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  • Higher intake of fish and fat is associated with lower plasma s-adenosylhomocysteine: a cross-sectional study 

    Vendelbo Lind, Mads; Lauritzen, Lotte; Pedersen, Oluf; Vestergaard, Henrik; Stark, Ken; Hansen, Torben; Ross, Alastair B.; Kristensen, Mette (Elsevier, 2017-10-02)
    Several B-vitamins act as co-factors in one-carbon metabolism, a pathway that plays a central role in several chronic diseases. However, there is a lack of knowledge of how diet affects markers in one-carbon metabolism. ...
  • Optimization Placement for SDN Controller: Bell Canada as a Case Study 

    Elabani, Ibrahim (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-17)
    The tremendous proliferation of data traffic has been a key motivator for the upgrading of traditional IP networks One new conceptual model that has been developed for redesigning and managing communication networks is ...
  • Assessing Microbial Viability and Biodegradation Capabilities in Sandstone 

    Secord, Elaine (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-17)
    Environmental practitioners have demonstrated enhanced in situ bioremediation (EISB) in homogeneous unconsolidated soils to remediate chlorinated solvents. However, EISB has not been fully investigated in bedrock environments. ...
  • WatchTrace: Design and Evaluation of an At-Your-Side Gesture Paradigm 

    Siddhpuria, Shaishav (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-16)
    In this thesis, we present the exploration and evaluation of a gesture interaction paradigm performed with arms at rest at the side of one's body. This gesture stance is informed persisting challenges in mid-air arm gesture ...
  • Efficient electrochemical model for lithium-ion cells 

    Afshar, Sepideh; Morris, Kirsten; Khajepour, Amir (2017-09-12)
    Lithium-ion batteries are used to store energy in electric vehicles. Physical models based on electro-chemistry accurately predict the cell dynamics, in particular the state of charge. However, these models are nonlinear ...
  • The correction of static and dynamic aniseikonia with spectacles and contact lenses 

    McNeill, Suzanne; Bobier, William (Wiley, 2017-02-16)
    We describe a case of where significant anisometropic astigmatism was accompanied with considerable asthenopic symptoms. Symptoms were not alleviated by the prescribing of a partial spectacle correction. Subsequent treatment ...
  • Keyframe-based monocular SLAM: design, survey, and future directions 

    Younes, Georges; Asmar, Daniel; Shammas, Elie; Zelek, John (Elsevier, 2017-12-01)
    Extensive research in the field of monocular SLAM for the past fifteen years has yielded workable systems that found their way into various applications in robotics and augmented reality. Although filter-based monocular ...
  • Phase models and clustering in networks of oscillators with delayed coupling 

    Campbell, Sue Ann; Wang, Zhen (Elsevier, 2017-09-19)
    We consider a general model for a network of oscillators with time delayed coupling where the coupling matrix is circulant. We use the theory of weakly coupled oscillators to reduce the system of delay differential equations ...
  • Optimal processing route for the utilization and conversion of municipal solid waste into energy and valuable products 

    Rizwan, Muhammad; Saif, Yousef; Almansoori, Ali; Elkamel, Ali (Elsevier, 2018-02-10)
    A systematic design of municipal solid waste (MSW) management system can lead to identify a promising and/or sustainable way of handling MSW by processing it into energy and valuable products. In this study, a systematic ...
  • Robust extraction of basis functions for simultaneous and proportional myoelectric control via sparse non-negative matrix factorization 

    Lin, Chuang; Wang, Binghui; Jiang, Ning; Farina, Dario (Institute of Physics, 2017-10-27)
    Objective. This paper proposes a novel simultaneous and proportional multiple degree of freedom (DOF) myoelectric control method for active prostheses. Approach. The approach is based on non-negative matrix factorization ...
  • Hybrid Electromagnetic Vibration Isolation Systems 

    Asadi, Ehsan (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-15)
    Traditionally, dynamic systems are equipped with passive technologies like viscous shock absorbers and rubber vibration isolators to attenuate disturbances. Passive elements are cost effective, simple to manufacture, and ...
  • Syntactic Complexities of Six Classes of Star-Free Languages 

    Brzozowski, Janusz; Li, Baiyu; Liu, David (Otto-von-Guericke-Universit¨at Magdeburg, 2012)
    The syntactic complexity of a regular language is the cardinality of its syntactic semi-group. The syntactic complexity of a subclass of regular languages is the maximal syntactic complexity of languages in that subclass, ...
  • Quotient complexity of ideal languages 

    Brzozowski, Janusz; Jirásková, Galina; Li, Baiyu (Elsevier, 2013-01-28)
    A language L over an alphabet Σ is a right (left) ideal if it satisfies L=LΣ∗ (L=Σ∗L). It is a two-sided ideal if L=Σ∗LΣ∗, and an all-sided ideal if L=Σ∗L, the shuffle of Σ∗ with L. Ideal languages are not only of interest ...
  • Syntactic complexity of prefix-, suffix-, bifix-, and factor-free regular languages 

    Brzozowski, Janusz; Li, Baiyu; Ye, Yuli (Elsevier, 2012-08-31)
    The syntactic complexity of a regular language is the cardinality of its syntactic semigroup. The syntactic complexity of a subclass of the class of regular languages is the maximal syntactic complexity of languages in ...
  • Most Complex Regular Ideal Languages 

    Liu, Bo Yang Victor; Davies, Sylvie; Brzozowski, Janusz (Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, 2016-10-17)
    A right ideal (left ideal, two-sided ideal) is a non-empty language $L$ over an alphabet $\Sigma$ such that $L=L\Sigma^*$ ($L=\Sigma^*L$, $L=\Sigma^*L\Sigma^*$). Let $k=3$ for right ideals, 4 for left ideals and 5 for ...
  • Trust Region Methods for Training Neural Networks 

    Kinross, Colleen (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-09)
    Artificial feed-forward neural networks (ff-ANNs) serve as powerful machine learning models for supervised classification problems. They have been used to solve problems stretching from natural language processing to ...
  • An off-lattice derivation and thermodynamic consistency consideration for the Sanchez-Lacombe equation of state 

    von Konigslow, Kier (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-09)
    The application of the Sanchez-Lacombe equation of state (SL-EOS) to homogeneous polymeric mixtures is requisite for the application of some types of Self-Consistent Field Theory (SCFT) to inhomogeneous mixtures. It has ...
  • Measuring Intellectual Diversity in Groups, and Its Effects on Scientific Impact and Productivity 

    Graham, Alexander Victor (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-09)
    I answer questions regarding the relationship between the intellectual diversity of an individual’s collaborations and their impact and productivity. I propose two new measures of intellectual diversity∶ coauthor diversity ...
  • Detectors, Reference Frames, and Time 

    Smith, Alexander R. H. (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-08)
    This thesis is divided into three parts. Part I investigates the behaviour of Unruh-DeWitt detectors on curved spacetimes admitting a Wightman function and the associated measurement model is identified. These detectors ...
  • Synthesis and Characterization of New Solid-State Li-Superionic Conductors 

    Zhou, Laidong (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-08)
    Compared with lithium ion batteries which use liquid electrolyte, all solid-state lithium batteries (ASSLBs) show great potential in improving the safety and achieving both high power and energy densities. This has driven ...

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