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• #### Objective Measurement of Light Exposure and Refractive Error in Children ﻿

(August 201)
Purpose: An increase in outdoor time in high ambient light levels has been found to be protective against myopia onset in multiple studies. Objective measurements of light exposure and physical activity can more accurately ...
• #### Objective Measurement of Light Exposure and Refractive Error in Children ﻿

(August 201)
Purpose: An increase in outdoor time in high ambient light levels has been found to be protective against myopia onset in multiple studies. Objective measurements of light exposure and physical activity can more accurately ...
• #### Objective Measurement of Spectacle Wear Time with a Temperature Sensor Data Logger ﻿

(2017-05-10)
Purpose: Many practitioners and researchers desire to objectively quantify spectacle wear time. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Smartbutton Data Logger Temperature Recorder for monitoring spectacle wear. ...
• #### Observations of Sea-breeze Fronts Along the Houston Gulf Coast ﻿

(2013-12)
Observations of sea breeze fronts along the Houston Gulf Coast were used to correlate meteorological conditions with remote sensing observations. The aim of this study was to find patterns in cloud and weather parameters ...
• #### Observer Based Parameter Estimation With Applications To Model Based Diagnostics ﻿

(2012-12)
Presented in this manuscript is an observer-based method for consistent parameter estimation and the utility of these estimates in real-time model based diagnostics. Parameter estimation is realized through a calculation ...
• #### Observer-Based Parameter Estimation for Linear Uncertain Discrete-Time Systems ﻿

(2018-12-12)
Presented is an observer-based parameter estimation solution for a class of linear, discrete-time systems. The proposed formulation embeds the problem of parameter estimation within a parametric uncertain observer formulation ...
• #### Occupant Detection and Tracking in Smart Buildings using Unobtrusive Sensing ﻿

(2018-05)
Non-intrusive occupant identification enables numerous applications in smart buildings such device-free climate control and adjustment in buildings which would not only enhance occupants' comfort but also save energy. To ...
• #### Ocular and Systemic Diurnal Rhythms in Emmetropic and Myopic Adults ﻿

(2019-05-22)
Purpose: Evidence suggests that diurnal rhythms and light exposure patterns may influence the development of refractive error. This study investigated diurnal variations in anterior and posterior segment biometry and ...
• #### Omics-Scale Bioinformatics Technology and Methods: from Data to Information ﻿

(2014-12)
Omics-scale bioinformatics is an emerging discipline of science that plays an essential role in analyzing and interpreting large scale biological data. In this thesis, I developed three different omics-scale bioinformatics ...
• #### On Communication-Computation Overlap in High-Performance Computing ﻿

(2016-05)
The number of compute nodes and cores per node have increased many fold on high end computer systems over the last decade. For a parallel application to scale to tens or even hundreds of thousands of processes, all ...
• #### ON COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR EXPLORING PARENT-INFANT DYNAMICS DURING SOCIAL INTERACTION ﻿

(2015-05)
With the recent trend in developmental science toward new techniques and methods that involve sophisticated hardware and data processing, it is becoming more and more important to merge the many different subfields within ...
• #### On Enforcing Maximum Principles and Element-Wise Species Balance for Advective-Diffusive-Reactive Systems ﻿

(2015-08)
This dissertation aims at developing robust numerical methodologies to solve advective-diffusive-reactive systems that provide accurate and physical solutions for a wide range of input data (e.g., Péclet and Damköhler ...
• #### On Holomorphic Sectional Curvature and Fibrations ﻿

(2016-12)
In this dissertation, we prove the existence of a metric of definite holomorphic sectional curvature on certain compact fibrations. The basic idea for these curvature computations is to use the already available information ...
• #### On Kinetics of Scale and Gas Hydrate in Oil and Gas Pipelines ﻿

(August 201)
Scale formation is a widespread problem in a wide range of industries such as oil and gas, water desalination and food processing. Conventional solutions for this problem including mechanical removal and chemical dissolution ...
• #### On Maps from N-Ball into (3n-2)-Ball ﻿

(2019-04-25)
In this dissertation, the proper rational holomorphic maps from n-ball into (3n-2)-ball have been studied. We give a necessary and sufficient condition for holomorphic maps of degree 3 from $n-ball$ into (3n-2)-ball. We ...
• #### On Physics of Durable Ice Phobic Surfaces ﻿

(2018-12-11)
Icephobic surfaces have a critical footprint on human daily lives ranging from aviation systems and infrastructures to energy systems, but creation of these surfaces for low-temperature applications remains elusive. ...
• #### On Protein Crystal Nucleation Precursors ﻿

(2017-07-06)
Protein crystallization is central to our understanding of molecular structures in biology, vital to industrial processes in the pharmaceutical industry, and increasingly appreciated as a critical block in understanding ...
• #### On Scalable Collective I/O for High Performance Computing ﻿

(2013-12)
The increasing number of cores per node has propelled the performance of leadershipscale systems from teraflops to petaflops. On the other hand, bandwidth of I/O subsystems have almost been stagnant. This has created a ...
• #### On the Microscopic Mechanism of Mesoscopic Aggregation in Protein Solutions ﻿

(2015-08)
Mesoscopic clusters of protein-rich fluid are observed in solutions of several proteins. The molecular origin and thermodynamics underlying the formation of the clusters are poorly understood. Here we test the “complexation” ...
• #### On The Mind's Foreign Shores: The Origins of Henry A. Murray's Personology ﻿

(2012-08)
Henry A. Murray (1893-1988) became one of America’s premier scholars in personality research. While most psychologists remember him as the co-developer of the Thematic Apperception Test, he and a large and devoted staff ...