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    • Stability in Graph Dynamical Systems 

      Mcnitt, Joseph Andrew (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-20)
      The underlying mathematical model of many simulation models is graph dynamical systems (GDS). This dynamical system, its implementation, and analyses on each will be the focus of this paper. When using a simulation model ...
    • Gappy POD and Temporal Correspondence for Lizard Motion Estimation 

      Kurdila, Hannah Robertshaw (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-20)
      With the maturity of conventional industrial robots, there has been increasing interest in designing robots that emulate realistic animal motions. This discipline requires careful and systematic investigation of a wide ...
    • Im2Vid: Future Video Prediction for Static Image Action Recognition 

      AlBahar, Badour A Sh A (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-20)
      Static image action recognition aims at identifying the action performed in a given image. Most existing static image action recognition approaches use high-level cues present in the image such as objects, object human ...
    • Seizing the Circumstances: Adult Reflections on Parental Deportation 

      Taschman, Katrina Margarita (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-20)
      Currently there are 4.5 million U.S.-born children with at least one undocumented parent who are at risk of being deported (Passel and Cohn, 2011). The sudden loss caused by parental deportation destabilizes families and ...
    • Recommendations for Surface Treatment for Virginia Inverted T-Beam Bridge System 

      Gilbertson, Rebecka Lynn (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-20)
      This thesis investigates the impact of interface surface treatment methods for use in the Virginia Inverted T-Beam bridge system. The specific system consists of precast beams with thin bottom flanges placed next to one ...
    • Reconceptions of �•Home�• and Identity within the Post-War Bosnian Diaspora in the United States 

      Karamehic-Oates, Adna (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-20)
      According to estimates by Bosnian authorities, there are two million Bosnians and their descendants living in diaspora, the highest number recorded since the end of the conflict in 1995. Most of these individuals are forced ...
    • Modelling Allee effects in a transgenic mosquito population during range expansion 

      Walker, Melody Anne (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-20)
      Mosquitoes are vectors for many diseases that cause significant mortality and morbidity across the globe such as malaria, dengue fever and Zika. As mosquito populations expand their range into new areas, they may undergo ...
    • Fulfilling Positive Stereotypical Expectations, Performance Boosts or Performance Decrements? 

      Sturdivant, Manasia (Virginia Tech, 2018)
      There is plenty of research on effects of negative stereotypes on performance, but less is known about effects of positive stereotypes. Research examining effects of positive stereotypes on performance has found mixed, ...
    • Assessment of Mansionization and Residential Infill Development on Stormwater Runoff 

      Hekl, Meghan Louise (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      Residential infill development and the associated increases in impervious cover and stormwater runoff have the potential to overwhelm aging infrastructure causing erosion, flooding, and ecological degradation of waterways. ...
    • Multiparameter BCn-Kostka-Foulkes Polynomials 

      Goodberry, Benjamin Nathaniel (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      The Kostka-Foulkes polynomials describe the change of basis between Schur polynomials and Hall-Littlewood polynomials. In this paper, we extend this idea to the family of BCn Macdonald spherical functions, with multiparameter ...
    • Moral Panic and Political Rhetoric in the Early American Republic 

      Whitley, Daniel Edward (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      This study analyzes the reporting and editorializing in several major American newspapers during the height of the Citizen Genêt Affair in July and August, 1793. A hybrid form of sociological moral panic theory, focused ...
    • The Effects of Hypoxia on Zooplankton Communities in Lakes and Reservoirs 

      Doubek, Jonathan Patrick (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      Global change is altering the community composition, variability, and behavior of organisms in a diverse suite of ecosystems. Because of climate change and eutrophication, freshwater lakes and reservoirs are experiencing ...
    • Segmenting, Summarizing and Predicting Data Sequences 

      Chen, Liangzhe (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      Temporal data is ubiquitous nowadays and can be easily found in many applications. Consider the extensively studied social media website Twitter. All the information can be associated with time stamps, and thus form different ...
    • An Analysis: Complex Interdependence and the Chinese-United States Cyber Relationship 

      Morrison, Robert Maxwell (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      The United States and the People's Republic of China maintain a unique relationship due to the high levels of interdependence between the countries' political, economic, military, and social functions. This association has ...
    • Trending in the Right Direction: Using Google Trends Data as a Measure of Public Opinion During a Presidential Election 

      Wolf, Jordan Taylor (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      During the 2016 presidential election, public opinion polls consistently showed a lead in the popular vote and Electoral College for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Following Trump's surprise victory, the political ...
    • Analysis of Jamming-Vulnerabilities of Modern Multi-carrier Communication Systems 

      Mahal, Jasmin Ara (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      The ever-increasing demand for private and sensitive data transmission over wireless networks has made security a crucial concern in the current and future large-scale, dynamic, and heterogeneous wireless communication ...
    • A Cloud-Based Visual Simulation Environment for Traffic Networks 

      Onder, Sait Tuna (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      Cloud-based Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) are highly complex systems compared to stand-alone IDEs that are installed on client devices. Today, the visual simulation environments developed as services on the ...
    • The House: to be accompanied and to be alone 

      Feng, Zhenzhen (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      It is the house that has spaces above ground and spaces beneath the ground. The part above ground is separated into three volumes. The first space is for the owner to accompany with friends and family members, which is a ...
    • Tensile Properties of Single Vaginal Smooth Muscle Cells 

      Miller, Zachary Dalton (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      Improving treatment and prevention of pelvic organ prolapse, a disorder affecting up to half of parous women, requires thorough mechanical analysis of the vagina and other endopelvic structures at the cellular level. In ...
    • Modular Pattern Installation 

      Patel, Arushi Mukesh (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-19)
      Traditional Indian screens utilize beautiful intricate patterns derived from nature to attain spatial definition. Even though we utilize them as static objects with rigid boundaries, the beauty of a screen provokes wonder ...