Theses and Dissertations
This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta. The collection contains a very large number of theses electronically available that were granted from 1947 to 2009, 90% of theses granted from 2009-2014, and 100% of theses granted from April 2014 to the present (as long as the theses are not under temporary embargo by agreement with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research). IMPORTANT NOTE: To conduct a comprehensive search of all UofA theses granted and in University of Alberta Libraries collections, search the library catalogue at www.library.ualberta.ca - you may search by Author, Title, Keyword, or search by Department.
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Items in this Collection
- 1903Department of Educational Psychology
- 1721Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- 1458Department of Chemistry
- 1381Department of Computing Science
- 1301Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
- 1264Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Use of surfaces functionalized with phage tailspike proteins to capture and detect bacteria in biosensors and bioassaysDownload
The food safety and human diagnostics markets are in need of faster working, reliable, sensitive, specific, low cost bioassays and biosensors for bacterial detection. This thesis reports the use of P22 bacteriophage tailspike proteins (TSP) immobilized on silanized silicon surfaces, roughened at...
The confined impinging jet reactor gives efficient mixing performance as required for fast reactions. In this work the mixing performance of CIJR is characterized through three measures: estimates of the energy dissipation, micromixing efficiency based on the yield of a homogeneous...
Use of thermogravimetric analyzer and high temperature furnace as an alternative to the coke reactivity index test and study on effect of binders in metallurgical coke makingDownload
Metallurgical coke, a porous carbon material produced by carbonization of coking coal at high temperature, generally above 900 ○C, is an integral part of iron-making in the blast furnace. During iron making, coke serves several important roles in the blast furnace such as a source of energy, as a...
This research determined if woody debris amendments facilitate land reclamation after oil sands mining. Specifically, it assessed if woody debris affects vegetation cover and richness, woody species survival and abundance, soil nutrients, temperature and water, microbial biomass carbon and...
Reinforcement learning (RL) is a powerful learning paradigm in which agents can learn to maximize sparse and delayed reward signals. Although RL has had many impressive successes in complex domains, learning can take hours, days, or even years of training data. A major challenge of contemporary...
Today’s users are spending more time on web applications. Many users browse web applications and navigate through different web pages. They may have different interests, especially when it comes to large-scale applications. The more the developers of the applications know about their users’ needs...
Recommendation systems have become an indispensable part of our lives, providing an effective solution to information overload and enhancing user satisfaction by suggesting the most relevant content. In recent years, deep learning has facilitated the creation of recommendation technologies that...