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    • Color Image Edge Detection and Segmentation: A Comparison of the Vector Angle and the Euclidean Distance Color Similarity Measures 

      Wesolkowski, Slawomir Bogumil (University of Waterloo, 1999)
      This work is based on Shafer's Dichromatic Reflection Model as applied to color image formation. The color spaces RGB, XYZ, CIELAB, CIELUV, rgb, l1l2l3, and the new h1h2h3 color space are discussed from this perspective. ...
    • A Predictive Control Method for Human Upper-Limb Motion: Graph-Theoretic Modelling, Dynamic Optimization, and Experimental Investigations 

      Seth, Ajay (University of Waterloo, 2000)
      Optimal control methods are applied to mechanical models in order to predict the control strategies in human arm movements. Optimality criteria are used to determine unique controls for a biomechanical model of the human ...
    • Understanding and Improving Undergraduate Engineering Education 

      Foster, Jason (University of Waterloo, 2001)
      This thesis seeks to understand the past and present state of engineering education and to plot a course for its future evolution. This research is limited to engineering education as it has taken place in North American ...
    • Modelling Hysteresis in the Bending of Fabrics 

      Lahey, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2002)
      This thesis presents a model of fabric bending hysteresis. The hysteresis model is designed to reproduce the fabric bending measurements taken by the Kawabata Evaluation System (KES) and the model parameters can be derived ...
    • Evolutionary Design for Computational Visual Attention 

      Bruce, Neil (University of Waterloo, 2003)
      A new framework for simulating the visual attention system in primates is introduced. The proposed architecture is an abstraction of existing approaches influenced by the work of Koch and Ullman, and Tompa. Each stage ...
    • Application of Data mining in Medical Applications 

      Eapen, Arun George (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      Abstract Data mining is a relatively new field of research whose major objective is to acquire knowledge from large amounts of data. In medical and health care areas, due to regulations and due to the availability ...
    • Multi-resolution Image Segmentation using Geometric Active Contours 

      Tsang, Po-Yan (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      Image segmentation is an important step in image processing, with many applications such as pattern recognition, object detection, and medical image analysis. It is a technique that separates objects of interests from ...
    • Unsupervised Clustering and Automatic Language Model Generation for ASR 

      Podder, Sushil (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The goal of an automatic speech recognition system is to enable the computer in understanding human speech and act accordingly. In order to realize this goal, language modeling plays an important role. It works as a ...
    • E-Intelligence Form Design and Data Preprocessing in Health Care 

      Pedarla, Padmaja (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      Clinical data systems continue to grow as a result of the proliferation of features that are collected and stored. Demands for accurate and well-organized clinical data have intensified due to the increased focus on ...
    • Dynamic Model of a Piano Action Mechanism 

      Hirschkorn, Martin C. (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      While some attempts have been made to model the behaviour of the grand piano action (the mechanism that translates a key press into a hammer striking a string), most researchers have reduced the system to a simple model ...
    • Determinants of Increased Energy Cost in Prosthetic Gait 

      Peasgood, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The physiological energy requirements of prosthetic gait in lower-limb amputees have been observed to be significantly greater than those for able-bodied subjects. However, existing models of energy flow in walking have ...
    • Modeling Continuous Emotional Appraisals of Music Using System Identification 

      Korhonen, Mark (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The goal of this project is to apply system identification techniques to model people's perception of emotion in music as a function of time. Emotional appraisals of six selections of classical music are measured from ...
    • Preserving Texture Boundaries for SAR Sea Ice Segmentation 

      Jobanputra, Rishi (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      Texture analysis has been used extensively in the computer-assisted interpretation of SAR sea ice imagery. Provision of maps which distinguish relevant ice types is significant for monitoring global warming and ship ...
    • Reinforcement Learning for Parameter Control of Image-Based Applications 

      Taylor, Graham (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The significant amount of data contained in digital images present barriers to methods of learning from the information they hold. Noise and the subjectivity of image evaluation further complicate such automated processes. ...
    • An Intelligent Expert System for Decision Analysis and Support in Multi-Attribute Layout Optimization 

      Ahmad, Abdul-Rahim (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      Layout Decision Analysis and Design is a ubiquitous problem in a variety of work domains that is important from both strategic and operational perspectives. It is largely a complex, vague, difficult, and ill-structured ...
    • Examining the Process of Automation Development and Deployment 

      Barsalou, Edward (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      In order to develop a better understanding of the process of development and deployment of automated systems, this thesis examines aspects of project execution and knowledge transfer in the context of a large automation ...
    • Visual Sensitivity of Dynamic Graphical Displays 

      Jessa, Munira (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      Advanced display design, such as Ecological Interface Design (EID), makes extensive use of complex graphical objects. Research has shown that by following EID methodologies, supervisory operators have better performance ...
    • Transparent Decision Support Using Statistical Evidence 

      Hamilton-Wright, Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      An automatically trained, statistically based, fuzzy inference system that functions as a classifier is produced. The hybrid system is designed specifically to be used as a decision support system. This hybrid system ...
    • Cooperative Water Resources Allocation among Competing Users 

      Wang, Lizhong (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      A comprehensive model named the Cooperative Water Allocation Model (CWAM) is developed for modeling equitable and efficient water allocation among competing users at the basin scale, based on a multiperiod node-link river ...
    • A Study on Urban Water Reuse Management Modeling 

      Zhang, Changyu (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      This research deals with urban water reuse planning and management modeling in the context of sustainable development. Rapid urbanization and population growth have presented a great challenge to urban water resources ...

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