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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Android Malware Detection Using Category-Based Machine Learning Classifiers, Huda Ali Alatwi

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Extreme Contrast Enchantment of an All-Optical AND Gate, Saif Al Graiti

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Examining the Differences in After-Sale Service Quality Perceptions between Managers and Customers in the Automobile Industry and Their Impact on Customer Satisfaction, Mohamed Al Hammadi

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Exploring TripAdvisor Online Reviews: The Case of George Eastman Museum, Mussab Aljahdali

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An Adaptive Algorithm for Range Queries in Differential Privacy, Asma Alnemari

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Implementation of the Array-based Approach for the Evaluation of Randomness of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Hanadi Yahia Alomari

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Drivers of Hotel Employee Motivation, Satisfaction and Engagement in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Alqusayer

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An Analysis of Saudis International Pleasure and Leisure Travel Behavior, Fawaz Alreshaidan

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Interracial Advertising: A Comparative Analysis on YouTube Comments on a Controversial Interracial Commercial, Jeannine Alsous

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Effects of using iPad on First Grade Students' Achievements in Arabic Language Classes In Saudi Arabia, Jawaher Alsulami

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An evaluation of the silicon spectral range for determination of nutrient content of grape vines, Grant W.F. Anderson

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Validating Color Doppler Ultrasound Performance Via A Quantitative Comparison with Particle Image Velocimetry, Allan Alexander Andranikian

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Sketchy, Matt Ansini

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MATLAB System Simulation: Solar-Dehumidification for low Volume Water Production in Remote Regions, Daniel Appiah-Mensah

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The Realization and Study of Optical Wings, Alexandra Brae Artusio-Glimpse

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Developing a Prototype System for Syndromic Surveillance and Visualization Using Social Media Data., Anup Aryal

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An Artificial Neural Networks based Temperature Prediction Framework for Network-on-Chip based Multicore Platform, Sandeep Aswath Narayana

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visualization of mind: visual exploration of brain activity, Bilegsaikhan Baasanjav

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Determining the Impact of Latitude on Parturition Timing in Captive North American River Otters: A Statistical Analysis of AZA Studbook Records, Jordan I. Bailey

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The Quality Attribute Design Strategy for a Social Network Data Analysis System, Ziyi Bai

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Deadly Pleasure, Chunhui Bao

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Computational analysis in vivo p53 binding sites in the context of chromatin and repeat regions, Feifei Bao

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Perception of Software Employees towards Human Resource Development Roles, Functions, and Professionals, Bhagyashree Barhate

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Reconstructed Memories, Emily Bellinger

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Analyses of amber mutants of Salmonella phage SPN3US, Andrea Denisse Benítez Quintana

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Alleviating Traffic Congestion in Prishtina, Begatim Berisha

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A Proposed Imaging System to Spatially and Temporally Monitor Unburned Hydrocarbons in Jet Engine Exhaust, Emily E. Berkson

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Xenon Flash Lamp Annealing for Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicon TFTs, Karthik Bhadrachalam

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Sense3, Armaan Bhargava, Bruno Rocha, Lakshminarayanan Vijayaraghavan, Meith Jhaveri, Mrinal Jain, and Srinivasan Thiagarajan

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Influence of Flexibility on Work Life Balance, Nikolina Birimisa

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Voguing Gender: How American Vogue Represented and Constructed Women’s Roles from 1965-1974, Jenna Bossert

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Online Novelty Detection System: One-Class Classification of Systemic Operation, Ryan M. Bowen

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The Effect(s) of Media on the National Football League, Christian J. Bunce

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The Role of Economic Zones and their Potential to Attract Diaspora Investment in Kosovo, Milot Burani

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Characterizing the Transient Profile Shapes and Deposition Patterns of Desiccating Colloidal Droplets, Collin Taylor Burkhart

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Condensed Living in Emergency Situations: Creating a Sense of Comfort and Safety Through Design, Alexandra Bush

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Criticality of Byproduct Materials: Assessing Supply Risk, Environmental Impact, and Strategic Policy Response for Tellurium, Michele L. Bustamante

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Biomimicry: A Source for Architectural Innovation in Existing Buildings, Thomas Button

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Identifying the Presence of Known Vulnerabilities in the Versions of a Software Project, Craig Cabrey

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More Wobble: Daniel Dennett's Elbow Room Unscrambled, Patsy Cadareanu

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Sensationalism in Newspapers: A Look at The Reporter and Amandala in Belize 2010 – 2014, Deseree L.P. Cain-Arzu

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A Comparative Study of Twitter Sentiment Analysis Methods for Live Applications, Angel Cambero

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Eba Playful Experiences, Lara Cardoso Goulart

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Process capability for a complete electronic product assembly, Flavia Carvalho Resende

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Hierarchical Decomposition of Large Deep Networks, Sumanth Chennupati

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Detection in Aerial Images Using Spatial Transformer Networks, Daniel Chianucci

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Characterization of a Low-Cost Millinewton Force Sensor for Ionic Polymer Metal Composite Actuators, John Chiu

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A Practical Application of Wave-Pipelining Theory on a Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation Coder-Decoder Design, Patrick Chiu

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LibDetector: Version Identification of Libraries in Android Applications, Zhihao Mike Chi

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Get Pretty, Hye Sook Choi

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Web of Life, Zhenwei Chu

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Tribological Study of High Performance Bio-Lubricants Enhanced with Ionic Liquids for Use in Wind Turbines, Edward Cigno

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Appraisal and Deaccession: A Case Study with the Mark Ellingson Collection, Heather Clarke

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Investigating the Role of Anaerobic Bacteria in Colorectal Carcinoma, Oluwadara Coker

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Robust Algorithms for Unattended Monitoring of Cardiovascular Health, Nicholas J. Conn

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Accounting for the Language Variance in Executive Function, Jessica Contreras

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Enhanced Metal Contacts to Carbon Nanotube Networks through Chemical and Physical Modification, Nathanael David Cox

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From Information Cascade to Knowledge Transfer:Predictive Analyses on Social Networks, Biru Cui

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Separators in High-Genus Near-Planar Graphs, Juraj Culak

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The Busk Below, Kenton Cummings

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Investigating Visual Differences Between Japanese and American Animation, Boyao Dai

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Performance and Degradation Analysis of Operating PV Systems, Felipe Da Silva Freire

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Toward Establishing a Catalog of Security Architecture Weaknesses, Joanna Cecilia da Silva Santos

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Factors Influencing Long-Term Adoption of Wearable Activity Trackers, Alessandra Regina David Brandao

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Team Igniter: an adaptive toolkit to guide and leverage collaboration in teams seeking to problem-solve and innovate, Vinicius De Andrade Romualdo

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Music Uses and Gratifications Among Youth, Karen De la Rosa Herrera

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Oh Deer! Analyzing the Impact of RIT Expansion and Development on White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus) and Vehicle Collisions from 1993-2014, Gina De Naples

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A Methodology to Quantify Cumulative Damage Function (CDF) for Integration Into an Object-Oriented Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Devdatta Deo

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Posthaste, Carolyn Depp

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Introducing Design for Six Sigma’s DMADV Methodology to the Packaging Industry, Sumeet Deshpande

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Performance of a Powered Simple Rimless-Wheel across Level Ground, Samket Kumarpal Dhami

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Vertourist: Providing accuracy in language translations, using an online workforce, Shubhneek Dhillon

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OneMile: An Interactive Journey to Wellness for Those with Chronic Illness, Keli M. DiRisio

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Structure-Constrained Basis Pursuit for Compressively Sensing Speech, Miguel Dominguez

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Not a Prediction of the Future: Believable Sci-fi Character Design Based on Present Day Technology, Kun Dong

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Spectral Target Detecting Using Schroedinger Eigenmaps, Leidy P. Dorado-Munoz

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Forms and Relationships Inspired by the Natural World, George Dubinsky

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Down, Down, Baby, Ciara M. Duffy

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Characterization of Grid Contacts for n-Si Emitter Solar Cells, Kavya Sree Duggimpudi

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Remote Access and Computerized User Control of Robotic Micromanipulators, Ryan M. Dunn

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Snakes in the Nest, Shane Durgee

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A Temporally Coherent Neural Algorithm for Artistic Style Transfer, Michael Dushkoff

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Sustainable Management of Food Supply-Chain Resources in New York State, Jacqueline H. Ebner

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Towards Natural Human Control and Navigation of Autonomous Wheelchairs, Samuel Echefu

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Engineering SiO2 Passivated Indium-Gallium-Zinc-Oxide TFTs for Improvement in Channel Control, Nicholas R. Edwards

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Bioclimatic Design for Global Projects: The Case of Maranatha One-Day Church, Cibele Eller Rodrigues

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Cohousing in the Flower City: A Carbon Capture Design, Samuel Elliot

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Graph-based Data Modeling and Analysis for Data Fusion in Remote Sensing, Lei Fan

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Pinups and Pinball: The Sexualized Female Image in Pinball Artwork, Melissa A. Fanton

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Survival of Various Pathogenic Microorganisms in Surface Waters and Sediments in Western New York, Lorne Farovitch

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Scent of Geranium, Naghmeh Farzaneh

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Killing Two Birds with One Stone: The Concurrent Development of the Novel Alignment Free Tree Building Method, Scrawkov-Phy, and the Extensible Phyloinformatics Utility, EMU-Phy., J. Nick Fisk

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Trail of a Swarm, Cory Fitzgerald

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Visualization of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders, Tim Fitzgerald

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Development of a Data Management System for Grape Breeding Programs, Connor Fortin

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Wireless 60 GHz Rack to Rack Communication in a Data Center Environment, Avery John Francois

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Implementation of an Object-Oriented Life Cycle Assessment Framework Using Functional Analysis and Systems Engineering Principles, Shantanu Avinash Gadre

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Possible Past Hybridization Among Desmognathus ochrophaeus in Canadice Lake: An Ecological Survey Exploring Desmognathine Salamanders and the Competitive Exclusion Hypothesis in the Western Finger Lakes of New York State, Aisha L. Gadson

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Isolation of Pharmaceutical-Degrading Bacteria from Lake Sediments Associated with Wastewater Effluents, Noreen Anne Gallagher

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Identifying the Potential Environmental Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials, Therese Garvey