• Approaches to Improving Data Quality in Municipal Solid Waste Management in New Zealand

      Michael-Agwuoke, Macbeda Uche (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Developments in Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) systems are dependent on socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental issues. The ability to assess and evaluate the level and nature of these relationships ...
    • Audio segmentation, classification and visualization

      Zhang, Xin (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This thesis presents a new approach to the visualization of audio files that simultaneously illustrates general audio properties and the component sounds that comprise a given input file. New audio segmentation and ...
    • A Context-based Groundwater Data Infrastructure

      Kmoch, Alexander (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Groundwater bodies are important and valuable natural resources. To better understand the hydrological state of the environment and groundwater dynamics, data sets and measurements need to be made available and accessible ...
    • Framework for Sentiment Classification for Morphologically Rich Languages: A Case Study for Sinhala

      Medagoda, Nishantha Priyanka Kumara (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis presents a framework for sentiment analysis for morphologically rich languages. Sentiment analysis is the domain of analysing and extracting people’s emotions, feelings, expressions, attitudes and experiences ...
    • Fuzzy Ontology Case-based Reasoning Approaches to Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease

      Huynh, Son Minh (Steve) (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. However, current widely used regression models are known to have a number of drawbacks, including prediction inaccuracy for individuals and for other ...
    • Hydrological Cycle Algorithm for Solving Optimisation Problems

      Wedyan, Ahmad (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This research proposes a new nature-inspired algorithm called the Hydrological Cycle Algorithm (HCA), which simulates the movement of water drops in the hydrological water cycle. In the HCA, a collection of artificial water ...
    • Identifying Polymorphic Malware Variants Using Biosequence Analysis Techniques

      Naidu, Vijay Jeevanantham (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Modern antivirus systems (AVSs) are not able to detect new polymorphic malware variants until they emerge, even when signatures of one or more variants belonging to a specific polymorphic malware family are known. Polymorphic ...
    • Leaf Wetness Duration Modelling Using Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System

      Abdullah, Fatthy Amir (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Recent computational innovations in horticulture are geared towards giving farmers reliable tools with which to predict disease before it happens. Such disease warning systems should enable farmers to take preventive ...
    • Learning to Program: The Development of Knowledge in Novice Programmers

      Kasto, Nadia (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This thesis presents a longitudinal study of novice programmers during their first year learning to program at university. The purpose of this research was to gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which novice programmers ...
    • Multi-metric prediction of software build outcomes

      Finlay, Jacquiline (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis details the design, implementation and evaluation of software prediction models designed to address some of the challenges associated with the identification and mitigation of the risks associated with a software ...