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    • Vector-Item Pattern Mining Algorithms and their Applications 

      Wu, Jianfei (North Dakota State University, 2011)
      Advances in storage technology have long been driving the need for new data mining techniques. Not only are typical data sets becoming larger, but the diversity of available attributes is increasing in many problem domains. ...
    • Mining for Significant Information from Unstructured and Structured Biological Data and Its Applications 

      Al-Azzam, Omar Ghazi (North Dakota State University, 2012)
      Massive amounts of biological data are being accumulated in science. Searching for significant meaningful information and patterns from different types of data is necessary towards gaining knowledge from these large amounts ...
    • A Secure and Reliable Interference-Aware Wireless Mesh Network Design 

      Kandah, Farah Issa (North Dakota State University, 2012)
      A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a multihop wireless network consisting of a large number of wireless nodes of which some are called gateway nodes and connected with a wired network. Wireless mesh network have attracted ...
    • Towards Change Propagating Test Models In Autonomic and Adaptive Systems 

      Akour, Mohammed Abd Alwahab (North Dakota State University, 2012)
      The major motivation for self-adaptive computing systems is the self-adjustment of the software according to a changing environment. Adaptive computing systems can add, remove, and replace their own components in response ...
    • Using Information Retrieval to Improve Integration Testing 

      Alazzam, Iyad (North Dakota State University, 2012)
      Software testing is an important factor of the software development process. Integration testing is an important and expensive level of the software testing process. Unfortunately, since the developers have limited time ...
    • Mining Semantic Relationships Between Concepts Across Documents Using Wikipedia Knowledge 

      Yan, Peng (North Dakota State University, 2013)
      The ongoing astounding growth of text data has created an enormous need for fast and efficient Text Mining algorithms. However, the sparsity and high dimensionality of text data present great challenges for representing ...
    • A Distributed Linear Programming Model in a Smart Grid 

      Ranganathan, Prakash (North Dakota State University, 2013)
      Advances in computing and communication have resulted in large-scale distributed environments in recent years. They are capable of storing large volumes of data and, often, have multiple compute nodes. However, the inherent ...
    • Spatially Aware Computing for Natural Interaction 

      Roudaki, Amin (North Dakota State University, 2013)
      Spatial information refers to the location of an object in a physical or digital world. Besides, it also includes the relative position of an object related to other objects around it. In this dissertation, three systems ...
    • Simulating Multi-Agent Decision Making for a Self Healing Smart Grid 

      Bou ghosn, Steve Martin (North Dakota State University, 2013)
      Dynamic real-time power systems like the national power grid operate in continuously changing environments such as adverse weather conditions, power line malfunctions, device failures, etc. These disruptions can lead to ...
    • A Two-phase Security Mechanism for Anomaly Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks 

      Zhao, Jingjun (North Dakota State University, 2013)
      Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been applied to a wide range of application areas, including battle fields, transportation systems, and hospitals. The security issues in WSNs are still hot research topics. The constrained ...
    • Heuristic Clustering with Secured Routing in Two Tier Sensor Networks 

      Gagneja, Kanwalinderjit Kaur (North Dakota State University, 2013)
      This study addresses the management of Heterogeneous Sensor Networks (HSNs) in an area of interest. The use of sensors in our day-to-day life has increased dramatically, and in ten to fifteen years the sensor nodes may ...
    • Towards Test Focus Selection for Integration Testing Using Software Metrics 

      Bani Ta’an, Shadi Elaiyan (North Dakota State University, 2013)
      Object-oriented software systems contain a large number of modules which make the unit testing, integration testing, and system testing very difficult and challenging. While the aim of the unit testing is to show that ...
    • Adaptive Regression Testing Strategies for Cost-Effective Regression Testing 

      Schwartz, Amanda Jo (North Dakota State University, 2013)
      Regression testing is an important but expensive part of the software development life-cycle. Many different techniques have been proposed for reducing the cost of regression testing. To date, much research has been performed ...
    • Improved Genetic Programming Techniques For Data Classification 

      Al-Madi, Naila Shikri (North Dakota State University, 2014)
      Evolutionary algorithms are one category of optimization techniques that are inspired by processes of biological evolution. Evolutionary computation is applied to many domains and one of the most important is data mining. ...
    • Mapreduce-Enabled Scalable Nature-Inspired Approaches for Clustering 

      Aljarah, Ibrahim Mithgal (North Dakota State University, 2014)
      The increasing volume of data to be analyzed imposes new challenges to the data mining methodologies. Traditional data mining such as clustering methods do not scale well with larger data sizes and are computationally ...
    • Metrics and Tools to Guide Design of Graphical User Interfaces 

      Alemerien, Khalid Ali (North Dakota State University, 2014)
      User interface design metrics assist developers evaluate interface designs in early phase before delivering the software to end users. This dissertation presents a metric-based tool called GUIEvaluator for evaluating the ...
    • Measurement of Non-Technical Skills of Software Development Teams 

      Bender, Lisa Louise (North Dakota State University, 2014)
      Software Development managers recognize that project team dynamics is a key component of the success of any project. Managers can have a project with well-defined goals, an adequate schedule, technically skilled people and ...
    • A New Coupling Metric: Combining Structural and Semantic Relationships 

      Alenezi, Mamdouh Khalaf (North Dakota State University, 2014)
      Maintaining object-oriented software is problematic and expensive. Earlier research has revealed that complex relationships among object-oriented software entities are key reasons that make maintenance costly. Therefore, ...
    • A Data Mining Approach to Radiation Hybrid Mapping 

      Seetan, Raed (North Dakota State University, 2014)
      The task of mapping markers from Radiation Hybrid (RH) mapping experiments is typically viewed as equivalent to the traveling-salesman problem, which has combinatorial complexity. As an additional problem, experiments ...
    • Towards Improving P300-based Brain-Computer Interfaces: From Desktop to Mobile 

      Obeidat, Qasem Turki (North Dakota State University, 2014)
      A brain-computer interface (BCI) enables a paralyzed user to interact with an external device through brain signals. A BCI measures identi es patterns within these measured signals, translating such patterns into commands. ...