Recent Submissions

  • The Limits of Liberty: African Americans, Indians, and Peons in the Texas-Mexico Borderlands, 1820-1860 

    Nichols, James David (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-May-12)
  • Two Cities of Sippar: Tell Abu-Habbah and Tell ed-Der 

    Mahmood, Lina (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2006-08-01)
    The aim of this thesis is to determine whether a pair of sites located in southern Mesopotamia, Tell Abu-Habbah (ancient Sippar-Jahrurum) and Tell ed-Der (ancient Sippar-Amnânum) represented two different cities or one ...
  • The Complexity of Domestic Interiors: Laurie Simmons's Depiction of Women's Identity in the Home 

    Cesiro, Lauren Elise (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 2011-08-01)
    Laurie Simmons was among a group of artists in the 1980’s working in photography, film, video, and performance who recognized the influence of the mass media on the American public. Simmons used her art practice to comment ...
  • Chitosan/TPP Nanoparticles as a Gene Delivery Agent For Tumor Suppressant P53 

    Liu, Gaojun (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-May-12)
    In the last decade, non-viral polymeric vectors have become more attractive than their viral counterparts due to their nontoxicity and good biocompatibility. However, one of the major drawbacks is the low transfection ...
  • Cis-regulatory contributions to the regulation of sloppy-paired 1 transcription initiation and elongation 

    Hang, Saiyu (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-12)
    The expression of the sloppy-paired 1 (slp1) gene in the gastrula stage Drosophila embryo is controlled by the interplay of four transcription factors Runt, Even-skipped (Eve), Fushi-tarazu (Ftz), and Odd-paired (Opa) with ...
  • Model-based Techniques for Dependable Decision Making in Groups of Agents Operating Autonomously 

    Wang, Meng (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Dec-11)
    Massively distributed embedded systems are rapidly emerging as a key concept for many modern applications. Autonomous agents with mobile sensors are breakthrough concept in technology. However, providing efficient and ...
  • A Methodology for Design and Applications of Parallel Computers 

    Zhang, Peng (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Dec-11)
    This dissertation focuses on two aspects of parallel computing, i.e., development and applications of parallel computers. First, we introduce a new technique by strategically interlacing bypass rings to torus (iBT network) ...
  • The Influence of the Columnar Structure in the Active Layer (PMMA/P3HT/PCBM) on the Performance of the Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell 

    Li, Hongfei (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Dec-12)
    As a novel photovoltaic material, Poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) has been extensively applied in variety areas such as field-effect transistors, chemical sensors, and photovoltaic solar cell. But its conductivity is unstable ...
  • Two p53 mutants display differential gain-of-function effects on tumorigenesis in vivo 

    Hanel, Walter George (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Aug-12)
    p53 is a transcription factor which promotes cell cycle arrest, DNA damage repair, and apoptosis in the presence of DNA damage or oncogenic signaling. It is mutated in more than half of all human cancers demonstrating ...
  • A Stochastic Approximation Interpretation for Model-based Optimization Algorithms 

    Hu, Ping (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-May-12)
    This thesis studies a class of model-based randomized algorithms for solving general optimization problems. These are iterative algorithms that sample from and update an underlying distribution over the feasible solution ...
  • Modeling of Parachute Dynamics with Front Tracking Method 

    Kim, Joung-Dong (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-May-12)
    We use the front tracking method on a spring system to model the dynamic evolution of parachute canopies. The canopy surface of a parachute is represented by a triangulated surface mesh with preset equilibrium length on ...
  • Diffusion-Driven Kernel Design and Algorithms for Dynamic Shape Analysis 

    Hou, Tingbo (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-May-12)
    With the rapidly development of 3D data acquisition, a massive collection of dynamic shapes emerge and become ubiquitous in various real-world applications. It results in the urgent need of techniques for dynamic shape ...
  • And Then It Hit Me: A Memoir 

    Ruiz, Nicola (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Dec-11)
    The day before my 18th birthday, I opened the door to two cops who told me that my brother had been killed in a car accident in England. The news of his death launched me into a surreal period of numbness and denial, one ...
  • Vernacular Tattoos 

    Szatmari, Phebe (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-May-12)
    This thesis is a collection of poems that interrogate sociocultural constructs, play with language and form, and share the philosophy of 'everythingness in nothingness.' The work strives to capture narrative moments and ...
  • Some People Have Real Problems 

    Rooney, Elaine (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Dec-11)
    This thesis is a creative work; a novel, which tells the story of a 28 year old divorce attorney who begins a dissociative, downward spiral. The story is told as a first person narrative through her eyes and begins as she ...
  • Love Is All We Need 

    Louis, Martine Yvonne (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-May-12)
    The death of Ana's mother interrupts their closeness. But does it really? Ana's story is one of confrontation with loss, resulting pain and survival.
  • Evolution of the Cardiac Electrophysiological System and Regulation of Ion Channel Gene Expression 

    Yan, Qinghong (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Dec-12)
    There are two basic ways by which biological systems can evolve, either by changes in the sequence of protein coding regions (structural evolution) or by changes in gene regulatory function (regulatory evolution). The ...
  • Using Type Inference and Abstract Interpretation for Static Binary Analysis 

    Saberi, Alireza (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Dec-12)
    In recent years, many research efforts have been dedicated to detect vulnerabilities in software. Most of these techniques are based on source code analysis. However, source code-based analysis methods are ineffective when ...
  • Feeding the Christians 

    Redmond, James Patrick (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Dec-12)
    Feeding the Christians is a work of fiction about Grey Daniels, a young man managing his family's restaurant and choosing to "live under the radar" in his conservative community in Ft. Sackville, Indiana. When Trace, a ...
  • Creating Light Music at the Festival of Song: Politics, Personhood, and Cultural Production in Tirana, Albania (1944-present) 

    Tochka, Nicholas (The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY., 1-Dec-12)
    Though different orders organize subjects in audibly distinguishable ways, only rarely have ethnomusicologists theorized how musical practice articulates to practices of government. Through a diachronic case study of Tirana, ...

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