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  • Prospect Theoretic Analysis of Privacy-Preserving Mechanism Guocheng Liao; Xu Chen; Jianwei Huang (2019) We study a problem of privacy-preserving mechanism design. A data collector wants to obtain data from individuals to perform some computations. To relieve the privacy threat to the contributors, the data collector adopts a privacy-preserving mechanism by adding random noise to the computation result, at the cost of reduced accuracy. Individuals decide whether to contribute data when faced with the privacy issue. Due ...
  • A System-of-Systems Bio-Inspired Design Process: Conceptual Design and Physical Prototype of a Reconfigurable Robot Capable of Multi-Modal Locomotion Ning Tan1*, Zhenglong Sun2,3*, Rajesh Elara Mohan4, Nishann Brahmananthan4, Srinivasan Venkataraman5, Ricardo Sosa6 and Kristin Wood4 (2019) Modern engineering problems require solutions with multiple functionalities in order to meet their practical needs to handle a variety of applications in different scenarios. Conventional design paradigms for single design purpose may not be able to satisfy this requirement efficiently. This paper proposes a novel system-of-systems bio-inspired design method framed in a solution-driven bio-inspired design paradigm.
  • Population flow drives spatio-temporal distribution of COVID-19 in China Jayson S. Jia1, Xin Lu2,3, Yun Yuan4, Ge Xu5, Jianmin Jia6,7 ✉ & Nicholas A. Christakis8 (2020) Sudden, large-scale and diffuse human migration can amplify localized outbreaks of disease into widespread epidemics1–4. Rapid and accurate tracking of aggregate population flows may therefore be epidemiologically informative. Here we use 11,478,484 counts of mobile phone data from individuals leaving or transiting through the prefecture of Wuhan between 1 January and 24 January 2020 as they moved to 296 prefectures ...
  • Crowdsourcing with Heterogeneous Workers in Social Networks Chao Huang, Haoran Yu, Jianwei Huang, Randall A. Berry (2019) Many online social networking platforms are leveraging crowdsourcing to enhance the user experience. These platforms seek to incentivize heterogeneous workers to exert efforts to complete tasks (e.g., moderation of posts and articles) and truthfully report their solutions. Output agreement mechanism (e.g., majority voting) is a common approach to this end. In an output agreement mechanism, a worker is rewarded accord...
  • ROBOTIST 香港中文大学(深圳)机器人与智能制造研究院、深圳市人工智能与机器人研究院 机器人科研中心 (2020-02-24) 《ROBOTIST》孕育在2020年初的新冠疫情期间,我们定在2月24日“二月二·龙抬头”这一天发行创刊号,也是为了寄托一份美好的期望。创刊号将收集 CUHKSZ 和 AIRS 的机器人科研大团队近三年发表在国际顶刊顶会的论文,以及由作者翻译的中文稿。