#### Creative Projects

An Ethnographic Study of In-Service and Pre-Service Teacher Collaboration in the Development and Execution of Mathematics Lessons, Jessica Munns

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

Cow Insurance Vs. Human Insurance: A Comparison Study, Corlan Fawcett

Development of a Discrete Mathematics Textbook and Guide for High School Teachers, Rebecca A. Stokes

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

Wavelet Factorization via a Homogenization Analogy for Solutions of Linear Systems, Andrea Van Sickle

#### Dissertations

A New Perspective on Classification, Guohua Zhao

A Series of Papers on Detecting Examinees who Used a Flawed Answer Key, Marcus W. Scott

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

Bayesian Models for Repeated Measures Data Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods, Yuanzhi Li

Classification of Spacetimes with Symmetry, Jesse W. Hicks

Comparing Nonlinear and Nonparametric Modeling Techniques for Mapping and Stratification in Forest Inventories of the Interior Western USA, Gretchen Gengenbach Moisen

Construction and Analysis of a Family of Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws with Stiff Source Terms, Cinnamon Hillyard

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

Disconjugacy and Oscillation Theory of Linear Differential and Difference Equations, Yuhua Xu

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

Estimation, Testing, and Monitoring of Generalized Autoregressive Conditionally Heteroskedastic Time Series, Aonan Zhang

Exact Approaches for Bias Detection and Avoidance with Small, Sparse, or Correlated Categorical Data, Sarah E. Schwartz

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

Extensions and Improvements to Random Forests for Classification, Anna Quach

Extracting and Visualizing Data from Mobile and Static Eye Trackers in R and Matlab, Chunyang Li

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

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

Geometric Aspects of Second-Order Scalar Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations in the Plane, Martin Jurás

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

Hopf Bifurcation in a Parabolic Free Boundary Problem, Yoon-Mee Lee

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

Least-Change Secant Updates of Non-Square Matrices, Samih Kassem Bourji

Linear Operators Strongly Preserving Polynomial Equations Over Antinegative Semirings, Sang-Gu Lee

Linear Operators that Preserve Qualitative Matrix Structures, Shumin Ye

Maximal Rank-One Spaces of Matrices Over Chain Semirings, Daniel Joseph Scully

Mean-Square Error Bounds and Perfect Sampling for Conditional Coding, Xiangchen Cui

Minimal Nodal Domains for Strictly Elliptic Partial Differential Equations with Homogeneous Boundary Conditions, Charles E. Miller

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

Modeling the Spread of Alfalfa Stem Nematodes: Insights into their Dynamics and Control, Scott G. Jordan

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

Novel Statistical Models for Quantitative Shape-Gene Association Selection, Xiaotian Dai

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

Positive Solutions Obtained as Local Minima via Symmetries, for Nonlinear Elliptic Equations, Florin Catrina

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

Semilinear Elliptic Equations in Unbounded Domains, Francois A. van Heerden

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

Simulation, Kriging, 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, Chang 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

The Red Top Model: A Landscape-Scale Integrodifference Equation Model of the Mountain Pine Beetle-Lodgepole Pine Forest Interaction, Justin Heavilin

Three Environmental Fluid Dynamics Papers, Eden Furtak-Cole

To Dot Product Graphs and Beyond, Sean Bailey

Tournament Matrices an Overview, Russel O. Carlson

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

Using Wavelets as a Computational and Theoretical Tool for Homogenization, Laura Lee Watkins

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

Wavelet Techniques in Time Series Analysis with an Application to Space Physics, Agnieszka Jach

#### Reports

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

A Comparison of Prediction Methods of Functional Autoregressive Time Series, Devin Didericksen

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

A Comparison of R, SAS, and Python Implementations of Random Forests, Breckell Soifua

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

A Discussion of an Empirical Bayes Multiple Comparison Technique, Donna Baranowski

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

A Method for Finding Standard Error Estimates for RMA Expression Levels Using Bootstrap, Gabriel Nicholas

A Monte Carlo Comparison of Nonparametric Reliability Estimators, Jia-Jinn Yueh

A Monte Carlo Evaluation of a Nonparametric Technique for Estimating the Hazard Function, Sheng Jia Lin

An Empirical Comparison of Confidence Interval for Relative Potency, Catherine H. Lung

An Evaluation of Bartlett's Chi-Square Approximation for the Determinant of a Matrix of Sample Zero-Order Correlation Coefficients, Stephen M. Hattori

An Investigation of the Ends of Finitely Generated Groups, Daniel T. Murphree

A Non-Parametric Sequential Signed-Rank Test and Comparison with the Sequential T-Test, Kuei-Mei Even Sher

A Nonparametric Solution for Finding the Optimum Useful Life of Equipment, Barry T. Stoll

Applications of Modern Classification Methods to Predict Occurrences of Rare and Invasive Plant Species, Stacey Reynolds

Applied Chaotic Dynamics: An Introduction, James Frankenfield

Approaches to Promote Active, Conceptual Learning in a Pedagogically Hybrid Introductory Statistics Course, Brittany L. Allred

A Recommendation for Determining the Efficacy of Weight Removal Estimates for the Pacific Cod Longline CDQ Fishery, Anna L. Furniss

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

Assessing North American Influenza Dynamics with Hierarchical Spatio-Temporal Models, Jessica Anderson

Assessing the Precision and Accuracy in a Small Sample of Actical Devices, Peter Sherick

Assessment of Utah Bankruptcies by Census Tracts: A Spatial Statistical Approach, Kenneth Pena

A Study of the Exponential Distirbutions and their Applications, Michael Chang-yu Wang

A Study of the Exponential Distributions and Their Applications, Michael Chang-yu Wang

A Survey of the Taniyama-Shimura Conjecture, Kady Schneiter

A Theorem on Homeomorphic Convergence and Some Applications, Frank J.S. Wang

Axiomatic Set Theory, Ronald P. Smit

Bayesian Estimate of System Reliability, Naresh Shah

Bayesian Inference, Sing-chou Wu

Bayesian Inference for Decision Making, Ming-yih Kao

Black-Scholes and Extended Black-Scholes Models: A Comparative Statistical Analysis, Bradley Thomas Bush

Canonical Analysis of Several Sets of Variables, Chong S. Kim

Capstone Mathematics and Technology: A Collection of Mathematical Technology Enhanced Activities for Students and Teachers, Heidi Eastman

Classifications of Plane Continua, Steven Ray Matthews