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The University of Texas Arlington was founded in 1895 and became part of The University of Texas System in 1965. It is a major urban university located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Fort Worth Metroplex offering 106 master's and doctoral degrees from 11 colleges and schools. UT Arlington is home to a diverse student body of over 24,000 and a faculty of 1100. This collection contains theses and dissertations produced at UT Arlington since 2007.

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• #### EARLY DETECTION OF METASTATIC CANCER USING COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS ﻿

(2017-10-06)
Metastasis is the leading cause of cancer related deaths. Early detection of cancer cells can enable early disease diagnosis and stage specific therapeutics. Metastatic cancer cells have abnormal expression of certain ...
• #### EMPIRICAL EXAMINATION OF TWO DIAGNOSTICS OF KOREAN UNACCUSATIVITY ﻿

(2016-01-14)
According to the Unaccusative Hypothesis (UH), intransitive verbs can be divided into two classes: unaccusative verbs (e.g. fall) and unergative verbs (e.g. dance) (Burzio 1986, Perlmutter 1978). Several approaches have ...
• #### ADVANCED METHODS OF NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES BASED ON LIMITED ANGLE X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ﻿

(2017-09-01)
This research aimed to study the potential for breaking through object size limitations of current X-ray computed tomography (CT) systems by implementing a limited angle scanning technique. CT stands out among other ...
• #### Retrieval processes in subject-verb agreement computation ﻿

(2017-08-29)
An important question in psycholinguistics is how subject-verb agreement is computed. One recent proposal is that memory retrieval processes play a key role in subject-verb agreement during sentence comprehension (Wagers ...
• #### Finite Element Analysis on Hybrid Boron-Carbon Composites ﻿

(2017-08-28)
Adaptability to different situations and the ease of combination makes composites one of the most extensively used materials in the engineering industries. One of the ways of managing properties of composites is hybridization ...
• #### Neural Image and Video Understanding ﻿

(2017-08-25)
Even though recent works on neural architectures have shown promising results at tasks like image recognition, object detection, playing Atari games, etc., learning a mapping from a visual space to a language space or vice ...
• #### PREDICTION OF PROCESS-INDUCED DEFECTS BY PLY-DROPS IN THE DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF A COMPLEX COMPOSITE LAMINATE ﻿

(2017-08-28)
The objective of this work is to characterize manufacturing process-induced warping defects due to ply drops in composite laminates to guide composite laminate design. Composite laminate optimization seeks weight efficient ...
• #### Numerical simulation of flow in fluidic valves in rotating detonation engines ﻿

(2017-08-21)
Rotating detonation engines (RDE) have received considerable research attention in recent times for use in propulsion systems. The cycle frequency of operation of an RDE can be as high as 10,000 Hz. Conventional mechanical ...
• #### Relationships Among Academic and Athletic Motivation and Mental, Physical, and Academic Outcomes in Collegiate Athletes ﻿

(2017-08-22)
As of 2015, there were approximately 480,000 collegiate athletes in the United States. Among these students, a scant few are drafted as a professional within their respective sports. For example, only 1.6% of students ...
• #### NEGATIVE EMOTIONALITY, ACTIVITY LEVEL AND EXTERNALIZING PROBLEMS IN PRESCHOOLERS: THE INFLUENCE OF MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION ﻿

(2017-08-22)
Early childhood temperament has been extensively linked to child externalizing behavioral problems such as aggression, violence, disobedience and antisocial behaviors. Individuals with such behavioral patterns are at greater ...
• #### THE ROLE OF LEADER EMPOWERING BEHAVIORS ON WORK ENGAGEMENT AND INTENT TO STAY AMONG STAFF NURSES IN ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS ﻿

(2017-08-21)
Leader empowering behavior is a facilitative process where employees perceive their leader to allow self-management and self-leadership of employees. Leader empowering behaviors can be perceived by employees as either ...
• #### Habitability of Stellar Binary Systems ﻿

(2017-09-18)
A comprehensive approach is provided to the study of habitable zones (HZs) for both S-type and P-type cases of stellar binary systems for both circular and elliptical orbits of the binary components, based on habitability ...
• #### MAKING A NATION ABROAD: THE ROLE OF MIGRANT COLONIES IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ALBANIA ﻿

(2017-08-15)
This dissertation examines the crucial role of Albanian emigrants in the development of the Albanian National Movement, and the establishment of the modern state of Albania. It takes a transnational approach, by surveying ...
• #### #TWITTERDISCOURSEMARKERS: A CORPORA BASED STUDY OF THE PRAGMATIC FUNCTIONS OF HASHTAGS ﻿

(2017-08-11)
In this dissertation, I posit that hashtags can function as discourse markers, where space constraints of 140 characters on Twitter complicate their realization. Through the progression of research questions that shape ...
• #### Using Approximate Dynamic Programming to Control an Electric Vehicle Charging Station System ﻿

(2017-08-11)
Dynamic programming (DP) as a mathematical programming approach to optimize a system evolving over time has been applied to solve the multi-stage optimization problems in a lot of areas such as manufacturing systems and ...
• #### Simple Weight Modules of the Lie Algebra of Vector Fields of C2 ﻿

(2017-08-14)
Classification of the weight modules of the Lie algebra Wn of vector fields on C n has been a long-standing problem in the area of representation theory. In this thesis, a classification of all simple weight modules of W2 ...
• #### A STUDY ON THE NONLOCAL SHALLOW-WATER MODEL ARISING FROM THE FULL WATER WAVES WITH THE CORIOLIS EFFECT ﻿

(2017-08-28)
The Equatorial Undercurrent is a significant feature of the geophysical waves near the equator, which is one of the key factors to explain El Ni\~{n}o phenomenon. However, based on $\beta$-plane approximation, the classical ...
• #### EVALUATION OF A FACTUAL CLAIM CLASSIFIER WITH AND WITHOUT USING ENTITIES AS FEATURES ﻿

(2017-08-14)
Fact-checking in real-time for events such as presidential debates is a challenging task. These fact-checking processes have a difficult and rigorous task in having the best accuracy in classifying facts, finding topics, ...
• #### Multi-source UAV based object classification using CNN’s and Data acquisition system for Robotic Skin ﻿

(2017-08-16)
Autonomous robots are intelligent systems capable of performing tasks in the world by themselves, without explicit human control. Examples range from autonomous helicopters to Roomba, the robot vacuum cleaner to robotic ...
• #### ENHANCING INDIRECT / DIRECT EVAPORATIVE HEAT EXCHANGER IN DATA CENTER COOLING BY USING PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL ﻿

(2017-08-11)
Electrical usage in data center continues to grow and recent projection estimate that it contributes 2% in the electricity use in the U.S. One method of controlling the electrical usage during cooling is to reduce or ...