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Prospective Doctoral Statement For The University Of Southern California's School Of Cinematic Arts Media Arts + Practice Program, Gabriel Leiner 2016 University of Southern California

Prospective Doctoral Statement For The University Of Southern California's School Of Cinematic Arts Media Arts + Practice Program, Gabriel Leiner

Gabriel Leiner

After visiting L.A. again and seeing the beautiful fountains on the University of Southern California's campus I am filled with all kinds of ideas about the future and brimming with energy. To all those at the University of Southern California's Cinematic Arts Department, thanks for reading my ideas over the past couple years and helping me to evolve and become a better person and a better writer. Starting a position as a doctoral student in the Media Arts + Practice Program in 2016 is an exciting opportunity. I've got a really positive outlook about Kiss The Water.


Long Range Motion Estimation And Applications, Laura Sevilla-Lara 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Long Range Motion Estimation And Applications, Laura Sevilla-Lara

Doctoral Dissertations 2014-current

Finding correspondences between images underlies many computer vision problems, such as op- tical flow, tracking, stereovision and alignment. Finding these correspondences involves formulating a matching function and optimizing it. This optimization process is often gradient descent, which avoids exhaustive search, but relies on the assumption of being in the basin of attraction of the right local minimum. This is often the case when the displacement is small, and current methods obtain very accurate results for small motions.

However, when the motion is large and the matching function is abrupt this assumption is less likely to be true. One traditional way ...


River Restoration: Institutions, Boundaries, And Social Ecological Dynamics, Eileen Sylvan Johnson 2015 The University of Maine

River Restoration: Institutions, Boundaries, And Social Ecological Dynamics, Eileen Sylvan Johnson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This human dimensions research, consisting of three manuscripts, explores the social and ecological dimensions of river restoration through an examination of the restoration trajectories of the Androscoggin, an impaired system, and the Kennebec, a restored system. Manuscript one examines the influence of biophysical and community attributes and institutional rules on policy stakeholders goals and actions within the two watersheds. For manuscripts one and two, we conducted semi-structured interviews with key informants, assembled documents pertaining to restoration actions, and conducted participant observation at stakeholder meetings. We qualitatively analyzed transcripts and documents. Results suggest that policy stakeholders’ understandings of biophysical and community ...


The Number Of Zeros Of A Polynomial In A Disk As A Consequence Of Coefficient Inequalities With Multiple Reversals, Derek T. Bryant 2015 East Tennessee State University

The Number Of Zeros Of A Polynomial In A Disk As A Consequence Of Coefficient Inequalities With Multiple Reversals, Derek T. Bryant

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In this thesis, we explore the effect of restricting the coefficients of polynomials on the bounds for the number of zeros in a given region. The results presented herein build on a body of work, culminating in the generalization of bounds among three classes of polynomials. The hypotheses of monotonicity on each class of polynomials were further subdivided into sections concerning r reversals among the moduli, real parts, and both real and imaginary parts of the coefficients.


Predicting Intraday Financial Market Dynamics Using Takens' Vectors; Incorporating Causality Testing And Machine Learning Techniques, Abubakar-Sadiq Bouda Abdulai 2015 East Tennessee State University

Predicting Intraday Financial Market Dynamics Using Takens' Vectors; Incorporating Causality Testing And Machine Learning Techniques, Abubakar-Sadiq Bouda Abdulai

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Traditional approaches to predicting financial market dynamics tend to be linear and stationary, whereas financial time series data is increasingly nonlinear and non-stationary. Lately, advances in dynamical systems theory have enabled the extraction of complex dynamics from time series data. These developments include theory of time delay embedding and phase space reconstruction of dynamical systems from a scalar time series. In this thesis, a time delay embedding approach for predicting intraday stock or stock index movement is developed. The approach combines methods of nonlinear time series analysis with those of causality testing, theory of dynamical systems and machine learning (artificial ...


Simulation Of An Air Cooled Single-Effect Solar Absorption Cooling System With Evacuated Tube Collectors, Mohsen Jahandardoost 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Simulation Of An Air Cooled Single-Effect Solar Absorption Cooling System With Evacuated Tube Collectors, Mohsen Jahandardoost

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

Consistently increasing CO2 emission and ozone depletion from synthetic refrigerants are serious environmental issues challenging the scientific community. Absorption cooling systems give scope of utilizing low grade energy source for generating cooling effect. Solar energy is one of these low grade energy sources and with considering the fact that cooling demand increases with the intensity of solar radiation, solar refrigeration has been considered as a logical solution.

This thesis consists of two different simulation stages, in the first stage, a single effect lithium bromide absorption cooling system with constant cooling capacity is modeled and the effect of ambient and generator ...


Pre-Breakdown Arcing As A Proxy For Dc Dielectric Breakdown Testing Of Polymeric Insulators, JR Dennison, Allen Andersen 2015 Utah State Univesity

Pre-Breakdown Arcing As A Proxy For Dc Dielectric Breakdown Testing Of Polymeric Insulators, Jr Dennison, Allen Andersen

Presentations

No abstract provided.


Mixed Weibull Distribution Model Of Dc Dielectric Breakdowns With Dual Defect Modes, Allen Andersen, JR Dennison 2015 Utah State University

Mixed Weibull Distribution Model Of Dc Dielectric Breakdowns With Dual Defect Modes, Allen Andersen, Jr Dennison

Presentations

No abstract provided.


Comments On Public Lands: Title Transfer Proposals, Chuck Howe 2015 University of Colorado Law School

Comments On Public Lands: Title Transfer Proposals, Chuck Howe

Challenging Federal Ownership and Management: Public Lands and Public Benefits (October 11-13)

3 pages.


An Optimal Threshold Strategy In The Two-Envelope Problem With Partial Information, Martin Egozcue, Luis Fuentes García 2015 Universidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay

An Optimal Threshold Strategy In The Two-Envelope Problem With Partial Information, Martin Egozcue, Luis Fuentes García

Martin Egozcue

No abstract provided.


Constraint Answer Set Programming Versus Satisfiability Modulo Theories Or Constraints Versus Theories, Yuliya Lierler, Benjamin Susman 2015 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Constraint Answer Set Programming Versus Satisfiability Modulo Theories Or Constraints Versus Theories, Yuliya Lierler, Benjamin Susman

Yuliya Lierler

Constraint answer set programming is a promising research direction that integrates answer set programming with constraint processing. This research direction often informally relates itself to the field of Satisfiability Modulo Theory. Yet the exact formal link is obscured as the terminology and concepts used in these two research fields differ. The goal of this paper to make the link between these two fields precise.


Mathematics In Contemporary Society Chapter 1, Patrick J. Wallach 2015 Queensborough Community College

Mathematics In Contemporary Society Chapter 1, Patrick J. Wallach

Open Educational Resources

Mathematics in Contemporary Society is the textbook that corresponds to MA-321, the course of the same name. The course is designed to provide students with mathematical ideas and methods found in the social sciences, the arts, and in business. Topics will include fundamentals of statistics, scatterplots, graphics in the media, problem solving strategies, dimensional analysis, mathematics in music and art, and mathematical modeling. EXCEL is used to explore real world applications.

The textbook will be posted in weekly installments.


Performance Tuning In Answer Set Programming, Matt Buddenhagen, Yuliya Lierler 2015 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Performance Tuning In Answer Set Programming, Matt Buddenhagen, Yuliya Lierler

Yuliya Lierler

Performance analysis and tuning are well established software engineering processes in the realm of imperative programming. This work is a step towards establishing the standards of performance analysis in the realm of answer set programming -- a prominent constraint programming paradigm. We present and study the roles of human tuning and automatic configuration tools in this process. The case study takes place in the realm of a real-world answer set programming application that required several hundred lines of code. Experimental results suggest that human-tuning of the logic programming encoding and automatic tuning of the answer set solver are orthogonal (complementary) issues.


Embアルゴリズムの新たな応用による多重比率補定(高橋将宜), Masayoshi Takahashi 2015 National Statistics Center of Japan

Embアルゴリズムの新たな応用による多重比率補定(高橋将宜), Masayoshi Takahashi

Masayoshi Takahashi

No abstract provided.


Usability Of Error Messages For Introductory Students, Paul A. Schliep 2015 University of Minnesota, Morris

Usability Of Error Messages For Introductory Students, Paul A. Schliep

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

Error messages are an important tool programmers use to help find and fix mistakes or issues in their code. When an error message is unhelpful, it can be difficult to find the issue and may impose additional challenges in learning the language and concepts. Error messages are especially critical for introductory programmers in understanding problems with their code. Unfortunately, not all error messages in programming are beneficial for novice programmers. This paper discusses the general usability of error messages for introductory programmers, analyses of error messages in compilers and DrRacket, and two methodologies intended to improve error handling.


Infotainment Interface Design For Automobiles, Ian R. Buck 2015 University of Minnesota, Morris

Infotainment Interface Design For Automobiles, Ian R. Buck

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

In an increasingly connected, mobile world, situations where users do not interact with their digital lives are becoming few and far between. This can be a problem in situations that demand a user's attention for their safety. Driving is one such situation, and it is doubly important because a significant portion of the western population drives on a daily basis. Researchers have tested different interface designs with the goal of finding one that demands the least cognitive load while still allowing the user to perform the desired task efficiently. In this paper interfaces incorporating auditory cues, voice dictation, and ...


On The Brink: The Melting Of Earth’S Polar Ice Caps, Stephanie Kelley 2015 University of Kentucky

On The Brink: The Melting Of Earth’S Polar Ice Caps, Stephanie Kelley

Kaleidoscope

Research indicates that earth’s polar ice caps are melting at a faster rate than ever before, a product of continued global warming. Unfortunately, side effects of this melting may negatively impact the lives of humans who dwell on this planet. Consequences may include: a significant loss of albedo, a considerable rise in sea levels, damage to aquatic ecosystems, and/or an ice age resulting from the shutdown of major oceanic currents. Although the situation is not yet imminent and the causes not yet pinpointed, the present outlook is too grim to ignore.


Developing Java Programs On Android Mobile Phones Using Speech Recognition, Santhrushna Gande 2015 California State University - San Bernardino

Developing Java Programs On Android Mobile Phones Using Speech Recognition, Santhrushna Gande

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Nowadays Android operating system based mobile phones and tablets are widely used and had millions of users around the world. The popularity of this operating system is due to its multi-tasking, ease of access and diverse device options. “Java Programming Speech Recognition Application” is an Android application used for handicapped individuals who are not able or have difficultation to type on a keyboard. This application allows the user to write a compute program (in Java Language) by dictating the words and without using a keyboard. The user needs to speak out the commands and symbols required for his/her program ...


Geometric Constructions From An Algebraic Perspective, Betzabe Bojorquez 2015 California State University-San Bernardino

Geometric Constructions From An Algebraic Perspective, Betzabe Bojorquez

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Many topics that mathematicians study at times seem so unrelated such as Geometry and Abstract Algebra. These two branches of math would seem unrelated at first glance. I will try to bridge Geometry and Abstract Algebra just a bit with the following topics. We can be sure that after we construct our basic parallel and perpendicular lines, bisected angles, regular polygons, and other basic geometric figures, we are actually constructing what in geometry is simply stated and accepted, because it will be proven using abstract algebra. Also we will look at many classic problems in Geometry that are not possible ...


Simple Groups And Related Topics, Manal Abdulkarim Marouf Ms. 2015 California State University - San Bernardino

Simple Groups And Related Topics, Manal Abdulkarim Marouf Ms.

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

In this thesis, we will give our discovery of original symmetric presentations of several important groups. We have investigated permutation and monomial progenitors 2*8: (23: 22), 2*9: (32: 24), 2*10: (24: (2 × 5)), 5*4:m (23: 22), 7*8:m (32: 24), and 3*5:m (24: (2 × 5)). The finite images of the above progenitors include the Mathieu sporadic group M12, the linear groups L2(8) and L2(13), and the extensions S6 × 2, 28 : .L2(8) , and 2 ...


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