These digital collections include theses, dissertations, faculty publications, student publications, and datasets from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Due to departmental name changes, materials from the following historical departments are also included here: Electrical Engineering.

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  • Improvements in computational electromagnetics solver efficiency: theoretical and data-driven approaches to accelerate full-wave and ray-based methods 

    Author(s):Key, Cam
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Simulation plays an ever-increasing role in modern electrical engineering design. However, the computational electromagnetics solvers on which these simulations rely are often inefficient. For simulations requiring high ...
  • Aggregator-based residential demand response applications and carbon tax imposition on fossil-fuel generators 

    Author(s):Algarni, Abdullah
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Smart Grid Initiative started after realizing the urge for changes in conventional electric power grids. These changes should be made in response to a number of emerging issues in the electricity industry. The increasing ...
  • Distributed medium access control for an enhanced physical-link layer interface 

    Author(s):Heydaryanfroshani, Faeze
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Current wireless network architecture equips data link layer with binary transmission/idling options and gives the control of choosing other communication parameters to the physical layer. Such a network architecture is ...
  • Phase coding and frequency diversity for weather radars 

    Author(s):Kumar, Mohit
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    This thesis has developed three main ideas: 1) Polyphase coding to achieve orthogonality between successive pulses leading to second trip suppression abilities, 2) Frequency diversity on a pulse to pulse basis to achieve ...
  • Applications of digital adaptive filters to time-resolved optical microscopy 

    Author(s):Gupta, Saurabh
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Phosphorescence lifetime imaging is used on several fronts, such as, skin cancer or melanoma diagnosis, and estimation of tissue oxygenation among others. Oxygen profiling is critical for mapping brain activity, apart from ...
  • Optical detection methods for microfluidic devices 

    Author(s):Koepke, Marina M.
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Optical technology is a common tool integrated onto microfluidic devices to aid in data collection and counting for biological and chemical research. In this study, a simple optical technique was investigated as a detection ...
  • Device characterization on energy design and scoping tool for DC distribution systems and a study on harmonics in AC/DC converters in low voltage distribution 

    Author(s):Santos, Arthur Felício Barbaro dos
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    DC appliances have resurged with the evolution of power electronics and their massive application in Miscellaneous Electric Loads. The increase of DC distributed generation and battery storage has also helped boost the ...
  • Advanced spectral processing for dual polarization weather radars 

    Author(s):Dutta, Amit
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This thesis focuses on the importance of spectral-domain processing and analysis in weather radar applications such as sea-clutter mitigation and the study of rain-hail mixtures in severe storms. An advanced spectral ...
  • Neural networks for modeling and control of particle accelerators 

    Author(s):Edelen, Auralee Linscott
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Charged particle accelerators support a wide variety of scientific, industrial, and medical applications. They range in scale and complexity from systems with just a few components for beam acceleration and manipulation, ...
  • Green communication and security in wireless networks based on Markov decision process and semivariance optimization 

    Author(s):Elsherif, Fateh
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Wireless networking has become an integral part of our everyday life. Certainly, wireless technologies have improved many aspects of the way people communicate, interact, and perform tasks, in addition to enabling new use ...
  • Transfer learning with weather radar 

    Author(s):Gooch, S. Ryan
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    This work presents the culmination of the doctoral research by the author in exploring modern methods of Data Discovery in weather radar data, improvements in the cyberinfrastructure concerning multi-dimensional gridded ...
  • User-oriented mobility management in cellular wireless networks 

    Author(s):Alsaeedy, Alaa A. R.
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Mobility Management (MM) in wireless mobile networks is a vital process to keep an individual User Equipment (UE) connected while moving within the network coverage area—this is required to keep the network informed about ...
  • Causal inference using observational data - case studies in climate science 

    Author(s):Samarasinghe, Savini M.
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    We are in an era where atmospheric science is data-rich in both observations (e.g., satellite/ sensor data) and model output. Our goal with causal discovery is to apply suitable data science approaches to climate data to ...
  • Pruning and acceleration of deep neural networks 

    Author(s):Thivagara Sarma, Janarthanan
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Deep neural networks are computational and memory intensive applications. Many network pruning and compression solutions has been introduced to deploy inference of large trained models in limited memory and time critical ...
  • Topology inference of Smart Fabric grids - a virtual coordinate based approach 

    Author(s):Pendharkar, Gayatri Arun
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Driven by increasing potency and decreasing cost/size of the electronic devices capable of sensing, actuating, processing and wirelessly communicating, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding into manufacturing plants, ...
  • Bayesian Correction Approach for Improving Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar Rainfall Rate Estimates, A 

    Author(s):Ma, Yingzhao; Chandrasekar, V.; Biswas, Sounak K.
    Date Issued:2020-01-27
    Format:born digital; articles
    The accurate estimation of precipitation is an important objective for the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR), which is located on board the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite core observatory. In this ...
  • Plasmoid ejection and secondary current sheet generation from magnetic reconnection in laser-plasma interaction 

    Author(s):Dong, Quan-Li; Wang, Shou-Jun; Lu, Quan-Ming; Huang, Can; Yuan, Da-Wei; Liu, Xun; Lin, Xiao-Xuan; Li, Yu-Tong; Wei, Hui-Gang; Zhong, Jia-Yong; Shi, Jian-Rong; Jiang, Shao-En; Ding, Yong-Kun; Jiang, Bo-Bin; Du, Kai; He, Xian-Tu; Yu, M. Y.; Liu, C. S.; Wang, Shui; Tang, Yong-Jian; Zhu, Jian-Qiang; Zhao, Gang; Sheng, Zheng-Ming; Zhang, Jie
    Date Issued:2012-05-25
    Format:born digital; articles
    Reconnection of the self-generated magnetic fields in laser-plasma interaction was first investigated experimentally by Nilson et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 255001 (2006)] by shining two laser pulses a distance apart on a ...
  • Wavefront improvement in an injection-seeded soft x-ray laser based on a solid-target plasma amplifier 

    Author(s):Li, Lu; Wang, Yong; Wang, Shoujun; Oliva, Eduardo; Yin, Liang; Le, T. T. Thuy; Daboussi, Sameh; Ros, David; Maynard; Gilles; Sebban, Stephane; Hu, Bitao; Rocca, Jorge J; Zeitoun, Philippe
    Date Issued:2013-10-15
    Format:born digital; articles
    The wavefront of an injection-seeded soft x-ray laser beam generated by amplification of high-harmonic pulses in a λ=18.9 nm molybdenum plasma amplifier was measured by a Hartmann wavefront sensor with an accuracy of λ/32 ...
  • Single-shot soft x-ray laser linewidth measurement using a grating interferometer 

    Author(s):Wang, Y.; Yin, L.; Wang, S.; Marconi, M. C.; Dunn, J.; Gullikson, E.; Rocca, J. J.
    Date Issued:2013-12-01
    Format:born digital; articles
    The linewidth of a 14.7 nm wavelength Ni-like Pd soft x-ray laser was measured in a single shot using a soft x-ray diffraction grating interferometer. The instrument uses the time delay introduced by the gratings across ...
  • Efficient picosecond x-ray pulse generation from plasmas in the radiation dominated regime 

    Author(s):Hollinger, Reed; Bargsten, Clayton; Shlyaptsev, Vyacheslav N.; Kaymak, Vural; Pukhov, Alexander; Capeluto, Maria Gabriela; Wang, Shoujun; Rockwood, Alex; Wang, Yong; Townsend, Amanda; Prieto, Amy; Stockton, Patrick; Curtis, Alden; Rocca, Jorge J.
    Date Issued:2017-10-27
    Format:born digital; articles
    The efficient conversion of optical laser light into bright ultrafast x-ray pulses in laser created plasmas is of high interest for dense plasma physics studies, material science, and other fields. However, the rapid ...

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