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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. A mathematical framework for expressing multivariate distributions useful in wireless communications

    by Hemachandra, Kasun Thilina

    Multivariate statistics play an important role in performance analysis of wireless communication systems in correlated fading...

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  2. Mathematical modeling and experimental validation of thin low platinum content and functionally graded cathode catalyst layers

    by Domican, Kailyn P

    Low catalyst content remains a key requirement for the commercialization of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) into the...

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  3. Mathematical Modelling of Glioma Stem Cell Fractions After Irradiation Treatments

    by Veljee, Wafa S

    Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is a grade IV brain tumour. It is the most common brain malignancy and is extremely aggressive....

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  4. Mathematical modelling of HTLV-I infection: a study of viral persistence in vivo

    by Lim, Aaron Guanliang

    Human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) is a persistent human retrovirus characterized by life-long infection and risk...

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  5. Mathematical Models and Inverse Algorithms for Childhood Infectious Diseases with Vaccination - Case Studies in Measles

    by Jin, Chaochao

    Children are at a high risk of infection since they have not yet developed mature immunity. Childhood infectious diseases,...

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  6. Mathematical Programming for Sequence Optimization in Block Cave Mining

    by Pourrahimian, Yashar

    Production scheduling of any mining system has an enormous effect on the operation’s economics. The economics of today’s...

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  7. Mathematics Intervention for Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    by Kully-Martens, Katrina V.

    Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) experience deficits in behavior, cognition, and academic functioning...

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  8. The Mating System and Life History of the Polar Bear

    by Richardson, Evan Shaun

    Mating systems evolve in response to factors that influence the distribution and availability of mates. In turn mating systems...

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  9. The mating system, dispersal behavior and genetic structure of a collared pika (Ochotona collaris: Ochotonidae) population in the southwest Yukon, and a phylogeny of the genus Ochotona.

    by Zgurski, Jessie

    Pikas (Ochotona, Ochotonidae) are small, short-eared lagomorphs that inhabit steppes and mountains in northern and central...

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  10. Matrix metalloproteinase-2 mediates angiotensin II-induced hypertension

    by Odenbach, Jeffrey

    Angiotensin II signals cardiovascular disease through metalloproteinases including MMP-2, MMP-7 and ADAM-17/TACE. We hypothesized...

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  11. Matrix Method for Modeling Fluence Distributions in Anisotropic Scattering Media

    by McIntyre, Thomas J

    Determining the optical fluence from any source in highly scattering tissue can be a time consuming process. Previous methods...

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  12. Matter, Extension and Intellect in Aristotle

    by Small, Matthew A

    In this paper, I shall stress the importance of discussing Aristotle’s theory of matter in light of his theory of intellect....

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  13. Maximal abelian k-diagonalizable subgroups of reductive groups

    by Tan, Xiaobai

    Given an algebraic group G over a field k and a k-algebra R, the role of maximal abelian k-diagonalizable subalgebras (MAD...

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  14. Maximizing Transmission Rates for Pairwise Multiway Relay Channel

    by Rafie Borujeny, Reza

    In this dissertation, we study the effect of users' transmission ordering on the common rate and sum rate of pairwise multiway...

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  15. Maximum frame rate video acquisition using adaptive compressed sensing

    by Liu, Zhaorui

    Compressed sensing is a novel technology to acquire and reconstruct sparse signals below the Nyquist rate. This thesis explores...

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  16. The Meaning and Experiences of Self-Compassion Among Adolescents

    by Klingle, Kirsten, E

    Self-compassion is a growing area of interest for researchers in the field of psychology and other helping professions as...

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  17. The Meaning of a Healthy Family in Sub-Saharan Africa: Perspectives of Two-Parent Families in Urban Malawi

    by Lazaro, Mayeso C.

    To explore how healthy family functioning is conceptualized by families in sub-Saharan Africa, 10 mothers and 9 fathers participated...

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  18. The meaning of education for Inuvialuit in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Canada

    by Salokangas, Raila

    This study investigates how the meaning of education has changed for the Inuvialuit in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Canada, over a century....

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  19. A Measure of Perceptual Aliasing in Image Descriptors

    by Wang, Jiemin

    This thesis is concerned with a measure of perceptual aliasing in image descriptors. Perceptual aliasing occurs when the...

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  20. Measurement and Analysis of Changes in Drop Size Distribution during Bitumen Clarification using Image Analysis

    by Leo, Shaun S

    The impact of mixing on demulsifier performance is studied using image analysis. Three experimental campaigns based on fractional...

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