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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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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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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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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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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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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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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&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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Najafian, S. (author)
My thesis investigates what makes good explanations for group recommendations, considering the privacy concerns of group members. Let’s give an example. Have you ever been to lunch with other colleagues on a business trip? Do you recall how long it took you to pick a restaurant? In these situations, recommender systems could help people decide,...
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Doust Mohammadi, Mohsen (author), Abdullah, Hewa Y. (author), Biskos, G. (author), Bhowmick, Somnath (author)
The density functional theory (DFT) framework was used to investigate the intermolecular interactions between cyanogen chloride (CNCl) pollutant gas molecule with pristine boron nitride nanotubes (BNNT), Al-doped boron nitride nanotubes (BNAlNT), and carbon boron nitride nanotubes (BC<sub>2</sub>NNT). The geometric structures of the resulting...
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Yuan, S. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Yang, M. (author), Bai, Y. (author)
Chemical plants face safety hazards and security threats that may induce catastrophic scenarios. Safety and security barriers are employed widely to protect chemical plants from accidental and intentional undesired events and mitigate consequences. Managing safety and security barriers effectively and economically is a research topic with...
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Sui, Zhongyi (author), Wen, Yuanqiao (author), Huang, Yamin (author), Song, R. (author), Piera, Miquel Angel (author)
The theoretical analysis of maritime accidents is a hot topic, but the time characteristics and dynamics of maritime accidents time series are still unclear. It is difficult to draw a clear conclusion from the cause analysis, so the accident is difficult to be predicted. To bridge this gap, this research analyzes the characteristics and...
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Smulders, M. (author), van Dijk, L.N.M. (author), Song, Y. (author), Vink, P. (author), Huysmans, T. (author)
When designing wearables that interface with the human head, face and neck, designers and engineers consider human senses, ergonomics and comfort. A dense 3D pressure discomfort threshold map could be helpful, but does not exist yet. Differences in pressure discomfort threshold for areas of the head, neck and face were recorded, to create a 3D...
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van der Meulen, P.Q. (author)
Whereas aberrating layers are typically viewed as an impediment to medical ultrasound imaging, they can, surprisingly, also be used to our benefit. As long as we can model the effect of an aberrating layer, we can utilize ‘model-based imaging’, the imaging technique explored throughout this thesis, to reconstruct ultrasound images where...
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Liu, X. (author)
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