Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Howard H. Hughes College of Engineering.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Non-blocking Priority Queue based on Skiplists with Relaxed Semantics, Ashok Adhikari

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Impacts of Ozone Dose and Empty Bed Contact Time on Bulk Organic Removal and Disinfection Byproduct Mitigation in Ozone-Biofiltration Systems, Mayara Aquino

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Specification of Mixed Logit Models Using an Optimization Approach, Cristian David Arteaga Sanchez

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EM Wave Interaction with a Bounded Plasma Column Supporting an Electron Beam, Asmelash Teshome Beshah

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Re-evaluation of Acceptance Testing Criteria for Structural Masonry Using the Prism Test Method, James Bristow

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Survey and Analysis of Android Authentication Using App Locker, Akshitha Reddy Chintalaphani

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Remote sensing of the environmental impacts of utility-scale solar energy plants, Mohammad Masih Edalat

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Finding Top-k Dominance on Incomplete Big Data Using Map-Reduce Framework, Payam Ezatpoor

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Cyclist Detection, Tracking, and Trajectory Analysis in Urban Traffic Video Data, Farideh Foroozandeh Shahraki

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Scalability Analysis of Blockchains Through Blockchain Simulation, Sneha Goswami

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Applications of Elpasolites as a Multimode Radiation Sensor, Amber Lynn Guckes

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Degree Constrained Triangulation of Annular Regions and Point Sites, Bhaikaji Gurung

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Optimization of Prosthetic Hands: Utilizing Modularity to Improve Grip Force, Grasp, and Versatility, Jordan William Harris

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Fast Neutron Detection in Nuclear Material Photofission Assay Using a 15 MeV Linear Electron Accelerator, Matthew Steven Hodges

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Evaluation of the Properties of Rubberized Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Kazem Jadidirendi

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Automated Quantification of White Blood Cells in Light Microscopic Images of Injured Skeletal Muscle, Yang Jiao

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Generalized Clusterwise Regression for Simultaneous Estimation of Optimal Pavement Clusters and Performance Models, Mukesh Khadka

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Analysis of the Temporal Response of Coupled Asymmetrical Zero-Power Subcritical Bare Metal Reactor Systems, Kimberly Lynn Klain

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High Early-Age Strength Concrete for Rapid Repair, Matthew O. Maler

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Deployment Strategies for a Fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Providing Cellular and Data Services, Nima Mohseni

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Meshless Method for Simulation of Compressible Flow, Ebrahim Nabizadeh Shahrebabak

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Advanced Applications Of Big Data Analytics, Sai Phani Krishna Parsa

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Sparse MRI and CT Reconstruction, Ali Pouryazdanpanah Kermani

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Calibration of Microscopic Traffic Flow Models Enabling Simultaneous Selection of Specific Links and Parameters, Kul Prasad Shrestha

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Deep Learning Implementation for Comparison of User Reviews and Ratings, Nishit Shrestha

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Dynamic Risk Analysis of Construction Delays Using Fuzzy-Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Mohammadsoroush Tafazzoli

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High Utility Itemsets Identification in Big Data, Ashish Tamrakar

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Implementation and Analysis of Communication Protocols in Internet of Things, Priyanka Thota

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Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Capacitive Sensor Using Delta-Sigma Modulation, Charikleia Tsagkari

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Analog and Mixed Signal Verification using Satisfiability Solver on Discretized Models, Nikita Ramesh Wanjale

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Pure Strategies and Equity Optimization for Multi-Draw Video Poker, D. Williams

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Improving Pattern Recognition and Neural Network Algorithms With Applications to Solar Panel Energy Optimization, Ernesto Zamora Ramos

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Vulnerability Analysis and Security Framework for Zigbee Communication in IOT, Charbel Azzi

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Sulfate Resistance of Nanosilica Contained Portland Cement Mortars, Iani Batilov Batilov

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Removal of High and Low Levels of Ammonium from Industrial Wastewaters, Gregory Bock

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Nanomaterials for Solar Distillation Technology, Jack Warren Stoddard Cheney

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A Distributed Processing Platform With Reconfigurable Autonomous Nodes, Grzegorz Chmaj

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Implementation and Performance Evaluation of Acoustic Denoising Algorithms for UAV, Ahmed Sony Kamal Chowdhury

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Empirical Study of Concurrent Programming Paradigms, Patrick M. Daleiden

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An EMG-based patient monitoring system using Zynq SoC device, Farhad Fallahlalehzari

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The Validation and Verification of LES Modeling Using KIVA, David Fyda

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Security Threats from UAS and Its Mitigation Through Detection and Tracking, Sai Ram Ganti

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Effects of Vertical Ground Motion on Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Flat-Plate Buildings, Sara Jean George

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Improvement of Security in UAS Communication and Navigation using ADS-B, Vedadatta Gouripeddi

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Complex Traffic Network Modeling & Area-wide Hierarchical Control, Saumya Gupta

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A Simulator Application for Distributed Leader Election Algorithms, Sugeeswara Gurudeniya

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Top-K Nodes Identification in Big Networks Based on Topology and Activity Analysis, Sweta Gurung

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Seismic Response of an Older Bridge in Nevada under Maximum Considered Earthquake, Ryan Thomas Isaac

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Design and Implementation of Benes/Clos On-Chip Interconnection Networks, Yikun Jiang

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A Study on Automated Process for Extracting White Blood Cellular Data from Microscopic Digital Injured Skeletal Muscle Images, Bibek Karki

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MCNP6 Computational-Based Sensitivity Propagation Analysis of Continuous Neutron Cross-Sections Using the Godiva (HMF-001) and the Godiver (HMF-004) Benchmark Criticality Study Cases, Lawrence James Lakeotes

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Algorithms for Monotone Paths with Visibility Properties, Bikash Lama Bamjan

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Effect of Thermal Treatment on High Temperature Deformation of Alloy EP-~823, Martin Milburn Lewis

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Portable High Throughput Digital Microfluidics and On-Chip Bacteria Cultures, Yiyan Li

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Acoustic Detection, Source Separation, and Classification Algorithms for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Wildlife Monitoring and Poaching, Carlo Lopez-Tello

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Solar Energy Storage in Molten Salt Shell Structures, Nathan David Tyrrell Loyd

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Stationary Nonimaging Concentrators – A Comprehensive Study and Design Improvements, Srikanth Madala

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Efficient Algorithms for Clustering Polygonal Obstacles, Sabbir Kumar Manandhar

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Ozonation in Water Reuse: Formation and Mitigation of N-~nitrosodimethylamine, Erica J. Marti

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Characterization of Impact Properties of Forged, Layered, and Additive Manufactured Titanium Alloy, Melissa Kathryn Matthes

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Neutron-Gamma Discrimination in Elpasolite Scintillator Detector, Brittany Morgan

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Visualization of dropwise condensation on vertical plate and horizontal tube geometry, Blake Naccarato

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Alkali-Activated Natural Pozzolan/Slag Binder for Sustainable Concrete, Meysam Najimi

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Development of Solar Experiments with Remote Laboratory Capability for Engineering Education of the Future, Otto Kyle Neidert

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Causes and Impacts of Geotechnical Problems on Bridge and Road Construction Projects, Krishna Prasad Neupane

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Occurrence and Proliferation of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater Treatment Plants, Majid Neyestani

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Novel Non-Blocking Approach for a Concurrent Heap, Rashmi Niyolia

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Radiation Therapy and Dosing Material Transport Methodology, Robert O'brien

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Analysis of Power-Down Systems with Five States, Govind Pathak

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Simulation of Online Bin Packing in Practice, Kalpana Rajagopal

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A Case Study on Enterprise Content Management using Agile Methodology, Rohit Raj

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Design, Fabrication and Testing of Monolithic Low-Power Passive Sigma-Delta Analog-to-Digital Converters, Angsuman Roy

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Process Development for the Fabrication of Semiconductor Devices and Circuits Using Spin-On Dopant, Richard R. Ryan

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Evaluation of Electron Donors for Perchlorate and Nitrate Biodegradation in Contaminated Groundwater Applications, Mayra Alejandra Sarria Cortes

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Laboratory Evaluation of Geogrid-Reinforced Flexible Pavements, Mohammadreza Sharbaf

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A Web-Based Solution for Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Traffic Management, Monetta Angelique Shaw

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Parallel Static Object Detection, Tirambad Shiwakoti

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Vision-Based Intersection Monitoring: Behavior Analysis & Safety Issues, Mohammad Shokrolah Shirazi

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The JVMCSP Runtime and Code Generator for ProcessJ in Java, Cabel Dhoj Shrestha

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A Web Based User Interface for Machine Learning Analysis of Health and Education Data, Chandani Shrestha

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Causes of Change Orders and Its Impact on Road Maintenance Contracts, Kabindra Kumar Shrestha

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Framework of Performance-Based Contracting for Chip Seal and Striping Maintenance Activities, Kishor Shrestha

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Perchlorate Bioremediation: Controlling Media Loss in Ex-Situ Fluidized Bed Reactors and In-Situ Biological Reduction by Slow-Release Electron Donor, Sichu Shrestha

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Ionic Electroactive Polymer Devices: Physics-Based Modeling with Experimental Investigation and Verification, Tyler Paul Stalbaum

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Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene, Ashok Em Sudhakar

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Mining Unstructured Log Messages for Security Threat Detection, Candace Suh-Lee

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Analyses of Streamflow Change Patterns and Correlation of These Changes with Sea-Surface Temperature Fluctuations, Kazi Ali Tamaddun

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Pendulum Based Impact Testing of Athletic Helmets Using the NOCSAE Headform, Bradley Thorne

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An Empirical Study on The Impact of C++ Lambdas And Programmer Experience, Phillip Merlin Uesbeck

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Enhancing the Draft Assembly with Minhash, Saju Varghese

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A Business Intelligence Framework for Network-level Traffic Safety Analyses, Naveen Kumar Veeramisti