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  • Jaime Palmer-Hague, PhD Defence, Psychology
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    September 22, 2014
    Thesis Title: Offspring Sex, Dominance, and Mating Behavior: Examining Evolutionary Mechanisms in Men and Women Chair: Dr. Rachel Fouladi Committee: Dr. Neil Watson, Senior Supervisor Dr. Mario Liotti Dr. Tanya Broesch Dr. George Alder Internal Examiner: Dr. Charles Crawford, Department of Psychology External Examiner: Dr. Catherine Salmon, University of Redlands
  • Bai Yu, MSc Thesis Defence, Computing Science
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    September 22, 2014
    M.SC. THESIS DEFENCE Bai Yu B.Eng, Computer Science, Zhejiang University, China, 2011 Monday, September 22 nd , 2014 11:00 a.m. TASC1 9204 West Title HASH BASED CACHING MECHANISM FOR WEB-OLAP Abstract In recent years, the advent of client-side data caching techniques has brought significant performance improvement in highly interactive web applications. In this thesis, we focus on the client-side data caching in the web-based OLAP system. Previous work or methods cannot handle arbitrary shapes of the cached data. Therefore, we propose a hash based caching mechanism that can solve this problem. Also, we come up with the idea of downloading the inflated sub-cubes in background. By combining this idea with our hash based caching mechanism, we can not only serve the users at the very first time, but also provide high performance for the subsequent cross-tab or drill-down operations by utilizing the cached inflated sub-cubes. Our result shows that this new method has great performance improvement compared with the previous method and when the size of the inflated sub-cubes is not so large, our mechanism also outperforms the no-cache one. M.Sc. Examining Committee: Dr. Wo-Shun Luk, Senior Supervisor Dr. Jian Pei, Supervisor Dr. Ke Wang, Examiner Dr. Arrvindh Shriraman, Chair
  • Kevin Wells, PhD Education Thesis Examination
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    September 23, 2014
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  • Become a Philosophers' Café Moderator September 16, 2014
    The Philosophers' Café is growing their pool of SFU-based moderators and would like to extend this opportunity to graduate students at SFU. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in community engagement while developing skills in public dialogue.

  • External Award: United Nations University International Institute for Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship September 15, 2014
    The UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) in Kuala Lumpur is now accepting applications for its 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme. Applications from qualified candidates from all countries are welcome; women and applicants from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply. The deadline for application submissions is October 31, 2014.