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See detailAutomatic artifact detection for whole-night polysomnographic sleep recordings
Coppieters't Wallant, Dorothée ULg; Chellappa, Sarah Laxhmi ULg; Gaggioni, Giulia ULg et al

Poster (2014, September 17)

Detecting of bad channels and artifacts for whole-night polysomnographic recordings is very time consuming and tedious. We therefore developed an automatic procedure to automatize this job.

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See detailAutomatic brain image reading for the differential diagnosis between atypical parkinsonian syndromes & Parkinson's disease
Garraux, Gaëtan ULg; Phillips, Christophe ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

in Movement Disorders : Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society (2010), 25(7), 379-379

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See detailAutomatic Building and Supervised Discrimination Learning of Appearance Models of 3-D Object
Delanoy, Richard L.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Dudgeon, Dan E.

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See detailAUTOMATIC CARGO LOAD PLANNING
Limbourg, Sabine ULg

Conference (2010, December 14)

The aircraft loading problem is a real-world combinatorial optimisation problem highly constrained. Indeed, loading the aircraft so the gross weight is less than the maximum allowable is not enough. This ... [more ▼]

The aircraft loading problem is a real-world combinatorial optimisation problem highly constrained. Indeed, loading the aircraft so the gross weight is less than the maximum allowable is not enough. This weight must be distributed to keep the centre of gravity (CG) within specified limits. Balance control refers to the location of the CG. Both lateral and longitudinal balances are important in order to minimize fuel consumption and to satisfy stability and safety requirements. Moreover, an aircraft has usually several cargo compartments with specific contours and structural limitations such as floor loading, combined load limits and cumulative load limitations. The topic of this talk is the description of a mixed integer linear program for the problem of loading a set of Unit Loading Devices (ULDs) and bulk into an aircraft. An ULD can be a container or a pallet and is characterised by the type, contour, weight and height. Experimental results for real data sets show that the model achieves better balanced solutions in only a few seconds compared to the solution obtained by load masters. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic Cargo Load Planning
Limbourg, Sabine ULg; Schyns, Michael ULg; Laporte, Gilbert

in Proceedings (2011, March 02)

The goal of this paper is the development of a new mixed integer linear pro- gram designed for optimally loading a set of containers and pallets into a compartmentalised cargo aircraft. It is based on ... [more ▼]

The goal of this paper is the development of a new mixed integer linear pro- gram designed for optimally loading a set of containers and pallets into a compartmentalised cargo aircraft. It is based on real-world problems submitted by a professional partner. This model takes into account strict technical and safety constraints. In addition to the standard goal of optimally positioning the centre of gravity, we also propose a new approach based on the moment of inertia. This double goal implies an increase in aircraft efficiency and a decrease in fuel consumption. Cargo loading generally remains a manual, or at best a computer assisted, and time consuming task. A fully automatic software was developed to quickly compute optimal solutions. Experimental results show that our approach achieves better solutions than manual planning, within only a few seconds. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic Cargo Load Planning: Special shipments
Kleyntssens, Thomas ULg; Limbourg, Sabine ULg; Schyns, Michael ULg

in ILS 2012 Proceedings (2012, August 28)

The aircraft loading problem is a real-world combinatorial optimisation problem highly constrained. Indeed, loading the aircraft so the gross weight is less than the maximum allowable is not enough. This ... [more ▼]

The aircraft loading problem is a real-world combinatorial optimisation problem highly constrained. Indeed, loading the aircraft so the gross weight is less than the maximum allowable is not enough. This weight must be distributed to keep the centre of gravity within specified limits. Moreover, an aircraft has usually several cargo compartments with specific contours and structural limitations such as floor loading, combined load limits and cumulative load limitations. Finally, some shipments are particularly restrictive to transport, like dangerous goods, live animals and perishable goods. This paper is concerned with the incorporation of these latter constraints in a mixed integer linear program for the problem of loading a set of Unit Loading Devices and bulk into an aircraft. Experimental results show that our method achieves optimal solutions within only few seconds. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic Cargo Load Planning: Special shipments
Limbourg, Sabine ULg; Schyns, Michael ULg

Scientific conference (2011, May 25)

The aircraft loading problem is a real-world combinatorial optimisation problem highly constrained. Indeed, loading the aircraft so the gross weight is less than the maximum allowable is not enough. This ... [more ▼]

The aircraft loading problem is a real-world combinatorial optimisation problem highly constrained. Indeed, loading the aircraft so the gross weight is less than the maximum allowable is not enough. This weight must be distributed to keep the centre of gravity (CG) within specified limits. Moreover, an aircraft has usually several cargo compartments with specific contours and structural limitations such as floor loading, combined load limits and cumulative load limitations. Finally, some shipments are particularly restrictive to transport, like dangerous goods, live animals and perishable goods. This paper is concerned with the incorporation of these latter constraints in a mixed integer linear program for the problem of loading a set of Unit Loading Devices (ULDs) and bulk into an aircraft. Experimental results for real data sets show that the model achieves better balanced solutions in only a few seconds compared to the solution obtained by load masters. [less ▲]

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Limbourg, Sabine ULg; Schyns, Michael ULg

in Cornelis, Eric (Ed.) Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day 2011 (2011)

The aircraft loading problem is a real-world combinatorial optimisation problem highly constrained. Indeed, loading the aircraft so the gross weight is less than the maximum allowable is not enough. This ... [more ▼]

The aircraft loading problem is a real-world combinatorial optimisation problem highly constrained. Indeed, loading the aircraft so the gross weight is less than the maximum allowable is not enough. This weight must be distributed to keep the centre of gravity (CG) within specified limits. Moreover, an aircraft has usually several cargo compartments with specific contours and structural limitations such as floor loading, combined load limits and cumulative load limitations. Finally, some shipments are particularly restrictive to transport, like dangerous goods, live animals and perishable goods. This paper is concerned with the incorporation of these latter constraints in a mixed integer linear program for the problem of loading a set of Unit Loading Devices (ULDs) and bulk into an aircraft. Experimental results for real data sets show that the model achieves better balanced solutions in only a few seconds compared to the solution obtained by load masters. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic Determination of Diltiazem and Desacetyldiltiazem in Human Plasma Using Liquid-Solid Extraction on Disposable Cartridges Coupled to Hplc--Part I: Optimization of the Hplc System and Method Validation
Hubert, Philippe ULg; Chiap, Patrice ULg; Crommen, Jacques ULg

in Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis (1991), 9(10-12), 877-882

A sensitive and automated method for the analysis of diltiazem and desacetyldiltiazem in plasma has been developed using liquid-solid extraction (LSE) on disposable extraction cartridges (DECs) in ... [more ▼]

A sensitive and automated method for the analysis of diltiazem and desacetyldiltiazem in plasma has been developed using liquid-solid extraction (LSE) on disposable extraction cartridges (DECs) in combination with HPLC. After isolation from plasma, the analytes are separated on a highly deactivated octyl silica column with a mobile phase of methanol-0.05 M phosphate buffer (pH 7.4) (62:38, v/v). The analytes are monitored photometrically at 238 nm. The complete preparation of the plasma sample as well as the injection of the final extract on to the analytical column are performed automatically by means of a sample processor equipped with a robotic arm to which is attached a needle dispensing the different liquids. The internal standard solution is first added to the plasma sample. The DEC is then conditioned successively with methanol and phosphate buffer (pH 7.4). A 1.0-ml volume of sample containing the internal standard solution is applied on an extraction cartridge filled with cyanopropyl silica (50 mg). After the DEC has been washed with the same buffer, the analytes are eluted with 0.16 ml of methanol. A 0.14-ml volume of buffer is then passed through the DEC and 0.25 ml of the final extract is injected onto the HPLC column. The absolute recoveries of the drugs are about 90% and the limit of detection for diltiazem is 0.8 ng ml-1. Relative standard deviations of 2.6% (within-day) and 3.7% (between-day) have been obtained for this compound at a plasma concentration of 50 ng ml-1. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic Determination of Diltiazem and Desacetyldiltiazem in Human Plasma Using Liquid-Solid Extraction on Disposable Cartridges Coupled to Hplc--Part II: Optimization of Liquid-Solid Extraction
Hubert, Philippe ULg; Chiap, Patrice ULg; Crommen, Jacques ULg

in Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis (1991), 9(10-12), 883-887

An automatic liquid-solid extraction (LSE) procedure to be coupled to HPLC for the determination of diltiazem and desacetyldiltiazem in plasma has been developed. The LSE operations are performed on ... [more ▼]

An automatic liquid-solid extraction (LSE) procedure to be coupled to HPLC for the determination of diltiazem and desacetyldiltiazem in plasma has been developed. The LSE operations are performed on disposable extraction cartridges (DECs) by means of a sample processor equipped with a robotic arm holding a needle through which the different liquids are dispensed. The operating parameters of LSE have been optimized with respect to recovery, detectability and reproducibility by using, whenever possible, aqueous solutions of the analytes. Different kinds of DECs have been tested. For the compounds studied, DECs filled with 50 mg of cyanopropyl silica have been selected. The influence of the pH of the buffer used in the washing step has been studied, leading finally to the selection of the same phosphate buffer (pH 7.4) as in the HPLC mobile phase. The minimum volume of methanol which still gives a nearly complete elution of the analytes from the extraction cartridges has been determined. Under these conditions, a high sensitivity can be obtained without an evaporation step. Moreover, the volume of buffer to be added to the methanolic eluate before injection into the HPLC system has been optimized in such a way that a focusing effect is obtained at the top of the analytical column while the dilution of the extract is minimized. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic differentiation between Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment combining PET data and psychological scores
Segovia-Román, Fermín ULg; Bastin, Christine ULg; Salmon, Eric ULg et al

in 3rd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (2013)

In recent years, several approaches to develop computer aided diagnosis systems for dementia have been pro- posed. The purpose of this work is to measure the advantages of using not only brain images as ... [more ▼]

In recent years, several approaches to develop computer aided diagnosis systems for dementia have been pro- posed. The purpose of this work is to measure the advantages of using not only brain images as data source for those systems but also some psychological scores. To this aim, we compared the accuracy rates achieved by systems that use psychological scores beside the image data in the classification step and systems that use only the image data. The experiments show that the formers achieve higher accuracy rates regardless of the procedure carried out to analyze the image data. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic discovery of ranking formulas for playing with multi-armed bandits
Maes, Francis ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg

in Proceedings of the 9th European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning (EWRL 2011) (2011)

We propose an approach for discovering in an automatic way formulas for ranking arms while playing with multi-armed bandits. The approach works by de ning a grammar made of basic elements such as for ... [more ▼]

We propose an approach for discovering in an automatic way formulas for ranking arms while playing with multi-armed bandits. The approach works by de ning a grammar made of basic elements such as for example addition, subtraction, the max operator, the average values of rewards collected by an arm, their standard deviation etc., and by exploiting this grammar to generate and test a large number of formulas. The systematic search for good candidate formulas is carried out by a built-on-purpose optimization algorithm used to navigate inside this large set of candidate formulas towards those that give high performances when using them on some multi-armed bandit problems. We have applied this approach on a set of bandit problems made of Bernoulli, Gaussian and truncated Gaussian distributions and have identi ed a few simple ranking formulas that provide interesting results on every problem of this set. In particular, they clearly outperform several reference policies previously introduced in the literature. We argue that these newly found formulas as well as the procedure for generating them may suggest new directions for studying bandit problems. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic external filling for the ion source gas bottle of a Van de Graaff accelerator
Bastin, Thierry ULg; Dehove, C.; Dumont, Paul-Dominique ULg et al

in Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (1997), 129

We describe a fully automatic system we developed to fill, from an external gas bottle, the ion sourer terminal gas storage bottle of a 2 MV Van de Graaff accelerator without depressing the 25 bar ... [more ▼]

We describe a fully automatic system we developed to fill, from an external gas bottle, the ion sourer terminal gas storage bottle of a 2 MV Van de Graaff accelerator without depressing the 25 bar insulating gas. The system is based on a programmable automate ordering electropneumatical valves. The only manual operation is the connection of the external gas cylinder. The time needed for a gas change is reduced to typically 15 min (depending on the residual pressure wished for the gas removed from the terminal bottle). To check this system we study the ionic composition of the ion beam delivered by our accelerator after different gas changes. The switching magnet of our accelerator was used to analyse the ionic composition of the accelerated beams in order to verify the degree of elimination of the previous gases in the system. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic geometrical optimization by way of numerical flow models
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 3rd IAHR-International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (2008)

The potentialities in numerical flow modeling available today allow performing more and more representative and accurate computations of an increasing part of hydraulic engineering practical problems. In ... [more ▼]

The potentialities in numerical flow modeling available today allow performing more and more representative and accurate computations of an increasing part of hydraulic engineering practical problems. In some cases, numerical simulation can be used as an alternative, or at least an efficient pre-design tool, to more classic physical modeling. In this framework, the paper presents the application of integrated numerical tools to the automatic optimization of the geometry of a guide-wall at the entrance of a channel. The simulations have been performed by using a Genetic Algorithm based optimization tool coupled to a 2D free surface flow model. This finite volume multibock flow solver, WOLF2D, solves the conservative form of the classical shallow water equations together with a depth-integrated k-ε type turbulence model. The calculations have been performed on a cluster of 12 processors to reach a satisfactory solution in less than 2.5 days (96 solutions tested). On the basis of the numerical results and of the value of the suitability indicators, the optimal solution is objectively better than the other tested geometries. This confirms the efficiency of the automatic optimization procedure. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic grading of Bi-colored apples by multispectral machine vision
Unay, Devrim; Gosselin, Bernard; Kleynen, Olivier et al

in Computers & Electronics in Agriculture (2011)

In this paper we present a novel application work for grading of apple fruits by machine vision. Following precise segmentation of defects by minimal confusion with stem/calyx areas on multispectral ... [more ▼]

In this paper we present a novel application work for grading of apple fruits by machine vision. Following precise segmentation of defects by minimal confusion with stem/calyx areas on multispectral images, statistical, textural and geometric features are extracted from the segmented area. Using these features, statistical and syntactical classifiers are trained for two- and multi-category grading of the fruits. Results showed that feature selection provided improved performance by retaining only the important features, and statistical classifiers outperformed their syntactical counterparts. Compared to the state-of-the-art, our two-category grading solution achieved better recognition rates (93.5% overall accuracy). In this work we further provided a more realistic multi-category grading solution, where different classification architectures are evaluated. Our observations showed that the single-classifier architecture is computationally less demanding, while the cascaded one is more accurate. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic learning for the classification of primary frequency control behaviour
Cornélusse, Bertrand ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Wera, Claude

in Power Tech, 2007 IEEE Lausanne (2007)

In this paper we propose a methodology based on supervised automatic learning in order to classify the behaviour of generators in terms of their performance in providing primary frequency control ... [more ▼]

In this paper we propose a methodology based on supervised automatic learning in order to classify the behaviour of generators in terms of their performance in providing primary frequency control ancillary services. The problem is posed as a time-series classification problem, and handled by using state-of- the-art supervised learning methods such as ensembles of decision trees and support-vector machines combined with several preprocessing techniques. The method was designed in the context of the Belgian system and is validated on real-life data composed of more than 600 time-series recorded on this system. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomatic learning of sequential decision strategies for dynamic security assessment and control
Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Glavic, Mevludin; Geurts, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting 2006 (2006)

This paper proposes to formulate security control as a sequential decision making problem and presents new developments in automatic learning of sequential decision making strategies from simulations and ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes to formulate security control as a sequential decision making problem and presents new developments in automatic learning of sequential decision making strategies from simulations and/or information collected from real-life system measurements. The exploitation of these methods for the design of decision making strategies and control policies in the context of preventive and emergency mode dynamic security assessment and control is discussed and further opportunities for research in this area are highlighted. [less ▲]

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