Extending Maneuverability of Internally Actuated Underwater Gliders, An Attempt to Develop an Open Platform For Research and Education

Increasing maneuverability of internally actuated Underwater Gliders (UGs) is inevitable due to high demands in underwater surveillance and reconnaissance missions . . .

Statistical Methods for Analyzing Multivariate Phenotypes and Detecting Rare Variant Associations

This dissertation includes four papers with each distributed in one chapter. In chapter 1, I compared the performance of eight multivariate . . .

FAST VERY-LARGE-SCALE INTEGRATED (VLSI) CIRCUITS SIMULATIONS

To evaluate and verify the functional correction and reliability of circuit designs, circuit components (e.g. resistors, capacitors, etc) need to . . .

AN EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF FUEL SPRAY INTERACTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND ENGINE APPLICATIONS

An efficient spray injection results in better vaporization and air-fuel mixing, leading to combustion stability and reduction of emissions in . . .

STATISTICAL METHODS FOR DETECTING CAUSAL RARE VARIANTS AND ANALYZING MULTIPLE PHENOTYPES

This dissertation includes two papers with each distributed in one chapter. To date, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified a . . .