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Column-oriented data stores, such as BigTable and HBase, have successfully paved the way for managing large key-value datasets with random accesses. At the same time, the declining cost of flash SSDs have enabled their use in several applications including large databases. In this paper, we explore the feasibility of introducing flash SSDs for HBase. Since(More)
We propose a novel system to analyze gestural and non-verbal cues of participants in video conferencing. These cues have previously been referred to as " honest signals " and are usually associated with the underlying cognitive state of the participants. The presented system analyzes a set of audiovisual , non-linguistic features in real time from the audio(More)
A quality impairment assessment along with a quality score would enable Automatic Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) to make appropriate decisions to a) reject the fingerprint and recapture another sample, b) use other fingers or biometric features for recognition, c) use image enhancement techniques. Our approach provides a quality score in addition(More)
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