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Novel Higgs-to-125 GeV Higgs boson decays in the complex NMSSMOct 30 2013May 05 2014In the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) a variety of parameter configurations yields a Higgs boson consistent with the one observed at the LHC. Additionally, the Higgs sector of the model can contain explicit CP-violating phases even ... More

Unraveling the secret of Benjamin Franklin: Constructing Franklin squares of higher orderSep 23 2015Benjamin Franklin constructed three squares which have amazing properties, and his method of construction has been a mystery to date. In this article, we divulge his secret and show how to construct such squares for any order.

Magic graphs and the faces of the Birkhoff polytopeMay 11 2004Magic labelings of graphs are studied in great detail by Stanley and Stewart. In this article, we construct and enumerate magic labelings of graphs using Hilbert bases of polyhedral cones and Ehrhart quasi-polynomials of polytopes. We define polytopes ... More

A window to the Convergence of a Collatz SequenceOct 01 2015In this article, we reduce the unsolved problem of convergence of Collatz sequences to convergence of Collatz sequences of odd numbers that are divisible by 3. We give an elementary proof of the fact that a Collatz sequence does not increase monotonically. ... More

The intricate labyrinth of Collatz sequencesFeb 04 2016In a previous article, we reduced the unsolved problem of the convergence of Collatz sequences, to convergence of Collatz sequences of odd numbers, that are divisible by 3. In this article, we further reduce this set to odd numbers that are congruent ... More

Algebraic Combinatorics of Magic SquaresMay 25 2004We describe how to construct and enumerate Magic squares, Franklin squares, Magic cubes, and Magic graphs as lattice points inside polyhedral cones using techniques from Algebraic Combinatorics. The main tools of our methods are the Hilbert Poincare series ... More

Demystifying Benjamin Franklin's other 8-squareOct 10 2015In this article, we reveal how Benjamin Franklin constructed his second $8 \times 8$ magic square. We also construct two new $8 \times 8$ Franklin squares.

A Study of Cosmic Expansion Generated by Non-conservation of Matter in the Framework of Brans-Dicke TheoryApr 25 2016The present study, on the expansion of universe, is based on an assumption regarding the possibility of inter-conversion between matter and dark energy, through some interaction of matter with the scalar field in the framework of Brans-Dicke theory. The ... More

TSViz: Demystification of Deep Learning Models for Time-Series AnalysisFeb 08 2018This paper presents a novel framework for demystification of convolutional deep learning models for time series analysis. This is a step towards making informed/explainable decisions in the domain of time series, powered by deep learning. There have been ... More

Evaluating Roles of Central Users in Online Communication Networks: A Case Study of #PanamaLeaksNov 18 2017Social media has changed the ways of communication, where everyone is equipped with the power to express their opinions to others in online discussion platforms. Previously, a number of stud- ies have been presented to identify opinion leaders in online ... More

Convective heat transfer to Sisko fluid over a rotating diskAug 25 2016This article deals with study of the steady flow and heat transfer characteristics of Sisko fluid over a rotating infinite disk. The flow and heat transfer aspects are thoroughly investigated encompassing highly shear thinning/thickening Sisko fluids. ... More

Energy and Angular Momentum Dependent Potentials with Closed OrbitsMar 08 2019The Bertrand theorem concluded that; the Kepler potential, and the isotropic harmonic oscillator potential are the only systems under which all the orbits are closed. It was never stressed enough in the physical or mathematical literature that this is ... More

Two Higgs bosons near 125 GeV in the complex NMSSM and the LHC Run-I dataMay 04 2015Aug 01 2015We analyse the impact of explicit CP-violation in the Higgs sector of the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) on its consistency with the Higgs boson data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Through detailed scans of the parameter ... More

Secure Debit Card Device ModelFeb 02 2014The project envisages the implementation of an e-payment system utilizing FIPS-201 Smart Card. The system combines hardware and software modules. The hardware module takes data insertions (e.g. currency notes), processes the data and then creates connection ... More

Di-photon Higgs signals at the LHC in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard ModelMar 10 2006The NMSSM contains a Higgs singlet in addition to the two Higgs doublets typical of the MSSM, thus resulting in a total of seven physical Higgs mass states. Therefore, the phenomenology of the NMSSM Higgs sector can vary considerably from that of the ... More

Quantile Mechanics 3: Series Representations and Approximation of some Quantile Functions appearing in FinanceMar 26 2012Apr 01 2012It has long been agreed by academics that the inversion method is the method of choice for generating random variates, given the availability of the quantile function. However for several probability distributions arising in practice a satisfactory method ... More

Study of anyon condensation and topological phase transitions from a $\mathbb{Z}_4$ topological phase using Projected Entangled Pair StatesDec 11 2017We use Projected Entangled Pair States (PEPS) to study topological quantum phase transitions. The local description of topological order in the PEPS formalism allows us to set up order parameters which measure condensation and deconfinement of anyons, ... More

Classification of compact homogeneous spaces with invariant $G_2$-structuresDec 01 2009Dec 20 2010In this note we classify all homogeneous spaces $G/H$ admitting a $G$-invariant $G_2$-structure, assuming that $G$ is a compact Lie group and $G$ acts effectively on $G/H$. They include a subclass of all homogeneous spaces $G/H$ with a $G$-invariant $\tilde ... More

Molybdenum-Rhenium superconducting suspended nanostructuresJun 03 2014Suspended superconducting nanostructures of MoRe $50\%/50\%$ by weight are fabricated employing commonly used fabrication steps in micro- and nano-meter scale devices followed by wet-etching with Hydro-fluoric acid of a SiO$_2$ sacrificial layer. Suspended ... More

Dexteroid: Detecting Malicious Behaviors in Android Apps Using Reverse-Engineered Life Cycle ModelsJun 17 2015Apr 08 2016The amount of Android malware has increased greatly during the last few years. Static analysis is widely used in detecting such malware by analyzing the code without execution. The effectiveness of current tools relies on the app model as well as the ... More

Semionic resonating valence bond statesJul 29 2014Aug 06 2014The nature of the kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet (HAFM) is under ongoing debate. While recent evidence points towards a Z_2 topological spin liquid, the exact nature of the topological phase is still unclear. In this paper, we introduce semionic Resonating ... More

Defeating the Downgrade Attack on Identity Privacy in 5GNov 06 20183GPP Release 15, the first 5G standard, includes protection of user identity privacy against IMSI catchers. These protection mechanisms are based on public key encryption. Despite this protection, IMSI catching is still possible in LTE networks which ... More

Another step towards a no-lose theorem for NMSSM Higgs discovery at the LHCAug 21 2006Oct 06 2006We show how the LHC potential to detect a rather light CP-even Higgs boson of the NMSSM, H1 or H2, decaying into CP-odd Higgs states, A1A1, can be improved if Higgs-strahlung off W bosons and (more marginally) off top-antitop pairs are employed alongside ... More

Explicit CP Violation in the MSSM Through Higgs --> gamma.gammaFeb 23 2007The MSSM with explicit CP violation is studied through the di-photon decay channel of the lightest neutral Higgs boson. Through the leading one-loop order H1 --> gammar.gamma is affected by a large number of Higgs-sparticle couplings, which could be complex. ... More

$β$-decay properties of waiting point nuclei for astrophysical applicationsMar 18 2017We report microscopic calculation of key $\beta$-decay properties for some of the crucial waiting point species having neutron closed magic shells 50 and 82. Our calculation bear astrophysical significance vis-\'{a}-vis speeding of the $r$-process. The ... More

Convective flow of sisko fluid over a bidirectional stretching sheetMay 30 2014The present investigation discusses the flow and heat transfer characteristics of a steady three dimensional Sisko fluid. The flow is induced due to bidirectional stretching sheet. The influence of power-law index and stretching ratio on flow and heat ... More

Phase distance mapping: a phase-based cache tuning methodology for embedded systemsFeb 14 2016Networked embedded systems typically leverage a collection of low-power embedded systems (nodes) to collaboratively execute applications spanning diverse application domains (e.g., video, image processing, communication, etc.) with diverse application ... More

$b\to ss{\bar d} $ decay in Randall-Sundrum modelsJul 26 2016Dec 10 2016The extremely small branching ratio of $b\to ss{\bar d}$ decay in the Standard Model makes it a suitable channel to explore new-physics signals. We study this $\Delta S=2$ process in Randall-Sundrum models, including the custodially protected and the ... More

Ontology Assisted Query Reformulation Using Semantic and Assertion Capabilities of OWL-DL OntologiesDec 15 2008End users of recent biomedical information systems are often unaware of the storage structure and access mechanisms of the underlying data sources and can require simplified mechanisms for writing domain specific complex queries. This research aims to ... More

Wind speed prediction using different computing techniquesFeb 15 2014Wind is slated to become one of the most sought after source of energy in future. Both onshore as well as offshore wind farms are getting deployed rapidly over the world. This paper evaluates a neural network based time series approach to predict wind ... More

$b\to ss{\bar d} $ decay in Randall-Sundrum modelsJul 26 2016The extremely small branching ratio of $b\to ss{\bar d}$ decay in the Standard Model makes it a suitable channel to explore new physics through various extensions of the Standard Model. We study this $\Delta S=2$ process in Randall-Sundrum models, including ... More

Simultaneous enhancement in gamma.gamma, b.b-bar and tau+.tau- rates in the NMSSM with nearly degenerate scalar and pseudoscalar Higgs bosonsMay 02 2013Nov 01 2013We propose an experimental test of a scenario in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model in which both the lightest scalar and the lightest pseudoscalar Higgs bosons have masses around 125 GeV. The pseudoscalar can contribute significantly to ... More

Development of a Large-scale Neuroimages and Clinical Variables Data Atlas in the neuGRID4You (N4U) projectNov 29 2015Exceptional growth in the availability of large-scale clinical imaging datasets has led to the development of computational infrastructures offering scientists access to image repositories and associated clinical variables data. The EU FP7 neuGRID and ... More

Stochastic Battery Model for Aggregation of Thermostatically Controlled LoadsJan 27 2016The potential of demand side as a frequency reserve proposes interesting opportunity in handling imbalances due to intermittent renewable energy sources. This paper proposes a novel approach for computing the parameters of a stochastic battery model representing ... More

125 GeV Higgs Boson signal within the complex NMSSMMay 01 2013May 14 2014While the properties of the 125 GeV Higgs boson-like particle observed by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations are largely compatible with those predicted for the Standard Model state, significant deviations are present in some cases. We, therefore, test ... More

Using Cloud-Aware Provenance to Reproduce Scientific Workflow Execution on CloudNov 29 2015Provenance has been thought of a mechanism to verify a workflow and to provide workflow reproducibility. This provenance of scientific workflows has been effectively carried out in Grid based scientific workflow systems. However, recent adoption of Cloud-based ... More

Polarized forward-backward asymmetries of lepton pair in $B\rightarrow K_{1}\ell^{+}\ell^{-}$ decay in the presence of New physicsNov 22 2015Double polarized forward-backward asymmetries in $B\rightarrow K_{1}(1270,1400)\ell^{+}\ell^{-}$ with $\ell=\mu , \tau$ decays are studied, using most general non-standard local four-fermi interactions, where the mass eigenstates $K_{1}(1270)$ and $K_{1}(1400)$ ... More

Concatenated LDPC-Polar Codes Decoding Through Belief PropagationMar 16 2017Owing to their capacity-achieving performance and low encoding and decoding complexity, polar codes have drawn much research interests recently. Successive cancellation decoding (SCD) and belief propagation decoding (BPD) are two common approaches for ... More

Low Complexity Belief Propagation Polar Code DecodersMay 19 2015Aug 25 2015Since its invention, polar code has received a lot of attention because of its capacity-achieving performance and low encoding and decoding complexity. Successive cancellation decoding (SCD) and belief propagation decoding (BPD) are two of the most popular ... More

Maximizing the Lifetime of Multi-chain PEGASIS using Sink MobilityMar 18 2013In this paper, we propose the mobility of a sink in improved energy efficient PEGASIS-based protocol (IEEPB) to advance the network lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The multi-head chain, multi-chain concept and the sink mobility affects largely ... More

A Review of Routing Protocol Selection for Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart CitiesFeb 24 2019Today, the advancements in urban technology have transformed into the concept of smart cities. These smart cities are envisioned to be heavily dependent on wireless sensor networks and internet of things. In this context, a number of routing protocols ... More

Entanglement phases as holographic duals of anyon condensatesFeb 27 2017Anyon condensation forms a mechanism which allows to relate different topological phases. We study anyon condensation in the framework of Projected Entangled Pair States (PEPS) where topological order is characterized through local symmetries of the entanglement. ... More

Extension of Chebfun to periodic functionsOct 31 2015Algorithms and underlying mathematics are presented for numerical computation with periodic functions via approximations to machine precision by trigonometric polynomials, including the solution of linear and nonlinear periodic ordinary differential equations. ... More

Stability of Granular TunnelFeb 22 2018We demonstrated the stability of tunnels made of granular matters is strongly dependent on the grain size, tunnel diameter, and water content in the granules. Larger tunnel radius, larger grain size, and too much water content tend to destabilize the ... More

A light NMSSM pseudoscalar Higgs boson at the LHC reduxSep 30 2014Feb 14 2015The Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) contains a singlet-like pseudoscalar Higgs boson in addition to the doublet-like pseudoscalar of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. This new pseudoscalar can have a very low mass without ... More

Explicit CP violation in the MSSM Higgs sectorOct 01 2009Oct 07 2009We analysed the sensitivity of the process gg to H_1 to gamma-gamma to the explicitly CP-violating phases phi_mu and phi_{A_f} in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where H_1 is the lightest Supersymmetric ... More

Charged Higgs boson in the $W^\pm$ Higgs channel at the Large Hadron ColliderDec 18 2014Feb 14 2015In light of the recent discovery of a neutral Higgs boson, $H_{\rm obs}$, with a mass near 125 GeV, we reassess the LHC discovery potential of a charged Higgs boson, $H^\pm$, in the $W^\pm H_{\rm obs}$ decay channel. This decay channel can be particularly ... More

Social Interactive Media Tools and Knowledge Sharing: A Case StudySep 07 2013Purpose: Social Media Tools (SMT) have provided new opportunities for libraries and librarians in the world. In academic libraries, we can use of them as a powerful tool for communication. This study is to determine the use of the social interactive media ... More

MOMOS-MT: Mobile Monophonic System for Music TranscriptionNov 22 2016Music holds a significant cultural role in social identity and in the encouragement of socialization. Technology, by the destruction of physical and cultural distance, has lead to many changes in musical themes and the complete loss of forms. Yet, it ... More

Di-photon Higgs decay in the MSSM with explicit CP violationOct 01 2007Dec 08 2007The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) with explicit CP violation is studied with the help of the di-photon decay channel of the lightest neutral Higgs boson. Effects of CP violation, entering via the scalar/pseudo-scalar mixing at higher order ... More

Scientific Workflow Repeatability through Cloud-Aware ProvenanceFeb 05 2015The transformations, analyses and interpretations of data in scientific workflows are vital for the repeatability and reliability of scientific workflows. This provenance of scientific workflows has been effectively carried out in Grid based scientific ... More

Electroweak production of light scalar-pseudoscalar pairs from extended Higgs sectorsMay 09 2016In models with extended Higgs sectors, it is possible that the Higgs boson discovered at the LHC is not the lightest one. We show that in a realistic model (the Type I 2-Higgs Doublet Model), when the sum of the masses of a light scalar and a pseudoscalar ... More

Explicit CP violation in the MSSM through gg-->H1-->gamma.gammaMar 04 2009Nov 11 2010We prove the strong sensitivity of the gg --> H1 --> gamma.gamma cross section at the Large Hadron Collider on the explicitly CP-violating phases of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, where H1 is the lightest Supersymmetric Higgs boson.

Object Oriented Model for Evaluation of On-Chip NetworksMar 23 2013The Network on Chip (NoC) paradigm is rapidly replacing bus based System on Chip (SoC) designs due to their inherent disadvantages such as non-scalability, saturation and congestion. Currently very few tools are available for the simulation and evaluation ... More

$\mathcal{O}$(1) GeV dark matter in SUSY and a very light pseudoscalar at the LHCApr 20 2015Jul 03 2015We analyze the prospects of the detection of a $\mathcal{O}(1)$ GeV neutralino dark matter, $\widetilde{\chi}^0_{1}$, in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model at the 14 TeV LHC. We perform dedicated scans of the relevant parameter space of ... More

$H^\pm$ in the $W^\pm h$ channel at the LHC Run 2Jun 14 2015We analyse the discovery prospects of the charged Higgs boson, $H^\pm$, via its decay in the $W^\pm h$ channel in the minimal supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) as well as several 2-Higgs Doublet Models (2HDMs). $h$, the lightest scalar Higgs boson ... More

Search for Charged Higgs bosons via decays to $W^\pm$ and a 125 GeV Higgs at the Large Hadron ColliderFeb 10 2015The recent observation of a 125 GeV neutral Higgs boson ($H_{\rm obs}$) provides additional input for charged Higgs boson searches in the $H^\pm \to W^\pm H_{\rm obs}$ decay channel at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We reassess the discovery potential ... More

Kinetics of Combustion in the Layered Ni-Al SystemJul 13 2001Feb 11 2002Theoretical analysis and experimental results on the combustion in the Ni-Al layered system are presented. Combustion wave temperature and velocity were measured and microstructural and compositional determinations were made. The latter were made on products ... More

Traceability and Provenance in Big Data Medical SystemsNov 29 2015Providing an appropriate level of accessibility to and tracking of data or process elements in large volumes of medical data, is an essential requirement in the Big Data era. Researchers require systems that provide traceability of information through ... More

LHC phenomenology of light pseudoscalars in the NMSSMOct 09 2015After the discovery of the 125 GeV Higgs boson, the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) has become more interesting as a model for new physics since new tree-level contributions to the Higgs mass makes it easier to accommodate the relatively ... More

Position Paper: Provenance Data Visualisation for Neuroimaging AnalysisFeb 05 2015Visualisation facilitates the understanding of scientific data both through exploration and explanation of visualised data. Provenance contributes to the understanding of data by containing the contributing factors behind a result. With the significant ... More

Chromatic Dispersion Compensation Using Filter Bank Based Complex-Valued All-Pass FilterMar 07 2014A long-haul transmission of 100 Gb/s without optical chromatic-dispersion (CD) compensation provides a range of benefits regarding cost effectiveness, power budget, and nonlinearity tolerance. The channel memory is largely dominated by CD in this case ... More

Chromatic Dispersion Compensation Using Filter Bank Based Complex-Valued All-Pass FilterMar 07 2014Nov 27 2016A long-haul transmission of 100 Gb/s without optical chromatic-dispersion (CD) compensation provides a range of benefits regarding cost effectiveness, power budget, and nonlinearity tolerance. The channel memory is largely dominated by CD in this case ... More

Improved Constraints on Z' Bosons from Electroweak Precision DataJun 12 2009Jul 02 2009We analyze various models with an extra U(1) gauge symmetry in addition to the Standard Model (SM) gauge group at low energies, and impose limits on the mass of the neutral Z' boson, M_Z', predicted in all such models, and on the Z-Z' mixing angle, theta_ZZ'. ... More

Z' Bosons at Colliders: a Bayesian ViewpointMar 14 2011Oct 26 2011We revisit the CDF data on di-muon production to impose constraints on a large class of Z' bosons occurring in a variety of E_6 GUT based models. We analyze the dependence of these limits on various factors contributing to the production cross-section, ... More

Z' Searches: From Tevatron to LHCOct 15 2010The CDF collaboration has set lower limits on the masses of the Z' bosons occurring in a range of E_6 GUT based models. We revisit their analysis and extend it to certain other E_6 scenarios as well as to some general classes of models satisfying the ... More

Risk-Driven Compliant Access Controls for CloudsFeb 24 2012Nov 13 2012There is widespread agreement that cloud computing have proven cost cutting and agility benefits. However, security and regulatory compliance issues are continuing to challenge the wide acceptance of such technology both from social and commercial stakeholders. ... More

Usage and Impact of ICT in Education Sector; A Study of PakistanJun 22 2012Sep 21 2012In many countries, information and communication technology (ICT) has a lucid impact on the development of educational curriculum. This is the era of Information Communication Technology, so to perk up educational planning it is indispensable to implement ... More

PKI Implementation Issues: A Comparative Study of Pakistan with some Asian CountriesDec 11 2009The paper includes Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), its need and requirements and introduction of some renowned PKI products. However, the major thrust of this work is that how PKI can enhance security of various systems. The paper is intended to serve ... More

Revisiting a light NMSSM pseudoscalar at the LHCDec 18 2014Feb 18 2015The discovery of a light, singlet-like pseudoscalar Higgs boson, $A_1$, of the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) could provide a hallmark signature of non-minimal supersymmetry. We review here the potential of the LHC to probe such ... More

A light NMSSM pseudoscalar Higgs boson at the LHC Run 2Feb 20 2015We revisit the light pseudoscalar $A_1$ in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) with partial universality at some high unification scale in order to delineate the parameter space regions consistent with up-to-date theoretical and ... More

Z' Bosons from E(6): Collider and Electroweak ConstraintsAug 02 2011Many models beyond the Standard Electroweak Theory, top-down or bottom-up, contain extensions of the gauge symmetry group by extra U(1)' factors which can be understood or treated as subgroups of E(6). A brief overview of such models is followed by a ... More

Constraints on the mass and mixing of Z' bosonsOct 01 2009Oct 07 2009We tested several models in which the Standard Model (SM) gauge group is extended by an additional U(1) gauge symmetry, against available electroweak precision data to impose limits on the mass of the neutral Z' boson, M_Z', predicted in all such models, ... More

Two Higgs bosons near 125 GeV in the NMSSM: beyond the narrow width approximationApr 10 2017Aug 17 2017In the next-to-minimal supersymmetric (NMS) Standard Model (SM), it is possible for either one of the additional singlet-like scalar and pseudoscalar Higgs bosons to be almost degenerate in mass with the ~125 GeV SM-like Higgs state. In the real NMSSM ... More

Channel Estimation and Data Equalization in Frequency-Selective MIMO Systems with One-Bit QuantizationSep 15 2016This paper addresses channel estimation and data equalization on frequency-selective 1-bit quantized Multiple Input-Multiple Output (MIMO) systems. No joint processing or Channel State Information is assumed at the transmitter, and therefore our findings ... More

Accessing the core of naturalness, nearly degenerate higgsinos, at the LHCFeb 12 2015Apr 20 2015The presence of two light higgsinos nearly degenerate in mass is one of the important characteristics of suspersymmetric models meeting the naturalness criteria. Probing such higgsinos at the LHC is very challenging, in particular when the mass-splitting ... More

Di-photon Higgs Decay in SUSY with CP ViolationOct 25 2007Dec 08 2007Physical Higgs particles in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) with explicit CP violation are CP mixed states. The decay of these Higgs particles can be analysed to study the CP properties of the MSSM. In the present work we consider the ... More

Exploring the Di-Photon Decay of a Light Higgs Boson in the MSSM With Explicit CP ViolationJun 28 2007Dec 07 2007The di-photon decay channel of the lightest Higgs boson is considerd as a probe to explore CP violation in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). The scalar/pseudo-scalar mixing is considered along with CP violation entering through the Higgs-sfermion-sfermion ... More

CP-violating Higgs sector of the MSSM through gluon.gluon --> H1 --> gamma.gammaMar 23 2011We study the effect of explicit CP violation in the Higgs sectors of the MSSM in the di-photon decay of the lightest CP-mixed Higgs state. Further it is shown that the gluon fusion production mechanism along with the di-photon decay enhances CP-violating ... More

Semantic Information Retrieval from Distributed Heterogeneous Data SourcesJul 05 2007Information retrieval from distributed heterogeneous data sources remains a challenging issue. As the number of data sources increases more intelligent retrieval techniques, focusing on information content and semantics, are required. Currently ontologies ... More

Quantum interference among heavy NMSSM Higgs bosonsApr 27 2018Sep 13 2018In the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM), it is possible to have strong mass degeneracies between the new singlet-like scalar and the heavy doublet-like scalar, as well as between the singlet-like and doublet-like pseudoscalar Higgs ... More

Review of Cost Reduction Methods in Photoacoustic Computed TomographyFeb 26 2019Photoacoustic Computed Tomography (PACT) is a major configuration of photoacoustic imaging, a hybrid noninvasive modality for both functional and molecular imaging. PACT has rapidly gained importance in the field of biomedical imaging due to superior ... More

A Taxonomy of Modeling Approaches for Systems-of-Systems Dynamic Architectures: Overview and ProspectsFeb 25 2019Mar 01 2019Systems-of-Systems (SoS) result from the collaboration of independent Constituent Systems (CSs) to achieve particular missions. CSs are not totally known at design time, and may also leave or join SoS at runtime, which turns the SoS architecture to be ... More

Free-breathing cardiac MRI using bandlimited manifold modellingFeb 24 2018We introduce a novel bandlimited manifold framework and an algorithm to recover freebreathing and ungated cardiac MR images from highly undersampled measurements. The image frames in the free breathing and ungated dataset are assumed to be points on a ... More

Asymmetric Dielectric-Resonator Grating CouplerDec 19 2018We demonstrate a novel grating coupler design based on double asymmetric dielectric resonators to efficiently couple normally incident light to a single waveguide mode.

Local module identification in dynamic networks: do more inputs guarantee smaller variance?Apr 27 2018Recent developments in science and engineering have motivated control systems to be considered as interconnected and networked systems. From a system identification point of view, modelling of a local module in such a structured system is a relevant and ... More

FINN-L: Library Extensions and Design Trade-off Analysis for Variable Precision LSTM Networks on FPGAsJul 11 2018It is well known that many types of artificial neural networks, including recurrent networks, can achieve a high classification accuracy even with low-precision weights and activations. The reduction in precision generally yields much more efficient hardware ... More

Free-breathing and ungated cardiac cine using navigator-less spiral SToRMJan 16 2019Purpose: To develop a free-breathing and ungated cardiac MRI scheme using an iterative kernel low-rank algorithm and self-gated spiral sequence. Methods: The data were acquired continuously over 8-16 seconds per slice without ECG gating or breath holding ... More

Measurable & Scalable NFRs using Fuzzy Logic and Likert ScaleJun 30 2009Most of the research related to Non Functional Requirements (NFRs) have presented NFRs frameworks by integrating non functional requirements with functional requirements while we proposed that measurement of NFRs is possible e.g. cost and performance ... More

The Requirements for Ontologies in Medical Data Integration: A Case StudyJul 05 2007Evidence-based medicine is critically dependent on three sources of information: a medical knowledge base, the patients medical record and knowledge of available resources, including where appropriate, clinical protocols. Patient data is often scattered ... More

New Physics Search in the Doubly Weak Decay $\overline B^0 \to K^+ π^- $Jul 14 2018Jul 26 2018The doubly weak transition $b\to dd{\bar s}$ is highly suppressed in the standard model, which makes it a potential channel to explore new physics signals. We present a study of the exclusive two body wrong sign weak decay $\smash{\overline B}^0\to K^+\pi^-$ ... More

A Cost-based Storage Format Selector for Materialization in Big Data FrameworksJun 11 2018Modern big data frameworks (such as Hadoop and Spark) allow multiple users to do large-scale analysis simultaneously. Typically, users deploy Data-Intensive Workflows (DIWs) for their analytical tasks. These DIWs of different users share many common parts ... More

Database independent Migration of Objects into an Object-Relational DatabaseAug 15 2002This paper reports on the CERN-based WISDOM project which is studying the serialisation and deserialisation of data to/from an object database (objectivity) and ORACLE 9i.

Novel methods for measuring the optical parameters of the water Cherenkov detectorJan 11 2018In this paper, novel methods are presented to measure the optical properties of muon detectors (MDs) in the Large High-Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO), which can also be used by other experiments. Each MD consists of a cylindrical water Cherenkov ... More

Experimental verification of electro-refractive phase modulation in grapheneMar 17 2015Graphene has been considered as a promising material for opto-electronic devices, because of its tunable and wideband optical properties. In this work, we demonstrate electro-refractive phase modulation in graphene at wavelengths from 1530 to 1570 nm. ... More

The Constrained NMSSM with a 126 GeV Higgs boson: A global analysisNov 07 2012May 29 2013We present the first global analysis of the Constrained NMSSM that investigates the impact of the recent discovery of a 126 GeV Higgs-like boson, of the observation of a signal for BR(B_s->\mu^+\mu^-), and of constraints on supersymmetry from ~5/fb of ... More

Sequential Optimization in Locally Important DimensionsApr 27 2018Jan 20 2019Optimizing an expensive, black-box function $f(\cdot)$ is challenging when its input space is high-dimensional. Sequential design frameworks first model $f(\cdot)$ with a surrogate function and then optimize an acquisition function to determine input ... More

Rotational dynamics and polymerization of C$_{60}$ in C$_{60}$-cubane crystals: A molecular dynamics studyMar 18 2009We report classical and tight-binding molecular dynamics simulations of the C$_{60}$ fullerene and cubane molecular crystal in order to investigate intermolecular dynamics and polymerization processes. Our results show that, for 200 K and 400 K, cubane ... More

Electro-Oxidation of p-Silicon in Fluoride-Containing Electrolyte: A Physical Model for the Regime of Negative Differential ResistanceFeb 12 2019When Si is anodically oxidized in a fluoride containing electrolyte, an oxide layer is grown. Simultaneously, the layer is etched by the fluoride containing electrolyte. The resulting stationary state exhibits a negative slope of the current-voltage characteristics ... More

Compensation of Amplifier Distortion for OFDM signals based on Iterative Hard ThresholdingJul 01 2015The mitigation of nonlinear distortion caused by power amplifiers (PA) in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) systems is an essential issue to enable energy efficient operation. In this work we proposed a new algorithm for receiver-based ... More