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  • Kapoor, Ashish, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Many practical problems in pattern recognition require making inferences using multiple modalities, e.g. sensor data from video, audio, physiological changes etc. Often in real-world scenarios there can be incompleteness ...
  • Whitman, Brian A. (Brian Alexander) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Expression as complex and personal as music is not adequately represented by the signal alone. We define and model meaning in music as the mapping between the acoustic signal and its contextual interpretation - the 'community ...
  • Seitinger, Susanne, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Lighting and illuminated displays shape our relations to urban environments and to one another at night and increasingly during the day by transforming what Kevin Lynch referred to as the "image of the city" (1964). Today, ...
  • Clarkson, Brian Patrick, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    In this thesis I develop and evaluate computational methods for extracting life's patterns from wearable sensor data. Life patterns are the reoccurring events in daily behavior, such as those induced by the regular cycle ...
  • Fletcher, Richard R. (Richard Ribon) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Several implementations of chipless RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags are presented and discussed as low-cost alternatives to chip-based RFID tags and sensors. An overview of present-day near-field electromagnetic ...
  • Reynolds, Matthew S. (Matthew Stephen), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis concerns the application of electromagnetic wave propagation to the problem of indoor radiolocation. Determining the location of people and objects relative to their environment is crucial for asset tracking, ...
  • Eagle, Nathan Norfleet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The study of complex social systems has traditionally been an arduous process, involving extensive surveys, interviews, ethnographic studies, or analysis of online behavior. Today, however, it is possible to use the ...
  • Dobson, Kelly E. (Kelly Elizabeth), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Machine Therapy is a new practice combining art, design, psychoanalysis, and engineering work in ways that access and reveal the vital, though often unnoticed, relevance of people's interactions and relationships with ...
  • Coelho, Marcelo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    At the boundary between people, objects and spaces, we encounter a broad range of surfaces. Their properties perform functional roles such as permeability, comfort or illumination, while conveying information such as an ...
  • Patten, James McMichael, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis presents a new type of human-computer interface based on mechanical constraints that combines some of the tactile feedback and affordances of mechanical systems with the abstract computational power of modern ...
  • Davis, Marc Eliot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Mazalek, Alexandra, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    As digital entertainment applications evolve, there is a need for new kinds of platforms that can support sociable media interactions for everyday consumers. This thesis demonstrates an extensible method and sensing framework ...
  • Arroyo Acosta, Ernesto, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Multitasking environments cause people to be interrupted constantly, often disrupting their ongoing activities and impeding reaching their goals. This thesis presents a disruption reducing approach designed to support the ...
  • DeVaul, Richard W. (Richard Wayne), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis documents a body of wearable computing research surrounding the development of the Memory Glasses, a new type of proactive memory support technology. The Memory Glasses combines features of existing memory ...
  • Zinman, Aaron Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Every day, millions of people encounter strangers online. We read their medical advice, buy their products, and ask them out on dates. Yet our views of them are very limited; we see individual communication acts rather ...
  • Brooks, Kevin Michael, 1958- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Young, Diana S. (Diana Santos), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Virtuosic bowed string performance in many ways exemplifies the incredible potential of human physical performance and expression. Today, a great deal is known about the physics of the violin family and those factors ...
  • Prakash, Manu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In this thesis, I propose a new paradigm in computing where bits can simultaneously transport and manipulate materials and information. Information representation is invariably physical. Though this insight is fundamental ...
  • Kong, David Sun, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The ability to synthesize custom de novo DNA constructs rapidly, accurately, and inexpensively is highly desired by researchers, as synthetic genes and longer DNA constructs are enabling to numerous powerful applications ...
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