• Atmospheric effects on near-infrared free space optical communication links 

    Ikpe, Stanley A., 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    High-bandwidth optical communication systems are increasingly in demand. As radio frequency (RF) telecommunications approach its natural limit in bandwidth efficiency and long distance transmission, novel optical ...
  • An ATP/EMTP model for the study of both normal and abnormal substation equipment operation 

    Hong, Wei, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In electric utility, overcurrent and overvoltage transients in switching operations often cause severe damage on the power system equipments. In this study, Alternative Transients Program -Electromagnetic Transients Program ...
  • A compact representation for 3D animation using octrees and affine transformation 

    Wang, Youyou, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    We present a new and compact 3D representation for non-rigid objects using motion vectors between two consecutive frames. Our method relies on an Octree to recursively partition the object into smaller parts. Each part is ...
  • The effect of father involvement on adolescents' academic performance 

    Chen, Haiqin, 1974- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), this study investigated the academic performance of adolescents who had different type of fathers. Adolescents with their biological fathers ...
  • Efficient H.264 video coding with a working memory of objects 

    Dai, Wenqing, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Efficient spatiotemporal prediction to remove the source redundancy is critical in video coding. The newest international standard H.264 video coding introduces several advanced features, such as multiple-frame motion ...
  • Estimation and tracking of elder activity levels for health event prediction 

    Harvey, Nicholas M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Significant declines in quality of life for elders in assisted living communities are typically triggered by health events. Given the necessary information, such events can often be predicted, and thus, be avoided or reduced ...
  • Fall detection using sound sensors 

    Li, Yun, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    More than 1/3 of adults aged 65 and older fall each year in the US. The fall causes injures or serious health problems which have the related medical cost of $19 billion. Since many falls are not reported, this may be an ...
  • Firefly: web-based interactive tool for the visualization and validation of image processing algorithms 

    Beard, Daniel, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Image analysis, in computer science, is defined as the process of extracting useful data from digital images for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Examples of this might include tracking objects in satellite imagery or ...
  • General purpose evolutionary algorithm testbed 

    Tati, Kiran Kumar (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    We developed a "General Purpose Evolutionary Algorithm Testbed" through which a wide variety of evolutionary algorithms can be implemented in hardware, quickly and with a little hardware knowledge. A user interface allows ...
  • Interactive DIF detection by HLM: does interacted DIF matter? 

    Zhao, Xinting, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Differential Item Functioning (DIF) is a test bias that describes the phenomena which measures the same performance level differently because they are from different groups. A fair test should eliminate items that contain ...
  • MUPrimer: a tool for finding allele specific PCR-primers for homologous gene sequences 

    Ahmad, M. Mursaleen, 1985- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of specific regions of DNA has proven to be a powerful tool in molecular biology research. Synthetic short oligonucleotide DNA sequences (primers) provide specificity for the ...
  • Polarimetric radar processing of AIRSAR imagery from Los Angeles basin region 

    Hedrick, Andrew T., 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Extracting useful information and intelligence from polarimetric interferometric synthetic aperture radar (PolInSAR) data involves a variety of highly sophisticated processing methods. To aid in the advancement of efficient ...
  • Teaching English language learners scale (TELLS): initial development 

    Strawsine, Megan, 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This paper describes the development of a scale to measure mainstream teachers' self-efficacy beliefs for teaching ELL (English Language Learner) students. Data were collected from 150 K through 12 teachers and pre-service ...
  • Video adaptation for IPTV applications 

    Dong, Lina, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In recent years, with the growing popularity of inter-networking and digital video, there arises a trend of delivering television services using the Internet Protocol, (a.k.a. IPTV). Unlike in conventional television, where ...