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Optimal stimulus coding by neural populations using rate codes
(20020920)We create a framework based on Fisher information for determining the most effective population coding scheme for representing a continuousvalued stimulus attribute over its entire range. Using this scheme, we derive ... 
OPTIMAL TRAJECTORIES FOR AEROASSISTED, NONCOPLANAR ORBITAL TRANSFER
(1987)This thesis considers both classical and minimax problems of optimal control arising in the study of noncoplanar, aeroassisted orbital transfer. The maneuver considered involves the transfer from a high planetary orbit to ... 
Optimal trajectories for hypervelocity flight
(1989)This thesis discusses optimal trajectories for hypervelocity flight of interest in aeroassisted orbital transfer. Both coplanar orbital transfer and noncoplanar orbital transfer are studied. For these cases, the GEOtoLEO ... 
Optimal trajectories for the aeroassisted flight experiment
(1993)The aeroassisted flight experiment (AFE) is to simulate a transfer from a geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) to a low Earth orbit (LEO). Specifically, the AFE spacecraft is released from the Space Shuttle and is accelerated ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for Communication in the Presence of Crosstalk
(19990601)This paper presents a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for symmetric bitrate communication services dominated by crosstalk, in particular Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services such as the proposed ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for Communication in the Presence of Crosstalk and Imperfect Echo Cancellation
(20011101)In many communication systems, including Digital Subscriber Lines, performance is severely limited by crosstalk interference. Previous work has presented a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for Communication in the Presence of Crosstalk and Imperfect Echo Cancellation
(20010901)In many communication systems, including Digital Subscriber Lines, performance is severely limited by crosstalk interference. Previous work has presented a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for Communication on Digital Subscriber Lines
(19990201)This paper presents a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for symmetric bitrate communication services dominated by crosstalk, in particular Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services such as the proposed ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for HDSL2
(19980115)We present a general framework for designing optimal transmit spectra for the HDSL2 service. Using the channel and interference transfer functions and SNR estimates, we set up and solve an optimization problem to maximize ... 
Optimal Transmit Spectra for HDSL2 under a Peak FrequencyDomain Power Constraint
(19980115)We present a technique for designing optimal transmit spectra for the HDSL2 service subject to a peak power constraint in the frequency domain. The peak power constraint might be imposed either due to engineering considerations ... 
Optimal wavelets for signal decomposition and the existence of scale limited signals
(19920520)Wavelet methods give a flexible alternative to Fourier methods in nonstationary signal analysis. The concept of <i>bandlimitedness</i> plays a fundamental role in Fourier analysis. Since wavelet theory replaces ... 
Optimal wavelets for signal decomposition and the existence of scale limited signals
(19920115)Wavelet methods give a flexible alternative to Fourier methods in nonstationary signal analysis. The concept of <i>bandlimitedness</i> plays a fundamental role in Fourier analysis. Since wavelet theory replaces ... 
Optimally Weighted Highpass Filters using Multiscale Analysis
(19960401)An obvious approach to image enhancement is to sharpen bright regions of an image more than darker regions. One very simple method to accomplish this is to weight the amount of highpass filtering proportional to the local ... 
Optimistic computation
(1990)An optimistic computation is a computation that makes guesses about its future behavior, then proceeds with execution based on these guesses before they can be verified. Optimistic computations guess data values before ... 
Optimization
(196604) 
Optimization for parameter estimation with application to transmission electron microscopy
(2000)We consider a parameter estimation problem for an important model in structural molecular biology. We propose two new mathematical formulations for the problem as constrained nonlinear leastsquares problems, develop a ... 
Optimization governed by stochastic partial differential equations
(2010)This thesis provides a rigorous framework for the solution of stochastic elliptic partial differential equation (SPDE) constrained optimization problems. In modeling physical processes with differential equations, much of ... 
Optimization of control system with time lag
(1962)The integralsquare value of the error in the output to a general second order linear system disturbed by a unit impulse was calculated. The condition that this integral be a minimum was considered to be an indication of ... 
Optimization of cryogen spray cooling: Increasing epidermal protection during cutaneous laser procedures
(2004)Cryogen spray cooling (CSC) is an effective method to minimize epidermal damage during laser treatment of various cutaneous anomalies such as port wine stains (PWS). We examined the mechanism of heat removal by CSC from ... 
Optimization of evaporative cooling
(1997)Recent experiments have used forced evaporative cooling to produce BoseEinstein condensation in dilute gases. The evaporative cooling process can be optimized to provide the maximum phasespace density with a specified ... 
Optimization of flight trajectories in a threedimensional model of windshear flow field
(1992)This thesis is concerned with the optimal flight trajectories in the presence of a threedimensional windshear. Both the takeoff and abort landing problems are studied. A mathematical model of a threedimensional windshear ... 
OPTIMIZATION OF FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMS
(1982)The functional programming style describes computations concisely. The applicative nature of functional programs allows careful analysis of these calculations for optimization. Efficient execution can be achieved by replacing ... 
Optimization of interplanetary trajectories to Mars via electrical propulsion
(2005)Although chemical rocket propulsion is widely used in space transportation, large amounts of propellant mass limit designs for spacecraft missions to Mars. Electrical propulsion, which requires a smaller propellant load, ... 
Optimization of Microfluidic, Point of Care, FlowThrough, BeadBased Microarrays: Towards Affordable Healthcare
(20121012)Recently, there has been much interest on the development of affordable, portable diagnostic devices for the detection of a wide range of analytes. Advancements in microfluidics and miniaturization bring promise for their ... 
Optimization of nanoshell mixtures for solar applications
(2006)The plasmon resonance in metallic nanoshells can be used to efficiently harvest solar energy and convert it into thermal or electronic form. Possible applications include improved optical coupling into silicon photodiodes, ... 
Optimization of novel developments in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging
(2012)Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a widely used imaging modality for diagnosing patients with cancer. Recently, there have been three novel developments in PET imaging aiming to increase PET image quality and quantification. ... 
Optimization of PAMAMgold nanoparticle conjugation for gene therapy
(2014)The development of efficient and biocompatible nonviral vectors for gene therapy remains a great challenge, and exploiting the properties of both nanoparticle carriers and cationic polymers is an attractive approach. In ... 
Optimization of predictive energy landscapes for membrane and globular protein structure prediction
(20151009)This thesis discusses recent results using the Associativememory, Watermediated, Structure and Energy Model (AWSEM), an optimized, coarsegrained molecular dynamics model. AWSEM and its membrane protein extension, ... 
Optimization of shell structure acoustics
(2010)This thesis analyzes a mathematical model for shell structure acoustics, and develops and implements the adjoint equations for this model. The adjoint equations allow the computation of derivatives with respect to large ... 
OPTIMIZATION OF STEEL BEAMCOLUMNS
(1969) 
Optimization of the nanoshell geometry for plasmon enhanced fluorescence
(2007)Metal nanoshells possess plasmon resonances that are controlled by the geometry of the nanoparticle. Because nanoshell plasmon resonances can be readily predicted by the plasmon hybridization model or Mie scattering theory, ... 
Optimization of Thruster Configuration for Swimming Robots
(20150226)This thesis presents a design method of thruster configuration for swimming robots. This method can be used to analyze and optimize a given set of thruster configurations using three mathematical indices of measure. These ... 
Optimization Techniques for Feature Extraction in Automatic Pattern Recognition
(19791020)This report summarizes the work performed under the AFOSR grant 752777 over the almost five year period during which the grant was in effect. 
Optimization Techniques for Minimizing Energy Consumption in Approximate Circuits
(2011)This work presents different global and local optimization techniques for designing "approximate" circuits which decrease energy consumption, one of the most important criteria in present day circuit design. The concept ... 
Optimized EventDriven Runtime Systems for Programmability and Performance
(20151106)Modern parallel programming models perform their best under the particular patterns they are tuned to express and execute, such as OpenMP for fork/join and Cilk for divideandconquer patterns. In cases where the model ... 
Optimized Message Passing Schedules for LDPC Decoding
(20051101)The major drawback of the LDPC codes versus the turbocodes is their comparative low convergence speed: 2530 iterations vs. 810 iterations for turbocodes. Recently, Hocevar showed by simulations that the convergence ... 
Optimized Message Passing Schedules for LDPC Decoding
(20051101)The major drawback of the LDPC codes versus the turbocodes is their comparative low convergence speed: 2530 iterations vs. 810 iterations for turbocodes. Recently, Hocevar showed by simulations that the convergence ... 
Optimized Runtime Systems for MapReduce Applications in Multicore Clusters
(20140527)This research proposes a novel runtime system, Habanero Hadoop, to tackle the inefficient utilization of multicore machines' memory in the existing Hadoop MapReduce runtime system. Insufficient memory for each map task ... 
Optimizing a scaffoldless approach for cartilage tissue engineering
(2009)Articular cartilage has a poor intrinsic healing response, so tissue engineering provides a promising approach for cartilage regeneration. The major objective of this proposal was to enhance the selfassembling process, ... 
Optimizing binary decision systems by manipulating transmission intervals
(20030720)We study the optimization of a binary decision system where quantized (soft) decisions are transmitted across an additive white Gaussian noise channel. We adjust the bit transmission intervals to maximize the Chernoff ... 
Optimizing Fortran90D/HPF for distributedmemory computers
(1997)High performance Fortran (HPF), as well as its predecessor FortranD, has attracted considerable attention as a promising language for writing portable parallel programs for a wide variety of distributedmemory architectures. ... 
Optimizing modulation frequency for structured illumination in a fiberoptic microendoscope to image nuclear morphometry in columnar epithelium
(2015)Fiberoptic microendoscopes have shown promise to image the changes in nuclear morphometry that accompany the development of precancerous lesions in tissue with squamous epithelium such as in the oral mucosa and cervix. ... 
Optimizing network I/O virtualization through guestdriven scheduler bypass
(2010)Virtualization is increasingly utilized for consolidating server resources to improve efficiency by conserving power and space. However, significant hurdles remain in achieving satisfactory performance in a virtualized ... 
Optimizing over the cut cone: A new polyhedral algorithm for the maximumweight cut problem
(1991)Polyhedral cuttingplane algorithms for hard combinatorial problems have scored notable successes. However, computational research on the MaximumWeight Cut Problem (MCP) on undirected graphs has been inconclusive. In 1988, ... 
Optimizing Physical Layer Data Transmission for Minimal Signal Distortion
(20030420)When transmitting a sampled signal digitally, data and error correction bits must be transmitted at least as fast as the sampling rate. Typically, each bit is allocated the same transmission time interval, which means the ... 
Optimizing programs over the constructive reals
(1991)A real number x is constructive if an algorithm can be given to compute arbitrarily accurate approximations to x. An efficient implementation of constructive real arithmetic could be used for prototyping numerical programs, ... 
Optimum design in continuous chromatography
(1970)This work is a theoretical evaluation of a proposed continuous, plant scale, chromatographic apparatus to perform difficult separations of binary gaseous mixtures. The design of the rotating bed equipment is outlined, ... 
Optimum linear and nonlinear transformations in feature extraction
(1969)In pattern recognition one tries to classify a pattern based on a certain number of observed variables. The observed variables are more often than not redundant. The method of reducing the number of observed variables, or ... 
Optimum Quadratic Detection and Estimation Using Generalized Joint Signal Representations
(19961201)Timefrequency analysis has recently undergone significant advances in two main directions: statistically optimized methods that extend the scope of timefrequencybased techniques from merely exploratory data analysis to ... 
Optoelectronic and Ultraviolet Plasmonics
(20140407)Metallodielectric nanostructures are enabling a revolution in optics. For centuries optical techniques were constrained by the diffraction limit, which prevents the control over light at the nanoscale (~200 nm or less). ... 
Optoelectronic crystal of artificial atoms in straintextured molybdenum disulphide
(2015)The isolation of the twodimensional semiconductor molybdenum disulphide introduced a new optically active material possessing a band gap that can be facilely tuned via elastic strain. As an atomically thin membrane with ... 
Opuntia Emoryi
(1859) 
Opuntia Emoryi
(1859)