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    • COTS GIS Integration and its Soap-Based Web Services

    • Integration; Web Services; GIS; Vector data; Raster
    • In the modern geographic information systems, COTS software has been playing a major role. However, deploying heterogeneous GIS software has the tendency to form fragmented data sets and to cause inconsistency. To accomplish data consolidation, we...
    • 2004-05-21;
    • 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;
    • A Practical Study of the Role of the Cinematographer

    • Lighting; Cinematography; Director of photography; Camera
    • The following thesis describes the development and process of the responsibilities and skills necessary for a director of photography in the motion picture industry. Pre-production and production aspects pertaining to experiences as...
    • 2005-05-20;
    • Lei Feng: China’s Evolving Cultural Icon, 1960s to the Present

    • Lei Feng, Cultural Revolution, Lin Biao, Chairman Mao, Chinese propaganda, Peoples Liberation Army of China
    • In 1962, very few people within the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) had ever heard of Lei Feng, a young soldier who died in a tragic accident while driving a truck for the People’s Liberation Army. The following year, his name was known throughout...
    • 2009-12-20
    • Nonaqueous Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Surface Coating

    • magnetic nanoparticles; semiconductor nanoparticles; silica; polymer; coating
    • This thesis mainly consists of two parts, the synthesis of several kinds of technologically interesting crystalline metal oxide nanoparticles via high temperature nonaqueous solution processes and the formation of core-shell structure metal...
    • 2008-08-07;
    • Fog Cooling, Wet Compression and Droplet Dynamics In Gas Turbine Compressors

    • Wet compression, Overspray, Axial Compressor
    • During hot days, gas turbine power output deteriorates significantly. Among various means to augment gas turbine output, inlet air fog cooling is considered as the simplest and most costeffective method. During fog cooling, water is atomized to...
    • 2009-05-15;
    • Analyzing frequent acquires in emerging markets and futures markets linkage

    • Frequent acquirers, hubris, agency problem, emerging markets, CAR, futures markets, breadth of information, price discovery, Dynamic Conditional Correlation,
    • The first chapter of this dissertation examines the returns to frequent acquirers from emerging markets and analyzes the cross-country variations in cumulative abnormal returns. The sample consists of 5,147 transactions carried out by firms from 17...
    • 2009-05-15;
    • Post-translational Regulation of Plant Fatty Acid Desaturases as Expressed in Saccharomyces...

    • plant fatty acid desaturase, N-terminal degradation, post-translational modification, regulatory mechanism, polyglutamic acid, ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis
    • Differences have been shown in the steady-state accumulation and half-lives between Brassica FAD3 (BF3) and tung FAD3 (TF3) proteins expressed in yeast cells cultured at 30°C. TF3 has a greater steady-state accumulation and longer half-life than...
    • 2008-05-16;
    • Toward the Synthesis of CAY-1,
an Antifungal Steroidal Saponin

    • Antifungal compound, CAY-1, invasive fungal infections, glycoconjugate, natural product synthesis, saponins, spirostane, 2,3-branched oligosaccharide synthesis.
    • Invasive fungal infections are prevalent and often deadly in immunocompromised patients. There continues to be a pressing need for the development of novel antifungal compounds since there are currently only 13 compounds licensed for the treatment...
    • 2007-05-18;
    • Comparative Analysis of Marine Structural End Connections

    • Marine Structural End Connections, Finite Element Analysis
    • Numerous structural end connections are utilized everyday in the marine industry for ship design and/or maintenance. End connection design has been developed in earlier vessel designs and adapted as a general standard for all vessels being designed...
    • 2009-12-20
    • The Distribution of Cotton Fiber Length

    • Fiber Beard, Komogorov-Simirnov goodness-of-¯t test, Mixture ofWeibull Distributions, Partial Least Squares
    • By testing a fiber beard, certain cotton fiber length parameters can be obtained rapidly. This is the method used by the High Volume Instrument (HVI). This study is aimed to explore the approaches and obtain the inference of length distributions...
    • 2010-08-05
    • Flow-Transport Modeling and Quantification

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    • Several research investigations have been conducted on the flow and sediment transport over bed forms in alluvial rivers (e.g. mean flow field, turbulence, shear partitioning, bed load transport and bed form geometry). Much of this work was either...
    • 2007-05-18;
    • Numerical and Experimental Analysis of a TurboPiston Pump

    • TurboPiston Pump, Centrifugal Pump, Piston Pump, Valve, CFD, Dynamic Mesh, Fluent, Ansys
    • The TurboPiston Pump was invented to make use of merits such as, high flow rates often seen in centrifugal pumps and high pressures associated with positive displacement pumps. The objective of this study is to manufacture a plastic model 12”...
    • 2010-05-14
    • A Blue-Green Divide?  Elite and Mass Partisan Dynamics in Taiwan

    • Political Party, Partisan Polarization, Political Issues, Voting Behavior, Taiwan
    • This dissertation aims to investigate the bases of partisan differentiation and degree of polarization since Taiwan’s 2000 presidential election. By employing American concepts and theories of partisan polarization, I analyze Taiwan’s party...
    • 2010-08-05

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