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Dissertations from 2015

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Retail Market Mechanism in Support of Differentiated Reliable Electricity Services, Siripha Junlakarn

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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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Ankle Controller Design For Robotic Ankle-Foot Prostheses to Reduce Balance-Related Effort During Walking Using a Dynamic Walking Approach, Myunghee Kim

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

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Data-Driven Modeling of Morphological Dynamics and Intracellular Transport of Organelles, Hao-Chih Lee

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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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Geometric Modeling and Shape Analysis for Biomolecular Complexes Based on Eigenfunctions, Tao Liao

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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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Supporting Learner-Controlled Problem Selection in Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Yanjin Long

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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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Tools for Automated Histology Image Analysis, Michael T. McCann

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System-Level Adaptive Monitoring and Control of Infrastructures: A POMDP-Based Framework, Milad Memarzadeh

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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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Measurement and Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Hypersaline Fluids, Clinton W. Noack

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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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A Macro-scale, Tribological Modeling Framework for Simulating Multiple Lubrication Regimes and Engineering Applications, Gagan Srivastava

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Templated Growth of Magnetic Recording Media, Vignesh Sundar

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Elucidating the Mechanosensitive Properties of Fibronectin Using Surface-Initiated Assembly, John M. Szymanski

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Bayesian Aggregation of Evidence for Detection and Characterization of Patterns in Multiple Noisy Observations, Prateek Tandon

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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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Improved Formulations and Computational Strategies for the Solution and Nonconvex Generalized Disjunctive Programs, Francisco Trespalacios

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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

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Efficient Pre-Silicon Validation and Post-Silicon Tuning of Self-Healing Analog/RF Integrated Circuits, Fa Wang

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The Effects of Contracting and Labor Search on Risks in Financial Markets, Jessie Jiaxu Wang

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Numerical Nonlinear Robust Control with Applications to Humanoid Robots, Jiuguang Wang

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Characterization and Monitoring of Geochemical and Geophysical Effects of CO2 Leakage from Sequestration Reservoirs, Zan Wang

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Electric Vehicles and the Grid: Interactions and Environmental and Health Impacts, Allison Elizabeth Weis

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Toward Sense Making with Grounded Feedback, Eliane Wiese

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Evolving the Ecosystem of Personal Behavioral Data, Jason Stampfer Wiese

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(Re)Culturing the City: Race, Urban Development, and Arts Policy in Chicago, 1935-1987, Germaine Shaw Williams

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Organ-Mounted Robots for Minimally Invasive Beating-Heart Surgery, Nathan A. Wood

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Nonlocal Interaction Equations in Heterogeneous and Non-Convex Environments, Lijiang Wu

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Theoretical and Computational Studies on Thrombus Formation and Multiphase Characteristics of Blood Flow, Wei-Tao Wu

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Supervised Descent Method, Xuehan Xiong

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Handheld Micromanipulator for Robot - Assisted Microsurgery, Sungwook Yang

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Advanced-Multi-Step and Economically Oriented Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, Xue Yang

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Sentimental Value and Its Influence on Hedonic Adaptation, Yang Yang

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Defect Analysis and Microstructural Effects on the Surface Exchange Properties of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3(LSM) Epitaxial Thin Films, Miaolei Yan

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Quantification of Temperature Implications and Investigation of Battery Design Options for Electrified Vehicles, Tugre Yuksel

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Learning Shape Proxies from 3D Geometries for Semantic Analysis, Representation and Manipulation of Man-Made Objects, Mehmet Ersin Yumer

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Functions and Kinetics of Mitochondrial Fusion and Fission in the Axon: a Quantitative Study, Yiyi Yu

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Three Essays in Macroeconomics, Shutian Zeng

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Field Dislocation Mechanics with Applications in Atomic, Mesoscopic and Tectonic Scale Problems, Xiaohan Zhang

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Field Dislocation Mechanics with applications in atomic, mesoscopic and tectonic scale problems, Xiaohan Zhang

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Design-Build-Operate Energy Information Modeling for Occupant-Oriented Predictive Building Control, Jie Zhao

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Essays on Achieving Success in Peer Production: Contributor Management, Best Practice Transfer and Inter- Community Relationships, Haiyi Zhu