Browsing Doctoral Theses (Mathematical & Computer Sciences) by Title
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Accurate and efficient algorithms for the approximate solution of large hyperbolic problems
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 1992) 
Action semantics of unified modeling language
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 200907)The Uni ed Modeling Language or UML, as a visual and general purpose modeling language, has been around for more than a decade, gaining increasingly wide application and becoming the defacto industrial standard for ... 
Actuarial investigations in Irish capital markets
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2003) 
Adaptive and high order methods for time domain boundary elements
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201804)This thesis concerns eﬃcient and accurate time domain boundary element methods for the wave equation, with an emphasis on wave scattering in singular geometries and also towards higher frequencies in 3d. The work focuses ... 
An adaptive educational system that caters for combination of two models of learning styles
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Science, 201011)This thesis aimed to explore the affect of combining two models of learning styles (VARK, and Honey and Mumford) in terms of students‘ learning gains and satisfaction. VARK focuses on how the students perceive learning, ... 
Algebraic structures in stochastic differential equations
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201410)We define a new numerical integration scheme for stochastic differential equations driven by Levy processes with uniformly lower mean square remainder than that of the scheme of the same strong order of convergence ... 
Allowing for insurance companies' liabilities in meanvariance models
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 1998) 
Analysis and approximation of a nonlocal equation
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201409)Not available  please refer to the PDF. 
Analysis and massively parallel implementation of the 2Lagrange multiplier methods and optimized Schwarz methods
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201604) 
The analysis and projection of mortality rates for annuity and pensions business
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201202)Longevity risk is a major issue for the developed world. As both mortality rates and birth rates fall, the increasing burden of providing for retirees falls on a smaller working population. Under such circumstances, the ... 
The analysis of woven fabric structure : a multidimensional approach to the analysis of 2dimensional images of woven fabrics
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2004) 
Analytic approximations to solitary waves on lattices
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 1993) 
Application of levy processes to unitised withprofits policies
(HeriotWatt University, 200905)The objective of this thesis is to develop more realistic long term asset models based on L´evy processes and discuss their applications to risk management of unitised withprofits policies. We investigate the behaviour ... 
An application of stochastic interest rates models in life assurance
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 199208)Although assurance companies are pooling many risks, the law of large numbers does not fully apply. This leaves the companies with a possibility of insolvency and a corresponding need for contingency reserves which are ... 
Application of the HodgkinHuxley equations to the propagation of small graded potentials in neurons
(HeriotWatt University Mathematics, 1996) 
The application of web technology to import/export control and compliance in the defence industry : an engineering case study
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2007) 
Applications of stability theory to ecological problems
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201310)The goal of ecology is to investigate the interactions among organisms and their environment. However, ecological systems often exhibit complex dynamics. The application of mathematics to ecological problems has ... 
Approach for handling positional uncertainty when combining distributed heterogeneous vector data sources
(HeriotWatt University Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 2005) 
Approaches to formfactors of higher spin Heisenberg chains
(HeriotWatt University School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, 201604)In this thesis we apply the vertex operator approach of Jimbo and Miwa to higher spin Heisenberg chains with the aim of computing the formfactors of these quantum integrable models. The work is motivated by the relation ... 
Approximations to ruin probability in the presence of an absorbing upper barrier
(HeriotWatt University Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics, 1983)