This is the digital archive for PhD, professional doctorates and Masters (Research) theses from the University of Sydney

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  • Cast a cold eye on life, on death: the Remake: Medicalised Death in ICU 

    Davies, Fiona Hilary (University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Sydney College of the Arts, 2019-02-19)
    A medicalised death in an intensive care unit (ICU), a particular event in a particular site, is the starting point for this thesis. This specific event and the associated site, materials, processes, and critical definitions ...
  • Nacre-like Aluminium Alloy Composite Plates for Ballistic Impact Applications 

    Miao, Tingyi (University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies School of Civil Engineering, 2019-03-04)
    It is a major scientific challenge to develop the light-weight materials with high performance simultaneously in diverse applications ranging from civil engineering to defence. Numerical results for composite plates of ...
  • Bayesian Optimisation for Planning And Reinforcement Learning 

    Morere, Philippe (University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering School of Computer Science, 2019-01-31)
    This thesis addresses the problem of achieving efficient non-myopic decision making by explicitly balancing exploration and exploitation. Decision making, both in planning and reinforcement learning (RL), enables agents ...

    Pozzobon, Daniel (University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health School of Public Health Northern Clinical School, 2019-03-14)
    Musculoskeletal pain is a highly prevalent and disabling condition usually presenting with physical function loss and incurring substantial health care costs. The burden of musculoskeletal pain is expected to increase over ...
  • The collapse of Australian cold war policy: John Gorton’s management of the American-Australian alliance in a time of crisis 

    Mason-Jones, Andrew Nicoll (University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Department of History, 2019-06-26)
    Between 1968 and 1971 the Australian government, under the leadership of Prime Minister John Gorton, began to rethink its foreign and defence policy: from one that had as its central tenet a strong relationship with ‘great ...

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