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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A Validation Study of Gearing and Musculoskeletal Performance in Simple Biological Systems through Theoretical and Experimental Methods, Jenna Marie Hopkins

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An Empirical Demonstration of the Probabilistic Upper Bound of the Adaptive Boosting Test Error, Paige Houston

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Structuring Statistical Tests for Validating Encryption: An Array-based Approach, Kevin Hoyt

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Spirituality & Young Adults Work Performance, Kirstijan Hrdzic

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Intelligent Lighting System for Health, Qunxi Huang

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Ecologically Inspired Metrics for Rare Earth Element Critical Material Systems, Berlyn Jo Hubler

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Features and Algorithms for Visual Parsing of Handwritten Mathematical Expressions, Lei Hu

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Development of a System Model for an Indirect Passive Solar Dryer with Experimental Validation, Samantha Huselstein

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Patient History Elicitation and Diagnostic Decision Making, Nicholas Iuliucci

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Advance Android PHAs/Malware Detection Techniques by Utilizing Signature Data, Behavioral Patterns and Machine Learning, Suyash Jadhav

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Prediction of the Frictional Characteristics of Halogen-Free Ionic Liquids in Elastohydrodynamic Point Contacts., Karthik Janardhanan

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Joint Source-Channel Coding Optimized On End-to-End Distortion for Multimedia Source, Ebrahim Jarvis

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Observing Behavior of Fluid Flow through Carbon Nanotube Arrays, Anna T. Jensen

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I, exist. Exhibition Identity Branding: Conveying the Doctrine of Existentialism, Xuan Jiang

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Characterization and Reduction of Noise in Manifold Representations of Hyperspectral Imagery, Can Jin

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Schroedinger Eigenmaps for Manifold Alignment of Multimodal Hyperspectral Images, Juan Emmanuel Johnson

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On Identification of Nonlinear Parameters in PDEs, Raphael Kahler

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Development of a Graduate Course on the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6, Venu Gopal Kakarla

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Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Over Open Microchannels With Tapered Manifold, Ankit Kalani

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Engineered Emitters for Improved Silicon Photovoltaics, Ronak A. Kamat

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A Study on Process, Strength and Microstructure Analysis of Low Temperature SnBi-Containing Solder Pastes Mixed with Lead-free Solder Balls, Sakthi Cibi Kannammal Palaniappan

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Phenotypic studies of pho13Δ in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Courtney Kellogg

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Development of a Voice-Controlled Human-Robot Interface, Warat Khaewratana

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Scottsville, Soheil Khosravinejad

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Applications of Renewal Theory to Pattern Analysis, Hallie L. Kleiner

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Heart Valve Mathematical Models, Paula Kolar

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Equipoise: An Animated Short Film About Positiveness and Negativity., Gung-Kai Koo

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A Metallomics Study on Protein function assignment Using ProMOL, Venkata Aditya Kovuri

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Low-Resource and Fast Elliptic Curve Implementations over Binary Edwards Curves, Brian Koziel

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Provisions of Maternity Leave in the Republic of Kosovo: Impact on Private Sector and Employment, Nida Krasniqi

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Harvesting a Sustainable Energy Future: Examining the effect of chemical composition on the electromechanical properties of polymer gel beads, Kaushik Kudtarkar

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The Case of Villa Benfica: Retrofitting a Multifamily Building in a Hot and Humid Climate For Energy Efficiency, Carolina Kuhner Camara dos Santos

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Learning Robust and Discriminative Manifold Representations for Pattern Recognition, Sriram Kumar

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Men in Vogue: A Visual Analysis of the Male Gender on American Vogue Covers, Connor Lamb

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Shallow Etch Recipe Design using DOE for Silicon Waveguides, Ankur Lamoria

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Directly comparing synthetic and real binary black hole coalescence sources with numerical solutions of Einstein’s equation, Jacob A. Lange

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Mechanical and Physical Characterization of Foams made of Gelatinized Starch and Pre-polymer Polyurethane, Baxter J. Lansing

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Development of Nanosphere Lithography for Semiconductor Device Applications, Xing Lei

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Partial Aborts for Transactions via First Class Continuations, Matthew Le

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Helios, Minh D. Le

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Developing a Measurement System to Assess Line Profile Retention in 3D Printing, Heng Li

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Mining Knowledge Bases for Question & Answers Websites, Eduardo Coelho de Lima

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Reconfigurable Model for RISC Processors, Thiago Pinheiro Felix da Silva e Lima

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Random Subspace Learning on Outlier Detection and Classification with Minimum Covariance Determinant Estimator, Bohan Liu

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A Study of Sintered Copper Porous Surfaces for Pool Boiling Enhancement, Felix Liu

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Sitting Cane Design: For Older People, Qi Liu

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Personalities of the Chinese Zodiac, Tang-Hsuan Liu

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Love Sip, Tianshu Liu

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Address, Xiao Li

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Evolutionary Weights for Random Subspace Learning, Andre Lobato Ramos

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Third Eye, Nadine Longmore

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The Uncanny Valley The Effect of Removing Blendshapes from Facial Animation, Ameya Lonkar

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DigiTabs: Share. Learn. Play, Alfredo Lopez

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Vital Construction, Shan Lu

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Clearance Analysis of 3D Printed Assemblies Using Fused Filament Extrusion, Kshitij Luthria

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Frequency Doubling of RF-Over-Fiber Signal Based on Mach Zehnder Modulator, Mohamed Maafa

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Modeling the Radar Return of Powerlines Using an Incremental Length Diffraction Coefficient Approach, Douglas Macdonald

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Scare Tactics, Tiago Martines, Gabriel Ortega, Karan Sahu, Lucas Pereira Vasconcelos, and Henrique Silva Chaltein de Almeida

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Augmented Reality HUDs: Warning Signs and Drivers’ Situation Awareness, Zachary McDonald

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The Analysis of Consumers’ Affective Responses to Brand Presentation, Awareness, and Loyalty: A Contemporary Development in Selecting Media Channels, Jessica F. McGinn

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Detection of Anomalous Vehicle Loading, Troy McKay

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Anomaly Detection Using Predictive Convolutional Long Short-Term Memory Units, Jefferson Ryan Medel

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Tribological Study of Textured Surfaces created using Modulation Assisted Machining for Steel-Aluminum Contact, Paarth Mehta

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Recovering Eleanor Roosevelt's Voice: The Exhibition of Prospects of Mankind, Kellie S. Menzies

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Identification of Hyperelastic Anisotropic Properties in Vascular Biomechanics Based on In-­‐ Vivo and In-­‐Vitro Measurements, Nikhil Meshram

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Modelling of Information Flow and Resource Utilization in the EDGE Distributed Web System, Bryan Thomas Meyers

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Circular economy and system thinking framework in design; Food system design, Mehrafza Mirzazad Barijugh

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KARMA: Design for Social Impact Toolkit, Vineet Mishra

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A New Model-Free Sliding Mode Control Method with Estimation of Control Input Error, Raul Mittmann Reis

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A Mathematical Formalization of Hierarchical Temporal Memory's Spatial Pooler for use in Machine Learning, James W. Mnatzaganian

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Candelaria Hot Dog, Alexander Montoya

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Live-Action and Animated Disney Films: An Analysis of Themes and Family Structures Over Time, Meghan Moran

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Limitation of Invasive Plant Colonization by Native Shrubs During Forested Wetland Restoration, Kaitlyn E. Moranz

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Re-thinking the Urban Form of Social Housing in Brazil: A Search for Urban Sustainability, Lis Moreira Cavalcante

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Discovery, Cloning, Expression, Purification, and Characterization of Phosphoglycolate Phosphatase from Staphylococcus aureus, Isreal Moreno

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Thesis Inquiry & Process: Something About Reality, Blayke Mackenzie Morrow

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Knowledge-based Decision Making for Simulating Cyber Attack Behaviors, Stephen Frank Moskal

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A Search Engine for Finding and Reusing Architecturally Significant Code, Ibrahim Jameel Mujhid

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Cyclotomic Polynomials in Ring-LWE Homomorphic Encryption Schemes, Tamalika Mukherjee

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Optical Flow and Deep Learning Based Approach to Visual Odometry, Peter M. Muller

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Augmentation of Experimental Design Using Statistical Power, Anil Nair

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Short-Term Retention of Location-Identity Bindings for Complex Objects, Alexander Nalbandian

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Electrical Double Layer Potential Distribution in Nanoporous Electrodes from Molecular Modeling and Classical Electrodynamics Analysis, Evan Marshall Ney

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A New Algorithm for Computing the Square Root of a Matrix, John Nichols

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Propagation of Sensor Noise in Navigation Equations and High Accuracy Dynamic Calibration of Sensors, Timothy A. Nichols

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Oral Hygiene System Design, Jianlin Nie

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Fusion of Mini-Deep Nets, Sai Prasad Nooka

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Implicating E. coli PAL in the pathogenesis of Gram-Negative sepsis, Bethany R. Novick

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Dilemma, Yeliz Okdem Ates

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Image Description using Deep Neural Networks, Ram Manohar Oruganti

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Technological, Policy, and Organizational Issues in the Response to Biological Emergency Incidents in the US Food Supply, Kristina J. Owens

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Reading Readers: Documenting Reader Response and Analyzing the Colored Illustrations found in the Cary Graphic Art Collection’s Copy of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Amanda Packard

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Viscoelastic Characterization and Effective Damping of a Carbon/Polyurethane Laminate, Niren Pallegonde Kumar

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A Thermosiphon Loop for High Heat Flux Removal using Flow Boiling of Ethanol in Open Microchannel Manifold (OMM) with Taper, Sanskar S. Panse

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Factors Affecting the Adoption of Production Digital Printing Technologies by Commercial Printers in India, Akshat Pardiwala

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A Modification and Application of Parametric Continuation Method to Variety of Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems in Applied Mechanics, Akshay Patil

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Implementing Partial Blind Estimation of Alamouti Space-Time Coding in Software-Defined Radios, Sai Gautham Peesapati

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Validating the Operating Window Concept for Robustness on a Circuit Board Stencil Printing Process, Wagner Pereira Romito

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Rectangle Visibility Numbers of Graphs, Eric Peterson

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Innovation Mining: A framework for identifying components worth innovating in a system, Srikanth Peyyeti