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 2017.

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  • Smart City Open Data Network System: Openness, Security, and Privacy 

    Almansoori, Mohammed (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The increasing concentration of population around the cities poses challenges in their operation and services. On the other hand, the current technological revolution allows scalable and innovative means to better serve ...
  • The Surviving Parties 

    Biersmith, Benedict E. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This thesis is a collection of short stories that were written and re-written between my time as an undergraduate at Columbia College and my time as a Graduate Student at UMKC. These stories were picked out from many ...
  • Forced Perspective 

    Swalwell, Ian (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of eleven short stories explores the constant struggle between our expectations for our own lives and our responsibilities to others, as well as the unexpected instances of suffering that have irrevocable ...
  • Assessment Of Overcurrent Relay Coordination In A Microgrid With High PV Penetration Deployment 

    Alshmoos, Ameer (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The existing distribution system is experiencing radical changes with the rapid proliferation of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)[1]. Microgrids have been proposed as a way of integrating large numbers of distributed ...
  • Evaluation of the Role of Adjunctive Corticosteroids in the Management of Children Hospitalized with Orbital Cellulitis 

    Markham, Jessica Lynn (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Purpose/Objectives Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the orbit that can lead to rare, but life-altering complications. Previous studies have suggested that corticosteroids may improve recovery in patients with ...
  • Threads Bared 

    Navarro, Michelle Marie (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This thesis is part response part exploration into the world of those fighting and losing the battle over addiction. It is meant to follow the progression of addiction, from the root causes beginning in early childhood ...
  • Coated and Uncoated Nickel-Titanium Archwires: Mechanical Property and Surface Topography Response to a Simulated Oral Environment with and without Bracket-Related Load Deflection Induced Stress 

    Loveland, Kelcey (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This study examined the effect of exposure to bracket-related load deflection on the mechanical properties and surface characteristics of esthetic coated and uncoated nickel titanium archwires. Two types of coated ...
  • Ozark Superstitions: A Collection 

    Marsden, Mariah E. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of linked short stories explores the storytelling traditions of a family that continues to deal with the results of a past trauma in their day-to-day lives. The three members of the Taile family struggle ...
  • Menstruation and Contraception Patterns of Female Adolescent Transplant Patients 

    Davis-Kankanamge, Christina Nicole (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    BACKGROUND New data and guidelines support the use of contraception in adolescents on immunosuppressants, however, there is no data regarding base knowledge and attitude toward contraception in this particular patient ...
  • Point Cloud Compression and Low Latency Streaming 

    Ainala, Karthik (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    With the commoditization of the 3D depth sensors, we can now very easily model real objects and scenes into digital domain which then can be used for variety of application in gaming, animation, virtual reality, immersive ...
  • Praire Madness 

    Mays, Nancy K. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Prairie Madness is a collection of fiction and non-fiction that examines the impact and power of loneliness, both lifelong and momentary. In some of this work, loneliness fuels acts of courage; in others it triggers denial ...
  • Sublime Underdogs 

    Lutz, Angela (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    It is my hope that this collection of stories, Sublime Underdogs, uncovers the beauty and the pain in unique aspects of the human experience: a lonely young woman who is terrified of getting cancer, for instance, or a ...
  • American Anxiety: Stories 

    Carlson, Anders James (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of stories largely deals with anxiety felt by people in small-town, rural America in the twenty-first century. Ranging from an old woman afraid of change to a veteran returning home to a people’s militia ...
  • Mississippi People 

    Baltz, Christopher Jay (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Mississippi people is a collection of short stories and essays written during the course of my three years at UMKC. The characters within, even the one's that aren't from Mississippi themselves, all have a bit of ...
  • Red Things 

    Russo, Matthew (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Comprised of a collection of short stories and a full-length screenplay, this thesis is a demonstration of the author's progress as a writer. The stories are literary realism set in St. Louis, Missouri, particularly ...
  • Context Based Multi-Image Visual Question Answering (VQA) in Deep Learning 

    Peddinti, Sudhakar Reddy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Image question answering has gained huge popularity in recent years due to advancements in Deep Learning technologies and computer processing hardware which are able to achieve higher accuracies with faster processing ...
  • One-Shot Learning Model for Cancer Diagnosis from Histopathological Images 

    Yarlagadda, Dig Vijay Kumar (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Cancer diagnosis from tissue biomarker scoring is a vital technique used in determining type and grade of cancer. This is a significant part of workload for pathologists, the process is tedious, time consuming, subjective, ...
  • Topic-Based Video Classification and Retrieval Using Machine Learning 

    Vadlamudi, Naga Krishna (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Machine learning has made significant progress for many real-world problems. The Deep Learning (DL) models proposed primarily concentrate on object detection, image classification, and image captioning. However, very ...
  • Study of QoE for DASH at Sub-representational Level 

    Swamy, Deepthi Basavapatna Narayana (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP has become the most commonly used technology in video streaming. It enables the player to adapt to the bitrate of the video while streaming to ensure continuous playback. DASH ...
  • Modeling the Effects of Drugs of Abuse on HIV Infections with Two Viral Species 

    Uhl, Peter Maurice (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Injection drug use is one of the greatest risk factors associated with contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and drug abusers infected with HIV suffer from a higher viral load and rapid pathogenesis. Replication ...

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