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A Block Coordinate Descent Method for MultiConvex Optimization with Applications to Nonnegative Tensor Factorization and Completion
(201208)This paper considers block multiconvex optimization, where the feasible set and objective function are generally nonconvex but convex in each block of variables. We review some of its interesting examples and propose a ... 
A blood flow model for sickle cell anemia
(1974)A mathematical model has been developed to simulate the time average blood flow throughout the circulatory system of the human body. It was assumed that whole blood obeyed Cassons equation and the flow properties were ... 
A Branch and Cut Algorithm for Nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming
(199901)We present a branch and cut algorithm that yields in finite time, a globally epsilonoptimal solution (with respect to feasibility and optimality) of the nonconvex quadratically constrained quadratic programming problem. ... 
A Branch Decomposition Algorithm for the pMedian Problem
(2017)In this paper, we use a branch decomposition technique to improve approximations to the pmedian problem. Starting from a support graph produced either by a combination of heuristics or by linear programming, we use dynamic ... 
A BranchandCut Method for Solving the Bilevel Clique Interdiction Problem
(20150420)I introduce an algorithm to solve the current formulation of the bilevel clique interdiction problem. Interdiction, a military term, describes the removal of enemy resources. The single level clique interdiction problem ... 
A breath by breath oxygen analyzer
(1964)This paper explains work done on the development of an instrument designed to determine the oxygen content of a sample of respiratory gas. The device relies on the fact that oxygen is paramagnetic and the other exhaled ... 
A brief look at book closures
(200810)A brief look at the history of various book closures such as metal clasps, leather or fabric ties, pin and hole closures, using examples from the collections of the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. ... 
A Browserbased Program Execution Visualizer for Learning Interactive Programming in Python
(20150423)Good educational programming tools help students practice programming skills and build better understanding of basic concepts and logic. As Rice University started offering free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on the ... 
A Burrowing/Tunneling Assay for Detection of Hypoxia in Drosophila melanogaster Larvae
(2018)Oxygen deprivation in animals can result from exposure to low atmospheric oxygen levels or from internal tissue damage that interferes with oxygen distribution. It is also possible that aberrant behavior of oxygensensing ... 
A C++ Class Supporting AdjointState Methods
(200909)The adjointstate method is widely used for computing gradients in simulation driven optimization problems. The adjointstate evolution equation requires access to the entire history of the system states. There are ... 
A C++ class supporting adjointstate methods
(2008)The adjointstate method is widely used for computing gradients in simulationdriven optimization problems. The adjointstate evolution equation requires access to the entire history of the system states. There are instances, ... 
A cablebased series elastic actuator with conduit sensor for wearable exoskeletons
(2017)There is currently a scarcity of wearable robotic devices that can practically provide physical assistance in a range of real world activities. Soft wearable exoskeletons, or exosuits, have the potential to be more portable ... 
A calculation of pressure recovery behind a normal shock in hypersonic flow
(1960)An analytical model is devised for investigating the flow immediately behind the normal shock which stands in the throat of the conical shock diffuser of a hypersonic wind tunnel. A method is developed for calculating the ... 
A calculation of the mean age of interstellar dust particles
(1989)This thesis aims to compute the mean age of interstellar dust particles using a sputtering and recycling model originally formulated by Liffman and Clayton. The ages of the particles are evaluated after a period of 6 ... 
A capacitor buffer memory
(1962)Digital information may be stored as a charge on a capacitor if suitable switches are used on the input and output lines. Characteristics of neon glow lamps (ionized from an external radio frequency source) pertinent to ...