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ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations


This collection includes most of the ASU Theses and Dissertations from 2011 to present. ASU Theses and Dissertations are available in downloadable PDF format; however, a small percentage of items are under embargo. Information about the dissertations/theses includes degree information, committee members, an abstract, supporting data or media.

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The goal of this study is to gain a better understanding of earthquake distribution and regional tectonic structure across Arizona. To achieve this objective, I utilized seismic data from EarthScope's USArray Transportable Array (TA), which was deployed in Arizona from April 2006 to March 2009. With station spacing of approximately 70 km and ~3 years of continuous three-component broadband seismic data, the TA provided an unprecedented opportunity to develop the first seismicity catalog for Arizona without spatial sampling bias. In this study I developed a new data analysis workflow to detect smaller scale seismicity across a regional study area, which …

Contributors
Lockridge, Jeffrey, Fouch, Matthew J, Arrowsmith, Ramon, et al.
Created Date
2011

Well-established model systems exist in four out of the seven major classes of vertebrates. These include the mouse, chicken, frog and zebrafish. Noticeably missing from this list is a reptilian model organism for comparative studies between the vertebrates and for studies of biological processes unique to reptiles. To help fill in this gap the green anole lizard, Anolis carolinensis, is being adapted as a model organism. Despite the recent release of the complete genomic sequence of the A. carolinensis, the lizard lacks some resources to aid researchers in their studies. Particularly, the lack of transcriptomic resources for lizard has made …

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Eckalbar, Walter, Kusumi, Kenro, Huentelman, Matthew, et al.
Created Date
2012

Growing concerns over climate change and the lack of a federal climate policy have prompted many sub-national organizations to undertake greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation actions on their own. However, the interventions associated with these efforts are typically selected in a top-down and ad hoc manner, and have not created the desired GHG emissions reductions. Accordingly, new approaches are needed to identify, select, develop, and coordinate effective climate change mitigation interventions in local and regional contexts. This thesis develops a process to create a governance system for negotiating local and regional climate interventions. The process consists of four phases: 1) mapping …

Contributors
Culotta, Daniel Scott, Wiek, Arnim, Basile, George, et al.
Created Date
2012

This research investigated using impedance as a minimally invasive oral cancer-screening tool by modeling healthy and diseased tissue. This research developed an ultra-structurally based tissue model for oral mucosa that is versatile enough to be easily modified to mimic the passive electrical impedance responses of multiple benign and cancerous tissue types. This new model provides answers to biologically meaningful questions related to the impedance response of healthy and diseased tissues. This model breaks away from the old empirical top down "black box" Thèvinin equivalent model. The new tissue model developed here was created from a bottom up perspective resulting in …

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Pelletier, Peter Robert, Kozicki, Michael, Towe, Bruce, et al.
Created Date
2012

The speech of non-native (L2) speakers of a language contains phonological rules that differentiate them from native speakers. These phonological rules characterize or distinguish accents in an L2. The Shibboleth program creates combinatorial rule-sets to describe the phonological pattern of these accents and classifies L2 speakers into their native language. The training and classification is done in Shibboleth by support vector machines using a Gaussian radial basis kernel. In one experiment run using Shibboleth, the program correctly identified the native language (L1) of a speaker of unknown origin 42% of the time when there were six possible L1s in which …

Contributors
Frost, Wende Kara, Van Gelderen, Elly, Perzanowski, Dennis, et al.
Created Date
2013

From the time it was written, the aria "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia has been performed and ornamented in many different ways. The present study is an inventory and analysis of ornaments sung in 33 recordings from 1900 to 2011 and the major differences that they exhibit one from another. The singers in this study are baritones with international careers, who have performed the role of Figaro either at the Metropolitan Opera (New York) or at La Scala (Milan). The study identifies and tracks some of the changes in the ornamentation of the aria by noting …

Contributors
Briggs, Andrew Nathan, Mills, Robert, Oldani, Robert, et al.
Created Date
2014

The building sector is one of the main energy consumers within the USA. Energy demand by this sector continues to increase because new buildings are being constructed faster than older ones are retired. Increase in energy demand, in addition to a number of other factors such as the finite nature of fossil fuels, population growth, building impact on global climate change, and energy insecurity and independence has led to the increase in awareness towards conservation through the design of energy efficient buildings. Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB), a highly efficient building that produces as much renewable energy as it consumes …

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Ben Salamah, Fahad, Bryan, Harvey, Reddy, T. Agami, et al.
Created Date
2016

近年来,金融领域各行业采用和移动互联网技术相结合的方式,发展异常迅猛。金融科技率先催生了近4万家P2P网络借贷平台,这些平台在利用移动金融技术与主流传统银行竞争的过程中,占据了大量技术和市场优势。结合我国农村商业银行发展现状,如果农商行能够有效利用移动金融技术优势,则其运营成本或会降低,获客效率、服务多样性等或将得以有效提升,从而使其竞争力得以提高, 更好地服务农民、农村和农业经济。本文旨在系统地探究以手机银行APP为代表的移动金融科技对农商行行间竞争力影响。 本文搜集了全国84家农商行APP数据,定量地从业务覆盖范围、增值服务全面性、易用性、安全性、系统稳定性等五个维度对APP给出综合质量评分,并采用层次分析法给出各农商行竞争力排名。在系统地分析银行竞争力与其APP质量、发布时间、更新次数等相关关系后,总体发现APP质量对银行竞争力至关重要。具体地,排名下降的农商行的年均更新次数与排名变化正相关,也即年均更新次数越多的银行,排名上升越多;而对排名上升的农商行,年均更新次数与排名变化则呈现负相关。竞争力排名上升的农商行,其APP平均发布时间与排名变化呈正相关,而竞争力排名下降的农商行的平均发布时间与排名变化则呈负相关。 进一步地,基于《中国商业银行竞争力报告》中对农商行的排名,本文进一步分析了移动金融科技对不同规模的农商行竞争力排名影响。研究发现:对于资产规模较大(>1000亿元)的农商行,APP年平均更新次数较多的银行,往往竞争力排名有所提高。而对于中等及小资产规模的农商行而言,APP年平均更新次数较多的银行,往往竞争力排名有所下降。对于较大和较小规模的农商行,APP平均发布时间长反而会降低银行竞争力,而对于中等规模的农商行,较长的平均发布时间下,其竞争力会有所提高。 最后,针对本文定量的研究模型和实证数据,本文给出了具体研究结论及展望,并就如何提高农村商业银行竞争力,给出了建议方法以及相关政策性建议。 Dissertation/Thesis 农商银行App使用情况调查结果表 农商银行App财务、持续竞争力数据调查结果表

Contributors
Huang, Darong, Gu, Bin, Chen, Son-Nan, et al.
Created Date
2019