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News Article | May 15, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the real estate markets in Manhattan and Brooklyn continue to remain highly competitive, national lender Embrace Home Loans opens its first branch in New York City to support growing demand. The branch is located at 132 West 31st St. Suite 1567 New York, NY 10011, and will be led by industry veteran and branch manager, Billy Fazio. The new office joins Embrace’s two other branches in New York state, including Hauppauge and New Rochelle. According to StreetEasy’s recent market report for Manhattan and Brooklyn, rising real estate prices and low inventory is driving competition for buyers. In fact, over the past year, the median resale price rose 1.3 percent in Manhattan and a staggering 11 percent in Brooklyn. Additionally, there were nearly seven percent fewer homes compared to a year ago in Manhattan, with Upper Manhattan seeing the greatest drop at 23.4 percent. “As the New York real estate market becomes increasingly competitive, Embrace’s newest branch will support the increased demand for home-buying,“ said Fazio. “Our goal is to not only create an enjoyable experience for both borrowers and real estate agents, but also provide them with a needed competitive edge. We look forward to supporting this market and serving as a trusted and experienced lender to the community.” With more than 13 years in mortgage lending, Fazio has served as branch manager and mortgage consultant for various organizations, providing him with a wealth of industry knowledge. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from Northwood University. In addition to his work, he remains dedicated to giving back to local communities and beyond, having been instrumental in raising money to help build schools in third world countries. “The housing market continues to make significant gains across the nation, including New York State,” said Jeff McGuinness, chief sales officer at Embrace Home Loans. “Opening a new office and adding the industry’s top talent will position us to better support those markets, and we know Billy and his team will be the perfect individuals to do so. Not only do his customer-centric values align with Embrace’s commitment to providing outstanding service, but his dedication to enriching communities in need speaks to his personal values. We’re confident he will be a great addition to our team.” Earlier this year, Fazio and his team partnered with Madison Avenue Agency to manage and host the Spring Beautique Social Network Mixer for the who’s who in real estate, finance and luxury. Held at the Boutique Oval Room and VIP Lounge in New York, they raised $5,690. This included the evening check presentation for $3,450 from Embrace and Billy Fazio presented to Chase Iron Eyes in support of the Last Real Indians (LRI), a non-profit organization accountable to the Standing Rock Reservation. The LRI founder, Chase Iron Eyes, was born on the Standing Rock Reservation and has taken a stand to stop the pipeline, serving the water protectors and serving the people of Standing Rock Reservation. The auction took place with company donated items, including a NYC Helicopter Tour, a Rolls Royce Chauffeured experience by Red Carpet Lifestyle, NY Prime Beef Steak Gift Boxes, Foxwoods Mini-Suite Weekends and more. On May 18, Embrace Home Loans will hold another networking event to mark the grand opening of its New York City office. The event will be held at Jue Lan Club, which was once the home of the legendary nightclub Limelight which transformed a Church into a mega hotspot in the 90’s. Madison Avenue Agency will host the mixer and has secured contributors including Foxwoods Resort Casino, Worldwide Land Transfer, Triplemint, Cloud Nine Exotics-Exotic Car Experiences and Rentals and more. The mixer will include a charity auction with items including a daylong Ferrari rental and a Foxwoods Casino mini suite weekend package. All proceeds will go to support the Last Real Indians and Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center at Foxwoods Resort Casino. To learn more about the May 18 event, please visit Founded in 1983, Embrace Home Loans is a direct lender for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, approved by FHA and VA, and an issuer for Ginnie Mae. Embrace Home Loans has remained a prominent leader in the industry, having helped hundreds of thousands of individuals and their families purchase new homes, lower their monthly payments and consolidate high-interest debt since its inception. With 80+ offices and licensed in 46 states and D.C., Embrace has been recognized seven times as one of the Best Medium-sized Companies to Work for in America by Fortune and four times as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America by Inc. The company has also been recognized eleven times as one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island and as the Most Community Involved Company in Rhode Island by Providence Business News. For more information, please visit

Ye L.,LRI | Dague P.,University Paris - Sud | Longuet D.,University Paris - Sud | Briones L.B.,National University of Cordoba | Madalinski A.,Otto Von Guericke University of Magdeburg
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications | Year: 2016

Fault diagnosis is a crucial and challenging task in the automatic control of complex systems, whose efficiency depends on the diagnosability property of a system. Diagnosability describes the system ability to determine whether a given fault has effectively occurred based on the observations. However, this is a very strong property that requires generally high number of sensors to be satisfied. Consequently, it is not rare that developing a diagnosable system is too expensive. To solve this problem, in this paper, we first define a new system property called manifestability that represents the weakest requirement on faults and observations for having a chance to identify on line fault occurrences and can be verified at design stage. Then, we propose an algorithm with PSPACE complexity to automatically verify it. © 2016 The Authors and IOS Press.

Meguebli Y.,LRI | Doan B.-L.,LRI | Popineau F.,LRI
Proceedings - 19th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing and 15th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science, CSE-EUC-DCABES 2016 | Year: 2017

In this paper, we propose an architecture for personalizing information retrieval (IR), exploiting the interactions between the user and the social network. We use an extension of a Dung argumentation framework to show how the precision of the personalized information retrieval system could be improved. We use also social media and search history to define the user-profile which is represented by a restriction of a Description Logic. © 2016 IEEE.

Galofaro F.,Polytechnic of Milan | Doan B.-L.,LRI | Toffano Z.,LRI
Proceedings - 19th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing and 15th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science, CSE-EUC-DCABES 2016 | Year: 2017

The article will explore the philosophical consequence on the notion of meaning of the adoption of a quantum geometry-based approach in linguistic disciplines such Information Retrieval, which importance grew with Internet and big data. The paper reconstructs an archaeology of the turn to probabilistic and a quantum perspectives in language research and its reasons, we considers some linguistic features which justify the adoption of a quantum perspective (non-distributiveness, failures of the substitutivity principle, periodicity of the meaning function), it underlines two features of quantum models (superposition and entanglement) which seems interesting to represent semantics, we hope to show how quantum models allow a convergence of the interest of different perspectives in philosophy of language. © 2016 IEEE.

Patel R.V.,University College London | Patel R.V.,Great Ormond Street Children Hospital NHS Trust | Kumar H.,LRI | More B.,LRI | Rajimwale A.,LRI
BMJ Case Reports | Year: 2013

A previously healthy 6-year-old girl that initially presented with presumed viral gastrointestinal infection for a week and later developed catastrophic primary peritonitis and septic shock requiring resuscitation and emergency exploratory laparotomy without any identifiable intra-abdominal cause of the sepsis and the peritoneal exudates grew group A streptococci. Appropriate antibiotic therapy was instituted and she made a complete recovery. Copyright 2013 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

Pujolle G.,Pohang University of Science and Technology | Pujolle G.,University Pierre and Marie Curie | Al Agha K.,LRI
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2013

This paper deals with the minimization of energy consumption in mesh access networks. As proposed in 3GPP, future wireless access networks will be based in part on mesh technology. Indeed, as all access points cannot be connected by optic fibers to the core networks, we propose to realize a mesh network to connect altogether hotspots and femtocells. To optimize the energy consumption we have developed a Start-and-Stop mechanism permitting to turn-off all unused physical machines. Moreover, we developed a virtual environment to work with virtual machines instead physical machines. This permits to move virtual resources from one physical point to another one. Finally, we describe the piloting system based on the autonomic paradigm, and associated with a knowledge plane. This piloting system is able to minimize the energy consumption in future mesh access networks. © Springer-Verlag 2013.

Hajri H.,LRI | Bourda Y.,LRI | Popineau F.,LRI
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2015

Personalized applications like recommendation systems or open adaptive hypermedia require to facilitate reuse and interoperability of educational resources. Thus we have to solve the problem of discovering educational datasets and the problem of the fragmented landscape of competing metadata schemas. In this paper, we compare a subset of metadata schemas used by educational datasets obeying the Linked Open Data principles and we propose mappings between them © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

Nguyen H.N.,LRI | Poizat P.,French National Center for Scientific Research | Zaidi F.,LRI
2013 IEEE 24th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, ISSRE 2013 | Year: 2013

Service-oriented engineering is an emerging software development paradigm for distributed collaborative ap-plications. Services are developed independently and are composed to achieve common requirements. Service choreographies define such requirements from a global perspective, based on interactions among a set of participants that are implemented as services. In this paper, we support a reliable data-aware service choreography development process through a dedicated projection. It extracts, from a choreography, a behavioral skeleton for each of its participants. The projection is valuable in a top-down approach, where developers have only to complete the skeletons with some business code in order to get a distributed application that matches the choreography requirements. The projection is also valuable in a bottom-up approach, where the skeletons can act as controllers between reused services in order to enforce the respect of the choreography. Our approach is supported with a tool that can be downloaded or used online. © 2013 IEEE.

News Article | December 1, 2016

With more than 10 years of experience in the field, many successful installations in routine diagnostic pathology labs, LRI Imaging AB is the leading diagnostic digital pathology provider in Sweden. Today, Visiopharm A/S has implemented diagnostic digital pathology at a national scale in Denmark, as well as several other systems in Europe.With a staff of almost 50 digital pathology experts, Visiopharm A/S and LRI Imaging AB are jointly becoming a highly specialized European leader in Diagnostic Digital Pathology solutions. “We are now seeing diagnostic digital pathology take off; and not just in Scandinavia, but in large parts of Europe. An important experience from the last 10 years is that going digital is a major undertaking for the pathology lab. We are excited about this merger, which allow us to offer our joint experience and expertise in helping diagnostic pathology labs going digital - one cost-efficient and risk-free step at a time. Our joint expertise gives us a depth of practical expertise in all critical aspects of digital pathology, allowing us to become a true partner in helping pathology labs both implement and take full advantage of this type of technology”, says Michael Grunkin CEO of Visiopharm Rickard Lindelöf, CEO of LRI Imaging / Visiopharm AB, adds: “For almost a decade we have provided diagnostic digital pathology solutions to Swedish pathology labs. We have done that by integrating best-of-breed solution components. The technology developed by Visiopharm allow us to finally realize the full potential of diagnostic digital pathology: Integrating image analysis in LIS-driven workflows, which is giving pathologists access to validated technology that will improve both data quality and productivity while reducing costs and turnaround times”. “We have been running several large clinical studies using this technology, of which some have already been published. That has allowed us to see firsthand to what extent image analysis, if used in the right way, can give significant improvements in diagnostic data quality. We believe this will have a great impact on patient safety. And we are excited to see such technology integrated in an open end-to-end digital pathology solution. We are convinced that digital pathology will lead to improvements in the patient care and help us cope with the growing case load and complexity all diagnostic labs are experiencing. This will benefit both patients individually and society in general,” says Johan Hartmann, Professor at Karolinska University Hospital. Visiopharm offers a truly open and agnostic end-to-end diagnostic pathology solution with best-of-breed components spanning: 1. Best in class slide scanning technology 2. Viewing technology and pathologist cockpit which is setting new standards regarding speed, simplicity, and design. Open to all commercially available slide formats, and enabled for advanced image analysis 3. Support for a range of image management systems, including pathology PACS and VNA. 4. Patent protected, documented and CE-IVD marked computer aided diagnosis (CAD) software scientifically validated improvements to data quality and productivity in a pathology lab. IVD-APPs are validated for all major reagent providers 5. Fully integrated with local LIS systems , providing LIS-driven workflow solutions. Custom integration to other LIS solutions provided as part of the package. 6. A team of experts with deep practical experience in deploying, integrating and supporting end-to-end digital pathology solutions in the daily routine of a pathology lab 7. Change management services and teams allowing our clients to reap the full benefit of their investment About Visiopharm Visiopharm is a leading provider of quantitative image analysis software and end-to-end Digital Pathology solutions for Hospitals, biopharmaceutical companies and research institutions around the world. Recently, Visiopharm has expanded to include ONCOTOPIX® Diagnostics a robust solution for cancer diagnostics with CE-IVD algorithms for the breast panel, integrated LIS driven workflow, and VirtualDoubleStaining™. Visiopharm’s software is featured in over 900 scientific publications, and is compatible with leading slide scanner manufacturers, data management software, and staining providers. Visiopharm, a privately owned company, is an international business with over 600 licenses placed, with countless users, in more than 30 countries. A growing network of authorized distributors and integration partners support the growth of Visiopharm solutions on several continents including North America, Europe and Asia. About LRI Imaging AB LRI, a privately owned company, with installations in more than 20 laboratories and nearly 50 scanners placed in Sweden and Norway, is a leading provider of digital slide scanning and end-to-end Digital Pathology solutions including macro cameras for hospitals. With more than 30 years of experience in the pathology field LRI has a broad knowledge in laboratory workflow and has been able to successfully expanded its business in a rapidly growing market due to an always open mind to customers’ need and a great portfolio of solutions.

News Article | December 12, 2016

Legal Risk Institute announces the launch of their online training course, Ethical and Practical Duties for Lawyers in The Cyber Age, which is accredited in most US states for continuing legal education credits. Lawyers and legal staff can earn CLEs as they study how critical information and security are to their profession, along with tips on how to avoid problems. Founder and President of Legal Risk Institute (LRI), Michael J. Sacopulos, JD, who has developed this program states, “Many firms don’t realize all of the potential sources for cyber issues from their own staff. As more legal research and documentation takes place online, there are new risks and ethical duties that all attorney’s and their staff should be aware of.” Legal Risk Institute assists attorneys and staff to avoid electronic cyber risks through consulting, training and online courses. This course has been approved for CLEs in 28 states, with additional accreditations expected. Additional videos and resources are also being developed surrounding this subject area. The cyber world raises ethical duties under the Rules of Professional Responsibility. Hackers, malware and ransomware also present risks that could not be appreciated even just a few years ago. “The connectedness of people today through Social Media, Wi-Fi hotspots, and Cloud-based software have forever altered the practice of law,” Sacopulos shared. “Many people don’t realize the vulnerabilities that the convenience of connectedness can open law firms up to. It’s our professional responsibility to keep client information safe, secure and learn how to avoid issues through regular training.” About Michael J. Sacopulos Michael is an accomplished public speaker and author, routinely contributing columns to national medical and legal trade publications, including Bloomberg, Beckers’, and Journal of Legal Medicine, as well as other national mainstream news outlets including Wall Street Journal and He has also appeared on Fox Business News. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College before doing graduate work at the London School of Economics. He received a law degree with honors from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. About Legal Risk Institute Legal Risk Institute (LRI) was founded to assist attorneys and law firm administrators mitigate electronic risks and fully understand how the cyber world raises ethical duties under the Rules of Professional Responsibility. To this end, LRI develops courses and support materials for clients as well as provides professional speakers and tailored training for law firms. Learn more at

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