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The Influence of Mesoscale Eddies on the Internal Tide
(University of Waterloo, 20090821)The barotropic tide dissipates a well established estimate of 2.5 TW of energy at the M2 frequency. Bottom topography is responsible for part of this dissipation, and the generation of the internal tide is also partly ... 
The influence of social behaviour on competition between virulent pathogen strains
(Elsevier, 20181014)Infectious disease interventions like contact precautions and vaccination have proven effective in disease control and elimination. The priority given to interventions can depend strongly on how virulent the pathogen is, ... 
The Influence Of Social Norms On The Dynamics Of Vaccinating Behaviour For Paediatric Infectious Diseases
(Royal Society, The, 20140407)Mathematical models that couple disease dynamics and vaccinating behaviour often assume that the incentive to vaccinate disappears if disease prevalence is zero. Hence, they predict that vaccine refusal should be the rule, ... 
Influence of the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability on the climate response to external forcing
(University of Waterloo, 20180829)Internal climate variability has been found to influence the climate response to an external forcing such as CO2. This thesis investigates the influence of the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability (AMV), a mode of internal ... 
Information Access Using Neural Networks For Diverse Domains And Sources
(University of Waterloo, 20230905)The everincreasing volume of webbased documents poses a challenge in efficiently accessing specialized knowledge from domainspecific sources, requiring a profound understanding of the domain and substantial comprehension ... 
Information flow at the quantumclassical boundary
(University of Waterloo, 20080828)The theory of decoherence aims to explain how macroscopic quantum objects become effectively classical. Understanding this process could help in the search for the quantum theory underlying gravity, and suggest new schemes ... 
Information Matrices in Estimating Function Approach: Tests for Model Misspecification and Model Selection
(University of Waterloo, 20090826)Estimating functions have been widely used for parameter estimation in various statistical problems. Regular estimating functions produce parameter estimators which have desirable properties, such as consistency and ... 
Information propagation and entanglement generation between two UnruhDeWitt detectors
(University of Waterloo, 20100723)The setup in which two quantum systems, Alice and Bob, communicate using bosonic field quanta can be viewed as a prototype for wireless quantum communication. In this thesis we focus on the most basic case, where Alice ... 
Information Retrieval Evaluation Measures Based on Preference Graphs
(University of Waterloo, 20210730)Offline evaluation for web search has used mostly graded judgments to evaluate the performance of information retrieval systems. While graded judgments suffer several known problems, preference judgments simply judge one ... 
Information Retrieval with Entity Linking
(University of Waterloo, 20220817)Despite the advantages of their lowresource settings, traditional sparse retrievers depend on exact matching approaches between highdimensional bagofwords (BoW) representations of both the queries and the collection. ... 
Information Theoretic Evaluation of Change Prediction Models for LargeScale Software
(University of Waterloo, 2006)During software development and maintenance, as a software system evolves, changes are made and bugs are fixed in various files. In largescale systems, file histories are stored in software repositories, such as CVS, ... 
Inkbased Note Taking On Mobile Devices
(University of Waterloo, 20150520)Although touchscreen mobile phones are widely used for recording informal text notes (e.g., grocery lists, reminders and directions), the lack of efficient mechanisms for combining informal graphical content with text is ... 
Inner approximation of convex cones via primaldual ellipsoidal norms
(University of Waterloo, 20160513)We study ellipsoids from the point of view of approximating convex sets. Our focus is on finding largest volume ellipsoids with specified centers which are contained in certain convex cones. After reviewing the related ... 
Innovations in Domain Knowledge Augmentation of Contextual Models
(University of Waterloo, 20220803)The digital transformation of our society is creating a tremendous amount of data at an unprecedented rate. A large part of this data is in unstructured text format. While enjoying the benefit of instantaneous data access, ... 
The Instability of Geophysical Flows: Twolayer Frontal Instabilities and Continuously Stratified Inertial Instabilities
(University of Waterloo, 20200911)This thesis examines the instabilities of idealized two layer fronts with vertically curved interfaces as well as the inertial instabilities of barotropic and baroclinic jets with background linear stratification. We ... 
The Instability of Mesoscale Jets in Idealized TwoLayer Models
(University of Waterloo, 20140806)The rotating shallow water (RSW) equations have been used extensively in oceanographic literature to model dynamical elements of the world’s oceans and atmosphere at large scales. The RSW model is a simple and useful model ... 
Integral Moments of Quadratic Dirichlet Lfunctions: A Computational Perspective
(University of Waterloo, 20100427)In recent years, the moments of Lfunctions has been a topic of growing interest in the field of analytic number theory. New techniques, including applications of Random Matrix Theory and multiple Dirichlet series, have ... 
An Integral Projection Model for Giant Hogweed
(University of Waterloo, 20190204)In this thesis I investigate the impact that the choice of model may have on predictions of giant hogweed population dynamics. It has been shown in two case studies that population growth rates predicted by matrix population ... 
Integrality theorems for symmetric instantons
(University of Waterloo, 20220805)Antiselfdual (ASD) instantons on R4 are connections A on SU(N)vector bundles with finite L2norm and curvature satisfying the ASD equation. Solutions to this nonlinear partial differential equation correspond to certain ... 
An integrated personnel allocation and machine scheduling problem for industrial size multipurpose plants
(Elsevier, 20180101)This paper describes the development and implementation of an optimization model to solve the integrated problem of personnel allocation and machine scheduling for industrial size multipurpose plants. Although each of these ...