Zhihua Hu

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— The allocation of IP addresses in hybrid wireless networks is one of the most critical issues in all-IP converged wireless networks. The reason is that centralized IP address allocation mechanisms may not be available in networks comprised of heterogeneous mobile wireless devices. In this paper, we propose Zero-Maintenance Address Allocation (ZAL), a(More)
— Energy constraints on sensor nodes pose significant challenges towards extending operational lifetimes and sustainable capacities of wireless sensor networks. In this paper, we seek to answer two fundamental questions with respect to energy-constrained sensor networks. First, what is the operational lifetime of a particular wireless sensor network under(More)
Consumption of bottled water is increasing worldwide. Prior research shows many consumers believe bottled water is convenient and has better taste than tap water, despite reports of a number of water quality incidents with bottled water. The authors explore the demographic and social factors associated with bottled water users in the U.S. and the(More)
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the primary cause of porcine circovirus disease, and ochratoxin A (OTA)-induced oxidative stress promotes PCV2 replication. In humans, selenoprotein S (SelS) has antioxidant ability, but it is unclear whether SelS affects viral infection. Here, we stably transfected PK15 cells with pig pCDNA3.1-SelS to overexpress SelS.(More)
A pollution estimating approach by discrete particle swarm optimization with hierarchical structure is proposed in this paper. Discrete particle swarm optimization with hierarchical structure aims to improve the performance of PSO by offering accurate best solution and faster convergence speed. The discrete particle swarm optimization with hierarchical(More)
The plurality of conservation and environmental viewpoints often challenge community leaders and government agency staff as they seek to engage citizens and build partnerships around watershed planning and management to solve complex water quality issues. The U.S. Midwest Heartland region (covering the states of Missouri, Kansa, Iowa, and Nebraska) is(More)