Jiayuan Ma

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Object functionality refers to the quality of an object that allows humans to perform some specific actions. It has been shown in psychology that functionality (affordance) is at least as essential as appearance in object recognition by humans. In computer vision, most previous work on functionality either assumes exactly one functionality for each object,(More)
The Paxos algorithm is a distributed consensus algorithm, each round of which can be used to agree on a value proposed by a member of the group. The algorithm is tolerant to non-Byzantine errors (e.g. unreliable network environment and disconnected nodes). Despite the simplicity of the algorithm, implementing Paxos for real world applications in traditional(More)
Recently, the process of how ideas and influence propagate through a social network has drawn extensive research efforts. It lies in the core of understanding the diffusion of news, fashions and innovations, it also plays important roles in marketing strategies, virus and pollution control. This reaction paper focuses on: (i) summarization of literatures in(More)
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