Bhatia Ladislau Singh, Bölöni
  • 2012
We consider a near-future peacekeeping scenario, where a group of soldiers of various ranks and a robot interact with the local population. The goal is to quantify, analyze and predict the public perception of the soldiers and the robot. Instead of integrative statistical approaches, we develop a model which traces individual interactions. Our model assumes(More)
  • Taranjeet Singh Bhatia, Ahmad Saad, Ladislau Khan, Bölöni
  • 2013
In this paper, we describe a modeling framework which allows us to reason about the social-cultural behavior of humans in interaction scenarios. The objective is to provide explanatory and predictive power to an agent or robot which either witnesses or participates in the interaction: why have the human agents behaved the way they are and what kind of(More)
  • Taranjeet Singh Bhatia, Ahmad Saad, Ladislau Khan, Bölöni
  • 2013
In this paper we develop an operational, quantitative method for the propagation of public perception. The model is presented as an extension of the culture-sanctioned social metric framework. We use the technique to model an extended version of the Spanish Steps flower selling scam, where a seller manipulates the belief of the clients and the public(More)
In this paper we are considering an autonomous robot moving purposefully in a crowd of people (a marketplace). The robot should take into consideration the social costs of its movement, expressed in terms of violation of the personal space of the humans, blocking their path or even making physical contact with them. On the other hand, the full avoidance of(More)
The population size, age-class structure, and movement of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (L.) (Dictyoptera: Blattidae), were studied in three sewers in Penang, Malaysia, from September 2008 to October 2009. Eighteen to 20 glass-jar traps (two per manhole) were deployed for a 24-h period during each sampling occasion at each sewer. Adults and(More)
obtain large amounts of thin, pliable, hair-bearing tissue, pre-expansion was performed in 5 of 14 cases. Eight of 14 were treated with loco-regional flap reconstructions, and 6 of 14 with free flap reconstructions. Algorithms regarding pre-and intra-operative decision-making are discussed and long-term (mean follow-up 1,5 yrs) results analyzed. ReSultS:(More)