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A frequency-hopping approach is proposed to process multifrequency CW microwave measurement data so that larger dielectric bodies for microwave imaging can be reconstructed with higher delity compared to a single-frequency reconstruction. The frequency hopping approach uses only data at a few frequencies, and hence can reduce data acquisition time in a(More)
Recent progress in the field of Web services has made it possible to integrate inter-organizational and heterogeneous services on the Web at runtime. If a user request cannot be satisfied by a single Web service, it is (or should be) possible to combine existing services in order to fulfill the request. However, there are several challenging issues that(More)
In this work, we present a novel method to detect violent shots in movies. The detection process is split into two views–––the audio and video views. From the audio-view, a weakly-supervised method is exploited to improve the classification performance. And from the video-view, we use a classifier to detect violent shots. Finally, the auditory and visual(More)
Electromagnetic scattering from deep cavities is all important topic of research that has received much attention during the past decade. Recently, an efficient numerical technique has been developed for the analysis of scattering front a large, deep, and arbitrarily shaped cavity. This technique first subdivides the deep cavity into many thin layers along(More)
To understand the basis of the resistance of pigeons to Asian lineage highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) subtype H5N1, we examined the presence of influenza virus receptors, sialic acids linked to galactose by an alpha-2,3 linkage (SAalpha2,3Gal) or by an alpha-2,6 linkage (SAalpha2,6Gal), in respiratory and intestinal tracts of pigeons and(More)
Data availability is critical in distributed storage systems, especially when node failures are prevalent in real life. A key requirement is to minimize the amount of data transferred among nodes when recovering the lost or unavailable data of failed nodes. This paper explores recovery solutions based on regenerating codes, which have been designed to(More)
To determine whether or not pigeons are susceptible to infection with Asian lineage highly pathogenic (HP) avian influenza virus (AIV) subtype H5N1 and can serve as a transmission host for H5N1 HPAIV, we experimentally infected 187 young and adult pigeons with five different isolates of H5N1 HPAIV and co-habited some experimentally infected pigeons with(More)
AIMS To assess the effects of Ginkgo biloba extract on the pharmacokinetics of bupropion in healthy volunteers. METHODS Fourteen healthy male volunteers (age range 19-25 years) received orally administered bupropion (150 mg) alone and during treatment with G. biloba 240 mg day(-1) (two 60-mg capsules taken twice daily) for 14 days. Serial blood samples(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is the only proven effective treatment for both end-stage and metabolic liver diseases. Hepatocyte transplantation is a promising alternative for OLT, but the lack of available donor livers has hampered its clinical application. Hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) differentiated from many multi-potential stem cells can help(More)