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    Simple and efficient method to measure vessel tortuosity

    , Article Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer and Knowledge Engineering, ICCKE 2013, Mashhad: Iran ; 2013 , Pages 219-222 ; 9781479920921 (ISBN) Pourreza, H. R ; Pourreza, M ; Banaee, T ; Sharif University of Technology
    Retinal vessels tortuosity is one of the important signs of cardiovascular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and hypertension. In this paper we present a simple and efficient algorithm to measure the grade of tortuosity in retinal images. This algorithm consists of four main steps,vessel detection, extracting vascular skeleton via thinning, detection of vessel crossovers and bifurcations and finally calculating local and global tortuosity. The last stage is based on a circular mask that is put on every skeleton point of retinal vessels. While the skeleton of vessel splits the circle in each position, the local tortuosity is considered to be the bigger to smaller area ratio. The proposed... 

    Analysis and Optimization of Architectural Quality Requirements for Federated Clouds

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Pourreza, Maryam (Author) ; Habibi, Jafar (Supervisor)
    Proposing a comprehensive architecture for cloud federation with the aim of satisfying stakeholders the most, is one of the most challenging issues in this context. For an architecture to be comprehensive, requirements should be elicited thoroughly in early stages of architecture design. Since covering all requirements is a very complicated task, prioritization is considered to be a vital step which can help architects to focus on more important requirements in their design as well as to evaluate existing architectures. In this research, architecturally signifcant quality requirements of cloud federation for aggregated cloud architectures are studied and categorized. Moreover, elicited... 

    Optimizing Co Nanoflakes Growth Parameters and Modifying Their Electro-catalytic Performance Using Carbon Nanostructures for Water Oxidation Reaction

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Pourreza, Mohammad (Author) ; Naseri, Naimeh (Supervisor)
    Ease of solar hydrogen production using water splitting and its environmental benefits, distinct hydrogen from other energy carriers. Hydrogen is the most abundant material in the world that make up more than 90% of the world compounds. So applying this material as a clean fuel is the best way to prevent environmental problems caused by fossil fuels. For efficient hydrogen production from water, a suitable electrocatalyst with low overpotential, high mechanical strength and reasonable catalytic activity must be utilized. In this research, cobalt based electrocatalyst was used considering that electrodepositon conditions play an important role in its final efficiency. On the other hand,... 

    Engineered cost-effective growth of Co-based nanoflakes as a sustainable water oxidation electrocatalyst

    , Article Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics ; Volume 50, Issue 47 , 2017 ; 00223727 (ISSN) Pourreza, M ; Naseri, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Developing low-cost, scalable and reproducible synthesis methods for water oxidation reaction (WOR) catalysts is highly desirable and also challenging in energy, environmental and industrial applications. In this context, electrochemical deposition is known as an easy and cost-effective technique in nanomaterial growth. Herein, cobalt-based nanoflakes were grown on a flexible and commercially available steel mesh substrate by electrodeposition approach with a crystalline structure as a mixture of oxide, hydroxide and oxyhydroxide phases. For the first time, the correlation between electrodeposition parameters, time and current density, and morphological characteristics of the grown... 

    G2D: Generate to detect anomaly

    , Article 2021 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2021, 5 January 2021 through 9 January 2021 ; 2021 , Pages 2002-2011 ; 9780738142661 (ISBN) Pourreza, M ; Mohammadi, B ; Khaki, M ; Bouindour, S ; Snoussi, H ; Sabokrou, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2021
    In this paper, we propose a novel method for irregularity detection. Previous researches solve this problem as a One-Class Classification (OCC) task where they train a reference model on all of the available samples. Then, they consider a test sample as an anomaly if it has a diversion from the reference model. Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have achieved the most promising results for OCC while implementing and training such networks, especially for the OCC task, is a cumbersome and computationally expensive procedure. To cope with the mentioned challenges, we present a simple but effective method to solve the irregularity detection as a binary classification task in order to make... 

    Optimizing carbonaceous nanostructure composition as a substrate to grow co electrocatalysts

    , Article Iranian Journal of Physics Research ; Volume 17, Issue 5 , 2018 , Pages 753-760 ; 16826957 (ISSN) Pourreza, M ; Naseri, N ; Ghasemi, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Isfahan University of Technology  2018
    Global warming and other adverse environmental effects of fossil fuels have forced humans to consider clean and renewable energy resources. In this context, hydrogen production from water splitting reaction is a key approach. In order to reduce required overpotential for water oxidation reaction, it is necessary to use low cost and earth abundant electrocatalysts like Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni and Zn nanostructures. Herein, cobalt nanostructures on steel-mesh substrate were applied. Electrochemical method was used for growth of Co nanoflakes because of its simplicity and scalability for commercial approach. On the other hand, using carbonaceous support layers including nanomaterials such as... 

    Visibility testing and counting

    , Article Information Processing Letters ; Volume 115, Issue 9 , September , 2015 , Pages 649-654 ; 00200190 (ISSN) Alipour, S ; Ghodsi, M ; Zarei, A ; Pourreza, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier  2015
    For a set of n disjoint line segments S in R2, the visibility testing problem (VTP) is to test whether the query point p sees a query segment s∈S. For this configuration, the visibility counting problem (VCP) is to preprocess S such that the number of visible segments in S from any query point p can be computed quickly. In this paper, we solve VTP in expected logarithmic query time using quadratic preprocessing time and space. Moreover, we propose a (1+δ)-approximation algorithm for VCP using at most quadratic preprocessing time and space. The query time of this method is Oε (1/δ 2√n) where Oε (f(n))=O(f(n)nε) and ε>0 is an arbitrary constant number  

    Sustainable starfish like cobalt electrocatalyst grown on optimized CNT-graphene hybrid host for efficient water oxidation

    , Article Applied Surface Science ; Volume 524 , 15 September , 2020 Naseri, N ; Ghasemi, S ; Pourreza, M ; Moshfegh, A. Z ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2020
    Solar energy generation is one of the most efficient approach to solve emerging environment and energy challenges. In this context, solar assisted dissociation of water into oxygen and hydrogen utilizing scalable and high performance electrocatalysts plays key role since the produced hydrogen is a clean energy carrier. Here, cobalt based nanoflakes with metallic core and oxidized surface were grown on the designed carbonaceous layer for anodic oxygen evolution reaction (OER) using an electrochemical approach. Carbonaceous layers containing proper amount of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) species were used to optimize the system. Although higher weight percent of rGO... 

    Highly efficient SO3Ag-functionalized MIL-101(Cr) for adsorptive desulfurization of the gas stream: Experimental and DFT study

    , Article Chemical Engineering Journal ; Volume 363 , 2019 , Pages 73-83 ; 13858947 (ISSN) Pourreza, A ; Askari, S ; Rashidi, A ; Seif, A ; Kooti, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    In this research, an adsorbent with manifold interplay sites for the adsorption of sulfur components is developed in a silver ion functionalized Cr3+ based metal-organic framework (MIL-101(Cr)-SO3Ag). The adsorption performance of MIL-101(Cr), MIL-101(Cr)-SO3H, and MIL-101(Cr)-SO3Ag was evaluated in dynamic adsorption system in terms of its adsorption capacity. MIL-101(Cr)-SO3Ag could interact with H2S through multiple ways which performed about 4 times higher adsorption capacity (96.75 mg/g) rather than MIL-101(Cr); further, the high adsorption capacity of MIL-101(Cr)-SO3Ag was almost unchanged after five successive adsorption–desorption cycles, making it a potential adsorbent for an... 

    A highly efficient MIL-101(Cr)–Graphene–molybdenum oxide nano composite for selective oxidation of hydrogen sulfide into elemental sulfur

    , Article Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry ; Volume 71 , 2019 , Pages 308-317 ; 1226086X (ISSN) Pourreza, A ; Askari, S ; Rashidi, A ; Fakhraie, S ; Kooti, M ; Shafiei Alavijeh, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Korean Society of Industrial Engineering Chemistry  2019
    Hybrid composites of MIL-101(Cr) and Nanoporous Graphene with ratios in the range of 10–50% were prepared via hydrothermal synthesis method. This study deals with an experimental investigation on selective oxidation of H2S into elemental sulfur in the range of 200–270 °C, the catalyst activity and selectivity toward sulfur was studied. High-temperature reactor tests indicated that the MIL-101(Cr)–NPG50–Mo could be a promising candidate with conversion and selectivity of 100% and 99.5% at 200 °C. The MIL-101(Cr)–NPG50–Mo stability showed there were not any significant changes in physical properties, the activity was evaluated after 20 h which was completely stable without any changes  

    Microstructure, morphology and electrochemical properties of Co nanoflake water oxidation electrocatalyst at micro- and nanoscale

    , Article RSC Advances ; Volume 7, Issue 21 , 2017 , Pages 12923-12930 ; 20462069 (ISSN) Naseri, N ; Solaymani, S ; Ghaderi, A ; Bramowicz, M ; Kulesza, S ; Ţălu, Ş ; Pourreza, M ; Ghasemi, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2017
    Nowadays, fossil fuel limitations and environmental concerns push researchers to find clean and renewable energy resources. Solar hydrogen production via water splitting reactions in electrochemical and/or photo-electrochemical systems has been accepted as a promising route and efficient electrocatalysts are involved in both. Here, cobalt nanoflakes with an oxide/hydroxide surface and a conductive metallic core are grown on commercially available steel mesh modified with carbon based nanocomposites as a support layer. The portion of reduced graphene oxide sheets was changed from 0 to 100 wt% and the correlation of this concentration with the surface morphology and electro-catalytic activity... 

    Using description logics for network vulnerability analysis

    , Article International Conference on Networking, International Conference on Systems and International Conference on Mobile Communications and Learning Technologies, ICN/ICONS/MCL'06, Morne, 23 April 2006 through 29 April 2006 ; Volume 2006 , 2006 ; 0769525520 (ISBN); 9780769525525 (ISBN) Zakeri, R ; Jalili, R ; Abolhassani, H ; Shahriari, H. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    The distributed nature and complexity of computer networks and various services provided via them, makes the networks vulnerable to numerous attacks. The TCP/IP presumptions which are based on using this protocol to provide a simple, open communication infrastructure in an academic and collaborative environment, causes this protocol lack of built-in mechanisms for authentication, integrity and privacy. Even though in the last few years a more systematic approach to TCP/IP network security problem has been followed, a formal approach to this problem is lacking. In this paper, we propose using Description Logics as a formal model which could be used to analyze TCP/IP networks against attacks.... 

    The influence of different heat treatment cycles on controlled surface graphitization in CK45 steel

    , Article Journal of Alloys and Compounds ; Volume 492, Issue 1-2 , 2010 , Pages 739-744 ; 09258388 (ISSN) Hamedi, Y ; Kiani Rashid, A. R ; Shishegar, H. R ; Azaat Pour, H. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Controlled graphitization has become known as a practical method for improvement of wear resistance and machining properties in steels. In this paper, the effect of heat treatment on microstructure of CK45 steel has been investigated. Austenitising was carried out at 920 °C for 5 h. Besides, isothermal transformation was conducted at 750 °C in the time range of 1-20 h. In this work, full potential carbon resource was tried to be used around samples as a factor to prevent the burning of the limited carbon in steel and also to increase the percentage of sample surface carbon in order to improve wear capability and machining. The microstructure of the steel considerably changes by this heat... 

    Modified carrageenan. 4. Synthesis and swelling behavior of crosslinked kappa C-g-AMPS superabsorbent hydrogel with antisalt and pH-responsiveness properties [electronic resource]

    , Article Journal of Applied Polymer Science ; Vol.98, No.1, 255-263, 2005 Pourjavadi, A. (Ali) ; Hosseinzadeh, H ; Mazidi, R
    To synthesize a novel biopolymer-based superabsorbent hydrogel, 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS) was grafted onto kappa-carrageenan (KC) backbones. The graft copolymerization reaction was carried out in a homogeneous medium and in the presence of ammonium persulfate (APS) as an initiator, N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl ethylenediamine (TMEDA) as an accelerator, and N,N'-methylene bisacrylamide (MBA) as a crosslinker. A proposed mechanism for KC-g-AMPS formation was suggested and the hydrogel structure was confirmed using FTIR spectroscopy. The affecting variables on swelling capacity, i.e., the initiator, the crosslinker, and the monomer concentration, as well as reaction temperature,... 

    Rapid microwave-assisted synthesis of PVP-coated ultrasmall gadolinium oxide nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging

    , Article Chemical Physics ; Volume 453-454 , May , 2015 , Pages 35-41 ; 03010104 (ISSN) Vahdatkhah, P ; Madaah Hosseini, H. R ; Khodaei, A ; Montazerabadi, A. R ; Irajirad, R ; Oghabian, M. A ; Delavari,H. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier  2015
    Synthesis of polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) coated ultrasmall Gd2O3 nanoparticles (NPs) with enhanced T1-weighted signal intensity and r2/r1 ratio close to unity is performed by a microwave-assisted polyol process. PVP coated Gd2O3NPs with spherical shape and uniform size of 2.5 ± 0.5 nm have been synthesized below 5 min and structure and morphology confirmed by HRTEM, XRD and FTIR. The longitudinal (r1) and transversal relaxation (r2) of Gd2O3NPs is measured by a 3 T MRI scanner. The results showed considerable increasing of relaxivity for Gd2O3NPs in... 

    Improved optimal control technique for control of parallel three- phase inverters

    , Article 2009 International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2009, Sharjah, 10 November 2009 through 12 November 2009 ; 2009 ; 9789948427155 (ISBN) pouya, H. R. N ; Mokhtari, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper proposes a high performance voltage tracking and current sharing among parallel connected inverters by applying optimal control and minimizing the cost function. The control system forces the voltage of load to track the voltage reference, and the current of all inverters becomes equal. Therefore, both current sharing and voltage tracking are obtained. In addition, the smallest input energy and simplicity in control circuit are the other advantages of the suggested method. To show the performance of the proposed control scheme, the simulations with two-modular practical systems are performed and the results are provided. The results indicate that the control objectives are... 

    Melting enthalpy and entropy of freestanding metallic nanoparticles based on cohesive energy and average coordination number

    , Article Journal of Physical Chemistry C ; Volume 115, Issue 35 , August , 2011 , Pages 17310-17313 ; 19327447 (ISSN) Omid, H ; Delavari H., H ; Madaah Hosseini, H. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    An analytical model is proposed to study the effect of particle size on melting enthalpy and entropy of metallic nanoparticles (NPs). The Mott's and Regel's equations for melting entropy in the combination of core average coordination number (CAC) and surface average coordination number (SAC) of freestanding NPs are considered. Clusters of icosahedral (IC), body centered cubic (BCC), and body centered tetragonal (BCT) structure without any vacancies and defects are modeled. Using the variable coordination number made this model to be in good agreement with experimental and molecular dynamic (MD) results of different crystal structures. The model predicts melting entropy and enthalpy of... 

    A new lattic LP-based post filter for adaptive noise cancellers in mobile and vehicular applications

    , Article Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2008, 16 December 2008 through 19 December 2008, Sarajevo ; 2008 , Pages 407-412 ; 9781424435555 (ISBN) Khorram, S ; Sameti, H ; Veisi, H ; Abutalebi, H. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC) is a well-known technique for background noise reduction in automobile and vehicular environments. The noise fields in automobile and other vehicle interior obey the diffuse noise field model closely. On the other hand, the ANC does not provide sufficient noise reduction in the diffuse noise fields. In this paper, a new multistage post-filter is designed for ANC as a solution to diffuse noise conditions. The designed post-filter is a single channel Linear Prediction (LP) based speech enhancement system. The LP is performed by an adaptive lattice filter and attempts to extract speech components by using intermediate ANC signals. The post-filter has no... 

    Network vulnerability analysis through vulnerability take-grant model (VTG)

    , Article 7th International Conference on Information and Communications Security, ICICS 2005, Beijing, 10 December 2005 through 13 December 2005 ; Volume 3783 LNCS , 2005 , Pages 256-268 ; 03029743 (ISSN); 3540309349 (ISBN); 9783540309345 (ISBN) Shahriari, H. R ; Sadoddin, R ; Jalili, R ; Zakeri, R ; Omidian, A. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Modeling and analysis of information system vulnerabilities helps us to predict possible attacks to networks using the network configuration and vulnerabilities information. As a fact, exploiting most of vulnerabilities result in access rights alteration. In this paper, we propose a new vulnerability analysis method based on the Take-Grant protection model. We extend the initial Take-Grant model to address the notion of vulnerabilities and introduce the vulnerabilities rewriting rules to specify how the protection state of the system can be changed by exploiting vulnerabilities. Our analysis is based on a bounded polynomial algorithm, which generates the closure of the Take-Grant graph... 

    A small signal circuit model of two mode InAs/GaAs quantum dot laser

    , Article IEICE Electronics Express ; Volume 8, Issue 4 , 2011 , Pages 245-251 ; 13492543 (ISSN) Horri, A ; Faez, R ; Hoseini, H. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this paper, for the first time, we present a small signal circuit model of quantum dot laser considering two photon modes, i.e., ground and first excited states lasing. By using the presented model, effect of temperature variations on modulation response of quantum dot laser is investigated. Simulation results of modulation response are in agreement with the numerical and experimental results reported by other researchers