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The Effect Of Conversational Agent Skill On User Behavior During Deception, Ryan M. Schuetzler, G. Mark Grimes, Justin Scott Giboney 2019 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Effect Of Conversational Agent Skill On User Behavior During Deception, Ryan M. Schuetzler, G. Mark Grimes, Justin Scott Giboney

Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Faculty Publications

Conversational agents (CAs) are an integral component of many personal and business interactions. Many recent advancements in CA technology have attempted to make these interactions more natural and human-like. However, it is currently unclear how human-like traits in a CA impact the way users respond to questions from the CA. In some applications where CAs may be used, detecting deception is important. Design elements that make CA interactions more human-like may induce undesired strategic behaviors from human deceivers to mask their deception. To better understand this interaction, this research investigates the effect of conversational skill—that is, the ability of ...


Design And Evaluation Of Convolutional Networks For Video Analysis Of Bee Traffic, Prateek Vats 2019 Utah State University

Design And Evaluation Of Convolutional Networks For Video Analysis Of Bee Traffic, Prateek Vats

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a major threat to bee colonies around the world which affects vital human food crop pollination. The decline in bee population can have tragic consequences, for humans as well as the bees and the ecosystem. Bee health has been a cause of urgent concern for farmers and scientists around the world for at least a decade but a specific cause for the phenomenon has yet to be conclusively identified.

A normal hive inspection can be very disruptive for the bee colony, as the hive needs to be disassembled to visually assess hive health from ...


The Effect Of Conversational Agent Skill On User Behavior During Deception, Ryan M. Schuetzler, G Mark Grimes, Justin Scott Giboney 2019 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Effect Of Conversational Agent Skill On User Behavior During Deception, Ryan M. Schuetzler, G Mark Grimes, Justin Scott Giboney

Ryan Schuetzler

No abstract provided.


Real-Time Stealth Intervention For Motor Learning Using Player Flow-State, Ramin Tadayon, Ashish Amresh, Troy McDaniel, Sethuraman Panchanathan 2019 Arizona State University

Real-Time Stealth Intervention For Motor Learning Using Player Flow-State, Ramin Tadayon, Ashish Amresh, Troy Mcdaniel, Sethuraman Panchanathan

Ashish Amresh

We present a novel approach to real-time adaptation in serious games for at-home motor learning. Our approach assesses and responds to the “flow-state” of players by tracking and classifying facial emotions in real-time using the Kinect camera. Three different approaches for stealth assessment and adaptation using performance and flow-state data are defined, along with a case-study evaluation of these approaches based on their effectiveness at maintaining positive affective interaction in a subject.


A Tribute To Robert U. Ayres For A Lifetime Of Work In Technological Forecasting And Related Areas, Steven M. MILLER 2019 Singapore Management University

A Tribute To Robert U. Ayres For A Lifetime Of Work In Technological Forecasting And Related Areas, Steven M. Miller

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Bob Ayres was born in the UnitedStates in 1932. For his university studies at the bachelors, masters and PhD levels, he concentrated in physics and mathematics. When we think of Bob today, we think of his pioneering work across the areas of technological forecasting, industrial metabolism and industrial ecology, and the role of energy and thermodynamics in economic growth. How did a person with a strong fundamental education as a physicist end up as a pioneering thinker and thought leader at the intersection of energy, environment and economics?


Safe Automated Refactoring For Intelligent Parallelization Of Java 8 Streams, Raffi T. Khatchadourian, Yiming Tang, Mehdi Bagherzadeh, Syed Ahmed 2019 CUNY Hunter College

Safe Automated Refactoring For Intelligent Parallelization Of Java 8 Streams, Raffi T. Khatchadourian, Yiming Tang, Mehdi Bagherzadeh, Syed Ahmed

Publications and Research

Streaming APIs are becoming more pervasive in mainstream Object-Oriented programming languages. For example, the Stream API introduced in Java 8 allows for functional-like, MapReduce-style operations in processing both finite and infinite data structures. However, using this API efficiently involves subtle considerations like determining when it is best for stream operations to run in parallel, when running operations in parallel can be less efficient, and when it is safe to run in parallel due to possible lambda expression side-effects. In this paper, we present an automated refactoring approach that assists developers in writing efficient stream code in a semantics-preserving fashion. The ...


Improving Steering Ability Of An Autopilot In A Fully Autonomous Car, Shivanku Mahna 2019 San Jose State University

Improving Steering Ability Of An Autopilot In A Fully Autonomous Car, Shivanku Mahna

Master's Projects

The world we live in is developing at a really rapid pace and along with it is developing the technology that we use. We have clearly come a long way from calling a car modern because it had a touch screen infotainment system to calling it modern because it drives on its own. The progress has been so rapid that it demands for us to analyze this and try to improvise a small part of this journey. With the same thought in mind, this project focuses on improvising the steering ability of an autonomous car. In order to make more ...


Poriferal Vision, Saketh Saxena 2019 San Jose State University

Poriferal Vision, Saketh Saxena

Master's Projects

Sponges provide nourishment as well as a habitat for various aquatic organisms. Anatomically, sponges are made up of soft tissue with a silica based exoskeleton which serves both as support and protection for the underlying tissue. The exoskeleton persists after the tissue decomposes, and microscopic parts of the exoskeleton break away to form spicules. Oceanographic studies have shown that the density of the sponge spicules is a good indicator of the sponge population in an area. This measure can be used to study sponge population dynamics over time. The spicule density is measured by imaging spicules from samples of water ...


Predicting Off-Target Potential Of Crispr-Cas9 Single Guide Rna, Ishita Mathur 2019 San Jose State University

Predicting Off-Target Potential Of Crispr-Cas9 Single Guide Rna, Ishita Mathur

Master's Projects

With advancements in the field of genome engineering, researchers have come up with potential ways for site-specific gene editing. One of the methods uses the Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats - CRISPR-Cas technology. It consists of a Cas9 nuclease and a single guide RNA (sgRNA) that cleaves the DNA at the intended target site. However, the target genome could contain multiple potential off-target sites and cleaving an off-target site can have deleterious effects in case of gene editing in humans.

Lab based assays have been developed to test the off-target effects of guide RNAs. However, it is not feasible to ...


Schema Migration From Relational Databases To Nosql Databases With Graph Transformation And Selective Denormalization, Krishna Chaitanya Mullapudi 2019 San Jose State University

Schema Migration From Relational Databases To Nosql Databases With Graph Transformation And Selective Denormalization, Krishna Chaitanya Mullapudi

Master's Projects

We witnessed a dramatic increase in the volume, variety and velocity of data leading to the era of big data. The structure of data has become highly flexible leading to the development of many storage systems that are different from the traditional structured relational databases where data is stored in “tables,” with columns representing the lowest granularity of data. Although relational databases are still predominant in the industry, there has been a major drift towards alternative database systems that support unstructured data with better scalability leading to the popularity of “Not Only SQL.”

Migration from relational databases to NoSQL databases ...


Over Speed Detection Using Artificial Intelligence, Samkit Patira 2019 San Jose State University

Over Speed Detection Using Artificial Intelligence, Samkit Patira

Master's Projects

Over speeding is one of the most common traffic violations. Around 41 million people are issued speeding tickets each year in USA i.e one every second. Existing approaches to detect over- speeding are not scalable and require manual efforts. In this project, by the use of computer vision and artificial intelligence, I have tried to detect over speeding and report the violation to the law enforcement officer. It was observed that when predictions are done using YoloV3, we get the best results.


Robust Lightweight Object Detection, Siddharth Kumar 2019 San Jose State University

Robust Lightweight Object Detection, Siddharth Kumar

Master's Projects

Object detection is a very challenging problem in computer vision and has been a prominent subject of research for nearly three decades. There has been a promising in- crease in the accuracy and performance of object detectors ever since deep convolutional networks (CNN) were introduced. CNNs can be trained on large datasets made of high resolution images without flattening them, thereby using the spatial information. Their superior learning ability also makes them ideal for image classification and object de- tection tasks. Unfortunately, this power comes at the big cost of compute and memory. For instance, the Faster R-CNN detector required ...


Benchmarking Optimization Algorithms For Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problems, Pratik Surana 2019 San Jose State University

Benchmarking Optimization Algorithms For Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problems, Pratik Surana

Master's Projects

The Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) originated in the 1950s when algorithms and mathematical approaches were applied to find solutions for routing vehicles. Since then, there has been extensive research in the field of VRPs to solve real-life problems. The process of generating an optimal routing schedule for a VRP is complex due to two reasons. First, VRP is considered to be an NP-Hard problem. Second, there are several constraints involved, such as the number of available vehicles, the vehicle capacities, time-windows for pickup or delivery etc.

The main goal for this project was to compare different optimization algorithms for solving ...


Classification Of Humans Into Ayurvedic Prakruti Types Using Computer Vision, Gayatri Gadre 2019 San Jose State University

Classification Of Humans Into Ayurvedic Prakruti Types Using Computer Vision, Gayatri Gadre

Master's Projects

Ayurveda, a 5000 years old Indian medical science, believes that the universe and hence humans are made up of five elements namely ether, fire, water, earth, and air. The three Doshas (Tridosha) Vata, Pitta, and Kapha originated from the combinations of these elements. Every person has a unique combination of Tridosha elements contributing to a person’s ‘Prakruti’. Prakruti governs the physiological and psychological tendencies in all living beings as well as the way they interact with the environment. This balance influences their physiological features like the texture and colour of skin, hair, eyes, length of fingers, the shape of ...


Using Computer Vision To Quantify Coral Reef Biodiversity, Niket Bhodia 2019 San Jose State University

Using Computer Vision To Quantify Coral Reef Biodiversity, Niket Bhodia

Master's Projects

The preservation of the world’s oceans is crucial to human survival on this planet, yet we know too little to begin to understand anthropogenic impacts on marine life. This is especially true for coral reefs, which are the most diverse marine habitat per unit area (if not overall) as well as the most sensitive. To address this gap in knowledge, simple field devices called autonomous reef monitoring structures (ARMS) have been developed, which provide standardized samples of life from these complex ecosystems. ARMS have now become successful to the point that the amount of data collected through them has ...


Deep Learning Based Real Time Devanagari Character Recognition, Aseem Chhabra 2019 San Jose State University

Deep Learning Based Real Time Devanagari Character Recognition, Aseem Chhabra

Master's Projects

The revolutionization of the technology behind optical character recognition (OCR) has helped it to become one of those technologies that have found plenty of uses in the entire industrial space. Today, the OCR is available for several languages and have the capability to recognize the characters in real time, but there are some languages for which this technology has not developed much. All these advancements have been possible because of the introduction of concepts like artificial intelligence and deep learning. Deep Neural Networks have proven to be the best choice when it comes to a task involving recognition. There are ...


Predicting Dynamic Modulus Of Asphalt Mixture Using Data Obtained From Indirect Tension Mode Of Testing, Parnian Ghasemi, Shibin Lin, Derrick K. Rollins, R. Christopher Williams 2019 Iowa State University

Predicting Dynamic Modulus Of Asphalt Mixture Using Data Obtained From Indirect Tension Mode Of Testing, Parnian Ghasemi, Shibin Lin, Derrick K. Rollins, R. Christopher Williams

Derrick K Rollins, Sr.

Understanding stress-strain behavior of asphalt pavement under repetitive traffic loading is of critical importance to predict pavement performance and service life. For viscoelastic materials, the stress-strain relationship can be represented by the dynamic modulus. The dynamic modulus test in indirect tension mode can be used to measure the modulus of each specific layer of asphalt pavements using representative samples. Dynamic modulus is a function of material properties, loading, and environmental conditions. Developing predictive models for dynamic modulus is efficient and cost effective. This article focuses on developing an accurate Finite Element (FE) model using mixture elastic modulus and asphalt binder ...


Predicting Dynamic Modulus Of Asphalt Mixture Using Data Obtained From Indirect Tension Mode Of Testing, Parnian Ghasemi, Shibin Lin, Derrick K. Rollins, R. Christopher Williams 2019 Iowa State University

Predicting Dynamic Modulus Of Asphalt Mixture Using Data Obtained From Indirect Tension Mode Of Testing, Parnian Ghasemi, Shibin Lin, Derrick K. Rollins, R. Christopher Williams

R. Christopher Williams

Understanding stress-strain behavior of asphalt pavement under repetitive traffic loading is of critical importance to predict pavement performance and service life. For viscoelastic materials, the stress-strain relationship can be represented by the dynamic modulus. The dynamic modulus test in indirect tension mode can be used to measure the modulus of each specific layer of asphalt pavements using representative samples. Dynamic modulus is a function of material properties, loading, and environmental conditions. Developing predictive models for dynamic modulus is efficient and cost effective. This article focuses on developing an accurate Finite Element (FE) model using mixture elastic modulus and asphalt binder ...


Human Activity Recognition Based On Multimodal Body Sensing, Anish Hemant Narkhede 2019 San Jose State University

Human Activity Recognition Based On Multimodal Body Sensing, Anish Hemant Narkhede

Master's Projects

In the recent years, human activity recognition has been widely popularized by a lot of smartphone manufacturers and fitness tracking companies. It has allowed us to gain a deeper insight into our physical health on a daily basis. However, with the evolution of fitness tracking devices and smartphones, the amount of data that is being captured by these devices is growing exponentially. This paper aims at understanding the process of dimensionality reduction such as PCA so that the data can be used to make meaningful predictions along with novel techniques using autoencoders with different activation functions. The paper also looks ...


Chatbots With Personality Using Deep Learning, Susmit Gaikwad 2019 San Jose State University

Chatbots With Personality Using Deep Learning, Susmit Gaikwad

Master's Projects

Natural Language Processing (NLP) requires the computational modelling of the complex relationships of the syntax and semantics of a language. While traditional machine learning methods are used to solve NLP problems, they cannot imitate the human ability for language comprehension. With the growth in deep learning, these complexities within NLP are easier to model, and be used to build many computer applications. A particular example of this is a chatbot, where a human user has a conversation with a computer program, that generates responses based on the user’s input. In this project, we study the methods used in building ...


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