Theses and Dissertations from UMD
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(2017)Current observations from astrophysics indicate the presence of dark matter, an invisible form of matter that makes up a large part of the mass of the universe. One of the leading theories for dark matter is that it is ...
POPULATION DYNAMICS OF EASTERN OYSTERS (CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA) IN THE CHOPTANK RIVER COMPLEX, MARYLAND, DURING 1989 - 2015 (2017)The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) fishery in the Choptank River Complex (CRC) supports a large fraction of Maryland’s harvest. The CRC is also host to some of the largest oyster restoration projects in the world. ...
(2017)Designing computational models that can understand language at a human level is a foundational goal in the field of natural language processing (NLP). Given a sentence, machines are capable of translating it into many ...
PROTEIN ENGINEERING APPROACHES TO IMPROVING DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANDIDA ALBICANS INFECTIONS (2017)Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogen that can cause infections that range from mild rashes to life-threatening bloodstream infections. The antifungal drug resistance of some Candida strains and the deficiencies ...
PERFORMANCE BUDGETING AND THE USE OF PERFORMANCE INFORMATION AT THE LINE MINISTRY LEVEL: THE CASE OF CHILE (2017)Many governments around the world have introduced performance budgeting reforms. Despite numerous research papers, lack of clarity remains on whether performance budgeting leads to increased use of performance information ...