Recent Submissions 

  1. Fog Prediction with Deep Neural Networks 

    Kipfer, Kevin (2017)
    Master Thesis
  2. Mikrosimulation von Shared Space auf Hauptverkehrsachsen 

    Schmid, Till (2018)
    The so called “free crossing area” (FCA) is one possible traffic regime to design a street according to the shared space-idea in Switzerland. By removing all zebra crossings, pedestrians are able to cross the street freely at any point, strengthening the interaction between traffic modes. FCAs have shown to work very well, particularly on traffic-oriented streets with high vehicle volumes. This street layout has only been used reluctantly ...
    Master Thesis
  3. Development of an Optimization Code for the Logistics of Spent Fuel Assembly Loading into Final Disposal Canisters 

    Vlassopoulos, Efstathios (2015)
    The loading of the nuclear Spent Fuel Assemblies (SFAs) produced in Switzerland into disposal canisters for their final emplacement into a deep geological repository have to be planned in advance. To limit the associated cost and the time duration of the corresponding surface facility, an optimization has to be applied to the aforementioned problem, since its solution cannot be found analytically. For this purpose, the National Cooperative ...
    Master Thesis
  4. Guidance, Navigation, Control and Mission Logic for Quadrotor Full-cycle Autonomy 

    Malyuta, Danylo (2018)
    Autonomous multirotor Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) are currently being actively developed for personal, commercial and military applications. Three of the most rapidly growing use cases are precision farming, environmental surveying and surveillance. These markets require full-cycle autonomous MAVs i.e. robots that can not only perform single-flight autonomous data collection but that can also automati- cally recharge so as to sustain ...
    Master Thesis
  5. Distributed Structured Prediction for 3D Image Segmentation 

    Wolff, Ruben (2015)
    Master Thesis
  6. More acceptance for power lines in Switzerland 

    Jullier, Joshu (2016)
    Grid expansion is necessary to reach the European and Swiss renewable energy and emission reduction targets, but project delays are a big problem. One major reason for the delays is the lack of acceptance for power line projects. We ask therefore the following overarching research question in the context of Switzerland: What factors influence the acceptance of affected stakeholders? Among these factors, the question about the disclosure ...
    Master Thesis
  7. Identifying topological states in matter 

    Gresch, Dominik (2015)
    The rise of topological insulators, semimetals and superconductors established the topology of the electronic band structure as a fundamental material property. Topological materials can realize exotic novel quantum states such as an integer quantum Hall state in the absence of an external magnetic field, quasiparticle states needed for topological quantum computing, and many more. The topological nature of these states makes them insensitive ...
    Master Thesis
  8. The Connection between the Madden-Julian Oscillation and European Weather Regimes and its Modulation by low frequency Forcings 

    Klaus, Seraina Tamara (2017)
    Progress in extended range numerical weather prediction for Europe relies on a correct representation of the large-scale midlatitude circulation which can be described by specific weather regimes for the Atlantic-European region. Therefore, it is important to understand their life cycles and identify processes that are responsible for their favoured occurrence, persistence or transition. Recent studies have shown that convectively active ...
    Master Thesis
  9. The influence of viral within-host evolution on transmission chain reconstruction: a simulation study. 

    Bosia, Francesco (2017)
    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a measurably evolving pathogen responsible for the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Since the within-host evolution timescale is faster than the between-host transmission one, phylogenetical information can be used to infer epidemiological parameters. One possible piece of information that was proposed to be embedded in the sequences sampled from the hosts of an epidemics is the ...
    Master Thesis
  10. Will Millennials as Pioneers in Cooperative Housing Define the new Affordable and Adequate Way of Living? 

    Xopapa, Myrto (2017)
    This research thesis is aimed to examine a new housing problem of the younger generation in Greece. They find themselves in a difficult position of earning insufficient incomes, or being unemployed and therefore not being able to have access to housing. Home ownership is not an option for them, due to heavy taxation that accompanies it and rental prices are still unaffordable for a big part of the population. In fact the ratio of income ...
    Master Thesis
  11. Design and Implementation of RDMA-based Database Operators 

    Willi, Roman A. (2017)
    In this thesis, we present a novel, extensible RDMA database operator interface — where RDMA is not simply the acronym for Remote Direct Memory Accesses – in addition it also stands for Reusable, Distributed MAin-memory database operator interface. The interface is designed and implemented for distributed query pipelines scaling up algorithms to many thousand cores. It provides the usability of SQL, combined with the expressiveness and ...
    Master Thesis
  12. Broad Discourse Context for Language Modeling 

    Torres Garcia, Moisés (2017)
    Recurrent neural network language models (RNNLM) have become a key element for state-of-the-art language modeling and are integral parts in a wide range of applications such as speech recognition or information retrieval systems. However, recent work has shown that the extent to which these models truly understand language remains unclear. In particular, the LAMBADA dataset consists of a collection of hard word prediction examples ...
    Master Thesis
  13. Value Type Support in a Just-in-Time Compiler 

    Hagedorn, Christian (2017)
    Master Thesis
  14. Solving Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems in Amorphous Materials 

    Accaputo, Giuseppe (2017)
    Amorphous solids, like metallic glasses exhibit an excess of states in the low frequency regime very close to the Boson peak, and the precise nature of these low frequency vibrations remains unclear. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the use of a polynomial filtered eigensolver for the computation and study of low frequency eigenmodes of a Hessian matrix located in a specific interval close to the Boson peak regime. A ...
    Master Thesis
  15. Beyond LCA: Development of a framework for product sustainability assessment in the context of a product's system environment 

    Schwarz, Isabel (2017)
    To this day Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the most widely adopted and conclusive tool for the assessment of product sustainability along its entire physical life cycle. However, LCA entails two major shortcomings: first, it exclusively assesses environmental sustainability impacts and therefore neglects the social and economic dimensions of sustainability. Secondly, it solely focuses on directly product-related processes and does not ...
    Master Thesis
  16. Genossenschaftlicher Wohnungsbau als Chance zur städtischen Innenentwicklung – Aktuelle Herausforderungen in Biel 

    Streit, Roman (2013)
    Im Rahmen der vorliegenden Arbeit wurde in einem ersten Teil die übergeordnete Rolle des genossenschaftlichen Wohnungsbaus in der Stossrichtung der Innenentwicklung charakterisiert. Die Übersicht zum genossenschaftlichen Wohnungsbau in der Schweiz hat dabei gezeigt, dass dieser tendenziell preisdämpfend, flächensparend und sozial integrativ auf die Wohnungsmärkte wirkt. Zudem konnte festgestellt werden, dass die gemeinnützigen ...
    Master Thesis
  17. Measures and Actions to Promote Sustainable Transportation in the Limmat Valley 

    Oloffson, Erik (2015)
    The current transportation system is unsustainable and in order to achieve a sustainable transportation system an integrated spatial and traffic planning is need. This thesis studies the relationship between spatial and traffic planning and the transportation mode choices. Trough land use – density, mixed land-use and street connectivity – up to one third of the transport mode choices can be explained. Traffic demand management influence ...
    Master Thesis
  18. Hinterland Port Development in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona 

    Acebillo, Pablo (2015)
    Port hinterland development is a concept based on supporting the infrastructures which ensure the efficient logistics supply chain between the port and its land area of influence. The main purpose of the research is to find strategies to improve the hinterland infrastructures of South European ports as to balance and decentralize the freight entrance in Europe. This premise is deployed in the metropolitan region of Barcelona where the ...
    Master Thesis

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