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  • Byrne, Michael P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Observations and climate models show a pronounced land-ocean contrast in the responses of surface temperature and the hydrological cycle to global warming: Land temperatures increase more than ocean temperatures, low-level ...
  • Mastin, Dana Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    We study a series of topics involving approximation algorithms and the presence of uncertain data in optimization. On the first theme of approximation, we derive performance bounds for rollout algorithms. Interpreted as ...
  • Alvarez, Juan (Juan Rene Alvarez Dominguez) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Mammalian genomes comprise thousands of non-protein-coding genes. These can produce small non-coding RNAs (such as rRNAs and tRNAs), as well as long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), which are >200nt and resemble mRNAs in their ...
  • Achour, Sara (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The increasing prominence of energy consumption as a first-order concern in contemporary computing systems has motivated the design of energy-efficient approximate computing platforms. These computing platforms feature ...
  • Sakamoto, Tomoaki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation examines retweeting activities as the information spreading function of Twitter. First, we investigated what kind of features of a tweet help to get retweets. We construct a model that describes peoples' ...
  • Miranowski, David (David Kelly) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Brooklyn's urban fabric is a redundant array of perimeter residential blocks, built out over the last 200 years as a layered accretion. Within each block is a core that is spatially unified yet distinct from the public ...
  • Parno, Matthew David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Bayesian inference provides a probabilistic framework for combining prior knowledge with mathematical models and observational data. Characterizing a Bayesian posterior probability distribution can be a computationally ...
  • Zhang, Jie, M. Arch Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Seeing Architecture as a political art, this thesis concerns itself with boundaries: those of regimes, of culture, of law, and of social strata. In a silent crisis where sustained inscription of physical and social boundaries ...
  • Dwyer, Morgan Maeve (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The term jointness refers to activities or operations that are executed collaboratively by more than one government agency or military department. While joint operations have become increasingly common and successful, the ...
  • Sowell, Jesse H., II (Jesse Horton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This inquiry started with the simple question, "Who manages the Internet infrastructure and how?" Since, this question evolved into an evaluation of the routing system and the institutions that manage it. This institutional ...
  • Centinello, Frank Joseph, III (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation presents improvements made on position estimation techniques applied to seismology, airborne gravimetry and planetary gravity recovery. In Chapters 2 and 3, a smoothed ionospheric model computed using GPS ...
  • Chen, Ellen (Ellen Yenzong) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This field-based study highlights the role of women as entrepreneurs who spur micro-level reform with the potential to affect larger institutional change in Malaysia, arguably one of Asia's largest Muslim democracies. In ...
  • Brikner, Natalya Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Life-limiting processes affecting ionic liquid ion sources (ILIS) are investigated in this research, motivated by the development of ILIS for propulsion of microspacecraft and other industrial applications. Micropropulsion ...
  • Stanković, Aleksandra, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    As manned space exploration advances beyond low-Earth orbit, new challenges in the planning and execution of mission tasks such as extravehicular activity (EVA) will emerge. One such challenge will be the mitigation of ...
  • Chan, Chun Wang Ivan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers (THz QCLs) are arguably the most promising technology today for the compact, efficient generation of THz radiation. Their main limitation is that they require cryogenic cooling, which ...
  • Guerra García, Carmen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Non-thermal plasmas in non-uniform gases appear in several technological applications (plasma assisted combustion and aerodynamics, and plasma jets), as well as in natural phenomena (sprites). Whereas in the case of plasma ...
  • Martin, Chris (Christopher Landrum) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Architectural tools are built around visualizing our environment, however it is sound that paints the most accurate picture of our experiences. A glass wall feels more constricting than a opaque sheet, because when sound ...
  • Stinson, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    ATP-powered proteases enforce protein quality-control and regulation in all domains of life. ClpX, a AAA+ ring homohexamer, uses the energy of ATP binding and hydrolysis to power conformational changes that unfold and ...
  • Stark, Addison Killean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels via syn-gas offers a promising approach to producing fungible substitutes for petroleum derived fuels and chemicals. In order for these fuels to be adopted, they must be ...
  • Li, Jerry Zheng (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    High-performance concurrent priority queues are essential for applications such as task scheduling and discrete event simulation. Unfortunately, even the best performing implementations do not scale past a number of threads ...
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