Recent Submissions

  • Where to next for our sinking city? Opinion piece in the Christchurch Press, 15th August 2014 

    Quigley, M.C.; Hughes, M.W. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
    OPINION: Associate Professor MARK QUIGLEY, from the University of Canterbury's department of geological sciences, and Dr MATTHEW HUGHES, from its department of civil and natural resources engineering, survey the changing ...
  • A Simulation Model to study the performance of the HDLC protocol. 

    McAuley, Bruce J. (1984)
    The aim of this project was to produce a Simula program that will model the ISO HDLC Asynchronous Balanced Mode (ABM) protocol. This program can be used firstly to provide a tool for performance evaluation of the HDLC ...
  • Queueing Models With Finite and Infinite Buffering Capacity : A Comparative Study 

    Anggawijaya, Hermin (University of Canterbury, 1991)
    Queueing theory offers a large variety of techniques that can be used in performance modelling of computer systems and data communication networks. The diversity of assumptions causes that the numerical results, obtained ...
  • Optimising hashing functions with genetic algorithms 

    Botting, Mark (University of Canterbury, 1991)
    Genetic algorithms (aka GA's) are a robust global search strategy that ignore local minima and irrelevant parameters, suitable for large search spaces. It is based on an analogy with natural evolution and survival of the ...
  • Mawd: A Collaborative Analysis Tool 

    Macfarlane, Justin Ray (University of Canterbury, 1995)
    Video analysis is a powerful tool for studying human interactions. Transcribing video footage into usable and understandable data is tedious and time consuming. This report gives an overview of evaluation in RCI and CSCW, ...
  • Ceramic tiling viewer 

    Burt, Landery (1996)
    Observing and interacting with multi-thread programs can be difficult for the programmer. Simple input/output (I/O) can become a nightmare when multiple threads read and write simultaneously. A solution would separate the ...
  • Identifying X-trees with few characters 

    Bordewich, M.; Semple, C.; Steel, M. (University of Canterbury, 2004)
    Previous work has shown the perhaps surprising result that, for any binary phylogenetic tree T, there is a set of four characters that define T. Here we deal with the general case, where T is an arbitrary X-tree. We show ...
  • Post Disaster Reconstruction Research: An Industry Update 

    Seville, E.; Myburgh, D.; Wilkinson, S. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2008)
    The Resilient Organisations research programme aims to improve the resilience of New Zealand organisations to major hazard events. Organisations manage, maintain and operate our infrastructure, create our economy and ...
  • Smart Grid in a New Zealand Context 

    Lapthorn, A. C. (University of Canterbury. Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012)
    The following report examines the Smart Grid in the context of New Zealand. It begins by developing a definition for what the Smart Grid actually by looking at various international organisations views. Defining the Smart ...
  • Barriers to Post Disaster Reconstruction: Report on Workshop 

    Le Masurier, J.; Seville, E. (Resilient OrganisationsUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2006)
    A workshop was held to identify the challenges and barriers to post-disaster reconstruction in New Zealand to help guide research under Objective 3 of the Resilient Organisations project. The workshop brought together ...
  • Resourcing the Canterbury Rebuild: Changes and Emerging Themes 

    Chang-Richards, A. Y.; Wilkinson, S.; Seville, E. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
    The second quarter of 2012 has seen a clearer plan for the recovery of Christchurch over the next few years. The targeted Government’s agenda involves a $5.5 billion 2012 Government Budget 1 and the creation of a new ...
  • Preliminary Results from Organisational Resilience and Recovery Study December 2010 

    Kachali, H.; Stevenson, J.; Whitman, Z.; Seville, E.; Vargo, J.; Wilson, T. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
    The Resilient Organisations Research Programme and the University of Canterbury are undertaking a longitudinal study to examine the resilience and recovery of organisations within the Canterbury region following the 4 ...
  • Reducing the Impact of Organisational Silos on Resilience: A Report on the impact of silos on resilience and how the impacts might be reduced 

    Fenwick, T.; Seville, E.; Brunsdon, D. (Resilient Organisations Research Report 2009/01University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2009)
    Organisations need to perform effectively if they are to meet societal goals and expectations. This is especially important when adverse events arise, whatever the cause. Silos are organisational units where there is a ...
  • Should waste management be considered a lifeline in New Zealand? 

    Brown, C.; Milke, M.; Seville, E. (Resilient OrganisationsUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
    Executive Summary Lifelines (also referred to as Critical Infrastructure) provide the essential services that support the life of our community. Maintaining provision of these services in an emergency response situation ...
  • Closure: Detailing of plastic hinges in seismic design of concrete structures 

    Dhakal, R.P.; Fenwick, R.C. (American Concrete InstituteUniversity of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2009)
  • Summary of Learnings from the 4th International I-REC Conference: Building Resilience - Achieving Effective Post-Disaster Reconstruction 

    Myburgh, D.; Seville, E.; Wilkinson, S. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2008)
    In April 2008, the Resilient Organisations Research Programme hosted the 4th International i-Rec conference on post-disaster reconstruction in Christchurch, New Zealand. Papers presented at the Conference were wide-ranging, ...
  • Constructing Structural VAR Models with Conditional Independence Graphs 

    Oxley, L.; Reale, M.; Tunnicliffe Wilson, G. (Department of EconomicsUniversity of Canterbury. Economics.University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2008)
    In this paper graphical modelling is used to select a sparse structure for a multivariate time series model of New Zealand interest rates. In particular, we consider a recursive structural vector autoregressions that can ...
  • Some new approaches to forecasting the price of electricity: a study of Californian market 

    Mendes, E.F.; Oxley, L.; Reale, M. (Department of EconomicsUniversity of Canterbury. Economics.University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2008)
    In this paper we consider the forecasting performance of a range of semi- and nonparametric methods applied to high frequency electricity price data. Electricity price time-series data tend to be highly seasonal, mean ...
  • Long memory or shifting means? A new approach and application to realised volatility 

    Rea, W.; Oxley, L.; Reale, M.; Mendes, E. (Department of Economics and FinanceUniversity of Canterbury. Economics.University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2008)
    It is now recognised that long memory and structural change can be confused because the statistical properties of times series of lengths typical of financial and econometric series are similar for both models. We propose ...
  • A New Procedure to Test for H Self-Similarity 

    Rea, W.; Price, C.; Oxley, L.; Reale, M. (College of Business and Economics, University of CanterburyUniversity of Canterbury. Economics.University of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics., 2008)
    It is now recognized that long memory and structural change can be confused because the statistical properties of times series of lengths typical of many financial and economic series are similar for both models. We propose ...

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