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

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Quantifying Phishing Susceptibility for Detection and Behavior Decisions., Casey Inez Canfield, Baruch Fischhoff, and Alex Davis

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

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

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

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Beyond Global Warming Potential: A Comparative Application of Climate Impact Metrics for the Life Cycle Assessment of Coal and Natural Gas Based Electricity, DeVynne Farquharson, Paulina Jaramillo, Greg Schivley, Kelly Klima, Derrick R. Carlson, and Constantine Samaras

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Computational Models of Nuclear Proliferation, William Frankenstein

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

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

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Development of a Decision Aid for Energy Resource Management for the Navajo Nation Incorporating Environmental Cultural Values, Len Edward Necefer

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Fuel, Feedstock, or Neither? – Evaluating Tradeoffs in the use of Biomass for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, I. Daniel Posen

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Case-Studies in the Economics of Ancillary Services of Power Systems in Support of High Wind Penetrations, Todd M. Ryan

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

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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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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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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

Dissertations from 2015

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

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How much electricity can we save by using direct current circuits in homes? Understanding the potential for electricity savings and assessing feasibility of a transition towards DC powered buildings, Brock Glasgo, Ines L. Azevedo, and Chris T. Hendrickson

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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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Evaluation of Air Quality Impacts on Society: Methods and Application, Jinhyok Heo

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The Role of Entrepreneurship in the Development of the African Mobile Telecommunications Industry, Mohammad M. Jahanbakht

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

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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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Low Carbon Policy and Technology in the Power Sector: Evaluating Economic and Environmental Effects, David Luke Oates

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Appropriate Rules for Managed or Specialized Services, Jon M. Peha

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ICT and Peer E ects on Academic Performance in a University Setting: Evidence from Portugal, Ryan J. Turner

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Reducing Pollution from Aviation and Ocean Shipping, Parth Trilochan Vaishnav

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

Dissertations from 2014

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Following the Light: Opportunities for Technology and Innovation in the Optoelectronics Industry Across Multiple Business Cycles (1955-2010), Eyiwunmi Oluyinka Akinsanmi

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Mitigating the Risks of Smartphone Data Sharing: Identifying Opportunities and Evaluating Notice, Rebecca Balebako

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Structural Measurement Of Military Organization Capability, Robert Behrman

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Improving Computer Security Dialogs: An Exploration of Attention and Habituation, Cristian Antonio Bravo-Lillo

The Telecom Act of 1996 Requires the FCC to Classify Commercial Internet Access as a Telecommunications Service, Barbara Cherry and Jon M. Peha

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Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Building Collapse in Developing Countries, Raul H. Figueroa Fernandez

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Effects of College Internships on the Innovation Capability and Employability of the Mexican Workforce, José Alfredo Galván Galván

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Uncertainty in River Forecasts: Quantification and Implications for Decision- Making in Emergency Management, Frauke Hoss

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Advanced and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Policies: Regulations and Incentives in the United States, Alan Theodore Jenn

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Privacy Notice and Choice in Practice, Pedro Giovanni Leon-Najera

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Structuring Disincentives for Online Criminals, Nektarios Leontiadis

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Reducing Carbon Intensity in Restructured Markets: Challenges and Potential Solutions, Roger Alan Lueken

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Access to Electricity in Rural India Tradeoffs and Interventions for Meaningful Electrification, Santosh Maddur Harish

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Energy Efficient Lighting: Consumer Preferences, Choices, and System Wide Effects, Jihoon Min

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Cost Effectiveness of CO2 Mitigation Technologies and Policies in the Electricity Sector, Jared Moore

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A “Most Favored Nation” Approach to an Open Internet, Jon M. Peha

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Policy Implications of Technology for Detecting P2P and Copyright Violations, Jon M. Peha and Alexandre M. Mateus

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Retrospective and Prospective Analysis of Policy Incentives For Wind Power in Portugal, Ivonne Astrid Peña-Cabra

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Development of Geostatistical Models to Estimate CO2 Storage Resource in Sedimentary Geologic Formations, Olga Popova

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Microgrids and High - Quality Central Grid Alternatives: Challenges and Imperatives Elucidated by Case Studies and Simulation, Daniel A.K. Schnitzer

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Urbanization and Vehicle Electrification in the United States: Life Cycle CO2 Emissions Estimation and Climate Policy Implications, Mili-Ann Maguigad Tamayao

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Comparing the magnitude of simulated residential rebound effects from electric end-use efficiency across the US, Brinda Ann Thomas, Zeke Hausfather, and Ines L. Azevedo

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Three Studies on Innovation and Diffusion: Evidence from Mobile Banking in Developing Countries and a User Innovation Survey in Portugal, Paul E.W. Van Der Boor

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Quantifying Human Movement Patterns for Public Health, Amy Wesolowski

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Gains from Others’ Losses: Technology Trajectories and the Global Division of Firms, Chia-Hsuan Yang, Rebecca Nugent, and Erica R. H. Fuchs

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The Influence of Institutional Structure on Regulatory Choices and the Impact of these Choices on the Telecommunication Marketplace, Moinul I. Zaber

Dissertations from 2013

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Economic Incentives in Content-Centric Networking: Implications for Protocol Design and Public Policy, Patrick Kwadwo Agyapong

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Policy-Based Radios, Timothy X. Brown and Jon M. Peha

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Inventor Mobility, Knowledge Spillovers and Spinoff Entry in the U.S. Semiconductor Industry: Regional Patterns, Determinants, and Learning Implications, Cristobal A. Cheyre Forestier

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Learning by Doing in a Multi-Product Manufacturing Environment: Product Variety, Customizations, and Overlapping Product Generations, Carolyn D. Egelman, Dennis Epple, Linda Argote, and Erica R. H. Fuchs

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Facilitating the Development and Integration of Low-Carbon Energy Technologies, Emily Fertig

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Quantitative Risk Assessment of the Pulmonary Toxicity of Nano- particles by Machine-Learning-Enabled Meta-Analysis, Jeremy M. Gernand

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Essays in Telecommunications Policy and Management, Miguel Godinho de Matos

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Enabling Public Safety Priority Use of Commercial Wireless Networks, Ryan Hallahan and Jon M. Peha

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Effects of government incentives on wind innovation in the United States, Nathaniel Horner, Ines L. Azevedo, and David Hounshell

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How the Timing of Climate Change Policy Affects Infrastructure Turnover in the Electricity Sector: Engineering, Economic and Policy Considerations, Catherine Finley Izard

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What day-ahead reserves are needed in electric grids with high levels of wind power?, Brandon Keith Mauch, Jay Apt, Pedro M. S. Carvalho, and Paulina Jaramillo

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Production cost and air emissions impacts of coal cycling in power systems with large-scale wind penetration, David Luke Oates and Paulina Jaramillo

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A Public-Private Approach to Public Safety Communications, Jon M. Peha

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Spectrum Sharing in the Gray Space, Jon M. Peha

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Assessing the Costs and Risks of Novel Wind Turbine Applications, Stephen M. Rose

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Quantification of performance and cost trajectory of Li-ion battery designs for personal vehicle electrification in the near future, Apurba Sakti

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Gray-Space Spectrum Sharing between Multiple Rotating Radars and Cellular Network Hotspots, Rathapon Saruthirathanaworakun, Jon M. Peha, and Luis M. Correia

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Atmospheric Impacts of Biofuel and Natural Gas Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Policy Implications, Stefan Schwietzke

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Does ICT in schools affect residential adoption and adult utilization outside schools?, Pitikorn Tengtrakul and Jon M. Peha