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  • Bayesian inference for short term traffic forecasting 

    Mai, Tiep K. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Computer Science & Statistics, 2013)
    In intelligent transport systems, short term traffic forecasting is one of the most important problems, reflecting the network state in the near future and feeding information to other application modules. Even though ...
  • Bayesian kernel classification for high dimensional data with variable selection 

    Domijan, Katarina (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Computer Science & Statistics, 2009)
    High dimensional data sets, where the dimension of the measurements exceeds the number of samples, arise in many application domains. In particular, the development of genomic and proteomic technologies in the last decade ...
  • Bayesian methods for evidence synthesis and decision making in Health Technology Assessments 

    Schmitz, Susanne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Computer Science & Statistics, 2013)
    In this thesis statistical methodologies to improve reimbursement decisions in healthcare are developed. The allocation of healthcare resources is a very topical issue in the current economic climate. Given a limited ...
  • Bayesian modelling and analysis of utility-based maintenance for repairable systems 

    Zhou, Shuaiwei (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Computer Science & Statistics, 2017)
    This thesis focuses on modelling and inference for maintenance systems for the purpose of utility optimisation. Providing standardised notation throughout, we first demonstrate the motivation for investigating the problem ...
  • Bayesian modelling of short fatigue crack growth and coalescence 

    Walsh, Cathal Dominic (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Computer Science & Statistics, 2000)
    Failure of metal structures is caused by cracks appearing and growing in the material until the strength of the structure is compromised. The way in which such cracks grow in metal has been researched extensively; the great ...
  • BeanBag: An Extensible Framework for Describing, Storing and Querying Components 

    O'Reilly, Caroline (Trinity College Dublin. Department of Computer Science, 1999-09)
    When it became obvious that Object Oriented software applications were falling short of their promise of significant software reuse, the software industry began to look at another solution. Hence the interest in Component ...
  • Beauty as a matter of course : the representation of the heroine in the novels of Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot 

    Curtin, Antoinette (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2010)
    This thesis analyses the development of the convention of the beautiful heroine in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novel. The period inherited a profoundly dichotomised conception of beauty, beauty as a ...
  • Beckett and French, 1906-1946: A Study 

    STACEY, STEPHEN (Trinity College Dublin. School of English. Discipline of English, 2018)
    This thesis constitutes a study of Samuel Beckett and French during the years 1906-1946, covering that period from his earliest exposure to the French language up to the moment of his post-War linguistic turn . Adopting ...
  • Becoming a teacher of Irish : the evolution of beliefs, attitudes and role of perceptions 

    Dunne, Claire Marie (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies, 2015)
    The aim of the present study is to explore the process of becoming a primary level teacher of Irish, the official yet minority language in Ireland. Since all primary level teachers must teach Irish, becoming a primary ...
  • Before George Eliot : Marian Evans and the mid-Victorian periodical press 

    Dillane, Fionnuala (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2004)
    Before she became 'George Eliot,' Marian Evans worked for over ten years in the periodical press. This thesis clarifies the nature and the significance of that work from 1846-1857. Dismissed in critical and biographical ...
  • Behavioural equivalences for web services 

    Bernardi, Giovanni (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Computer Science & Statistics, 2013)
    This thesis is a foundational and systematic investigation of the principles which ensure that a piece of communicating software can be replaced by another piece of communicating software, without hindering the operations ...
  • Behavioural reactivity and ensuing temperamental traits in young thoroughbred racehorses (Equus caballus) 

    McGee, Sieglinde (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Psychology, 2005)
    This thesis is the culmination of a four-year research project carried out through the Department of Psychology in the University of Dublin, Trinity College and in which behavioural reactivity and ensuing temperamental ...
  • Behind their eyes : identity in the work of Li-Young Lee and Suji Kwock Kim 

    Hand, Meadhbh (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of English, 2014)
    The introduction to this study outlines the theoretical framework for comparing the work of Li-Young Lee and Suji Kwock Kim. Using Walter Mignolo's theories about "border thinking," which he outlined in Local Histories/Global ...
  • Benthic habitat mapping in the southern Irish Sea 

    McBreen, Fionnuala (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Zoology, 2010)
    Habitat mapping is an extremely important area in marine science. Before we can conserve areas or consider the potential impacts of industries such as fishing, aggregates, windfarms and wave or tidal turbines, we first ...
  • Bereavement and people with intellectual disabilities 

    Dodd, Philip Charles (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Psychiatry, 2007)
    For most people, the loss of a loved one is a tragedy unequalled by any other. It affects every family and raises policy and logistic issues for the health and social service agencies of every community. Currently, people ...
  • Beta₂-adrenoceptor modulation of the inflammatory response induced by thrombin and amyloid-beta in glial cells 

    Kilroy, Dana (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Physiology, 2010)
    Thrombin is a blood protein that leaks into the brain parenchyma when the blood- brain barrier is damaged, and has been implicated in the neuropathology associated with stroke, traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s disease ...
  • Beta₂-adrenoceptors as modulators of glial immune function 

    Ryan, Karen M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Physiology, 2009)
    The endogenous anti-inflammatory and neurotrophic effects of noradrenahne are mediated by β2-adrenoceptors on astrocytes and microglia in the central nervous system (CNS). Notably, clinical studies demonstrate that ...
  • Beyond corporate incapacity, or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the ultra vires doctrine 

    Connolly, Niamh Áine (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Law, 2009)
    The research contained in this thesis was conducted by employing the conventional techniques of academic legal research, drawing on a variety of primary and secondary legal materials. The law governing the principal topics ...
  • Beyond immanence : a buddhological observing of grace 

    O'Grady, John (Irish School of Ecumenics, 2010)
    In this thesis I engage with the imaginative constructions of the world as offered by Buddhism and Christianity. I do this from a theologian's perspective, with grace as the focal lens. In dialogue with Buddhists the ...
  • Beyond the 'Gothic' : Havergal Brian and his orchestral music of the 1930s 

    O'Leary, Martin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Music, 2004)
    This thesis presents the most detailed study yet of the music of the English composer William Havergal Brian (1876-1972). It concentrates on the orchestral music written in a single decade — the 1930s — at a time when he ...