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Fariello M.I.,Institute Pasteur Of Montevideo | Fernandez A.,IIE
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2015

Genomic prediction is a still growing field, as good predictions can have important economic impact in both, agronomics and health. In this article, we make a brief review and a comprehensive analysis of classical predictors used in the area. We propose a strategy to choose and ensemble of methods and to combine their results, to take advantage of the complementarity that some predictors have. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

News Article | November 16, 2016
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The New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA) announces with pride that, for the second year in a row, the College ranks among the top five “Special Focus Institutions” enrolling international students, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The report was released over the weekend by the Institute of International Education (IIE) at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC and timed to coincide with the start of 2016 International Education Week (IEW) (Nov. 14-18), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. According to Open Doors, in the 2015-2016 academic year, NYFA hosted 1,492 international students in degree programs. Additionally, nearly 2,000 international students not counted in this Open Doors Report data were enrolled in non-degree study programs at NYFA’s three U.S. campuses in New York City, Los Angeles (Burbank), and Miami (South Beach). NYFA is favorably ranked in the Carnegie Classification, as well. Michael Young, NYFA’s president, stressed the importance of international education when commenting on the Open Doors rankings: “The New York Film Academy has a global mission to provide the best visual and performing arts curriculum to students from around the world. As part of this mission we seek a balance of international and U.S. students in all of our programs.” NYFA is a host Fulbright Center of Academic Excellence and enrolls numerous Fulbright international students in the College’s graduate programs. Mr. Young emphasized, “The power of storytelling is not owned by any one nation, it is a visual art that the entire world needs in times of peace and stability, and even more so during chaos and uncertainty. For the last 25 years, NYFA has taught the crafts associated with filmmaking to tens of thousands of visual and performing artists from nearly 120 countries. Thanks to the most powerful form of communication that exists, they are the voices that will be heard through the noise.” As well, the New York Film Academy is highlighting its study abroad opportunities and accomplishments during the national celebration of International Education Week by hosting a social media contest; NYFA students and alumni have the opportunity to submit photographic representations of what “home” means to them via Facebook or Instagram by including the hashtag #NYFAInternational and tagging @NewYorkFilmAcademy. A winner will be chosen Nov. 18 for a prize. This contest is open to all current NYFA students (nearly 8,500) from all three U.S. campuses (New York, Los Angeles, and South Beach, Florida) as well as students studying at all our locations abroad, including Florence, Italy; Paris, France; and Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia. *The New York Film Academy’s degree programs are offered only at our Los Angeles, California, and South Beach, Florida, campuses. With locations all around the world, the New York Film Academy has grown into an international film and performing arts school with a focus on learning by doing, providing its students with hands-on instruction. Students can choose to enroll in one of the Academy’s MFA, MA, BFA, BA, and AFA U.S. accredited degree programs and short-term workshops in filmmaking, acting for film, photography, producing, 3D animation, cinematography, screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, game design, musical theatre, broadcast journalism, music video, graphic design, illustration, and digital editing. With more than 8,000 students from over 100 countries, NYFA offers courses in New York City, Los Angeles, South Beach (Miami), Sydney & Gold Coast in Australia, Florence, and more. The New York Film Academy’s Florence, Italy location holds film and acting programs in a renovated renaissance era building, across the street from Le Cappelle Medici, moments away from the Duomo. Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Kevin James, Jamie Foxx, and Jodie Foster are among the many figures in the film industry that have sent their family members to study at the New York Film Academy. The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE), shows that more than 313,000 U.S. students received credit last year for study abroad during 2014-15 — an increase of nearly three percent over the previous year. The Open Doors findings reflect that students study abroad in part to gain international experience that can be applied in their careers, and data also show that an increasing number of U.S. students — over 22,000 in 2014-15 — participated in non-credit work, internships and volunteering abroad through which they can gain practical skills. NYFA has focused on increasing study abroad participation this year, as a commitment partner in IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the current number of American students who go abroad each year — 600,000 individuals — by 2020, and to diversify that group. Currently, fewer than 10 percent of American college students participate in international study programs, and fewer than 25 percent of those students are from underrepresented minority groups. There is an emphasis at NYFA on the importance of global awareness and a belief that an experience of education abroad enhances a student’s global outlook and overall education. Launched in March 2014 with 156 partners, Generation Study Abroad has grown to include more than 740 partners that have raised more than $55 million for student scholarships to study abroad. The network includes 408 U.S. colleges and universities from 48 states; 189 international universities and organizations from 50 countries; 23 education associations; more than 100 organizations including study abroad, K-12, and social network agencies; 18 country partners and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Salinas G.,Autonomous University of the State of Morelos | Gonzalez-Rodriguez J.G.,Autonomous University of the State of Morelos | Porcayo-Calderon J.,Autonomous University of the State of Morelos | Salinas-Bravo V.M.,I.I.E. | Lara-Rodriguez G.,National Autonomous University of Mexico
Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology | Year: 2016

A study on the effect of the addition of 1 at-% noble elements such as Pt, Pd, Ag and Au on the oxidation resistance of Fe3Al intermetallic alloy has been carried out at 900, 1000 and 1100°C during 100 h. For comparison, the same tests were performed on a Ni-base alloy type Inconel 600. At all the tested temperatures, parabolic growth rate was observed for the different alloys. The effect of the different noble elements was not unique at the different tested temperature. Thus, at 900°C, addition of Ag increased the mass gain, whereas Pd decreased it; at 1000°C, however, the opposite was true. At 1100°C, the mass gain was decreased by adding Pt, but Pd was very detrimental. In most of the cases, the scales were predominantly formed by Al2O3 with minor amounts of Fe2O3. Scale spallation was found when the noble elements were randomly distributed on the surface, but when they were finely distributed, the scale did not spall. In all cases, the mass gain for Fe3Al alloy was lower than Inconel 600 type alloy. © 2016 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Rodriguez-Diaz R.A.,Autonomous University of Mexico State | Rodriguez-Diaz R.A.,UPAEP University | Uruchurtu-Chavarin J.,Autonomous University of Mexico State | Molina-Ocampo A.,Autonomous University of Mexico State | And 5 more authors.
International Journal of Electrochemical Science | Year: 2013

This paper presents an investigation on the effect of the addition of the alloying elements (Cr, and Ti) on the corrosion resistance of intermetallic alloys of iron aluminides FeAl, in an environment that simulates human body fluids. Potentiodynamic polarization curves showed that the binary alloy Fe40Al exhibited the greatest resistance to corrosion while the alloy Fe40Al2.5Cr (% at.) showed the lowest resistance to corrosion. Linear polarization resistance curves Rp, Nyquist data and Bode curves obtained by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, suggest the development of a thick passive layer consisting mainly of Cr2o3 and Tio2, in addition to the protective oxide layer formed by oxides of Al and Fe. © 2013 by ESG.

Flores L.I.R.,IIE | Perich E.,I GARD | Panetta S.,I GARD | Poujol G.F.C.,IIE | Guzman C.B.,PEMEX
Record of Conference Papers - Annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference | Year: 2016

This paper shows the advantages and disadvantages of different grounding in Mexico's refineries; as well as the opportunity to optimize the operating conditions, and correct maintenance procedures that may be reflected in preventive maintenance. The implementation of hybrid grounding methods for medium voltage generation sources for two of the six refineries in Mexico are presented. The grounding design of the typical electrical system during the early 70s is analyzed and how it should be improved with other grounding method. The modernization plans of the electric power system of four refineries are presented. Finally, some recommendations are provided for the power sector engineers seeking the same goal: safety and reliability in power systems. © 2015 IEEE.

Naveen R.,IIE | Thanushkkodi K.,ACET | Saranya C.,IIE
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology | Year: 2013

A lower power current comparison based domino logic 4z.ast;4 Wallace tree multiplier is proposed. Here the multiplier is designed by using low leakage high speed full adders. These full adders uses current comparison based domino logic to achieve low leakage and high speed. The technique which is utilized in this paper is based on comparison of mirrored current of the pull-up network with its worst leakage case current. This technique decreases the parasitic capacitance on the dynamic node, yielding a smaller keeper for wide fan-in gates to implement fast and robust circuits. So that the leakage current and power consumption and delay are reduced. The proposed 4*4 Wallace tree multiplier using current comparison based domino logic full adders was simulated using Mentor graphics ELDO in the temperature of 27° C, which is operated in 3 GHz shows half of the power reduction when compared to the 4*4 Wallace tree multiplier using standard full adders. © 2005 - 2013 JATIT & LLS. All right reserved.

Zabre E.,IIE | Jimenez V.,IIE
Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science | Year: 2014

Alarm system, alarm rationalization and interface design play a critical and important role to determine the ability and effectiveness of operators at power plants. Due to this, an adequate and proper alarm system impact to the answer and attention in the presence of abnormal situations from a control room at power plant. In industrial processes, such as petrochemical, paper, electricity, among others, it is necessary to optimize the management of resources in order to guarantee the work team, equipment and installation's safety. In the past decade, alarm management has positioned itself as the most important of priorities in term of safety aspects, but to get this an exhausted review, diagnostic, and improvement labors to alarm system have been required. In this paper, a system prototype known as Diagnosis System ASARHE to diagnosis generating unit at power plants, developed by Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas (Mexico's Electrical research Institute), is presented. It provides as results the performance operative state of alarm systems, previous to depuration these last through the application of an alarm rationalization methodology based on ANSIIISA and EMMUA international norms. This diagnosis was fundamental to be able to Improve any alarm management system that has a direct impact on the most important human factor of every processing plant: the operator.

Cornalino E.,UTE | Coppes E.,IIE | Chaer R.,IIE
Proceedings of the 2012 6th IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution: Latin America Conference and Exposition, T and D-LA 2012 | Year: 2012

The system of electric power generation of Uruguay will verify significant changes in the near future. © 2012 IEEE.

Ali H.A.,University of Basrah | Rasheed W.A.J.,IIE
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology | Year: 2011

The use of neural networks for recognition application is generally constrained by their inherent parameters inflexibility after the training phase. This means no adaptation is accommodated for input variations that have any influence on the network parameters. Attempts were made in this work to design a neural network that includes an additional mechanism that adjusts the threshold values according to the input pattern variations. The new approach is based on splitting the whole network into two subnets; main traditional net and a supportive net. The first deals with the required output of trained patterns with predefined settings, while the second tolerates output generation dynamically with tuning capability for any newly applied input. This tuning comes in the form of an adjustment to the threshold values. Two levels of supportive net were studied; one implements an extended additional layer with adjustable neuronal threshold setting mechanism, while the second implements an auxiliary net with traditional architecture performs dynamic adjustment to the threshold value of the main net that is constructed in dual-layer architecture. Experiment results and analysis of the proposed designs have given quite satisfactory conducts. The supportive layer approach achieved over 90% recognition rate, while the multiple network technique shows more effective and acceptable level of recognition. However, this is achieved at the price of network complexity and computation time. Recognition generalization may be also improved by accommodating capabilities involving all the innate structures in conjugation with Intelligence abilities with the needs of further advanced learning phases.

Barabino N.,IIE | Rodriguez B.,IIE
Wireless Personal Communications | Year: 2013

In this work the free space optics (FSO) and the millimeter waves (MMW) links are studied for the Uruguayan weather conditions. FSO availability is affected by fog significantly, while MMW availability is mainly affected by rains. Considering visibility and rain intensity data, these availabilities are estimated for the Uruguayan weather conditions. The results are extensible to other areas with similar weather. Finally the use of both links simultaneously, one as a backup of the other, is discussed. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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