Christopher Baker

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The lexicon of 6-month-olds is comprised of names and body part words. Unlike names, body part words do not often occur in isolation in the input. This presents a puzzle: How have infants been able to pull out these words from the continuous stream of speech at such a young age? We hypothesize that caregivers' interactions directed at and on the infant's(More)
Older adults represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, a trend that will have an unprecedented impact on society. High-speed Internet connectivity, often referred to as " broadband, " supports a growing array of applications and services with significant potential to help older adults live more independent and meaningful lives. In fact,(More)
Using an approach that has its origins in work of Halanay, we consider stability in mean square of numerical solutions obtained from the θ–Maruyama discretization of a test stochastic delay differential equation dX(t) = {f (t) − αX(t) + βX(t − τ)}dt + {g(t) + η X(t) + µX(t − τ)} dW (t), interpreted in the Itô sense, where W (t) denotes a Wiener process. We(More)
Photonic lattices of mutually interacting indistinguishable cavities represent a cornerstone of collective phenomena in optics and could become important in advanced sensing or communication devices. The disorder induced by fabrication technologies has so far hindered the development of such resonant cavity architectures, while post-fabrication tuning(More)
Acknowledgements First, I would like to thank my advisors. Dr. Sheri Blake whose dedication and guidance was crucial in making this project a success, Dr. Richard Milgrom for his constant tutelage over the years and Dr. Ian Hudson's keen eye for research rigor. Along with practicum advisors, a thank you is well deserved by other faculty members who(More)
the Department of Children and Families opened its doors to the children and families as Wisconsin's first cabinet agency devoted exclusively to helping and protecting kids and families of the state. The Department of Children and Families reflects Governor Doyle's desire and commitment to ensure that all Wisconsin children grow up safe, healthy, and with(More)
One mission for numerical analysts is to study (and where appropriate to devise and/or to implement) numerical procedures for the treatment of mathematical models of real phenomena. This requires an involvement in the science and mathematical analysis of the modelling process, and informed by numerical calculations and numerical analysis. The numerical(More)
The project, A Study of Distance Education at Hong Kong Universities, researched the availability of distance education programs in Hong Kong. The study explored the teaching methods and tools implemented in these programs. We were able to make this information available to Hong Kong universities in order to promote organization and collaboration between(More)
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