#### Creative Projects

Comparision of Survival Curves Between Cox Proportional Hazards, Random Forests, and Conditional Inference Forests in Survival Analysis, Brandon Weathers and Richard Cutler Dr.

Efficiently representing the integer factorization problem using binary decision diagrams, David Skidmore

Prediction of Stress Increase in Unbonded Tendons using Sparse Principal Component Analysis, Eric Mckinney

#### Dissertations

A Spatiotemporal Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak Model Predicting Severity, Cycle Period, and Invasion Speed, Jacob P. Duncan

Classification of Spacetimes with Symmetry, Jesse W. Hicks

Definition and Construction of Entropy Satisfying Multiresolution Analysis (MRA), Ju Y. Yi

Enhancement of Random Forests Using Trees with Oblique Splits, Andrejus Parfionovas

Existence and Multiplicity Results on Standing Wave Solutions of Some Coupled Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations, Rushun Tian

Family-Wise Error Rate Control in Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) Mapping and Gene Ontology Graphs with Remarks on Family Selection, Garret Saunders

Goodness-of-Fit and Change-Point Tests for Functional Data, Robertas Gabrys

Hamiltonicity, Pancyclicity, and Cycle Extendability in Graphs, Deborah C. Arangno

Homogenization of Large-Scale Movement Models in Ecology with Application to the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Mule Deer, Martha J. Garlick

Laboratory Experiences in Mathematical Biology for Post-Secondary Mathematics Students, Matthew Lewis

Modeling the Evolution of Insect Phenology with Particular Reference to Mountain Pine Beetle, Brian P. Yurk

Multiplicity Results of Periodic Solutions for Two Classes of Nonlinear Problems, Kazuya Hata

Physically Based Preconditioning Techniques Applied to the First Order Particle Transport and to Fluid Transport in Porous Media, Michael Rigley

Robust Computational Tools for Multiple Testing with Genetic Association Studies, William L. Welbourn Jr.

Separation of Points and Interval Estimation in Mixed Dose-Response Curves with Selective Component Labeling, Darl D. Flake II

Simulation, Kringing, and Visualization of Circular-Spatial Data, William James Morphet

Small Sample Methods for the Analysis of Clustered Binary Data, Lawrence J. Cook

Spatially Indexed Functional Data, Oleksandr Gromenko

Statistical Algorithms for Optimal Experimental Design with Correlated Observations, Change Li

Statistical Dependence in Imputed High-Dimensional Data for a Colorectal Cancer Study, Anvar Suyundikov

Statistical Modeling, Exploration, and Visualization of Snow Water Equivalent Data, James Beguah Odei

Symmetry Analysis of General Rank-3 Pfaffian Systems in Five Variables, Francesco Strazzullo

Testing and Estimation for Functional Data with Applications to Magnetometer Records, Inga Maslova

To Dot Product Graphs and Beyond, Sean Bailey

Traditional Lecture Versus an Activity Approach for Teaching Statistics: A Comparison of Outcomes, Jennifer L. Loveland

Visual Data Mining Techniques for Functional Actigraphy Data: An Object-Oriented Approach in R, Abbass Sharif

#### Reports

A Collection and Analysis of Local Middle Grade Math Projects for the Common Core, Lynnette Checketts

A Comparison of Random Forest-Based Methods for Racial/Ethnic-Specific Classification of Obesity, Sun Young Jeon

A Comparison of Random Forest-Based Methods for Racial/Ethnic-Specific Classification of Obesity, Sun Young Jeon

A Comparison of Statistical Methods RElating Pairwise Distance to a Binary Subject-Level Covariate, Rachael Stone

Algebraic Properties of Killing Vectors For Lorentz Metrics In Four Dimensions, Jesse W. Hicks

Assessing Changes in the Abundance of the Continental Population of Scaup Using a Hierarchical Spatio-Temporal Model, Beth E. Ross

Bayesian Inference, Sing-chou Wu

Climate Change and Community Dynamics: A Hierarchical Bayesian Model of Resource-Driven Changes in a Desert Rodent Community, Glenda M. Yenni

Collecting, Analyzing and Interpreting Bivariate Data from Leaky Buckets: A Project-Based Learning Unit, Florence Funmilayo Obielodan

Comparing Linear Mixed Models to Meta-Regression Analysis in the Greenville Air Quality Study, Lynsie M. Daley

Controlling Error Rates with Multiple Positively-Dependent Tests, Abdullah Al Masud

Decision Problems, Lowell Anderson

Dietary Patterns and Cognitive Decline in Aged Populations, Austin J. Bowles

Estimation of Irregular Spacing on Sugar Beets and its Effect on their Chemical Measurements and Weight, Ahmad Ali Aghabeigi

High Cognitive Test Item Development and Implementation, Ashley Salisbury

Imputation for Random Forests, Joshua Young

Incorporating Prior Information to Enhance Quantitative ELISA, Sarah Marie Reehl

Interactive Random Forests Plots, Anna T. Quach

Laplace, Finite Fourier Sine and Cosine, Transformations, Jan Eugene Wynn

Lifetime Modeling of Deficient Bridges in New York, Levi Phippen

Mathematical Justifcation of Introductory Hypothesis Tests and Development of Reference Materials, Jennifer L. Loveland

Modeling Asset Volatility Using Various Resources, Isaac G. Blackhurst

Modeling Phloem Temperatures Relative to Mountain Pine Beetle Phenology, Matthew Jared Lewis

MVGST: Tools For Multivariate and Directional Gene Set Testing, Dennis S. Mecham

Processing and Manipulation of Data Collected from the Educational On-Line Game Refreaction, Xiaotian Dai

Random Motion and the Diffusion of Brine Shrimp: A Project Based Learning Unit, Rebecca Atkins

Ranking Score Vectors of Tournaments, Sebrina Ruth Cropper

Reduction and Summarization of Forage Production Data from Pasture and Range Lands, Julian Leigh Wilkinson Jr.

Simulating Logan Repayment by the Sinking Fund Method (Sinking Fund Governed by a Sequence of Interest Rates), Placede Judicaelle Gangnang Fosso

Solving Equations Applet Project, Kimberly Thatcher

Statistical Methods for Assessing Individual Oocyte Viability Through Gene Expression Profiles, Michael O. Bishop

Stressors Across the Lifespan and Dementia Risk: A Statistical Method Analysis, Megan Platt Borrowman

Students Rise to the Challenge of Modeling Yeast Growth Despite Sour Hiccups from Imperfect Data, Alicia Caldwell

Survival Analysis for Truncated Data and Competing Risks, Michael Steelman

Tests of Independence in Contingency Tables, Su-feng Wongbhan

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster: A Graphical Assessment of its Impact on Wildlife, Anvar Suyundikov

The Eyes Have It: Eye Tracking Data Visualizations of Viewing Patterns of Statistical Graphics, Trent Fawcett

Topics in Semigroups, Merlin Ray Jenson

Tree-based Regression for Interval-valued Data, Chih-Ching Yeh

Tutorial for Using the Center for High Performance Computing at The University of Utah and an example using Random Forest, Stephen Barton

Validation Study: A Case Study of Calculus 1 (MATH 1210), Abibat Adebisi Lasisi

#### Theses

A Classroom Experiment: Implementing a Math-Talk Environment in a University Setting, Janice Bodily

A Comparison of Five Statistical Methods for Predicting Stream Temperature Across Stream Networks, Maike F. Holthuijzen

Analysis of Case Histories by Markov Chains Using Juvenile Court Data of State of Utah, Soo-Hong Uh

An Integrated Approach to Exploit Linkage Disequilibrium for Ultra High Dimensional Genome-wide Data, Michelle Carlsen

Annotation Tools for Multivariate Gene Set Testing of Non-Model Organisms, Russell K. Banks

Approximations to Continuous Dynamical Processes in Hierarchical Models, Amanda Cangelosi

A Stochastic Model for Water-Vegetation Systems and the Effect of Decreasing Precipitation on Semi-Arid Environments, Shannon A. Dixon

Boolean Space, Tzeng-hsiang Sun

Classification of Five-Dimensional Lie Algebras with One-dimensional Subalgebras Acting as Subalgebras of the Lorentz Algebra, Jordan Rozum

Combinatorial Games on Graphs, Trevor K. Williams

Comparison of Transition Matrices Between Metropolitan and Non-metropolitan Areas in the State of Utah Using Juvenile Court Data, Sung -ik Song

Computational Topics in Lie Theory and Representation Theory, Thomas J. Apedaile

Darboux Intergrability Of Wave Maps Into 2-Dimensional Riemannian Manifolds, Robert Ream

Data Analysis Using Experimental Design Model Factorial Analysis of Variance/Covariance (DMAOVC.BAS), Wesley E. Newton

Dot Product Graphs and Their Applications to Ecology, Sean Bailey

Explicit Construction of First Integrals for the Toda Flow on a Classical Simple Lie Algebra, Patrick Seegmiller

Factors Related to Successful Completion of Developmental Mathematics Courses, Jason Bagley

Fine Mapping of a Major-Effect QTL Controlling Rhizomatous Growth in Perennial Wildrye Hyrbrids, Jenny L. Clements

GraphShop: An Interactive Software Environment for Graph Theory Research and Applications, Aaron Andersen

Ignoring the Spatial Context in Intro Statistics Classes - and some Simple Graphical Remedies, Nathan Voge

Implementation and Application of the Curds and Whey Algorithm to Regression Problems, John Kidd

Modeling of Mating Encounters: The Classical Mass Action Paradigm and an Application to Pest Control, Katherine R. Snyder

Network Applications and the Utah Homeless Network, Michael A. Snyder

Probability Estimation in Random Forests, Chunyang Li

SHAMAT: A Matrix Manipulation Program, Shahriyar Dadkhah