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Dissertations from 2016

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Enabling the Future Grid: An Analysis of Operational and Flexibility Issues in the Indian Power Grid, Hameed Safiullah

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Lanthanides to Probe Metal-induced Structural and Dynamic Changes in EcoRV-DNA Complex, Sahil S. Sangani

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Computational Models for Renewable Energy Target Achievement & Policy Analysis, Kristen R. Schell

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Evaluation of Decentralized Reactive Swing-Leg Controllers on Powered Robotic Legs, Alexander Schepelmann

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Essays on Asset Pricing and the Macroeconomy with Limited Stock Market Participation, Alexander Schiller

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The Gospel of Poverty: Poverty, Philanthropy, and Eighteenth-Century British Literature, 1700- 1759, Salita Seibert

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Evaluating the Economic, Environmental and Policy Impacts of Ethanol as a Transportation Fuel in Pennsylvania, Stephanie M. Seki

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Model-Based Control and Optimization of Grade Transitions in Polyethylene Solution Polymerization Processes, Jun Shi

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Unlocking the DOR to the Surface: Regulated Surface Trafficking of the δ-Opioid Receptor, Daniel John Shiwarski

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Navigation and Physical Interaction with Balancing Robots, Michael Shomin

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First-Principles and Wannier-Function-Based Study of Two-Dimensional Electronic Systems, Nikhil Sivadas

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Everyday Online Sharing, Manya Sleeper

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Identification of Modulators of OGlycosylation Using Isoform-Specific Sensors for GalNAc Transferase Activity, Lina Song

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Effects of Transformations of Ag and CuO Nanoparticles on Their Fate in Freshwater Wetland Sediments and Plants, John Peter Stegemeier

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Improving the Performance and Understanding of the Expectation Maximization Algorithm: Evolutionary and Visualization Methods, Priya Krishnan Sundararajan

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Signal-Dependent Regulation of Skeletogenesis in the Sea Urchin Embryo, Zhongling Sun

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Data Analysis of Rayleigh-Taylor Unstable Flows, Nora Swisher

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The Future of Low Carbon Electric Power Generation: An Assessment of Economic Viability and Water Impacts under Climate Change and Mitigation Policies, Shuchi Talati

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Activating Oxygen and Degrading the Water Treatment Industry’s Most Challenging Micropollutant with TAML Activators and Oxidants, Liang Tang

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Prescriptive Safety-Checks through Automated Proofs for Control-Flow Integrity, Jiaqi Tan

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Formation and Chemical Aging of Atmospheric Carbonaceous Aerosol, Antonios Tasoglou

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Autonomous Animation of Humanoid Robots, Junyun Tay

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Calibration and Characterization of Low-Cost Fine Particulate Monitors and their Effect on Individual Empowerment, Michael D. Taylor

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Development and Experimental Validation of Mathematical Tools for Computerized Monitoring of Cryosurgery, Chandrajit Thaokar

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Department of Defense Energy and Logistics: Implications of Historic and Future Cost, Risk, and Capability Analysis, Paul C. Tisa

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Economic and Environmental Implications of Using Natural Gas to Power On-Road Vehicles in the United States, Fan Tong

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The Right Moment: Context-Sensitivities, Ease of Retrieval, and their Effects on Consumption, Richard Truncellito

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Scheduling with Space-Time Soft Constraints In Heterogeneous Cloud Datacenters, Alexey Tumanov

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60S Ribosomal Subunit Assembly in Yeast Involves Major Conformational Changes Facilitated by Sequential Binding of Individual Ribosomal Proteins, Beril Tutuncuoglu

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Supporting Password-Security Decisions with Data, Blase Eric Ur

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A Statistical Approach for Assessing Seismic Transitions Associated with Fluid Injections, Pengyun Wang

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Operational Decisions under the Influence of Government Regulation, Xin Wang

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Passive Mechanical Lysis of Bioinspired Systems: Computational Modeling and Microfluidic Experiments, Kristin M. Warren

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Dramatizing Development: The Celebration and Reality of West German Village Projects in West Africa, 1962-1977, John Wesley Weigel

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Probabilistic Models of Topics and Social Events, Wei Wei

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Market Stability in Nonequivalent Markets and the Martingale Property of the Dual Optimizer, Kimberly Weston

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Community College Student Performance: The Effects of a Remedial Intervention, Demographic Factors, and Psychological Factors on Student Achievement and Retention, Courtney D. Williamson

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Bohemian Enterprises: Modernism, Creative Labor, and Cultural Production, 1913-1962, Jessica E. Wilton

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Physical and Molecular Pathways Involved in Cellular Sensing of Mechanical Signals, Stephanie A. Wong

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Piezoelectric Ribbons for Stretchable Energy Harvesting, You Liang Lionel Wong

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Well-Defined Semiconducting Materials with Stabilized Molecular Orbitals: Thiaphospholes to Polythiophenes, Joshua Charles Worch

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2DOF External Fixator and Computer-Assisted Surgical System for 6DOF Orthopedic Correction Using Axis-Angle Representation, Ying Ying Wu

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Optimizing Optimization: Scalable Convex Programming with Proximal Operators, Matt Wytock

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Expressive Collaborative Music Performance via Machine Learning, Guangyu Xia

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Empirical Studies of Private Firms, Nan Xiong

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Physically-Aware Diagnostic Resolution Enhancement for Digital Circuits, Yang Xue

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Online Deduplication for Distributed Databases, Lianghong Xu

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Impact of Information on Operations Management in Emerging Businesses, Ying Xu

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Towards Accurate Predictions and Mechanistic Understanding of the Catalytic Activity of Transition Metal Oxides, Zhongnan Xu

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Ultra-Compact Grating-Based Monolithic Optical Pulse Compressor for Laser Amplifier Systems, Chang Yang

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Bridging Physical and Virtual Learning: A Mixed-Reality System for Early Science, Nesra Yannier

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Determination of Charge Concentration in Surfactant-Doped Nonpolar Liquids, Benjamin A. Yezer

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Valid Inequalities for Mixed-Integer Linear and Mixed-Integer Conic Programs, Sercan Yildiz

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Resource Allocation in Smart Infrastructure: Case Studies in Video Delivery and Electric Power Networks, Xiaoqi Yin

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Enterprise-wide Optimization for Industrial Demand Side Management, Qi Zhang

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Coalescence of Sessile Drops: the Role of Gravity, Interfacial Tension and Surface Wettability, Ying Zhang

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Essays on Corporate Governance, Managerial Incentives, and Crowdfunding, Ronghuo Zheng

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Computational Tools for Identification and Analysis of Neuronal Population Activity, Pengcheng Zhou

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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Enhanced Digital Design Exploration and Recovery through 3D Wireframe Assistance, Erhan Batuhan Arisoy

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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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3D Manipulation of Objects in Photographs, Natasha Kholgade Banerjee

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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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Informing Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Design and Prescription Through Systematic Experimentation with a Tethered Robotic Prosthesis, Joshua M. Caputo

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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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Mechanosensing of Substrate Dimension and Migration State in Adherent Cells, Stephanie S. 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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Discovering Compact and Informative Structures through Data Partitioning, Madalina Fiterau

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Transient Melt Pool Response in Additive Manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V, Jason Cho Fox

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First-Principles Study of Bismuth at Transition Metal Surfaces, Interfaces and Boron Carbide Bulk Thermodynamics, Qin Gao

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Supply Chain Optimization With Uncertainty and Hierarchical Decision-Makers, Pablo Garcia-Herreros

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Evaluating How Demand Side Resources Affect the Environmental and Economic Performance of Energy Systems, Nathaniel Gilbraith

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A Framework for Estimating Energy Consumed by Electric Loads Through Minimally Intrusive Approaches, Suman Giri

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Assessment of Solid Sorbent Systems for Post - Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture at Coal - Fired Power Plants, Justin C. Glier

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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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Ultrasonic Signal Processing for Structural Damage Detection and Quantification, Peng Gong

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Some Results on Classical Semantics and Polymorphic Types, William J. Gunther