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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Emely Peguero’s Case: News Frames and Gender Stereotypes in the Dominican Republic, Maria Fernanda Simo

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Website Fingerprinting using Deep Learning, Payap Sirinam

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Using Reduced Graphs for Efficient HLS Scheduling, Stephanie Soldavini

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Organizational Socialization Process and its Impact on New Employees’ Job Satisfaction, Commitment, and Retention Intentions: Experiences from the Banking Sector in Kosovo, Donika Sollova

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Low-Rank Multivariate General Linear Model with Relationship between Brain Regions and Time Points, Ge Song

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Challenges and Opportunities for Startup Innovation and Entrepreneurship as tools towards a knowledge-based economy: The Case of Kosovo, Xheneta Sopjani

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The Modular Approach to the Title Sequence, Nathan Sorrentino

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Effects of grazer exclusion on carbon cycling in created freshwater wetlands, Delanie Spangler

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Development of a High Performance Resonant Photon-Pair Source in Silicon, Jeffrey A. Steidle

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State Policies of Medical Marijuana versus Food & Drug Administration Policies of Pharmaceutical Drugs, Kayla Stephan

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Resolved Stellar Population Properties in Galaxies During the Peak Epoch of Star Formation, Meaghann Stoelting

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The Innocent Game, Kibaek Sung

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Analog Musical Distortion Circuits for Electric Guitars, Timothy Douglas Sunnerberg

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Utilizing Mobile Technology to Improve Accessibility for Museum Visitors with Autism, Felicia Dianne Swartzenberg

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Synthesizing Cyber Intrusion Alerts using Generative Adversarial Networks, Christopher R. Sweet

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Performance Analysis of Fixed-Random Weights in Artificial Neural Networks, Humza Syed

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Annealing of Fused Filament Fabricated Nylon 6 with Elevated Isostatic Pressure, Anthony G. Tantillo

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Ultrafast Laser Polishing for Optical Fabrication, Lauren L. Taylor

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RE-IMAGINING DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER Creation of an Equitable Urban Master Plan, Douglas Templeton

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Deepfake detection and low-resource language speech recognition using deep learning, Bao Thai

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App Review Analysis via Active Learning: Reducing Supervision Effort Without Compromising Classification Accuracy, Venkatesh Thimma Dhinakaran

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Evaluating the performance of digital micromirror devices for use as programmable slit masks in multi-object spectrometers, Anton Travinsky

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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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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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How to improve the office workers’ lifestyle with emotional design, Chi Zhang

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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