Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Old Dominion University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Transparent Spectrum Co-Access in Cognitive Radio Networks, Jonathan Daniel Backens

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Dissertation: Characterization of an Impulse Radiating Antenna in the Near Field, Chandra Barjracharya

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Dissertation: IDPAL – A Partially-Adiabatic Energy-Efficient Logic Family: Theory and Applications to Secure Computing, Mihail T. Cutitaru

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Dissertation: Ionizing Radiation Detection Using Microstructured Optical Fiber, Stanton DeHaven

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Dissertation: Empirical Modeling of Asynchronous Scalp Recorded and Intracranial EEG Potentials, Komalpreet Kaur

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Degradation in GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors Due to the Inverse Piezoelectric Effect, Deepthi Nagulapally

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Dissertation: Numerical Study of Poration and Ionic Conduction in Nanopores Caused by High-Intensity, Nanosecond Pulses in Cell, Hao Qiu

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Dissertation: Detection of OFDM Signals Using Pilot Tones and Applications to Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Systems, Ahmed Temtam

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Dissertation: High Dimensional Data Set Analysis Using a Large-Scale Manifold Learning Approach, Loc Tran

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation: Investigation of NbNx Thin Films and Nanoparticles Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition and Thermal Diffusion, Ashraf Hassan Farha

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Dissertation: Improving the Stability of High and Low Bandgap Polymers Organic Photovoltaic Devices Using a Solution Based Titanium Sub-Oxide Interfacial Layer, Kurniawan Foe

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Dissertation: Fast Transients in Non-Volatile Resistive Memories (RRAM) Using Tantalum Pentoxide as Solid Electrolyte, Pragya Rasmi Shrestha

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dissertation: Performance Optimization Over Wireless Links With Operating Constraints, Shiny Abraham

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Dissertation: Synergistic Effect of Subnanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields and Temperature on the Viability of Biological Cells, James Thomas Camp

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Dissertation: Multi-Term Approximation to the Boltzmann Transport Equation for Electron Energy Distribution Functions in Nitrogen, Yue Feng

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Dissertation: Optimization Framework for a Radio Frequency Gun Based Injector, Alicia S. Hofler

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Dissertation: An Efficient Boosted Classifier Tree-Based Feature Point Tracking System for Facial Expression Analysis, Adam Redd Livingston

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Dissertation: A Vision-Based Automatic Safe landing-Site Detection System, Yufei Shen

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Ocean-Energy Conversion Based on Linear Generator Concepts, Michael Allen Stelzer

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Dissertation: Image-Guided Robotic Dental Implantation With Natural-Root-Formed Implants, Xiaoyan Sun

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Dissertation: Enhancing Spectrum Utilization in Dynamic Cognitive Radio Systems, Dusadee Treeumnuk

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Dissertation: Creation of Large Scale Face Dataset Using Single Training Image, Qun Wang

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Dissertation: Diamond This Film Patterning Technique Using Selective Nucleation Growth, Characterization and Application, Weican Xiao

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Dissertation: Super-Resolution of Unmanned Airborne Vehicle Images with Maximum Fidelity Stochastic Restoration, Amr Yousef

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Dissertation: Smart Sensing and Performance Analysis for Cognitive Radio Networks, Yanxiao Zhao

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Dissertation: Nonosecond Pulsed Electric Field Induced Changes in Dielectric Properties of Biological Cells, Jie Zhuang

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation: Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Study of the Dynamics of Antimony Thin Films and Nanoparticles, Mahmoud Abdel-Fattah

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Dissertation: Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Nanostructured Tandem Solar Cells: Simulation and Fabrication Methods, Patrick Michael Boland Jr.

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Dissertation: Data Hiding in Digital Video, Abdullah Cay

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Dissertation: Fusion of Visual and Thermal Images Using Genetic Algorithms, Sertan Erkanli

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Dissertation: Ultrafast High-Energy Electron Diffraction Study of Photoexcited Bismuth Nanoclusters by Femtosecond Laser Pulses, Ahmed R. Esmail

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Dissertation: Learning Local Features Using Boosted Trees for Face Recognition, Rajkiran Gottumukkal

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Dissertation: Spectrum Adaptation in Cognitive Radio Systems with Operating Constraints, Deepak R. Joshi

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Dissertation: Characterizations of Atmospheric Pressure Low Temperature Plasma Jets and Their Applications, Erdinc Karakas

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Dissertation: Statistical Optimizations of Muscle Action Potentials Based on Modeling and Analysis of Ion Channel Dynamics, GyuTae Kim

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Dissertation: Design of Multi Agent Based Crowd Injury Model, Emin Kugu

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Thesis: Improving the Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells by Varying the Material Concentration in the Photoactive Layer, Kevin Anthony Latimer

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Dissertation: Technology Independent Synthesis of CMOS Operational Amplifiers, Praveen Koushik Meduri

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Dissertation: Synthesis of ALD Zinc Oxide and Thin Film Materials Optimization for UV Photodetector Applications, Kandabara Nouhoum Tapily

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Dissertation: On the Radius of Convergence of Interconnected Analytic Nonlinear Systems, Makhin Thitsa

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Dissertation: The Tracking Performance of Distributed Recoverable Flight Control Systems Subject to High Intensity Radiated Fields, Rui Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation: Experimental Investigation of a Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet, Asma Begum

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Dissertation: Analysis of Jump Linear Systems Driven by Lumped Processes, Jorge R. Chavez Fuentes

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Dissertation: Multi-Scale Edge Detection Algorithms and Their Information-Theoretic Analysis in the Context of Visual Communication, Bo Jiang

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Dissertation: Simultaneous Higher Harmonic Detection and Extraction of Information From Oxygen Spectra, Karan Dineshchandra Mohan

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Dissertation: Transmitter Optimization in Multiuser Wireless Systems with Quality of Service Constraints, Danda B. Rawat

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Dissertation: Simulation Studies of Pulsed Voltage Effects on Cells, Jiahui Song

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Dissertation: Wavelet-Based Enhancement Technique for Visibility Improvement of Digital Images, Numan Ünaldı

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Dissertation: Analysis and Optimization of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for Cognitive Radio Networks, Manish Wadhwa

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation: Supporting Protocols for Structuring and Intelligent Information Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Filip Cuckov

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Dissertation: Surface Dynamics of Silicon Low-Index Surfaces Studied by Reflection High-Energy Electron Diffraction, Ibrahim El-Kholy

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Dissertation: Interconnections of Nonlinear Systems Driven by L₂-ITÔ Stochastic Processes, Luis A. Duffaut Espinosa

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Dissertation: Sensitive Detection of Novel Effects and Characteristic Signal Structure of Higher Harmonic Detection in Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy, Mohammad Amir Khan

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Dissertation: TREE-D-SEEK: A Framework for Retrieving Three-Dimensional Scenes, Saurav Mazumdar

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Dissertation: Wireless Personal Area Network-Based Assistance for the Visually Impaired, Kurt Matthew Peters

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Dissertation: A Subspace Projection Methodology for Nonlinear Manifold Based Face Recognition, Praveen Sankaran

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Dissertation: High-Performance Broadcast and Multicast Protocols for Multi-Radio Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks, Jun Wang

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Dissertation: Compensation of Loss and Stimulated Emission of Surface Plasmon Polaritons, Guohua Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Dissertation: Rapid Prototyping for Virtual Environments, Emre Baydogan

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Dissertation: Reflection High-Energy Electron Diffraction Studies of Indium Phosphide (100) and Growth on Indium and Indium Nitride on Silicon (100), Mohamed Abd-Elsattar Hafez

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Dissertation: Modeling and Stability Analysis of Nonlinear Sampled-Data Systems with Embedded Recovery Algorithms, Heber Herencia-Zapana

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Dissertation: Design of a High-Speed Architecture for Stabilization of Video Captured Under Non-Uniform Lighting Conditions, Ming Zhu Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Dissertation: Neighborhood Defined Feature Selection Strategy for Improved Face Recognition in Different Sensor Modalitie, Satyanadh Gundimada

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Dissertation: Self-Assembly and Characterization of Germanium Quantum Dots on Silicon by Pulsed Laser Deposition, Mohammed S. Hegazy

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Dissertation: Prediction of interference Pathloss Inside Commercial Aircraft Using Modulated Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks, Madiha Jamil Jafri

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Dissertation: The Distributed Independent-Platform Event-Driven Simulation Engine Library (DIESEL), Reejo Mathew

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Thesis: Detecting Compromised Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks, Mary Lisa Mathews

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Dissertation: Development of Fast, Distributed Computational Schemes for Full Body Bio-Models and Their Application to Novel Action Potential Block in Nerves Using Ultra-Short, High Intensity Electric Pulses, Ashutosh Mishra

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Dissertation: Optimization Methods of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and the Self-Absorption Problem, Olodia Ayed Taha Nassef

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Dissertation: Power-Aware Design Methodologies for FPGA-Based Implementation of Video Processing Systems, Hau Trung Ngo

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Dissertation: Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Probe Effects of Ultra-Short, Very-High Voltage Pulses on Cells, Viswanadham Sridhara

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Dissertation: Self-Organization in Cathode Boundary Layer Discharges, Nobuhiko Takano

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Dissertation: Modeling and Simulations of Electrical Breakdown and Thermal Failure in Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide for High-Voltage Dielectric Applications, Guogang Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Dissertation: Femtosecond Laser Ablation with Single and Two-Photon Excitation for MEMS, Mohamed Abdelfattah Kottb Ahmad Elbandrawy

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Dissertation: Automatic Speech Recognition Using LP-DCTC/DCS Analysis Followed by Morphological Filtering, Penny Hix

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Dissertation: An Adaptive Algorithm to Identify Ambiguous Prostate Capsule Boundary Lines for Three-Dimensional Reconstruction and Quantitation, Rania Yousry Hussein

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Dissertation: Whole Word Phonetic Displays for Speech Articulation Training, Fansheng Meng

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Dissertation: Stability Analysis of Hybrid Jump Linear Systems With Markov Inputs, Arturo Tejada Ruiz

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Dissertation: Learning as a Nonlinear Line of Attraction for Pattern Association, Classification and Recognition, Ming-Jung Seow

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Dissertation: Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Sources for Polymer Surface Modification, Shujun Yang

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Dissertation: Performance Analysis of Recoverable Flight Control Systems Subject to Neutron-Induced Upsets Using Hybrid Dynamical Models, Hong Zhang

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Dissertation: High Performance Queueing and Scheduling in Support of Multicasting in Input-Queued Switches, Weiying Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Thesis: Design and Implementation of One and Two-Degree-of-Freedom Magnetic Suspension and Balance Systems, Mark W. Adams

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Thesis: Electromagnetic Propagation Prediction Inside Aircraft Cabins, Genevieve Hankins

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Dissertation: Modeling and Simulation of \Sub-Microsecond Electrical Breakdown in Liquids with Application to Water, Jun Qian

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Dissertation: Multi-Modal Enhancement Techniques for Visibility Improvement of Digital Images, Li Tao

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Dissertation: Modeling and Simulation of Photonic Crystal Fibers and Distributed Feedback Photonic Crystal Fiber Lasers, Feng Wu

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Dissertation: Carbon Nanotubes and Tungsten Oxide Nanorods: Synthesis and Applications, Bing Xiao

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Dissertation: High Power 121.6 NM Radiation Source for Advanced Lithography, Jianxun Yan

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Dissertation: Melting and Solidification Study of Indium and Bismuth Nanocrystals Using Reflection High-Energy Electron Diffraction, Mohamed K. Zayed

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Dissertation: Dynamical Studies of Model Membrane and Cellular Response to Nanosecond, High-Intensity Pulsed Electric Fields, Qin Hu

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Dissertation: Generating Series for Interconnected Nonlinear Systems and the Formal Laplace-Borel Transform, Yaqin Li

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Dissertation: Scaling and Characterization of Direct Current Glow Discharge Plasma in Atmospheric Air, Abdel-Aleam Hefney Mohamed

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Dissertation: Stability Analysis of Jump-Linear Systems Driven by Finite-State Machines with Markovian Inputs, Sudarshan S. Patilkulkarni

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Dissertation: Microdischarge Arrays, Wenhui Shi

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Dissertation: Electrical Breakdown in Polar Liquids, Shu Xiao

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Dissertation: Photonic Crystals: Modeling and Simulation, Shangping Guo

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Dissertation: Dynamics of Phase Transitions on Low-Index Metal Surfaces, Bo Lin

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Dissertation: Fuzzy System Identification Based Upon a Novel Approach to Nonlinear Optimization, Raymond Scott Starsman

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Dissertation: Development of an Efficient Ti:Sapphire Laser Transmitter for Atmospheric Ozone Lidar Measurements, Khaled A. Elsayed