Since November 1, 2008, students submitting Master’s theses and project reports are required to submit their work in electronic format to DigitalCommons@CalPoly. Prior to November 1, 2008, deposit of printed copies of master's theses was required. To locate a thesis written before November 1, 2008, please search the Kennedy Library catalog using the terms "Cal Poly master's thesis."

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Theses/Project Reports from 2016

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Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Development for Residential DC Electricity, Cassidy Alan Aarstad

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Laff-O-Tron: Laugh Prediction in TED Talks, Andrew D. Acosta

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The response of a predatory fish, Ophiodon elongatus, to a marine protected area: variation in diet, catch rates, and size composition., Eric S. Anderson

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Effects of Curing Cycle and Loading Rates on the Bearing Stress of Double Shear Composite Joints, Mateja Andrejic

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MIMICA: A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR SELF-LEARNING COMPANION AI BEHAVIOR, Travis Angevine

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THE INFLUENCE OF EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING ON GROWTH TRAJECTORY FROM BIRTH TO YEAR 5 IN A WIC COHORT, Lindsey Arevalos

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Risk-based Approach to Assessment of Advanced Technologies for Conceptual Design, Adipratnia Asmady

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Quantifying Parkinson's Disease Symptoms Using Mobile Devices, Charles R. Aylward

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CREATING A COMPARATIVE MAP OF RELATIVE POWER FOR DC ARC FLASH METHODOLOGIES, Andre Azares

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Zebra Crosswalk Detection Assisted By Neural Networks, Jason David Banich

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Influence of chelating agents on proteolysis of micellar casein slurries, Azucena Becerril Diez

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Assessment of Asymmetric Flight on Solar UAS, Eric Belfield

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Categorizing Blog Spam, Brandon Bevans

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PINK AND DUDE CHEFS: IMPACT OF A NUTRITION AND CULINARY EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AN AFTERSCHOOL SETTING, Jessie R. Bierlich-Wesch

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Concatenative Synthesis for Novel Timbral Creation, James Eric Bilous

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Compounding Fire Disturbance History Encourages Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Regeneration and Community Dominance, Matthew R. Brousil

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Analysis of Various Algorithmic approaches to Software-Based 1200 Baud Audio Frequency Shift Keying Demodulation for APRS, Robert F. Campbell

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THE BOTTLEFLY IOS APPLICATION FOR WINE RECOMMENDATIONS, Carson James Carroll

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Enhancing Capacity and Managing Demand to Increase Short-Term Throughput on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Kevin Reid Carstens

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Investigating novel approaches for the integrated control of the soilborne strawberry pathogens Macrophomina phaseolina and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. fragariae, Mel Carter

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The Effectiveness of Periodically-Harvested Closures in Meeting Ecological and Socioeconomic Objectives, Paul G. Carvalho

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Development of a Model and Optimal Control Strategy for the Cal Poly Central Plant and Thermal Energy Storage System, Daniel Douglas Castro

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Benefits of Advanced Traffic Management Solutions: Before and After Crash Analysis for Deployment of a Variable Advisory Speed Limit System, Alexander Lindsay Chambers

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Oceanographic Instrument Simulator, Amy Chen

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An Electrolytic Method for Tartrate Stabilization in Chardonnay Wine, Michael Vincent Chen

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Removing Oil from Fried Foods via Mechanical Process, Yufay Chow-Yee

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The Impacts of Arterial Occlusion, Sex, and Exercise on Arteriogenesis and Functional Vasodilation, Megan Tze-Mei Chu

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STRESS ECOLOGY OF THE PACIFIC RATTLESNAKES (CROTALUS OREGANUS AND CROTALUS HELLERI), Natalie Claunch

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AUTOMATED VEHICLES: A GUIDE FOR PLANNERS AND POLICYMAKERS, Charlie Coles

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Lower Scotts Creek Floodplain and Habitat Enhancement Project, Benjmain O. Cook

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REARING TEMPERATURE AFFECTS THE EXPRESSION OF PROTEINS IN THE ADHESIVE OF THE STRIPED ACORN BARNACLE, BALANUS AMPHITRITE, Melissa J. Daugherty

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ANEX: Automated Network Exploitation through Penetration Testing, Eric Francis Dazet

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Design and Testing of a Top Mask Projection Ceramic Stereolithography System for Ceramic Part Manufacturing, Dylan Robert de Caussin

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EFFECT OF LOW VELOCITY IMPACT ON THE VIBRATIONAL BEHAVIOR OF A COMPOSITE WING, Richard M. de Luna

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Superalloy Metallurgy a Gleeble Study of Environmental Fracture in Inconel 601, Alan C. Demmons

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Procedural Generation and Rendering of Large-Scale Open-World Environments, Ian Thomas Dunn

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Wavelength accuracy study for high-density Fiber Bragg grating sensor systems using a Rapidly-Swept Akinetic-Laser source, Jacob Egorov

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Circadian and circatidal rhythms of protein abundance in the intertidal mussel Mytilus californianus, Cory Elowe

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PolyFS Visualizer, Paul Martin Fallon

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Game Theory Analysis of Intra-District Water Transfers; Case Study of the Berrenda Mesa Water District, Harry Riordan Ferdon

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Lazy Fault Detection for Redundant MPI, Corey Ford

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Encouraging Development of Mobile Applications as a Service to the Community, Vanessa Marie Forney

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ISM S-Band CubeSat Radio designed for the PolySat System Board, Craig Lee Francis

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Hall Effect Modeling in FEM Simulators and Comparison to Experimental Results in Silicon and Printed Sensors, Leonardo A. Frem

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Out-of-Loop Compensation Method for Op-Amps Driving Heavy Capacitive Loads, Shubham Gandhi

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Coffee Queue Project, George Dimitrov Gargov

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EXPERIMENTATION OF MODE I & MODE II FRACTURE OF UNI-DIRECTIONAL COMPOSITES AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF MODE I FRACTURE USING COHESIVE CONTACT, Joseph Daniel Garrett

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POST-LIQUEFACTION RESIDUAL STRENGTH ASSESSMENT OF THE LAS PALMAS, CHILE TAILINGS FAILURE, Tristan Reyes Gebhart

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ANALYSIS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER DESIGN AND MODELING, Garrett Ross Germany

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Assessment of micronutrient status in pregnant Malawian women before and after treatment for moderate malnutrition, Cambria M. Glosz

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Inquiry of Graphene Electronic Fabrication, John Rausch Greene

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FLUID FLOW CHARACTERIZATION IN RAPID PROTOTYPED COMMON ILIAC ARTERY ANEURYSM MOLDS, Daniel Cole Greinke

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Effect of Lactose Source, Lactose Level, and Type of Emulsifying Salts on the Properties of a Processed Cheese Product, Gabrielle Alyss Gunter

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THE EFFECTS OF OBESITY ON RESULTANT KNEE JOINT LOADS FOR GAIT AND CYCLING, Juan Gutierrez-Franco

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DESIGN, MANUFACTURE, DYNAMIC TESTING, AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF A COMPOSITE 6U CUBESAT, Yanina Soledad Hallak

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Pacifying Paradise: Violence and Vigilantism in San Luis Obispo, Joseph Hall-Patton

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THE EFFECTS OF 4-NONYLPHENOL ON THE IMMUNE RESPONSE OF THE PACIFIC OYSTER, CRASSOSTREA GIGAS, FOLLOWING BACTERIAL INFECTION (VIBRIO CAMPBELLII), Courtney Hart

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Peering In: Improving Existing Buildings with Colorful Increments, Daire Heneghan

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Nutrition and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults in the US, NHANES 2009-2012, Jessica Anne Hews

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University Fundraising Through Special Events: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior, Megan Elizabeth Hobbs

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TRPINav: A System for Terrain, Route, Points of Interest, and Navigation, Lana Hodzic

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A Solution to the Circular Restricted N Body Problem in Planetary Systems, Jay R. Iuliano

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FULL-SCALE SHAKE TABLE CYCLIC SIMPLE SHEAR TESTING OF LIQUEFIABLE SOIL, Jasper Stanford Jacobs

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Design of Inexpensive and Easy To Use DIY Internet of Things Platform, Samuel R. Jaffe

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Synthesis and Optimization of Emulsion Polymers, Daisy Jauregui

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SPEST - A TOOL FOR SPECIFICATION-BASED TESTING, Corrigan Redford Johnson

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EVALUATION OF THE ESTROGENIC AND OSMOREGULATORY IMPACTS OF EXPOSURE TO 4-NONYLPHENOL POLLUTION IN THE ESTUARINE ARROW GOBY, CLEVELANDIA IOS, Kaitlin Marie Johnson

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Complex Filters as as a Cascade of of Buffered Gingell Structures: Design from from Band-Stop Constraints, Samuel Robert Johnston

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Characterizing Neurotransmitter Receptor Activation with a Perturbation Based Decomposition Method, Stephen Gregory Jue

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Policy & Privilege in Photovoltaics: a Community Level Analysis In San Diego County, Rose M. Kelly

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A STUDY OF OSTEOCYTE APOPTOSIS IN MECHANICALLY LOADED AND UNLOADED MURINE TIBIAE, Josiah Elihu Kessler

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Does GRID Alternatives Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets in Central Coast Climate Action Plans?, Sandra V. Knapp

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Genes Encoding Flower- and Root-Specific Functions are More Resistant to Fractionation than Globally Expressed Genes in Brassica rapa, Naiyerah F. Kolkailah

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The Effects of Latency on 3D Interactive Data Visualizations, Allen Korenevsky

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After the Paris Agreement: How India Can Use Climate Financing to Implement a Sustainable Clean Cookstove Program, Hannah Kornfeld

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A Comparison of Wavelet and Simplicity-Based Heart Sound and Murmur Segmentation Methods, Joshua David Korven

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Separation and Characterization of Reconstituted Skim Milk Powder Treated with Mineral Chelators, Amy Kringle

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Multi-level Analytic Network Process Model to Mitigate Supply Chain Disruptions in Disaster Recovery Planning, Martina Ursula Kroener

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Comparison of Foaming Properties between Chelated Reconstituted SMP and Caseinates, Boya Liu

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Development and Characterization of Reagent Pencils for Microfluidic Paper Based Analytical Devices, Cheyenne H. Liu

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HYDROLOGIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SUMMER STREAM TEMPERATURES IN LITTLE CREEK AND SCOTTS CREEK AT THE SWANTON PACIFIC RANCH, Justin M. Louen

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SUBSYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS WITHIN THE HORIZON SIMULATION FRAMEWORK, Ian M. Lunsford

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SYSML BASED CUBESAT MODEL DESIGN AND INTEGRATION WITH THE HORIZON SIMULATION FRAMEWORK, Shaun Luther

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OPTIMIZATION OF RFID SYSTEM COVERAGE IN A MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT, Scott D. Malatesta

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THE EFFECTS OF QUORUM SENSING AND TEMPERATURE ON THE SOLUBLE PROTEOME OF VIBRIO SALMONICIDA, Christopher L. Massey

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Pharaonic Occultism: The Relationship of Esotericism and Egyptology, 1875-1930, Kevin Todd McLaren

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Low-Frequency Series Loaded Resonant Inverter Characterization, Alfredo Medina

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Automating Self Evaluations for Software Engineers, Jonathan Rodrigo A. Miranda

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Physically Effective Fiber Threshold, Apparent Digestibility, and Novel Fecal Microbiome Identification of the Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis), Breanna Paige Modica

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Exploring Transit Ridership Using Census, Routing & Scheduling, and Stop Characteristic Data, Douglas Harvey Moody

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Design and Validation of a Fall Detection Application for iOS, Connor Lewis Mosley

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A Simulation Model for Decision Support in Business Continuity Planning, Marissa Anne Mosunich

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EFFECTS OF EXPERIMENTAL NOISE EXPOSURE ON SONGBIRD NESTING BEHAVIORS AND NEST SUCCESS, Tracy I. Mulholland

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SEASONAL AND DILUTION RATE IMPACTS ON NANNOCHLOROPSIS OCEANICA PRODUCTIVITY IN ALGAE RACEWAY PONDS, Garrett Dameron Murawsky

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EVALUATING THE MYTH OF ALLELOPATHY IN CALIFORNIA BLUE GUM PLANTATIONS, Kristen Marie Nelson

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A Comparison of Risk Assessment Models for Pipe Replacement and Rehabilitation in a Water Distribution System, Lyle John Nemeth

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INCORPORATING HISTOGRAMS OF ORIENTED GRADIENTS INTO MONTE CARLO LOCALIZATION, Michael K. Norris

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Integration and Qualification of The P-PODs on The Vega Maiden Flight, Ryan Nugent

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EFFECT OF REDUCED SODIUM CHEESE ON THE GROWTH OF PATHOGENIC BACTERIA AND INACTIVATION OF LISTERIA INNOCUA USING SUPERCRITICAL FLUID EXTRACTION WITH CO2, Suyapa Padilla Antunez

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Feasibility of Fused Deposition of Ceramics with Zirconia and Acrylic Binder, Lindsay V. Page