Asymmetric warfare; Bayesian statistical decision theory; Genetic algorithms; Sense (Philosophy)
This research develops a Bayesian Abduction Model for Sensemaking Support (BAMSS) for information fusion in sensemaking tasks. Two methods are investigated. The first is the classical Bayesian information fusion with belief updating (using Bayesian...
Falls from roofs are a serious problem in construction sectors. A significant number of workers
experience fatal falls from residential structures while performing roofing tasks each year.
According to a relatively new OSHA ruling for residential...
As the demand for direct petroleum substitutes increases, biorefineries are poised to become centers for conversion of biomass into fuels, energy, and biomaterials. A distributed model offers reduced transportation, tailored process technology to...
This dissertation focused on the development and assessment of flexible
microballoons filled elastomeric foam for shock mitigation applications. The overall goal
of the research was to develop a flexible syntactic foam that has controllable...
Cell-based assays are central to life science research. In many cases, these assays require transient, or stable, transfection of an exogenous DNA of the cells under study. Previous studies examining transcriptional regulation mediated by the tumor...
Life change events; Leadership in women; Spiritual formation; Stress management for women; Academic medical centers
Much of the research related to the leadership of women relates to development through mentorship and the gaps or disparities that exists throughout various fields and disciplines. In the United States, women continue to be underrepresented in...
Coronary stents are slotted tubes made of metals, alloys, or polymers. They are deployed in human arteries, which are blocked by calcified plaque, to keep the arteries open and allow the blood to flow with ease. Coronary stents have been proven as...
A majority of aerospace structures are subjected to bending and stretching loads
that introduce peel and shear stresses between the plies of a composite laminate. These two stress
components cause a combination of mode I and II fracture modes in...
Providing advance notice of rare events, such as a cloud cluster (CC) developing into a
tropical cyclone (TC), is of great importance. Having advance warning of such rare events
possibly can help avoid or reduce the risk of damages and allow...
Electric power system stability; Electric power systems (Control); Transients (Electricity)(Prevention); Electric interference; Electric fault location
The objectives of this research are to: (a) develop and present a power system controller to protect power systems from electrical transients after system disturbances; (b) enhance system operation. A Power System Transient Control System (PSTC)...
The quantitative research addresses the questions: would students use the tools of student construction to help solve problems, and would a tutor designed using elements from tutoring theory allow students to solve multicolumn addition problems...
There is a dire need for more STEM degrees in America. Recent studies have shown that there is a surge in motivating the youth in STEM areas of research. One key motivator is the use of pervasive computing concepts such as SMS/MMS messaging and...
The objectives of this research were to investigate the activity of soil enzymes at different depths of CW treated with swine wastewater and to assess the relationship between the enzyme activity and nutrient concentration. One continuous marsh...
Autonomous control of mobile robots has attracted considerable attention of researchers in
the areas of robotics and autonomous systems during the past decades. One of the goals in the field
of mobile robotics is development of platforms that...
Distillation curve is an important indicator in industry and academia for characterizing fuels. The advanced distillation curve apparatus developed by Smith and Bruno was used to carry out this research. The boiling temperature vs volume curve...
This study is significant for future research and practice of assessing the capacity of nonprofit organizations. More specifically, the results of this study contribute to the current literature and practices on capacity building from both a micro...
Teacher educators;Transformational leadership; African American universities and colleges; African American teachers (Training of); Multicultural education; Teacher-student relationships
This exploration focused on the relationship of transformational leadership in teacher
educators and their multicultural education practices as an avenue to prepare and produce
more teachers for the increasingly diverse student population in P-12...
The thesis reports on work in progress on software that helps an analyst identify and analyze activities of actors (such as vehicles) in an intelligence-relevant scenario. A system is being developed to aid intelligence analysts, IAGOA...