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A Computational Study of Problems in Sports
(University of Waterloo, 2010-11-05)
This thesis examines three computational problems in sports. The first problem addressed is determining the minimum number of points needed to guarantee qualification for the playoffs and the minimum number of points ...
Stochastic Volatility Models and Simulated Maximum Likelihood Estimation
(University of Waterloo, 2011-08-02)
Financial time series studies indicate that the lognormal assumption for the return of an underlying security is often violated in practice. This is due to the presence of time-varying volatility in the return series. The ...
Combinatorial and Probabilistic Approaches to Motif Recognition
(University of Waterloo, 2010-11-10)
Short substrings of genomic data that are responsible for biological processes, such as gene expression, are referred to as motifs. Motifs with the same function may not entirely match, due to mutation events at a few of ...
Automatic Physical Design for XML Databases
(University of Waterloo, 2010-11-17)
Database systems employ physical structures such as indexes and materialized views to improve query performance, potentially by orders of magnitude. It is therefore important for a database administrator to choose the ...
Using Software Model Checking for Software Certification
(University of Waterloo, 2010-09-13)
Software certification is defined as the process of independently confirming that a system or component complies with its specified requirements and is acceptable for use. It consists of the following steps: (1) the ...