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    • Top-Contact Lateral Organic Photodetectors for Deep Ultraviolet Applications 

      Borel, Thomas (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-03)
      Organic semiconductors are very attractive for thin film Organic Photodetectors (OPDs) since they possess a number of desirable attributes for optical sensing including high absorption coefficients over visible and ultraviolet ...
    • Top-Gate Nanocrystalline Silicon Thin Film Transistors 

      Lee, Hyun Jung (University of Waterloo, 2008-06-20)
      Thin film transistors (TFTs), the heart of highly functional and ultra-compact active-matrix (AM) backplanes, have driven explosive growth in both the variety and utility of large-area electronics over the past few decades. ...
    • Topological Insulator-Superconductor Heterostructures and Devices 

      Li, Lin (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-19)
      A 3D topological insulator has fully gapped insulating bulk state but a conducting surface. Such conducting “surface” states are formed with helical Dirac fermions, with spin-momentum strictly locked by spin-orbital coupling. ...
    • Toward High Performance Broad-band Frequency Comb Operation of Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers 

      Xu, Chao (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-16)
      Recent advances in Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser (THz QCL) development are pushing this technology ever closer to practical application, particularly within the spectroscopic field. For this reason, optimizing the operation ...
    • Toward High-Performance Blockchains 

      Ren, Liuyang (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-31)
      The decentralized nature of blockchains has attracted many applications to build atop them, such as cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and non-fungible tokens. The health and performance of the underlying blockchain systems ...
    • Toward the Integration of DC Microgrids into a Hybrid AC/DC Paradigm 

      Said, Amr (University of Waterloo, 2016-11-29)
      The recent penetration of distributed generation (DG) into existing electricity grids and the consequent development of active distribution networks (ADNs) have prompted an exploration of power distribution in a dc microgrid ...
    • Toward Understanding Human Expression in Human-Robot Interaction 

      Miners, William Ben (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Intelligent devices are quickly becoming necessities to support our activities during both work and play. We are already bound in a symbiotic relationship with these devices. An unfortunate effect of the pervasiveness ...
    • Towards a Better Understanding of Variability Evolution 

      Passos, Leonardo (University of Waterloo, 2016-06-07)
      Highly-configurable software systems often leverage variability modeling to achieve systematical reuse and mass customization. Although facilitating variability management, variability models do not eliminate the variability ...
    • Towards a Theoretical Understanding of the Power of Restart in SAT solvers 

      Li, Chunxiao (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-09)
      Restart policy is a widely used class of techniques integral to the efficiency of conflict-driven clause-learning (CDCL) SAT solvers. While the utility of such policies has been well-established, to-date we still lack a ...
    • Towards Efficient Hardware Implementation of Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curve Cryptography 

      Ismail, Marwa Nabil (University of Waterloo, 2012-07-31)
      Implementation of elliptic and hyperelliptic curve cryptographic algorithms has been the focus of a great deal of recent research directed at increasing efficiency. Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) was introduced ...
    • Towards evaluating security implementations using the Information Security Maturity Model (ISMM) 

      Alaboodi, Saad Saleh (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-18)
      Information security is a common and ever-present concern for both private and public sector organizations. Information security protects information from a wide range of threats, risks, and vulnerabilities in order to ...
    • Towards Explainable Generative Adversarial Networks 

      Yu, Xiaozhuo (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-09)
      As Generative Adversarial Networks become more and more popular for sample generation, the demand for human interpretable explanations have also skyrocketed. With the rising popularity of Generative Adversarial Networks ...
    • Towards Implementation of Quantum Algorithms Using Electron and Nuclear Spins in Single Crystals 

      Labruyère, Stéphane (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-21)
      Quantum computing set a goal to harness the quantum laws of physics and create computers more powerful than ever imagined. Different technologies can be chosen to implement quantum bits (qubits), each with their advantages ...
    • Towards Learning Feasible Hierarchical Decision-Making Policies in Urban Autonomous Driving 

      Alsharman, Mohammad (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-29)
      Modern learning-based algorithms, powered by advanced deep structured neural nets, have multifacetedly facilitated automated driving platforms, spanning from scene characterization and perception to low-level control and ...
    • Towards Microfluidic Design Automation 

      Khan, Asif (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-25)
      Microfluidic chips, lab-on-a-chip devices that have channels transporting liquids instead of wires carrying electrons, have attracted considerable attention recently from the bio-medical industry because of their application ...
    • Towards Next Generation Bug Tracking Systems 

      Velly Lotufo, Rafael (University of Waterloo, 2013-06-19)
      Although bug tracking systems are fundamental to support virtually any software development process, they are currently suboptimal to support the needs and complexities of large communities. This dissertation first presents ...
    • Towards Optical Excitation of Liquid-Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes inside Hollow-Core Photonic Bandgap Fiber 

      Houk, Anna Maria (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-28)
      This thesis is a study of the excitation of liquid-suspended carbon nanotubes (CNTs) confined in an optical waveguide. Desirable optical properties such as narrow emission and excitation bandwidths, as well as wide ...
    • Towards principled design of cancer nanomedicine to accelerate clinical translation 

      Souri, Mohammad; Soltani, M.; Kashkooli, Farshad Moradi; Shahvandi, Mohammad Kiani; Chiani, Mohsen; Shariati, Fatemeh Sadat; Mehrabi, Mohammad Reza; Munn, Lance L. (Elsevier, 2022-01)
      Nanotechnology in medical applications, especially in oncology as drug delivery systems, has recently shown promising results. However, although these advances have been promising in the pre-clinical stages, the clinical ...
    • Towards Scalable Electronic Devices with Sorted Carbon Nanotube Thin-Films 

      Yang, HeeBong (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-07)
      The year 2021 is the 30th anniversary of carbon nanotube (CNT) discovery in 1991 by Sumio Iijima. CNTs, a cylindrical hollow shape, exhibit fascinating electrical and optical properties. CNTs have been at the heart of ...
    • Towards Synthetic Dataset Generation for Semantic Segmentation Networks 

      Khan, Samin (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      Recent work in semantic segmentation research for autonomous vehicles has shifted towards multimodal techniques. The driving factor behind this is a lack of reliable and ample ground truth annotation data of real-world ...


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