Computationally hard search and optimization problems are ubiquitous in science, engineering and business. Examples include drug design, protein folding, phylogeny reconstruction, hardware and software design, test generation and verification, planning, timetabling, scheduling and on and on. In rare cases, practical application-specific software exists, but most often development of successful methods requires hiring specialists, and often significant time and expense, to apply one or more
The goal of the proposed project is to develop a computational fluid dynamics model of the Davis hydro turbine, so that its performance can be assessed and improved before it becomes a commerically available product. A numerical implementation of the model will be used to estimate important characteristics of the turbine, such as its power coefficient, power quality, and average torque. The reliability of the mathematical model will be tested by comparing the numerical results to the experimental ones.
Developing efficient and effective evaluation strategies for measuring video game quality is an important open problem in today’s game industry. Standard methods within the industry rely on surveys and interviews to evaluate engagement of their games and to uncover design flaws. In this proposal, we investigate different types of methods that a game company can use to evaluate their games and uncover design flaws.
With the increasing presence of creative production, ranging from individual art practices to large-scale entertainment industries, it is of utmost importance to facilitate the development of sustainable arts networks not only to optimize creative output, but also to enrich the lives of local communities, and to provide for better]informed policymaking. The goals of the proposed research are: innovation in visual methodologies, and the support for creative work infrastructures through an interdisciplinary project, combining arts sociology, visual culture, geography, and media production.
Existing computer art programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, employ a colour manipulation and blending model based on the way different colours of light combine on a monitor. This is at odds with the realworld behaviour of paints, such as oils or acrylics, as studied by fine artists. Some research has been done on simulating paint blending and manipulation on the computer, but this work depends on powerful graphics hardware and specialized input devices.
This work can serve as the foundation of relative value strategies and portfolio sensitivity analysis. This project research on building a strategy for analyzing the sensitivity of mortgage backed securities (MBS) pool pricing to changes in financial market and underlying security characteristics, such as the property value of the underlying real estate. There is a large database including real estate property location, real estate price indices by region and property type, as well as mortgage security pool information.
This research is concerned with the ways in which the mental health counseling and support services providers in Vancouver are functioning. It aims to explore the possibilities of the implementation of a multicultural approach to mental health counselling and support services for the different immigrant groups in the Vancouver region.