Like You Search, 2023 Loyola Marymount University
Like You Search, Gipson Bachman
LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations
As consumers continue to make their purchases solely online without visiting brick-and-mortar stores, they increasingly look for ways to “touch, feel and try on” products without actually doing so. We believe social media influencers provide a way to do this, with the influencers themselves acting as “stand-ins” for consumers in their place. Finding influencers that look like you in 2022 sounds like it would be easy, but it isn’t. Until now.
LIKE YOU aims to answer this gap in the market by creating a proprietary search engine that, through answering a few questions, recommends a list of influencers that ...
Smartphone Control Of Rc Cars, 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Smartphone Control Of Rc Cars, Weston R. Fitzgerald
The smartphone-controlled RC (remote-controlled) car is an inexpensive remote-controlled car designed to be fast and portable. Instead of manufacturing, packaging, and shipping a separate controller, the remote control is implemented in a phone application, which saves time and money in both the design process and the manufacturing process. Utilizing the user’s smartphone is more cost-effective since mobile devices are a common recurrence, and packaging fewer devices results in overall better portability of the product.
This smartphone-controlled car is speedy and intuitive to learn for typical smartphone users. The user can change the car’s speed and direction wirelessly using ...
The Intersection Of Robotic Process Automation And Lean Six Sigma Applied To Unstructured Data, 2022 Southern Methodist University
The Intersection Of Robotic Process Automation And Lean Six Sigma Applied To Unstructured Data, Emily Mcintosh
Operations Research and Engineering Management Theses and Dissertations
While new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies gain traction in the workplace, there seems to be more buzz around these newer advances, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), than more established process improvement techniques such as Lean Six Sigma. This praxis research uses Lean Six Sigma as a framework for effectively deploying these emerging technologies, a challenge for 86% of companies (Ernst & Young, 2021). This research is applied to one of the legal industry’s most resource intensive processes – eDiscovery in the environment of a Big 4 accounting firm that provides services to corporations and legal professionals alike.
Electronic discovery (also known ...
Automated Robotic Light Bulb Testing Platform, 2022 CUNY New York City College of Technology
Automated Robotic Light Bulb Testing Platform, Agha I. Akram, Muhammad Ali Ummy
Publications and Research
The main purpose of this project is to create a functional prototype of a multilayered system that incorporates aspects of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering technology. The main objective of the system is to be able to determine whether a light bulb is working or not. The building blocks of this system are a robotic arm that is able to slide along a rail (for added mobility), a conveyor belt, and an electromechanical device that holds and tests light bulbs. Initially, the robot arm picks up a light bulb and places it into the holder which then tests it. A ...
Comparing Actively Managed Mutual Fund Categories To Index Funds Using Linear Regression Forecasting And Portfolio Optimization, 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Comparing Actively Managed Mutual Fund Categories To Index Funds Using Linear Regression Forecasting And Portfolio Optimization, Luke Weiner
Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses
The global investment industry offers a wide variety of investment products especially for individual investors. One such product, index funds, which are younger than actively managed mutual funds, have typically outperformed managed funds. Despite this phenomenon, investors have displayed a tendency to continue investing in actively managed funds. Although only a small percentage of actively managed funds outperform index funds, the costs of actively managed funds are significantly higher. Also, managed fund performances are most often determined by their fund category such as growth or real estate. I wanted to answer the following question for individual investors: can we forecast ...
Toward A Bio-Inspired System Architecting Framework: Simulation Of The Integration Of Autonomous Bus Fleets & Alternative Fuel Infrastructures In Closed Sociotechnical Environments, 2022 University of South Alabama
Toward A Bio-Inspired System Architecting Framework: Simulation Of The Integration Of Autonomous Bus Fleets & Alternative Fuel Infrastructures In Closed Sociotechnical Environments, Ifezue Obiako
Theses and Dissertations
Cities are set to become highly interconnected and coordinated environments composed of emerging technologies meant to alleviate or resolve some of the daunting issues of the 21st century such as rapid urbanization, resource scarcity, and excessive population demand in urban centers. These cybernetically-enabled built environments are expected to solve these complex problems through the use of technologies that incorporate sensors and other data collection means to fuse and understand large sums of data/information generated from other technologies and its human population. Many of these technologies will be pivotal assets in supporting and managing capabilities in various city sectors ranging ...
A Novel Boundary Integral Formulation For Quantum Energy Eigenvalue Analysis And Its Application In A Model-Based Systems Engineering Framework For Quantum Systems Development, 2022 University of South Alabama
A Novel Boundary Integral Formulation For Quantum Energy Eigenvalue Analysis And Its Application In A Model-Based Systems Engineering Framework For Quantum Systems Development, Mina Karimaghaei
Theses and Dissertations
In recent decades, the development and utilization of high-end technologies have increased noticeably. This progress has become possible by finding a complete understanding of physical rules in microscopic scales, such as quantum mechanics. Quantum technologies can be applied to various fields, including optics, superconduction, computing and simulation, precision measurement, and biomedical imaging to enhance the performance of relevant devices and systems. However, the complexity which emerges in the procedure of developing such devices can prevent one from taking advantage of potential quantum technologies to effectively develop these devices. In the current research, an attempt has been made to find a ...
Examining The Impact Of Design Features Of Electronic Health Records Patient Portals On The Usability And Information Communication For Shared Decision Making, Rong Yin
The use of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) patient portal has been shown to be effective in generating positive outcomes in patients’ healthcare, improving patient engagement and patient-provider communication. Government legislation also required proof of its meaningful use among patients by healthcare providers. Typical patient portals also include features such as health information and patient education materials. However, little research has examined the specific use of patient portals related to individuals with specific diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). IBDs are life-long, not curable, chronic diseases that can impact the whole population. Individuals with IBDs may have higher needs ...
Complex System Governance Leadership, 2022 Old Dominion University
Complex System Governance Leadership, David C. Walters
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations
The purpose of this research was to develop a systems theory-based framework for leadership in governance of complex systems. Recognizing complexity and uncertainty as norms for the environments in which organizations exist encouraged researchers to suggest complexity theory, complex systems, and complex adaptive systems as appropriate for addressing these conditions. Complex System Governance (CSG), based in systems theory, management cybernetics, and governance, endeavors to provide for the design, execution and evolution of functions that provide control, communication, coordination, and integration at the metasystem level to support operations and continued system existence (viability). From a management cybernetics perspective, CSG leadership has ...
Design, Development, And Calibration Of An Electric Field Probe For Use On Sounding Rockets, 2022 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Design, Development, And Calibration Of An Electric Field Probe For Use On Sounding Rockets, Anthony Oreo, Anthony Oreo
PhD Dissertations and Master's Theses
Earth’s ionosphere is a dynamic environment that has yet to be fully understood. Interactions of high-energy particles from space with atmospheric plasma and the Earth’s natural magnetic field create many interesting interactions, many of which have direct impacts on the planet and human life. Understanding the dynamics of the upper atmosphere is a compelling endeavor, with much of the research being conducted through high-altitude sounding rockets. These rockets allow for in-situ measurements of the physical parameters of the upper atmosphere which in turn helps in the answering of important questions in space science. In order to quantify the ...
Discovering Reduced-Order Dynamical Models From Data, 2022 University of Pennsylvania
Discovering Reduced-Order Dynamical Models From Data, William Qian, Pratik A. Chaudhari
Technical Reports (ESE)
This work explores theoretical and computational principles for data-driven discovery of reduced-order models of physical phenomena. We begin by describing the theoretical underpinnings of multi-parameter models through the lens of information geometry. We then explore the behavior of paradigmatic models in statistical physics, including the diffusion equation and the Ising model. In particular, we explore how coarse-graining a system affects the local and global geometry of a “model manifold” which is the set of all models that could be fit using data from the system. We emphasize connections of this idea to ideas in machine learning. Finally, we employ coarse-graining ...
Risk-And-Resiliency-Intelligent Supply Chain (Rrisc), 2022 Old Dominion University
Risk-And-Resiliency-Intelligent Supply Chain (Rrisc), Ahmad A. Abdelnabi, Ahmed M. Abdelmagid, Ghaith Rabadi, Andres Sousa-Poza, C. Ariel Pinto
Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Student Capstone Conference
This work proposes a risk-and-resiliency-intelligent supply chain (RRiSC) tool which is an SC risk management framework that leverages cutting-edge technologies in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics (BDA), and Digital Twins (DT) to develop specific capabilities for SC risk management. RRiSC is a convergence of mature tools and techniques embedded in three modules: Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization – all together integrate the optimization, simulation, and data analytics to test the performance of the whole supply network under different scenarios through measuring the vital KPIs, identifying the vulnerabilities, and setting proactive plans to diminish risks consequences.
21st Century Leadership: Leadership In Challenging Times, 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
21st Century Leadership: Leadership In Challenging Times, Adam Morris
Operations Management Presentations
Our global society has experienced unprecedented changes in the last couple years. The COVID-19 pandemic created drastic changes to our personal and professional lives. We went to a virtual work and learning environment almost overnight. People in leadership positions had to make impossible decisions on items no one has ever experienced. With all the changes that are happing in our world, what does it take to be a leader in today’s global society? Do basic leadership principles from 30 years ago still apply? Watch the latest installment of the MSEM/MSOM Lunch & Learn Webinar Series that will discuss these ...
The Traveling Salesman Problem: An Analysis And Comparison Of Metaheuristics And Algorithms, 2022 Liberty University
The Traveling Salesman Problem: An Analysis And Comparison Of Metaheuristics And Algorithms, Mason Helmick
Senior Honors Theses
One of the most investigated topics in operations research is the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) and the algorithms that can be used to solve it. Despite its relatively simple formulation, its computational difficulty keeps it and potential solution methods at the forefront of current research. This paper defines and analyzes numerous proposed solutions to the TSP in order to facilitate understanding of the problem. Additionally, the efficiencies of different heuristics are studied and compared to the aforementioned algorithms’ accuracy, as a quick algorithm is often formulated at the expense of an exact solution.
Modular And Deployable Solution For Passing Hazardous Roads, 2022 Loyola Marymount University
Modular And Deployable Solution For Passing Hazardous Roads, Nicholas Short
LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations
The developing world often relies on low-water crossings on unpaved roads in place of bridges for vehicle river crossings and impoverished communities suffer disproportionately more from road shut-downs. This project defines a modular and deployable bridge solution to combat low-water crossing hazards in undeveloped road systems in year-round conditions using Systems Engineering and related methodologies to architect the solution.
Decision-Analytic Models Using Reinforcement Learning To Inform Dynamic Sequential Decisions In Public Policy, 2022 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Decision-Analytic Models Using Reinforcement Learning To Inform Dynamic Sequential Decisions In Public Policy, Seyedeh Nazanin Khatami
We developed decision-analytic models specifically suited for long-term sequential decision-making in the context of large-scale dynamic stochastic systems, focusing on public policy investment decisions. We found that while machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms provide the most suitable frameworks for such analyses, multiple challenges arise in its successful adaptation. We address three specific challenges in two public sectors, public health and climate policy, through the following three essays.
In Essay I, we developed a reinforcement learning (RL) model to identify optimal sequence of testing and retention-in-care interventions to inform the national strategic plan “Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US ...
A Systems Approach For Solving Inter-Policy Gaps In Dynamic Spectrum Access-Based Wireless Rural Broadband Networks, 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology
A Systems Approach For Solving Inter-Policy Gaps In Dynamic Spectrum Access-Based Wireless Rural Broadband Networks, Pawel Kryszkiewicz, Casey I. Canfield, Shamsnaz Virani Bhada, Alexander M. Wyglinski
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works
In this paper, we articulate the challenge of multiple intersecting policies for the realization of rural broadband networks employing dynamic spectrum access (DSA). Broadband connectivity has been identified as a critical component of economic development, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and rural communities have been significantly (and negatively) affected by the lack of this important resource. Although technologies exist that can deliver broadband connectivity, such as 4G LTE and 5G cellular networks, the challenges associated with efficiently deploying this infrastructure within a rural environment are multi-dimensional in terms of the different dependent policy decisions that need to be considered. To ...
Tools & Visualization Techniques Available To Support The Operations Manager, 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Tools & Visualization Techniques Available To Support The Operations Manager, Kirk Michealson
Operations Management Presentations
Most organizations provide their employees the Microsoft Office Tools Suite with Excel. The University of Arkansas Master of Science in Operations Management (MSOM) Program has included Excel as a foundational aspect of the program for the last 7 years. In that time, Microsoft has increased the Excel capabilities dramatically. Simultaneously, business intelligence analytics interest has increased, and Tableau has been created as a visual analytics platform to help users see and understand data for modern business intelligence. As a result, to support the Operations Manager the MSOM Program has developed a new course to present the additional tools and visualization ...
Importance Measure-Based Maintenance Strategy Considering Maintenance Costs, 2022 Old Dominion University
Importance Measure-Based Maintenance Strategy Considering Maintenance Costs, Chao Zhang, Yadong Zhang, Hongyan Dui, Shaoping Wang, Mileta M. Tomovic
Engineering Technology Faculty Publications
Maintenance is an important way to ensure the best performance of repairable systems. This paper considers how to reduce system maintenance cost while ensuring consistent system performance. Due to budget constraints, preventive maintenance (PM) can be done on only some of the system components. Also, different selections of components to be maintained can have markedly different effects on system performance. On the basis of the above issues, this paper proposes an importance-based maintenance priority (IBMP) model to guide the selection of PM components. Then the model is extended to find the degree of correlation between two components to be maintained ...
Performance Degradation Based On Importance Change And Application In Dissimilar Redundancy Actuation System, 2022 Old Dominion University
Performance Degradation Based On Importance Change And Application In Dissimilar Redundancy Actuation System, Yadong Zhang, Chao Zhang, Shaoping Wang, Rentong Chen, Mileta M. Tomovic
Engineering Technology Faculty Publications
The importance measure is a crucial method to identify and evaluate the system weak link. It is widely used in the optimization design and maintenance decision of aviation, aerospace, nuclear energy and other systems. The dissimilar redundancy actuation system (DRAS) is a key aircraft control subsystem which performs aircraft attitude and flight trajectory control. Its performance and reliability directly affect the aircraft flight quality and flight safety. This paper considers the influence of the Birnbaum importance measure (BIM) and integrated importance measure (IIM) on the reliability changes of key components in DRAS. The differences of physical fault characteristics of different ...