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Why is sterility virulence most common in sexually transmitted infections? Examining the role of epidemiology
(20190312)Sterility virulence, or the reduction in host fecundity due to infection, occurs in many host–pathogen systems. Notably, sterility virulence is more common for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than for directly ... 
Prime divisors of sparse values of cyclotomic polynomials and Wieferich primes
(20190320)Bang (1886), Zsigmondy (1892) and Birkhoff and Vandiver (1904) initiated the study of the largest prime divisors of sequences of the form an−bn, denoted P(an−bn), by essentially proving that for integers a>b>0, P(an−bn)≥n+1 ... 
On the Equivalence Between Maximum Likelihood and Minimum Distance Decoding for Binary Contagion and QueueBased Channels with Memory
(20160217)We study the optimal maximum likelihood (ML) block decoding of general binary codes sent over two classes of binary additive noise channels with memory. Specifically, we consider the infinite and finite memory Polya contagion ... 
Hall conditions for edgeweighted bipartite graphs
(20100728)A weighted variant of Hall's condition for the existence of matchings is shown to be equivalent to the existence of a matching in a lexicographic product. This is used to introduce characterizations of those bipartite ...