# Browse Graduate Theses and Dissertations at Illinois by Title

• (2014-05-30)
Modeling the 3D geometry of the face is an important research topic in computer graphics and computer vision. The applications for face models include computer animation and facial analysis. Over the past few decades, ...
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• (2014-05-30)
In this dissertation we study core problems in 3D face processing with their important applications in biometrics and graphics. We propose efficient and accurate feature based algorithms for facial feature detection, 3D ...
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• (1984)
This thesis consists of two parts. The first part deals with the question of whether localized magnetic moments are present on the 3d atoms, Cr and Mn, when dilutely doped in Nb and V. The second part deals with the ...
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• (2012-02-06)
Dysphagia has negatively affected the quality of life or even caused death for many head and neck cancer patients. Consequently, it is critical that scientists investigate the function of normal and abnormal swallowing in ...
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• (2013-05-24)
A cell-based biological machine is a set of sub-components consisting of living cells and cell-instructive micro-environments that interact to perform a prescribed task. Cell types such as neurons, muscle cells, and ...
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• (2013-05-24)
Direct-write assembly is used to fabricate 3D microperiodic scaffolds composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural, biocompatible, biodegradeable polymer, for cell culture and tissue engineering applications. HA is ...
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• (2012-02-06)
An image is nothing but a projection of the physical world around us, where objects do not occur randomly but follow certain spatial rules. Many existing computer vision approaches tend to ignore this aspect of understanding ...
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• (1991)
This study chronicled the intertextual links generated by 8 able readers as they read a five-passage tableau. Each reader silently read the passages and reported aloud their thoughts during a $2{1\over2}$ to 3 hour session. ...
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• (2013-05-24)
The purpose of this study is to provide a useful guide for choral conductors who wish to perform the music of Chen Yi (b. 1953). The goal of this study is to search for an understanding of Chen Yi’s unique musical language, ...
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• (1969)
A study of the A2 meson has been made on data obtained from pi p interactions at 5 BeV/c in the 72"Alvarez liquid hydrogen bubble chamber. The p pi decay mode in the 4-constraint, p pi+ pi- pi- final state is treated ...
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• (1981)
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• (1982)
Self-consistent unrestricted Hartree-Fock calculations are presented for the adsorption of atomic oxygen onto the nickel oxide (100) surface. The perfect surface is shown to be non-reactive, but enhanced binding is found ...
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• (1986)
In this thesis the use of the Unrestricted Hartree-Fock technique augmented by many body perturbation theory techniques and symmetry projection methods in the study of the energies of the excited states of atomic, molecular ...
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• (1989)
The study investigated which cues in the input are used by classroom second language learners in order to assign tense at the sentence level: lexical items (temporal adverbials), gestures (indicating temporal references), ...
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• (2010-05-19)
Nitrate is a contaminant of interest in soils and water. It has been linked to chronic human illness and a variety of environmental problems, including hypoxia in coastal waters. Previous work has shown that nitrate is ...
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• (1989)
Regulation of T lymphocyte proliferation from aged rats was explored by activating lymphocytes to proliferate with the T cell lectin Con A, the calcium ionophores A23187 and ionomycin and the protein kinase C activator, ...
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• (2013-05-24)
Over the past few decades, both researchers and commercial farmers have attempted to find means to accurately predict crop yields during the growing season. Modern science has been successful in mapping the genes of crops ...
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• (2014-05-30)
This project focused on the abrasion resistance of concrete railway crossties. In the first phase of this project, a series of high performance concrete mixes was developed that utilized different replacement levels of ...
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• (1996)
We have measured the absolute $\rm\sp2H(\gamma,p)n$ angular distribution using the Illinois LASA detector at the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory's tagged photon facility. Using 40 to 90 MeV photons, we aimed to measure ...
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• (1996)
We have measured the absolute 2H( 1 ,p )n angular distribution using the Illinois LASA detector at the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory's tagged photon facility. Using 40 to 90 MeV photons, we aimed to measure the ...
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