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    • Optimized Production and Purification of LCC DNA Minivectors for Applications in Gene Therapy and Vaccine Development 

      Sum, Chi Hong (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-28)
      Linear covalently closed (LCC) DNA minivectors serve to be superior to conventional circular covalently closed (CCC) plasmid DNA (pDNA) vectors due to enhancements to both transfection efficiency and safety. Specifically, ...
    • Optimized Thermoelectric Cooling Strategies for High Performance Electronics 

      Asarizadeh, Ali-Reza (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-17)
      Thermoelectric components (TECs) and other electronic cooling components such as micro-heat sinks have been shown to provide effective cooling for integrated circuits (ICs). A review of available literature has shown ...
    • Optimizing Airport Runway Performance by Managing Pavement Infrastructure 

      Pinto, Samantha Theresa (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-29)
      The research described herein is composed of four major areas of practice. It examines the overall performance of runways and provides tools designed to improve current runway operations and management with particular ...
    • Optimizing EV Routing and Charging/Discharging under Time-Variant Electricity Prices 

      Lin, Bo (University of Waterloo, 2020-08-19)
      The integration of electric vehicles (EVs) and the power system has been becoming an increasingly important field of research, due to the rapid EV penetration and the evolvement in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) techniques in the ...
    • Optimizing Hierarchical Storage Management For Database System 

      Liu, Xin (University of Waterloo, 2014-06-17)
      Caching is a classical but effective way to improve system performance. To improve system performance, servers, such as database servers and storage servers, contain significant amounts of memory that act as a fast ...
    • Optimizing MPI Collective Operations for Cloud Deployments 

      AlSader, Zuhair (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-24)
      Cloud infrastructures are increasingly being adopted as a platform for high performance computing (HPC) science and engineering applications. For HPC applications, the Message-Passing Interface (MPI) is widely-used. Among ...
    • Optimizing Order Consolidation with Simulation Optimization 

      Zhou, Daren (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-15)
      In this work we study the order consolidation process of an e-retailing warehouse using real data. Order consolidation is a process that follows the picking operation in a warehouse. After stock keeping units (SKUs) of an ...
    • Optimizing protein S-acylation detection in autophagy 

      Liao, Meng Qi (University of Waterloo, 2021-06-04)
      S-acylation, sometimes referred to as S-palmitoylation or simply palmitoylation, is a posttranslational protein modification involving the covalent addition of a fatty acid to cysteine residues. Since the first characterization ...
    • An Optimizing Pulse Sequence Compiler for NMR QIP 

      Perez Delgado, Carlos Antonio (University of Waterloo, 2003)
      Quantum information processing is a multi-disciplinary science involving physics, mathematics, computer science, and even quantum chemistry. It is centred around the idea of manipulating physical systems at the quantum ...
    • Optimizing Solvent Extraction of PCBs from Soil 

      O'Connell, Maureen (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-04)
      Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are carcinogenic persistent contaminants. Although their manufacturing in North America ceased in the late 1970s, their high heat resistance made their use widespread over their production ...
    • Optimizing Structure: An Investigation into Lightweight Structures 

      Jensen, Kyle (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-13)
      This thesis investigates how to reduce the raw materials invested in a building, specifically in the structural aspect of its construction, and in so doing decrease the embodied energy required to build a structure. Geometric ...
    • Optimum Deicing and Anti-icing for Snow and Ice Control of Parking Lots and Sidewalks 

      Hossain, S M (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-06)
      Snow and ice cause pavement surfaces to become slippery and unsafe for both foot and vehicular traffic. To alleviate the hazards of pedestrians slipping and vehicular accidents, various forms of maintenance operations such ...
    • Optimum Power Allocation for Cooperative Communications 

      Fareed, Muhammad Mehboob (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-25)
      Cooperative communication is a new class of wireless communication techniques in which wireless nodes help each other relay information and realize spatial diversity advantages in a distributed manner. This new transmission ...
    • Option Effectiveness in the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution 

      Alhindi, Taha (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-10)
      The Graph Model for Conflict Resolution (GMCR) is expanded by designing a novel approach for the evaluation of the effectiveness of actions or options controlled by the decision makers (DMs) in a dispute with respect to ...
    • Option Pricing and Hedging Analysis under Regime-switching Models 

      Qiu, Chao (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-23)
      This thesis explores option pricing and hedging in a discrete time regime-switching environment. If the regime risk cannot be hedged away, then we cannot ignore this risk and use the Black-Scholes pricing and hedging ...
    • Option Pricing under Regime Switching (Analytical, PDE, and FFT Methods) 

      Akhavein Sohrabi, Mohammad Yousef (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-19)
      Although globally used in option pricing, the Black-Scholes model has not been able to reflect the evolution of stocks in the real world. A regime-switching model which allows jumps in the underlying asset prices and the ...
    • Opto-Mechanical Analysis of a Harsh Environment MEMS Fabry-Perot Pressure Sensor 

      Brace, Eric (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-30)
      The objective of this thesis is to develop an optically interrogated pressure sensor that is capable of measuring the applied fluid pressure in harsh environments. In its completed state, this sensor is intended be used ...
    • Optoelectronic Properties and Applications of 3-D Hybrid a-Si:H/ZnO Nanowire Structures 

      Iheanacho, Bright (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-08)
      This Ph.D. dissertation presents the study and development of optoelectronic properties of 3-D hybrid zinc oxide nanowire (ZnO NW) and hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) core-shell structures and a demonstration of ...
    • The Optometric Management of Concussion 

      Yeboah, Anne Marie (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-31)
      Traumatic brain injury is a major public health problem that affects millions of people annually and hundreds of people experience brain injury daily. Many of these individuals develop visual symptoms. Optometrists play a ...
    • An Ordered Bag Semantics for SQL 

      Chinaei, Hamid R. (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-22)
      Semantic query optimization is an important issue in many contexts of databases including information integration, view maintenance and data warehousing and can substantially improve performance, especially in today's ...


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