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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. Background Estimation with GPU Speed Up

    by Chen, Xida

    Given a set of images from the same viewpoint, in which occlusions are present, background estimation is to output an image...

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  2. Bacteriophages as antimicrobial agents against bacterial contaminants in yeast fermentation processes

    by Bertozzi Silva, Juliano

    Bacterial contaminants are ubiquitous in yeast fermentation processes for biofuel production. In general, they compete with...

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  3. BAD-interacting proteins in breast cancer cells

    by Craik, Alison C

    Taxane chemotherapy is widely used in the treatment of breast cancer. Despite its widespread clinical use, the molecular...

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  4. Badiou, political nihilism, and a small-scale solution

    by Vizeau, Brent

    In "Badiou, Political Nihilism, and a Small-Scale Solution", I argue that Badiou’s presentation of politics, exclusively...

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  5. Bagging E-Bayes for Estimated Breeding Value Prediction

    by Xu, Jiaofen

    This work focuses on the evaluation of a bagging EB method in terms of its ability to select a subset of QTL-related markers...

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  6. Balance mechanisms during standing and walking in young and older adults

    by Lee, Sungeun

    Maintaining balance is controlled by two different processes: feedforward and feedback control. Feed-forward control is used...

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  7. Bandwidth regulation and performance enhancements for Open-iSCSI networked storage

    by Zhang, Yongjian

    Virtual machines are gaining a growing importance in modern business IT infrastructure. They facilitate multiple operating...

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  8. The Banff Winter Olympics: Sport, tourism, and Banff National Park

    by Williams, Cheryl

    This case study deals with the failed bid by Calgary Olympic Development Association to host the 1972 Winter Olympics in...

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  9. Barley beta-glucan in bread: the journey from production to consumption

    by Moriartey, Stephanie

    β-Glucan is a soluble fibre shown to help regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol. Incorporation into food, particularly...

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  10. Barley protein based microcapsules for nutraceutical delivery

    by Wang, Ruoxi

    Barley protein based microcapsules (1-5µm) incorporating fish oil/β-carotene were successfully prepared. Well suspended solid...

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  11. Barriers and bridges to infection prevention and control in the Netherlands and Canada: two comparative case studies

    by Backman, Chantal

    The overall aim of this research was to explore why some hospitals are more successful than others at reducing the acquisition...

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  12. Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of healthy eating strategies in schools in Alberta

    by Quintanilha, Maira

    The Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth were released in June 2008 aiming to provide schools with a tool...

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  13. Base Station Positioning and Relocation in Wireless Sensor Networks

    by Dehleh Hossein Zadeh, Parisa

    Base station (BS) positioning is considered an effective method to improve the performance of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)....

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  14. The Battle Over Belarus: The Rise and Fall of the Belarusian National Movement, 1906-1931

    by Rudling, Per Anders

    This
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examines 
the
 rise 
and 
fall 
of 
the 
modern 
Belarusian
 national
movement
 during 
the
 quarter 
century
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  15. Bayesian approach for control loop diagnosis

    by Qi, Fei

    The large number of control loops in a modern industrial plant poses a serious challenge for operators and engineers to monitor...

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  16. Bayesian Methods for On-Line Gross Error Detection and Compensation

    by Gonzalez, Ruben

    Data reconciliation and gross error detection are traditional methods toward detecting mass balance inconsistency within...

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  17. Bayesian Solutions to Multi-model Inferential Sensing Problems

    by Khatibisepehr, Shima

    In many industrial plants, development and implementation of advanced monitoring and control techniques require real-time...

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  18. BDT-Based Single Tau Selection Algorithm for the Level-2 ATLAS Hadronic Tau Trigger

    by Karamaoun, Andrew

    We present a Boosted Decision Tree (BDT) based algorithm, with promising potential, that can be used at the level-2 stage...

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  19. A beautiful inquiry: stories in the reflections of beauty

    by Lemieux, Denise H

    This study explored the implicit messages in narrative fiction relating to the construction of female beauty ideas and ideals....

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  20. Becoming a Healthy Therapist: Influences of the Training Program Culture

    by Wyper, Katy

    Psychotherapists experience a variety of stressors, and many report mental health problems and burnout. However, most psychologists...

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