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Dissertations from 2014

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Mechanics of Adhesion and Contact Self-Cleaning of Bio-Inspired Microfiber Adhesives, Uyiosa Anthony Abusomwan

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Scalable and Robust Designs of Model - Based Control Strategies for Energy - Efficient Buildings, Clarence Agbi

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Structural Design and Economic Analysis of Suspension Bridges Constructed Using FRP Deck, Elfatih Ahmed

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Following the Light: Opportunities for Technology and Innovation in the Optoelectronics Industry Across Multiple Business Cycles (1955-2010), Eyiwunmi Oluyinka Akinsanmi

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Combinatorial Interpretations Of Generalizations Of Catalan Numbers And Ballot Numbers, Emily Allen

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Interactions of Uncertainty and Optimization: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications to Chemical Site Operations, Satyajith Amaran

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Analyzing Mobile App Privacy Using Computation and Crowdsourcing, Shahriyar Amini

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The Phosphorus Reaction in Oxygen Steelmaking: Thermodynamic Equilibrium and Metal Droplet Behavior, Andre N. Assis

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Coordination of Resources Across Areas for the Integration of Renewable Generation: Operation, Sizing, and Siting of Storage Devices, Kyri A. Baker

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A Study of the Different Phases of Refinement of an Inhibitory Circuit in the Mouse Auditory Brainstem, Jineta Banerjee

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Dynamic Beamforming Optimization for Anti - Jamming and Hardware Fault Recovery, Jonathan Becker

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Structural Measurement Of Military Organization Capability, Robert Behrman

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Vector Map-Based, Non-Markov Localization for Long-Term Deployment of Autonomous Mobile Robots, Joydeep Biswas

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Advances In Classification Theory For Abstract Elementary Classes, Will Boney

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Contamination- induced Interfacial Resistance in Ohmic Microswitch Contacts, Vitali Brand

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Improving Computer Security Dialogs: An Exploration of Attention and Habituation, Cristian Antonio Bravo-Lillo

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Current-Driven Magnetic Devices for Non-Volatile Logic and Memory, David M. Bromberg

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“What To Do With the Airplane ?” : Determining the Role of the Airplane in U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, 1908 - 1925, Laurence M. Burke

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Modeling Mobile User Behavior for Anomaly Detection, Senaka Buthpitiya

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Neurocomputing and Associative Memories Based on Emerging Technologies: Co-optimization of Technology and Architecture, Vehbi Calayir

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Essays on the Provision and Funding of Public Goods, Dario Cestau

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Secure Detection in Cyberphysical Control Systems, Rohan Chabukswar

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The Gay Warrior and the Untroubled Comrade: The Rhetoric of Identity Categories in the Public Sphere, Doug Cloud

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Multi-Agent Pickup And Delivery Planning With Transfers, Brian Coltin

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The Roles of Glycerol in Candida Albicans Biofilm Formation and Invasion, Jigarkumar V. Desai

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Economic Value, Resiliency and Efficiency of Inland Waterway Freight Transport in the Ohio River Basin, Gwen Shepherd DiPietro

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Essays in Service Operations Management, Michele Dufalla

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Optimization, Dynamics and Stability of Non-Linear Separation Processes, Max A. Fahrenkopf

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Competition and Cooperation in Global Supply Chain Networks, Xin Fang

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Advancements in Cryomacroscopy with Applications to Cryopreservation by Vitrification, Justin S.G. Feig

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Petascale Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulation of Quasars, Yu Feng

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Accounting for Aliasing in Correlation Filters : Zero-Aliasing and Partial-Aliasing Correlation Filters, Joseph A. Fernandez

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Investigating the Role of Hsp27 in Drosophila : Genetic and Phospho - mutant Analysis, Emily Christine Furbee

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Effects of College Internships on the Innovation Capability and Employability of the Mexican Workforce, José Alfredo Galván Galván

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Ribosomal Proteins Orchestrate the Biogenesis of Eukaryotic Large Ribosomal Subunits in a Sequential Fashion, Michael Gamalinda

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Constructing A Complete And Accurate As-Built BIM Based On An As-Designed BIM And Progressive Laser Scans, Te Gao

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The Labor Economics of the Great Migration, John Gardner

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Homogeneous Dislocation Nucleation, Akanksha Garg

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Integrated Control of Solidification Microstructure and Melt Pool Dimensions In Additive Manufacturing Of Ti - 6Al - 4V, Joy E. Gockel

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Concentration - Dependent Effects of CO2 on Subsurface Microbial Communities Under Conditions of Geologic Carbon Storage and Leakage, Djuna M. Gulliver

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Design, Analysis, Modeling and Testing of a Micro-scale Refrigeration System, Dongzhi Guo

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On the Optimization of Multiple Applications for Sensor Networks, Vikram Gupta

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Data-Driven, Sparsity-Based Matched Field Processing for Structural Health Monitoring, Joel B. Harley

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Compensation for Nonlinear Distortion in Noise for Robust Speech Recognition, Mark J. Harvilla

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INTERPRETING ‘REAL’ FRENCH: THE ROLE OF EXPERT MEDIATION IN LEARNERS’ OBSERVATIONS, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND USE OF PRAGMATIC PRACTICES WHILE ABROAD, Ashlie Henery

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Design and Control of a Flapping Flight Micro Aerial Vehicle, Lindsey Hines

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Implications of Mobility, Population Shifts, and Growth for Metropolitan Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Planning, Rachel Hoesly

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Cellular Processing of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, Brian D. Holt

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Uncertainty in River Forecasts: Quantification and Implications for Decision- Making in Emergency Management, Frauke Hoss

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Toward A Highly Available Future Internet, Hsu-Chun Hsiao

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Protecting Browsers from Network Intermediaries, Lin-Shung Huang

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Thermodynamics From First Principles: Prediction Of Phase Diagrams And Materials Properties Using Density Functional Theory, William Paul Huhn

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Essays on the Economics of Education, Jason Imbrogno

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Evolution of DNA Recognition in a Tbrain Transcription Factor and Its Impact on Larval Neurogenesis in Echinoderms, Alys Cheatle Jarvela

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Advanced and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Policies: Regulations and Incentives in the United States, Alan Theodore Jenn

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Practical, Large-Scale Detection of Obfuscated Malware Code Via Flow Dependency Indexing, Wesley Jin

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A Learning-Based Framework Incorporating Domain Knowledge for Performance Modeling, Da-Cheng Juan

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Data-Driven Approaches to Demand Response: Studies on Thermostatically Controlled Loads and Electric Vehicles, Emre Can Kara

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Quenched Stresses And Linear Elastic Response Of Random Packings Of Frictionless Particles Near Jamming, Kamran Karimi

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Dependable Cyber-Physical Systems, Junsung Kim

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Efficient Hypervisor Based Malware Detection, Peter Friedrich Klemperer

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Dilatational Rheology and Controlled Generation of Microscale Complex Fluid Interfaces, Anthony P. Kotula

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Role of APC Proteins in Regulating Wnt Signaling and Cytoskeletal Organization in Drosophila, Ezgi Kunttas-Tatli

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Local Log-Linear Models for Capture-Recapture, Zachary Todd Kurtz

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Covering Matrices, Squares, Scales, and Stationary Reflection, Christopher Lambie-Hanson

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Structuring Disincentives for Online Criminals, Nektarios Leontiadis

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The Natural Woman: Science and Sentimentality in Nineteenth - Century America, Sheila Liming

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An Economic History of Compulsory Attendance and Child Labor Laws in the United States, 1810-1926, Jeff Lingwall

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Singular Value Decomposition Applied to Damage Diagnosis for Ultrasonic Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring, Chang Liu

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Characterization and Modeling of Macromolecules on Nanoparticles and Their Effects on Nanoparticle Aggregation, Stacey Marie Louie

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Distributed Algorithm Design for Constrained Multi-robot Task Assignment, Lingzhi Luo

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Quantitative Simulation of Synaptic Vesicle Release at the Neuromuscular Junction, Jun Ma

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Designing for Collaborative Reflection, Gabriela Marcu

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Biophysical Modeling and Optimal Control of DNA Amplification, Karthikeyan Marimuthu

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Three Essays on Boredom, Amanda Rose Markey

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Impression formation in online peer production, Jennifer Marlow

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Civil Wars in the Southwest Borderlands : Cultures in Conflict, 1861 - 1867, Andrew E. Masich

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A Tag-Based, Logical Access-Control Framework for Personal File Sharing, Michelle L. Mazurek

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Energy Efficient Lighting: Consumer Preferences, Choices, and System Wide Effects, Jihoon Min

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Array-based Spectro-temporal Masking For Automatic Speech Recognition, Amir Reza Moghimi

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Approximate Dynamic Programming for Commodity and Energy Merchant Operations, Selvaprabu Nadarajah

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Building an American Urban Umma: African American and Immigrant Muslims in Chicago, 1965 - 1980, Syed Kaazim Naqvi

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Metal-Polymer Hybrid Materials for Flexible Transparent Conductors, Sudarshan Narayanan

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Integration of Scheduling and Dynamic Optimization: Computational Strategies and Industrial Applications, Yisu Nie

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Modeling and Stability of the Horizontal Ribbon Growth Process, German Andrés Oliveros Patiño

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Numerical Approximation of Valuation Equations Incorporating Stochastic Volatility Models, Yuhui Ouyang

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Social Scene Understanding from Social Cameras, Hyun Soo Park

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Retrospective and Prospective Analysis of Policy Incentives For Wind Power in Portugal, Ivonne Astrid Peña-Cabra

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Computational Multiscale Methods for Defects: 1. Line Defects in Liquid Crystals; 2. Electron Scattering in Defected Crystals, Hossein Pourmatin

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Controlled-mobile Sensor Networks for Dynamic Sensing and Monitoring Applications, Aveek Purohit

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Essays on Specification and Estimation of Models of Markets For Heterogeneous Housing, Luis Eduardo Quintero

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Visual Statistical Learning in Monkey Inferotemporal Cortex, Suchitra Ramachandran

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Mixing and Phase Behavior of Organic Particles, Ellis Shipley Robinson

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Control and Design of Snake Robots, David S. Rollinson

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Mechanistic Insights into Homotypic Fusion of ER Membranes by the Atlastin GTPase, Simran G. Saini

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Essays in Financial Economics: Currency Risk and Pricing Kernal Volatility, CDS and Sovereign Bond Market Liquidity, CDS as Sovereign Debt Collateral, Batchimeg Sambalaibat

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Essays on Asset Pricing and Portfolio Choice with Time-Varying Uncertainty, David Schreindorfer