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Computational modeling of the immune response to tumor antigens: implications for vaccination

Vaccination protocols designed to elicit anti-cancer immune responses have, many times, failed in producing tumor eradication and in prolonging patient survival. Usually in cancer vaccination, epitopes from one organism are included in the genome or linked with some protein of another in the hope…

Interpolation-based, minimum-time piecewise constant control of linear continuous-time SISO systems

We present a novel approach to the system inversion problem for linear, scalar (i.e. single-input, single-output, or SISO) plants. The problem is formulated as a constrained optimization program, whose objective function is the transition time between the initial and the final values of the system'…

Multitemporal Backscattering Logistic Analysis for Intertidal Bathymetry

A new methodology for the mapping of intertidal terrain morphology is presented. It is based on the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images and the temporal correlation between the SAR backscatter intensity and the water level on the intertidal zone. The proposed methodology does not require…

Blood flow through an axisymmetric stenosis

The Simon and Simon–Mars tensors for stationary Einstein–Maxwell fields

Filtered integration rules for finite weighted Hilbert transforms

A product quadrature rule, based on the filtered de la Vallée Poussin polynomial approximation, is proposed for evaluating the finite weighted Hilbert transform in [-1,1]. Convergence results are stated in weighted uniform norm for functions belonging to suitable Besov type subspaces. Several…

On the establishment of thermal diffusion in binary Lennard-Jones liquids

The establishment of thermal diffusion in an Ar-Kr Lennard-Jones mixture is investigated via dynamical non equilibrium molecular dynamics [G. Ciccotti, G. Jacucci, Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 789 (1975)]. We observe, in particular, the evolution of the density and temperature fields of the system…

Scheduling vs Communication in PELCR

PELCR is an environment for lambda-terms reduction on parallel/distributed computing systems. The computation performed in this environment is a distributed graph rewriting and a major optimization to achieve efficient execution consists of a message aggregation technique exhibiting the potential…

Lattice Boltzmann simulation at finite Knudsen

A modified lattice Boltzmann model with a stochastic relaxation mechanism mimicking "virtual" collisions between free-streaming particles and solid walls is introduced. This modified scheme permits to compute plane channel flows in satisfactory agreement with analytical results over a broad…

Stochastic Jetting and Dripping in Confined Soft Granular Flows

We report new dynamical modes in confined soft granular flows, such as stochastic jetting and dripping, with no counterpart in continuum viscous fluids. The new modes emerge as a result of the propagation of the chaotic behavior of individual grains - here, monodisperse emulsion droplets - to the…