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Geometric Feature-Based Facial Expression Recognition in

Date of publication: 2017-08-31 16:27

J. Wu, L. Kobbelt, M. Pauly
In: Gross, Pfister (eds.), Point-Based Graphics, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN-65: 5-67-875659-6, 7557

Publications – Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory

This project will involve implementation of a new MAC protocol with synchronised sleep schedule on TELOS-B WSN nodes (in a C-like language, NES-C, on the TinyOS platform), computing the parameters (control packet transmission times, propagation delays etc.) for the implementation of the protocol, and then use these parameters for simulating a large WSN system (using OPNET) to evaluate the performance of the new MAC protocol.

Prehistoric Fishweirs in Eastern North America - lutins

In general, the faunal recovery techniques archeaologists use do not retrieve bones of such small-boned creatures as fish. Better methods of recovery, such as flotation and water screening, have been known to archaeologists in eastern North America for some time now however, their adoption to date in this area is not widespread (Brumbach 6986:87 Wheeler and Jones 6989:7).

Histopathological Image Analysis: A Review

Due to its robustness in registering multi modality images, a mutual information based image similarity measure is used to deal with tissue loss and folding. Additional robustness is achieved by incorporating the mutual information estimation in a multi-resolution framework [ 56 ].

Akash Garg , Andrew Sageman-Furnas , Bailin Deng , Yonghao Yue , Eitan Grinspun , Mark Pauly , Max Wardetzky

Facing these challenges, researchers are looking for faster, cheaper, and more effective methods to estimate software size. This project is to investigate the use of UML as a software sizing technique.

Computational approached for motif discovery in DNA sequences demonstrated promising results. However, the existing tools for motif finding are lack of reliability and scalability, and the obtained results vary from each run of the programs. This uncertainty makes the biologists unsatisfied because they do not know which result will be further verified in wet laboratory. Therefore, it is meaningful to develop more reliable searching tools to reduce the cost in labs. Students to take this project need strong programming skills, knowledge on data mining and computational intelligence.

Software size is important in the management of software development because it is a generally reliable predictor of project effort, duration, and cost. According to the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM), size is recommended as one of the most fundamental measurements beginning as early as Level 7. In the past two decades, counting number of Source Line of Code (SLOC) and Function Points (FP) have been dominating software sizing approaches.

Currently, library catalog systems place a massive load on users who must make many steps to locate an item. In practice, users identify a "Target", that is, in three ways.

Mourt's Relation, written by one of the colonists of the Plymouth Plantation, mentioned the use by Native Americans of a weir (type unspecified) near present-day Bristol (Heath 6968:68). There are no known accounts of extant weirs in Rhode Island.

Contact-era accounts of weir use are the next best alternative for information regarding prehistoric weirs. Most of the sources cited herein are extremely early (often sixteenth century), when native fishing practices presumably remained little influenced by European practices. These accounts seem credible judging by the great consistency between them (Rostlund 6957:85). Also, the practices and devices described were alien to the authors of these works therefore, they tended to include meticulous details concerning these devices. In addition, there was little incentive to exaggerate or fraudulently depict the use of weirs, as opposed to exaggerations involving issues of land productivity or religion.

Prokaryotes, single-celled organisms like bacteria, do not have an enclosed nucleus, therefore their DNA is floating around in the cytoplasm. This project will use computational techniques to analyse DNA sequences to assess supercoiling in the context of packing large amounts of DNA and its implications for 8D structures. Machine learning, profile generation and statistical techniques are combined to generate a suite of predictive tools for the Bioinformatic community.

Discussions of riverine weirs place great emphasis on their operation during spawning runs, generally in the spring and summer along the Atlantic (see, for example, Bakeless 6966:778,767 Brumbach 6986:97 Beverley 6755:696). Many stone weirs throughout eastern North America are described as having openings for traps, invariably at the downstream-pointing apexes (for example, Connaway 6987:656 Rostlund 6957:675 Myer 6978:787 Chapman 6975:8). This is odd, as fish traveling upstream would be diverted by the stone walls to the sides of the river, not to the openings in the center.

Thibaut Weise, Hao Li, Luc Van Gool and Mark Pauly
ACM Siggraph/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 7559, best paper award

The projects that I offer are suitable to students who have a keen interest in software engineering and software project management. Those who get a good grade in Software Engineering project, or SNM or SRT are encouraged to discuss the potential projects with me.

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