Published Research


Relevant Articles


Nuclear Non-proliferation Technology Development


Nuclear Threat Detection with Mobile Distributed Sensor Networks

Hochbaum DS and Fishbain B
Ann. Oper. Res. (To appear)

Video Segmentation and Target Tracking Using Pseudoflow Algorithm Through Joint Utilization of Intensity and Coarse Motion Data

Fishbain B, Hochbaum DS, and Yang Y
UC Berkeley manuscript, March 2010.

Isotope-specific detection of low-density materials with laser-based monoenergetic gamma-rays

Albert F, Anderson SG et al.
Opt. Lett. 35(3) 354-356 (2010).

Using low resolution gamma detectors to detect and differentiate 239Pu and 235U fissions

Swanberg E, Norman EB et al.
J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 282 901-904 (2009).
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Standoff 3D Gamma-Ray Imaging

Mihailescu L, Vetter K, and Chivers D
IEEE Nucl. Sci. 56(2) 479-486 (2009).

The multi-sensor nuclear threat detection problem

Hochbaum DS
in Operations Research and Cyber-Infrastructure, J. Chinneck, B. Kristjansson and M. Saltzman eds. OR/CS Interfaces, pp. 389-399, Springer, 2009.

Mechanical Doppler Compensation for Electron Excitation of NRF Photons

Morse EC, Mozin V, Norman EB, and Wirth BD
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, SD5-2 (2008).


Image Data Mining and Pattern Recognition


Polynomial time algorithms for ratio regions and a variant of normalized cut

Hochbaum DS
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, May 2010 32:5 889-898 (2010).

Competitive Analysis of Minimum-Cut Maximum Flow Algorithms in Vision Problems

Fishbain B, Hochbaum DS, and Mueller S
UC Berkeley manuscript, May 2010.

Replacing spectral techniques for expander ratio and normalized cut by combinatorial flow algorithms

Hochbaum DS
UC Berkeley manuscript, March 2010.

An Efficient and Effective Image Segmentation Interactive Tool

Hochbaum DS
Proceedings of BIOSIGNALS 2009, 2nd International conference on bio-inspired systems and signal processing, 459-461 (2009).

A Computational Study of the Pseudoflow and Push-Relabel Algorithms for the Maximum-Flow Problem

Chandran BG and Hochbaum DS
Oper. Res. 57(2), 358-376 (2009).

The Pseudoflow Algorithm: A New Algorithm for the Maximum-Flow Problem

Hochbaum DS
Oper. Res. 56(4), 992-1009 (2008).

Complexity and Algorithms for Nonlinear Optimization Problems

Hochbaum DS
Ann. Oper. Res. 153, 257-296 (2007).

Super-resolution in Turbulent Videos: Making Profit from Damage

Yaroslavsky LP, Fishbain B et al.
Opt. Lett. 32(20), 3038-3040 (2007).

Real-Time 2D to 3D Video Conversion

Ideses IA, Yaroslavsky LP and Fishbain B
Real-Time Image Processing 2(1) 3-9 (2007).

Real-time stabilization of Long-Range observation system turbulent video

Fishbain B, Yaroslavsky LP and Ideses IA
Real-Time Image Processing 2(1) 11-22 (2007).

Methodologies and Algorithms for Group-Rankings Decision

Hochbaum DS and Levin A
Manage. Sci. 52(9), 1394-1408 (2006).

An Efficient Algorithm for Image Segmentation, Markov Random Fields and Related Problems

Hochbaum DS
J. ACM 48(4), 686-701 (2001).


Fundamental Physics Measurements Relevant to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Technology


Measurements of γ-emission branching ratios for 154,156,158Gd compound nucleii: Tests of surrogate nuclear reaction approximations for (n,&gamma) cross sections

Scielzo ND, Escher JE et al.
Phys. Rev. C 81, 034608 (2010).
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Indirect determination of the 230Th(n,f) and 231Th(n,f) cross sections for thorium-based nuclear energy systems

Goldblum BL, Stroberg SR et al.
Phys. Rev. C 80, 044610 (2009).
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Cross Sections for 238U(n,n') and 238U(n,2nγ) Reactions at Incident Neutron Energies Between 5 and 14 MeV

Hutcheson A, Angell CT et al.
Phys. Rev. C 80, 014603 (2009).
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Surrogate Ratio Method in the Actinide Region Using the (α, α'f) Reaction

Lesher SR, Burke JT et al.
Phys. Rev. C 79, 044609 (2009).
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Measurement of the 241Am(n,2n) Reaction Cross Section from 7.6 MeV to 14.5 MeV

Tonchev AP, Angell CT et al.
Phys. Rev. C 77, 054610 (2008).
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Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence Excitations near 2 MeV in 235U and 239Pu

Bertozzi W, Caggiano JA et al.
Phys. Rev. C 78, 041601(R) (2008).
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Fission-Product γ-Ray Line Pairs Sensitive to Fissile Material and Neutron Energy

Marrs RE, Norman EB et al.
Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 592, 463-471 (2008).
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Signatures of Fissile Materials: High-Energy γ Rays Following Fission

Norman EB, Prussin SG et al.
Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 521, 608-610 (2004).
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Detector Materials


Effects of Te Inclusions on the Performance of CdZnTe Radiation Detectors

Bolotnikov AE, Abdul-Jabbar NM et al.
IEEE T. Nucl. Sci. 55(5) 2757-2764 (2008)
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Physics Education


Bringing Atomic and Nuclear Physics Laboratory Data into the Classroom

Norman EB, Larimer RM et al.
Am. J. Phys. 72(5) 652-654 (2004).
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