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Assumption University is a private Catholic university with three campuses in the Hua Mak, Central World Plaza in downtown Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi areas of Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. The university is led by the Brothers of St. Gabriel, who have been active in education in Thailand since 1901. Assumption University is noted for attracting large numbers of foreign students from countries including Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and other Asian countries. Students from China make up the largest number of foreign students. There are exchange students from the United States and Europe. Assumption University is also the first international university in Thailand. Wikipedia.

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Patanavijit V.,Assumption University
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2017

The high spatial resolution images are ultimately demanded due to the requirement of the advance digital signal processing (DSP) and digital image processing (DIP) in modern implementations thereby the image spatial enhancements, especially for an ultra-rate spatial enhanced rate, have been ultimately investigated in the DSP and DIP society in the last twenty five years. The ultra-rate spatial enhancement employed by MSRR with Huber ML (Maximum Likelihood) regularization technique and SSRR with Huber high-spectrum expectation is proposed for enhancing upto 16x spatial rate in this paper. Initially, the collection of low spatial resolution images with noise is processed by MSRR for attenuating the noise and enhancing the spatial resolution. Later, the enhanced image is processed by SSRR for calculating the high-spectrum information in order to reconstruct the extortionate spatial enhancement with 16x spatial enhanced rate. In the performance evaluation section, the simulated consequences of the proposed ultra-rate spatial enhancement are compared with other previous state-of-art (such as a bicubic interpolation technique, a classical MSRR and a classical SSRR) in both PSNR (Peak Signal to Noise Ratio) and virtual quality attitude. From the performance evaluation consequence of four noise types at many noise powers, the proposed ultra-rate spatial enhancement has a superior performance than other previous state-of-art. © 2017 SPIE.


Fuangkhon P.,Assumption University
Applied Intelligence | Year: 2017

Multi-class contour preserving classification is a contour conservancy technique that synthesizes two types of vectors; fundamental multi-class outpost vectors (FMCOVs) and additional multi-class outpost vectors (AMCOVs), at the judging border between classes of data to improve the classification accuracy of the feed-forward neural network. However, the number of both new vectors is tremendous, resulting in a significantly prolonged training time. Reduced multi-class contour preserving classification provides three practical methods to lessen the number of FMCOVs and AMCOVs. Nevertheless, the three reduced multi-class outpost vector methods are serial and therefore have limited applicability on modern machines with multiple CPU cores or processors. This paper presents the methodologies and the frameworks of the three parallel reduced multi-class outpost vector methods that can effectively utilize thread-level parallelism and process-level parallelism to (1) substantially lessen the number of FMCOVs and AMCOVs, (2) efficiently increase the speedups in execution times to be proportional to the number of available CPU cores or processors, and (3) significantly increase the classification performance (accuracy, precision, recall, and F1 score) of the feed-forward neural network. The experiments carried out on the balanced and imbalanced real-world multi-class data sets downloaded from the UCI machine learning repository confirmed the reduction performance, the speedups, and the classification performance aforementioned. © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC


Thakulsukanant K.,Assumption University
Walailak Journal of Science and Technology | Year: 2013

Over the last ten years, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices have received attention in many application areas such microwave, wireless, and optical networks. Especially in optical networks, MEMS technology is employed to provide the advantages of large switch matrix size with low loss at an optimum cost [1,2]. Therefore, optical switches based MEMS technology are now widely used and are considered a good option for optical switching networks. Moreover, they also provide wavelength insensitivity, polarization insensitivity, scalability, and very low crosstalk [3-5]. MEMS optical switches provide fast switching speeds ranging from milliseconds to several hundred microseconds. In this article, MEMS-based optical switches are reviewed including their advantages and disadvantages.


Adamcik M.,Assumption University
Journal of Biomedical Informatics | Year: 2017

Meta-analysis is a powerful tool for combining related studies but such an aggregation would be flawed if studies investigated different populations or applied different methods in this investigation. While studies with differences that are statistically detected but not explained can be analysed by techniques of random-effects meta-analysis, it is difficult to analyse a study if it provides us with complex knowledge. This paper introduces a new method for meta-analysis that deals with both complex knowledge and unexplained heterogeneity, and which shares some properties with Bayesian methods. The newly developed method is applicable in a wide range of medical and also non-medical problems. A demonstration will be provided on a real medical example concerning the one-year incidence of diagnosis of cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism. Our main findings based on several recent statistically heterogeneous studies indicate significant improvement in the cancer detection rate if routine evaluation for those patients is performed jointly with extensive screening techniques. © 2017 Elsevier Inc.


Fuangkhon P.,Assumption University
Artificial Intelligence Review | Year: 2014

Outpost Vector model synthesizes new vectors from two classes of data at their boundary to maintain the shape of the current system in order to increase the level of accuracy of classification. This paper presents an incremental learning preprocessor for Feed-forward Neural Network (FFNN) which utilizes Outpost Vector model to improve the level of accuracy of classification of both new data and old data. The preprocessor generates outpost vectors from selected new samples, selected prior samples, both samples, or generates no outpost vector at all. After that, they are included in the final training set, as well as selected new samples and selected prior samples, based on the specified parameters. The final training set is then trained with FFNN. The whole process is repeated again when new samples are sufficiently collected in order to learn newer knowledge. The experiments are conducted with a 2-dimension partition problem. The distribution of training and test samples is created in a limited location of a 2-dimension donut ring. The context of the problem is assumed to shift 45 in counterclockwise direction. There are two classes of data which are represented as 0 and 1. Every consecutive partition is set to have different class of both new data and old data. The experimental results show that the use of outpost vectors generated from either selected new samples or selected prior or both samples helps improve the level of accuracy of classification for all data. The run-time complexity of the algorithm presents that the overhead from outpost vector generation process is insignificant and is compensated by the improved level of accuracy of classification. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


The aim of this paper is to develop a comprehensive study of the geometry involved in combining Bregman divergences with pooling operators over closed convex sets in a discrete probabilistic space. A particular connection we develop leads to an iterative procedure, which is similar to the alternating projection procedure by Csiszár and Tusnády. Although such iterative procedures are well studied over much more general spaces than the one we consider, only a few authors have investigated combining projections with pooling operators. We aspire to achieve here a comprehensive study of such a combination. Besides, pooling operators combining the opinions of several rational experts allows us to discuss possible applications in multi-expert reasoning. © 2014 by the authors.


Ngienthi W.,Assumption University
Pacific Economic Review | Year: 2013

I consider offshoring in the low-technology and high-technology sectors in a host country. I build a model in which the occurrence of offshoring is determined by both the skill level of unskilled workers and the level of 'offshoring facilitators'. Offshoring factilitators are factors or activities that promote offshoring in the high-technology sector, such as technological advancement, economic integration, services liberalization and harmonization of rules and regulations. If the level of offshoring facilitators is low, a rise in the skill level can attract offshoring to the low-technology sector but not to the high-technology sector. A rise in the level of offshoring facilitators can attract offshoring to the high-technology sector. Because offshoring in the high-technology sector provides jobs to skilled workers, it also improves the quality of labour markets. I discuss services liberalization in ASEAN and examine a case study of Thailand as the host country in the global economy. © 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.


Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) and inulin were added during microencapsulation of Lactobacillus acidophilus 5 and Lactobacillus casei 01 in alginate beads coated with chitosan at the concentrations of 0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5%. Addition of prebiotics significantly (p<0.05) increased the bead size by approximately 3.8%. The presence of GOS (0.3%) in the microencapsulation provided the best protection with only 3.1 and 2.9 logs reduction for L.acidophilus 5 and L.casei 01, respectively, after incubation in simulated gastric juice (pH 1.55), followed by simulate intestinal juice containing 0.6% bile salt. The viabilities of microencapsulated probiotics containing 1.5% GOS in commercial yogurt and orange juice were also performed at refrigerated storage for 4 weeks. In yogurt, the numbers of cells with GOS were higher than those of without GOS by approximately 1.1 and 0.4 logs for L.acidophilus 5 and L.casei 01, respectively. In orange juice, the numbers of cells with GOS were higher than those of without GOS by approximately 0.5 and 0.4 logs for L.acidophilus 5 and L.casei 01, respectively. The numbers of probiotic bacteria were maintained above the recommended therapeutic minimum (107cfug-1 or mL-1 of product) throughout the storage in both products. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.


Vate-U-Lan P.,Assumption University
Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo | Year: 2012

Augmented Reality (AR) for academic purposes is growing in the same upward direction as the expansion of smart multimedia into education and lifelong learning. This paper reports on an AR curriculum materials research and development project which employs storytelling as a teaching technique in a blended learning environment for Grade Three students in Bangkok learning English. It involved an AR 3D pop-up book as a tool for teachers to deliver the story of a children's book, namely The Seed Shooting Game, to teach various English language aspects to young children. The primary rationale supporting this research was the high demand and appreciation of the potential to integrate Augmented Reality into classrooms effectively to enhance learning. This article aims to detail each phase of the production process: pre-production, production and post production. The population for this study were 484 Grade Three Thai students of whom 99 were purposively selected. An added finding was the depth of learning - comprehension and engagement gained from the English lesson were higher than their pre-test scores. The majority of participants indicated that the Augmented Reality book was a stimulating educational resource that increased the desire to learn. © 2012 IEEE.


News Article | November 9, 2016
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Thanks to the incredible generosity of F. Paul Hetterich, ‘84, the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne will name its third and final center of excellence the Hetterich Center for Global Engagement and Impact. The formal dedication and ribbon cutting for the Center at the private college will take place at an event set for Thursday, Nov. 10; immediately following the ceremony, Paul will give the fall 2016 Madden Lecture. “I’m grateful to be able to give back to my alma mater and to help support the great things going on at Madden School of Business,” said Hetterich, president of the Beer Division at Constellation Brands in Victor, N.Y. and a member of the Madden School Board of Advisors. “The outstanding business school education I received and experiences I had while at Le Moyne created a foundation that has helped me throughout my career on both a professional and personal level. I am confident that the centers of excellence will help current and future students across all curricula develop into reflective, effective and innovative leaders.” “The Hetterich Center will be run similarly to an international foundation and contain initiatives and activities that are regional, national and international in scope,” said Madden School Dean Jim Joseph ‘83. “The Center will play a key role in supporting our efforts as we seek to create 21st-century, world-ready leaders through a wide variety of experiences, most notably our innovative Formation Abroad program. We are profoundly thankful for Paul’s support and engagement.” The Center will leverage connections around the world through the global Jesuit network of 188 institutions. Through its activities, initiatives and resources, all Madden School students will have the opportunity to participate in a formation abroad experience where they will work, volunteer, study and become immersed in a culture of their choosing. This will augment current Jesuit college student involvement with formation efforts through Loyola Chennai in India, Iberoamericana in Mexico and Assumption University in Thailand. The Center will also be involved in numerous initiatives regionally and nationally, examples of which include providing consulting services to businesses and non-profit organizations. Students will have the opportunity to apply their academic learning under the tutelage of skilled professors and participate in research projects. The Hetterich Center is the third named center within the Madden School. The other two are: The Donald J. Savage ’51 & Family Center for Reflective Leadership, which houses the Global Jesuit Case Series, the Arrupe Program in Social Ethics for Business, and the Madden Lecture Series. The Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, which houses the Family Business Center, StartFast, and the Famous Entrepreneur Series, seeks to advance the Central New York economy by utilizing personal enterprise to promote economic development and combat poverty. Constellation Brands is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. Constellation is the number three beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic brands including Corona, Modelo, Victoria, Pacifico & Ballast Point. Constellation is also the world’s leader in premium wine and the largest multi-category supplier of beverage alcohol in the United States. As president of the Beer Division, Paul is responsible for leading the sales, marketing and operations functions and guiding the strategy and long term vision of the beer business. He has been at Constellation since 1986 and has held numerous leadership roles including oversight of the mergers and acquisition and corporate strategy functions, running international businesses in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and leading marketing efforts within the company’s Wine and Spirits division. For more information about the Hetterich Center for Global Engagement and Impact, visit http://www.lemoyne.edu or contact the office directly at (315) 445-4100. Interested parties can also visit the Le Moyne College in person at 1419 Salt Springs Rd. in Syracuse, N.Y. 13214. Le Moyne College, in Syracuse, N.Y., offers a Jesuit education at a private college setting. The college offers more than 30 majors with a 13-to-one student-to-faculty ratio in state-of-the-art facilities. Students at Le Moyne learn leadership through service with a focus on career development through mentoring, internships and student research opportunities.

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