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Activation Functions as Parameters for Improved Deep Learning 

Locke, James M. (2021-04-20)
Neural networks have evolved into strong and dependable machine learning systems. Practitioners and researchers using them have at their disposal many tuning levers for achieving successful learning. A key task is selecting ...

An Active and Hybrid Storage System for Data-intensive Applications 

Ding, Zhiyang (2011-07-20)
Since large-scale and data-intensive applications have been widely deployed, there is a growing demand for high-performance storage systems to support data-intensive applications. Compared with traditional storage systems, ...

Active Power Damping Control using Renewable Energy Sources 

Basu, Mayur (2023-12-06)
This Ph.D. report navigates the global energy landscape shaped by ambitious carbon reduction goals. Solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy, driving the growth of renewable energy sources (RESs), signal a significant ...

The Activity Metric for Low Resource, On-line Character Recognition 

Confer, William (2005-12-15)
This work presents an algorithm for on-line character recognition that is fast, portable, and consumes very little memory for code or data. The algorithm is alphabet-independent, and does not require training beyond ...

Activity of Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in Coastal South Carolina: an Acoustic Study 

Moore, Lydia (2015-12-10)
Coastal South Carolina has not been the focus of previous studies on distribution of bats, but the proposal of an offshore wind farm has stimulated interest in how bats use coastal areas. Anabat acoustic detectors were ...

An Actor on a Grand Stage: Adelbert Ames and his Military, Political, and Civil Rights Legacies 

Megelsh, Michael J. (2021-04-12)  ETD File Embargoed
Adelbert Ames, born in Maine in 1835, served as a Union general during the American Civil War—winning the Medal of Honor for his service at the Battle of First Bull Run on July 21, 1861. After the war, he remained in the ...

The Actor with No Name: A Star Study of Clint Eastwood 

Petersen, Roderick III (2024-04-29)
This thesis explores Clint Eastwood’s star text, analyzing Clint Eastwood’s acting career, lawsuits, promotions, and election as mayor of Carmel, California. This thesis argues that The Man with No Name was a foundational ...

Acute effects of teacher-implemented physical activity breaks on preschooler’s physical activity participation and academic time on-task 

Webster, Elizabeth (2013-07-19)
Physical activity participation is a crucial component to a child’s healthy development. Although various benefits and positive correlations exist from adequate amounts of physical activity participation, a majority of ...

Acute Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Central and Peripheral Hemodynamics and Oxygen Consumption in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury 

Yarar, Ceren (2011-08-08)
A substantial body of evidence suggests spinal cord injury (SCI) increases cardiovascular disease and mortality risk in aging individuals with SCI. Based on retrospective assessments, excess mortality after SCI has been ...

Acute regulation of IGF-1 by differential growth-factor-binding-protein expression, inhibition, and proteolysis 

Foster, Ernest (2008-08-15)
The purposes of this investigation were to examine the acute regulation of IGF-1 via insulin-like growth factor binding-protein (IGFBP) expression, inhibition, and proteolysis. Eight recreationally-active college-aged ...

Ad-hoc and Multi-hop Wireless Sensor Networks for Activity Capture in Cooperative Robotics 

Raghunathan, Arun (2006-12-15)
Cooperative robotics has been the focus of attention of various groups in recent years. The idea of using a team of robots instead of a single one to execute a task came from the necessity of accomplishing a task that is ...

Adaptation and Comparison of Machine Learning Methods for Geomorphological Mapping and Terrace Prediction: A Case Study of the Buffalo River, Arkansas 

Swan, Benjamin (2017-05-31)
Working with a high-resolution LiDAR dataset, this research adapts existing techniques from machine learning to the problem of predicting general and specific geomorphic features in the complex terrain of the Buffalo River ...

Adaptation Service Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks with Balanced Energy Aggregation 

Kim, Eun (2006-05-15)
Wireless sensor networks consist of tiny, energy-constrained sensor nodes that may be deployed in large numbers. Considering these unique characteristics, our adaptation service framework is designed to deliver distributed ...

Adapting Expressive Writing for Minoritized Students at Predominantly White Institutions Who Experience Microaggressions 

Brydon, Cassidy (2023-04-24)  ETD File Embargoed
Racial and ethnic based stressors, such as microaggressions, are pervasive, distressing, and result in long lasting negative repercussions for minoritized students at predominantly white institutions (PWI’s). These stressors ...

Adapting Extreme Programming For Global Software Development Project 

Tian, Yuan (2009-04-20)
Growth of the global economy has led to remarkable changes in the way software is developed. Global Software Development (GSD) is becoming the norm for many technology companies. Even though organizations are enjoying the ...

Adapting to Academic Life: Junior Pharmacy Practice Faculty’s Preparation for Academia and Their Intent to Leave 

Staton, April Greene (2017-04-12)
Pharmacy education has experienced significant changes in the last 20 years. The Doctor of Pharmacy degree became the sole professional degree requiring the addition of a large number of practice faculty. In addition, ...

Adaptive Connectivity Aware Routing Protocol for Wireless Vehicular Networks 

Yang, Qing (2011-05-05)
Multi-hop vehicle-to-vehicle communication is useful for supporting many vehicular applications that provide drivers with safety and convenience. Developing multi-hop communication in vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) is ...

Adaptive Control of a Farm Tractor with Varying Yaw Properties Accounting for Actuator Dynamics and Nonlinearities 

Derrick, John (2008-05-15)
Two adaptive control algorithms for the automatic steering control of a farm tractor with varying hitch forces are developed. Tractors can be configured many different implements, and implements interact with the soil in ...

An Adaptive Control System for an Accelerating Rotor Supported by Active Magnetic Bearings under Unbalance Disturbances 

Wang, Xianglin (2017-10-12)
This thesis describes an adaptive control system capable of rejecting unbalance disturbances for an accelerating rotor supported by active magnetic bearings (AMBs). The control of accelerating rotor during start-up and ...

Adaptive developmental plasticity and hormetic effects in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia castanotis) 

Hoffman, Alexander (2024-05-01)  ETD File Embargoed
Stressors experienced during development can have persisting detrimental effects on an individual’s phenotype, as well as indirect effects on the phenotype of offspring. However, developmental stressors can also be beneficial ...