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    • Risk-Based Decision Support Model for Planning Emergency Response for Hazardous Materials Road Accidents 

      Hamouda, Ghada (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      Hazardous Materials (HazMat) are transported throughout Canada in a great number of road shipments. The transportation of HazMat poses special risks for neighboring population and environment. While HazMat accidents ...
    • Risk-Based Model for Effective Marshalling of Dangerous Goods Railway Cars 

      Bagheri, Morteza (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-25)
      Today, railroad companies transport many varieties of dangerous goods (DG). Train derailments, especially those involving DG, can be catastrophic in terms of loss of life and environmental damage. In North America, the ...
    • A Risk-Based Optimization Framework for Security Systems Upgrades at Airports 

      Berbash, Khaled (University of Waterloo, 2010-04-28)
      Airports are fast-growing dynamic infrastructure assets. For example, the Canadian airport industry is growing by 5% annually and generates about $8 billion yearly. Since the 9/11 tragedy, airport security has been of ...
    • Risky Intertemporal Choice in the Loss Domain 

      Oshikoji, Kimiyoshi (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-16)
      Risky intertemporal choice is a fairly new topic in the realm of behavioral economics that involves examining the interactions between individuals’ time and risk preferences. Previous research has looked at the gains and ...
    • Risky performances: A feminist, dramaturgical exploration of the female diarist as resistant 

      Mulcahy, Caitlin Maureen (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-26)
      This study seeks to explore the meaning of diary-keeping for women. In particular, this research is focused on the relationships between the diary and leisure, the diary and performance, and the diary and dominant gender ...
    • Rites et activités de deuil dans la littérature française au masculin 

      Gadzala, Krysteena (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-16)
      La présente étude a pour objectif de mettre en évidence les stratégies textuelles mises en place par des écrivains français contemporains pour revisiter le décès de leur enfant, et plus particulièrement les activités de ...
    • RitHM: A Modular Software Framework for Runtime Monitoring Supporting Complete and Lossy Traces 

      Joshi, Yogi (University of Waterloo, 2015-10-01)
      Runtime verification (RV) is an effective and automated method for specification based offline testing as well as online monitoring of complex real-world systems. Firstly, a software framework for RV needs to exhibit certain ...
    • The River is for Washing Carpets 

      Lakhani, Safira (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-25)
      Contemporary peacebuilding, notably as it is practiced in Afghanistan, consistently fails to address local needs in favour of international priorities for global security. Despite the significant presence of foreign ...
    • RMA: A Pattern Based J2EE Development Tool 

      Chen, Jun (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The development process for creating J2EE web applications is complex and tedious, and is thus error prone. The quality of a J2EE web application depends on correctness of code as well as the efficiency and flexibility ...
    • RNA Homology Searches Using Pair Seeding 

      Darbha, Sriram (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      Due to increasing numbers of non-coding RNA (ncRNA) being discovered recently, there is interest in identifying homologs of a given structured RNA sequence. Exhaustive homology searching for structured RNA molecules using ...
    • An RNS variant of fully homomorphic encryption over integers 

      Zawia, Ahmed (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-01)
      In 1978, the concept of privacy homomorphism was introduced by Rivest et al. Since then, homomorphic cryptosystems have gathered researchers' attention. Most of the early schemes were either partially homomorphic or not ...
    • Road Condition Sensing Using Deep Learning and Wireless Signals 

      Ameli, Soroush (University of Waterloo, 2020-08-14)
      Similar to human car drivers, future driverless cars need to sense the condition of road surfaces so that they can adjust their speed and distance from other cars. This awareness necessitates the need for a sensing mechanism ...
    • Road Information Extraction from Mobile LiDAR Point Clouds using Deep Neural Networks 

      Ma, Lingfei (University of Waterloo, 2020-08-17)
      Urban roads, as one of the essential transportation infrastructures, provide considerable motivations for rapid urban sprawl and bring notable economic and social benefits. Accurate and efficient extraction of road information ...
    • Robot Motion and Task Learning with Error Recovery 

      Chang, Guoting (University of Waterloo, 2013-06-20)
      The ability to learn is essential for robots to function and perform services within a dynamic human environment. Robot programming by demonstration facilitates learning through a human teacher without the need to develop ...
    • Robot Patrolling for Stochastic and Adversarial Events 

      Asghar, Ahmad Bilal (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-25)
      In this thesis, we present and analyze two robot patrolling problems. The first problem discusses stochastic patrolling strategies in adversarial environments where intruders use the information about a patrolling path to ...
    • Robot Social Engineering 

      Postnikoff, Brittany (University of Waterloo, 2020-07-06)
      This thesis establishes the new field of Robot Social Engineering. We define Robot Social Engineering as the use of social abilities and techniques by robots to manipulate others in order to achieve a goal. We build the ...
    • Robotic Grasping using Demonstration and Deep Learning 

      Reyes Osorio, Victor (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-11)
      Robotic grasping is a challenging task that has been approached in a variety of ways. Historically grasping has been approached as a control problem. If the forces between the robotic gripper and the object can be calculated ...
    • Robotic Motion Planning in Uncertain Environments via Active Sensing 

      MacDonald, Ryan (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-08)
      Perception and control are at the foundation of automation, and in recent years, we have seen growth in feasible applications including self-driving cars and smart homes. As automation moves from regulated, well-monitored ...
    • Robotic Path Planning for High-Level Tasks in Discrete Environments 

      Imeson, Frank (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-10)
      This thesis proposes two techniques for solving high-level multi-robot motion planning problems with discrete environments. We focus on an important class of problems that require an allocation of spatially distributed ...
    • Robotic stacking: structurally informed free-form timber structure system using standard and non-standard components 

      Falamarzi Khanehzenyani, Zahra (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-30)
      This thesis is based on the hypothesis that the synchronization of digital design and robotic fabrication can result in new architectural possibilities. The research investigates differentiation and variability in the ...

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