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LEVI: Exploring Possibilities for an Adaptive Board Game System
(Association for Computing Machinery, 20230803)Visual impairment can create accessibility barriers for players in board games because information about the gameplay is often communicated through visuals. We present LEVI, a standalone adaptive board game system (ABGs) ... 
Multimedia Showdown: A Comparative Analysis of Audio, Video and AvatarBased Communication
(Association for Computing Machinery, 20230803)Our new work culture relies heavily on online meetings and computermediated communication (CMC). However, making an online meeting engaging while keeping communication productive is a major challenge. We collected ... 
Route Planning and Operator Allocation in Robot Fleets
(University of Waterloo, 20231003)In this thesis, we address various challenges related to optimal planning and task allocation in a robot fleet supervised by remote human operators. The overarching goal is to enhance the performance and efficiency of the ... 
TIGER: Tor Traffic Generator for Realistic Experiments
(Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society, 20230925)Tor is the most widely adopted anonymity network, helping safeguard the privacy of Internet users, including journalists and human rights activists. However, effective attacks aimed at deanonymizing Tor users' remains a ... 
A First Look at Generating Website Fingerprinting Attacks via Neural Architecture Search
(Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society, 20231126)An adversary can use website fingerprinting (WF) attacks to breach the privacy of users who access the web through encrypted tunnels like Tor. These attacks have increasingly relied on the use of deep neural networks (DNNs) ... 
Distributed MultiRobot Coverage Control of NonConvex Environments With Guarantees
(IEEE, 20220928)In this article, we revisit the problem of distributed coverage with a fleet of robots in convex and nonconvex environments. In the majority of approaches for this problem, the environment is partitioned, each robot is ... 
A Composite Rigid Double Cantilever Beam Specimen for Assessing the Traction–Separation Response of Mode I Delamination in Composite Laminates
(Springer, 20230116)Background Interlaminar delamination is a common damage mechanism in composite laminates that can lead to structural failure. Assessment using contemporary numerical modeling techniques requires delamination behavior as ... 
Regressionbased Monte Carlo Integration
(Association for Computing Machinery, 202207)Monte Carlo integration is typically interpreted as an estimator of the expected value using stochastic samples. There exists an alternative interpretation in calculus where Monte Carlo integration can be seen as estimating ... 
A Monte Carlo Method for Fluid Simulation
(Association for Computing Machinery, 202212)We present a novel Monte Carlobased fluid simulation approach capable of pointwise and stochastic estimation of fluid motion. Drawing on the FeynmanKac representation of the vorticity transport equation, we propose a ... 
A Practical WalkonBoundary Method for Boundary Value Problems
(Association for Computing Machinery, 202308)We introduce the walkonboundary (WoB) method for solving boundary value problems to computer graphics. WoB is a gridfree Monte Carlo solver for certain classes of second order partial differential equations. A similar ... 
Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Gas Sensing Materials for Detection of Agriculture Lagoon OffGas
(University of Waterloo, 20231003)With increasing food demand, agriculture and farming industry have grown. This led to an increase in production of agricultural waste. The waste is converted into manure via anaerobic fermentation which continuously produces ... 
Flying on the Edge: Adaptive Coastal Governance and Shorebird Conservation in the Fraser River Estuary
(University of Waterloo, 20231003)In the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, the Fraser River estuary is a critical site for international biodiversity conservation, particularly that of migratory shorebirds; is also plays a vital role in the coastal ... 
Prime Divisors of the Number of Rational Points on Elliptic Curves with Complex Multiplication
(Wiley, 2005)Let E/Q be an elliptic curve. For a prime p of good reduction, let E(Fp) be the set of rational points defined over the finite field Fp. Denote by ω(#E(Fp)) the number of distinct prime divisors of #E(Fp). For an elliptic ... 
Bounds on 10th moments of (x, x^3) for ellipsephic sets
(University of Waterloo, 2023)Let A be an ellipsephic set which satis es digital restrictions in a given base. Using the method developed by Hughes and Wooley, we bound the number of integer solutions to the system of equations X2 i=1 x3i ... 
Equidistribution of Polynomial Sequences in Function Fields, with Applications
(University of Waterloo, 2023)We provide a function field analog of Weyl's classical theorem on equidistribution of polynomial sequences. Our result covers the case in which the degree of the polynomial is greater than or equal to the characteristic ... 
On the number of irreducible factors with a given multiplicity in function fields
(Elsevier, 202312)Let k ≥ 1 be a natural number and f ∈ Fq[t] be a monic polynomial. Let ωk(f) denote the number of distinct monic irreducible factors of f with multiplicity k. We obtain asymptotic estimates for the first and the second ... 
Sieve Methods in Random Graph Theory
(Springer, 20230403)In this paper, we apply the Turán sieve and the simple sieve developed by R. Murty and the first author to study problems in random graph theory. In particular, we obtain upper and lower bounds on the probability of a ... 
Number of prime factors with a given multiplicity
(Cambridge University Press, 202203)Let k ⩾ 1 be a natural number and ωk (n) denote the number of distinct prime factors of a natural number n with multiplicity k. We estimate the first and second moments of the functions ωk with k ⩾ 1. Moreover, we prove ... 
The shifted Turan sieve method on tournaments II
(Elsevier, 202112)In a previous work [5], we developed the shifted Turán sieve method on a bipartite graph and applied it to problems on cycles in tournaments. More precisely, we obtained upper bounds for the number of tournaments which ... 
The Shifted Turan Sieve Method on Tournaments
(Cambridge University Press, 2019)Abstract. We construct a shi ed version of the Turán sieve method developed by R. Murty and the second author and apply it to counting problems on tournaments. More precisely, we obtain upper bounds for the number of ...