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  • Net Neutrality or Minimum Quality Standards: Network Effects vs. Market Power Justifications 

    Brennan, Timothy J. (2010-06-08)
    Net neutrality - all bits should be treated identically by broadband Internet service providers regardless of source - is hotly debated. Proponents find adequate competition among broadband providers to prevent harm from ...
  • Ahead of His Time: The Singular Contributions of Richard Markovits 

    Brennan, Timothy J. (Sage Journals, 2016-02-09)
    Prof. Markovits has been a prescient commenter on antitrust. His early and insightful characterization of the harm from merger as the loss to consumers from being able to trade off their two top choices can be seen in the ...
  • Vertical Mergers, The Coase Theorem, And The Burden of Proof 

    Brennan, Timothy J. (Oxford University Press, 2020-06-10)
    The challenge by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, and a prior challenge by DOJ and Federal Communications Commission to Comcast’s acquisition of NBC-Universal, has increased attention ...
  • Pricing “Competitive” Postal Products 

    Brennan, Timothy J. (Springer Nature, 2020-04-07)
    The US Postal Service (USPS) provides “market-dominant” services on an exclusive basis, e.g., first class mail, and “competitive” services in markets with rivals, e.g., parcel delivery. Rivals have long complained that ...
  • Detecting Common Insulation Problems in Built Environments using Thermal Images 

    Khan, Naima; Pathak, Nilavra; Roy, Nirmalya (IEEE, 2019-08-01)
    Proper thermal insulation yields optimum energy expenses in buildings by maintaining necessary heat gain or loss through the built envelope. However, improper thermal insulation causes significant energy wastage along with ...
  • Active Deep Learning for Activity Recognition with Context-Aware Annotator Selection 

    Hossain, H. M. Sajjad; Roy, Nirmalya (2019-07-02)
  • Localized Flood Detection With Minimal Labeled Social Media Data Using Transfer Learning 

    Singh, Neha; Roy, Nirmalya; Gangopadhyay, Aryya (2020-02-10)
    Social media generates an enormous amount of data on a daily basis but it is very challenging to effectively utilize the data without annotating or labeling it according to the target application. We investigate the problem ...
  • StanceScorer: A Data Driven Approach to Score Badminton Player 

    Ghosh, Indrajeet; Ramamurthy, Sreenivasan Ramasamy; Roy, Nirmalya (IEEE, 2020-08-04)
    In recent times, wearable devices have gained immense popularity for IoT applications, especially for sports analytics. Recent works in sports analytics primarily focuses on improving a player's performance and help devise ...
  • Blockchain-Enabled and Data-Driven Smart Healthcare Solution for Secure and Privacy-Preserving Data Access 

    Younis, Mohamed; Lalouani, Wassila; Lasla, Noureddine; Emokpae, Lloyd; Abdallah, Mohamed (IEEE, 2021-07-12)
    The major advances in body-mounted sensors and wireless technologies have been revolutionizing the healthcare industry, where patient’s conditions can be remotely monitored by medical staff. Such a model is gaining broad ...
  • The role of complex ionized absorber in the soft X-ray spectra of Intermediate Polars 

    Islam, Nazma; Mukai, Koji (2021-07-12)
    In magnetic Cataclysmic Variables (mCVs), X-ray radiation originates from the shock heated multi-temperature plasma in the post-shock region near the white dwarf surface. These X-rays are modified by a complex distribution ...
  • Managing Potentially Intrusive Practices in the Browser: A User-Centered Perspective 

    Smullen, Daniel; Yao, Yaxing; Feng, Yuanyuan; Sadeh, Norman; Edelstein, Arthur; Weiss, Rebecca (2021-06-16)
    Browser users encounter a broad array of potentially intrusive practices: from behavioral profiling, to crypto-mining, fingerprinting, and more. We study people’s perception, awareness, understanding, and preferences ...
  • A framework for understanding how biodiversity patterns unfold across multiple spatial scales in urban ecosystems 

    Swan, Christopher M.; Brown, Bryan; Borowy, Dorothy; Cavender-Bares, Jeannine; Jeliazkov, Alienor; Knapp, Sonja; Lososová, Zdeňka; Cubino, Josep Padullés; Pavoine, Sandrine; Ricotta, Carlo; Sol, Daniel (Ecological Society of America, 2021-07-13)
    Whether cities are more or less diverse than surrounding environments, and the extent to which non-native species in cities impact regional species pools, remain two fundamental yet unanswered questions in urban ecology. ...
  • Classical Novae at Radio Wavelengths 

    Chomiuk, Laura; Linford, Justin D.; Aydi, Elias; Bannister, Keith W.; Mioduszewski, Amy J.; Mukai, Koji; Nelson, Thomas J.; Rupen, Michael P.; Ryder, Stuart D.; Sokoloski, Jennifer L.; Sokolovsky, Kirill V.; Strader, Jay; Filipovic, Miroslav D.; Finzell, Tom; Kawash, Adam; Kool, Erik C.; Metzger, Brian D.; Nyamai, Miriam M.; Ribeiro, Valerio A.R.M.; Roy, Nirupam; Urquhart, Ryan; Weston, Jennifer (2021-07-13)
    We present radio observations (1--40 GHz) for 36 classical novae, representing data from over five decades compiled from the literature, telescope archives, and our own programs. Our targets display a striking diversity ...
  • A pathway towards high throughput Quantum Monte Carlo simulations for alloys: A case study of two-dimensional (2D) GaSₓSe₁₋ₓ 

    Wines, Daniel; Saritas, Kayahan; Ataca, Can (2021-07-13)
    The study of alloys using computational methods has been a difficult task due to the usually unknown stoichiometry and local atomic ordering of the different structures experimentally. In order to combat this, first-principles ...
  • Coherence of Quantum States after Noiseless Attenuation 

    Shringarpure, Saurabh; Nunn, Charles; Pittman, Todd; Franson, James (2021-07-09)
    Attenuating a quantum state using a beam splitter will introduce noise and decoherence. Here we show that heralding techniques can be used to attenuate Schrödinger cat states and squeezed vacuum states without any noise ...
  • ECO-CollecTF: A Corpus of Annotated Evidence-Based Assertions in Biomedical Manuscripts 

    Hobbs, Elizabeth T.; Goralski, Stephen M.; Mitchell, Ashley; Simpson, Andrew; Leka, Dorjan; Kotey, Emmanuel; Sekira, Matt; Munro, James B.; Nadendla, Suvarna; Jackson, Rebecca; Gonzalez-Aguirre, Aitor; Krallinger, Martin; Giglio, Michelle; Erill, Ivan (Frontiers, 2021-07-13)
    Analysis of high-throughput experiments in the life sciences frequently relies upon standardized information about genes, gene products, and other biological entities. To provide this information, expert curators are ...
  • Student-centric Model of Login Patterns: A Case Study with Learning Management Systems 

    Mandalapu, Varun; Chen, Lujie Karen; Chen, Zhiyuan; Gong, Jiaqi (International Educational Data Mining Society, 2021)
    With the increasing adoption of Learning Management Systems (LMS) in colleges and universities, research in exploring the interaction data captured by these systems is promising in developing a better learning environment ...
  • Affect, Support and Personal Factors: Multimodal Causal Models of One-on-one Coaching 

    Chen, Lujie Karen; Ramsey, Joseph; Dubrawski, Artur (International Educational Data Mining Society, 2021)
    Human one-on-one coaching involves complex multimodal interactions. Successful coaching requires teachers to closely monitor students’ cognitive-affective states and provide support of optimal type, timing, and amount. ...
  • Spectral Fidelity of Earth's Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems 

    Thompson, David R.; Brodrick, Philip G.; Cawse-Nicholson, Kerry; Chadwick, K. Dana; Green, Robert O.; Poulter, Benjamin; Serbin, Shawn; Shiklomanov, Alexey; Townsend, Philip; Turpie, Kevin (American Geophysical Union, 2021-07-10)
    Abstract The Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) investigation will create global maps of spectral surface reflectance and emissivity at a cadence of 16 days or better, with coverage to address global questions about Earth's ...
  • Multi-Qubit Correction for Quantum Annealers 

    Ayanzadeh, Ramin; Dorband, John; Halem, Milton; Finin, Tim (2021-07-10)
    We present \emph{multi-qubit correction} (MQC) as a novel postprocessing method for quantum annealers that views the evolution in an open-system as a Gibbs sampler and reduces a set of excited states to a new synthetic ...

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