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The location and contextual status (indoor or outdoor) is fundamental and critical information for upper-layer applications, such as activity recognition and location-based services (LBS) for individuals. In addition, optimizations of building management systems (BMS), such as the pre-cooling or heating process of the air-conditioning system according to(More)
The back-pressure/max-pressure traffic signal control algorithm proposed in the existing literature is distributed, maximizes network throughput, and can be implemented without knowing traffic arrival rates. In this paper, we present an extended back-pressure traffic signal control algorithm, which can further handle bounded measurement/estimation noises in(More)
In the brain, AMPA-type glutamate receptors are major postsynaptic receptors at excitatory synapses that mediate fast neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity. α/β-Hydrolase domain-containing 6 (ABHD6), a monoacylglycerol lipase, was previously found to be a component of AMPA receptor macromolecular complexes, but its physiological significance in the(More)
WiFi based Indoor Positioning System (IPS) has become the most popular and practical system to provide Location Based Service (LBS) in indoor environments due to the availability of massive existing WiFi network infrastructures in buildings. WiFi based IPSs leverage received signal strengths (RSSs) from large numbers of WiFi access points (APs) and estimate(More)
This paper documents the development of a quad-copter with indoor control scheme and navigation capability. A stabilized flying control system including traditional PID controller, Raspberry Pi onboard flight computer and electronic speed controller was developed to provide the basic platform for the quad-copter. PID tuning was utilized optimize the(More)
Studying complex diseases in the post genome-wide association studies (GWAS) era has led to developing methods that consider factor-sets rather than individual genetic/environmental factors (i.e., Multi-G-Multi-E studies), and mining for potential gene-environment (G×E) interactions has proven to be an invaluable aid in both discovery and deciphering(More)
Background: Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and arsenic (As) are common environmental contaminants that have been associated with lower birthweight. Although some essential metals may mitigate exposure, data are inconsistent. This study sought to evaluate the relationship between toxic metals, nutrient combinations and birthweight among 275 mother-child pairs.