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    • Interpolation Sets For Compact Abelian Groups 

      Yang, Xu (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-04)
      We will study various properties of I_0 and \epsilon-Kronecker sets. We show that most infinite sets in the discrete dual group contain infinite interpolation sets.
    • Interpreting and Answering Keyword Queries using Web Knowledge Bases 

      Pound, Jeffrey (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-22)
      Many keyword queries issued to Web search engines target information about real world entities, and interpreting these queries over Web knowledge bases can allow a search system to provide exact answers to keyword ...
    • Intersperse Coloring 

      Chiniforooshan, Ehsan Jay (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-27)
      In this thesis, we introduce the intersperse coloring problem, which is a generalized version of the hypergraph coloring problem. In the intersperse coloring problem, we seek a coloring that assigns at least l different ...
    • Interval Censoring and Longitudinal Survey Data 

      Pantoja Galicia, Norberto (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-11)
      Being able to explore a relationship between two life events is of great interest to scientists from different disciplines. Some issues of particular concern are, for example, the connection between smoking cessation and ...
    • Intervals with few Prime Numbers 

      Wolczuk, Dan (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      In this thesis we discuss some of the tools used in the study of the number of primes in short intervals. In particular, we discuss a large sieve density estimate due to Gallagher and two classical delay equations. ...
    • An introduction to Gerber-Shiu analysis 

      Huynh, Mirabelle (University of Waterloo, 2011-09-30)
      A valuable analytical tool to understand the event of ruin is a Gerber-Shiu discounted penalty function. It acts as a unified means of identifying ruin-related quantities which may help insurers understand their vulnerability ...
    • Invariant manifold theory for impulsive functional differential equations with applications 

      Church, Kevin E. M. (University of Waterloo, 2019-07-03)
      The primary contribution of this thesis is a development of invariant manifold theory for impulsive functional differential equations. We begin with an in-depth analysis of linear systems, immersed in a nonautonomous ...
    • Inverse Probability Weighted Estimating Equations for Randomized Trials in Transfusion Medicine 

      Cook, Richard J.; Lee, Ker-Ai; Cuerden, Meaghan; Cotton, Cecilia (Wiley, 2013-03-26)
      Thrombocytopenia is a condition characterized by extremely low platelet counts, which puts patients at elevated risk of morbidity and mortality because of bleeding. Trials in transfusion medicine are routinely designed ...
    • Inverse Problems and Self-similarity in Imaging 

      Ebrahimi Kahrizsangi, Mehran (University of Waterloo, 2008-08-06)
      This thesis examines the concept of image self-similarity and provides solutions to various associated inverse problems such as resolution enhancement and missing fractal codes. In general, many real-world inverse ...
    • Inverse Problems in Portfolio Selection: Scenario Optimization Framework 

      Bhowmick, Kaushiki (University of Waterloo, 2011-10-27)
      A number of researchers have proposed several Bayesian methods for portfolio selection, which combine statistical information from financial time series with the prior beliefs of the portfolio manager, in an attempt to ...
    • Inverted Index Partitioning Strategies for a Distributed Search Engine 

      Patel, Hiren (University of Waterloo, 2010-12-21)
      One of the greatest challenges in information retrieval is to develop an intelligent system for user and machine interaction that supports users in their quest for relevant information. The dramatic increase in the amount ...
    • Inverting Permutations In Place 

      Robertson, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2015-08-17)
      We address the problem of quickly inverting the standard representation of a permutation on $n$ elements in place. First, we present a naive algorithm to do it using $O(\log n)$ extra bits in $O(n^2)$ time in the worst ...
    • Investigating New Forms of Single-handed Physical Phone Interaction with Finger Dexterity 

      Yeh, Yen-Ting (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-14)
      With phones becoming more powerful and such an essential part of our lives, manufacturers are creating new device forms and interactions to better support even more diverse functions. A common goal is to enable a larger ...
    • Investigating Selection above a Multitouch Surface 

      Pyryeskin, Dmitry (University of Waterloo, 2012-10-25)
      Above-surface interaction is a new and exciting topic in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). It focuses on the design and evaluation of systems that humans can operate by moving their hands in the space above ...
    • An Investigation of Human Annotators' AI Teammate Selection and Compliance Behaviours 

      Tse, Jarvis (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-18)
      Human-artificial intelligence (AI) collaborative annotation has gained increasing prominence as a result of its enormous potential to complement human and AI strengths as well as AI's recent development. However, it is not ...
    • An Investigation of Methods for Missing Data in Hierarchical Models for Discrete Data 

      Ahmed, Muhamad Rashid (University of Waterloo, 2011-03-09)
      Hierarchical models are applicable to modeling data from complex surveys or longitudinal data when a clustered or multistage sample design is employed. The focus of this thesis is to investigate inference for discrete ...
    • An Investigation of Preference Judging Consistency 

      Phan Minh, Linh Nhi (University of Waterloo, 2023-04-12)
      Preference judging has been proposed as an effective method to identify the most relevant documents for a given search query. In this thesis, we investigate the degree to which assessors using a preference judging system ...
    • An investigation of the use of gradients in imaging, including best approximation and the Structural Similarity image quality measure 

      Kunze, Amelia (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-18)
      The L^2-based mean squared error (MSE) and its variations continue to be the most widely employed metrics in image processing. This is most probably due to the fact that (1) the MSE is simple to compute and (2) it possesses ...
    • An Investigation of Word Sense Disambiguation for Improving Lexical Chaining 

      Enss, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis investigates how word sense disambiguation affects lexical chains, as well as proposing an improved model for lexical chaining in which word sense disambiguation is performed prior to lexical chaining. A ...
    • Investigations into quantum light-matter interactions, their approximations and applications 

      Funai, Nicholas (University of Waterloo, 2021-01-26)
      Devoting some thought to the interactions between light and matter quickly conjure a myriad of different possibilities; different models for light and matter, different possible interaction Hamiltonians, different simplifying ...


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