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The Public Sphere and the Political Sphere: Rhetorical Interconnections
Exploration of the relationship between the public sphere and the political sphere. Key rhetorical concepts that mediate the relationship between them are explored.
Testimony on "Multilateral Non-Proliferation Regimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction and the War on Terrorism"
Prior to September 11 and the subsequent anthrax attacks, the threat of national and terrorist acquisition of chemical and biological weapons often were seen as separate problems, requiring separate solutions. Now, however, ...
The Unsettled Legacy of the Cold War
On May 24, 2002, at a summit meeting in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President George W.Bush signed a treaty and issued a declaration of political accommodation promising, in Bush"s words, to "liquidate ...
Error Control for the Mean Curvature Flow
We study the equation describing the motion of a nonparametric surface according to its mean curvature flow. This is a nonuniformly parabolic equation that can be discretized in space via a finite element method. We ...
Control of Smart Actuators
Hysteresis in smart materials hinders wider applicability of such materials in actuators and sensors. In this dissertation we study modeling, identification and control of hysteresis in smart actuators. While the approaches ...
Risk-Sensitive Probability for Markov Chains
The probability distribution of a Markov chain is viewed as the information state of an additive optimization problem. This optimization problem is then generalized to a product form whose information state gives rise to ...
Active Harmony: Towards Automated Performance Tuning
In this paper we present the Active Harmony automated runtime tuning system. We describe the interface used by programs to make applications tunable. We present the Library Specification Layer which helps program library ...
Reliable Multicasting Based on Air Caching for Flat Hierarchy Networks
The evolution of satellite networks in the commercial and military world has pushed the research community towards the solution of important problems related to this kind of network, which are characterized from the lack ...
Logic Foundry: A Rapid Prototyping Tool for FPGA-based DSP Systems
No abstact submitted. (Also UMIACS-TR-2002-29)
Reading Techniques for OO Design Inspections
Inspections can be used to identify defects in software artifacts. In this way, inspection methods help to improve software quality, especially when used early in software development. Inspections of software design can ...