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.

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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 2019

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Improving Math Learning With Embodied Game- Based Mobile and Wearable Technologies, Unekwuojo Esther Agbaji

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Release from Pavement Rejuvenators Due to Rolling Wheel Contact: An Investigation Using a Model Mobile Load Simulator, Joshua Anderson

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Deep Learning Approach to Trespass Detection using Video Surveillance Data, Muzammil Bashir

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Boosting Gene Expression Clustering with System-Wide Biological Information and Deep Learning, Hongzhu Cui

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Investigating the Design and Manufacture of PneuNet Actuators as a Prosthetic Tongue for Mimicking Human Deglutition, Francis Mosheh Darmont Araya

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Multi-Robot Task Allocation and Scheduling with Spatio-Temporal and Energy Constraints, Dharini Dutia

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Pointwise and Instance Segmentation for 3D Point Cloud, Sanket Gujar

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Exploring Measurement Estimation Through Learners Actions, Language, and Gestures, Avery Harrison

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Paycheck.exe: Optimizing the Video Game Live Stream, Alexander Holmes

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Graspable Math K-12: Perspectives and Design for Formative Assessment of Mathematical Proficiency with Learning Technologies, Taylyn Hulse

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Performance, Temperature and Concentration Profiles in a Non-Isothermal Ammonia-Fueled Tubular SOFC, Nattikarn Jantakananuruk

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A systems Approach for Characterizing Wastewater Reuse Alternatives for the City of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Khongorzul Karl

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Quantitative Imaging and Computational Modelling to Estimate the Relationship between Mechanical Strain and Changes within the Distal Tibia in First-Time Marathon Trainees, Tsolmonbaatar Khurelbaatar

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Using Smart Scheduling to Reduce the Negative Impacts of Instrumentation-based Defenses on Embedded Systems, Thomas Le Baron

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Propensity of Endogenous Alternative Splicing to Mediate Mutative Damage, Ashley Lutz

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Mechanical Redesign and Implementation of Intuitive User Input Methods for a Hand Exoskeleton Informed by User Studies on Individuals with Chronic Upper Limb Impairments, Tess Bisbee Meier

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Biologically Inspired Legs and Novel Flow Control Valve Toward a New Approach for Accessible Wearable Robotics, Shannon Marija Moffat

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A mixed reality framework for surgical navigation: approach and preliminary results, Shravan Murlidaran

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Object Transfer Point Estimation for Prompt Human to Robot Handovers, Heramb Nemlekar

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Measuring Risk of Microfinance Institutions: The Case of Cameroon, Blanche Sonia Ngo Mahop

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2-D Epithelial Tissues, Cell Mechanics, and Voronoi Tessellation, Nonthakorn Olaranont

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Sonification of Spectroscopy Data, Matthew Pietrucha

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Towards the automatic control of laser ablation for surgical applications, Karim A. Tarabein

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A Deep 3D Object Pose Estimation Framework for Robots with RGB-D Sensors, Ameya Yatindra Wagh

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Optimal Electromyogram Modeling and Processing During Active Contractions and Rest, Haopeng Wang

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Genome Studies of Gene Expression and Alternative Splicing During iPSC Skeletal Muscle Induction and Differentiation, Yibo Wu

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Balancing Act, Yrenia Yang

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Attributed Multi-Relational Attention Network for Fact-checking URL Recommendation, Di You

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Simulations of Different P-values Combination Methods Using SNPs on Diverse Biology Levels, Ruosi Zhang

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Training Noise-Robust Spoken Phrase Detectors with Scarce and Private Data: An Application to Classroom Observation Videos, Brian Matthew Zylich

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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Synthesis and Quantification of Surface Reactivity on CsSnBr3 and Cs2TiBr6, Weiran Gao

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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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Effect of supercritical water on coke formed during dodecane cracking with ZSM-5, Patricia Guerra

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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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GNSS and Inertial Fused Navigation Filter Simulation, Jonas Paul Rogers

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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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Tackling the Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Crisis Using Longitudinal Antibiograms, Monica Tlachac

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Continuous Zeolite Crystallization in Micro-Batch Segmented Flow, Jim Vicens

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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