Stephen Pallone

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Modern fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning have been offered as alternative methods of family planning. Billings Ovulation Method, the Creighton Model, and the Symptothermal Method are the more widely used FABMs and can be more narrowly defined as natural family planning. The first 2 methods are based on the examination of cervical(More)
We consider a one-dimensional bisection method for finding the zero of a function, where function evaluations can be performed asynchronously in a parallel computing environment. Using dynamic programming, we characterize the Bayes-optimal policy for sequentially choosing points at which to query the function. In choosing these points, we face a trade-off(More)
We consider the problem of solving multiple “coupled” root-finding problems at once, in that we can evaluate every function at the same point simultaneously. Using a dynamic programming formulation, we show that a sequential bisection algorithm is a close-to-optimal method for finding a ranking with respect to the zeros of these functions. We show the(More)
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