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Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian university founded in 1942. Fairleigh Dickinson University is the first American university to own and operate an international campus and currently offers more than 100 individual degree programs to its students. The school has four campuses, two in New Jersey , and one each in Canada and in the United Kingdom.Fairleigh Dickinson University is New Jersey's largest private institution of higher education with 12,000+ students. The university has two campuses in New Jersey: the Florham Campus in Madison and Florham Park, which is on the former estate of Florence Vanderbilt and Hamilton Twombly, and the Metropolitan Campus, close to New York City and spanning the Hackensack River in Teaneck and Hackensack.It also has two international campuses. Wroxton College is in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. FDU-Vancouver, in Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia opened in 2007. Wikipedia.


Zhao H.,Fairleigh Dickinson University | Shi Y.-Q.,New Jersey Institute of Technology
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security | Year: 2013

Covert channels via the widely used TCP/IP protocols have become a new challenging issue for network security. In this paper, we analyze the information hiding in TCP/IP protocols and propose a new effective method to detect the existence of hidden information in TCP initial sequence numbers (ISNs), which is known as one of the most difficult covert channels to be detected. Our method uses phase space reconstruction to create a processing space called reconstructed phase space, where a statistical model is proposed for detecting covert channels in TCP ISNs. Based on the model, a classification algorithm is developed to identify the existence of information hidden in ISNs. Simulation results have demonstrated that our proposed detection method outperforms the state-of-the-art technique in terms of high detection accuracy and greatly reduced computational complexity. Instead of offline processing as the state-of-the-art does, our new scheme can be used for online detection. © 2005-2012 IEEE.


Kranzler H.R.,University of Pennsylvania | Armeli S.,Fairleigh Dickinson University | Covault J.,University of Connecticut | Tennen H.,University of Connecticut
Addiction Biology | Year: 2013

To evaluate the role of the functional Asn40Asp polymorphism in the mu-opioid receptor gene on drinking behavior and naltrexone's ability to attenuate drinking, we used a daily diary method in a 12-week, randomized clinical trial of naltrexone to reduce drinking. Participants (n = 158 problem drinkers) were assigned to receive either daily or targeted naltrexone 50 mg (n = 81) or matching placebo (n = 77). Patients reported by telephone each evening their current desire to drink and their drinking during the previous night and during the reporting day. We examined genotype, medication, desire to drink and their interactions as predictors of nighttime drinks consumed, controlling for drinking earlier in the day. Asp40 carriers showed a stronger positive association between evening desire (deviations from their mean levels) and later night drinking levels than Asn40 homozygotes (P = 0.019). The desire × genotype × medication condition interaction was also significant (P = 0.009), with a significant desire × genotype interaction for the placebo group (P = 0.001) but not for the naltrexone group (P = 0.74). In summary, when the evening level of desire to drink was relatively high, Asp40 allele carriers were at greater risk than Asn40 homozygotes to drink more, which was attenuated by naltrexone. Although average measures across the study were not informative, daily reports helped to demonstrate the moderating effects of genetic variation on the relation between desire to drink and alcohol consumption and the effects of naltrexone on that phenotype. © 2012 Society for the Study of Addiction.


Myers E.M.,Fairleigh Dickinson University
PLoS ONE | Year: 2012

Caenorhabditis elegans enter an alternate developmental stage called dauer in unfavorable conditions such as starvation, overcrowding, or high temperature. Several evolutionarily conserved signaling pathways control dauer formation. DAF-7/TGFβ and serotonin, important ligands in these signaling pathways, affect not only dauer formation, but also the expression of one another. The heterotrimeric G proteins GOA-1 (Gαo) and EGL-30 (Gαq) mediate serotonin signaling as well as serotonin biosynthesis in C. elegans. It is not known whether GOA-1 or EGL-30 also affect dauer formation and/or daf-7 expression, which are both modulated in part by serotonin. The purpose of this study is to better understand the relationship between proteins important for neuronal signaling and developmental plasticity in both C. elegans and humans. Using promoter-GFP transgenic worms, it was determined that both goa-1 and egl-30 regulate daf-7 expression during larval development. In addition, the normal daf-7 response to high temperature or starvation was altered in goa-1 and egl-30 mutants. Despite the effect of goa-1 and egl-30 mutations on daf-7 expression in various environmental conditions, there was no effect of the mutations on dauer formation. This paper provides evidence that while goa-1 and egl-30 are important for normal daf-7 expression, mutations in these genes are not sufficient to disrupt dauer formation. © 2012 Edith M. Myers.


Qin L.,Fairleigh Dickinson University
Journal of Electronic Commerce Research | Year: 2011

Social media has become an important avenue of Word-of-mouth (WOM) and a recent study has found blogging to be an important lead-generation source among social media options. This article examines the dynamic interrelationship between word-of-blog volume and sales by using the movie industry as the research context. By employing the Granger Causality test and modeling the interrelationship through simultaneous equations, the results show that the volume of word-of-blog and box office revenue for movies provide significant causality and explanatory power for each other, supporting word-of-blog volume is both a predictor and an outcome of sales. The results also highlight for retailers the importance of strategically managing word-of-blog to influence consumer purchase decisions and generate revenue as well as the value of the findings for forecasting.


Nisa R.,Fairleigh Dickinson University
Environment and Planning A | Year: 2015

In this paper I explore the complex economies of violence that circulate through the US military's enactments of battlefield capture and military detainment. I highlight the ways in which these practices relate to the humanitarian objective of carrying out warfare both for and with humanity. I first outline the emergence of an explicitly protective custody within the landscape of war, describing the broad historical contours of war prisoner treatment. I then detail the ways in which humanitarian law's call to care for detained enemy bodies has itself become linked with highly specific forms of political and bodily violence. Next, I argue that this copractice of care and violence in the camps is underpinned by a relational understanding of humanitarianism. Finally, I turn my attention to the ways in which the battlefield encounter has become an increasingly technical enterprise, one in which questions surrounding the ethical treatment of prisoners are subsumed into an evolving assemblage of spaces, means of data collection, and discursive performances that reframe the limits of military violence and generate new vulnerabilities. © 2015, © The Author(s) 2015.

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