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  • Sorkhoh, Ibrahim; Ebrahimi, Dariush; Assi, Chadi; Sharafeddine, Sanaa; Khabbaz, Maurice
    The Vehicle-as-a-Resource is an emerging concept that allows the exploitation of the vehicles’ computational resources for the purpose of executing tasks offloaded by passengers, vehicles, or even an Internet-of-Things ...
  • Khabbaz, Maurice; Antoun, Joseph; Sharafeddine, Sanaa; Assi, Chadi
    This paper investigates the data-delivery latency in the context of intermittent vehicle-to-UAV (V2U) communications. Precisely, a V2U communication scenario is considered where vehicles opportunistically establish ...
  • Samir, Moataz; Ebrahimi, Dariush; Assi, Chadi; Sharafeddine, Sanaa; Ghrayeb, Ali
    The success in transitioning towards smart cities relies on the availability of information and communication technologies that meet the demands of this transformation. The terrestrial infrastructure presents itself as a ...
  • Abbas, Nadine; Sharafeddine, Sanaa; Hajj, Hazem; Dawy, Zaher
    With the advances in wireless technologies, there has been tremendous increase in user demand for resource-intensive mobile Internet services. This has been coupled with the limited capabilities of mobile devices and the ...
  • El Takach, Suzanne; Yacoubian, Hagop A.
    The purpose of this study was to explore school science teachers' and their students' perceptions of science and scientists. The participants included 116 in-service middle school chemistry teachers who attended a training ...
  • Yacoubian, Hagop A.
    In this theoretical paper, I argue that whether science is universal or culture-specific endeavor is a nature of science (NOS) question that needs to be explored critically by learners in a science classroom. Delimiting ...
  • Unknown author (Springer, )
    In this paper, we present two new control flow based point-cuts to Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) languages that are needed for systematic hardening of security concerns. They allow to identify particular join points ...
  • Salloum, Gilbert; Jaafar, Leila; El-Sibai, Mirvat
    Cells detect external stimuli through cell-surface receptors. In cases where the stimulus is a cytokine or a growth factor, the cell responds by inducing modifications in the actin cytoskeleton. These changes are mediated ...
  • Al-Koussa, Houssam; El Atat, Oula; Jaafar, Leila; Tashjian, Hagop; El-Sibai, Mirvat
    Astrocytomas are primary malignant brain tumors that originate from astrocytes. Grade IV astrocytoma or glioblastoma is a highly invasive tumor that occur within the brain parenchyma. The Rho family of small GTPases, which ...
  • StarD13 
    Jaafar, Leila; Chamseddine, Zeinab; El-Sibai, Mirvat
    StarD13 is a tumor suppressor and a GTPase activating protein (GAP) for Rho GTPases. Thus, StarD13 regulates cell survival pathways and induces apoptosis in a p53-dependent and independent manners. In tumors, StarD13 is ...
  • El Baba, Nada; Farran, Mohammad; Abi Khalil, Elie; Jaafar, Leila; Fakhoury, Isabelle; El-Sibai, Mirvat
    Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) consist of five molecules (VEGFA through D as well as placental growth factor) which are crucial for regulating key cellular and tissue functions. The role of VEGF and its ...
  • Ancona, Fabio; Bressan, Alberto; Cannarsa, Piermarco; Clarke, Francis; Wolenski, Peter R. (World Scientific, )
    We characterize the state constrained bilateral minimal time function as the unique proximal solution of a partial Hamilton-Jacobi equations with certain boundary conditions. This generalizes [13, Theorem 3.4] where Stern ...
  • Nour, Chadi; Takche, Jean
    Let A ⊂ R n be a closed set and let S ⊂ R n be a set containing A. In this paper we study a new regularity class for A, called S-convexity, introduced by C. Nour, H. Saoud and J. Takche [Regularization via sets satisfying ...
  • Mattar, Lama; Farran, Natali; Abi Kharma, Joelle; Zeeni, Nadine
    Background Extensive research has been conducted to investigate the effects of media violence on attitudes, behaviors, and cardiovascular health; however, only few studies have examined its effect on appetite, eating ...
  • Nasreddine, Ghenwa; El-Sibai, Mirvat; Abi-Habib, Ralph J.
    In this study, we assess arginine auxotrophy in ovarian cancer cells and attempt to target them using arginine deprivation induced by a pegylated recombinant human Arginase I cobalt [HuArgI (Co)-PEG5000]. Ovarian cancer ...
  • Ebrahimi, Dariush; Sharafeddine, Sanaa; Ho, Pin-Han; Assi, Chadi
    Disaster management, search and rescue missions, and health monitoring are examples of critical applications that require object localization with high precision and sometimes in a timely manner. In the absence of the ...
  • Samir, Moataz; Ebrahimi, Dariush; Assi, Chadi; Sharafeddine, Sanaa; Ghrayeb, Ali
    The agility of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been recently harnessed in developing potential solutions that provide seamless coverage for vehicles in areas with poor cellular infrastructure. In this paper, multiple ...
  • Al-Hilo, Ahmed; Ebrahimi, Dariush; Sharafeddine, Sanaa; Assi, Chadi
    Vehicular network is the enabler of various services for transportation means including safety and infotainment applications. It can better deal with the highly dynamic nature of roads and highways. Meanwhile, the existing ...
  • Islambouli, Rania; Sharafeddine, Sanaa
    The paradigm of Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming physical environments into smart and interactive platforms to offer a wide range of innovative services supported by the evolution towards 5G networks. A major class ...
  • Islambouli, Rania; Sweidan, Zahraa; Sharafeddine, Sanaa (IEEE, )
    One of the core novel features of 5G networks is the support of ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC). This will pave the way for a plethora of mission critical applications in diverse sectors including health, ...

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