This community contains the theses and dissertations written by graduate students of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and submitted electronically beginning in Fall Semester 2010.

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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 ...
  • Toward the Origins of Peyote Beadwork 

    Hubbell, Gerald R. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Peyote beadwork is a nuanced and elegant art form. Hundreds of thousands of people today use peyote beadwork, including the Native American Church, powwow people, gourd dancers and Native Americans wanting a marker of ...
  • Romantic Tributes to Beethoven, Beloveds, and a Friendship Forged, Lost, and Regained: Schumann’s Fantasie, Op. 17 and Liszt’s B-minor Sonata, S. 178 

    Chen, Li-Hsin (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Robert Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 (1836-38) and Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor, S. 178 (1853) are generally regarded as among each composer’s greatest works for solo piano and are included in pianists’ “must-play” ...
  • 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 ...
  • Advanced versus Regular: The Relationship between Student Achievement in Science and Curricular Choice 

    Fitzgibbons, Diane (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between science curricular treatment and achievement in middle school. A repeated-measures ANOVA applied to standardized test score data from students, n = ...
  • Fog Computing Based IoT Applications and Their Performance 

    Gundala Palle, Santosh Reddy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling innovations much faster to enhance the quality of life using various IoT applications such as Smart City, Smart Homes, Autonomous Driving Cars, Drone Monitoring Systems and ...
  • Smart Travel Recommender System 

    Ahmad, Bilal (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Many people around the globe live in areas that have unhealthy levels of air pollution. Such air pollution raises the risks of health problems. Current travel guidance systems such as Google Maps give recommendations ...
  • CR-GAN: Content-Based Recommender System with Conditional Generative Adversarial Networks 

    Vundela, Karthik Reddy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Recommender systems have become increasingly popular by providing a wide range of products with a variety of styles. This trend has resulted in consumers expecting more intelligent and highly dynamic recommenders. The ...
  • Life underwater 

    Howard, Dane (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This collection of short stories examines the different lives of people as they navigate the strange and confusing nature of their daily lives. There is a particular focus on how the monotonous can be equally as bizarre ...
  • Another Beast Entirely 

    McKiddy, Luke (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This thesis is a collection of works written and rewritten over the course of my time in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Master of Fine Arts Creative writing program. It includes short stories, nonfiction ...
  • For whom the bell tolls for flute (piccolo), soprano saxophone (alto saxophone), percussion, and piano 

    Yin, Hao (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This piece is inspired by "Meditation XVII”, a poem written by John Donne in 1624. It appears in Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Seuerall Steps in my Sicknes. The opening line is: "PERCHANCE he for whom this ...
  • SAF-DL: Semantic Analysis Framework for Deep Learning Open Source Projects 

    Tripathi, Rashmi (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    There are a lot of open source projects available on the internet. Specifically, due to the increasing interest of Deep Learning (DL), the number of DL open source projects is also increased. This project is motivated ...
  • forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit 

    Strawbridge, Adam J. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This quartet features a transparent structure in which a dense, static ensemble motif gradually and smoothly transforms into a highly active and agitated counter-motif. This process repeats twice: with each iteration, ...
  • Use of National Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data Warehouse to Identify Inappropriate HbA1c Orders for Sickle cell Disease Patients 

    Sivasankar, Shivani (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    The glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) test is one of the most important diagnostic and prognostic strategies for monitoring diabetes. However, the clinical utility of this test is questionable for sickle cell disease patients, ...
  • The Influence of Regional Stress and Structural Control Over the Shape of Maar Craters 

    Nichols, Cody (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This study aims to gain a better understanding of the factors leading to the expressed shape of individual maars in volcanic fields. Maars are volcanic features produced by phreatomagmatic eruptions which excavate a ...
  • Temporal and harmonic concerns in the music of Robert Carl 

    Morel, Daniel Eric (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Robert Carl is a composer-critic based in Hartford, Connecticut. His hyphenated career has involved creating, teaching, and commenting on music for the latter half of the twentieth century up to the present. Initially ...
  • Constructing Comanche: Imperialism, Print Culture, and the Creation of the Most Dangerous Indian in Antebellum America 

    Mika, Joshua Christopher (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    Anglo-American print sources during the antebellum era framed the Comanche as “the most powerful” or “the most dreaded” Indian whom settlers encountered on the frontier. This research examines the pivotal role that ...
  • A Study of EMI-TFSI Using Current Sensing Atomic Force Microscopy 

    Lee, Jonathan Marriel (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    A current sensing atomic force microscope was employed to find simultaneous force-distance and current-distance curves for the ionic liquid EMI TFSI on HOPG. These current curves, found at various voltage biases were ...

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