Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei, Taiwan

Shih Hsin University is a private university in Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. It has been named one of the "Teaching Excellence Universities" by the Republic of China's Ministry of Education five years in a row, making Shih Hsin being among the top five schools in this category. The university is also ranked 9th among all private universities in Taiwan by private business owners, business managers and graduates in Taiwan in 2010 by Global Views magazine and 104 Job Bank in Taiwan. Wikipedia.

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Yang S.-C.,Shih Hsin University
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise | Year: 2016

INTRODUCTION: A recent US Major League Baseball (MLB) rule change requires baseball pitchers to deliver pitches within 12 sec. PURPOSES: To examine the effect of three, between-pitch rest intervals on throwing performance during a simulated 7-inning game and muscle damage during post-game recovery. DESIGN: A randomized counter-balanced study. METHODS: Seven intercollegiate pitchers threw 15 pitches per inning for 7 innings with rest interval trials of 8, 12, and 20 sec between pitches and 5 min between innings. Pitchers threw aimed fastballs at their best effort. Trials were separated by ≥2 weeks. RESULTS: Progressive decreases in pitching speed and accuracy below baseline (1st inning of 20-sec trial) occurred after 4th inning during the 8-sec and 12-sec trials, but not the 20-sec trial. Plasma creatine kinase (CK) elevated 48 h later for the 8-sec and 12-sec trials (+105% and +75%, P< 0.01), but not the 20-sec trial (+26%, no significance). A transient IL-6 surges immediately after the game for the 8- and 12-sec trials (+265%, +128%, P< 0.01) above baseline. IL-6 reversed below the level of 20-sec trial at 48 h after game, whereas IL-10 increased significantly above the level of 20-sec trial. CONCLUSION: Under the same pitching load, decreasing rest interval from 20 to 12 sec or less results in an early onset performance loss during a game and increases in muscle damage and inflammation for more than 2 days after a game. Our data do not favor the current rule change in concern of keeping musculoskeletal health of pitchers. © 2016 American College of Sports Medicine

Tsai S.-P.,Shih Hsin University
International Journal of Tourism Research | Year: 2012

The notion of place attachment has been evidenced impactful on enhancing the performance of tourism marketing. However, the theoretical development of place attachment characterizes obvious diversities. The current study integrates and reconfigures these diversities to propose the Strategic Management of Place Attachment model. According to the model, a comprehensive attachment-nurturing foundation is constituted by holistic tourist experience, which contains emotional pleasure, cognitive stimulation, psychological growth, self-expressiveness and communal awareness. Place attachment, nurtured upon such foundation, converts into a powerful driver of the tourist's revisit behavior. Noteworthy insights and implications are provided to put the notion of place attachment to best use for tourism marketing. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Hsu P.-F.,Shih Hsin University
Advances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences | Year: 2011

This paper presents a modified model for selecting public relations (PR) agencies, considering the interdependencies among decision criteria. First, the proposed model adopts the "Nominal Group Technique (NGT)" to identify suitable evaluation criteria for selecting PR agencies. Next, the model uses the "Analytic Network Process (ANP)" to determine the relative weights of the criteria, then ranks the alternatives and select the optimum PR agency in the high-tech industry. Furthermore, this study uses the example of a renowned high-tech communications manufacturer in Taiwan to demonstrate the effectiveness of the model in PR agencies selection. Research results find the six sub-criteria that high-tech enterprises emphasize most include IMC planning, resource integration ability, media exposure, creative campaign design, creative media planning and enterprise and product image promotion. The modified model helps high-tech enterprises to effectively select PR firms, making it highly applicable in academia and commerce.

Chen F.-Y.,Shih Hsin University
Computers and Mathematics with Applications | Year: 2011

International portfolios which are composed of domestic assets and foreign assets are popular investment tools for financial institutions in highly integrated global financial markets. However, the focus of past studies had been on either domestic assets or foreign assets, but not both in the same context. They paid no attention to the studies of controlling the market risk of the international portfolios in the risk management literature. In contrast to the existing literature in portfolios, this paper considers not only domestic assets but also foreign assets, and provides an analytical value-at-risk (VaR) with common jump risk and exchange rate risk to manage market risk of international portfolios with exchange rate risk and common jumps over the subprime mortgage crisis. In general, the analytical solution can be used to accurately calculate VaRs by the backtesting criterion in terms of in-sample and out-of-sample fitting for an international portfolio with common jumps. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Yen H.-H.,Shih Hsin University
IEEE Pacific RIM Conference on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing - Proceedings | Year: 2011

3D video transport methods have been the most intriguing and interesting research topic due to the recent popular 3D movie and 3DTV. Basically, 3D video stream is different from the 2D video stream that requires additional video streams to create 3D viewing experience. These additional video streams require significant transmission bandwidth so that it requires large bandwidth requirement for the whole 3D video stream. Due to the limited frequency spectrum in wireless networks, it is difficult to transmit the full 3D video stream in one wireless channel. Besides limited frequency spectrum, power efficient transmission is also another important goal in wireless networks. How to successfully meeting the bandwidth demands and in the same time to minimize the total transmission power is an interesting and challenging problem. One possible way is to bifurcate the 3D video stream into multiple 2D video streams and transmit them in separate routing path and then combined at the destination node. Via this cooperative routing strategy, there would be smaller bandwidth requirement at each stream so that it is possible to reduce the transmission radius of the transmitter node and in the same time to have good signal quality to decode the received video. This problem is a challenging cross-layer design problem to simultaneously consider the video quality in the application layer, cooperative routing in the network layer and the SNR aware power control in the physical layer. In this paper, by leveraging on of the multi-view nature of the 3D video, I propose a novel power-aware, bandwidth aware and video quality aware cooperative scheme, named IBAIP algorithm, to bifurcate and route the 3D video stream to the destination node. According to the computational experiments, the proposed IBAIP algorithm outperforms other heuristics under all tested cases. © 2011 IEEE.

Yen H.-H.,Shih Hsin University
2013 9th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2013 | Year: 2013

Traditional Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) transmits the scalar data (e.g., temperature, irradiation) to the sink node. A new Wireless Visual Sensor Network (WVSN) that can transmit images is a more promising solution than the WSN on sensing, detecting and monitoring the environment to enhance awareness of the cyber, physical, and social contexts of our daily activities. Sensor coverage in WVSN is more challenging than in WSN due to besides the sensing range coverage, the Field of View (FoV) should also be considered in deploying the sensors. In this paper, we study the sensor coverage problem in WVSN. We first propose the mathematical model to formulate the sensor coverage problem in WVSN. We devise a heuristic algorithm (FoVIC) algorithm to tackle this sensor coverage problem in WVSN. The basic idea of FoVIC algorithm is to deploy a sensor one at a time that can cover the largest number of uncovered nodes and then the algorithm checks for any sensor deployed in the earlier stage that could be removed. From the computational experiments, they show that larger span angle could help the sensors to cover more nodes in bigger grid size and fewer sensors will be need in smaller grid size when in fixed sensing range and span angle. © 2013 IEEE.

Liu Y.-C.,Shih Hsin University
Knowledge-Based Systems | Year: 2013

Traditionally, sequence pattern mining has been used to mine items occurs in time sequences and items were deemed to be irrelevant to each other. However, in real applications, sequence items shown in a record may have some relation. For example, in mining students' learning portfolios, the learning progressions must contain learning objects with forward-directed relations. Namely, the learning objects (items) themselves are evidence of a pre-existing relationship. In addition, most sequence mining algorithms assume the sequence records in databases are all of the same age. Each data record is observed at the same starting and ending point. But, according to the occurrences of events in a given period, the lengths of some sequences are longer than others. Hence the sequences with longer time spans might contain longer patterns than those with shorter time spans. As a result, the frequency of possible patterns shown in longer sequences might be underestimated due to fewer of records. This research proposed two methods, FSP and FSP-LC, to analyze forward sequence data. Latter, a real-life database which records all employee progression histories in a large company was used to verify and explain the proposed methods. The experimental results show that the proposed methods can mine specific and longer sequences to further improve and re-design their personnel systems. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

This study examined the relationship between the changes of physical fitness across the 3-year spectrum of senior high school study and academic performance measured by standardized tests in Taiwan. A unique dataset of 149 240 university-bound senior high school students from 2009 to 2011 was constructed by merging two nationwide administrative datasets of physical fitness test performance and the university entrance exam scores. Hierarchical linear regression models were used. All regressions included controls for students' baseline physical fitness status, changes of physical fitness performance over time, age and family economic status. Some notable findings were revealed. An increase of 1 SD on students' overall physical fitness from the first to third school year is associated with an increase in the university entrance exam scores by 0.007 and 0.010 SD for male and female students, respectively. An increase of 1 SD on anaerobic power (flexibility) from the first to third school year is positively associated with an increase in the university entrance exam scores by 0.018 (0.010) SD among female students. We suggest that education and school health policymakers should consider and design policies to improve physical fitness as part of their overall strategy of improving academic performance.

Yen W.C.-K.,Shih Hsin University
Theoretical Computer Science | Year: 2012

Let G(V,E,w,l) denote an n-vertex and m-edge graph in which w is a function mapping each vertex v to a positive weight w(v) and l is a function mapping each edge e to a positive length l(e). Given a positive integer p, the p-Center problem involves finding a set Q with p vertices of G to be the locations for building facilities. The objective is to minimize the maximum weighted distance from each vertex in VQ to its nearest vertex in Q. This paper considers a practical restriction: the induced subgraph of the selected p vertices must be connected. The new variant is called the Connected p-Center problem (the CpC problem). For each fixed integer t<1, on block graphs with exactly t blocks, we first show that the CpC problem is NP-hard when (1) w(v)=1, for all vertices v, and l(e)∈1,2, for all edges e, and (2) w(v)∈1,2, for all vertices v, and l(e)=1, for all edges e, respectively. Second, an O(n+m)-time algorithm for solving the CpC problem on block graphs with unit vertex-weights and unit edge-lengths is proposed. Then, the algorithmic result is extended to handle the situation in which some vertices in G cannot be included to form feasible solutions. The complexity of the extended algorithm is also O(n+m). © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

As Taiwanese people's awareness of civic consciousness has risen over the past decade, the government has undergone administrative reform to allow citizens to participate in public affairs. The Neighbourhood Park Improvement Plan (NPIP), as executed by the Taipei City Government, is aimed at encouraging community involvement in the planning and design of neighbourhood parks. The purpose of this study was to examine the outcome of the NPIP by comparing facility suitability and functional benefit, as well as park users' emotional bonding and involvement intention, with regards to improved and unimproved neighbourhood parks. The results indicated that park users considered the facility suitability and functional benefits of improved parks to be better than those of unimproved parks. In addition, users' emotional bonding to, and involvement intention for, improved parks were stronger than those of unimproved parks. Based on the findings, suggestions were made for community involvement in park improvement projects. © 2010 Landscape Research Group Ltd.

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