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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Applications of Ensemble Kalman Filter for characterization and history matching of SAGD reservoirs

    by Gul, Ali

    Steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) is the most robust thermal recovery process that has unlocked western Canadian heavy...

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  6. Applications of Frequency Selective Surfaces in Polarization Control of Antennas

    by Khosravi, Farhad

    The purpose of this dissertation is to address the problems associated with the current antennas deployed for wireless and...

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  7. Applications of learning theory to human-bear conflict: the efficacy of aversive conditioning and conditioned taste aversion

    by Homstol, Lori

    I tested the efficacy of aversive conditioning (AC) and conditioned taste aversion (CTA) on American black bears (Ursus americanus)...

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  8. Applications of nonautonomous infinite-dimensional systems control theory for parabolic PDEs

    by Ng, James C

    Parabolic partial differential equations (PDEs) are used as models of transport-reaction phenomena in a variety of different...

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  9. Applications of Titanosilicate Molecular Sieve in Gas Separation

    by Shi, Meng

    Adsorption behavior of nitrogen, argon and oxygen on silver exchanged titanosilicate (Ag-ETS-10) were studied in this work....

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  10. Applications of wavelet bases to numerical solutions of elliptic equations

    by Zhao, Wei

    In this thesis, we investigate Riesz bases of wavelets and their applications to numerical solutions of elliptic equations. Compared...

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  11. Applying Agent Modeling to Behaviour Patterns of Characters in Story-Based Games

    by Zhao, Richard

    Most story-based games today have manually-scripted non-player characters (NPCs) and the scripts are usually simple and repetitive...

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  12. Applying support vector machines to discover just-in-time method-specific compilation strategies

    by Nabinger Sanchez, Ricardo

    Adaptive Just-in-Time compilers employ multiple techniques to concentrate compilation efforts in the most promising spots...

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  13. Approximation Algorithms for Clustering Problems

    by Behsaz, Babak

    In this thesis, we present some approximation algorithms for the following clustering problems: Minimum Sum of Radii (MSR),...

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  14. Approximation Algorithms for Multi-processor Task Scheduling Problems on Identical Parallel Processors

    by Khakpash, Saber

    In this thesis we present approximation algorithms for some multi-processor task scheduling problems. In a scheduling problem,...

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  15. Approximation Algorithms for some Min-max Vehicle Routing Problems

    by Jorati, Amin

    In this thesis, we consider min-max vehicle routing problems, specifically min-max tour cover and star cover problems. Given...

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  16. Approximation techniques for unsplittable flow and traveling salesmen problems

    by Friggstad, Zachary

    In this thesis, we present a variety of approximation algorithms for the Unsplittable Flow on Paths problem and some Traveling...

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  17. Aquaporin regulation in poplar and spruce trees under environmental change.

    by Laur, Joan

    This dissertation describes a series of experiments that examined: 1) hydraulic responses of Populus trichocarpa x deltoides,...

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  18. Aquatic nanotoxicity testing: Insights at the biochemical, cellular, and whole animal levels

    by Ong, Kimberly J.

    Aquatic organisms are susceptible to waterborne nanoparticles and there is only limited understanding of the mechanisms by...

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  19. The Architectural Subject: Space, Character, and Gender in Four Eighteenth-Century Domestic Novels

    by Chan, Mary M

    This dissertation examines the impact of space, specifically domestic architecture, on the representation of female subjectivity...

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  20. Archive, Transgender, Architecture: Woolf, Beckett, diller scofidio + renfro

    by Crawford, Lucas C.

    This project favours transgender narratives and affects inspired by exteriority, folds, queer décor, assemblage, and the...

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