Rice University Graduate Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Rice University makes its graduate theses and dissertations available online at no cost to end users. These electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) cover the period from 1918, when the first dissertation was issued to H. E. Bray, through the most recently processed graduating year. Occasionally a thesis or dissertation may be be missing from the repository. If you are unable to find a specific dissertation, please let us know and we will attempt to make it available through the repository, provided that the author has not elected for it to be embargoed.
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(2015-04-22)The research on millimeter-wave (mm-wave) silicon-based integrated 3D imaging radar has gained tremendous attention in academia over the past decade. Compared with conventional 2D imaging, 3D imaging captures both 1D depth ...
(2015-10-15)Time series observed at different temporal scales cannot be simultaneously analyzed by traditional multivariate time series methods. Adjustments must be made to address issues of asynchronous observations. For example, ...
(2016-02-29)This dissertation foregrounds genre as a politically-charged modality in early twentieth-century American literature, specifically the entangled relations between realism, romance, and naturalism through which the shifting ...
(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 ...
(2016-04-28)In this dissertation project, I examine how elections produce the diverse preferences within political parties and how these differences are managed by party organizations in legislatures. Existing research on legislative ...