Search for dissertations about: "uncertainty"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 704 swedish dissertations containing the word uncertainty.

  1. 1. Dealing with uncertainty

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Jonas Clausen Mork; KTH.; [2012]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; safety factor; safety margin; uncertainty factor; uncertainty function; uncertainty; information; risk; risk assessment; risk management; epistemology; science; reasoning;

    Abstract : Uncertainty is, it seems, more or less constantly present in our lives. Even so, grasping the concept philosophically is far from trivial. In this doctoral thesis, uncertainty and its conceptual companion information are studied. Axiomatic analyses are provided and numerical measures suggested. READ MORE

  2. 2. Uncertainty in risk assessment : contents and modes of communication

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Rikard Levin; KTH.; [2005]
    Keywords : uncertainty; scientific uncertainty; characterization of uncertainty; decision-making under uncertainty; risk assessment; risk management; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : Assessments of chemical health risks are performed by scientific experts. Their intended use is as bases for decisions. This thesis tries to answer the questions of how uncertainty is, and should be, communicated in such risk assessments. The thesis consists of two articles and an introductory essay. READ MORE

  3. 3. Environmental Modelling : Learning from Uncertainty

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : John Juston; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; KTH.; [2012]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Geovetenskap; Earth sciences; Models; data; error; uncertainty; hydrology; soil carbon; wetlands; phosphorus;

    Abstract : Environmental models are important tools; however uncertainty is pervasive in the modeling process.   Current research has shown that under­standing and representing these uncertainties is critical when decisions are expected to be made from the modeling results. READ MORE

  4. 4. Is it safe? safety factor reasoning in policy-making under uncertainty

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Jonas Clausen Mork; KTH.; [2006]
    Keywords : safety factor; uncertainty factor; uncertainty function; uncertainty; rationality; policy; decision; science; risk; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the practice of using safety factors in decision-making under uncertainty, in particular in the areas of toxicology and civil engineering. The aim is to expose and clarify some of the philosophical issues surrounding the practice. READ MORE

  5. 5. Resource Allocation under Uncertainty : Applications in Mobile Communications

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Signaler och System

    Author : Mathias Johansson; Uppsala universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : Signalbehandling; resource allocation; uncertainty; probability theory as logic; scheduling; multiuser diversity; Jaynes; maximum entropy; Bayesian probability theory; Signalbehandling; TECHNOLOGY Information technology Signal processing; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Informationsteknik Signalbehandling; signalbehandling; Signal Processing;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with scheduling the use of resources, or allocating resources, so as to meet future demands for the entities produced by the resources. We consider applications in mobile communications such as scheduling users' transmissions so that the amount of transmitted information is maximized, and scenarios in the manufacturing industry where the task is to distribute work among production units so as to minimize the number of missed orders. READ MORE