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    • Keeping up with the Joneses: Interpersonal Prediction Errors and the Correlation of Behavior in a Tandem Sequential Choice Task 

      Lohrenz, Terry B.; Bhatt, Meghana; Apple, Nathan; Montague, P. Read (Public Library of Science, 2013-10-24)
      In many settings, copying, learning from or assigning value to group behavior is rational because such behavior can often act as a proxy for valuable returns. However, such herd behavior can also be pathologically misleading ...
    • Key Priorities and University Roles to Address Coastal Resilience in Virginia: Findings from the Rotating Resilience Roundtables Workshop Fall 2018 

      Bukvic, Anamaria; Covi, Michelle (Old Dominion University, 2018)
      The first Rotating Resilience Roundtables event took place on October 11 and 12, 2018 on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg and was co-organized between the Coastal@VT initiative at Virginia Tech and Old Dominion ...
    • Keynote: The University and Our Human Future: Advancing Equity and the Human Condition 

      Johnson, Sylvester (Virginia Tech, 2017-11-28)
      These documents include the topic outline for the keynote address and the accompanying slide deck. Dr. Johnson's lecture was not recorded; however, some of the content presented is included in an earlier lecture, "Of ...
    • Keynote: Universities Responding to Global Challenge 

      Guzmán Cruzat, José Antonio (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-27)
      José Antonio Guzmán Cruzat, Chancellor of the Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile, opens the symposium with an invitation for scholars, academics, educators, and practitioners to grapple with the complex questions ...
    • Keystroke-Dynamics Authentication Against Synthetic Forgeries 

      Stefan, Deian; Yao, Danfeng (Daphne) (IEEE, 2010)
      We describe the use of keystroke-dynamics patterns for authentication and detecting infected hosts, and evaluate its robustness against forgery attacks. Specifically, we present a remote authentication framework called ...
    • La Crosse Virus Shows Strain-Specific Differences in Pathogenesis 

      Wilson, Sarah N.; López, Krisangel; Coutermash-Ott, Sheryl; Auguste, Dawn I.; Porier, Danielle L.; Armstrong, Philip M.; Andreadis, Theodore G.; Eastwood, Gillian; Auguste, Albert J. (MDPI, 2021-03-29)
      La Crosse virus (LACV) is the leading cause of pediatric viral encephalitis in North America, and is an important public health pathogen. Historically, studies involving LACV pathogenesis have focused on lineage I strains, ...
    • Lagrangian coherent structures are associated with fluctuations in airborne microbial populations 

      Tallapragada, Phanindra; Ross, Shane D.; Schmale, David G. III (American Institute of Physics, 2011-09-01)
      Many microorganisms are advected in the lower atmosphere from one habitat to another with scales of motion being hundreds to thousands of kilometers. The concentration of these microbes in the lower atmosphere at a single ...
    • Laminins promote postsynaptic maturation by an autocrine mechanism at the neuromuscular junction 

      Nishimune, Hiroshi; Valdez, Gregorio; Jarad, George; Moulson, Casey L.; Müller, Ulrich; Miner, Jeffrey H.; Sanes, Joshua R. (The Rockefeller University Press, 2008-09-15)
      A prominent feature of synaptic maturation at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is the topological transformation of the acetylcholine receptor (AChR)-rich postsynaptic membrane from an ovoid plaque into a complex array of ...
    • Land Cover Change in Northern Botswana: The Influence of Climate, Fire, and Elephants on Semi-Arid Savanna Woodlands 

      Fox, John Tyler; Vandewalle, Mark E.; Alexander, Kathleen A. (MDPI, 2017-10-25)
      Complex couplings and feedback among climate, fire, and herbivory drive short- and long-term patterns of land cover change (LCC) in savanna ecosystems. However, understanding of spatial and temporal LCC patterns in these ...
    • Landslide Susceptibility Analysis: A Logistic Regression Model Case Study in Coonoor, India 

      Sujatha, Evangelin Ramani; Sridhar, Venkataramana (MDPI, 2021-03-05)
      Landslides are a common geologic hazard that disrupts the social and economic balance of the affected society. Therefore, identifying zones prone to landslides is necessary for safe living and the minimal disruption of ...
    • Lantern Field: Exploring Participatory Design of a Communal, Spatially Responsive Installation 

      Bortz, Brennon; Ishida, Aki; Bukvic, Ivica Ico; Knapp, R. Benjamin (NIME, 2013-05)
      Lantern Field is a communal, site-specific installation that takes shape as a spatially responsive audio-visual field. The public participates in the creation of the installation, resulting in shared ownership of the work ...
    • Leadership and Accountability 

      Rohr, John; Huther, Bradford (Center for Public Administration & Policy, School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2006-07-01)
      The purpose of the Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) Roundtable Series for Leadership and Administration is to bring together the leading scholars, practitioners, students, and others for a ...
    • Leadership in the Information Age 

      Ulmer, Jr., Walter F.; Jacobs, T. Owen (Center for Public Administration & Policy, School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2006-10-01)
      The purpose of the Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) Roundtable Series for Leadership and Administration is to bring together the leading scholars, practitioners, students, and others for a ...
    • Leading, Organizing, and the Stand-Up of DHS 

      Radin, Beryl; Hale, Janet (Center for Public Administration & Policy, School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2008-07-08)
      The purpose of the Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) Roundtable Series for Leadership and Administration is to bring together the leading scholars, practitioners, students, and others for a ...
    • Learning Experiences for empowerment, resilience, and engagement 

      Cotrupi, Catherine; Davis, Jessica; Case, Mary (Virginia Tech, 2017-11-28)
      Presentation addresses the intentional and evolving work of VT Engage, Virginia Tech’s service learning and civic engagement center. Utilizing a discussion regarding the differences between “traditional” service learning ...
    • Learning How to Communicate in the Internet of Things: Finite Resources and Heterogeneity 

      Park, Taehyeun; Abuzainab, Nof; Saad, Walid (IEEE, 2016)
      For a seamless deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT), there is a need for self-organizing solutions to overcome key IoT challenges that include data processing, resource management, coexistence with existing wireless ...
    • A Learning Platform: 2nd Floor, Newman Library, Virginia Tech, Conceptual Draft #2 

      Mathews, Brian (2012-10-01)
      Over the Spring 2012 semester the Library published a conceptual draft for second floor renovations to the Newman Library. After working over the summer with students, faculty, and library employees a new draft emerged ...
    • Learning probabilistic models of connectivity from multiple spike train data 

      Patnaik, Debprakash; Laxman, Srivatsan; Ramakrishnan, Naren (2010-07-20)
      Neuronal circuits or cell assemblies carry out brain function through complex coordinated firing patterns [1]. Inferring topology of neuronal circuits from simultaneously recorded spike train data is a challenging problem ...
    • Librarian as Futurist: Changing the Way Libraries Think About the Future 

      Mathews, Brian (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014-07)
      Are librarians preoccupied with the future? There are countless books, articles, blog posts, webinars, and conference presentations filled with speculation about what libraries will become. This is understandable with the ...
    • LiDAR: Another Potential Data Source 

      Harwood, Leslie C.; Doerzaph, Zachary R. (2014-08-25)
      LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a valuable tool for evaluating line of sight. Though setup is time-intensive, it can to be used as an automated process. It is more objective and efficient than video reduction or ...