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We present and benchmark an approximate dynamic programming algorithm that is capable of designing near-optimal control policies for time-dependent, finite-horizon energy storage problems, where wind supply, demand and electricity prices may evolve stochastically. We found that the algorithm was able to design storage policies that are within 0.08% of(More)
Taxadiene is the first dedicated intermediate in the biosynthetic pathway of the anticancer compound Taxol. Recent studies have taken advantage of heterologous hosts to produce taxadiene and other isoprenoid compounds, and such ventures now offer research opportunities that take advantage of the engineering tools associated with the surrogate host. In this(More)
—As more renewable, yet volatile, forms of energy like solar and wind are being incorporated into the grid, the problem of finding optimal control policies for energy storage is becoming increasingly important. These sequential decision problems are often modeled as stochastic dynamic programs, but when the state space becomes large, traditional (exact)(More)
Taxa-4(5),11(12)-diene is the first dedicated intermediate in the metabolic pathway responsible for synthesizing the anticancer compound Taxol. In this study, the heterologous production of taxadiene was established in and analyzed between K- and B-derived Escherichia coli strains. First, recombinant parameters associated with precursor metabolism (the(More)
Prognosis for patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has improved with the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Evidence over recent years suggests that the incidence of cardiovascular disease is increasing in HIV patients. The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a cheap and easy test that has been validated in the general(More)
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