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The term synanthropic describes organisms that thrive in human-altered habitats. Where synanthropic nonhuman primates (NHP) share an ecological niche with humans, cross-species transmission of infectious agents can occur. In Bangladesh, synanthropic NHP are found in villages, densely populated cities, religious sites, and protected forest areas. NHP are(More)
Avian influenza surveillance in Bangladesh has been passive, relying on poultry farmers to report suspected outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza. Here, the results of an active surveillance effort focusing on the live-bird markets are presented. Prevalence of influenza infection in the birds of the live bird markets is 23.0%, which is similar to(More)
The conditions in densely populated Bangladesh favor picornavirus transmission, resulting in a high rate of infection in the human population. Data suggest that nonhuman primates (NHP) may play a role in the maintenance and transmission of diverse picornaviruses in Bangladesh. At the Dhaka Zoo, multiple NHP species are caged in close proximity. Their(More)
This paper describes the implementation of a neural network based hurdle avoidance controller for a car like robot using a low cost single chip 89C52 microcontroller. The neural network is the multilayer feed-forward network with back propagation training algorithm. The network is trained offline with tangent-sigmoid as activation function for neurons and(More)
Simian foamy viruses (SFV) are complex retroviruses that are ubiquitous in nonhuman primates (NHP) and are zoonotically transmitted to humans, presumably through NHP saliva, by licking, biting, and other behaviors. We have studied SFV in free-ranging rhesus macaques in Bangladesh. It has been previously shown that SFV in immunocompetent animals replicates(More)
Proposed here is a breast tumor classification technique using conventional ultrasound B-mode imaging and a new elasticity imaging-based bimodal multiparameter index. A set of conventional ultrasound (US) and ultrasound elastography (UE) parameters are studied, and among those, the effective ones whose independent as well as combined performance is found(More)
This paper describes the design of a fuzzy logic based hurdle avoidance controller for mobile robot navigation in noisy and uncertain environments. The employed controller is a two input, two output system. The inputs to the controller are ‘distance to hurdle’ information from two SRF05 ultrasonic sensors mounted in front of the robot. The(More)
This paper describes the design, implementation and comparison of two Mamdani Fuzzy Logic Controllers for wall tracking behavior of mobile robot. Both the controllers take inputs from two ultrasonic sensors and generate motion commands for left and right motors. The controllers are designed using MATLAB and implemented in real time using an inexpensive and(More)
The junior level Power Electronics Lab is an important component of Electrical Engineering curriculum at University of The Punjab, Lahore. It serves to familiarize the students with the design simulation and analysis of power electronic converters. In this paper, design and implementation of a low cost microcontroller based controlled rectifier training(More)
The modeling of the growth rate of boron doped silicon micro needle grown at low temperature by vapour-liquid-solid (VLS) mechanism is reported in this paper. Intrinsic silicon micro needle can be doped by conventional diffusion process at 1100°C after VLS growth but in this work in-situ doping is used which requires lower temperature at around(More)