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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  • Burning Houses: A Novel 

    Thomas, Tassinda Joy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    When Cat Byers’ mother dies and leaves her and her sister a surprise inheritance of 10 million dollars and 500 acres of oil land, a woman adrift must overcome her unresolved past and a mysterious stalker to discover ...
  • Permeable Reactive Concrete For Enhanced Heavy Metal Removal With Optimization Of Individual Components 

    Holmes, Ryan Rodrick (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Catastrophic release of heavy metals in Colorado, U.S or Minas Gerais, Brazil exposed the importance heavy metal contamination have on the surrounding peoples and environment. Permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) are an ...
  • Novel Non Precharging Single Bitline 8T Static Random Access Memory 

    Mohammed, Mahmood Uddin (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Novel 8T SRAM design, employs individual bit-line (BL) and word-line (WL) for each operation. The read operation uses read word-line (RWL) and read bit-line (RBL) respectively. On other hand the write operation employs ...
  • Nanoscale Nonvolatile Memory Circuit Design using Emerging Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic Random Access Memory 

    Vemula, Lohith Kumar (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    The spin transfer torque magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM) is suitable for embedded and second level cache memories in the mobile CPUs. STT-MRAM is a highly potential nonvolatile memory (NVM) technology. There ...
  • Straight Jackets, and Other Escapes 

    Weiss, Randall Joseph (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
  • Ghost Fists 

    Geminder, Emily Carlson (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    Ghosts animate the stories and essays of this collection in ways both bodied and disembodied—as loops, as refrains, as stories that can’t be outrun. Moving across time and space to consider collective memory in Cambodia, ...
  • 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 ...

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