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Anil Meera, A. (author)
The potential impact of a grand unified theory of the brain on the robotics community might be immense, as it might hold the key to the general artificial intelligence. Such a theory might make revolutionary leaps in robot intelligence by improving the quality of our lives. The last two decades have witnessed the rise of one such brain theory -...
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Villalba, Víctor (author)
Imagery collected from space provides very useful information about our planet. Today there are many Earth Observation satellites in orbit which allow us to collect information which is used for environmental monitoring, response to catastrophes, surveillance and security, urban planning, economic analysis and many other applications. Thus,...
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Phongprueksathat, N. (author)
Since the industrial revolution in the 1760s, the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere has been rising incessantly driving global warming closer to the point of no return. The world requires urgent actions to not only reduce CO2 emissions but also capture the CO2 for utilization to mitigate the future environmental crisis. CO2 hydrogenation to...
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Meijer, D.H. (author)
The purpose of this thesis was to develop and demonstrate methods for determining the criticality of elements in networks. The impact failures could have on the network performance was its primary focus. A second objective was to determine whether the developed method could be applied successfully based on network characteristics. To achieve...
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Bianchi, M. (author)
The topic of this dissertation is the distributed computation of Generalized Nash Equilibria (GNEs) in multi-agent games with network structure. In particular, we design and analyze algorithms in the partial-decision information scenario (also named fully-distributed algorithms), where each agent can only rely on the information received by some...
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Wallner, T.S. (author)
Global warming will exceed 1.5-2°C during the 21st century unless greenhouse gas emissions are heavily reduced in the next 30 years. The average carbon footprint of a person living in the European Union amounted to 6.7 tons of CO2 in 2019, of which 70% is related to the way we live, move and consume. The production and use of electronics, is an...
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Lovato, S. (author)
The increasing size of today's ships is a major concern for navigation in confined waters. In order to ensure safe manoeuvres, port authorities prescribe, among others, a minimum under-keel clearance that must be maintained by the ships during navigation.<br/>However, the seabed of ports situated at the estuaries or along rivers is often covered...
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Ribeiro, M.J. (author)
Increasing delays and congestion reported in many aviation sectors indicate that the current centralised operational model is rapidly approaching saturation levels. Air Traffic Control (ATC) system is not expected to keep pace with the ever-increasing demand for air transportation. Its capacity is still limited by the available controllers, and...
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Calderon Franco, D. (author)
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today, leading to a growing number of difficult-to-treat infections and an economic burden. It can affect anyone of any age and in any country. It is mainly accelerated by the misuse and abuse of antibiotics, poor hygiene, and a lack of...
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Keijzer, T. (author)
Without us realizing it, solutions for safety and security are present all around us. However, everyone has undoubtedly also experienced how inconvenient some safety and security measures can be. For example, think about security checks at the airport, the need to wear a bicycle helmet, or being asked to perform 2-factor authentication to log...
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Mourragui, S.M.C. (author)
Extensive efforts in cancer research over the past decades have markedly improved diagnosis and treatments, leading to better outcomes for cancer patients. Paradoxically, however, these discoveries have begun to shed light on a level of complexity that rules out the emergence of a universal cancer treatment. As any tumor is now known to be...
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Bouter, P.A. (author)
In recent years, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become prevalent in a large number of societally relevant, real-world problems, e.g., in the domains of engineering and health care. The field of Evolutionary Computation (EC) can be considered to be a sub-field of AI, concerning optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs), which...
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Zhilin, S. (author)
Open Source Urbanism (OSU) emerges as citizens self-organise to alter their urban environments by creating Do-It-Yourself (DIY) urban prototypes and sharing their design manuals on the internet. The examples of urban prototypes might vary from built structures, such as street furniture and urban gardening equipment, to decentralised energy...
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Zhang, X. (author)
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Oostenbrink, J. (author)
Communication networks are critical in business, government, and even our day-to-day life. A prolonged communication outage can have devastating effects, particularly during and after a disaster. Unfortunately, our communication infrastructure is still vulnerable to natural disasters and other events that damage multiple network components...
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Aghajani, S. (author)
Microprocessors, long-lasting batteries, and sensors are a number of examples of nanotechnology revolutionising our daily lives. Nanotechnology is the study, development, and manufacturing of structures and devices which derive unique and novel properties from nanoscale phenomena. To realise such structures and devices, a set of processes...
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Sonck, M.M. (author)
This doctoral thesis investigates the concept of responsibility in the setting of industrial research and innovation (R&amp;I). Companies have multiple responsibilities in society: profit generation for shareowners, legal and contractual liabilities, as well as socially and morally binding obligations beyond legal compliance. These...
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Oosthoek, K. (author)
Cybercrime is negatively impacting everybody. In recent years cybercriminal activity has directly affected individuals, companies, governments and critical infrastructure. It has led to significant financial damage, impeded critical infrastructure and harmed human lives. Defending against cybercrime is difficult, as persistent actors perpetually...
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Yan, R. (author)
High-strength steel (HSS) has higher strength but lower ductility than mild steel. The cross-section of the structural members may be reduced using HSS instead of mild steel, provided the buckling of elements does not govern the failure. The reduced member size benefits the environment and economy by means of less energy consumption, less carbon...
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Ripepi, D. (author)
In the last century, the indiscriminate use of fossil energy to power the industrial revolution and technological progress of humankind, has led to the depletion of limited natural resources and, most importantly, the emission and accumulation of alarming levels of pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. One of the major...
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