Theses and Dissertations produced by graduate students at Florida International University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Experiences of Underrepresented Faculty and Administrators: A Study of Cultural Taxation, Katrina N. Amie

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Singularities and Global Solutions in the Schrodinger-Hartree Equation, Anudeep Kumar

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Bangladesh and India: The Domestic and International Repercussions of Asymmetric and Securitized Hydro-politics, Tamanna Ashraf

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Understanding the Individual and Organizational Attributes of Servant Leadership in Local Governments, Pallavi Awasthi

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Equity Valuation - Seeking an Understanding through Alternative Approaches, Faisal Awwal

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Mitigating Stealthy Link Flooding DDoS Attacks Using SDN-Based Moving Target Defense, Abdullah Aydeger

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On-device Security and Privacy Mechanisms for Resource-limited Devices: A Bottom-up Approach, Leonardo Babun

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Automatic Learning of Document Section Structure for Ontology-based Semantic Search, Deya Banisakher

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Rheological and Chemical Characteristics of Asphalt Binders Recycled using Recycling Agents and Nanoparticles, Mohamadtaqi Baqersad

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Novel Conformal Strongly Coupled Magnetic Resonance Systems, Juan C. Barreto JR

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Fronteras hispánicas: identidades fronterizas y diálogo intercultural en la literatura y el cine contemporáneos, Claudia Battistel

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Customized Wireless Mesh Routing Metric for Swarm of Drones Applications, Oscar G. Bautista Chia

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Applicant Reactions to Organizations that Allow Religious Expression: The Role of Interviewer and Organizational Characteristics, David A. Beane

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Gender Politics and Policies in Post-Communist Democracies, Vera N. Beloshitzkaya

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Dysfunctional Uses of Performance Information in Public Organizations: Understanding the Determinants of Gaming Behavior, Shawn Benaine

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Quality of Language in Spanish-Speaking Parents who are Learning English: Conversations with their Children, Amber A. Betances

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Social Processes through the Lens of Network Science in Spider Monkeys, Emily R. Boeving

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Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies, Simeon L. Bolds

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The Metabolic Ecology of Tropical Amphibians Across an Elevational Gradient in the Andes of Southeastern Peru, Michael R. Britton

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Towards In-situ Based Printed Sensor Systems for Real-Time Soil-Root Nutrient Monitoring and Prediction with Polynomial Regression, Lamar K. Burton

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Use of UHPC Stay-In-Place Shells in Bridge Column Construction for Accelerated Bridge Construction, Nerma Caluk

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Efficient Key Management Schemes for Smart Grid, mumin cebe

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Disaster Aid, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Development: A Critical Analysis of the Post 2010-Disaster Aid In Haiti, Jean Max Charles

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Promoting School Readiness in At-risk Children: An Evaluation of a Behavioral Parent Training Program in an Early Childhood Community Setting, Randi J. Cheatham-Johnson

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Examining the Effects of Familial Occupations and Early STEM Experiences on Female Students' STEM Identity and Career Intentions, Susie M. Cohen

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Isolating Critical Components of a Pediatric Obesity Intervention: Does it Really Take a Village?, Jennifer Coto

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Predictors of Persistent and Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) among Young African American (AA) women in the United States, Makella S. Coudray

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Air Pollutions Impact on Violence During the Commission of a Crime, Erik Cruz

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Racial Microaggressions of Indigenous Undergraduate Students in an Ecuadorian Higher Education Institution, Adriana Cundar Ruano

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Stigma and the Hispanic Stuttering Experience: A Qualitative Study, Leslee Dean

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Interactive Virtual Training: Implementation for Early Career Teachers to Practice Classroom Behavior Management, Alban Delamarre

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Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Liangdong Deng

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Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) as a Nanoscale Adsorption Phenomenon: Development of Tailored Nanomaterials for Applications in Drug Detection, Chiara Deriu

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Providing Hope For Another Generation: The Effect Of Federal Pre-College Outreach Programs On Disadvantaged Students’ Educational Aspiration, College Preparedness, and College Access, Newsoul Deus

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Understanding the Factors Determining Green Public Procurement Practices Among Local Governments in the United States, Ana Maria Dimand

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Connections in the Underworld: A Morphological and Molecular Study of Diversity and Connectivity among Anchialine Shrimp., Robert Eugene Ditter

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Deciphering the MicroRNAome in HIV Associated Lung Comorbidities, Rajib Kumar Dutta

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Artificial Intelligent Based Energy and Demand Side Management for Microgrids and Smart Homes Considering Customer Privacy, AHMED F. EBRAHIM

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A Private Bitcoin Payment Network with Reduced Transaction Fees and Confirmation Times, Enes Erdin

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Modernización y espacio urbano: el protagonismo de la ciudad en la literatura latinoamericana de fin de siglo (1880-1920), Gabriela Carolina Escobar Rodríguez

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Children's Creative Processes in Music Composition Through the Orff-Schulwerk Approach, Ashley Viera Espinal

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A Comprehensive Analysis of Balance, Symmetry, and Center of Mass in the Gait Cycle of Transfemoral Amputees, Kayla T. Etienne

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Nightworld, Susan Renee Falco

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Development of Gaussian Learning Algorithms for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease, Chen Fang

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Online Coordination Mechanism for Road Infrastructure Restoration using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Mohammad Amin Farzaneh

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National Material Capability Buildup and the Rank-Magnitude Distribution of Wars, Matthew Felice

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Systematic Studies in Myrtaceae of the Greater and Lesser Antilles, Jonathan A. Flickinger

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A Multimodal Neuroimaging Approach for Classification and Prediction of Alzheimer's Disease Using Machine Learning, Parisa Forouzannezhad

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Factors Predicting High Risk Sex Practices and Incidence of STIs among Women Veterans in Florida, Beverly M. Fray

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Production and Characterization of Twelve Different Biochars and Evaluating Their Effects on Soil Health and Plant Growth, Shagufta Gaffar

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Bacterial Mechanisms of Toxicity and Resistance to Organoarsenicals, Luis D. Garbinski

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Examining Maternal Emotion Regulation in Children with and without ADHD: A Multimodal Approach, Alexis Garcia

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Emoji Marketing: Strengthening the Consumer Brand Relationship and Its Downstream Effects, Tessa Marcela Garcia-Collart

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Measuring the Relationship Between Educational Administrators' and Teacher Leaders' Leadership Styles and School Culture, Kristina K. Garcia

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Development of Prefrontal Structure and Connectivity in Typical Children and Children with ADHD: Association with Language and Executive Function, Dea Garic

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Development of a DNA Methylation Multiplex Assay for Body Fluid Identification and Age Determination, Quentin Gauthier

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Developing Triage Tools for Retention in Care and Viral Suppression, and Identifying Predictors of Sexually Transmitted Infections among People with HIV, Merhawi T. Gebrezgi

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Teachers in Action: A Phenomenographical Study on Mathematics Teacher Agency, Indira Gil

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A Proposed Social Cognitive Career Development Model for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Amanda M. Giust

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Bioscaffold Valve with and without Mechanically Conditioned Stem Cells for the Treatment of Critical Mitral Valve Diseases in the Young, Brittany A. Gonzalez

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Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Single Molecule Analysis and Biological Application, Jing Guo

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Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals and Solar Cells, Rui Guo

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The Moderating Effects of Neuroticism and Psychological Contract Incongruence on the Relationship Between Perceived Organizational Support, Perceived Supervisor Support, and Affective Commitment, Gail M. Hansen

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Internal Governance and Litigation Risk, Mohammad Hashemi Joo

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Gut Integrity, Microbial Translocation, Immune Activation, Inflammation and Vitamin D in Drug Users Living with HIV, Jacqueline S. Hernandez

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Demystifying Search Rank Fraud, Nestor G. Hernandez

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Composite Gel Polymer Electrolytes for Extended Cyclability of Lithium-Oxygen Batteries, Marcus Carlton Herndon

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The Impact of Stress on Episodic Memory in the Workplace, Jennifer Houston

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Longitudinal Association between Video Game Use and Physical, Mental, and Social Health Outcomes in Young Adults in the United States, Ari D. Hozman

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Identification of Secondary Traffic Crashes and Recommended Countermeasures, Armana Sabiha Huq

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Constructal Design and Aeroelastic Stability Analysis of HALE Aircraft, Ehsan Izadpanahi

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Mirror, Mirror: Disrupting Cinema in "Cléo from 5 to 7" (1962) and "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" (2014), Stephanie M. Janania

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Fundamental Studies of the Singlet Oxygenation of Water Soluble Biological and Environmental Important Molecules, Marcela Jaramillo

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Between Harlem and Paris: Haitian Internationalism in the Interwar Period, 1919-1937, Felix Jean-Louis III

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Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE): Epidemiology, Duration of Carriage, and Progression to Infection in a Large Healthcare System in Miami, FL, Adriana Jimenez

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Formation and Repair of Environmentally-induced damage to Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genomes, Yunhee Ji

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A Coupled Numerical Model of Vadose Zone Hydrology and Subsidence in the Everglades Wetlands, Anupama John

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Photo-production of Eta Mesons, Mahmoud Mohamed Kamel

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Three Essays Of Assessing The Risk, Adaptation And Resilience To Natural Disasters, Mohammad Asif Hasan Khan

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Numerical Modeling and Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis of Single U-Tube Vertical Borehole Heat Exchangers, Talha Khan

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An Economic Assessment of the Impacts of Outdoor Water Use Restrictions in South Florida, Lara Kiesau

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Hydrogeophysical Characterization and Imaging in the Mangrove Lakes Region of Everglades National Park and Big Pine Key, Florida, USA, Michael Eyob Kiflai

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Understanding, Quantifying, and Reducing Bias in Fisheries-independent Visual Surveys, James Kilfoil

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Strategies to Identify and Mitigate Secondary Crashes in Real-time, Angela Kitali

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Towards UAV Assisted 5G Public Safety Network, Abhaykumar Kumbhar

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The Effects of Individual Differences on Employment Incentives, Andrew J. Laginess

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DNA Base Excision Repair Modulates DNA Repeat Instability and Non-B Form DNA Structures, Eduardo E. Laverde

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Sexual Offender Residency Issues and Recidivism in South Florida, Joelle A. Lee-Silcox

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Dipicolinamide Ligands and Analogs for Lanthanides (Ln), Actinides (An) and Mercury (Hg) for Application to Nuclear Fuel Cycle Separations and Waste Management, Ingrid Lehman-Andino

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3D Architectural Analysis of Neurons, Astrocytes, Vasculature & Nuclei in the Motor and Somatosensory Murine Cortical Columns, Jared Leichner

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Structure Function Relationship in Hexacoordinate Heme Proteins: Mechanism of Globin X Interactions with Exogenous Ligands and Ligand Accessiblity in Cytoglobin and Neuroglobin, Ruipeng Lei

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A Qualitative Study Examining Camaraderie and Conflict Between Female Academic Advisors in One Higher Education Institution, Alexandra C. Lejarza

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Growth Theory, Samantha Leon

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Zine-Making as a Pedagogical Practice: A Phenomenographic Study of Teachers’ Experiences, Diana Levy

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Historical Geopolitics of Kashmir: A Discourse Analysis of Civilizational Framings, Thomas J. Liguori

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The Illnesses and The Oddities, Reina Lipkind

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A System-level Perspective Towards Efficient, Reliable and Secure Neural Network Computing, Tao Liu

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Machine Vision, Not Human Vision, Guided Compression Towards Low-Latency and Robust Deep Learning Systems, Zihao Liu

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Origin Story, Rose Marion Lopez

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The Bolivarian Dream: ALBA and the Cuba-Venezuela Alliance, Victor Lopez