• Bounded rationality for BitTorrent networks 

    Wu, Yiping (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] As peer-to-peer networking has becoming a focus in the global networking realm, peer-to-peer distributed systems have been through rapid developments ...
  • Content extraction, analysis, and retrieval for plant visual traits studies 

    Hao, Dayang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    In recent years, automatic content extraction, analysis and retrieval for plant visual trait studies play a more important role than ever before, because traditional manual processing suffers two major issues: excessive ...
  • Ensemble methods in large vocabulary continuous speech recognition 

    Chen, Xin, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Combining a group of classifiers and therefore improving the overall classification performance is a young and promising direction in Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition (LVCSR). Previous works on acoustic ...
  • Feasibility of the nintendo Ds for teaching problem-based learning in kindergarten through twelfth grade students 

    Lipinski, Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach that has been employed successfully since the 1960s and continues to gain mainstream acceptance in many areas of study. PBL is an instructional, and curricular, ...
  • Full similarity-based page ranking 

    Xu, Jingqian (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The World Wide Web creates many new challenges to information retrieval.The sheer mass and almost anarchic structure of the Web makes effective search difficult. Some good search engine alleviate the problem to some extent ...
  • A new adaptive framework for collaborative filtering prediction 

    Almosallam, Ibrahim Ahmad (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Collaborative filtering is one of the most successful techniques for recommendation systems and has been used in many commercial services provided by major companies including Amazon, TiVo and Netflix. In this project we ...
  • On the relationship between generalized covariance union and the minimal enclosing ellipsoid problem 

    Calhoun, Ryan J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Examination of the behavior of Generalized Covariance Union (GCU) reveals a previously unsuspected superficial relationship to the problem of finding ...
  • Optimization of a software-only H.264 encoder 

    Chen, Wenxia (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] With the booming of semiconductor and information technology, digital video have become more popular than ever. The large volume nature of video data ...
  • Shape reconstruction from volumetric images 

    Heckenberg, Gregory (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This thesis presents the research algorithms and techniques applied to three volumetric image problems(1) high quality mesh reconstruction from distance field volumetric data, (2) distance field surface approximation from ...