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This collection contains preprints and postprints of journal articles written by selected York University Mathematics faculty.
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Costeffectiveness of a potential Zika vaccine candidate: a case study for Colombia
(Biomed Central, 20180703)Background: A number of Zika vaccine platforms are currently being investigated, some of which have entered clinical trials. We sought to evaluate the costeffectiveness of a potential Zika vaccine candidate under the WHO ... 
MasterSlave Algorithm for Highly Accurate and Rapid Computation of the Voigt/Complex Error Function
(Journal of Mathematics Research, 201406)We obtain a rational approximation of the Voigt/complex error function by Fourier expansion of the exponential function ${e^{  {{\left( {t  2\sigma } \right)}^2}}}$ and present masterslave algorithm for its efficient ... 
On the Fourier expansion method for highly accurate computation of the Voigt/complex error function in a rapid algorithm
(20120621)In our recent publication [1] we presented an exponential series approximation suitable for highly accurate computation of the complex error function in a rapid algorithm. In this Short Communication we describe how a ... 
Efficient algorithmic implementation of the Voigt/complex error function based on exponential series approximation
(Elsevier, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 20111101)We show that a Fourier expansion of the exponential multiplier yields an exponential series that can compute highaccuracy values of the complex error function in a rapid algorithm. Numerical error analysis and computational ... 
Nonparametric tests for differential gene expression and interaction effects in multifactorial microarray experiments
(BioMed Central, 20050721)Background Numerous nonparametric approaches have been proposed in literature to detect differential gene expression in the setting of two userdefined groups. However, there is a lack of nonparametric procedures to analyze ... 
The CourantHerrmann conjecture
(Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 2003)The Courant‐Herrmann Conjecture (CHC) concerns the sign properties of combinations of the Dirichlet eigenfunctions of elliptic pde's, the most important of which is the Helmholtz equation for $D \in \mathbb{R}^N$. If the ... 
Removal of phase artifacts from fMRI data using a Stockwell transform filter improves brain activity detection
(Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2004)A novel and automated technique is described for removing fMRI image artifacts resulting from motion outside of the imaging field of view. The technique is based on the Stockwell transform (ST), a mathematical operation ... 
Distributed Vector Processing of A New Local Multiscale: Fourier Transform for Medical Imaging Applications
(IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2005)The recently developed Stransform (ST) combines features of the Fourier andWavelet transforms; it reveals frequency variation over both space and time. It is a potentially powerful tool that can be applied to medical image ... 
A Derivative Free Optimization Algorithm based on Conditional Moments
(Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 2006)In this paper we propose a derivativefree optimization algorithm based on conditional moments for finding the maximizer of an objective function. The proposed algorithm does not require calculation or approximation of any ... 
An Iterative Nonparametric Clustering Algorithm Based on Local Shrinking
(Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 2006)In this paper, we propose a new nonparametric clustering method based on local shrinking. Each data point is transformed in such a way that it moves a specific distance toward a cluster center. The direction and the ... 
Clustering Large Software Systems at Multiple Layers
(Information and Software Technology, 2006)Software clustering algorithms presented in the literature rarely incorporate in the clustering process dynamic information, such as the number of function invocations during run time. Moreover, the structure of a software ... 
Linear grouping using orthogonal regression
(Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 2006)A new method to detect different linear structures in a data set, called Linear Grouping Algorithm (LGA), is proposed. LGA is useful for investigating potential linear patterns in data sets, that is, subsets that follow ... 
Derivation of Mixture Distribution and Weighted Likelihood as minimizers of KLdivergence subject to constraints
(Annals  Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 2005)In this article, mixture distributions and weighted likelihoods are derived within an informationtheoretic framework and shown to be closely related. This surprising relationship obtains in spite of the arithmetic form ... 
Asymptotic Properties of Weighted Likelihood Estimators
(Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2004)The relevance weighted likelihood method was introduced by Hu and Zidek (Technical Report No. 161, Department of Statistics, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1995) to formally embrace a variety ... 
Finite cyclicity of graphics with a nilpotent singularity of saddle or elliptic type
(Journal of Differential Equations (Elsevier Science), 2002)In this paper we prove finite cyclicity of several of the most generic graphics through a nilpotent point of saddle or elliptic type of codimension 3 inside C . families of planar vector fields. In some cases our results ... 
Bifurcation Analysis of a PredatorPrey System With Nonmonotonic Function Response
(SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 2002)We consider a predatorprey system with nonmonotonic functional response: p(x) = mx /(ax2 +bx+1) . By allowing b to be negative (b > −2√a), p(x) is concave up for small values of x > 0 as it is for the sigmoidal functional ... 
Metapopulation Dynamics with Migration and Local Competition
(American Mathematical Society, 2003)Many patchbased metapopulation models assume that the local population within each patch is at its equilibrium and independent of changes in patch occupancy. We study a metapoulation model which explicitly incorporates ... 
PPgraphics with a nilpotent elliptic singularity in quadratic systems and Hilbert's 16th problem
(Journal of Differential Equations (Elsevier Science), 2004)This paper is part of the program launched in (J. Differential Equations 110(1) (1994) 86) to prove the finiteness part of Hilbert’s 16th problem for quadratic system, which consists in proving that 121 graphics have finite ... 
Fast and slow dynamics of malaria and the Sgene frequency.
(Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations (Springer), 2004)A mathematical model incorporating both malaria epidemics and human population genetics of the sicklecell gene is studied. Singular perturbation techniques are used to separate the dynamics of the model into two timescales ...