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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Do Bugs Foreshadow Vulnerabilities? A Study of the Chromium Project, Felivel Camilo

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Dominican Women: Their Perception as Leaders by the Dominican Population, Jorge Canaán and Glenda Corcino

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Geometric Phases in Single Molecule Magnets, Brian Canchola Fenochio

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RCS Rochester Central Station: A Landmark Transit Station for Rochester New York, Bridget Carney

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A Generalized Model of Cognitive Workload, Taylor Carpenter

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A Comparison of Fish Communities in Southwestern Lake Ontario Tributaries From One Century Ago, Ben Carson

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Signature Simulation and Characterization of Mixed Solids in the Visible and Thermal Regimes, Tyler D. Carson

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Communicating Vaccination Information on Facebook Utilizing the Health Belief Model, Lindsay Case

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“Within”, Christine M. Caswell

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The Morozov Discrepancy Principle for the Elliptic Inverse Problem, Peter Caya

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North Star, Peter Cayer

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Allocation of Workers Utilizing Models with Learning, Forgetting, and Various Work Structures, Austin T. Chacosky

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A Study on the Social and the Environmental Impacts of Bottled Water & A Design Solution to Improve the User Experience of Reusable Water Bottles, Chia-Wei Chang

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Community Crime Mapping: Increasing Predictive Policing with Dynamic Symbol Sets, Michael Chaszczewski

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Multispectral Image Road Extraction Based Upon Automated Map Conflation, Bin Chen

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The Shape of Poetry: A Typographic Exploration of Poetry and Synesthesia, Boliang Chen

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A Wireless Communication Platform for MEMS Sensors, Chen Chen

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Seasons: A motion graphics depicts activities of ancient Chinese people in four seasons, Qina Chen

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Hand Operated Tabletop Letterpress Assembly Instructions 1.0, George Chiu, Brendan Domos, Spencer Herzog, Nathan Sandidge, and Kevin Weinstein

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Boundary between human and machine, Seulgi Cho

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Development of Material Characterization Techniques using Novel Nanoindentation Approaches on Hard and Soft Materials used in MEMS, Eyup Cinar

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Performance and Energy Trade-offs for 3D IC NoC Interconnects and Architectures, James David Coddington

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Bipartite Ramsey Numbers and Zarankiewicz Numbers, Alex F. Collins

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The Long Walk, Joe Columbia

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The Use of Landsat 8 for Monitoring of Fresh and Coastal Waters, Javier A. Concha

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Using Stochastic Differential Equations to Model Gap-Junction Gating Dynamics in Cardiac Myocytes, Will Consagra

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Assessment of Alignment Algorithms, Variant Discovery and Genotype Calling Strategies in Exome Sequencing Data, Anthony Corbett

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Waste as Parts: Reassessing waste value for a sustainable future, Patricio Corvalan

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Photonic-Loop Modeling Using Ghost Waveguides, Parikshit Dale

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Left Ventricle Myocardium Segmentation from 3D Cardiac MR Images using Combined Probabilistic Atlas and Graph Cut-based Approaches, Aditya Daryanani

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An Experimental Study of Dispersion in Oscillating Flows in Cylindrical Tubes, Siddharth Dasgupta

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Pulsed Photonic Curing of Conformal Printed Electronics, Sourav Das

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Uncertainty Quantification and Reduction in Cardiac Electrophysiological Imaging, Azar Rahimi Dehaghani

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Developing an algal biofilm filtration system for the remediation of nutrient pollution in freshwater ponds, Danielle Delp

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Spectrally Based Material Color Equivalency: Modeling and Manipulation, Maxim W. Derhak

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The Role of Offender Perception in Treatment Outcome for Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence with Co-occurring Substance Dependency, Andrea DeSisti

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Motion Sequence Teaser for a Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, Ashoomi Dholakia

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Investigating the Effect of Color Gamut Mapping Quantitatively and Visually, Anupam Dhopade

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Critical Action, Zachary Dietl

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Fear Feedback Loop: Creative and Dynamic Fear Experiences Driven by User Emotion, Charlene DiMeglio

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Pictorial Health Warnings in Croatia, Borna Dolezil

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Identity Aperture: Self-portraits, Genealogy, and Other Archives, Yuxiang Dong

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Controlling the Transient Interface Shape and Deposition Profile Left by Desiccation of Colloidal Droplets on Multiple Polymer Surfaces, Peter David Dunning

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Learning Beyond the Classroom: Photography as a major design element in graphic design layouts for print and web, John E. Dyer

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An Intelligent Nonlinear System Identification Method with an Application to Condition Monitoring, Clara Echavarria

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Efficiency and Betweenness Centrality of Graphs and some Applications, Bryan Ek

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Career Development Center Reformation: Enhancing the Employability of UP Students, Blendrit Elezaj

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Mechanical, Environmental and Economic Feasibility Analysis of Sodium Carbonate Activated Blast Furnace Slag, Kathleen Ellis

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Computational Simulation of an Electrophysiological Human Heart Failure Model with an Early AfterDepolarization Arrhythmia Application, Mohamed Elshrif

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Heavy Ball with Friction Method for the Elastography Inverse Problem, Oladayo Eluyefa

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Handi & V, Fenway Wei Fan

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A Switched System Identification Approach to Spindle Modeling, Mohsin Farooq

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The Digitization and Accessibility of Documents: A Case Study at the Rochester Public Library, Kirsten Feigel

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Uncomfortably Numb: News Media’s Effects on Generational Perceptions of Cancer Prevention, Jillian Elizabeth Seaton Ference

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InAs/GaSb Tunnel Diodes, Matthew J. Filmer

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Teen Empowerment’s Youth/Police Dialogues: The Bridge to Improving Police and Youth Relations, Pamela S. Flemming

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Ferroelectric HfO2 for Emerging Ferroelectric Semiconductor Devices, Karine Florent

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Journey design, Guillermo Fok De Jesus

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Multiwavelength Imaging of Planetary Nebulae: Resolving & Disentangling Structure, Marcus J. Freeman

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inSense: A Variation and Fault Tolerant Architecture for Nanoscale Devices, John A. Frye

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Data mining NHANES: Utilizing a Genetic Algorithm to Detect Correlation Between Birth Sex Ratio and Epidemiological Factors, Christopher F. Fucile

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Exploring Property based Aluminum Specifications., Naitik Gada

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The Look of Fiction: A Visual Analysis of the Front Covers of The New York Times Fiction Bestsellers, Daniel Patrick Gallagher

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Characterization of Cardiac Electrogram Signals During Atrial Fibrillation, Prasanth Ganesan

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Effects of Persuasive Communication on Intention to Save Energy: Punishing and Rewarding Messages, Michell Patricia Garcia Mera

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Image Quality Modeling and Characterization of Nyquist Sampled Framing Systems with Operational Considerations for Remote Sensing, Rey Jan D. Garma

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How to Make the Pediatric Department in the Regional Hospital of Mitrovica the Best Health Care Provider in Kosovo, Nderim Gerguri

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Low-Power, Low-Voltage Electroosmotic Actuator for an Implantable Micropumping System Intended for Drug Delivery Applications, Jirachai Getpreecharsawas

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The Evaluation of Process Safety Management Effectiveness in the Oil and Gas Sector: Case of Sonatrach, Algeria, Salim Ghettas

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3D PRINTED FOOTWEAR DESIGN, Seyed Behrad Ghodsi

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Physical Characteristics and Morphology of Platinum Nanocrystals on Single Crystal Strontium Titanate, Joshua Gild

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Kosovo's Forensic Psychiatric Institution: Challenges on Management, Procedures of Treatment, and Finances, Margarita Gjocaj

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An Investigation Into The Viability Of Nanocrystalline Cellulose As A Packaging Material, John Glass

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Repurposing vacant lots for stormwater runoff mitigation in Rochester, New York, Sandra Golberg

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Experiential Metaphors: Create Anti-negative Home Products, Hong Ying Guo

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Measuring and Promoting (R&D) Expenditure in Manufacturing Companies of High-Tech Healthcare Products in the Dominican Republic, Joshua R. Guzmán and César Encarnación

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Establishing an Effective National Environmental Information System, Rizah Hajdari

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Communicating through Distraction: A Study of Deaf Drivers and Their Communication Style in a Driving Environment, Pierce T. Hamilton

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Rematerialize, Eunmi Han

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Potter Priest, Tianhe Han

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Retrofitting Urban Flood Resilience: An Investigation and Evaluation of Current Strategies, J. D. Harper

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Zero Based Budgeting in KCS Implementing Zero Based Budgeting Method in Kosovo Correctional Service, Burim N. Haxholli

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Digital Museum Consortia: A Prototype for Interconnected and Accessible Database Design, Ben Heller

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Mnemonic Waters, Catherine Hellsten

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Baby Bidet, Lei Hong

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EPS Foam Cushioning Design Using Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Engineering & Topology Optimization, Haoqi Huang

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Progress Through Process, Richard Clayton Hufford

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A Study of DAS delays and their Impact on the Wireless Channels with Application to Indoor Localization, Ahmed Sallam Mohamed Ibrahim

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Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling for Wireless Network-on-Chip, Pratheep Joe Siluvai Iruthayaraj

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Rahhal: Furniture with value for the nomadic experience, Aisha Iskanderani

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Infrared Drying Parameter Optimization, Matthew R. Jackson

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The Neoliberal Privatization in Kosovë: A Deconstructed Myth, Edison Jakurti

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The Blue Sweater, Dhaneesh Kooliyath Jameson

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Oil Painting 3D Scene: A Desert Survival Game Environment, Chien Hui Jarvis

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Evaluative Measures: Assessing the Effectiveness of Exhibits and Programs in Zoos, Drew Johnson

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Robust Recognition using L1-Principal Component Analysis, Matthew Johnson

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The Self-Reported Reasons for Self-Disclosure and Uncertainty Reduction Strategies Used in Romantic Online Dating Relationships Compared to Face-to-Face Romantic Dating Relationships, Krystle N. Jones

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Design of VCOs in Deep Sub-micron Technologies, Evan Kjell Jorgensen

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Forma Naturalis, Patrick Kana

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Gender and Selection of Undergraduate Programs: Factors Affecting Career Aspirations of Females in Prishtina District, Fjolla Kancaniku