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    • Discovery and Applications of Bacterial Noncoding RNAs 

      Tseng, Huei-Hun Elizabeth (2013-02-25)
      Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) are functional transcripts that do not code for proteins. Many of them play indispensible roles in the cell. For example, the ribosomal RNAs make up the ribosome that is the factory for making ...
    • Dynamic Analyses of Result Quality in Energy-Aware Approximate Programs 

      RIngenburg, Michael (2014-04-30)
      Energy efficiency is a key concern in the design of modern computer systems. One promising approach to energy-efficient computation, <italic>approximate computing</italic>, trades off output precision for energy efficiency. ...
    • Effective interprocedural optimization of object-oriented languages 

      Grove, David Paul, 1970- (1998)
      This dissertation demonstrates that interprocedural analysis can be both practical and effective for sizeable object-oriented programs. Although frequent procedure calls and message sends are important structuring techniques ...
    • Effective Program Analyses for Automated Software Testing and Error Diagnosis 

      Zhang, Sai
      This dissertation presents five program analysis techniques for improving automated software testing and error diagnosis. Two techniques aim to help software developers build reliable software and three techniques assist ...
    • Efficient and secure media delivery 

      Goshi, Justin (2004)
      With the increasing power of computers and communication networks, interest has grown in a whole new class of multimedia applications such as media-on-demand, subscription services to live sporting events, and online ...
    • Efficient replication management in distributed systems 

      Rabinovich, Michael, 1955- (1994)
      Replication is a critical aspect of large-scale distributed systems. Without it, the size of a system is limited by factors such as the increased risk of component failures, the overloading of popular services, and access ...
    • ElectriSense: Single-Point Sensing Using EMI for Electrical Event Detection and Classification in the Home 

      Gupta, Sidhant
      Imagine an energy feedback system that displays not only your total power consumption, but also continuously shows real-time usage while breaking it down categorically by electrical appliances. In addition, such a system ...
    • Enabling the reuse of World Wide Web documents in tutorials 

      Johnson, David (David B.), 1957- (1997)
      The World Wide Web is a rich source of material that could be used for educational purposes. Advantages of reusing these existing materials are avoiding the duplicated effort of creating new versions of material that is ...
    • Energy-Aware Batch Scheduling 

      Chang, Jessica (2013-11-14)
      The subject of this thesis concerns algorithmic aspects of energy-related trends in computation. Within recent years, the computationally heaviest jobs are executed over massive corpora residing at data centers, whose ...
    • Enhancing Demonstration-Based Recognition Tools with Interactive Declarative Guidance for Authoring Touch Gestures 

      Lu, Hao
      The rise of ubiquitous touchscreen devices highlights the needs and opportunities for touch gesture interaction. However, creating touch gesture support remains difficult, and using a pre-packaged library for a fixed set ...
    • Enhancing Software Development Techniques via Copy Codebases 

      Muslu, Kivanc
      Most software development tasks require developers to interact with multiple versions of a codebase directly or through an analysis tool. Consider a developer, Alice, who wants to implement a new feature. To ensure that ...
    • Exploding Java objects for performance 

      Noth, Michael E., 1972- (2003)
      In the Java object-oriented programming language, a certain amount of memory overhead beyond an object's fields is required for each object instance. In simulations or other applications with millions of individual object ...
    • Extending Sensing Capabilities and Modalities of Mobile Devices 

      Chaudhri, Rohit
      Mobile devices have a variety of built-in sensors (e.g., accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS, camera etc.) that allow them to be used in a wide range of context-aware mobile applications. Additionally, their built-in communication ...
    • Extending Sensing Capabilities and Modalities of Mobile Devices 

      Chaudhri, Rohit
      Mobile devices have a variety of built-in sensors (e.g., accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS, camera etc.) that allow them to be used in a wide range of context-aware mobile applications. Additionally, their built-in communication ...
    • Extracting Knowledge from Twitter and The Web 

      Ritter, Alan L. (2013-11-14)
      The internet has revolutionized the way we communicate, leading to a constant flood of text in electronic format, including the Web, email, SMS and the short informal texts found in microblogs such as Twitter. This presents ...
    • Eyes-Free Input on Mobile Devices 

      Azenkot, Shiri
      I present new methods and studies that aim to improve eyes-free data entry for blind mobile device users. Currently, mobile devices are generally accessible to blind people, but text entry is almost prohibitively slow. ...
    • A framework for video annotation, visualization, and interaction 

      Goldman, Daniel R (2007)
      Existing approaches to interaction with digital video are complex, and some operations lack the immediacy of interactive feedback. In this thesis, I present a framework for video annotation, visualization, and interaction ...
    • Functionally homogeneous clustering: a framework for building scalable data-intensive internet services 

      Saito, Yasushi, 1967- (2001)
      This dissertation proposes functionally homogeneous clustering (FHC), a new software architecture for building data-intensive Internet services that are manageable, available, fast, and inexpensive. FHC lets any node in ...
    • Fuzzy Rough Set Approximations in Large Scale Information Systems 

      Asfoor, Hasan M.
      Rough set theory is a popular and powerful machine learning tool. It is especially suitable for dealing with information systems that exhibit inconsistencies, i.e. objects that have the same values for the conditional ...
    • Group testing for image compression 

      Hong, Edwin S (2001)
      This thesis studies the application of group testing to image compression. Group testing is a technique used for identifying a few significant items out of a large set. Image compression studies techniques for making image ...