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    • Learning Factors and Determining Document-level Satisfaction In Search-as-Learning 

      Abualsaud, Mustafa (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-26)
      An important use of search engines is as a tool for learning. Search engines help users find learning material and increases their knowledge in various topics. The underlying process of learning while web searching and ...
    • Learning Filters for the 2D Wavelet Transform 

      Recoskie, Daniel; Mann, Richard (IEEE, 2018)
      We propose a new method for learning filters for the 2D discrete wavelet transform. We extend our previous work on the 1D wavelet transform in order to process images. We show that the 2D wavelet transform can be represented ...
    • Learning From Almost No Data 

      Sucholutsky, Ilia (University of Waterloo, 2021-06-15)
      The tremendous recent growth in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning has largely been tied to the availability of big data and massive amounts of compute. The increasingly popular approach of training ...
    • Learning from Green Technology Designers 

      Friedberg, Earl (University of Waterloo, 2014-02-13)
      This thesis presents results from a qualitative case study on environmentally minded technology designers, and provides an account of how these designers think, differ and behave. Through semi-structured interviews, we ...
    • Learning from Partially Labeled Data: Unsupervised and Semi-supervised Learning on Graphs and Learning with Distribution Shifting 

      Huang, Jiayuan (University of Waterloo, 2007-08-20)
      This thesis focuses on two fundamental machine learning problems:unsupervised learning, where no label information is available, and semi-supervised learning, where a small amount of labels are given in addition to unlabeled ...
    • Learning in large-scale spiking neural networks 

      Bekolay, Trevor (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-31)
      Learning is central to the exploration of intelligence. Psychology and machine learning provide high-level explanations of how rational agents learn. Neuroscience provides low-level descriptions of how the brain changes ...
    • Learning Instruction Scheduling Heuristics from Optimal Data 

      Russell, Tyrel Clinton (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      The development of modern pipelined and multiple functional unit processors has increased the available instruction level parallelism. In order to fully utilize these resources, compiler writers spend large amounts of ...
    • Learning Quantum States Without Entangled Measurements 

      Lowe, Angus (University of Waterloo, 2021-10-22)
      How many samples of a quantum state are required to learn a complete description of it? As we will see in this thesis, the fine-grained answer depends on the measurements available to the learner, but in general it is at ...
    • Learning Sample-Based Monte Carlo Denoising from Noisy Training Data 

      Tinits, Andrew (University of Waterloo, 2022-02-15)
      Monte Carlo rendering allows for the production of high-quality photorealistic images of 3D scenes. However, producing noise-free images can take a considerable amount of compute resources. To lessen this burden and speed ...
    • Learning Sparse Orthogonal Wavelet Filters 

      Recoskie, Daniel (University of Waterloo, 2018-10-12)
      The wavelet transform is a well studied and understood analysis technique used in signal processing. In wavelet analysis, signals are represented by a sum of self-similar wavelet and scaling functions. Typically, the wavelet ...
    • Learning to Rank in the Age of Muppets 

      Hu, Chengcheng (University of Waterloo, 2022-04-26)
      The emergence of BERT in 2018 has brought a huge boon to retrieval effectiveness in many tasks across various domains and led the recent research landscape of IR to transformer-related technologies. While researchers ...
    • Learning Trustworthy Web Sources to Derive Correct Answers and Reduce Health Misinformation in Search 

      Zhang, Dake; Vakili Tahami, Amir; Abualsaud, Mustafa; Smucker, Mark (ACM, 2022-07)
      When searching the web for answers to health questions, people can make incorrect decisions that have a negative effect on their lives if the search results contain misinformation. To reduce health misinformation in search ...
    • Learning with non-Standard Supervision 

      Urner, Ruth (University of Waterloo, 2013-09-26)
      Machine learning has enjoyed astounding practical success in a wide range of applications in recent years-practical success that often hurries ahead of our theoretical understanding. The standard framework for ...
    • Learning-Free Methods for Goal Conditioned Reinforcement Learning from Images 

      Van de Kleut, Alexander (University of Waterloo, 2021-04-27)
      We are interested in training goal-conditioned reinforcement learning agents to reach arbitrary goals specified as images. In order to make our agent fully general, we provide the agent with only images of the environment ...
    • Lehmer Numbers with at Least 2 Primitive Divisors 

      Juricevic, Robert (University of Waterloo, 2007-10-24)
      In 1878, Lucas \cite{lucas} investigated the sequences $(\ell_n)_{n=0}^\infty$ where $$\ell_n=\frac{\alpha^n-\beta^n}{\alpha-\beta},$$ $\alpha \beta$ and $\alpha+\beta$ are coprime integers, and where $\beta/\alpha$ is ...
    • Leveraged Plans for Measurement System Assessment 

      Browne, Ryan (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-20)
      In manufacturing, measurement systems are used to control processes and inspect parts with the goal of producing high quality product for the customer. Modern Quality Systems require the periodic assessment of key measurement ...
    • Leveraging Asymmetry and Interdependence to Enhance Social Connectedness in Cooperative Digital Games 

      Harris, John Joseph (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-24)
      Play is a fundamental component of human development and is an important means of forming healthy relationships throughout life. Research has shown that the types of digital games people play, how they play them, and who ...
    • Leveraging Commodity Photonics to Reduce Datacenter Network Latency 

      Liu, Yunpeng (University of Waterloo, 2014-05-22)
      Most datacenter network (DCN) designs focus on maximizing bisection bandwidth rather than minimizing server-to-server latency. They are, therefore, ill-suited for important latency-sensitive applications, such as high ...
    • Leveraging Software-Defined Networking to Improve Distributed Transaction Processing Performance 

      Cui, Xu (University of Waterloo, 2015-10-28)
      Recently, software-defined networking (SDN) has been transforming network technologies while NoSQL database systems are on the rise to become the de facto database systems for cloud technologies. Despite the promising ...
    • Leveraging Software-Defined Networking to Mask Partial Network Partitions 

      Alkhatib, Basil (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-11)
      We present an extensive study focused on partial network partitioning. Partial network partitions disrupt the communication between some but not all nodes in a cluster. First, we conduct a comprehensive study of system ...


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