School of Engineering & Computer Sciencehttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/47492014-07-31T15:32:36Z2014-07-31T15:32:36ZRecommendations Made EasyGuinness, DarrenKarbasi, PanizNazarov, RovshenSpeegle, Greghttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/91222014-06-23T15:07:23Z2014-06-23T00:00:00ZRecommendations Made Easy
Guinness, Darren; Karbasi, Paniz; Nazarov, Rovshen; Speegle, Greg
Fueled by ever-growing data, the need to provide recommendations for consumers, and the considerable domain knowledge required to implement distributed large scale graph solutions we sought to provide recommendations for users with minimal required knowledge. For this reason in this paper we implement a generalizable 'API-like' access to collaborative filtering. Three algorithms are introduced with three execution plans in order to accomplish the collaborative filtering functionality. Execution is based on memory constraints for scalability and our initial tests show promising results. We believe this method of large-scale generalized 'API-like' graph computation provides not only good trade-off between performance and required knowledge, but also the future of distributed graph computation.
2014-06-23T00:00:00ZMatrix Representations of GF(p[superscript n]) over GF(p)Maurer, Peter M.http://hdl.handle.net/2104/89282014-01-31T17:45:09Z2014-01-31T00:00:00ZMatrix Representations of GF(p[superscript n]) over GF(p)
Maurer, Peter M.
We show that any non-singular nxn matrix of order p[superscript n]-1 over GF(p) is a generator of a matrix representation of GF(p[superscript n]). We also determine the number of matrix representations of GF(p[superscript n])GF(p) over GF(p), and then number of order p[superscript n]-1 matrices in the general linear group of degree n over GF(p). The theorems are easily generalizable to arbitrary field extensions.
2014-01-31T00:00:00ZImplementation of a Multi-Agent System in Java Agent Development Framework for a large-scale fossil-fuel electrical power unit control.Estrada, Diego F.http://hdl.handle.net/2104/89012014-01-28T15:20:08Z2014-01-28T00:00:00ZImplementation of a Multi-Agent System in Java Agent Development Framework for a large-scale fossil-fuel electrical power unit control.
Estrada, Diego F.
With technology and a larger-than-ever population, the society demand for energy
has achieved records in the last few years. Currently, large-scale fossil fuel power plants, ranging in the hundreds of MW’s, produce most of the power in the United States and must do efficiently with more added regulation and more in the short term future. The control for these large-scale power plants can be complex but must still address several
different operating objectives.
Implementing advanced control for a large-scale power plant targeting multiple
objectives can be computationally intensive as well as difficult when attempted in a
centralized control configuration. In order for this control to be more flexible, adaptive
and robust, it needs to be coordinated in distributed environments. The method presented in this thesis involves Multi-Agent System (MAS), which addresses the challenges of computing optimal multi-objective control using Java Agent Development (JADE) Framework, a much more communication-efficient, network-oriented environment.
2014-01-28T00:00:00ZFields and Cyclic Codes for Error DetectionHess, Rachel N.http://hdl.handle.net/2104/88942014-01-14T22:03:27Z2014-01-14T00:00:00ZFields and Cyclic Codes for Error Detection
Hess, Rachel N.
This technical report discusses some of the aspects of error detection using finite fields.
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