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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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AES Encryption Algorithm using ARM TrustZone Technology, Chia-Che Lee

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Depletion Today Keeps the Apple Away: Effects of Workplace Resource Processes on Daily Health Behavior and Recovery, Chelsea Alyce LeNoble

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A Robot Platform for Intelligent Ground Vehicle Research, Jihang Li

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Consumer Likelihood to Complain in the U.S. Commercial Airline Industry, Xinpei Lu

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A Further Analysis of Commission Errors during Discrete Trial Training, Tavy Alisa Matthews

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Indonesian Women’s Health Determinants, Victoria A. McGrady

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Building Exposure Study in the State of Florida and Application to the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model, Joshua Michalski

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Multiscale Mechanics of Bone: Examining the Influence of Genetic Alterations, Brendyn James Miller

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Maintenance and Improvement of the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model, Nicholas Wayne Miller

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Evaluation of User Perceived QoE in Mobile Systems Using Social Media Analytics, Ahmed Yaseen Mjhool

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Non-Invasive Real Time, Accurate and Affordable Monitoring of Hemoglobin and Vital Parameters for ICU Patients, Harsh S. Modi

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Real-Time Monitoring of Sand and Dust Storm Winds Using Wireless Sensor Technology, Hana Mohammed Mujlid

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Design of a Rotating Brush Underwater Grooming Device with a Focus on Brush Optimization, Motor Control and Design for Reliability, Mark Harrison Nanney

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Influence of NDBC Buoy Design on Sea Surface Temperature Trends in the Coastal United States, Alexander Keith Nickerson

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Evaluating Soil Properties and Cyclic Loading Effects of Florida’s Clayey Silty Fine Sand Soils Associated with High Pile Rebound, Ali Fadil M. Omar

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Analysis of the FM Radio Spectrum for Secondary Licensing of Low-Power Short-Range Cognitive Internet-of-Things Devices via Cognitive Radio, Derek Thomas Otermat

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An Examination of How Ratings of Airlines are Effected by Different Types of Information: A Mediation Analysis, Abdullah Selim Ozyurek

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Cross-Spectral Biometric Performance Analysis on High-Resolution Face Images, Praveen Kumar Pandian Shanmuganathan

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Real Time Implementation of an Inertial Measurement Unit based on Fiber-Bragg Sensor Array using Legendre Polynomial, Taher Saifee Parekh

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Use of the MMPI-2 Masculine-Feminine Pathology Scale in determining Gender-related Symptom Expressions among Outpatients, Priyanka M. Parikh

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Design and Development of a Physiological Stress Monitoring/Alert System Using a Wristband, Ritesh Varma Pathapati Thyagaraju

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Contributions of Fatigue, Pain, and Functional Limitation to Future Depression in Cancer Survivors, Thomas Santo Recine

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Flight Test Evaluation and Analysis of the WingBug: A Miniature Air Data Computer and Inertial Measurement Unit, Matthew Knight Rhoney

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On Phase Change Material Heat Exchangers: A Computational and Experimental Investigation, Christian Omar Rodriguez Dieppa

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Consumer perceptions about pilot training: An emotional response., Timothy G. Rosser

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Simulating Bottom Reflectance Retrievals Using an Analytical Solution for the Two-Flow Irradiance Models, Tyler A. Rotkiske

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An Improved Fuel Spray Breakup Model for Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Configurations, Chitra Sadanandan

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Value Based Methodology to Evaluate Sensors for Bridge Structural Health Monitoring Systems, Jefferson Santos de Oliveira

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An Examination of the 16PF Validity Scales as Predictors of the Scale of Accurate Personality Prediction (SAPP), Katherine E. Schmieder

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Evaluation of Unbound Pavement Layers Moduli Using the Miniaturized Pressuremeter Test, Alaa Mohammed Shaban

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A Method to Enhance the Heat Transfer Mechanism in Metal Particle Porous Beds with Applicability to Paramagnetic Materials for Hydrogen Storage, Shahin Shafiee

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Feature Based Object Tracking: A Probabilistic Approach, Kaleb Smith

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The Use of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services to Assess and Improve the Job Performance of Individuals with Disabilities, Madison Smith

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Experimental, Numerical, and Analytical Slosh Dynamics of Water and Liquid Nitrogen in a Spherical Tank, Jedediah Morse Storey

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A Study To Develop An Electronics Chassis Compound Cylinder Pressure Vessel Using Finite Element Modeling, Gordon Randall Straley

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Evaluating Computerized Math Performance Using Progressive Ratio Schedules in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Lauren Stroker

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Cooling Performance of Reciprocating Aircraft Engines: A Quantitative Analysis of 14 CFR Part 23 Certification Requirements, Kevin Andrew Stuth

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Specialized Distributed Hardware Design for Real-Time Atmospheric Turbulence Mitigation Error Correction Calculation, Subhadra Subramanian

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Exploring the Role of Biofilms in the Transport and Establishment of Invasive Marine Macrofoulers, Lynn Holly Sweat

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An Analysis of Capital Cost Estimation Techniques for Chemical Processing, Omar Joel Symister

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High-level Multi-objective Model for Microgrid Design, Siamak Talebi

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Correlates of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) Scores for Asian Indian College Students, Saloni Taneja

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Numerical Modeling of Soy Biodiesel to Maximize Engine Power and Efficiency While Minimizing Pollutant Emissions, Ehsan Tootoonchi

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Chemical Forms of Nitrogen in Runoff from Diverse Florida Watersheds, Jessica Emily Voelker

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Effects of Intelligent Computer-Generated Interactive Mathematics Programs on Students’ Achievement and Affective Domain, Holly Marie Wendel

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Time Series Classification using Covariance Descriptors, Oluwaseun Winsala

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The Strategic Global Climate and the Construction of the Strategic Global Climate Scale, Leah Rose Wolfeld

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GBANN-V: Genetically Based Artificial Neural Network With Validation for Optimal Feature Selection and Data Mining, Eric W. Worden

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Developing the Three Dimensional Tumor Model for Melanoma Drug Screening, Guochang Ye

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Assessment of the Correlation between Memory Span Test Result and Attention using a Wireless EEG System, Yu Yu

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Benthic Foraminiferal Distributions in a Shallow Subtropical Estuary and the Influence of Environmental Factors, Maria Angelica Zamora-Durán

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Review of Aviation Research: A Content Analysis of Articles Published in the Collegiate Aviation Review, 2007–2012, Safak Aktemur

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Framework for Open-Source Software Update Mechanism: Resistance to Stacking the Deck Attack, Khalid Alhamed

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The Impact of Relational Training of Preferred Food and Non-Preferred Food to Arbitrary Symbols on Implicit Relational Tasks, Janelle Antoinette Allison

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A Methodology for Evaluating the Strength of Cued-recall Graphical Passwords, Mohammad N. Alshehri

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Modeling Force Main Systems for Surge Analysis and Studying Dynamic Response due to Water Hammer, Wissam Al-Taliby

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Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of the Electromagnetic Fields and Energetic Particles Associated with Thunderstorms and Lightning, Shahab Arabshahi

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Resistance Prediction for Asymmetrical Configurations of High-Speed Catamaran Hull Forms, Srikanth Asapana

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Effectively Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives: A Case Study, Razaz Banoun

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Self-Organization of Protein Fibers in Weightlessness, Dylan Bell

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Impact of Collagen-Incorporation within Electrospun Vascular Conduits on the Inflammatory Response and Conduit Mechanics, Karamveer Birthare

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On the Inverse Multiphase Stefan Problem, Bruno Giuseppe Poggi Cevallos

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Relativistic Runaway Electron Avalanches Inside the High Field Regions of Thunderclouds, Eric Scott Cramer

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Engineering Properties of Pile Rebound Soils Based on Cone Penetration Testing, Hadeel Dekhn

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A Multi-Level Analysis of Collaborations in Computer Science, Pramod Divakarmurthy

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Characterization of Cataclysmic Variables and White Dwarfs in the Kepler Field, Trisha Doyle

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Testing a Model of the Relationship of Demographic, Affective, and Fitness Variables to Academic Achievement among Non-Science Majors at an Independent University, Andrew Martin Dutra

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Decreasing Bouts of Prolonged Sitting Among Office Workers, Nicholas Green

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Towards a Usable-Security Engineering Framework for Enhancing Software Development, Yasser M. Hausawi

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Using a Personalized Machine Learning Approach to Detect Stolen Phones, Huizhong Hu

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Analysis of Angular Momentum in Planetary Systems and Host Stars, Stacy Ann Irwin

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Sprite Streamer Formation and Propagation: Theory and Observations, Burcu Kosar

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Effects of Peer Instruction on State College Student Achievement in an Introductory Biology Unit in Genetics, Holly Nicole McKnight

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System Wide Trust Contagion Effect, Rian M. Mehta

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Identifying Student Behavior for Improving Online Course Performance with Machine Learning, Makoto Mori

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A Search for Planets and Brown Dwarfs around Post Main Sequence Stars, Tomomi Otani

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Consumers’ Trust in Pilots Based on Pilot’s Preference for use of Breathalyzer in the Cockpit, Katie Marie Reid

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Developmental Analysis Of Rod And Cone Photoreceptor Architecture In The Retina Of The Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia Mydas), Nikia Lynn Rice

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Impact of Constructing a Low Crested Weir in Cape Canaveral on Flushing in the Banana River, Atousa Saberi

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Initiation of Streamers from Thundercloud Hydrometeors and Implications to Lightning Initiation, Samaneh Sadighi

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Long-term Effects of Response Cards on Student Engagement and Academic Performance by Students with Disabilities, Deidra Nicole Shubert

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CFD Investigation of Resistance of High-Speed Trimaran Hull Forms, Chang Hwan Son

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A Foundation for Cyber Experimentation, Evan Lawrence Stoner

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Estimating Effectiveness of Twitter Messages with a Personalized Machine Learning Approach, Xunhu Sun

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Contribution to t he Onboard Context Sensitive Information System ( of Commercial Aircraft, Wei Tan

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Random Walks on Random Lattices and Their Applications, Ryan Tyler White

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NAT Traversal Techniques and UDP Keep-Alive Interval Optimization, Christopher Daniel Widmer

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Detecting Harmful Hand Behavior with Machine Learning from Wearable Motion Sensor Data, Lingfeng Zhang

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Comparing the Effect of Smoothing and N-gram Order : Finding the Best Way to Combine the Smoothing and Order of N-gram, Wenyang Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Using Variations of Shape and Appearance in Alignment Methods for Classifying Human Actions, Sultan Mohammad Almotairi

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Gammatone and MFCC Features in Speaker Recognition, Wison Burgos

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Ascent and Scenario-Based Time of Useful Consciousness (TUC), Lenka Cipova

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Distributed GUI Testing of iOS Applications with HadoopUnit, Krissada Dechokul

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Airline Consumers’ Perception of Transport Security Administration’s Prohibited Items, Clayton Ernest D'souza

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A Qualitative Study of Florida Tech Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Response to Coaching, Video Playback, and Coaching Paired with Video Playback with Regard to their Concerns, Self-Reflections, and Practice of Teaching, Angela Marie Fennell

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Resonant Coupling of an Infrared Metasurface with PMMA, Michael Francis Finch

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Overcoming Hard Problems in Software Testing with Testing as a Service, Brianna Floss

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Analyzing Thermal and Mechanical Effects of Pulsed Laser Irradiation on Tissues, Mohit Ganguly

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Measurement Based Statistical Model for Path Loss Prediction for Relaying Systems Operating in 1900 MHz Band, Masoud Dao Hamid

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Characterization of Sinusoidal Vibration Induced Fluid Motion in Spherical Elastomeric Diaphragm Tanks, Cody Ambrose Harris