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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Power Efficiency Enhancement and Linearization Techniques for Power Amplifiers in Wireless Communications, Haider Al-kanan (Dissertation)

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Sensitivity Diagnostics and Adaptive Tuning of the Multivariate Stochastic Volatility Model, Sebastian Baldivieso (Dissertation)

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Multiple Diagram Navigation, Hisham Benotman (Dissertation)

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Paradigm Shifts in Large-Scale Educational Change: Uncovering the Oregon Education Investment Board's Theory of Change-in-Action, Johanna Kathryn Blackford (Dissertation)

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Rebranding Empire: Consumers, Commodities, and the Empire Marketing Board, 1926-1933, Ashley Kristen Bower (Thesis)

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Crania Japonica: Ethnographic Portraiture, Scientific Discourse, and the Fashioning of Ainu/Japanese Colonial Identities, Jeffrey Braytenbah (Thesis)

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Glacial Meltwater Modeling to Simulate Lake Water Budget (1996-2013) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Julian Michael Cross (Thesis)

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Migrant Health Policies in the European Union: A Comparative Policy Analysis, Jessica Joanne Currier (Dissertation)

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Extensible Performance-Aware Runtime Integrity Measurement, Brian G. Delgado (Dissertation)

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Competing Narratives: the Struggle for the Soul of Egypt, Ahmed El Mansouri (Thesis)

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Tending the Fire: Wildfire Risk Management at the Interface, Cody Randolph Evers (Dissertation)

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Classifying Seabed Parameters from Normal Incidence Reflections: Model Comparison and Inversion Technique, Megan Frantz (Thesis)

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Optimal Boundary Detection Using Autonomous Mobile Sensors, Phillip Justin Kearns (Thesis)

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The Optimization of Machining Parameters for Milling Operations by Using the Nelder Mead Simplex Method, Yubin Lee (Thesis)

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Applications of Triplet-Photosensitizers and Development of Photochemical Methods, Luke V. Lutkus (Dissertation)

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Before and After the Storm: Interactions between Tree-Fall Canopy Gaps, Plant Phenology, and Frugivorous Lemurs in Masoala National Park, Madagascar, Monica Sue Mogilewsky (Dissertation)

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Novel View Synthesis in Time and Space, Simon Niklaus (Dissertation)

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Aggregated Water Heater System (AWHS) Optimization for Ancillary Services, Manasseh Obi (Dissertation)

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Modeling Spatiotemporal Patterns of PM2.5 at the Sub-Neighborhood Scale Using Low-Cost Sensor Networks, Philip Jeffrey Orlando (Thesis)

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Balancing Security, Performance and Deployability in Encrypted Search, David Joel Pouliot (Dissertation)

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Untangling the Factors that Affect Student Retention: A Quantitative Study of the Relationships among First-Year Seminar Program Characteristics and Instructor Type (Full-Time and Part-Time), Christina Marie Shafer (Dissertation)

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Geochemical Response to Thermal Energy Storage in the Columbia River Basalt Aquifer System Beneath the Portland Basin, Oregon, Ellen Elizabeth Svadlenak (Thesis)

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Medical Faculty Engagement in Curricular Revisions: An Inquiry into Individual and Organizational Factors that Support Participation, Tomoko Tanikawa (Dissertation)

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Wildlife Connectivity Modeling for the Northern Red-legged Frog in the Portland Metropolitan Area, Oregon, Amanda Hilary Temple (Thesis)

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Led Down the Garden Path: Cognitive Processing of English Language Idioms, Daniel Alan Vandehey (Thesis)

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Narrowing the Cognitive Distance Between Engineers and Customers: A Novel Approach, Based on Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping, Byung Sung Yoon (Dissertation)

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Exploring How Community College Transfer Students Experience Connection in a Commuter University, Christa Michelle Zinke (Thesis)

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Investigation of Electronic and Optical Properties of 2-Dimensional Semiconductor Tin Selenide (SnSe) Thin Films, Shakila Afrin (Thesis)

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On the Drought Recovery and Resiliency: How Terrestrial and Riverine Ecosystems Recover from Agricultural and Hydrological Droughts, Behzad Ahmadi (Dissertation)

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Strength Tuned Steel Eccentric Braced Frames, Hosam Abdullah Al-Azzawi (Dissertation)

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Efficient Methods for Robust Circuit Design and Performance Optimization for Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors, Muhammad Ali (Dissertation)

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UHF and Microwave Phase-Modulated Scattering Array, Nasr Nomas Hussein Alkhafaji (Dissertation)

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A Secure Anti-Counterfeiting System using Near Field Communication, Public Key Cryptography, Blockchain, and Bayesian Games, Naif Saeed Alzahrani (Dissertation)

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Detecting Geomorphic Change and Stream Channel Evolution on the Sandy River, Oregon, Using Lidar Following Dam Removal in 2007, Lowell Henry Anthony (Thesis)

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Connecting Local-scale Heavy Precipitation to Large-scale Meteorological Patterns Over Portland, Oregon Using Observations and Climate Models, Christina Marie Aragon (Thesis)

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Early Intervention Referral Outcomes for Children at Increased Risk of Experiencing Developmental Delays, Kristi Laurine Atkins (Dissertation)

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Behavior of Non-Ductile Slender Reinforced Concrete Columns Retrofit by CFRP Under Cyclic Loading, Wisam Amer Aules (Dissertation)

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Design and Performance Evaluation of Linear and Axial-Flux Magnetic Gears, Mojtaba Bahrami Kouhshahi (Dissertation)

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Annual and Seasonal Variation in Hydrologic Performance of Ecoroofs of Multiple Depths, Portland, OR, Ashley Michelle Baker (Thesis)

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Necessary Conditions for Stability of Vehicle Formations, Pablo Enrique Baldivieso Blanco (Dissertation)

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Development of a Readiness Assessment Model for Evaluating Big Data Projects: Case Study of Smart City in Oregon, USA, Husam Ahmad Barham (Dissertation)

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Spatial Analysis of Burglary and Robbery Crime Concentration Near Mass-Transit in Portland, Bryce Edward Barthuly (Thesis)

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Understanding the Politicization of Oromo Identity in the Diaspora: Re/ Locating the Bones of the Oromo, Madeline Jaye Bass (Thesis)

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Cascade & Run, Morgaine Lillian Baumann (Closed Thesis)

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The Influence of Shared Mobility and Transportation Policies on Vehicle Ownership: Analysis of Multifamily Residents in Portland, Oregon, Edgar Bertini Ruas (Thesis)

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A Characterization of Structures Across the Hurricane Ridge Fault in the Southeastern Olympic Peninsula, WA, Hamma Hamma River Transect, Veronica Catherine Biesiada (Thesis)

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Spectral Clustering for Electrical Phase Identification Using Advanced Metering Infrastructure Voltage Time Series, Logan Blakely (Thesis)

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The Impact of Infrastructure on Habitat Connectivity for Wildlife, Leslie Lynne Bliss-Ketchum (Dissertation)

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Integrating Work Ability into the Organizational Science Literature: Advancing Theory and Developing the Nomological Network, Grant Brady (Dissertation)

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Family Linked Workplace Resources and Contextual Factors as Important Predictors of Job and Individual Well-being for Employees and Families, Jacquelyn Marie Brady (Dissertation)

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Hydrologic Trends and Spatial Relationships of Stream Temperature and Discharge in Urbanizing Watersheds in the Portland Metropolitan Area of the Pacific Northwest, Emma Lee Brenneman (Thesis)

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Local Radiance, Scott Peter Britell (Dissertation)

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Our Vision of Health for Future Generations: an Exploration of Proximal and Intermediary Motivations with Women of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Danica Love Brown (Dissertation)

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Forest Structure, Composition, and Regeneration after High-Severity and Rapidly Repeated Wildfires in the Central Cascade Range, Sebastian Upton Busby (Thesis)

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The Invasion Ecology of Ivy (Hedera spp.) in Portland's Forest Park, Eric Paul Butler (Thesis)

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Jet Rebound from Hydrophobic Substrates in Microgravity, Karl Jeffrey Theodore Cardin (Thesis)

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Concerted Cultivation, Academic Achievement, and the Mediating Role of Non-Cognitive Factors, Bryant Carlson (Dissertation)

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Correct-by-Construction Typechecking with Scope Graphs, Katherine Imhoff Casamento (Thesis)

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How Does Wasta Bolster Regimes? The Case of Tunisia, Issrar Chamekh (Thesis)

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Versatile Binary-level Concolic Testing, Bo Chen (Dissertation)

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Dynamics of Wet-Season Turbidity in Relations to Precipitation, Discharge, and Land Cover in Three Urbanizing Watersheds, Oregon, Junjie Chen (Thesis)

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The Fate of Atmospherically Deposited Mercury in Mountain Lake Food Webs, and Implications for Fisheries Management, Ariana Martos Chiapella (Dissertation)

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Avian Dispersal Networks, Metacommunity Structure, and Bryophyte Community Assemblages, Matthew Wojciech Chmielewski (Dissertation)

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Aggregation of Electric Water Heaters for Peak Shifting and Frequency Response Services, Thomas Leighton Clarke (Thesis)

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LiDAR Predictive Modeling of Kalapuya Mound Sites in the Calapooia Watershed, Oregon, Tia Rachelle Cody (Thesis)

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"Poverty Wages Are Not Fresh, Local, or Sustainable": Building Worker Power by Organizing Around (Re)production in Portland's "Sustainable" Food Industry, Amy Katherine Rose Coplen (Dissertation)

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Drafting in Self-Timed Circuits, Christopher Lee Cowan (Dissertation)

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HF IQ Mixer VFO Temperature Compensation and Drive Level Optimization for Opposite Sideband Suppression, Katlin Anne-Rostomyan Dahn (Thesis)

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The Role of Teacher Autonomy Support Across the Transition to Middle School: its Components, Reach, and Developmental Effects, Julia Sara Dancis (Thesis)

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Estimation of Association Between a Longitudinal Marker and Interval-Censored Progression Times, Naghmeh Daneshi (Dissertation)

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Isoprene Emission in Polytrichaceae Mosses, Timea Deakova (Dissertation)

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Simultaneous Bilingual Middle School Students Becoming Biliterate: What Do Students Think About Their Biliteracy as Taught Through the "Bridge" Strategy in a Humanities Dual Language/Immersion Class?, Alma Lucinda Diaz-Philipp (Dissertation)

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Fractals as Basis for Design and Critique, John Charles Driscoll (Dissertation)

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Analysis of E-cigarette Liquids and Aerosols by NMR Spectroscopy: Compositions, Boiling Points, and Degradation Profiles, Anna Katherine Duell (Dissertation)

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Audio Beat Detection with Application to Robot Drumming, Michael James Engstrom (Thesis)

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An Application of Deep Learning Models to Automate Food Waste Classification, Alejandro Zachary Espinoza (Thesis)

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Evaluating the Impact and Distribution of Stormwater Green Infrastructure on Watershed Outflow, Benjamin Fahy (Thesis)

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Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Long Term Changes to Tides, Storm Surge, and Total Water Level Due to Bathymetric Changes and Surge Characteristics, Ramin Familkhalili (Dissertation)

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Distribution and Origin of Carbide in Ordinary Chondrites, Karla Rae Farley (Thesis)

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Indigenous Party Formation and Success: the Strategic Roles of Reserved Seats, Parties, and Horizontal Accountability, Michael FitzGerald (Thesis)

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Upon a Dream, Jessica Marie Fonvergne (Closed Thesis)

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Impactful Care: Addressing Social Determinants of Health Across Health Systems, Nicole Lisa Friedman (Thesis)

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Unmanageable, Karleigh Anne Frisbie (Closed Thesis)

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Snowy Plover Demography in Oregon, Eleanor Prindiville Gaines (Dissertation)

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Modeling Surface Roughness as an Indicator of Age and Landslide Susceptibility, and the Spatial Inventory of Prehistoric Landslides: Green River Valley, Washington, Rebecca Naomi Garriss (Thesis)

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"Smart" Technology: Do You Buy It? Adoption of Digital Innovations, Laura Koyer Glass (Thesis)

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Infinite Photovoltaic Solar Arrays: Considering Flux of Momentum and Heat Transfer, Andrew D. S. Glick (Thesis)

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Assessment of Cluster Chondrite Accretion Temperature Using Electron Backscatter Diffraction and Implications for Chondrule Formation Models, Secana Portia Goudy (Thesis)

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Engaging in a Rural Deaf Community of Practice, Kara Gournaris (Dissertation)

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Regional Modeling of the Glaciers of the North Cascades Mountains, Washington, USA, Christina Eileen Gray (Thesis)

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The Impact of Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Summer Camps on Middle School Students' Understanding of the Nature of Science, Sapoóq'is Wiíit'es Ciarra Solina Greene (Thesis)

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Manufacturing in Place: Industrial Preservation in the US, Jamaal William Green (Dissertation)

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Crumpled and Abraded Encryption: Implementation and Provably Secure Construction, Scott Sherlock Griffy (Thesis)

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Convivial Clothing: Engagement with Decommodified Fashion in Portland, OR, Sarah Guldenbrein (Thesis)

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Differences in Syntactic Complexity in the Writing of EL1 and ELL Civil Engineering Students, Santiago Gustin (Thesis)

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Experiences of Early Childhood Educators Working with Teaching Strategies GOLD®: A Narrative Inquiry, Sarah Kathryn Guyon (Dissertation)

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Evaluation of Low and High Frequency Dynamic Response for Condition Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Ali Hafiz (Dissertation)

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From Drought to Food-Energy-Water-Security Nexus: an Assessment of Food Insecurity in the Middle East, Maysoun Ayad Hameed (Dissertation)

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Does X Mark the Applicant? Assessing Reactions to Gender Non-Binary Job Seekers, Kelly Mason Hamilton (Thesis)

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Use of Two-replisome Plasmids to Characterize How Chromosome Replication Completes, Nicklas Alexander Hamilton (Thesis)