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See detailCoping with turn-taking:Investigating breakdowns in human-robot interaction from a Conversation Analysis (CA) perspective
Arend, Béatrice UL; Sunnen, Patrick UL

in Proceedings: The 8th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies (2017, March)

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See detailToward an in-depth understanding of binge-watching behavior: a qualitative approach with focus group
Flayelle, Maèva UL; Maurage, Pierre; Billieux, Joël

in Journal of behavioral addictions (2017, March), 6 (Suppl.1)

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See detailImpact du mécanisme chaotique sur l’optimisation d’un modèle de mobilité pour un essaim de drones devant réaliser une couverture de zone
Rosalie, Martin UL; Danoy, Grégoire UL; Chaumette, Serge et al

in Falcon, Eric; Lefranc, Marc; Pétrélis, François (Eds.) et al Comptes-rendus de la 20e Rencontre du Non Linéaire (2017, March)

Solution of differential equations system can be chaotic attractors with various chaotic mechanisms. In this paper we highlight that the use of these chaotic mechanisms permits to enhance the ... [more ▼]

Solution of differential equations system can be chaotic attractors with various chaotic mechanisms. In this paper we highlight that the use of these chaotic mechanisms permits to enhance the diversification of metaheuristics. We applied our approach to the coverage problem using a swarm of UAVs where the diversification of an ant colony algorithm is enhanced by chaos coming from Ma system and Rössler system. [less ▲]

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See detailGranting votes: Exposing the political bias of intergovernmental grants using the within-between specification for panel data
Glaurdic, Josip UL; Vukovic, Vuk

in Public Choice (2017), 171(1-2), 223-241

Instead of alleviating fiscal inequalities, intergovernmental grants are often used to fulfill the grantors’ political goals. This study uses a unique panel dataset on the level of more than 500 Croatian ... [more ▼]

Instead of alleviating fiscal inequalities, intergovernmental grants are often used to fulfill the grantors’ political goals. This study uses a unique panel dataset on the level of more than 500 Croatian municipalities over a twelve-year period to uncover to which extent grant distribution is biased due to grantors’ electoral concerns. Instead of the default fixed effects approach to model panel data, we apply a novel within-between specification aimed at uncovering the contextual source of variation, focusing on the effects of electoral concerns on grant allocation within and between municipalities. We find evidence of a substantial political bias in grant allocation both within and between municipalities, particularly when it comes to local-level electoral concerns. The paper offers researchers a new perspective when tackling the issue of politically-biased grant allocation using panel data, particularly in cases where they wish to uncover the simultaneous impact of time-variant and time-invariant factors, or when they cannot apply a quasi-experimental approach due to specific circumstances of the given institutional context. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantum Interference Effects in Resonant Raman Spectroscopy of Single- and Triple-Layer MoTe2 from First-Principles
Pereira Coutada Miranda, Henrique UL; Reichardt, Sven UL; Froehlicher, Guillaume et al

in Nano Letters (2017), 17(4), 2381--2388

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See detailUn spectacle son et lumières pour Paul Eyschen?
Scuto, Denis UL

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See detailStudy of Metabolite Repair in Eukaryotic Cells: Metabolic origin and fate of D-2-hydroxyglutarate in yeast and effect of NAD(P)HX repair deficiency on yeast and human cells
Becker-Kettern, Julia UL

Doctoral thesis (2017)

Abnormal metabolites, which are useless and can even be toxic, are constantly generated inside the cell by unwanted chemical reactions or by enzymatic side reactions. Metabolite repair enzymes clean the ... [more ▼]

Abnormal metabolites, which are useless and can even be toxic, are constantly generated inside the cell by unwanted chemical reactions or by enzymatic side reactions. Metabolite repair enzymes clean the metabolite pool from these molecules. The proportion of proteins annotated as metabolite repair enzymes is currently very small but accumulating evidence suggests that a bigger part might be hidden among proteins of unknown function. The aim of this thesis was to study two of these metabolite repair systems and their physiological relevance in more detail as their importance is well illustrated through implication in disease processes. D-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria, a severe human neurometabolic disorder, can be caused by a deficiency in the metabolite repair enzyme D-2-hydroxyglutarate (D-2HG) dehydrogenase. Higher levels of D-2HG have also been observed in cancerous cells with a mutated form of isocitrate dehydrogenase. Strikingly, in the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae, 2-hydroxyglutarate metabolism had remained completely unexplored. We elucidated the metabolic pathways involved in D-2HG formation and degradation in yeast using bioinformatics, metabolomics, yeast genetics, and classical biochemical tools. We discovered that Dld3, currently annotated as a D-lactate dehydrogenase, actually degrades D-2HG to α-ketoglutarate while reducing pyruvate to D-lactate, thereby acting as a transhydrogenase. We also demonstrated that the yeast phosphoglycerate dehydrogenases Ser3 and Ser33 are major sources for D-2HG formation. These findings paved the way to integrate 2HG and its associated genes into the yeast metabolic network and might help, on the long-term, to better understand underlying mechanisms in human disease as well. Other recently identified metabolite repair enzymes, NAD(P)HX dehydratase and NAD(P)HX epimerase (encoded in yeast by the YKL151C and YNL200C genes, respectively), specifically act on NADHX and NADPHX, hydrated and inactive forms of the central NADH and NADPH cofactors. Although extensively biochemically characterized, the physiological importance of these two enzymes still remains largely unclear. Only very recently, case reports were published indicating a correlation between NAD(P)HX repair deficiency and severe neuropathological symptoms starting in early childhood upon events of febrile illnesses and rapidly leading to a fatal outcome. We systematically analyzed extracts of NAD(P)HX repair deficient yeast and human cells using HPLC and LC-MS/MS methods. This enabled us to demonstrate that NADHX and NADPHX can be formed intracellularly. In the yeast system, NADHX accumulation, which could be modulated by the cultivation temperature, was accompanied by a decrease in intracellular NAD+ levels. Furthermore, we showed that NADHX interferes with serine metabolism by inhibiting the first step of the main synthesis pathway of this amino acid. In the human cell system, NAD(P)HX dehydratase deficiency led, as in yeast, to intracellular NADHX accumulation, but also to a marked decrease in cell viability after prolonged cultivation times. This is, to our knowledge, the first report about the effect of NADHX accumulation on cellular metabolism. Expanding our experimental strategy of combined transcriptomics and metabolomics approaches to the human cell model might ultimately lead to the discovery of the disease-causing cellular process. The findings in both projects led to an unexpected connection between NAD(P)HX and 2HG metabolism via the yeast homologues of 3-phoshpoglycerate dehydrogenase, Ser3 and Ser33. Both proteins catalyze the oxidation of 3-phosphoglycerate to 3-phosphohydroxypyruvate in the initial step of de novo serine biosynthesis with a concomitant reduction of α-ketoglutarate to D-2-hydroxyglutarate. By acting as transhydrogenases, they substantially, even though not exclusively, contribute to D-2HG formation in yeast. The very same enzymes were strongly inhibited in vitro and, as suggested by our findings, also in vivo by the presence of NADHX, leading to serine depletion in NAD(P)HX repair deficient cells. [less ▲]

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See detailTrace decategorification of categorified quantum sl2
Beliakova, Anna; Habiro, Kazuo; Lauda, Aaron D. et al

in Mathematische Annalen (2017), 367(1), 397440

The trace or the 0th Hochschild–Mitchell homology of a linear category C may be regarded as a kind of decategorification of C. We compute the traces of the two versions U˙ and U∗ of categorified quantum ... [more ▼]

The trace or the 0th Hochschild–Mitchell homology of a linear category C may be regarded as a kind of decategorification of C. We compute the traces of the two versions U˙ and U∗ of categorified quantum sl2 introduced by the third author. The trace of U is isomorphic to the split Grothendieck group K_0(U˙), and the higher Hochschild–Mitchell homology of U˙ is zero. The trace of U∗ is isomorphic to the idempotented integral form of the current algebra U(sl2[t]). [less ▲]

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See detailDifferentials on graph complexes
Khoroskhin, Anton; Willwacher, Thomas; Zivkovic, Marko UL

in Advances in Mathematics (2017), 307

We study the cohomology of complexes of ordinary (non-decorated) graphs, introduced by M. Kontsevich. We construct spectral sequences converging to zero whose first page contains the graph cohomology. In ... [more ▼]

We study the cohomology of complexes of ordinary (non-decorated) graphs, introduced by M. Kontsevich. We construct spectral sequences converging to zero whose first page contains the graph cohomology. In particular, these spectral sequences may be used to show the existence of an infinite series of previously unknown and provably non-trivial cohomology classes, and put constraints on the structure of the graph cohomology as a whole. [less ▲]

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See detailMémoire, contre-mémoire et travail de mémoire
Scuto, Denis UL

Article for general public (2017)

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See detailSur les représentations galoisiennes des formes modulaires de Hilbert de poids un en caractéristique p
Wiese, Gabor UL

Presentation (2017, January 19)

Dans cet exposé, je vais donner les idées principales de mon travail avec Mladen Dimitrov dans lequel nous démontrons que la représentation galoisienne associée à toute forme modulaire de Hilbert de poids ... [more ▼]

Dans cet exposé, je vais donner les idées principales de mon travail avec Mladen Dimitrov dans lequel nous démontrons que la représentation galoisienne associée à toute forme modulaire de Hilbert de poids un en caractéristique p et de niveau premier à p est non-ramifiée en p. Ce résultat s'applique notamment à des formes qui ne se relèvent pas en caractéristique zéro, et peut être vu comme la précision d'un aspect du poids dans la généralisation de la conjecture de modularité de Serre aux formes de Hilbert. [less ▲]

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See detailSpin-orbit coupling in quasi-one-dimensional Wigner crystals
Kornich, Viktoriia; Pedder, Christopher UL; Schmidt, Thomas UL

in Physical Review B (2017), 95(4), 045413

We study the effect of Rashba spin-orbit coupling (SOC) on the charge and spin degrees of freedom of a quasi-one-dimensional (quasi-1D) Wigner crystal. As electrons in a quasi-1D Wigner crystal can move ... [more ▼]

We study the effect of Rashba spin-orbit coupling (SOC) on the charge and spin degrees of freedom of a quasi-one-dimensional (quasi-1D) Wigner crystal. As electrons in a quasi-1D Wigner crystal can move in the transverse direction, SOC cannot be gauged away in contrast to the pure 1D case. We show that for weak SOC, a partial gap in the spectrum opens at certain ratios between density of electrons and the inverse Rashba length. We present how the low-energy branch of charge degrees of freedom deviates due to SOC from its usual linear dependence at small wave vectors. In the case of strong SOC, we show that spin sector of a Wigner crystal cannot be described by an isotropic antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Hamiltonian any more, and that instead the ground state of neighboring electrons is mostly a triplet state. We present a new spin sector Hamiltonian and discuss the spectrum of Wigner crystal in this limit. [less ▲]

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See detailRetour sur un grand moment historique
Scuto, Denis UL

in Tageblatt (2017)

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See detailLocal Lyapunov Functions for Consensus in Switching Nonlinear Systems
Thunberg, Johan UL; Goncalves, Jorge UL; Xiaoming, Hu

in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2017)

This note presents two theorems on asymptotic state consensus of continuous time nonlinear multi-agent systems. The agents reside in Rm and have switching interconnection topologies. Both the first ... [more ▼]

This note presents two theorems on asymptotic state consensus of continuous time nonlinear multi-agent systems. The agents reside in Rm and have switching interconnection topologies. Both the first theorem, formulated in terms of the states of individual agents, and the second theorem, formulated in terms of the pairwise states for pairs of agents, can be interpreted as variants of Lyapunov’s second method. The two theorems complement each other; the second provides stronger convergence results under weaker graph topology assumptions, whereas the first often can be applied in a wider context in terms of the structure of the right-hand sides of the systems. The second theorem also sheds some new light on well-known results for consensus of nonlinear systems where the right-hand sides of the agents’ dynamics are convex combinations of directions to neighboring agents. For such systems, instead of proving consensus by using the theory of contracting convex sets, a local quadratic Lyapunov function can be used. [less ▲]

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See detailModel predictive control for cooperative control of space robots
Kannan, Somasundar UL; Sajadi Alamdari, Seyed Amin UL; Dentler, Jan Eric UL et al

in Model predictive control for cooperative control of space robots (2017, January)

The problem of Orbital Manipulation of Passive body is discussed here. Two scenarios including passive object rigidly attached to robotic servicers and passive body attached to servicers through ... [more ▼]

The problem of Orbital Manipulation of Passive body is discussed here. Two scenarios including passive object rigidly attached to robotic servicers and passive body attached to servicers through manipulators are discussed. The Model Predictive Control (MPC) technique is briefly presented and successfully tested through simulations on two cases of position control of passive body in the orbit. [less ▲]

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See detailSimilarities and Differences Between the Vertex Cover Number and the Weakly Connected Domination Number of a Graph
Lemanska, Magdalena; Rodríguez-Velázquez, Alberto; Trujillo Rasua, Rolando UL

in Fundamenta Informaticae (2017), 152(3), 273-287

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