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Utilizing Dual Neural Networks as a Tool for Training, Optimization, and Architecture Conversion 

Hunter, David Shawn (2013-04-23)
Very little time has been devoted to the application of Dual Neural Networks and advances that they might produce by utilizing them for conversion between network architectures. By leveraging the efficiencies of the various ...

Utilizing Facial Recognition Software to Record Classroom Attendance 

Miller, William E. (2018-04-25)
Facial recognition software offers many opportunities for educators, especially in regards to recording classroom attendance. With so much time lost in the classroom each day, utilizing facial recognition software allows ...

Utilizing Feed Effectors and Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Semi-Intensive Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) Production 

Walsh, Samuel (2022-05-02)
The efficiency and sustainability of shrimp farming have been improved through developments in farm management and technology such as passive acoustic monitoring (PAM), and fishmeal-free diets. To further improve the ...

Utilizing Hidden Markov Models to Classify Maneuvers and Improve Estimates of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle During High Dynamic Flight 

Strong, Amy (2021-07-28)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are an increasing presence around the world; however, they can pose a threat to secure facilities. Many UAV mitigation techniques require accurate knowledge of UAV states to successfully ...

Utilizing Microfibrous Entrapped Catalyst Mixtures as a Means to Overcome Transport and Equilibrium Limitations of Dimethyl Ether Synthesis via a Methanol Intermediate 

Yantz, William Jr. (2017-11-17)
Due to the highly exothermic nature of single-step dimethyl ether synthesis, a highly conductive catalyst support known as microfibrous entrapped catalyst (MFEC) was utilized in order to mitigate the heat generation within ...

Utilizing Microprocessor Based Relays as Predictive Tools to Mitigate Voltage Instability Problems That Stem from the Fast Voltage Collapse and Delayed Voltage Recovery Phenomena 

Olajubutu, Michael (2007-12-15)
Fast voltage collapse and delayed voltage recovery are a growing concern in the power industry. Although there are several well-known methods to combat fast voltage collapse and delayed voltage recovery, additional methods ...

The Utopian Aestheticism of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Gertrude Stein's Three Lives 

Gordon, Linda (2012-04-30)
This study reads Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890, 1891) and Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives (written 1905, published 1909) through Paul Cézanne’s radical aesthetics of surface, and is grounded in H. G. Wells’ ...

Vacuum Magnetic Flux Surface Measurements Made on the Compact Toroidal Hybrid 

Peterson, Joshua (2008-08-15)
Understanding the behavior of plasmas in magnetic confinement fusion devices typically requires accurate knowledge of the magnetic field structure. In stellarator-type confinement devices, the helical magnetic field is ...

Validation of candidate genes associated with leaf spot resistance in cultivated peanut 

Nthupisang, Boipelo (2018-07-25)
Peanut is an important oil crop that is grown in several parts of the world including the US, Asia and Africa. Early and Late leaf spot caused by Cercospora arachidicola and Cercosporidium personatum respectively are the ...

Validation of Cooking Methods Using Shell Eggs Inoculated with Salmonella Serotypes Enteritidis and Heidelberg 

Davis, Alexis (2007-08-15)
Salmonella Enteritidis has been associated with eggs and egg products for a long time. However, Salmonella Heidelberg is now also being associated with eggs and egg products. Experiments were therefore done to determine ...

Validation of Laboratory Cracking Tests for Field Top-down Cracking Performance 

Chen, Chen (2020-04-20)
Top-down cracking (TDC) has been widely reported as a primary mode of distress in asphalt pavements. Currently, there is no consensus on a practical laboratory cracking test that can reliably predict an asphalt mixture’s ...

Validation of MRI-Derived Morphometric Estimations of Biomechanical Inputs to Improve Low Back Pain Risk Assessment 

Salar, Menekse (2017-11-30)
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders facing the working world. Previous LBP studies have focused on exposure to physical risk factors in the workplace such as lifting, pushing, pulling ...

Validation of novel secondary therapies in relapsed/refractory cancers using Pharmacogenomics and Single-Cell transcriptomics 

Ahmed, Salsabil (2023-12-05)
Multiple myeloma is the second-most common hematopoietic malignancy in the United States. Although several drugs have so far been approved by the FDA to treat myeloma and other plasm cell neoplasms, myeloma remains an ...

Validation of the Behavioral Assessment of Social Interaction in Young Children (BASYC) as a Measure of Early Social Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Beights, Rebecca (2010-07-06)
Early social behaviors in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) represent an area of core symptom deficits that reflect chronic and pervasive impairment (Gillis & Romanczyk, 2008). Although the specific and ...

Validation of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) Food Allergy Module- Parent Report 

Resmini, Alana (2016-07-08)
Food allergy has been shown to affect approximately 8% of children in North America and Europe, with peanut allergy being the most common and severe allergen. A diagnosis of food allergy has been shown to affect emotional, ...

A valine to leucine mutation in hypomorphic Wolbachia CidB reduces both deubiquitylation and cytoplasmic incompatibility 

Akwa, Daniel (2021-07-23)
Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) remains one of the most highly researched and applied phenotype conferred by the bacterium, Wolbachia on the host organisms it infects. For programs that rely on the CI phenomenon, the ...

Valorization of Lignocellulosic Materials - Designing, Synthesis, and Processing of Functional Polymer Nanocomposites 

Parit, Mahesh (2021-04-20)
The objective of this research is to valorize lignocellulosic materials obtained from kraft pulp and paper industry for functional applications through design, synthesis, and processing of their nanocomposites. The ...

Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Hunting Leases: A Review of Valuation Methods and Meta-Analysis 

Aber, Hatice Burcu (2020-12-03)
This thesis reviewed valuation methodologies for ecosystem services and land in general, and hunting activities and their economic implication in the United States in particular. After reviewing hunting activities from ...

Valuation of Power Generation Investments in Deregulated Capacity Markets 

Balci, Huseyin (2008-05-15)
Electricity is a very unique product that has yet to become efficiently storable, and it is uniform in its nature independent of what technology is being used to produce it. This factor makes the valuation of a power ...

Value of Off-bottom Oyster Aquaculture Baskets as Habitat for Juvenile Blue Crab 

Borgert, Rebekah (2015-07-27)
The potential of the adjustable long-line system (ALS) oyster aquaculture baskets as habitat for juvenile blue crab was investigated in Portersville Bay, AL, during Summer/Fall 2014. The density of juvenile blue crabs ...