Now showing items 521-540 of 1080

    • Kairoscope : coordinating time socially 

      Martin, Reed Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      If everyone says time is relative, why is it still so rigidly defined? There have been many attempts to address the issue of coordinating schedules, but each of these attempts runs into an issue of rigidity: in order to ...
    • Kaleido : individualistic visual interfaces for software development environments 

      Chang, Agnes, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Programming, especially programming in the context of art and design, is a process of reconciling and shifting between individual creative thought and rigid conceptual models of code. Despite advances of programming support ...
    • Kami : an anarchic approach to distributed computing 

      Mallett, Jacky, 1963- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      This thesis presents a distributed computing system, Kami, which provides support for applications running in an environment of heterogeneous workstations linked together by a high speed network. It enables users to easily ...
    • Kinetext : concrete-programming paradigm for animated typography 

      Chao, Chloe Ming-shu, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    • A kit-of-no-parts 

      Perner-Wilson, Hannah (Hannah Rosamonde) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      I demonstrate a new approach to building electronics that emphasizes the expressive qualities of diverse materials as well as the skill and creativity of the builder. I believe that a more insightful and skilled process ...
    • A knowledge-network model of scientific communities 

      Gonzalez Pinto, Jose Maria, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      The amount of information organizations possess now days is overwhelming and the need of being capable of extracting valuable knowledge from such large amount of information is imperative. This thesis presents a software ...
    • Konbit : bridging social, cultural, and political worlds by accelerating job growth and creation for the illiterate, disconnected workers 

      Elliott, Greg (Gregory Talcott) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Current employment technology typically relies on the concept of a CV or resume -a highly precise and constructed document. The creation of this document requires intricate knowledge of a process that is often opaque to ...
    • Kuafu--annotate and search for images on the Web 

      Xu, Zhonghui, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
    • Language & tools for context-aware biology 

      Fracchia, Charles (Charles Victor) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Current biological research workflows make use of disparate, poorly integrated systems that cause large mental burden on the scientist leading to mistakes on often long, complex and costly experimental procedures. The lack ...
    • A language-based approach to categorical analysis 

      Marlow, Cameron Alexander, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      With the digitization of media, computers can be employed to help us with the process of classification, both by learning from our behavior to perform the task for us and by exposing new ways for us to think about our ...
    • Large group musical interaction using disposable wireless motion sensors 

      Feldmeier, Mark Christopher, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      One of the difficulties in interactive music and entertainment is creating environments that reflect and react to the collective activity of groups with tens, hundreds, or even thousands of participants. Generating content ...
    • Layout understanding : a knowledge-based approach 

      Krishna, Bagepalli C. (Bagepalli Cheluva) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    • LearnAir : toward intelligent, personal air quality monitoring 

      Ramsay, David B. (David Bradford) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Air pollution is responsible for :1/8 of deaths around the world. While the importance of air quality has led to a boom in inexpensive air sensors, studies have shown that the status quo of sparse, fixed sensors cannot ...
    • Learning commonsense human-language descriptions from temporal and spatial sensor-network data 

      Morgan, Bo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Embedded-sensor platforms are advancing toward such sophistication that they can differentiate between subtle actions. For example, when placed in a wristwatch, such platforms can tell whether a person is shaking hands or ...
    • Learning discriminative models with incomplete data 

      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 ...
    • Learning force fields for limb control in character animation 

      Grimes, Matthew Koichi, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      This work applies vector-field-based limb control to physically simulated character animation. Vector fields of joint torques, defined over joint angle space, have been shown in the neuroscience literature to be able to ...
    • Learning hierarchical motif embeddings for protein engineering 

      Karydis, Thrasyvoulos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis lays the foundation for an integrated machine learning framework for the evolutionary analysis, search and design of proteins, based on a hierarchical decomposition of proteins into a set of functional motif ...
    • Learning in MarketPlace : economic objects to think with and talk about 

      Kimberly, Gregory Alan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Learning material for constructing environmental understanding 

      Echaniz Pellicer, Georgina, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      Environmental acknowledgement or awareness by itself does not necessarily implicate that people have understood the causes, effects and impact of environmental issues. Understanding and critically thinking about environmental ...
    • Learning plan networks in conversational video games 

      Orkin, Jeffrey David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      We look forward to a future where robots collaborate with humans in the home and workplace, and virtual agents collaborate with humans in games and training simulations. A representation of common ground for everyday ...