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  • Farrell, Matthew Todd (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis I study the role of extrinsic (sensors placed on the body) versus intrinsic sensing (instruments placed on an artificial limb) and determine a robust set of sensors from physical and reliability constraints ...
  • Lee, Austin Seungmin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Using everyday skills, such as pointing and drawing freehand sketches, facilitates effective communication when reviewing visual information. However, for sharing three-dimensional (3D) data, it is difficult to support ...
  • Sadi, Sajid H. (Sajid Hassan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Since the time of the first philosophers, logic and observed human behavior have stood somewhat in contradiction. More recently, scientist have started to delve into decision making to understand why the way we act differs ...
  • Bardagjy, Andrew Matthew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Spectroscopy is a powerful tool in material identification, characterization and discrimination. Unfortunately industrial and laboratory spectrometers are typically very large, costly, and inconvenient. The aim of this ...
  • Ducao, Arlene (Arlene Brigoli) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    As the human landscape changes ever more rapidly, environmental change accelerates. Much environmental information is publicly available as infrared satellite data. However, for the general user, this information is difficult ...
  • Keeter, Matthew (Matthew Joseph) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Modern systems for computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) have a history dating back to drafting boards, early computers, and machine shops with specialized technicians for each stage in a manufacturing workflow. ...
  • Krumme, Katherine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis develops methodologies to measure rates of change in individual human behavior, and to capture statistical regularities in change at the population level, in three pieces: i) a model of individual rate of change ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hwang, Jee Yeon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    People can have more insights and social experiences when they collaborate on collecting, revisiting, and utilizing their contents, such as images and videos; however, designing a social space that offers rich co-creation ...
  • Mayton, Brian D. (Brian Dean) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Despite the rapid expansion of computers beyond desktop systems into devices and systems in the environment around us, the control interfaces to these systems are often basic and inadequate, particularly for infrastructure ...
  • Zorzos, Anthony Nicholas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    A key feature of neural circuits in the mammalian brain is their 3-dimensional geometric complexity. The ability to optically drive or silence sets of neurons distributed throughout complexly shaped brain circuits, in a ...
  • Arpa, Aydın (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, I present a near real-time algorithm for interactively exploring a collectively captured moment without explicit 3D reconstruction. This system favors immediacy and local coherency to global consistency. ...
  • Freiin von Kapri, Anette Lia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Remote collaboration systems present audio and video representations of separate meeting spaces, but they do not support pointing towards and manipulating content in a shared digital space. InReach explores how remote ...
  • Jacoby, Samuel (Samuel David Glauberman) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis explores the intersection of craft and electronics by way of paper and conductive ink, a domain that I'm terming papercraft electronics-a synthesis of electronics, drawing, and painting. I investigate the nature ...
  • Brennan, Karen A. (Karen Ann) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    We live in a computational culture - a culture in which we are surrounded by computational systems and interfaces, from social networks to banking infrastructure, to entertainment platforms, to transportation systems. This ...
  • DeCamp, Philip (Philip James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation will examine what a first person viewpoint means in the context of data visualization and how it can be used for navigating and presenting large datasets. Recent years have seen rapid growth in Big Data ...
  • Roy, Brandon C. (Brandon Cain) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    A hallmark of a child's first two years of life is their entry into language, from first productive word use around 12 months of age to the emergence of combinatorial speech in their second year. What is the nature of early ...
  • Orkin, Jeffrey David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Collective Artificial Intelligence (CAl) simulates human intelligence from data contributed by many humans, mined for inter-related patterns. This thesis applies CAI to social role-playing, introducing an end-to-end process ...
  • Matias, J. Nathan (Jorge Nathan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis presents research on gender disparities in online news, followed with three open source designs that attempt to address those disparities. Open Gender Tracker is a platform that applies automated gender analysis ...
  • Luescher, Samuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The growing sensor data collections about our environment have the potential to drastically change our perception of the fragile world we live in. To make sense of such data, we commonly use visualization techniques, ...
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