University Center, MI, United States
University Center, MI, United States

Saginaw Valley State University is a state university in the U.S. state of Michigan. Originally founded in 1963 as Saginaw Valley College, it is located in the middle of Michigan's lower peninsula in Kochville Township, Saginaw County. However, its official address places it in University Center, Michigan, which it shares with Delta College to the north-northwest, in Bay County's Frankenlust Township). It is the youngest of Michigan's 15 public colleges and universities. Wikipedia.

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Freed A.D.,Saginaw Valley State University | Einstein D.R.,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
International Journal of Engineering Science | Year: 2013

The airways and parenchyma of lung experience large deformations during normal respiration. Spatially accurate predictions of airflow patterns and aerosol transport therefore require respiration to be modeled as a fluid-structure interaction problem. Such computational models in turn require constitutive models for the parencyhma that are both accurate and efficient. Herein, an implicit theory of elasticity is derived from thermodynamics to meet this need, leading to a generic template for strain-energy that is shown to be an exact analogue for the well-known Fung model that is the root of modern constitutive theory of tissues. To support this theory, we also propose a novel definition of Lagrangian strain rate. Unlike the classic definition of Lagrangian strain rate, this new definition is separable into volumetric and deviatoric terms, a separation that is both mathematically and physically justified. Within this framework, a novel material model capable of describing the elastic contribution of the nonlinear response of parenchyma is constructed and characterized against published data. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

What: Security Innovation’s Jonathan Pettit, Senior Director of Research and Gene Carter, Director of Product Management, speak at InfoSecurity Boston 2016. Pettit presented on Automotive Industry Case Study Keeping up with Next-Generation of Cyber Risks: Securing the Connected Car. He shared practical insight into the reality of car hacking and share best practice measures to manage the risks. · Understand the real cyber risk of the connected car · Identify vulnerabilities that make connected vehicles susceptible to hacking and what attack vectors could be used · Determine how collaboration can be fostered between manufacturers and security researchers. Meanwhile, Carter will be speaking on a panel entitled Securing the Internet of Things: What is the Real Risk for Enterprise Cybersecurity? Carter was joined by industry experts from VDC Research, Partners Healthcare and Saginaw Valley State University to share expert advice on how to prepare for the emerging risks. · Understand how to balance consumer and employee demands for new technology with governance and controls · Identify strategies to ensure information assets are secure on the IoT · Determine how information should be controlled on the IoT and understand who is responsible for that information · Understand the privacy risks associated with the IoT and how to meet privacy and security standards in a connected world · Explore the current and potential future relationship between information and physical security. Who: Since 2002, Security Innovation has been a trusted partner to organizations that want to understand where their applications are vulnerable and rollout a secure and repeatable software development lifecycle (SDLC). Security Innovation helps organizations protect sensitive data in the most challenging environments - IoT, web applications, mobile devices and in the cloud. By leveraging secure coding and embedded systems design skills, our experts help secure automotive communication systems, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), over-the-air (OTA) updates, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and any other electronic control unit (ECU). Why: Jonathan Petit is an industry innovator and connected car security expert. In his well-publicized research, Dr. Petit was able to fool a self-driving car into thinking there were other cars and pedestrians around it, stopping the vehicle in its tracks. This was achieved with only $60 worth of equipment bought over the counter. Gene is the Director of Product Management and Marketing for Security Innovation's Embedded Division, including Aerolink Vehicle to Vehicle Communications Security and Privacy libraries, NTRU Cryptography, Automotive Embedded Security and TCG Software Stack TSS1.2 and TSS2.0 products. Who Should Attend: Anyone in the information security, cybersecurity and IT security world who wants to learn more about securing the Internet of Things and or automotive security. When:      Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Automotive Industry Case Study discussion: 11:10-11:50am Securing the Internet of Things discussion: 9:50-10:40am

News Article | March 11, 2016

Matthew Miller first heard about winning the award when he was in the car with his dad driving to see his father’s new office. He was reading an e-mail sent to him and thought: “Wow, spam is getting really mean by sending out these kinds of e-mails to people,” he joked during his acceptance speech for the Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Sciences at Pittcon 2016, which took place this week in Atlanta. The young scientist, who works as a technical leader at Dow Chemical in the Analytical Sciences Core R&D group, located in Freeport, Texas, won the Analytical Chemistry Award for his primary area of research in development of graphite-mediated compositional polyolefin separations. This study enables comonomer content distribution analysis of polyolefins ranging from polyethylene to poly-alpha-olefins. “It’s a great honor and recognition that I’ve really found humbling. I have truly loved working in analytical sciences at Dow for the past 10 years so to then be recognized for some of the things I had so much fun doing just leaves me speechless,” Miller said in a statement. “On a professional level, I’m proud to represent industrial researchers. I have enormous respect for academic researchers and the incredible discoveries that spring from their work, but I’ve maintained that it’s also possible to come to (the) industry and do globally impactful, as well as fundamentally important research.” Polyolefins are critical materials that are used in a broad range of applications and are differentiated by properties such as comonomer content and distribution, including molecular weight and molecular weight distribution. The comonomer distribution for semi-crystalline polyolefins is accessible by crystallinity-based separations such as temperature rising elution fractionation (TREF) and crystallization elution fractionation (CEF). TREF and CEF, however, fail with amorphous polyolefins as there is no discrimination mechanism. The invention of graphitic-carbon based separations changed this reality.  Graphitic carbon-based stationary phases interact with polyolefins on the basis of the backbone composition and separations are independent of crystallizability, enabling understanding of the full range of ethylene and alpha-olefin comonomer content, according to the abstract. Miller attributes his love of chemistry to growing up near a major chemical company in Michigan, which urged him to buy any “used college textbooks for literally pennies on a dollar” at used book sales on the subject of chemistry. “My parents were supportive as long as I didn’t catch anything on fire,” he added. Prior to joining Dow in 2005, Miller received his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Michigan State University and his B.S. in chemistry from Saginaw Valley State University. He’s a joint inventor on four patents and has co-authored 14 research articles.

Liu W.,Saginaw Valley State University
Energy Economics | Year: 2014

The focus of this paper is on the modeling and estimation of quarterly state-level gasoline demand in the United States. The existing literature may not appropriately evaluate the price elasticity and income elasticity of gasoline demand. Most studies fail to address the possible heterogeneity in gasoline demand elasticities that may arise from a variety of sources. The endogeneity issue of gasoline price has remained redundant throughout the literature. I address these challenges using a flexible demand model and a recently developed estimation technique. The econometric approach allows for functional coefficients to accommodate the heterogeneity in demand elasticities. Several instrumental variables are used to investigate the endogeneity of gasoline price. The estimation results provide strong evidence of heterogeneous gasoline demand elasticities across states and over time. Some state-level attributes along with income and macroeconomic shocks are the potential sources of heterogeneity. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Murgan R.,Saginaw Valley State University
Journal of High Energy Physics | Year: 2011

We consider the infrared (IR) limit of the nonlinear integral equations (NLIEs) for the boundary supersymmetric sine-Gordon (BSSG) model, previously obtained from the NLIEs for the inhomogeneous open spin-1 XXZ quantum spin chain with general integrable boundary terms, for values of the boundary parameters which satisfy a certain constraint. In particular, we compute the boundary S matrix and determine the "lattice - IR" relation for the BSSG parameters. © SISSA 2011.

Heubo-Kwegna O.A.,Saginaw Valley State University
Fuzzy Sets and Systems | Year: 2013

In this paper, we introduce the notion of fuzzy semistar operation on an integral domain and relate it to the existing notion of fuzzy star operation. We show that the set of all fuzzy semistar operations on the integral domain is a complete lattice. We also characterize when an overring of a domain is a Prüfer domain and when an overring is a flat module over the domain in terms of a fuzzy semistar operation. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Tuttle R.,Saginaw Valley State University
International Journal of Metalcasting | Year: 2012

This paper describes a set of experiments with misch metal and rare earth silicide additions in 1010 and 1030 steel to determine whether grain refinement occurs. Target rare earth (RE) contents of 0.1 and 0.2% were employed. After melting, the desired RE addition was added during tapping and then poured into green sand molds. The resulting test plates were then sectioned for tensile and merallographic testing. Yield strength increased for several of the 1010 and 1030 samples. The increase in yield strength correlated with a reduction in grain size. A dramatic increase in percent elongation was also observed in the 1010 sample with the smallest grain size. Electron microscopy found complex RE oxides. These oxides appear to act as heterogeneous nuclei. When they were coated with another slag, the grain size and mechanical properties were similar to the baseline material in both the 1010 and 1030. Copyright © 2012 American Foundry Society.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 123.14K | Year: 2011

Proposal #: CNS 11-26327
PI(s): Lee, Tai-Chi; Freed, Alan D; Hallouche, Farid; Kotsidou, Kassiani
Institution: Saginaw Valley State University
Title: MRI/Dev.: Custom Platform with Parallel Application from Rapid Simulation (PARS) Interconnecting DSPs and FPGAs for High Performance Computing.
Project Proposed:
This project, developing an instrument for high performance computing based on PARS technology with multiple digital signal processors (DSP) and field programmable field arrays (FPGAs) (as well as inclusion of an embedded processor with custom instructions capability, a development tool from Altera EP1C12 NIOS II), allows users to run their applications on the entire system within the Simulink environment and then automatically generate code for multi-DSP and multi-FPGA in the system. The research activities enabled by this instrument are expected to spotlight the need for adding the capabilities of parallel processing and reconfigurability offered by FPGA and DSP, as well as suggest important applications of the instruments in various areas of science. These areas include mathematics (number theory, fixed point mapping), computer science (data structures, algorithm analysis, computer architectures, and networking), and engineering. The instrument will service the following five projects:
- Fractal image compression,
- Cryptosystem with elliptic curve,
- Experimental soft-tissue mechanics,
- Image processing, and
- DSP implementation for measuring ultrasonic waves.
Broader Impacts:
The acquisition of the platform will provide the faculty members from many disciplines a parallel platform including both DSPs and FPGAs, and expose cutting-edge computing to students. Students will be trained in the use of new and novel technologies that might impact an economically depressed area by providing a trained workforce. SVSU has good outreach to secondary school teachers and K-12.

Saginaw Valley State University | Date: 2016-03-16

A method of unlocking a mobile electronic device and as an embodiment unlocking a non-movable electronic device which is interactive with the mobile device using a motion pattern performed on the mobile device is disclosed. The mobile electronic device includes a motion measure unit, a motion pattern storage unit, and a controller. The motion measure unit measures a first motion pattern of the mobile electronic device. The motion pattern storage stores a second motion pattern set for the mobile electronic device based on multiple inputs to set the security pattern. When the first motion pattern of the mobile electronic device measured by the motion measure unit coincides with the second motion pattern stored in the motion pattern storage, the controller executes an unlock of the mobile terminal and if desired, the unlocking of a non-mobile electronic device communicating with the mobile electronic device.

Saginaw Valley State University | Date: 2013-03-27

A composting apparatus and method utilizing a vessel for receiving organic material which is rotatably supported. In a preferred embodiment, the vessel has a two corrugated conduits of different diameters and the one of smaller diameter is axially aligned inside the larger conduit to move and agitate the material in two different lateral directions. The worm vermicompositing takes place in the inside of the smaller diameter conduit, dropped into the outlet larger conduit where it is dried and collected. In another embodiment, the vessel is fabricated from secured end-to-end at their top ends. The vessel is rotated by an electric motor with a gear reduction drive sprocket engaging a peripheral track on the exterior of the larger diameter conduit. Water can be added during the vermicompositing to make and collect worm tea.

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