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    • Steganalysis Techniques: A Comparative Study

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    • Steganography is the art of hiding information within cover objects like images or audio/video files. It has been widely reported that there has been a surge in the use of steganography for criminal activities and therefore, implementing effective...
    • 2007-05-18;
    • 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;
    • Representative Environments for Reduced Estimation Time
of Wide Area Acoustic Performance

    • Underwater acoustics, acoustic provincing, environmental data, acoustic modeling, uncertainty
    • Advances in ocean modeling (Barron et al., 2006) have improved such that ocean forecasts and even ensembles (e.g., Coelho et al., 2009) representing ocean uncertainty are becoming more widely available. This facilitates nowcasts (current time ocean...
    • 2010-05-14
    • Studying How Changes in Consumer Sentiment Impact the Stock Markets and the Housing Markets

    • Behavioral Finance, Consumer Sentiment, Asymmetric Response Modeling, Downside Risk, Housing Market, Home Sales, Home Prices
    • Consumer sentiment has the ability to provide researchers with many avenues to test existing Finance and Economic theories. Chapter 1 introduces the issues that I seek to explore within the area of Behavioral Finance. Chapter 2 utilizes thirty...
    • 2010-05-14
    • Essays in Corporate Governance: Issues and Evidence from Equity Carve-Outs

    • Carve-outs; GIM-Index; Entrenchment-index; Divisive restructurings; Anti-takeover Provisions; Corporate Boards; External Directors; Board Size; Board-insiders; Board Independence; Ownership Structure; Insider-Ownership; Managerial-Ownership;...
    • This dissertation consists of three essays examining the relation between corporate governance and firm performance. The theme of this study is that the widely documented long-term underperformance in equity carve-outs can be partly explained by...
    • 2009-12-19;
    • How States are Meeting the Highly Qualified Teacher Component of NCLB

    • HOUSSE; Certification requirements; CLU; Continuing Learning Units; Teacher certification; NCLB; No Child Left Behind; Highly qualified teachers
    • As part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act the federal government has added the requirement that all schools receiving Title I funds must have “highly qualified teachers” in every classroom . The term “highly...
    • 2005-05-20;
    • Performance and Total PM Emission Factor Evaluation of Expendable Abrasives

    • Abrasive Blasting; Particulate Matter; Emission Factors; Productivity; Consumption; Coal Slag; Copper Slag; Specialty Sand
    • Dry abrasive blasting is one of the most widely used methods of surface preparation. Air emissions from this process include particulate matter (PM) and metals. Spent abrasive generated from this process may be hazardous in nature. With increasing...
    • 2006-05-22;
    • Implementation of Separable & Steerable Gaussian Smoothers on an FPGA

    • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), Parallel Image Processing, Directional Smoothing Filters, Steerable Filters, Gaussian Mask, Separable Convolution
    • Smoothing filters have been extensively used for noise removal and image restoration. Directional filters are widely used in computer vision and image processing tasks such as motion analysis, edge detection, line parameter estimation and texture...
    • 2010-12-17
    • Here You Are-You Are Here

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    • The following thesis will address both the work I completed during my Graduate studies at the University of New Orleans (1992-96), as well as the collaborative work I executed in the years that followed. The range of materials used, individual...
    • 2007-05-18;
    • PARSES: A Pipeline for Analysis of RNA-Sequencing Exogenous Sequences

    • exogenous agents, RNA-Seq, contamination, sequence alignment, cancer etiology, sequence assembly, taxonomical classification, cancer treatment
    • RNA-Sequencing (RNA-Seq) has become one of the most widely used techniques to interrogate the transcriptome of an organism since the advent of next generation sequencing technologies [1]. A plethora of tools have been developed to analyze and...
    • 2011-05-20
    • CDSE Quantum Dots and Luminescent/Magnetic Particles for Biological Applications

    • Cell Separation; Fluorescence; Quantum dots; Magnetic; Luminescent/Magnetic particles
    • CdSe semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots--QDs) with diameters ranging between 1.5 and 8 nm exhibit strong, tunable luminescence [1-5]. They have been widely investigated for their size-dependent optoelectronic properties [6], and for their...
    • 2004-05-21;
    • The Native

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    • This thesis paper discusses the emerging 24p and High Definition formats, and how they were utilized in the production of a short film. The benefits of these new technologies and how they compare to widely used, contemporary formats are discussed...
    • 2006-12-15;
    • Enhancing Security in 802.11 and 802.1 X Networks with Intrusion Detection

    • Information management; Authentication
    • The convenience and low cost of 802.11-based Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) complemented with 802.1 X authentication has led to widespread deployment in the consumer, industrial and military sectors. The combination of wireless signals...
    • 2006-01-20;
    • Forensic Reconstruction of Fragmented Variable Bitrate MP3 files

    • Data, Compression
    • File carving is a technique used to recover data from a digital device without the help of file system metadata. The current file carvers use techniques such as using a list of header and footer values and key word searching to retrieve the...
    • 2010-12-17

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