Recent Submissions

  • Next-Generation Flash Memories Using Two-Dimensional Materials 

    Shishupal, Hemanshu (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2017)
    This thesis presents a model that provides the output characteristics of next-generation flash memories using two-dimensional materials. Multi-Layer Graphene Nanoribbon (MLGNR) and Graphene are used as the channel and ...
  • Half and Half 

    Boyd, Colleen E. (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2017)
    This thesis is a collection of short stories that I wrote and rewrote between my time as an undergraduate at Knox College and my time as a graduate student at UMKC. These stories were picked over other fictional works ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • From Pop Culture to Nuclear Debate: The Impact of The Day After in Lawrence and Kansas City 

    Scheil, Luke Slater (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This thesis examines the creation and response in America to the 1983 nuclear disaster film The Day After. Fueled by renewed nuclear buildup of the 1980s Cold War, the release of the movie became a worldwide sensation, ...
  • Building Bridges: An Anthology of the War on Prostitution and the Greater Women’s Movement in Kansas City 

    Peile, Kaylee M. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This research looks at Kansas City’s War on Prostitution in 1977 and the larger women’s movement of second-wave feminism throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The War on Prostitution makes the women’s movement in Kansas City ...
  • H3DNET: A Deep Learning Framework for Hierarchical 3D Object Classification 

    Patel, Marmikkumar (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Deep learning has received a lot of attention in the fields such as speech recognition and image classification because of the ability to learn multiple levels of features from raw data. However, 3D deep learning is ...
  • Adaptive Routing Using SDN and NFV 

    Parab, Tejas Balkrishna (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    In recent times, the primary focus of every ISP is to deliver high quality of service for multimedia applications. Due to ever-increasing network traffic, it is challenging for ISPs to accomplish optimal network ...
  • Hydrological Modeling of Urban Watershed with Snowfall for the Indian Creek Basin 

    Orozco, Gustavo A. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The present study explores the transport rate of urban pollutants by using snow melting processes by road salts and electrical conductance in the Indian Creek and Tomahawk Creek in Kansas. We adopted a cross-correlation ...
  • Mesh Adaptation in Fractured Reservoir Simulation 

    Azeez, Ahmed (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Natural fractures exist in many oil and gas reservoirs. On the other hand, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is needed to create fractures in some reservoirs to improve the production rate. For example, shale gas reservoirs ...
  • Settlers, Schoolteachers, and Suffragists: Female Homesteading in South Dakota 

    Eckard, Caitlin Renee (u, 2017)
    Imagine packing all your possessions into a couple of trunks and leaving your home. You travel by train to South Dakota, sight unseen, to file a claim to the land so you can become a homesteader. The passage of the ...
  • Numerical Simulation and Performance Optimization of Perovskite Solar Cell 

    Nanduri, Sai Naga Raghuram (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The organic-metal halide perovskite is emerging technology in photo voltaic solar cells. For any solar cell to get the significant efficiency depends on various design parameters such as material thickness, device ...
  • Extended Range Tactical Resupply Using Tailless UAV 

    Kraft, Tyler E. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    An alternative approach for precision aerial delivery utilizing a flying wing for controllable forward glide is presented. Although effective, current delivery methods either display a lack of control, or require close ...
  • Determining Elemental Concentrations of Nickel-Doped Iron Samples through the Method of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy 

    Harris, Jeffrey Thomas (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    Accurate information about the composition and concentration of the elements comprising a material is oftentimes of the utmost importance. Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is a method for determining ...

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