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    • H.264/AVC Motion Vector Concealment Solutions Using Online and Offline Polynomial Regression 

      Shanableh, Tamer; Assaleh, Khaled (Springer, 2015)
      This paper introduces two polynomial regression solutions for error concealment by predicting the values of motion vectors of lost macroblocks. The two solutions are online and offline polynomial regression modeling. In ...
    • H.264/AVC to HEVC Video Transcoder Based on Dynamic Thresholding and Content Modeling 

      Peixoto, Eduardo; Shanableh, Tamer; Izquierdo, Ebroul (IEEE, 2014)
      The new video coding standard, HEVC, was developed to succeed the current standard, H.264/AVC, as the state of the art in video compression. However, there is a lot of legacy content encoded with H.264/AVC. This paper ...
    • Habitat Complexity Influences the Microhabitat Choices of Desert Beetles 

      Bartholomew, Aaron; Ebeid, Karim (2011)
      We present a model for prey survivorship varying with average space size/prey width (Sp/Py) and total cover within an area (Ct/At), which are habitat complexity indices. The model predicts that prey survivorship is maximized ...
    • Harvesting and stocking in discrete-time contest competition models with open problems and conjectures 

      Al-Sharawi, Ziyad; Amleh, Amal (Palestine Polytechnic University, 2016)
      In this survey, we present a class of first and second-order difference equations representing general form of discrete models arising from single-species with contest competition. Then, we consider various harvesting/stocking ...
    • Harvesting Energy From Footsteps 

      Taha, Khalid; Batir, Fadi; Marei, Anas; Michika, Mohammed (2014-07-22)
      The UAE is currently undergoing industrialization which increases demand for energy and thus increases the usage of fossil fuels to cover this increasing demand for energy. Fossil fuels are limited and gradually depleting, ...
    • Harvesting Wind and Solar Energy for Off-Grid Applications in the UAE 

      Altaf, Yousuf; Tauseef, Mohammad; Khwaja, Talha (2014-01-05)
      There is a shortage of electricity in remote areas in the UAE which are away from the grid. Many people in remote locations are relying on diesel generators to meet their power demands. Extending the national electricity ...
    • Has the Financial Crisis had an Adverse Effect on Bank Competition? 

      Mirzaei, Ali; Moore, Tomoe (American University of Sharjah, 2015-01-25)
      This article investigates whether the recent financial crisis has had any adverse impact on bank competition for 24 emerging and 25 advanced countries with large and small-size banks over the sample period 2001-2010. The ...
    • HBN Nanoparticle-Assisted Rapid Thermal Cycling for the Detection of Acanthamoeba 

      Rasheed, Abdul Khaliq; Siddiqui, Ruqaiyyah; Ahmed, Salma Mohammed Kabir; Gabriel, Shobana; Jalal, Mohammed Zayan; John, Akbar; Khan, Naveed (MDPI, 2020)
      Acanthamoeba are widely distributed in the environment and are known to cause blinding keratitis and brain infections with greater than 90% mortality rate. Currently, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a highly sensitive ...
    • Health Monitoring Through Smart Wheelchairs 

      Salahia, Amr; Akaila, Khalid; Ramadan, Islam; Sathyanaryanan, Sankar (2015-02-01)
      Technology can help doctors provide a more efficient medical care to their patients which can often mean the difference between life and death, and give modern medicine control over factors that were previously hard or ...
    • A health risk assessment of Arabian incense (Bakhour) smoke in the United Arab Emirates 

      Dalibalta, Sarah; Elsayed, Yehya; Alqtaishat, Fareedah; Gomes, Ioline; Fernandes, Nagelle (2015-04)
      Burning Arabian incense (Bakhour) is a common practice in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf. Although the incense generates large amounts of chemicals and air pollutants, little is known with regard to the nature of these ...
    • Health Risk Assessment of PET Bottles in GCC 

      Mortula, Maruf (2013)
      Bottle water is getting very popular all through the world; especially in the gulf countries as the main source of drinking water. However, concerns over leaching of toxic chemicals are increasing. In this study, a ...
    • Heat Integration and Controllability Analysis of Heat Exchanger Networks 

      Masoud, Ibrahim Tamer (2014-05)
      The objective of this research is to present a methodological framework for designing heat exchanger networks, which best addresses heat recovery, economics and controllability. The proposed framework formulates a systematic ...
    • Heat rate curve approximation for power plants without data measuring devices 

      Poullikkas, Andreas (2012)
      In this work, a numerical method, based on the one-dimensional finite difference technique, is proposed for the approximation of the heat rate curve, which can be applied for power plants in which no data acquisition is ...
    • Heavy Metal Removal from Wastewater using Novel Adsorbent 

      Kaakani, Manal (2012-01)
      Heavy metals, when in abundance, can be very toxic to the medium in which it is dissolved. Adsorption has been used as a suitable water treatment process to remove heavy metals. Many studies have been conducted to remove ...
    • Hector Berlioz's Les Nuits d'été: A performer's perspective 

      Weiler, Sherri (National Association of Teachers of Singing, 2005)
    • Hedonic valuation of land protection methods: implications for cluster development. 

      Kling, Robert; Findley, Scott; Gahramanov, Emin; Theobald, David (2014-05)
      This study estimates a generalized spatial hedonic pricing model to assess how residential property values are impacted by inclusion within cluster developments and by proximity to various types of protected land. The ...
    • Helping students take control of their learning through the use of focused weekly review sheets 

      Gunn, Cindy (TESOLANZ, 2001)
      This paper reports on work done with students enrolled in a Level 4 Certificate of Attainment in English (CAEL) class at the University of Waikato Language Institute in Auckland. The original purpose was to help raise the ...
    • Heterometrus spinifer: An Untapped Source of Anti-Tumor Molecules 

      Soopramanien, Morhanavallee; Khan, Naveed; Ghimire, Ajnish; Sagathevan, K; Siddiqui, Ruqaiyyah (MDPI, 2020)
      Despite intensive research, cancer incidence and mortality continue to rise. Consequently, the necessity to develop effective anti-cancer therapy is apparent. We have recently shown that the gut bacteria of animals living ...
    • High Order Methods for Solving Cardiac Models 

      Alqasemi, Maryam (2020-05)
      Modeling of the heart became of great interest for both mathematicians and bioengineers over the past 25 years for the increasing impact of cardiovascular system problems in our every day lives. The bidomain model and its ...
    • Highly variable upper and abyssal overturning cells in the South Atlantic 

      Kersale, Marion; Meinen, Christopher S.; Perez, Renellys C.; Le Henaff, Matthieu; Valla, Daniel; Lamont, Tarron; Sato, Olga; Dong, Shenfu; Terre, Thierry; van Caspel, Mathias; Chidichimo, Maria Paz; van den Berg, Marcel; Speich, Sabrina; Piola, Alberto; Campos, Edmo; Ansorge, Isabelle; Volkov, Denis; Lumpkin, Rick; Garzoli, Silvia (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2020-08-05)
      The Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) is a primary mechanism driving oceanic heat redistribution on Earth, thereby affecting Earth's climate and weather. However, the full-depth structure and variability of the MOC ...