Divya Prasad

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The real-time community is devoting considerable attention to exible scheduling and adaptive systems. One popular means of increasing the exibility, and hence eeectiveness, of real-time systems is to use value-based scheduling. It is surprising however, how little attention has been devoted, in the scheduling eld, to the actual assignment of value. This(More)
Real-time systems that must adapt their behavior to changes in internal and external circumstances require flexibility in their scheduling. One approach that has been advocated for achieving this flexibility is called “value-based” scheduling, wherein services are distinguished based upon their current utility values. The main result of this paper is that(More)
BACKGROUND Low-income black residents of Baltimore City have disproportionately higher rates of obesity and chronic disease than other Maryland residents. Increasing the availability and affordability of healthy food are key strategies to improve the food environment and can lead to healthier diets. This paper describes B'More Healthy: Retail Rewards(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES New US Down syndrome (DS) BMI growth charts were recently published, but their utility in identifying children with excess adiposity or increased cardiometabolic risk (CMR) remains unknown. We sought to compare the ability of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) BMI 85th percentile and DS-specific BMI 85th(More)
In future real-time systems such as those required for intelligent autonomous vehicle control, we need exibility in choosing the set of services to support under varying environmental conditions and system states. It is infeasible to make an optimal choice at run-time, so we propose a method of ranking the services pre run-time, based on thèutility' of each(More)
BACKGROUND Obsessive compulsive symptoms in schizophrenia are well recognized but are a less-researched entity. These symptoms have important implications for management and prognosis. AIM To find out the prevalence of obsessive compulsive symptoms among patients with schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 90 hospitalized patients with(More)