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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Skywalk 

    Davison, Amanda (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This project, a full-length play, intends to illuminate the facts surrounding the architectural collapse at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in July 1981, when two bridges in the hotel lobby called skywalks collapsed, ...
  • Blast Analysis of a Bridge with AASHTO Type VI Girders Using CSI Bridge 

    Kosaraju, Phanindra Kumar (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Protection of bridges from blast load due to terrorist attacks or accidental explosions is necessary. For this we require to study the performance of a bridge when blast loads are applied above the deck slab. The ...
  • "Whatever you do, fund the band": The History and Continuing Implementation of the 1921 Iowa Band Law 

    Jenkins, Derek Michael (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    For years, community bands had two methods of receiving the requisite funds needed for operation during the concert season: donations from local businesses or the “pass-the-hat” method. The money was used to finance ...
  • Re-imaging the Spaces of Femininity: Vanessa Bell and the Domestic Interior 

    Hampton, Danielle (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This study charts British artist Vanessa Bell’s (1879-1961) manipulation of the feminine interior during the most experimental years in her practice, 1910 through 1915. Bell’s forays into decorative design and her ...
  • Irreverent Faith: Neoclassicism, Catholicsm, and Humor in Francis Poulenc's Sacred Choral-Orchestral Works 

    McClure, Sara Elizabeth (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
     Francis Poulenc's (1899-1963) music, along with that of his early twentieth-century French contemporaries, occupies a unique place in the classical music canon. Its accessibility, and often its humor, led many scholars ...
  • Simulation and Experimental Testing of Additively Manufactured Strain Gauges 

    Gooding, Jesse (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Additive manufacturing has seen a rapid increase as a method of fabricating both design phase prototypes and end-user products. The increase in development of the technology has driven the development of new products such ...
  • A Stress Process Model of Caregiver Depression in the Health and Retirement Study 

    Nelson, Angela R. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This paper answers the research question, “What factors influence caregiver strain for an adult providing parental care”? Drawing on the stress process model and role theory, the three major conceptual domains of the ...
  • Improving the Performance of Parallel SPARQL Query Processing on Apache Spark Using Bloom Filters 

    Kolla, Venubabu (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The Resource Description Framework (RDF) has become the standard model for data representation on the Web. In RDF, IRIs are used to represent entities and their relationships. SPARQL is the query language for RDF. Today, ...