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  • Jebara, Tony (Tony S.), 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    I propose a common framework that combines three different paradigms in machine learning: generative, discriminative and imitative learning. A generative probabilistic distribution is a principled way to model many machine ...
  • Christakos, Constantine Kleomenis, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    With a new way of thinking about organizing sensor networks, we demonstrate that we can more easily deploy and program these networks to solve a variety of different problems. We describe sensor networks that can analyze ...
  • Lifton, Joshua Harlan, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The commoditization of low-power radios, a rich set of sensors, longer-lasting batteries, and feature-rich microcontrollers has prompted significant research efforts to imbue physical environments with the responsiveness ...
  • Orwant, Jon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Smith, Joshua Reynolds (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Poor, Robert Dunbar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
  • Hsiao, Kai-yuh, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis presents the Object Schema Model (OSM) for grounded language interaction. Dynamic representations of objects are used as the central point of coordination between actions, sensations, planning, and language ...
  • Kim, Taemie Jung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Distributed collaboration is often more challenging than co-located collaboration as many of the social signals become lost in computer-mediated communication. I propose a system that improves the performance of distributed ...
  • Hoffman, Guy, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is concerned with the notion of fluency in human-robot interaction (HRI), exploring cognitive mechanisms for robotic agents that would enable them to overcome the stop-and-go rigidity present in much of HRI to ...
  • Kelliher, Aisling Geraldine Mary, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Personal stories make our experiences memorable over time. Transforming our fragmentary memories into shareable narratives helps us to understand and communicate who we are as individual and social beings. This thesis ...
  • Gerasimov, Vadim, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Every Sign of Life introduces an approach to and motivational schema for personal health monitoring. It is an exploration of how to make information collected by personal health-monitoring devices fun and engaging, and ...
  • Vaikakul, Savalai, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Studies of computers and education have failed to account for the relevance and importance of tacit assumptions and unquestioned expectations that underlie educational technology practices. A major premise of this dissertation ...
  • Vawter, Noah (Noah Theodore) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation describes the research, development and reasoning behind a family of musical instruments called Exertion Instruments. They use inline electrical generators to run a synthesizer and an amplifier while ...
  • Johnson, Michael Patrick, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    A real-time motion engine for interactive synthetic characters, either virtual or physical, needs to allow expressivity and interactivity of motion in order to maintain the illusion of life. Canned animation examples from ...
  • Shaffer, David Williamson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Qi, Yuan, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Graphical models have been widely used in many applications, ranging from human behavior recognition to wireless signal detection. However, efficient inference and learning techniques for graphical models are needed to ...
  • Lee, Jackie Chia-Hsun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This research explores how externalization of physiological states helps to provide an awareness of hidden stressors through a home-based study, a lab-based study, and a school-based study in order to facilitate social ...
  • Borovoy, Richard Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Creating common ground in a community of people who do not all know each other is a chicken-and-egg problem: members do not share enough common ground to support the kinds of conversations that help build it. "Folk Computing" ...
  • Wexelblat, Alan Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Chesnais, Pascal Roger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
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