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Easy Breezy Python Simulation Using Simulus

Jason Liu


Simulus is a full-fledged open-source discrete-event simulator, supporting both event-driven and process-oriented simulation world-views. It is implemented in Python with …

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Inducing Stereotypical Character Roles via Clustering with Plot Information

Labiba Jahan


If we are to understand stories, we must understand characters: characters are central to every narrative and drive the action …

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Exploiting the Spam Correlations in Scalable Online Social Spam Detection

Hailu Xu


The huge amount of social spam from large-scale social networks has been a common phenomenon in the world. The majority …

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Click Fraud Detection in Online and In-app Advertisements: A Learning Based Approach

Thejas Gubbi Sadashiva


Click Fraud is the fraudulent act of clicking on pay-per-click advertisements to increase a site’s revenue, to drain revenue from …

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NDN-ABS: Attribute-Based Signature Scheme for Named Data Networking

Sanjeev Kaushik Ramani


The Named Data Networking architecture mandates cryptographic signatures of packets at the network layer. Traditional RSA and ECDSA public key …

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Causality in Microbiomes

Musfiqur Sazal


Inferring causality is the process of connecting a cause with an effect. Identifying even a single causal relationship from data …

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A New Study of Applying Complexity Theoretical Tools in Algorithm Design

Shuai Xu


Given n vectors x₀, x₁,…,xₙ₋₁ in {0,1}ᵐ, how to find two vectors whose pairwise Hamming distance is minimum? This problem …

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Inferring Multiomic Interactions Under a Bayesian Framework from Longitudinal Data

Daniel Ruiz-Perez


Understanding microbial communities beyond their mere composition involves identifying important microbial interactions, and can lead to the development of better …

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