Tiffany Yu-Han Chen

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Substitution of a cysteine in the extracellular mouth of the pore of the Shaker-delta K+ channel permits allosteric inhibition of the channel by Zn2+ or Cd2+ ions at micromolar concentrations. Cd2+ binds weakly to the open state but drives the channel into the slow (C-type) inactivated state, which has a Kd for Cd2+ of approximately 0.2 microM. There is a(More)
This paper presents PipeProbe, a mobile sensor system for determining the spatial topology of hidden water pipelines behind walls. PipeProbe works by dropping a tiny wireless sensor capsule into the source of the water pipelines. As the PipeProbe capsule traverses the pipelines, it gathers and transmits pressure and angular velocity readings. Through(More)
Excerpted from "Glimpse: Continuous, Real-Time Object Recognition on Mobile Devices" from Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems with permission. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2809695.2809711 © ACM 2015. Glimpse is a continuous, real-time object recognition system for camera-equipped mobile devices. Glimpse captures(More)
We propose PipeProbe, a mobile sensor system for mapping hidden water pipelines inside cement walls or under floor coverings. PipeProbe works by dropping a sensor capsule into the source of the water pipelines. As the PipeProbe capsule traverses the pipelines, it gathers water pressure and accelerometer readings. Given the pressure sensor readings, we can(More)
Annulate lamellae (AL) are a membranous structure frequently observed in differentiating gametes and tumor cells. In spite of numerous morphological studies, the function and biochemical composition of this membrane system are not well understood. In this study, we have examined the AL membrane system of vinblastine-treated mouse L cells using(More)
This study presents several extensions to our previous work on the PipeProbe system, a mobile sensor system for identifying the spatial topology of hidden water pipelines (i.e., non-moldable pipes such as copper and PVC) behind walls or under floors [Lai et al. 2010]. The PipeProbe system works by dropping a tiny wireless sensor capsule into the source of a(More)
Garment manufacturing is a traditional industry with global competition. The most critical manufacturing process is sewing, as it generally involves a great number of operations. A balanced sewing line can reduce labor requirement, increase production efficiency, and reduce production cycle time. Assembly line balancing problem (ALBP) is known as an NP-hard(More)
This paper proposes Convenience Probe, a participatory sensing tool to collect large-scale consumer flow behaviors from everyday mobile phones. We hope to use Convenience Probe to collect real consumer flow data that will help convenience store chains in store location assessment.
This paper describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of Amoeba, a context-sensitive context detection service for mobile devices. Amoeba exports an API that allows a client to express interest in one or more context types (activity, indoor/outdoor, and entry/exit to/from named regions), subscribe to specific modes within each context (e.g., "(More)