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  • Bio-inspired optimization & sampling technique for side-chain packing in MCCE 

    Comte, Pascal (Brock University, 2010-10-26)
    The prediction of proteins' conformation helps to understand their exhibited functions, allows for modeling and allows for the possible synthesis of the studied protein. Our research is focused on ...
  • Bounds on edit metric codes with combinatorial DNA constraints 

    Sun, Jing. (Brock University, 2010-03-09)
    The design of a large and reliable DNA codeword library is a key problem in DNA based computing. DNA codes, namely sets of fixed length edit metric codewords over the alphabet {A, C, G, T}, satisfy certain combinatorial ...
  • Comparison of classification ability of hyperball algorithms to neural network and k-nearest neighbour algorithms 

    Zibamanzar-Mofrad, Tanaby (2012-04-03)
    The main focus of this thesis is to evaluate and compare Hyperbalilearning algorithm (HBL) to other learning algorithms. In this work HBL is compared to feed forward artificial neural networks using back propagation learning, ...
  • Construction of I-Deletion-Correcting Ternary Codes 

    Li, Zhiyuan (2013-04-08)
    Finding large deletion correcting codes is an important issue in coding theory. Many researchers have studied this topic over the years. Varshamov and Tenegolts constructed the Varshamov-Tenengolts codes (VT codes) and ...
  • Decoding algorithms using side-effect machines 

    Brown, Joseph Alexander (Brock University, 2010-03-09)
    Bioinformatics applies computers to problems in molecular biology. Previous research has not addressed edit metric decoders. Decoders for quaternary edit metric codes are finding use in bioinformatics problems ...
  • Enabling and Measuring Complexity in Evolving Designs using Generative Representations for Artificial Architecture 

    Harrington, Adrian (Brock University, 2012-11-07)
    As the complexity of evolutionary design problems grow, so too must the quality of solutions scale to that complexity. In this research, we develop a genetic programming system with individuals encoded as tree-based ...
  • Equational Reasoning about Object-Oriented Programs 

    Hossain, Md. Nour (2013-04-08)
    Formal verification of software can be an enormous task. This fact brought some software engineers to claim that formal verification is not feasible in practice. One possible method of supporting the verification process ...
  • Evolution of architectural floor plans 

    Flack, Robert W. J. (Brock University, 2011-10-13)
    Layout planning is a process of sizing and placing rooms (e.g. in a house) while a t t empt ing to optimize various criteria. Often the r e are conflicting c r i t e r i a such as construction ...
  • Evolutionary synthesis of stochastic gene network models using feature-based search spaces 

    Imada, Janine. (Brock University, 2009-01-28)
    A feature-based fitness function is applied in a genetic programming system to synthesize stochastic gene regulatory network models whose behaviour is defined by a time course of protein expression levels. Typically, ...
  • Extending relAPS to first order logic 

    Aameri, Bahar (Brock University, 2011-03-08)
    RelAPS is an interactive system assisting in proving relation-algebraic theorems. The aim of the system is to provide an environment where a user can perform a relation-algebraic proof similar to doing it using pencil ...
  • Formalizing affordances in situation 

    Lenarcic, Adam (2012-04-03)
    The representation of a perceptual scene by a computer is usually limited to numbers representing dimensions and colours. The theory of affordances attempted to provide a new way of representing an environment, with ...
  • Generating Aesthetically Pleasing Images in a Virtual Environment using Particle Swarm Optimization 

    Barry, William (Brock University, 2012-11-07)
    This research focuses on generating aesthetically pleasing images in virtual environments using the particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm. The PSO is a stochastic population based search algorithm that is inspired ...
  • Generating finite integral relation algebras 

    Zhang, Si (Brock University, 2011-03-08)
    Relation algebras and categories of relations in particular have proven to be extremely useful as a fundamental tool in mathematics and computer science. Since relation algebras are Boolean algebras with some well-behaved ...
  • Generating Relation Algebras for Qualitative Spatial Reasoning 

    Siddavaatam, Prathap (2013-04-15)
    Basic relationships between certain regions of space are formulated in natural language in everyday situations. For example, a customer specifies the outline of his future home to the architect by indicating which rooms ...
  • Generator Matrix Based Search for Extremal Self-Dual Binary Error-Correcting Codes 

    Derka, Martin (Brock University, 2012-09-18)
    Self-dual doubly even linear binary error-correcting codes, often referred to as Type II codes, are codes closely related to many combinatorial structures such as 5-designs. Extremal codes are codes that have the largest ...
  • Genetic Programming for Non-Photorealistic Rendering 

    Baniasadi, Maryam (Brock University, 2013-04-18)
    This thesis focuses on developing an evolutionary art system using genetic programming. The main goal is to produce new forms of evolutionary art that filter existing images into new non-photorealistic (NPR) styles, by ...
  • Genetic programming for the RoboCup Rescue Simulation System 

    Runka, Andrew (Brock University, 2011-03-08)
    The Robocup Rescue Simulation System (RCRSS) is a dynamic system of multi-agent interaction, simulating a large-scale urban disaster scenario. Teams of rescue agents are charged with the tasks of minimizing civilian ...
  • Heuristics for the Critical Node Detection Problem in Large Complex Networks 

    Edalatmanesh, Mahmood (Brock University, 2013-09-12)
    Complex networks have recently attracted a significant amount of research attention due to their ability to model real world phenomena. One important problem often encountered is to limit diffusive processes spread over ...
  • Hyperspectral Mineral Identification using SVM and SOM 

    Iranzad, Arash (Brock University, 2013-10-28)
    Remote sensing techniques involving hyperspectral imagery have applications in a number of sciences that study some aspects of the surface of the planet. The analysis of hyperspectral images is complex because of the large ...
  • Improving Short DNA Sequence Alignment with Parallel Computing 

    Peters, Darren (2013-04-11)
    Variations in different types of genomes have been found to be responsible for a large degree of physical diversity such as appearance and susceptibility to disease. Identification of genomic variations is difficult and ...