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 2015

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Aerospike Rocket Motor Structural Webbing, Andrew Brock

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High Moisture Extrusion of Oatmeal, Brandon F. Coleman

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Consumer evaluation: The link between body mass index, reward sensitivity, product liking and emotion, Malori Comer

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Detecting Learning Styles in Video Games, Benjamin Cooley

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OPTIMIZING THE PISTACHIO SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS NETWORK FOR FRESNO COUNTY USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS NETWORK ANALYSIS METHOD, Farnaz Daneshpour

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Three-Phase Generation Using Reactive Networks, Tattiana Karina Coleman Davenport

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Development of Local Transient Heat Flux Measurements in an Axisymmetric Hybrid Rocket Nozzle, Christopher D'Elia

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Designing a Visual Front End in Audio-Visual Automatic Speech Recognition System, Junda Dong

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A Three-Dimensional Anatomically Accurate Finite Element Model for Nerve Fiber Activation Simulation Coupling, Shain Ann Fischer

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Platforms for Teaching Distributed Computing Concepts to Undergraduate Students, J. Forrester

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ECG Classification with an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System, Brad Thomas Funsten Mr.

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VIBRATION-BASED HEALTH MONITORING OF ROTATING SYSTEMS WITH GYROSCOPIC EFFECT, Nenad Gavrilovic

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Outdoor Adventure Therapy to Increase Physical Activity in Young Adult Cancer Survivors, Elizabeth C. Gill M.S., Suzanne Phelan Ph.D, Marni Goldenberg Ph.D, and Heather Starnes Ph.D

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The Development of a High-Performance Distributed Battery Management System for Large Lithium Ion Packs, Christopher B. Grasberger

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Development and Lab Calibration of the Pnuematic In-situ Soil Caving Index Sampler (PISCIS), Michael A. Grolle

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THE PROTEOMIC RESPONSE OF THE CARCINUS MAENAS Y-ORGAN OVER THE COURSE OF THE MOLT CYCLE, Mark S. Hamer

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Gods and Gurus in the City of Angels: Aimee Semple McPherson, Swami Paramananda, and Los Angeles in the 1920s, Amy Hart

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EIGHT DEGREE OF FREEDOM VEHICLE MODEL WITH PITCH, YAW, TIRE CONTROL AND SENSOR INPUTS, Sean T. Hirtle

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DESIGN METHODS FOR REMOTELY POWERED UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES, William Beaman Howe

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NUTRIENT REMOVAL FROM CLARIFIED MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER USING MICROALGAE RACEWAY PONDS, Justin Andrew Kraetsch

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BICYCLE TOURISM PLAN FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A TEMPLATE FOR RURAL AGRICULTURAL TOWNS AND A CASE STUDY FOR THE CITY OF WINTERS, CALIFORNIA, Marisa Rene Lee

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Design and Fabrication Techniques of Devices for Embedded Power Active Contact Lens, Errol Heradio Leon

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Optimizing Harris Corner Detection on GPGPUs Using CUDA, Justin Loundagin

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Digitally Controlled Zero-Voltage-Switching Quasi-Resonant Buck Converter, Brian R. Luc

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Identification of Saccharina groenlandica (Phaeophyceae) around the Svalbard Archipelago: DNA barcoding using cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI), Anniken Lydon

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Increasing Expression of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in Maize through Breeding, Erin Suzanne Miller

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Development of an Autonomous Single-Point Calibration for a Constant Voltage Hot-Wire Anemometer, Ryan Murphy

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SURVEY OF PHYTOSEIIDS (ACARI: PHYTOSEIIDAE) ON THE CENTRAL COAST OF CALIFORNIA, Maria Elena Murrietta

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EMBEDDED POWER ACTIVE CONTACT LENS, Benny Ng

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A Wearable 1.6GHz Non-Invasive Midfield Wave-Based Blood Glucose Sensor, Danielle Nishida

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INDOOR LOCATION TRACKING AND ORIENTATION ESTIMATION USING A PARTICLE FILTER, INS, AND RSSI, Cameron Ramin Nouri

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Inlet Shape Considerations For Split-Wing Electric Distributed Propulsion, Kurt VonderHaar Papathakis

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AERODYNAMIC DESIGN AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS PROCEDURE FOR SMALL HORIZONTAL-AXIS WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE, Dylan R. Perry

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Does Scenic Make Cents?, Sara Ann Sanders

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Combination of a Probabilistic-Based and a Rule-Based Approach for Genealogical Record Linkage, Pooja P. Shah

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An Investigation to Detect Delamination in Composite Laminated Plates Under Dynamic Loading, Jason Christopher Starnes

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Effect of Sustainable and Composite Materials on the Mechanical Behavior of Sandwich Panels under Edgewise Compressive Loading, Justin A. Tafoya

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Conservation Through Limited Development: An Approach for Land Conservancies, Catherine Joy Tarone

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Virulence gene expression of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the viable but nonculturable state, Tiffany Pui-Yun Tse

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ANALYSIS OF EMBRYO SCORING AND COMPARISON OF CLINIC PERFORMANCE IN IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION, James W. Whistler

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Validation of a CFD Approach for Gas Turbine Internal Cooling Passage Heat Transfer Prediction, Daniel G. Wilde

Theses/Project Reports from 2014

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PROCEDURAL MUSIC GENERATION AND ADAPTATION BASED ON GAME STATE, Timothey Andrew Adam

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Analysis and Optimization of the Scheffler Solar Concentrator, Simone Alberti

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MATERIAL DIFFERENCES IN EQUINE CORTICAL AND TRABECULAR BONE, Ryan B. Allen

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City of San Luis Obispo Open Space Vegetation Management Plan, Danielle Rose Althaus

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Analysis of Tumble Rate and Spin Axis Orientation for Rocket Bodies near Geostationary Altitude, Kimberly Andersen

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Amphibious Architecture : Living with a Rising Bay, Heather Christine Anderson

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Relative Expression of Germination Genes SleB, GerAC, and gpr in Heat Treated Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis, Valerie Paige Arechiga and Valerie Paige Arechiga

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Compacting Loads and Stores for Code Size Reduction, Isaac Asay

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Creating a Testing Framework and Workflow for Developers New to Web Application Engineering, Tag G. Ashby

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PROLIFERATION, MIGRATION, AND SURVIVAL OF CELLS IN THE TELENCEPHALON OF THE BALL PYTHON, PYTHON REGIUS, Thomas B. Bales

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The Effect of Clay, Cement and Fibers on the Strength and Durability of Compressed Earth Blocks, Wyatt Adair Banker-Hix

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City of Los Angeles Arts District Form-Based Code, Ryan Jupiter Banuelos

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Sensitivity of Stormwater Management Solutions to Spatial Scale, Jeffrey Michael Barich

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Effect of Adaptive Tabs on Drag of a Square-Base Bluff Body, Brian W. Barker

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Performance of No Vibration/No Admixture Masonry Grout Containing High Replacement of Portland Cement with Fly Ash and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Eric Bateman

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Development and Implementation of Dispersion Phase Diagrams (DPDs) for Four Different Hydrophobically Modified Ethoxylated Urethane (HEUR) Based Acrylic Paint Systems, Tyler J. Bell

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AC Power Combining Strategy with Application to Efficient Linear Power Amplifiers, Rudi Matthew Bendig

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MICROCOSM STUDY OF NATURAL ATTENUATION, BIOSTIMULATION, AND BIOAUGMENTATION OF SOILS CONTAMINATED WITH PCBS, DIOXINS, PAHS, AND PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS, Mackenzie L. Billings

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CLASSIFICATION OF PLOT-LEVEL FIRE-CAUSED TREE MORTALITY IN A REDWOOD FOREST USING DIGITAL ORTHOPHOTOGRAPHY AND LIDAR, Brian David Bishop

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Optimization of Growth Parameters for Algal Regrowth Potential Experiments, Chadwick D. Boggess

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Development of Novel Anti-Microbial Plant Essential-Oil Treatments to Reduce the Postharvest Incidence of Botrytis cinerea of Strawberries, Ryan C. Brantley

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Oceano Community Health Plan, Eugene Phillip Brennan

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Modeling and Simulation of Parallel D-STATCOMs with Full-Wave Rectifiers, Jason Brinsfield

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JUICINESS IN CITIZEN SCIENCE COMPUTER GAMES: ANALYSIS OF A PROTOTYPICAL GAME, Eric D. ebucktha Buckthal

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A Set Union Based Formulation for Course Scheduling and Timetabling, Jesse Paul Bukenberger

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Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dot Sensitized PCPDTBT-P3HT:PCBM Organic Photovoltaics, Buddy J. Bump

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Photobioreactor Design for Improved Energy Efficiency of Microalgae Production, Alexander Burns

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BEEF EXPORT PRICE RESPONSE TO SANITARY STATUS AND TRACEABILITY SYSTEMS: IMPLICATIONS FOR PARAGUAY, Silvana Careaga

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Effects of Low Velocity Impact on the Flexural Strength of Composite Sandwich Structures, Jeffrey Scott Carter

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A Comparison of Fatigue during Cardiocerebral Resuscitation with Different Compression Rates Among Layperson and Professional Rescuers, Christopher Cassidy

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Design, Implementation, and Test of a Micro Force Displacement System, Evan Derek Cate

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Draft Environmental Impact Report: City of Clearlake General Plan Update, Hannah Cha

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Investigation of Dairy Wastewater Using Biowish, Ada Mingwah Chan

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Water and Nutrient Recycling in High Rate Algae Ponds Fed in Primary Treated Municipal Wastewater, Michael Field Chang

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Stabilization of Horseradish Peroxidase Using Epoxy Novolac Resins for Applications with Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices, Cory A. Chaplan

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Flight Testing Small UAVs for Aerodynamic Parameter Estimation, Adam Thomas Chase

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FACTORS AFFECTING THE THAI NATURAL RUBBER MARKET EQUILIBRIUM: DEMAND AND SUPPLY RESPONSE ANALYSIS USING TWO-STAGE LEAST SQUARES APPROACH, Chadapa Chawananon

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Development of Safety Standards for CubeSat Propulsion Systems, Liam Jon Cheney

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The Role of Sirtuin Inhibitors on the Proteomic Responses of the Mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis and Mytilus trossulus to Menadione Induced Oxidative Stress, Hayley C. Chilton

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OPTIMIZING LEMPEL-ZIV FACTORIZATION FOR THE GPU ARCHITECTURE, Bryan Ching

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Stereo Vision System Module for Low-Cost FPGAs for Autonomous Mobile Robots, Connor Citron

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Avoided Water Cost of Electricity Generation for Solar PV and Wind Technologies in Southern California, Matthew Cohen

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Proteomic Analysis of Mammary Epithelial Cell Development, Alyssa Kay Conly

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Evaluating five years of soil hydrologic response following the 2009 Lockheed Fire in the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Mary Theresa Crable

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Assessment of Microbial Biodegradation of Mixed Soil Contaminants at the Santa Susan Field Laboratory Using TRFLP, qPCR, and Culturing, Kenny William Croyle

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Control of a Spacecraft Using Mixed Momentum Exchange Devices, Blake J. Currie

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Data Chunking in Quasi-Synchronous DS-CDMA, Trevor Dalke

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Development of a Digital Controller for Motor Control Experiments in the EE472 Lab, Jeffrey David D'Amelio

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Applied Mass Properties Identification Method to the Cal Poly's Spacecraft Simulator, Long H. Dam

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Vegetable Production Concentration in Northwest Mexico, Desiree Michelle Danel

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Autonomous Close Formation Flight of Small UAVs Using Vision-Based Localization, Michael B. Darling

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A Rubric for Electrochemical Testing of Metallic Biomaterials, Frederick G. De La Fuente

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A CASE STUDY ON THE APPLE HILL GROWER'S ASSOCIATION: AN AGRITOURISM AREA IN CAMINO, CA, Christine J. Delfino

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EFFECT OF LIQUID CONTAMINATION ON HERMETICITY AND SEAL STRENGTH OF FLEXIBLE POUCHES WITH LLDPE SEALANT, Francesca Delle Cese

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A Multi-GPU Compute Solution for Optimized Genomic Selection Analysis, Trevor DeVore

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COOPERATIVE CONSTRUCTION IN SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA, John Mauck Donley

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A PERFORMANCE STUDY AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A SINGLE USE PHARMACEUTICAL VIBRATIONAL MIXER USING COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, Michael C. Eichermueller

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Design and Validation of a Wearable, Continuous, and Non-Invasive Hydration Monitor that uses Ultrasonic Pulses to Detect Changes in Tissue Hydration Status, Zoie Engman

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NEIGHBORHOODS, PROXIMITY TO DAILY NEEDS, & WALKABILITY IN FORM-BASED CODES, Evan Evangelopoulos