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Recent developments in the theory of choice under uncertainty and risk yield a pessimistic decision theory that replaces the classical expected utility criterion with a Choquet expectation that accentuates the likelihood of the least favorable outcomes. A parallel theory has recently emerged in the literature on risk assessment. It is shown that pessimistic(More)
In this session, popular nonlinear control methodologies are compared using benchmark examples generated with a "converse Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman" method (CoHJB). Starting with the cost and optimal value function V, CoHJB solves HJB PDEs "backwards" algebraically to produce nonlinear dynamics and optimal controllers and disturbances. Although useless for(More)
Image based computational fluid dynamics modeling to simulate fluid flow around a moving fish." MS ii To Angela iii It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little. Oscar Wilde De Profundis iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank Justin Garvin for all of the support he has given me over the last few years. He is one of the(More)
In this thesis, we study the question of achieving cryptographic security on devices that leak information about their internal secret state to an external attacker. This study is motivated by the prevalence of side-channel attacks, where the physical characteristics of a computation (e.g. timing, power-consumption, temperature, radiation, acoustics, etc.)(More)
Oscar Wilde noted " Always forgive your enemies-nothing annoys them so much. " Before we forgive our critics, however, we thank Prinz and Mallon for their thoughtful comments, and for taking the linguistic analogy as a serious proposal amidst the current excitement at the interface between moral philosophy and moral psychology. What we forgive is their(More)