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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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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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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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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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How to Train Your Dog, Zihao Bai

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Compelling, Fatmah Bamashmous

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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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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-E ect Transistors, Patsy Cadareanu

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Heaven & Earth, Nelson Caliguia Jr.

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

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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

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Incremental and Adaptive L1-Norm Principal Component Analysis: Novel Algorithms and Applications, Mayur Dhanaraj

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Implementing a Database to Intervene in and Reduce Gun Violence in Rochester, NY, Audrey DiPoala

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Self-Assembled Monolayers for Phosphorus Doping of Silicon for Field Effect Devices, Jenna L. Doran

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The Influence of Tooth Surface Modifications on the Sensitivity of Involute Cylindrical Gears to Manufacturing Errors, Scott Eisele

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Control of PV Connected Power Grid using LQR and Fuzzy Logic Control, Samar Emara

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Impact of SNAP Fruit and Vegetable Incentive Programs: An Analysis of USDA FINI Projects, Katherine Engel

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A Passive Solar Retrofit in a Gloomy Climate, James Russell Fugate

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Prognosis of Equine Limb Fractures Based on Type and Location, Megan Gaffney

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Eye Diagram Assessment Platform for Fiber-Optic Communications, Anurag Dattu Gaikwad

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3D Printing of Transparent Materials for Optical Applications, Shaunak B. Gandhi

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Efficient Inventory Management of Hospital Supply Chains Using a Sim-Heuristic Approach, Siddharth Garg

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An Analysis of the State Matura Exam in Kosovo, Vjolla Gashi

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Electrical Demand Modeling of a Household at an Appliance/Occupant Level, Sanjairaj Gnanasundaram

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Tree Based Modeling Techniques Applied to Hospital Length of Stay, Rupansh Goantiya

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HeyMoe: Leveraging virtual robot and game mechanics in mobile prototype application design for Chinese language learning, Boxiao Gong

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Holographic Generative Memory: Neurally Inspired One-Shot Learning with Memory Augmented Neural Networks, Dillon R. Graham

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Novel Detection and Analysis using Deep Variational Autoencoders, Tucker B. Graydon

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A Habitat Suitability Model for Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) in New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8, Austin Groff

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Adjustment of Parametric Dynamic Scheduling Heuristics for Heterogeneous Systems to Account for Heterogeneity, Thomas G. Guerin

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Accretion disks formed from tidally-disrupted companions inside AGB stars, Gabriel Colin Guidarelli

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Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Tanmayee Gupte

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An Empirical Evaluation of the Indicators for Performance Regression Test Selection, Kevin Hannigan

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Optimization of Dry and Wet GaN Etching to Form High Aspect Ratio Nanowires, Matthew Hartensveld

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Additive Manufactured Microstructures and Designs for High Heat Flux Dissipation During Pool Boiling, Austin Hayes

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Design Considerations for Training Memristor Crossbars Used in Spiking Neural Networks, Lydia M. Hays

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Justice by any Means: The Relationship Between Societal Stress and the Rise of Vigilantism in Comic Books, Gregory Heerkens

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A New Platform for Knee Surgery Patient Rehabilitation, Motivating Mirror: Providing an Interactive Experience to Knee Surgery Patients to Assist Them With a More Effective Rehabilitation., Yu He

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A Study of High-Chroma Inks for Expanding CMYK Color Gamut, Sanyukta Sanjay Hiremath

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Low-Cost Multiple-MAV SLAM Using Open Source Software, Andrew Hollenbach

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Outsourcing in Kosovo: An analysis of Kosovo's comparative advantage and the potential for growth, Yllza Hoti

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Inspecting Nitrate Silent Cinema: Case Studies from the John E. Allen Collection of the George Eastman Museum, Lauren Hubbs

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Face 2 Face, Joseph Hurley

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Binary Black Holes in the Inspiral Regime: The E ect of Spins and Eccentricity on Spacetime Dynamics and Gravitational Radiation, Brennan M. Ireland

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Compact Antenna with Artificial Magnetic Conductor for Noninvasive Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring, Meenakshy Iyer

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From Cultivating Local Foods to Cultivating Local Audiences, K.T. Jackson

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Assessing the Influence of Variable Cognitive Load on Fatigue Development and Recovery of the First Dorsal Interosseous Muscle, Sidharajsinh Jadeja

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Catpanion: A UI/UX iOS-based App Design to support cat adoptions, Chenchen Ji

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Identifying the Main Effects that Cause Spatial Variation in a Stereolithographic 3D-Printer with a Test Target and Graphical Analysis, Joseph V. Kain

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Effects of Slips and Trips on Resultant Lumbar Kinematics, Lumbar Muscle Activity and Low-Back Loads, Kavish J. Kathawala

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Uses and Gratification of Posting Selfies on Social Media, Amanda Kearney

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Low-Shot Learning for the Semantic Segmentation of Remote Sensing Imagery, Ronald Kemker

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Tear Film Model Formulation: A 1-D Exploration, Emily Kiesel

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Making History Work: Corporate Archives and the Eastman Kodak Company, Emily King

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Modeling Artist Networks at Artpark, 1974-1978, Angelina Konovitz-Davern

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Comparing Cyber Defense Alternatives Using Rare-Event Simulation Techniques to Compute Network Risk, Alexander Leon Krall

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Using High-Order Prior Belief Predictions in Hierarchical Temporal Memory for Streaming Anomaly Detection, Brody Kutt

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Fanciful Animals in Captivity, Kyle Lascelle

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Urban Subterranean Space: A link between a ground level public space and underground infrastructure, Junghwa Lee

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The Use of Predicates in FDA Regulation of Medical Devices: A Case Study of Robotic Surgical Devices, Charlotte Lefkovich

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The Story of a Blind Wolf, Jimeng Jasmine Li

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VRENT: a new interactive & immersive rental space experience, Wenhan Lin

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Share Food With Love, Bowen Liu

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The Embrace - Design for Elderly, Meng Liu

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Somewhere Else, Xiaoxi Liu

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Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells for Automotive Applications: Low-Temperature Operation and Deployment in Material Handling Equipment, Xuan Liu

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Investigating the effect of lower back fatigue on human gait and the propensity for slip and fall, Maya S. Luster

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Application of Convolutional Neural Network Framework on Generalized Spatial Modulation for Next Generation Wireless Networks, Akram Marseet

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Social Financing and Payment by Results: Greater driver in efficiency, innovation, and impact in tacking social problems?, Erin Mathis

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The Budgeting Process of Kosovo: A critical analysis, Arber Maxhuni

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An Assessment of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems in Support of Sustainable Forestry Management Initiatives, Michael P. McClelland II

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Robust Path-based Image Segmentation Using Superpixel Denoising, Renee T. Meinhold

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Design and Verification of a Pipelined Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Encryption Algorithm with a 256-bit Cipher Key Using the UVM Methodology, Devyani Madhukar Mirajkar

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Design and Verification of a Dual Port RAM Using UVM Methodology, Manikandan Sriram Mohan Dass