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Most existing camera placement algorithms focus on coverage and/or visibility analysis, which ensures that the object of interest is visible in the camera's field of view (FOV). However, visibility, which is a fundamental requirement of object tracking, is insufficient for automated persistent surveillance. In such applications, a continuous consistently(More)
Most existing camera placement algorithms focus on coverage and/or visibility analysis, which ensures that the object of interest is visible in the camera's field of view (FOV). However, visibility, a fundamental requirement of object tracking, is insufficient for persistent and automated tracking. In such applications, a continuous and consistently labeled(More)
Emerging evidence indicates that certain microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in epileptogenesis. MiR-219 is a brain-specific miRNA and has been shown to negatively regulate the function of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors by targeting Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII)γ. Herein, we found that the level of miR-219 was decreased in(More)
—The MapReduce paradigm and its open source implementation Hadoop are emerging as an important standard for large-scale data-intensive processing in both industry and academia. A MapReduce cluster is typically shared among multiple users with different types of workloads. When a flock of jobs are concurrently submitted to a MapReduce cluster, they compete(More)
Cold tolerance at the early seedling stage of rice is one of the major determinants for uniform seedling growth. The trait is complex and controlled by quantitative trait loci (QTLs). In this study, a linkage map consisting of 129 SSR markers was constructed, spanning 2,051.1 cM with ranging from 4.3 to 36.5 cM between adjacent markers. QTLs analysis at the(More)
Members of the family C receptors within the G-protein coupled receptor superfamily include the metabotropic glutamate receptors, GABA(B) receptors, the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), the V2R pheromone receptors, the T1R taste receptors, and a small group of uncharacterized orphan receptors. We have cloned and studied the mouse GPRC6A family C orphan(More)
In this paper, we describe a face video database, UTK-LRHM, acquired from long distances and with high magnifications. Both indoor and outdoor sequences are collected under uncontrolled surveillance conditions. To our knowledge, it is the first database to provide face images from long distances (indoor: 10–16 m and outdoor: 50–300 m). The corresponding(More)
—Dual-camera systems have been widely used in surveillance because of the ability to explore the wide field of view (FOV) of the omnidirectional camera and the wide zoom range of the PTZ camera. Most existing algorithms require a priori knowledge of the omnidirectional camera's projection model to solve the nonlinear spatial correspondences between the two(More)