Robert Van Dam

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Microfluidic devices developed in the early 1990s were fabricated from silicon and glass using photolithography and etching techniques. 1,2 These processes were costly, required clean-room conditions , were labor intensive, and posed several disadvantages from a materials standpoint. For these reasons, soft materials have emerged as excellent alternatives(More)
and the values they have taught, and for instilling in me a drive to " do my best " in whatever I choose to do. iv Acknowledgements This work would not have been possible without the help and support of many individuals. the opportunity to work in an exciting multidisciplinary lab on a variety of interesting projects. The past several years have enabled me(More)
ADtrees, a data structure useful for caching sufficient statistics, have been successfully adapted to grow lazily when memory is limited and to update sequentially with an incrementally updated dataset. For low arity symbolic features, ADtrees trade a slight increase in query time for a reduction in overall tree size. Unfortunately, for high arity features,(More)
The ADtree, a data structure useful for caching sufficient statistics, has been successfully adapted to grow lazily when memory is limited and to update sequentially with an incrementally updated dataset. However, even these modified forms of the ADtree still exhibit inefficiencies in terms of both space usage and query time, particularly on datasets with(More)
The control of invasive mammals is a key challenge for conservation biologists and management practitioners, particularly in locations with a high risk of re-invasion. Here, we tested whether sympatric populations of invasive mammal species could be suppressed simultaneously using self-resetting traps and toxicant-free baits. We used binomial GLM models to(More)
This thesis has been read by each member of the following graduate committee and by majority vote has been found to be satisfactory. As chair of the candidate's graduate committee, I have read the thesis of Robert Van Dam in its final form and have found that (1) its format, citations, and bibliographical style are consistent and acceptable and fulfill(More)
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