Samer M. Abdallah

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We present a system for adaptive spectral basis decomposition that learns to identify independent spectral features given a sequence of short-term Fourier spectra. When applied to recordings of polyphonic piano music, the individual notes are identified as salient features, and hence each short-term spectrum is decomposed into a sum of note spectra; the(More)
Measures such as entropy and mutual information can be used to characterise random processes. In this paper, we propose the use of several time-varying information measures, computed in the context of a probabilistic model which evolves as a sample of the process unfolds, as a way to characterise temporal structure in music. One such measure is a novel(More)
SLAM in an outdoor environment using natural landmarks stands as the holy grail of SLAM algorithms. Segmenting landmarks from background clutter in such environments is difficult and vision, rather than laser, has a higher potential to perform such tasks due to the higher bandwidth of information it carries. There is a need to establish a benchmark upon(More)
This study reports on the regulation and remodeling role of endothelin-1 (ET-1) and its receptor subtypes, ET(A)-Rs/ET(B)-Rs, at the coronary endothelium (CE) and cardiomyocyte (CM) sites. It is carried out in normal and normotensive rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus receiving different treatment modalities. Normal rats were divided into(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether workers at Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre (LHSTC) have different levels of mortality from the New South Wales (NSW) and Australian populations. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was undertaken at LHSTC. Data on 7,076 workers employed between 1957-98 were abstracted from personnel, dosimetry, and medical files.(More)
Daniel C. Asmar School of Engineering Eng. Systems and Computing University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario, Canada dasmar@uoguelph.ca John S. Zelek School of Engineering Eng. Systems and Computing University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario, Canada jzelek@uoguelph.ca Samer M. Abdallah Faculty of Eng. and Architecture Mechanical Engineering Dept. American University of(More)
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) of robots is the process of building a map of the robot milieu, while simultaneously localizing the robot inside that map. Cameras have been recently proposed, as a replacement for laser range finders, for the purpose of detecting and localizing landmarks around the navigating robot. Vision SLAM is either(More)