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Building on some prior work, in this paper we describe a novel structure termed the decoupled echo state network (DESN) involving the use of lateral inhibition. Two low-complexity implementation schemes, namely, the DESN with reservoir prediction (DESN + RP) and DESN with maximum available information (DESN + MaxInfo), are developed: (1) In the multiple(More)
This paper presents our system design for the Audio-Visual Emotion Challenge ($AV^{+}EC$ 2015). Besides the baseline features, we extract from audio the functionals on low-level descriptors (LLDs) obtained via the YAAFE toolbox, and from video the Local Phase Quantization from Three Orthogonal Planes (LPQ-TOP) features. From the physiological signals, we(More)
5. Jeon CY, Hwang SH, Min JH, Prevots DR, Goldfeder LC, Lee H, et al. Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Korea: risk factors and treatment outcomes among patients at a tertiary referral hospital. Clin Infect Dis. 2008;46:42–9. DOI: 10.1086/524017 6. Yu MC, Wu MH, Jou R. Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, Taiwan. Emerg Infect Dis.(More)
In this paper, we define the geometric median of a probability measure on a Riemannian manifold, give its characterization and a natural condition to ensure its uniqueness. In order to calculate the median in practical cases, we also propose a subgradient algorithm and prove its convergence as well as estimating the error of approximation and the rate of(More)
Few quantitative descriptions of parturition behavior have been reported in wild nonhuman primates because the majority of births occur at night. We have recorded a daytime birth event of a primiparous black-and-white snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti). The partum stage lasted 4 min 30 s, and the female skillfully severed the umbilical cord, ingested(More)
This paper considers the problem of time difference-of-arrival (TDOA) source localization when the TDOA measurements from multiple disjoint sources are subject to the same sensor position displacements from the available sensor positions. This is a challenging problem and closed-form solution with good localization accuracy has yet to be found. This paper(More)
Sensor position uncertainty is known to degrade significantly the source localization accuracy. This paper investigates the use of a single calibration emitter, whose position is known to the sensor array, to reduce the loss in localization accuracy due to sensor position errors that are random. Using a Gaussian noise model, we first derive the Cramer-Rao(More)
BACKGROUND There is growing interest in immune imbalance observed in major depression, but the mechanism of this imbalance is still not well understood. CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells are known to play an important role in immune regulation. However, their role in major depression has rarely been explored. The aims of this study are to determine(More)
NDRG2, a member of N-Myc downstream regulated gene family, plays some roles in cellular stress, cell differentiation and tumor suppression. We have found that NDRG2 expression in cervical cancer Hela cells increases significantly upon stimulation with cisplatin, the most popular chemotherapeutic agent currently used for the treatment of advanced cervical(More)
SnRK1 (sucrose non-fermenting-1-related protein kinase 1) plays an important role in plant carbon metabolism and development. To understand the mechanism of carbon and nitrogen metabolism regulated by MhSnRK1 from pingyitiancha (Malus hupehensis Rehd. var. pinyiensis Jiang), two transgenic lines (T2-7 and T2-9) over expressing this gene in tomato were(More)