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Developments in Holographic Imaging for Near-wall Flow Measurement, Spray Diagnostics and Insect Behavior Monitoring

Sankar, Santosh Kumar (2020-10)
This thesis is separated into three parts. In part one, I develop a new holographic imaging technique for near wall flow measurements. The viscous sublayer is a region of a wall bounded turbulent flow located next to the ...

A Republic of Lost Peoples: Race, Status, and Community in the Eastern Andes of Charcas at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century

Weaver Olson, Nathan (2017-08)
This dissertation explores a period between the 1570s and 1620s when the Audiencia of Charcas (Modern Bolivia) was beset with problems. During this time, the Eastern Andean frontier emerged as an idealized space where the ...

Beyond Sub-Gaussian and Independent Data in High Dimensional Regression

Sivakumar, Vidyashankar (2020-09)
The past three decades has seen major developments in high-dimensional regression models leading to their successful use in applications from multiple domains including climate science, finance, recommendation systems, ...

Data-Driven Framework for Energy Management in Extended Range Electric Vehicles Used in Package Delivery Applications

Wang, Pengyue (2020-08)
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have potential to achieve high fuel efficiency and reduce on-road emissions compared to engine-powered vehicles when using well-designed Energy Management Strategies (EMSs). The EMS ...

Tools for Improving and Understanding Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Shirinpour, Seyedsina (2020-10)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that can modulate brain activity through a time-varying magnetic field which induces an electric field in the brain. TMS has been used ...