Chunming Yang

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In this paper, a new particle swarm optimization method (NPSO) is proposed. It is compared with the regular particle swarm optimizer (PSO) invented by Kennedy and Eberhart in 1995 based on four different benchmark functions. PSO is motivated by the social behavior of organisms, such as bird flocking and fish schooling. Each particle studies its own previous(More)
Genomic selection is a promising molecular breeding strategy enhancing genetic gain per unit time. The objectives of our study were to (1) explore the prediction accuracy of genomic selection for plant height and yield per plant in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], (2) discuss the relationship between prediction accuracy and numbers of markers, and (3)(More)
UNC5 receptors are putative tumor suppressors whose expressions are lost in some cancers, but the role of UNC5A during DNA damage in bladder cancer remains undefined. To investigate into the potential function of UNC5A in bladder cancer, we examined UNC5A expression with real-time RT-PCR and Western blotting in bladder cancer specimens and analyzed the(More)
X-ray reflectivity measurements of the glass transition in thin polystyrene films supported on Si substrates were performed at slow cooling rates ranging from 0.62 to 0.01 (°)C/min. At a cooling rate of 0.14 (°)C/min, a depression in the glass transition temperature Tg was clearly observed with decreasing thickness. However, at a cooling rate of 0.62(More)
Zhiqiang Gao, for his supervision and help throughout the course of my study. Most of all, I am grateful for his vision and encouragement to continue in higher education and research. I enjoy learning from his teaching philosphy and problem solving methods. I am also grateful for his flexibility in the area and topics that interest me for research. Jack(More)
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