Chia-Lung Wu

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INTRODUCTION Obesity is a major risk factor for several musculoskeletal conditions that are characterized by an imbalance of tissue remodeling. Adult stem cells are closely associated with the remodeling and potential repair of several mesodermally derived tissues such as fat, bone and cartilage. We hypothesized that obesity would alter the frequency,(More)
—The coding technique that combines channel estimation and error correction has received attention recently, and has been regarded as a promising approach to counter the effects of multipath fading. It has been shown by simulation that a proper code design that jointly considers channel estimation can improve the system performance subject to a fixed code(More)
—In this work, we propose a novel systematic code construction scheme for joint channel estimation and error correction for channels with independently varying fading subblocks. Unlike the existing noncoherent codes that are designed with the help of computer search, a code of desired code length and code rate can be directly generated with our coding(More)
—In this paper, we propose an iterative algorithm to jointly design codes and training sequences for frequency-selective block fading channels with partial channel state information (CSI) at the receiver. After showing that the maximum-likelihood (ML) decoding metric over channels with partial CSI can be well approximated by the joint maximum-likelihood(More)
Recent researches have confirmed that better system performance can be obtained by jointly considering channel equalization and channel estimation in the code design, when compared with the system with individually optimized devices. However, the existing codes are mostly searched by computers, and hence, exhibit no good structure for efficient decoding. In(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive degenerative disease of articular cartilage and surrounding tissues, and is associated with both advanced age and joint injury. Biomechanical factors play a critical role in the onset and progression of OA, yet the mechanisms through which physiologic or pathologic mechanical signals are transduced into a cellular(More)
Chronic adipose tissue inflammation and its associated adipokines have been linked to the development of osteoarthritis (OA). It has been shown that caloric restriction may decrease body mass index and adiposity. The objectives of this study were to investigate the effect of lifelong caloric restriction on bone morphology, joint inflammation, and(More)
Several previous works have confirmed that a joint design that combines channel estimation, channel coding and space-time transmission can improve the system performance over that of a separate design. These conclusions are however in general based on unstructured solutions obtained using computer search. The coding gain of these joint designs is therefore(More)
—The optimality of the conventional maximum-likelihood sequence estimation (MLSE), also known as the Viterbi Algorithm (VA), relies on the assumption that the receiver has perfect knowledge of the channel coefficients or channel state information (CSI). However, in practical situations that fail the assumption, the MLSE method becomes suboptimal and then(More)