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The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research administers all graduate programs at the University of Alberta, including more than 110 master's and 60 doctoral programs in over 300 research areas.
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  1. Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

    Title: Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present
    Creator: Administrator admin
    Description: This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.
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  2. Theses and Dissertations

    Title: Theses and Dissertations
    Creator: eraadmi@ualberta.ca
    Description: This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted prior to Spring 2009. Past graduates who wish to have their thesis or dissertation added to this collection can contact the ERA Mediated HelpDesk at  erahelp@ualberta.ca
    . Please note: current students needing to deposit their thesis or dissertation for review as required for convocation must follow the steps outlined here.
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  3. Fumagillin and Dicyclohexylamine in Apiculture

    Title: Fumagillin and Dicyclohexylamine in Apiculture
    Creator:
    Subjects: fumagillin, dicyclohexylamine, Nosema disease, apiculture, Nosema ceranae
  4. Identification and control of fractional and integer order systems

    Title: Identification and control of fractional and integer order systems
    Creator:
    Subjects: fractional order controllers, Integer order systems, Separation cell, fractional order systems, Froth heater control, Model predictive control
  5. Multi-case Study with Canadian Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs)

    Title: Multi-case Study with Canadian Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs)
    Creator:
    Subjects: LGBTQ youth, Gay Straight Alliance, childhood theory, educational policy
  6. Community-level Patterns in Boreal Riparian and Wetland Bird Assemblages

    Title: Community-level Patterns in Boreal Riparian and Wetland Bird Assemblages
    Creator:
    Subjects: agriculture, community ecology, songbird, human disturbance, wetland classification, riparian bird, boreal forest, wetland bird, resilience, conservation, functional diversity
  7. Deployment Planning for Location Recognition in the Smart-Condo™: Simulation, Empirical Studies and Sensor Placement Optimization

    Title: Deployment Planning for Location Recognition in the Smart-Condo™: Simulation, Empirical Studies and Sensor Placement Optimization
    Creator: Vlasenko, Iuliia
    Description: The Smart-Condo™ is a comprehensive platform that aims to provide a variety of services, based on information gleaned from sensors deployed in an apartment, that can potentially improve healthcare delivery. One of our main objectives has been to develop an accurate non-invasive occupant-localization method using passive infrared sensors. In this thesis, we present a simulation framework with which we investigate tradeoffs between the number of sensors and the localization accuracy of our platform. We compare the results of simulations and real-world trials and conclude that our simulation framework is a reliable estimator of the localization accuracy of a particular sensor configuration. We then propose a methodology for planning new deployments that takes into account geometric properties of the new space and the context of occupant's activities. More specifically, we describe a model with the potential to capture typical indoor mobility patterns and formulate a sensor placement optimization problem based on this model. We propose a placement algorithm with near-optimality guarantee. Through simulation-enabled evaluation, we demonstrate that this algorithm generates sensor configurations with localization accuracy superior to that achievable with the same number of sensors placed manually or randomly in the same environment.
    Subjects: Ambient Assisted Living, Indoor Localization, Smart Home, Wireless Sensor Networks, Sensor Placement Optimization, Software Engineering
    Date Created: 2013/04/30
  8. Evaluation of post-CHOPS (Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sands) Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods

    Title: Evaluation of post-CHOPS (Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sands) Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods
    Creator:
    Subjects: upscaling, post-CHOPS EOR, field scale application, steam injection, cyclic solvent injection, CHOPS modeling, fractal wormhole
  9. Origins and geochemical characterization of the Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold deposits in the Great Bear Magmatic Zone, NWT, Canada

    Title: Origins and geochemical characterization of the Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold deposits in the Great Bear Magmatic Zone, NWT, Canada
    Creator:
    Subjects: NWT, IOCG deposits, geochemistry
  10. Evaluation of Novel Metal-Organic Framework Materials for Adsorptive Post-Combustion CO2 Capture

    Title: Evaluation of Novel Metal-Organic Framework Materials for Adsorptive Post-Combustion CO2 Capture
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    Subjects: PSA, MOF, PSA process optimization, S shaped isotherm