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[Un]Ethical Algorithms: The Social Justice Dilemma of Automated Writing Technologies 

Tang, Yingying (2024-04-29)  ETD File Embargoed
This dissertation examines the use of AI-based technologies in providing legal assistance to resource-constrained populations and its potential impact on social justice. Using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods ...

Uncovering different physiological mechanisms of peanut drought tolerance under mid-season drought in automated Rain-out Shelters 

ZHANG, QIONG (2021-11-18)
Peanut is an economic cash crop mainly planted in arid and semi-arid regions where the drought causes around 20% loss of peanut production every year. Research suggested that crops have various physiological mechanisms ...

Uncovering the Social Organization of Women PhD Students' Experiences in Biology: An Institutional Ethnography 

Steele, Ariel (2022-05-01)
Biological science programs enroll and graduate more women than other STEM disciplines; nearly 60% of undergraduate students are women, and women and men enter graduate programs at equal rates. This suggests that the field ...

Undergraduate Attitudes Towards Parental Discipline Strategies 

Lee, Ember (2006-12-15)
Parenting is an essential part of children’s development. Because everyone has had experience with parenting young adults likely have opinions, attitudes and beliefs regarding parenting behaviors – even before they become ...

Undergraduate Business Students: Multiple Intelligences and Academic Majors 

Reiners, Liesl (2023-08-04)
This study explored the potential relationship between multiple intelligences and academic majors declared by undergraduate business students in the largest college at a mid-size public university in the southeast. To ...

Underinsurance in Children with Special Health Care Needs 

Preskitt, Julie (2010-04-16)
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) are a small part of the total population, but use more services and account for more costs than do their healthy peers. By the very nature of who they are and the health-related ...

Understanding African American Lesbian and Gay Identity Development Within a Historically Black College Environment 

Tyre, Yulanda (2009-05-06)
The purpose of this study was to conduct an examination of experiences associated with LG identity development among African American college students. Specifically, the study focused on LG identity development within the ...

Understanding and Estimating Travel Times of Overland Flows on Planes 

KC, Manoj (2014-04-23)
Estimating travel time of overland flow is one of the important studies in hydrology. A quasi-two-dimensional overland flow model (OFM) with the options of dynamic, diffusion, and kinematic wave approximation integrated ...

Understanding and Improving Computer Vision and Spatiotemporal Deep Neural Networks 

Alcorn, Michael (2021-07-19)
Deep neural networks are increasingly being used to solve a wide range of machine learning tasks. In this dissertation, I discuss several research projects I have worked on at Auburn with the goal of understanding and ...

Understanding and Improving Generative Adversarial Networks 

Li, Qi (2020-04-06)
Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have been under the spotlight in the machine learning field for a few years. Especially, the power that learns a data distribution in an unsupervised fashion leads GANs to be applied ...

Understanding and Modeling the Effects of Surface Texture on Fatigue Behavior of Additively Manufactured Parts 

Lee, Seungjong (2024-04-29)  ETD File Embargoed
Additive manufacturing, considered as a future manufacturing technique, provides an unique advantage of fabricating near-net-shape parts without any additional processes. While there are extensive efforts to improve ...

Understanding and promoting rural adolescents' psychosocial development in the context of a unique social milieu 

Chan, Alexander (2016-07-20)
The need to belong is fundamental among human beings, and is associated with a variety of indices of wellbeing. Individuals can experience belonging in a variety of contexts. During adolescence, two of the most prominent ...

Understanding Angler Preferences and Participation for Management of Alabama Recreational Fisheries 

Quintana, Jessica (2015-07-29)
Due to recent declines in the number of licensed freshwater anglers, there is an increasing demand to understand angler preferences and how that impacts participation. Incorporating angler characteristics into traditional ...

Understanding Cyclist Perceptions of Road Adjacent Shared-Use Paths: A Comprehensive Study of Both Stated and Revealed User Preferences 

Burmester, Benjamin (2020-04-30)
Road adjacent shared-use paths are a valuable transportation facility for rural and suburban communities looking to reap the benefits of increased active transportation. Shared-use paths have the ability to immediately ...

Understanding Eating Behavior: How to improve it 

Zhao, HaiYue (2022-04-20)  ETD File Embargoed
The relation between education and health has been well established in the literature, especially as it pertains to chronic diseases like obesity. But, due to data limitations, most extant research lacks a direct explanation ...

Understanding Effects of Tapering Cantilevered Piezoelectric Bimorphs for Energy Harvesting from Vibrations 

Siddiqui, Naved (2014-12-09)
Piezoelectric energy harvesting from vibrations is a field that has gathered much attention over the past decade. The purpose of this application is to realize ambient sources of kinetic energy such as vibrations, and turn ...

Understanding extinction risk in aquatic invertebrates using range size and genetic diversity 

Garugu, Surya Deepika (2023-05-17)  ETD File Embargoed
Genetic diversity is not only necessary for evolutionary processes but also for ecosystem functioning and population stability. This is particularly true for ecosystem engineers that contribute broadly to function and food ...

Understanding First-Year College Students’ Perception of Academic Rigor and Help-Seeking Behavior in College using BCSSE and NSSE 

Chaudhuri, Shankharupa (2018-04-24)
The first-year students join college with several expectations in their mind about their upcoming academic endeavors and their career. The first-year of college is the most crucial year of a students’ college career. This ...

Understanding growth patterns of coastal largemouth bass: integrating bioenergetics modeling and life history theory 

Glover, David (2010-08-04)
Relative to inland freshwater populations, largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in coastal systems typically have a small maximum size, high condition, and low annual survival. Much attention has focused on determining ...

Understanding how cyanobacterial communities respond to different dissolved nitrogen forms 

Gladfelter, Matthew (2021-04-12)  ETD File Embargoed
This thesis explored the ways in which cyanobacterial communities respond to three common nitrogen forms (i.e., nitrate, ammonium, and urea) via two field experiments. Chapter I describes a field experiment that demonstrated ...