We prove the existence of nontrivial multiparameter isospectral deformations of metrics on the classical compact simple Lie groups SO (n) (n = 9, n ≥11), Spin(n) (n = 9, n ≥11), SU (n) (n ≥7), and Sp (n) (n ≥5). The proof breaks into three...
Over the past decade, a pair of instructions called load-linked (LL) and store-conditional (SC) have emerged as the most suitable synchronization instructions for the design of lock-free algorithms. However, current architectures do not support...
Multisensor data fusion. Sensor networks. Plumes (Fluid dynamics). Automatic tracking. Signal processing -- Digital techniques -- Mathematics.
The work in this thesis deals with a novel approach for detecting and tracking chemical plumes in distributed sensor networks. The ultimate objective is solving the inverse location problem: given unknown sources released at unknown times, the...
In this thesis, we consider several problems relating to cyclic subgroups of the group [mathematical equation]. Each element of [mathematical equation] has a unique representative in one of the two intervals [mathematical equation] and...
We pose several adversarial variants of the multi-armed bandit scenario and propose new approaches for their play and analysis. Our casino patron seeks to discover information about an unknown system as a means to long-term payoff -- exploration...
Brain tissue mechanics are an important biomarker for neurological disorders, yet methods to obtain tissue information yield inconsistent conclusions. These techniques can be invasive or require excised tissue, where tissue function is altered from...
Robots -- Control systems -- Design and construction. Mobile robots. Robots -- Dynamics.
This thesis examines the issues of vehicle and information dynamics in the control of a multi-robot system using a radial-basis potential function controller. Distributed control of multi-robot systems requires each robot to communicate state...
This thesis explores practical and theoretical aspects of several privacy-providing technologies, including tools for anonymous web-browsing, verifiable electronic voting schemes, and private information retrieval from databases. State-of-art...
Despite all the efforts and progress in cancer research, cancer remains a devastating disease. After more than 120 years of research, immunotherapy provides a realistic hope to cure cancer. Several formats of immunotherapy, such as...
Magnetic nanoparticles are promising candidates for use in biomedical applications as remote sensors of biophysical properties, thermal therapy agents, and detectors of specific biomolecules. Many approaches have been used to model magnetic...
In the past decade, the use of ordinal patterns in the analysis of time series and dynamical systems has become an important tool. Ordinal patterns (otherwise known as a permutation patterns) are found in time series by taking n data points at...
Metals are ubiquitous in our environment. Through evolution, many biological processes have taken advantage of and have become dependent on specific metals for various biochemical functions. Metals can also be toxic to biological systems at...
Let K be the function field over a finite field of odd order, and let H be a definite quaternion algebra over K. If Α is an order of level M in H , we define theta series for each ideal I of Α using the reduced norm on H. Using harmonic analysis...
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy -- Data processing. ; Proteins -- Analysis -- Mathematical models. ; Computer algorithms.
Our aim is to enhance high-throughput applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) through the development of efficient computational methods that operate on sparse (minimal) sets of experimental NMR data. We have developed a family of four...
Proteins -- Structure -- Data processing. Proteins -- Analysis -- Data processing. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Oligomers -- Analysis -- Data processing.
Symmetric homo-oligomers (protein complexes with similar subunits arranged symmetrically) play pivotal roles in complex biological processes such as ion transport and cellular regulation. Structure determination of these complexes is necessary in...
Given graded C *-algebras A and B , we define the notion of an admissible pair ([straight phi], D ) for A and B . Associated to an admissible pair ([straight phi], D ) is an equivalence class of asymptotic morphisms from A to B . Under certain...
Oligomers -- Structure -- Mathematical models. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Medical Term: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular.
Protein complexes play vital roles in the fundamental processes of life. In particular, homo-oligomers are involved in cell signaling, regulation, and transport. To make detailed studies of these symmetric proteins, they need to be discovered, and...
Casimir effect. Zero-point field. Electric conductivity. Quantum electrodynamics.
The Casimir force arises from an alteration of boundary condition in vacuum and is often regarded as a manifestation of quantum zero point energy. Considerable progress has been made in the last decade with an impressive achievement of experimental...
This thesis constitutes the first steps in the author's program to investigate the question of when a homotopy of 2-cocycles ω = {ω[subscript t]}[subscript t∊[0,1]] on a locally compact Hausdorff groupoid Ɠ induces an isomorphism of the...
Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) establishes lifelong latent infections in the sensory neurons of the trigeminal ganglia (TG) wherein it retains the capacity to reactivate. The interferon (IFN)-driven antiviral response is critical for the control of...
Some biomacromolecules require a metal co-factor to stabilize their physiologically active three-dimensional structure. The fundamental thermodynamic values of the binding of metal ions, particularly Zn2+, to a set of biomacromolecules have been...
For most cancers, the genetic mechanisms that predispose normal cells to neoplastic transformation and tumor cells to therapeutic eradication are poorly understood. High throughput genotyping technologies have allowed the rapid discovery of...
Evolutionary Computation (EC) is one of the most advanced computational techniques. It has been frequently and successfully used to find good solutions to many complicated optimization problems with limited computational resources. EC is the...
We present new appearance editing algorithms that allow artists to perform complex editing operations on spatially-varying appearance datasets such as images and measured materials, in an intuitive and efficient manner. The goal is to develop...
Core-binding factors (CBFs) are a small family of transcription factors that play important roles in several developmental processes and in human disease. CBFs consist of CBFα (Runx1, Runx2, or Runx3) and CBFβ. The CBFα subunit binds DNA in a...
Biological conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals offers recognized benefits. The absence of systematic methodologies for scaling up such conversion is an important issue related to realizing these benefits. This thesis addresses this scale...
In an undercooled environment any protuberance or bump on a planar solid/liquid interface that extends into the melt enhances its growth since the surrounding temperature gradient is greater than that about the planar surface. Consequently, the...