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All theses and dissertations from 2010 to the present are also available to Rochester Institute of Technology faculty, students and staff from ProQuest.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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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

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Full Measures, Xuejing Xu

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Fat Boy Can't Fly, Tianyu Yang

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Discovering Galapagos: A Children’s Website, Jing Yan

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The Life Tube: A fire emergency design, Danwei Ye

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See a Different World: Interactive Storytelling for Children to Raise Awareness of Color Blindness, Dan Yu

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Multiplayer Sound-Oriented Game Design: An iOS brain and hearing training game, Liwei Yu

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Tolerance Equivalency between ΔE*ab and ΔE00 Metrics, Lufei Yu

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Studies of Gas Absorption In Infrared Spectra of Carbon-Rich AGB Stars, Xingchao Yu

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Topic Uncovering and Image Annotation via Scalable Probit Normal Correlated Topic Models, Xingchen Yu

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Fighting Informal Economy: Informal Labor, Lumbardh Zagragja

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Dancing in Silence, Moyu Zhang

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Spectral Properties of Squaraines and Their Aggregates, Targeted for Use in Bulk Hetero-junction Solar Cells, Chenyu Zheng

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Edutainment System for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Chunxiao Zhu

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The ApnAase/mRNA Decapping Nudix Hydrolases from M. tuberculosis and M. leprae, Peipei Zhu

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An End-to-End License Plate Localization and Recognition System, Siyu Zhu

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A manifold learning approach to target detection in high-resolution hyperspectral imagery, Amanda K. Ziemann

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Frequency Constraints on D.C. Biasing in Deep Submicron Technologies, Jonathan Thomas Zimmermann

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Empirical Study of Training-Set Creation for Software Architecture Traceability Methods, Waleed Abdu Zogaan

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Design and Analysis of a Reconfigurable Hierarchical Temporal Memory Architecture, Abdullah M. Zyarah

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Spatiotemporal Variability: Process-Independent Analysis of Printing Uniformity, Saleh A. Abdel Motaal

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Pigment Identification of Paintings Based on Kubelka-­‐Munk Theory and Spectral Images, Farhad Moghareh Abed

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High-speed and Robust Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics for On-Chip Interconnects, Abdelsalam A. Aboketaf

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The Foundlings, Nadia Adams

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Ultrasound Guided Robot for Human Liver Biopsy using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Hemostasis, Viraj Reddy Adduru

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Development of a virtualization systems architecture course for the information sciences and technologies department at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Pooriya Aghaalitari

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Dynamics of the Inertia Coupled Rimless Wheel with Frictional Losses and Actuation, Konrad J.H. Ahlin

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Reveal, Rudith Senam Abla Akorli

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This is Bouyon: An Exploration of Dominica’s Own Genre of Music, Garford Alexander

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Deforestation and the Islamic Stewardship Ethic, Misbah Alghamdi

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NuMap: a web platform for prediction of nucleosome rotational and translational positioning at high resolution, Bader Alharbi

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The Impact of Adaptation Delays on Routing Protocols forMobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs), Yamin Al-Mousa

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Sustainable Packaging Design Visually Explained Guidebook Prototype, Sara Almudhaf

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A New Covert Channel Over Cellular Network Voice Channel, Bushra Sulaiman Aloraini

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Toward Effective Access Control Using Attributes and Pseudoroles, Suhair Alshehri

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I'm Listening with Dabdoop: A Phonological Stimulation App for Arabic Preschoolers, Manal Alyaba

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Modeling, Simulation and Fabrication of 100 nm (Leff) High Performance CMOS Transistors, Chandan K. Amareshbabu

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Increased Persistence of Wi-Fi Direct Networks for Smartphone-based Collision Avoidance, Priyanka Angadi

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East to West: An interactive journey through posters from 1940 to 2010, India and USA, Sukhada Apte

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Simorgh, Meghdad Asadilari

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Use of Alkali Metal Salts to Prepare High Purity Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Solutions and Thin Films, Rakan F. Ashour

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A Comparison Between International and US Graduate Students’ Attitudes and Experiences Using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Omar Ibrahim Asiri

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Online Social Communities Through the Lens of Polyvore, Maansi Aurora

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Grassmann Learning for Recognition and Classification, Sherif Azary

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I could go with you., Michelle Bablitz

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Liquid Water Transport in the Reactant Channels of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Rupak Banerjee

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Run., Kevin Bauer

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Reduction of Line Edge Roughness (LER) in Interference-Like Large Field Lithography, Burak Baylav

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Female School Dropout: Gender Differences in Students’ School Retention, Edona Begu

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A Structured Reality, Jeremy Berke

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A Method for Comparing Real and Simulated Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery, Kevin T. Bloechl

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From Apologia to Benoit: An Empirical Test of Image Restoration Strategies, Joseph D. Blosenhauer

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Process Development for Single-Crystal Silicon Solar Cells, Mihir H. Bohra

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Samantha’s Dilemma: A Look into a Life with AI, Thomas Bojarski

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The Distancing Effect and Utilitarian Objects, Andrew Bonadio

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Guiding Attention in Controlled Real-World Environments, Thomas P. Booth

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Separation of single-walled carbon nanotubes by gel-based chromatography using surfactant step-gradient techniques and development of new instrumentation for studying SWCNT reaction processes, Leonard M. Breindel

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Waste Cooking Oil-to-Biodiesel Conversion for Space Heating Applications, Daniel J. Bruton

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The Movement: A Performance Venue, Matthew J. Burke

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Material Engineering for Phase Change Memory, David Cabrera

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The Treachery of Imaging, Charlie C. Campbell

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A Layer 2 Protocol to Protect the IP Communication in a Wired Ethernet Network, Reiner Augusto Campillo Terrero

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High Efficiency Silicon Photonic Interconnects, Liang Cao

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A Different Sort of Normal: Critical Analysis of Five Lesbian Characters’ Coming-out Narratives on Contemporary Television Shows, Amanda M. Carlino

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Superior Mirage: Aesthetic Recollections of the Great Lakes, S Caswell

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Cyberdemocracy: Assessing the European Parliament, Maria Cataldo

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Pumping Potential of a Two-Layer Left-Ventricle-Like Flexible Matrix Composite (FMC) structure, Arnab Chanda

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Reflection, Vijay Chandrasekhar

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Impact of Advertising Personalization in Tablet Versions of Magazines, Junpeng Chang

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Believe: A Motion Graphic Animation Brings Positive Power to Life, Yu-Hsin Chang

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Brick Walls, Tina Chapman DaCosta

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Proof-to-Print Match: Effectiveness of Substrate-Corrected Colorimetric Aims in Soft Proofing, Peng Cheng

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Le Couple, Jieting Chen

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Heroes: Promoting and Branding an Original Designer Toys using Motion Graphics, Yang-Hsin Chen