Browsing Masters Theses by Duke Department "Computer Science"

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  • Albert, Michael Joseph (2013)
    <p>Cremer and McLean 1985 shows that if buyers valuations are suciently correlated, there is a mechanism that allows the seller to extract the full surplus from the buyers. However, in practice, we do not see the Cremer-McLean ...
  • Schaeffer, MA; 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 ...
  • Moses, Kyle Vincent (2013)
    <p>Accurate IP geo-location is crucial to the effectiveness of a wide array of Internet-based services ranging from targeted advertising and website localization to content delivery, security logging and authentication. ...
  • Pazis, J; Parr, R (2011-11-02)
    The Approximate Linear Programming (ALP) approach to value function approximation for MDPs is a parametric value function approximation method, in that it represents the value function as a linear combination of features ...
  • ZONG, XUANRAN (2011)
    <p>Despite the exceptional prominence of the cloud computing, the customers are</p><p>lack of direct sense to select the cloud that delivers the best performance,</p><p>due to the performance heterogeneity of each cloud ...
  • Tate, Ryan (2011)
    <p>Internet websites are a regular medium for exchanging sensitive information such as online banking. The security of this information is paramount. Today, one facet of this security - authenticating a website to its users ...