Jennifer Ren

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Building dependable distributed systems from commercial off-the-shelf components is of growing practical importance. For both cost and production reasons, there is interest in approaches and architectures that facilitate building such systems. The AQuA architecture is one such approach; its goal is to provide adaptive fault tolerance to CORBA applications(More)
OBJECTIVE Periventricular white matter injury (PWMI) is the major cause of cerebral palsy and cognitive impairment in prematurely born infants. PWMI is characterized by reductions in cerebral myelination and cerebrocortical volumes and is associated with secondary ventriculomegaly. In neonatal rodents, these features of PWMI can be induced by rearing in(More)
OBJECTIVE The major form of magnetic resonance imaging-defined white matter injury (WMI) comprises diffuse lesions where the burden of small necrotic foci (microscopic necrosis) is poorly defined. We hypothesized that myelination failure associated with diffuse WMI involves an aberrant injury response linked to arrested preoligodendrocyte (preOL) maturation(More)
Cloud platforms enable enterprises to lease computing power in the form of virtual machines. An important problem for such enterprise users is to understand how many and what kinds of virtual machines will be needed from clouds. We formulate demand for computing power and other resources as a resource allocation problem with multiplicity, where computations(More)
Building dependable distributed systems from commercial off-the-shelf components is of growing practical importance. For both cost and production reasons, there is interest in approaches and architectures that facilitate building such systems. The AQuA architecture is one such approach; its goal is to provide adaptive fault tolerance to CORBA applications(More)
Various methods of content-based video copy detection have been proposed to find video copies in a large video database. In this paper, we represent video feature obtained by global and/or local detectors as signature time series. We observe that the curves of such time series under various kinds of modifications and transformations follow similar trends.(More)
This paper introduces a method for the efficient comparison and retrieval of near duplicates of a query video from a video database. The method generates video signatures from histograms of orientations of optical flow of feature points computed from uniformly sampled video frames concatenated over time to produce time series, which are then aligned and(More)
Emerging evidence supports that premature infants are susceptible to both cerebral white and gray matter injury. In a fetal rabbit model of placental insufficiency, preterm rabbits at embryonic day 22 (E22) exhibited histologic evidence of gray matter injury but minimal white matter injury after global hypoxia-ischemia (H-I). We hypothesized that the(More)
Progress in the development of rat models of human periventricular white matter injury (WMI) has been hampered by uncertainty about the developmental window in different rodent strains that coincides with cerebral white matter development in human premature infants. To define strain-specific differences in rat cerebral white matter maturation, we analyzed(More)