Anna Chen

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The open-pit mining problem is to determine the contours of a mine, based on economic data and engineering feasibility requirements in order to yield maximumpossible net income. This practical problem needs to be solved for very large data sets. In practice, moreover, it is necessary to test multiple scenarios taking into account a variety of realizations(More)
Body image distortion (BID) plays an important role in the etiology and maintenance of anorexia nervosa (AN). Previous studies of BID in AN showed small biases in visual scanning behavior (VSB) towards images of body shapes. The aim of this study is to investigate biases in VSB when body shape images compete with images with a different theme (social(More)
  • Anna Chen, Christina S.F. Wong, Mira C.P. Liu, Colin M. House, Jaclyn Sceneay, David D. Bowtell +2 others
  • 2015
Elucidating the mechanisms that underlie metastasis is of paramount importance to understanding tumor progression and to the development of novel therapeutics. Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) plays a vital role in tumor cell dissemination and is regulated by a core cassette of transcription factors. Despite recent advances, the molecular pathways(More)
Cooperating agents can make commitments to help each other, but commitments might have to be probabilistic when actions have stochastic outcomes. We consider the additional complication in cases where an agent might prefer to change its policy as it learns more about its reward function from experience. How should such an agent be allowed to change its(More)
Named Entity Disambiguation is the task of disambiguating named entity mentions in unstructured text and linking them to their corresponding entries in a large knowledge base such as Freebase. Practically, each text match in a given document should be mapped to the correct entity out of the corresponding entities in the knowledge base or none of them if no(More)
BACKGROUND While smoking is the major cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), occupational exposures to vapors, gases, dusts, and fumes (VGDF) increase COPD risk. This case-control study estimated the risk of COPD attributable to occupational exposures among construction workers. METHODS The study population included 834 cases and 1243(More)
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