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Università della Svizzera italiana

Adolf Loos à Vienne, Paris et Prague : habiter l’Europe de l’entre-deux-guerres

Poulot, Cécile ; Hildebrand, Sonja (Dir.) ; Trautmann-Waller, Céline (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2021ARC001.

This thesis examines the second part of the career of the architect Adolf Loos (1870-1933) from the end of the First World War until 1933, and especially after his departure from Vienna in 1923. From the mid-1920’s onwards, Loos built, projected and published between France, Czechoslovakia and Austria. Our working hypothesis is that, far from being a period "in hollow" as historiography has...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Sensor-based recognition of engagement during work and learning activities

Di Lascio, Elena ; Santini, Silvia (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021INFO011.

Personal computing systems like e.g., laptop, smartphone, and smartwatches are nowadays ubiquitous in people's everyday life. People use such systems not only for communicating or searching for information, but also as digital companions, able to track and support their daily activities such as sleep, food intake, physical exercise and even work. Sensors embedded in personal computing systems...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Agents in superposition

Baumann, Veronika ; Brukner, Caslav (Dir.) ; Wolf, Stefan (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021INFO010.

The idea of agents in superposition is central to both encapsulated observers, i.e. Wigner’s-friend-type experiments, and correlations without definite causal order. An agent might be regarded as a thinking or computing entity that is able to perform operations on (other) quantum systems. In case of Wigner’s-friend setups, an agent’s ability to make predictions about other agents...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The construction of norms : examinations of norms for visual data practices in mediated public discourses

Venema, Rebecca ; Lobinger, Katharina (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021COM010.

Social norms as concepts of legitimate and appropriate action are basic elements of social coordination and essentially “communication phenomena” (Rimal & Lapinski, 2015, Lapinski & Rimal, 2005). They are negotiated, shaped, understood, learned, and maintained through communication, with mediated public discourses as central forums for the communication and negotiation of norms. Despite...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Essays in empirical finance

Garzoli, Matteo ; Plazzi, Alberto (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021ECO007.

I use empirical methods to forecast U.S. repeat-sales house price indices, to analyze Swiss long-run default rates and to investigate the role of country and industry effects on the downside risk of stock index returns.

Università della Svizzera italiana

Text mining for online mental health state and personality assessment

Ríssola, Esteban A. ; Crestani, Fabio (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021INFO009.

Advances on psycho-linguistics have evidenced that the ways in which people use words could act as a reliable source to assess a wide array of behaviours. Language use acts as an indicator of the individuals’ current mental state, personality and even personal values. In this thesis, we focus on language analysis to study two closely related processes which encompass integral components of...

Université de Fribourg

Ecoregional Governance: Transboundary Environmental Cooperation in the Carpatho-Danubian Area

Voyloshnikova, Daria ; Casasus, Gilbert (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2020.

The dissertation examines the contemporary environmental governance complex covering the transboundary area of the Carpathians and Danube with a focus on ecoregional approach. The strategic importance of these two geographical objects accounts for an intertwined system of varied institutions and initiatives contributing to addressing ecological challenges in the area through international...

Université de Fribourg

How Cognitive Factors Affect Sleep: the impact of manipulated intention, instruction, and pre-sleep arousal on sleep quality in healthy sleep

Combertaldi, Selina Ladina ; Rasch, Björn (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2021.

Sleep is important for health and well-being. Nevertheless, sleep is disturbed in about 20% of the population (e.g., by insomnia) with cognition (e.g., recurrent thoughts, rumination, or worry) making sleep harder. This dissertation therefore describes three cognitive models that illustrate the influence of cognition on sleep. The first model describes how negative cognitive activity leads...

Università della Svizzera italiana

La testualità del libro di geometria : didattica della matematica e analisi linguistico-argomentativa del testo scolastico

Canducci, Michele ; Rocci, Andrea (Dir.) ; Sbaragli, Silvia (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021COM007.

Numerosi studi nell’ambito della ricerca in didattica della matematica hanno ormai da tempo evidenziato come esistano profonde connessioni tra apprendimento della matematica e dimensione linguistica. La presente dissertazione si pone sulla scia di queste ricerche: partendo dal presupposto che una visione integrata tra le due discipline rappresenti un fecondo terreno di indagine, viene...