Meher T. Shaikh

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In a problem where a human uses supervisory control to manage robot path-planning, there are times when human does the path planning, and if satisfied commits those paths to be executed by the robot, and the robot executes that plan. In planning a path, the robot often uses an optimization algorithm that maximizes or minimizes an objective. When a human is(More)
Digital image processing is widely used in the field of time-lapse microscopy and biological research to provide statistical data of cellular dynamics. The data can provide more comprehensive understanding of the molecular phenomenon. Further, digital image processing enables rapid and consistent quantification of qualitative observations. The image(More)
An important part of expressing human intent is identifying acceptable tradeoffs among competing performance objectives. We present and evaluate a set of graphical user interfaces (GUIs), that are designed to allow a human to express intent by expressing desirable tradeoffs. The GUIs require an algorithm that identifies the set of Pareto optimal solutions(More)
Commercial web search engines include a query suggestion module so that given a user's keyword query, alternative suggestions are offered and served as a guide to assist the user in formulating queries which capture his/her intended information need in a quick and simple manner. Majorityof these modules, however, perform an in-depth analysis oflarge query(More)
Question-Answering (QA) service is a growing area of research study, and commercial QA systems have recently been developed. We are motivated to provide complementary QA service that answers questions in advertisements (ads). These days with almost all businesses online, potential buyers who search for merchandises to purchase through the Internet are also(More)
Query suggestions (QS) tailored specifically for children are slowly gaining research attention in response to the growth in Internet use by children. Even though QS offered by popular search engines adequately meet the information needs of the general public, they do not achieve equivalent effectiveness from a child's perspective. This is because(More)
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