# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Electrical and Computer Engineering by Title

• (1987)
A detailed experimental study of the remarkable collective-transport properties of charge-density-wave (CDW) conductors is presented. Measurements of current oscillations observed in response to applied dc voltages and of ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Advances in integrated circuit design and packaging techniques have introduced new ESD-susceptible (Electrostatic Discharge) circuit interfaces. This document will introduce these interfaces and the methods that were used ...

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• (2012-05-22)
This work focuses on methods for testing and increasing the robustness of integrated circuits (ICs) to electrostatic discharge (ESD). Specifically, this work focuses on charged device model (CDM) protection and test ...

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• (1992)
This thesis studies a forward recovery strategy using checkpointing and optimistic execution in parallel and distributed systems. The approach uses replicated tasks executing on different processors for forward recovery ...

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• (1990)
A new and unique high vacuum crystal growth system has been developed. The gas source molecular beam/chemical beam epitaxial growth system features a 7000 l/s diffusion pumping system mounted directly beneath a molecular ...

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• (2015-04-20)
As semiconductor process technologies continue to scale and the demand for ubiquitous computing devices continues to grow with paradigms such as the internet of things (IOT), the availability of low-cost, low-power, ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Graphene nano-ribbon (GNR) transistors have emerged as a promising candidate to replace traditional silicon transistors in future scaled technologies. Since these devices are very small, the impact of process variation on ...

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• (1990)
This thesis addresses two important issues in the development of optical interconnection. One major goal is to develop a set of circuit simulation models in order to enable the simulation of various optoelectronic integrated ...

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• (1987)
The high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) is one of the fastest switching devices available today. In order to best utilize its capabilities one must be able to simulate its behavior in electronic circuits. This requires ...

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• (1998)
We then present circuit-level models for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and their strong thermally and spatially dependent behavior. The first approach, implemented in both HSPICE and SABER, is a simple ...

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• (1971)

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• (1994)
Despite increasing availability, the use of parallel platforms in the solution of significant computing problems remains largely restricted to a set of well-structured, numeric applications. This is due in part to the ...

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• (1967)

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• (2015-12-10)
Diagnosis of tinnitus, the perception of sound minus external stimulus, depends on self-report and there is currently no objective way to determine if a person has the disorder. Previous examinations of resting-state brain ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Traditionally, wireless network protocols have been developed for performance. Subsequently, as attacks are identified, patches or defenses have been developed. This has led to an arms race,'' where one is never confident ...

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• (2014-09-16)
As process technology has aggressively scaled, the demand for fast, robust computing has grown tremendously. With the rise of large scale data centers to handhold mobile devices, the desire for faster, low-power integrated ...

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• (2012-09-18)
In this thesis, we propose a maze-routing-based clock tree routing algorithm integrated with buffer insertion, buffer sizing, and topology generation that is able to consider general buffer insertion locations. While ...

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• (1957)

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• (2014-09-16)
With virtual machines becoming common, it becomes important for them to be robust to errors. However, the virtual hard disk images used by virtual machines are not as reliable as physical disks. Existing solutions such as ...

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• (2013-08-22)
We present CloudVal, a framework to validate the reliability of virtualization environment in cloud computing infrastructure. A case study, based on injecting faults in the KVM hypervisor and XEN hypervisor, was conducted ...

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