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REFINED ISOGEOMETRIC ANALYSIS: A SOLVERBASED DISCRETIZATION METHOD
(20180622)Isogeometric analysis (IGA) is a computational approach frequently employed nowadays to study problems governed by partial differential equations (PDEs). This approach defines the geometry using conventional computeraided ... 
Synthesis of Monodisperse Spherical Nanocrystals
(20160129)Nanoparticles, small units of matter with dimensions in the range 1100 nm, exhibit many advantageous sizedependent magnetic, electrical, chemical and optical prop erties, which are not observed at the microscale or ... 
On the Analysis of TrajectoryBased Search Algorithms: When is it Beneficial to Reject Improvements?
(Algorithmica, 2018)We investigate popular trajectorybased algorithms inspired by biology and physics to answer a question of general significance: when is it beneficial to reject improvements? A distinguishing factor of SSWM (Strong Selection ... 
Efficient quadrature rules for subdivision surfaces in isogeometric analysis
(Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 201810)We introduce a new approach to numerical quadrature on geometries defined by subdivision surfaces based on quad meshes in the context of isogeometric analysis. Starting with a sparse control mesh, the subdivision process ... 
Monodromies as têteàtête graphs
(20180508) 
A note on Poisson goodnessoffit tests for ionizing radiation induced chromosomal aberration samples
(International Journal of Radiation Biology, 20180613)Purpose: To present Poisson exact goodnessoffit tests as alternatives and complements to the asymptotic utest, which is the most widely used in cytogenetic biodosimetry, to decide whether a sample of chromosomal aberrations ... 
Sharp exponential localization for eigenfunctions of the Dirac Operator
(2018)We determine the fastest possible rate of exponential decay at infinity for eigenfunctions of the Dirac operator $\mathcal D_n + \mathbb V$, being $\mathcal D_n$ the massless Dirac operator in dimensions $n=2,3$ and ... 
Probabilistic Modelling of Classical and Quantum Systems
(20180614)While probabilistic modelling has been widely used in the last decades, the quantitative prediction in stochastic modelling of real physical problems remains a great challenge and requires sophisticated mathematical models ... 
Bayesian nonparametric inference for the covariateadjusted ROC curve
(20180530)Accurate diagnosis of disease is of fundamental importance in clinical practice and medical research. Before a medical diagnostic test is routinely used in practice, its ability to distinguish between diseased and nondiseased ... 
Modeling of birthdeath and diffusion processes in biological complex environments
(20180420)This thesis is centered on the theory of stochastic processes and their applications in biological systems characterized by a complex environment. Three case studies have been modeled by the use of the three fundamental ... 
Dicentric dose estimates for patients undergoing radiotherapy in the RTGene study to assess blood dosimetric models and the new Bayesian method for gradient exposure
(20180601)The RTGene study was focused on the development and validation of new transcriptional biomarkers for prediction of individual radiotherapy (RT) patient responses to ionising radiation (IR). In parallel, for validation ... 
A note on the behavior of majority voting in multiclass domains with biased annotators
(IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 201805)Majority voting is a popular and robust strategy to aggregate different opinions in learning from crowds, where each worker labels examples ac cording to their own criteria. Although it has been extensively studied in the ... 
Effects of reducing VMs management times on elastic applications
(Journal of Grid Computing, 201805)Cloud infrastructures provide computing resources to applications in the form of Virtual Machines (VMs). Many applications deployed in cloud resources have an elastic behavior, that is, they change the number of servers ... 
Existence of “$d$wave” Pairs and Density Waves in a Class of Microscopic Models for High Transition Temperature Superconductors
(20180321)Hightemperature superconductors have different properties than conventional superconductors, one of these important properties is nonisotropic symmetry of the order parameter. In this work we present a model that shows ... 
Fast 2.5D Finite Element Simulations of Borehole Resistivity Measurements
(Computational Geosciences, 20180529)We develop a rapid 2.5dimensional (2.5D) finite element method for simulation of borehole resistivity measurements in transversely isotropic (TI) media. The method combines arbitrary highorder $H^1$  and $H$ (curl)conforming ... 
PrEveCOPD: A computer application to predict adverse events in the shortterm evolution of patients with exacerbation of COPD
(Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2018)Background: Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common chronic disease. Exacerbations of COPD (eCOPD) contribute to worsening of the disease and patient´s evolution. There are some clinical prediction rules ... 
Combining statistical techniques to predict postsurgical risk of 1year mortality for patients with colon cancer
(Clinical Epidemiology, 20180306)Introduction: Colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed malignancies and a common cause of cancerrelated mortality. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical predictive model for1year ... 
Mixed têteàtête twists as monodromies associated with holomorphic function germs
(20180401)Têteàtête graphs were introduced by N. A’Campo in 2010 with the goal of modeling the monodromy of isolated plane curves. Mixed têteàtête graphs provide a generalization which define mixed têteàtête twists, which ... 
General têteàtête graphs and Seifert manifolds
(20180210)Têteàtête graphs and relative têteàtête graphs were introduced by N. A’Campo in 2010 to model monodromies of isolated plane curves. By recent work of Fdez de Bobadilla, Pe Pereira and the author, they provide a way ...