This collection contains all graduate theses that met the requirements for completing masters degrees conferred by WPI from 2003 to the present. Selected theses completed before 2003 can also be found here.

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

Most theses completed before 2003 are available in print through the George C. Gordon Library.

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

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Theses from 2018

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Automating endoscopic camera motion for teleoperated minimally invasive surgery using inverse reinforcement learning, Ankur S. Agrawal

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Likelihood Inference for Order Restricted Models, Afnan Almazmomi

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Automatic Eye-Gaze Following from 2-D Static Images: Application to Classroom Observation Video Analysis, Arkar Min Aung

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ABY Interactive: A Business Plan for an Interactive Media Company, Abdelaziz Ben Yahia

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Constrained Motion Planning System for MRI-Guided, Needle-Based, Robotic Interventions, Christopher Bove

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EMG Site: A MATLAB-based Application for EMG Data Collection and EMG-based Prosthetic Control, William J. Boyd

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Materials Informatics Approach to Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing, Daniel J. Braconnier

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Analysis of Household Water Filtration in China: A System Dynamics Model, Shiya Cao

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Classic Driver VR, Prateek Chatterjee

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Effect of Defects and Photoexcited Electrons on CO2 Reduction using Supported Single Atom Catalysts, Junbo Chen

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Bahadur Efficiencies for Statistics of Truncated P-value Combination Methods, Xiaohui Chen

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Identifying and Evaluating Early Stage Fintech Companies: Working with Consumer Internet Data and Analytic Tools, Khasan Dymov

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Networks of Ambiguity in Project-Based Learning: Understanding How Students Experience and Manage Ambiguity in WPI's IQP Experience, Katherine Elmes

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Calculating One-sided P-value for TFisher Under Correlated Data, Jiadong Fang

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Innovations on In-Situ Processes for Production of Aluminum-Matrix Nanocomposites, Jeremy M. Fedors

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Implementation of a Modular Software Architecture on a Real-Time Operating System for Generic Control over MRI Compatible Surgical Robots, Katie Gandomi-Bernal

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Cognitive Radio Connectivity for Railway Transportation Networks, Kuldeep S. Gill

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Cooperative Object Manipulation with Force Tracking on the da Vinci Research Kit, Radian A. Gondokaryono

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Facilitating Keyboard Use While Wearing a Head-Mounted Display, Keenan R. Gray

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Sonochemical Defluorination of Perfluorinated Compounds by Activated Persulfate Ions, Kevin M. Gray

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Adaptively-Halting RNN for Tunable Early Classification of Time Series, Thomas Hartvigsen

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Ballistocardiography-based Authentication using Convolutional Neural Networks, Joshua A. Hebert

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An Image-Based Method to Measure Joint Deformity in Inflammatory Arthritis, Travis F. Henchie

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Design Analysis of Roller Coasters, Kristen Hunt

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Decentralized Persistent Connectivity Deployment in Robot Swarms, Adhavan Jayabalan

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Dimension Reduction and LASSO using Pointwise and Group Norms, Melanie A. Jutras

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A Machine Learning approach to Febrile Classification, Theodore P. Kostopouls

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Predicting Average Annual Value of Free Agent Contracts in Major League Baseball, Anton I. Libsch

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Extension on Adaptive MAC Protocol for Space Communications, Max Hongming Li

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Bayesian Analysis of Crime Survey Data with Nonresponse, Shiao Liu

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Fast Matrix Multiplication by Group Algebras, Zimu Li

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Why did they cite that?, Charles Lovering

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Trick of the Light: A Game Engine for Exploring Novel Fog of War Mechanics, Zackery Mason

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Training Data Generation Framework For Machine-Learning Based Classifiers, Kyle W. McClintick

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Improving User Interface and User Experience of MathSpring Intelligent Tutoring System for Teachers, Neeraj Menon

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Designing a Visual Programming Language for the Creation of Multiplayer Embodied Games, Matthew Micciolo

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Numerical Methods for European Option Pricing with BSDEs, Ming Min

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Dynamic Task Allocation in Robot Swarms with Limited Buffer and Energy Constraints, Janani Mohan

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Computational modeling of triple layered microwave heat exchanger, Ajit Mohekar

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Alcogait Gamification, Chaitany Nimkar

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Force Feedback for the Patient Side Manipulator of the daVinci Research Kit, Anna Novoseltseva

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Feasibility Study on Smart Cloud Commuting with Shared Autonomous Vehicles, Menghai Pan

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Green & Clean Al-Cu Alloys, Qingyu Pan

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Parameter Continuation with Secant Approximation for Deep Neural Networks, Harsh Nilesh Pathak

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A Look Into Human Brain Activity with EEG DataSurface Reconstruction, Naveen Pothayath

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Proactive Planning through Active Policy Inference in Stochastic Environments, Nolan Poulin

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Towards the Fabrication of a Fibrin Based Vascular Network, Johanna Eleanor Santos

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COMSOL Multi-physics model for Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMD’s)-Nafion composite Based Electromechanical Actuators, Ronit Prasad Sawant

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A Minimum-Bending-Energy Needle Model for Closed-Loop Localization During Image-Guided Insertion, Joseph George Schornak

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Evaluating Clustering Techniques over Big Data in Distributed Infrastructures, Kartik Shetty

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Identifying and Evaluating Early Stage Fintech Companies: Working with Consumer Internet Data and Analytic Tools, Alexander Shoop

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An Approach for Deliberate Non-Compliance Detection during Opioid Abuse Surveillance by a Wearable Biosensor, Rohitpal Singh

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Framework for Anonymous Secure Data Transfer in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, Jabari Stegall

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Obliti - Empathy game regarding depression, Mitchell Stevens

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Enhancement of Municipal Wastewater Biosolids Drying through Interfacial Energy Modifying Amendments to Promote Uniform Agglomeration - Bench Scale Testing, Sarah G. Stine

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Kernel Coherence Encoders, Fangzheng Sun

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Improvement in Toughness of Castings through Chemical Surface Modification, Alino Te

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Classification of Bone Cements Using Multinomial Logistic Regression Method, Jinglun Wei

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Self-Healing Coatings for Steel Reinforced Infrastructure, Adrienne Lee Weishaar

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The Palace of Monarch, Jing Xiong

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Goal Based Human Swarm Interaction for Collaborative Transport, Yicong Xu

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Similarity Search in Continuous Data with Evolving Distance Metric, Hauyi Zhang

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Enhancement of Municipal Wastewater Biosolids Drying through Interfacial Energy Modifying Amendments to Promote Uniform Agglomeration, Helin Zhang

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vU-net: edge detection in time-lapse fluorescence live cell images based on convolutional neural networks, Xitong Zhang

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Three Filters and Their Applications: A Comparison Case Study, Yan Zhao

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The Palace of Monarch, Bolin Zhu

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Surface Characterization and Reactivity of Methylammionium Lead Iodide, Kenneth M. Zielinski

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Electrically Small Dipole Antenna Probe for Quasi-static Electric Field Measurements, Adnan Zolj

Theses from 2017

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Decentralized Control of an Energy Constrained Heterogeneous Swarm for Persistent Surveillance, Nikhil Kamalkumar Advani

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Locomotion Trajectory Generation For Legged Robots, Aditya Bhat

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Optical Non-Destructive Surface Inspection and Automatic Classification of Cast Iron Automotive Part, Raunak Borwankar

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CUDA-Accelerated ORB-SLAM for UAVs, Donald Bourque

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Control-flow Integrity for Real-time Embedded Systems, Nicholas Brown

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Inference in Constrained Linear Regression, Xinyu Chen

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Flexible Sensor for Measurement of Skin Pressure and Temperature for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers, Matthew DeMorais Crivello

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Mining Spatio-Temporal Reachable Regions over Massive Trajectory Data, Yichen Ding

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Threshold Implementations of the Present Cipher, Mohammad Farmani

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Efficient Side-channel Resistant MPC-based Software Implementation of the AES, Abraham Fernandez Rubio

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Hedge Funds' Performance Fees and Investments, Yuhui Gong

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Implicit Cache Lockdown on ARM: An Accidental Countermeasure to Cache-Timing Attacks, Marc Green

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Dynamic viscoelastic model of the Hydro Muscle and the control of a multi-fiber Hydro Muscle actuated bionic ankle, Chinmay Harmalkar

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A Liquid Gallium-Air Battery Study, Tyler Trettel Howard

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Full-body Shell Creation for CAD Virtual Humans including Tightly-Spaced, Enclosed Shells, Aung Thu Htet

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Pivot-based Data Partitioning for Distributed k Nearest Neighbor Mining, Caitlin Anne Kuhlman

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Maximum Likelihood Identification of an Information Matrix Under Constraints in a Corresponding Graphical Model, Nan Li

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Scalable User Assignment in Power Grids: A Data Driven Approach, Shijian Li

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The Incorporation of Decellularized Cardiac ECM into Fibrin Microthreads, Kaitlyn A. Marengo

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Characterization of Biomass Materials for Understanding the Processing, Zijian Ma

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An Economic Analysis of Injecting Energy Storage into Power Systems Containing Renewables, Kelsey Bekr McGlashan

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Chemical Changes in Hydrothermal Carbon with Reaction Time, Brendan James McKeogh

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Side-Channel Attacks on Intel SGX: How SGX Amplifies The Power of Cache Attack, Ahmad Moghimi

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Urbis Terram - Designing and Implementing a Procedural City Generation Tool for Unity3D Game Engine, Yakin Najahi

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Efficient Factor Graph Fusion for Multi-robot Mapping, Ramkumar Natarajan

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Developing Building Information Modeling (BIM) Guidelines for Campus Planning and Facilities Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Purvashri V. Padhye

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Staying in the Flow using Procedural Content Generation and Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment, Ravi Parekh

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Improvements on Trained Across Multiple Experiments (TAME), a New Method for Treatment Effect Detection, Thanaporn Patikorn

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Nonparametric Inverse Reinforcement Learning and Approximate Optimal Control with Temporal Logic Tasks, Siddharthan Perundurai Rajasekaran

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Deep Learning Binary Neural Network on an FPGA, Shrutika Redkar

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Quantitative Risk Assessment for Residential Mortgages, Qingyun Ren

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A Decentralized Strategy for Swarm Robots to Manage Spatially Distributed Tasks, Rohit S. Sheth