Electrical and Computer Engineering Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Binaural Beamformers in Hearing Aids, Scott Aker

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Automated Segmentation of Temporal Bone Structures, Daniel Allen

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Orchestration of machine learning workflows on Internet of Things data, Jose Miguel Alves

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Parkinsonian Speech and Voice Quality: Assessment and Improvement, Amr Gaballah

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Multi-Atlas Segmentation of the Facial Nerve, Bradley M. Gare

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Investigation of radiation-hardened design of electronic systems with applications to post-accident monitoring for nuclear power plants, Qiang Huang

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Machine Learning for Stock Prediction Based on Fundamental Analysis, Yuxuan Huang

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Intraoperative Localization of Subthalamic Nucleus during Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery using Machine Learning Algorithms, Mahsa Khosravi

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Optimal Decentralized Coordination of Sources in Islanded and Grid-connected Microgrids, Mithun Mallick

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Machine Learning for Performance Aware Virtual Network Function Placement, Dimitrios Michael Manias

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Adaptation of a Deep Learning Algorithm for Traffic Sign Detection, Jose Luis Masache Narvaez

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Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Redundancy Management System for Fault-Tolerant Wireless Devices in Harsh Environments, Madison McCarthy

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Nonlinear Attitude and Pose Filters with Superior Convergence Properties, Hashim Abdellah Hashim Mohamed

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Integrity Protection of the DC Microgrid, Jafar Mohammadi

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Development and Assessment of Signal Processing Algorithms for Assistive Hearing Devices, Farid Moshgelani

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Spatiotemporal Forecasting At Scale, Rafael Felipe Nascimento de Aguiar

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Analysis, Design and Demonstration of Control Systems Against Insider Attacks in Cyber-Physical Systems, Xirong Ning

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Autonomous and Real Time Rock Image Classification using Convolutional Neural Networks, Alexis David Pascual

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Gabor Filter Initialization And Parameterization Strategies In Convolutional Neural Networks, Long Pham

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Big Data for Traffic Engineering in Software-Defined Networks, Wander Queiroz

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Novel PV Solar Farm Control as STATCOM (PV-STATCOM) for SSR Mitigation in Synchronous Generators and Wind Farms, Reza Salehi Sharafdarkolaee

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Towards Efficient Intrusion Detection using Hybrid Data Mining Techniques, Fadi Salo

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Forecasting Energy Consumption using Sequence to Sequence Attention models, Ljubisa Sehovac

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Enhanced Multimedia Exchanges over the Internet, Fuad Shamieh

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CNN-PDM: A Convolutional Neural Network Framework For Assets Predictive Maintenance, Willamos Silva

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Data Analytics and Performance Enhancement in Edge-Cloud Collaborative Internet of Things Systems, Tianqi Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Optimization and Management Techniques for Geo-distributed SDN-enabled Cloud Datacenters' Provisioning, Khaled M. Alhazmi

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Secured Data Masking Framework and Technique for Preserving Privacy in a Business Intelligence Analytics Platform, Osama Ali

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Constant Envelope DCT- and FFT- based Multicarrier Systems, Rayan Alsisi

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Recurrent Neural Network Architectures Toward Intrusion Detection, Wafaa Anani

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Performance Enhancement of IEEE 802.11AX in Ultra-Dense Wireless Networks, Jiyang Bai

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New Algorithms for Locating Faults in Series Capacitive Compensated Transmission Lines, Tirath Bains

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A Framework for Modelling User Activity Preferences, Roberto Barboza Junior

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Transformerless High-Power Medium-Voltage Multi-Module PV Converters, Hasan Bayat

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Design of an All-dielectric Sublayer for Enhanced Transmittance In Stacked Antenna Array Applications, Matthew Bester

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Resource Brokering in Grid Computing, Adrian T. Bienkowski

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Signal Identification In Discrete-Time Based On Internal-Model-Principle, Jie Chen

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Development of Digital Control Systems for Wearable Mechatronic Devices: Applications in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation of the Upper Limb, Tyler Desplenter

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Development of an EMG-based Muscle Health Model for Elbow Trauma Patients, Emma Farago

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Augmented Reality Simulation Modules for EVD Placement Training and Planning Aids, Hamza Waleed Ghandorh

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A Biomechanical and Physiological Signal Monitoring System for Four Degrees of Upper Limb Movement, Allison R. Goldman

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Spectral and Energy Efficient Communication Systems and Networks, Abdulbaset Hamed

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Continuous Monitoring of Neutral Grounding Resistors and Reactors, Rahim Jafari

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Current Implementation of the Flooding Time Synchronization Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks, Asma Khalil

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Non-Pilot Protection of the Inverter-Dominated AC Microgrid, Houman Lahiji

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Real-time Intrusion Detection using Multidimensional Sequence-to-Sequence Machine Learning and Adaptive Stream Processing, Gobinath Loganathan

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Simplified Numerical Models in Simulating Corona Discharge and EHD Flows, Sara Mantach

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Automatic Recall of Lessons Learned for Software Project Managers, Tamer Mohamed Abdellatif Mohamed

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Optimization Modeling and Machine Learning Techniques Towards Smarter Systems and Processes, Abdallah Moubayed

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Integration of RFID and Industrial WSNs to Create A Smart Industrial Environment, Ning Pan

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Objective Assessment of Machine Learning Algorithms for Speech Enhancement in Hearing Aids, Krishnan Parameswaran

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Investigation of Opto-Mechanics in Thin-Film Photonic Crystal Membranes, Brett D. Poulsen

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A High Gain DC-DC Full-Bridge Converter, Prashanth Prabhu

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INSecS: An Intelligent Network Security System, Nadun Rajasinghe

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Privacy-Protection in Cooperative Distributed Systems, Ali Saleh

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Learning-Based Reference-Free Speech Quality Assessment for Normal Hearing and Hearing Impaired Applications, Haniyeh Salehi

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Development of image-based surgical planning software for bone-conduction implants, Carlos D. Salgado

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OFDM System with g-CPFSK Mapper: Properties and Performance, Emammer K.H Shafter

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Electroacoustic Assessment of Hearing Aids and PSAPs, Manan Sheel

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Numerical studies of Electrohydrodynamic Flow Induced by Corona and Dielectric Barrier Discharges, Chaoao Shi

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Automatic Image Classification for Planetary Exploration, Lei Shu

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Generalized Scattering-Based Stabilization of Nonlinear Interconnected Systems, Anastasiia Usova

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Efficient Traffic Management Algorithms for the Core Network using Device-to-Device Communication and Edge Caching, Hessam Yousefi

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Performance Enhancement by Exploiting the Spatial Domain for Cost, Space and Spectrum Constraint 5G Communication, Golara Zafari

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Novel Channel Estimation Techniques for Next Generation MIMO-OFDM Wireless Communication Systems: Design and Performance Analysis, Mohammed Zourob

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Robotic Manipulation of Environmentally Constrained Objects Using Underactuated Hands, Mahyar Abdeetedal

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A Comparison between Different Snubbers for Flyback Converters, Adel Alganidi

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Modeling of Force and Motion Transmission in Tendon-Driven Surgical Robots, Farshad Anooshahpour

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Intelligent Advancements in Location Management and C-RAN Power-Aware Resource Allocation, Emad Ali Aqeeli

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Contextual Model-Based Collaborative Filtering for Recommender Systems, Dennis E. Bachmann

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Efficiency and Accuracy Enhancement of Intrusion Detection System Using Feature Selection and Cross-layer Mechanism, Mahsa Bataghva

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Hybrid Attitude Control and Estimation On SO(3), Soulaimane Berkane

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lmproving Microcontroller and Computer Architecture Education through Software Simulation, Kevin Brightwell

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Secure Integer Comparisons Using the Homomorphic Properties of Prime Power Subgroups, Rhys A. Carlton

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Practical Attacks on Cryptographically End-to-end Verifiable Internet Voting Systems, Nicholas Chang-Fong

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A Framework for Tumor Localization in Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery, Nikita Chopra

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An Internet-Wide Analysis of Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange and X.509 Certificates in TLS, Kristen Dorey

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Software-defined Networking enabled Resource Management and Security Provisioning in 5G Heterogeneous Networks, Xiaoyu Duan

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Development of a Real-Time 3D Mushroom Vision System for Autonomous Mushroom Harvesting, Stefan Glibetic

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Design and Implementation of Smart Sensors with Capabilities of Process Fault Detection and Variable Prediction, An He

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Data Science Solution for User Authentication, Anas Ibrahim

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MACHS: Mitigating the Achilles Heel of the Cloud through High Availability and Performance-aware Solutions, Manar Jammal

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Fault Location in High Voltage Shunt Capacitor Banks, Hessamoddin Jouybari Moghaddam

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Comparison of DC Motors and Dielectric Elastomer Actuators For Wearable Wrist Exoskeletons, Myles Lidka

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A New Single-Phase Single-Stage AC-DC Stacked Flyback Converter With Active Clamp ZVS, Yuntong Li

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Novel Night and Day Control of a PV Solar System as a STATCOM (PV-STATCOM) for Damping of Power Oscillations, Hesamaldin Maleki

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Advanced signal processing methods for plane-wave color Doppler ultrasound imaging, Omar Mansour

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Predictive Energy Management of Islanded Microgrids with Photovoltaics and Energy Storage, Dennis G. Michaelson

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RealTime Implementation Of An Internal-Model-Principle Signal Identifier, Edris Saleh Mohsen

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Skills Assessment in Arthroscopic Surgery by Processing Kinematic, Force, and Bio-signal Data, Behnaz Poursartip

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Predictive Shutdown Systems for Nuclear Power Plants, Drew J. Rankin

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A Novel AC-DC Interleaved ZCS-PWM Boost Converter, Ramtin Rasoulinezhad

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Expert-in-the-Loop Multilateral Telerobotics for Haptics-Enabled Motor Function and Skills Development, Mahya Shahbazi

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Force Sensing Surgical Grasper with Folding Capacitive Sensor, Dave BP Tripp

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Efficient Macromodeling and Fast Transient Simulation of High Speed Distributed Interconnects, Sadia Wahid

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Climbing Up Cloud Nine: Performance Enhancement Techniques for Cloud Computing Environments, Mohamed Abusharkh

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Application of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Algorithms for Haptic Teleoperation of Aerial Vehicles, Bandar Hulayyil Aldhafeeri

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A Digital Game Maturity Model, Saiqa Aleem

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Constant-Envelope Multi-Level Chirp Modulation: Properties, Receivers, and Performance, Mohammad A. Alsharef

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Safe Haptics-enabled Patient-Robot Interaction for Robotic and Telerobotic Rehabilitation of Neuromuscular Disorders: Control Design and Analysis, Seyed Farokh Atashzar