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A quantitative study of neuronal calcium signaling
Neurons have both a fast and slow mode of signaling. Fast signals are communicated by transmembrane voltage changes, while calcium levels within the cell communicate information on a much slower time scale. Calcium acts ...
Recovery of synaptic conductance and location using distal voltage measurements
This study introduces a new mathematical approach for determining synaptic location and synaptic conductance from distal voltage recordings. The ability to comprehend how synapses transmit information provides a better ...
Pseudospectral collocation methods for the direct transcription of optimal control problems
This thesis is concerned with the study of pseudospectral discretizations of optimal control problems governed by ordinary differential equations and with their application to the solution of the International Space Station ...
Software components for simulation and optimization
Explicit-time finite-difference approximations to the acoustic wave equation admit data parallelism, in which the problem domain (a grid) is sub-divided among several processors. Communication must take place between the ...
The effect of synaptic plasticity on spatial representation and navigation
Synaptic plasticity, or the change in weight of the connections between cells, is a key mechanism underlying the brain's spatial representation and navigation functions. Experimentalists have shown that grid cells in the ...
Modeling price dynamics on electronic stock exchanges with applications in developing automated trading strategies
This thesis develops models for accurate prediction of price changes on electronic stock exchanges by utilizing autoregressive and logistic methods. Prices on these electronic stock exchanges, also called ECNs, are solely ...