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Bayesian analysis of cosmological models.
(2010)In this thesis, we utilise the framework of Bayesian statistics to discriminate between models of the cosmological mass function. We first review the cosmological model and the formation and distribution of galaxy clusters ... 
Bayesian hierarchical spatial and spatiotemporal modeling and mapping of tuberculosis in Kenya.
(20131220)Global spread of infectious disease threatens the wellbeing of human, domestic, and wildlife health. A proper understanding of global distribution of these diseases is an important part of disease management and policy ... 
Bayesian spatial models with application to HIV, TB and STI modeling in Kenya.
(20150206)This dissertation is concerned with developing and extending statistical models in the area of spatial modeling with particular interest towards application to HIV, TB and HSV2 data. Hierarchical spatial modeling is a ... 
Bimodal biometrics authentication on iris and signature.
(2010)Multimodal biometrics is one of the most promising avenues to address the performance problems in biometricsbased personal authentication systems. While unimodal biometric systems have bolstered personal authentication ... 

Bounds on distancebased topological indices in graphs.
(2012)This thesis details the results of investigations into bounds on some distancebased topological indices. The thesis consists of six chapters. In the first chapter we define the standard graph theory concepts, and ... 
Builtin tests for a realtime embedded system.
(1991)Beneath the facade of the applications code of a welldesigned realtime embedded system lies intrinsic firmware that facilitates a fast and effective means of detecting and diagnosing inevitable hardware failures. These ... 
Categorical systems biology : an appreciation of categorical arguments in cellular modelling.
(20140423)With big science projects like the human genome project, [2], and preliminary attempts to seriously study brain activity, e.g. [9], mathematical biology has come of age, employing formalisms and tools from most branches ... 
Centre manifold theory with an application in population modelling.
(2009)There are basically two types of variables in population modelling, global and local variables. The former describes the behavior of the entire population while the latter describes the behavior of individuals within this ... 
CliffordFischer theory applied to certain groups associated with symplectic, unitary and Thompson groups.
(2012)The character table of a finite group is a very powerful tool to study the groups and to prove many results. Any finite group is either simple or has a normal subgroup and hence will be of extension type. The classification ... 
Coherent structures and symmetry properties in nonlinear models used in theoretical physics.
(1994)This thesis is devoted to two aspects of nonlinear PDEs which are fundamental for the understanding of the order and coherence observed in the underlying physical systems. These are symmetry properties and soliton ... 
Combining dynamic factor models and artificial neural networks in time series forecasting with applications.
(2014)This study investigates and examines the advantages and forecasting performance of combining the dynamic factor model (DFM) and artificial neural networks (ANNs) leading to new novel models that have capabilities to produce ... 
Comparative approaches to handling missing data, with particular focus on multiple imputation for both crosssectional and longitudinal models.
(2012)Much databased research are characterized by the unavoidable problem of incompleteness as a result of missing or erroneous values. This thesis discusses some of the various strategies and basic issues in statistical ... 
Complete symmetry groups : a connection between some ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations.
(2008)The concept of complete symmetry groups has been known for some time in applications to ordinary differential equations. In this Thesis we apply this concept to partial differential equations. For any 1+1 linear evolution ... 
Completion of an incomplete market by quadratic variation assets.
(2011)It is well known that the general geometric L´evy market models are incomplete, except for the geometric Brownian and the geometric Poissonian, but such a market can be completed by enlarging it with powerjump assets ... 
A complex survey data analysis of TB and HIV mortality in South Africa.
(2012)Many countries in the world record annual summary statistics such as economic indicators like Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and vital statistics for example the number of births and deaths. In this thesis we focus on mortality ... 
Componentbased face recognition.
(2008)Componentbased automatic face recognition has been of interest to a growing number of researchers in the past fifteen years. However, the main challenge remains the automatic extraction of facial components for recognition ... 
Computational study of high order numerical schemes for fluidstructure interaction in gas dynamics.
(20131217)Solving the fluidstructure interaction (FSI) problems is particularly challenging. This is because the coupling of the fluid and structure may require different solvers in different points of the solution domain, and with ... 
Computer assisted education : design, development and evaluation.
(2001)Educational institutions throughout the world are increasingly facing classes of educationally, culturally and linguistically diverse student groups. At the same time economic constraints require these institutions to ... 
A computer mediated system for distance education.
(20131018)A problem currently facing South Africa is the large number of poorly educated or uneducated people in many parts of the country. Distance education has proven to be an apt solution to this problem However, one of the ...