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 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Change-points Estimation in Statistical Inference and Machine Learning Problems, Bingwen Zhang

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Modeling and Verification of Simulation tools for Carburizing and Carbonitriding, Lei Zhang

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3D Multi-Physics MRI-Based Human Right Ventricle Models for Patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: Cardiac Mechanical Analysis and Surgical Outcome Prediction, Heng Zuo

Dissertations from 2016

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Perspectives on Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Khalid Mohammed Alzahrani

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Molecular insights of the human zinc transporter hZIP4, Sagar Antala

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Synthesis of Aluminum-Titanium Carbide Nanocomposites by the Rotating Impeller Gas-Liquid In-situ Method, Inigo Anza

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Distributed Adaptation Techniques for Connected Vehicles, Bengi Aygun

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Outlier Detection In Big Data, Lei Cao

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Mechanical Regulation of Apoptosis and Calcification within Valvular Interstitial Cells, Heather Ann Cirka

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Studies of the relationship between the surface electromyogram, joint torque and impedance, Chenyun Dai

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Real-time estimation of gas concentration released from a moving source using an unmanned aerial vehicle, Tatiana Egorova

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Radio Propagation for Localization and Motion Tracking In Three Body Area Network Applications, Yishuang Geng

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The Use of Axiomatic Design in the Development of an Integrated, BIM Based Design Process, Maria del Lourdes Gomez-Lara

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High Voltage Electrolyte Based on Fluorinated Compounds for High Energy Li-ion Chemistry, Meinan He

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Swimming Filaments in a Viscous Fluid with Resistance, Nguyenho Ho

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Carbon nanotubes micro-arrays: characterization and application in biosensing of free proteins and label-free capture of breast cancer cells, Farhad Khosravi

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Reduced-Dimensional Coupled Electromagnetic, Thermal, and Mechanical Models of Microwave Sintering, Erin Marie Kiley

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Phosphoinositide Phase Behavior in Complex Lipid Monolayer Systems, Katrice King

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Robotic System Development for Precision MRI-Guided Needle-Based Interventions, Gang Li

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An Affordable Portable Obstetric Ultrasound Simulator for Synchronous and Asynchronous Scan Training, Li Liu

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A Study of Myoelectric Signal Processing, Lukai Liu

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Quasi-static Fracture Evolution with Cohesive Energy, Yiqing Li

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Experimental and Computational Investigation of Electrohydrodynamically –Enhanced Nucleate Boiling, Samuel Charles Neu

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Multiscale analysis of emulsions and suspensions with surface effects, Grigor Nika

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Functional Diversity of Homologous P1B-ATPases in Metal Homeostasis and Host-Microbe Interaction, Sarju Patel

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A System Dynamics Approach to the Political Economy of Resource-dependent Nations, Saeed Pourmasoumi Langarudi

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A System Dynamics Approach to the Political Economy of Resource-dependent Nations, Saeed Pourmasoumi Langarudi

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Modes and Mechanisms of Game-like Interventions in Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Dovan Rai

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Molecular and structural determinants that contribute to channel function and gating in channelrhodopsin-2, Ryan Richards

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Reinforcement Learning from Demonstration, Halit Bener Suay

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Spatial and Temporal Learning in Robotic Pick-and-Place Domains via Demonstrations and Observations, Russell C. Toris

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Contributions to Collective Dynamical Clustering-Modeling of Discrete Time Series, Chiying Wang

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System Designs for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Image Assessment, Lei Wang

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Development of Human Body CAD Models and Related Mesh Processing Algorithms with Applications in Bioelectromagnetics, Janakinadh Yanamadala

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Supported Liquid Metal Membranes for Hydrogen Separation, Pei-Shan Yen

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Bayesian Nonparametric Models for Multi-Stage Sample Surveys, Jiani Yin

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Statistical Methods for Characterizing Genomic Heterogeneity in Mixed Samples, Fan Zhang