The College of Engineering Dissertations and Theses Series is comprised of dissertations and theses authored by Marquette University's College of Engineering doctoral and master's students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Stochastic Methods for Fine-Grained Image Segmentation and Uncertainty Estimation in Computer Vision, Philipe Ambrozio Dias

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Predictive Diagnosis from Patient-facing Survey, Taiwo Fasae

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A Temperature Sensor for Measuring Dielectric Loss Heating in a Dielectrophoresis Device, Imtiaz Hossen

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Shock Processes in Water: Multi-Scale Comparison and Experimental Results, Longhao Huang

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Aerial Imaging Riverflow System Using Optical Flow, Jamir Shariar Jyoti

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Organ Segmentation Of Pediatric Computed Tomography (CT) With Generative Adversarial Networks, Chi Nok Enoch Kan

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An Investigation of the Effect of Trunk Musculature on the Lumbar Spine Injury During a High-Speed Frontal Central Crash, Nan Lin

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Determining the Correlation Between Plantar Pressure and Joint Kinematics While Running, Fadumo Khalid Mohamud

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Design, Assessment, and Comparison of Antagonistic, Cable-Driven, Variable Stiffness Actuators, Ryan P. Moore

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Monitoring Hydrologic Controls on Biogeochemical Process Variability in Green Infrastructure Soils, Laine Pulvermacher

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Monitoring the Performance of Green Infrastructure: Pervious Pavement and Bioretention, Elizabeth Marie Regier

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Probabilistic Framework for Balancing Smart Grid's Performance Enhancement and Resilience to Cyber Threat, Rezoan Ahmed Shuvro

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Contributions to the Theory and Application of Multiple Model Estimation, Alia R. Strandt

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A Parametric Study of Cohesive Zone Modeling Applied to Interfaces Under High Impact Velocity Collisions, Tamanna Tasnim

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Investigation of Optimization Targets for Predictive Simulation of Human Gait with Model Predictive Control, Jessica Brianne Thayer

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Multiscale Analysis of Soil-Strap Interactions in Mechanically Stabilized Earth Retaining Walls, Max Willingham

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Analysis of Bristle-Tip Impact Crater for Wire Impact Tool, Jian Zhang

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Speeding Up Particle Filter Algorithm for Tracking Multiple Targets Using CUDA Programming, Jinhua Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Magnetic Gears and Magnetically Geared Electrical Machines with Reduced Rare-Earth Materials, Ali Hussain Al-Qarni

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State Estimation for Various Systems with Partially Unknown Dynamics, Abdulelah Rajeh Alshareef

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Low-Cost, Water Pressure Sensing and Leakage Detection Using Micromachined Membranes, Farhana Anwar

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Design and Evaluation of a Novel Ankle Joint for an Ankle Foot Orthosis for Individuals with Drop-Foot, Eileen Maya Baker

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Pathologically-Validated Tumor Prediction Maps in MRI, Alex Barrington

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A Comparison of Model Reduction Techniques for Multi-Zone Building Thermal Models, John Burroughs

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Profile Synthesis of Prismatic-Prismatic Variable Joints for Use In Reconfigurable Mechanisms, Ryan Daniel Callahan

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Quantification of Mitochondrial Membrane Potential in the Isloated Rat Lung Using R6G, Anthony Cammarata

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Liquid Flowmeter Using Thermal Measurement; Design and Application, Woojae Chung

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Registration of Total Hip Replacement Implants from Subjects Imaged with 1.5 and 3 Tesla MRI Scanners Using Mavric, Theodore Lawrence DeGroot

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Disaggregation: Inferring Daily Gas Flow from Billing Cycle Data, Maral Fakoor

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Development of a Quasi-Monte Carlo Method for Thermal Radiation, Joseph Farmer

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Optimal Conditions for Measuring Ignition Quality in Non-Engine Tests, Ashley Hatzenbihler

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Computational Characterization of the Cellular Origins of Electroencephalography, Shane Hesprich

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Correlations Between Shoulder Rotational Motion, Strength Measures and Throwing Biomechanics in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers, Austin William Higgins

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Power Divider Miniaturization with a Variable Load, Amanda Jensen

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Shock Compaction of Graphene Doped Yttria Stabilized Zirconia: An Experimental and Computational Study, Christopher Rueben Johnson

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The Characterization of Char Particle Morphology and Its Effects on Combustion, Scott Jorgensen

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Local Density Parameters with respect to Powder Metal Sintering Process, Jungu Kang

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Advanced Silicon Carbide Based Fault-Tolerant Multilevel Converters, Ramin Katebi

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Chemical Pretreatment and Dewaterability of Aanaerobically Digested Bio-P Biosolids, Eileen Margaret Kennedy

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Automated Shaped Charge Design: Applying Dakota Optimization to CTH Kinetic Energy Results, Sebastian Arcangelo Konewko

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Kinetic Analysis of Biosolid Pyrolysis, William Regan Kreutter

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A Continuous and Static Water Contaminant Detection System Using RF Microwave Principles, Rafee Mahbub

Investigation of Surface Topology Effects on Metal Flow of Aluminum and Steel During Hot Compression, Andrew Richard Matcha

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Effects of Radiation and EGR on Pollutant Formation in High-Pressure Constant Volume Spray Combustion, Khaled Mosharraf Mosharraf Mukut

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Lumped Parameter Modeling and Parameter Investigation of An Electrohydraulic Crimping Hand Tool, Eric Norquist

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Initial Development of Advanced, High-Rate Treatment Process for Wet Weather Flows, Paige Elyse Peters

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Pedaling Asymmetry During Lower Limb Pedaling After Stroke, Benjamin Rappaport

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Passive Compliance Control of Redundant Serial Manipulators, Jacob J. Rice

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Effect of Low Reactivity Fuel on Reaction Wave Growth of Dual-Fuel Stratified Mixtures in a Rapid Compression Machine, David J. Roulo

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Electrocoagulation-Electrooxidation for Mitigating Trace Organic Compounds in Model Source Waters, Donald R. Ryan

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Multi-Scale Traction Dynamics in Obliquely Impacted Polymer-Metal Targets, Peter Anthony Sable

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Improved Reliability of Stormwater Detention Basin Performance Through Water Quality Data-Informed Real-Time Control, Sazzad Sharior

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High Fidelity Dynamic Modeling and Nonlinear Control of Fluidic Artificial Muscles, Jonathon Earl Slightam

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Analysis of BJT Colpitts Oscillators - Empirical and Mathematical Methods for Predicting Behavior, Nicholas Jon Stave

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Detecting Invasive Insects Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Brian Stumph

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Sensor Intrusion Detection in Control Systems Using Estimation Theory, Jiayi Su

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Ergonomics Study of a Helmet-Mounted Augmented Reality System for Coal Power Plant Workers, Ashley M. Toll

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Detection and Characterization of Actuator Attacks Using Kalman Filter Estimation, Yuqin Weng

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Bayesian Estimation of Transient Engine Exhaust Composition from Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Measurements, David Hilton Wilson

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Parametric Study of Hypoplasticity Constitutive Model for Granular Media via the Discrete Element Method, Yufei Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Study of Rubberfatigue Life and Cure Parameters, Jack Alberts

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Search Methods for Mobile Manipulator Performance Measurement, Samuel Nana Yaw Amoako-Frimpong

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Pharmacokinetic Modeling of 99mTc-HMPAO Images of Isolated Perfused Rat Lungs, Katherine C. Barry

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A Study of the Diffusion Characteristics of Tungsten Bar Stock and Tungsten Produced via Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Jonathan Robert Bruss

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The Kinematic Synthesis of a Planar Mechanism with Variable Topology Based on a Qualitative Survey, Anthony John Buchta

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Hybrid Sensorless Field Oriented and Direct Torque Control for Variable Speed Brushless DC Motors, Kellen Carey

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Characterization and Evaluation of Cordless Nailer Performance for Liquid and Gaseous Fuels, Mark Carioscio

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Computational Methods for Modeling Multicomponent Droplet Vaporization, Alanna Y. Cooney

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Investigation of Reactive Oxygen Species Production in the Rat Lung Using Optical Imaging, Nina Friedly

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Effect of Low Aeration and Heat Drying on Anaerobic Digester Performance and Microbial Community, Dylan Thomas Friss

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Dynamic Lifetime Reliability and Energy Management for Network-on-Chip based Chip Multiprocessors, Milad Ghorbani Moghaddam

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Uncertainty Aware Mapping of Embedded Systems for Reliability, Performance, and Energy, Wenkai Guan

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Design Day Analysis - Forecasting Extreme Daily Natural Gas Demand, David Joseph Kaftan

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Control Design and Implementation of an Active Transtibial Prosthesis, Joseph Klein

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Dynamic Behavior of Granular Earth Materials Subjected to Pressure-Shear Loading, Jeff Wilson LaJeunesse

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An Unsupervised Cluster: Learning Water Customer Behavior Using Variation of Information on a Reconstructed Phase Space, Michele Rae Bizub Malinowski

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Parallel Implementation of Facial Detection Using Graphics Processing Units, Russell Marineau

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Investigation of the Effects of Prosthetic Knee Condition on Novice Transfemoral Amputee Runners, Natalie Nelson

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Comparative Study of Different Sensor Array Designs Involving Plasticized Polymer Coatings for BTEX Detection in Water, Nicholas Post

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Hierarchical Bayesian Data Fusion Using Autoencoders, Yevgeniy Vladimirovich Reznichenko

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Automating the Analysis of Uncertainties in Multi-Body Dynamic Systems Using Polynomial Chaos Theory, Paul Ryan

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Analysis of Sensor Signals for Online Detection of Hydrocarbons in Liquids in the Presence of Interferents, Karthick Sothivelr

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A Biomechanical Simulation of Musculoskeletal Kinematics During Ambulation, Alex Thomas

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Changes in Cortical Activity in Stroke Survivors Undergoing Botulinum Toxin Therapy for Treatment of Focal Spasticity, Kelsey Dianne Tynes

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Immersive Visualization in Biomedical Computational Fluid Dynamics and Didactic Teaching and Learning, John Thomas Venn

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Evaluating Wall Shear Stress Indices to Uncover Stimuli for Restenosis and Malapposition in Stented Coronary Arteries, Ali A. Aleiou

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Network-on-Chip Based H.264 Video Decoder on a Field Programmable Gate Array, Ian Barge

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Adaptive Control of Joystick Steering in Recreational Boats, John Bayless

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A Parametric Investigation and Optimization of a Cylindrical Explosive Charge, Logan Ellsworth Beaver

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An Analysis of Testing Variables in Rapid Compression Machine Experiments, Jenna Ezzell

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Design of a Passive Ankle Prosthesis with Energy Return That Increases with Increasing Walking Velocity, Alexander J. Folz

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Pore Resolved Simulations of Char Particle Gasification, Greg Hingwah Fong

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The Effects of a Reduced Force Aerial Bucket Control on Upper Extremity Muscular Demands as Assessed with Surface Electromyography, Casey D. Garces

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Collapsible Silicone Tubes: An in Vitro Model for Tracheal Traction, Kevin D. Garman

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Performance Analysis of Constant Speed Local Abstacle Avoidance Controller Using a MPC Algorithym on Granular Terrain, Nicholas Haraus

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Construction and Characterization of a Single Stage Dual Diaphragm Gas Gun, Nathaniel Steven Helminiak

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An Improved Method of Arsenic (III) Removal By Reverse Osmosis Membrane, Yizhi Hou

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Development of Kinematic Templates for Automatic Pronunciation Assessment Using Acoustic-to-Articulatory Inversion, Deriq K. Jones

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X-Ray Tube Anode Balance Analysis and Vacuum Balancer Parameter Optimization, Matthew Malak

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Deep Neural Networks As Time Series Forecasters of Energy Demand, Gregory Merkel