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    • The Effects of Inflation and Its Volatility on the Choice of Construction Alternatives 

      Lindsey, Lawrence; Schmalensee, Richard; Sacher, Andrew (MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, 2011-08)
      Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) is the standard method for costing long-lived construction projects. The LCCA process determines the full costs of mutually exclusive construction options, finding the project design with ...
    • Elusive Quest for Interoperability 

      Datta, Shoumen (World Customs Organization (WCO-OMD), Brussels, Belgium, 2006)
      Interoperability between systems and adequate operational transparency may help stem some of the frustration of businesses dealing with customs. On the other hand, customs must remain vigilant to ensure security through ...
    • Energy 2050: Bio-inspired Renewable Non-Fossil Liquid Fuel 

      Datta, Shoumen (IJEBM, 2011-01)
      We propose an intelligent Energy Transparency model and a bio-inspired hypothetical mechanical mitochondria to optimize energy efficiency. iET seeks learning algorithms to build intelligence in order to pursue carbon-based ...
    • Energy : Prudence vs Popularity 

      Datta, Shoumen (2009-01-19)
      Two approaches to non-fossil energy manufacturing are suggested. This is an editorial-opinion that highlights why stimulating global economic growth and sustainable global peace are inextricably linked. Entrapment of world ...
    • Energy Self-Sufficiency : Catalyst for Energy Agnostic Global Economy 

      Datta, Shoumen (2011-04-15)
      ABSTRACT The concept of eAGE is easy to grasp if one appreciates the analogy of the distributed ability of computing at the hands of any individual who owns an iPad or notebook computer versus the ENIAC which weighed ...
    •  Evaluation of the Albedo-induced Radiative Forcing and CO2 Equivalence Savings: A Case Study on Reflective Pavements in Four Selected U.S. Urban Areas 

      Xu, Xin; Gregory, Jeremy; Kirchain, Randolph (2017-08-01)
      There is a growing interest in developing cool pavement strategies to mitigate pavement’s impact on the global warming in recent years. One of the mitigation strategies is by increasing the solar reflectance (or albedo) ...
    • Forecasting and Risk Analysis in Supply Chain Management 

      Hilmola, Olli-Pekka; Graham, Donald; Granger, Clive W. J.; Datta, Shoumen (MIT Engineering Systems Division, 2008-10)
      Forecasting is an underestimated field of research in supply chain management. Recently advanced methods are coming into use. Initial results are encouraging, but often require changes in policies for collaboration and ...
    • Forecasting and Risk Simulation: Proposed Analytical Tool 

      Datta, Shoumen (2008-08-01)
      Advances in econometrics and financial mathematics are still confined to use within the domains of stocks, bonds, shares, currency exchanges and derivatives markets. Extracting the principles (see paper by Datta & Granger) ...
    • Future Healthcare 

      Datta, Shoumen (CRC Press, 2010-12-15)
      Patients want answers, not numbers. Evidence-based medicine must have numbers to generate answers. Therefore, analysis of numbers to provide answers is the Holy Grail of healthcare professionals and its future systems. ...
    • Future of Healthcare? 

      Datta, Shoumen (2010-05-18)
      Catalyzing the paradigm shift from healthcare to health may help reduce cost of services. Remote monitoring coupled with intelligent analytics based on sensor data may provide partial solutions.
    • GARCH Proof of Concept 

      Datta, Shoumen (2008-12-14)
      Forecasting is an underestimated field of research in supply chain management. Recently advanced methods are coming into use. Initial results presented in this chapter are encouraging, but may require changes in policies ...
    • GARCH PROOF OF CONCEPT _ UPDATED 18 DEC 2008 

      Datta, Shoumen (2008-12-18)
      Proof that application of GARCH technique offers potential for profitability. Forecasting is an underestimated field of research in supply chain management. Recently advanced methods are coming into use. Initial results ...
    • HAPHAZARD REALITY 

      Datta, Shoumen (2021-03-20)
      HAPHAZARD REALITY is a borrowed title from the autobiography of Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir. Ideas discussed in this collection of amorphous thoughts were once paradoxes which may become paradigms (borrowed phrase from ...
    • Healthcare and Medical IoT 

      Datta, Shoumen (2017-04-06)
      Detection of analytes in the context of nano-diagnostics for preventive medicine and global public health may be within our grasp. But, it appears to be far removed from the reality of the world where 80% of the people ...
    • How to Improve Pavement Life Cycle Cost Analysis: A Case Study of Minnesota 

      Akbarian, Mehdi; Swei, Omar; Gregory, Jeremy; Kirchain, Randy (2017-06-26)
      Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) frameworks are used by some transportation agencies for economic assessment, but there have been challenges implementing the approach, particularly in the characterization of initial and ...
    • Human Thyroid Hormone Beta-1 Receptor Produced by Recombinant Baculovirus-infected Cells 

      Jasper, zu Putlitz; Datta, Shoumen; Madison, Laird D.; Macchia, E.; Jameson, J. Larry (Academic Press, 1991-02-28)
      Transcriptional regulation in vitro
    • Identification of Information in Decision Systems 

      Datta, Shoumen (2007)
      Extending unique identification to non-physical objects (data, information, decisions, knowledge) is a challenging problem in systems engineering. The tools and technologies available for naming physical objects may soon ...
    • The impact of surface albedo on climate and building energy consumption: review and comparative analysis 

      Xu, Xin; Gregory, Jeremy; Kirchain, Randy (Transportation Review Board, 2015-08)
      This paper presents a state-of-the-art review of the existing research on the climate impacts of albedo. Different analytical approaches and modeling works are synthesized and discussed.
    • INGRID and the Zen of Energy 

      DATTA, SHOUMEN (2009-05-08)
      Policies based on empirical assumptions without a foundation in granular real-time data may be limited in scope. It may sputter ineffectively in its role as the engine of energy economics. For energy efficiency and ...
    • INGRID ENERGY EFFICIENCY: QUEST FOR INTELLIGENT MITOCHONDRIA 

      DATTA, SHOUMEN (2009-06-01)
      Policies based on empirical assumptions without a foundation in granular real-time data may be limited in scope. It may sputter ineffectively in its role as the engine of energy economics. For energy efficiency and ...