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Comparison between Optimization and Heuristic Methods for Large-Scale Infrastructure Rehabilitation Programs
(University of Waterloo, 2012-09-26)
Civil infrastructure systems are the foundation of economic growth and prosperity in all nations. In recent years, infrastructure rehabilitation has been a focus of attention in North America and around the world. A large ...
Automating and Optimizing a Transportation Mode Classification Model for use on Smartphone Data
(University of Waterloo, 2015-04-01)
As transportation engineering and planning evolve from “data poor” to “data rich” practices, methods to automate the collection and translation of data to information become increasingly important. Advances in wireless ...
Developing Efficient Strategies for Automatic Calibration of Computationally Intensive Environmental Models
(University of Waterloo, 2013-04-25)
Environmental simulation models have been playing a key role in civil and environmental engineering decision making processes for decades. The utility of an environmental model depends on how well the model is structured ...
A Microeconomic Perspective to Infrastructure Renewal Decisions
(University of Waterloo, 2014-12-16)
Under the prevailing financial constraints and rapid infrastructure deterioration, funding decisions for renewal (rehabilitation) projects have become large challenges for engineers and economists alike. However, existing ...
Integrated Performance Analysis and Optimum Fund Allocation for Capital Renewal of Healthcare Facilities
(University of Waterloo, 2013-08-19)
Healthcare facilities, including hospitals, are among the most challenging assets to maintain and modernize. An accurate performance assessment is essential for the appropriate prioritization of the subsystems that are ...
Developing Parsimonious and Efficient Algorithms for Water Resources Optimization Problems
(University of Waterloo, 2012-11-20)
In the current water resources scientific literature, a wide variety of engineering design problems are solved in a simulation-optimization framework. These problems can have single or multiple objective functions and their ...