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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Hydrogen: A Framework for Analyzing Software Revision Histories, Shannon D. Pattison

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AURA: Social Impacts of Everyday Objects, Bijal Patwa

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Evolution through Creating Unique Value Proposition: The Case of the Business Transformation and Value Proposition Development of Swiss Watchmaking Industry, Domagoj Pavlek

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The Effectiveness of Kosovo's Regulation on Public Sector Salaries, Albiona Peci

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Stuff: The Abandoned Land An Interactive Sustainable Role-Playing Game, Chien-Ju Peng

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Water Based Inkjet Material Deposition Of Donor-Acceptor Nanoparticles For Usage In Organic Photovoltaics, Anirudh Raju Penmetcha

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Life Structures, Melissa M. Pepin

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Measuring and Improving the Customer Service at Della Nonna, Adrian Pérez, Claudy Santana, and Euler Veloz

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A Simulation Based Optimization Approach for Stochastic Resource Constrained Project Management with Milestones, Maribel Perez

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Experimental Comparison of Parametric Characterization Methods for Thermoelectric Generators, Reginald D. Pierce

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3D Gaze Point Localization and Visualization Using LiDAR-based 3D Reconstructions, James Pieszala

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Facebook Face-ism: Perception of Competency in Social Media Profile Images and its Relationship to Gender, Marissa Pixley

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Fostering Economic Growth: The Establishment of the Free Economic Zone in Gjakova, Bleta Polloshka

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Design and Implementation of Quantum Dot Enhanced Next Generation Photovoltaic Devices, Stephen Jade Polly

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Effective and Efficient Communication and Collaboration in Participatory Environments, Shiraz Qayyum

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Cost Benefit Analysis of Residential Insulation in Kosovo, Anila Qehaja

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The Law of the Protection of Personal Data: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, Endrine Rafuna

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Branding a Professional American Football Franchise, John J. Ragone Jr.

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Reliable Hardware Architectures of CORDIC Algorithm with Fixed Angle of Rotations, Rajkumar Ramadoss

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Media Influence and Third-Person Effect on Perception Formation About Immigrants in the State of New York, Leslie S. Ramirez Soto

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Infrared Investigations of the Composition and Structure of Nearby Protoplanetary Disks, Valerie Ann Rapson

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“What’s Race Got to do With It?” An Investigation into the Differences Between Self-Reported Television Exposure and Self-Reported Attitudes Towards Interracial Dating, Kimberly Reeb

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Deconstructing Architecture, Jon Rees

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Biological Significance of Dual Oriented P6 from Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae: Assessing surface P6 levels in different strains of NTHi, cultured under various physiologically relevant environmental conditions, Casey Reulbach

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Casa Pasiva. An exploration in adapting vernacular techniques to meet passive house standards in the Dominican Republic., Larissa Reyna

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Meeting in the middle: Organizing sustainability goals To redevelop Jacksonville, Florida suburbs, James Robert Reynolds II

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Extraction of Vegetation Biophysical Structure from Small-Footprint Full-Waveform Lidar Signals, Paul Romanczyk

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Consumers’ Communication Channels Preferences: High-Stake Versus Low-Stake Brands, Carolina Rondon Diplan

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Information Design for Medical Innovation: Raising Student Awareness of Medical Design Potential, Brian W. Rosenberg

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Puncture Initial Data and Evolution of Black Hole Binaries with High Speed and High Spin, Ian Ruchlin

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Testing and Evaluating Dye Color: A Study Using Spectrophotometry on Technicolor and Eastman Color Motion Picture Film, Melissa Sagen

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Design of a Neuromemristive Echo State Network Architecture, Qutaiba Mohammed Saleh

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A Voxel-Based Approach for Imaging Voids in Three-Dimensional Point Clouds, Katie N. Salvaggio

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Time Out: Influence of user experience design on behavior to reduce smartphone use, Tejal Sampat

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American Sign Language Recognition System by Using Surface EMG Signal, Celal Savur

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Perspectives of Chaos: Determining Meaning Through Interpretation, Benjamin M. Schmidt

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Analyzing Domestic Abuse using Natural Language Processing on Social Media Data, J Nicolas Schrading

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Implementing a Patient Information System in Public Hospitals in Kosovo, Adriana Sejfia

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Numerical Investigation of Parameters Impacting the Wall Thickness of Carbon Nanotubes Manufactured by Template-Based Chemical Vapor Deposition, Yashar Seyed Vahedein

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Authorized Access and the Challenges of Health Information Systems, Ryan Shelc

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Dreamland:, Xiaohe Shen

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(Re)Connecting With Listeners: How Radio Stations are Reaching Beyond the Dial (and Their Competitors) to Connect With Their Audience, Alyxandra Sherwood

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Collection and Transportation of Municipal Solid Waste in Prishtina Municipality, Linda Shuku

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Grid parity analysis of stand-alone hybrid microgrids: A comparative study of Germany, Pakistan, South Africa and the United States, Jawad M. Siddiqui

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Parking in the Urban Core, Matthew Simonis

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Content-Based Image Retrieval using Deep Learning, Anshuman Vikram Singh

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Reliable Low-Latency and Low-Complexity Viterbi Architectures Benchmarked on ASIC and FPGA, Vineeta Pannalal Singh

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A Model-based Design Framework for Application-specific Heterogeneous Systems, Samuel Skalicky

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Development and Characterization of a GaAs nipi Superlattice Solar Cell, Michael A. Slocum

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Design and Analysis of High Frequency Power Converters for Envelope Tracking Applications, Trevor Chase Smith

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Architecture as Communication: A Study of the role of Form, Function and Context in evoking Meaning, Priyanka Sondhi

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Investigating Annual Variation in Fruit Quality Using Nutrient Assays and Multidimensional Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Harshita Sood

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Protection of the Domestic Food & Beverage Industry from Unfair Competition Coming from Foreign Countries, Kushtrim Spahiu

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Spiritus, Matthew Spaull

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Trends in Acquiring New Members and Retaining Loyal Members at Rochester Regional Museums, Joshua L. Stapf

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Adding Internet Safety and Financial Education for Children as New Courses in Elementary School Curriculum, Gresa Statovci

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3D Modeling Techniques for Print and Digital Media, Megan Ashley Stephens

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TCP – Random Early Detection (RED) mechanism for Congestion Control, Asli Sungur

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Segmentation and Classification of Remotely Sensed Images: Object-Based Image Analysis, Abdul Haleem Syed

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Early Pioneers, Philip Szrama

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Two Blocks from Heaven, David M. Tan

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A Secure Neuromemristive Primitive to Mitigate Correlation Power Analysis on SHA-3 Hash Function, James B. Thesing

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Performance Evaluation of III-V Hetero/Homojunction Esaki Tunnel Diodes on Si and Lattice Matched Substrates, Paul M. Thomas

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Curating Deaf Spaces in Rochester: A Historical Self-Guided Mobile Application Tour, Allison Thompson

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Multiple Collections, William Thomas Tighe

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Recursive Model Selection for GNSS-Combined Precise Point Positioning Algorithms, Andrew Tollefson

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Modeling and Analysis of OR Nurse Scheduling Using Mathematical Programming and Simulation, Clayton Tontarski

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Automatic Localization of Epileptic Spikes in EEGs of Children with Infantile Spasms, Supachan Traitruengsakul

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Utilizing Crime Analysis to Evaluate Criminal Justice Initiatives, Peter Tran

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Power Analysis Attacks on Keccak, Xuan D. Tran

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When Coal Was King, Rachele Trzcinski

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A 3D Biomechanical Model for Analysis of Upper Jaw Protrusion in Carassius Auratus (Goldfish), Seldon Tenzin Tselung

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Communication Considerations and Relational Dialectical Tensions Experienced by University Sign Language Interpreters, Morgan L. Tucker

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Open Up, Mahima Tuladhar

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Doping Profile Measurements in Silicon Using Terahertz Domain Spectroscopy (THz-TDS) Via Electrochemical Anodic Oxidation, Gaurav Tulsyan

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Workload in Nursing: A Descriptive Study Using Cognitive Work Analysis, Jonathan Umansky

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Fabrication of Micro Pillar Arrays Via Aerosol Jet Printing, Akanksha Umrani

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Living Dragons: Illustrating VFX Character Creation Techniques, Karen Vandivert

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Museums and Visitors with Autism: An Overview of Programs, Rachel Varner

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Constraining the Size of the Dusty Torus in Active Galactic Nuclei: An Optical/Infrared Reverberation Lag Study, Billy Vazquez

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Custovo: A Digital, Personalized Job Search Collection Aid, Streamlined for Creatives, Anna Vecchi

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Consistency and Inconsistency in Celebrity Endorsements, Vanessa Veras Victoria

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Efficient Implementations of Pairing-Based Cryptography on Embedded Systems, Rajeev Verma

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A Cost Benefit Analysis of Establishing a Prishtina Aquatic Therapy Center, Berna Visoka

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Factors affecting the regular monthly payment of electricity bills in Hajvali, Dina Vllasaliu

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Exploring Negative Sexual Experiences, Attitudes, and Behaviors by Auditory Status, Taylor Victoria Vogt

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Gluten-free Products and Zagreb’s Bakeries, Maja Vukoja

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Run-time Ink Stability in Pneumatic Aerosol Jet Printing Using a Split Stream Solvent Add Back System, Arjun Wadhwa

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On Your Own, Tianyi Wang

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Effects of Virtual Humans’ Facial Emotional Displays on Persuasion, Yuqiong Wang

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An Analytical Framework for Assessing the Efficacy of Small Satellites in Performing Novel Imaging Missions, Oesa A. Weaver

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Economic Figures, Fiona Eloisa Wilson

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Direct E-Democracy and Political Party Websites: In the United States and Sweden, Kirk M. Winans

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Analysis of Nicotine in Electronic Cigarettes Using Gas Chromatography-mass Spectrometry, Gloria Wink

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Symmetric Product Graphs, Evan Witz

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For the Love of Books: A Furniture Solution for Transient Bibliophiles, Sarah Wolfsont

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SCANNER: Sequence Clustering of resource Access to find Nearest Neighbors, Neil Wong Hon Chan

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Order Through Chaos, Joshua Woof

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Investigation and Characterization of Conductive DEAP Polymer Materials with Nickel Nanocomposites, Seaver Wrisley