Brian Delaney

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Objective: To describe the psychosocial and behavioral functioning, as described by patient, parent and teacher, of a cohort of adolescents who have been previously treated for a brain tumor. Methods: A cohort of 32 patients, 12–18 years old, were evaluated between 1 and 5 years post-treatment for brain tumor during the patient's regularly scheduled(More)
Survivors of pediatric brain tumors are at risk for long-term psychological morbidities. The current study investigated the prevalence and predictors of suicide ideation (SI) in a clinical sample of youth and adult survivors. Retrospective chart reviews were completed for 319 survivors of pediatric brain tumors who were assessed via clinical interview(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical resection is often the only treatment necessary for pediatric low-grade gliomas (LGGs) and is thought to define a population with an excellent long-term prognosis. The goal of this study was to describe the multidimensional late-effects of pediatric LGG survivors treated exclusively with surgery. METHODS A retrospective chart review of(More)
This paper describes the MIT-LL/AFRL statistical MT system and the improvements that were developed during the IWSLT 2008 evaluation campaign. As part of these efforts, we experimented with a number of extensions to the standard phrase-based model that improve performance for both text and speech-based translation on Chinese and Arabic translation tasks. We(More)
1 1 978-1-4244-2622-5/09/$25.00 ©2009 IEEE. 2 IEEEAC paper #11526, Version 9, Updated 2008:10:24 3 This work was sponsored by the Department of Defense under Air Force Contract FA8721-05-C-0002. Opinions, interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and are not necessarily endorsed by the United States Government. Abstract—In(More)
ii This work is dedicated to my husband Leandro whose strength, support, and love I will always cherish. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Completing a Ph.D. is truly a marathon event, and I would not have been able to conclude this endeavor without the aid and encouragement of countless people over the past few years. I must first express my gratitude towards my advisor,(More)
The use of a voice-user interface for mobile wireless devices has been an area of interest for some time. However, these devices are generally limited by computation, memory, and battery energy, so performing high quality speech recognition on an embedded device is a difficult challenge. In this paper, we investigate the energy consumption of distributed(More)