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    • Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis: Classification Problems and Solutions 

      Chen, Ye (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) techniques are developed to address challenging classification problems arising in engineering management and elsewhere. MCDA consists of a set of principles and tools to assist ...
    • Decision Support Tools for Strategic Policy Analysis 

      Su, Xin (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-24)
      New or improved decision analysis tools are developed in this thesis to address strategic policy analysis with specific focus on two topics: strategic conflict analysis and region-performance comparisons. A strategic ...
    • Design of a Propulsion System for Swimming Under Low Reynolds Flow Conditions 

      Wybenga, Michael William (University of Waterloo, 2007-02-19)
      This work focuses on the propulsion of swimming micro-robots through accessible, quasi-static, fluid-filled, environments of the human body. The operating environment dictates that the system must function under low Reynolds ...
    • Integrated Decision Support System for Infrastructure Privatization under Uncertainty using Conflict Resolution 

      Kassab, Moustafa (University of Waterloo, 2007-04-03)
      Infrastructure privatization decisions have an enormous financial and social impact on all stakeholders, including the public sector, the private sector, and the general public. Appropriate privatization decisions, however, ...
    • Preference Uncertainty and Trust in Decision Making 

      Al-Mutairi, Mubarak (University of Waterloo, 2007-04-12)
      A fuzzy approach for handling uncertain preferences is developed within the paradigm of the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution and new advances in trust modeling and assessment are put forward for permitting decision ...
    • Opposition-Based Differential Evolution 

      Rahnamayan, Shahryar (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-07)
      Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) are well-established techniques to approach those problems which for the classical optimization methods are difficult to solve. Tackling problems with mixed-type of variables, many local optima, ...
    • Ecological Interface Design for Turbine Secondary Systems in a Nuclear Power Plant: Effects on Operator Situation Awareness 

      Kwok, Jordanna (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-09)
      Investigations into past accidents at nuclear power generating facilities such as that of Three Mile Island have identified human factors as one of the foremost critical aspects in plant safety. Errors resulting from ...
    • Stochastic Nested Aggregation for Images and Random Fields 

      Wesolkowski, Slawomir Bogumil (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-11)
      Image segmentation is a critical step in building a computer vision algorithm that is able to distinguish between separate objects in an image scene. Image segmentation is based on two fundamentally intertwined components: ...
    • Automatic Generation of Real-Time Simulation Code for Vehicle Dynamics using Linear Graph Theory and Symbolic Computing 

      Morency, Kevin (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-14)
      In recent years, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation has assumed a prominent role in the vehicle development process. A physical part, which may be a prototype at any stage of development, is tested, while the rest of ...
    • Cooperative Training in Multiple Classifier Systems 

      Dara, Rozita Alaleh (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-15)
      Multiple classifier system has shown to be an effective technique for classification. The success of multiple classifiers does not entirely depend on the base classifiers and/or the aggregation technique. Other parameters, ...
    • Distributed Document Clustering and Cluster Summarization in Peer-to-Peer Environments 

      Hammouda, Khaled M. (University of Waterloo, 2007-06-14)
      This thesis addresses difficult challenges in distributed document clustering and cluster summarization. Mining large document collections poses many challenges, one of which is the extraction of topics or summaries from ...
    • Dynamics and Control of a Piano Action Mechanism 

      Izadbakhsh, Adel (University of Waterloo, 2007-06-21)
      The piano action is the mechanism that transforms the finger force applied to a key into the motion of a hammer that strikes a piano string. This thesis focuses on improving the fidelity of the dynamic model of a grand ...
    • Probabilistic Robust Design For Dynamic Systems Using Metamodelling 

      Seecharan, Turuna Saraswati (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-13)
      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 time-consuming and, for robust ...
    • Investigating the Application of Opposition-Based Ideas to Ant Algorithms 

      Malisia, Alice Ralickas (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-13)
      Opposition-based learning (OBL) was recently proposed to extend di erent machine learning algorithms. The main idea of OBL is to consider opposite estimates, actions or states as an attempt to increase the coverage of ...
    • Integrated Fluorescence Detection System for Lab on a Chip Devices 

      Mo, Keith (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-20)
      This thesis focuses on the design of a versatile, portable, and cost-effective fluorescence detection system for LOC devices. Components that are widely available are used, such as LEDs for excitation and a microcontroller ...
    • Cell Manipulations with Dielectrophoresis 

      Lin, James Ting-Yu (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-24)
      Biological sample analysis is a costly and time-consuming process. It involves highly trained technicians operating large and expensive instruments in a temperature and dust controlled environment. In the world of rising ...
    • Congestion Control for Adaptive Satellite Communication Systems with Intelligent Systems 

      Vallamsundar, Banupriya (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-25)
      With the advent of life critical and real-time services such as remote operations over satellite, e-health etc, providing the guaranteed minimum level of services at every ground terminal of the satellite communication ...
    • Interface Design for Sonobuoy System 

      Chen, Huei-Yen Winnie (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-25)
      Modern sonar systems have greatly improved their sensor technology and processing techniques, but little effort has been put into display design for sonar data. The enormous amount of acoustic data presented by the traditional ...
    • Automated Measurement of Neuromuscular Jitter Based on EMG Signal Decomposition 

      He, Kun (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-27)
      The quantitative analysis of decomposed electromyographic (EMG) signals reveals information for diagnosing and characterizing neuromuscular disorders. Neuromuscular jitter is an important measure that reflects the stability ...
    • Soil Moisture Estimation by Microwave Remote Sensing for Assimilation into WATClass 

      Kwok, Damian (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-28)
      This thesis examines the feasibility of assimilating space borne remotely-sensed microwave data into WATClass using the ensemble Kalman filter. WATClass is a meso-scale gridded hydrological model used to track water and ...

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