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    • A biography of Dr. Dennis Huston 

      Huston, J. Dennis
      Professor Huston is the author of Shakespeare’s Comedies of Play and co-editor of a collection of Renaissance plays. His teaching has received national recognition: he was named the CASE 1989 Professor of the Year and has recorded video lectures on Shakespeare and detective fiction for The Teaching Company. He teaches courses in Shakespeare, performance, ...
    • A biography of Dr. Richard J. Smith 

      Smith, Richard J. (Richard Joseph), 1944-
      Richard J. Smith is George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University. Professor Smith's areas of expertise and research interest are Chinese intellectual and social history, as well as comparative history (China and Japan). Professor Smith's current research focuses primarily on Chinese "encyclopedias of daily ...
    • A biography of Joseph Manca 

      Manca, Joseph, 1956-
      Joseph Manca is the Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art and Art History at Rice University. He began teaching at Rice in 1989, and served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 2004-2009. During the period of his chairmanship the Department received a large grant from the Brown Foundation, which allowed for the foundation of a Ph. D. ...
    • A biography of Katherine Brown 

      Brown, Katherine T.
      Katherine Tsanoff Brown was the first art history instructor at Rice University’s newly-established Department of Art and Art History, arriving in 1963. She had entered the Rice Institute as a student at the age of 15, graduating in 1938. She became a full professor of art history in 1975, and also served as the University’s Dean of Undergraduate ...
    • A biography of Linda Neagley 

      Neagley, Linda Elaine
      Linda Neagley is an Associate Professor of Art History and was appointed chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Rice University in 2013. Professor Neagley’s areas of expertise and research interest include Late Gothic architecture and design, pictorial narrative in the Middle Ages, and medieval urban planning. She has authored numerous ...
    • A biography of Philip Oliver-Smith 

      Oliver-Smith, Philip
      Philip Oliver-Smith was a professor of Art History at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas. Professor Oliver-Smith’s areas of expertise and research interest included ancient Roman and Greek sculpture and pottery, and he served as co-director, along with his departmental colleague Walter Widrig, on a ...
    • A biography of Walter Widrig 

      Widrig, Walter M.
      Walter Widrig is Professor of Art History Emeritus at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas, and was chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Rice from 1982-1985. Professor Widrig’s areas of expertise and research interest include Roman and early Christian art and architecture, as well as the ...
    • A biography of William A Camfield 

      Camfield, William A.
      William Camfield is Joseph and Joanna N. Mullen Professor of Art History Emeritus at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas and was chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Rice from 1970-72, and again from 1999-2001. He retired in 2002. Professor Camfield’s areas of expertise and research interest ...
    • A Block Coordinate Descent Method for Multi-Convex Optimization with Applications to Nonnegative Tensor Factorization and Completion 

      Xu, Yangyang; Yin, Wotao (2012-08)
      This paper considers block multi-convex optimization, where the feasible set and objective function are generally non-convex but convex in each block of variables. We review some of its interesting examples and propose a generalized block coordinate descent method. Under certain conditions, we show that any limit point satisfies the Nash equilibrium ...
    • A blood flow model for sickle cell anemia 

      Nicholas, Dianne Wheatley (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 calculated by means of this relationship. The model is a complete computer simulation designed to calculate the steady flow rates, ...
    • A Bog Approach: An Ethnography, Or, An Anthropology Of Climate Emergency 

      Storer, Eliot (2021-12-03)
      This dissertation investigates contemporary human, social, and cultural responses to climate emergency. My ethnographic field research localizes vanguardist “solutionist” discourses where marginalized environments and aspirational state actors intersect on “The Flow Country” blanket bogs in the far north of Scotland. The Flow Country is the premier ...
    • A bold stroke for a husband, a comedy, as acted at the Theatre Royal, in Covent Garden. By Mrs. Cowley 

      Cowley, Mrs. (Hannah), 1743-1809; London : Printed by M. Scott, for T. Evans (1784)
    • A Bottom-Up Infrastructure Strategy for American Renewal 

      Cisneros, Henry G.; Fulton, William; Clark, J.H. Cullum; Hendricks, David; Davis, Victoria; (2021)
      As the United States emerges from the pandemic, it is clear that the nation faces a number of major challenges. This report and an accompanying interactive map explore the infrastructure priorities identified by local and regional leaders around the nation. The report also outlines an unconventional bottom-up approach to improvements.
    • A Branch and Cut Algorithm for Nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming 

      Audet, Charles; Hansen, Pierre; Jaumard, Brigitte; Savard, Gilles (1999-01)
      We present a branch and cut algorithm that yields in finite time, a globally epsilon-optimal solution (with respect to feasibility and optimality) of the nonconvex quadratically constrained quadratic programming problem. The idea is to estimate all quadratic terms by successive linearizations within a branching tree using Reformulation-Linearization ...
    • A Branch and Cut Approach to the Feedback Vertex Set Problem 

      Bell, Nick (2018-11-29)
      In this thesis, I use a branch and cut implementation to solve the feedback vertex set problem and add new facet defining inequalities to the literature. Feedback in a system arises when repeated traversal over some cycle causes unwanted growth or decay in the data. This can cause problems in many systems such as excess noise at a concert or deadlock ...
    • A Branch Decomposition Algorithm for the p-Median Problem 

      Fast, Caleb C.; Hicks, Illya V. (2017)
      In this paper, we use a branch decomposition technique to improve approximations to the p-median problem. Starting from a support graph produced either by a combination of heuristics or by linear programming, we use dynamic programming guided by a branch decomposition of that support graph to find the best p-median solution on the support graph. Our ...
    • A Branch-and-Cut Method for Solving the Bilevel Clique Interdiction Problem 

      Becker, Timothy J (2015-04-20)
      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 describes the attempt of an attacker to interdict a maximum number of cliques. The bilevel form of the problem introduces a defender ...
    • A breath by breath oxygen analyzer 

      Moseley, Niles Ransom (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 gases are not. The sample is passed through very small nonmagnetic tubes arranged in a bridge. At the application of a magnetic field ...