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    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Threshold as Third Space: Using the Colonnade to Reconnect Work and the City 

      Sowell, Brian K (2017-04-21)
      This thesis explores the agency of the colonnade as third space to balance the relationship between work and the urban public environment. Typical strategies to deliver such collaborative and social space rely on either ...
    • Resettlement Community Center 

      Leon, Nora Margaret (2017-04-21)
      American small-town industrial decline and global political economic instability are interconnected. The recent US presidential election showed how Americans are grappling with the issue of immigration. While cities across ...
    • Skin Deep 

      Stevenson, Sean (2017-04-21)
      This is a thesis that confronts the role of the facade in reclad scenarios. A facade that attempts to go beyond the role of just delimiting enclosure along the perimeter of the building to one that begins to operate deeper ...
    • Death as Poetics of Dislocation in the Global South: René Depestre, Maryse Condé, and Santiago Gamboa 

      Umana, Adriana Umaña (2017-04-21)
      Fiction writing in the Global South—because of the region’s history and experience with colonialism—has been inextricably linked to questions of self-definition and collective representation. In a context of political and ...
    • Snapshot Hyperspectral Imaging for Complete Fundus Oximetry 

      Dwight, Jason G (2017-04-21)
      In this work, a snapshot hyperspectral imager capable of tuning its average spectral resolution from 22.7 nm to 13.9 nm in a single integrated form is presented. The principle of this system will enable future snapshot ...
    • A Data-Driven Information Theoretic Approach for Neural Network Connectivity Inference 

      Cai, Zhiting (2017-04-21)
      A major challenge in neuroscience is to develop effective tools that infer the circuit connectivity from large-scale recordings of neuronal activity patterns, such that we can study how structures of neural networks enable ...