Publications

The Market for Organic/Fair Trade Coffee in Germany and the United States Mane Mirijanyan ; Oksana Bulavtseva ; Ella Fuchs ; Hisham Gomaa ; Julian Niklaus ; Ayushi Rastogi ; Brittani Reinke ; Alfonso Villa ;

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It is cultivated in about 70 countries in South America, Africa, and Asia and more than 8m tons of coffee are produced annually. The two most successful species of coffee are the Arabica and the Robusta. In the US...

This document describes the computational models associated with blockchain and, in a second step what is for blockchain the shutdown problem. He then asks questions about the link between shutdown problem, computation, and governability in a blockchain project. This document aims to contribute to the implementation of industrial good...

Polar codes, recently accepted for adoption in 5G standard due to their excellent performance at a very low complexity compared to other competitive schemes in the literature, are deemed to be a strong candidate for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications as well due to meeting their requirements. However, since...

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) communication technology, which has recently been thoroughly studied and adopted by 3GPP standard (Release 15) due to its dynamic, flexible, and flying nature, is expected to be an integral part of future wireless communications and Internet of drones (IoD) applications. However, due to the...

Ensuring the security of the Internet of Things (IoT) is deemed as one of the most critical challenges and needs that have to be addressed in order to guarantee the successful deployment of IoT in emerging technologies like 5G. In an effort to address this challenge, in this work, an...

The title Omid Beiki ;

Background: Migrant studies offer a unique opportunity to analyze variation in disease occurrence due to background factors. The role of environmental and lifestyle exposures are of particular interest in cancer research, and migrant studies can be considered as natural experiments in epidemiological research. Large numbers of immigrants from different regions...

Simple polytopes arising from finite graphs Ohsugi, Hidefumi ; Hibi, Takayuki ;

Let $G$ be a finite graph allowing loops, having no multiple edge and no isolated vertex. We associate $G$ with the edge polytope ${\cal P}_G$ and the toric ideal $I_G$. By classifying graphs whose edge polytope is simple, it is proved that the toric ideals $I_G$ of $G$...

We give two constructions of surfaces in simply-connected 4-manifolds with non simply-connected complements. One is an iteration of the twisted rim surgery introduced by the first author. We also construct, for any group G satisfying some simple conditions, a simply-connected symplectic manifold containing a symplectic surface whose complement...

Motivated by the relationship of classical modular functions and Picard--Fuchs linear differential equations of order 2 and 3, we present an analogous concept for equations of order 4 and 5. Comment: 33 pages

We study stacks of slope-semistable twisted sheaves on orbisurfaces with projective coarse spaces and prove that in certain cases they have many of the asymptotic properties enjoyed by the moduli of slope-semistable sheaves on smooth projective surfaces. Comment: 27 pages; further clarification of the introduction; comments still ...