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 new patent  Accurate object proposals by tracking detections

A system and method are provided. The system includes an image capture device configured to capture a video sequence formed from a set of input image frames and including a set of objects. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

 new patent  Surveillance system using accurate object proposals by tracking detections

A surveillance system and method are provided. The surveillance system includes an image capture device configured to capture a video sequence of a target area that includes a set of objects and is formed from a set of image frames. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

 new patent  Action recognition using accurate object proposals by tracking detections

An action recognition system and method are provided. The system includes an image capture device configured to capture a video sequence formed from image frames and depicting a set of objects. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

 new patent  Discovering critical alerts through learning over heterogeneous temporal graphs

A method is provided that includes transforming training data into a neural network based learning model using a set of temporal graphs derived from the training data. The method includes performing model learning on the learning model by automatically adjusting learning model parameters based on the set of the temporal graphs to minimize differences between a predetermined ground-truth ranking list and a learning model output ranking list. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

 new patent  Low-complexity brillouin optical time-domain reflectometers using syb-nyquist sampling

Methods and systems for brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry include optically filtering out non-brillouin signals reflected from a fiber. Brillouin signals reflected from the fiber are coupled with a local oscillator to produce a brillouin shift signals. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

 new patent  Advanced driver-assistance system using accurate object proposals by tracking detections

A system and method are provided for driving assistance. The system includes an image capture device configured to capture a video sequence, relative to an outward view from a vehicle, which includes a set of objects and is formed from a set of image frames. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

Content-aware anomaly detection and diagnosis

Methods and systems for detecting a system fault include determining a network of broken correlations for a current timestamp, relative to a predicted set of correlations, based on a current set of sensor data. The network of broken correlations for the current timestamp is compared to networks of broken correlations for previous timestamps to determine a fault propagation pattern. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

Advanced driver-assistance system with landmark localization on objects in images using convolutional neural networks

A system and method are provided for driving assistance. The system includes an image capture device configured to capture an actual image relative to an outward view from a motor vehicle and depicting an object. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

Video security system using a siamese reconstruction convolutional neural network for pose-invariant face recognition

A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product is provided for video security. The method includes monitoring an area with a camera. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

Surveillance system with landmark localization on objects in images using convolutional neural networks

A surveillance system and method are provided. The surveillance system includes an image capture device configured to capture an actual image of a target area depicting an object. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

Surveillance system using deep network flow for multi-object tracking

A surveillance system and method are provided. The surveillance system includes at least one camera configured to capture a set of images of a given target area that includes a set of objects to be tracked. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

Deep network flow for multi-object tracking

A multi-object tracking system and method are provided. The multi-object tracking system includes at least one camera configured to capture a set of input images of a set of objects to be tracked. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

System and method for learning random-walk label propagation for weakly-supervised semantic segmentation

Systems and methods for training semantic segmentation. Embodiments of the present invention include predicting semantic labeling of each pixel in each of at least one training image using a semantic segmentation model. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

Landmark localization on objects in images using convolutional neural networks

A system and method are provided. The system includes an image capture device configured to capture an actual image depicting an object. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129869

Siamese reconstruction convolutional neural network for pose-invariant face recognition

A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product is provided for pose-invariant facial recognition. The method includes generating, by a processor using a recognition neural network, a rich feature embedding for identity information and non-identity information for each of one or more images. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129865

Action recognition system with landmark localization on objects in images using convolutional neural networks

An action recognition system and method are provided. The action recognition system includes an image capture device configured to capture an actual image depicting an object. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129579

Systems and methods with a realtime log analysis framework

Systems and methods are disclosed for processing a stream of logged data by: creating one or more models from a set of training logs during a training phase; receiving testing data in real-time and generating anomalies using the models created during the training phase; updating the one or more models during real-time processing of a live stream of logs; and detecting a log anomaly from the live stream of logs.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124423

Dynamic scene prediction with multiple interacting agents

Methods and systems for predicting a trajectory include determining prediction samples for agents in a scene based on a past trajectory. The prediction samples are ranked according to a likelihood score that incorporates interactions between agents and semantic scene context. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124331

Video retrieval system using adaptive spatiotemporal convolution feature representation with dynamic abstraction for video to language translation

A video retrieval system is provided, that includes a set of servers, configured to retrieve a video sequence from a database and forward it to a requesting device responsive to a match between an input text and a caption for the video sequence. The servers are further configured to translate the video sequence into the caption by (a) applying a c3d to image frames of the video sequence to obtain therefor (i) intermediate feature representations across l convolutional layers and (ii) top-layer features, (b) producing a first word of the caption for the video sequence by applying the top-layer features to a lstm, and (c) producing subsequent words of the caption by (i) dynamically performing spatiotemporal attention and layer attention using the representations to form a context vector, and (ii) applying the lstm to the context vector, a previous word of the caption, and a hidden state of the lstm.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121785

Context-aware attention-based neural network for interactive question answering

A context-aware attention-based neural network is provided for answering an input question given a set of purportedly supporting statements for the input question. The neural network includes a processing element. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121734

Translating video to language using adaptive spatiotemporal convolution feature representation with dynamic abstraction

A system is provided for video captioning. The system includes a processor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121731

Surveillance system using adaptive spatiotemporal convolution feature representation with dynamic abstraction for video to language translation

A surveillance system is provided that includes an image capture device configured to capture a video sequence of a target area that includes objects and is formed from a set of image frames. The system further includes a processor configured to apply a c3d to the image frames to obtain therefor (i) intermediate feature representations across l convolutional layers and (ii) top-layer features. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109067

3d waveguide for efficient coupling of multimode pump and signals to a multicore fiber amplifier

An optical communication substrate includes a plurality of cores to communicate optical signals; a rectangular input delivering a pump laser, and a shaped portion to combine the optical signals and the pump laser into a ring geometry at an output.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107529

Structural event detection from log messages

Aspects of the present disclosure describe structural event detection from system log messages. More particularly disclosed are computer-implemented methods to mine structural events as directed workflow graphs where nodes of the graphs represent log patterns and edges represent relations among patterns. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103374

Optical chaos based wireless device fingerprinting

A computer-implemented method for authenticating an access point attempting to access a wireless network is presented. The computer-implemented method includes receiving an authentication challenge from the access point, analyzing the authentication challenge at a wireless node by using an optical chaos generation module having an optical section and a radio frequency (rf) section to facilitate reproducibility, unpredictability, and unclonability of challenge-response pairs, and transmitting an authentication response to the access point.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102626

Extending system reach of unrepeated systems using cascaded amplifiers

An unrepeatered transmission system includes a receiver coupled to a receive span; a transmitter coupled to the receive span; and a plurality of cascaded amplifiers in the receive span with dedicated fiber cores to supply one or more optical pumps from the receiver to each amplifier, wherein the plurality of cascaded amplifiers increase system reach by increasing the length of a back span in an unrepeatered link.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091225

Joint source and ldpc coding based coding modulation for ultra-high-speed optical transport

A method for optical communication includes combining jointly source coding with ldpc channel coding into a nonuniform signalling by mapping low-complexity variable-length prefix codes onto a constellation; and performing arbitrary nonuniform signalling, where information bits and parity bits are transmitted with different modulation schemes.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090936

Dynamic frequency control scheme for microgrids using energy storage

Aspects of the present disclosure describe methods and systems for improved control strategies for dynamic frequency control (dfc) of energy storage (es) devices which may be used to determine an amount of intertial support required from es to provide frequency regulation based on type of disturbance and frequency control system of a microgrid. A case study showing the control strategy for dfc scheme is presented.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090935

Stochastic demand charge management system and method

Systems and methods for minimizing demand charges includes generating historical demand profiles having a plurality of demand charge threshold (dct) values over a period of time, filtering the dct values using weighting factors to provide filtered dct values such that dct underestimations and overestimations are removed from optimization, determining an optimal dct output value from the filtered dct values such that the optimal dct output value is based on the historical demand profiles and the weighting factors, and distributing energy in one or more batteries in accordance with the optimal dct output value and current energy demand to minimize energy and demand charges.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084600

Link packing in mmwave networks

A computer-implemented method for establishing communication links in a millimeter wave (mmwave) network by solving a linear integer packing problem is presented. The computer-implemented method includes determining active communication links between a plurality of transmitters and a plurality of receivers, setting each active communication link to have any arbitrary chosen weight or priority, and setting a minimum link quality threshold for each active communication link and subjecting each active communication link to constraints. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084532

Mu-mimo in mmwave systems

A computer-implemented method is provided for downlink scheduling in a mu-mimo telecommunication system. The method includes identifying for each of multiple virtual users which collectively form a ground set of virtual users, a respective transmit precoder and receive beamformer combination that maximizes a difference between two submodular set functions applied over the ground set of virtual users, from among a plurality of combinations formed from a respective one of a plurality of transmit precoders and a respective one of a plurality of receive beamformers. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082137

Advanced driver-assistance system

A computer-implemented method and system are provided for driving assistance. The system includes an image capture device configured to capture image data relative to an outward view from a motor vehicle. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081053

Video to radar

A computer-implemented method and system are provided. The system includes an image capture device configured to capture image data relative to an ambient environment of a user. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075370

Mining non-linear dependencies via a neighborhood mixture model

A computer-implemented method for simultaneous metric learning and variable selection in non-linear regression is presented. The computer-implemented method includes introducing a dataset and a target variable, creating a univariate neighborhood probability map for each reference point of the dataset, and determining a pairwise distance between each reference point and other points within the dataset. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067831

Fine-grained causal anomaly inference for complex system fault diagnosis

A computer-implemented method for diagnosing system faults by fine-grained causal anomaly inference is presented. The computer-implemented method includes identifying functional modules impacted by causal anomalies and backtracking causal anomalies in impaired functional modules by a low-rank network diffusion model. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060748

Recommender system for heterogeneous log pattern editing operation

A heterogeneous log pattern editing recommendation system and computer-implemented method are provided. The system has a processor configured to identify, from heterogeneous logs, patterns including variable fields and constant fields. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060731

Stage-wise mini batching to improve cache utilization

A computer-implemented method is provided for neural network training. The method includes improving a cache utilization by one or more processors during multiple training stages of a neural network, by performing a stage-wise mini-batch process on a set of samples used for the multiple training stages. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060666

Video system using dual stage attention based recurrent neural network for future event prediction

Systems and devices including an imaging sensor to capture video sequences in an environment having safety concerns therein. The systems and devices further including a processor to generate driving series based on observations from the video sequences, and generate predictions of future events based on the observations using a dual-stage attention-based recurrent neural network (da-rnn). ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060665

Dual stage attention based recurrent neural network for time series prediction

Systems and methods for time series prediction are described. The systems and methods include encoding driving series into encoded hidden states, the encoding including adaptively prioritizing driving series at each timestamp using input attention, the driving series including data sequences collected from sensors. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060586

Security monitoring with progressive behavioral query language databases

Automated security systems and methods include a set monitored systems, each having one or more corresponding monitors configured to record system state information. A progressive software behavioral query language (probeql) database is configured to store the system state information from the monitored systems. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060385

Progressive processing for querying system behavior

Methods for querying a database and database systems include optimizing a database query for parallel execution using spatial and temporal information relating to elements in the database, the optimized database query being split into sub-queries with sub-queries being divided spatially according to host and temporally according to time window. The sub-queries are executed in parallel. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060314

Multibyte heterogeneous log preprocessing

Methods and systems for log management include pre-processing heterogeneous logs and performing a log management action on the pre-processed plurality of heterogeneous logs. Pre-processing the logs includes performing a fixed tokenization of the heterogeneous logs based on a predefined set of symbols, performing a flexible tokenization of the heterogeneous logs based on a user-defined set of rules, converting timestamps in the heterogeneous logs to a single target timestamp format, and performing structural log tokenization of the heterogeneous logs based on user-defined structural information.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060240

Face recognition using stage-wise mini batching to improve cache utilization

A face recognition system and method for face recognition are provided. The face recognition system includes a camera for capturing an input image of a face of a person to be recognized. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054445

Blackbox program privilege flow analysis with inferred program behavior context

A computer-implemented method for performing privilege flow analysis is presented. The computer-implemented method includes monitoring at least one program operating system (os) event handled by a program, generating a privilege flow graph, determining an inferred program behavior context, and generating, based on a combination of the privilege flow graph and the inferred program behavior context, an inferred behavior context-aware privilege flow graph to distinguish different roles of processes and/or threads within the program.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054085

Power generation systems with monitoring for anomaly detection via nonlinear relationship modeling

A power generator system with anomaly detection and methods for detecting anomalies include a power generator that includes one or more physical components configured to provide electrical power. Sensors are configured to make measurements of a state of respective physical components, outputting respective time series of said measurements. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053111

Anomaly detection for complex physical system via nonlinear relationship modeling

Methods and systems for detecting anomalies include determining a predictive model for each pair of a set of time series, each time series being associated with a component of a system. New values of each pair of time series are compared to values predicted by the respective predictive model to determine if the respective predictive model is broken. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052998

Fine-grained analysis and prevention of invalid privilege transitions

A computer-implemented method for analyzing operations of privilege changes is presented. The computer-implemented method includes inputting a program and performing source code analysis on the program by generating a privilege control flow graph (pcfg), generating a privilege data flow graph (pdfg), and generating a privilege call context graph (pccg). ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052995

Automated blackbox inference of external origin user behavior

Methods and systems for security analysis include determining whether a process has an origin internal to a system or external to the system using a processor based on monitored behavior events associated with the process. A security analysis is performed on only processes that have an external origin to determine if any of the processes having an external origin represent a security threat. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052102

Distributed acoustic sensing in a multicore optical fiber using distributed mode coupling and delay

A system and method are provided for distributed acoustic sensing in a multicore optical fiber. The system includes a transmitter for simultaneously propagating a sequence of m light pulses through the multicore optical fiber using a spatial mode selected from a set of n spatial modes provided by a spatial mode selector for the transmitter that is coupled to an input to the multicore optical fiber, with m and n being respective integers greater than one. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052041

Distributed acoustic sensing in a multimode optical fiber using distributed mode coupling and delay

A system and method are provided for distributed acoustic sensing in a multimode optical fiber. The system includes a transmitter for simultaneously propagating a sequence of m light pulses through the multimode optical fiber using a spatial mode selected from a set of n spatial modes provided by a spatial mode selector for the transmitter that is coupled to an input to the multimode optical fiber, with m and n being respective integers greater than one. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048667

Constructing graph models of event correlation in enterprise security systems

Methods and systems for detecting anomalous events include detecting anomalous events in monitored system data. An event correlation graph is generated by determining a tendency for a first process to access a system target, including an innate tendency of the first process to access the system target, an influence of previous events from the first process, and an influence of processes other than the first process. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048154

Two-level predictive based reactive power coordination and voltage restoration for microgrids

A computer-implemented method for controlling voltage fluctuations of a microgrid including a plurality of distributed generators (dgs) is presented. The computer-implemented method includes collecting, by a resiliency controller, measurement data from the microgrid, using a model predictive control (mpc) module to distribute reactive power to each of the dgs of the microgrid, and using a droop based controller to guide operation of each of the dgs of the microgrid.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034836

Online alert ranking and attack scenario reconstruction

Methods and systems for detecting security intrusions include detecting alerts in monitored system data. Temporal dependencies are determined between the alerts based on a prefix tree formed from the detected alerts. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032724

Graph-based attack chain discovery in enterprise security systems

Methods and systems for detecting anomalous events include detecting anomalous events in monitored system data. An event correlation graph is generated based on the monitored system data that characterizes the tendency of processes to access system targets. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353247

Constellation design for use in communication systems

Methods and systems for communication with a modified constellation are provided. One of the methods includes coding, by a transmitter in the user equipment, an input data stream into a constellation of symbols having at least two neighboring symbols therein which differ by more than one bit and which are separated by a modified euclidean distance to increase a gaussian white noise resiliency of the at least two neighboring symbols with respect to remaining symbols, the remaining symbols being separated by the euclidean distance of exactly one bit. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350734

Distributed acoustic sensing system based on delayed optical hybrid phase demodulator

A sensing system adapted to receive backscattered signal from a sensing fiber includes a first faraday rotator mirror; a second faraday rotator mirror; an optical hybrid coupled to the faraday rotator mirrors, wherein one of the mirrors is coupled with an optical path difference; a 3-port optical circulator coupled to the sensing fiber and the optical hybrid; a first photodetector coupled to the circulator; and three photodetectors coupled to the optical hybrid.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337472

Passive pruning of filters in a convolutional neural network

Methods and systems of training a neural network includes training a neural network based on training data. Weights of a layer of the neural network are multiplied by an attrition factor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337471

Passive pruning of filters in a convolutional neural network

Methods and systems for pruning a convolutional neural network (cnn) include calculating a sum of weights for each filter in a layer of the cnn. The filters in the layer are sorted by respective sums of weights. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337467

Security system using a convolutional neural network with pruned filters

Security systems and methods for detecting intrusion events include one or more sensors configured to monitor an environment. A pruned convolutional neural network (cnn) is configured process information from the one or more sensors to classify events in the monitored environment. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310140

System and method for reducing time-averaged peak charges

Systems and methods for minimizing demand charges, including determining one or more optimal monthly demand charge thresholds based on historical load data, time of use charges, demand charges, and energy storage unit size for one or more end users. A grid power dispatch setpoint is calculated for a particular time step based on a daily load forecast and a daily economic dispatch solution based on the determined optimal monthly demand charge thresholds. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308427

System fault diagnosis via efficient temporal and dynamic historical fingerprint retrieval

Methods are provided for both single modal and multimodal fault diagnosis. In a method, a fault fingerprint is constructed based on a fault event using an invariant model. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294091

Video-based action recognition security system

A video monitoring system and method are provided. The video monitoring system includes a camera. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293838

Deep high-order exemplar learning for hashing and fast information retrieval

A system and method are provided for deep high-order exemplar learning of a data set. Feature vectors and class labels are received. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293837

Multi-modal driving danger prediction system for automobiles

A computer-implemented method for training a deep neural network to recognize traffic scenes (tss) from multi-modal sensors and knowledge data is presented. The computer-implemented method includes receiving data from the multi-modal sensors and the knowledge data and extracting feature maps from the multi-modal sensors and the knowledge data by using a traffic participant (ts) extractor to generate a first set of data, using a static objects extractor to generate a second set of data, and using an additional information extractor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293815

Video capturing device for predicting special driving situations

A video device for predicting driving situations while a person drives a car is presented. The video device includes multi-modal sensors and knowledge data for extracting feature maps, a deep neural network trained with training data to recognize real-time traffic scenes (tss) from a viewpoint of the car, and a user interface (ui) for displaying the real-time tss. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293804

Deep 3d attention long short-term memory for video-based action recognition

A method, a computer program product, and a system are provided for video based action recognition. The system includes a processor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293761

Extraction and comparison of hybrid program binary features

Systems and methods for identifying similarities in program binaries, including extracting program binary features from one or more input program binaries to generate corresponding hybrid features. The hybrid features include a reference feature, a resource feature, an abstract control flow feature, and a structural feature. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293543

Mobile phone with system failure prediction using long short-term memory neural networks

Mobile phones and methods for mobile phone failure prediction include receiving respective log files from one or more mobile phone components, including at least one user application. The log files have heterogeneous formats. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293542

System failure prediction using long short-term memory neural networks

Methods for system failure prediction include clustering log files according to structural log patterns. Feature representations of the log files are determined based on the log clusters. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289409

Large margin high-order deep learning with auxiliary tasks for video-based anomaly detection

A computer-implemented method and system are provided for video-based anomaly detection. The method includes forming, by a processor, a deep high-order convolutional neural network (dhocnn)-based model having a one-class support vector machine (svm) as a loss layer of the dhocnn-based model. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170288979

Blue print graphs for fusing of heterogeneous alerts

Methods and systems for reporting anomalous events include building a process graph that models states of process-level events in a network. A topology graph is built that models source and destination relationships between connection events in the network. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170288974

Graph-based fusing of heterogeneous alerts

Methods and systems for reporting anomalous events include intra-host clustering a set of alerts based on a process graph that models states of process-level events in a network. Hidden relationship clustering is performed on the intra-host clustered alerts based on hidden relationships between alerts in respective clusters. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286826

Real-time deep learning for danger prediction using heterogeneous time-series sensor data

A computer-implemented method and a system are provided for, in turn, providing driver assistance for a vehicle. The method includes forming, by a processor, a deep high-order long short-term memory (holstm)-based model by applying, to a holstm, high-order interactions captured between global pattern distribution probabilities and local feature representations of an input sensor signal vector at each of a plurality of time steps. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286776

Large margin high-order deep learning with auxiliary tasks for video-based anomaly detection

A video camera is provided for video-based anomaly detection that includes at least one imaging sensor configured to capture video sequences in a workplace environment having a plurality of machines therein. The video camera further includes a processor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279840

Automated event id field analysis on heterogeneous logs

A system, program, and method for anomaly detection in heterogeneous logs. The system having a processor configured to identify pattern fields comprised of a plurality of event identifiers. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279242

3-dimensional inscripted wdm coupler for optical amplifiers and methods for using 3-dimensional inscripted wdm couplers in networks

A 3-dimensional (3-d) inscripted wavelength division multiplexer (wdm) coupler for optical amplifiers is provided. The 3-d wdm coupler includes a substrate. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278544

Efficient video annotation with optical flow based estimation and suggestion

A computer-implemented method is provided for video annotation of a video sequence that includes a plurality of frames. The method includes storing, by a computer, information representative of a bounding box around a given target object in the video sequence in both a first frame and a last frame of the video sequence that include the target object. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278007

Early warning prediction system

A computer-implemented method provides an early warning of an impending failure in a monitored system. The method includes performing, by a processor, an offline model learning process that generates a model of expected log rates in the monitored system from historical log data. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277997

Invariants modeling and detection for heterogeneous logs

A method is provided that is performed in a network having nodes that generate heterogeneous logs including performance logs and text logs. The method includes performing, during a heterogeneous log training stage, (i) a log-to-time sequence conversion process for transforming clustered ones of training logs, from among the heterogeneous logs, into a set of time sequences that are each formed as a plurality of data pairs of a first configuration and a second configuration based on cluster type, (ii) a time series generation process for synchronizing particular ones of the time sequences in the set based on a set of criteria to output a set of fused time series, and (iii) an invariant model generation process for building invariant models for each time series data pair in the set of fused time series. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272344

Real-time detection of abnormal network connections in streaming data

A computer-implemented method for real-time detecting of abnormal network connections is presented. The computer-implemented method includes collecting network connection events from at least one agent connected to a network, recording, via a topology graph, normal states of network connections among hosts in the network, and recording, via a port graph, relationships established between host and destination ports of all network connections.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/21/17 / #20170271880

Resiliency controller for frequency regulation in islanded microgrid

Aspects of the present disclosure describe structures of, and methods for operating a resiliency controller in an islanded microgrid. The resiliency controller exhibits a dynamic droop algorithm for frequency control, employs multiple modules including a frequency control module for microgrid frequency regulation and a state-of-charge (soc) based dynamic droop control unit.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/14/17 / #20170265104

System and method for dynamic provisioning of wi-fi capacity in large venues using c-ran architecture

A computer-implemented method for dynamic provisioning of wi-fi capacity in areas using a centralized radio access network (c-ran) architecture is presented. The computer-implemented method includes introducing a set of access points (aps) in a network for providing capacity required to serve a plurality of users accessing heterogeneous content, introducing a set of remote radio heads (rrhs) in the network acting as transmit/receive points, tracking traffic fluctuations, and adapting front-haul configurations at a granularity of epochs, where measurements from previous epochs serve as input to drive current epochs.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/14/17 / #20170265083

Enabling technologies for lte on unlicensed spectrum

Methods and a system are provided for enabling coexistence of wifi and long term evolution (lte) in a wireless communication system. A method includes embedding in a data sequence, by a base station capable of transmitting and receiving lte frames, a channel reservation packet that (i) is detectable by a wifi receiver and (ii) reserves a particular one of a plurality of available unlicensed communication channels for a transmission duration of the data sequence. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262736

Deep deformation network for object landmark localization

A system and method are provided. The system includes a processor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256004

Optimal battery sizing for behind-the-meter applications considering participation in demand response programs and demand charge reduction

A system and method are provided. The system includes a processor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249549

Recursive neural networks on future event prediction

Systems and methods for training a recursive neural network (rnn) is provided. The method includes generating, by the processor using the rnn, a plurality of embedding vectors based on a plurality of observations, wherein the observations include (i) a subject, (ii) an action taken by the subject, and (iii) an object on which the subject is taking the action on, wherein the subject and object are constant. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249515

Video camera device and system using recursive neural networks for future event prediction

A camera device and camera system for video-based workplace safety is provided. The camera device includes at least one imaging sensor configured to capture one or more video sequences in a workplace environment having a plurality of machines therein. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244733

Intrusion detection using efficient system dependency analysis

Methods and systems for intrusion detection include determining a causality trace for a flagged event. Determining the causality trace includes identifying a hot process that generates bursts of events with interleaved dependencies, aggregating events related to the hot process according to a process-centric dependency approximation that ignores dependencies between the events related to the hot process, and tracking causality in a reduced event stream that comprises the aggregated events. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244620

High fidelity data reduction for system dependency analysis

Methods and systems for dependency tracking include identifying a hot process that generates bursts of events with interleaved dependencies. Events related to the hot process are aggregated according to a process-centric dependency approximation that ignores dependencies between the events related to the hot process. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244252

Autonomous operational platform for micro-grid energy management

A computer-implemented method is provided for managing a plurality of micro grids in an energy system. The method includes collecting and maintaining, in a central database, configuration information and state information for the plurality of micro grids, by a processor-based dynamic operation engine. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236069

Scalable supervised high-order parametric embedding for big data visualization

A method is provided for scalable supervised high-order parametric embedding for big data visualization. The method is performed by a processor and includes receiving feature vectors and class labels. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236023

Fast pattern discovery for log analytics

Systems and methods are disclosed for parsing logs from arbitrary or unknown systems or applications by capturing heterogeneous logs from the arbitrary or unknown systems or applications; generating one pattern for every unique log message; building a pattern hierarchy tree by grouping patterns based on similarity metrics, and for every group it generates one pattern by combing all constituting patterns of that group; and selecting a set of patterns from the pattern hierarchy tree.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235626

Anomaly fusion on temporal casualty graphs

An exemplary method for detecting one or more anomalies in a system includes building a temporal causality graph describing functional relationship among local components in normal period; applying the causality graph as a propagation template to predict a system status by iteratively applying current system event signatures; and detecting the one or more anomalies of the system by examining related patterns on the template causality graph that specifies normal system behaviors. The system can aligning event patterns on the causality graph to determine an anomaly score.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/10/17 / #20170229881

Resilient battery charging strategies to reduce battery degradation and self-discharging

Computer-implemented methods and, a system are provided. A method includes constructing by an energy management system (ems), one or more optimization-based techniques for resilient battery charging based on an optimization problem having an ems cost-based objective function. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228873

Semantic segmentation based on global optimization

Methods and systems for data segmentation include determining initial segmentation scores for each unit of an input data set using a neural network, with each unit being assigned an initial segmentation score for each of multiple segmentation classes. Final segmentation scores are determined for each unit of the input data set by enforcing a smoothness criterion. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228645

Accelerating deep neural network training with inconsistent stochastic gradient descent

Aspects of the present disclosure describe techniques for training a convolutional neural network using an inconsistent stochastic gradient descent (isgd) algorithm. Training effort for training batches used by the isgd algorithm are dynamically adjusted according to a determined loss for a given training batch which are classified into two sub states—well-trained or under-trained. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228641

Distance metric learning with n-pair loss

A method includes receiving n pairs of training examples and class labels therefor. Each pair includes a respective anchor example, and a respective non-anchor example capable of being a positive or a negative training example. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228617

Video monitoring using semantic segmentation based on global optimization

Methods and systems for monitoring a video feed include capturing input data representing a monitored area using one or more cameras to produce an input data set comprising individual images. Initial segmentation scores are determined for each image of the input data set using a neural network, with each image being assigned an initial segmentation score for each of multiple segmentation classes. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228277

Ranking causal anomalies via temporal and dynamical analysis on vanishing correlations

A method is provided for root cause anomaly detection in an invariant network having a plurality of nodes that generate time series data. The method includes modeling anomaly propagation in the network. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220639

Risky behavior query construction and execution

Systems and a method are provided. A system includes a temporal behavior query language (tbql) server having a processor and a memory operably coupled to the processor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219233

Multi-layer optimal chiller operation management framework

Aspects of the present disclosure describe a multi-layer chiller operation management framework and associated methods for managing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) multi-chiller unit operation in real time serving varying system loads. According to the present disclosure, the framework includes two layers—a first layer providing 24-hour chiller operation planning thereby optimizing chiller operation using forecasted load profiles to minimize energy consumption. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214465

Multimode elliptical core optical data transmission

Methods and system for transmitting data includes converting multiple optical beams to distinct respective spatial modes. Data is modulated onto each of the optical beams. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214463

Bi-directional transmission over an elliptical core optical fiber

Systems and methods for optical communication are disclosed that include communicating data using one or more transceiver pairs coupled to a spatial-multiplexer (s-mux); performing bi-directional transmissions over an elliptical core optical fiber to a spatial-demultiplexer (s-demux) using spatial modes to communicate data in either direction between two transceiver pairs with low crosstalk and without optical circulators or wavelength-division multiplexing (wdm); and communicating data from the s-demux with g one or more transceiver pairs.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212238

Remote sensing of an object's direction of lateral motion using phase difference based orbital angular momentum spectroscopy

A system for sensing a remote object includes a light beam for illuminating the remote object; a sensor to determine an orbital angular momentum (oam) of the light beam; and a processor with code to determine the remote object's direction of lateral motion.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211970

Method to increase the signal to noise ratio of distributed acoustic sensing by spatial averaging

A system to perform distributed acoustic sensing (das) in an environment with acoustic vibrations present includes at least an optical fiber positioned in said environment, wherein the optical fiber comprises n spatial channels and n laser pulses are launched into the n spatial channels of the optical fiber and propagate over a fiber length; and one or more sensors to measure n signals of acoustic vibration amplitude and frequency from each of n spatial channels, wherein the n signals are digitally added for spatial averaging and applied to determine das.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211937

Indoor positioning system with fast plan mapping

An in-door positioning system for a building includes three or more external positioning devices (epds), wherein the epd is capable of calculating the distance between each other; a floor plan module with a floor plan map of the building, for a building level of interest; and relative positions of the epds; and an indoor positioning device positioned at a predetermined distance to each of the epds.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209726

Networked systems for monitoring fire extinguisher operational readiness

Aspects of the present disclosure describe apparatus, methods and systems for monitoring the operational status of fire extinguishers through the utilization of optically sensed, color profile determinations of a pressure gauge positioned on the fire extinguisher as well as the utilization of vibrational, and location sensing devices. Advantageously, monitoring apparatus according to the present disclosure are networkable, and a number of their operational characteristics may be configured via the network and associated servers. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209725

Apparatus, methods, and systems for monitoring fire extinguisher operational readiness

Aspects of the present disclosure describe apparatus, methods and systems for monitoring the operational status of fire extinguishers through the utilization of optically sensed, color profile determinations of a pressure gauge positioned on the fire extinguisher as well as the utilization of vibrational, and location sensing devices. Advantageously, monitoring apparatus according to the present disclosure are networkable, and a number of their operational characteristics may be configured via the network and associated servers. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

07/13/17 / #20170201462

Data routing in hybrid wireless communication networks

Data is routed in a mesh network of devices that can communicate wirelessly through a plurality of technologies. One or more of such devices receive broadcast message(s) from a destination device intended to receive the data, and generate a first radio link quality metric (rlqm) value based on the broadcast message(s). ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199093

Multi-parameter sensing based on few-mode fiber bragg gratings using femtosecond ir laser

A sensor system includes a femtosecond infrared (fs-ir) laser to generate a laser beam; a reflecting mirror optically receiving the laser beam; a lens optically coupled to the reflecting mirror to focus the laser beam; a phase mask receiving the laser beam from the lens to generate an index modulated pattern; and a few-mode fiber (fmf) receiving the index modulated pattern.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161109

Consistent hashing

Computer-implemented methods and a system are provided for distributing tasks between a plurality of processes in a computer network. A method includes distributing, by a load balancer in the computer network, tasks between the plurality of processes. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158129

Long term driving danger prediction system

Systems and methods are disclosed to assist a driver with a dangerous condition by creating a graph representation where traffic participants and static elements are the vertices and the edges are relations between pairs of vertices; adding attributes to the vertices and edges of the graph based on information obtained on the driving vehicle, the traffic participants and additional information; creating a codebook of dangerous driving situations, each represented as graphs; performing subgraph matching between the graphs in the codebook and the graph representing a current driving situation to select a set of matching graphs from the codebook; determining a distance metric between each selected codebook graphs and the matching subgraph of the current driving situation; from codebook graphs with a low distance, determining potential dangers; and generating an alert if one or more of the codebook dangers are imminent.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139806

Automated anomaly detection service on heterogeneous log streams

Systems and methods are disclosed for handling log data from one or more applications, sensors or instruments by receiving heterogeneous logs from arbitrary/unknown systems or applications; generating regular expression patterns from the heterogeneous log sources using machine learning and extracting a log pattern therefrom; generating models and profiles from training logs based on different conditions and updating a global model database storing all models generated over time; tokenizing raw log messages from one or more applications, sensors or instruments running a production system; transforming incoming tokenized streams are into data-objects for anomaly detection and forwarding of log messages to various anomaly detectors; and generating an anomaly alert from the one or more applications, sensors or instruments running a production system.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132523

Periodicity analysis on heterogeneous logs

Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting periodic event behaviors from machine generated logging by: capturing heterogeneous log messages, each log message including a time stamp and text content with one or more fields; recognizing log formats from log messages; transforming the text content into a set of time series data, one time series for each log format; during a training phase, analyzing the set of time series data and building a category model for each periodic event type in heterogeneous logs; and during live operation, applying the category model to a stream of time series data from live heterogeneous log messages and generating a flag on a time series data point violating the category model and generating an alarm report for the corresponding log message.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132278

Systems and methods for inferring landmark delimiters for log analysis

Systems and methods are disclosed for analyzing logs generated by a machine by analyzing a log and identifying one or more abstract landmark delimiters (alds) representing delimiters for log tokenization; from the log and alds, tokenizing the log and generating an increasingly tokenized format by separating the patterns with the ald to form an intermediate tokenized log; iteratively repeating the tokenizing of the logs until a last intermediate tokenized log is processed as a final tokenized log; and applying the tokenized logs in applications.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132053

Request profile in multi-threaded service systems with kernel events

Methods and systems for profiling requests include generating request units based on collected kernel events that include complete request units and half-open request units. The generated request units are sequenced based on a causality relationship set that describes causality relationships between kernel events.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126798

Design of randomization function and its application in load balancing

A load balancing device and method are provided. The load balancing device includes a processor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124711

Universal correspondence network

A computer-implemented method for training a convolutional neural network (cnn) is presented. The method includes extracting coordinates of corresponding points in the first and second locations, identifying positive points in the first and second locations, identifying negative points in the first and second locations, training features that correspond to positive points of the first and second locations to move closer to each other, and training features that correspond to negative points in the first and second locations to move away from each other.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124433

Unsupervised matching in fine-grained datasets for single-view object reconstruction

A computer-implemented method for training a deep learning network is presented. The method includes receiving a first image and a second image, mining exemplar thin-plate spline (tps) to determine transformations for generating point correspondences between the first and second images, using artificial point correspondences to train the deep neural network, learning and using the tps transformation output through a spatial transformer, and applying heuristics for selecting an acceptable set of images to match for accurate reconstruction. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124415

Subcategory-aware convolutional neural networks for object detection

A computer-implemented method for detecting objects by using subcategory-aware convolutional neural networks (cnns) is presented. The method includes generating object region proposals from an image by a region proposal network (rpn) which utilizes subcategory information, and classifying and refining the object region proposals by an object detection network (odn) that simultaneously performs object category classification, subcategory classification, and bounding box regression. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124409

Cascaded neural network with scale dependent pooling for object detection

A computer-implemented method for training a convolutional neural network (cnn) is presented. The method includes receiving regions of interest from an image, generating one or more convolutional layers from the image, each of the one or more convolutional layers having at least one convolutional feature within a region of interest, applying at least one cascaded rejection classifier to the regions of interest to generate a subset of the regions of interest, and applying scale dependent pooling to convolutional features within the subset to determine a likelihood of an object category.. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123859

Systems and methods for distributed assignment of task identifiers

A system and method are provided. The method includes a base station receiving a plurality of tasks from a plurality of user devices, each of the plurality of tasks involving a respective one of multiple sets of jobs. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118100

Vm-to-vm traffic estimation in multi-tenant data centers

Methods and systems for network management include performing path regression to determine an end-to-end path across physical links for each data flow in a network. A per-flow utilization of each physical link in the network is estimated based on the determined end-to-end paths. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/27/17 / #20170117982

Redundancy protection for reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (roadm) branching unit

Aspects of the present disclosure describe systems, structures and methods providing fully reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexing (roadm) that provide redundancy protection against any two (2) simultaneous wavelength selective switch (wss) failures with only four 2×1 wss structures for both eastbound and westbound traffic, while not requiring bidirectional operation of the wss structures.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/27/17 / #20170117744

Pv ramp rate control using reinforcement learning technique through integration of battery storage system

Systems and methods are disclosed for storing photovoltaic (pv) generation by applying reinforcement learning (rl)-based control to battery storages for pv ramp rate control; and exchanging energy dynamically to limit a ramp rate of the pv power output and maintaining a battery state of charge level at a predefined level to minimize required battery size and extend the battery life cycles.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116520

Memory efficient scalable deep learning with model parallelization

Methods and systems for training a neural network include sampling multiple local sub-networks from a global neural network. The local sub-networks include a subset of neurons from each layer of the global neural network. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115358

Innovative framework combining cycling and calendar aging models

Aspects of the present disclosure describe a single battery degradation model and methods that considers both cycling and calendar aging and useful in both energy management and battery management systems that may employ any of a variety of known battery technologies.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115218

Flexible three-dimensional long-path gas sensing by unmanned vehicles

Systems and methods for generating a three-dimensional gas map includes a remote vehicle including reflective material. A positioning stage including multidimensional movement to track the remote vehicle. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112383

Three dimensional vein imaging using photo-acoustic tomography

Systems and methods for imaging a three-dimensional (3d) biometric object, including receiving the 3d biometric object into a scanning area. An image of the 3d biometric object is generated using photo-acoustic tomography by illuminating one or more veins in the 3d biometric object using a light source, and detecting acoustic waves resulting from absorption of light from the light source by the one or more veins. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111861

Optimizing energy efficiency over energy-harvesting lte cellular networks

A method is provided for optimizing energy efficiency over an energy-harvesting long term evolution cellular network. The method includes assigning (a) resource blocks, (b) transmission modes, and (c) bit loadings on the resource blocks to a set of users such that (i) the assigned resource blocks satisfy a system of linear ascending inequality constraints, and (ii) respective sums of the bit loadings for each of the users do not exceed respective queue sizes pertaining to the each of the users. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111234

System and method for fault-tolerant parallel learning over non-iid data

A network device, system, and method are provided. The network device includes a processor. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104595

Physical layer key distribution for long distance repeated networks using random environmental instability

Aspects of the present disclosure describe methods and systems for improved secure key generation and distribution employing environmental instability induced signal phase fluctuations that are compatible with commercial wavelength division multiplexed (wdm) optical systems and associated optical amplifiers for long-haul transmission.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104496

Iterative decoding scheme of concatenated ldpc and bch codes for optical transport network

Systems and methods are disclosed for optically communicating data by, at a transmitter side, encoding a block of input bits by one or more outer encoders, and after interleaving the encoded bits, permuting the encoded bits according to a predetermined sequence or order, and further encoding the encoded bits by an inner encoder, and at a receiver side, decoding received bits with an inner decoder, and after the encoded bits are permuted, subsequently decoding by and outer decoder, and returning information bits at an outer decoder as an output. The soft-decision and hard-decision outputs from the outer bch code help the inner ldpc decoder to have better estimation of the received bits and gain performance. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094546

Enabling long-term-evolution/wifi coexistence

Systems and methods for improving long term evolution (lte)-wifi coexistence in a network, including configuring one or more lte nodes for asynchronous access and synchronous transmission to bridge lte and wifi access modes. A channel is reserved for lte transmission in the one or more lte nodes, and a supplementary wifi module is provided in the one or more lte nodes for sensing the channel for occupancy and for broadcasting a reservation signal on the channel prior to the lte transmission. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091668

System and method for network bandwidth aware distributed learning

A machine learning method includes connecting machines in a data-center using a network aware model consistency for stochastic applications; ensuring a communication graph of all machines in the data-center is connected; propagating all updates uniformly across the cluster without update; and preferring connections to a machine with first network throughput over machines with second network throughput smaller than the first network throughput.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089601

Mixed integer optimization based sequencing of a system of chillers

Aspects of the present disclosure describe methods and systems for improved control of chillers used in—for example—hvac applications.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085628

Software driven long-term-evolution core network for mobile access

Systems and methods for managing network resources, including managing a generated virtualized data plane network using a central controller. Virtual machine (vm) resources are assigned to two or more different network functions at a local data center. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070956

Energy efficient downlink scheduling in lte-advanced networks

A method is provided for performing downlink scheduling in long term evolution-advanced networks. The method includes assigning resource blocks and transmission modes to users such that (i) each of the users that is assigned at least one of the resource blocks is assigned only one transmission mode chosen from a finite set of transmission modes, (ii) a sum of normalized costs across all of the resource blocks that are assigned to the users is less than unity. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048876

Enabling high-bandwidth, responsive mobile applications in lte networks

Systems and methods for standards compatible mobile edge computing (mec), including splitting serving gateways (sgws) and packet data network gateways (pdn-gws) to provision sufficient resources to deploy data-plane entity instances locally at a radio access network (ran) edge with one or more cloudlets. One or more local controller nodes is deployed in one or more operator clouds, a dedicated bearer is leveraged to route traffic from the one or more cloudlets through the split sgws and pdn-gws, and the dedicated bearer is configured with a traffic flow template (tft) including an internet protocol (ip) address of the one or more cloudlets. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/16/17 / #20170045902

Control strategies for grid scale storage operation in frequency regulation markets considering battery health factors

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and systems for improved energy storage systems employing batteries operating in a frequency regulation market.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039485

System and method for balancing computation with communication in parallel learning

A machine learning method includes installing a plurality of model replicas for training on a plurality of computer learning nodes; receiving training data at a each model replica and updating parameters for the model replica after trailing; sending the parameters to other model replicas with a communication batch size; evaluating received parameters from other model replicas; and dynamically adjusting the communication batch size to balance computation and communication overhead and ensuring convergence even with a mismatch in processing abilities on different computer learning nodes.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039183

Metric labeling for natural language processing

Systems and methods are disclosed for natural language processing (nlp) by applying metric labeling to sentence matching problem by preprocessing a dataset of sentences into objects graphs and label graphs; given an object graph and a label graph, assigning nodes of the object graph to the nodes of the label graph by minimizing an objective function including an assignment cost and a separation cost; and applying the metric labeling to matching two sentences where the objective function value is used as a similarity score between sentences for classification, clustering, or ranking.. . ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038786

Management of grid-scale energy storage systems

A system and method for management of one or more grid-scale energy storage systems (gsss), including generating an optimal gss schedule in the presence of frequency regulation uncertainties. The gss scheduling includes determining optimal capacity deployment factors to minimize penalties for failing to provide scheduled energy and frequency regulation up/down services subject to risk constraints; generating a schedule for a gss unit by performing co-optimization using the optimal capacity deployment factors, the co-optimization including tracking upper and/or lower bounds on a state of charge (soc) and including the bounds as a hard constraints; and calculating risk indices based on the optimal scheduling for the gss unit, and outputting an optimal gss schedule if risk constraints are satisfied. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016354

Output efficiency optimization in production systems

Systems and methods are provided for optimizing system output in production systems, comprising. The method includes separating, by a processor, one or more initial input variables into a plurality of output variables, the output variables including environmental variables and system response variables. ... Nec Laboratories America Inc








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