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We propose <i>UnLoc</i>, an unsupervised indoor localization scheme that bypasses the need for war-driving. Our key observation is that certain locations in an indoor environment present identifiable signatures on one or more sensing dimensions. An elevator, for instance, imposes a distinct pattern on a smartphone's accelerometer; a corridor-corner may(More)
In this paper, we introduce Cellular Automata-a dynamic evolution model to intuitively detect the salient object. First, we construct a background-based map using color and space contrast with the clustered boundary seeds. Then, a novel propagation mechanism dependent on Cellular Automata is proposed to exploit the intrinsic relevance of similar regions(More)
A greyscale-based fully automatic deformable image registration algorithm, originally known as the 'demons' algorithm, was implemented for CT image-guided radiotherapy. We accelerated the algorithm by introducing an 'active force' along with an adaptive force strength adjustment during the iterative process. These improvements led to a 40% speed improvement(More)
PURPOSE Many patients receiving fractionated radiotherapy (RT) for head-and-neck cancer have marked anatomic changes during their course of treatment, including shrinking of the primary tumor or nodal masses, resolving postoperative changes/edema, and changes in overall body habitus/weight loss. We conducted a pilot study to quantify the magnitude of these(More)
Titanium dioxide is frequently used in the production of paints, paper, plastics, welding rod-coating material, and cosmetics, because of its low toxicity. However, recent studies have shown that nano-sized or ultrafine TiO(2) (UF-TiO(2)) (<100 nm in diameter) can generate pulmonary fibrosis and lung tumor in rats. Cytotoxicity induced by UF-TiO(2) in rat(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Ovexpression of microRNA-21 (miR-21) is found in various human cancers. Our aim is to investigate the association of miR-21 expression with the sensitivity of breast cancer cells to doxorubicin (ADR). METHODS The half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC(50)) value of ADR in resistant MCF-7/ADR or parental MCF-7 cells was determined by(More)
The canonical Wnt-beta-catenin signaling pathway is initiated by inducing phosphorylation of one of the Wnt receptors, low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 6 (LRP6), at threonine residue 1479 (Thr1479) and serine residue 1490 (Ser1490). By screening a human kinase small interfering RNA library, we identified phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase type II(More)
In the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum nitrogenase activity is regulated by reversible ADP-ribosylation of dinitrogenase reductase in response to external so called "switch-off" effectors. Activation of the modified, inactive form is catalyzed by dinitrogenase reductase activating glycohydrolase (DRAG) which removes the ADP-ribose moiety.(More)
Wearable cameras and displays, such as the Google Glass, are around the corner. This paper explores techniques that jointly leverage camera-enabled glasses and smartphones to recognize individuals in the visual surrounding. While face recognition would be one approach to this problem, we believe that it may not be always possible to see a person's face. Our(More)