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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Automated brain segmentation methods for clinical quality MRI and CT images, Viraj Reddy Adduru

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Self-Supervision Initialization for Semantic Segmentation Networks, Kenneth Alexopoulos

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Blockchain and Smart Contracts: The Need for Better Education, Ali Alkhajeh

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The B Respirator Respiratory Protection for the Bearded Man, Joseph R. Allgeier

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Cross Cultural Study on Creativity: How do Croatian working professionals and Emirati working professionals conceptualize creativity?, Alice Almer

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Interactive Range Queries under Differential Privacy, Asma Mohammed Alnemari

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Building Simulation, Solar Potential and Consumption Analysis of Residential Dwellings, in Dubai, Aysha AlRemeithi, Hasan Kamal, and Marwa Alraeesi

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Lift Smart, Lift Heavy, Julie Ansorge

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Catalyst-free Heteroepitaxy of III-V Semiconductor Nanowires on Silicon, Graphene, and Molybdenum Disulfide, Mohadeseh Asadolahi Baboli

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Cultural Differences and Conceptualizing Creativity, Rima Musa Ashour

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A Data-parallel Approach for Efficient Resource Utilization in Distributed Serverless Deep Learning, Kevin Tunder Elom Assogba

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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Empathy and Rehumanization in Community-Based Programming, Rachel Baldwin

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Turn and Orientation Sensitive A* for Autonomous Vehicles in Intelligent Material Handling Systems, Rashmi Ballamajalu

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Characterization of friction based on specific film thickness and wettability, Avdhesh Bansal

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Freelancing as a Tool of Increasing Women’s Activity Rate in Kosovo, Ema Baraku

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Gain Enhancement of On-Chip Wireless interconnects at 60 GHz Using an Artificial Magnetic Conductor, Douglas Bean

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Dead on Arrival, Paul Benns

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Multi-Sensor Fusion for 3D Object Detection, Darshan Ramesh Bhanushali

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Learning Riders' Preferences in Ridesharing Platforms, Ritaban Bhattacharya

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Designing a Mental Health Institute for Adolescents in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Healing Architecture), Heba Bin Seddeq

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Design of DSP Guitar Effects with FPGA Implementation, Connor William Blasie

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Radar-Aware Transmission and Scheduling for Cognitive Radio Dynamic Spectrum Access in the CBRS Radio Band, Dennis P. Bleier

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Hardware Intellectual Property Protection Through Obfuscation Methods, Jason Blocklove

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AR Comic Chat, Dylan Bowald

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The Fate of Stellar Material: Radio Molecular Line Studies of Nearby Planetary Nebulae, Jesse Bublitz

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Women as Entrepreneurs: The hardships of leading in a patriarchal system. Case of Kosovo, Aurora Bucaj

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E-Commerce: Kosovo as a Competitive Landscape for Online Shopping, Rina Bulliqi

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Astralis: Discover 1000 Years of You, Emma Canfield

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Have Objects, Will Travel: Object-Based Outreach to Solstice Independent Living at Fairport, New York, Taylor Carpenter

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Because the Sun Hath Looked Upon Me, Granville Carroll

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Pal: Building Trust in High Stakes Service Provider Relationships, Belinda Chang

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Whispering Messengers: Everyone has a bunny, Tracy Shih-Tung Cheng

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Design For Communication, Weiying Chen

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Leverage social filtering to enhance viewing experience with Amazon Prime Video, Wen-Hua Chen

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Audience Preference for Engagement with Online Museums, Xiang Chen

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Employing optical flow on convolutional recurrent structures for deepfake detection, Akash Chintha

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A Reputation Score Driven E-Mail Mitigation System, Tommy Chin

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Self-Admitted Technical Debt - An Investigation from Farm to Table to Refactoring, Ben Christians

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The Use of Social Media to Advance Sports Marketing: The Atlantic Hockey Conference, Erin Claybaugh

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A Case Study: Can 3D printers be used to address the prosthetic needs of amputees in the Dominican Republic?, Adriana Coll De Pena

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Efficient Algorithms for Unrelated Parallel Machine Scheduling Considering Time of Use Pricing and Demand Charges, Brady Collea

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Let's Go Camping: A Physical Experience on a Virtual Platform, Monica Conary

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Galaxies as Probes of the Universe: From Dynamical Models to the Inference of Cosmological Parameters, Peter A. Craig

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Effects of heterogeneity, technological progress and interaction on carbon mitigation costs, Saptarshi Das

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New Approaches for Isolation and Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles, Mehdi Dehghani

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Investigation of Water Vapor Transport in Membrane Mass Exchangers for HVAC Applications, Nathan DeMario

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Convex Object Detection, Abhisek Dey

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Bayesian Active Learning for Personalization and Uncertainty Quantification in Cardiac Electrophysiological Model, Jwala Dhamala

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High-Capacity Directional Graph Networks, Miguel Dominguez

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Mixed Signals in Pulsar Timing Arrays - Discerning Red Spin Noise from Gravitational Waves, Brendan Drachler

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Attitude Control for Circumnavigating the Sun with Diffractive Solar Sails, Amber Dubill

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Clearing the Clouds: Extracting 3D information from amongst the noise, Alexander Fafard

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Nonlinear Optics in Photonic Ultrawide-Bandgap Circuits, Michael Larry Fanto

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Associations Between Cannabis Use Characteristics, Impulsivity, and Mindfulness, Sam Feck

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Data Representation for Motor Imagery Classification, Andrew Festa

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Bayesian Methods for Radiometric Calibration in Motion Picture Encoding Workflows, Ricardo R. Figueroa

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The Design of a Custom 32-Bit RISC CPU and Port to GCC Compiler Backend, Danielle Megan Fischer

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Exploring the Influence of Energy Constraints on Liquid State Machines, Andrew Fountain

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Elucidating the effect of temperature and concentration on the rotational diffusion of yB– crystallin to elucidate inter-protein interactions, Olivia Fraser

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Application of biochar as an additive to enhance biomethane potential in anaerobic digestion, Cecilia B. Frias Flores

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The Infratemporal Fossa: Visual Communication & 2D Animation To Present Anatomical Forms, Gwendolyn Fuller

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Speculative Fashion: A Spacesuit for Life Outside Earth, Lauren Miyoko Furushima

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Effect of Laser Texturing and Varying Dimple Density on Tribological Properties of Titanium-Ceramic Contact, Akshay Gaikwad

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Divide and Conquer in Neural Style Transfer for Video, Paul Galatic

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Characterization of a Single Photon Sensing and Photon Number Resolving CMOS Detector for Astrophysics, Justin P. Gallagher

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Context Sensitive Image Denoising and Enhancement using U-Nets, Sahaj Tushar Gandhi

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Fallen Leaves, Bo Gao

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Feeling Home, Yahui Gao

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Adaptive Reuse as a Means for Socially Sustainable (Re)Development: How Reuse of Existing Buildings Can Help to Establish Community Identity and Foster Local Pride, Ian Gauger

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Exploration of the Motion Graphics Educational tools based on the animations ‘Virtual Property’, Hao Ge

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On Learning and Generalization to Solve Inverse Problem of Electrophysiological Imaging, Sandesh Ghimire

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Design of Hardware CNN Accelerators for Audio and Image Classification, Rohini Jayachandre Gillela

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Novel Bidirectional Actuator Development using Elastomeric Materials and Magnets, Moises Gomez

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“Natural State”: Navigating the Experiences of Black Women’s Natural Hair Identities, Leah Green

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Leveraging Programmable Data Plane For Compressing Forwarding Tables, Garegin Grigoryan

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Breathing Pacer Device for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Maria Grazia Guerrero Bejarano

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Path Loss Model for 2.4GHZ Indoor Wireless Networks with Application to Drones, Rahul Gulia

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Detecting Performance Regression Inducing Code Changes Using Static and Dynamic Metrics, Hiten Gupta

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Aggregation as an efficiency driver in bulk heterojunction devices measured through mixed Squaraines in ternary blends, Soumya Gupta

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Untitled, Rachel Yan Gu

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Parametric Study of Infrared Imaging Based Breast Cancer Detection Program, Carlos B. Gutierrez

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Experimental Investigation of Pressure-Swirl Atomizer Spray Stability with Addition of a Pre-Filming Surface, Ethan Hanson

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Neural Network Architectures and Ensembles for Packet Classification: Addressing Visibility, Security and Quality of Service Challenges in Communication Networks, Bruce Hartpence

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For the Sensing of Viral DNA: An Integrated Polydimethylsiloxane Accurate CRISPR Detection (IMPACT) System, Kenneth N. Hass

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“Take Those Old Records Off the Shelf” A Uses & Gratifications Study of Different Music Platforms, Emily Hawk

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Addressing Sexual Assault: How Architectural Design Can Promote Life Long Healing, Diana Heliotis

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Application of Thermal and Ultraviolet Sensors in Remote Sensing of Upland Ducks, Matthew W. Helvey

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Investigating Emotion-label and Emotion-laden Words in a Semantic Satiation Paradigm, Ryan Hildebrandt

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Wearable Antennas Backed by Artificial Magnetic Conductor for Enhanced Gain and Reduced Back Radiation, Steven Jacobson

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The Link between Successful Implementation of Managerial Practices and the Success of Family Owned Businesses in Kosovo, Rrezearta Jahiu

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Decolonization of Zimbabwean Museums: The Movement Toward Practices Informed by Indigineous Cultures, Rebecca Jarrett

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The Challenges of Collecting the Immovable Property Tax: The Case of the Republic of Kosovo, Agnesa Jashari

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Corporate Social Responsibility — Introducing a New Model for Improving the Financial Performance of Large Enterprises: The Case of Kosovo, Ibrahim Jetullahu

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Color The Corner, Linxin Jiang

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Token, Kathleen Marie Ripton Johnson

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Exhibition Labels: Language, Accessibility and Inclusion, Brienna Johnson-Morris

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Antipodal Robotic Grasping using Deep Learning, Shirin Joshi

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Towards Energy Transformational Policy in Kosovo: Dissecting the Inconsistencies between Energy Regulation and Implementation, Ardian Kacaniku

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Advancing Multi-Modal Deep Learning: Towards Language-Grounded Visual Understanding, Kushal Kafle

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Interactions of Photosensitizers with Model Membranes and their Applications in Photodynamic Therapy, Poornima Kalyanram