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Dissertations from 2016

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Regulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Trafficking by Downstream Signaling Kinases, Shanna L. Bowman

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Novel Cell Types and Circuits in the Mouse Main Olfactory Bulb, Shawn D. Burton

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Cybersecurity Capabilities in a Critical Infrastructure Sector of a Developing Nation, Frankie Catota Quintana

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Modeling Organic Aerosol Formation from Alpha-Pinene Ozonolysis in the Volatility Basis Set Framework, Wayne K. Chuang

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High Density Polymer Modification of Proteins Using Polymer - Based Protein Engineering, Chad S. Cummings

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Engineering Contractile 2D and 3D Human Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Microtissues, Rebecca Marie Duffy

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System Infrastructure for Mobile-Cloud Convergence, Kiryong Ha

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Powering the Information Age: Metrics, Social Cost Optimization Strategies, and Indirect Effects Related to Data Center Energy Use, Nathaniel Charles Horner

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Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation with Applications in Image and Mesh Processing, Kangkang Hu

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The Motion Mechanism and Thermal Behavior of Sigma 3 Grain Boundaries, Jonathan D. Humberson

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Optimal Investment and Pricing in Models where the Underlying Asset May Default, Fetsuya Ishikawa

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An Embryonic-Inspired Approach to Engineer Functional Human Cardiac Tissue, Quentin Jallerat

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New Methods for Large-Scale Analyses of Social Identities and Stereotypes, Kenneth Joseph

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Wide-Band Multi-Mode Voltage Tuning Oscillators utilizing Phase-Change Switches, Ahmad B. Khairi

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Deposition, Oxidation, and Adhesion Mechanisms of Conformal Polydopamine Films, Luke J. Klosterman

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Modeling the Adversary to Evaluate Password Strength With Limited Samples, Saranga Komanduri

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Dynamic Remodeling Events Drive the Removal of the ITS2 Spacer Sequence During Assembly of 60S Ribosomal Subunits in S. cerevisiae, Salini Konikkat

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Electron Microscopy Based Characterization of Resistive Switches, Jonghan Kwon

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Optimal Locations for Siting Wind Energy Projects: Technical Challenges, Economics, and Public Preferences, Julian V. Lamy

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Analysis of the Kinetics of Filler Segregation in Granular Block copolymer Microstructure, Bongjoon Lee

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Simulation of Void Nucleation in Single-Phase Copper Polycrystals, Evan Lieberman

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Storage Physics and Noise Mechanism in Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording, Hai Li

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Biophysics of Encapsidated DNA States in Viruses and their Role for Infectivity, Ting Liu

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Mode-Resolved Thermal Transport Across Semiconductor Heterostructures, Simon Lu

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A Theory and Tools for Applying Sandboxes Effectively, Michael Maass

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Investigation and Mitigation of Degradation in Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Pratiti Mandal

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Ammonia Emissions from Livestock in the United States: From Farm-Level Models to a New National Inventory, Alyssa McQuilling

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The Changing Parish: Catholics and the Urban Crisis in Twentieth-Century Brooklyn, Cassie P. Miller

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Synthesis, Characterization and Unique Properties of a Novel, Completely Aliphatic TAML Activator and Applications of TAML Catalysis for Oxygen Evolution and Pollution Remediation, Matthew R. Mills

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Distributed Computational Methods for Energy Management in Smart Grids, Javad Mohammadi

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Development of a Decision Aid for Energy Resource Management for the Navajo Nation Incorporating Environmental Cultural Values, Len Edward Necefer

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Multiscale Design of Polymeric Biomaterials for Reducing Epidermal Downgrowth in Percutaneous Devices, Pitirat Pholpabu

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Fuel, Feedstock, or Neither? – Evaluating Tradeoffs in the use of Biomass for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, I. Daniel Posen

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Considerate Systems, Rahul Rajan

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Analysis of Ribosome Biogenesis from Three Standpoints: Investigating the Roles of Ribosomal RNA, Ribosomal Proteins and Assembly Factors, Madhumitha Ramesh

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On Nondiffusive Thermal Transport and Phonon Mean-Free-Path-Dependent Contributions to Thermal Conductivity, Keith T. Regner

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Lanthanides to Probe Metal-induced Structural and Dynamic Changes in EcoRV-DNA Complex, Sahil S. Sangani

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Evaluating the Economic, Environmental and Policy Impacts of Ethanol as a Transportation Fuel in Pennsylvania, Stephanie M. Seki

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Effects of Transformations of Ag and CuO Nanoparticles on Their Fate in Freshwater Wetland Sediments and Plants, John Peter Stegemeier

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Signal-Dependent Regulation of Skeletogenesis in the Sea Urchin Embryo, Zhongling Sun

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Prescriptive Safety-Checks through Automated Proofs for Control-Flow Integrity, Jiaqi Tan

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Development and Experimental Validation of Mathematical Tools for Computerized Monitoring of Cryosurgery, Chandrajit Thaokar

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Economic and Environmental Implications of Using Natural Gas to Power On-Road Vehicles in the United States, Fan Tong

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Dramatizing Development: The Celebration and Reality of West German Village Projects in West Africa, 1962-1977, John Wesley Weigel

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Piezoelectric Ribbons for Stretchable Energy Harvesting, You Liang Lionel Wong

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2DOF External Fixator and Computer-Assisted Surgical System for 6DOF Orthopedic Correction Using Axis-Angle Representation, Ying Ying Wu

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Physically-Aware Diagnostic Resolution Enhancement for Digital Circuits, Yang Xue

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Online Deduplication for Distributed Databases, Lianghong Xu

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Towards Accurate Predictions and Mechanistic Understanding of the Catalytic Activity of Transition Metal Oxides, Zhongnan Xu

Dissertations from 2015

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Utilization of As-is Building Information Models Obtained from Laser Scan Data for Evaluation of Earthquake Damaged Reinforced Concrete Buildings, Engin Burak Anil

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Enhanced Digital Design Exploration and Recovery through 3D Wireframe Assistance, Erhan Batuhan Arisoy

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Forecasting the Effects of Climate, Population, Price, and Conservation Behavior on Water Use in Los Angeles, California, Negin Ashoori

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Co-operative Driving at Intersections using Vehicular Networks and Vehicle-Resident Sensing, Reza Azimi

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Statistical Approaches to Quantifying Uncertainty of Monitoring and Performance at Geologic CO2 Storage Sites, Nicholas A. Azzolina

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3D Manipulation of Objects in Photographs, Natasha Kholgade Banerjee

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Essays on Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Antonio Andrés Bellofatto

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Towards a Framework for Supporting Sustainable Building Design: A Case Study of Two Credits Over Evolving Rating Standards, Tajin N. A. Biswas

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Oxyfuel Carbon Capture for Pulverized Coal: Techno - Economic Model Creations and Evaluation Amongst Alternatives, Kyle James Borgert

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Single Wall Carbon Nanotube–Protein Complexes and Immune Cells: Uptake, Processing, and Targeted Delivery, Patrick D. Boyer

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Robust State Fusers Over Long-Haul Sensor Networks With Applications to Target Tracking, Katharine Brigham

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3D-2D Dimension Reduction of Homogenized Thin Films, Laura Bufford

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Fate of Organic Compounds in High Salinity Waters and Supercritical CO2 Associated with Carbon Storage Environments, Aniela S. Burant

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Nonlinear Analysis, Control, and Modeling of the Two-Phase Flow Dynamics in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Michael B. Burkholder

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Unifying Low-Rank Models for Visual Learning, Ricardo da Silveira Cabral

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Data Analytics Methods for Enterprise-wide Optimization Under Uncertainty, Bruno Abreu Calfa

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Informing Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Design and Prescription Through Systematic Experimentation with a Tethered Robotic Prosthesis, Joshua M. Caputo

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Search for Supersymmetry Using Leptons and Jets and No Missing Transverse Energy, Benjamin Carlson

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Unbiased, High-Throughput Electron Microscopy Analysis of Experience-Dependent Synaptic Changes, Santosh Chandrasekaran

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The Effects of Group Status on Intragroup Behavior: Implications for Group Process and Outcome, Jin Wook Chang

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Mechanosensing of Substrate Dimension and Migration State in Adherent Cells, Stephanie S. Chang

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Computational Image Analysis Techniques for Super-resolution Localization Microscopy, Kuan-Chieh Jackie Chen

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Microparticle Separation Using Bulk Acoustic Waves in a PMMA Prism with a Tilted-Angle Channel, Erin Dauson

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Visual Utility : A Framework for Focusing Computer Vision Algorithms, Mark Desnoyer

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Predicting Sets and Lists: Theory and Practice, Debadeepta Dey

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An Equation-based Framework for Large-Scale Flowsheet Optimization and Applications for Oxycombustion Power System Design, Alexander W. Dowling

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Legible Robot Motion Planning, Anca D. Dragan

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Natural Language Direction Following for Robots in Unstructured Unknown Environments, Felix Duvallet

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Recognition and Modeling of Planar Mechanical Linkages from Images Using Symbolic and Behavioral Cues, Matthew R. Eicholtz

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Solid Mechanics Effects in Cryopreservation Via Vitrification, David Phillip Eisenberg

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Characterizing Electrode-Level Oxygen Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, William K. Epting

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Supply Chain Optimization With Uncertainty and Hierarchical Decision-Makers, Pablo Garcia-Herreros

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Evaluating How Demand Side Resources Affect the Environmental and Economic Performance of Energy Systems, Nathaniel Gilbraith

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A Framework for Estimating Energy Consumed by Electric Loads Through Minimally Intrusive Approaches, Suman Giri

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Direct MicroRNA Detection Using Kilobase DNA Nantoags In Rapid Gel- Free Electrophoresis, Johnathan M. Goldman

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Water Spray Evaporative Cooling at System Pressures Below the Triple Point, Eric L. Golliher

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Ultrasonic Signal Processing for Structural Damage Detection and Quantification, Peng Gong

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Some Results on Classical Semantics and Polymorphic Types, William J. Gunther

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Sparse Grid Combination Techniques for Solving High-Dimensional Parabolic Equations with an Application to the LIBOR Market Model, Justin Hausauer

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UniAuth: Building a Human-Centered Identity Management System, Eiji Hayashi

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Probing Collective Migration of a 3-D Embryonic Tissue through Microfluidics with 3-D Bio-etching, Melis Hazar

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Evaluation of Air Quality Impacts on Society: Methods and Application, Jinhyok Heo

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Measurements of the E Polarization Observable for γ n (p) → π − p (p), γ n (p) → K 0 Λ (p), and γ d → π + π − d using CLAS g14 data at Jefferson Lab, Dao Ho

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Leveraging Educational Technology to Overcome Social Obstacles to Help Seeking, Iris Howley

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Exploring In-Home Monitoring of Rehabilitation and Creating an Authoring Tool for Physical Therapists, Kevin Huang

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Knowledge Sharing and Creation Through Social Media in Organizations, Elina Hyeunjung Hwang

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Search for Supersymmetry in pp Collisions at sqrt(s)=8 TeV with a Photon, Lepton, and Missing Transverse Energy, Yutaro Iiyama

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Tilt-Dependent Analysis of Diffuse X-ray Scattering from Oriented Stacks of Fluid Phase Lipid Bilayers, Michael Jablin

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Thermal Transport in Semiconductors and Metals from First-Principles, Ankit Jain

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Essays on a Digital Innovation in Healthcare Delivery: The Case of Online Medical Consultations, Changmi Jung

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Anomaly Detection of Piezometer Data Collected from Embankment Dams, In-Soo Jung