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Dissertations from 2016

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Quantitative Modeling Under Uncertainty to Inform Effective Energy and Environmental Policies, Leslie Abrahams

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Multiscale Phase-field Model for Phase Transformation and Fracture, Vaibhav Agrawal

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Mysteries of Universe Imprinted on Redshifts, Shadab Alam

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CP Fraction Measurement of π+π−π0 and K+K−π0, Onur Albayrak

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Direct Pose Estimation and Refinement, Hatem Alismail

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Exploring Spectrum Aggregation Technology: A Study of the Technical, Techno-economic, Policy Implications and the Potential Impact on Spectrum Economics, Mohammed Awaidh Alotaibi

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High Power High Energy Ytterbium-doped Fiber Amplifier System, Jinxu Bai

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Distributed Control for Wind Farm Power Output Stabilization and Regulation, Stefanos Baros

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Revealing the Structural and Molecular Basis of Retroviral Assembly and Endolysin PlyC Membrane Translocation Using Surface Plasmon Resonance and Neutron Reflectometry, Marilia Cabral do Rego Barros

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Banking Stress and Interest Rate Spreads in Macroeconomics, Majid Bazarbash

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Predicting Water Treatment Challenges From Source Water Natural Organic Matter Characterization, Lauren E. Bergman

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Fracture of a Brittle-Particle Ductile Matrix Composite with Applications to a Coating System, Steven Bianculli

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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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Using Vigilance to Quantify Human Behavior for Phishing Risk, Casey Inez Canfield

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

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A Spreadsheet Model for Using Web Services and Creating Data-Driven Applications, Kerry Shih-Ping Chang

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End-to-End Speech Recognition Models, William Chan

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Endogenous Mortgage Current Coupons, Zhe Cheng

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Data Science with Graphs: A Signal Processing Perspective, Siheng Chen

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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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Shaping Education Policy in an Era of Neoliberal Reform: Lessons From the 2006 Spellings Commission Controversy, Carolyn D. Commer

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

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Modeling the Fate of Engineered Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Surface W aters and Sediments: Environmental Drivers, Particle Properties, and Implications for Model Design, Amy Lauren Dale

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Impact of Dispersed Nanoparticles in Block Copolymer Soft Solids, Melissa Dao

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Distributed Linear Filtering and Prediction of Time-varying Random Fields, Subhro Das

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Universal Graphs at Aleph_{omega_1+1} and Set-Theoretic Geology, Jacob Davis

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Integrated Approach to Dynamic and Distributed Cloud Data Center Management, Tiago Filipe Rodrigues de Carvalho

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Microstructure Representations: Applied Computer Vision Methods for Microstructure Characterization, Brian L. DeCost

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Hydropower Development in the Brazilian Amazon, Felipe Aguiar Marcondes de Faria

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A Framework to Support Opportunistic Groups in Context-Aware Applications, Adrian A. deFreitas

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Layered Two-Dimensional Heterostructures and Their Tunneling Characteristics, Sergio C. de la Barrera

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Completing Manipulation Tasks Efficiently in Complex Environments, Christopher M. Dellin

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Gaining Insight into the Design of Oxidation Catalysts by Comparing the Rate and Equilibrium Constants That Define the Technical Performance of a Suite of TAML Activators Including Design Related Studies for Environmental Performance, Matthew A. DeNardo

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Graph Signal Processing: Structure and Scalability to Massive Data Sets, Joya A. Deri

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Biochemical and Single Molecule Studies of Backbone Branched RNAs and Lariat Debranching Enzyme, Sourav Kumar Dey

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Charles Darwin’s Multimodal Scientific Invention, Daniel Dickson-LaPrade

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Investigation of Elastic Properties of Lipids and Proteins using Computer Simulations, Patrick Diggins IV

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Supervision Beyond Manual Annotations for Learning Visual Representations, Carl Doersch

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Stochastic Analysis of Maintenance and Routing Policies in Queueing Systems, Sherwin Doroudi

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Synthesizing in situ Friction and Wear with ex situ Surface Metrology to Provide Post-mortem Tribological Analysis: Experiments and Modeling, Patrick Dougherty

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

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Cross-Sectional Phenomena and New Perspectives on Macro-Finance Puzzles, Cedric Ehouarne

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The Mode Most Traveled: Parking Implications and Policy Responses, Olutayo G. Fabusuyi

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Application of Liquid-Metal GaIn Alloys to Soft-matter Capacitance and Related Stretchable Electronics, Andrew L. Fassler

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Mathematical Modeling of Ionic and Electronic Charge Transport in Electrochemical Systems, Sarah Feicht

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Online Hierarchical Optimization for Humanoid Control, Siyuan Feng

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Elucidation of the Structure Formation of Polymer-Conjugated Proteins in Solution and Block Copolymer Templates, Rachel L. Ferebee

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ExploringWeakly Labeled Data Across the Noise-Bias Spectrum, Robert W. H. Fisher

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Efficiently Sampling from Underlying Physical Models, Greydon Taylor Foil

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Information Extraction from Undersampled and Asynchronous Vehicle Sensor Data, Andrew S. Fox

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Computational Models of Nuclear Proliferation, William Frankenstein

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Applications of MachLearning and Computational Linguistics in Financial Economics, Lili Gao

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Constitutive Response of a Near-Alpha Titanium Alloy as a Function of Temperature and Strain Rate, Brian T. Gockel

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Digital Systems and the Experience of Legacy: Supporting Meaningful Interactions with Multigenerational Data, Rebecca Gulotta

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Economics of Behind-the-Meter Solar PV and Energy Storage, Shelly C. Hagerman

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System Infrastructure for Mobile-Cloud Convergence, Kiryong Ha

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Micro-scale Approaches to the Bench-scale Evaluation of CO2 Capture System Properties, Alexander Hallenbeck

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Effective Field Theory of Particle Interactions Mediated by Fluid Surfaces, Robert Haussman

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Development and Adoption of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in China: Markets, Policy, and Innovation, John Paul Helveston

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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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The Optical Coherence Tomography Microsurgical Augmented Reality System (OCT-MARS): A Novel Device for Microsurgeries, Samantha Horvath

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L10-Ordered Thin Films with High Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy for STT-MRAM Applications, Efrem Yuan-Fu Huang

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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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Self-Assembling Decentralized Control Constructs for Large-Scale Variably-Interconnected Systems, Corey A. Ippolito

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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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Increased Use of Natural Gas in Blast Furnace Iron-Making, Megha Jampani

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Coarse Graining of Electric Field Interactions with Materials, Prashant Kumar Jha

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Problems in Discrete Geometry and Extremal Combinatorics, Zilin Jiang

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Using Planned View Trajectories to Build Good Models of Planetary Features under Transient Illumination, Heather L. Jones

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

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Reconfigurable Radio Frequency (RF) Front-end and its Fast Optimization for Adapting to Dynamic Communication Environments, Minhee Jun

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Handling Large-Scale Link-Flooding Attacks in the Internet, Min Suk Kang

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Systematic Effects in Realistic Image Simulations for Future Weak Lensing Surveys, Arun Kannawadi

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Essays on Macroeconomics, Abha Kapoor

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

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Towards Predictable Real-Time Performance on Multi-Core Platforms, Hyoseung Kim

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Essays on Earnings Management, Investment Efficiency, and Managerial Incentives, Tae Wook Kim

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Writing on Dirty Memory, Yongjune Kim

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Robust Rearrangement Planning Using Nonprehensile Interaction, Jennifer E. King

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Becomming the Federal Reserve Chairman: The Micro-Discursive Construction of Administrative Authority as a Rhetorical Appeal To Ethos, Ari Z. Klein

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

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Expressive Motion for Low Degree-of-Freedom Robots, Heather Knight

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

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Electrode Development and Characterization for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell with Low to Zero Platinum Loading, Siddharth Komini Babu

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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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Biodissolvable Microneedle Arrays for Effective Transdermal and Intradermal Delivery of Vaccines and Therapeutics: Manufacturing and Cutaneous Applications, Emrullah Korkmaz

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Targeting and Biological Implications of Guanine Quadruplexes, Karen A. Kormuth

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Robust Manipulation via Contact Sensing, Michael C. Koval

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Computational Methods for Nanoscale X-ray Computed Tomography Image Analysis of Fuel Cell and Battery Materials, Arjun S. Kumar

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Automated Discovery and Visualization of Discriminating Structural Markers from MRI Using Transport-Based Morphometry, Shinjini Kundu

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Essays on Public Finance and Auction Theory, Musab Murat Kurnaz

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The Influence of Communication Networks and Turnover on Transactive Memory Systems and Team Performance, Jonathan Kush

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Electron Microscopy Based Characterization of Resistive Switches, Jonghan Kwon

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The Application of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization to Improve The Preparation of Porous Polymer-Based Materials, Melissa A. Lamson

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

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Transient Electrohydrodynamics of Low–Conductivity Drops, Javier A. Lanauze

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Large-Scale Simulations of Hydrogen and Helium Reionization, Paul La Plante