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Dissertations from 2014

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Reactive Probes for Manipulating Polyketide Synthases, and Photoreactive Probes for Strained Alkyne Click Chemistry, Jon William Amoroso, Chemistry

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Stochastic Dynamic Optimization Models for Societal Resource Allocation, Armagan Bayram, Management

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Intentional and Unintentional Side-Channels in Embedded Systems, Georg Tobias Becker, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Taking It to The Streets: A Multimethod Investigation of Street Credibility and Consumer Affinity Toward Street Credible Endorsers, Delancy Howard Sterling Bennett, Management

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Anaerobic Microbes and Communities In the Context of Soil and the Equine Digestive Tract, Amy Biddle, Microbiology

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Honesty and Carotenoids in a Pigmented Female Fish, Alexandria Christine Brown, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Roosting, Site Fidelity, and Food Sources of Urban Gulls In Massachusetts: Implications For Protecting Public Water Supplies, Daniel E. Clark, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Effect of Automatic Item Generation on Ability Estimates in a Multistage Test, Kimberly F. Colvin, Education (also CAGS)

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Biophysical Studies of Axonal Transport, Leslie Cyle Conway, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Individual Differences in Psychotherapy Change Among Ethnic Minority Patients, Joan Lenore DeGeorge, Psychology

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Design and Syntheses of Donor-Acceptor Dyads and Triads for Improved Light Harvesting in Organic Photovoltaics, Andrea Della Pelle, Chemistry

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Heat Dissipation Bounds for Nanocomputing: Methodology and Applications, Ilke Ercan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Improving Text Recognition in Images of Natural Scenes, Jacqueline Feild, Computer Science

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The Traditional Vocal Repertoire of Nova Scotia: A Classification of Pitch Space, Peter George Fielding, Music

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The Application of Information Integration Theory to Standard Setting: Setting Cut Scores Using Cognitive Theory, Christopher C. Foster, Education (also CAGS)

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Exploiting Energy Harvesting for Passive Embedded Computing Systems, Jeremy Joel Gummeson, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers by Solvent Vapor Annealing, Mechanism and Lithographic Applications, Xiaodan Gu, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Development of capillary-driven microfludic biosensors for food safety and quality assurance, Fei He, Food Science

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Indexing Proximity-based Dependencies for Information Retrieval, Samuel Huston, Computer Science

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The Genealogy of Dislocated Memory: Yugoslav Cinema after the Break, Dijana Jelaca, Communication

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CD4 Silencing in Thymocytes is Opposed by the Enforced Association of P300 HAT, HDAC1 or SUV39H1 with Runx Transcription Factors, Christyne Ayne Kane, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Curious Monuments of the Simplest Kind: Shell Midden Archaeology in Massachusetts, Katharine Vickers Kirakosian, Anthropology

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A Probabilistic Model of Hierarchical Music Analysis, Phillip Benjamin Kirlin, Computer Science

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Coacervation of Oppositely Charged Macromolecules, Micelles and Proteins: Disproportionation and Hierarchical Structures, Ebru Kizilay, Chemistry

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Modeling Dyadic Attunement: Physiological Concordance in Newly Married Couples and Alliance Similarity in Patient-Therapist Dyads, Holly Laws, Psychology

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Discrete Parity-Time Symmetric Nonlinear Schrodinger Lattices, Kai Li, Mathematics

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Identification and Epidemiological Features of Important Fungal Species Causing Sooty Blotch on Apples in the Northeastern United States, Angela Marie Madeiras, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Increasing Nutrient Density of Food Crops through Soil Fertility Management and Cultivar Selection, Md. J. Meagy, Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences

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Vocal Performance in Songbirds: Territorial Defense and the Development of Male Song and Female Mating Preferences, Dana L. Moseley, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Probabilistic Models for Motion Segmentation in Image Sequences, Manjunath Narayana, Computer Science

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The Inflammatory Response to Acute Muscle Injury, Kevin O'Fallon, Kinesiology

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The Ability of Early Reading Measures Administered in First Grade to Predict Fourth Grade Reading Comprehension for Puerto Rican Students in English Immersion, Sarah Peller, School Psychology

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Boundary Divisors in the Moduli Space of Stable Quintic Surfaces, Julie Rana, Mathematics

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Loss of Cell Surface aGal during Catarrhine Evolution: Possible Implications for the Evolution of Resistance to Viral Infections and for Oligocene Lineage Divergence, Idalia Aracely Rodriguez, Anthropology

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Development and Validation of Accelerometer-Based Activity Classification Algorithms for Older Adults: A Machine Learning Approach, Jeffer Eidi Sasaki, Kinesiology

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Methods of Engine Degradation Assessment in the Time-Scale Domain, Jeffrey Charles Simmons, Mechanical Engineering

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Photocleavable Junctions in Complex Polymer Architectures and Photoetchable Thermoplastics, Elizabeth Surles Sterner, Polymer Science and Engineering

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"A More Natural Mother": Concepts of Maternity and Queenship in Early Modern England, Anne-Marie Kathleen Strohman, English

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Ionic Copolymers for Alkaline Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (AAEMFCs), Tsung-Han Tsai, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Strategies for Improving Oxygen Transport and Mechanical Strength in Alginate-Based Hydrogels, Joseph C. White, Chemical Engineering

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Efficient Representation and Matching of Texts and Images in Scanned Book Collections, Ismet Zeki Yalniz, Computer Science

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Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers for the Fabrication of Functional Nanomaterials, Li Yao, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Allosteric Regulation of Dengue Virus Type 2 Protease, Muslum Yildiz, Chemistry

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Structural Analysis of Proteins by Covalent Labeling and Mass Spectrometric Detection, Yuping Zhou, Chemistry