PhD candidates: You are welcome and encouraged to deposit your dissertation here, but be aware that
1) it is optional, not required (the ProQuest deposit is required); and
2) it will be available to everyone on the Internet; there is no embargo for dissertations in the UNL DigitalCommons.
Master's candidates: Deposit of your thesis or project is required. (If an embargo, [restricted access] is necessary, you may deposit the thesis at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/embargotheses/ — but only after getting the prior approval of your department and the Graduate Office; contact Terri Eastin).
All depositors: We try to observe a 24-hour "cooling off" period to give you opportunity to correct those "oops" issues that seem to emerge just after deposit.
Upon deposit, you will immediately receive an email that your submission has been received (and this is what you need to show the Graduate Office).
However, you can still log back in and select Revise and upload a new version with your advisor's name spelled right, or your mother thanked in the Acknowledgments, or whatever you're stressing about.
After about a day, your submission will be "published" or "posted", making it available to the Internet; you will get another email to that effect, and your submission can no longer be changed--by you.
If further changes are needed, these can be made by sending a revised file to the administrator < firstname.lastname@example.org > requesting replacement of the current online version. DO NOT RESUBMIT YOUR THESIS / DISSERTATION. That creates duplicate records, confusion, wasted effort, frustration, sadness, tears, and causes kittens to get sick.
Finally: Congratulations; you are almost there. Click the "Submit your paper or article" link at the bottom of the gray box at left. Follow the instructions. You should be able to copy (Ctrl-C) and paste (Ctrl-V) most fields.
You are the sole author; your advisor is not considered a co-author.
Your institution is "University of Nebraska-Lincoln" (not "at Lincoln" or ", Lincoln"). Do not leave it blank; then the administrator has to fill it in, and he is tempted to make it something silly.
You do not need to repeat your name and title in the Abstract field; just the body of the abstract.
When you reach the question "Was this submission previously published in a journal?", just skip that part.
Be sure to click the "Submit" button at the bottom. Files upload at the rate of about 5 Mb per minute, so if you have an ungodly large file, it may take a bit of time. If your file exceeds 40 Mb, think about reducing its size--there are many ways; Google "reduce pdf file size" to find some.
Okay, get started. That thesis is not going to submit itself.
A Characterization of a Value Added Model and a New Multi-Stage Model For Estimating Teacher Effects Within Small School Systems, Julie M. Garai
Methods to Account for Breed Composition in a Bayesian GWAS Method which Utilizes Haplotype Clusters, Danielle F. Wilson-Wells
Beta-Binomial Kriging: A New Approach to Modeling Spatially Correlated Proportions, Aimee Schwab
Simulations of a New Response-Adaptive Biased Coin Design, Aleksandra Stein
MODELING THE DYNAMIC PROCESSES OF CHALLENGE AND RECOVERY (STRESS AND STRAIN) OVER TIME, Fan Yang
A New Approach to Modeling Multivariate Time Series on Multiple Temporal Scales, Tucker Zeleny
A Reduced Bias Method of Estimating Variance Components in Generalized Linear Mixed Models, Elizabeth A. Claassen
NEW STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL DATA FROM WILDLIFE POPULATIONS, Trevor Hefley
Informative Retesting for Hierarchical Group Testing, Michael S. Black
A Test for Detecting Changes in Closed Networks Based on the Number of Communications Between Nodes, Christopher S. Wichman
GROUP TESTING REGRESSION MODELS, Boan Zhang
A Comparison of Spatial Prediction Techniques Using Both Hard and Soft Data, Megan L. Liedtke Tesar
STUDYING THE HANDLING OF HEAT STRESSED CATTLE USING THE ADDITIVE BI-LOGISTIC MODEL TO FIT BODY TEMPERATURE, Fan Yang
Estimating Teacher Effects Using Value-Added Models, Jennifer L. Green
SEQUENCE COMPARISON AND STOCHASTIC MODEL BASED ON MULTI-ORDER MARKOV MODELS, Xiang Fang
DETECTING DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSED GENES WHILE CONTROLLING THE FALSE DISCOVERY RATE FOR MICROARRAY DATA, SHUO JIAO
Spatial Clustering Using the Likelihood Function, April Kerby
FULLY EXPONENTIAL LAPLACE APPROXIMATION EM ALGORITHM FOR NONLINEAR MIXED EFFECTS MODELS, Meijian Zhou
Bar, Haim – "Parallel Testing, and Variable Selection -- a Mixture-Model Approach with Applications in Biostatistics"
Dissertation Advisor: James Booth
Initial Job Placement: Postdoc, Department of Medicine, Weill Medical Center, New York, NY
Cunningham, Caitlin – "Markov Methods for Identifying ChIP-seq Peaks"
Dissertation Advisor: James Booth
Initial Job Placement: Assistant Professor, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
Ji, Pengsheng – "Selected Topics in Nonparametric Testing and Variable Selection for High Dimensional Data"
Dissertation Advisor: Michael Nussbaum
Initial Job Placement: Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Morris, Darcy Steeg – "Methods for Multivariate Longitudinal Count and Duration Models with Applications in Economics"
Dissertation Advisor: Francesca Molinari
Initial Job Placement: Research Mathematical Statistician, Center for Statistical Research and Methodology, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington DC
Narayanan, Rajendran – "Shrinkage Estimation for Penalised Regression, Loss Estimation and Topics on Largest Eigenvalue Distributions"
Dissertation Advisor: Martin Wells
Initial Job Placement: Visiting Scientist, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Xiao, Luo – "Topics in Bivariate Spline Smoothing"
Dissertation Advisor: David Ruppert
Initial Job Placement: Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Zeber, David – "Extremal Properties of Markov Chains and the Conditional Extreme Value Model"
Dissertation Advisor: Sidney Resnick
Initial Job Placement: Data Analyst, Mozilla, San Francisco, CA