The theses in UWSpace are publicly accessible unless restricted due to publication or patent pending.

This collection includes a subset of theses submitted by graduates of the University of Waterloo as a partial requirement of a degree program at the Master's or PhD level. It includes all electronically submitted theses. (Electronic submission was optional from 1996 through 2006. Electronic submission became the default submission format in October 2006.)

This collection also includes a subset of UW theses that were scanned through the Theses Canada program. (The subset includes UW PhD theses from 1998 - 2002.)

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  • The Capacitated Matroid Median Problem 

    Kalhan, Sanchit (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    In this thesis, we study the capacitated generalization of the Matroid Median Problem which is a generalization of the classical clustering problem called the k-Median problem. In the capacitated matroid median problem, ...
  • Data Driven Efficiency for E-Warehousing: Descriptive and Prescriptive Analytics 

    Ugur, Yildiz (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    Based on data provided by a warehouse logistics management company, we analyze the warehousing operation and its major processes of order picking and order consolidation. Without access to the actual layouts and process ...
  • Math Information Retrieval using a Text Search Engine 

    Dallas, Fraser (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    Combining text and mathematics when searching in a corpus with extensive mathematical notation remains an open problem. Recent results for math information retrieval systems on the math and text retrieval task at NTCIR-12, ...
  • Rule Derivation for Agent-Based Models of Complex Systems: Nuclear Waste Management and Road Networks Case Studies 

    Garcia Hernandez, Jorge Andres (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    This thesis explores the relation between equation-based models (EBMs) and agent-based models (ABMs), in particular, the derivation of agent rules from equations such that agent collective behavior produces results that ...
  • Evaluation of High-Speed Videoendoscopy for Bayesian Inference on Reduced Order Vocal Fold Models 

    Deng, Jonathan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    The ability to use our voice occurs through a complex bio-mechanical process known as phonation. The study of this process is interesting, not only because of the complex physical phenomena involved, but also because of ...
  • Provisional Zones 

    MacLean, Aaron (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    Provisional Zones is an installation made up of found or discarded objects to which I apply paint or painterly conventions. I do this to make something new from that which was forgotten or unremarkable. I place unusual ...
  • Thermoresponsive Starch Nanoparticles for Use in the Extraction of Oil from Oil Sands 

    zhang, Qian (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    Oil sands represent the most abundant reserves of oil in the world. Nearly 97% of the oil reserves of Canada are found in the form of oil sands. Despite continued research, the extraction of oil from oil sands is costly ...
  • FlexQueue: Simple and Efficient Priority Queue for System Software 

    Zhang, Yifan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    Existing studies of priority queue implementations often focus on improving canonical operations such as insert and deleteMin, while sacrificing design simplicity and pre- dictable worst-case latency. Design simplicity is ...
  • A PAC-Theory of Clustering with Advice 

    Zokaei Ashtiani, Mohammad (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    In the absence of domain knowledge, clustering is usually an under-specified task. For any clustering application, one can choose among a variety of different clustering algorithms, along with different preprocessing ...
  • Identification and characterization of a novel microsomal enzyme involved in cardiolipin synthesis and remodeling 

    Bradley, Ryan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Cardiolipin (CL) is a specialized dimeric phospholipid predominantly found in the inner mitochondrial membrane in eukaryotes. Following de novo synthesis, the acyl chains of CL are remodeled in a manner that is tissue- and ...
  • Video Imaging Methodology for Estimation of Pile Capacity 

    Gilarski, Lukasz (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Piles have been used for generations in areas with weak soil conditions to reinforce existing ground or to support bridges and structures. As the piling industry increased over these years it was necessary to develop ...
  • iTRAQ-based Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Mammalian Cell Lines 

    Talebian, Vida (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    High-throughput proteomics approaches have been successfully employed in the inclusive and unbiased characterization of cellular proteome. In this thesis, we are aiming to comprehensively compare changes in proteome ...
  • Spaun 2.0: Extending the World’s Largest Functional Brain Model 

    Choo, Feng-Xuan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Building large-scale brain models is one method used by theoretical neuroscientists to understand the way the human brain functions. Researchers typically use either a bottom-up approach, which focuses on the detailed ...
  • Biofilm Dynamics in Drinking Water Biofiltration & Downstream Nanofiltration Biofouling 

    Markin, Paul (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Natural organic matter (NOM) is a concern in many surface waters and must be removed by water treatment processes for cost-effective production of safe and aesthetically pleasing drinking water. Biological filtration is ...
  • Structural Response and Wake Vortex Dynamics of Cylindrical Structures Undergoing VIV with Elliptic Trajectories 

    Marble, Erik (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV) of a pivoted circular cylinder were examined through experiments conducted in a water tunnel facility at the University of Calgary. The structural response and wake dynamics of the system ...
  • Optimization Methods for Semi-Supervised Learning 

    Cheung, Edward (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    The goal of this thesis is to provide efficient optimization algorithms for some semi-supervised learning (SSL) tasks in machine learning. For many machine learning tasks, training a classifier requires a large amount of ...
  • A Commons For Resistance 

    Dai, Meng Yi (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Oakland’s housing crisis is starkly visible. In recent years, the tech boom in Silicon Valley has drastically increased costs of living in the Bay Area. Many workers from San Francisco and the peninsula have relocated ...
  • Search Party 

    Wilman, Tait (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Search Party is an installation and video exhibition that explores my identity—how it is constructed and consumed, and how representations of landscapes and discourses of ‘Canadiana’ play in its formation. Since moving ...
  • La représentation de la mélancolie et de la dépression dans quatre textes français de l'extrême contemporain 

    Abdulla, Rosanne (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Cette thèse aborde la représentation des états de mélancolie et de dépression dans quatre textes français de l'extrême contemporain : Tomber sept fois, se relever huit (2003) de Philippe Labro, À l'abri de rien (2007) ...
  • Deep Context Resolution 

    Chen, Junnan (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Conversations depend on information from the context. To go beyond one-round conversation, a chatbot must resolve contextual information such as: 1) co-reference resolution, 2) ellipsis resolution, and 3) conjunctive ...

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