CCE Theses and Dissertations

 
This repository hosts dissertations and M.S. theses completed at the school, across Ph.D. programs in computer science, information systems, information assurance, and computing technology in education, as well as the occasional M.S. thesis from computer science and management information systems.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Online Learning Communities: Enhancing the Acquisition of Information Skills by Undergraduate Students of the University of Puerto Rico at Carolina, Noraida Dominguez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Quantitative Assessment of the Modularization of Security Design Patterns with Aspects, Crystal Edge

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Design and Development of an Identity Management System: The Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Case Study, Mohamed A. Elhindi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of a Virtual Private Network Implementation to Support a Teleworking Initiative: The Marcus Food Company Inc. Case Study, Jason Ferguson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Digital Game-Based Learning to Support Vocabulary Instruction for Developmental Reading Students, Patricia Ann Frederick

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Design and Development of CollaborAT: A Groupware Solution for IEP Teams Supporting School-Age Students Who Use Assistive Technology, Lori Ann Geist

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Dissertation: Ascertaining the Relationship between Security Awareness and the Security Behavior of Individuals, Gordon J. Grant

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Analysis of the Influence of Media Characteristics on Online Donor Behavior, Janine M. Jacques

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparing the Cultural Dimensions and Learners' Perceived Effectiveness of Online Learning Systems (OLS) among American and Malaysian Learners, Seng C. Keng

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Dissertation: Judges' Awareness, Understanding, and Application of Digital Evidence, Gary Craig Kessler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predicting Machining Rate in Non-Traditional Machining using Decision Tree Inductive Learning, Ramesh Konda

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Quality Market: Design and Field Study of Prediction Market for Software Quality Control, Janaki Krishnamurthy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Peer selection Algorithm in Stochastic Content Delivery Networks to Reduce File Download Time, Michael Richard Lehrfeld

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology Implementation within an Independent Public Library System: A Case Study of the North Canton, Ohio Public Library, Keith P. Lyons

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Latent Semantic Analysis as a Method of Content-Based Image Retrieval in Medical Applications, Gennadiy Makovoz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Investigation of Information Systems Success in Terms of Net Benefits: A Study on the Success of Implementing a Building Automation System, Michael Charles McCabe

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Training and Optimizing Distributed Neural Networks Using a Genetic Algorithm, Shannon Dale McMurtrey

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Dissertation: Quantum Algorithm Animator, Lori Eileen Nicholson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predicting "Essential" Genes in Microbial Genomes: A Machine Learning Approach to Knowledge Discovery in Microbial Genomic Data, Krishnaveni Palaniappan

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Dissertation: Developing a Framework for Evaluation of Corporate Non-Transactional Business-to-Consumer Web Sites: A Descriptive Study, Karen Denise Pate

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Range Limited UAV Trajectory using Terrain Masking under Radar Detection Risk, Michael Joseph Pelosi

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Dissertation: Early Detection of Online Auction Opportunistic Sellers Through the Use of Negative-Positive Feedback, Gregory J. Reinert

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Attrition: Identifying Why Teachers Abandon Assistive Technologies, Michael Edward Sharpe

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Investigating Wikis as Agents for Virtual Team Activity Awareness, David Mark Shulman

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Dissertation: Physician Information Seeking Behaviors: Are Physicians Successful Searchers?, Janice Swiatek-Kelley

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Dissertation: Trust and Trustworthiness: A Framework for Successful Design of Telemedicine, James Robert Templeton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Determining the Value of Handwritten Comments within Work Orders, Daniel Thombs

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effect of Knowledge of Online Security Risks on Consumer Decision Making in B2C E-Commerce, Ping An Wang

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the Efficacy of Literacy-based Assistive Technology for Undergraduate Second Language Learners, Daniel Thomas Yakimchuk

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Collaborative Technologies in Remote Lab Delivery Systems for Topics in Automation, Joe Ed Ashby

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Feature Structure Approach for Disambiguating Preposition Senses, Venkatesh Baglodi

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Bridging the Proficiency Gap: A Study of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy of Nontraditional College Students in Accelerated Learning (AL) Programs, Dianne Marie Bell

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Dissertation: A Comparison of the Rule and Case-based Reasoning Approaches for the Automation of Help-desk Operations at the Tier-two Level, Michael Forrester Bryant

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Instructional Software to Improve Oral Performance of Taiwanese Speakers of English, Yentzu Chen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Methodology for Design and Development of an Electronic Learning (E-Learning) Network at the Regis University School for Professional Studies, Samuel Steven Conn

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Dissertation: Design, Development, and Implementation of a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN): The Hartford Job Corps Academy Case Study, Tracey Kershner Cooley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Resolving Quasi-Synonym Relationships in Automatic Thesaurus Construction using Fuzzy Rough Sets and an Inverse Term Frequency Similarity Function, Julius Mack Davault III

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Human Analysis Element of Intrusion Detection: A Cognitive Task Model and Interface Design and Implications, Brenda Lee Ellis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Factors that Affect Instructors' Intention to Use E-Learning Systems in Two-Year College, Bilquis J. Ferdousi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Exploratory Study on the Factors Associated with Ethical Intention of Digital Piracy, Abbe Ellen Forman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effect of ontology hierarchy on a concept vector machine's ability to classify web documents, Jeffrey A. Graham

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Dissertation: A Study of First- and Continuing-Generation College Students' Use of Internet Communication Technologies in Social Capital and Its Contribution to Their Persistence in College, Gail Dianne (Hodge) Hayes

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Impact of Information Security Policies on Computer Security Breach Incidents in Law Firms, Faith M. Heikkila

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Dissertation: Responsibility Factors of Reducing Inefficiencies in Information System Processes and Their Role on Intention to Acquire Six Sigma Certification, Sara Hejazi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Model and Intelligent Software Agent for the Selection and Implementation of Open Source Software, Terry Carl House

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Training in Creative Problem Solving and its Relationship to Affective and Effective Idea Generation of Entrepreneurial Learners, Charles Edward Leach

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Data Mining for Induction of Adjacency Grammars and Application to Terrain Pattern Recognition, Brian David Leighty

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Maintaining a News Perspective Remotely through Online Information Retrieval: Task-based Web Experiences of Foreign News Correspondents, Kuanyuh Tony Lin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Aspect Mining Using Self-Organizing Maps With Method Level Dynamic Software Metrics as Input Vectors, Sayyed Garba Maisikeli

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Dissertation: Administrative Support for Online Teaching Faculty, John David Meyer

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: High-Performance Knowledge-Based Entity Extraction, Anthony M. Middleton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development and Validation of a Scale for Measuring e-Government User Satisfaction, Marcel C. Obi

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Information Retrieval Strategies of Millennial Undergraduate Students in Web and Library Database Searches, Brandi Porter

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impact of Information Technology (IT) Industry Certification on the Achievement of High School Students Enrolled in Technology Courses, Karl Walter Reimers

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Dissertation: Section 508 Adherence by Industry Professionals: Improving Universal Design through Training, Antonio Rincon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Interactive Whiteboards in Third Grade Science Instruction, Grier Kivette Rivers

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Model for Using Managed Services in Designing and Supporting a Wireless Local Area Network for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, Joseph L. Roth

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Process-Oriented Ontology for Representing Software Engineering Project Knowledge, Steven Jay Sherman

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Dissertation: A Formal Concept Analysis Approach to Association Rule Mining: The QuICL Algorithms, David T. Smith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cultural Competency Instruction in a 3D Virtual World, Robin Steed

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Reputation in Electronic Markets: An Experimental Study, Nelson Stewart

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Empowerment and Leadership Development in an Online Story-Based Learning Community, Brenda Jane Stutsky

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Dissertation: Parallel Mining of Association Rules Using a Lattice Based Approach, Wessel Morant Thomas

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Dissertation: A Model for the Evaluation of IS/IT Investments, Paul M. Tuten

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Tailoring Software Inspections for Aspect-Oriented Programs, Charlette Ward Watkins

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Dissertation: An Online Community for Computer Technology Support and Training for College Office Support Staff, Mava F. Wilson

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Contributions of Gender, Shopping Orientation, Online Experience, and Website's Interactive Features to Consumers' Intentions to Engage in Apparel E-commerce Shopping, Amanda Wynn

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Novel Approach to Iris Localization and Code Matching for Iris Recognition, Steven Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

Dissertation: A Selective-Phrase-Based Preprocessor for Improved Spam Filtering, Ajay Arora

Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of the Contribution of Computer Self-Efficacy, Computer Anxiety, and Instructors' Experience with the Use of Technology to Their Intention to Use Emerging Educational Technology in Traditional Classrooms, Diane M. Ball

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the Contributions of Attitude, Computer Security Policy Awareness, and Computer Self-Efficacy to the Employees' Computer Abuse Intention in Business Environments, Sandra Jetton Blanke

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Dissertation: An Event Monitor and Response Framework Based on the WSLogA Architecture, Todd Christopher Brett

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: New Methodology for Measuring Information, Knowledge, and Understanding versus Complexity in Hierarchical Decision Support Models, Scott Alan Carpenter

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: XML Process Modeling for Disruptive Change Planning: A Case Study of Newspaper Circulation Processes, Bill Dafnis

Dissertation: The Impact of ERP Investments on Organizational Performance, Nooredin Etezady

Dissertation: Course Management Software: Applying the Technology Acceptance Model to Study Use by Post-Secondary Faculty, Alicen Beth Flosi

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Dissertation: Reducing Cognitive Load Using Hypervariate Display, William Garrabrants

Dissertation: A Comparison of Simulations and Traditional Laboratory Exercises for Student Learning in Secondary Electronics Instruction, Mark W. Hardy

Dissertation: Enterprise Management Software Approaches for Economical Selective Outsourcing by Managed Service Providers, Adam D. HerrNeckar

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Role of Security Clearance, Users' Involvement, and Computer Self-Efficacy in the Efficiency of Requirements-Gathering Process: An Information-Systems Case Study in the U.S. Military, Okey Azu Igbonagwam

Dissertation: Algorithms for Adaptive Palette Construction using the Graphics Processing Unit, Victor Johnson

Dissertation: Comparison of Social Presence in Voice-based and Text-based Asynchronous computer Conferencing, Karen D. King

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Online Technologies to Deliver Management Courses to Cruise Ship Personnel at Sea, Maureen Lloyd-James

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Dissertation: Use and Analysis of Expected Similarity of Semantic Web Ontological Annotations, Joe Lynn Look

Dissertation: Computer Assisted Instruction for Teaching Vocabulary to a Child with Autism, Diana Luckevich

Dissertation: Utilization of Semantic Linking and Visualization Techniques to Facilitate Knowledge Creation from Textual Software Artifacts, Michael Makovoz

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Dissertation: Smart Classroom Technology: Instructional Effectiveness and Faculty and Student Satisfaction, Jon Preston McKamey

Dissertation: Monitoring QoS in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Randy L. Melton

Dissertation: Use of Abstract Categories in Data Clustering Algorithms, George Robert Mikulski

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Application of Computer Simulation Modeling to Evaluate Business Continuity Plans, Jose Francisco Molina Garcia Plaza

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Dissertation: Assessing Quality Indicators in Asynchronous Undergraduate Distance Education Courses, Donna J. Myers

Dissertation: An Instructional Technology Guide for Technical Trainers, David T. Mylott

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Assessment of Attitude toward Computers, Motivation, Perceived Satisfaction from the e-learning System, and Previous Academic Performance and their Contribution to Persistence of College Student Athletes Enrolled in e-Learning Courses, Anthony Jeffrey Nichols

Dissertation: Comparison of Data Mining Techniques used to Predict Student Retention, Kathleen Pittman

Dissertation: An Investigation of Technology Use and Learning Styles as Predictors of Undergraduate Information Technology Management Students' Academic Achievement at Ryerson University, Franklyn I. Prescod

Dissertation: An Investigation of a Knowledge Management Solution for Reference Services, Lynette Lawrence Ralph

Dissertation: An Examination of Factors Associated with Students' Ethical Decision Making in Post-Secondary E-Learning Programs, Michelle M. Ramim

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Trust and Computer Self-Efficacy into the Technology Acceptance Model: Their Impact on Customers' Use of Banking Information Systems in Jamaica, Michael Hubert Reid

Dissertation: Critical Success Factors for Service-Oriented Small Businesses In the E-Commerce Environment, Robert A. Robertson

Dissertation: A Study of a Modified Auditory Component Using a Drag and Drop Multimodal Feedback Toolkit for Older Deaf Computer Users, Gregory J. Safko