Browsing by Duke Department "Computer Science"

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  • Sahu, Sudheer (2007-12-10)
    We study the following fundamental questions in DNA based self-assembly and nanorobotics: How to control errors in self-assembly? How to construct complex nanoscale objects in simpler ways? How to transport nanoscale ...
  • Lin, Yin (2014)
    <p>Delivering content of interest to clients is one of the most important tasks of the Internet </p><p>and an everlasting research question of today's networking. Content distribution networks(CDNs) </p><p>emerged in ...
  • Schaeffer, M; Parr, R (2006-12-01)
    In many domains that involve the use of sensors, such as robotics or sensor networks, there are opportunities to use some form of active sensing to disambiguate data from noisy or unreliable sensors. These disambiguating ...
  • Bao, Xuan (2013)
    <p>The inclusion of rich sensors on modern smartphones has changed mobile phones from simple communication devices to powerful human-centric sensing platforms. Similar trends are influencing other personal gadgets such as ...
  • Gopalkrishnan, Nikhil (2012)
    <p>Self-assembly is a pervasive natural phenomenon that gives rise to complex structures and functions. It describes processes in which a disordered system of components form organized structures as a consequence of specific, ...
  • Liu, Dongtao (2013)
    <p>Sleek and powerful touchscreen devices with continuous access to high-bandwidth wireless data networks have transformed mobile into a first-class development platform. Many applications (i.e., "apps") written for these ...
  • Cuervo, Eduardo (2012)
    <p>Advances in mobile hardware and operating systems have made mobile a first-class development platform. Activities such as web browsing, casual game play, media playback, and document reading are now as common on mobile ...
  • Gu, Zhiqiang (2012)
    <p>In computer vision, the pictorial structure model represents an object in an image by parts that are arranged in a deformable configuration. Each part describes an object's local photometric appearance, and the configuration ...
  • Grit, Laura Ellen (2007-12-14)
    Advances in server virtualization offer new mechanisms to provideresource management for shared server infrastructures. Resourcesharing requires coordination across self-interested systemparticipants (e.g., providers from ...
  • Taylor, Gavin (2011)
    <p>The field of reinforcement learning concerns the question of automated action selection given past experiences. As an agent moves through the state space, it must recognize which state choices are best in terms of ...
  • Zaffar, Fareed M (2008-08-08)
    <p>With the Internet's rapid growth has come a proportional increase in exposure to attacks, misuse and abuse. Modern viruses and worms are causing damage much more quickly than those created in the past. The fast replication ...
  • Guo, Xin (2012)
    <p>The cell cycle is one of the fundamental processes in all living organisms, and all cells arise from the division of existing cells. To better understand the regulation of the cell cycle, synchrony experiments are ...
  • Li, Yuqian (2016)
    <p>Allocating resources optimally is a nontrivial task, especially when multiple</p><p>self-interested agents with conflicting goals are involved. This dissertation</p><p>uses techniques from game theory to study two classes ...
  • Martin, Jeffrey W. (2014)
    <p>In an environment such as a cell, the three-dimensional structure of a protein entirely determines its function. Hence, to understand the mechanics of biochemical processes necessary to sustain life, it is crucial to ...
  • Raghvendra, Sharathkumar (2012)
    <p>Large scale geometric data is ubiquitous. In this dissertation, we design algorithms and data structures to process large scale geometric data efficiently. We design algorithms for some fundamental geometric optimization ...
  • Zhang, Wuzhou (2015)
    <p>Entering the era of big data, human beings are faced with an unprecedented amount of geometric data today. Many computational challenges arise in processing the new deluge of geometric data. A critical one is data ...
  • Ganjugunte, Shashidhara Krishnamurthy (2011)
    <p>This thesis explores a few geometric optimization problems that arise</p><p>in robotics and sensor networks. In particular we present efficient</p><p>algorithms for the hitting-set problem and the budgeted hitting-set ...
  • Xie, Junyi (2007-12-12)
    Recent years have witnessed a rapid rise of a new class of data-intensive applications in which data arrive as transient, high-volume streams. Financial data processing, network monitoring, and sensor networks are all ...
  • Agrawal, Sandeep R. (2015)
    <p>Trends in increasing web traffic demand an increase in server throughput while preserving energy efficiency and total cost of ownership. Present work in optimizing data center efficiency primarily focuses on using general ...
  • Morozov, Dmitriy (2008-08-04)
    <p>In this thesis we explore and extend the theory of persistent homology, which captures topological features of a function by pairing its critical values. The result is represented by a collection of points in the extended ...