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Hierarchical and multidimensional smoothing with applications to longitudinal and mortality data
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics and Computer Science, 201111)This thesis is concerned with two themes: (a) smooth mixed models in hierarchical settings with applications to grouped longitudinal data and (b) multidimensional smoothing with reference to the modelling and forecasting ... 
High gauge theory with string 2groups and higher Poincare lemma
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201609)This thesis is concerned with the mathematical formulations of higher gauge theory. Firstly, we develop a complete description of principal 2bundles with string 2group model of SchommerPries, which is obtained by ... 
Higher gauge theory and Mtheory
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics and Computer Sciences, 201407)In this thesis, the emerging field of higher gauge theory will be discussed, particularly in relation to problems arising in Mtheory, such as selfdual strings and the socalled (2,0) theory. This thesis will begin with ... 
Higher genus Abelian functions associated with algebraic curves
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics and Computer Science, 200912)We investigate the theory of Abelian functions with periodicity properties defined from an associated algebraic curve. A thorough summary of the background material is given, including a synopsis of elliptic function ... 
Holistic information systems strategy for organisation management (HISSOM)
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2006) 
Homological and homotopical constructions for functors on ordered groupoids
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201410)The main topic of this thesis is the generalization to ordered groupoids of some results and constructions that have arisen in groupoid theory and its applications in homological and homotopical algebra. We study fibrations ... 
Homology, cohomology and extensions of ordered groupoids
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201612)This thesis contains contributions to the homology, cohomology and extensions of ordered groupoids. We study the simplicial homology of ordered groupoids. We also discuss the (co)homology of the set of identities of ... 
Hyperheuristic decision tree induction
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201204)A hyperheuristic is any algorithm that searches or operates in the space of heuristics as opposed to the space of solutions. Hyperheuristics are increasingly used in function and combinatorial optimization. Rather ... 
Hyperbolicity of onerelator products and equations over groups
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 1995) 
Identifying functionally and topologically cohesive modules in protein interaction networks
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2008) 
The impact of defined contribution pension plans on population retirement dynamics
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2007) 
Impact of initial selection on claim inceptions for individual income protection insurance
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 2000) 
The impact of multifactorial genetic disorders on longterm insurance
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2007) 
Implementing highlevel parallelism on computational GRIDs
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2006) 
Incomplete information in a deductive database
(HeriotWatt University Computer Science, 1989) 
An incremental clustering and associative learning architecture for intelligent robotics
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201508)The ability to learn from the environment and memorise the acquired knowledge is essential for robots to become autonomous and versatile artificial companions. This thesis proposes a novel learning and memory architecture ... 
An individual life history model for heart disease, stroke and death : structure, parameterisation and applications
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2008) 
Inference and experimental design for percolation and random graph models.
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Science, 201006)The problem of optimal arrangement of nodes of a random weighted graph is studied in this thesis. The nodes of graphs under study are fixed, but their edges are random and established according to the so called ... 
Inference and prediction in plant populations using data augmentation within a Bayesian framework
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2006) 
Inference for epidemics and effect of reporting processes
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201205)The objective of this thesis is to study the e ect of underreporting in epidemics. In particular, there are two broad questions we investigate: In the situation of underreporting in epidemics, what would happen if ...