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  • Update on the President’s Budget Advisory Committee 

    Office of the President (Wichita State University, 2017-01-12)
    An email from the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Provost and Senior Vice President distributed to WSU employees on January 12, 2017 and a scan of the President’s Budget Advisory Committee home ...
  • Power system operator in Mexico reveals millions in savings by updating its short-term thermal unit commitment model 

    Meza, Jose L. Ceciliano; Alvarez Lopez, Juan; De la Torre Sanchez, Armando; Nieva Gomez, Rolando; Guillen Moya, Isaias; Navarro Perez, Roberto; Perales Martinez, Favio; Torres Ruiz, Cesar; Sanchez Sanchez, Anselmo; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (INFORMS, 2016)
    In 2013, Centro Nacional de Control de Energia (CENACE), which is Mexico's power system operator, updated its short-term hydrothermal coordination planning (STHTCP) tool. CENACE utilized commercial software to solve ...
  • Accreditation Report 

    Office of Assessment (Wichita State University, 2016)
    Annual issue of Wichita State University accreditation. Includes data on the institutional and specialty accreditation current as of January 1, 2017.
  • Cost Allocation Models for FY 2016 

    Office of Planning and Analysis; Financial Operations & Business Technology (Wichita State University, 2016-12-28)
    The Cost-Allocation-Modeling (CAM) project is designed to facilitate discussion concerning the allocation of budgetary resources as they pertain to instructional units within the academic Colleges. The project’s focus is ...
  • The Experiential Approach Scale: development and preliminary psychometric properties 

    Swails, Jeffrey A.; Zettle, Robert D.; Burdsal, Charles A.; Snyder, James J. (Springer International Publishing, 2016-12)
    Several measures of experiential avoidance have been developed in investigating how efforts to control unwanted private events may contribute to psychopathology. We sought to extend research on experiential control by ...
  • IPMC-actuated robotic fish 

    Chen, Zheng; Bart-Smith, Hilary; Tan, Xiaobo (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015-05-07)
    Excellent swimmers, such as tuna, rays, and goldfish, take advantage of their flexible fins, compliant bodies, and swimming bladders to achieve fast, highly maneuverable, and energy-efficient locomotion. Ionic polymer-metal ...
  • A framework for QoS-aware traffic classification using semi-supervised machine learning in SDNs 

    Wang, Pu; Lin, Shih-Chun; Luo, Min (IEEE, 2016)
    In this paper, a QoS-aware traffic classification framework for software defined networks is proposed. Instead of identifying specific applications in most of the previous work of traffic classification, our approach ...
  • Simulating multisensor noninvasive blood glucose monitoring systems 

    Asaduzzaman, Abu; Samadarsinee, Soumyashree; Chidella, Kishore K. (IEEE, 2016)
    Diabetes and related complications are responsible for early death - one person in every 7 seconds. Long term and short term complications due to diabetes can be reduced through proper diet, physical exercise, and medication. ...
  • An efficient simulation method using VisualSim to assess autonomous power systems 

    Asaduzzaman, Abu; Moniruzzaman, Md; Chidella, Kishore K.; Tamtam, Perlekar (IEEE, 2016)
    Autonomous power system (APS) that exploits local renewable energy sources has potential to provide useful energy at lower costs when compared with conventional energy. Modern APS involves the control of renewable energy ...
  • QoS-aware adaptive routing in multi-layer hierarchical software defined networks: a reinforcement learning approach 

    Lin, Shih-Chun; Akyildiz, Ian F.; Wang, Pu; Luo, Min (IEEE, 2016)
    Software-defined networks (SDNs) have been recognized as the next-generation networking paradigm that decouples the data forwarding from the centralized control. To realize the merits of dedicated QoS provisioning and fast ...
  • A novel data logging framework to enhance security of cloud computing 

    Jain, Jainish Rajesh; Asaduzzaman, Abu (IEEE, 2016)
    Data-security is a remarkable hurdle to the vast embracement of Cloud utility. In this paper, we introduce a distinctly secured data logging framework to keep track of the genuine usage of end-user's information in the ...
  • Meta-analyses of the effects of standardized handoff protocols on patient, provider, and organizational outcomes 

    Keebler, Joseph R.; Lazzara, Elizabeth H.; Patzer, Brady S.; Palmer, Evan M.; Plummer, John P.; Smith, Dustin C.; Lew, Victoria; Fouquet, Sarah; Chan, Y. Raymond; Riss, Robert (SAGE Publications Ltd., 2016-12)
    Objective: The overall purpose was to understand the effects of handoff protocols using meta-analytic approaches. Background: Standardized protocols have been required by the Joint Commission, but meta-analytic integration ...
  • The development and validation of the Game User Experience Satisfaction Scale (GUESS) 

    Phan, Mikki H.; Keebler, Joseph R.; Chaparro, Barbara S. (SAGE Publications Ltd., 2016-12)
    Objective: The aim of this study was to develop and psychometrically validate a new instrument that comprehensively measures video game satisfaction based on key factors. Background: Playtesting is often conducted in ...
  • Factors associated with early marijuana initiation in a criminal justice population 

    Savage, Rebekah J.; King, Vinetra L.; Clark, Charles B.; Cropsey, Karen L. (Elsevier B.V., 2017-01)
    Purpose: Initiation of marijuana during adolescence is associated with negative outcomes and is more common among those with criminal justice involvement. We sought to determine demographics, psychosocial factors, mental ...
  • Measuring client-server anonymity 

    Bagai, Rajiv; Lu, Huabo (Springer International Publishing, 2016)
    The primary intent of clients performing anonymous online tasks is to conceal the extent of their already encrypted communication with sensitive servers. We present an accurate method for evaluating the amount of anonymity ...
  • Life time analysis of distribution transformer using experimental design 

    Heidari-Kapourchali, Mohammad; Mohsenzadeh, Amin; Sepehry, Mojtaba; Aravinthan, Visvakumar; Pang, ChengZong (IEEE, 2016)
    This paper presents a 24 factorial design to analyze the joint effect of loading, cooling characteristics, ambient temperature, and Oil Time Constant (OTC) on transformer Loss of Life (LOL). Transformer LOL is calculated ...
  • Neuro-fuzzy based UPQC controller for power quality Improvement in micro grid system 

    Renduchintala, Uday Kishan; Pang, ChengZong (IEEE, 2016)
    This paper demonstrates the Power Quality enhancement of grid interactive micro grids. The Power Quality problem is addressed by Unified Power Quality Conditioner (UPQC) which provides a cooperative control on voltage ...
  • Impact of smart home management strategies on expected lifetime of transformer 

    Mohsenzadeh, Amin; Heidari-Kapourchali, Mohammad; Pang, ChengZong; Aravinthan, Visvakumar (IEEE, 2016)
    Low voltage transformers are the most important and expensive assets in a power distribution system. The life time of a mineral-oil-immersed transformer is decreased by raising the Hottest Spot Temperature (HST) in peak ...
  • Advances in the use of cyclodextrins as chiral selectors in capillary electrokinetic chromatography: fundamentals and applications 

    Zhu, Qingfu; Scriba, Gerhard K. E. (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016-11)
    Capillary electrokinetic chromatography is generally recognized as a versatile and robust capillary electromigration technique for the separation of enantiomers. In this mode, one or more chiral selectors are added to the ...
  • The connection between thwarted belongingness, alcohol consumption, suicidal, and homicidal ideation in a criminal justice sample 

    Waesche, Matthew C.; Clark, Charles B.; Cropsey, Karen L. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016-11)
    Background:To determine if thwarted belongingness in combination with frequent alcohol use increased suicidal and homicidal ideation when known predictors were controlled for (eg, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, ...

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