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—We provide a sweep coverage algorithm for routing mobile sensors that communicate with a central data sink. This algorithm improves on its predecessors by reducing the number of unnecessary scans when different points of interest (POIs) have different requirements for the time interval within which they must be scanned (sweep period). Most sweep coverage(More)
Ant colony optimization algorithm (ACO) which performs well in discrete optimization has already been used widely and successfully in digital image processing. Slow convergence, however, is an obvious drawback of the traditional ACO. A quantum ant colony algorithm (QACO), based on the concept and principles of quantum computing can overcome this defect. In(More)
In this paper, we intend to implement a class of fractional differential masks with high-precision. Thanks to two commonly used definitions of fractional differential for what are known as GrUmwald-Letnikov and Riemann-Liouville, we propose six fractional differential masks and present the structures and parameters of each mask respectively on the direction(More)
Structural connectivity between cortical regions of the human brain can be characterized noninvasively with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-based fiber tractography. In this paper, a novel fiber tractography technique, globally optimized fiber tracking and hierarchical fiber clustering, is presented. The proposed technique uses k-means clustering in(More)
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography is a novel technique that can delineate the trajectories between cortical region of the human brain non-invasively. In this paper, a novel DTI based white matter fiber tractography using genetic algorithm is presented. Adapting the concepts from evolutionary biology which include selection, recombination and(More)
—In this paper, a novel image denoising algorithm named fractional integral image denoising algorithm (FIIDA) is proposed, which based on fractional calculus Riemann-Liouville definition. The structures of n*n fractional integral masks of this algorithm on the directions of 135 degrees, 90 degrees, 45 degrees, 0 degrees, 180 degrees, 315 degrees, 270(More)
Face-detection methods based on cascade architecture have demonstrated a fast and robust performance. In most of these methods, each node of the cascade employs the simple Haar-like features from the central eye–nose–mouth region using the boosting method. However, it can be empirically observed that, in the deeper nodes of the boosting process, the(More)
The nonlocal means (NLM) filter has been proven to be an efficient feature-preserved denoising method and can be applied to remove noise in the magnetic resonance (MR) images. To suppress noise more efficiently, we present a novel NLM filter based on the discrete cosine transform (DCT). Instead of computing similarity weights using the gray level(More)