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Essays on Consumer Credit Card Profitability and Risk
With three essays, this dissertation investigates risk and profitability of consumer credit cards. In the first essay (Chapter 2), I look at the customer profitability within the affinity program context. Specifically, I ...
Speech Understanding in Noise: An Auditory Event-Related Potentials Study
The most common complaint of individuals with hearing loss is their inability to understand speech in noisy environments; thus, speech-in-noise (SIN) has been an area of tremendous research. It has been established that a ...
Study of PECVD Films Containing Flourine and Carbon and Diamond Like Carbon Films for Ultra Low Dielectric Constant Interlayer Dielectric Applications
Lowering the capacitance of Back-end-of-line (BEOL) structures by decreasing the dielectric permittivity of the interlayer dielectric material in integrated circuits (ICs) lowers device delay times, power consumption and ...
Sampling and Estimation on Large Online Social Networks
Studying the structural characteristics of online social networks (OSNs) provide useful information about the underlying OSN applications. Due to their very large sizes, sampling is a commonly used approach. One of the ...
Design of Area- and Power-Efficient Dual-Output Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converters
Power management integrated circuits have found wide applications in all battery-powered electronic systems like smartphones, wireless sensors, etc., to convert a time-varying unregulated battery voltage to constant regulated ...
Thermal Analysis and Management of Switched Reluctance Machines
With limited resources of rare earth materials, electric motor manufacturers have been driven towards non rare earth solutions like switched reluctance machines (SRMs). Due to their simplicity, robust structure, low cost, ...