Plamen K. Nikolov

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OBJECTIVE Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. Diabetes also contributes to higher rates of morbidity-people with diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, extremity amputations, and other chronic conditions. The objectives of this study were 1). to estimate the direct medical and indirect(More)
In this paper, we present a parametric fault diagnosis approach for analog/RF circuits based on a Bayesian framework. The Bayesian fault diagnosis requires extensive statistical profiling which is enabled by a an efficient hierarchical process variability analysis. Both DC and AC parameters are used as measurements to provide maximum diagnostic resolution.(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a practical motor imagery-based brain-controlled switch as functional as a real-world switch that is reliable with a minimal false positive operation rate and convenient for users without the need of attention to the switch during a 'No Control' state (when not to activate the switch). METHODS Four healthy volunteers were instructed(More)
Process variations play an increasingly important role on the success of analog circuits. State-of-the-art analog circuits are based on complex architectures and contain many hierarchical layers and parameters. Knowledge of the parameter variances and their contribution patterns is crucial for a successful design process. This information is valuable to(More)
This thesis work describes the design and implementation of an aggregate view maintenance mechanism for web applications in the Cloud. Maintaining consistent views and ensuring fault and partition tolerance is generally hard as the CAP theorem postulates that these three properties cannot hold simultaneously. Nevertheless, web application transactions are(More)
We study how gradualism -increasing required levels (“thresholds”) of contributions slowly over time rather than requiring a high level of contribution immediately -affects individuals’ decisions to contribute to a public project. Using a laboratory binary choice minimum-effort coordination game, we randomly assign participants to three treatments: starting(More)
If economic integration fosters expectations of institutional and productivity convergence, then international capital flows should be driven by consumption-smoothing anticipation of future income growth patterns as well as by factor-intensity equalization. In the euro area, financial market integration eased accumulation of international imbalances but(More)
Because of the high returns of schooling in developing countries, policy-makers have placed considerable attention to increasing school access. However, an important mechanism through which brain development in utero can a ect demand for education exists. Cognitive development in utero, due to maternal de ciency in folic acid, can biologically constrain(More)
When I read your term papers, I look for your ability to motivate your question using economic logic, your ability to critically analyze the past literature, and your ability to recognize empirical problems as they arise. In particular, it is important that your term paper demonstrates that you are more knowledgeable, analytic, and sophisticated about the(More)
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