Corneliu Rusu

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After a review of the circle fitting issue, we recall a relatively unknown method derived from a classical geometric result. We propose an improvement of this technique by reweighting the data, iterating the procedure, and choosing at every step as the new inversion point the one diametrically opposite to the previous inversion point. © 2003 SPIE and IS&T.(More)
In this paper we evaluate the effect of the emotional state of a speaker when text-independent speaker identification is performed. The spectral features used for speaker recognition are the Mel-frequency cepstral coefficients, while for the training of the speaker models and testing the system the Gaussian Mixture Models are employed. The tests are(More)
OBJECTIVE An important minority of military personnel will experience mental health problems after overseas deployments. Our study sought to describe the prevalence and correlates of postdeployment mental health problems in Canadian Forces personnel. METHOD Subjects were 16 193 personnel who completed postdeployment screening after return from deployment(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of overweight and obese Canadians with arthritis and to describe their use of arthritis self-management strategies, as well as explore the factors associated with not engaging in any self-management strategies. METHODS Respondents to the 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada, a nationally representative(More)
INTRODUCTION Few studies have considered the factors independently associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and/or fibromyalgia (FM) or considered the impact of these conditions on health status using population-based data. METHODS We used data from the nationally representative 2010 Canadian Community Health Survey (n = 59 101) to describe(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the exercise/physical activity and weight management efforts of Canadians with self-reported arthritis, to examine factors associated with their engagement in these strategies to help manage their arthritis, and to explore reasons for lack of engagement. METHODS Data were from the arthritis component of the 2009 Survey on Living with(More)
In this article we propose different fusion schemes using information provided by visible and infrared images for road obstacle SVM-based classification. Three approaches for the fusion of VIS and IR information are presented. The early fusion yields a feature vector integrating at the feature level both visual and infrared information. The obtained bimodal(More)
BACKGROUND Up to 20% of US military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan experience mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) while deployed; up to one-third will experience persistent post-concussive symptoms (PCS). The objective of this study was to examine the epidemiology of deployment-related mTBI and its relationship to PCS and mental health problems(More)