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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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

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Nature-Inspired Topology Optimization of Recurrent Neural Networks, AbdElRahman A. ElSaid

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Mend Magazine: Creating Awareness. Shifting Habits of Consumption., Marie A. Fabozzi

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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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FDA Regulation Impact on Early Stage Medical Device Innovation in Academia, Keyana Fariello

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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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CSTARS: Cryogenic CMOS Optical Star Tracking, Kevin Gates

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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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An Evaluation of Current Policy Guidelines for the Best Practices of Robotic Surgery Training, Zachary Geffert

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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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Finding a Wells Way: Using Sustainability Metrics to Determine Best Practices for Relocating Wells Barns, Sara P. Hall

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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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Incidental Exposure, Laural Hartman

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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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Impact of Social Media on Dubai Stock Market using Sentiment Analysis, Khaled Fawzi Hawas

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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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Nereus: A Proposal for Implementing Anti-phishing Software Using Corporate Branding Color Matching, Benjamin Heald

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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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On the Effective Finite Element Simplification of Bolted Joints: Static and Modal Analyses, Abdulrahman Mohammad Ibrahim

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Sub-pixel Sensitivity Variations and their Effects on Precision Aperture Photometry, Alexis M. Irwin

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A Model-Free Control System Based on the Sliding Mode Control with Automatic Tuning Using as On-Line Parameter Estimation Approach, Md Sariful Islam

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Video-based iris feature extraction and matching using Deep Learning, Anisia Jabin

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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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Design of a comprehensive modeling, characterization, rupture risk assessment and visualization pipeline for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Golnaz Jalalahmadi

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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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Network Slicing for Wireless Networks Operating in a Shared Spectrum Environment, John Jenco

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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

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Point Completion Networks and Segmentation of 3D Mesh, Naga Durga Harish Kanamarlapudi

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The Sense of Anxiety, Suhyeon Kang

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School Violence Prevention in High Secondary Education in Kosovo and the Role of School Psychologists, Edita Karavidaj

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Millennial Attitudes and Preferences of Purchasing Prescription Eyewear, Monika Karlovic

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Self-Supervised Learning for Segmentation using Image Reconstruction, Srivallabha Karnam

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Implementing and Testing VLANs in Meshed Tree Protocol, Ankush Kaul

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Role of Leader’s Emotional Intelligence in Organizational Learning: A Quantitative Analysis, Navjot Kaur

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Vascular Surgery: Physician and Patient Education on Novel Procedures, Ashlyn Kelley

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RITThe Contributions of Traffic Management Centers in life Enhancement, Mohammed Hamdan Khalifeh

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The Use of Deep Learning Methods to Assist in the Classification of Seismically Vulnerable Dwellings, Salman Khan

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Interaction Recognition in a Paired Egocentric Video, Ajeeta Rajkumar Khatri

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Integrated Framework for Data Quality and Security Evaluation on Mobile Devices, Igor Khokhlov

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Parental Hearing Status and Sign Language Use as Predictors of English Literacy Outcomes for Deaf Children in a Bilingual Educational Setting, Sarah E. Kimbley

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Pond Scum: Partygeddon, Zachary Kirwin

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Automatic Pigment Classification in Painted Works of Art from Diffuse Reflectance Image Data, Tania Kleynhans

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Gait Generation for Damaged Hexapods using Genetic Algorithm, Justin Kon

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Current State and Development Potential of Luxury Heritage Hospitality in Old City Center of Split, Croatia, Lucia Koprčina

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Allocation of Public Expenditures in the post-war Kosovo: A critical analysis, Leonita Krasniqi

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Design and Development of an Ergonomic Hybrid Forklift Seat, Pranav Madhav Kuber

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Representations and representation learning for image aesthetics prediction and image enhancement, Michal Kucer

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Dynamic Speed and Separation Monitoring with On-Robot Ranging Sensor Arrays for Human and Industrial Robot Collaboration, Shitij P. Kumar

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An Analysis of the Scintillation Properties of Several Materials for Radiation Detection, Luke John Laffey

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Polarization Properties of Broad Lines in Active Galactic Nuclei, Brian Christopher Lake

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Social Isolation, Fear of Missing Out, and Social Media Use in Deaf and Hearing College Students, Conor Lake

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RIFT’ing the Waves: Developing and applying an algorithm to infer properties of gravitational wave sources, Jacob Lange

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Evaluation of the Premarket Tobacco Product Application for Electronic Cigarettes, Maya Lara

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Critical Material Supply Risks and Mitigation Strategies in Clean Energy Technologies, Alexandra Leader

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[Iteration 2491-J], Jeff Leavitt

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High Conductivity Metal–Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Conductors via Chemical Vapor Deposition and Electroplating, Anthony P. Leggiero

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MetaRec: Meta-Learning Meets Recommendation Systems, James Le

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An AR Safety Instruction APP Designed for Kids, Shaowei Leng

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Low frequency cyclical potentials for fine tuning nonlinear electrokinetic separations, Cody Justice Lentz

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The Closet, Renee Levasseur

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All-Passive Composite Right/Left-Handed (CRLH) Antenna Array for Sum and Difference Patterns, Vu James Le

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Design and Production of 3D Animation Short film “The Blue Battery”, Xianyu Liao