Bill Washburn '14, Perry Shaw '23, Dick Townsend '23, Web Evans '08, Karl Brooks '22, Bill Patterson '09, Al Clifton '27, Abe Winslow '20, Art Hale '20, Fordyce P. Cleaves '87, Geo Stoddard '18, Howard Almon '22, Al Livingston '15, Jim Townsend...
Acyl-CoA: cholesterol acyltransferases (ACATs) are key enzymes in cellular cholesterol metabolism. There are two isoenzymes, ACAT1 and ACAT2. Here I performed biochemical analyses of individual amino acids within c-terminal loop of ACAT1 and showed...
Recent technological advances have fostered the emergence of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), which consist of tiny, wireless, battery-powered nodes that are expected to revolutionize the ways in which we understand and construct complex physical...
Information resources management -- Mathematical models. ; Database management -- Methodology. ; Change. ; World Wide Web.
Many modern information management tasks consist of an observer that must maintain current knowledge of a collection of changing information. The goal of this observer is to maintain acceptably accurate state estimates given limited observation...
In this thesis I present analyses of optical and X-ray data of early-type galaxies in nearby rich clusters as part of the NOAO Fundamental Plane Survey. Spectroscopic parameters, including linestrengths and velocity dispersions are measured for...
Forest ecology -- Northeastern States. ; Forest canopy ecology -- Northeastern States. ; Forest dynamics -- Northeastern States.
In closed-canopy forests, changes in the relative abundance of tree species due to major disturbance or to its absence are thought to be governed principally by differences among component species in the performance of juveniles. However, few...
Friction severely limits performance in precise positioning systems. This thesis investigates one possible approach to counter friction related performance losses, friction cancellation. In this method a friction observer is used to estimate...
Let K be the function field over a finite field of odd order, and let H be a definite quaternion algebra over K. If Α is an order of level M in H , we define theta series for each ideal I of Α using the reduced norm on H. Using harmonic analysis...
Breast -- Magnetic resonance imaging. Breast -- Tomography. Near infrared spectroscopy. Optical tomography. Imaging systems -- Design and construction. Diagnostic imaging -- Mathematical models.
During postembryonic development of C. elegans the heterochronic gene lin-14 controls the timing of developmental events in diverse cell types. Three alternative lin-14 transcripts are predicted to encode isoforms of a novel nuclear protein that...
Geology -- Guatemala -- Lake Atitlan area; Volcanism -- Guatemala -- Lake Atitlan area; Calderas -- Guatemala -- Lake Atitlan area.
Geological mapping, petrological and geophysical studies in the lake Atitlan area, Guatemala, have revealed four distinct periods of stratovolcano growth, each followed by major silicic eruptions and caldera collapse. The first period (12 - 11 my...
Multimedia systems -- Mathematical models. ; Information storage and retrieval systems. ; Machinery -- Alignment.
This thesis introduces multiple media correlation, a new technology for the automatic alignment of multiple media objects such as text, audio, and video. This research began with the question: what can be learned when multiple multimedia components...
A method for the reconstruction of a spectrum of mechanical properties from phase-contrast, MR displacement data is developed and implemented via the finite element method. To overcome the significant computational load associated with...
For a local field K, we study the affine buildings Ξ n and Δ n naturally associated to SL n ( K ) and Sp n ( K ), respectively. Since Sp n ( K ) is a subgroup of SL 2 n ( K ), we investigate properties of a natural embedding of Δ n in Ξ 2 n ....
Experimental and theoretical aspects of macroscopic and mesoscopic elastic instability are investigated in this thesis. For the theoretical investigations we utilize a Lagrangian formulation of nonlinear continuum elasticity theory, the novel...
Diagnostic imaging -- Mathematics. Expectation-maximization algorithms. Imaging systems in medicine -- Mathematics.
We have developed a general-purpose registration algorithm for medical images and volumes. The transformation between images is modeled as locally affine but globally smooth, and explicitly accounts for local and global variations in image...