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 2014

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Walking Assistant - A Mobile Aid for the Visually-Impaired, Adin T. Miller

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AN INVESTIGATION OF POLY(N-ISOPROPYLACRYLAMIDE) FOR APPLICATIONS WITH MICROFLUIDIC PAPER-BASED ANALYTICAL DEVICES, Haydn Thomas Mitchell

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Flight and Stability of a Laser Inertial Fusion Energy Target in the Drift Region between Injection and the Reaction Chamber with Computational Fluid Dynamics, Tiffany Leilani Mitori

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High-Speed Mobile Networks for Modern Farming and Agricultural Systems, Santos Najar

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Delineating Wetlands in Serpentinitic Soils, Ariel Nikole Namm

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Inspiration By Nature: Biomimetic Research Informs Adaptable Building Skin System for Natural Ventilation and Daylight in Hot Dry Climate (Yazd, Iran), Parisa Navidi

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Pismo Beach Public Art Program, Garrett Tyler Norman

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INVESTIGATING PRESENT AND FUTURE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, Michael Nobuhiro Ochi

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Improving Hybrid Solar Cells: Overcoming Charge Extraction Issues In Bulk Mixtures of Polythiophenes and Zinc Oxide Nanostructures, Grant T. Olson

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Thermal Numerical Analysis of Vertical Heat Extraction Systems in Landfills, Michael Thomas Onnen

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WATER FOR SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: NONPROFIT ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC POLICY, Matthew Alexander Orbach

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Comparative Analysis of Two Successive Vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon Must and Pre-Barrel Wine from Two Distinct Soil Types, Jon Garret Page

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Variable Precision Tandem Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), Colton A. Parsons

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TSPOONS: Tracking Salience Profiles Of Online News Stories, Kimberly Laurel Paterson Ms

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DEFY: A Deniable File System for Flash Memory, Timothy M. Peters

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TERRITORIAL BEHAVIOR AND CORTICAL BRAIN PLASTICITY IN ADULT MALE SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS, Daniel R. Pfau

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CHARACTERIZING THE REPRODUCIBILITY OF THE PROPERTIES OF ELECTROSPUN POLY(D,L-LACTIDE-CO-GLYCOLIDE) SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE-ENGINEERED BLOOD VESSEL MIMICS, Toni M. Pipes

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Gender Identity, Ethnic Identity, and Self-Esteem in Latino Adolescent Males, Miriam Asya Reder

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Toward General Purpose 3D User Interfaces: Extending Windowing Systems to Three Dimensions, Forrest freiling Reiling

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A Comparison of Image Processing Techniques for Bird Detection, Elsa Reyes

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Development and Use of Moisture-Suction Relationships for Geosynthetic Clay Liners, Jacob Law Risken

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Development of a Finite Element Model for Predicting the Impact Energy Absorbing Performance of a Composite Structure, Matthew Lowell Roberts

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A Frequency-Domain Method for Active Acoustic Cancellation of Known Audio Sources, Ryan D. Rocha

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Optimization Based Touchscreen Graphical User Interface Design, Christian D. Royer

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Neuromodulation: Action Potential Modeling, Vladimir Ruzov

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Jester: A Device Abstraction and Data Fusion API for Skeletal Tracking, Kevin Samuel Schapansky

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Reduced-Order Reference Models for Adaptive Control of Space Structures, Alexander I. Scherling

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INTEGRATING SOLAR ENERGY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESILIENCE PLANNING, Stephan Wayne Schmidt

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A STUDY TO DETERMINE STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF THE CAL POL VETERINARY CLINIC, Fallon Bliss Sheridan

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TREATMENT OF NITROGEN OXIDES BY CHLORELLA VULGARIS ALGAE IN PHOTOBIOREACTORS, Steven Shihady

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PREDICTING MUSIC GENRE PREFERENCES BASED ON ONLINE COMMENTS, Andrew J. Sinclair

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Examining the impacts of State Route 101 on wildlife using road kill surveys and remote cameras, Sara Ann Snyder

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Grid-Scale Energy Storage: A Proposed Control Algorithm for Sodium Sulfur Batteries, Daniel Spaizman

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Recognizing specific errors in human physical exercise performance with Microsoft Kinect, Ryan Staab

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A SYSTEM FOR CELL PHONE ANTI-THEFT THROUGH GAIT RECOGNITION, Cameron P. cstearns Stearns

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Experimental Investigation of Active Wingtip Vortex Control using Synthetic Jet Actuators, Peter J. Sudak

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EVALUATION OF RED ALDER MORTALITY IN THE LITTLE CREEK WATERSHED FOLLOWING THE 2009 LOCKHEED FIRE, Dylan Robert Theobald

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The Ecological Effects of Cattle Grazing on Reptiles and Small Mammals in a San Joaquin Valley Grassland, Michael William Tom

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THE EFFECT OF FIBER DEPTH ON THE ESTIMATION OF PERIPHERAL NERVE FIBER DIAMETER USING GROUP DELAY AND SIMULATED ANNEALING OPTIMIZATION, Nam Tran

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University Square Development Proposal, Tom Gregory Van Pelt

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Virtual Reality Engine Development, Varun Varahamurthy

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NERVE FIBER DIAMETER MEASUREMENTS USING HEMATOXYLIN AND EOSIN STAINING AND BRIGHTFIELD MICROSCOPY TO ASSESS THE NOVEL METHOD OF CHARACTERIZING PERIPHERAL NERVE FIBER DISTRIBUTIONS BY GROUP DELAY, JORGE ARTURO VAZQUEZ

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Behavioral and hormonal flexibility across light environments in guppies (Poecilia reticulata), Julia C. Walz

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Dual High-Voltage Power Supply for use On Board a CubeSat, Nicholas Weiser

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ReGen: Optimizing Genetic Selection Algorithms for Heterogeneous Computing, Scott Kenneth swinkleb Winkleblack

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Design and Fabrication of Electrostatically Actuated Serpentine-Hinged Nickel-Phosphorous Micromirror Devices, Nicholas A. Wiswell

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DESIGN, CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATION OF A MULTIPLE INPUT STETHOSCOPE APPARATUS, Spencer Geng Wong

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Improvements to a Bi-directional Flyback DC-DC Converter for Battery System of the DC House Project, Michael Wu

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Investigating Hemodynamic Responses to Electrical Neurostimulation, Sean Youra

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Future of Payment Platforms, Salim Benjamin Youssefzadeh

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Bandwidth Aggregation Across Multiple Smartphone Devices, Bradley R. Zeller

Theses/Project Reports from 2013

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Dairy Manure Flushwater Treatment by Packed-Bed Anaerobic Digesters, Neal Cary Adler

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Voltage Stability Analysis Using Simulated Synchrophasor Measurements, Allan Agatep

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Early Forest Fire Heat Plume Detection using Neural Network Classification of Spectral Differences between Long-Wave and Mid-Wave Infrared Regions, Raul-Alexander Aldama

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RE-HEALABLE COATING BASED UPON THERMALLY RESPONSIVE LINKAGES, Dahlia Ningrum Amato

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LATENT CYSTEINE RESIDUES FROM POLYMERS PREPARED VIA FREE AND CONTROLLED RADICAL POLYMERIZATIONS, Douglas Vincent Amato

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The Fabrication & Characterization of an Electrokinetic Microfluidic Pump from SU-8, a Negative Epoxy-Based Photoresist, Nash Anderson

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PREDICTING BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE: LEVERAGING BIM CONTENT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS, Eddie Villanueva Aquino

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Micrometeoroid Fluence Variation in Critical Orbits due to Asteroid Disruption, Eliot Dan Aretskin-Hariton

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Can Clustering Improve Requirements Traceability? A Tracelab-enabled Study, Brett Taylor Armstrong

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THE BICYCLE-POWERED SMARTPHONE CHARGER, Chris Arntzen

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Greyfield Development in Vallejo, California: Opportunities, Constraints, and Alternatives, Jonathan Peter Atkinson

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SPOONS: NETFLIX OUTAGE DETECTION USING MICROTEXT CLASSIFICATION, Eriq A. Augusitne

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Navy SEAL Prosthetic Hand, Devon Patrick Augustus

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A FLYBACK INVERTER TOPOLOGY WITHOUT ELECTROLYTIC INPUT CAPACITORS AS ENERGY STORAGE ELEMENT, Robert Stefan Baake Mr.

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MATRIX REMODELING ACCOMPANIES IN VITRO ARTICULAR CARTILAGE SPHERICAL SHAPING, Nathan Thomas Balcom

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Approximating the Seismic Amplification Effects Experienced by Solar Towers Mounted on the Rooftops of Low-Rise Industrial Buildings, Peter Luiz Balla

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High Voltage Pulse Measurement System, Angelo J. Ballungay

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U.S. MULTINATIONALS ABROAD: FDI DETERMINANTS IN THE GLOBAL FOOD SECTOR, Brandon Charles Banner

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DIGITAL CONTROL BOARD FOR PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA BEAM STEERING IN ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS, Mayur Bansal

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Weighing the Financial and Sustainable Benefits of High Performance Structures in Seismically Active Regions, Alia Talina Barajas

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Design and Development of a Stair Ascension Assistive Device for Transfemoral Amputees, Casey Michael Barbarino

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IDENTIFYING CHROMOSOME REARRANGEMENTS IN THE ALLOPOLYPLOID BRASSICA NAPUS USING PYROSEQUENCING, Alexandra R. Barbella

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Design and Modeling of Centralized Distribution Network for the DC House Project, Harpreet S. Bassi

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ENABLING RAPID CONCEPTUAL DESIGN USING GEOMETRY- BASED MULTI-FIDELITY MODELS IN VSP, Joel Brian Belben

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The City of Morro Bay, California Sign Ordinance Update and Tourism-Oriented Directional Sign Plan, Erik Berg-Johansen

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Cloth Filter for Disaster Relief Water Treatment, Shasta Le'ja Billings

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Shark Sim: A Procedural Method of Animating Leopard Sharks Based on Raw Location Data, Katherine S. Blizard

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DC, RF, and Thermal Characterization of High Electric Field Induced Degradation Mechanisms in GaN-on-Si High Electron Mobility Transistors, Matthew Anthony Bloom

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Carton Clamp Methodologies and the Effects on Load Containment and Retention, Tyler D. Blumer

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Calcium Carbonate Particle Size Effects on Titanium Dioxide Light Scattering in Coatings, Jason W. Boke

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EARLY WILDFIRE DETECTION USING TEMPORAL FILTERING AND MULTI-BAND INFRARED ANALYSIS, Ansel John Boynton

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What Comes After the Boom? Baby Boomers in Santa Maria, California A Market Study for People’s Self Help Housing, Elizabeth Anne Brighton

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THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF AN ELECTROSTATICALLY ACTUATED DIAPHRAGM WITH A SILICON-ON-INSULATOR WAFER, Elizabeth L. Brooks

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APPLYING SUSTAINABILITY FROM A SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE:, Timothy Brophy

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Radiance Caching with Environment Maps, Michael Buerli

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A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE AGRICULTURAL PERCEPTIONS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR THE “I LOVE FARMERS…THEY FEED MY SOUL!” ORGANIZATION, Mindy N. Burris

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An Assessment of Habitat Suitability for Pronghorn Populations of the Central Valley Region of California, Virginia Burroughs

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Design, Fabrication and Test of an Operationally Responsive Aircraft with NIIRS Evaluated Imager, Colin Burt

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NOVEL APPROACH TO JUNCTIONAL BLEEDING: TOURNIQUET DEVICE PROPOSAL FOR BATTLEFIELD HEMORRHAGE CONTROL, Kyle W. Cabaniss

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ARTIST-DRIVEN FRACTURING OF POLYHEDRAL SURFACE MESHES, Tyler Casella

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTRONIC DATA COLLECTION TOOL AND COMPARISON OF THE ELECTRONIC AND MANUAL METHODS OF LAND USE INVENTORY, Wesley M. Catanzaro

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL: PULMONARY EDEMA MONITORING IN PACEMAKERS AND ICDS, David Wei-Péng Chang

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Maternal Acculturation Levels and Their Effect on Children's Food Intake, Maternal Perceptions of Body Size and Maternal Stress, Tracie A. Chavoor

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APPLIED HW/SW CO-DESIGN: Using the Kendall Tau Algorithm for Adaptive Pacing, Kenneth W. Chee

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Hydrologic Modeling of the San Joaquin Valley Watershed for Purposes of Nitrate Analysis, Stephen Carl Clayton

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Large-displacement Lightweight Armor, Eric C. Clough

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Urban Agriculture Stormwater Management in California Cities, Rachel L. Cohen

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Consumer Evaluation of Low Sodium Mozzarella Cheese and Development of a Novel Method for Evaluating Emotions, Lauren Alyse Collinsworth

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FIELD DECTION DEVICE OF REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES, Danielle Lee Cowgill