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 2018

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Effects of Using Clay Nanoparticles as a Soil Amendment to Remove Nitrate from Stormwater, Megan P. Abutin

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OPTIMIZING THE DISTRIBUTED HYDROLOGY SOIL VEGETATION MODEL FOR UNCERTAINTY ASSESSMENT WITH SERIAL, MULTICORE AND DISTRIBUTED ACCELERATIONS, Andrew Adriance

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Analyzing Global Cyber Attack Correlates Through an Open Database, Brady Benjamin Aiello

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Automated Pruning of Greenhouse Indeterminate Tomato Plants, Joey M. Angeja and Joey M. Angeja

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Towards a Strawberry Harvest Prediction System Using Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Andreas M. Apitz

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Study of the Effect of BiOWiSH Aqua on Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification in a Membrane Aerated Bioreactor, Joelle Arakaki

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL METRICS ON PREDICTING HEAT STRESS RELATED EVENTS, McKenzie Lee Barlow

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SoK: A Practical Cost Comparison Among Provable Data Possession Schemes, Alex Michael Bartlett

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The Potential Effects of Exercise-Induced Cortisol Release on Executive Functioning in Preadolescents, Kory Matthew Bettencourt

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An Empirical Study of CSS Code Smells in Web Frameworks, Tobias Paul Bleisch

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Design and Verification of a LabVIEW Automated Antenna Radiation Pattern Measurement System, Dylan C. Bloom

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Effects of Raceway Pond Water and Nutrient Recycling on Microalgae Production and Harvesting, Christian A. Bowen

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PREDICTING THE VOTE USING LEGISLATIVE SPEECH, Aditya Budhwar

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Design, Simulation, and Hardware Construction of a 600 W Solid State DC Circuit Breaker for the DC House Project, Calin Matthew Bukur and Calin Matthew Bukur

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Showing Programmers that they Already Know How to Write Well, Alanna Buss

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MANUFACTURE OF COMPLEX GEOMETRY COMPONENT FOR ADVANCED MATERIAL STIFFNESS, David Russell Bydalek

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Coaching Styles and the Basic Psychological Need Fulfillment of College Athletes, Kelsey Louise Byrd

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Leave the Features: Take the Cannoli, Jonathan Joseph Catanio

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Prediction of the Degradation of Emerging Contaminants During Oxidative Treatment via Analysis of Reaction Rate Constants, Kellie Cochran

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Assessment of the Potential of Proposed Stations of the California High-Speed Rail as Major Hubs for Physical and Economic Development, Seitu Akira Coleman

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Characterization of Botrytis cinerea resistance to fungicides in California strawberry production, Scott D. Cosseboom

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Exploring the Concept of a Deep Space Solar-Powered Small Spacecraft, Kian Guillaume Crowley

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ZINC SUNSCREENS AFFECT DEVELOPMENT OF STRONGYLOCENTROTUS PURPURATUS EMBRYOS, Brittany E. Cunningham and Nikki L. Adams

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Real-Time Object Removal in Augmented Reality, Tyler Dahl

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF BODY COMPOSITION AND REFERENCE VALUES OF VISCERAL ADIPOSE TISSUES IN VARIOUS AMERICAN COLLEGIATE SPORTS, Eshan M. Dandekar

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Investigating Forward Flight Multirotor Wind Tunnel Testing in a 3-by 4-foot Wind Tunnel, Reed Danis

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Single Camera Photogrammetry MATLAB Solver Developed for Automation of the Oil Interferometry Process, Hunter Michael Dunn

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The Modified-Multiphase Boost Converter: Combined Inductors and Capacitors Topology, Zachary L. Eldredge

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Hydrologic Response to Conifer Removal and Upslope Harvest in an Encroached Montane Meadow, Noël C. Fie and Noël C. Fie

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DEVELOPING, EVALUATING, AND DEMONSTRATING AN OPEN SOURCE GATEWAY AND MOBILE APPLICATION FOR THE SMARTFARM DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM, Caleb D. Fink and Caleb D. Fink

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POLYCOMMIT: BUILDING BETTER HABITS THROUGH GAMIFICATION, Elliot Fiske

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Software Requirements Classification Using Word Embeddings and Convolutional Neural Networks, Vivian Lin Fong

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Defect Detection in Selective Laser Melting, Moira Foster

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Logging and Analysis of Internet of Things (IoT) Device Network Traffic and Power Consumption, Ryan Joseph Frawley

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Tessellated Voxelization for Global Illumination using Voxel Cone Tracing, Sam Thomas Freed

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Assessment of Maternal and Infant Outcomes of Moderately Malnourished Pregnant Adolescents in Malawi, Alyssa Marie Friebert

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Preparation of Supramolecular Amphiphilic Cyclodextrin Bilayer Vesicles for Pharmaceutical Applications, Kate E. Frischkorn

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ORBITAL CONSTELLATION DESIGN AND ANALYSIS USING SPHERICAL TRIGONOMETRY AND GENETIC ALGORITHMS: A MISSION LEVEL DESIGN TOOL FOR SINGLE POINT COVERAGE ON ANY PLANET, Joseph R. Gagliano

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USING GAZE TRACKING TO TACKLE DUPLICATE QUESTIONS ON COMMUNITY BASED QUESTION ANSWERING WEBSITES: A CASE STUDY OF IFIXIT, Pankti Gandhi

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UTILIZING PERMANENT ON-BOARD WATER STORAGE FOR EFFICIENT DEEP SPACE RADIATION SHIELDING, Nathan Ryan Gehrke

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AN EVALUATION OF ULTRASONIC SHOT PEENING AND ABRASIVE FLOW MACHINING AS SURFACE FINISHING PROCESSES FOR SELECTIVE LASER MELTED 316L, Rhys Gilmore

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STRATEGIC SELECTION OF TRAINING DATA FOR DOMAIN-SPECIFIC SPEECH RECOGNITION, Daniel Girerd

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Differential Power Analysis In-Practice for Hardware Implementations of the Keccak Sponge Function, Nathaniel Graff

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Modeling and Analysis of Cal Poly Microgrid, Matthew A. Guevara

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Characterization and Removal Efficiency Comparison of Bioretention Soil Media Mixtures, Nathan T. Hanson

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Evaluating recruitment seasonality of red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) to inform fisheries management and conservation policy, Leslie Christine Hart

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A Modified Multiphase Boost Converter with Reduced Input Current Ripple: Split Inductance and Capacitance Configuration, Zoe M. Hay

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MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SELECTIVELY LASER MELTED 316L STAINLESS STEEL BODY CENTERED CUBIC UNIT CELLS AND LATTICE OF VARYING NODE RADII AND STRUT ANGLE, Christopher James Hornbeak

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ADAPTATION OF VT-DBR LASERS FOR LIDAR, Luke Horowitz

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The Analysis and Study of Power System Designs for Same Polytechnic College in Tanzania, Kevin Lum Hua

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Improving Swarm Performance by Applying Machine Learning to a New Dynamic Survey, John Taylor Jackson

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Crossing Corridors: Wildlife use of jumpouts and undercrossings along a highway with wildlife exclusion fencing, Alex J. Jensen and Alex Joseph Jensen

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The Design and Implementation of a Supersonic Indraft Tube Wind Tunnel for the Demonstration of Supersonic Flows, Daniel Kenneth Johnson

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Bird Abundance at Bird Feeders in Response to Temperature, Wind Speed and Precipitation During the Winter Season, Siddhant Kahal

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Effect of Bioaugmentation Product BiOWiSH® AQUA™ on Nitrogen Removal in Wastewater, Patrick Cassidy Kalvass

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ASSESSING THE PHOTOPROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF FLUORESCENT SPHINGOMYELIN AGAINST UVB INDUCED DNA DAMAGE IN HUMAN KERATINOCYTES, Rebecca Marie Kandell

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Finite-Difference Modeling of the Batch Process Smoldering Combustion of Wastewater, Laura H. Kawashiri

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N-SLOPE: A One-Class Classification Ensemble For Nuclear Forensics, Justin Kehl

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"The Gods Have Taken Thought for Them": Syncretic Animal Symbolism in Medieval European Magic, Solange Nicole Kiehlbauch

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A Comparative Study of Feature Detection Methods for AUV Localization, Andrew Y. Kim

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Electrode Geometry Effects in an Electrothermal Plasma Microthruster, Harrison Raymond King

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Applying Neural Networks for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Alex Kost

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Enhancements to the Microbial Source Tracking Process through the Utilization of Clustering and k-Nearest Clusters Algorithm, Tram B. Lai

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Human Knee FEA Model for Transtibial Amputee Tibial Cartilage Pressure in Gait and Cycling, Gregory Lane

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Determining Feasibility of a Propulsionless Microsatellite Formation Flight Mission, Aaron Levis

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EVALUATION OF ELECTROCHEMICAL AND LASER POLISHING OF SELECTIVELY LASER MELTED 316L STAINLESS STEEL, Julian R. Lohser

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Assessment of Granulovirus, Spinosad, and Mating Disruption for Controlling Cydia pomonella L. [Lepidoptera: Tortricidae] in Organic Coastal California Apple Orchards, Raven Lukehart

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THE DESIGN, BUILDING, AND TESTING OF A CONSTANT ON DISCREET JAMMER FOR THE IEEE 802.15.4/ZIGBEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL, Alexandre J. Marette

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AN OVERVIEW OF BODY ARMOR AND SINGLE PLATE IMPACT DYNAMICS, Thomas Matzinger

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A Comparison of the Usability of Security Mechanisms Provided by iOS and Android, David E. Maulick

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Modifying the mineral profile of crickets (Acheta domesticus) using a supplemented diet, Rhianne Morgan Le Maxwell

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Improvement of chilling efficiency and product quality of broiler carcasses using sub-zero saline solutions for chilling, Morgan Metheny

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PROTECTION AGAINST UNGROUNDED SINGLE PHASE OPEN CIRCUIT FAULTS IN 3-PHASE DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMERS, Higinio Ariel Montoya

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Use of Manifolds in the Insertion of Ballistic Cycler Trajectories, Oliver K. Morrison

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ACCELERATION OF JACCARD’S INDEX ALGORITHM FOR TRAINING TO TAG DAMAGE ON POST-EARTHQUAKE IMAGES, Kyle John Mulligan

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ROTORDYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF THEORETICAL MODELS AND EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEMS, Cameron R. Naugle and Cameron Rex Naugle

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Funqual: User-Defined, Statically-Checked Call Graph Constraints in C++, Andrew P. Nelson

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Artificial Neural Network-Based Robotic Control, Justin Ng

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Corridor Navigation for Monocular Vision Mobile Robots, Matthew James Ng

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A MULTIPHASE MODIFIED BOOST CONVERTER WITH REDUCED INPUT CURRENT RIPPLE: COMBINED CAPACITORS, Omri Nissan

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Protection, Automation, and Frequency Stability Analysis of a Laboratory Microgrid System, Christopher Eric Osborn

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EFFECTS OF POLYDATIN ON IN VITRO BOVINE EMBRYO DEVELOPMENTAL COMPETENCE, METABOLISM, AND CRYOPRESERVATION, Corie Marie Owen

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SysML Output Interface and System-Level Requirement Analyzer for the Horizon Simulation Framework, Viren Kishor Patel

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Detection Method of Subclinical Atherosclerosis of the Carotid Artery with a Hemodynamics Modeling Approach, Marisa Peressini

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Detecting a Probiotic Product Within the Gut of Broiler Chickens, Anneka Pisula

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Modeling Adversarial Insider Vehicles in Mix Zones, Nicholas Plewtong

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Field Investigation of Stream-Aquifer Interactions: A Case Study in Coastal California, Devin Pritchard-Peterson

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Mobile Security Education with Android Labs, Siavash Rezaie

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Interplanetary Transfer Trajectories Using the Invariant Manifolds of Halo Orbits, Megan S. Rund

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Improving Introductory Computer Science Education with DRaCO, Mike Dongyub Ryu

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Towards Autonomous Localization of an Underwater Drone, Nathan Sfard

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The Roles of Tid1, Ndj1, and Spo16 in Distributive Segregation During Saccharomyces cerevisiae Meiosis, Ethan Atticus Shaw

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The Impacts of Sex and Myogenic Cell Transplantation on Collateral Capillary Arteriogenesis, Padon Mary Sivesind

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Knee Angles and Axes Crosstalk Correction In Gait, Cycling, and Elliptical Training Exercises, Jordan M. Skaro

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Design and Analysis of a Parabolic Trough Solar Concentrator, George N. Skouras

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"For All Such, a Country is Provided": Choctaw Removal, Slave Trading, and Law in Southwestern Mississippi, 1800-1841, Anthony Albey Soliman

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Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for Verification of CubeSat Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem, Andrew Richard Sorensen

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Extended-Use ECG Monitor, Daniel Aaron Soski

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Evaluation of Endothelial Cell Responses to Elevated Glucose, Gabriella Sugerman

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The effect of destoning and enzymatic pretreatments on the biofuel production from olive cake, Patrick Tai