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    • Comparative Genomics of Cephalochordates 

      Yue, Jiaxing (4/23/2015)
      Cephalochordates, commonly known as lancelets or amphioxus, represent an ancient chordate lineage falling at the boundary between invertebrates and vertebrates. They are considered the best living proxy for the common ...
    • Accurate Evaluation of Ellipsoidal Harmonics Using Tanh-Sinh Quadrature 

      Klotz, Thomas S (2017-07-20)
      Ellipsoidal coordinates are an orthogonal coordinate system under which the Laplace equation can be solved by separation of variables. While this has many benefits over spherical coordinates for a variety of potential ...
    • Identifying and Predicting Molecular Signatures in Glioblastoma Using Imaging-Derived Phenotypic Traits 

      Yang, Dalu (2017-06-23)
      This thesis addresses the problem of linking molecular status of glioblastoma patients with imaging-derived phenotypic traits. Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive type of malignant brain tumor, with a ...
    • Efficient Characterization of Processor Memory Hierarchies 

      Xu, Xiaoran (2017-06-09)
      A processor’s memory hierarchy has a major impact on the performance of running code. As memory hierarchies have become deeper and more complex, it has become more difficult to find specific, detailed information on those ...
    • Efficient Characterization of Processor Memory Hierarchies 

      Xu, Xiaoran (2017-06-09)
      A processor’s memory hierarchy has a major impact on the performance of running code. As memory hierarchies have become deeper and more complex, it has become more difficult to find specific, detailed information on those ...
    • An Experimental Comparison of Complex Objects Implementations in Big Data Systems 

      Sikdar, Sourav (2017-06-07)
      Many data management and analytics systems support complex objects. Dataflow platforms such as Spark and Flink allow programmers to manipulate sets consisting of objects from a host programming language, often Java. Document ...
    • Social Network Censorship: Topics, Techniques, and Impacts 

      Tanash, Rima Said (2017-06-05)
      Previous research in digital censorship focused by and large on studying censorship of applications and networks that are heavily controlled by oppressive governments such as China. My research goal is to broaden these ...
    • An Inverse-Free Projected Gradient Descent Method for the Generalized Eigenvalue Problem 

      Camacho, Frankie (2017-05-26)
      The generalized eigenvalue problem is a fundamental numerical linear algebra problem whose applications are wide ranging. For truly large-scale problems, matrices themselves are often not directly accessible, but their ...
    • Male Allies: Men Convince other Men that Gender Equity Matters 

      Trump, Rachel Christina Elizabeth (2017-05-26)
      Despite decades of improvement, women still face disparities in the workplace relative to men (Lyness & Heilman, 2006). In a total of four studies, I examined how men can play an important role in getting other men to ...
    • Disfigured Form 

      Gange, Nathaniel Douglas (2017-05-10)
      Through the impression of entropic forces upon built form the residual effects of time erode at the taut crisp lines of facade. Contemporary architectural tectonics produce an image embedded with hygienic obsessiveness. ...
    • Disfigured Form 

      Gange, Nathaniel Douglas (2017-05-10)
      Through the impression of entropic forces upon built form the residual effects of time erode at the taut crisp lines of facade. Contemporary architectural tectonics produce an image embedded with hygienic obsessiveness. ...
    • Billy Graham and the Age of Anxiety 

      Berger, Elliot (2017-05-10)
      Billy Graham is one of the most popular and influential religious figures of the American 20th century. This dissertation will examine the reasons for this popularity by considering the relationship between key aspects of ...
    • Mining Massive-Scale Time Series Data using Hashing 

      Luo, Chen (2017-05-09)
      Similarity search on time series is a frequent operation in large-scale data-driven applications. Sophisticated similarity measures are standard for time series matching, as they are usually misaligned. Dynamic Time Warping ...
    • Leveraging Biomaterials for the Treatment of Large Infected Tissue Defects 

      Tatara, Alexander M (2017-04-25)
      While the body has an incredible ability to heal, host and external factors may overwhelm its innate regenerative capacity. In these instances, a tissue defect may occur. Tissue defects (regions of either necrotic tissue ...
    • Design, Structure and Applications of Collagen-Mimetic Peptides 

      Acevedo-Jake, Amanda M (2017-04-25)
      The collagen triple helix is a unique protein fold found in all domains of life where is has diverse roles from imparting structure and strength to tissue, to initiating an immune response. While many factors affecting the ...
    • Design, Structure and Applications of Collagen-Mimetic Peptides 

      Acevedo-Jake, Amanda M (2017-04-25)
      The collagen triple helix is a unique protein fold found in all domains of life where is has diverse roles from imparting structure and strength to tissue, to initiating an immune response. While many factors affecting the ...
    • Three Scenes for Symphony Orchestra 

      Tennikova-Satral, Daria Mikhailovna (2017-04-24)
      Three Scenes for Symphony Orchestra is a triptych of character pieces, each of which my personal vision of the three popular genres: a march, a song and a dance. Each of the movements also has a connection to a specific ...
    • Approval of Candidacy For the Doctoral Degree 

      Han, Yu (2017-04-21)
      Crude oil futures are worlds the most actively traded commodity futures, with more than 3 billion barrels per year in open interest. In this thesis we use related news to model the price dynamics of oil futures. We examine ...
    • Synthesis and Characterization of 2H and 1T’ Molybdenum Ditelluride (MoTe2) 

      Zhang, Xiang (2017-04-21)
      Molybdenum ditelluride (MoTe2) is a member of the two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) family, which owns unique structures and interesting properties compared to other group VI TMDs. MoTe2 has two ...