Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters Theses



Theses from 2003


Image analysis techniques for characterizing disc space narrowing in cervical vertebra interfaces, Pavan Kumar Chamarthy

Decision level and feature level sensor fusion for hand held mine detection, Venkat Sai Chander


Anterior osteophyte detection in lumbar vertebrae using size-invariant features, Maruthi Cherukuri

Schematic capture design & power calculation for NULL convention delay - insensitive digital circuits using Mentor Graphics design tool suite, Sareen K. Devireddy

Power sensitive algorithms and protocols for wireless cellular and Ad Hoc networks, Sarat Dontula

Measurement of particle velocities in high speed abrasive waterjet use, Anuja S. Dorle

Lightweight end-to-end security in a local area network, Jimish Bhupendra Doshi

Automatic tumor border detection in dermoscopy images using gradient vector flow snakes, Bulent Erkol

Real-time people detection on the smart composite bridge, Anand Gopal

Quantum transport in irreducible three-terminal networks with fractional charge, Shankaranarayanan Gurumurthy

Development of the embedded modulated scattering technique for dielectric material characterization, Dana Hughes

FDTD modeling incorporating two-port networks and planewave sources in a three dimensional space, Kuifeng Hu

Indirect adaptive neurocontrol of a unified power flow controller, Radha P. Kalyani

Selection of the pole geometry of a claw-pole alternator using evolutionary computing, Andreas Christopher Koenig


Joint demodulation and decoding for full-surface data, Shivaprasad Kotagiri

Dual EFPI sensors to extend absolute measurable strain range, William F. Krekeler

Rapid electric field measurement system for microwave imaging, Jesse Bogart Lai

Hierarchical group digital signatures, Natraj Lakshminarasimhan

The multi-rate method simulation for DCZEDS, Wenbin Li

Common- and differential-mode signaling and filtering, Zhe Li

Realtime autonomous mobile robot navigation, Dale Humbert Lord


Waterjet based demining using acoustics with maximum-likelihood and distance-based detection techniques, Bhargav Mantha


Distributed sensor network for civil infrastructure health monitoring, Jose Humberto Mata Hernandez


Estimating the capacity of two-dimensional channels, Asif Iqbal Mohammad

Adaptive force balancing control of MEMS gyroscope system with magnitude constraints, Hameed Abdul Mohammed

Microwave reflection properties of mortar exposed to chloride solutions: measurements and modeling, Kristen M. Muñoz


DSP processor based vision processing and system integration for control of laser aided manufacturing process (LAMP), Srinivas Musti


The application of time domain approaches to sound signal analysis from water jet technology for landmine discrimination, Kopal Nema


A cascaded multilevel converter-based SSSC/BESS, Penglin Niu

GPR data analysis for hand held landmine detection, Partha Pratim Palit

Capacity and other characteristics of a standard MIMO channel, Adam Panagos

Wrappers to enhance security of web applications, Siddharth Rohit Panchal

An integrated pattern recognition approach for anomaly detection in a distributed system, Amod Pandit

Damage detection in structural systems using 3-D wavelet transforms, Vamsi Krishna Pegatraju

Application of fault trees to subsea wells, Jason Arthur Pinto

A system-level automotive EMC expert system, Sreeniwas Ranganathan


Novel muteness based embedding technique for robust and imperceptible audio watermarking, Venkatachalam Ranganathan

Configurable digital controllers for smart structural systems using field programmable gate arrays, Venkat Satagopan

Time domain extrapolation and evaluation of surface-mount component parasitic inductance, Giuseppe Selli

False alarm mitigation using grayscale moment invariants for airborne mine detection, Pradeep Sriram

Engineering on the playground : K-4 science resources, Theresa M. Swift

Automatic detection of regression and granularity in dermatoscopy images of skin cancer, Sreenu Tatikonda

Detecton of pseudopods in melanoma, Rajesh Singh Thakur


A genetic approach for the optimal placement of FACTS devices, Kiran Thammineni

Analysis of magnetic loop probes for near magnetic field measurement, Annalisa Tharakan

Tresholding and active contour techniques for image segmentation, Spandan Tiwari

Microwave techniques for refractory wall thickness measurements, Bivin Varghese

Development of educational materials teaching hardware-software co-design: laboratories and a debugger interface for an 8051 VHDL model, Lokesh Verma

Faraday effect optical temperature sensors, Benxin Wu


FDTD modeling of dispersive composite magnetic material, Jing Wu


Reconstruction of the parameters of Debye and Lorentzian dispersive media using a genetic algorithm and features and applications of EZ-FDTD, Jianmin Zhang

Theses from 2002


A fuzzy-based histogram analysis technique for skin lesion classification in dermatology clinical images, Chetna Vidyasagar Aggarwal

Two-dimensional wavelet mapping techniques for damage detection in structural systems, Bruno Amizic


A study of insulation parameters of PVC insulated cable before and after accelerated aging, Shalini Kamblimoole Bhat


Recurrent neural networks: Architecture, algorithms and applications, Xindi Cai

Parallelizing a finite-difference time-domain code using the message-passing interface, Michael A. Cracraft


Web-based circuit board trace impedance parameter calculator and IBIS extensions required for expert system modeling of PCBS, Shaowei Deng

Intrusion detection and public-key cryptography for the Kerberos Authentication System, Ian Trevor Downard

Vibration analysis using Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometric sensors and neural networks, Rohit Dua


Electromechanical modeling of axisymmetric planar vibration in PZT disks as a function of field strength with experimental verification, Qiang Du

Analysis, simulation, and design of a regulated AC/DC converter for evaluation of shipboard distribution system architectures, Bundit Dusadeesopaporn


A new approach to secondary voltage control, Chengyue Guo


Differential signal characterization, VNA calibration and loss extraction of transmission lines, Xiaoxiong Gu


Estimating power bus noise in low-cost printed circuits boards, Huihui Hu

Design & analysis of 2 X 2 quantum resistor networks for parallel electron wave computing, Nallu Madhu Kiran

Spatial point processes for airborne minefield detection, Sitaramaraju Kummamuru


Implementation of low-complexity suboptimal turbo decoders using greedy algorithms, Venkat Mandagulathur Pattabhiraman

Nondestructive evaluation of moisture and chloride ingress in cement-based materials using near-field microwave techniques, Shanup Peer

Hair detection in clinical and dermatoscopy images, Mohammed Raffi

Texture analysis of skin tumor images, Saravanan Ranganathan


The application of weighted density distribution functions to landmine detection using hand-held units, Satish Somanchi


Optical time of flight magnetic field sensor with high-V sensing layer, Thomas Eugene Stalcup Jr.

Design of an 8051 compatible processor and simulator for use in undergraduate coursework, David J. Sullins


Network performance comparison: Simulated and actual results, Eyad Taqieddin


Bluetooth based structural health monitoring telemetry system, Vilas Ramappa Uchil


Analysis of the optimized link state routing protocol for mobile wireless ad hoc networks, Jason Robert White

Studies of a skin impedance model for cancer detection, Xiangyang Zhou

Theses from 2001


Representation of uncertainty with quantum logic formulations, Amit Agarwal

Component library development tool for EMC expert system, Ravikant Atreya


Improvement of power quality in VSI drives, Ravi Bantu

A system-on-chip hardware testbench, Christopher Michael Brueggen


Reliability analysis of SCADA systems used in the offshore oil and gas industry, Egemen K. Çetinkaya


Color analysis in boundary areas of skin tumor images for melanoma diagnosis, Jixiang Chen

A projections-based approach to microarray image spot segmentation, Maheswar Reddy Gattupalli

Lightweight security for internet appliances, Qingwen Huang

Bioelectric impedance techniques for clinical detection of skin cancer, Sanat Kapoor


Digital beamforming in an indoor setting using solid and hollow planar antenna element arrays, Timothy Nicholas Koehler

Detection of skin cancer with electrical impedance: A study of indices and a finite element model, Shivappa Manjunath

Instrumentation of a smart composite bridge, Martha J. Molander


Design and construction of a controller for mitigation of torque ripple in a brushless DC machine, Jason Neely

Quality of service evaluation for Multiprotocol Label Switching, Kenneth Robert Owens

Investigation of quantum resistor networks for electron wave computing, Diwakar Ramamurthy

A dynamic programming-based approach to microarray image comparison and registration, Sunil Bosco Rodrigues

Implementation an an ATM/PPP traffic generator and analyzer using an FPGA, Jagdeep Singh

Automatic detection of border irregularity in skin lesions, Palaniappan Subbiah


Determination of pigment asymmetry in clinical images of skin tumors, Harikrishna Subramanian


A hybrid approach to the travelling salesman problem (TSP) using adaptive resonance theory and self organizing feature maps, Narayan Vishwanathan

The Implicitly Restarted Arnoldi (IRA) method for eigenanalysis of large power systems, Xianyao Wang


Derivation of a magnetic equivalent circuit model for analysis and design of claw-pole alternator based automotive charging systems, Joshua Michael Williams

Application of the ZVT-switched Cuk converter to low-rate electric vehicle charging, Ying K. Wu