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A 200 MeV proton spin polarimeter
(1983)The design, construction, and calibration of a 2 MeV proton spin polarimeter are described. This polarimeter monitors the beam at the transfer point between the linear accelerator and the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron ... 
A 2D optical lattice for creating a 1dimensional Fermi gas
(2009)Ultracold atomic gases can be prepared in laboratory environments with unrivaled control and purity. In one and a half decades the field has evolved from the first Bose condensates in dilute alkali gases to multiple species ... 
A 3.0 meter liquid mirror telescope
(2000)We constructed a 3.0 meter diameter f/1.5 Liquid Mirror Telescope (LMT) between 1990 and 1994 at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. We have subsequently operated it since 1995 at the NASA Orbital Debris Observatory ... 
'A Almshouse Ting Dat': Developments in Poor Relief and Child Welfare in Jamaica during the Interwar Years
(20130724)This dissertation examines the development of poor relief and child welfare policy in Jamaica during the interwar years. It establishes the paradigms for accessing relief and how this influenced broader discussions of ... 
A Ball and Beam Module for a Haptic Paddle Education Platform
(2017)Single degree of freedom forcefeedback mechatronic devices, often called haptic paddles, are used in university curriculum as well as massive open online courses (MOOCs). While devices differ based on the goals of a given ... 
A Bayesian hierarchical model for detecting associations between haplotypes and disease using unphased SNPs
(2008)This thesis addresses using haplotypes to detect disease predisposing chromosomal regions based on a Bayesian hierarchical model for casecontrol data. By utilizing the Stochastic Search Variable Selection (SSVS) procedure ... 
A Bayesian Integrative Model for Genetical Genomics with Spatially Informed Variable Selection
(2014)We consider a Bayesian hierarchical model for the integration of gene expression levels with comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) array measurements collected on the same subjects. The approach defines a measurement ... 
A behavioral approach to positive interpolation
(2005)We study interpolation by positive functions from a behavioural point of view. In particular, by considering the notion of mirror image data, the interpolation problem with passivity constraint is transformed into an ... 
A binary encoded strip scintillation hodoscope for charged particle detection
(1977)A positionsensitive scintillation hodoscope with reduced photomultiplier use has been built. The device is an attempt to develop an economical, fast counter with good timing characteristics, good spatial resolution, and ... 
A biography of Dr. Dennis Huston
Professor Huston is the author of Shakespeare’s Comedies of Play and coeditor of a collection of Renaissance plays. His teaching has received national recognition: he was named the CASE 1989 Professor of the Year and has ... 
A biography of Dr. Richard J. Smith
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 ... 
A biography of Joseph Manca
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 20042009. During the period ... 
A biography of Katherine Brown
Katherine Tsanoff Brown was the first art history instructor at Rice University’s newlyestablished Department of Art and Art History, arriving in 1963. She had entered the Rice Institute as a student at the age of 15, ... 
A biography of Linda Neagley
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 ... 
A biography of Philip OliverSmith
Philip OliverSmith was a professor of Art History at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas. Professor OliverSmith’s areas of expertise and research interest included ancient ... 
A biography of Walter Widrig
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 19821985. ... 
A biography of William A Camfield
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 ... 
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 ... 
A carbon13 nuclear magnetic resonance study of a series of cyclohexanol amines
(1976)A carbon13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectral investigation of the monosubstitutedbutylcyclohexyl alcohols, amines, and ammonium salts was undertaken and the resultant correlations were extended to a series of eight ... 
A Carefully Constructed History: Gregory of Tours and the Observation of Societal Shift in Merovingian Gaul
(2018)Gregory of Tours, a powerful sixth French century bishop, was also an influential historian. His major work, The History of the Franks, provided a detailed account of politics and society in fifth and sixth century France. ... 
A case study of collaborative writing with the computer
(1990)This study addresses the need for research which examines collaborative writing using computers. Its purpose was to identify, through observation and description, distinctive features of collaborative composing with a ... 
A case study of the June 45, 1991 magnetic storm using the Rice Convection Model
(2000)This dissertation presents one of the most comprehensive computer simulations to date of a geomagnetic storm. During the geomagnetic storm of June 45, 1991, five spacecraft took measurements of conditions within the inner ... 
A cashinadvance model of production
(1996)The concept of period length in the empirical application of cashinadvance (CIA) models is introduced. CIA models posit that individuals and firms hold cash to purchase goods over a period. However, there has been no ... 
A categorical model for data structures
(1973)In this thesis we consider the problem of modeling data structures. A model based on category theory is proposed in which both the static and dynamic characteristics of data structures can be represented. Data structures ... 
A CAUSAL THEORY OF 'ABOUT'
(1987)Whenever we make a claim about a fictional entity, we seem to embroil ourselves in familiar problems of reference. This appearance is misleading, because what a sentence is about bears a greater resemblance to a Fregean ... 
A cell numbercounting factor regulates group size in Dictyostelium discoideum
(2002)Little is known about how a morphogenetic rearrangement of a tissue is effected by the individual cells. Starving Dictyostelium discoideum cells aggregate to form dendritic streams which then break up into groups of ∼2 ... 
A century of Gestalt psychology in visual perception: II. Conceptual and theoretical foundations
(2012)Our first review article (Wagemans et al., 2012) on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of Gestalt psychology focused on perceptual grouping and figureground organization. It concluded that further progress requires ... 
A CharacteristicMixed Method for Contaminant Transport and Miscible Displacement
(199202)Recently, Arbogast and Wheeler have formulated and analyzed a modified method of characteristicsmixed method for approximating solutions to convectiondiffusion equations. This scheme is theoretically mass conservative ... 
A CharacteristicsMixed Finite Element Method for Advection Dominated Transport Problems
(199211)We define a new finite element method, called the characteristicsmixed method, for approximating the solution to an advection dominated transport problem. The method is based on a spacetime variational form of the ... 
A Characterization of Compound Documents on the Web
(19991129)Recent developments in office productivity suites make it easier for users to publish rich {\em compound documents\/} on the Web. Compound documents appear as a single unit of information but may contain data generated by ... 
A characterization of surface roughness
(1982)A study is made on the surface finish of five ground specimens in an attempt to improve on their surface roughness characterization. Surface finish is characterized by a single statistic referred to in practice as the ... 
A characterization of the tail _field for certain Markov chains
(1972)If C(v,P) is a countable state, recurrent, aperiodic and irreducible Markov Chain with stationary probabilities, the measure of any set of the tail afield is equal to either zero or one. Although recurrent Markov chains ... 
A Chemical Compositional Reservoir Simulator on Distributed Memory Parallel Computers: Comparative ParallelUTCHEM Simulation Performance Study (Part I)
(199411)This paper presents the application of distributed memory parallel computers to field scale reservoir simulations using a parallel version of UTCHEM, The University of Texas Chemical Flooding Simulator. The model is a ...