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    • Daily House Price Indexes: Volatility Dynamics and Longer-Run Predictions 

      Wang, Wenjing (2014)
      This dissertation presents the construction procedure of “high-frequency” daily measure of changes in housing valuations, and analyzes its return dynamics, as well as investigates its relationship to capital ...
    • Dark Holler 

      Garner, David Kirkland (2014)
      This dissertation is in two parts: a music composition titled "Dark Holler" for large chamber ensemble; and an article on how Cape Breton traditional fiddlers manipulate tempo in performance.1. Dark HollerDark Holler is ...
    • Data Collection, Dissemination, and Security in Vehicular Ad Hoc Network 

      Zhou, Tong (2015)
      With fast-decreasing cost of electronic devices and the increasing use of mobile phones, vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) are emerging as a popular form of mobile ad hoc networks. VANETs are useful for supporting many ...
    • Data to Decision in a Dynamic Ocean: Robust Species Distribution Models and Spatial Decision Frameworks 

      Best, Benjamin Dale (2016)
      Human use of the oceans is increasingly in conflict with conservation of endangered species. Methods for managing the spatial and temporal placement of industries such as military, fishing, transportation and offshore energy, ...
    • Data Transfer between Meshes for Large Deformation Frictional Contact Problems 

      Kindo, Temesgen Markos (2013)
      In the finite element simulation of problems with contact there arisesthe need to change the mesh and continue the simulation on a new mesh.This is encountered when the mesh has to be changed because the original mesh experiences ...
    • Data-driven investigations of disgust 

      Hanna, Eleanor (2019)
      Disgust features prominently in many facets of human life, from dining etiquette to spider phobia to genocide. For some applications, such as public health campaigns, it might be desirable to know how to increase disgust, ...
    • Data-Driven Learning Models with Applications to Retail Operations 

      Modaresi, Sajad (2018)
      Data-driven approaches to decision-making under uncertainty is at the center of many operational problems. These are problems in which there is an element of uncertainty (e.g., customer demand) that needs to be estimated ...
    • Dealing with Racism: Black Middle-Class Health in the 21st Century 

      Tavares, Carlos (2018)
      There is widespread evidence that health disparities between whites and blacks in the U.S. cannot be fully explained by inter-group socioeconomic differences. Further, research shows that racism plays a significant role ...
    • Death and the Construction of an Astrocyte Network 

      Puñal, Vanessa Marie (2019)
      Naturally-occurring cell death is a fundamental developmental mechanism for regulating cell numbers and sculpting developing organs. This is particularly true in the central nervous system, where large numbers of neurons ...
    • Debunking Challenges to Moral Realism 

      Braddock, Matthew C. (2012)
      Heightened awareness of the evolutionary, socio-cultural, and psychological origins of our moral judgments pushes many of us in the direction of moral skepticism, in the direction of doubting the objective truth of our moral ...
    • Decentralized State Estimation using Robotic Sensor Networks 

      Freundlich, Charles (2016)
      This dissertation proposes three control algorithms for active sensing with one or several autonomous robots.The algorithms all rely on models of the information content of the sensor measurement with respect to the relative ...
    • Deciphering the Role of the YAP Oncoprotein in Ras-driven Rhabdomyosarcoma Tumorigenesis 

      Slemmons, Katherine Kerr (2017)
      Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents, is characterized by skeletal muscle features. The Ras-driven subset, which includes the embryonal (eRMS) and pleomorphic (pRMS) histologic ...
    • Decision Models for Corporate Sustainability 

      Mendoza, Alvaro (2013)
      This dissertation explores decision problems faced by organizations willing to address or support the incorporation of sustainability aspects on their "business as usual" activities. We study to specific problems. First, ...
    • Decision Usefulness of the Equity Method of Accounting 

      Gonzales, Amanda (2013)
      I examine the decision usefulness of the equity method of accounting from two perspectives. First, I examine the value relevance of information provided under the equity method relative to the value relevance of information ...
    • Decision-making Across Development: The Impact of Ambiguity and Social Context 

      Li, Rosa (2017)
      Public health data show that many everyday reckless behaviors reach a developmental peak in adolescence, with adolescents engaging in more reckless behaviors than both children and adults. In contrast, most studies ...
    • Decision-Making in the Primate Brain 

      Drucker, Caroline Beth (2016)
      Making decisions is fundamental to everything we do, yet it can be impaired in various disorders and conditions. While research into the neural basis of decision-making has flourished in recent years, many questions remain ...
    • Decoding Ankyrin-G Targeting and Function 

      He, Meng (2014)
      The spectrin-ankyrin network assembles diverse plasma membrane domains including axon initial segments and nodes of Ranvier, cardiomyocyte T-tubules and intercalated discs, epithelial lateral membranes, costameres ...
    • Decoding Methods for Locomotor Brain-Machine Interfaces 

      Zhuang, Katie (2015)
      Cortical representations of rhythmic and discrete movements are analyzed and used to create a novel neural decoding algorithm for brain-machine interfaces. This algorithm is then implemented to decode both cyclic movements ...
    • Decoding the Function of Ankyrin-B in Organelle Transport 

      Qu, Fangfei (2016)
      Organelle transport in eukaryotic cells is regulated by a precisely coordinated activity of phosphoinositide lipids, small GTPases, and molecular motors. Despite the extensive study of functional activities of individual ...
    • Dedication and Display of Portrait Statues in Hellenistic Greece: Spatial Practices and Identity Politics 

      Baltes, Elizabeth P. (2016)
      This dissertation models a new approach to the study of ancient portrait statues—one that situates them in their historical, political, and spatial contexts. By bringing into conversation bodies of evidence that ...