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The CBand All Sky Survey commissioning and data analysis.
(2017)The CBand All Sky Survey (CBASS) is a ground based radio survey that scans the entire sky in Stokes I, Q and U at a central frequency of 5 GHz with a 1 GHz bandwidth and an angular resolution of 0.73 . The experiment ... 
Categorical systems biology : an appreciation of categorical arguments in cellular modelling.
(2012)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 ... 
The characteristic approach in determining first integrals of a predatorprey system.
(2016)PredatorPrey systems are an intriguing symbiosis of living species that interplay during the fluctuations of birth, growth and death during any period. In the light of understanding the behavioural patterns of the ... 
Charge distribution in neutron stars.
(2017)In previous studies, people have shown that compact stars, like the neutron stars and quark stars, can hold a lot of charge during their formation resulting in a large mass and radius. It was also argued that when the ... 
Chebyshev spectral and pseudospectral methods in unbounded domains.
(2015)Chebyshev type spectral methods are widely used in numerical simulations of PDEs posed in unbounded domains. Such methods have a number of important computational advantages. In particular, they admit very efficient practical ... 
Clientside encryption and key management: enforcing data confidentiality in the cloud.
(2016)Cloud computing brings flexible, scalable and cost effective services. This is a computing paradigm whose services are driven by the concept of virtualization and multitenancy. These concepts bring various attractive ... 
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 ... 
Combined impulse control and optimal stopping in insurance and interest rate theory.
(2015)In this thesis, we consider the problem of portfolio optimization for an insurance company with transactional costs. Our aim is to examine the interplay between insurance and interest rate. We consider a corporation, such ... 
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 ... 
Commissioning and characterisation of the CBand AllSky Survey Southern telescope.
(2015)Abstract available in PDF file. 
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 ... 
A comparison of cancer classification methods based on microarray data.
(2018)Cancer is among the leading causes of death in both developed and developing countries. Through gene expression profiling of tumors, the accuracy of cancer classification has been enhanced, leading to correct diagnoses ... 
A comparison study of Chebyshev spectral collocation based methods for solving nonlinear second order evolution equations.
(2015)In this study Spectral Quasilinearisation Method (SQLM) coupled with finite differ ence and Bivariate Spectral Quasilinearisation Method (BSQLM) in solving second order nonlinear evolution partial differential equations ... 
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 ethnicity identification from facial images.
(2017)Abstract available in PDF file. 
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 ...