# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Computer Science by Title

• (2012-02-06)
The severity and number of intrusions on computer networks are rapidly increasing. Preserving the availability and integrity of networked computing systems in the face of those fast-spreading intrusions requires advances ...
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• (2013-08-22)
Due to the abundance and rapid growth of opinionated data on the Web, research on opinion mining and summarization techniques has received a lot of attention from industry and academia. Most previous studies on opinion ...
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• (1989)
We study the numerical solution of Hessenberg form differential algebraic equations by variable stepsize generalized backward difference formulae (GBDF). GBDF methods of sufficiently high order are shown to converge for ...
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• (2012-09-18)
As general-purpose robots begin to find their way into the household and workplace, there will be a demand for software to run on these robots. We foresee the proliferation of robot apps that use a common set of abstractions ...
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• (2010-08-31)
Smoothed aggregation-based (SA) algebraic multigrid (AMG) is a popular and effective solver for systems of linear equations that arise from discretized partial differential equations. While SA has been effective over a ...
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• (2010-01-06)
This thesis presents a study of a novel summarization problem called contrastive opinion summarization (COS). Given two sets of positively and negatively opinionated sentences which are often the output of an existing ...
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• (2009-08-18)
High performance, massively-parallel multi-physics simulations are built on efficient mesh data structures. Most data structures are designed from the bottom up, focusing on the implementation of linear algebra routines. ...
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• (1996)
Macromolecules such as proteins and DNA have complex spatial structures which are often important for their biological functions. The idea of molecular shape and shape complementarity play crucial roles in protein folding, ...
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• (1994)
This research explores the representational and computational complexities of qualitative reasoning about time-varying behavior. Traditional techniques employ qualitative simulation (QS) to compute envisionments (i.e. ...
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• (2012-02-01)
In recent years, the emergence of cloud computing, and software paradigms such as service-oriented architectures (SOAs), has led to the proliferation of Web services. One of the most important factors of the Web services ...
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• (1990)
We propose the use of graph grammars as a theory to organize programming of highly-concurrent systems. To understand the interactions among components of a concurrent system it is useful to visualize the system as dynamically ...
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• (1992)
A graph H is a minor of another graph G, denoted by $H\ {\prec\sb{m}}\ G,$ if a graph isomorphic to H can be obtained from G by a series of vertex deletions, edge deletions, and edge contractions. Graph minors have been ...
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• (2012-02-06)
A heterogeneous information network is a network composed of multiple types of objects and links. Recently, it has been recognized that strongly-typed heterogeneous information networks are prevalent in the real world. ...
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• (1968-06)
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• (2013-02-03)
Explosion in Big Data has led to a rapid increase in the popularity of Big Data analytics. With the increase in the sheer volume of data that needs to be stored and processed, storage and computing demands of the Big Data ...
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• (1989)
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of group-based applications composed of cooperative processing entities. Examples include multimedia teleconferencing, distributed databases, distributed operating ...
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• (2011-05-25)
Use of Wi-Fi-capable mobile handheld devices is gaining momentum in university campuses. In addition, students often work as a group to perform collaborative tasks on campus. Consequently, there is a demand for group ...
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• (2014-01-16)
A fundamental question in software testing research is how to compare test suites, often as a means for comparing test-generation techniques that produce those test suites. Researchers frequently compare test suites by ...
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• (2011-05-25)
Hand detection on images has important applications on person activities recognition. This thesis focuses on PASCAL Visual Object Classes (VOC) system for hand detection. VOC has become a popular system for object detection, ...
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• (1996)
Reducing memory latency is critical to the performance of large-scale parallel systems. Due to the temporal and spatial locality of memory reference patterns, private caches can eliminate redundant memory accesses and ...
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