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Enclosures for the eigenvalues of selfadjoint operators and applications to Schrodinger operators
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201403)This thesis concerns how to compute upper and lower bounds for the eigenvalues of selfadjoint operators. We discuss two different methods: the socalled quadratic method and the ZimmermannMertins method. We know that ... 
Enriched discrete spaces for time domain wave equations
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201701)The second order linear wave equation is simple in representation but its numerical approximation is challenging, especially when the system contains waves of high frequencies. While 10 grid points per wavelength is ... 
Epidemics in heterogeneous populations: spread, estimation and control
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 1990) 
Estimates for spatial derivatives of solutions for quasilinear parabolic equations with small viscosity
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 2001) 
Evolutionary algorithms and weighting strategies for feature selection in predictive data mining
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201505)The improvements in Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) microarray technology mean that thousands of genes can be profiled simultaneously in a quick and efficient manner. DNA microarrays are increasingly being used for prediction ... 
Evolutionary algorithms for financial trading
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computing Science, 201111)Genetic programming (GP) is increasingly popular as a research tool for applications in finance and economics. One thread in this area is the use of GP to discover effective technical trading rules. In a seminal article, ... 
Existence and multiplicity results for a class of nonlinear boundary value problems
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 1977) 
Existence and stability of drawing and necking deformations for nonlinearly elastic rods
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 1986) 
Existence of moments and convergence rates in stochastic networks
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2005) 
Exploring machine learning techniques in epileptic seizure detection and prediction
(201405)Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder, affecting between 0.6% and 0.8% of the global population. Among those affected by epilepsy whose primary method of seizure management is Anti Epileptic Drug therapy ... 
Exponential time differencing methods and asymptotic behaviour of solutions of problems in ground water flow
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201506)We start this thesis with a numerical study of the convergence of the exponential time differencing (ETD) schemes and the semiimplicit Euler method for the AllenCahn equation and a reactionconvectiondiffusion equation ... 
Extensions of nominal terms
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Science, 201103)This thesis studies two major extensions of nominal terms. In particular, we study an extension with abstraction over nominal unknowns and atoms, and an extension with an arguably better theory of freshness and ... 
Fat animals and fisher zeros on random graphs
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 2001) 
Field theory and solitons
(HeriotWatt University, 200903) 
The financial impact of genetic information on the insurance industry
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Science, 201002)This thesis discusses the overall impact of genetic information on the insurance industry using the \bottomup" approach, in which individual studies of each genetic disorder of interest are studied ¯rst. We review ¯ve ... 
Framework for knowledge management
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201511)This thesis studies the underlying processes of Knowledge Management (KM) and proposes a generic framework for knowledge management that is appli cable to reallife case studies. We define KM as gathering, refining, ... 
A framework for situated evaluation of learning in computer environments
(HeriotWatt University Computer Science, 1996) 
Fredholm determinants for the stability of travelling waves
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201308)This thesis investigates both theoretically and numerically the stability of travelling wave solutions using Fredholm determinants, on the real line. We identify a class of travelling wave problems for which the corresponding ... 
Funding liquidity risk and fund transfer pricing in banking
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201611)Funding liquidity risk was one of the main reasons for bank failure during the global financial crisis in 20072008. New legislation has been released in the form of Basel III, in particular the Liquidity Coverage Ratio ... 
Fuzzy decision making system and the dynamics of business games
(HeriotWatt University, 201101)Effective and efficient strategic decision making is the backbone for the success of a business organisation among its competitors in a particular industry. The results of these decision making processes determine whether ...