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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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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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  1. The Application of Front End Planning and Special Purpose Simulation Templates to Drainage Tunnel Construction

    by Newstead, Sean A

    The Construction Industry Institute (CII) has a best practice under the heading “Front End Planning” (1995) that is meant...

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  2. An application of gene set analysis for a comparison of two groups

    by Meng, Ya

    Microarrays are biotechnological advancements measuring expressions of thousands of genes in a single assay. A two-group...

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  3. Application of genetic markers for evaluation of residual feed intake in beef cattle

    by Mujibi, Fidalis

    Improving feed efficiency has become a top priority in beef cattle production because of the rapidly increasing cost of feed...

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  4. Application of genomics-based tools leading to the identification of markers on bovine chromosome 14 influencing milk production and carcass quality traits

    by Ferreira Marques, Elisa

    Genetic improvements in beef and dairy cattle can bring significant advances in satisfying the global food demand, which...

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  5. Application of ISO 10001 and ISO 10002 in engineering courses

    by Honarkhah, Mehdi

    An application of ISO 10001 and ISO 10002 customer satisfaction standards to enhance students’ satisfaction in engineering...

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  6. Application of locality sensitive hashing to feature matching and loop closure detection

    by Shahbazi, Hossein

    My thesis focuses on automatic parameter selection for euclidean distance version of Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH) and...

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  7. Application of Logratios for Geostatistical Modelling of Compositional Data

    by Job, Michael R

    Numeric data for earth sciences often represent fractions or percentages of a whole, such as the chemical or mineralogical...

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  8. Application of performance measures to mergers and acquisitions

    by Evstafyeva, Anna

    The main part of this thesis was devoted to applying performance measures in the analysis of mergers and acquisitions. Performance...

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  9. Application of Principal Component Analysis for the Data Mining of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Datasets

    by Chen, Yuan

    The release of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) from tailings ponds is a major environmental issue that oil sands...

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  10. Application of ROC curve analysis to metabolomics data sets for the detection of cancer in a mouse model

    by Moroz, Jennifer

    The goal of this study was to show that quantifiable metabolic changes may be used to screen for cancer. NIH III nude mice...

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  11. The application of simulation methodologies on estimating gas emissions from construction equipment

    by Pan, Wenjia

    Construction contributes significantly to gas emissions. Diverse efforts have been undertaken to mitigate the effects of...

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  12. Application of Temperature-Responsive Polymers to Oil Sands Tailings Management

    by Osborn, Ian

    A multi-purpose settling column was designed to determine settling rate and sediment height allowing the in-situ measurement...

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  13. Application of the IUMSS methodology in an R&D-oriented nanotechnology setting

    by Law, Norman M

    The purpose of this research was to study the applicability of management system standards (MSSs) in a research and development...

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  14. The application of the multisolute osmotic virial equation to cryobiology

    by Prickett, Richelle Catherine

    Mathematical modelling of cellular osmotic responses to low temperatures is being increasingly used to overcome obstacles...

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  15. Application of Time Domain Reflectometry and Heat Pulse Methods for Quantifying Phase Change, Water Flow and Heat Transport in Frozen Soils

    by He, Hailong

    Understanding water flow and heat transport processes in frozen/freezing soils is limited by methodologies for simultaneous,...

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  16. Application of Tire Derived Aggregate as Highway Embankment Fill Material

    by Meles, Daniel. T.

    Discarded tires have been an environmental concern in different parts of the world. One mass application to avoid such environmental...

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  17. Application of Ultrasound to Guide Pedicle Screw Insertion during Scoliosis Surgery: a Feasibility Study

    by Zhang, Chan

    This thesis presents an experimental study of a bovine vertebra using transmission and pulse-echo methods and a preliminary...

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  18. Application of ultrasound to measure coronal curvature and vertebral rotation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

    by Chen, Wei

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional (3D) spinal deformity occurring during adolescence with no known...

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  19. Application of Wet Oxidation for the Treatment of Oil Sands Mature Fine Tailings

    by Khan, Muhammad F

    The extraction of bitumen from oil sands in Alberta, Canada, leads to the creation of tailings that are contained in lake-sized...

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  20. Applications of a Scalar Field to de Sitter Quantum Gravity and to Horava-Lifshitz Gravity

    by Wu, Xing

    In the first part of the thesis, we study the minimally-coupled massless scalar field in de Sitter spacetime. Because of...

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