Recent Deposits

  • Interaction and Emotional Response in Immersive Virtual Reality Learning Environments 

    Collins, Jonny
    Virtual Reality (VR) is seen as a promising tool for effective education. The flexibility, controllability, and interactive capabilities of VR allow for a range of immersive experiences. This presents an opportunity for ...
  • Energy efficiency: modelling and performance analysis of self-powered sensors 

    Zareei, Sophie (Sepideh)
    The idea of employing harvested energy from human motion to run electronic devices such as self-powered sensors in fitness gadgets is attracting increased attention of many researchers. However, there is still limited ...
  • Closing Price Manipulation and Market Quality 

    Mohammadi Peyhani, Hamed
    This thesis examines the impact of closing price manipulation (“marking the close”) on several dimensions of equity market quality, including both the efficiency and integrity of equity markets. Marking the close is an ...
  • Human Activity Recognition in Smart Homes 

    Shahi Soozaei, Ahmad
    There is an increasing interest in activity recognition analysis due to the tremendous growth of sensors and devices that have recently brought significant attention to smart homes research which promotes inhabitants' ...
  • Accountability for Practical Reasoning Agents 

    Cranefield, Stephen; Oren, Nir; Vasconcelos, Wamberto
    Artificial intelligence has been increasing the autonomy of man-made artefacts such as software agents, self-driving vehicles and military drones. This increase in autonomy together with the ubiquity and impact of such ...
  • Dynamic Demand Response in Residential Prosumer Collectives 

    Bakr, Salma
    This research aims at exploring how smart grid opportunities can be leveraged to ameliorate demand response practices for residential prosumer collectives, while meeting the needs of end-users and power grids. Electricity ...
  • An Adaptable Long-term Condition Workload Prediction Model for Primary Health Care 

    Devananda, Manjula
    The primary health care (PHC) system must manage the growing demand for care due to patients with long-term conditions (LTCs) such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. Population-based care can help address this workload ...
  • Towards Energy-Aware Optimisation of Business Processes 

    López, Beatriz; Ghose, Aditya; Savarimuthu, Tony; Nowostawski, Mariusz; Winikoff, Michael; Cranefield, Stephen
    Time dependent energy tariffs are a matter of concern to managers in organisations, who need to rethink how to allocate resources to business processes so that they take into account energy costs. However, due to the ...
  • Capturing the effect of personality on teams with agent-based modelling 

    Farhangian, Mehdi
    Continuing advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have changed the landscape of project management. Now there are increasing occurrences of short-term projects staffed by ad hoc assemblies of temporary ...
  • Modelling cybercrime and risk for New Zealand organisations 

    Roberts, Christopher Malcolm
    The Internet is now fundamental to the global economy. Growing from an experimental and research network in the late 1960's, it is now the foundation of a wide range of economic, infrastructure support, communication and ...
  • Multi-agent based Models for the Distributed Coordination of Energy Micro-grids 

    Yasir, Muhammad
    The recognized harmful environmental impact of emissions from fossil fuels (such as their contributions to global warming), as well as the diminishing long-term availability of fossil fuels, will necessitate a shift towards ...
  • Virtual Reality Interface Factors in a Power Wheelchair Simulator 

    Alshaer, Abdulaziz
    Power wheelchairs (PWCs) can improve users’ quality of life by enabling them to participate in the activities of daily living, decreasing their dependence on human assistance. PWC users are faced with restricted environments, ...
  • Enabling Parental Stress Resilience Training with Virtual Reality 

    Alghamdi, Mohammed
    Transition to parenthood is a difficult task that involves major life changes. These changes can increase vulnerability to stress and mental health problems for mothers and fathers. Everyday parental stressors occurring ...
  • Automated Digital Forensic Triage: Rapid Detection of Anti-Forensic Tools 

    Laurenson, Thomas
    We live in the information age. Our world is interconnected by digital devices and electronic communication. As such, criminals are finding opportunities to exploit our information rich electronic data. In 2014, the estimated ...
  • A Framework for Implementing Software Measurement Programs in Small and Medium Enterprises 

    Mughal, Aftab Ahmad
    The economies of numerous nations, including New Zealand, rely heavily on the contributions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In the last decade a shift to the provision and use of software services, rather than ...
  • Enabling Real-Time Shared Environments on Mobile Head-Mounted Displays 

    Cook, Matthew Guy
    Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) are becoming more prevalent consumer devices, allowing users to experience scenes and environments from a point of view naturally controlled by their movement. However there is limited application ...
  • Connectionist-Based Adaptive Speech Recognition Systems 

    Ghobakhlou, Ali Akbar
    It has been a long standing technical challenge to create machines that can perform human intellectual tasks such as speech processing. Speech recognition is important not only because it is the most common means of human ...
  • Image segmentation using superpixel ensembles 

    Gu, Xianbin
    Recently there has been an increasing interest in image segmentation due to the needs of locating objects with high segmentation accuracy as required by many computer vision and image processing tasks. While image segmentation ...
  • A Bayesian approach for identifying international norms in politics 

    Patnaik, Suravi Prakashchandra
    Whenever a protest takes place, a politician visits a foreign country, or two countries negotiate a deal; it takes almost no time for these events to be reported in the television, newspapers and more recently, the vast ...
  • Mixed Reality Experience Questionnaire (MREQ) -Reference 

    Regenbrecht, Holger; Botella, Cristina; Baños, Rosa; Schubert, Thomas
    The Mixed Reality Experience Questionnaire (MREQ) is designed to be used as a measure of a user's sense of presence and their general experienced perception of an Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, or Augmented Virtuality ...

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