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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Dungeons & Dragons & Dewey: Toward a Ludic Pedagogy of Democratic Civic Life Through the Philosophy of John Dewey and Tabletop Role-Playing Games, Susan Haarman

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In Silico Binding of 2-Aminocyclobutanones to SARS-CoV-2 Nsp13 Helicase and Demonstration of Antiviral Activity, Thahani S. Habeeb Mohammad, Yash Gupta, Cory T. Reidl, Vlad Nicolaescu, Haley Gula, Ravi Durvasula, Prakasha Kempaiah, and Daniel P. Becker Ph.D.

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Characterizing the Dynamic Localization of CMI in Early Drosophila Development, Asra Habibullah

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Centering Transgender Consumers in Conceptualizations of Marketplace Marginalization and Digital Spaces, Beck Hansman and Jenna Drenten Ph.D.

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Strategies to Achieving National Standards of Healthcare Access: A Qualitative Analysis of Cook County Health System, Shoaib Haq, Julia Borowska, Sofia Mateus, and Jaash Patel

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Artapanus and Greek Colonial Poetics, Scott Harris

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Instructional Design With a Language Lens: Preparing Educators for Multilingual Classrooms, Amy J. Heineke, Wenjin Guo, Luke Carman, and McTighe & Associates

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Considering the Social-Emotional Well-Being of Multilingual Learners: A Comparative Case Study Across Program Models, Amy J. Heineke, Elizabeth M. Vera, Wenjin Guo, Joseph Kaye, and Joseph Elliott

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Building a Culture of Privacy through Collaborative Policy Development, Margaret Heller

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Assessing the Impact of a CSforALL Research-Practice Partnership Using the PROSPER Framework: A Case Study of the Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS), Erin Henrick, Steven McGee, Ronald I. Greenberg, Dale Reed, Don Yanek, Lucia Dettori, and Haley Williamson

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Role of Micrornas in Intestinal Inflammation and Barrier Homeostasis after Alcohol and Burn Injury, Caroline J. Herrnreiter

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Characterizing the T352V Mutation of Beta-Glucosidase B, Olivia Hodge and Renee Stanec

Promoting Healthy Behaviors in a South-side Chicago African-American church, Demetris D. Hogan DNP,MBA,RN

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Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) for Financial Capability: Application of Practice-Based Program Theory and Measures in Intervention Design, Philip Young P. Hong, Alanna Shin, Maria V. Wathen, and Theresa Gibbons

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The association between cognitive disengagement syndrome and symptoms of dissociation in college students, Catherine Humberston, Laurel Miskovic, and Logan Phengsomphone

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Evolution of Winning Solutions in the 2021 Low-Power Computer Vision Challenge, Xiao Hu, Ziteng Jiao, Ayden Kocher, Zhenyu Wu, Junjie Liu, James C. Davis, George K. Thiruvathukal, and Yung-Hsiang Lu

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Investigating Putative Toxin-Immunity Pairs from a New Class of RHS Proteins in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Syed Faieq Imam

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Critical Theory and Poverty, David Ingram

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Poverty and Critical Theory, David Ingram

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The Unintended Influence and Impact: Funder-Mandated Performance Metrics, Service Delivery, and Social Justice, Melissa Iverson; Michael P. Dentato PhD, MSW; Nathan H. Perkins; and Maria Wathen

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Exploring the genomic diversity of Staphylococcus epidermidis from different isolation sources, Sandra M. Jablonska

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Decolonizing a Settler Colonial State: How Canada and the United States Have Approached Investigations Into Indigenous Boarding and Residential Schools, Holly Jacobs

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Exploring the Effect of Artificial Sweeteners on Streptococcus mutans Growth and pH level, Hannah Jaghab and Thomas Osika

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Analysis of Failures and Risks in Deep Learning Model Converters: A Case Study in the ONNX Ecosystem, Purvish Jajal, Wenxin Jiang, Arav Tewari, Joseph Woo, George K. Thiruvathukal, and James C. Davis

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Exploring Naming Conventions (and Defects) of Pre-trained Deep Learning Models in Hugging Face and Other Model Hubs, Wenxin Jiang, Chingwo Cheung, George K. Thiruvathukal, and James C. Davis

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PeaTMOSS: Mining Pre-Trained Models in Open-Source Software, Wenxin Jiang, Jason Jones, Jerin Yasmin, Nicholas Synovic, Rajiv Sashti, Sophie Chen, George K. Thiruvathukal, Yuan Tian, and James C. Davis

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An Empirical Study of Pre-Trained Model Reuse in the Hugging Face Deep Learning Model Registry, Wenxin Jiang, Nicholas Synovic, Matt Hyattt, Taylor R. Schorlemmer, Rohan Sethi, Yung-Hisang Lu, George K. Thiruvathukal, and James C. Davis

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PTMTorrent: A Dataset for Mining Open-source Pre-trained Model Packages, Wenxin Jiang, Nicholas Synovic, Purvish Jajal, Taylor R. Schorlemmer, Arav Tewari, Bhavesh Pareek, George K. Thiruvathukal, and James C. Davis

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Building Strength Versus Getting Lean: An Analysis of the Gendered Nature of Fitness in Crossfit, Barre, and Personal Training, Margaret M. Jones

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Role of RIPK3 in the Pathogenesis of TET2 Mutant Hematopoietic Malignancies, Kanak Joshi

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When females compete and males care: Phenotypic differences in the spotted sandpiper, Alexandra Juarez, Tessa Patton, Quinn Thomas, Jessica Schaefer, and Sara E. Lipshutz

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Molecular Components of a Putative Membrane Androgen Receptor: Implications for Treating Glioma, Saira Khurana

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Quality Fintech in the Context of the Japanese Main Bank System, Kanji Kitamura

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Does the peer-led Honest, Open, Proud program reduce stigma’s impact for everyone? An individual participant data meta-regression analysis, Thomas Klein, Markus Kösters, Patrick W. Corrigan, Winnie W.S. Mak, Lindsay Sheehan, Colleen Conley, Nathalie Oexle, and Nicolas Rüsch

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The Ephrin-B2 Signal Regulates Auditory Nerve Fiber Responses and Auditory Functions During Tonotopy Development, Jakub Krasewicz, Shayma Smaoui, and Julia K. Mansour

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Building or Burning: Critical Reflections on Social and Political Change, Amy Krings, Karen D'Angelo, Jan Ivery, and Amy B. Murphy-Nguyen

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How COVID-19 and Racial Justice Protests Influenced Social Workers’ Perceptions of Policy and Political Participation, Amy Krings, Maria V. Wathen, and Teresa Kilbane

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Comparative Analysis of Classification Performance for U.S. College Enrollment Predictive Modeling Using Four Machine Learning Algorithms (Artificial Neural Network, Decision Tree, Support Vector Machine, Logistic Regression), Anna Kye

A global overview of missed nursing care during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review of quantitative studies, Leodoro Labrague

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Lactobacillus Metabolite NC as an Inflammation Inhibitor, Drew Hahnnah Landrowski

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Healing Landscapes of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Traumas Through Wetland Restoration, Autoethnography and Field Philosophy, Dakota Lane

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Mapping the Indigenous Postcolonial Possibilities of Teacher Preparation, Anna Lees, Ann Marie Ryan, Marissa Muñoz, and Charles Tocci

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Suite en Re Menor, Gustavo Leone

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Determining the enzymatic efficiency and thermodynamic stability of BgIB-H223A, Thy Anh Le and Nicole Dowd

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Past and Progress: Producing History at Chicago's 1933-34 World's Fair, Cate Liabraaten

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Shared Stem Cells in the Zebrafish Caudal Body and Fin, Andrew Locke, Allison Watts, and Esam Shah

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Investigating the Viral Nature of Neuronal Capsid Genes, Michael Manuel Long

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Key Stakeholders' Perceptions of Stem Education in Zambia: A Mixed Methods Inquiry, Choobe M. Maambo

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Marissa Mahrenholz's Engaged Learning Poster, Marissa K. Mahrenholz

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Five Themes of U.S. Home Price Cycles: A Unified Approach, A. G. Malliaris, Mary Malliaris, and Mark S. Rzepczynski

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Analysis of the Effects of H328N Mutation on Beta-Glucosidase B Catalytic Efficiency and Thermostability, Camryn Martin and Hamza Husein

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There is no present without the past, Victoria Martinez-Mercado

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Which Environmental Social Work? Environmentalisms, Social Justice, and the Dilemmas Ahead, John Mathias, Amy Krings, and Samantha Teixeira

Women on their Way (WOW) Community Health Clinical, Leah Mc Clellan, Octavio Campos, and Mary McNamara

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Finite Charges from the Bulk Action, Robert McNees and Céline Zwikel

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Ethnic-Racial Socialization Practices of Dominican Mothers with Their Young Children: Understanding Practices with a Sociohistorical Context Framework, Sabrina Altagracia Mendez-Escobar

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None of Us Are Safe: How Leaders Sustain Culturally Responsive Elementary and Middle School Improvement Planning, Jerry B. Michel

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When Plaquing Is Not Possible: Computational Methods for Detecting Induced Phages, Taylor Miller-Ensminger, Genevieve Johnson, Swarnali Banerjee, and Catherine Putonti

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The Forgotten Minority—the Experiences of Somali-Jareer Bantu Students in Higher Education: “I Don’t Even Exist at This Institution. I’m Barely Recognized as a Human Being”., Arli Mohamed

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Urinary Plasmids Reduce Permissivity to Coliphage Infection, Cesar Montelongo Hernandez, Catherine Putonti, and Alan J. Wolfe

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An Emerging University-School-Community Partnership: A Story in Two Acts, Seungho Moon, Jon Schmidt, Anna Press, David Ensminger, and Mitchell A. Hendrickson

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Physical Activity, Self-Determination, and Self-Conscious Emotions in Adolescents and Young Adults with and Without Autism Symptomatology, Dakota Morales

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Camouflaging and Adjusting to College in Females with and without Autism Symptomatology, Aisha Mounir, Emily Cauley, Ellie Forster, and Elizabeth Stotz

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American, Mary Clare Muehlemann

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Strengthening Student Success: A Knowledge Connecting Corner for Schools and Families, Mashwa Nadeem

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Genetic Variation in Fat Depot Weights in Mice, Nafia Naila

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Migration Integration Policies as Social Determinants of Health for Highly Educated Immigrants in the United States, Mitra Naseh, Yingying Zeng, Abha Rai, Ian Sutherland, and Hyunwoo Yoon

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Adventure and Spiritual Restoration: Older Adult Motivations for Undertaking a Pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago, Holly Nelson-Becker, Joseph G. Pickard, and Florian Sichling

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Engagement with Ethnic Practices: How Ethnic Communities Contribute to Second-Generation Asian American Assimilation, Bảo-Trân T. Nguyễn

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A Woman, Cynthia Nguyen

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Filling in the Gaps: A Multiple Imputation Approach to Estimating Aging Curves in Baseball, Quang Nguyen and Gregory J. Matthews

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Here Comes the STRAIN: Analyzing Defensive Pass Rush in American Football with Player Tracking Data, Quang Nguyen, Ronald Yurko, and Gregory J. Matthews

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Connectivity and Racial Equity in Responding to COVID-19 Impacts in the Chicago Regional Food System, Rowan Obach, Tania Schusler, Paulina Vaca, Sydney Durkin, and Ma'raj Sheikh

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Rainbows & Resources, Alexandra Elizabeth Ortega

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WOMEN IN ENTREPRENUERSHIP: A SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS, Caitlin Asantewaa Osei

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How to Build a Cortex: Coordinated Assembly of Cortical Septins and Actomyosin in the Leader Bleb, Asia Marie Paguntalan

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A Critical Inter-Subunit Interaction for the Transmission of the Allosteric Signal in the Agrobacterium Tumefaciens ADP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase, Hiral Patel, Gabriela Martinez-Ramirez Ms., Emily Dobrzynski, Alberto A. Iglesias, Dali Liu, and Miguel Ballicora

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Habits of Life, Tessa Patton

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Using MPI For Distributed Hyper-Parameter Optimization andUncertainty Evaluation, Erik Pautsch, John Li, Silvio Rizzi, Maria Pantoja, and George K. Thiruvathukal

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Evaluation of Novel AI Architectures for Uncertainty Estimation, Erik Pautsch, John Li, Silvio Rizzi, George K. Thiruvathukal, and Maria Pantoja

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Optimized Uncertainty Estimation for Vision Transformers: Enhancing Adversarial Robustness and Performance Using Selective Classification, Erik Pautsch, John Li, Silvio Rizzi, George K. Thiruvathukal, and Maria Pantoja

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Optimizing Uncertainty Quantification of Vision Transformers in Deep Learning on Novel AI Architectures, Erik Pautsch, John Li, Silvio Rizzi, George K. Thiruvathukal, and Maria Pantoja

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Development of Inattention and Executive Dysfunction in Youth with Spina Bifida: Condition Severity Variables as Predictors, Allison D. Payne

Effect of Isolation Guidelines on Patient Care, Morgan Pifer, Sergio Garcia, Bre Maney, and Jane Kim

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Comparative Genomic Study of Streptococcus anginosus Reveals Distinct Group of Urinary Strains, Ananya Prasad, Adriana Ene, Sandra Jablonska, Jingjie Du, Alan J. Wolfe, and Catherine Putonti

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Migrant Flows: Humanitarian Operational Aspects of People in Transit, Sameer Prasad, Harish Borra, Jason Woldt, Nezih Altay, and Jasmine Tata

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It’s Time to Look at Educator Time!, Anna Press and Hank Bohanon

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College Student Food Security during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Frances Rafferty, Tania Schusler, and Mariana Valencia Mestre

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Establishing a Health-Based Social Hierarchy, Akila Salaam Raoul

Implementing the Prebriefing Best Practice Standard During Mental Health Simulations with Prelicensure Nursing Students, Nancy L. Raschke Deichstetter MS, RN, CEN, CHSE

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Measuring the Effect of an Intervention on Student Engagement and Reading Comprehension, Kaitlin Reichart

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Elucidating the Role of a Staphylococcal Glucosaminidase in Host Innate Immune Responses, Zachary Resko

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WebTracker: Real Webbrowsing Behaviors, Daisy Reyes, Eno Dynowski, Taryn Chovan, John Mikos, Eric Chan-Tin, Mohammed Abuhamad, and Shelia Kennison

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Correlation of the WELL Diet Score and NutritionQuest Fruit, Vegetable, and Fiber Screener, Sara Ruiz, Joaquin Guzman, Ellen Beach, Tatiana Pasewark, Elizabeth DeLoreto, Sparkle Springfield, and Justin Harbison

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Murine Tbk1 is Required by FLT3+ Leukemia Stem Cells Yet Dispensable in Homeostatic Hematopoiesis, Austin Runde

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Murine TBK1 Is Required by Flt3+ Leukemia Stem Cells Yet Dispensable in Homeostatic Hematopoiesis, Austin Patrick Runde

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TAK1 and TBK1 are Differentially Required by GMP- and LMPP-like Leukemia Stem Cells, Austin P. Runde, Joseph Michael Cannova, Ryan Mack, Kanak Joshi, Mark Sellin, Allan Youmaran, Mattias Lenz, Rohit Thalla, Wei Wei, Peter Breslin S.J., and Jiwang Zhang

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Northrop Grumman Pitch Deck, Kevin M. Sachtleben

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The Role of Hedgehog Signaling During Hemipene Development in Anolis sagrei, Adriana Saliceti Galarza and Thomas J. Sanger

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Comparison of Taxonomy Assignment and Strain Detection in Urobiome Communities Using 16S rRNA Sequencing and Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing, Delaney Sauer