# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (2012-06-27)
The simultaneous explosion of portable microelectronics devices and the rapid shrinking of microprocessor size have provided a tremendous motivation to scientists and engineers to continue the down-scaling of these devices. ...

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• (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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• (2013-12-12)
The burgeoning field of additive manufacturing, or “3D printing”, centers on the idea of creating three-dimensional objects from digital models. While conventional manufacturing approaches rely on modifying a base material ...

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• (2007)
Prototype-scale hydrodynamic modelings were first conducted to evaluate the structure design of the Calumet High-Level Influent Pumping Station (CHLIPS). The complex geometries were discretized into unstructured tetrahedral ...

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• (2004)
*This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation). The CD requires the following system requirements: Windows MediaPlayer or RealPlayer.

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• (2019-04-24)
Hall thrusters are a spacecraft propulsion device for orbit maintenance and north-south station keeping. One of the concerns about Hall thrusters is the sputtering of high energy ions which could result in the erosion of ...

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• (2016-11-04)
Complex biological systems sense, process, and respond to a range of environmental signals in real-time. The ability of such systems to adapt their functional response to dynamic external signals motivates the use of ...

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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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• (2017-06-20)
An important recent development in the visual information acquisition field is the emergence of low cost depth sensors that measure the scalar distance between the camera and the surrounding objects present in the scene. ...

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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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• (1997)
These findings support similar studies that have shown that the realization of a technological innovation is socially constructed. The use of this particular NLE was shaped by its historical development and the emergent ...

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• (1963)

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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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• (1968)

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