Tianyi Pan

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We consider the Threshold Activation Problem (TAP): given social network G and positive threshold T , find a minimum-size seed set A that can trigger expected activation of at least T . We introduce the first scalable, parallelizable algorithm with performance guarantee for TAP suitable for datasets with millions of nodes and edges; we exploit the(More)
Device-to-device (D2D) communications over licensed wireless spectrum has been recently proposed as a promising technology to meet the capacity crunch of next generation cellular networks. However, due to the high mobility of cellular devices, establishing and ensuring the success of D2D transmission becomes a major challenge. To this end, in this paper, a(More)
In this paper, we study how rumors in Online Social Networks (OSNs) may impact the performance of device-to-device (D2D) communication. As D2D is a new technology, people may choose not to use it when believed in rumors of its negative impacts. Thus, the cellular network with underlaying D2D is vulnerable to OSNs as rumors in OSNs may decrement the(More)
Information can propagate among Online Social Network (OSN) users at a high speed, which makes the OSNs become important platforms for viral marketing. Although the viral marketing related problems in OSNs have been extensively studied in the past decade, the existing works all assume known propagation rates and are not able to solve the scenario when the(More)
Based upon the idea that network functionality is impaired if two nodes in a network are sufficiently separated in terms of a given metric, we introduce two combinatorial pseudocut problems generalizing the classical min-cut and multi-cut problems. We expect the pseudocut problems will find broad relevance to the study of network reliability. We(More)
In this paper, we study a generalized production planning problem, that simultaneously investigates the two decisions that play critical roles in most firms, namely, production planning and order splitting and assignment. The problem takes into consideration the production time windows and capacities. We formulate the integrated problem as a linear(More)
This study aims to investigate the relationship between prostaglandin E2 E-prostanoid 2 receptor (EP2) and Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced mouse glomerular mesangial cells (MCs) injury. We cultured primary WT, EP2−/− MCs (EP2 deleted), and adenovirus-EP2-infected WT MCs (EP2 overexpressed). PCR, Western(More)
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