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Differential evolution (DE) is one of the most powerful stochastic real parameter optimizers of current interest. In this paper, we propose a new mutation strategy, a fitness-induced parent selection scheme for the binomial crossover of DE, and a simple but effective scheme of adapting two of its most important control parameters with an objective of(More)
Rapidly increasing volumes of news feeds from diverse data sources, such as online newspapers, Twitter and online blogs are proving to be extremely valuable resources in helping anticipate , detect, and forecast outbreaks of rare diseases. This paper presents SourceSeer, a novel algorithmic framework that combines spatio-temporal topic models with(More)
The performance of a wireless sensor network (WSN) is largely influenced by the optimal deployment and accurate localization of sensor nodes. This article considers real-time autonomous deployment of sensor nodes from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This kind of deployment has importance, particularly in ad hoc WSNs, for emergency applications, such as(More)
—Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) has emerged as very popular wireless transmission technique in which digital data bits are transmitted at a high speed in a radio environment. But the high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) is the major setback for OFDM systems demanding expensive linear amplifiers with wide dynamic range. In this article,(More)
Image data has emerged as a resourceful foundation for information with proliferation of image capturing devices and social media. Diverse applications of images in areas including biomedicine, military, commerce, education have resulted in huge image repositories. Semantically analogous images can be fruitfully recognized by means of content based image(More)
Traditional disease surveillance can be augmented with a wide variety of real-time sources such as, news and social media. However, these sources are in general unstructured and, construction of surveillance tools such as taxonomical correlations and trace mapping involves considerable human supervision. In this paper, we motivate a disease vocabulary(More)