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—Resilience to packet loss is a critical requirement in predictive video coding for transmission over packet-switched networks , since the prediction loop propagates errors and causes substantial degradation in video quality. This work proposes an algorithm to optimally estimate the overall distortion of decoder frame reconstruction due to quantization,(More)
We propose an algorithm for efficient threshold network synthesis of arbitrary multioutput Boolean functions. Many nanotechnologies, such as resonant tunneling diodes, quantum cellular automata, and single electron tunneling, are capable of implementing threshold logic efficiently. The main purpose of this work is to bridge the current wide gap between(More)
With the widespread use of electronic health record (EHR), building a secure EHR sharing environment has attracted a lot of attention in both healthcare industry and academic community. Cloud computing paradigm is one of the popular healthIT infrastructure for facilitating EHR sharing and EHR integration. In this paper we discuss important concepts related(More)
Two separate applications of Wyner-Ziv coding of motion video coding are considered. The Wyner-Ziv theorem on source coding with side information available only at the decoder suggests that an asymmetric video codec, where individual frames are encoded separately, but decoded conditionally could achieve efficiency comparable to current interframe video(More)
1alpha,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3] regulates calcium homeostasis and controls cellular differentiation and proliferation. The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is a ligand-regulated transcription factor that recognizes cognate vitamin D response elements (VDREs) formed by direct or everted repeats of PuG(G/T)TCA motifs separated by 3 or 6 bp (DR3 or ER6).(More)
Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communications refers to the idea equipping cellular base stations (BSs) with a very large number of antennas, and has been shown to potentially allow for orders of magnitude improvement in spectral and energy efficiency using relatively simple (linear) processing. In this paper, we present a(More)
Insects are the most speciose group of animals, but the phylogenetic relationships of many major lineages remain unresolved. We inferred the phylogeny of insects from 1478 protein-coding genes. Phylogenomic analyses of nucleotide and amino acid sequences, with site-specific nucleotide or domain-specific amino acid substitution models, produced statistically(More)
Extracting informative image features and learning effective approximate hashing functions are two crucial steps in image retrieval. Conventional methods often study these two steps separately, e.g., learning hash functions from a predefined hand-crafted feature space. Meanwhile, the bit lengths of output hashing codes are preset in the most previous(More)
Mobile payment is an emerging and important application of mobile commerce. The adoption and use of mobile payment services are critical for both service providers and investors to profit from such an innovation. The present study attempts to identify the determinants of pre-adoption of mobile payment services and explore the temporal evolution of these(More)
It is important to guarantee the privacy and the security of the users in the telecare medicine information system. Recently, Wu et al.’s proposed an authentication scheme for mobile devices in telecare medicine information system. They added the pre-computing idea within the communication process to avoid the time-consuming exponential computations. They(More)