Below you may find selected research articles from faculty in the Fowler School of Engineering.

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Submissions from 2024

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Piecing Together Performance: Collaborative, Participatory Research-Through-Design for Better Diversity in Games, Daniel L. Gardner, LouAnne Boyd, and Reginald T. Gardner

Submissions from 2023

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Non-Contact Inspection Methods for Wind Turbine Blade Maintenance: Techno–Economic Review of Techniques for Integration with Industry 4.0, Ahmad Aminzadeh, Mariya Dimitrova, Mohammad Saleh Meiabadi, Sasan Sattarpanah Karganroudi, Hossein Taheri, Hussein Ibrahim, and Yuxin Wen

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Completeness of Nominal PROPs, Samuel Balco and Alexander Kurz

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Adolescent Use and Co-use of Tobacco and Cannabis in California: The Roles of Local Policy and Density of Tobacco, Vape, and Cannabis Retailers Around Schools, Georgiana Bostean, Anton M. Palma, Alison A. Padon, Erik Linstead, Joni Ricks-Oddie, Jason A. Douglas, and Jennifer B. Unger

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Stepping Beyond Efficacy: Understanding the User Experience of Wearables for Children with Idiopathic Toe Walking in the Natural Setting, LouAnne Boyd, Rahul Soangra, Lara Mukhar, Rachel Kling, and Marybeth Grant Beuttler

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Dense & Attention Convolutional Neural Networks for Toe Walking Recognition, Junde Chen, Rahul Soangra, Marybeth Grant-Beuttler, Y. A. Nanehkaran, and Yuxin Wen

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Multi-Scale Attention Networks for Pavement Defect Detection, Junde Chen, Yuxin Wen, Yaser Ahangari Nanehkaran, Defu Zhang, and Adan Zeb

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Machine Learning Techniques for Stock Price Prediction and Graphic Signal Recognition, Junde Chen, Yuxin Wen, Y. A. Nanehkaran, M. D. Suzauddola, Weirong Chen, and Defu Zhang

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Investigating Interactive Methods in Remote Chestfeeding Support for Lactation Consulting Professionals in Brazil, Jessica de Souza, Cinthia Calsinski, Kristina Chamberlain, Franceli L. Cibrian, and Edward Jay Wang

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Adaptive Plasmonic Metasurfaces for Radiative Cooling and Passive Thermoregulation, Azadeh Didari-Bader, Nooshin M. Estakhri, and Nasim Mohammadi Estrakhri

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Utilizing Inverse Design to Create Plasmonic Waveguide Devices, Michael Efseaff, Kyle Wynne, and Mark C. Harrison

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Implementing Commercial Inverse Design Tools for Compact, Phase-Encoded, Plasmonic Digital Logic Devices, Michael Efseaff, Kyle Wynne, Krishna Narayan, and Mark C. Harrison

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Large-Scale Identification and Analysis of Factors Impacting Simple Bug Resolution Times in Open Source Software Repositories, Elia Eiroa-Lledo, Rao Hamza Ali, Gabriela Pinto, Jillian Anderson, and Erik Linstead

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Adaptive Octree Meshes for Simulation of Extracellular Electrophysiology, Christopher BC Girard and Dong Song

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Machinability of High Mn Steel Using Tool Life Criteria, Dika Handayani, Victor F. Okhuysen, and Nicole Wagner

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Soccer Heading Drills and Concussion-Related Deficits in High School Female Athletes, Brent Harper, Adrian Aron, and Rahul Soangra

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It Pays to Be Bumpy: Drag Reducing Armor in The Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker, Eumicrotremus Orbis, R. C. Hoover, Olivia H. Hawkins, Jack Rosen, Conrad D. Wilson, Callie H. Crawford, Meghan Holst, Jonathan M. Huie, Adam P. Summers, Cassandra M. Donatelli, and Karly E. Cohen

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Many-Valued Coalgebraic Logic: From Boolean Algebras to Primal Varieties, Alexander Kurz and Wolfgang Poiger

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New Perspectives on Semi-primal Varieties, Alexander Kurz, Wolfgang Poiger, and Bruno Teheux

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Self-dual Systems for Backscattering Cancellation, Nasim Mohammadi Estrakhri

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Understanding the Musical Interaction of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Elastic Display, Ivonne Monarca, Monica Tentori, and Franceli L. Cibrian

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Furthering Development of Smart Fabrics to Improve the Accessibility of Music Therapy, Ellie Nguyen, Daisy Z. Fernandez-Reyes, and Franceli L. Cibrian

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Split and Join: An Efficient Approach for Simulating Stapled Intestinal Anastomosis in Virtual Reality, Di Qi and Suvranu De

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Towards a Virtual Reality Visualization of Hand-Object Interactions to Support Remote Physical Therapy, Trudi Di Qi, LouAnne Boyd, Scott Fitzpatrick, Meghna Raswan, and Franceli L. Cibrian

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Para Cima y Pa’ Abajo: Building Bridges Between HCI Research in Latin America and in the Global North, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar, Marisol Wong-Villacres, Karla A. Badillo-Urquiola, Mayra Donaji Barrera-Machuca, Franceli L. Cibrian, Marianela Ciolfi Felice, Carolina Fuentes, Laura Sanely Gaytán-Lugo, Vivian Genaro Motti, Monica Perusquía-Hernández, and Oscar A. Lemus

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Classifying Unstable and Stable Walking Patterns Using Electroencephalography Signals and Machine Learning Algorithms, Rahul Soangra, Jo Armour Smith, Sivakumar Rajagopal, Sai Viswanth Reddy Yedavalli, and Erandumveetil Ramadas Anirudh

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Inverse Engineering of Absorption and Scattering in Nanoparticles: A Machine Learning Approach, Alex Vallone, Nooshin M. Estakhri, and Nasim Mohammadi Estrakhri

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Region-Specified Inverse Design of Absorption and Scattering in Nanoparticles by Using Machine Learning, Alex Vallone, Nooshin M. Estakhri, and Nasim Mohammadi Estrakhri

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Low-Power Redundant-Transition-Free TSPC Dual-Edge-Triggering Flip-Flop Using Single-Transistor-Clocked Buffer, Zisong Wang, Peiyi Zhao, Tom Springer, Congyi Zhu, Jaccob Mau, Andrew Wells, Yinshui Xia, and Lingli Wang

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Counterventions: A Reparative Reflection on Interventionist HCI, Rua Mae Williams, LouAnne E. Boyd, and Juan E. Gilbert

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Skeletal Anatomy of the Pectoral Fin in Mudskipper Species from Terrestrial and Aquatic Habitats, Haodong Zhou, Cassandra M. Donatelli, Odette Laneuville, and Emily M. Standen

Submissions from 2022

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Project Metamorphosis: Designing a Dynamic Framework for Converting Musical Compositions into Paintings, Rao Hamza Ali, Grace Fong, and Erik Linstead

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Automated Identification of Astronauts on Board the International Space Station: A Case Study in Space Archaeology, Rao Hamza Ali, Amir Kanan Kashefi, Alice C. Gorman, Justin St. P. Walsh, and Erik J. Linstead

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A Large-Scale Sentiment Analysis of Tweets Pertaining to the 2020 US Presidential Election, Rao Hamza Ali, Gabriela Pinto, Evelyn Lawrie, and Erik J. Linstead

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When Worlds Collide: Boundary Management of Adolescent and Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors and Caregivers, Elizabeth A. Ankrah, Arpita Bhattacharya, Lissamarie Donjuan, Franceli L. Cibrian, Anamara Ritt-Olson, Joel Milam, Lilibeth Torno, and Gillian R. Hayes

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Internal Vertebral Morphology of Bony Fishes Matches the Mechanical Demands of Different Environments, Dana Baxter, Karly E. Cohen, Cassandra M. Donatelli, and Eric D. Tytell

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Manipulating Image Luminance to Improve Eye Gaze and Verbal Behavior in Autistic Children, LouAnne Boyd, Vincent Berardi, Deanna Hughes, Franceli L. Cibrian, Jazette Johnson, Viseth Sean, Eliza DelPizzo-Cheng, Brandon Mackin, Ayra Tusneem, Riya Mody, Sara Jones, and Karen Lotich

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Cognality VR: Exploring a Mobile VR App with Multiple Stakeholders to Reduce Meltdowns in Autistic Children, LouAnne E. Boyd, Espen Garner, Ian Kim, and Gianna Valencia

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Weakly-Supervised Learning Method for the Recognition of Potato Leaf Diseases, Junde Chen, Xiaofang Deng, Yuxin Wen, Weirong Chen, Adnan Zeb, and Defu Zhang

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Emergence of Coherent Backscattering from Sparse and Finite Disordered Media, Nooshin M. Estakhri, Nasim Mohammadi Estrakhri, and Theodore B. Norris

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Interspecific Differences in the Flow Regimes and Drag of North Pacific Skate Egg Cases, Kayla C. Hall, Jaida N. Elcock, Gerald R. Hoff, Duane E. Stevenson, Adam P. Summers, and Cassandra M. Donatelli

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Three Wave Mixing in Epsilon-Near-Zero Plasmonic Waveguides for Signal Regeneration, Nicholas Mirchandani and Mark C. Harrison

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Designing a Game for Haptic Interfaces to Uncover Gestural Pattern in Children, Ivonne Monarca, Yingying Yuki Chen, Audrey Bichelmeir, Kayla Anderson, Monica Tentori, and Franceli L. Cibrian

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Using a Small Dataset to Classify Strength-Interactions with an Elastic Display: A Case Study for the Screening of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Ivonne Monarca, Franceli L. Cibrian, Edgar Chavez, and Monica Tentori

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Applications of Unsupervised Machine Learning in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research: a Review, Chelsea Parlett-Pelleriti, Elizabeth Stevens, Dennis R. Dixon, and Erik J. Linstead

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A Deep Learning-based Approach to Extraction of Filler Morphology in SEM Images with the Application of Automated Quality Inspection, Md. Fashiar Rahman, Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng, Jianguo Wu, Yuxin Wen, and Yirong Lin

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Classifying Toe Walking Gait Patterns Among Children Diagnosed With Idiopathic Toe Walking Using Wearable Sensors and Machine Learning Algorithms, Rahul Soangra, Yuxin Wen, Hualin Yang, and Marybeth Grant-Beuttler

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Machine Learning Based Medical Image Deepfake Detection: A Comparative Study, Siddharth Solaiyappan and Yuxin Wen

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Towards QoS-Based Embedded Machine Learning, Tom Springer, Erik Linstead, Peiyi Zhao, and Chelsea Parlett-Pelleriti

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A Neural Network based Proportional Hazard Model for IoT Signal Fusion and Failure Prediction, Yuxin Wen, Xingxin Guo, Junbo Son, and Jianguo Wu

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Time-to-Event Modeling for Hospital Length of Stay Prediction for COVID-19 Patients, Yuxin Wen, Md. Fashiar Rahman, Yan Zhuang, Michael Pokojovy, Honglun Xu, Peter McCaffrey, Alexander Vo, Eric Walser, Scott Moen, and Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng

Submissions from 2021

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An Equational Approach to Enriched Distrubitivity, Adriana Balan and Alexander Kurz

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Parents’ Perspectives on a Smartwatch Intervention for Children with ADHD: Rapid Deployment and Feasibility Evaluation of a Pilot Intervention to Support Distance Learning During COVID-19, Franceli L. Cibrian, Elissa Monteiro, Elizabeth Ankrah, Jesus A. Beltran, Arya Tavakoulnia, Sabrina E. B. Schuck, Gillian R. Hayes, and Kimberley D. Lakes

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Serious Games for Basic Learning Mechanisms: Reinforcing Mexican Children’s Gross Motor Skills and Attention, Raymundo Cornejo, Fernando Martínez, Vania C. Álvarez, Claudia Barraza, Franceli L. Cibrian, Ana I. Martínez-García, and Mónica Tentori

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Body and Tail Coordination in the Bluespot Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) During Limb Regeneration, Cassandra M. Donatelli, Keegan Lutek, Keshav Gupta, and Emily M. Standen

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Foretelling the Flex - Vertebral Shape and Swimming Kinematics in Fishes, Cassandra M. Donatelli, Alexus S. Roberts, Eric Scott, Kylene DeSmith, Dexter Summers, Layanne Abu-Bader, Dana Baxter, Emily M. Standen, Marianne E. Porter, Adam P. Summers, and Eric D. Tytell

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Assessing the Vertical Displacement of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam during Its Filling Using DInSAR Technology and Its Potential Acute Consequences on the Downstream Countries, Hesham el-Askary, Amr Fawzy, Rejoice Thomas, Wenzhao Li, Nicholas LaHaye, Erik Linstead, Thomas Piechota, Daniele Struppa, and Mohamed Abdelaty Sayed

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Unsupervised Machine Learning for Identifying Challenging Behavior Profiles to Explore Cluster-Based Treatment Efficacy in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Retrospective Data Analysis Study, Julie Gardner-Hoag, Marlena N. Novack, Chelsea Parlett-Pelleriti, Elizabeth Stevens, Dennis Dixon, and Erik Linstead

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Emergence of Non-Hexagonal Crystal Packing of Deswollen and Deformed Ultra-Soft Microgels under Osmotic Pressure Control, Molla R. Islam, Rachel Nguyen, and L. Andrew Lyon

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A Quantitative Validation of Multi-Modal Image Fusion and Segmentation for Object Detection and Tracking, Nicholas LaHaye, Michael J. Garay, Brian D. Bue, Hesham el-Askary, and Erik Linstead

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Investigating Decadal Changes of Multiple Hydrological Products and Land-Cover Changes in the Mediterranean Region for 2009–2018, Wenzhao Li, Sachi Perera, Erik Linstead, Rejoice Thomas, Hesham el-Askary, Thomas Piechota, and Daniele Struppa

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Digital Markers of Autism, Ivonne Monarca, Franceli L. Cibrian, and Monica Tentori

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Feel and Touch: A Haptic Mobile Game to Assess Tactile Processing, Ivonne Monarca, Monica Tentori, and Franceli L. Cibrian

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An Adaptive Model to Support Biofeedback in AmI Environments: A Case Study in Breathing Training for Autism, Arturo Morales, Franceli L. Cibrian, Luis A. Castro, and Monica Tentori

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Online Laboratory Course using Low Tech Supplies to Introduce Digital Logic Design Concepts, Dhanya Nair

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Scalability of the Size of Patterns Drawn Using Tactile Hand Guidance, Dhanya Nair

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Handwriting Correction System using Wearable Sleeve with Optimal Tactor Configuration, Dhanya Nair, Grant Stankaitis, Sean Duback, Robert Geoffrion, and Justin B. Jackson

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Implementing Inverse Design Tools for Plasmonic Digital Logic Devices, Krishna Narayan and Mark C. Harrison

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A Tail of Four Fishes: An Analysis of Kinematics and Material Properties of Elongate Fishes, Lydia F. Naughton, Sebastian Kruppert, Beverly Jackson, Marianne E. Porter, and Cassandra M. Donatelli

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Opioid Use for Adolescents at US Emergency Departments, Michael T. Phan, Daniel M. Tomaszewski, Cody Arbuckle, Sun Yang, Candice D. Donaldson, Michelle A. Fortier, Brooke Jenkins, Erik Linstead, and Zeev N. Kain

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Evaluating the 0–10 Point Pain Scale on Adolescent Opioid Use in US Emergency Departments, Michael T. Phan, Daniel M. Tomaszewski, Cody Arbuckle, Sun Yang, Brooke Jenkins, Michelle A. Fortier, Theodore Heyming, Erik Linstead, Candice Donaldson, and Zeev N. Kain

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Let's Read: Designing a Smart Display Application to Support CODAS When Learning Spoken Language, Katie Rodeghiero, Yingying Yuki Chen, Annika M. Hettmann, and Franceli L. Cibrian

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Future Tail Tales: A Forward-Looking, Integrative Perspective on Tail Research, M. J. Schwaner, S. T. Hsieh, I. Braasch, S. Bradley, C. B. Campos, C. E. Collins, Cassandra M. Donatelli, F. E. Fish, O. E. Fitch, B. E. Flammang, B. E. Jackson, A. Jusufi, P. J. Mekdara, A. Patel, B. J. Swalla, M. Vickaryous, and C. P. McGowan

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On-Device Deep Learning Inference for System-on-Chip (SoC) Architectures, Tom Springer, Elia Eiroa-Lledo, Elizabeth Stevens, and Erik Linstead

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Hierarchical Scheduling for Real-Time Periodic Tasks in Symmetric Multiprocessing, Tom Springer and Peiyi Zhao

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Association Between Coffee Intake and Incident Heart Failure Risk: A Machine Learning Analysis of the FHS, the ARIC Study, and the CHS, Laura M. Stevens, Erik Linstead, Jennifer L. Hall, and David P. Kao

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Recent Advances and Trends of Predictive Maintenance from Data-driven Machine Prognostics Perspective, Yuxin Wen, Md. Fashiar Rahman, Honglun Xu, and Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng

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Clock Gating Flip-Flop using Embedded XoR Circuitry, Peiyi Zhao, William Cortes, Congyi Zhu, and Tom Springer

Submissions from 2020

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A Machine Learning Approach to Delineating Neighborhoods from Geocoded Appraisal Data, Rao Hamza Ali, Josh Graves, Stanley Wu, Jenny Lee, and Erik Linstead

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Exploring the Efficacy of Transfer Learning in Mining Image‑based Software Artifacts, Natalie Best, Jordan Ott, and Erik J. Linstead

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Admittance Method for Estimating Local Field Potentials Generated in a Multi-Scale Neuron Model of the Hippocampus, Clayton S. Bingham, Javad Paknahad, Christopher BC Girard, Kyle Loizos, Jean-Marie C. Bouteiller, Dong Song, Gianluca Lazzi, and Theodore W. Berger

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Boyd and Blaser: An Uneven COVID-19 Toll in Orange County and Elsewhere — Orange County Isn’t the World, But is Part of It, Art Blaser and LouAnne Boyd

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The Natural Historian’s Guide to the CT Galaxy: Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing and Analyzing Computed Tomographic (CT) Data Using Cross-Platform, Open Access Software, T. J. Buser, O. F. Boyd, A. Cortés, Cassandra M. Donatelli, M. A. Kolmann, J. L. Luparell, J. A. Pfeiffenberger, B. L. Sidlauskas, and A. P. Summers

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Combining Eye Tracking and Verbal Response to Understand the Impact of a Global Filter, Franceli L. Cibrian, Jazette Johnson, Viseth Sean, Hollis Pass, and LouAnne Boyd

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Supporting Self-Regulation of Children with ADHD Using Wearables: Tensions and Design Challenges, Franceli L. Cibrian, Kimberley D. Lakes, Arya Tavakoulnia, Kayla Guzman, Sabrina Schuck, and Gillian R. Hayes

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Interactive Sonification to Assist Children with Autism During Motor Therapeutic Interventions, Franceli L. Cibrian, Judith Ley-Flores, Joseph W. Newbold, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze, and Monica Tentori

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Supporting Coordination of Children with ASD Using Neurological Music Therapy: A Pilot Randomized Control Trial Comparing an Elastic Touch-Display with Tambourines, Franceli L. Cibrian, Melisa Madrigal, Marina Avelais, and Monica Tentori

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Logic-Induced Bisimulations, Jim de Groot, Helle Hvid Hansen, and Alexander Kurz

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Developing Employment Environments Where Individuals with ASD Thrive: Using Machine Learning to Explore Employer Policies and Practices, Amy Jane Griffiths, Amy E. Hurley Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, Sneha Kohli Mathur, Kayleigh Hyde, and Erik Linstead

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Nonlinear Nanophotonic Devices in the Ultraviolet to Visible Wavelength Range, Jinghan He, Hong Chen, Jin Hu, Jingan Zhou, Yingmu Zhang, Andre Kovach, Constantine Sideris, Mark C. Harrison, Yuji Zhao, and Andrea M. Armani

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Deswelling Studies of pH and Temperature-sensitive Ultra-low Cross-linked Microgels with Cross-linked Cores, Molla R. Islam and L. Andrew Lyon

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Design and Synthesis of Core–Shell Microgels with One‐Step Clickable Crosslinked Cores and Ultralow Crosslinked Shells, Molla R. Islam, Chelsea Nguy, Sanika Pandit, and L. Andrew Lyon

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Swimming and Defence: Competing Needs Across Ontogeny in Armoured Fishes (Agonidae), M. A. Kolmann, T. Peixoto, J. A. Pfeiffenberger, A. P. Summers, and Cassandra M. Donatelli

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Tunable Metasurface-based Waveplates- A Proposal Using Inverse Design, Nasim Mohammadi Estrakhri and Nader Engheta

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Electromagnetic Funnel: Reflectionless Transmission and Guiding of Wave through Subwavelength Apertures, Nasim Mohammadi Estrakhri, Nader Engheta, and Raphael Kastner

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Learning in the Machine: To Share or Not to Share?, Jordan Ott, Erik Linstead, Nicholas LaHaye, and Pierre Baldi

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A Fortran-Keras Deep Learning Bridge for Scientific Computing, Jordan Ott, Mike Pritchard, Natalie Best, Erik Linstead, Milan Curcic, and Pierre Baldi

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Circus in Motion: A Multimodal Exergame Supporting Vestibular Therapy for Children with Autism, Oscar Peña, Franceli L. Cibrian, and Monica Tentori

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Forecasting Vegetation Health in the MENA Region by Predicting Vegetation Indicators with Machine Learning Models, Sachi Perera, Wenzhao Li, Erik Linstead, and Hesham el-Askary

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Exploring the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire, Clinical Impairment Assessment, and Autism Quotient to Identify Eating Disorder Vulnerability: A Cluster Analysis, Natalia Stewart Rosenfield and Erik Linstead