The physical and radiative properties of a composite ship track are described from the analysis of 131 ship– ship track correlation pairs collected during the Monterey Area Ship Track experiment. The significant variability of ship tracks around their average characteristics is also described. The nominal environmental conditions for the ship track set are… (More)
In this note, we report on the first large-scale and practical application of multiparty computation, which took place in January 2008. We also report on the novel cryptographic protocols that were used.
In this paper we consider the problem of constructing secure auctions based on techniques from modern cryptography. We combine knowledge from economics, threshold cryptography and security engineering to implement secure auctions for practical real-world problems.
We examined bisection of lines viewed in only one hemifield by normal subjects. Subjects first performed a traditional version of line bisection, by indicating the perceived midpoint of a line on paper with a penmark. Bisection was accurate when they were allowed to shift their gaze over the stimulus, but it was biased towards the central visual field… (More)
Anomalously high reflectivity tracks in stratus and stratocumulus sheets associated with ships (known as ship tracks) are commonly seen in visible and near-infrared satellite imagery. Until now there have been only a limited number of in situ measurements made in ship tracks. The Monterey Area Ship Track (MAST) experiment, which was conducted off the coast… (More)
In this note, we briefly report on the first large-scale and practical application of multiparty computation, which took place in January 2008.
We report on the design and implementation of a system that uses mul-tiparty computation to enable banks to benchmark their customers' confidential performance data against a large representative set of confidential performance data from a consultancy house. The system ensures that both the banks' and the consultancy house's data stays confidential, the… (More)
We discuss the design of multi-dimensional tender and auction mechanisms that combine Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and auction theory. The mechanisms select an agent to perform or acquire a project characterized by multiple attributes. The optimal configuration of the multiple attributes is settled endogenously by trading off the costs to the provider… (More)
Using the high dispersion NUV mode of the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to observe Eta Carinae, we have resolved and identified over 500 sharp, circumstellar absorption lines of iron-group singly-ionized and neutral elements with ≈20 velocity components ranging from −146 km s −1 to −585 km s −1. These… (More)