Welcome to ROS
The ROS Theses Repository contains full-text copies of all Heriot-Watt University PhD theses awarded from 2009 onwards.
It is mandatory for any student who completes a doctoral thesis to submit a digital copy for inclusion in ROS. In addition, the metadata-only records of older theses (previously held in the University Library catalogue) are included in ROS, with full text digital copies being sought on a voluntary basis. If you have a digital copy of your thesis and you wish to store it in ROS, please contact us.
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Behind the chain of obscurity : methodologies for cryptocurrency forensic analysis (Heriot-Watt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2022-09)Bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies are decentralised digital currencies that allow users to anonymously exchange money without requiring the presence of a trusted third party. The privacy components of cryptocurrency ...
Buyer control over outsourced service delivery in public service triads (Heriot-Watt University Social Sciences, 2022-11)The aim of this research inquiry is to understand how, in public contracts, service delivery is controlled in relation to the separation between the buyer, service provider and service delivery. Moreover, to explore ...
Exploring the adoption of Kraljic’s Portfolio Model in the upstream oil and gas company : a case study of an upstream multinational oil and gas company operating in Southeast Asia (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Business School, 2022-08)Oil and gas companies are involved in complex and challenging operations due to the circumstances faced in the environment where oil and gas companies operate. In this industry, companies rely heavily on their suppliers ...
Designing coherent and engaging open-domain conversational AI systems (Heriot-Watt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2022-05)Designing conversational AI systems able to engage in open-domain ‘social’ conversation is extremely challenging and a frontier of current research. Such systems are required to have extensive awareness of the dialogue ...
Learning-based communication system design – autoencoder for (differential) block coded modulation designs and path loss predictions (Heriot-Watt Library Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2022-03)Shannon’s channel coding theorem states the existence of long random codes that can make the error probability arbitrarily small. Recently, advanced error-correcting codes such as turbo and low-density parity-check codes ...