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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 ...
  • Governing through ‘neutrality’: A Poststructural Analysis of Risk Assessment in the NSW Juvenile Justice System 

    Yassine, Lobna (University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Sydney School of Education and Social Work, 2019-06-02)
    Internationally, the assessment of risk via the application of standardised assessment tools has become routine practice across criminal justice and penal systems. Ostensibly, risk assessment tools enable the prediction, ...
  • Diet, Immune Responses and Liver Cancer 

    Alipour Talesh, Ghazal (University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health Westmead Clinical School, 2018-09-24)
    Currently, therapeutic and preventive approaches across a variety of diseases have incorporated an immunological perspective. In particular, it is now well-established that the immune system modulates cancer growth. Likewise ...
  • 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 ...

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