In this paper, we develop an efficient technique for fully automatic recovery of accurate 3D face shape from videos captured by a low cost camera. The method is designed to work with a short video containing a face rotating from frontal view to profile view. The whole approach consists of three components. First, automatic initialization is performed in the… (More)
We propose a novel bimodal emotion recognition approach by using the boosting-based framework, in which we can automatically determine the adaptive weights for audio and visual features. In this way, we balance the dominances of audio and visual features dynamically in feature-level to obtain better performance.
A solution phase-based nanocapsule method was successfully developed to synthesize non-platinum metal catalyst-carbon supported Ag nanoparticles (Ag/C). XRD patterns and TEM image show Ag nanoparticles with a small average size (5.4 nm) and narrow size distribution (2-9 nm) are uniformly dispersed on the carbon black Vulcan XC-72 support. The intrinsic… (More)
Gold nanoparticles Mass transport a b s t r a c t This work develops a one-dimensional model of an alkaline anion-exchange membrane direct glycerol fuel cell (AEM-DGFC) for cogeneration of tartronate and electricity. The model is validated against steady state and dynamic experiments, and shows good agreement. Steady state modeling includes anode and… (More)
Onabotulinumtoxin A (BoNTA) has been reported to be effective in the therapy for migraines. Acupuncture has been used worldwide for the treatment of migraine attacks. Injection of a small amount of drug at acupuncture points is an innovation as compared to traditional acupuncture. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of… (More)
Our previous studies have demonstrated that neuropeptide S (NPS), via selective activation of the neurons bearing NPS receptor (NPSR) in the olfactory cortex, facilitates olfactory function. High level expression of NPSR mRNA in the subiculum complex of hippocampal formation suggests that NPS–NPSR system might be involved in the regulation of olfactory… (More)
Internet of services provides the services capabilities to interact and collaborate. Users are able to create, share and access services by means of heterogeneous devices and interaction channels, in extremely personalized ways. However, in the dynamic and ever-growing scenario, lacks of customization and flexibility have become more and more crucial. In… (More)