Kailiang Xu

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The purpose of this study was to understand the acoustic properties of human vertebral cancellous bone and to study the feasibility of ultrasound-based navigation for posterior pedicle screw fixation in spinal fusion surgery. Fourteen human vertebral specimens were disarticulated from seven un-embalmed cadavers (four males, three females, 73.14 ± 9.87(More)
In this paper, we consider scheduling n jobs with arbitrary release dates and due dates on a single machine, where jobs' processing times can be controlled by the allocation of a common resource, and the operation is modeled by a non-linear convex resource consumption function. The objective is to obtain an optimal processing sequence as well as optimal(More)
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