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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Design and Analysis of a Lift Assist Walker, Deep P. Shah

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Astro - A Low-Cost, Low-Power Cluster for CPU-GPU Hybrid Computing using the Jetson TK1, Sean Kai Sheen

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Exploring Data Driven Models of Transit Travel Time and Delay, Bobjot Singh Sidhu

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Evaluation of Strength Reduction Factor for Concentrically Braced Frames Based on Nonlinear Single Degree-of-Freedom Systems, Ryan Michael Slein

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PROCESSING OF SIMULATED AND EXPERIMENTAL IMAGES OF CLOSELY SPACED BINARY STARS USING SPECKLE INTERFEROMETRY, Niels Smidth

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Wide-band Gap Devices for DC Breaker Applications, Olukayode O. Sodipe

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REGROWTH OF CHLORELLA SOROKINIANA ON RECYCLED MEDIA WITH REPLENISHED NUTRIENTS, william h. spence

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Design and Testing of a Novel Adhesion and Locomotion Method for Wall Climbing Vehicles, Jim R. Stefani

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Graph-Based Data Visualization in Virtual Reality: A Comparison of User Experiences, Paul Andrew Sullivan

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C-SALT: CONVERSATIONAL STYLE ATTRIBUTION GIVEN LEGISLATIVE TRANSCRIPTIONS, Garrett D. Summers

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AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS’S ENDING THE SILENCE PROGRAM, Sarah L. Taniyama

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Study of Rehydration Properties of Powder Produced from Chelated Skim Milk, Kristina Ellice Tan

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How Organizational Communication Shaped the Hearst Ranch Conservation Easement, Mo Tehrani

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THE EFFECTS OF A UNIFORMLY WEIGHTED EXERCISE SUIT ON BIOMARKERS OF BONE TURNOVER IN RESPONSE TO AEROBIC EXERCISE IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH LOW BONE DENSITY, Haley Frances Terndrup, Alison K. Ventura, Todd Hagobian, and Scott Hazelwood

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NUMERICAL DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF A PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL SOLAR THERMAL STORAGE UNIT SYSTEM MODEL, Jared Tower

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Effects of Bisphenol-A and Styrene on Fertilization and Development of the Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus), Nicole C. Uibel, Nikki L. Adams, Jennifer Carroll, and Sean Lema

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Autonomous Formation Flying and Proximity Operations Using Differential Drag on the Mars Atmosphere, Andrés Eduardo Villa

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MATERIAL SELECTION AND TESTING FOR A RADIATION THERAPY CATHETER, Philip James Wadlow

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NCMA GROUNDWATER MODEL USING USGS MODFLOW-2005/PEST, Brian Matthew Wallace

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Continuum Modeling of the Densification of W-Ni-Fe during Selective Laser Sintering, Connor M. West

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Empirical Validation of an In Silico Model Predicting the Fluid Dynamics of an Iliac Artery Aneurysm, Rachel E. Willis

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Towards Improved Estimates of Upper Ocean Energetics, Alexander Grant Wineteer

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A Multi-Carrier Collaborative Solution to Minimize Connectivity-loss, Michael Wong

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BIM and Communication: Implementation of Building Information Modeling into an Integrated Project Delivery contract to encourage project teams to communicate, Kathleen Worden

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SKEWER: Sentiment Knowledge Extraction With Entity Recognition, Christopher James Wu

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WHISK: Web Hosted Information into Summarized Knowledge, Jiewen Wu

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An Iteration on the Horizon Simulation Framework to Include .NET and Python Scripting, Morgan Yost

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The impact of a Smarter Lunchrooms Makeover on children's food choice and consumption, Polina Zhuzhina

Theses/Project Reports from 2015

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Polymer Transcrystallization Induced by Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Fibers, John Abdou

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Lyme disease ecology in San Luis Obispo County: The role of the western gray squirrel, Ryan William Baker-Branstetter

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Divergent Plume Reduction of a High-Efficiency Multistage Plasma Thruster, Christopher M. Barlog

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A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF TIBIAL STEM GEOMETRY FOR TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS, Aaron Isidro Bautista

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Characterization of two Vernier-Tuned Distributed Bragg Reflector (VT-DBR) Lasers used in Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SS-OCT), Greg M. Bergdoll

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USING ARCHIVED TRANSIT DATA TO ANALYZE THE EFFECT OF RAINFALL ON TRANSIT PERFORMANCE MEASURES AT THE ROUTE LEVEL, Nicholas F. Bleich

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An Invasive Grass and a Desert Adapted Rodent: is there an Effect on Locomotory Performance and is it Modified by Prior Experience or Familiarization?, Camille D. Boag

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The Creation, Analysis, and Verification of a Comprehensive Model of a Micro Ion Thruster, Maxwell J. Bodnar

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Effect of Surfactant Architecture on Conformational Transitions of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes, Greg A. Braggin

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Locating Optimal Water Quality Monitoring Locations Using Demand Coverage Index Method, Jeffrey Scott Brake

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Aerospike Rocket Motor Structural Webbing, Andrew Brock

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Bishop Peak Natural Reserve Conservation Plan Update, Douglas J. Bush

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The impact of a controlled 10-week pistachio feeding crossover trial on blood lipids and measures of adiposity, Alison Helen Bushnell

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Nonnegative Matrix Factorization and Document Classification, Stephen Calabrese

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The use of Sphingomyelin to protect against UV induced DNA damage in Human Keratinocytes, Kevin Campbell

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AXISYMMETRIC BI-PROPELLANT AIR AUGMENTED ROCKET TESTING WITH ANNULAR CAVITY MIXING ENHANCEMENT, Allen A. C. Capatina

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Effects of supplemental hydration on physiology and behavior of Northern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus oreganus), Griffin D. Capehart

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Exploring the Physiological Role of Vibrio fischeri PepN, Sally L. Cello

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The Smart Growth Implications of the Los Angeles Adaptive Reuse Ordinance, Forrest F. Chamberlain

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Telepresence: Design, Implementation and Study of an HMD-controlled Avatar with a Mechatronic Approach, Darren Michael Chan

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THE EFFECTS OF FOLIAR NUTRIENT APPLICATIONS ON SPLIT, YIELD, AND INTERNAL FRUIT QUALITY OF 'WONDERFUL' POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM L.), John Matthew Chater

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Investigating the Correlation between Freeway Service Levels and Freeway Service Patrol Assists, Nora Chin

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Medical Image Registration Using Artificial Neural Network, Hyunjong Choi

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Composition Effects on Sheen and Spread Rate of an Interior Flat, One Coat Latex Paint Formulation, Dana James Christensen II

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Calculating Staircase Slope from a Single Image, Nicholas Joseph Clarke

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SPARSE APERTURE SPECKLE INTERFEROMETRY TELESCOPE ACTIVE OPTICS CONTROL SYSTEM, Matthew Clause

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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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A Risk Analysis Model for the Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pipes in a Water Distribution System: A Statistical Approach, Hernan Cortez

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The effects of massage on perceived physical soreness, pain and markers of inflammation following high intensity unaccustomed exercise, Courtney Lynn Crow

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A Finite Element Analysis on the Viscoelasticity of Postmenopausal Compact Bone Utilizing a Complex Collagen D-spacing Model, Austin C. Cummings

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THE EFFECTS OF A NOVEL EXERCISE TRAINING SUIT ON CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS, BODY COMPOSITION AND LEG STRENGTH, Trevor M. Curry, Steven C. Davis, Aydin Nazmi, and Don Clegg

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Development and Validation of a Tibiofemoral Joint Finite Element Model and Subsequent Gait Analysis of Intact ACL and ACL Deficient Individuals, Nicholas Czapla

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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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Analysis of the United States Hop Market, Michael W. Dasso

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Improved Detection of Gold Nanoparticle Labels for Paper-based Analytics, Brian Taylor Daugherty

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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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Universal Programmable Battery Charger with Optional Battery Management System, Michael Duke DeSando

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Screening of biocontrol organisms for the management of phytopathogenic fungi and foodborne pathogens on produce, Antoinette BoYee de Senna

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Demographics and Transfer of Escherichia coli Within Bos taurus Populations, Joshua Ryan Dillard

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

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROPHORECTIC SEPARATIONS ON A CELLULOSE PAPER-MICROFLUIDIC CHIP, Kyle Robert Fast

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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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Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization Suite (STOpS): Optimization of Multiple Gravity Assist Spacecraft Trajectories Using Modern Optimization Techniques, Timothy J. Fitzgerald

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IR-Depth Face Detection and Lip Localization Using Kinect V2, Katherine KaYan Fong

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

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GPUHElib and DistributedHElib: Distributed Computing Variants of HElib, a Homomorphic Encryption Library, Ethan Andrew Frame

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HEIDE: An IDE for the Homomorphic Encryption Library HElib, Grant Taylor Frame

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REST API to Access and Manage Geospatial Pipeline Integrity Data, Alexandra Michelle Francis

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

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Early Forest Fire Detection via Principal Component Analysis of Spectral and Temporal Smoke Signature, David Casimir Garges

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Multi-stress proteomics: The global protein response to multiple environmental stressors in the porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes, Michael A. Garland

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

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Methodologies for Simplified Lifeline System Risk Assessments, Michael Germeraad

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TOWARD THE SYSTEMATIZATION OF ACTIVE AUTHENTICATION RESEARCH, Daniel Fleming Gerrity

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Identifying and Predicting Rat Behavior Using Neural Networks, Jonathan A. Gettner

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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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METHODS AND OBSERVATIONS FOR THE INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE ON VOLATILE LOSS FROM WINE FERMENTATION, David Martin Goldfarb

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DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS NEEDED FOR RADIATION ANALYSIS OF A CUBESAT DEPLOYER USING OLTARIS, MaryCarmen Gonzalez-Dorbecker

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A Hybrid Approach to General Information Extraction, Marie Belen Grap

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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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MODELING AND TEST OF THE EFFICIENCY OF ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROLLERS FOR BRUSHLESS DC MOTORS, Clayton R. Green

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Scaled Synthetic Aperture Radar System Development, Ryan K. Green

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Benchmarking, Characterization and Tuning of Shell EcoMarathon Prototype Powertrain, Eric J. Griess

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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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Measuring the Influence that Components have on Pedestrian Route Choice in Activated Alleys, Samuel Hirsher Gross

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Three Degree-of-Freedom Parallel Actuator Telescope Mount, Garrett Daniel Gudgel

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Modeling Viscoelastic Behavior in Compact Bone through a Distribution of Collagen D-Spacing: A Finite Element Analysis, Christopher Ha

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Inductive Monitoring Systems: A CubeSat Ground-Based Prototype, Michelle Haddock

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Adaptive Automotive Lighting Systems, Marc W. Haeberlin