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Dissertations from 2021

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Substrate selection in endoplasmic reticulum protein quality control, Ben Adams, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Shifting the Perspectival Landscape: Methods for Encoding, Identifying, and Selecting Perspectives, Carolyn Jane Anderson, Linguistics

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There and Gone Again: Syntactic Structure In Memory, Caroline Andrews, Linguistics

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AN EMG OPTIMIZATION MODEL OF THE KINETIC DEMANDS ON THE LOWER BACK DURING ASYMMETRICAL GAIT AND LOAD CARRIAGE, Jacob J. Banks, Kinesiology

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Sociolinguistically Driven Approaches for Just Natural Language Processing, Su Lin Blodgett, Computer Science

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Interactions between Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles (NPs) and mucin, . Boimin, Food Science

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The Western Interior Seaway During Late Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event 2: Paleoceanographic Interpretations Of Foraminiferal Assemblages, Raquel Bryant, Geosciences

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Liberation and Gravy: An Engaged Ethnography of Queer and Trans Power in Georgia, Elias Capello, Anthropology

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THE SCHOOL AND MY HEALTH: (RE)CENTERING YOUNG WOMEN’S VOICES IN PEER-LED SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (SRH) EDUCATION IN MACHAKOS, KENYA, Nyaradzai Changamire, Education (also CAGS)

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Experience with difficult target discrimination makes search less efficient: an analysis using eye movements, Junha Chang, Psychology

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THE PROMISE OF EMPOWERMENT: REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE, DECOLONIAL FEMINISMS, AND THE CASES OF FORCED STERILZIATION IN PERU, Julie Chaparro, Anthropology

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Neural Methods for Answer Passage Retrieval over Sparse Collections, Daniel Cohen, Computer Science

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The Modeling and Control of Highly Flexible Continuous Structures Interacting with Fluids, Todd Currier, Mechanical Engineering

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Stereotypes in Interactions: The Interpersonal Consequences of Threatened Belonging, Tara C. Dennehy, Psychology

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Utilizing Graph Structure for Machine Learning, Stefan Dernbach, Computer Science

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THREE ESSAYS ON INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS, Manuel Enrique Estay Montecinos, Resource Economics

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ESSAYS ON EXCHANGE RATE SHOCKS AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LOCAL FISCAL POLICY IN BRAZIL, Raphael Rocha Gouvea, Economics

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COMPACT REPRESENTATIONS OF UNCERTAINTY IN CLUSTERING, Craig Stuart Greenberg, Computer Science

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Mental Fatigue: Examining Cognitive Performance and Driving Behavior in Young Adults, Abigail F. Helm, Psychology

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FAMILY DIMENSIONS OF UNEQUAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCES: STUDENTS’ TALK OF SELF AND COLLEGE IN RELATION TO FAMILY RESOURCES AND RELATIONSHIPS, Michael Carl Ide, Sociology

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ENABLING IOT AUTHENTICATION, PRIVACY AND SECURITY VIA BLOCKCHAIN, Md Nazmul Islam, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Three Essays on Socio-Institutional Ecosystems & Labor Structures, Jonathan Donald Jenner, Economics

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Design and Biomechanical Evaluation of a Clutch-Based Energy Storage and Release Assistive Knee Brace, Ericber Jimenez Francisco, Mechanical Engineering

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Cold-Formed Steel Stud Assemblies Bearing on Concrete Slabs, Abbas Joorabchian, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS, MECHANISMS, AND MINERAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF IRON REDUCTION IN HYPERTHERMOPHILIC CRENARCHAEA, Srishti Kashyap, Microbiology

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Conservation Genomics of the Threatened Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) in the Northern Appalachian-Acadian Ecoregion, Tanya M. Lama, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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Association of Reproductive Factors With Risk of Early Natural Menopause, Christine Rose Langton, Public Health

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EDUCATORS PERCEPTIONS OF EBD, INCLUSION, AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES, Andrea Larmon, Education (also CAGS)

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REALLY, YOU SHOULD BE THANKING US: PATERNALISM AND INSTRUMENTAL GRATITUDE EXPECTATIONS, Greg Larsen, Psychology

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NATION BRAND, NATIONAL PRESTIGE, AND THE SOCIAL IMAGINARIES OF THE ADVANCED NATION IN SOUTH KOREA, Jung-Yup Lee, Communication

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SEISMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EASTERN NORTH AMERICAN CRUST AND UPPER MANTLE: THE FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF CONTINENTAL LITHOSPHERE, Cong Li, Geosciences

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MOVING FORWARD ON THE PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS?, Haoying Liu, Philosophy

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DESIGNING MATERIAL PROPERTIES IN POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEXES, Yalin Liu, Chemical Engineering

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Metabolic Modeling of Gas Fermentation for Renewable Fuel and Chemical Production, Xiangan Li, Chemical Engineering

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Dynamic evolution in the Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (LRR-RLK) family of receptors, Jarrett Man, Plant Biology

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Multiple Identities in Sport Fandom: Balance, Conflict, & Negotiation, Aaron Mansfield, Management

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A Search for New Resonances Decaying into a Weak Vector Boson and a Higgs Boson in Hadronic Final States with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider, Zachary Alden Meadows, Physics

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Electrospinning Fibers via Complex Coacervation, Xiangxi Meng, Chemical Engineering

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Massachusetts Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: A Mixed Methods Workforce Study, Kym Meyer, Education (also CAGS)

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Makerspace Models and Organizational Policies for Technological Inclusion, Christine Olson, Communication

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Concentration Inequalities in the Wild: Case Studies in Blockchain & Reinforcement Learning, A. Pinar Ozisik, Computer Science

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Raising Global Elites from a Distance: Transnational Parenting of South Korean Students, Juyeon Park, Sociology

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Development of Nanopore-Based Analytical Tools for Single-Molecule Analysis of Biological Molecules, Bach Pham, Chemistry

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A Generalized Method for Predictive Simulation-Based Lower Limb Prosthesis Design, Mark Price, Mechanical Engineering

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ADDRESSING SECURITY CHALLENGES IN EMBEDDED SYSTEMS AND MULTI-TENANT FPGAS, Georgios Provelengios, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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DALIT ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES: STIGMA, SOCIAL REPRODUCTION AND SYSTEMIC EXCLUSION IN INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION, Bharat Rathod, Education (also CAGS)

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Phenomenology of Fermion Production During Axion Inflation, Michael Roberts, Physics

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Synthesis of Inorganic Porous Materials With Tunable Morphology for Molecular Adsorption and Separation, Sanket Sabnis, Chemical Engineering

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EMERGING ENERGY ISSUES IN COLOMBIA, Javier Sabogal Aguilar, Environmental Conservation

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It Takes a Village to Build a Brain: Defining the Heterogenous Glial and Neural Crest Contributions to Zebrafish Forebrain Development and Neurogenesis, Jake Schnabl, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Cyclones, Spectacles, and Citizenship: The Politicization of Natural Disasters in the US and Oman, Tyler Schuenemann, Political Science

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THE COMMUNICATION OF ECONOMIC RATIONALITY IN VOLUNTARY CORPORATIONS, NIMROD SHAVIT, Communication

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Optimization and Technology-Based Strategies to Improve Public Transit Performance Accounting for Demand Distribution, Charalampos Sipetas, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Video Adaptation for High-Quality Content Delivery, Kevin Spiteri, Computer Science

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WORDS IN MOTION: EPISTOLARY AND TRANSLATORY PRACTICES IN US MIGRANT WRITING, Una Tanovic, Comparative Literature

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Stranger Compass of the Stage: Difference and Desire in Early Modern City Comedy, Catherine Tisdale, English

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Force-Responsive, Cryptic Materials and Their Applications, Yen Tran, Chemical Engineering

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Hospital Assessment and Response to Environmental Pollution as a Population Health Need: Identifying Prevalence and Predictors in Community Benefit Practices, Sarah Valentine, Nursing

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Geometric Representation Learning, Luke Vilnis, Computer Science

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Synthesis and Properties of a Novel Class of Superhydrophobic Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Polymers, Dongfang Wang, Civil Engineering

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BUCKLING OF THIN CYLINDRICAL SHELLS: IMPERFECTION SENSITIVITY, NON-DESTRUCTIVE TECHNIQUE FOR CAPACITY PREDICTION AND APPLICATION FOR WIND TURBINE TOWERS, Kshitij Kumar Yadav, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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UNDERSTANDING THE GATING OF BIG POTASSIUM CHANNELS USING ATOMISTIC SIMULATIONS, Mahdieh Yazdani, Chemistry

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CAPRINE γδ T CELL BIOLOGY, Alehegne W. Yirsaw, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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USING CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS AS THE IN VIVO MODEL TO STUDY FOOD BIOACTIVES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS, Yiren Yue, Food Science

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POTENTIAL BIOACTIVES AND INFLAMMATORY MEDIATORS REGULATING ADIPOSE TISSUE FUNCTION IN OBESITY, Seok-Yeong Yu, Public Health

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PROSTITUTES, TEMPORARY WIVES, AND MOTREBS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SEX WORK IN IRANIAN FILM AND FICTION FROM THE CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTION (1906-1911) TO THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION (1979), maryam zehtabi sabeti moqaddam, Comparative Literature

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DIETARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS OF COLONIC INFLAMMATION AND COLON CANCER, Jianan Zhang, Food Science

Dissertations from 2020

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Experiences of Uzbek Immigrant Parents with Public Schools in New York City: Parental Engagement, Mekhribon Abdullaeva, Education (also CAGS)

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Building Capacity for Academically Productive Talk: The Development of Teacher Leaders in Science Professional Development, Renee Affolter, Education (also CAGS)

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Effects of Tempeh Fermentation on Soy Free and Bound Phenolics: Release, Transformation, and Stimulated Production, Amadeus Driando Ahnan, Food Science

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COMMUNITY OF PATHOS: RESISTANCE THROUGH REPRESENTATION IN MIGRANT ART, Shastri Akella, Comparative Literature

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THREE ESSAYS ON GENDER-SPECIFIC EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES OF MACROECONOMIC POLICIES, SELIN SECIL AKIN, Economics

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AFFECTIVE HISTORIES OF SOUTHERN TRAUMA: SHAME, HEALING, AND VULNERABILITY IN US SOUTHERN WOMEN’S WRITING, 1975–2006, Faune Albert, English

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Exploring Signatures of Host-Microbial Coevolution Between Colonic Bifidobacterium Species and Host Dietary Carbohydrates, Korin Albert, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Don't Delay: The effects of tide gates and road-stream crossing culverts on river herring (Alosa spp.) spawning migrations, Derrick J. Alcott, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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DEVELOPING A HANDHELD APPLICATION: A TABLET-BASED CLINICAL EVALUATION TOOL (TABCET) FOR NURSING STUDENT EVALUATION BY CLINICAL INSTRUACTORS, Mohammed Alghenaimi, Nursing

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Geographical Disparity of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Chronic Diseases in Saudi Arabia, Fahad Alhowaymel, Nursing

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INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEMS, PEDAGOGICAL AGENT DESIGN, AND HISPANIC ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS, Danielle Allessio, Education (also CAGS)

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A New Economic History of Deindustrialization: Class Conflict and Race in the Motor City, Jackson Allison, Economics

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN SAUDI ARABIA, Raja Almutairi, Education (also CAGS)

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POINT-OF-VIEW-VIDEO MODELING ON IMPROVING SOCIAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS, Beyza Alpaydin, Education (also CAGS)

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THE SUICIDAL SELF IN CYBERSPACE: CO-CREATING MEANING AND COMMUNITY THROUGH ONLINE DISCOURSE, Mike Alvarez, Communication

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“In Our Very Flesh, (R)evolution”: An Exploration of Secondary Education Teachers, Otherness, and Embodiment, Ryan Ambuter, Education (also CAGS)

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Defining the let-7 microRNA-mediated molecular mechanisms regulating T cell differentiation, Constance C. Angelou, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Investigating the role of iron in the photogranulation phenomenon, Abeera Ayaz Ansari, Civil Engineering

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Cation Channels, Ca2+ Homeostasis, and Fertility in the Mouse, Goli Ardestani, Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences

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Moralizing the Rape of Philomela in Late Medieval Commentary, Daniel M. Armenti, Comparative Literature

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EXPORTING THE 1978-79 REVOLUTION: PAN-ISLAMIC OR SECTARIAN, Mohammad Ataie, History

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FILAMENTS, FIBERS, AND FOLIATIONS IN FRUSTRATED SOFT MATERIALS, Daria Atkinson, Physics

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THE ASSOCIATION OF THE INFLAMMATORY POTENTIAL OF DIET WITH INFLAMMATION AND DEPRESSION AMONG U.S. ADULTS: NHANES 2005-2010, Deniz Azarmanesh, Public Health

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POSTKOLONIALE SOLIDARITÄT: ALLTAGSLEBEN VON DDR-BÜRGERN IN MOSAMBIK, 1979-1990, Katrin Bahr, Germanic Languages & Literatures

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Theory And Improved Methods For Probing The Cavitation To Fracture Transition, Christopher Barney, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Materially Queer: Identity and Agency in Academic Writing, Joshua Barsczewski, English

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Study of the Role of Biologically-Relevant, Labile Nickel Pools in the Maturation of Nickel-Dependent Enzymes, Priyanka Basak, Chemistry

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Quantifying the Mechanical Properties of Ultra-Thin Glassy Polymer Films, R. Konane Bay, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Surrogate Histories: (De)Mythifying the Franco-female in transitionary Spain, Christina Beaubien, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

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Noise-Aware Inference for Differential Privacy, Garrett Bernstein, Computer Science

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ESSAYS ON COMPETITIVE PERISHABLE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORKS: FROM THE IMPACTS OF TARIFFS AND QUOTAS TO INTEGRATION OF QUALITY, Deniz Besik, Management

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QOE-AWARE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS FOR ADAPTIVE BITRATE VIDEO STREAMING, Divyashri Bhat, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Motion Segmentation - Segmentation of Independently Moving Objects in Video, Pia Katalin Bideau, Computer Science