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A Bayesian hierarchical model for detecting associations between haplotypes and disease using unphased SNPs
(2008)This thesis addresses using haplotypes to detect disease predisposing chromosomal regions based on a Bayesian hierarchical model for casecontrol data. By utilizing the Stochastic Search Variable Selection (SSVS) procedure ... 
A behavioral approach to positive interpolation
(2005)We study interpolation by positive functions from a behavioural point of view. In particular, by considering the notion of mirror image data, the interpolation problem with passivity constraint is transformed into an ... 
A BranchandCut Method for Solving the Bilevel Clique Interdiction Problem
(20150420)I introduce an algorithm to solve the current formulation of the bilevel clique interdiction problem. Interdiction, a military term, describes the removal of enemy resources. The single level clique interdiction problem ... 
A Browserbased Program Execution Visualizer for Learning Interactive Programming in Python
(20150423)Good educational programming tools help students practice programming skills and build better understanding of basic concepts and logic. As Rice University started offering free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on the ... 
A calculation of the mean age of interstellar dust particles
(1989)This thesis aims to compute the mean age of interstellar dust particles using a sputtering and recycling model originally formulated by Liffman and Clayton. The ages of the particles are evaluated after a period of 6 ... 
A case study of collaborative writing with the computer
(1990)This study addresses the need for research which examines collaborative writing using computers. Its purpose was to identify, through observation and description, distinctive features of collaborative composing with a ... 
A case study of the June 45, 1991 magnetic storm using the Rice Convection Model
(2000)This dissertation presents one of the most comprehensive computer simulations to date of a geomagnetic storm. During the geomagnetic storm of June 45, 1991, five spacecraft took measurements of conditions within the inner ... 
A cashinadvance model of production
(1996)The concept of period length in the empirical application of cashinadvance (CIA) models is introduced. CIA models posit that individuals and firms hold cash to purchase goods over a period. However, there has been no ... 
A CAUSAL THEORY OF 'ABOUT'
(1987)Whenever we make a claim about a fictional entity, we seem to embroil ourselves in familiar problems of reference. This appearance is misleading, because what a sentence is about bears a greater resemblance to a Fregean ... 
A cell numbercounting factor regulates group size in Dictyostelium discoideum
(2002)Little is known about how a morphogenetic rearrangement of a tissue is effected by the individual cells. Starving Dictyostelium discoideum cells aggregate to form dendritic streams which then break up into groups of ∼2 ... 
A class of continuous functions and convergence criteria for their Fourier series
(1940)The present paper has a twofold purpose. First, to define a class of functions wider than the class of functions of ecart fini and to obtain sufficient conditions for the existence of functions of this class. Second, to ... 
A class of symmetric two dimensional logarithmic potentials
(1993)This thesis discusses the solution of an elliptical conductor problem in two dimensions. This problem can be easily solved in higher dimensions, but in two dimensions, the potential function is logarithmic near infinity. ... 
A closedloop model of the ovine cardiovascular system
(2003)The conscious sheep is an important large animal model for the study of human cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary system. In this study we develop a closedloop mathematical model of its cardiovascular system. A distributed ...