Recent Submissions

  • MOANA: Modeling and Analyzing I/O Variability in Parallel System Experimental Design 

    Cameron, Kirk W.; Anwar, Ali; Cheng, Yue; Xu, Li; Li, Bo; Ananth, Uday; Lux, Thomas; Hong, Yili; Watson, Layne T.; Butt, Ali R. (Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2018-04-19), TR-18-04
    Exponential increases in complexity and scale make variability a growing threat to sustaining HPC performance at exascale. Performance variability in HPC I/O is common, acute, and formidable. We take the first step towards ...
  • Modeling Influence using Weak Supervision: A joint Link and Post-level Analysis 

    Chen, Liangzhe; Prakash, B. Aditya (Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2018-04-09), TR-18-03
    Microblogging websites, like Twitter and Weibo, are used by billions of people to create and spread information. This activity depends on various factors such as the friendship links between users, their topic interests ...
  • Segmentations with Explanations for Outage Analysis 

    Chen, Liangzhe; Muralidhar, Nikhil; Chinthavali, Supriya; Ramakrishnan, Naren; Prakash, B. Aditya (Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2018-04-09), TR-18-02
    Recent hurricane events have caused unprecedented amounts of damage and severely threatened our public safety and economy. The most observable (and severe) impact of these hurricanes is the loss of electric power in many ...
  • HOMER: An Interactive System for Home Based Stroke Rehabilitation 

    Kelliher, Aisling; Choi, Jinwoo; Huang, Jia-Bin; Rikakis, Thanassis; Kitani, Kris (ACM, 2017)
    Delivering long term, unsupervised stroke rehabilitation in the home is a complex challenge that requires robust, low cost, scalable, and engaging solutions. We present HOMER, an interactive system that uses novel therapy ...
  • Privacy Preserving Network Security Data Analytics: Architectures and System Design 

    DeYoung, Mark E.; Kobezak, Philip; Raymond, David; Marchany, Randy; Tront, Joseph (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2018-01-03)
    An incessant rhythm of data breaches, data leaks, and privacy exposure highlights the need to improve control over potentially sensitive data. History has shown that neither public nor private sector organizations are ...
  • Fluid shear stress impacts ovarian cancer cell viability, subcellular organization, and promotes genomic instability 

    Hyler, Alexandra R.; Baudoin, Nicolaas C.; Brown, Megan S.; Stremler, Mark A.; Cimini, Daniela; Davalos, Rafael V.; Schmelz, Eva M. (PLOS, 2018-03-22)
    Ovarian cancer cells are exposed to physical stress in the peritoneal cavity during both tumor growth and dissemination. Ascites build-up in metastatic ovarian cancer further increases the exposure to fluid shear stress. ...
  • Burst mode pumping: A new mechanism of drinking in mosquitoes 

    Kikuchi, Kenji; Stremler, Mark A.; Chatterjee, Souvick; Lee, Wah-Keat; Mochizuki, Osamu; Socha, John J. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-03-20)
    Mosquitoes transport liquid foods into the body using two muscular pumps in the head. In normal drinking, these pumps reciprocate in a stereotyped pattern of oscillation, with a high frequency but small stroke volume. Do ...
  • Momentum, Spring 2018 

    Department of Mechanical Engineering (Virginia Tech, 2018-03-13)
    Momentum is the quarterly magazine of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech.
  • Teaching Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Learning Barriers and Classroom Strategies 

    Richter, David M.; Paretti, Marie C.; McNair, Lisa D. (ASEE, 2009)
    Educators have known for some time that simply putting students in teams is not sufficient to teach teamwork; instead, students need explicit instruction and guidance in teaming to work effectively. A similar principle ...
  • MAKER: An Ethnography of Maker and Hacker Spaces Achieving Diverse Participation 

    Riley, Donna M.; McNair, Lisa D.; Masters, S. (ASEE, 2017-06)
    Some have hailed the emergence of maker spaces as an opportunity to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, engaging participants in open, creative, ...
  • Self-Organizing Units in an Interdisciplinary Course for Pervasive Computing Design 

    McNair, Lisa; Newswander, Chad; Coupey, Eloise; Dorsa, Ed; Martin, Tom; Paretti, Marie (ASEE, 2009-06)
    We conducted a case study of a design course that focused on bringing together students from engineering, industrial design, and marketing to use pervasive computing technologies to design, coordinate, and build a “smart” ...
  • Got the Flu (or Mumps)? Check the Eigenvalue! 

    Prakash, B. Aditya; Chakrabarti, Deepayan; Faloutsos, Michalis; Valler, Nicholas; Faloutsos, Christos (Virginia Tech, 2010-03-30)
    For a given, arbitrary graph, what is the epidemic threshold? That is, under what conditions will a virus result in an epidemic? We provide the super-model theorem, which generalizes older results in two important, orthogonal ...
  • Forecasting the Flu: Designing Social Network Sensors for Epidemics 

    Shao, Huijuan; Hossain, K.S.M. Tozammel; Wu, Hao; Khan, Maleq; Vullikanti, Anil; Prakash, B. Aditya; Marathe, Madhav; Ramakrishnan, Naren (Virginia Tech, 2016-03-08)
    Early detection and modeling of a contagious epidemic can provide important guidance about quelling the contagion, controlling its spread, or the effective design of countermeasures. A topic of recent interest has been to ...
  • Effect of Silver Nanoparticles and Antibiotics on Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Anaerobic Digestion 

    Miller, Jennifer H.; Novak, John T.; Knocke, William R.; Young, Katherine; Pruden, Amy; Hong, Yanjuan; Vikesland, Peter J.; Hull, Matthew S.; Pruden, Amy (Water Environment Federation, 2013-05)
    Water resource recovery facilities have been described as creating breeding ground conditions for the selection, transfer, and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) among various bacteria. The objective of ...
  • Predicting Complications in Critical Care Using Heterogeneous Clinical Data 

    Huddar, Vijay; Desiraju, Bapu Koundinya; Rajan, Vaibhav; Bhattacharya, Sakyajit; Roy, Shourya; Reddy, Chandan K. (IEEE, 2016-10-19)
    Patients in hospitals, particularly in critical care, are susceptible to many complications affecting morbidity and mortality. Digitized clinical data in electronic medical records can be effectively used to develop machine ...
  • System Synthesis Supplementary Data 

    Ziglar, Jason; Williams, Ryan; Wicks, Alfred (Virginia Tech, 2018-02-22)
  • A large-scale RNA interference screen identifies genes that regulate autophagy at different stages 

    Guo, Sujuan; Pridham, Kevin J.; Virbasius, Ching-Man; He, Bin; Zhang, Liqing; Varmark, Hanne; Green, Michael R.; Sheng, Zhi (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-02-12)
    Dysregulated autophagy is central to the pathogenesis and therapeutic development of cancer. However, how autophagy is regulated in cancer is not well understood and genes that modulate cancer autophagy are not fully ...
  • Efficient Direct-Drive Small-Scale Low-Speed Wind Turbine 

    Kishore, Ravi Anant; Marin, Anthony; Priya, Shashank (De Gruyter, 2014)
    There is growing need for the green, reliable, and cost-effective power solution for the expanding wireless microelectronic devices. In many scenarios, these needs can be met through a small-scale wind energy portable ...
  • CEE Alumni News, Summer 2017 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2017)
    This is the 2017 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2012 Via Report 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    This is the 2012 annual report for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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