This collection includes theses and dissertations from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 (Master of Engineering, prior to 2005) can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Automatic IQ estimation using stylometry methods., Polina Shafran Abramov

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Sum frequency generation spectroscopy of simulated protein secondary structures., Andrew J. Adams

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Addition of exothermic reaction scale-up lab to unit operations curriculum., Lisa A Anderson

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Design and development of a multifunctional surgical device for ground and space-based surgical applications., Brooke Elaine Barrow

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Materials design with polylactic acid-polyethylene glycol blends using 3D printing and for medical applications., Jeremiah R. Bauer

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Tooling for injection molding using laser-powder bed fusion., Mohith Ram Buxani

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End-to-end learning framework for circular RNA classification from other long non-coding RNAs using multi-modal deep learning., Mohamed Chaabane

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Segmentation, tracking, and kinematics of lung parenchyma and lung tumors from 4D CT with application to radiation treatment planning., Jungwon Cha

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Investigation of cardiovascular tissue following 56Fe-radiation and potential countermeasure effectiveness., Alexandra R DeCarlo

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Assessment and optimization of environmental systems using data analysis and simulation., Milad Ebrahimi

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Network science algorithms for mobile networks., Heba Mohamed Elgazzar

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Cognitive performance application., Shade EL-Hadik

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Simulation-based analysis and optimization of the United States Army performance appraisal system., Lee A. Evans

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Comparing stenotic blood flow in three- and two-dimensional arterial renderings using computational fluid dynamics and multiphase mean age theory., Jacob S. Garza

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Horse racing prediction using graph-based features., Mehmet Akif Gulum

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Phase unwrapping of 4D-flow MRI data with graph cuts., Andrew Justice

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Maintainability analysis of mining trucks with data analytics., Abdulgani Kahraman

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Multi self-adapting particle swarm optimization algorithm (MSAPSO)., Gerhard Koch

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Vertical gallium nitride schottky diodes for power switching applications., Sowmya Kolli

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Designing interactive virtual environments with feedback in health applications., Yi Li

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A framework for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) scene retrieval from medical simulation videos based on object and activity detection., Anju Panicker Madhusoodhanan Sathik

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Investigating the likelihood of pediatric femur fracture due to falls through finite element analysis., Keyonna McKinsey

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Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of metal additive manufacturing., Venkata Karthik Nadimpalli

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Enhancing performance of ionic liquid property prediction with molecular dynamics., Trisha H. Patel

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Grid-connected photovoltaic systems based on nonlinear control., Pablo R. Rivera

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Region based gene expression via reanalysis of publicly available microarray data sets., Ernur Saka

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PLGA-modified nanoparticles for the treatment of hypo-vascularized HPV-related cervical cancers., Lee B. Sims

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Longitudinal tracking of physiological state with electromyographic signals., Robert Warren Stallard

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Machine learning for omics data analysis., Ameni Trabelsi

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Robust fuzzy clustering for multiple instance regression., Mohamed Trabelsi

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A 3D numerical analysis of the railway to compare the performance of the granular and asphalt trackbeds., Thammapot Wattanapanalai

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Challenges in flexible microsystem manufacturing : fabrication, robotic assembly, control, and packaging., Danming Wei

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The measurement of the adhesion of glaze ice., Andrew Hardesty Work Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Accurate and justifiable : new algorithms for explainable recommendations., Behnoush Abdollahi

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Development of a directional bone reaming system., Richard J Ackermann

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A data science pipeline for educational data : a case study using learning catalytics in the active learning classroom., Asuman Cagla Acun Sener

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A smart highway work zone merge system enabled by connected vehicles., Abdulmaged Algomaiah

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Piezoelectric bistable buckled beam energy harvester., Brian Edward Allgeier

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Uncovering exceptional predictions using exploratory analysis of second stage machine learning., Aneseh Alvanpour

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Peeking into the other half of the glass : handling polarization in recommender systems., Mahsa Badami

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Material properties design using simulations and experiments for powder injection molding of lead zirconate titanate (PZT)., Bhushan Pramod Bandiwadekar

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Applications of polarized metallic nanostructures., Jasmin Beharic

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A multi-period facility location model for service organizations operating in a competitive environment., Sven W. Brose

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Development and evaluation of a biocompatible electroactive sensor for continuous blood pressure measurement., Scott D. Cambron

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Low-resolution ADC receiver design, MIMO interference cancellation prototyping, and PHY secrecy analysis., Chen Cao

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Investigation of lattice structures and analysis of strut geometry., Zachary D Denzik

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A novel MRA-based framework for the detection of changes in cerebrovascular blood pressure., Yitzhak Atakilt Gebru

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Cationic surfactant modification and its impact on the engineering behaviors of montmorillonite., Mohammad Ghavami

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Numerical investigation of drop impingement on dry and wet surfaces., Yisen Guo

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Performance analysis of organizations as complex systems., William C. Harrington Jr.

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Testing and modeling of the thixotropic behavior of cementitous materials., Bashir Hasanzadeh

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Towards a cost-effective biorefinery : production of activated carbons from residual biomass for energy storage devices., Zachary Dean Herde

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Engineering applications of organic surfactant modified bentonite in sorptive soil barriers., Sadra Javadi

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Effect of high cationic flocculant on anaerobic digestion of municipal wastewater., Prathap D. John

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Data driven discovery of materials properties., Fadoua Khmaissia

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Observation and estimation study for sensorless control of linear vapor compressors., Joseph Latham

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Novel processing approaches for thin film solar and related technologies., Brandon Lavery

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Custom software for the 3D printing of patient specific plate bending templates in pelvic fracture repair., Gordon B Lents

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The macro-modelling of steel fiber reinforced concrete/mortar flexural tensile behavior and mix optimization for flexural strength., Li Liu

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Examining the effects of macrophage populations on cancerous tumor growth., Grace E. Mahlbacher

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Novel III-V alloys for unassisted water splitting., Alejandro Martinez-Garcia

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Investigation of influential factors on selecting an engineering major., Paige A. Miller

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Developing computer vision technology to automate pitch analysis in baseball., Mahdi Moalla

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Queue stability analysis in network coded wireless multicast., Nadieh Mohamadi-Moghadam

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Control of power electronic interfaces in distributed generation., Mohammad Mohebbi

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Development and degradation analysis of novel micro and nanostructured transition metal oxide (TMO) anodes for aqueous sodium ion batteries., Santanu Mukherjee

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Authorship identification of translation algorithms., Keishin Nishiyama

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A framework for clustering and adaptive topic tracking on evolving text and social media data streams., Gopi Chand Nutakki

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Biomechanical testing of an exercise for strengthening the proximal femur., Alyssa Osbourne

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A novel approach to assess minimally invasive surgical device failure utilizing adverse event outcome severity and design complexity., Marie K. Riggs

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An interactive interface for nursing robots., Ankita Sahu

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Dynamic adversarial mining - effectively applying machine learning in adversarial non-stationary environments., Tegjyot Singh Sethi

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Vehicle make and model recognition for intelligent transportation monitoring and surveillance., Faezeh Tafazzoli

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A comparison of mean age theory and residence time distributions in mixed systems., Nolan Theaker

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Using a multi variate pattern analysis (MVPA) approach to decode FMRI responses to fear and anxiety., Sajjad Torabian Esfahani

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Design, development, and characterization of breathforce : a respiratory training system for patients with spinal cord injuries., Kevin L Tran

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Fused filament fabrication 3D printing using low-melting alloys., Nirupama Warrier

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The effect of role assignment and personality subtypes in simulation on critical thinking development, situation awareness, and perceived self-efficacy of nursing baccalaureate students., Dustin Travis Weiler

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Electronic nose for analysis of volatile organic compounds in air and exhaled breath., Zhenzhen Xie

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Non-contact based structural damage assessment using stochastic subspace identification and finite element model updating., Li Yang

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Fabrication and characterization of a mcro/nanofluidic platform for electroporation., Hanwen Yuan

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Design, analysis, and application of a cellular material/structure model for metal based additive manufacturing process., Shanshan Zhang

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A tool to evaluate sustainability of pavement maintenance projects., Yibo Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Gamma-radiation exposure alters the cardiovascular extracellular matrix., Nicholas Allen

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A reduced labeled samples (RLS) framework for classification of imbalanced concept-drifting streaming data., Elaheh Arabmakki

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Development and evaluation of custom prosthetic devices for a companion animal utilizing additive manufacturing., Benjamin Joseph Cahill

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Efficacy of subcutaneous electrocardiogram leads for synchronous timing and aortic root cannulation for chronic counterpulsation therapy., Stephen R. Carnahan

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Effect of non-uniform air-side velocity distribution on heat transfer model predictions for microchannel condenser., Zachary Chapin

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Development of a novel device for ventricular assist device outflow graft anastomosis., Young Choi

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The effects of ball interactions on the dynamic behavior of a ball balancer rotating at speeds above the translational resonant frequency of the system., Gregory A. Dedow

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A comparative usability study of web-based personal health records., Alexandra Doggett

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Conductive inks and films via intense pulsed light., Gabriel L. Draper

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Green logistic network design : intermodal transportation planning and vehicle routing problems., Xiaoren Duan

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Sparse feature learning for image analysis in segmentation, classification, and disease diagnosis., Ehsan Hosseini-Asl

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Study of spatiotemporal rainfall structure and optimized local radar rainfall application to urban watershed, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010-2014., Jin-Young Hyun

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Mechanical properties and microstructure evolution of 17-4 PH stainless steel processed by laser-powered bed fusion., Harish Irrinki

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A CAD system for early diagnosis of autism using different imaging modalities., Marwa Maher Tawfik Ismail

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Dynamic warehouse optimization using predictive analytics., Parvaneh Jahani

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Simulation modeling for energy consumption of residential consumers in response to demand side management., Prajwal Khadgi

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Order picking strategies for healthcare warehouses., Ehsan Khodabandeh