Ke Ke

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In this paper, we develop a framework for the modeling, analysis, and computation of solutions to multitiered financial network problems with intermediaries in which both the sources of financial funds as well as the intermediaries are multicriteria decision-makers. In particular, we assume that these decision-makers seek not only to maximize their net(More)
Real-world social networks, while disparate in nature, often comprise of a set of loose clusters (a.k.a. communities), in which members are better connected to each other than to the rest of the network. In addition, such communities are often hierarchical, reflecting the fact that some communities are composed of a few smaller, sub-communities. Discovering(More)
This paper describes the design of UAM-TAC, a multiagent based supply-chain system that will compete in TAC SCM (Trading Agent Competition Supply Chain Management) 2007. UAM-TAC consists of a procurement agent, an inventory agent, a production agent, a bidding agent and a delivery agent. By employing the equilibrium policy derived from the projected dynamic(More)
BACKGROUND Cilostazol has been reported to alleviate the metabolic syndrome induced by increased intracellular adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) levels, which is also associated with osteoclast (OC) differentiation. We hypothesized that bone loss might be attenuated via an action on OC by cilostazol. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS To test(More)
The high voltage spinel LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 is a promising cathode material in next generation of lithium ion batteries. In this study, LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 with various particle microstructures are prepared by controlling the microstructures of precursors. LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 spinel samples with solid, hollow and hierarchical microstructures are prepared with solid MnCO3,(More)
BACKGROUND Tranilast (N-(3',4'-dimethoxycinnamonyl) anthranilic acid) has been shown to be therapeutically effective, exerting anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects via acting on macrophage. We hypothesized that Tranilast may protect against oxidative stress-induced bone loss via action in osteoclasts (OCs) that shares precursors with macrophage. (More)