Abstracts to all Masters Theses from 2011-present can be found here



Sterman, M., Baglione, M., "Simulating the use of CO2 concentration inputs for controlling temperature in a hydronic radiant system", 2017 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Tampa, FL.


Robert Dell, C.S. Wei, Michael Thomas Petralia, Gudmundur Gislason, and Runar Unnthorsson, "3G Security Camera Network Using a Thermoelectric Generator Powered by a Geothermal Steam Pipe In Iceland", GRC Transactions, Volume 41

Zalles, G., Kamel, Y., Anderson, I., Lee, M.Y., Neil, C., Henry, M., Cappiello, S., Mydlarz, C., Baglione, M., and Roginska, A., "A low-cost, high-quality MEMS ambisonic microphone", 143rd Audio Engineering Society Conference, New York, NY.

David Shekhtman*, Dirk Luchtenburg, "Justifying the Stabilization of a Marginally Stable Ship", ASME DSCC 2017 Conference, Tysons, VA.


Elia Schneider, Luke Dai, Robert Q. Topper, Christof Drechsel-Grau, and Mark E. Tuckerman, "Stochastic Neural Network Approach for Learning High-Dimensional Free Energy Surfaces", Physical Review Letters, Volume 119, Issue 15


J. Alvizuri, J. Cataldo, L.A. Smalls-Mantey, F.A. Montalto, "Green Roof Thermal Buffering: Insights Derived from Fixed and Portable Monitoring Equipment"Energy and Buildings, Vol. 151, 455-468


Brenda So*, Cory Nezin*, Vishnu Kaimal*, Sam Keene, Leslie Collins, Kyle Bradbury, Jordan M. Malof, "Estimating the Electricity Generation Capacity of Solar Photovoltaic Arrays Using Only Color Aerial Imagery", IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Texas, USA.

Yeeho Song*, Dirk Luchtenburg, "Using Compliant Leg Design for Impact Attenuation of Airdrop Landings of Quadruped Robots", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Gisele Oliveira, Gaetano Fava, Melody Baglione, Michael Pimpinella*, "Mobile Digital Recording: Adequacy of the iRig™ and iOS device for Acoustic and Perceptual Analysis of Normal Voice", Journal of Voice, Vol. 31, Issue 2, 236-242.



Sam Keene, Alexander Serrano*, Hetian Wu*, Jordan M. Malof, Kyle Bradbury, Leslie M. Collins, Richard Newell, "Image Features for Pixel-wise Detection of Solar Photovoltaic Arrays in Aerial Imagery using a Random Forest Classifier", International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, Birmingham, UK.

Robert Dell, C. S. Wei, Nicholas Mitchell*, William Foley*, Raj Parikh, Runar Unnthorsson, "Design and Construction of a Heated Garden System Utilizing Steam Condensate from an On Site Boiler", International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ.

Robert Dell, C. S. Wei, Anthony Edward Morris*, Runar Unnthorsson, "Heat Transfer Analysis of Shell-and-Helical-Coil Heat Exchangers", International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ.

Robert Dell, C. S. Wei, Nicholas Mitchell*, Runar Unnthorsson, "Design of a Clamp for a Thermoelectric Generator Using Bimetallic Thermal Properties", International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ.

Robert Dell, C. S. Wei, Nicholas Mitchell*, William Foley*, Kristen Miller, Runar Unnthorsson, "Design of a Low-Power Quadruped Robot for Remote Data Acquisition in a Heated Garden", International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ.

Robert Dell, C. S. Wei, Nicholas Mitchell*, Runar Unnthorsson, "A Thermoelectric Powered Quadruped Robotic System for Remote Monitoring of Geothermal Open Field Heated Gardens in Iceland", GRC Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California.

Robert Dell, C. S. Wei, Nicholas Mitchell*, Runar Unnthorsson, "Thermally Enhanced Open Field Heating Agricultural System Using Waste Geothermal Hot Water and Low Temperature Steam in Iceland and Waste Municipal Steam in New York City", GRC Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California.


Robert Q. Topper, Vlad Ciocoi*, John J. Biswakarma*, "Energetics, Thermodynamics, and Hydrogen Bonding Diversity in Ammonium Halide Clusters", The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 120(40), pp 7924-7934.

Anita Raja, Eliyahu Friedman*, Ana L. C. Brazzan, Mohammad Rashedul Hasam, "A Multiagent Solution to Overcome Selfish Routing In Transportation Networks", IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


Max Howald*, Riad S. Wabby, Siddharth Garg, Abhi Shelat, Michael Walfish, "Verfiable ASICs", 2016 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, San Jose, California

Anita Raja, Thomas Koch*, Alex Rybchuk*, Ilia Vovsha, Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi, Axinia Radeva, Ashwath Rajan, Yiwen Huang, Hatim Diab, Ashish Tomar, Ronald Wapner, "Using Kernal Methods and Model Selection for Prediction of Preterm Birth", 2016 Machine Learning and Healthcare Conference, Los Angeles, CA.


Robert Q. Topper, Vlad Ciocoi*, John J. Biswakarma*, "Mag-walking Monte Carlo and density functional theory calculations of interaction energies in ammonium halide clusters", 2016 ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, Riverdale, NY.

Faiza Khan Khattak, Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi, Anita Raja, "Accurate Crowd-Labeling using Item Response", Collective Intelligence, NY.


Stanislav M. Mintchev, "Robust traveling waves in chains of simple neural oscillators", Biology and Medicine through Mathematics Conference, Richmond VA.

Anita Raja,  Mohammad Rashedul Hasan, Robert Flowe, and Brendan Fernes, "Modeling Uncertainty and Its Implications Interdependent Networks", Proceedings of Naval Postgraduate Schools 13th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, Monterey, CA.


Bastien Fernandez and Stanislav M. Mintchev, "Wave generation in unindirectional chains of idealized neural oscillators", The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, vol. 6:5.


Simone Bna, Sandro Manservisi, Ruben Scardovelli, Philip Yecko and Stephane Zaleski, "VOFI - A library to initialize the volume fraction scalar field", Computer Physics Communications 200 - in press for March 2016.


Gaetano Fava, Gisele Oliveira, Melody Baglione, Michael Pimpinella*, and Jaclyn B. Spitzer, “The Use of Sound Level Meter Apps in the Clinical Setting”, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2016, Vol. 25, 14-28.




Mohammad Hasan, Anita Raja, "Establishing Cooperation in Highly-Connected Networks Using Altruistic Agents", Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology Conference 2015, December 6-9, 2015, Singapore.


Andrew Wentzel* and Philip Yecko, "Visualization of pulsatile flow for magnetic nanoparticle based therapies", American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics 68th Annual Meeting, Boston MA

Josephine Chen* and Bin Liu, "DFT Modeling of Cu-Catalized CO to EtOH Conversion", AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Benjamin Davis, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. Exiting Secretary/Treasurer and current 2nd Vice-Chair of Education Division of AIChE.


Toby Cumberbatch, "The Social Meaning of Light", Waste Not Lecture Series, Parsons School of Constructed Environments, New York, NY.


Robert Smyth, "A Random Logic Puzzle", Published in the Ludus Association's Recreational Mathematics Magazine, Number 4, pages 29-36. 

Carolyn Salafia, Diana Thomas, A.David Trubatch, Andrew Wentzel*, Philip Yecko, "Elementary modelling of coiling effects on blood flow in the umbilical cord", International Federation of Placenta Associations 2015 Conference, Brisbane, Australia, September 2015; abstract in Placenta 36(9):A31. DOI: 10.1016/j.placenta.2015.07.278

Thomas Synnott, "Economic Growth, Productivity and Investment in Infrastructure", NJIT Conference on Bubbles, A major, long-term program to rebuild all parts of the U.S infrastructure is urgently needed. Ridgefield, CT, September 18th, 2015.


Stanislav Mintchev and Bastien Fernandez, "Rigorous results on robust traveling waves in periodically-forced chains of simple type-1 oscillators", International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience, Antibes Juan Le Pins, France.

Melody Baglione, “Building Sustainability into Control Systems: A New Facilities-Based and Hands-On Teaching Approach,” 2015, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference Paper #13199 and NSF Grantees' Poster Session, June 14-17, 2015, Seattle, WA.


Charlie Mydlarz, Charles Shamoon, Melody Baglione, Michael Pimpinella, "The design and calibration of low cost urban acoustic sensing devices," 10th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control, May 31-June 3, 2015, Maastricht, Netherlands.  Best Paper and Presentation Award.

Brice Lee* and Robert Q. Topper, "Broken symmetry and relative proton acidities within a bicyclic thioacetal", 63rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the New York American Chemcial Society, Queensborough Community College.


Tyler DiStefano* (Advisor: Melody Baglione),  "Reforming Engineering Education: An Experiential Approach to Control Systems Design and Building Sustainability," 2015 ASEE Northeast Section Conference Student Poster Abstract, Apr. 30-May 2, 2015, Boston, MA. [Poster].

George Sidebotham, "Heat Transfer Modeling: An Inductive Approach" (Textbook, Springer)


Dirk M. Luchtenburg, Clarence W. Rowley, Mark W. Lohry, Luigi Martinelli, and Robert F. Stengel, "Unsteady High-Angle-of-Attack Aerodynamic Models of a Generic Jet Transport", Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 52, No. 3 (2015), pp. 890-895.

Toby Cumberbatch, Khanjan Mehta & Pritpal Singh, "Doing Something with Nothing and Nothing with Something", OPEN 2015, Washington, DC


Thomas Synnott, "The Outlook for Inflation", Eastern Economic Association, The U.S. seems likely to be in a period of historically low inflation, New York City, February 27th, 2015.
Thomas Synnott, "Oil Prices, the Dollar and Long-term Interest Rates", National Business Economic Issues Council, How can the U.S. benefit from an extended period of low long-term interest rates?, Sarasota, Florida, February 2, 2015


Mohammad Hasan, Anita Raja and Ana Bazzan, "Fast Convention in Dynamic Networks using Topological Knowledge"  Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), pp 2067-2073,  Jan 25-30, 2015, Austin, TX. (Acceptance Rate 26.67%)

Oscar E. Lanford III and Stanislav Mintchev , "Stability of a family of traveling wave solutions in a feedforward chain of phase oscillators", Nonlinearity 28: 237-261.

Anita Raja, "Coordinating Actions Across Agent Boundaries", Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. (Invited Talk)


*Cooper student

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.