This thesis contains material relating to two separate subjects. The first section determines when the C*-algebra affiliated to a directed graph has continuous trace. We use groupoid methods and the focus is on producing conditions on a graph that...
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...
Telecommunication -- Traffic -- Measurement -- Statistical methods. IEEE 802.11 (Standard). Universities and colleges -- Computer networks -- New Hampshire -- Hanover -- Case studies.
The edge of the Internet is increasingly wireless. Enterprises large and small, homeowners, and even whole cities have deployed Wi-Fi networks for their users, and many users never need to--or never bother to--use the wired network. With the advent...
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...
The multisubunit eukaryotic Mediator complex integrates diverse positive and negative gene regulatory signals and transmits them to the core transcription machinery. It is also involved in chromatin structure related epigenetic silencing through...
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...
Many environmental toxicants found in pesticides, herbicides, and industrial solvents are believed to have deleterious effects on development by disrupting hormone-sensitive processes. Xenopus embryos were exposed to commonly encountered endocrine...
Lowest order charged particle motion in the Earth''s magnetosphere can be explained using simple adiabatic theory. However, nonadiabatic theory is required to explain particle behavior in cases such as when the particle's gyroradius is large...
Plant genetic engineering. ; Plants -- Effect of cadmium on. ; Cadmium -- Physiological transport.
Iron plays a central role in key biological processes in both plants and animals. Lack of available iron commonly limits plant growth and nutritional value. Worldwide, dietary iron is primarily obtained from plant sources and, despite our best...
Vibrio cholerae is a water-borne, Gram negative enteropathogen that causes the gastrointestinal disorder, cholera, in humans. A critical step in cholera pathogenesis is the attachment and colonization of intestinal cells, and the formation of...
Acyl coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) is a membrane bound enzyme whose primary biochemical activity is to convert cholesterol, along with long chain fatty acyl Coenzyme A, into cholesterol esters. ACAT plays an important role in the...
We describe a set of natural image statistics that are built upon two multi-scale image decompositions, the quadrature mirror filter pyramid decomposition and the local angular harmonic decomposition. These image statistics consist of first- and...