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Research Topics in Graph Theory and Its Applications (2019)
Book
Zverovich, V. (2019). Research Topics in Graph Theory and Its Applications. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This book includes a number of research topics in graph theory and its applications. We discuss various research ideas devoted to alpha-discrepancy, strongly perfect graphs, the reconstruction conjectures, graph invariants, hereditary classes of grap... Read More

Lot sizing and scheduling for perishable food products: A review (2019)
Book Chapter
Chen, S., Berretta, R., Clark, A., & Moscato, P. (in press). Lot sizing and scheduling for perishable food products: A review. In Reference Module in Food Science, 1-8. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.21444-3

Perishability is an important phenomenon that has a widespread impact on food industries. Although perishability has received much recent attention in the literature, research incorporating perishability into mathematical models for the simultaneous... Read More

Parameterization of a coarse-grained model of cholesterol with point-dipole electrostatics (2018)
Journal Article
Paulo, S., Khandelia, H., Orsi, M., & Dias, L. G. (2018). Parameterization of a coarse-grained model of cholesterol with point-dipole electrostatics. Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, 32(11), 1259-1271. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10822-018-0164-4

We present a new coarse-grained (CG) model of cholesterol (CHOL) for the electrostatic-based ELBA force field. A distinguishing feature of our CHOL model is that the electrostatics is modeled by an explicit point dipole which interacts through an ide... Read More

Effects of lipid composition on membrane permeation (2018)
Journal Article
Palaiokostas, M., Ding, W., Shahane, G., & Orsi, M. (2018). Effects of lipid composition on membrane permeation. Soft Matter, 14(42), 8496-8508. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8sm01262h

Passive permeation through lipid membranes is an essential process in biology. In vivo membranes typically consist of mixtures of lamellar and nonlamellar lipids. Lamellar lipids are characterized by their tendency to form lamellar sheet-like structu... Read More

Extending indoor open street mapping environments to navigable 3D CityGML building models: Emergency response assessment (2018)
Journal Article
Fadli, F., Kutty, N., Wang, Z., Zlatanova, S., Mahdjoubi, L., Boguslawski, P., & Zverovich, V. (2018). Extending indoor open street mapping environments to navigable 3D CityGML building models: Emergency response assessment. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLII-4, 161-168. https://doi.org/10.5194...rchives-XLII-4-161-2018

Disaster scenarios such as Indian Ocean tsunami or Hurricane Katrina, have opened eyes to the importance of digital geographic data information availability in emergency management. 3D visualization of indoor routing services using extensive and high... Read More

A dynamic approach for evacuees' distribution and optimal routing in hazardous environments (2018)
Journal Article
Boguslawski, P., Mahdjoubi, L., Zverovich, V., & Fadli, F. (2018). A dynamic approach for evacuees' distribution and optimal routing in hazardous environments. Automation in Construction, 94, 11-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.05.032

In a complex built environment, the situation changes rapidly during an emergency event. Typically, available systems rely heavily on a static scenario in the calculation of safest routes. In addition, egress route calculation and evacuation simulati... Read More

Molecular simulation of self-assembly (2018)
Book Chapter
Orsi, M. (2018). Molecular simulation of self-assembly. In H. Azevedo, & R. da Silva (Eds.), Self-Assembling Biomaterials, 305-318. Elsevier

Molecular simulation is a powerful tool for studying self-assembly, as it can provide unprecedented access into a range of physical properties at the intra-, inter- and supra-molecular scales. The self-assembly of biological molecules, a ubiquitous p... Read More

An integrated methodology for a sustainable two-stage supplier selection and order allocation problem (2018)
Journal Article
Mohammed, A., Setchi, R., Filip, M., Harris, I., & Li, X. (2018). An integrated methodology for a sustainable two-stage supplier selection and order allocation problem. Journal of Cleaner Production, 192, 99-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.04.131

Supplier selection and order allocation are two of the most important stages in supply chain management. In recent years, these decisions have become major challenges since it has been increasingly important to consider the sustainability of the su... Read More

A two-state model for the kinetics of competitive radioligand binding (2018)
Journal Article
Guo, D., Peletier, L. A., Bridge, L., Keur, W., de Vries, H., Zweemer, A., …Ijzerman, A. P. (2018). A two-state model for the kinetics of competitive radioligand binding. British Journal of Pharmacology, 175(10), 1719-1730. https://doi.org/10.1111/bph.14184

Background and purpose: Ligand-receptor binding kinetics is receiving increasing attention in the drug research community. The Motulsky and Mahan model, a one-state model, offers a method for measuring an unlabeled ligand‟s binding kinetics, with the... Read More

An effective two-stage stochastic multi-trip location-transportation model with social concerns in relief supply chains (2018)
Journal Article
Moreno, A., Alem, D., Ferreira, D., & Clark, A. (2018). An effective two-stage stochastic multi-trip location-transportation model with social concerns in relief supply chains. European Journal of Operational Research, 269(3), 1050-1071. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2018.02.022

The distribution of emergency aid from warehouses to relief centers to satisfy the needs of the victims in the aftermath of a disaster is a complex problem because it requires a rapid response to human suffering when resources are scarce amidst great... Read More

Ligand binding dynamics for pre-dimerised G protein-coupled receptor homodimers: Linear models and analytical solutions (2018)
Journal Article
White, C., & Bridge, L. (in press). Ligand binding dynamics for pre-dimerised G protein-coupled receptor homodimers: Linear models and analytical solutions. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 1-33. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-017-0387-x

Evidence suggests that many G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are bound together forming dimers. The implications of dimerisation for cellular signalling outcomes, and ultimately drug discovery and therapeutics, remain unclear. Consideration of lig... Read More

Modelling and simulation of biased agonism dynamics at a G protein-coupled receptor (2018)
Journal Article
Bridge, L., Mead, J., Frattini, E., Winfield, I., & Ladds, G. (2018). Modelling and simulation of biased agonism dynamics at a G protein-coupled receptor. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 442, 44-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2018.01.010

Theoretical models of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) concentration-response relationships often assume an agonist producing a single functional response via a single active state of the receptor. These models have largely been analysed assuming st... Read More

Double-diffusive convection in an inclined porous layer with a concentration based internal heat source (2017)
Journal Article
Matta, A., & Hill, A. A. (2018). Double-diffusive convection in an inclined porous layer with a concentration based internal heat source. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 30(1), 165-173. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00161-017-0592-8

The thermosolutal instability of double-diffusive convection in an inclined fluid-saturated porous layer with a concentration based internal heat source is investigated. The linear instability of small-amplitude perturbations to the system is analyze... Read More

Analytic prioritization of indoor routes for search and rescue operations in hazardous environments (2017)
Journal Article
Zverovich, V., Mahdjoubi, L., Boguslawski, P., & Fadli, F. (2017). Analytic prioritization of indoor routes for search and rescue operations in hazardous environments. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 32(9), 727-747. https://doi.org/10.1111/mice.12260

Applications to prioritize indoor routes for emergency situations in a complex built facility have been restricted to building simulations and network approaches. These types of applications often failed to account for the complexity and trade-offs... Read More

Onset of Darcy-Brinkman convection with a uniform internal heat source and vertical throughflow (2017)
Journal Article
Deepika, N., Narayana, P., & Hill, A. A. (2017). Onset of Darcy-Brinkman convection with a uniform internal heat source and vertical throughflow. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 117, 136-144

The problem of thermal convection in a horizontal fluid saturated porous layer is examined, where the flow is governed by the Brinkman extension of Darcy's law. A uniform internal heat source and vertical throughflow are also considered. The linear a... Read More

A necessary and sufficient condition for uniqueness of the trivial solution in semilinear parabolic equations (2017)
Journal Article
Laister, R., Robinson, J., & Sierzega, M. (2017). A necessary and sufficient condition for uniqueness of the trivial solution in semilinear parabolic equations. Journal of Differential Equations, 262(10), 4979-4987. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jde.2017.01.014

In their 1968 paper Fujita and Watanabe considered the issue of uniqueness of the trivial solution of semilinear parabolic equations with respect to the class of bounded, non-negative solutions. In particular they showed that if the underlying OD... Read More

A novel flexible model for lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular, period overlapping and carryover setups in different machine configurations (2017)
Journal Article
Mahdieh, M., Clark, A., & Bijari, M. (2017). A novel flexible model for lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular, period overlapping and carryover setups in different machine configurations. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 30(4), 884-923. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10696-017-9279-5

This paper develops and tests an efficient mixed integer programming model for capacitated lot sizing and scheduling with non-triangular and sequence-dependent setup times and costs incorporating all necessary features of setup carryover and overlapp... Read More

Biogeochemistry in the scales (2017)
Book Chapter
Bonnett, S., Maxfield, P., Hill, A. A., & Ellwood, M. D. F. (2017). Biogeochemistry in the scales. In J. N. Furze, K. Swing, A. K. Gupta, R. McClatchey, & D. Reynolds (Eds.), Mathematical Advances Towards Sustainable Environmental SystemsSpringer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43901-3

Global environmental change is challenging our understanding of how communities as a whole interact with their physical environment. Ideally, we would model the impacts of global environmental change at a global level. However, in order to mathematic... Read More

Using DEWIS and R for multi-staged statistics e-assessments (2016)
Journal Article
Gwynllyw, R., Weir, I., & Henderson, K. (2016). Using DEWIS and R for multi-staged statistics e-assessments. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 35(1), 14-26. https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrv018

We demonstrate how the DEWIS e-Assessment system may use embedded R code to facilitate the assessment of students' ability to perform involved statistical analyses. The R code has been written to emulate SPSS output and thus the statistical results f... Read More

A cost-effective decision-making algorithm for an RFID-enabled HMSC network design: A multi-objective approach (2016)
Journal Article
Mohammed, A., Wang, Q., & Li, X. (2017). A cost-effective decision-making algorithm for an RFID-enabled HMSC network design: A multi-objective approach. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 117(9), 1783-1799. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-02-2016-0074

Purpose – In this paper, the authors investigated the economic feasibility of a three-echelon Halal Meat Supply Chains (HMSC) network that is monitored by a proposed RFID-based management system for enhancing the integrity traceability of Halal meat... Read More