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    • Spiking Deep Neural Networks: Engineered and Biological Approaches to Object Recognition 

      Hunsberger, Eric (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-08)
      Modern machine learning models are beginning to rival human performance on some realistic object recognition tasks, but we still lack a full understanding of how the human brain solves this same problem. This thesis combines ...
    • Springless Electromagnetic Vibration Energy Harvesters 

      Bendame, Mohamed (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-10)
      The abundance of environmental kinetic energy combined with advances in the electronics and MEMS industries have opened a window of opportunities for the design and fabrication of self-powered, battery independent, low-power ...
    • Standardization and use of colour for labelling of injectable drugs 

      Jeon, Hyae Won Jennifer (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-25)
      Medication errors are one of the most common causes of patient injuries in healthcare systems. Poor labelling has been identified as a contributing factor of medication errors, particularly for those involving injectable ...
    • A Statistical Framework for Non-Contact Heart Rate Estimation via Photoplethysmogram Imaging 

      Chwyl, Brendan (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-01)
      Although medical progress and increased health awareness over the last 60 years have reduced death rates from cardiovascular disease by more than 75%, cardiovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of death, ...
    • Statistical Fusion of Scientific Images 

      Mohebi, Azadeh (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-24)
      A practical and important class of scientific images are the 2D/3D images obtained from porous materials such as concretes, bone, active carbon, and glass. These materials constitute an important class of heterogeneous ...
    • Statistical Model-Based Corneal Reconstruction 

      Eichel, Justin (University of Waterloo, 2013-12-10)
      Precise measurements of corneal layer thickness are required to treat, evaluate risk of, and determine the progression of pathologies within the eye. The thickness measurements are typically acquired as 2d images, known ...
    • Steering disturbance rejection using a physics-based neuromusculoskeletal driver model 

      Mehrabi, Naser; Razavian, Reza Sharif; McPhee, John (Taylor and Francis+NEJM, 2015-06-17)
      The aim of this work is to develop a comprehensive yet practical driver model to be used in studying driver–vehicle interactions. Drivers interact with their vehicle and the road through the steering wheel. This interaction ...
    • Stochastic Environmental modeling for Nuclear Waste Management 

      Madhusoothanan, Vimala Madhangi (University of Waterloo, 2017-10-03)
      Deep geological repositories are identified as possible disposal site for safely isolating highly radioactive nuclear waste from affecting humans and the environment. These repositories are multi barrier systems and safety ...
    • Stochastic Nested Aggregation for Images and Random Fields 

      Wesolkowski, Slawomir Bogumil (University of Waterloo, 2007-05-11)
      Image segmentation is a critical step in building a computer vision algorithm that is able to distinguish between separate objects in an image scene. Image segmentation is based on two fundamentally intertwined components: ...
    • Stochastic Power Management Strategy for in-Wheel Motor Electric Vehicles 

      Jalalmaab, Mohammadmehdi (University of Waterloo, 2014-05-14)
      In this thesis, we propose a stochastic power management strategy for in-wheel motor electric vehicles (IWM-EVs) to optimize energy consumption and to increase driving range. The driving range for EVs is a critical issue ...
    • Storage System Management Using Reinforcement Learning Techniques and Nonlinear Models 

      Mahootchi, Masoud (University of Waterloo, 2009-01-21)
      In this thesis, modeling and optimization in the field of storage management under stochastic condition will be investigated using two different methodologies: Simulation Optimization Techniques (SOT), which are usually ...
    • A Strain Energy Function for Large Deformations of Curved Beams 

      Mackenzie, Ian (University of Waterloo, 2008-12-05)
      This thesis develops strain and kinetic energy functions and a finite beam element useful for analyzing curved beams which go through large deflections, such as a hockey stick being swung and bent substantially as it hits ...
    • Strategic Investigation of the Jackpine Mine Expansion Dispute in the Alberta Oil Sands 

      Xiao, Yi; Hipel, Keith W.; Fang, Liping (IGI GLOBAL, 2015-03-01)
      The Graph Model for Conflict Resolution (GMCR) methodology is employed to ascertain strategic insights into a serious conflict over environmental concerns connected to the expanded exploitation of oil sands at the Jackpine ...
    • Structure from Infrared Stereo Images 

      Hajebi, Kiana (University of Waterloo, 2007-10-02)
      With the rapid growth in infrared sensor technology and its drastic cost reduction, the potential of application of these imaging technologies in computer vision systems has increased. One potential application for IR ...
    • A Study of Segmentation and Normalization for Iris Recognition Systems 

      Mohammadi Arvacheh, Ehsan (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Iris recognition systems capture an image from an individual's eye. The iris in the image is then segmented and normalized for feature extraction process. The performance of iris recognition systems highly depends on ...
    • Study of Various Detection Mechanisms for Photoacoustic Imaging 

      Chan, Jasmine Yi Jie (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-01)
      Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is a developing imaging technique that has been researched for several clinical applications including oncology, neurology, dermatology and ophthalmology. PAI combines the benefits of pure optical ...
    • A study of volumetric contact modelling approaches in rigid tyre simulation for planetary rover application 

      Petersen, Willem; McPhee, John (Inderscience, 2014-01-01)
      For planetary rover applications, a volumetric contact modelling approach is used to capture the dynamics of the rigid tyre/soil interface. The volumetric contact model allows for determining closed-form expressions for ...
    • A Study on Urban Water Reuse Management Modeling 

      Zhang, Changyu (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      This research deals with urban water reuse planning and management modeling in the context of sustainable development. Rapid urbanization and population growth have presented a great challenge to urban water resources ...
    • Studying CNN representations through activation dimensionality reduction and visualization 

      Dey, Nolan Simran (University of Waterloo, 2021-10-01)
      The field of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) aims to explain the decisions of DNNs. Complete DNN explanations accurately reflect the inner workings of the DNN while interpretable explanations are easy for humans ...
    • Studying Economic Sanctions Using The Graph Model for Conflict Resolution 

      sabtan, bader (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-28)
      The methodology of the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution (GMCR) is improved to show how a Graph Model can account for strength of sanctions, to introduce a trigger option to simplify a model, and to connect a Graph Model ...

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