Alvin Wen-Yu Su

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Previous researches show that a scratchpad memory device consumed less energy than a cache device with the same capacity. In this article, we locate the scratchpad memory (SPM) in the top level of the memory hierarchy to reduce the energy consumption. To take the advantage of a SPM, we address two issues of utilizing a SPM. First, the program's locality(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment options for nonunion of the femoral shaft fracture after intramedullary nail fixation are controversial. The methods of exchanging an existing nail with a larger-sized nail, dynamization, removal of the nail followed by plating, and bone grafting have all been reported. From those options, exchange nailing seems to be the most popular(More)
Epileptogenesis, which occurs in an epileptic brain, is an important focus for epilepsy. The spectral analysis has been popularly applied to study the electrophysiological activities. However, the resolution is dominated by the window function of the algorithm used and the sample size. In this report, a temporal waveform analysis method is proposed to(More)
OBJECTIVE Reconstruction for osteosarcoma around the knee after wide resection faces the challenge of great bone defect and future limb length discrepancy in the skeletally immature patients. Modern prosthetic reconstruction may provide good results, but the longevity may be of concern and may not be affordable in certain communities. Allograft knee(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of a prospective cohort. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the patient characteristics and surgical procedure factors related to increased rates of 30-day unplanned readmission and major perioperative complications after spinal fusion surgery, and the association between unplanned readmission and major(More)
Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT) is a highly efficient technique for compressing Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) decomposed images. Though its compression efficiency is a little less famous than Embedded Block Coding with Optimized Truncation (EBCOT) adopted by JPEG2000, SPIHT has a straight forward coding procedure and requires no tables.(More)
A physical modeling method for electronic music synthesis of plucked-string tones by using recurrent networks is proposed. A scattering recurrent network (SRN) which is used to analyze string dynamics is built based on the physics of acoustic strings. The measured vibration of a plucked string is employed as the training data for the supervised learning of(More)