Chreston A. Miller

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Modern desktop grid environments and shared computing platforms have popularized the use of contributory resources, such as desktop computers, as computing substrates for a variety of applications. However, addressing the exponentially growing storage demands of applications, especially in a contributory environment, remains a challenging research problem.(More)
Difficulties in recruiting patients for clinical trials have plagued investigators for many years. One concern is the generalizability of clinical trial results to community practice, that is, whether volunteers recruited through advertising are homogeneous with those seeking treatment in a clinical setting. This article retrospectively compares the(More)
Pindolol, a beta-adrenergic and presynaptic 5-HT1 vA antagonist, when added to specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors, potentiates the antidepressant action, leading to an earlier onset of effect. Following on from the suggestion that nefazodone, a specific serotonin reuptake inhibitor and antagonist of 5-HT2, improves 5-HT1A-mediated transmission, we used(More)
The speed of decline of the US infant mortality rate diminished markedly to 2.7% (10.6 deaths) in 1984, and the likelihood that the goal of an infant mortality rate of 9 will be reached by 1990 is less likely. A definite change that took place not long before the rate of decline flattened out was the reduction by the Reagan Administration in the funding of(More)
There are a multitude of annotated behavior corpora (manual and automatic annotations) available as research expands in multimodal analysis of human behavior. Despite the rich representations within these datasets, search strategies are limited with respect to the advanced representations and complex structures describing human interaction sequences. The(More)
This paper investigates a technique for the discovery of temporal behavior models within multimedia event data. Advancements in both technology and the marketplace present us the opportunity for research in analysis of situated human behavior using video and other sensor data (media streams). By situated analysis, we mean the study of behavior <i>in(More)
Four handedness measures and two cognitive measures were employed with 71 children aged from 3 to 10 yr. Results indicate that high-skill manual tasks become increasingly lateralized and low-skill manual tasks remain in their original, non-lateralized state. High-skill manual task performance correlated significantly with performance on the cognitive(More)
In desktop grids the use of off-the-shelf shared components makes the use of dedicated resources economically nonviable and increases the complexity of design of efficient storage systems that are required to address the exponentially growing storage demands of modern applications that run on these platforms. To address this challenge, we present(More)
In this paper we present the findings of three longitudinal case studies in which a new method for conducting multimodal analysis of human behavior is tested. The focus of this new method is to engage a researcher integrally in the analysis process and allow them to guide the identification and discovery of relevant behavior instances within multimodal(More)