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Handwritten signature verification using locally optimized distancebased classification.
(20131128)Although handwritten signature verification has been extensively researched, it has not achieved optimum accuracy rate. Therefore, efficient and accurate signature verification techniques are required since signatures are ... 
Identifying and modeling the dynamics of a core cancer subnetwork.
(2011)Many recent studies have shown that the initiation of human cancer is due to the malfunction of some genes at the Rcheckpoint during the G1toS transition of the cell cycle. Identifying and modeling the dynamics of ... 
Identifying factors associated with smoking in Gauteng in the presence of missing data.
(2014)Smoking still remains one of the leading preventable causes of death in South Africa. It increases the chances of lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and many other diseases. The current research aims to ... 
Impact of exogenous reinfection on TB infection in a genetically susceptible population.
(20131217)In this study we investigated the impact of exogenous reinfection on genetically resistant and genetically sensitive sub populations. We qualitatively analysed the dynamics of TB by assuming that TB is transmitted in two ... 
Improved roachbased algorithms for global optimization problems.
(2014)Optimization of systems plays an important role in various fields including mathematics, economics, engineering and life sciences. A lot of real world optimization problems exist across field of endeavours such as ... 
Imputation for nonresponse using the Annual Financial Statistics Survey.
(20150106)In this dissertation, we focus on the Annual Financial Statistics (AFS) survey. This is a survey conducted by Statistics South Africa, the national statistics office of South Africa. The main purpose of this survey is ... 
Inference from finite population sampling : a unified approach.
(2007)In this thesis, we have considered the inference aspects of sampling from a finite population. There are significant differences between traditional statistical inference and finite population sampling inference. In the ... 
Initial conditions of the universe : signatures in the cosmic microwave background and baryon acoustic oscillations.
(2012)In this thesis, we investigate the signatures of isocurvature initial conditions in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) through the temperature and polarization anisotropies, and in the largescale structure distribution ... 
Interative approaches to convex feasibility problems.
(2001)Solutions to convex feasibility problems are generally found by iteratively constructing sequences that converge strongly or weakly to it. In this study, four types of iteration schemes are considered in an attempt to ... 
An interpretive study of software risk management perspectives.
(2002)This dissertation addresses risk management in the software development context. The discussion commences with the risks in software development and the necessity for a software risk management process. The emergent discourse ... 
The investigation into an algorithm based on wavelet basis functions for the spatial and frequency decomposition of arbitrary signals.
(1994)The research was directed toward the viability of an O(n) algorithm which could decompose an arbitrary signal (sound, vibration etc.) into its timefrequency space. The well known Fourier Transform uses sine and cosine ... 
An investigation into the use of genetic programming for the induction of novice procedural programming solution algorithms in intelligent programming tutors.
(2004)Intelligent programming tutors have proven to be an economically viable and effective means of assisting novice programmers overcome learning difficulties. However, the largescale use of intelligent programming tutors ... 
Investigation of fertilizer usage in Malawi within the rural livelihood diversification project using generalized linear models and quantile regression.
(20130619)Malawi’s economy relies heavily on agriculture which is threatened by declines in soil fertility. Measures to ensure increased crop productivity at household level include the increased use of inorganic fertilizers. To ... 
An investigation of multilabel classification techniques for predicting HIV drug resistance in resourcelimited settings.
(2014)South Africa has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world with more than 5.6 million infected people and consequently has the largest antiretroviral treatment program with more than 1.5 million people on ... 
Investigation of techniques for automatic polyphonic music transcription using wavelets.
(2009)It has been said (although sadly I have no source) that music is one of the most useful yet useless phenomena known to mankind. Useless in that it has, apparently, no tangible or immediately practical function in our lives, ... 
Lie group analysis of exotic options.
(20140619)Exotic options are derivatives which have features that makes them more complex than vanilla traded products. Thus, finding their fair value is not always an easy task. We look at a particular example of the exotic options ... 
Lie symmetries of junction conditions for radiating stars.
(20131031)We consider shearfree radiating spherical stars in general relativity. In particular we study the junction condition relating the pressure to the heat flux at the boundary of the star. This is a nonlinear equation in ... 
Likelihood based statistical methods for estimating HIV incidence rate.
(2013)Estimation of current levels of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence is essential for monitoring the impact of an epidemic, determining public health priorities, assessing the impact of interventions and for ... 
Linear model diagnostics and measurement error
(20100907)The general linear model, the weighted linear model, and the generalized linear model are presented in detail. Diagnostic tools for the linear models are considered. In general the standard analysis for linear models does ... 
Longitudinal analysis of the effect of climatic factors on the wood anatomy of two eucalypt clones
(20150622)Eucalypt trees are one of tree species used for the manufacturing of papers in South Africa. The manufacturing of paper consists of cooking the wood with chemicals until obtaining a pulp. The wood is made of different ...