Wei Du

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Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (8)
Astrophysics of Galaxies (6)
Computer Science - Software Engineering (3)
Mathematics - Functional Analysis (3)
Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture (3)
Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence (2)
Computer Science - Neural and Evolutionary Computing (2)
Physics - Other (1)
Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect (1)
Mathematics - Optimization and Control (1)
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Physics - Superconductivity (1)

Publications Authored By Wei Du

We present measurements of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) scale in redshift-space using the clustering of quasars. We consider a sample of 147,000 quasars from the extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) distributed over 2044 square degrees with redshifts $0.8 < z < 2. Read More

We present long-slit optical spectra of 12 edge-on low surface brightness galaxies (LSBGs) positioned along their major axes. After performing reddening corrections for the emission-line fluxes measured from the extracted integrated spectra, we measured the gas-phase metallicities of our LSBG sample using both the [NII]/Ha and the R_23 diagnostics. Both sets of oxygen abundances show good agreement with each other, giving a median value of 12 + log(O/H) = 8. Read More

In the fashion industry, order scheduling focuses on the assignment of production orders to appropriate production lines. In reality, before a new order can be put into production, a series of activities known as pre-production events need to be completed. In addition, in real production process, owing to various uncertainties, the daily production quantity of each order is not always as expected. Read More

-This paper presents an efficient approach to data collection in mobile wireless sensor networks, with the specific application of sensing in bike races. Recent sensor technology permits to track GPS position of each bike. Because of the inherent correlation between bike positions in a bike race, a simple GPS log is inefficient. Read More

In this Letter, we report the observational constraints on the Hu-Sawicki $f(R)$ theory derived from weak lensing peak abundances, which are closely related to the mass function of massive halos. In comparison with studies using optical or x-ray clusters of galaxies, weak lensing peak analyses have the advantages of not relying on mass-baryonic observable calibrations. With observations from the Canada-France-Hawaii-Telescope Lensing Survey, our peak analyses give rise to a tight constraint on the model parameter $|f_{R0}|$ for $n=1$. Read More

Differential evolution (DE) is a simple but powerful evolutionary algorithm, which has been widely and successfully used in various areas. In this paper, an event-triggered impulsive control scheme (ETI) is introduced to improve the performance of DE. Impulsive control, the concept of which derives from control theory, aims at regulating the states of a network by instantly adjusting the states of a fraction of nodes at certain instants, and these instants are determined by event-triggered mechanism (ETM). Read More

Accurate software development effort estimation is critical to the success of software projects. Although many techniques and algorithmic models have been developed and implemented by practitioners, accurate software development effort prediction is still a challenging endeavor in the field of software engineering, especially in handling uncertain and imprecise inputs and collinear characteristics. In this paper, a hybrid in-telligent model combining a neural network model integrated with fuzzy model (neuro-fuzzy model) has been used to improve the accuracy of estimating software cost. Read More

Based on weak lensing data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Lensing Survey (CFHTLenS), in this paper we study the mass-concentration ($M$-$c$) relation for $\sim 200$ redMaPPer clusters in the fields. We extract the $M$-$c$ relation by measuring the density profiles of individual clusters instead of using stacked weak lensing signals. By performing Monte Carlo simulations, we demonstrate that although the signal-to-noise ratio for each individual cluster is low, the unbiased $M$-$c$ relation can still be reliably derived from a large sample of clusters by carefully taking into account the impacts of shape noise, cluster center offset, dilution effect from member or foreground galaxies, and the projection effect. Read More

Software effort estimation is a critical part of software engineering. Although many techniques and algorithmic models have been developed and implemented by practitioners, accurate software effort prediction is still a challenging endeavor. In order to address this issue, a novel soft computing framework was previously developed. Read More

The aims of our research are to evaluate the prediction performance of the proposed neuro-fuzzy model with System Evaluation and Estimation of Resource Software Estimation Model (SEER-SEM) in software estimation practices and to apply the proposed architecture that combines the neuro-fuzzy technique with different algorithmic models. In this paper, an approach combining the neuro-fuzzy technique and the SEER-SEM effort estimation algorithm is described. This proposed model possesses positive characteristics such as learning ability, decreased sensitivity, effective generalization, and knowledge integration for introducing the neuro-fuzzy technique. Read More

In this paper, we introduce and share the new concept of $\mathcal{MT}(\lambda )$-functions and its some characterizations. Read More

A sample of 70 E+A galaxies are selected from 37, 206 galaxies in the second data release (DR2) of Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) according to the criteria for E+A galaxies defined by Goto, and each of these objects is further visually identified. In this sample, most objects are low redshift E+A galaxies with z < 0.25, and locate in the high latitude sky area with magnitude among 14 to 18 mag in g, r and i bands. Read More

The population of Low Surface Brightness (LSB) galaxies is crucial for understanding the extremes of galaxy formation and evolution of the universe. As LSB galaxies are mostly rich in gas (HI), the alpha.40-SDSS DR7 sample is absolutely one of the best survey combinations to select a sample of them in the local Universe. Read More

In this work, we prove an existence theorem of the Hyers-Ulam stability for the nonlinear Volterra integral equations which improves and generalizes Castro-Ramos theorem by using some weak conditions. Read More

We present new narrow-band (H$\alpha$ and [OIII]) imagings and optical spectrophotometry of HII regions for a gas-rich low surface brightness irregular galaxy, KKR 17. The central surface brightness of the galaxy is $\mu_0(B)$ = 24.15 $\pm$0. Read More

With the halo catalog from the {\it Millennium Simulation}, we analyze the weak-lensing measured density profiles for clusters of galaxies, paying attention to the determination of the concentration-mass ($c$-$M$) relation which can be biased by the center offset, selection effect, and shape noise from intrinsic ellipticities of background galaxies. Several different methods of locating the center of a cluster from weak-lensing effects alone are explored. We find that, for intermediate redshift clusters, the highest peak from our newly proposed two-scale smoothing method applied to the reconstructed convergence field, first with a smoothing scale of $2^\prime$ and then $0\overset{\prime}{. Read More

In this paper, we select a sample of quiescent luminous red galaxies (LRGs) from Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 (SDSS DR7) with signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) substantially high to study the consistency of the full spectrum fitting method by using different packages, mainly, ULySS and STARLIGHT. The spectrum of each galaxy in the sample is fitted by the full spectrum fitting packages ULySS and STARLIGHT, respectively. We find: (1) for spectra with higher S/Ns, the ages of stellar populations obtained from ULySS are slightly older than that from STARLIGHT, and metallicities derived from ULySS are slightly richer than that from STARLIGHT. Read More

This paper addresses the large-scale acquisition of end-to-end network performance. We made two distinct contributions: ordinal rating of network performance and inference by matrix completion. The former reduces measurement costs and unifies various metrics which eases their processing in applications. Read More

The relative age of galaxies at different redshifts can be used to infer the Hubble parameter and put constraints on cosmological models. We select 23,883 quiescent luminous red galaxies (LRGs) from the SDSS DR7 and divide them into four sub-samples according to their velocity dispersions and each sub-sample is further divided into 12 redshift bins. The spectra of the LRGs in each redshift and velocity bin are co-added in order to obtain a combined spectrum with relatively high $S/N$. Read More

The knowledge of end-to-end network distances is essential to many Internet applications. As active probing of all pairwise distances is infeasible in large-scale networks, a natural idea is to measure a few pairs and to predict the other ones without actually measuring them. This paper formulates the distance prediction problem as matrix completion where unknown entries of an incomplete matrix of pairwise distances are to be predicted. Read More

Magnesium diboride crystals were grown with low melting alloy flux. The sample with superconductivity at 38.3 K was prepared in the zinc-magnesium flux and another sample with superconductivity at 34. Read More

Adopting the SPECTRUM package, we have synthesized a set of 2,890 Near-InfraRed (NIR) synthetic spectra with a resolution and wavelength sampling similar to the SDSS and the forthcoming LAMOST spectra. During the synthesis, we have applied the `New grids of ATLAS9 Model Atmosphere' to provide a grid of local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) model atmospheres. This synthetic stellar library is composed of 1,350 solor scaled abundance (SSA) and 1,530 non-solar scaled abundance (NSSA) spectra, grounding on which we have defined a new set of NIR CaII triplet indices and an index CaT as the sum of the three. Read More

We present exact results for the electronic transport properties of graphene sheets connected to two metallic electrodes. Our results, obtained by transfer-matrix methods, are valid for all sheet widths and lengths. In the limit of large width-to-length ratio relevant to recent experiments, we find a Dirac-point conductivity of $2e^2/\sqrt{3}h$ and a sub-Poissonian Fano factor of $2 - 3\sqrt{3}/\pi \simeq 0. Read More

In this paper, we demonstrate that Li's fixed point theorems are indeed equivalent with the primitive Caristi's fixed point theorem, Jachymski's fixed point theorems, Feng and Liu's fixed point theorems, Khamsi's fixed point theorems and others. Read More

We pick out the 35 brightest galaxies from Goto's E+A galaxies catalogue which are selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 5. The spectra of E+As are prominently characterized by the strong Balmer absorption lines but little [Oii] or H_alpha emission lines. In this work we study the stellar populations of the sample galaxies by fitting their spectra using ULySS, which is a robust full spectrum fitting method. Read More