Michael Frank

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Fortune favors those who are able to align their plans and goals to accord with the constraints imposed on them by an intricate and dynamic world. However, this presents an exceedingly difficult assignment, since the constraints pressed on an organism are typically complex, uncertain, and even paradoxical. When foodstuffs run low in the fall, should a(More)
In many fields of research and business data sizes are breaking the petabyte barrier. This imposes new problems and research possibilities for the database community. Usually, data of this size is stored in large clusters or clouds. Although clouds have become very popular in recent years, there is only little work on benchmarking cloud applications. In(More)
With the rapidly decreasing prices for storage and storage systems ever larger data sets become economical. While only few years ago only successful transactions would be recorded in sales systems, today every user interaction will be stored for ever deeper analysis and richer user modeling. This has led to the development of big data systems, which offer(More)
x Abstract TileWorld is an abstract testbed system designed to support experimentation with agent architectures in dynamic and unpredictable environments. The system includes a simulated environment, an embedded agent, and a set of routines to facilitate experimentation. It runs under Common Lisp, using the X-windows facility to display the simulation while(More)
Goals: This course introduces you to the field of computational cognitive neuroscience, which considers how neural mechanisms inform the workings of the mind, and reciprocally, how cognitive and computational constraints afford a richer understanding of the problems these mechanisms evolved to solve. We focus on simulations of cognitive and perceptual(More)
The spectral and temporal dependence of b-delayed g rays in the range EX3:0 MeV from thermal–neutron-induced fission are shown to be characteristic signatures of 235 U and 239 Pu: For the interrogation of large seagoing cargo containers filled with hydrogenous materials, b-delayed g rays can offer an increase in sensitivity for the detection of these and(More)