B. Don Russell

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We seek to discover the object categories depicted in a set of unlabelled images. We achieve this using a model developed in the statistical text literature: probabilistic latent semantic analysis (pLSA). In text analysis, this is used to discover topics in a corpus using the bag-of-words document representation. Here we treat object categories as topics,(More)
Many problems in science and engineering fields involve decision-making. Usually these decision-making processes are based on several criteria that represent various experts’ knowledge. Multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM), however, may not provide sharp boundaries to classify candidates as belonging to single categories. To solve problems with criteria(More)
Latent power line conditions, such as vegetation intrusion and apparatus that have failed or are in the process of failing can cause recurring fault events. Many such conditions are influenced by other factors such as wind and moisture, and therefore cause fault events only intermittently. These conditions are difficult to detect and locate with(More)
Methodology for Designing a Fuzzy Resolver for a Radial Distribution System Fault Locator. (December 2005) Jun Li, B.Eng.; M.Eng., Xi’an Jiaotong University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Karen L. Butler-Purry Dr. B. Don Russell The Power System Automation Lab at Texas A&M University developed a fault location scheme that can be used for radial(More)
Modern power distribution systems enjoy excellent reliability, but lines and apparatus do fail, sometimes catastrophically. Failing apparatus often create arcing and/or heating capable of igniting proximate combustible material. Power lines are known to cause many brush fires and wildfires, which result in substantial property damage and sometimes loss of(More)
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