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    • Search algorithms for biosequences using random projection 

      Buhler, Jeremy (2001)
      The recent explosion in the availability of long contiguous genomic sequences, including the complete genomes of several organisms, poses substantial challenges for bioinformatics. In particular, algorithms must be developed ...
    • Securing Embedded Systems: Analyses of Modern Automotive Systems and Enabling Near-Real Time Dynamic Analysis 

      Koscher, Karl Alexander
      Today, our life is pervaded by computer systems embedded inside everyday products. These embedded systems are found in everything from cars to microwave ovens. These systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated and ...
    • Security and Privacy for Untrusted Applications in Modern and Emerging Client Platforms 

      Roesner, Franziska
      Today's computer users have the choice among an ever increasing variety of devices and platforms, including desktops, tablets, smartphones, and web browsers. In addition to these more traditional platforms, continuous ...
    • Seeing structure: using knowledge to reconstruct and illustrate anatomy 

      Hinshaw, Kevin P (2000)
      Current medical imaging technology makes it possible to gather remarkably detailed three-dimensional data about an individual's anatomy. In domains ranging from education to clinical medicine, a common desire is the ability ...
    • Simplifying the Configuration of 802.11 Wireless Networks with Effective SNR 

      Halperin, Daniel Chaim (2013-02-25)
      Advances in the price, performance, and power consumption of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) technology have led to the adoption of wireless functionality in diverse consumer electronics. These trends have enabled an exciting vision ...
    • Simultaneous multithreading 

      Tullsen, Dean Michael (1996)
      This dissertation examines simultaneous multithreading, a technique permitting several independent threads to issue instructions to a superscalar processor's functional units in a single cycle. Simultaneous multithreading ...
    • Situated Learning and Understanding of Natural Language 

      Artzi, Yoav
      Robust language understanding systems have the potential to transform how we interact with computers. However, significant challenges in automated reasoning and learning remain to be solved before we achieve this goal. To ...
    • Software and Hardware Support for Data-Race Exceptions 

      Wood, Benjamin Paul
      Some researchers have proposed data-race exceptions to mitigate the ill effects of data races in shared-memory multithreaded programs. Data-race exceptions make every data race an explicit fail-stop error at run-time. ...
    • Some computational problems from genomic mapping 

      Mumey, Brendan Marshall, 1968- (1997)
      Modern molecular biology has presented computer science a host of interesting theoretical problems to work on. This thesis presents new algorithms for two computational problems from genomic mapping: The first problem ...
    • Supporting library interface changes in open system software evolution 

      Chow, Kingsum (1996)
      Software libraries provide leverage in large part because they are used by many applications. As Parnas, Lampson and others have noted, stable interfaces to libraries isolate the application from changes in the libraries. ...
    • Surface reconstruction and display from range and color data 

      Pulli, Kari (1997)
      This dissertation addresses the problem of scanning both the color and geometry of real objects and displaying realistic images of the scanned objects from arbitrary viewpoints. We present a complete system that uses a ...
    • System Support for Concurrent Software Reliability 

      Lucia, Brandon M. (2013-07-25)
      Parallel and concurrent software is more complex than sequential code because interactions between concurrent computations and the ordering of program events can vary across ex- ecutions. This nondeterministic variation ...
    • System support for pervasive applications 

      Grimm, Robert, 1968- (2002)
      Pervasive computing provides an attractive vision for the future of computing. Computational power will be available everywhere. Mobile and stationary devices will dynamically connect and coordinate to seamlessly help ...
    • Talking to Robots: Learning to Ground Human Language in Perception and Execution 

      Matuszek, Cynthia
      Advances in computation, sensing, and hardware are enabling robots to perform an increasing variety of tasks in progressively fewer constraints. It is now possible to imagine robots that can operate in traditionally ...
    • Time-Space Tradeoffs and Query Complexity in Statistics, Coding Theory, and Quantum Computing 

      Machmouchi, Widad (2013-07-25)
      Computational complexity is the field that studies the computational resources needed by algorithms to correctly solve computational problems. In this thesis, we derive lower bounds on the computational complexity of ...
    • Towards Large Scale Summarization 

      Christensen, Janara Maria
      As the Internet grows and information is increasingly available, it is more and more difficult to understand what is most important without becoming overwhelmed by details. We need systems which can organize this information ...
    • Understanding and Supporting the Adoption of Assistive Technologies by Adults with Reading Disabilities 

      Deibel, Katherine (2011-01-03)
      Reading disabilities such as dyslexia are life-long conditions affecting an estimated 5–15% of thepopulation. For adults with these conditions, participation in today¢s information society can be problematic. By using the ...
    • Understanding Dynamic Software Behavior with Tools for Retroactive Investigation 

      Burg, Brian
      The web is a widely-available open application platform, where anyone can freely inspect a live program's client-side source code and runtime state. Despite these platform advantages, understanding and debugging dynamic ...
    • Understanding Game Balance with Quantitative Methods 

      Jaffe, Alexander Benjamin (2013-07-23)
      Game balancing is the fine-tuning phase in which a functioning game is adjusted to be deep, fair, and interesting. Balancing is difficult and time-consuming, as designers must repeatedly tweak parameters and run lengthy ...
    • Unstructured Image Mosaics 

      Garg, Rahul (2012-09-13)
      Image mosaics stitch photos into a single composite with a wide field of view. They are easy to create and can be panned by dragging the mouse, thus enabling simple and effective photorealistic visualizations. However, ...