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Governing the “Government Party”: Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Conventions of 1948, 1958 and 1968
(University of Waterloo, 20120830)During the twentieth century, as Canadian voters began to associate the brand of their major political parties with the characteristics of their leaders, the Liberal Party of Canada’s leadership races evolved into events ... 
The GR3 Method for the Stress Analysis of Weldments
(University of Waterloo, 20091002)Determination of the fatigue life of a component requires knowledge of the local maximum fluctuation stress and the throughthickness stress distribution acting at the critical crosssection. This has traditionally been ... 
A Gradual NonConvexation Penalty Method for Minimizing VaR
(University of Waterloo, 20120508)This thesis investigates the portfolio optimization problem using ValueatRisk (VaR) as a risk measure, when m sample scenarios are given. Minimizing VaR of a portfolio is computationally difficult: it is nonconvex, ... 
Gradual Pluggable Typing in Java
(University of Waterloo, 20160427)Gradual typing provides the ability to safely mix untyped or dynamically typed code with statically typed code while maintaining, within the statically typed portion, the guarantees claimed by the static typing. It is ... 
Graft Polymers: From Dendrimer Hybrids to Latex Particles
(University of Waterloo, 20070928)The research presented focused on the synthesis and the characterization of graft polymers, of interest either as model systems or for largescale applications. The materials selected as substrates for grafting reactions ... 
Grafted polymer monolayer brush as electron beam resist
(University of Waterloo, 20170811)This thesis focuses on the nanofabrication process using novel electron beam resists. First, in Chapter 3 and Chapter 4, the nanofabrication process using grafted polymer monolayer brush as ebeam resist was examined. ... 
GrammarBased Representations of Large Sparse Binary Matrices
(University of Waterloo, 20161026)Large sparse matrices representation is a fundamental problem in big data processing and analysis. In some applications dealing with large sparse matrices, the I/O of these sparse matrices is the bottleneck of the whole ... 
Grammatical Functions and Possibilistic Reasoning for the Extraction and Representation of Semantic Knowledge in Text Documents
(University of Waterloo, 20071205)This study seeks to explore and develop innovative methods for the extraction of semantic knowledge from unlabelled written English documents and the representation of this knowledge using a formal mathematical expression ... 
The Grange Hotel: Everyday Leisure in the Grange Neighbourhood
(University of Waterloo, 20150507)The modern metropolis offers a wide variety of experiences to enrich our everyday life. Beyond meeting our daily needs, such a rich and diverse city is a complex system of urban phenomena that also satisfies our need for ... 
Granger Causal Network Learning and the Depth Wise Grouped LASSO
(University of Waterloo, 20170831)In this thesis we study the notion of Grangercausality, a statistical concept originally developed to estimate causal effects in econometrics. First, we suggest a more general notion of Grangercausality in which to frame ... 
Granular Activated Carbon for the Removal of Seasonally Present MicrocystinLR
(University of Waterloo, 20170420)MicrocystinLR (MCLR) is a potent hepatotoxin, produced by cyanobacteria. MCLR is the most commonly regulated cyanotoxin. MCLR typically occurs seasonally in late summer in temperate regions, such as the North American ... 
Granular Filtration of Airborne NaCl Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes
(University of Waterloo, 20180904)Filtration is one of the primary technologies for nanoparticle control. However, conventional filtration techniques are evaluated mostly for solid mass removal and do not show promising effectiveness for filtration of ... 
Granularity measures and complexity measures of partitionbased granular structures
(Elsevier, 20190101)Granular computing is an emerging field of study in which the complexity of problem solving is reduced through granulation. Researchers have proposed various granularity measures of partitions to quantify the effects of ... 
Graph C*algebras and the Abelian Core
(University of Waterloo, 20160826)We may associate to a C*algebra to the directed graph E by associating edges to partial isometries and vertices to pairwise orthogonal Hilbert spaces which satisfy some additional conditions. Such graph algebras were first ... 
Graph Editing to a Given Neighbourhood Degree List is FixedParameter Tractable
(University of Waterloo, 20161026)Graph editing problems have a long history and have been widely studied, with applications in biochemistry and complex network analysis. They generally ask whether an input graph can be modified by inserting and deleting ... 
Graph Locality Prefetcher for Graph Database
(University of Waterloo, 20150430)This work presents a hardware prefetcher to improve the performance of accessing graph data representing large and complex networks. We represent complex networks as graphs, and queries amount to traversals on the graph. ... 
GraphBased Fracture Models for Rigid Body Explosions
(University of Waterloo, 2005)Explosions are one of the most powerful and devastating natural phenomena. The pressure front from the blast wave of an explosion can cause fracture of objects in its vicinity and create flying debris. In this thesis, ... 
GraphBased Model For Distribution Systems: Application To Planning Problem
(University of Waterloo, 20150218)Distribution system engineers analyze distribution systems and operate them to minimize the costs of delivery of power while satisfying customers and imposed constraints such as voltage limits, congestion, system losses, ... 
Graphtheoretic Properties of Control Flow Graphs and Applications
(University of Waterloo, 20150825)This thesis deals with determining appropriate width parameters of control flow graphs so that certain computationally hard problems of practical interest become efficiently solvable. A wellknown result of Thorup states ... 
Graphtheoretic Sensitivity Analysis of Dynamic Systems
(University of Waterloo, 20130809)The main focus of this research is to use graphtheoretic formulations to develop an automated algorithm for the generation of sensitivity equations. The idea is to combine the benefits of direct differentiation with that ...