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Multi-antenna systems can provide greater throughput and range coverage than traditional single antenna systems. A key aspect of exploiting this new physical layer (PHY) is rate adaptation, which consists of finding the best rate for sending data packets. Unlike rate adaptation in single antenna systems, nodes have many choices apart from adapting different(More)
—In this paper, we present a collision-free asyn-chronous multi-channel access protocol for Ad Hoc wireless networks using a single transceiver. Our protocol, dubbed AM-MAC for Asynchronous Multi-channel Medium Access Control, targets low-cost and low-power deployments where nodes are equipped with a single transceiver. Other distinguishing features of(More)
We consider the problem of verifying the correctness and completeness of the result of a keyword search. We introduce the concept of an authenticated web crawler and present its design and prototype implementation. An authenticated web crawler is a trusted program that computes a specially-crafted signature over the web contents it visits. This signature(More)
Rate adaptation plays a central role in the efficiency of data transmissions in wireless networks. Due to the complex physical-layer effects of wireless links, including interference, attenuation, and multi-path fading, designing a rate adaptation algorithm that performs well in most scenarios is a challenging problem. We present the Multi-rate Adaptation(More)
The vpr gene from the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) encodes a 14-kDa protein that prevents cell proliferation by causing a block in the G(2) phase of the cell cycle. This cellular function of vpr is conserved in evolution because other primate lentiviruses, including HIV-2, SIV(mac), and SIV(agm) encode related genes that also induce G(2)(More)
In science and engineering in general and in computational chemistry in particular, parameter sweeps and optimizations are of high importance. Such parametric modeling jobs are embarrassingly parallel and thus well suited for grid computing. The Nimrod toolkit significantly simplifies the utilization of computational grids for this kind of research by(More)
Telomere maintenance by the telomerase reverse transcriptase requires a noncoding RNA subunit that acts as a template for the synthesis of telomeric repeats. In humans, the telomerase RNA (hTR) is a non-polyadenylated transcript produced from an independent transcriptional unit. As yet, the mechanism and factors responsible for hTR 3' end processing have(More)
Addition of new membrane to the cell surface by membrane trafficking is necessary for cell growth. In this paper, we report that blocking membrane traffic causes a mitotic checkpoint arrest via Wee1-dependent inhibitory phosphorylation of Cdk1. Checkpoint signals are relayed by the Rho1 GTPase, protein kinase C (Pkc1), and a specific form of protein(More)
We present Chopper, a tool that efficiently explores the vast input space of file system policies to find behaviors that lead to costly performance problems. We focus specifically on block allocation, as unexpected poor layouts can lead to high tail latencies. Our approach utilizes sophisticated statistical methodologies, based on Latin Hypercube Sampling(More)