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Dissertations from 2017

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Statistical Models for Characterizing and Reducing Uncertainty in Seasonal Rainfall Pattern Forecasts to Inform Decision Making, Bandar Saud AlMutairi

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Patterning and Customization: Evaluating Tensor Field Generation For Mechanical Design On Free-Form Surfaces, Diego Fernando Andrade

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Quantifying and Improving Sales Diversity in Recommender Systems, Arda Antikacioglu

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Techniques for Shared Resource Management in Systems with Throughput Processors, Rachata Ausavarungnirun

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Tools for Computer-Aided Molecular and Mixture Design, Nick Donnelly Austin

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Exploring and Bridging Group Divides in Climate Communications, Matthew Babcock

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Engineering 2D Cardiac Tissues Using Biomimetic Protein Micropatterns Based on the Extracellular Matrix in the Embryonic Heart, Ivan Batalov

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On-Chip Diagnosis of Generalized Delay Failures using Compact Fault Dictionaries, Matthew Layne Beckler

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Detection and Analysis of Online Extremist Communities, Matthew Curran Benigni

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Advances in Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation Research: Theoretical Modeling and Measurements, Hassan Beydoun

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Multiscale Modeling of Adsorbate Interactions on Transition Metal Alloy Surfaces, Jacob Russell Boes

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Enzymatic Biosensor and Biofuel Cell Development Using Carbon Nanomaterials and Polymer-Based Protein Engineering, Alan S. Campbell

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Understanding and Improving the Latency of DRAM-Based Memory Systems, Kevin K. Chang

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Uncertainty Estimation in Matrix-based Life Cycle Assessment Models, Xiaoju Chen

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Locomotion and Drift in Viscous Flows: Numerical and Asymptotic Predictions, Nicholas G. Chisholm

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Automatic Analysis of Facial Actions: Learning from Transductive, Supervised and Unsupervised Frameworks, Wen-Sheng Chu

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Creative Robotic Systems for Talent-Based Learning, Jennifer Light Cross

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Exploiting Application Characteristics for Efficient System Support of Data-Parallel Machine Learning, Henggang Cui

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Improving Prediction of Traversability for Planetary Rovers Using Thermal Imaging, Christopher Cunningham

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Chemical Partitioning and Resultant Effects on Structure and Electrical Properties in Co-Containing Magnetic Amorphous Nanocomposites for Electric Motors, Vincent G. DeGeorge

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Prolonging the Useful Lifetime of Artificial Lungs, Caitlin T. Demarest

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Safe, Efficient, and Robust Predictive Control of Constrained Nonlinear Systems, Vishnu R. Desaraju

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Mixed Integer Programming Models for Shale Gas Development, Markus G. Drouven

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Thermal Conductivity of Cryoprotective Agents with Applications to Cryopreservation by Vitrification, Lili E. Ehrlich

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Production of Titanium Metal by an Electrochemical Molten Salt Process, Farzin Fatollahi-Fard

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Reasoning about Stateful Network Behaviors, Seyed Kevah Fayaz

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Ligand-Mediated Stabilization of Low Temperature Metal Eutectics and Their Use in Composite Systems, Lauren R. Finkenauer

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Studies in Nuclear Energy: Low Risk and Low Carbon, Michael J. Ford

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The Effects of Laser and Electron Beam Spot Size in Additive Manufacturing Processes, Zachary Ryan Francis

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Device-Level Data Analytics to Guide Policy, Brock Glasgo

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Investigating Decision Making in Engineering Design Through Complementary Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroimaging Experiments, Kosa Kendall Goucher-Lambert

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Polymer-grafted Lignin: Molecular Design and Interfacial Activities, Chetali Gupta

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Improved Trajectory Planning for On-Road Self-Driving Vehicles Via Combined Graph Search, Optimization & Topology Analysis, Tianyu Gu

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Bayesian-based Traffic State Estimation in Large-Scale Networks Using Big Data, Yiming Gu

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Essays on Consumer Switching and Search Behavior, Qiwei Han

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Rapid Prototyping Tissue Models of Mammary Duct Epithelium, Thomas James Hinton

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Evaluating Forecasting Performance in the Context of Process-Level Decisions: Methods, Computation Platform, and Studies in Residential Electricity Demand Estimation, Richard A. Huntsinger

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Design Techniques for Low Spur Wide Tuning All-Digital Millimeter-Wave Frequency Synthesizers, Ahmed Hussein

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Developing Ankle Exoskeleton Assistance Strategies by Leveraging the Mechanisms Involved in Human Locomotion, Rachel W. Jackson

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Random Graphs and Algorithms, Tony Johansson

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Bio-Inspired Cell Sense-and-Respond Systems Through Bio-Synthetic and Robotics Approaches, Kyle Blaine Justus

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Volatility and Chemical Aging of Atmospheric Organic Aerosol, Eleni Karnezi

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3D Reconstruction of the Magnetic Vector Potential of Magnetic Nanoparticles Using Model Based Vector Field Electron Tomography, Prabhat KC

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Controlled Generation and Characterization of Multi-component Fluid/Fluid Interfaces, Stephanie M. Kirby

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Engineering siRNA Lipid Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Christopher M. Knapp

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Innovation in China’s Renewable Energy Industry, Long Thanh Lâm

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Results in Ramsey Theory and Probabilistic Combinatorics, Mikhail Lavrov

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Understanding the Visual Appearance of Road Scenes Using a Monocular Camera, Jong Ho Lee

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Improving Prosody Through Analysis by Synthesis, Kevin A. Lenzo

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Variational and PDE Methods for Image Processing, Pan Liu

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Optimal Sensor Placement for Infrastructure System Monitoring using Probabilistic Graphical Models and Value of Information, Carl Albert Malings

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Impacts on Safety and Air Pollution From Transportation Policies in Bogotá, Colombia, Sonia Cecilia Mangones Matos

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Development and Modeling of Multi-scale Continuous High Gradient Magnetophoretic Separator for Malaria-infected Red Blood Cells, Andrea Blue Martin

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NaTi2(PO4)3 as an Aqueous Anode: Degradation Mechanisms and Mitigation Techniques, Alexander I. Mohamed

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Adaptation Timing in Self-Adaptive Systems, Gabriel A. Moreno

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Melt Pool Geometry and Microstructure Control Across Alloys in Metal Based Additive Manufacturing Processes, Sneha Prabha Narra

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Adjusting to Change: The Jewish Community Center Movement in Postwar Urban America, 1945-1980, Avigail S. Oren

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Experimental and Computational Investigation of the Microstructure-Mechanical Deformation Relationship in Polycrystalline Materials, Applied to Additively Manufactured Titanium Alloys, Tugce Ozturk

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Particle Interactions in Industrial Granular Systems: Experiments, Theory, and Simulations, Deepak C. Patil

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Multi-layered Energy Conversion and Frequency Control in Complex Electric Power Systems, Nipun Popli

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Studies of BK Channel Trafficking and Synaptic Vesicle Recycling with Fluorogen-Activating Peptides Applications of FAPs for Neurobiological Imaging, Christopher P. Pratt

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Surface Plasmon Hybridization in Novel Plasmonic Phenomena, Francisco Ramirez

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Dynamics of Phase Separation and Pattern Formation, Matteo Rinaldi

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Uncovering Nuances in Complex Data Through Focus and Context Visualizations, Jeffrey M. Rzeszotarski

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Sustainable Software Development: Evolving Extreme Programming, Todd Sedano

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From Genome to Morphology: The Dissection of a Developmental Gene Regulatory Network, Tanvi Shashikant

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Measuring Human Motion in Social Interactions, Tomas Simon

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Making Sense of the Noise: Statistical Analysis of Environmental DNA Sampling for Invasive Asian Carp Monitoring Near the Great Lakes, Jeffery W. Song

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The Development, Evaluation and Applications of a Neuromechanical Control Model of Human Locomotion, Seungmoon Song

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Soft Robotic Grippers Using Gecko-Inspired Fibrillar Adhesives for Three-Dimensional Surface Grasping, Sukho Song

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Electrochemical Dynamics and Electrokinetic Particle Motion in Concentrated Electrolytes, Robert F. Stout

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Evaluation of Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Multilayered Materials, Samikshya Subedi

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Experimental Study of Turbulent Natural Convective Condensation In the Presence of Non-Condensable Gas on Vertical and Inclined Surfaces, Matthew M. Swartz

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Myopic Best-Response Learning in Large-Scale Games, Brian Woodbury Swenson

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Inclusions, Porosity, and Fatigue of AlSi10Mg Parts Produced by Selective Laser Melting, Ming Tang

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Market Design for the Future Electricity Grid: Modeling Tools and Investment Case Studies, Chin Yen Tee

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Do You See What I See? Perception and Navigation in Online Deliberation, W. Ben Towne

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Software Developers Using Signals in Transparent Environments, Jason Tye Tsay

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Superstability and Categoricity in Abstract Elementary Classes, Sebastien Vasey

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Behavior-Based Probabilistic User Identification Through Passive Sensing, Xiao Wang

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Elasticity of Lipid Membrane Leaflets: Determining Pivotal Plane and Tilt Modulus in Computer Simulations, Xin Wang

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Autonomous Vehicle Social Behavior for Highway Driving, Junqing Wei

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Microgrid Utilities for Rural Electrification in East Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, Nathaniel J. Williams

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Selected Methods for Field-Controlled Reconfiguration of Soft-Matter Electrical Contacts, James P. Wissman

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The Theory, Implementation, and Evaluation of Spring Mass Running on ATRIAS, a Bipedal Robot, Albert Wu

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Self-healing Narrowband MEMS Filter Design for RF Receivers, Jinglin Xu

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Study of the Crystallization Dynamics and Threshold Voltage of Phase Change Materials for Use in Reconfigurable RF Switches and Non-volatile Memories, Min Xu

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An Energy and Cost Performance Optimization Platform for Commercial Building System Design, Weili Xu

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Growth, Characterization and Contacts to Ga2O3 Single Crystal Substrates and Epitaxial Layers, Yao Yao

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Model Reduction and Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Large-Scale Distributed Parameter Systems with Applications in Solid Sorbent-Based CO2 Capture, Mingzhao Yu

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Online Lidar and Vision based Ego-motion Estimation and Mapping, Ji Zhang

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Approaches to Enable Demand Response by Industrial Loads for Ancillary Services Provision, Xiao Zhang

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Welfare Properties of Recommender Systems, Xiaochen Zhang

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Taxis-Based Motion Control of Biohybrid Microrobots, Jiang Zhuang