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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dream Life, Menghan Tsai

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Registration of Diffusion Tensor Images in Log-Euclidean and Euclidean Space, Kevin Tuttle

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Flower City Nature Center, Emily Van Keuren

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The Role of Programming in Interpreting LGBTQ Identities in Contemporary Art Museums, Anna Vernacchio

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Audience Engagement with the Marvel Studios’ Film Black Panther: Analyzing Fan Reactions Posted on an Online Forum, Jatin Vichare

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Unfold—An interactive experience on mixed reality platform to solve communication problems faced by children with ASD in the age group of 4-7 years., Akanksha Vishwakarma

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Thermal Characterization of Infrared Images for Breast Cancer Detection, Solomiya Vysochanska

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Modeling Composite Cytoskeletal Networks using Effective Medium Theory, Jacob Wales

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Design and Production of 3D Animation Short Film “Relict”, Rundong Wang

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Factors Limiting Organic Carbon Degradation by Antibiotic-Resistant Heterotrophic Microorganisms in Wastewater Contaminated Sediments, Katelyn Whitburn

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Breastfeeding Discourse on Social Media, Andrea L. Whittemore

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Semiconductor Nanofabrication via Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching: Ternary III-V Alloys and Alternative Catalysts, Thomas S. Wilhelm

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Efficient Distribution Regression, Nicholas Wilkins

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A Performance Analysis of the Meshed Tree Protocol and the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, Peter Willis

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Convection in Common Envelopes, Emily C. Wilson

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Examining the Conflict Between User Experience and Software Development in Industry, Marissa K. Wilson

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Biorefinery Pathways for Institutional Food Waste, Shwe Sin Win

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Point Spread Function and Modulation Transfer Function Engineering, Jacob Wirth

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Additives Abyss, I-Tang Wu

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Conqueror, Lei Wu

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Feng Shui: A Comparison of the Original Concept and Its Current Westernized Version, Shih-Jung Wu

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My Experience Manifesto, Xuechun Wu

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Life In The Noodles, Junnan Xia

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The Legend of Whales, Bingjie Xiao

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Adopt Me: An interactive video game to encourage people to adopt animals from shelters, Ying Xing

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The Impact of Epidemics on Future Residential Buildings in China, Jinyan Xu

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Understanding design challenges for homeless’ sleeping situation in the US., Siqi Xu

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Solid Phase Synthesis of Modular Peptide-based Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents, Xinyu Xu

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TrailXplorer: An interactive mobile educational tool to promote safety awareness and prevent injuries from outdoor adventures., Zhuoxin Xu

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The Way Back Home, Bichen Yang

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Crime Scene Blood Evidence Detection Using Spectral Imaging, Jie Yang

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Aesthetics of Food: The Role of Visual Framing Strategies for Influence Building on Instagram, Shuhan Yang

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Low-Rank Multivariate General Linear Model and One-Way Random Effect Models for Brain Response Analysis, Yidan Yang

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My Guest From Afar, Yuan Yao

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Characterizing bladder cancer cells by comparing general machine learning methods to convolutional neural network, Peng Nien Yin

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Deep Learning Methods for 3D Aerial and Satellite Data, Mohammed A. Yousefhussien

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Performance and Durability of High-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Operated on Propane Reformate, Yang Yue

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The Impact of Visa Liberalization on Kosovo’s Migration Patterns, Urtina Zeka

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Molly, Allison Zelle

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Full Circle, Hang Zhang

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An Investigation of Chipping Generation and Propagation on Carbide Tool under Various Cutting Conditions in End Milling of Low Carbon Steel, Shuhuan Zhang

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Efficient Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction for Pixel-wise Classification of Hyperspectral Imagery, Xuewen Zhang

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Senso - A real-time interactive mobile system to improve users’ overall skin condition, Wenyue Zhan

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Behind the Lens, Guoxiang Zhao

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The Dynamic Roles of Red Blood Cell in Microcirculation, Sitong Zhou

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Autocorrelation Reduction and Consistency Analysis of Correlation for Human Brain Activity Data, Xiaowen Zhou

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Urban Infill – Revitalize Downtown Almaty, Kazakhstan, Madi Zhunussov

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Important considerations for creative professionals when designing for users with mental health issues, Yiting Zhu

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Towards an Intelligent System for Software Traceability Datasets Generation, Waleed Abdu Zogaan

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Designing Emotional Content into the Mouthfeel of Food, Shahd Zubier

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Methods for the Detection of Subterranean Methane Leakage, Margot Accettura

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At The Fire: An Investigation in the Transformation of Matter, Darren T. Adair

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Infinite Edges, Yagmur Akarsu

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Think and Stop: Share your knowledge to help others, Unez Akbar

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In Sheep’s Clothing: Reflections on the Trickery of Nature, Moneerah Alayar

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Alkali Activated Slag Characterization by Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis, Najat A. Alharbi

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The Development of an Advanced Low Profile Retractor for Neurosurgery, Mike Allen

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Bad Droid! An in-depth empirical study on the occurrence and impact of Android specific code smells, Khalid Saeed Almalki

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Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy and Poetry as Geometry of True Morality, Badreyah Almuqhawi

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Statistics Anxiety Towards Learning New Statistical Software, Shahd Saad Alnofaie

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How We Refactor and How We Mine it ? A Large Scale Study on Refactoring Activities in Open Source Systems, Eman Abdullah AlOmar

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Advances and Challenges in Software Refactoring: A Tertiary Systematic Literature Review, Mazen Alotaibi

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Traditional Clothing of Kuwaiti Women, Montaha Alqattan

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Convex Optimization Approach to the Optimal Power Flow Problem in DC-Microgrids with Energy Storage, Abdullah Mohammed Alzahrani

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Effect of lead contaminated soils on lycopene and mineral contents of tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum), Andrea T. Amati

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Recommendations for Redesign: Revising the Rochester Museum and Science Center's "Native Peoples of the Americas" Exhibit, Jess Andrews

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Using Microalgae to Remediate Food and Bio-Digester Effluents from Western New York Agro Industries and Prospecting Harvested Algae Biomass for Biofuel Feedstocks, Daniel Anini Baah

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Modeling of a Dynamic McKibben Style Muscle System Using Material Properties, Alexander G. Arcus

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Special Interest Magazine Publishers’ Digital Strategies for Reader Engagement, Patricia Axford

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Self-Regulation within the Wearable Device Industry and The Alignment to Device Users’ Perceptions of Health Data Privacy, Tegan Ayers

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The Photometric Effect of Macroscopic Surface Roughness on Sediment Surfaces, Greg Badura

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How to Train Your Dog, Zihao Bai

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Compelling, Fatmah Bamashmous

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Terra: The Earthen Refrigerator, Priyanka Bambarkar

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Anatomy of the Rotator Cuff, Shevon Barnes

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Glimmer, Cody Barron

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Residents' Attitudes Toward a Proposed Tourism Development in Jeddah City in Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Basendwah

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Graphs with k-Uniform Edge Betweenness Centrality, Mariya Belchikova

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The List, Joseph C. Bellavia

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An Approximation to a Bayesian Detection Statistic for Continuous Gravitational Waves., John J. Bero IV

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Development and Characterization of Novel III-V Materials for High Efficiency Photovoltaics, Zachary Shible Bittner

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College Students’ Use of Digital and Traditional Media: Uses and Gratifications Approach, Kelly M. Bodine

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Contractive Autoencoding for Hierarchical Temporal Memory and Sparse Distributed Representation Binding, Luke G. Boudreau

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Fabrication and Analysis of Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Electrical Conductors, Andrew Robert Bucossi

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A Quantum Simulation Study of III-V Esaki Diodes and 2D Tunneling Field-Effect Transistors, Patsy Cadareanu

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Heaven & Earth, Nelson Caliguia Jr.

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Evaluating the Profitability of Natural Gas Combustion Turbine Power Plants in the US and its Implications on Future of Natural Gas as a Bridge Fuel for Electricity Generation, Rexon Joe Carvalho

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Perceptions of Non-Americans Towards American TV Series, Thaarika Charumathy Seetharaman

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Stockholms: An Artifact of Kink as an Innocuous Method of Bolstering Kinkster and Fetishist Populations, Kenneth Jeremy Chen

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Design for Tea, Xiaoru Chen

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Velleity, Yiyun Chen

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Cross Layer Routing in Cognitive Radio Network Using Deep Reinforcement Learning, Snehal Sudhir Chitnavis

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Exploring High Level Synthesis to Improve the Design of Turbo Code Error Correction in a Software Defined Radio Context, Bradley E. Conn

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Implementation of Soft Lithography for the Fabrication of Stacked Dielectric Elastomer Actuators for Soft Robotics, Mert Corbaci

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Architectural Vulnerabilities in Plug-and-Play Systems, Taylor Corrello

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System Engineering Analyses for the Study of Future Multispectral Land Imaging Satellite Sensors for Vegetation Monitoring, Zhaoyu Cui

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The Lifetime Economic Burden of Monogenic Diseases And The Social Motivations For Their Treatment With Genetic Therapy, James P. Cummings

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Sustainable Learning Through Architecture Elementary School: A Synergy of Metrics, Anita Parvathi Darla

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Claiming Space, Gwendolyn Anne Davies

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#MeToo: Personal Accounts of Sexual Violence on Facebook Analyzing Individual Stories to Reveal Themes About Gender, Power, and Intersectional Factors, Lauren DePoint