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Probabilistic Adaptation and Voluntary Attention
(University of Waterloo, 20190425)The following experiments considered the general phenomenon of behavioural adaptation in response to statistical regularities—which we refer to as probability learning (PL). In particular, these experiments focused on ... 
A Probabilistic Approach for the Design of an Early Warning Source Water Monitoring Station
(University of Waterloo, 20070830)This thesis involves the design of an early warning source water monitoring station for a riverine source of drinking water. These stations provide downstream water utilities with advanced notification of contamination ... 
A Probabilistic Approach to Image Feature Extraction, Segmentation and Interpretation
(University of Waterloo, 2000)This thesis describes a probabilistic approach to imagesegmentation and interpretation. The focus of the investigation is the development of a systematic way of combining color, brightness, texture and geometric features ... 
A probabilistic approach to vibrationbased modal identification using mobile sensors
(University of Waterloo, 20191008)Vibrationbased modal identification is the process of analyzing vibration measurements in order to identify the modal properties of the structure, namely the modal frequencies, damping ratios, and mode shapes. The quality ... 
Probabilistic Assessment of Common Cause Failures in Nuclear Power Plants
(University of Waterloo, 20130522)Common cause failures (CCF) are a significant contributor to risk in complex technological systems, such as nuclear power plants. Many probabilistic parametric models have been developed to quantify the systems subject to ... 
Probabilistic Characterization of Neuromuscular Disease: Effects of Class Structure and Aggregation Methods
(University of Waterloo, 20110113)Neuromuscular disorders change the underlying structure and function of motor units within a muscle, and are detected using needle electromyography. Currently, inferences about the presence or absence of disease are made ... 
Probabilistic Choice Models for Product Pricing Using Reservation Prices
(University of Waterloo, 20070122)The problem of pricing a product line to maximize profits is an important challenge faced by many companies. To address this problem, we discuss four different probabilistic choice models that are based on reservation ... 
Probabilistic complex phase representation objective function for multimodal image registration
(University of Waterloo, 20100805)An interesting problem in computer vision is that of image registration, which plays an important role in many visionbased recognition and motion analysis applications. Of particular interest among data registration ... 
A Probabilistic Corrosion Model for CopperCoated Used Nuclear Fuel Containers
(University of Waterloo, 20220818)Lifetime predictions of used nuclear fuel containers destined for permanent storage in Deep Geological Repositories (DGRs) are challenged by the uncertainty surrounding the environment and the performance of both containers ... 
Probabilistic Failure Analysis of Complex Systems with Case Studies in Nuclear and Hydropower Industries
(University of Waterloo, 20190606)Detailed MonteCarlo simulation of a complex system is the benchmark method used in probabilistic analysis of engineering systems under multiple uncertain sources of failure modes; such simulations typically involve a large ... 
Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis of Structures using the Multiplicative Dimensional Reduction Method
(University of Waterloo, 20151223)It is widely accepted that uncertainty may be present for many engineering problems, such as in input variables (loading, material properties, etc.), in response variables (displacements, stresses, etc.) and in the ... 
Probabilistic Graphical Models and Algorithms for
(University of Waterloo, 20080526)In this thesis I present research in two fields: machine learning and computational biology. First, I develop new machine learning methods for graphical models that can be applied to protein problems. Then I apply ... 
Probabilistic Life Cycle Assessment of Safety Valves
(University of Waterloo, 20200514)The objective of this this thesis is to develop a probabilistic model for assessing the life cycle performance of safety valves used in the nuclear piping system. The life cycle performance is quantified in terms of ... 
Probabilistic Models for Life Cycle Management of Energy Infrastructure Systems
(University of Waterloo, 20070802)The degradation of aging energy infrastructure systems has the potential to increase the risk of failure, resulting in power outage and costly unplanned maintenance work. Therefore, the development of scientific and ... 
Probabilistic Program Analysis for Software Component Reliability
(University of Waterloo, 2002)Components are widely seen by software engineers as an important technology to address the "software crisis''. An important aspect of components in other areas of engineering is that system reliability can be estimated ... 
Probabilistic Properties of Delay Differential Equations
(University of Waterloo, 2004)Systems whose time evolutions are entirely deterministic can nevertheless be studied probabilistically, <em>i. e. </em> in terms of the evolution of probability distributions rather than individual trajectories. This ... 
Probabilistic Robust Design For Dynamic Systems Using Metamodelling
(University of Waterloo, 20070913)Designers use simulations to observe the behaviour of a system and to make design decisions to improve dynamic performance. However, for complex dynamic systems, these simulations are often timeconsuming and, for robust ... 
Probabilistic StrainBased Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Weldments
(University of Waterloo, 20190813)Welded joints are considered to be one of the most critical locations in structural components from a fatigue perspective because of high stress concentrations near the weld toe region, the presence of tensile residual ... 
Probability Antimatching
(University of Waterloo, 20230720)We present a conceptual inversion of probability matching called ``probability antimatching.'' Where probability matching describes a decision strategy of stimulus pursuit, probability antimatching describes an analogous ... 
Probing Accretion Turbulence in the Galactic Centre with EHT Polarimetry
(University of Waterloo, 20190109)We explore the origin and the influence of the interstellar scattering on the observation of Sgr A*, and the method to mitigate this scattering via Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) polarimetry. Interstellar scattering is due ...