Browsing Doctoral Theses (Mathematical & Computer Sciences) by Title
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Statistical modelling and Bayesian inference for match outcomes and team behaviour in association football
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201603)This thesis presents advances in modelling and inference for match outcomes in the association football English Premier League. We firstly extend earlier models by introducing a behavioural aspect which can be used to ... 
Statistical models for the branching of Sitka spruce
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 1977) 
Stereoscopic viewing, roughness and gloss perception
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201310)This thesis presents a novel investigation into the effect stereoscopic vision has upon the strength of perceived gloss on rough surfaces. We demonstrate that in certain cases disparity is necessary for accurate judgements ... 
A stochastic and dynamic projection model of longterm care demand and cost in the United Kingdom
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2006) 
A stochastic approach to pension scheme funding and asset allocation
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 1997) 
Stochastic averagecost control, with energyrelated applications
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201609)In this thesis we present a new stochastic optimisation model arising from supplyside management of power networks. We provide the exact optimal solution under assumption that the environment is Markovian. For the ... 
A stochastic evaluation of solvency valuations for life offices
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 1995) 
Stochastic investment models for actuarial use in the UK
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Science, 201010)The objective of this thesis is to construct a stochastic term structure model for actuarial use in the UK. The starting point of this study is the Wilkie investment model (1995). We review the Wilkie model by updating ... 
A stochastic model for critical illness insurance
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Science, 201105)In this thesis, we present methods and results for the estimation of diagnosis inception rates for Critical Illness Insurance (CII) claims in the UK by cause. This is the first study which provides a stochastic model for ... 
A stochastic model for the analysis of permanent health insurance claims by cause of disability
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 1998) 
Stochastic modelling and control of pension plans
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 2000) 
Stochastic simulation in life office solvency assessment
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 1994) 
Structure theorems for ordered groupoids
(HeriotWatt University, 200903)The EhresmannScheinNambooripad theorem, which states that the category of inverse semigroups is isomorphic to the category of inductive groupoids, suggests a route for the generalisation of ideas from inverse semigroup ... 
Studies in discrete coagulationfragmentation equations
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 1993) 
Studies in reactiondiffusion equations
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2003) 
Studies on generalised triangle groups
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 2000) 
Studies on onerelator products of groups.
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 1994) 
A study of spatial and frequency compounding in sonar imaging
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2004) 
A study of techniques for handling Pascal on a Prologlike machine
(HeriotWatt University Computer Science, 1985) 
Supersymmetric monopole dynamics
(HeriotWatt University, 200903)We study the supersymmetric quantum mechanics of monopoles in bosonic, N = 2 and N = 4 supersymmetric YangMillsHiggs theory, with particular emphasis on monopoles of charge{(1; 1) in a theory with gauge group SU(3) ...