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

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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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Compacting Loads and Stores for Code Size Reduction, Isaac Asay

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

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

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Proteomic Analysis of Mammary Epithelial Cell Development, Alyssa Kay Conly

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

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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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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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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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On the Growth Rate of Turbulent Mixing Layers: A New Parametric Model, Jeffrey L. Freeman

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Climate Planning in Politically Conservative Cities: A Case Study of Seven Climate Action Plans, Coleman Moore Frick

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Photosynthetic thermal tolerance and recovery to short duration temperature stress in desert and montane plants: A comparative study, David William Gallagher

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Investigation of chromosome size effect on the rate of crossovers in the meiotic yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lanie Maria Galland

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Twill: A Hybrid Microcontroller-FPGA Framework for Parallelizing Single- Threaded C Programs, Douglas S. Gallatin

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Influence of Grain Size and Widmanstätten Colonies on Variability of Tensile Properties of Forged Ti-6Al-4V, Blake T. Gaspar

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Quantifying the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Hazards: Incorporating Disaster Mitigation Strategies in Climate Action Plans, Michael Germeraad

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DEVELOPENT OF A PHOSPHOLIPID ENCAPSULATION PROCESS FOR QUANTUM DOTS TO BE USED IN BIOLOGIC APPLICATIONS, Logan Grimes

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Communicative Design: Transit Architecture for Growing Cities, James Derek Holloway

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Development of a Bicycle Level of Service Methodology for Two-Way Stop-Controlled (TWSC) Intersections, Nathan R. Johnston

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Modification of the Cal Poly Spacecraft Simulator System for Robust Control Law Verification, TOMOYUKI KATO

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THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND EXTRACTION TECHNIQUE ON THE BINDING INTERACTIONS AND HYDROLYSIS OF β-LACTOGLOBULIN WITH MILK FAT GLOBULE MEMBRANE (MFGM), Corbin R. Kembel

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An Examination of an Environmental Change in Beverages Available to High School Students in Santa Maria, California on Their Consumption Behavior, Susan Eileen Klucker

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EFFECTS OF OVARIECTOMY AND ANATOMICAL POSITION ON THE COMPACT BONE AS SEEN IN THREE MONTH SUMMER OVINE MODEL, Bryan C. Kraft

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ATREngine: An Orientation-Based Algorithm for Automatic Target Recognition, Justin Ting-Jeuan Kuo

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Towards an automated weight lifting coach: introducing LIFT, Michael Andrew Lady

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Design of Controlled Environment for Tissue Engineering, Malcolm Gerald Lapera

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STUDY THE EFFECTS OF CORE ORIENTATION AND DIFFERENT FACE THICKNESSES ON MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF HONEYCOMB SANDWICH STRUCTURES UNDER THREE POINT BENDING, Joshua m. Lister

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Learning About LED Lighting Technology Through Patents, Joe C. Liu

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PROPERTIES AND FABRICATION METHODS OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES, Ann E. Livingston-Peters

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Characterization of changes in composition and physicochemical properties of casein micelles from raw milk to buttermilk, Melissa Ann Looney

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TUNNEL ROAD SAFETY: A LOOK AT OLDER DRIVERS’ PERFORMANCE AND SIGHT IMPAIRMENT, Edith Lopez

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Consumer Evaluation of Cheese: Linking Hedonics, Emotions and Perception of Product Attributes, Kristine Patricia Martinez

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Investigation of Degradation Effects Due to Gate Stress in GaN-on-Si High Electron Mobility Transistors Through Analysis of Low Frequency Noise, Michael Curtis Meyer Masuda

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A Study on the Vibrational Performance Characteristics of an E22 Isolator After Outgassing and Bake-out, Alma Melendez

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SMART WALL OUTLET DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE DC HOUSE PROJECT, Kevin Roy Mendoza

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Real-time 3d person tracking and dense stereo maps using GPU acceleration, Kendall Merriman

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DecaFS: A Modular Distributed File System to Facilitate Distributed Systems Education, Halli Elaine Meth

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

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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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Virtual Reality Engine Development, Varun Varahamurthy

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

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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 btarmstr 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