A new polynomial-time iterative algorithm is presented for the scheduling problem with a unit execution time task
system, parallel identical processors, precedence constraints, release times, and the criterion of maximum ...
The paper describes the use of a longitudinal tobit model to characterize cognitive decline over a 13-year period in a cohort of 2087 elderly Australians. Use of a tobit formulation allows for the so-called `ceiling effect? ...
The support vector machine (SVM) has provided higher performance than traditional learning machines and has been widely applied in real-world classification problems and nonlinear function estimation problems. Unfortunately, ...
Literature illustrates the difficulties in obtaining the lowest-cost optimal solution to an ore blending problem for blast furnaces by using the traditional trial-and-error method in iron and steel enterprises. To solve ...
The majority of research on bilevel programming has centered on the linear version of the problem in which only one leader and one follower are involved. This paper addresses linear bilevel multi-follower programming (BLMFP) ...
In a real world bilevel decision-making, the lower level of a bilevel decision usually involves multiple decision units. This paper proposes the Kappa th-best approach for linear bilevel multifollower programming problems ...
Five retrospective studies have reported an association between antibiotic use in early life and asthma in childhood. We studied the relationship between the use of oral antibiotics in the first year of life and asthma, ...
We propose a latent variable model for mixed discrete and continuous outcomes. The model accommodates any mixture of outcomes from an exponential family and allows for arbitrary covariate effects, as well as direct modelling ...
Multiple outcomes are commonly measured in:the study of birth defects. The reason is that most teratogens do not cause a single, uniquely defined defect, but rather result in a range of effects, including major malformations, ...
We discuss latent variable models that allow for fixed effect covariates, as well as covariates affecting the latent variable directly. Restricted maximum likelihood and maximum likelihood are used to estimate model ...
In this paper, lateral-torsional buckling behavior of open-section thin-walled beams is investigated based on a geometrically nonlinear formulation, which considers the effects of shear deformations. A finite element ...
For periodic integrands with unit period in each variable, certain error bounds for lattice rules are conveniently characterised by the figure of merit rho, which was originally introduced in the context of number theoretic ...
The paper presents a law of large numbers for the asymptotic macroscopic nonequilibrium dynamics of wide range exclusion processes with births and deaths on a random set of sites.
We obtain fundamental solutions for PDEs of the form u(t) = sigma x(gamma)u(xx) + f(x)u(x) - mu x(r)u by showing that if the symmetry group of the PDE is nontrivial, it contains a standard integral transform of the fundamental ...
In this paper we introduce new methods based upon integrating Lie symmetries for the construction of explicit fundamental solutions of multi-dimensional second order parabolic PDEs. We present applications to the problem ...
Developmental toxicity experiments are designed to assess potential adverse effects of drugs and other exposures on developing fetuses from pregnant dams. Extrapolation to humans is a very difficult problem. An important ...
In this paper we discuss structured [image omitted] control methods for large-scale interconnected systems. Based on a relaxation of Riccati equations, we derive some linear matrix inequality (LMI) conditions for sub-optimal ...
It is shown that two copies are enough to distinguish a complete basis of maximally entangled states in canonical form by constructing an explicit protocol. In particular, in such a protocol, no auxiliary system is needed ...
We show that any two different unitary operations acting on an arbitrary multipartite quantum system can be perfectly distinguished by local operations and classical communication when a finite number of runs is allowed. ...