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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chin, Ryan C. C., 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis examines the environmental benefits created by the manufacture, distribution, and consumer use of products that are mass customized (MC) or produced "on-demand" and tailored to individual end-user preferences. ...
  • Sarkar, Mihir, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Music has been shown to form an essential part of the human experience-every known society engages in music. However, as universal as it may be, music has evolved into a variety of genres, peculiar to particular cultures. ...
  • Cheung, Kenneth Chun-Wai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Digital materials are comprised of a small number of types of discrete physical building blocks, which assemble to form constructions that meet the versatility and scalability of digital computation and communication ...
  • Lark, William, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Growing populations, increasing middle-class, and rapid urbanization - for today's urban dweller, all of these escalating factors continue to contribute to problems of excessive energy use, road congestion, pollution due ...
  • Martinez Villalpando, Ernesto Carlos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The loss of a limb is extremely debilitating. Unfortunately, today's assistive technologies are still far from providing fully functional artificial limb replacements. Although lower extremity prostheses are currently ...
  • Aharony, Nadav (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    A key challenge of data-driven social science is the gathering of high quality multi-dimensional datasets. A second challenge relates to the design and execution of social experiments in the real world that are as reliable ...
  • Lee, Kwan Hong, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    People have intertemporal biases towards choices that result in immediate gratification versus delayed rewards. The social context can accentuate or downplay preferences towards virtues or vices when making choices in the ...
  • Shen, Dawei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Information markets benefit the communities they serve by facilitating electronic distributed exchange of information. Further benefits include enhancing knowledge sharing, innovation, and productivity. This research ...
  • Chung, Jaewoo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    People can easily become mindless in their decision-making and become disengaged from their surroundings when their actions depend on information and guidance from an assistive technology. Research has shown how automated ...
  • Sun, Amy (Amy Teh-Yu) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Robotic vehicles walk on legs, roll on wheels, are pulled by tracks, pushed by propellers, lifted by wings, and steered by rudders. All of these systems share the common character of momentum transport across their surfaces. ...
  • Monroy-Hernández, Andrés (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This work describes a framework for the design and study of an online community of amateur creators. I focus on remixing as the lens to understand the contexts and processes of creative expression as it is fostered within ...
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