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  • Machine learning-based dexterous control of hand prostheses 

    Krasoulis, Agamemnon (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    Upper-limb myoelectric prostheses are controlled by muscle activity information recorded on the skin surface using electromyography (EMG). Intuitive prosthetic control can be achieved by deploying statistical and machine ...
  • Managing the memory hierarchy in GPUs 

    Dublish, Saumay Kumar (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    Pervasive use of GPUs across multiple disciplines is a result of continuous adaptation of the GPU architectures to address the needs of upcoming application domains. One such vital improvement is the introduction of the ...
  • Functional inferences over heterogeneous data 

    Nuamah, Kwabena Amoako (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    Inference enables an agent to create new knowledge from old or discover implicit relationships between concepts in a knowledge base (KB), provided that appropriate techniques are employed to deal with ambiguous, incomplete ...
  • Functional relevance of inhibitory and disinhibitory circuits in signal propagation in recurrent neuronal networks 

    Bihun, Marzena Maria (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    Cell assemblies are considered to be physiological as well as functional units in the brain. A repetitive and stereotypical sequential activation of many neurons was observed, but the mechanisms underlying it are not ...
  • Architectural support for persistent memory systems 

    Joshi, Arpit Jayendrakumar (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    The long stated vision of persistent memory is set to be realized with the release of 3D XPoint memory by Intel and Micron. Persistent memory, as the name suggests, amalgamates the persistence (non-volatility) property ...
  • Distributed and privacy preserving algorithms for mobility information processing 

    Katsikouli, Panagiota (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    Smart-phones, wearables and mobile devices in general are the sensors of our modern world. Their sensing capabilities offer the means to analyze and interpret our behaviour and surroundings. When it comes to human ...
  • Evolutionary conservation and diversification of complex synaptic function in human proteome 

    Pajak, Maciej (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    The evolution of synapses from early proto-synaptic protein complexes in unicellular eukaryotes to sophisticated machines comprising thousands of proteins parallels the emergence of finely tuned synaptic plasticity, a ...
  • Graph compression using graph grammars 

    Peternek, Fabian Hans Adolf (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    This thesis presents work done on compressed graph representations via hyperedge replacement grammars. It comprises two main parts. Firstly the RePair compression scheme, known for strings and trees, is generalized to ...
  • Efficient human annotation schemes for training object class detectors 

    Papadopoulos, Dimitrios P. (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    A central task in computer vision is detecting object classes such as cars and horses in complex scenes. Training an object class detector typically requires a large set of images labeled with tight bounding boxes around ...
  • Automatic movie analysis and summarisation 

    Gorinski, Philip John (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    Automatic movie analysis is the task of employing Machine Learning methods to the field of screenplays, movie scripts, and motion pictures to facilitate or enable various tasks throughout the entirety of a movie’s ...
  • Systems biological approach to Parkinson’s disease 

    Heil, Katharina Friedlinde (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the Western world. It shows a high degree of genetic and phenotypic complexity with many implicated factors, various disease manifestations ...
  • Computational methods for RNA integrative biology 

    Selega, Alina (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is an essential molecule, which carries out a wide variety of functions within the cell, from its crucial involvement in protein synthesis to catalysing biochemical reactions and regulating gene ...
  • Analysis of low-level implementations of cryptographic protocols 

    Gkaniatsou, Andriana Evgenia (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    This thesis examines the vulnerabilities due to low-level implementation deficiencies of otherwise secure communication protocols in smart-cards. Smart-cards are considered to be one of the most secure, tamper-resistant, ...
  • Analysis and transformation of legacy code 

    Manilov, Stanislav Zapryanov (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-02)
    Hardware evolves faster than software. While a hardware system might need replacement every one to five years, the average lifespan of a software system is a decade, with some instances living up to several decades. ...
  • User experience driven CPU frequency scaling on mobile devices towards better energy efficiency 

    Seeker, Volker Günter (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-07-07)
    With the development of modern smartphones, mobile devices have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. With high processing capabilities and a vast number of applications, users now need them for both business and personal ...
  • Towards effective analysis of big graphs: from scalability to quality 

    Tian, Chao (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-11-30)
    This thesis investigates the central issues underlying graph analysis, namely, scalability and quality. We first study the incremental problems for graph queries, which aim to compute the changes to the old query answer, ...
  • Presentation of self on a decentralised web 

    Guy, Amy (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-11-30)
    Self presentation is evolving; with digital technologies, with the Web and personal publishing, and then with mainstream adoption of online social media. Where are we going next? One possibility is towards a world where ...
  • Syntax-mediated semantic parsing 

    Reddy Goli, Venkata Sivakumar (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-11-30)
    Querying a database to retrieve an answer, telling a robot to perform an action, or teaching a computer to play a game are tasks requiring communication with machines in a language interpretable by them. Semantic parsing ...
  • Syntactic complexity in the modal μ calculus 

    Lehtinen, Maria Karoliina (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-07-07)
    This thesis studies how to eliminate syntactic complexity in Lμ, the modal μ calculus. Lμ is a verification logic in which a least fixpoint operator μ, and its dual v, add recursion to a simple modal logic. The number ...
  • Specialised global methods for binocular and trinocular stereo matching 

    Horna Carranza, Luis Alberto (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-07-07)
    The problem of estimating depth from two or more images is a fundamental problem in computer vision, which is commonly referred as to stereo matching. The applications of stereo matching range from 3D reconstruction to ...