Recent Submissions

  • A Framework for Situation-Aware Access Control in Federated Data-as-a-Service Systems Based on Query Rewriting 

    Oni, Samson; Chen, Zhiyuan; Crainiceanu, Adina; Joshi, Karuna Pande; Needham, Don (UMBC, 2020-10-19)
    Organizations often need to share mission dependent data in a secure and flexible way. Examples include contact tracing for a contagious disease such as COVID-19, maritime search and rescue operations, or creating a ...
  • Determining Cloud Thermodynamic Phase from the Polarized Micro Pulse Lidar 

    Lewis, Jasper R.; Campbell, James R.; Lolli, Simone; Stewart, Sebastian A.; Tan, Ivy; Welton, Ellsworth J. (Copernicus Publications, 2020-08-18)
    A method to distinguish cloud thermodynamic phase from polarized Micro Pulse Lidar (MPL) measurements is described. The method employs a simple enumerative approach to classify cloud layers as either liquid water, ice ...
  • Spermathecal variation in temperate Opiliones 

    Zulekha, Karachiwalla; Tagide, deCarvalho; Mercedes, Burns (Oxford University Press, 2020-08-17)
    Most arachnid fertilization occurs internally, allowing for a variety of post-copulatory mechanisms to take place. Females are expected to exert some level of control over sperm fate when 1) the point of gametic fusion is ...
  • Climate and season are associated with prevalence and distribution of trans-hemispheric blue crab reovirus (Callinectes sapidus reovirus 1) 

    Zhao, Mingli; Behringer, Donald C.; Bojko, Jamie; Kough, Andrew S.; Plough, Louis; Tavares, Camila Prestes dos Santos; Aguilar-Perera, Alfonso; Reynoso, Omar Shamir; Seepersad, Govind; Maharaj, Omardath; Sanders, Matthew B.; Carnales, Daniela; Fabiano, Graciela; Carnevia, Daniel; Freeman, Mark A.; Atherley, Nicole A. M.; Medero-Hernández, Lexa D.; Schott, Eric J. (MEPS, 2020-08-13)
    Among the many Callinectes spp. across the western Atlantic, the blue crab C. sapidus has the broadest latitudinal distribution, encompassing both tropical and temperate climates. Its life history varies latitudinally, ...
  • Role of Spatial Context in Adversarial Robustness for Object Detection 

    Saha, Aniruddha; Subramanya, Akshayvarun; Patil, Koninika; Pirsiavash, Hamed
    The benefits of utilizing spatial context in fast object detection algorithms have been studied extensively. Detectors increase inference speed by doing a single forward pass per image which means they implicitly use ...
  • Universal Litmus Patterns: Revealing Backdoor Attacks in CNNs 

    Kolouri, Soheil; Saha, Aniruddha; Pirsiavash, Hamed; Hoffmann, Heiko
    The unprecedented success of deep neural networks in many applications has made these networks a prime target for adversarial exploitation. In this paper, we introduce a benchmark technique for detecting backdoor attacks ...
  • Impact on frequency combs of nonlinearity including bleaching in p-i-n photodetectors 

    Mahabadi, Seyed Ehsan Jamali; Carruthers, Thomas F.; Menyuk, Curtis R.; McKinney, Jason D.; Williams, Keith J. (IEEE, 2020-08-06)
    We calculate the impact of nonlinearity in a p-i-n photodetector on an RF-modulated frequency comb taking into account bleaching due to the large peak-to-average power ratio in frequency combs. We characterized RF-modulated ...
  • Presentation and Analysis of a Multimodal Dataset for Grounded LanguageLearning 

    Jenkins, Patrick; Sachdeva, Rishabh; Kebe, Gaoussou Youssouf; Higgins, Padraig; Darvish, Kasra; Raff, Edward; Engel, Don; Winder, John; Ferraro, Francisco; Matuszek, Cynthia (2020-07-09)
    Grounded language acquisition -- learning how language-based interactions refer to the world around them -- is amajor area of research in robotics, NLP, and HCI. In practice the data used for learning consists almost ...
  • Multi-observable reputation scoring system for flagging suspicious user sessions 

    Lalouani, Wassila; Younis, Mohamed (Elsevier, 2020-08-08)
    Conventionally, network and cloud infrastructure security is handled by firewalls which monitor traffic and block malicious access by matching certain observables, e.g., IP, and DNS, to blacklisted entries in intelligence ...
  • Surveying Potential Predators to Protect a Critically Endangered Bahamian Songbird 

    Kane, Matthew S.; Stonko, Daniel C.; Johnson, Scott B.; Rowley, Michael G.; Antalffy, Janine M.; Omland, Kevin E. (UMBC Review, 2019-05-22)
  • IVA using complex multivariate GGD: application to fMRI analysis 

    Mowakeaa, Rami; Boukouvalas, Zois; Long, Qunfang; Adali, Tulay (Springer Nature Switzerland AG., 2019-10-09)
    Examples of complex-valued random phenomena in science and engineering are abound, and joint blind source separation (JBSS) provides an effective way to analyze multiset data. Thus there is a need for flexible JBSS algorithms ...
  • Joint-IVA for identification of discriminating features in EEG: Application to a driving study 

    Gabrielson, Ben; Akhonda, M.A.B.S.; Bhinge, Suchita; Brooks, Justin; Long, Qunfang; Adali, Tulay (Elsevier, 2020-08-01)
    We propose a new method, joint independent vector analysis (jIVA), for obtaining discriminating features, i.e., interpretable signatures from medical data that can be used to study differences between multiple conditions ...
  • Cyber Attacks on Smart Farming Infrastructure 

    Sontowski, Sina; Gupta, Maanak; Chukkapalli, Sai Sree Laya; Abdelsalam, Mahmoud; Mittal, Sudip; Joshi, Anupam; Sandhu, Ravi (UMBC, 2020-10-15)
    Smart farming also known as precision agriculture is gaining more traction for its promising potential to fulfill increasing global food demand and supply. In a smart farm, technologies and connected devices are used in a ...
  • First two-way laser ranging to a lunar orbiter: infrared observations from the Grasse station to LRO’s retro-reflector array 

    Mazarico, Erwan; Sun, Xiaoli; Torre, Jean-Marie; Courde, Clément; Chabé, Julien; Aimar, Mourad; Mariey, Hervé; Maurice, Nicolas; Barker, Michael K.; Mao, Dandan; Cremons, Daniel R.; Bouquillon, Sébastien; Carlucci, Teddy; Viswanathan, Vishnu; Lemoine, Frank G.; Bourgoin, Adrien; Exertier, Pierre; Neumann, Gregory A.; Zube, Maria T.; Smith, David E. (Springer Nature, 2020-08-06)
    We present the results of the first series of successful two-way laser ranging experiments from a ground station, the Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR) station in Grasse, France, to a spacecraft at lunar distance, the Lunar ...
  • Local gradient optimization of leakage-suppressing entangling sequences 

    Setser, Arman A.; Kestner, Jason P. (2020-07-17)
    We use a gradient-based optimization scheme to find single-qubit rotations to be interwoven between timesteps of a noisy logical two-qubit entangling gate in order to suppress arbitrary logical and leakage errors in the ...
  • Vertical Dependence of Horizontal Variation of Cloud Microphysics: Observations from theACE-ENA field campaign and implications for warm rain simulation in climate models 

    Zhang, Zhibo; Song, Qianqian; Mechem, David; Larson, Vincent; Wang, Jian; Liu, Yangang; Witte, Mikael; Dong, Xiquan; Wu, Peng (Copernicus Publications, 2020-08-11)
    In the current global climate models (GCM), the nonlinearity effect of subgrid cloud variations on the parameterization of warm rain process, e.g., the autoconversion rate, is often treated by multiplying the resolved-scale ...
  • Fermi Non-detections of Four X-Ray Jet Sources and Implications for the IC/CMB Mechanism 

    Breiding, Peter; Meyer, Eileen T.; Georganopoulos, Markos; Keenan, M. E.; DeNigris, N. S.; Hewitt, Jennifer (IOP, 2017-11-06)
    Since its launch in 1999, the Chandra X-ray observatory has discovered several dozen X-ray jets associated with powerful quasars. In many cases, the X-ray spectrum is hard and appears to come from a second spectral component. ...
  • Comprehensive Analysis of Aspergillus nidulans PKA Phosphorylome Identifies a Novel Mode of CreA Regulation 

    Ribeiro, Liliane F. C.; Chelius, Cynthia; Boppidi, Karthik R.; Naik, Nisha S.; Hossain, Simin; Ramsey, Jessica J. J.; Kumar, Jyothi; Ribeiro, Lucas F.; Ostermeier, Marc; Tran, Bao; Goo, Young Ah; Assis, Leandro J. de; Ulas, Mevlut; Bayram, Ozgur; Goldman, Gustavo H.; Lincoln, Stephen; Srivastava, Ranjan; Harris, Steven D.; Marten, Mark R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2019-04)
    The fungal cell-wall integrity signaling (CWIS) pathway regulates cellular response to environmental stress to enable wall repair and resumption of normal growth. This complex, interconnected, pathway has been only partially ...
  • Dynamic transcriptomic and phosphoproteomic analysis during cell wall stress in Aspergillus nidulans 

    Chelius, Cynthia; Huso, Walker; Reese, Samantha; Doan, Alexander; Lincoln, Stephen; Lawson, Kelsi; Tran, Bao; Purohit, Raj; Glaros, Trevor; Srivastava, Ranjan; Harris, Steven D.; Marten, Mark R. (ASBMB Publications, 2020-08-01)
    The fungal cell-wall integrity signaling (CWIS) pathway regulates cellular response to environmental stress to enable wall repair and resumption of normal growth. This complex, interconnected, pathway has been only partially ...

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