• Econometric analysis of the impact of market concentration on prices in the offshore drilling rig market 

    Onwuka, Amanda Chiderah (2010-12)
    This thesis presents an econometric methodology for analyzing the impact of market concentration (HHI) on the day rate prices paid by E&P operators for the lease of drilling rigs. It is an extension of the work of Lee ...
  • Large-scale network analytics 

    Song, Han Hee, 1978- (2011-08)
    Scalable and accurate analysis of networks is essential to a wide variety of existing and emerging network systems. Specifically, network measurement and analysis helps to understand networks, improve existing services, ...
  • Low pH waters in the vicinity of Oak Hill Mine : a statistical evaluation of water quality 

    Mercier, Lilith Joy (2014-08)
    Lignite (brown coal) mine-mouth power plants supply a significance portion of electricity generated annually in Texas. Most lignite is produced from the Wilcox Group at surface mines located near a power plant. At the ...
  • Methods for analyzing proportions 

    Moeller, Megan Michelle (2013-08)
    The analysis of proportions is interesting and noteworthy in that there are no commonly accepted regression models for analyzing proportions; indeed, researchers most often use ordinary least squares to estimate the ...
  • Municipal economic growth through green projects and policies 

    Lindner, Harry Dreyfus (2012-05)
    Cities generally need economic growth. Green policies and projects are environmentally beneficial, desirable, expected by the public, and pragmatic in the long term. However, there is insufficient research on what, if any, ...
  • An overview of multilevel regression 

    Kaplan, Andrea Jean (2010-12)
    Due to the inherently hierarchical nature of many natural phenomena, data collected rests in nested entities. As an example, students are nested in schools, school are nested in districts, districts are nested in counties, ...
  • Quantification of stock option risks and returns 

    Feng, Haoqi, 1983- (2010-05)
    Under mild assumptions, the expected returns of call options increase as the strike price becomes higher. Two ways to define option moneyness are the ratio of strike price to stock price (K/S ratio) and log(K/S)/σ. This ...
  • Regression : when a nonparametric approach is most fitting 

    Claussen, Pauline Elma Clara (2012-05)
    This paper aims to demonstrate the benefits of adopting a nonparametric regression approach when the standard regression model is not appropriate; it also provides an overview of circumstances where a nonparametric approach ...
  • Regression model ridership forecasts for Houston light rail 

    Sides, Patton Christopher (2012-12)
    The 4-step process has been the standard procedure for transit forecasting for over 50 years. In recent decades, researchers have developed ridership forecasting regression models as alternatives to the costly and time ...
  • Simultaneous partitioning and modeling : a framework for learning from complex data 

    Deodhar, Meghana (2010-05)
    While a single learned model is adequate for simple prediction problems, it may not be sufficient to represent heterogeneous populations that difficult classification or regression problems often involve. In such ...