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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Barrier-free Assistant, Jiajia Li

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Bringing Batavia Armory Building Back to Life – Community Center Adaptive Reuse Design, JiangCheng Li

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Exploration of the Process of Building Brand Equity as a Digital Painter, Andrew Lim

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Lightsup: Modern Organization for the Modern Living Room, Fang-Yi Lin

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An interactive medication reminder to bond senior citizens and their family members, Bei Liu

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Polarization Engineering for Deep-Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Diodes, Cheng Liu

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Miss, Jiahui Liu

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Shared Kitchen Design for Rental Spaces and Frequent Moving Populations, Qian Liu

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Human-in-the-Loop Learning From Crowdsourcing and Social Media, Tong Liu

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Application of Machine Learning Models: Stock Price Forecasting of the Philippines' Top Six Conglomerates, Anthony Rey Llanos

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New Technology for Old Models: Can Dioramas Resonate with a Modern Audience?, Carmen Ibis Lopez

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The Influence of HR on Desired Company Culture, Dino Lučan

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Environmental Sustainability: Kosovo’s Waste Management and its Road to Circular Economy, Diella Lulaj

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Studying the AGN-Merger Connection through Visual Classifications of CANDELS Galaxies, Christina T. Magagnoli

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Query-Driven Global Graph Attention Model for Visual Parsing: Recognizing Handwritten and Typeset Math Formulas, Mahshad Mahdavi

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The Economic Impacts of Nuclear Power Plant Closures on Rural Communities, Christina Maher

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Connecting Meaningful Moments: Exploring Empathy Through Storytelling, Samantha Maida

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Graph Networks for Multi-Label Image Recognition, Sidharth Makhija

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The Role of Activation in the Relationship between Power Posing and Task Performance, Jeremy Walter Marshall

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A Study on DNA Memory Encoding Architecture, Robert W. Mason

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Optimization and Characterization of Low-Cost Substrates for III-V Photovoltaics, Elisabeth L. McClure

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Young Patient Education on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Margaret Jane Atieno McFarland

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Effects of Prior Land Use, Carbon Availability, and Hydrology on Nitrogen Cycling in Created Freshwater Wetlands, Michael McGowan

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Identifying Performance Regression From The Commit Phase Utilizing Machine Learning Techniques, Max Mendelson

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Low Cost Radiometer Design for Landsat Surface Temperature Validation, Jonathan Miller

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Plan 2014: A Case Study on Shared Water Governance, Bobby Moakley

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An Integrated Camera and Radar on-Robot System for Human Robot Collaboration, Anmol S. Modur

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Model-Free Control of an Unmanned Aircraft Quadcopter Type System, Christian Monti

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Tree-Based Hardware Recursion for Divide-and-Conquer Algorithms, Braeden Morrison

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Crafting Adversarial Examples using Particle Swarm Optimization, Rayan Mosli

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Toward Data-Driven Discovery of Software Vulnerabilities, Nuthan Munaiah

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A Recent (2020) Comparative Analysis of Genome Aligners Shows HISAT2 and BWA are Among the Best Tools, Ryan J. Musich

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Self-Supervised Video Representation Learning by Recurrent Networks and Frame Order Prediction, Sai Shashidhar Nagabandi

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RIT-Eyes: Realistic Eye Image and Video Generation for Eye Tracking Applications, Nitinraj Nair

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Millimeter-wave interconnects for intra- and inter-chip transmission and beam steering in NoC-based multi-chip systems, Rounak Singh Narde

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Constraint Satisfaction Techniques for Combinatorial Problems, David E. Narvaez

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Visual Structure Editing of Math Formulas, Gavin Nishizawa

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Future Bound: Your Future, Your Way, Marisa Nowodworski

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Investigating the Effects of Blood Flow on Muscle Fatigue and Recovery in the First Dorsal Interosseous Muscle, Nicole Nugent

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Effective Activation Functions for Homomorphic Evaluation of Deep Neural Networks, Srinath Obla

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Reducing Global Demand On Conflict Minerals In Consumer Electronics And Lithium-Ion Batteries, Mosunmola Odulate

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Impact of Celebrity Endorsement in Advertising of High-Risk Products, Victoria Olaosebikan

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A Patient-Specific Infrared Imaging Technique for Adjunctive Breast Cancer Screening: A Clinical and Simulation - Based Approach, Alyssa Owens

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Freedom of the Light, Kyle R. Padden

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Fine-Tuning Sign Language Translation Systems Through Deep Reinforcement Learning, Joseph Panaro

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Flow- Digital Gestural Expression, Senjal Pandharpatte

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LED Selection for Spectral (Multispectral) Imaging, Jenibel N. Paray

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Gaze Estimation Based on Multi-view Geometric Neural Networks, Devarth Parikh

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Expectations of Generation Z When Entering the Job Market in Croatia, Goran Pekica

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Impact of Stoplight Policies on Urban Traffic System Emissions, Jessica Pimentel Almonte

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Social Media Factors that Influence e-Commerce Buyer Behavior of Millennials and Post-Millennials, Michele Pomponio

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CLAM: Compiler Lease of Cache Memory, Ian Prechtl

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Comparison of Statistical Models for Imputation of Missing Data in Clinical Trials, Vaishnavi Purandare

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Deep Convolutional Networks without Learning the Classifier Layer, Zhongchao Qian

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Digital Communication Tools Used by Those 65 and Older: The Benefits and Barriers of Use, Susan Quatro

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We Eat, Maliheh Rahrovan

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Conversion of Ready-mix Concrete Energy to Solar PV, Zulfa A. Rasheed

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Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Kosovo – Analyzing Behavioral Patterns, Vesa Recica

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Improving Omnidirectional Camera-Based Robot Localization Through Self-Supervised Learning, Robert Relyea

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Applying Systems Pharmacology to the Treatment of Chronic Illness Using Novel Scoring and Translational Methods, Spencer Richman

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Smarter Simulation Placement of Kilonova Light Curve Models for Computationally Inexpensive Surrogate Model Creation, Marko Ristic

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Open Set Classification for Deep Learning in Large-Scale and Continual Learning Models, Ryne Roady

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Forecasting Energy Demand & Peak Load Days with the Inclusion of Solar Energy Production, Connor Rollins

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Evaluating Appearance Differences of Color 3D Printed Objects, Matt Ronnenberg

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Regulation of Transposable Elements by Tumor Suppressor Protein 53, Andrew J. Rosato

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Flash Lamp Annealed LTPS TFTs with ITO Bottom-Gate Structures, Adam Rosenfeld

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Murine Flexor Tendon Repair Model with Noninvasive Assessment of Healing with Ultrasound, Fei Rost

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Deciduous Broadleaf Bidirectional Scattering Distribution Function (BSDF): Measurements, Modeling, and Impacts on Waveform Lidar Forest Assessments, Benjamin D. Roth

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On the use of rapid-scan, low point density terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) for structural assessment of complex forest environments, Ali Rouzbeh Kargar

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A Semi-Empirical Compact Model for IGZO TFT to Assess the Impact of Parasitic Elements in Active Matrix Pixel Designs, Hector Alejandro Rubio Rivera

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Root Failure Analysis in Meshed Tree Networks, Shashank Rudroju

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The role and mechanism of cytochrome P450 1B1 on the development of atherosclerosis; producing the animation for visual communication and education., Joon Yeol Ryu

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The Perception of LGBTQ Influencers on Social Media, Stephanie Sabala

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Theoretical Analysis and Design of Analog Distortion Circuitry, Daniel Saber

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Improving Template-Based Nanomanufacturing of Carbon Nanotube Arrays Via Polishing Wet Etching Method, Kosar Samadi

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Design and Simulation Analysis of Deep Learning Based Approaches and Multi-Attribute Algorithms for Warehouse Task Selection, Prashant Sankaran

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Deepfakes Generation using LSTM based Generative Adversarial Networks, Akhil Santha

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Impact of Professional Sports’ Twitter Content on their Fans, Gianna Sarkis

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Randomizable phenology-dependent corn canopy for simulated remote sensing of agricultural scenes, M Grady Saunders

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Nanoscale Carbon-Based Electrochemical and Temperature Sensors, Olivia Viola Scheibel

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Hydroxyl Surface Functionalization of Thin-film Yttrium for Applications with Reactive Materials, Kory Schimmelpfennig

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An Analysis of Communication Apprehension Between STEM and Non-STEM University Students, Samantha Schreiber

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Modular Synthesis of Dual- and Tri-modal Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents, Nicholas C. Schug

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Physical Activity in Aging: Biological Outcomes, Functional Autonomy, and Policy Implications, Nathan Albert Schuler

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Rethinking Resource Allocation: Fairness and Computability, Andrew Searns

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Durable Hydrophobic Polymer Surfaces, Matthew Seitz

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Automatic Pain Assessment Through Facial Expressions, Ilham Seladji

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Techno-economic Optimization of Food Waste Diversion to Treatment Facilities to Determine Cost Effectiveness of Policy Incentives, Kanwal Shahid

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Machine Learning-Enabled Resource Allocation for Underlay Cognitive Radio Networks, Fatemeh Shah Mohammadi

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Reducing Body Contact Using Smart Mobile App and Machine Learning Soltutions, Rashed Saeed Abdulrahman Shaliya

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Impact analysis of electric vehicle demand on demand profile, electricity charges and system emissions of Rochester Institute of Technology, Akshata Shanbhag

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Anomaly Detection in Videos through Deep Unsupervised Techniques, Parikshit Prashant Shembekar

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Design and Production of 3D Animation Short Film “Memories of the Post-80s”, Hui Shen

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An Assessment of Media Consumers’ Ability to Distinguish the Level of Post-Processing in Journalistic Images, Emily Shriver

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Utilizing Data Analytics for Optimum Urban Transportation System, Hadeel Raed Shubair

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Influence of Liquid Height on Pool Boiling Heat Transfer, Maharshi Y. Shukla

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Transcriptomic Analysis and Developmental Neural Transcript Identification in the Brittle Star Ophioplocus esmarki, Alexandria Shumway

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Conceptions of Refactoring: An Investigation of Stack Overflow Posts, Steven David Simmons

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Push Recovery for Humanoid Robots using Linearized Double Inverted Pendulum, Saurav Singh

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Synthetic Aperture Radar simulation by Electro Optical to SAR Transformation using Generative Adversarial Network, Jason Slover