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Faculty Scholarship

Recent Publications

2017

  • Goutham Rao, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Jack Boyd, Frank D’Amico, Nefertiti H. Durant, Mark A. Hlatky, George Howard, Katherine Kirley, Christopher Masi, Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, Anthony E. Solomonides, Colin P. West, Jennifer Wessel (2017) “Methodological Standards for Meta-Analyses and Qualitative Systematic Reviews of Cardiac Prevention and Treatment Studies: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.” AHA Scientific Statement. Vol. 136.

  • Bethany A. Edwards, MD, Jonathan R. Powell, MD, Ann McGaffey, MD, FAAFP, Valerie M. P. Wislo, MD, Elaine Boron, DO, Frank J. D'Amico, PhD, Linda Hogan, PhD, Kristin Hughes, MFA, Ilene Katz Jewell, MSHyg and Diane J. Abatemarco, PhD, MSW (2017). "FitwitsTM Leads to Improved Parental Recognition of Childhood Obesity and Plans to Encourage Change" JABFM Vol. 30 No. 2, p 178-188.

  • Tina P. Tan; Zhaoyong Ba; Mary Ellen Sanders; Frank J. D’Amico; Robert F. Roberts; Keisha Herbin Smith; Daniel J. Merenstein (2017) “Safety of Bifidobacterium animalis Subsp. Lactis (B. lactis) Strain BB-12-Supplemented Yogurt in Healthy Children.” Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Vol. 64 No. 2, p 302-309.

  • Tomoko Sairenji, Stephen A. Wilson, Frank D'Amico, and Lars E. Peterson (2017) “Training Family Medicine Residents to Perform Home Visits: A CERA Survey.” Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 90-96.

  • Maria, S., Swanson, M. H., Enderby, L. T., D’Amico, F., Enderby, B., Samsonraj, R. M., Dudakovic, A., van Wijnen, A., Witt-Enderby, P. A. (2017). “Melatonin-micronutrients Osteopenia Treatment Study (MOTS): a translational study assessing melatonin, strontium (citrate), vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 (MK7) on bone density, bone marker turnover and health related quality of life in postmenopausal osteopenic women following a one-year double-blind RCT and on osteoblast-osteoclast co-cultures.” Aging (Albany NY). Vol 9, No. 1, p 256–285.

  • Juola, Patrick and Ramsay, Stephen, (2017) "Six Septembers: Mathematics for the Humanist" Zea Books, Lincoln, NE,

  • Fitzpatrick, G. An, S. Christley, P. Federico, A. Kanarek, R. Miller Neilan, M. Oremland, R. Salinas, R. Laubenbacher, S. Lenhart. (2017) “A systems view of agent-based models in biology” Bulletin of Mathematical Biology Vol. 79, p. 63 – 87.

  • K. Rose, S. Creekmore, P. Thomas, J.K. Craig, Md S. Rahman, R. Miller Neilan. (2017) “Modeling the population effects of hypoxia on Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico: Part 1 – Model description and idealized hypoxia.” Estuaries and Coasts Epub doi:10.1007/s12237-017-0266-6.

  • K. Rose, S. Creekmore, D. Justi , P. Thomas, J.K. Craig, R. Miller Neilan, L. Wang, Md S. Rahman, D. Kidwell. (2017) “Modeling the population effects of hypoxia on Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico: Part 2 – Realistic hypoxia and eutrophication.” Estuaries and Coasts Epub doi:10.1007/s12237-017-0267-5.

2016

  • Bao, J., Hanson, T., McMillan, G. P. and Knight, K. (2016). “Assessment of DPOAE test-retest difference curves via hierarchical Gaussian processes.” Biometrics. Vol. 73 No. 1, p 334-343

  • Bao, J. and Hanson, T. (2016). “A Mean-Constrained Finite Mixture of Normals.” Statistics & Probability Letters. Vol. 117, p 93-99.

  • Merenstein, Daniel J. and D'Amico, Frank J. and Vinker, Shlomo and Petterson, Stephen and Lahad, Amnon (2016) “Evidence-based HMO care for prostate specific antigen testing” The International Journal of Health Planning and Management Epub DOI. 10.1002/hpm.2388.

  • Merenstein D, D’Amico F. (2016) “Prenatal Vitamin D and Offspring Wheezing.” JAMA. Vol. 315, No. 24, p 2731.

  • Jarrett JB, Lounsbery JL, D'Amico F, Dickerson LM, Franko J, Nagle J, Seehusen DA, Wilson SA. (2016) “Clinical Pharmacists as Educators in Family Medicine Residency Programs: A CERA Study of Program Directors.” Fam Med Vol. 48, No. 3, p 180-186.

  • Drozdek, A. “Data structures and algorithms in C++” São Paulo: Cengage 2016 (second Portuguese edition).

  • Gaur, A.K. (2016) "Operator Inequalities in Algebras." Journal of Inequalities and Special Functions. Vol. 7 Issue 3, p. 88-98.

  • A. Haensch, A. Feaver, J. Liu, G. Nebe (2016) “On Kneser-Hecke operators for codes over finite chain rings” Women in Numbers 3: Research Directions in Number Theory Series 3 p. 245-270.

  • Juola, Patrick , (2016) "Measuring Style: Document Analysis and Forensic Stylometry." The Forensic Examiner.

  • G. Ghimpeteanu, T. Batard, M. Bertalmio, and S. Levine, (2016) “A decomposition framework for image denoising algorithms,” Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on, Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 388–399.

  • G. Ghimpeteanu, D. Kane, T. Batard, S. Levine and M. Bertalmío, (2016) "Local denoising based on curvature smoothing can visually outperform non-local methods on photographs with actual noise," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), p. 3111-3115.

  • T. Ireland* and R. Miller Neilan. (2016) “A spatial agent-based model of feral cats and analysis of population and nuisance controls”, Ecological Modelling Vol. 337, p. 123 – 136. *undergraduate student

  • Wimmer, K. (2016) “Agnostic learning in permutation invariant domains”, Transactions on Algorithms, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pages 46:1-46:22.

2015

  • Larkin G., Rolniak S., D’Amico, F., Cockley, P., Santello, J. (2015) “Two Phase Derivation/Validation of Clinical Decision Criteria for Finger Radiographs”. Austin Journal of Surgery. Vol. 2 No. 1: 1046.

  • LaRocque J., Davis, C., Tan, T., D’Amico, F., Merenstein, D. (2015) “Patient Preferences for Receiving Reports of Test Results”. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Vol 28 No.6, p 759—756, DOI: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.06.150030

  • Drozdek, A., Vujanovic, D., (2015) Object-oriented programming and representation of objects, in: W.M. Hensel, R. Poczobut (eds.), Cognitive systems, Białystok: University of Białystok, p 293-302.

  • Drozdek, A., (2015) Atomic-key B-trees, Studia Informatica , no. 1-2 (19), 15-26.

  • Drozdek, A., (2015) On cyberimmortality, Analiza i Egzystencja 31 (2015), 5-19.

  • Gaur, A. (2015) Closed Discs, Half Planes, and Spectral states of lmc algebras, Duke Univ Press, Ann. Of Fun. Analysis, V6, No. 1, 227-234.

  • Gaur, A. (2015) A characterization of primitive Algebras via B star seminorms, IJPAM v100, No. 3, p 379-383.

  • Haensch, A. (2015) A characterization of almost universal ternary inhomogeneous quadratic polynomials with conductor 2, Journal of Number Theory, v156, p 247—262. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022314X15001626

  • Fridman, Lex , Ariel Stolerman, Sayandeep Acharya, Patrick Brennan, Patrick Juola, Rachel Greenstadt, Moshe Kam, (2015) "Multi-Modal Decision Fusion for Continuous Authentication." Computers & Electrical Engineering 41: p 142–156.

  • Juola, Patrick, (2015) "The Rowling Case: A Proposed Standard Analytic Protocol for Authorship Questions." Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, v30(1), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqv040

    J. Matuk, S. Levine, and M. Bertalmío. (2015) The Curvature Noise Distribution and Applications. In Midstates Conference for Undergraduate Research in Computer Science and Mathematics, pages M1-M4.

  • Faber, S., Zinn G., Boggess A., Farenholz, T., Kern II, J., Kingston H.M. (2015) “A Cleanroom Sleeping Environment’s Impact on Markers of Oxidative Stress, Immune Dysregulation, and Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 15:71, DOI: 10.1186/s12906-015-0564-0.

  • Farenholz, T., Wolle, M., Kingston, H.M., Faber, S., Kern II, J., Pamuku, M., Miller, L., Chatragadda, H., Kogelnik, A. (2015) “Molecular speciated isotope dilution mass spectrometric methods for accurate, reproducible and direct quantification of reduced, oxidized, and total glutathione in biological samples” Analytical Chemistry, 87(2): 1232—1240. DOI: 10.1021/ac503933t.

  • K. Wimmer, D. Dachman-Soled, V. Feldman, L.-Y. Tan, and A. Wan (2015). Approximate resilience, monotonicity, and the complexity of agnostic learning. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, p 498-511.

2014

  • Merenstein, D., D’Amico, F., Palese, C., Hahn, A., Sparenborg, J., Tan, T., Polzin, K., Roberts,R. (2013) "Short-term, daily intake of yogurt containing Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis Bf-6 (LMG 24384) does not affect colonic transit time in women.” British Journal of Nutrition (Jan 28, 2014), vol 111(2), pp 279—286.

  • David Yuan, Michael Bridges, Frank J D’Amico, Stephen Wilson (2014). “The Effect of Medical Student Feedback About Resident Teaching on Resident Teaching Identity: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Family Medicine (January 2014); Vol. 46(1) pg. 49-54.

  • Ramarkrishna Prasad, Frank D’Amico, Stephen Wilson, Linda Hogan. “Training Family Medicine Residents in HIV Primary Care: A National Survey of Program Directors”. Family Medicine (July-August 2014), Vol 46, No. 7, pg. 119-123.

  • Valerie Sung, Michael Cabana, Frank D’Amico, Girish Deshpande, et. al., “Lactobacillus reuteri for managing infant colic: protocol for an individual participant data meta-analysis” BMJ Open, (November 2014), e006475, pg. 1-6.

  • Drozdek, A., Data structures and Algorithms in C++, Chinese Translation 2014.

  • Drozdek, A., On sanctifying cyberspace, Studia Gdańskie, 34 (2014), p 79-88.

  • Haensch, A., (2014) "A characterization of almost universal ternary quadratics polynomials with odd prime power conductor," Journal of Number Theory, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnt.2014.02.013

  • Fridman, Alex , Ariel Stolerman, Sayandeep Acharya, Patrick Brennan, Patrick Juola, Rachel Greenstadt, Moshe Kam, (2014) "Multi-Modal Decision Fusion for Continuous Authentication." Computers & Electrical Engineering; 41, DOI: 10.1016/j.compeleceng.2014.10.018

  • Hasanaj, Belinda, Erin Purnell, and Patrick Juola. (2014, May). Cross-linguistic Transference of Authorship Attribution. Proceedings of QUALICO 2014 Conference, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

  • Juola, Patrick (2014, July). The Rowling Case: A Proposed Standard Analytic Protocol for Authorship Questions. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities 2014 Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Stamatatos, Efstathios, Benno Stein, Walter Daelemans, Patrick Juola and Alberto Barrón-Cedeño. (2014, September). Overview of the Authorship Identification Task at PAN 2014. Proceedings of PAN/CLEF 2014, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

  • Biddle, G., Kern II, J., Brent, D., Sekula, K. “Student Assistance Program Outcomes for Students at Risk for Suicide” The Journal of School Nursing, 30(3), 173-186, 2014, DOI: 10.1177/1059840514525968.

  • M. Bertalmío and S. Levine, Denoising an Image by Denoising it’s Curvature Image. SIAM Journal of Imaging Science, 7, no.1, p.187-211, 2014.

  • G. Ghimpeteanu, T. Batard, M. Bertalmío, S. Levine, Denoising an Image by Denoising its Components in a Moving Frame, Proceedings of the International Conference on Image and Signal Processing, p. 375-383, 2014.

  • R. Miller Neilan and K. A. Rose. 2014. Simulating the effects of fluctuating dissolved oxygen on growth, reproduction, and survival of fish and shrimp. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 343: 54 – 68.

  • J. Lowden, R. Miller Neilan and M. Yahdi. 2014. Optimal control of vancomycin-resistant enterococci using preventive care and treatment of infections. Mathematical Biosciences, 249: 8 - 17.

  • Jeffrey C. Jackson and Karl Wimmer. 2014. New results for random walk learning. Journal of Machine Learning Research, Vol 15, pp. 3635-3666.

  • Jeffrey C. Jackson (2014). Learning DNF Formulas. In Encyclopedia of Algorithms (pp 1—5), Boston, MA: Springer US. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27848-8_196-2

2013

  • Merenstein, D., D'Amico, F., Palese, C., Hahn, A., Sparenborg, J., Tan, T., Polzin, K., Roberts,R. (2013) "Short-term, daily intake of yogurt containing Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis Bf-6 (LMG 24384) does not affect colonic transit time in women." British Journal of Nutrition (2013) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114513002237).

  • Nobutaka Hirooka, Teiichi Takedait, Frank D'Amico. "Health Maintenance and Access to Care Among Japanese Living in the U.S. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)." General Medicine, (2013), vol. 14, no. 2, pg. 108-114.

  • Bertalmio, M. & Levine, S. (2013). A Variational Approach for Fusing Exposure Bracketed Images. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

  • Levine, S., Heaps, K., Koslosky, J., & Sidle, G. (2013). Image Fusion using Gaussian Mixture Models. Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference.

  • Bertalmio, M. & Levine, S. (2013). Color matching for stereoscopic cinema. Proceedings of Mirage 2013, 6th International Conference on Computer Vision / Computer Graphics Collaboration Techniques and Applications.

  • Heaps, K., Koslosky, J., Levine, S., & Sidel, G. (2013). Image Fusion using Gaussian Mixture Models. In Burghardt, Tilo and Damen, Dima and Mayol-Cuevas, Walterio and Mirmehdi, Majid (Eds.) Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, BMVA Press.

  • R. Miller Neilan, Modeling fish growth in low dissolved oxygen, PRIMUS: Problems,Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 23 (2013) 748 - 758.

  • R. O'Donnell and K. Wimmer. "Sharpness of KKL on Schreier graphs." Electronic Communications in Probability 18:no 18:1-12 (2013).

2012

  • Shelesky, G., D'Amico, F., Marfatia, R., Wilson, S. (2012). Does Weekly Direct Observation and Formal Feedback improve Intern patient care Skills Development? A randomized Controlled Trial. Family Medicine; 44(7):486-492.

  • Gaur, A., (2012). Idempotents and Similar Operators. Thai Journal of Mathematics; 10(1) : 35-41.

  • Gaur, A., (2012). A Note on Nilpotent Operators. Advances in Pure Mathematics; 2, 367-370.

  • Wagner R, Wetzel SJ, Kern J, Kingston HM, (2012). "Improved sample preparation of glyphosate and methylphosphonic acid by EPA method 6800A and time-of-flight mass spectrometry using novel solid-phase extraction." J Mass Spectrom. Feb;47(2):147-54. DOI: 10.1002/jms.2038.

  • Ruggieri, E. and Lawrence, C.E. (2012). On Efficient Calculations for Bayesian Variable Selection, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 56, 1319-133.

Recent Grants

John Fleming

  • "Efficient Computation of Electrostatic Potential for use in Molecular Dynamic Simulations", Duquesne Faculty Development Fund, May 2007-June 2008.
    Amount awarded: $9,972.

Anna Haensch

  • “A study of sums of triangular numbers”, Duquesne Faculty Development Fund, 5/1/15 – 8/1/17.
    Amount awarded: $3,000.

Jeff Jackson

  • Grant from the National Science Foundation, 2008.
    Amount awarded: $250,519.
  • "Fourier Analysis of Learning Problems and Function Classes", National Science Foundation, September 2002-August 2006.
    Amount awarded: $200,567.

Patrick Juola

  • Grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008 .
    NFS amount awarded: $212,000, NEH amount awarded: $131,465.
  • Faculty/Student Research Grant, McAnulty College, Spring 2007.
    Amount awarded: $500.
  • "A Model of Aphasia using Dictionary-Derived Natural Language Semantics", Oxford University Press. Supported by provision of research corpora from the Digial Reference library. (2003).

John Kern II

  • Faculty/Student Research Grant, McAnulty College, Spring 2007.
    Amount awarded: $500.

Stacey Levine

  • “RUI: New Applications of Curvature in Image Processing”, National Science Foundation, 6/1/13 – 5/31/16.
    Amount awarded: $185,240.
  • "Variational and PDE based methods for image processing", National Science Foundation, August 2005-July 2008.
    Amount awarded: $139,900.
  • "Fire Scar Detection and Analysis: Assessing Future Fire and Flood Hazards via Partial Differential Equations" Duquesne University Faculty Development Grant, May 2004-May 2005.
  • "Diffusion Based Models for Image Processing", 2001 Duquesne University Faculty Development Grant, May 2001-May 2002.
    Amount awarded: $6,113.

Rachael Neilan

  • “A mathematical model for feral cat colonies in Pittsburgh and analysis of optimal cost-effective TNR policies”, Duquesne Faculty Development Fund, 5/1/15 – 8/1/17.
    Amount awarded: $10,000.

Lili Shashaani

  • “Diversity in Computational Technology”, ALCOA Foundation, Academic Year 2014-2015.
    Amount awarded: $30,000.
  • "Diversity in Computation Technology", Alcoa Foundation, October 2000- August 2012.
    Amount awarded: $350,000.
  • "Increasing the Participation and Achievement of Female and Minority Students in Computer Science", Wimmer Family Foundation grant, summer 2007.
    Amount awarded: $3,500.

Donald Simon

  • "Improving Bayesian Phylogeny" with B. Larget and D. Baum (U. of Wisconsin at Madison), J. Kadane and M. Derthick (Carnegie Mellon U.) from the National Institutes of Health, June 2003 - May 2008.
    Amount awarded: $1,449,570.

Karl Wimmer

  • “AF: Small: RUI: New Directions in Fourier Analysis, Noise Sensitivity, and Learning Theory”, National Science Foundation, 6/1/11 – 5/31/14.
    Amount awarded: $231,480.