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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Runtime Monitoring for Safety-Critical Embedded Systems, Aaron Kane

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Development of Computational Tools for Computerized Training of Cryosurgery, Robert L. Keelan

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Decision Diagrams for Combinatorial Optimization and Satisfaction, Brian Kell

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Three Studies on Institutional Environment and the Private Equity Continuum: From Early-Stage Venture Capital Investments to Buyouts, Carlos Alexandre Kemeny

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Essays on International Finance, Nam Jong Kim

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Essays on Corporate Investment, Yongjin Kim

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Rapid Mission Assurance Assessment via Sociotechnical Modeling and Simulation, Michael J. Lanham

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Tattle - "Here's How I See It" : Crowd-Sourced Monitoring and Estimation of Cellular Performance Through Local Area Measurement Exchange, Huiguang Liang

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Essays in Accounting Regulation and Earnings Management, Yi Liang

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Mechanical and Thermal Characterizations of Crystalline Polymer Micro/nanofibers, Pengfei Li

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New Actresses and Urban Publics in Early Republican Beijing, Jiacheng Liu

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Volumetric T-spline Construction for Isogeometric Analysis – Feature Preservation, Weighted Basis and Arbitrary Degree, Lei Liu

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Marketing Solutions Enabled by Big Data Using Structural Models, Xiao Liu

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Elucidating the Parameters Governing Thermal Transport In Polymer Nanocomposites, Clare M. Mahoney

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Climate Change Decision-Making at the Metropolitan Level: Current Estimates and Future Drivers of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in U.S. Metropolitan Areas, Samuel A. Markolf

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Growth and Surface Studies of Two-Dimensional Materials, Patrick C. Mende

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Assessing the Global Cyber and Biological Threat, Ghita Mezzour

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A Multi-Scale Approach Investigating the Physiological Relevance of APC-Dia-Microtubule Mediated Actin Assembly in the Drosophila Ovary, Olivia Molinar

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Surfactant Mediated Tipstreaming as a Tool for Designed Production of Sub-Micron Sized Droplets, Todd M. Moyle

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Quantification of Microstructural Evolution Using Moment Invariants, Lily T. Nguyen

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Low Carbon Policy and Technology in the Power Sector: Evaluating Economic and Environmental Effects, David Luke Oates

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Expressing Interactivity with States and Constraints, Stephen William-Lucas Oney

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Thermal Properties of Organic-Inorganic Materials Superstructured at the Nanoscale, Wee-Liat Ong

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Are Humans Good Sensors? Using Occupants as Sensors for Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment and for Developing Thresholds that Matter, Jihyun Park

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Alliance Contact, Collaborative Dynamics, and Partner Effectiveness, Brandi M. Peace

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Data-Driven Analyses & Policy Implications in the Transportation World: A Focus on Pennsylvania Inspection & Registration Data and Nationwide Fatal Crash Data, Dana Elyse Peck

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Single Molecule Studies of hGSTA1-1: Binding Kinetics and Active Site Dynamics, John Pettersson

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Experience Graphs: Leveraging Experience in Planning, Michael Phillips

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Working by Not Quite Working: Resistance as a Technique for Alternative and Oppositional Designs, James Pierce

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A Data-Driven Framework Based on Sparse Representation of Ultrasonic Guided-Waves for Online Damage Detection of Pipelines, Matineh Eyb Poosh

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Sources of Atmospheric Particles in the U.S., Laura Posner

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Biologically Inspired Microstructured and Nanostructured Polymeric Biomaterials, Mohamed Ramadan

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Pose Machines: Estimating Articulated Pose in Images and Video, Varun N. Ramakrishna

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High Throughput Study of the Structure Sensitive Decomposition of Tartaric and Aspartic Acid on Surfaces Vicinal to Cu(111) and Cu(100), Aaron D. Reinicker

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Contribution of Nucleus Accumbens to Reward-Seeking Behaviors: Role of Dopamine-Mediated ERK Signaling, Merissa Lynn Remus

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Rheology, Diffusion and Plastic Correlations in Jammed Suspensions, Arka Prabha Roy

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Computerized Training of Cryosurgery: Prostate Geometric Modeling and Training Framework, Anjali Sehrawat

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Machine Learning Techniques in Applied Econometrics, Nandana Sengupta

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Creating Usable Policies for Stronger Passwords with MTurk, Richard Shay

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Tuning Near Field Radiation by Nanophotonic Materials, Jiawei Shi

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Essays in Service Operations Management, Vincent W. Slaugh

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Integrating Relaxations for Combinatorial Optimization, Marla Slusky

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Unraveling the Role of Cellular Factors in Viral Capsid Formation, Gregory Robert Smith

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Self-Controlled Regulation of Mu Opioid Receptor Trafficking, Amanda L. Soohoo

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Biophysical Characterization of the Dynamic Regulation of Chromatin Structure and Rheology in Human Cell Nuclei, Stephen Spagnol

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Templated Growth of Magnetic Recording Media, Vignesh Sundar

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Mechanistic Insights into Manganese Induced Down - Regulation of the Cis Golgi Glycoprotein GPP130, Ritika Tewari

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Impacts of the Overweight and Obese on the US Food Supply and Transportation Systems, Michelle S. Tom

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Variational Limits of Graph Cuts on Point Clouds, Nicolás Garcia Trillos

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Atlastin Mediated Endoplasmic Reticulum Network Formation In Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, Idil Ulengin

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Reducing Pollution from Aviation and Ocean Shipping, Parth Trilochan Vaishnav

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Realms of Inconsequence: U.S. Imaginaries of Central America, 1979-2005, Eric A. Vazquez

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Generalization of Mesoscale Lattice Boltzmann Methodology and Converging to Molecular/Continuum Level Phenomena, Sesha Hari Vemuri

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Studying the History of the Intergalactic Medium with the SCI-HI Experiment, Tabitha Christine Voytek

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Subdimensional Expansion: A Framework for Computationally Tractable Multirobot Path Planning, Glenn Wagner