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In this paper, we summarize some recent results of measurements of temporal changes of active volcanoes using seismic noise cross-correlations. We first present a novel approach to estimate volcano interior temporal seismic velocity changes. The proposed method allows to measure very small velocity changes (≈ 0.1%) with a time resolution as small as one(More)
  • Daniel Clarke, Rocco Macchiavello, Ian Jewitt, Francis Teal, John Thanassoulis, Liam Wren-Lewis +1 other
  • 2010
This paper analyses collusion-proof multilateral insurance contracts between a risk neutral insurer and multiple risk averse agents in an environment of asymmetric costly state verification. The optimal contract in the benchmark model involves the group of agents pooling uncertainty and the insurer acting as reinsurer to the group, auditing and paying a(More)
  • Goetz Von Peter, Sebastian Von Dahlen, Sweta Saxena, Jörg Beilharz, Laura Boudreau, Eduardo Cavallo +15 others
  • 2012
BIS Working Papers are written by members of the Monetary and Economic Department of the Bank for International Settlements, and from time to time by other economists, and are published by the Bank. The papers are on subjects of topical interest and are technical in character. The views expressed in them are those of their authors and not necessarily the(More)
PURPOSE This study examined possible mechanisms to explain why Acanthamoeba castellanii remains restricted to the cornea and rarely produces intraocular infections. The first hypothesis proposed that trophozoites cannot penetrate Descemet's membrane and the corneal endothelium to enter the anterior chamber (AC). The second hypothesis proposed that the(More)
We describe in this paper our gesture detection and recognition system for the 2014 ChaLearn Looking at People (Track 3: Gesture Recognition) organized by ChaLearn in conjunction with the ECCV 2014 conference. The competition's task was to learn a vacabulary of 20 types of Italian gestures and detect them in sequences. Our system adopts a multi-modality(More)
— This paper deals with recognizing human actions in depth video data. Current state-of-the-art action recognition methods use hand-designed features, which are difficult to produce and time-consuming to extend to new modalities. In this paper, we propose a novel, 3.5D representation of a depth video for action recognition. A 3.5D graph of the depth video(More)
—Precise and accurate localization is important for safe autonomous driving. Given a traffic scenario with multiple vehicles equipped with proprioceptive sensors for self-localization and infrastructure equipped with exteroceptive sensors for car detection, vehicle-infrastructure communication can be used to improve the localization. However as the number(More)
We review experimental evidence collected from a framed microinsurance field experiment using poor subjects in rural Ethiopia. We find the shape of demand for index insurance to be broadly in line with predictions of DARA expected utility theory (EUT), for example by being hump-shaped in wealth. However, the level of demand for index insurance is higher(More)