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Predictive Triggering for Distributed Control of Resource Constrained Multi-agent SystemsJul 29 2019A predictive triggering (PT) framework for the distributed control of resource constrained multi-agent systems is proposed. By predicting future communication demands and deriving a probabilistic priority measure, the PT framework is able to allocate ... More

Predictive and Self Triggering for Event-based State EstimationSep 23 2016Event-based state estimation can achieve estimation quality comparable to traditional time-triggered methods, but with a significantly lower number of samples. In networked estimation problems, this reduction in sampling instants does, however, not necessarily ... More

Distributed Event-based State EstimationNov 16 2015Jan 26 2017An event-based state estimation approach for reducing communication in a networked control system is proposed. Multiple distributed sensor-actuator-agents observe a dynamic process and sporadically exchange their measurements and inputs over a bus network. ... More

Event-based State Estimation: An Emulation-based ApproachMar 24 2017An event-based state estimation approach for reducing communication in a networked control system is proposed. Multiple distributed sensor agents observe a dynamic process and sporadically transmit their measurements to estimator agents over a shared ... More

Trajectory-Based Off-Policy Deep Reinforcement LearningMay 14 2019Policy gradient methods are powerful reinforcement learning algorithms and have been demonstrated to solve many complex tasks. However, these methods are also data-inefficient, afflicted with high variance gradient estimates, and frequently get stuck ... More

Distributed Event-based State EstimationNov 16 2015An event-based state estimation approach for reducing communication in a networked control system is proposed. Multiple distributed sensor-actuator-agents observe a dynamic process and sporadically exchange their measurements and inputs over a bus network. ... More

On the Design of LQR Kernels for Efficient Controller LearningSep 20 2017Finding optimal feedback controllers for nonlinear dynamic systems from data is hard. Recently, Bayesian optimization (BO) has been proposed as a powerful framework for direct controller tuning from experimental trials. For selecting the next query point ... More

Event-triggered Learning for Resource-efficient Networked ControlMar 05 2018Sep 27 2018Common event-triggered state estimation (ETSE) algorithms save communication in networked control systems by predicting agents' behavior, and transmitting updates only when the predictions deviate significantly. The effectiveness in reducing communication ... More

Event-triggered Pulse Control with Model Learning (if Necessary)Mar 19 2019In networked control systems, communication is a shared and therefore scarce resource. Event-triggered control (ETC) can achieve high performance control with a significantly reduced amount of samples compared to classical, periodic control schemes. However, ... More

Gait learning for soft microrobots controlled by light fieldsSep 10 2018Soft microrobots based on photoresponsive materials and controlled by light fields can generate a variety of different gaits. This inherent flexibility can be exploited to maximize their locomotion performance in a given environment and used to adapt ... More

Resource-aware IoT Control: Saving Communication through Predictive TriggeringJan 19 2019The Internet of Things (IoT) interconnects multiple physical devices in large-scale networks. When the 'things' coordinate decisions and act collectively on shared information, feedback is introduced between them. Multiple feedback loops are thus closed ... More

Event-triggered LearningApr 05 2019Efficient exchange of information is an essential aspect of intelligent collective behavior. Event-triggered control and estimation achieve some efficiency by replacing continuous data exchange between agents with intermittent, or event-triggered communication. ... More

Distributed Event-Based State Estimation for Networked Systems: An LMI-ApproachJul 06 2017In this work, a dynamic system is controlled by multiple sensor-actuator agents, each of them commanding and observing parts of the system's input and output. The different agents sporadically exchange data with each other via a common bus network according ... More

Classified Regression for Bayesian Optimization: Robot Learning with Unknown PenaltiesJul 24 2019Learning robot controllers by minimizing a black-box objective cost using Bayesian optimization (BO) can be time-consuming and challenging. It is very often the case that some roll-outs result in failure behaviors, causing premature experiment detention. ... More

Automatic LQR Tuning Based on Gaussian Process Global OptimizationMay 06 2016This paper proposes an automatic controller tuning framework based on linear optimal control combined with Bayesian optimization. With this framework, an initial set of controller gains is automatically improved according to a pre-defined performance ... More

Online learning with stability guarantees: A memory-based real-time model predictive controllerDec 22 2018Jan 08 2019We propose and analyze a real-time model predictive control (MPC) scheme that utilizes stored data to improve its performance by learning the value function online with stability guarantees. The suboptimality of the applied control input resulting from ... More

Data-efficient Auto-tuning with Bayesian Optimization: An Industrial Control StudyDec 15 2018Dec 18 2018Bayesian optimization is proposed for automatic learning of optimal controller parameters from experimental data. A probabilistic description (a Gaussian process) is used to model the unknown function from controller parameters to a user-defined cost. ... More

Deep Reinforcement Learning for Event-Triggered ControlSep 13 2018Event-triggered control (ETC) methods can achieve high-performance control with a significantly lower number of samples compared to usual, time-triggered methods. These frameworks are often based on a mathematical model of the system and specific designs ... More

A New Perspective and Extension of the Gaussian FilterApr 29 2015Jun 05 2015The Gaussian Filter (GF) is one of the most widely used filtering algorithms; instances are the Extended Kalman Filter, the Unscented Kalman Filter and the Divided Difference Filter. GFs represent the belief of the current state by a Gaussian with the ... More

Efficient Encoding of Dynamical Systems through Local ApproximationsMay 24 2018Sep 27 2018An efficient representation of observed data has many benefits in various domains of engineering and science. Representing static data sets, such as images, is a living branch in machine learning and eases downstream tasks, such as classification, regression, ... More

Evaluating Low-Power Wireless Cyber-Physical SystemsApr 25 2018Simulation tools and testbeds have been proposed to assess the performance of control designs and wireless protocols in isolation. A cyber-physical system (CPS), however, integrates control with network elements, which must be evaluated together under ... More

Control-guided Communication: Efficient Resource Arbitration and Allocation in Multi-hop Wireless Control SystemsJun 08 2019In future autonomous systems, wireless multi-hop communication is key to enable collaboration among distributed agents at low cost and high flexibility. When many agents need to transmit information over the same wireless network, communication becomes ... More

Hierarchical Event-triggered Learning for Cyclically Excited Systems with Application to Wireless Sensor NetworksJun 07 2019Communication load is a limiting factor in many real-time systems. Event-triggered state estimation and event-triggered learning methods reduce network communication by sending information only when it cannot be adequately predicted based on previously ... More

A Local Information Criterion for Dynamical SystemsMay 27 2018Encoding a sequence of observations is an essential task with many applications. The encoding can become highly efficient when the observations are generated by a dynamical system. A dynamical system imposes regularities on the observations that can be ... More

Learning an Approximate Model Predictive Controller with GuaranteesJun 11 2018A supervised learning framework is proposed to approximate a model predictive controller (MPC) with reduced computational complexity and guarantees on stability and constraint satisfaction. The framework can be used for a wide class of nonlinear systems. ... More

Robust Gaussian Filtering using a Pseudo MeasurementSep 14 2015May 30 2016Many sensors, such as range, sonar, radar, GPS and visual devices, produce measurements which are contaminated by outliers. This problem can be addressed by using fat-tailed sensor models, which account for the possibility of outliers. Unfortunately, ... More

Feedback Control Goes Wireless: Guaranteed Stability over Low-power Multi-hop NetworksApr 24 2018Nov 02 2018Closing feedback loops fast and over long distances is key to emerging applications; for example, robot motion control and swarm coordination require update intervals of tens of milliseconds. Low-power wireless is preferred for its low cost, small form ... More

Virtual vs. Real: Trading Off Simulations and Physical Experiments in Reinforcement Learning with Bayesian OptimizationMar 03 2017In practice, the parameters of control policies are often tuned manually. This is time-consuming and frustrating. Reinforcement learning is a promising alternative that aims to automate this process, yet often requires too many experiments to be practical. ... More

Model-Based Policy Search for Automatic Tuning of Multivariate PID ControllersMar 08 2017PID control architectures are widely used in industrial applications. Despite their low number of open parameters, tuning multiple, coupled PID controllers can become tedious in practice. In this paper, we extend PILCO, a model-based policy search framework, ... More

Depth-Based Object Tracking Using a Robust Gaussian FilterFeb 19 2016We consider the problem of model-based 3D-tracking of objects given dense depth images as input. Two difficulties preclude the application of a standard Gaussian filter to this problem. First of all, depth sensors are characterized by fat-tailed measurement ... More

Feedback Control Goes Wireless: Guaranteed Stability over Low-power Multi-hop NetworksApr 24 2018Feb 19 2019Closing feedback loops fast and over long distances is key to emerging applications; for example, robot motion control and swarm coordination require update intervals of tens of milliseconds. Low-power wireless technology is preferred for its low cost, ... More

Demo Abstract: Fast Feedback Control and Coordination with Mode Changes for Wireless Cyber-Physical SystemsJun 13 2019This abstract describes the first public demonstration of feedback control and coordination of multiple physical systems over a dynamic multi-hop low-power wireless network with update intervals of tens of milliseconds. Our running system can dynamically ... More

Probabilistic Recurrent State-Space ModelsJan 31 2018Feb 10 2018State-space models (SSMs) are a highly expressive model class for learning patterns in time series data and for system identification. Deterministic versions of SSMs (e.g. LSTMs) proved extremely successful in modeling complex time series data. Fully ... More

XPath Node Selection over Grammar-Compressed TreesNov 21 2013XML document markup is highly repetitive and therefore well compressible using grammar-based compression. Downward, navigational XPath can be executed over grammar-compressed trees in PTIME: the query is translated into an automaton which is executed ... More

On the irreducible representations of generalized quantum doublesFeb 20 2012A description of all the irreducible representations of generalized quantum doubles associated to skew pairings of semisimple Hopf algebras is given. In particular a description of the irreducible representations of semisimple Drinfeld doubles is obtained. ... More

Backward-Backward Splitting in Hadamard SpacesSep 23 2013Sep 30 2013The backward-backward algorithm is a tool for finding minima of a regularization of the sum of two convex functions in Hilbert spaces. We generalize this setting to Hadamard spaces and prove the convergence of an error-tolerant version of the backward-backward ... More

Mellin moments of heavy flavor contributions to F_2(x,Q^2) at NNLOOct 16 2009This thesis is concerned with the calculation of fixed moments of the O(a_s^3) heavy flavor contributions to the Wilson coefficients of the structure function F_2(x,Q^2) in the limit Q^2 >> m^2, neglecting power corrections. The massive Wilson coefficients ... More

Accurate variational electronic structure calculations with the density matrix renormalization groupMay 06 2014During the past 15 years, the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) has become increasingly important for ab initio quantum chemistry. The underlying matrix product state (MPS) ansatz is a low-rank decomposition of the full configuration interaction ... More

Turbulent spectra in real-time gauge field evolutionDec 12 2008We investigate ultraviolet fixed points in the real-time evolution of non-Abelian gauge fields. Classical-statistical lattice simulations reveal equal-time correlation functions with a spectral index 3/2. Analytical understanding of this result is achieved ... More

Supersymmetry beyond minimal flavour violationAug 14 2008Nov 18 2008We review the sources and phenomenology of non-minimal flavour violation in the MSSM. We discuss in some detail the most important theoretical and experimental constraints, as well as promising observables to look for supersymmetric effects at the LHC ... More

On strategies for determination and characterization of the underlying eventSep 04 2010Sep 22 2010We discuss the problem of the separation and description of the underlying event (UE) within two existing approaches to UE measurement: the "traditional" method, widely used at Tevatron, and a recently proposed jet-area/median method. A simple toy model ... More

Wilson Loops, Bianchi Constraints and Duality in Abelian Lattice ModelsAug 05 1998Nov 18 1998We introduce new modified Abelian lattice models, with inhomogeneous local interactions, in which a sum over topological sectors are included in the defining partition function. The dual models, on lattices with arbitrary topology, are constructed and ... More

The Chordal Loewner Equation and Monotone Probability TheoryMay 21 2016Jun 21 2016In [5], O. Bauer interpreted the chordal Loewner equation in terms of non-commutative probability theory. We follow this perspective and identify the chordal Loewner equations as the non-autonomous versions of evolution equations for semigroups in monotone ... More

Second-order perturbation theory for 3He and pd scattering in pionless EFTSep 11 2016This work implements pionless effective field theory with the two-nucleon system expanded around the unitarity limit at second order perturbation theory. The expansion is found to converge well. All Coulomb effects are treated in perturbation theory, ... More

Composition, collimation, contamination: the jet of Cygnus X-1Sep 26 2005We model the observed size and brightness of the VLBA radio core of the jet in Cygnus X-1 to derive an expression for the jet power as a function of basic jet parameters. We apply this expression to recent constraints on the jet power from observations ... More

Self-exciting Point Processes: Infections and ImplementationsFeb 12 2018This is a comment on Reinhart's "Review of Self-Exciting Spatio-Temporal Point Processes and Their Applications" (arXiv:1708.02647v1). I contribute some experiences from modelling the spread of infectious diseases. Furthermore, I try to complement the ... More

Average Cost of QuickXsort with Pivot SamplingMar 15 2018May 17 2018QuickXsort is a strategy to combine Quicksort with another sorting method X, so that the result has essentially the same comparison cost as X in isolation, but sorts in place even when X requires a linear-size buffer. We solve the recurrence for QuickXsort ... More

H1 Diffractive Structure Function Measurements and QCD FitsDec 15 2004Measurements of diffractive structure functions in ep collisions and diffractive parton densities extracted from QCD fits are presented.

One-dimensional quantum wires: A pedestrian approach to bosonizationAug 01 2007Sep 08 2009In these lecture notes we will consider systems in which the motion of electrons is confined to one dimension (1D). In these so-called quantum wires electron-electron interaction effects play an important role because the restricted dimensions enhance ... More

Numerical Evidence for Multiplicative Logarithmic Corrections from Marginal OperatorsFeb 06 1996May 28 1996Field theory calculations predict multiplicative logarithmic corrections to correlation functions from marginally irrelevant operators. However, for the numerically most suitable model - the spin-1/2 chain - these corrections have been controversial. ... More

An Accurate Determination of the Exchange Constant in Sr_2CuO_3 from Recent Theoretical ResultsAug 10 1995Feb 08 1996Data from susceptibility measurements on Sr_2CuO_3 are compared with recent theoretical predictions for the magnetic susceptibility of the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain. The experimental data fully confirms the theoretical predictions and ... More

Polylogarithmic Cuts in Models of V^0Mar 25 2013Mar 29 2013We study initial cuts of models of weak two-sorted Bounded Arithmetics with respect to the strength of their theories and show that these theories are stronger than the original one. More explicitly we will see that polylogarithmic cuts of models of $\mathbf{V}^0$ ... More

Considerations about Chopper Configuration at a time-of-flight SANS Instrument at a Spallation SourceJun 14 2016In any neutron scattering experiment the measurement of the position of the scattered neutrons and their respective velocities is necessary. In order to do so, a position sensitive detector as well as a way to determine the velocities is needed. Measuring ... More

Quadratic-time Algorithm for the String Constrained LCS ProblemJun 30 2011The problem of finding a longest common subsequence of two main sequences with some constraint that must be a substring of the result (STR-IC-LCS) was formulated recently. It is a variant of the constrained longest common subsequence problem. As the known ... More

Spontaneous CP Violation and the Strong CP Problem in Left-Right Symmetric TheoriesAug 06 2018We study spontaneous CP violation as a solution to the strong CP problem in left-right symmetric theories. The discrete CP symmetry is broken by a complex vacuum expectation value of a right-handed Higgs doublet. Heavy vector-like down-type quarks mix ... More

Global instability of wing shock buffetJun 19 2018Shock buffet on wings encountered in edge-of-the-envelope transonic flight remains an unresolved and disputed flow phenomenon, challenging both fundamental fluid mechanics and applied aircraft aerodynamics. The question of global instability leading to ... More

Graphs with degree complete labelingJun 14 2017In 2006 Qian [J. Qian, Degree complete graphs; Discrete Mathematics 306 (2006), 533--537] introduced the concept of degree complete graphs for labeled graphs. He also gave a characterization of these graphs in terms of two forbidden subgraphs. Furthermore, ... More

Morse theory and higher torsion invariants IIMay 20 2003Let p: M -> B be a family of compact manifolds equipped with a unitarily flat vector bundle F -> M. We generalize Igusa's higher Franz-Reidemeister torsion \tau(M/B;F) to the case that the fibre-wise cohomology H^*(M/B;F) -> B carries a parallel metric. ... More

Asymptotic Rasmussen InvariantFeb 12 2007We use simple properties of the Rasmussen invariant of knots to study its asymptotic behaviour on the orbits of a smooth volume preserving vector field on a compact domain in the 3-space. A comparison with the asymptotic signature allows us to prove that ... More

Poisson Ideals in Cluster Algebras and the Spectra of Quantized Coordinate RingsJul 14 2011Oct 31 2012We describe the Poisson ideals and attached symplectic geometry of a cluster algebra with compatible Poisson structure. We apply these results to determine the spectrum of a quantum cluster algebra. As an application, we describe the topology on the spectra ... More

A Schanuel Property for $j$Jan 20 2017Oct 01 2017I give a model-theoretic setting for the modular $j$ function and its derivatives. These structures, here called $j$-fields, provide an adequate setting for interpreting the Ax-Schanuel theorem for $j$ (Pila-Tsimerman 2015). Following the ideas of M. ... More

Bipartite Field Theories: from D-Brane Probes to Scattering AmplitudesJul 03 2012Dec 20 2012We introduce and initiate the investigation of a general class of 4d, N=1 quiver gauge theories whose Lagrangian is defined by a bipartite graph on a Riemann surface, with or without boundaries. We refer to such class of theories as Bipartite Field Theories ... More

Integrability of Moufang Foundations - A Contribution to the Classification of Twin BuildingsOct 20 2014Buildings have been introduced by J. Tits in order to study semi-simple algebraic groups from a geometrical point of view. One of the most important results in the theory of buildings is the classification of irreducible spherical buildings of rank at ... More

Invariance Principle for the Random Conductance Model with dynamic bounded ConductancesFeb 03 2012Oct 11 2012We study a continuous time random walk X in an environment of dynamic random conductances. We assume that the conductances are stationary ergodic, uniformly bounded and bounded away from zero and polynomially mixing in space and time. We prove a quenched ... More

Fourier multipliers on weighted $L^p$ spacesMar 18 2014May 13 2014The paper provides a complement to the classical results on Fourier multipliers on $L^p$ spaces. In particular, we prove that if $q\in (1,2)$ and a function $m:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ is of bounded $q$-variation uniformly on the dyadic intervals ... More

Depth Two Hopf Subalgebras of Semisimple Hopf algebrasJul 18 2008Let H be a finite dimensional semisimple Hopf algebra over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. In this note we give a short proof of the fact that a Hopf subalgebra of H is a depth two subalgebra if and only if it is normal Hopf subalgebra. ... More

Methods of constructive category theoryAug 12 2019We give an introduction to constructive category theory by answering two guiding computational questions. The first question is: how do we compute the set of all natural transformations between two finitely presented functors like $\mathrm{Ext}$ and $\mathrm{Tor}$ ... More

Chow groups of tensor triangulated categoriesJan 04 2013Oct 01 2015We recall P. Balmer's definition of tensor triangular Chow group for a tensor triangulated category $\mathcal{K}$ and explore some of its properties. We give a proof that for a suitably nice scheme $X$ it recovers the usual notion of Chow group from algebraic ... More

Low-dimensional totally geodesic submanifolds in "skew" position in the symmetric spaces of rank 2Oct 30 2017We use the Cartan representations of $SO(3)$ and $SU(3)$, and an irreducible 14-dimensional representation of $Sp(3)$ to construct certain totally geodesic submanifolds in "skew" position in the complex quadrics, the complex 2-Grassmannians and the quaternionic ... More

A constructive approach to Freyd categoriesDec 10 2017In this paper we give an algorithmic description of Freyd categories that subsumes and enhances the usual approach to finitely presented modules in computer algebra. The upshot is a constructive approach to finitely presented functors that only relies ... More

R-Matrix Poisson Algebras and Their DeformationsJun 03 2007We classify in this paper Poisson structures on modules over semisimple Lie algebras arising from classical r-matrices. We then study their quantizations and the relation to classical invariant theory.

Equivariant Quantizations of Symmetric AlgebrasOct 12 2008Dec 09 2008Let g be a Lie bialgebra and let V be a finite-dimensional g-module. We study deformations of the symmetric algebra of V which are equivariant with respect to an action of the quantized enveloping algebra of g. In particular we investigate such quantizations ... More

Sharpness of the phase transition and lower bounds for the critical intensity in continuum percolation on $\mathbb{R}^d$Jul 21 2016We consider the Boolean model $Z$ on $\mathbb{R}^d$ with random compact grains, i.e. $Z := \bigcup_{i \in \mathbb{N}} (X_i + Z_i)$ where $\eta_t := \{X_1, X_2, \dots\}$ is a Poisson point process of intensity $t$ and $(Z_1, Z_2, \dots)$ is an i.i.d. sequence ... More

Non-Coexistence of Infinite Clusters in Two-Dimensional Dependent Site PercolationMar 04 2011Jul 20 2011This paper presents three results on dependent site percolation on the square lattice. First, there exists no positively associated probability measure on {0,1}^{Z^2} with the following properties: a) a single infinite 0cluster exists almost surely, b) ... More

Higher genus minimal surfaces in $S^3$ and stable bundlesMar 27 2009Aug 06 2010We consider compact minimal surfaces $f\colon M\to S^3$ of genus 2 which are homotopic to an embedding. We assume that the associated holomorphic bundle is stable. We prove that these surfaces can be constructed from a globally defined family of meromorphic ... More

Constructing equivariant vector bundles via the BGG correspondenceOct 17 2017We describe a strategy for the construction of finitely generated $G$-equivariant $\mathbb{Z}$-graded modules $M$ over the exterior algebra for a finite group $G$. By an equivariant version of the BGG correspondence, $M$ defines an object $\mathcal{F}$ ... More

Validation of credit default probabilities via multiple testing proceduresJun 25 2010We apply multiple testing procedures to the validation of estimated default probabilities in credit rating systems. The goal is to identify rating classes for which the probability of default is estimated inaccurately, while still maintaining a predefined ... More

On the 3-arrow calculus for homotopy categoriesJan 25 2010Mar 30 2011We develop a localisation theory for certain categories, yielding a 3-arrow calculus: Every morphism in the localisation is represented by a diagram of length 3, and two such diagrams represent the same morphism if and only if they can be embedded in ... More

A Geometric Description of Feasible Singular Values in the Tensor Train FormatJan 29 2017Apr 09 2019Tree tensor networks such as the tensor train format are a common tool for high dimensional problems. The associated multivariate rank and accordant tuples of singular values are based on different matricizations of the same tensor. While the behavior ... More

On an analogue of a Brauer theorem for fusion categoriesMar 16 2015In this paper we prove an analogue of Brauer's theorem for faithful objects in fusion categories. Other notions, such as the order and the index associated to faithful objects of fusion categories are also discussed. We show that the index of a faithful ... More

Resolutions for unit groups of ordersSep 28 2016We present a general algorithm for constructing a free resolution for unit groups of orders in semisimple rational algebras. The approach is based on computing a contractible $G$-complex employing the theory of minimal classes of quadratic forms and Opgenorth's ... More

Continuity of discrete homomorphisms of diffeomorphism groupsJul 16 2013Jul 15 2016Let $M$ and $N$ be two closed $C^{\infty}$ manifolds and let $\text{Diff}_c(M)$ denote the group of $C^{\infty}$ diffeomorphisms isotopic to the identity. We prove that any (discrete) group homomorphism between $\text{Diff}_c(M)$ and $\text{Diff}_c(N)$ ... More

Theoretical overview of b->s hadronic decaysFeb 10 2010A wealth of data on hadronic b -> s transitions is available from the B-factories and will be improved at the LHCb experiment and possible future super-B-factories. I review the theory of these decays as it pertains to the search for physics beyond the ... More

SUSY beyond minimal flavour violationOct 29 2007Dec 06 2007We review aspects of the phenomenology of the MSSM with non-minimal flavour violation, including a discussion of important constraints and the sensitivity to fundamental scales.

Saturation in central-forward jet production in p-Pb collisions at LHCDec 20 2012We show that saturation can manifest itself in central-forward dijet production in p-A collisions. In spite of large transverse momenta of the jets, the almost back-to-back dijet configurations are able to probe gluon density at low x and low kt. We perform ... More

Particle Filters in Robotics (Invited Talk)Dec 12 2012This presentation will introduce the audience to a new, emerging body of research on sequential Monte Carlo techniques in robotics. In recent years, particle filters have solved several hard perceptual robotic problems. Early successes were limited to ... More

Introduction to Measurement Space and Application to Operationally Useful Entanglement and Mode EntanglementApr 27 2010Aug 28 2010We introduce the idea that the knowable quantum reality depends not only on the state but also on measurements. Mathematically, we map the states from the ordinary Hilbert space into new states in what we call the measurement space. The state vectors ... More

Retardation magnification and the appearance of relativistic jetsJun 24 2008Jul 03 2008Thanks to the availability of high-resolution high-sensitivity telescopes such as the Very Large Array, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, there is now a wealth of observational data on relativistic jets from active galactic ... More

Experimental Challenges of the European Strategy for Particle PhysicsSep 30 2013Oct 07 2013In planning for the Phase II upgrades of CMS and ATLAS major considerations are: 1)being able to deal with degradation of tracking and calorimetry up to the radiation doses to be expected with an integrated luminosity of 3000 $fb^{-1}$ and 2)maintaining ... More

Neutron Production and Zero Degree Calorimeter Acceptance at LHCDec 22 2009May 10 2010We calculate cross sections for the far forward LHC detectors to be used for luminosity measurement. A simple model, based on a parametrization of available inclusive neutron data and the assumption that 2 arm rates in non-diffractive events are uncorrelated, ... More

Diffractive J/$ψ$ production in Ultraperipheral AuAu Collisions at RHICOct 31 2005We report on the first measurement of diffractive J/psi production in Ultraperipheral Au+Au collisions at \sqrt{s_{NN}}=200 GeV.

MusicMood: Predicting the mood of music from song lyrics using machine learningNov 01 2016Sentiment prediction of contemporary music can have a wide-range of applications in modern society, for instance, selecting music for public institutions such as hospitals or restaurants to potentially improve the emotional well-being of personnel, patients, ... More

Brackets, Sigma Models and Integrability of Generalized Complex StructuresSep 04 2006Nov 27 2008It is shown how derived brackets naturally arise in sigma-models via Poisson- or antibracket, generalizing a recent observation by Alekseev and Strobl. On the way to a precise formulation of this relation, an explicit coordinate expression for the derived ... More

Derived Brackets from Super-Poisson BracketsMar 08 2007The relation between Poisson brackets in supersymmetric one or two-dimensional sigma-models and derived brackets is summarized.

Relative tensor triangular Chow groups, singular varieties and localizationOct 01 2015We extend the scope of Balmer's tensor triangular Chow groups to compactly generated triangulated categories $\mathcal{K}$ that only admit an action by a compactly-rigidly generated tensor triangulated category $\mathcal{T}$ as opposed to having a compatible ... More

Coupled intertwiner dynamics: A toy model for coupling matter to spin foam modelsJun 15 2015Sep 17 2015The universal coupling of matter and gravity is one of the most important features of general relativity. In quantum gravity, in particular spin foams, matter couplings have been defined in the past, yet the mutual dynamics, in particular if matter and ... More

Intersection products for tensor triangular Chow groupsMay 28 2015We show that under favorable circumstances, one can construct an intersection product on the Chow groups of a tensor triangulated category $\mathcal{T}$ (as defined by Balmer) which generalizes the usual intersection product on a non-singular algebraic ... More

Why Is Dual-Pivot Quicksort Fast?Nov 03 2015Sep 28 2016I discuss the new dual-pivot Quicksort that is nowadays used to sort arrays of primitive types in Java. I sketch theoretical analyses of this algorithm that offer a possible, and in my opinion plausible, explanation why (a) dual-pivot Quicksort is faster ... More

Two-Qubit Pulse Gate for the Three-Electron Double Quantum Dot QubitSep 04 2014Jan 22 2015The three-electron configuration of gate-defined double quantum dots encodes a promising qubit for quantum information processing. I propose a two-qubit entangling gate using a pulse-gated manipulation procedure. The requirements for high-fidelity entangling ... More

Universality of ac-conduction in anisotropic disordered systems: An effective medium approximation studyFeb 03 2004Apr 12 2005Anisotropic disordered system are studied in this work within the random barrier model. In such systems the transition probabilities in different directions have different probability density functions. The frequency-dependent conductivity at low temperatures ... More