Mitchell Neilsen

Mitchell Neilsen
Kansas State University | KSU · Department of Computer Science

Computer Science, PhD

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
August 1996 - present
Kansas State University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 1992 - May 1996
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 1992 - July 1996
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (132)
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A common requirement of plant breeding programs across the country is companion planting-growing different species of plants in close proximity so they can mutually benefit each other. However, the determination of companion plants requires meticulous monitoring of plant growth. The technique of ocular monitoring is often laborious and error prone....
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Background and objectives: Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is highly vulnerable to heat stress during sensitive growth and developmental stages, including grain-filling. The impact of high daytime heat stress on wheat yield and quality losses has been extensively investigated, while information related to high night-time temperature (HNT) is limited....
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Plant breeding is fundamentally comprised of three cyclic activities: 1) intermating lines to generate novel allelic combinations, 2) evaluating the newly created lines in diverse environments, and 3) selecting superior individuals to be used as parents in the next breeding cycle. While digital technologies and tools are commonly utilized for the l...
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The concepts of mutual inclusion and mutual exclusion are critical for concurrency control in distributed systems. Mutual exclusion is a property which ensures that at most one process can execute in its critical section at any given time. For example, other processes are not allowed to enter their critical sections when a given process is updating...
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Plant breeding programs extensively monitor the evolution of seed kernels for seed certification, wherein lies the need to appropriately label the seed kernels by type and quality. However, the breeding environments are large where the monitoring of seed kernels can be challenging due to the minuscule size of seed kernels. The use of unmanned aeria...
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Quality traits are some of the most important and time-consuming phenotypes to evaluate in plant breeding programs. These traits are often evaluated late in the breeding pipeline due to their cost, resulting in the potential advancement of many lines that are not suitable for release. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a nondestructive approach t...
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Plant breeding programs extensively monitor the evolution of seed kernels for seed certification, wherein lies the need to appropriately label the seed kernels by type and quality. However, the breeding environments are large where the monitoring of seed kernels can be challenging due to the minuscule size of seed kernels. The use of unmanned aeria...
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Plant breeding is fundamentally comprised of three cyclic activities: 1) intermating lines to generate novel allelic combinations, 2) evaluation of new plant cultivars in distinct environments, and 3) selection of superior individuals to be used as parents in the next breeding cycle. While digital technologies and tools are commonly utilized for th...
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Quality traits are some of the most important and time-consuming phenotypes to evaluate in plant breeding programs. These traits are often evaluated late in the breeding pipeline due to their cost, resulting in the potential advancement of many lines that are not suitable for release. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a non-destructive tool that...
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The first step toward Seed Phenotyping i.e. the comprehensive assessment of complex seed traits such as growth, development, tolerance, resistance, ecology, yield, and the measurement of pa-rameters that form more complex traits is the identification of seed type. Generally, a plant re-searcher inspects the visual attributes of a seed such as size,...
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Consensus in a distributed system i.e. the notion that all the nodes in the network agree upon a common data value, typically proposed by one of the nodes in the network is critical to the efficient functioning of a distributed system. Paxos is a key algorithm in the field of distributed systems aimed at achieving consensus despite the lack of a gl...
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Dam embankment breaches caused by overtopping or internal erosion can impact both life and property downstream. It is important to accurately predict the amount of erosion, peak discharge, and the resulting downstream flow. This paper presents a new model based on the material point method to simulate soil and water interaction and predict failure...
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Highlights The computational models comprising the current version of WinDAM, called WinDAM C, are summarized. WinDAM C estimates the response of an earthen embankment subjected to overtopping or internal erosion. WinDAM C is a model that quantifies erosion/breach processes observed in physical embankment failure tests. Understanding the current te...
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Seed phenotyping is the idea of analyzing the morphometric characteristics of a seed to predict the behavior of the seed in terms of development, tolerance and yield in various environmental conditions. The focus of the work is the application and feasibility analysis of the state-of-the-art object detection and localization neural networks, Mask R...
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Winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is essential to maintain food security for a large proportion of the world’s population. With increased risk from abiotic stresses due to climate variability, it is imperative to understand and minimize the negative impact of these stressors, including high night temperature (HNT). Both globally and at regional s...
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High-throughput phenotyping of seeds is the assessment of seed morphometry to aid in the prediction of yield, tolerance, resistance, and development of seeds in various environmental conditions. The paper focuses on the application of 3D graphics to image processing as a means to conduct seed phenotyping better. The paper proposes two algorithms -...
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High-throughput phenotyping of seeds is the assessment of seed morphometry to aid in the prediction of yield, tolerance, resistance, and development of seeds in various environmental conditions. The paper focuses on the application of 3D graphics to image processing as a means to conduct seed phenotyping better. The paper proposes two algorithms-si...
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Windows TM Dam Analysis Modules (WinDAM) is a set of modular software components used to analyze the erosion and peak discharges that results from the overtopping or internal erosion in earthen embankment dams. The initial computational modules address routing of floods through the reservoir with dam overtopping and evaluation of the potential for...
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The focus of the paper is to provide a prototype implementation of a temperature control system using the open-source real-time operating system FreeRTOS and communication via a Controller Area Network (CAN). By using low-cost components and open-source software on low-cost STM32F407 Discovery Boards with ARM Cortex M4 processors, this prototype is...
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Augmented Reality (AR) enables elements of a computer-generated digital world to be integrated with a user's perception of the physical world. Smart glasses, like smart phones, have independent operating systems and they can support a variety of different applications and modes of communication to support augmented reality. This paper details the d...
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Background Many agronomic traits have been bred into modern wheat varieties, but wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) continues to be vulnerable to heat stress, with high night-time temperature (HNT) stress shown to have large negative impact on yield and quality. Global mean temperature during the day is consistently warming with the minimum night tempera...
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This paper describes the utility of using two-player games to teach formal methods and real-time model checking. Many systems that we want to model involve two parts: a discrete control program and a continuous environment. One player can be used to play the role of the control program and the other can play the role of the environment. Consequentl...
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The Thermally Activated Battery Simulator (TABS) is a computer modeling tool for assisting thermal battery designers in assessing design performance. This tool has been designed to run efficiently on a desk-top computer and to present the user with an intuitive interface, allowing the designer to keep focused on the battery design, not the simulati...
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At Kansas State University, a new project called BreadPheno uses novel advances in image processing and machine vision to deliver transformative mobile applications through established breeder networks. Building on the success of Field Book, a collection of user-friendly mobile applications for field-based high-throughput phenotyping (HTP) will be...
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Building Automation System (BAS) is a computer-based control system that is widely installed in office buildings and laboratories for monitoring and controlling mechanical/electrical equipment. With the advancements in Cyber-Physical System (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoTs), BAS is in the process of becoming more intelligent by merging computing...
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Windows TM Dam Analysis Modules (WinDAM) is a set of modular software components that can be used to analyze overtopping and internal erosion of embankment dams. These software components are being developed in stages. Initial computational modules address the routing of floods through a reservoir with dam overtopping and evaluation of the potentia...
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This paper describes an innovative, new approach to combine visible, infrared, and thermal time-lapse photography from several different cameras to conduct empirical analysis in the K-12 classroom. This project is part of an innovative, new GK-12 STEM Fellowship Program which incorporates contemporary, embedded, real-time sensors and system design...
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Windows TM Dam Analysis Modules (WinDAM) is a set of modular software components that can be used to analyze overtopped earthen embankments and internal erosion of embankment dams. These software components are being developed in stages. The initial computational modules address routing of floods through the reservoir with dam overtopping and evalu...
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Windows TM Dam Analysis Modules (WinDAM) is a set of modular software components that can be used to analyze overtopped earthen embankments and internal erosion of embankment dams. These software components are being developed in stages. The initial computational modules address routing of floods through the reservoir with dam overtopping and evalu...
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Many token-based, distributed mutual exclusion algorithms can be generalized by a single algorithm. The algorithm's performance is dependent upon the logical topology imposed on the nodes and the policy used to forward requests. This paper extends the generalized algorithm to support prioritized, real-time requests in a generalized fashion and pres...
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Thesis (M.S.)--Kansas State University, 1989. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 39). Typescript (photocopy).
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INSIGHT, an innovate graduate STEM Fellowship Program integrates sensor technology and computer science within in a K-12 standards-based science, technology, and engineering curricula. Graduate STEM Fellows are teamed with science, technology, and physical education teachers for two years to carry out hands-on classroom activities utilizing technol...
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Syntax Notation One (ASN.1), and to encapsulate this information into a properly formed SNMPProtocol Data Unit (PDU).Methods currently visible to external processes include:. encode_var_bind: This procedure takes an Object Identifier (OID) and associated data, andproduces an SNMP Sequence, which may be used in the Variable Bindings section of an SN...
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Windows Dam Analysis Modules (WinDAM) is a set of modular software components that can be used to analyze overtopped earthen embankments and internal erosion of embankment dams. These software components are being developed in stages. The initial computational modules address routing of floods through the reservoir with dam overtopping and evaluati...
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Many existing token-based, distributed mutual exclusion algorithms can be generalized by a single algorithm. The number of messages required to provide mutual exclusion is dependent upon the logical topology imposed on the nodes and the policy used to forward requests. This paper extends the generalized algorithm to support prioritized requests and...
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Two primary causes of dam failure are overtopping and internal erosion. For the purpose of evaluating dam safety for existing earthen embankment dams and proposed earthen embankment dams, WinDAM C software will simulate either internal erosion or erosion resulting from an overtopping event. WinDAM C models erosion failure of a homogeneous embankmen...
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Windows TM Dam Analysis Modules (WinDAM) is a set of modular software components that can be used to analyze overtopped earthen embankments and internal erosion of embankment dams. These software components are being developed in stages. The initial computational modules address routing of floods through the reservoir with dam overtopping and evalu...
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Over 11,000 earthen embankment dams nationwide were constructed with Federal involvement during the last seventy years. Many dams were constructed in rural areas and originally classified as low hazard. With increased development near the dams and changing dam safety criteria the hazard classification for a large number of these dams has changed. A...
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In this paper, we describe a relatively inexpensive framework for the design of an academic dual chamber pacemaker and empirically analyze various existing designs. The goal of this framework is to provide a convenient platform that can be used for research and courses in real-time embedded system design. The framework can also be used to illustrat...
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This paper describes an innovative, new GK-12 STEM Fellowship Program that incorporates contemporary embedded real-time sensors and system design into the existing K-12 curriculum. Unlike other GK-12 programs, more focus is placed on Technology (T) and Engineering (E), and less focus is placed on Science (S) and Mathematics (M). The underlying goal...
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Several models have been developed for symbolic schedulability analysis of periodic, preemptive task sets in real-time systems [1, 11]. However, these models cannot be used to analyze task sets with preemption thresholds. In this paper, we present a new model with a two-clocks scheduler that can be used to efficiently analyze periodic task sets wit...
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Windows TM Dam Analysis Modules (WinDAM) is a set of modular software components that can be used to analyze overtopped earthen embankments and internal erosion of dams. WinDAM is being developed in stages. The initial computational modules address routing of floods through the reservoir with dam overtopping and evaluation of the potential for vege...
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Windows™ Dam Analysis Modules (WINDAM) is a set of modular software components under development for the analysis of overtopped earth embankments. The initial modules address the routing of floods through reservoirs with dam overtopping and evaluation of the potential for vegetation or riprap to delay or prevent failure of the embankment. A complem...
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Windows Dam Analysis Modules (WINDAM) is a modular software application which is being developed for the analysis of overtopped earth embankments. The development is being carried out in stages with the initial computational model addressing the routing of the flood through the reservoir with dam overtopping and evaluation of the potential for vege...