This collection contains all graduate dissertations that met the requirements for completing doctoral degrees conferred by WPI from 2006 to the present. Selected dissertations completed before 2006 can also be found here.

For more information about current dissertation policies at WPI, including submission and approval policies, please consult the Office of Graduate Studies.

Most dissertations completed before 2006 are available in print through the George C. Gordon Library.

If you completed a dissertation at WPI that is not included in this collection and if you are interested in having your dissertation digitized and made part of this collection, please contact wpi-etd@wpi.edu.

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Dissertations from 2019

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Time Series Data Analytics, Ramoza Ahsan

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Characterizing Productive Perseverance Using Sensor-Free Detectors of Student Knowledge, Behavior, and Affect, Anthony Botelho

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Applications of Fully Homomorphic Encryption, Gizem S. Cetin

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From All-Atom Molecular Mechanics to Coarse- Grained Lattice Models: Computational Approaches to Problems in Protein Biochemistry, John Peter Cvitkovic

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Quantifying, Modeling and Managing How People Interact with Visualizations on the Web, Mi Feng

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Micro-architectural Threats to Modern Computing Systems, Mehmet Sinan Inci

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Origin Of Growth Twins During Czochralski Growth Of Heavily Doped, Dislocation-Free Single Crystal Silicon, Joel K. Kearns

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Electrospun Separator for Structural Battery Applications, Wisawat Keaswejjareansuk

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Cometric Association Schemes, Brian G. Kodalen

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Development of a Mass Detection Technique to Detect Intakes of Radioactive Material and their Resulting Radiation Exposures Following a Large-Scale Radiological Release, Christopher Martel

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Understanding and Countermeasures against IoT Physical Side Channel Leakage, Michael Antoine Moukarzel

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In the Wake of the Financial Crisis - Regulators’ and Investors’ Perspectives, Weijie Pang

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Sequential Data Mining and its Applications to Pharmacovigilance, Xiao Qin

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Channel Estimation Error, Oscillator Stability And Wireless Power Transfer In Wireless Communication With Distributed Reception Networks, Sabah Razavi

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Application of Materials Characterization, Efficacy Testing, and Modelling Methods on Copper Cold Spray Coatings for Optimized Antimicrobial Properties, Kristin L. Sundberg

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Optimization of Coupled Computational Modeling and Experimentation for Metallic Systems: Systematic Microstructural Feature – Mechanical Property Correlation for Cold-Sprayable Powders, Derek Tsaknopoulos

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Computational Thermodynamic and Kinetic Modeling and Characterization of Phase Transformations in Rapidly Solidified Aluminum Alloy Powders, Kyle Leigh Tsaknopoulos

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Hybrid DES-based Vehicular Network Simulator with Multichannel Operations, Le Wang

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Novel Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion, Lite Zhou

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Deep Learning on Attributed Sequences, Zhongfang Zhuang

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Product Deletion and Supply Chain Management, Qingyun Zhu

Dissertations from 2018

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Refining Prerequisite Skill Structure Graphs Using Randomized Controlled Trials, Seth Akonor Adjei

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Detecting Data Manipulation Attacks on Physiological Sensor Measurements in Wearable Medical Systems, Hang Cai

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Investigation of the Effect of Oxides on the Critical Impact Velocity during the Cold Spray Process of High Purity Aluminum Powder, Victor K. Champagne Jr.

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Side Channel Leakage Exploitation, Mitigation and Detection of Emerging Cryptosystems, Cong Chen

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Decoding Neural Circuits Modulating Behavioral Responses to Aversive Social Cues, Christopher Chute

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Interactive Planning and Sensing for Aircraft in Uncertain Environments with Spatiotemporally Evolving Threats, Benjamin S. Cooper

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Fibroblast activation and pro-fibrotic phenotypes: modulation by FGF2 and MAPK signaling, David Dolivo

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An Asymptotic Approach to Modeling Wave-geometry Interactions in an Electromagnetic Heat Exchanger, Joseph Michael Gaone

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Electrically Conducting Biofibers: Approaches to Overcome the Major Challenges in the Clinical Translation of a Tissue Engineered Cardiac Patch, Joshua R. Gershlak

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Computational Modeling of Tethered Undersea Kites for Power Generation, Amirmahdi Ghasemi

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Perspectives in control of conditionally controllable problems, Siamak Ghorbani Faal

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Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Fuels using Dispersed Atomic-Size Catalysts, Satish Kumar Iyemperumal

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Supported lipid bilayer interactions with nanoparticles, peptides and polymers, Elaheh Kamaloo

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Statistical Modelling and Performance Evaluation of TOA for Localization inside the Human Body using Computational Techniques, Umair Khan

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Automated whole-organism functional screening technologies and neurological disease models in C. elegans, Ross Charles Lagoy

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Fe-Catalyzed Ca-H Oxidation of Tertiary Amines: Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies, Christopher J. Legacy

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Numerical Study of Heat and Mass Transfer Using Phase Change Materials, Alireza Mahdavi Nejad

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Design, Development, and Evaluation of Scaffolds for Data Interpretation Practices during Inquiry, Raha Moussavi-Aghdam

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Pattern Mining and Sense-Making Support for Enhancing the User Experience, Abhishek Mukherji

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Mechanism of PTEN binding to model membranes, Brittany M. Neumann

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Modeling & Analysis of Design Parameters for Portable Hand Orthoses to Assist Upper Motor Neuron Syndrome Impairments and Prototype Design, Christopher Julius Nycz

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A Foundation For Educational Research at Scale: Evolution and Application, Korinn S. Ostrow

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Utilizing Compliance To Address Modern Challenges in Robotics, Selim Ozel

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Influence of Dusts on Premixed Methane-Air Flames, Sreenivasan Ranganathan

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Development of high-speed digital holographic shape and displacement measurement methods for middle-ear mechanics in-vivo, Payam Razavi

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Kirchhoff Graphs, Tyler Michael Reese

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Automatic Detection of Cognitive Load and User's Age Using a Machine Learning Eye Tracking System, Mina Shojaeizadeh

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Multiple resonant multiconductor transmission line resonator design using circulant block matrix algebra, Sasidhar Tadanki

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Characterization of the Near Plume Region of Hexaboride and Barium Oxide Hollow Cathodes operating on Xenon and Iodine, Zachary R. Taillefer

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Thermal Processing of Powder Aluminum Alloys for Additive Manufacturing Applications, Caitlin Walde

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Life Extension of High Temperature Structural Alloys by Surface Engineering in Gas and Vacuum Carburizing Atmospheres, Anbo Wang

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Cu-Catalyzed Amination of sp3 C-H Bonds, Anqi Wang

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Distributed Cooperative Communications and Wireless Power Transfer, Rui Wang

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Towards Hands-On Cooperative Control for Closed-Loop MRI-Guided Targeted Prostate Biopsy, Marek Wartenberg

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Motion Conflict Detection and Resolution in Visual-Inertial Localization Algorithm, Benzun Wisely Babu

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An Inductive Method of Measuring Students’ Cognitive and Affective Processes via Self-Reports in Digital Learning Environments, Naomi Wixon

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Removal of Sulfamethoxazole by Adsorption and Biodegradation in the Subsurface: Batch and Column Experiments with Soil and Biochar Amendments, Wenwen Yao

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Adaptive Energy Storage System Control for Microgrid Stability Enhancement, Tan Zhang

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Motion-Planning and Control of Autonomous Vehicles to Satisfy Linear Temporal Logic Specifications, Zetian Zhang

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Towards Personalized Learning using Counterfactual Inference for Randomized Controlled Trials, Siyuan Zhao

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Computer Vision System-On-Chip Designs for Intelligent Vehicles, Yuteng Zhou

Dissertations from 2017

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Fundamental Limits of Poisson Channels in Visible Light Communications, FNU Ain-Ul-Aisha

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A Study of Moisture Induced Material Loss of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), Uma Maheswar Arepalli

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Diffraction Analysis with UWB Validation for ToA Ranging in the Proximity of Human Body and Metallic Objects, Fardad Askarzadeh

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Precise Tracking of Things via Hybrid 3-D Fingerprint Database and Kernel Method Particle Filter, Nader Bargshady

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Si/C Nanocomposites for Li-ion Battery Anode, Yinjie Cen

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Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Autonomous Vehicles, Zhilu Chen

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Enabling 5G Technologies, Travis Fredrick Collins

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Microkinetics of Hydrogen Permeation through Dense Solid and Liquid Metal Membranes, Nicholas D. Deveau

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New Approaches for Efficient Fully Homomorphic Encryption, Yarkin Doroz

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Distributed Statistical Learning under Communication Constraints, Mostafa El Gamal

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SRML: Space Radio Machine Learning, Paulo Victor Rodrigues Ferreira

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Development of a Biomimetic In Vitro Skeletal Muscle Tissue Model, Jason Matthew Forte

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Aluminum microstructure evolution and effects on mechanical properties in quenching and aging process, Guannan Guo

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Development of a Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell and Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocyte Seeded Biological Suture for Cell Delivery to Cardiac Tissue for Cardiac Regeneration Applications, Katrina J. Hansen

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Functional Metrics in Axiomatic Design, Richard Henley

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Cross-core Microarchitectural Attacks and Countermeasures, Gorka Irazoki

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A Decision Support Framework for Assessing the Technical Adequacy of Performance-Based Design Approaches to Fire Safety Engineering, William Jeffrey Ivans, Jr.

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Incorporating cinnamaldehyde into concrete for corrosion mitigation, Hajar Jafferji

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Heat Transfer, Hardenability and Steel Phase Transformations during Gas Quenching, Yuan Lu

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Bayesian Models for the Analyzes of Noisy Responses From Small Areas: An Application to Poverty Estimation, Binod Manandhar

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Evaluation of Electrochemical Storage Systems for Higher Efficiency and Energy Density, Drew J. Martino

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Examining the Potential Threat of Pesticide and Pathogen Exposure on Wild Bumble Bees: Proposed Lethal and Sublethal Mechanisms Contributing to Pollinator Decline, Melissa Walsh Mobley

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Towards Closed-loop, Robot Assisted Percutaneous Interventions under MRI Guidance, Niravkumar Amrutlal Patel

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Enabling Motion Planning and Execution for Tasks Involving Deformation and Uncertainty, Calder Phillips-Grafflin

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Variation in tissue correction factors for LiF, Al2O3 and Silicon Dosimeters as a function of tissue depth with comparison between intensity weighted mono-energetic photon and the poly-energetic photons used in brachytherapy and diagnostic radiology., Sashi Poudel

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Application of Phase Change Materials to Improve the Thermal Performance of Buildings and Pavements, Naser Pourakbar Sharifi

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Various extensions in the theory of dynamic materials with a specific focus on the checkerboard geometry, William Charles Sanguinet

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Creating Systems and Applying Large-Scale Methods to Improve Student Remediation in Online Tutoring Systems in Real-time and at Scale, Douglas A. Selent

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Affective Motivational Collaboration Theory, Mohammad Shayganfar

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Semi-autonomous robotic wheelchair controlled with low throughput human- machine interfaces, Dmitry Aleksandrovich Sinyukov

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Multi-Material Metal Casting: Metallurgically Bonding Aluminum to Ferrous Inserts, Carl Soderhjelm

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Software-defined Networking: Improving Security for Enterprise and Home Networks, Curtis Robin Taylor

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Tutoring Students with Adaptive Strategies, Hao Wan

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Theory and Practice: Improving Retention Performance through Student Modeling and System Building, Xiaolu Xiong

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Corrosion Behavior of Direct Metal Laser Sintered Ti-6Al-4V for Orthopedic Applications, Yangzi Xu

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Flow Distribution Control and Thermal Homogenization with EHD Conduction Pumping and Experimental Studies in Pool Boiling and Internal Condensation, Lei Yang

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Feasibility Investigation of Real-time Quantitative Quasi-static Ultrasound Elastography, Lili Yuan

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Modeling Manifest and Latent Structures in a University: Understanding Resources and Dissent Dynamics, Raafat Mahmoud Zaini