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You've searched: University of New Orleans Electronic Theses and Dissertations

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    • Challenging Nonprofit Legal Services: Four Cases from New Orleans, 1970 - 2004

    • nonprofit, legal services, New Orleans, social class, New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation, Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, Advocacy Center
    • During the past century, lawyers in New Orleans created a number of organizations to provide legal services for the poor, as lawyers did throughout the country. Most of those organizations provided routine service directly to individual clients and...
    • 2007-08-08;
    • When Decision Meets Estimation: Theory and Applications

    • Multiple Model, Prediction of Internet End-to-End Delay, Joint Decision and Estimation, Joint Tracking and Classification, Surveillance Testbed, Wireless Sensor Network
    • In many practical problems, both decision and estimation are involved. This dissertation intends to study the relationship between decision and estimation in these problems, so that more accurate inference methods can be developed. Hybrid...
    • 2007-12-15;
    • Facultative Bioreactor Landfill:  An Environmental and Geotechnical Study

    • geoenvironmental; MSW compressibility; sanitary landfills; waste landfills ; landfills; bioreactor
    • A relatively new concept of Municipal Solid Waste treatment is known as bioreactor landfill technology. Bioreactor landfills are sanitary landfills that use microbiological processes purposefully to transform and stabilize the biodegradable organic...
    • 2003-08-07;
    • Experiencing Higher Education in Louisiana through a Native American Lens

    • Native American, cultural identity, enculturation, persistence, satisfaction, resilience, higher education experience, motivation
    • The purpose of this dissertation was to capture the voice of the Louisiana Native American students who attend Louisiana institutions of higher education. Native Americans are the least represented minority in colleges. More have entered college in...
    • 2008-05-16;
    • Robust and Efficient Algorithms for Protein 3-D Structure Alignment and Genome Sequence Comparison

    • Sequence Analysis, Structure Analysis, Protein Structure Alignment, Protein Structure Query, Haplotype Reconstruction and Genome Rearrangement
    • Sequence analysis and structure analysis are two of the fundamental areas of bioinformatics research. This dissertation discusses, specifically, protein structure related problems including protein structure alignment and query, and genome sequence...
    • 2008-08-07;
    • Essays on Fine Structure of Asset Returns, Jumps, and Stochastic Volatility

    • Mixed GARCH-jump models; Skewed t-distribution; GARJI; Likelihood ratio test; Information criteria; Value-at-Risk; Lévy processes; stochastic volatility; characteristic functions; fast Fourier transform; option pricing
    • There has been an on-going debate about choices of the most suitable model amongst a variety of model specifications and parameterizations. The first dissertation essay investigates whether asymmetric leptokurtic return distributions such as...
    • 2006-05-22;
    • Performance Appraisal of Estimation Algorithms and Application of Estimation Algorithms to Target...

    • Estimation performance appraisal; Model distortion measure; Estimation criterion; Performance measure; Target tracking; Linear minimum mean square error; Best linear unbiased estimation
    • This dissertation consists of two parts. The first part deals with the performance appraisal of estimation algorithms. The second part focuses on the application of estimation algorithms to target tracking. Performance appraisal is crucial for...
    • 2006-05-22;
    • Linkages between U.S Cross-border Portfolio Equity Flows and Equity Markets

    • Equity Flows; Cross-border Portfolio Investment; International Markets; SVAR JEL classification: F21; G15; G14; 016; G11
    • There is an ongoing debate over the role that equity markets play in determining and influencing international equity flows. The first chapter of this dissertation describes the large portfolio equity flows into China and India, in order to...
    • 2007-05-18;
    • Synthesis of Novel Chiral Heterocyclic Compounds for Antibacterial Agents and Peptidomimetics

    • Chiral heterocycles; 2-oxazolidinones; 1,3-oxazinan-2-ones; aeruginosins; 2-carboxy-6-hydroxyoctahydroindole; serine protease inhibitors.
    • Small chiral molecules are very important building blocks in the synthesis of biologically active compounds. These building blocks include nitrogen and oxygen-containing heterocycles such as 2-oxazolidinones, 1,3-oxazinan-2-ones, 2-oxazolines,...
    • 2007-12-15;
    • Miniaturized Fluorescence Biosensor for Studying Neuronal Events

    • Fluorescence; Neurons; Biosensors; Imaging
    • When developing new techniques to analyze neuro-chemical microenvironments, it is important to realize the incredible variability in the cellular content and the response to stimulation between cells and within a single cell. Conventional...
    • 2003-05-16;
    • An Assessment of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Environmental Plan Evaluation Methods

    • Corps of Engineers, Cost Effectiveness and Incremental Cost Analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Ecosystem Restoration
    • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a federal agency with a mission to develop water resource projects to benefit the nation. Some of its large scale projects have been built to benefit cities, but through unintended consequences have caused...
    • 2011-05-20
    • Critical Events, Commitment, and the Probability of Civil War

    • Civil war, critical events, credible commitment
    • This dissertation investigates how political instability is related to the probability of civil war. According to the literature in comparative politics, regime breakdown is caused by critical events such as economic decline, defeat in interstate...
    • 2008-08-07;
    • Study of Magnetization Switching for MRAM Based Memory Technologies

    • magnetization switching, critical curve, SAF, MRAM, toggle MRAM, STTMRAM, Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation, spin torque transfer
    • Understanding magnetization reversal is very important in designing high density and high data transfer rate recording media. This research has been motivated by interest in developing new nonvolatile data storage solutions as magnetic random...
    • 2009-12-20

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