Chia-Jen Wang

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In this paper we present a scene-based video watermarking scheme using support vector machines (SVMs). In a given scene, the algorithm uses the first h′ frames to train an embedding SVM, and uses this SVM to watermark the rest of frames. In the extracting phrase, the detector uses center h frames of the first h′ frames to train an extracting SVM. The final(More)
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are multilineage progenitors with immunomodulatory properties, including expansion of immunomodulatory leukocytes such as regulatory T lymphocytes (Tregs) and tolerogenic dendritic cells. We report that human MSCs can expand CD14(-)CD11b(+)CD33(+) human myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). MSC-expanded MDSCs suppress(More)
OBJECTIVE Coinhibitory signals mediated via programmed death 1 (PD-1) receptor play a critical role in downregulating immune responses and in maintaining peripheral tolerance. Programmed death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1), the interacting ligand for PD-1, widely expressed in many cell types, acts as a tissue-specific negative regulator of pathogenic T-cell responses.(More)
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. SUMMARY Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are multilineage progenitors with(More)
This paper presents a method for improving the quality of degraded documents by noise removal and text enhancing. Histogram of a degraded document is analyzed to find out the approximate ranges of gray-value for text-, graph-, (i.e. photographs), and background-pixels. After the graph-pixels are identified, they are replaced by the background pixels.(More)