# Y. Cao - Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, 136-705

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AffiliationDepartment of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, 136-705 |
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## Pub CategoriesHigh Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (8) Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect (4) Astrophysics of Galaxies (4) Physics - Materials Science (4) Computer Science - Learning (4) Computer Science - Information Theory (3) Mathematics - Information Theory (3) Physics - Optics (3) Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry (3) Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (3) Computer Science - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (3) Physics - Soft Condensed Matter (3) Physics - Physics and Society (2) Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (2) Physics - Strongly Correlated Electrons (2) Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (2) Quantum Physics (2) Computer Science - Databases (2) Computer Science - Cryptography and Security (2) Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence (1) Physics - Biological Physics (1) Mathematics - Statistics (1) Statistics - Machine Learning (1) Quantitative Biology - Cell Behavior (1) Mathematics - Number Theory (1) Mathematics - Probability (1) Computer Science - Programming Languages (1) Computer Science - Logic in Computer Science (1) Statistics - Methodology (1) Computer Science - Robotics (1) Physics - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks (1) Mathematics - Mathematical Physics (1) Mathematical Physics (1) Computer Science - Computers and Society (1) Computer Science - Computer Science and Game Theory (1) Physics - Chemical Physics (1) Physics - Superconductivity (1) Computer Science - Computation and Language (1) Computer Science - Software Engineering (1) Statistics - Computation (1) Statistics - Theory (1) |

## Publications Authored By Y. Cao

For any prime number $p$, positive integers $m, k, n$ satisfying ${\rm gcd}(p,n)=1$ and $\lambda_0\in \mathbb{F}_{p^m}^\times$, we prove that any $\lambda_0^{p^k}$-constacyclic code of length $p^kn$ over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_{p^m}$ is monomially equivalent to a matrix-product code of a nested sequence of $p^k$ $\lambda_0$-constacyclic codes with length $n$ over $\mathbb{F}_{p^m}$. Read More

**Authors:**Chengjie Xia, Jindong Li, Bingquan Kou, Yixin Cao, Zhifeng Li, Xianghui Xiao, Yanan Fu, Tiqiao Xiao, Liang Hong, Jie Zhang, Walter Kob, Yujie Wang

Recent diffraction experiments on metallic glasses have unveiled an unexpected non-cubic scaling law between density and average interatomic distance, which lead to the speculations on the presence of fractal glass order. Using X-ray tomography we identify here a similar non-cubic scaling law in disordered granular packing of spherical particles. We find that the scaling law is directly related to the contact neighbors within first nearest neighbor shell, and therefore is closely connected to the phenomenon of jamming. Read More

Sequential hypothesis test and change-point detection when the distribution parameters are unknown is a fundamental problem in statistics and machine learning. We show that for such problems, detection procedures based on sequential likelihood ratios with simple online mirror descent estimators are nearly optimal. This is a blessing, since although the well-known generalized likelihood ratio statistics are optimal theoretically, but their exact computation usually requires infinite memory of historical data. Read More

Deep learning (DL) systems are increasingly deployed in security-critical domains including self-driving cars and malware detection, where the correctness and predictability of a system's behavior for corner-case inputs are of great importance. However, systematic testing of large-scale DL systems with thousands of neurons and millions of parameters for all possible corner-cases is a hard problem. Existing DL testing depends heavily on manually labeled data and therefore often fails to expose different erroneous behaviors for rare inputs. Read More

**Authors:**Changjing Bao, Peicheng Liao, Arne Kordts, Lin Zhang, Andrey Matsko, Maxim Karpov, Martin H. P. Pfeiffer, Guodong Xie, Yinwen Cao, Yan Yan, Ahmed Almaiman, Zhe Zhao, Amirhossein Mohajerin-Ariaei, Ahmad Fallahpour, Fatemeh Alishahi, Moshe Tur, Lute Maleki, Tobias J. Kippenberg, Alan E. Willner

**Category:**Physics - Optics

Kerr optical frequency combs with multi-gigahertz spacing have previously been demonstrated in chip-scale microresonators, with potential applications in coherent communication, spectroscopy, arbitrary waveform generation, and radio frequency photonic oscillators. In general, the harmonics of a frequency comb are identically polarized in a single microresonator. In this work, we report that a single microresonator could support two low-noise, orthogonally polarized combs when it is pumped by one each of high- and low-power light waves with different polarizations. Read More

Neutron powder diffraction experiments reveal that Co4Nb2O9 forms a noncollinear magnetic structure with Co2+ moments lying in the ab plane. Such a canted spin configuration in Co4Nb2O9 is found to be the origin of the large magnetoelectric coupling effect. Both gapped mode and Goldstone mode were observed in the spin-wave dispersion curves via inelastic neutron scattering, indicating strong easy-plane single-ion anisotropy in Co4Nb2O9. Read More

The efficiency of a Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm might be measured by the cost of generating one independent sample, or equivalently, the total cost divided by the effective sample size, defined in terms of the integrated autocorrelation time. To ensure the reliability of such an estimate, it is suggested that there be an adequate sampling of state space--- to the extent that this can be determined from the available samples. A possible method for doing this is derived and evaluated. Read More

A personal data market is a platform including three participants: data owners (individuals), data buyers and market maker. Data owners who provide personal data are compensated according to their privacy loss. Data buyers can submit a query and pay for the result according to their desired accuracy. Read More

We present Deep Speaker, a neural speaker embedding system that maps utterances to a hypersphere where speaker similarity is measured by cosine similarity. The embeddings generated by Deep Speaker can be used for many tasks, including speaker identification, verification, and clustering. We experiment with ResCNN and GRU architectures to extract the acoustic features, then mean pool to produce utterance-level speaker embeddings, and train using triplet loss based on cosine similarity. Read More

Magnetic skyrmions are chiral quasiparticles that show promise for future spintronic applications such as skyrmion racetrack memories and logic devices because of their topological stability, small size ($\sim3-100$ nm), and ultralow threshold force to drive their motion. On the other hand, the ability of light to carry and deliver orbital angular momentum (OAM) in the form of optical vortices has attracted a lot of interest. In this Letter, we predict a rotational motion of magnetic skyrmions subject to Laguerre-Gaussian optical vortices. Read More

**Affiliations:**

^{1}Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems,

^{2}Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems,

^{3}Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems,

^{4}Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems,

^{5}Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Technology and Systems

**Category:**Physics - Optics

We report a wavelength-tunable Q-switched mode-locked fiber laser based on a compact optical tuning device, which is fabricated by coating single-layer graphene on the surface of micro-fiber Bragg grating (MFBG). Based on thermal-optical effect through evanescent interaction between graphene and MFBG, the center wavelength of MFBG can be accurately controlled by adjusting power of an external laser. By inserting the fabricated device into a compact fiber laser cavity mode-locked by single-wall carbon nanotubes, stable Q-switched mode-locked pulse is generated. Read More

For a quasi-projective smooth geometrically integral variety over a number field $k$, we prove that the iterated descent obstruction is equivalent to the descent obstruction. This generalizes a result of Skorobogatov, and this answers an open question of Poonen. The key idea is the notion of invariant Brauer subgroup and the notion of invariant \'etale Brauer-Manin obstruction for a $k$-variety equipped with an action of a connected linear algebraic group. Read More

Quantitative understanding of relationships between students' behavioral patterns and academic performance is a significant step towards personalized education. In contrast to previous studies that mainly based on questionnaire surveys, in this paper, we collect behavioral records from 18,960 undergraduate students' smart cards and propose a novel metric, called \emph{orderness}, which measures the regularity of campus daily life (e.g. Read More

**Authors:**Dyas Utomo, Alberto D. Bolatto, Tony Wong, Eve C. Ostriker, Leo Blitz, Sebastian F. Sanchez, Dario Colombo, Adam K. Leroy, Yixian Cao, Helmut Dannerbauer, Ruben Garcia-Benito, Bernd Husemann, Veselina Kalinova, Rebecca C. Levy, Damian Mast, Erik Rosolowsky, Stuart N. Vogel

**Category:**Astrophysics of Galaxies

We present results from the EDGE survey, a spatially resolved CO(1-0) follow-up to CALIFA, an optical Integral Field Unit (IFU) survey of local galaxies. By combining the data products of EDGE and CALIFA, we study the variation of molecular gas depletion time ($\tau_{\rm dep}$) on kiloparsec scales in 52 galaxies. We divide each galaxy into two parts: the center, defined as the region within $0. Read More

For multi-level open quantum system, the interaction between different levels could pose challenge to understand the quantum system both analytically and numerically. In this work, we study the approximation of the dynamics of the Anderson-Holstein model, as a model of multi-level open quantum system, by Redfield and Lindblad equations. Both equations have a desirable property that if the density operators for different levels is diagonal initially, they remain to be diagonal for any time. Read More

**Authors:**Alberto D. Bolatto, Tony Wong, Dyas Utomo, Leo Blitz, Stuart N. Vogel, Sebastián F. Sánchez, Jorge Barrera-Ballesteros, Yixian Cao, Dario Colombo, Helmut Dannerbauer, Rubén García-Benito, Rodrigo Herrera-Camus, Veselina Kalinova, Adam K. Leroy, Gigi Leung, Rebecca C. Levy, Damián Mast, Eve Ostriker, Erik Rosolowsky, Karin M. Sandstrom, Peter Teuben, Glenn van de Ven, Fabian Walter

**Category:**Astrophysics of Galaxies

We present interferometric CO observations made with the Combined Array for Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) of galaxies from the Extragalactic Database for Galaxy Evolution survey (EDGE). These galaxies are selected from the Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area (CALIFA) sample, mapped with optical integral field spectroscopy. EDGE provides good quality CO data (3$\sigma$ sensitivity $\Sigma_{\rm mol}$ $\sim$ 11 M$_\odot$ pc$^{-2}$ before inclination correction, resolution $\sim1. Read More

Charge density wave (CDW) correlations feature prominently in the phase diagram of the cuprates, motivating competing theories of whether fluctuating CDW correlations aid superconductivity or whether static CDW order coexists with superconductivity in inhomogeneous or spatially modulated states. Here we report Cu L-edge resonant x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS) measurements of CDW correlations in superconducting La2-xBaxCuO4 x = 0.11. Read More

**Authors:**A. Nyholm, J. Sollerman, F. Taddia, C. Fremling, T. J. Moriya, E. O. Ofek, A. Gal-Yam, A. De Cia, R. Roy, M. M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao, P. E. Nugent, F. J. Masci

A Type IIn supernova (SN) is dominated by the interaction of SN ejecta with the circumstellar medium (CSM). Some SNe IIn (e.g. Read More

**Authors:**A. A. Miller

^{1}, M. K. Kulkarni

^{2}, Y. Cao

^{3}, R. R. Laher

^{4}, F. J. Masci

^{5}, J. A. Surace

^{6}

**Affiliations:**

^{1}JPL,

^{2}Caltech,

^{3}Caltech,

^{4}Spitzer Science Center,

^{5}IPAC,

^{6}Spitzer Science Center

The search for fast optical transients, such as the expected electromagnetic counterparts to binary neutron star mergers, is riddled with false positives ranging from asteroids to stellar flares. While moving objects are readily rejected via image pairs separated by $\sim$1 hr, stellar flares represent a challenging foreground that significantly outnumber rapidly-evolving explosions. Identifying stellar sources close to and fainter than the transient detection limit can eliminate these false positives. Read More

**Authors:**A. A. Miller

^{1}, M. M. Kasliwal

^{2}, Y. Cao

^{3}, A. Goobar

^{4}, S. Knežević

^{5}, R. R. Laher

^{6}, R. Lunnan

^{7}, F. J. Masci

^{8}, P. E. Nugent

^{9}, D. A. Perley

^{10}, T. Petrushevska

^{11}, R. M. Quimby

^{12}, U. D. Rebbapragada

^{13}, J . Sollerman

^{14}, F. Taddia

^{15}, S. R. Kulkarni

^{16}

**Affiliations:**

^{1}CIERA/Northwestern,

^{2}Caltech,

^{3}UW e-Science Institute,

^{4}Oskar Klein Centre - Physics,

^{5}Weizmann Institute,

^{6}IPAC,

^{7}Caltech,

^{8}IPAC,

^{9}LBNL,

^{10}Dark Cosmology Centre,

^{11}Oskar Klein Centre - Physics,

^{12}SDSU,

^{13}JPL,

^{14}Oskar Klein Centre - Astronomy,

^{15}Oskar Klein Centre - Astronomy,

^{16}Caltech

Modern wide-field, optical time-domain surveys must solve a basic optimization problem: maximize the number of transient discoveries or minimize the follow-up needed for the new discoveries. Here, we describe the Color Me Intrigued experiment, the first from the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) to search for transients simultaneously in the $g_\mathrm{PTF}$- and $R_\mathrm{PTF}$-bands. During the course of this experiment we discovered iPTF$\,$16fnm, a new member of the 02cx-like subclass of type Ia supernovae (SNe). Read More

Electron-electron (e-e) collisions can impact transport in a variety of surprising and sometimes counterintuitive ways. Despite strong interest, experiments on the subject proved challenging because of the simultaneous presence of different scattering mechanisms that suppress or obscure consequences of e-e scattering. Only recently, sufficiently clean electron systems with transport dominated by e-e collisions have become available, showing behavior characteristic of highly viscous fluids. Read More

This paper focuses on developing new navigation and reconnaissance capabilities for cooperative unmanned systems in uncertain environments. The goal is to design a cooperative multi-vehicle system that can survey an unknown environment and find the most valuable route for personnel to travel. To accomplish the goal, the multi-vehicle system first explores spatially diverse routes and then selects the safest route. Read More

$(1+pw)$-constacyclic codes of arbitrary length over the non-principal ideal ring $\mathbb{Z}_{p^s} +u\mathbb{Z}_{p^s}$ are studied, where $p$ is a prime, $w\in \mathbb{Z}_{p^s}^{\times}$ and $s$ an integer satisfying $s\geq 2$. First, the structure of any $(1+pw)$-constacyclic code over $\mathbb{Z}_{p^s} +u\mathbb{Z}_{p^s}$ are presented. Then enumerations for the number of all codes and the number of codewords in each code, and the structure of dual codes for these codes are given, respectively. Read More

We report the discovery by the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) of a candidate tidal disruption event (TDE) iPTF16axa at $z=0.108$, and present its broadband photometric and spectroscopic evolution from 3 months of follow-up observations with ground-based telescopes and Swift. The light curve is well fitted with a $t^{-5/3}$ decay, and we constrain the rise-time to peak to be $<$49 rest-frame days after disruption, which is roughly consistent with the fallback timescale expected for the $\sim 5\times$10$^{6}$ $M_\odot$ black hole inferred from the stellar velocity dispersion of the host galaxy. Read More

**Authors:**N. Blagorodnova, S. Gezari, T. Hung, S. R. Kulkarni, S. B. Cenko, D. R. Pasham, L. Yan, I. Arcavi, S. Ben-Ami, B. D. Bue, T. Cantwell, Y. Cao, A. J. Castro-Tirado, R. Fender, C. Fremling, A. Gal-Yam, A. Y. Q. Ho, A. Horesh, G. Hosseinzadeh, M. M. Kasliwal, A. K. H. Kong, R. R. Laher, G. Leloudas, R. Lunnan, F. J. Masci, K. Mooley, J. D. Neill, P. Nugent, M. Powell, A. F. Valeev, P. M. Vreeswijk, R. Walters, P. Wozniak

**Category:**High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

We present ground-based and \textit{Swift} observations of iPTF16fnl, a likely tidal disruption event (TDE) discovered by the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) survey at 66.6 Mpc. The lightcurve of the object peaked at absolute $M_g=-17. Read More

Data-target pairing is an important step towards multi-target localization for the intelligent operation of unmanned systems. Target localization plays a crucial role in numerous applications, such as search, and rescue missions, traffic management and surveillance. The objective of this paper is to present an innovative target location learning approach, where numerous machine learning approaches, including K-means clustering and supported vector machines (SVM), are used to learn the data pattern across a list of spatially distributed sensors. Read More

Colorization of grayscale images has been a hot topic in computer vision. Previous research mainly focuses on producing a colored image to match the original one. However, since many colors share the same gray value, an input grayscale image could be diversely colored while maintaining its reality. Read More

By developing a molecular dynamics model of bacterial chemotaxis, we present the first investigation of tracer statistics in bacterial suspensions where chemotactic effects are considered. We demonstrate that the non-Gaussian statistics of full-coated tracer arises from the athermal bacterial noise. Moreover, Janus (half-coated) tracer performs a composite random walk combining power-law-tail distributed L\'{e}vy flights with Brownian jiggling at low coating concentration, but turns to an enhanced directional transport (EDT) when coating concentration is high. Read More

In this work we demonstrate that a free-standing van der Waals heterostructure, usually regarded as a flat object, can exhibit an intrinsic buckled atomic structure resulting from the interaction between two layers with a small lattice mismatch. We studied a freely suspended membrane of well aligned graphene on a hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) monolayer by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning TEM (STEM). We developed a detection method in the STEM that is capable of recording the direction of the scattered electron beam and that is extremely sensitive to the local stacking of atoms. Read More

Various physical structures exhibit a fundamentally probabilistic nature over diverse scales in space and time, to the point that the demarcation line between quantum and classic laws gets blurred. Here, we characterize the probability of intermittency in the laminar-turbulence transition of a partially mode-locked fibre laser system, whose degree of coherence is deteriorated by multiple mode mixing. Two competing processes, namely the proliferation and the decay of an optical turbulent puff, determine a critical behavior for the onset of turbulence in such a nonlinear dissipative system, where nondeterministic polarization rogue waves are introduced. Read More

We prove that any open subset $U$ of a semi-simple simply connected quasi-split linear algebraic group $G$ with ${codim} (G\setminus U, G)\geq 2$ over a number field satisfies strong approximation by establishing a fibration of $G$ over a toric variety. We also extend this result to strong approximation with Brauer-Manin obstruction for groupic varieties of which all invertible functions are constant. As a by-product of the fibration method, we provide an example which satisfies strong approximation with Brauer-Manin obstruction over $\mathbb{Q}$ and fails to satisfy such a property after some finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}$. Read More

We address the computational challenge of finding the robust sequential change-point detection procedures when the pre- and post-change distributions are not completely specified. Earlier works [veeravalli 1994] and [Unnikrishnan 2011] establish the general conditions for robust procedures which include finding a pair of least favorable distributions (LFDs). However, in the multi-dimensional setting, it is hard to find such LFDs computationally. Read More

Behaviour distances to measure the resemblance of two states in a (nondeterministic) fuzzy transition system have been proposed recently in the literature. Such a distance, defined as a pseudo-ultrametric over the state space of the model, provides a quantitative analogue of bisimilarity. In this paper, we focus on the problem of computing these distances. Read More

Flight delay happens every day in airports all over the world. However, systemic investigation in large scales remains a challenge. We collect primary data of domestic departure records from Bureau of Transportation Statistics of United States, and do empirical statistics with them in form of complementary cumulative distributions functions (CCDFs) and transmission function of the delays. Read More

**Authors:**O. Yaron, D. A. Perley, A. Gal-Yam, J. H. Groh, A. Horesh, E. O. Ofek, S. R. Kulkarni, J. Sollerman, C. Fransson, A. Rubin, P. Szabo, N. Sapir, F. Taddia, S. B. Cenko, S. Valenti, I. Arcavi, D. A. Howell, M. M. Kasliwal, P. M. Vreeswijk, D. Khazov, O. D. Fox, Y. Cao, O. Gnat, P. L. Kelly, P. E. Nugent, A. V. Filippenko, R. R. Laher, P. R. Wozniak, W. H. Lee, U. D. Rebbapragada, K. Maguire, M. Sullivan, M. T. Soumagnac

**Category:**High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

With the advent of new wide-field, high-cadence optical transient surveys, our understanding of the diversity of core-collapse supernovae has grown tremendously in the last decade. However, the pre-supernova evolution of massive stars, that sets the physical backdrop to these violent events, is theoretically not well understood and difficult to probe observationally. Here we report the discovery of the supernova iPTF13dqy = SN 2013fs, a mere ~3 hr after explosion. Read More

In recent years, Deep Learning (DL) has found great success in domains such as multimedia understanding. However, the complex nature of multimedia data makes it difficult to develop DL-based software. The state-of-the art tools, such as Caffe, TensorFlow, Torch7, and CNTK, while are successful in their applicable domains, are programming libraries with fixed user interface, internal representation, and execution environment. Read More

**Authors:**Mansi M. Kasliwal, John Bally, Frank Masci, Ann Marie Cody, Howard E. Bond, Jacob E. Jencson, Samaporn Tinyanont, Yi Cao, Carlos Contreras, Devin A. Dykhoff, Samuel Amodeo, Lee Armus, Martha Boyer, Matteo Cantiello, Robert L. Carlon, Alexander C. Cass, David Cook, David T. Corgan, Joseph Faella, Ori D. Fox, Wayne Green, Robert Gehrz, George Helou, Eric Hsiao, Joel Johansson, Rubab M. Khan, Ryan M. Lau, Norbert Langer, Emily Levesque, Peter Milne, Shazrene Mohamed, Nidia Morrell, Andy Monson, Anna Moore, Eran O. Ofek, Donal O' Sullivan, Mudumba Parthasarthy, Andres Perez, Daniel A. Perley, Mark Phillips, Thomas A. Prince, Dinesh Shenoy, Nathan Smith, Jason Surace, Schuyler D. Van Dyk, Patricia Whitelock, Robert Williams

We present an ongoing, systematic search for extragalactic infrared transients, dubbed SPIRITS --- SPitzer InfraRed Intensive Transients Survey. In the first year, using Spitzer/IRAC, we searched 190 nearby galaxies with cadence baselines of one month and six months. We discovered over 1958 variables and 43 transients. Read More

We present a radio-quiet quasar at z=0.237 discovered "turning on" by the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF). The transient, iPTF 16bco, was detected by iPTF in the nucleus of a galaxy with an archival SDSS spectrum with weak narrow-line emission characteristic of a low-ionization emission line region (LINER). Read More

**Category:**Mathematics - Probability

We consider a random knockout tournament among players $1, \ldots, n$, in which each match involves two players. The match format is specified by the number of matches played in each round, where the constitution of the matches in a round is random. Supposing that there are numbers $v_1, \ldots, v_n$ such that a match between $i$ and $j$ will be won by $i$ with probability $\frac{v_i}{v_i+v_j}$, we obtain a lower bound on the tournament win probability for the best player, as well as upper and lower bounds for all the players. Read More

Crystallographic alignment between two-dimensional crystals in van der Waals heterostructures brought a number of profound physical phenomena, including observation of Hofstadter butterfly and topological currents, and promising novel applications, such as resonant tunnelling transistors. Here, by probing the electronic density of states in graphene using graphene-hexagonal boron nitride tunnelling transistors, we demonstrate a structural transition of bilayer graphene from incommensurate twisted stacking state into a commensurate AB stacking due to a macroscopic graphene self-rotation. This structural transition is accompanied by a topological transition in the reciprocal space and by pseudospin texturing. Read More

Kawamata proposed a conjecture predicting that every nef and big line bundle on a smooth projective variety with trivial first Chern class has nontrivial global sections. We verify this conjecture for several cases, including (i) all hyperk\"{a}hler varieties of dimension $\leq 6$; (ii) all known hyperk\"{a}hler varieties except for O'Grady's 10-dimensional example; (iii) general complete intersection Calabi-Yau varieties in certain Fano manifolds (e.g. Read More

**Authors:**R. Lunnan, M. M. Kasliwal, Y. Cao, L. Hangard, O. Yaron, J. T. Parrent, C. McCully, A. Gal-Yam, J. S. Mulchaey, S. Ben-Ami, A. V. Filippenko, C. Fremling, A. S. Fruchter, D. A. Howell, J. Koda, T. Kupfer, S. R. Kulkarni, R. Laher, F. Masci, P. E. Nugent, E. O. Ofek, M. Yagi, Lin Yan

**Category:**High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

We present the Palomar Transient Factory discoveries and the photometric and spectroscopic observations of PTF11kmb and PTF12bho. We show that both transients have properties consistent with the class of calcium-rich gap transients, specifically lower peak luminosities and rapid evolution compared to ordinary supernovae, and a nebular spectrum dominated by [Ca II] emission. A striking feature of both transients is their host environments: PTF12bho is an intra-cluster transient in the Coma Cluster, while PTF11kmb is located in a loose galaxy group, at a physical offset ~150 kpc from the most likely host galaxy. Read More

In nature, a variety of limbless locomotion patterns flourish from the small or basic life form (Escherichia coli, the amoeba, etc.) to the large or intelligent creatures (e.g. Read More

Random numbers are indispensable for a variety of applications ranging from testing physics foundation to information encryption. In particular, nonlocality tests provide a strong evidence to our current understanding of nature -- quantum mechanics. All the random number generators (RNG) used for the existing tests are constructed locally, making the test results vulnerable to the freedom-of-choice loophole. Read More

**Authors:**Alexander Georgi, Peter Nemes-Incze, Ramon Carrillo-Bastos, Daiara Faria, Silvia Viola Kusminskiy, Dawei Zhai, Martin Schneider, Dinesh Subramaniam, Torge Mashoff, Nils M. Freitag, Marcus Liebmann, Marco Pratzer, Ludger Wirtz, Colin R. Woods, Roman V. Gorbachev, Yang Cao, Kostya S. Novoselov, Nancy Sandler, Markus Morgenstern

One of the intriguing characteristics of honeycomb lattices is the appearance of a pseudo-magnetic field as a result of mechanical deformation. In the case of graphene, the Landau quantization resulting from this pseudo-magnetic field has been measured using scanning tunneling microscopy. Here we show that a signature of the pseudo-magnetic field is a local sublattice symmetry breaking observable as a redistribution of the local density of states. Read More

**Authors:**A. Goobar, R. Amanullah, S. R. Kulkarni, P. E. Nugent, J. Johansson, C. Steidel, D. Law, E. Mortsell, R. Quimby, N. Blagorodnova, A. Brandeker, Y. Cao, A. Cooray, R. Ferretti, C. Fremling, L. Hangard, M. Kasliwal, T. Kupfer, R. Lunnan, F. Masci, A. A. Miller, H. Nayyeri, J. D. Neill, E. O. Ofek, S. Papadogiannakis, T. Petrushevska, V. Ravi, J. Sollerman, M. Sullivan, F. Taddia, R. Walters, D. Wilson, L. Yan, O. Yaron

We report the discovery of a multiply-imaged gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova, iPTF16geu (SN 2016geu), at redshift $z=0.409$. This phenomenon could be identified because the light from the stellar explosion was magnified more than fifty times by the curvature of space around matter in an intervening galaxy. Read More

Differential Privacy (DP) has received increased attention as a rigorous privacy framework. Existing studies employ traditional DP mechanisms (e.g. Read More

In this paper, we introduce a novel fusion method that can enhance object detection performance by fusing decisions from two different types of computer vision tasks: object detection and image classification. In the proposed work, the class label of an image obtained from image classification is viewed as prior knowledge about existence or non-existence of certain objects. The prior knowledge is then fused with the decisions of object detection to improve detection accuracy by mitigating false positives of an object detector that are strongly contradicted with the prior knowledge. Read More

Let $\mathbb{F}_{p^m}$ be a finite field of cardinality $p^m$, where $p$ is a prime, and $k, N$ be any positive integers. We denote $R_k=F_{p^m}[u]/\langle u^k\rangle =F_{p^m}+uF_{p^m}+\ldots+u^{k-1}F_{p^m}$ ($u^k=0$) and $\lambda=a_0+a_1u+\ldots+a_{k-1}u^{k-1}$ where $a_0, a_1,\ldots, a_{k-1}\in F_{p^m}$ satisfying $a_0\neq 0$ and $a_1=1$. Let $r$ be a positive integer satisfying $p^{r-1}+1\leq k\leq p^r$. Read More

Augmenting RGB data with measured depth has been shown to improve the performance of a range of tasks in computer vision including object detection and semantic segmentation. Although depth sensors such as the Microsoft Kinect have facilitated easy acquisition of such depth information, the vast majority of images used in vision tasks do not contain depth information. In this paper, we show that augmenting RGB images with estimated depth can also improve the accuracy of both object detection and semantic segmentation. Read More