This community contains the collections of theses submitted electronically to the School of Graduate Studies by masters degree candidates at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2016.

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  • Implementing Product Line Architecture with Code Generation and Separation 

    Gharibi, Gharib (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Software product line engineering (SPLE) emphasizes high level of reuse and mass customization of the core assets shared by a family of software products. Product line architecture (PLA) is a promising application of ...
  • Rose Piper: New Discoveries 

    Dohogne, Meghan (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Rose Piper (1917- 2005) was an African-American artist, based primarily in New York, who garnered attention with her success in oil painting. She utilized her talent to transcend medium in a multidisciplinary career. ...
  • Creep City and Five Short Stories 

    Cashill, Flannery (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    This collection includes one novella and five short stories, focused on young women and their formative experiences. These stories explore themes of sexuality, latent violence, changing technology and weird feelings. ...
  • PPDQ-BG: Parallel Partition and Distributed Query Processing for Big Graphs 

    Kandula, Lema (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    In recent years, there has been an explosive growth of the linked data of a global information space that often requires expensive computations to perform big graph analysis and query processing. Graph data represent ...
  • Effect of Earthquake and Human Migration on Land Cover and Mass Wasting from The 2010 Haiti Earthquake 

    Kato, Yurika (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    The 2010 earthquake in Haiti displaced millions of people and drastically induced mass wasting. The purpose of this study is to explore comprehensive relationships between population displacement and landslide frequency ...
  • Improving QoE of Video Streaming using Network Awareness 

    Muppala, Goutham K T (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the internet traffic due to video content. It is expected that soon 82 percent [2] of global IP traffic will constitute video content. HTTP DASH has been ...
  • Comparison of Patient-Reported Angina with Provider Assigned Canadian Cardiovascular Society Angina Class Before and After Revascularization 

    Nassif, Michael (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Background: The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) classification system for angina is a critical determinant of revascularization appropriateness. A major limitation of CCS is that it rates patients’ symptoms from ...
  • Duplicity: The University of Missouri Confronts Gay Lib, 1971-78 

    Scharlau, Kevin Deen (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Following the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, a wave of gay rights expressionism swept the United States and, in particular, its college campuses. On the University of Missouri’s campus in 1971, that phenomenon ...
  • Art in Scale: Barbara Marshall and the Fine-Scale Miniature Movement 

    Taylor, Laura S. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Throughout time, humans have engaged with miniatures as a means of making sense of their world. For each generation and each culture, this phenomenon manifests in a way that meets the needs of its participants. This thesis ...
  • Its Golden Boat 

    Williamson, Robert (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    This graduate thesis in creative writing focuses on memory, fear, and growing up. The speaker undergoes a coming-of-age from child to adult, his fears and desires also growing and changing. Its themes and motifs include ...
  • SigsSpace-Text: Parallel and Distributed Signature Learning in Text Analytics 

    Bandi, Rakesh Reddy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Big data analytics uncover hidden patterns and useful information from big data. It is a complex and time-consuming process. Recent advancements in parallel and distributed approaches have led to the evolution of big data ...
  • Reduction of Power and Virtual Machine Migration Inside a Cloud Datacenter 

    Hanumantharaya, Amarnath Beedimane (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Today’s datacenter consumes high amount of electrical energy for its operation. It increases day by day, thus increasing the operation cost and carbon dioxide emission. To reduce the power consumption at a datacenter, a ...
  • Examination of the Relationship between Startle Eyeblink Modulation and Perceived Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis 

    Fox, Bryan Derek (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disorder from which fatigue is one of the most commonly reported symptoms. Recently, research into the underlying neural mechanisms of fatigue has focused largely on the ...
  • Strain Response in Osteocyte Lacuna Due to Mechanical Loading - a Parametric Finite Element Study Using FEBio 

    Kola, Sravan Kumar Reddy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Osteocytes are the major type of living cells in bone and are known to be responsible for the biomechanosensory functions within the bone matrix. Osteocytes are activated by mechanical forces and regulates both osteoclasts ...
  • Protected Secret Sharing and its Application to Threshold Cryptography 

    Mannava, Spandan (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    In the secret reconstruction of Shamir’s (t,n) secret sharing scheme (SS), shares released by shareholders need to be protected otherwise, non-shareholders can also obtain the secret. Key establishment protocol can ...
  • Detection of Tubes in Radiographs Using Canny Edge Detection and Progressive Hough Transforms 

    Shipman, Anthony Reed (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    An automated method for detecting tubes and catheters in chest radiographs could improve patient safety and healthcare efficiency by helping radiologists to more quickly and accurately identify mal-positioned tubes. We ...
  • Five Ekmousikés for Solo Piano 

    Smith, Trevor Taylor (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    “Five Ekmousikés” is a multi-movement work composed for solo piano, dedicated to and to be premiered by my grandmother, Dr. Janet Bass Smith. Each movement in this work is programmatically tied to a piece of extra-musical ...
  • DMLA: A Dynamic Model-Based Lambda Architecture for Learning and Recognition of Features in Big Data 

    Yadavalli, Ravi Kiran (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Real-time event modeling and recognition is one of the major research areas that is yet to reach its fullest potential. In the exploration of a system to fit in the tremendous challenges posed by data growth, several big ...
  • The House that Grief Built 

    Vreeland, Ramona Anne (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    This book-length collection of poetry weaves together themes of family, religion, food, gardening, and grief as experienced by the author and her relatives. Through the eyes of a first-generation American (on her mother’s ...
  • Knowledge of Dental Students with Respect to Orthodontic Diagnosis and Clear Aligner Therapy 

    Shaw, Steven (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    The purpose of this project was to investigate how prepared dental students are to diagnose orthodontic problems and provide clear aligner therapy, and whether or not certain demographic characteristics could predict an ...

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