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    • Understanding and Supporting Newcomers to 3D Modelling and Digital Fabrication 

      Hudson, Nathaniel (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-31)
      Interest in understanding and facilitating 3D digital fabrication is growing in the HCI research community. However, most of our insights about end-user interaction with fabrication are currently based on interactions of ...
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Network Design with Risk Mitigation 

      Nicholson, Jeremy (University of Waterloo, 2024-02-01)
      As unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology becomes more robust and widespread, more and more retail companies are seeing UAVs as a suitable alternative to ground-based transportation to deliver their packages. As a result, ...
    • Usage of Interactive Event Timelines in Collaborative Digital Tabletops with Automation 

      Chang, Yu-Ling; Scott, Stacey D.; Hancock, Mark (Springer, 2016)
      Tabletop computers are increasingly being used for complex scenarios, such as emergency response. In such scenarios, maintaining situation awareness of dynamic changes automated by the system is crucial for users to make ...
    • The use of data analytics to analyze various behaviors during the COVID- 19 pandemic 

      AbdulHussein, Ali (University of Waterloo, 2024-05-24)
      This dissertation outlines findings based on three journal manuscripts. The publications have a common theme: the use of data analytics techniques, economic theory, and knowledge of online shopping to analyze and assess ...
    • The Use Of Kullback-Leibler Divergence In Opinion Retrieval 

      Cen, Kun (University of Waterloo, 2008-10-01)
      With the huge amount of subjective contents in on-line documents, there is a clear need for an information retrieval system that supports retrieval of documents containing opinions about the topic expressed in a user’s ...
    • Use of Markov Decision Process Models in Preventive Medicine 

      NEMUTLU, GIZEM SULTAN (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-02)
      The biggest trade-off when proposing health care policies is about balancing the effectiveness and the practicality of the policies. The optimal policies providing benchmark performances can be driven through using operations ...
    • The Use of the Internet in Distributing Packaged Software 

      Hu, Shuangzeng (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      To reflect common practice in the software industry and extend transaction cost theory, this research developed building on previous research and empirically tested a model based on to identify conditions in which software ...
    • User-Defined Gestures with Physical Props in Virtual Reality 

      Moran Ledesma, Marco Aurelio; Schneider, Oliver; Hancock, Mark (ACM, 2021-11-05)
      When interacting with virtual reality (VR) applications like CAD and open-world games, people may want to use gestures as a means of leveraging their knowledge from the physical world. However, people may prefer physical ...
    • Using a Credibility Classifier to Improve Health-Related Information Retrieval 

      Beylunioglu, Fuat Can (University of Waterloo, 2020-08-19)
      In this thesis, we address improving the credibility and correctness of information retrieved by search engines in health-related searches. Health misinformation presented in the search engine results pages (SERPs) is a ...
    • Using Building Data Models to Represent Workflows and a Contextual Dimension 

      Henriques, David (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-31)
      The context-workflow relationship is often poorly defined or forgotten entirely. In workflow systems and applications context is either omitted, defined by the workflow or defined based on a single aspect of a contextual ...
    • Using Discrete Event Simulation to Model the Benefits of VMI and CPFR 

      Cha, Amanda (University of Waterloo, 2013-01-23)
      Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment or CPFR, is a cooperative business methodology where supply chain members exchange demand information and develop a single shared forecast. CPFR promises to improve ...
    • Using systems mapping to understand design framing 

      Litster, Gregory (University of Waterloo, 2022-04-29)
      Design is a cognitive activity that involves an iterative process of problem definition, analysis, solution synthesis, and evaluation. These are necessary for grappling with the complex and ill-structured nature of design ...
    • Venture Capital Investment under Private Information 

      Narayanan, Meyyappan (University of Waterloo, 2011-06-21)
      Many venture capitalists (VCs) use the “VC method” of valuation where they use judgment to estimate a probability of successful exit while determining the ownership share to demand in exchange for investing in a venture. ...
    • When does eco-efficiency rebound or backfire? An analytical model 

      Chenavaz, Régis Y.; Dimitrov, Stanko; Figge, Frank (Elsevier, 2021-04-16)
      It is known that an eco-efficiency strategy, which saves resources in the production process, may be offset by a rebound effect; it may even backfire. Less known are the exact conditions under which eco-efficiency rebounds ...
    • Why Do Canadian Employees Quit? Results from Linked Employee-Employer Data 

      Wu, Weihua (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-18)
      Employee turnover is a fairly common phenomenon across organizations throughout the globe, which creates both direct and indirect costs to companies (Lambert et al., 2012). Though numerous authors have investigated the ...
    • Why Do Inventors Continue When Experts Say Stop? The Effects of Overconfidence, Optimism and Illusion of Control 

      Adomdza, Gordon (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      Data shows that many inventors continue to expend resources on their inventions even after they have received expert advice suggesting that they cease effort. Using a sample of inventors seeking outside advice from a ...
    • Workload balancing for flight dispatcher scheduling 

      Rayner, Rebecca Sarah (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-27)
      Unlike other airline operations planning problems, optimization in flight dispatching is not common in literature. Flight dispatchers are centrally located and monitor multiple flights in different places simultaneously. ...
    • Worldwide Venture Capital and Patent Creation 

      Safari, Arsalan (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-26)
      Companies need to be more innovative to exist and sustain profitability in today’s competitive business environment. They try to increase innovation by increasing their internal knowledge through internal and external ...
    • You’re Making Me Sick: A Systematic Review of How Virtual Reality Research Considers Gender & Cybersickness 

      MacArthur, Cayley; Grinberg, Arielle; Harley, Daniel; Hancock, Mark (ACM, 2021-05-06)
      While multiple studies suggest that female-identified participants are more likely to experience cybersickness in virtual reality (VR), our systematic review of 71 eligible VR publications (59 studies and 12 surveys) ...


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