Recent Submissions

  • Building an architecture of everyday life in South Korea: mass housing estates in Seoul as an instrument of modernization, 1962-2008 

    Brossa Balcells, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-31)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The mass housing estates – apat’u tanji in Korean – that were developed in Seoul during the second half of the twentieth century are the most characteristic spatial practice of the South Korean modernization project. They ...
  • Information metrics for localization and mapping 

    Vallvé Navarro, Joan (2019-02-27)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Decades of research have made possible the existence of several autonomous systems that successfully and efficiently navigate within a variety of environments under certain conditions. One core technology that has allowed ...
  • Design and process developments towards an optimal 6.5 kV SiC power MOSFET 

    Soler, Victor (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-26)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    A sustainable future requires efficient power electronic converters at any stage of the electrical energy consumption. Silicon carbide (SiC) is one of the most technologically advanced wide bandgap semiconductors that can ...
  • Digitizing arquetypal human expereience through physiological signals 

    Ivonin, Leonid I. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-05-15)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The problem of capturing human experience is relevant in many application domains. In fact, the process of describing and sharing individual experience lies at the heart of human culture. This advancement came at a price ...
  • Human activity recognition using a wearable camera 

    Tadesse, Girmaw Abebe (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-04-26)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Advances in wearable technologies are facilitating the understanding of human activities using first-person vision (FPV) for a wide range of assistive applications. In this thesis, we propose robust multiple motion features ...
  • Emotions in archetypal media content 

    Chang, Huang-Ming (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-09-16)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Emotion is an intriguing and mysterious psychological phenomenon. While everyone seems to know what it is, researchers have not yet come to consensus on its definition, and many questions still remain unanswered. While ...
  • Virtualization techniques for memory resource exploitation 

    Garrido Platero, Luis Ángel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-26)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Cloud infrastructures have become indispensable in our daily lives with the rise of cloud-based services offered by companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and many others. These cloud infrastructures use a large numbers ...
  • Polar coding for the wiretap broadcast channel 

    Olmo Alòs, Jaume del (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-10-22)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In the next era of communications, where heterogeneous, asynchronous and ultra-low latency networks are drawn on the horizon, classical cryptography might be inadequate due to the excessive cost of maintaining a public-key ...
  • Exploring the topical structure of short text through probability models : from tasks to fundamentals 

    Capdevila Pujol, Joan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-09-26)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Recent technological advances have radically changed the way we communicate. Today’s communication has become ubiquitous and it has fostered the need for information that is easier to create, spread and consume. As a ...
  • Lean construction versus Project Management in road projects : scheduling comparison 

    Elkherbawy, Ahmed Abdelbasset (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-10-22)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Lean Construction is regarded as an innovative approach of management for various types of projects in the field of construction. As much as it is currently applied in some countries, its expansion is inevitable, for better ...
  • Randomized linear algebra for model order reduction 

    Balabanov, Oleg (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-10-11)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Solutions to high-dimensional parameter-dependent problems are in great demand in the contemporary applied science and engineering. The standard approximation methods for parametric equations can require computational ...
  • An extensive study on iterative solver resilience : characterization, detection and prediction 

    Mutlu, Burcu O. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-12)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Soft errors caused by transient bit flips have the potential to significantly impactan applicalion's behavior. This has motivated the design of an array of techniques to detect, isolate, and correct soft errors using ...

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