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Dissertations from 2012

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Improving Students’ Study Practices Through the Principled Design of Research Probes, Turadg Aleahmad

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Mandrel-based Polishing of Single-Crystal Diamond and Ceramics for Fabrication of Micro-endmills: Analysis of the Polishing Characteristics and the Error Motions of Ultra-High-Speed Micromachining Spindles, Krishna Prashanth Anandan

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Limits, Regularity and Removal for Relational and Weighted Structures, Ashwini Aroskar

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Vision-Based Control of a Handheld Micromanipulator for Robot-Assisted Retinal Surgery, Brian C. Becker

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Minimizing Impediments to Design for Construction Safety (DFCS) Implementation on Capital Projects, Mustapha A. Bello

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Broadband in Schools: Effects on Student Performance and Spillovers for Household Internet Adoption, Rodrigo Belo

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Spectral Approaches to Learning Predictive Representations, Byron Boots

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Self-disclosures, Impression Formation, and Biases in Web 2.0, Laura Brandimarte

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"The Great Nomad": Work, Environment, and Space in the Lumber Industry of Minnesota and Louisiana from the 1870s to the 1930s, Kevin Conor Brown

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The Fragmentation vs. Functionalization Paths of Molecules during Atmospheric Chemical Aging, Heber J. Chacon-Madrid

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Data Mining Meets HCI: Making Sense of Large Graphs, Dueng Horng Chau

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New Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Weakly Interacting Particles, Chien-Yi Chen

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Lifelong Robotic Object Perception, Alvaro Collet Romea

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Sensing and Learning Channel State Information in a Dynamic Wireless Environment with Cognitive Radios and Networks, Reginald Larenzo Cooper

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Benefits of Bounded Diversity: Organizational Learning and Knowledge Transfer in a Multi-Product Manufacturing Environment, Carolyn Riley Denomme

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Uncovering and Managing the Impact of Methodological Choices for the Computational Construction of Socio-Technical Networks from Texts, Jana Diesner

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A Stepped Frequency Continuous Wave Ranging Sensor for Aiding Pedestrian Inertial Navigation, James M. Downey

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Yip1A structures the mammalian endoplasmic reticulum, Kaitlyn M. Dykstra

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Mixed Membership Distributions with Applications to Modeling Multiple Strategy Usage, April Galyardt

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Multi-Goal Path Optimization for Robotic Systems with Redundancy based on the Traveling Salesman Problem with Neighborhoods, Iacopo Gentilini

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Learning Spatio-Temporal Dynamics: Nonparametric Methods for Optimal Forecasting and Automated Pattern Discovery, Georg Matthias Goerg

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Secondary Organic Aerosol from On- and Off-Road Combustion Emissions: Scientific and Policy Perspectives, Timothy D. Gordon

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Development and Analysis of a Tip-based Mechanical Nano-Manufacturing Process: Nanomilling, Bulent Arda Gozen

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Physical Characteristics of Caprock Formations used for Geological Storage of CO2 and the Impact of Uncertainty in Fracture Properties in CO2 Transport through Fractured Caprocks, Craig Alexander Griffith

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Assessment and support of the idea co-construction process that influences collaboration, Gahgene Gweon

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GHG Emissions and Costs of Developing Biomass Energy in Malaysia: Implications on Energy Security in the Transportation and Electricity Sector, Mohd Nor Azman Hassan

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Measurement of Annealing Phenomena in High Purity Metals with Near-field High Energy X-ray Diffraction Microscopy, Christopher M. Hefferan

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Energy Storage on the Grid and the Short-term Variability of Wind, Eric Stephen Hittinger

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Topics in Residential Electric Demand Response, Shira R. Horowitz

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Advanced Exergy Analysis for a Solar Double Stage Absorption Chiller, Yang Hu

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Vision-Based Navigation for a Small Fixed-Wing Airplane in Urban Environment, Myung Hwangbo

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Attention-guided Algorithms to Retarget and Augment Animations, Stills, and Videos, Eakta Jain

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Modeling Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation From Emissions of Combustion Sources, Shantanu Hemant Jathar

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miRNA Regulation in Development, Sabah Kadri

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Mining Tera-Scale Graphs: Theory, Engineering and Discoveries, U Kang

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Design, Fabrication and Characterization of an Autonomous, Sub-millimeter Scale Modular Robot, Mustafa Emre Karagozler

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Monitoring and Engineering of the Stem Cell Microenvironment: Inkjet Printing of Growth Factors onto Novel Scaffolds for Controlling Musculoskeletal Stem Cell Differentiation and Alignment, Dai Fei Elmer Ker

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All Trust Is Local: Empowering Users’ Authentication Decisions on the Internet, Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim

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Industry Location Shift through Technological Change - A Study of the US Semiconductor Industry (1947-1987), Jonathan D. Kowalski

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Verifying Higher-Order Imperative Programs with Higher-Order Separation Logic, Neelakantan R. Krishnaswami

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Approximation Techniques for Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization Problems, Ravishankar Krishnaswamy

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Approximate Representation of Unknown Objects with a Single-line Scanning Lidar and a Video Camera, Ki Ho Kwak

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Attribute Learning using Joint Human and Machine Computation, Edith L.M. Law

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Task-based Embedded Assessment of Functional Abilities for Aging in Place, Matthew L. Lee

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Improving Understanding and Trust with Intelligibility in Context-Aware Applications, Brian Y. Lim

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Scheduling in Cyber-Physical Systems, Qiao Li

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Integrating Variable Renewables into the Electric Grid: An Evaluation of Challenges and Potential Solutions, Colleen Angela Lueken

An Alternative Approach for Assessing and Implementing Autonomous Ground Robotic Systems, John M. Matsumura

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Managing Wind Power Forecast Uncertainty in Electric Grids, Brandon Keith Mauch

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Generalization Error Bounds for Time Series, Daniel J. McDonald

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Gecko-Inspired, Controlled Adhesion and Its Applications, Yigit Menguc

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Necessary and Sufficient Conditions in the Problem of Optimal Investment with Intermediate Consumption, Oleksii Mostovyi

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Evaluating Biomass Energy Policy in the Face of Emissions Reductions Uncertainty and Feedstock Supply Risk, Kimberley A. Mullins

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New Markov Decision Process Formulations and Optimal Policy Structure for Assemble-to-Order and New Product Development Problems, Emre Nadar

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The Emerging Smart Grid: Opportunities for Increased System Reliability and Potential Security Risks, Anu Narayanan

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Making the Most out of Distributed Generation without Endangering Normal Operation: A Model-Based Technical-Policy Approach, Masoud Honarvar Nazari

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Segment-based SVMs for Time Series Analysis, Minh Hoai Nguyen

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Automated Market Making: Theory and Practice, Abraham M. Othman

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Tip Based Automated Nanomanipulation using Scanning Probe Microscopy, Onur Ozcan

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Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles: battery degradation, grid support, emissions, and battery size tradeoffs, Scott B. Peterson

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Modeling Relevance in Statistical Machine Translation: Scoring Alignment, Context, and Annotations of Translation Instances, Aaron B. Phillips

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Evolution and Regularity Results for Epitaxially Strained Thin Films and Material Voids, Paulo Piovano

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Patient-Specific 3D Vascular Reconstruction and Computational Assessment of Biomechanics – an Application to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Samarth Shankar Raut

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Research Collaboration, Academic Stars and the Evolution of Science Systems, Leonardo Reyes-Gonzalez

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Maximum Margin Correlation Filters, Andres F. Rodriguez-Perez

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Gray-Space Spectrum Sharing with Cellular Systems and Radars, and Policy Implications, Rathapon Saruthirathanaworakun

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An Agent-based Model for Evaluating Cellular Mechanisms of Bone Remodeling, Lyndsey J. Schutte

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Augmenting Cartographic Resources and Assessing Roadway State for Vehicle Navigation, Young-Woo Seo

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Automatic Generation of Issue Maps: Structured, Interactive Outputs for Complex Information Needs, Dafna Shahaf

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Structure and Kinetics of the PTEN Tumor Suppressor: Investigation of Solution and Membrane-Associated States, Siddharth Subhash Shenoy

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Statistical Methods for studying Genetic Variation in Populations, Suyash Shringarpure

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Evaluating Interventions in the U.S. Electricity System: Assessments of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Small-­‐Scale Cogeneration, Kyle Siler-Evans

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Substructural Logical Specifications, Robert J. Simmons

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Graph Partitioning and Semi-definite Programming Hierarchies, Ali Kemal Sinop

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Sensing Through Structure, Ronit Slyper

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Interface Structure of Graphene on SiC for Various Preparation Conditions, Nishtha Srivastava

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Characterizing the Spatiotemporal Neural Representation of Concrete Nouns Across Paradigms, Gustavo Sudre

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Experimental evaluation of electrode‐based technologies for in situ sediment remediation and industrial brine treatment, Mei Sun

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Sensor-Based Assessment of the Quality of Human Motion During Therapeutic Exercise, Portia E. Taylor

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Energy Efficiency and Rebound Effects in the United States: Implications for Renewables Investment and Emissions Abatement, Brinda Ann Thomas

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Formalizing and Enforcing Purpose Restrictions, Michael Carl Tschantz

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Advanced Amine and Ammonia Systems for Greenhouse Gas Control at Fossil Fuel Power Plants, Peter L. Versteeg

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Behavioral Modeling of Botnet Populations Viewed through Internet Protocol Address Space, Rhiannon Weaver

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Experience-dependent plasticity of layer 2/3 circuits in developing somatosensory neocortex, Jing Wen

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Stratum Electricity Markets: Toward Multi-temporal Distributed Risk Management for Sustainable Electricity Provision, Zhiyong Wu

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A Data-Driven Framework for Ultrasonic Structural Health Monitoring of Pipes, Yujie Ying

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IC Spatial Variation Modeling: Algorithms and Applications, Wangyang Zhang