Browsing by Subject "Entropy"
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Bid markup selection using artificial neural networks and an entropy metric
(2010)The purpose of the paper is to perform bid markup optimisation through the use of artificial neural networks (ANN) and a metric of the selected bid markup's derived entropy. The scope is to provide an alternative, ...

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A bidunbalancing method for lowering a contractor's financial risk
(2008)A method is presented for unbalancing bids and optimizing the allocation of overall project profits to individual activities by considering the financial parameters of a project (bid markup and projected cash flow), in ...

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Capacity of the class of MIMO channels with incomplete CDI  Properties of mutual information for a class of channels
(2009)This paper is concerned with multipleinput multipleoutput (MIMO) wireless channel capacity, when the probability distribution of the channel matrix p(H) is not completely known to the transmitter and the receiver. The ...

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Characterization of the Optimal Disturbance Attenuation for Nonlinear Stochastic Uncertain Systems
(2003)This paper is concerned with an abstract formulation of stochastic optimal control systems, in which uncertainty is described by a relative entropy constraint between the nominal measure and the uncertain measure, while ...

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Disorder considerations in resourceconstrained scheduling
(2009)A method is presented for allocating resources to construction activities and for scheduling construction projects under resource constraints by considering the effects that such resource limitations may have on the tendency ...

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Disorder considerations in resourceconstrained scheduling
A method is presented for allocating resources to construction activities and for scheduling construction projects under resource constraints by considering the effects that such resource limitations may have on the tendency ...

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EntropyBased Heuristic for ResourceConstrained Project Scheduling
(2016)A heuristic is presented for the resourceconstrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP), based on maximizing the entropy of the project's resource histogram. The proposed RCPSP algorithm makes use of the general theory ...

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Entropybased scheduling of resourceconstrained construction projects
(2009)A method is presented for resource allocation and scheduling of resourceconstrained projects by use of a measure of the projects' entropy. The entropy, as a measure of the degree of disorder in a system, is an indicator ...

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Entropybased scheduling of resourceconstrained construction projects
(2009)A method is presented for resource allocation and scheduling of resourceconstrained projects by use of a measure of the projects' entropy. The entropy, as a measure of the degree of disorder in a system, is an indicator ...

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EntropyBased Sensor Placement Optimization for Waterloss Detection in Water Distribution Networks
(2013)The work presented herein addresses the problem of sensor placement optimization in urban water distribution networks by use of an entropybased approach, for the purpose of efficient and economically viable waterloss ...

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Large eddy simulation of thermocline flow phenomena and mixing during discharging of an initially homogeneous or stratified storage tank
(2014)This study investigates numerically the flow phenomena developing in the discharging process of a rectangular water tank used for thermal energy storage and how these affect the thermal mixing and the associated energy ...

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Minimizing outage probability for a class of MIMO channels
(2009)In this paper we investigate the outage probability of MultipleInput MultipleOutput (MIMO) channels, when the probability distribution of the channel gains is not completely known to the transmitter and receiver. The ...

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Minimum relative entropy criterion for damage detection and location
(2007)Relative entropy has been employed, as an alternative to other regularization methods, in solving illconditioned linear inverse problems. Damage detection when treated as structural modification imparted by the damage ...

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Minimum relative entropy criterion for damage detection and location
(2007)Relative entropy has been employed, as an alternative to other regularization methods, in solving illconditioned linear inverse problems. Damage detection when treated as structural modification imparted by the damage ...

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Minimum relative entropy criterion for damage detection and location
(2007)Relative entropy has been employed, as an alternative to other regularization methods, in solving illconditioned linear inverse problems. Damage detection when treated as structural modification imparted by the damage ...

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Numerical simulations of constantinflux gravity currents in confined spaces: Application to thermal storage tanks
(2016)This study uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to investigate numerically the flow phenomena in the intrusion region of a thermal storage water tank during discharge. The early times of the discharging process have ...

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Optimization of nonlinear stochastic uncertain relaxed controlled systems: Entropy rate functional and robustness
(Affiliation: Sch. of Info. Technol. and Eng., University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K1N 6N5, CanadaAffiliation: Sch. of Info. Technol. and Eng., University of Ottawa, 161 Louis Pasteur, A519, Ottawa, Ont. K1N 6N5, CanadaAffiliation: Electrical Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Avenue, Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Avenue, Nicosia, CyprusCorrespondence Address: Rezaei, F.Sch. of Info. Technol. and Eng., University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K1N 6N5, Canadaemail: frezaei@site.uottawa.ca, 2004)This paper is concerned with nonlinear stochastic uncertain relaxed controlled difussions, in which the payoff is described by the relative entropy between the nominal measure and the uncertain measure, when the uncertain ...

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Optimization of nonlinear stochastic uncertain relaxed controlled systems: Entropy rate functional and robustness
(Affiliation: Sch. of Info. Technol. and Eng., University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K1N 6N5, CanadaAffiliation: Sch. of Info. Technol. and Eng., University of Ottawa, 161 Louis Pasteur, A519, Ottawa, Ont. K1N 6N5, CanadaAffiliation: Electrical Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Avenue, Nicosia, CyprusAffiliation: Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Avenue, Nicosia, CyprusCorrespondence Address: Rezaei, F.Sch. of Info. Technol. and Eng., University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K1N 6N5, Canadaemail: frezaei@site.uottawa.ca, 2004)This paper is concerned with nonlinear stochastic uncertain relaxed controlled difussions, in which the payoff is described by the relative entropy between the nominal measure and the uncertain measure, when the uncertain ...

Conference Object
Optimization of nonlinear stochastic uncertain relaxed controlled systems: Entropy rate functional and robustness
(2004)This paper is concerned with nonlinear stochastic uncertain relaxed controlled difussions, in which the payoff is described by the relative entropy between the nominal measure and the uncertain measure, when the uncertain ...

Conference Object
Optimization of Stochastic Uncertain Systems: Large Deviations and Robustness
(2003)This paper is concerned with an abstract formulation of stochastic uncertain control systems, in which the payoff is described by the relative entropy between the nominal measure and the uncertain measure, while the ...