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TSIMn: Towards a Framework for the TraceBased Simulation of 802.11n Networks
(University of Waterloo, 20160217)With billions of WiFi devices now in use, and growing, combined with the rising popularity of highbandwidth applications, such as streaming video, demands on WiFi networks continue to rise. To increase performance for ... 
Tabular Abstraction, Editing, and Formatting
(University of Waterloo, 20160929)This dissertation investigates the composition of highquality tables with the use of electronic tools. A generic model is designed to support the different stages of tabular composition, including the editing of logical ... 
Tagger: Enhance Database Search Tools with De Novo Sequencing Tags
(University of Waterloo, 20170106)Tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) is widely used in proteomics nowadays to identify peptides and proteins from a sequence database. In a classic procedure of MS/MS protein identification, proteins are digested into short ... 
Tail Dependence and Heavy Tailedness in Extreme Risks
(University of Waterloo, 20201218)Much empirical work has shown that asset returns, exchange rates, operational risks, large insurance claims exhibit heavy tailedness. Dependence also widely exists among these risks. An example of the impact of dependence ... 
TaskCentric User Interfaces
(University of Waterloo, 20140522)Software applications for design and creation typically contain hundreds or thousands of commands, which collectively give users enormous expressive power. Unfortunately, rich feature sets also take a toll on usability. ... 
A Taylor polynomial expansion line search for largescale optimization
(University of Waterloo, 20160829)In trying to cope with the Big Data deluge, the landscape of distributed computing has changed. Large commodity hardware clusters, typically operating in some form of MapReduce framework, are becoming prevalent for ... 
TCP Connection Management Mechanisms for Improving Internet Server Performance
(University of Waterloo, 2005)This thesis investigates TCP connection management mechanisms in order to understand the behaviour and improve the performance of Internet servers during overload conditions such as flash crowds. We study several ... 
Techniques and heuristics for improving the visual design of software agreements
(University of Waterloo, 20100910)End users must regularly agree to lengthy software agreements prior to installing software or using software services. However, despite the fact that these agreements contain terms of direct concern to users—e.g., data ... 
Techniques for creating groundtruthed sketch corpora
(University of Waterloo, 20090826)The problem of recognizing handwritten mathematics notation has been studied for over forty years with little practical success. The poor performance of math recognition systems is due, at least in part, to a lack of ... 
Techniques for Proving Approximation Ratios in Scheduling
(University of Waterloo, 20100930)The problem of finding a schedule with the lowest makespan in the class of all flowtimeoptimal schedules for parallel identical machines is an NPhard problem. Several approximation algorithms have been suggested for ... 
Techniques for Quantum Computing
(University of Waterloo, 20070921)This thesis is about techniques for quantum computing. A common theme throughout this work is the examination of how quantum algorithms and protocols might be implemented in practice. I explore this question at the level ... 
Techniques in operator algebras: classification, dilation and noncommutative boundary theory
(University of Waterloo, 20170811)In this thesis we bring together several techniques in the theory of nonselfadjoint operator algebras and operator systems. We begin with classification of nonselfadjoint and selfadjoint operator algebras constructed ... 
Techniques of Side Channel Cryptanalysis
(University of Waterloo, 2001)The traditional model of cryptography examines the security of cryptographic primitives as mathematical functions. This approach does not account for the physical side effects of using these primitives in the real world. ... 
Technological strategies to estimate and control diffusive passage times through the mucus barrier in mucosal drug delivery
(Elsevier, 20180101)In mucosal drug delivery, two design goals are desirable: 1) insure drug passage through the mucosal barrier to the epithelium prior to drug removal from the respective organ via mucus clearance: and 2) design carrier ... 
Technology Diffusion on Spiders
(University of Waterloo, 20170829)There has been significant research about cascade effects that occur when information is spread through a network. Most models of such cascade effects are highlylocalised, which means that they assume a node’s behaviour ... 
Temporal Logic Model Checking as Automated Theorem Proving
(University of Waterloo, 20160119)Model checking is an automatic technique for the verification of temporal properties of a system. In this technique, a system is represented as a labelled graph and the specification as a temporal logic formula. The core ... 
Territoriality and Behaviour On and Around Large Vertical PubliclyShared Displays
(University of Waterloo, 20120607)Large displays and information kiosks are becoming increasingly common installations in public venues to provide an efficient selfserve means for patrons to access information and/or services. They have evolved over a ... 
Tessellating Algebraic Curves and Surfaces Using APatches
(University of Waterloo, 20080516)This work approaches the problem of triangulating algebraic curves/surfaces with a subdivisionstyle algorithm using APatches. An implicit algebraic curve is converted from the monomial basis to the bivariate BernsteinBezier ... 
Testing Submodularity
(University of Waterloo, 20170928)We show that for any constants $\epsilon > 0$ and $p \ge 1$, given oracle access to an unknown function $f : \{0,1\}^n \to [0,1]$ it is possible to determine if the function is submodular or is $\epsilon$far from every ... 
Tetrahedral Embedded Boundary Methods for Accurate and Flexible Adaptive Fluids
(Wiley, 201005)When simulating fluids, tetrahedral methods provide flexibility and ease of adaptivity that Cartesian grids find difficult to match. However, this approach has so far been limited by two conflicting requirements. First, ...