Graduate Theses and Dissertations is a collection of completed and approved graduate works. These works are collected through the Office of Graduate Studies submission process and are approved by the Faculty, Student, and University of South Florida. You can search the entire collection below or you may browse by College here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Mitigation of Insider Attacks for Data Security in Distributed Computing Environments, Santosh Aditham

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Get Ye A Copper Kettle: Appalachia, Moonshine, and a Postcolonial World, Christopher David Adkins

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Fatty Acid Biomarker Detection for Breast Cancer Using Differential Mobility Spectrometry with Non-Radioactive Ion Source, James Joseph Alberti

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The Sustainability of Ion Exchange Water Treatment Technology, Adib Amini

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Impedance Optimized Electric Pulses for Enhancing Cutaneous Gene Electrotransfer, Reginald Morley Atkins

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Changing the Pathobiological Paradigm in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: The NLRP3 Inflammasome Drives the MDS Phenotype, Ashley Basiorka

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Neuropeptide Modulation of the Large Conductance Potassium (BK) Channel in the Auditory System: Therapeutic Implications for Age-Related Hearing Loss, Ellliott James Brecht

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An Exploration of the Relationship between Child Welfare Workers’ Ambivalent Sexism and Beliefs about Father Involvement, Katrina Lee Brewsaugh

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Initial Comparative Empirical Usability Testing for the Collaborative Authentication System, Kim Bursum

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Impact Force Reduction Using Variable Stiffness with an Optimal Approach for Jumping Robots, Juan Manuel Calderon Chavez

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Scalable Unsupervised Learning with Game Theory, Alireza Chakeri

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Mechanisms of IKBKE Activation in Cancer, Sridevi Challa

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Molecular-Size Selective Zeolite Membrane Encapsulated Novel Catalysts for Enhanced Biomass to Liquid (BTL) Processes, Ummuhan Cimenler

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Latitudinal Position and Trends of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and its Relationship with Upwelling in the Southern Caribbean Sea and Global Climate Indices, Kaitlyn E. Colna

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Linear Extremal Problems in the Hardy Space Hp for 0 < p < 1, Robert Christopher Connelly

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What Makes Water Policy Sustainable? An Analysis of Water Policy in US Cities, Rebecca Brady David

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Land Use, Stream Stability, and Benthic Invertebrates in a Dry Forest Watershed of Western Costa Rica, Jacqueline Ann Demko

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Semantic Description of Activities in Videos, Fillipe Dias Moreira De Souza

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An Evaluation of Part C Interventionists' Knowledge and Use of Evidence-Based Practices for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors, Sarah Elizabeth Dickinson

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Catalytic Upgrading of Biogas to Fuels: Role of Reforming Temperature, Oxidation Feeds, and Contaminants, Nada Elsayed

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Improving Doping and Minority Carrier Lifetime of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells by in-situ Control of CdTe Stoichiometry, Vamsi Krishna Evani

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An Exposure Assessment of Paper Dust in a Coupon Manufacturing Facility, Danny C. Fink

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Strategies for Reducing Preventable Hospital Readmissions on Medicare Patients, Andres Patricio Garcia-Arce

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Light Olefin Production by Cracking Nannochloris oculata Microalgae using Aluminosilicate Catalysts, Gaurav Goyal

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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Applied to Urban Nutrient Management: Data Scarce Case Studies from Belize and Florida, Charlotte Juliane Haberstroh

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Heat Flux Modeling of Asymmetrically Heated and Cooled Thermal Stimuli, Matthew Hardy

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New Reaction Discoveries in Gold Catalysis, Seyedmorteza Hosseyni

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Opportunities to Mainstream Gender in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects: A Case Study in Barbados, Wainella Isaacs

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Sorption of Benzene, Dichloroethane, Chloroform and Dichloromethane by Polyethylene Glycol, Polycaprolactone and Their Copolymers at 298.15 K Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Abhijeet Radhakrishna Iyer

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Optimization and Performance Study of Select Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technologies for Commercial Buildings, Rajeev Kamal

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Science in the Sun: How Science is Performed as a Spatial Practice, Natalie Kass

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Southern Ocean Transport by Combining Satellite Altimetry and Temperature/Salinity Profile Data, Michael Kosempa

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Simulation of Hemiparetic Function Using a Knee Orthosis with Variable Impedance and a Proprioception Interference Apparatus, Christina-Anne Kathleen Lahiff

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Controlling and Monitoring Voice Quality in Internet Communication, An Thanh Le

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A Study of Corrosion Monitoring Techniques Used in URLs for Metals, Sirui Li

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In Vivo Channel Characterization and Energy Efficiency Optimization and Game Theoretical Approaches in WBANs, Yang Liu

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Reduction of Airborne Silica Concentration Using a Novel Sand Coating Technology, Elizabeth Rains Lloyd

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Neighborhood Deprivation, Food Insecurity and Gestational Weight Gain, Sabrina Luke

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Simulation Studies on ECG Vector Dipole Extraction in Liquid Medium, Pratheek Michael

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Electrochemical Methods to Characterize Drilled Shaft Deficiencies, Sarah Jo Mobley

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Recombinant Elastin Based Nanoparticles for Targeted Gene Therapy, Dagmara Anne Monfort

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Effects of Microstructure and Alloy Concentration on the Corrosion and Tribocorrosion Resistance of Al-Mn and WE43 Mg Alloys, Hesham Y. Saleh Mraied

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Plasmonic Stimulation of Electrically Excitable Cells, Fnu Parveen

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Resilience of Cloud Networking Services for Large Scale Outages, Mahsa Pourvali

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Tunable Combline Filter and Balun: Design, Simulation, and Test, Daniel Alex Ramirez

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Mechanism of Cathodic Prevention of Carbon Steel in Concrete, Krittin Rattakham

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Experimental Evaluation of Cooling Effectiveness and Water Conservation in a Poultry House Using Flow Blurring® Atomizers, Rafael M. Rodriguez

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Optimal Bidding Strategy for a Strategic Power Producer Using Mixed Integer Programming, Sayed Abdullah Sadat

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Media Velocity Considerations in Pleated Air Filtration, Frederik Carl Schousboe

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An Examination of John Burton’s Method of Conflict Resolution and Its Applicability to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, John Kenneth Steinmeyer