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The problem of designing physical-layer network coding (PNC) schemes via nested lattices is considered. Building on the compute-and-forward (C&F) relaying strategy of Nazer and Gastpar, who demonstrated its asymptotic gain using information-theoretic tools, an algebraic approach is taken to show its potential in practical, nonasymptotic, settings. A(More)
The recent growing interest for indoor Location-Based Services (LBSs) has created a need for more accurate and real-time indoor positioning solutions. The sparse nature of location finding makes the theory of Compressive Sensing (CS) desirable for accurate indoor positioning using Received Signal Strength (RSS) from Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Access(More)
— In this paper, a novel multiple target local-ization approach is proposed by exploiting the compressive sensing theory, which indicates that sparse or compressible signals can be recovered from far fewer samples than that needed by the Nyquist sampling theorem. We formulate the multiple target locations as a sparse matrix in the discrete spatial domain.(More)
Live peer-to-peer (P2P) streaming has recently received much research attention, with successful commercial systems showing its viability in the Internet. Nevertheless, existing analytical studies of P2P streaming systems have failed to mathematically investigate and understand their critical properties, especially with a large scale and under extreme(More)
Orientation preferences for visual patterns can be conditioned in tethered flies (Drosophila melanogaster) at the flight simulator. In a reversal conditioning procedure using heat as reinforcement, flies can be trained to successively prefer different flight orientations with respect to the patterns. As in many learning paradigms, conditioned responses are(More)
The stem cell protein Lin28 functions to inhibit the biogenesis of a group of miRNAs but also stimulates the expression of a subset of mRNAs at the post-transcriptional level, the underlying mechanism of which is not yet understood. Here we report the characterization of the molecular interplay between Lin28 and RNA helicase A (RHA) known to play an(More)
— The sparse nature of location finding problem makes the theory of compressive sensing desirable for indoor positioning in Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). In this paper, we address the received signal strength (RSS)-based localization problem in WLANs using the theory of compressive sensing (CS), which offers accurate recovery of sparse signals from(More)
Datacenters consume an enormous amount of energy with significant financial and environmental costs. For geo-distributed datacenters, a workload management approach that routes user requests to locations with cheaper and cleaner electricity has been shown to be promising lately. We consider two key aspects that have not been explored in this approach.(More)
In a public cloud, bandwidth is traditionally priced in a pay-as-you-go model. Reflecting the recent trend of augmenting cloud computing with bandwidth guarantees, we consider a novel model of cloud bandwidth allocation and pricing when explicit bandwidth reservation is enabled. We argue that a tenant's utility depends not only on its bandwidth usage, but(More)
It has been shown that p53 induces cell apoptosis and the Bcl-2 family plays key roles in this process. However, the molecular mechanism of p53 apoptotic pathway is still unclear. Here, we show that overexpression of exogenous wild-type p53 induced apoptosis in lung cancer cells and high metastasis potential cells had a faster rate of apoptosis than low(More)