Brian Taylor

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As minimum feature sizes continue to scale down, increasing difficulties with subwavelength lithography have spurred research into more regular layout styles, such as Restrictive Design Rules (RDRs) [11] and regular logic fabrics [10]. In this paper we show that the simplicity and discreteness of regular fabrics give rise to powerful exact combinatorial(More)
The well-known Pelgrom model [14] has demonstrated that the variation between two devices on the same die due to random mismatch is inversely proportional to the square root of the device area: &sigma; ~ 1/sqrt(<i>Area</i>). Based on the Pelgrom model, analog devices are sized to be large enough to <i>average out</i> random variations. Importantly, with(More)
We describe an approach to incorporate scene topology and semantics into pixel-level object detection and localization. Our method requires video to determine occlusion regions and thence local depth ordering, and any visual recognition scheme that provides a score at local image regions, for instance object detection probabilities. We set up a cost(More)
— This paper provides an overview of the experimental flight test platform developed by the University of Minnesota Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research Group. Key components of the current infrastructure are highlighted, including the flight test system, high-fidelity nonlinear simulations, software-and hardware-in-the-loop simulations, and the real-time(More)
Figure 1: Sample outcomes of our scheme: background c(x) = 0 (gray) and foreground layers c(x) = 1, c(x) = 2, c(x) = 3 indicated by , , respectively. On the far right, our algorithm correctly infers that the bag strap is in front of the woman's arm, which is in front of her trunk, which is in front of the background. Project page: Abstract Occlusion(More)
In emergency domains like fire services, the need for support systems enabling instant mobile access to mission-critical knowledge from different heterogeneous knowledge sources has increased significantly during the past years. A comprehensive socio-technical study that focuses on the current state of working and on the needs of the people working in fire(More)
— The system identification of a lightweight , high-aspect ratio wing is presented. Experimental data is obtained from a ground vibration test. The input signals are sine sweep wave forces and the outputs are the corresponding acceleration responses of the aircraft. Subspace algorithms are used to estimate a state-space model of the aircraft. Minimization(More)
Most academics, including administrators, spend much of our time writing. But we aren't as good at it as we should be. I have never understood why our trade values, but rarely teaches, nonfiction writing. In my nearly 30 years at universities, I have seen a lot of very talented people fail because they couldn't, or didn't, write. And some much less talented(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is best known for the catalytic conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. However, the use of gene-targeting techniques has led to mouse models highlighting many other biochemical properties and actions of this enzyme. This review discusses recent studies examining the functional significance of ACE tissue-specific(More)