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    • Automated Multiple Point Stimulation Technique for Motor Unit Number Estimation 

      Marzieh, Abdollahi (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-28)
      Motor unit number estimation (MUNE) is an electrodiagnostic procedure used to estimate the number of MUs in a muscle. In this thesis, a new MUNE technique, called Automated MPS, has been developed to overcome the shortcomings ...
    • Structure from Infrared Stereo Images 

      Hajebi, Kiana (University of Waterloo, 2007-10-02)
      With the rapid growth in infrared sensor technology and its drastic cost reduction, the potential of application of these imaging technologies in computer vision systems has increased. One potential application for IR ...
    • Contact Dynamics Modelling for Robotic Task Simulation 

      Gonthier, Yves (University of Waterloo, 2007-10-26)
      This thesis presents the theoretical derivations and the implementation of a contact dynamics modelling system based on compliant contact models. The system was designed to be used as a general-purpose modelling tool to ...
    • Reinforced Segmentation of Images Containing One Object of Interest 

      Sahba, Farhang (University of Waterloo, 2007-11-09)
      In many image-processing applications, one object of interest must be segmented. The techniques used for segmentation vary depending on the particular situation and the specifications of the problem at hand. In methods ...
    • Quantifying the Frequency and Orientation of Mitoses in Embryonic Epithelia 

      Siva, Parthipan (University of Waterloo, 2007-12-18)
      The miraculous birth of a new life starts by the formation of an embryo. The process by which an embryo is formed, embryogenesis, has been studied and shown to consist of three types of processes: mitosis, cell differentiation ...
    • Hierarchical Clustering of Evolutionary Multiobjective Programming Results to Inform Land Use Planning 

      Moulton, Christina Marie (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-04)
      Multiobjective optimization is a branch of mathematical programming for modelling problems with multiple conflicting objectives. Multiobjective optimization problems can be solved using Pareto optimization techniques ...
    • Vehicle Tracking in Occlusion and Clutter 

      McBride, Kurtis (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-08)
      Vehicle tracking in environments containing occlusion and clutter is an active research area. The problem of tracking vehicles through such environments presents a variety of challenges. These challenges include vehicle ...
    • Simulation-based Performance Evaluation of MANET Backbone Formation Algorithms 

      Almahrog, Khalid (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-25)
      As a result of the recent advances in the computation and communications industries, wireless communications-enabled computing devices are ubiquitous nowadays. Even though these devices are introduced to satisfy the ...
    • Preference Elicitation in the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution 

      Ke, Yi (University of Waterloo, 2008-01-25)
      Flexible approaches for eliciting preferences of decision makers involved in a conflict are developed along with applications to real-world disputes. More specifically, two multiple criteria decision making approaches are ...
    • Bayesian Model Based Tracking with Application to Cell Segmentation and Tracking 

      Nezamoddini-Kachouie, Nezamoddin (University of Waterloo, 2008-02-14)
      The goal of this research is to develop a model-based tracking framework with biomedical imaging applications. This is an interdisciplinary area of research with interests in machine vision, image processing, and ...
    • Micro-electro-thermo-magnetic Actuators for MEMS Applications 

      Forouzanfar, Sepehr (University of Waterloo, 2008-04-08)
      This research focuses on developing new techniques and designs for highly con- trollable microactuating systems with large force-stroke outputs. A fixed-fixed mi- crobeam is the actuating element in the introduced ...
    • The Role of Dominant Cause in Variation Reduction through Robust Parameter Design 

      Asilahijani, Hossein (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-02)
      Reducing variation in key product features is a very important goal in process improvement. Finding and trying to control the cause(s) of variation is one way to reduce variability, but is not cost effective or even possible ...
    • Effectiveness of Vibration-based Haptic Feedback Effects for 3D Object Manipulation 

      Renwick, Kyle (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-14)
      This research explores the development of vibration-based haptic feedback for a mouse-like computer input device. The haptic feedback is intended to be used in 3D virtual environments to provide users of the environment ...
    • Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Based Thin Film Field Emitter 

      Sinha, Niraj (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-16)
      In recent years, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have emerged as one of the best field emitters for a variety of technological applications. The field emitting cathodes have several advantages over the conventional thermionic ...
    • A Foot Placement Strategy for Robust Bipedal Gait Control 

      Wight, Derek L. (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-23)
      This thesis introduces a new measure of balance for bipedal robotics called the foot placement estimator (FPE). To develop this measure, stability first is defined for a simple biped. A proof of the stability of a simple ...
    • A Multi-Stage Graph Model Analysis for the International Toxic Waste Disposal Conflict 

      Hu, Kaixian (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-25)
      A generic conflict model is developed to analyze international toxic waste disposal issues, and then, to provide feasible strategic resolutions for this serious environmental dispute. With the rapid growth of the global ...
    • Standardization and use of colour for labelling of injectable drugs 

      Jeon, Hyae Won Jennifer (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-25)
      Medication errors are one of the most common causes of patient injuries in healthcare systems. Poor labelling has been identified as a contributing factor of medication errors, particularly for those involving injectable ...
    • Attitudes and Coalitions in Brownfield Redevelopment and Environmental Management 

      Walker, Sean (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-25)
      Conflict analysis tools are applied to brownfield negotiations in order to investigate the impacts of coalition formation and a decision maker’s (DM’s) attitudes upon the successful resolution of brownfield disputes. The ...
    • Defect Detection Via THz Imaging: Potentials & Limitations 

      Houshmand, Kaveh (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-28)
      Until recent years, terahertz (THz) waves were an undiscovered, or most importantly, an unexploited area of electromagnetic spectrum. This was due to difficulties in generation and detection of THz waves. Recent advances ...
    • GIS and Location Theory Based Bioenergy Systems Planning 

      Dong, Jingyuan (University of Waterloo, 2008-06-20)
      This research is concerned with bioenergy systems planning and optimization modelling in the context of locating biomass power plants and allocating available biomass feedstock to the active plants. Bioenergy, a promising ...

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