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Essays in Health Economics
This dissertation explores situational differences in physician behavior based on detailed electronic hospital records, shedding light on previously unobservable determinants of treatment decisions and processes.
SCHUBOT: Machine Learning Tools for the Automated Analysis of Schubert’s Lieder
This paper compares various methods for automated musical analysis, applying machine learning techniques to gain insight about the Lieder (art songs) of com- poser Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Known as a rule-breaking, ...
Good advice costs nothing and it's worth the price: incentive compatible recommendation mechanisms for exploring unknown options
Recommender systems are valuable to their users to the extent that they have unique information about which options are best. One way that such a system can gain this knowledge is by recommending that a user explore an ...
American Lucifers: Makers and Masters of the Means of Light, 1750-1900
This dissertation examines the social history of Atlantic and American free and unfree labor by focusing on the production and consumption of the means of light from the colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century. ...
The Poetics of Love in Prosimetra across the Medieval Mediterranean
Written as prose began to garner attention in literary cultures that had long privileged poetic composition, prosimetra offer a unique perspective on what authors in eleventh-century al-Andalus and thirteenth- and ...
Frameworks: The Limits of Perception and Representation in Spanish Narrative and Painting, 1880-1920
Realism is a mode of representation that purports to depict contemporary society objectively and in its entirety. By contrast, modernist artists are often regarded as having turned away from external reality to represent ...
Mapping the Amazon: Territory, Identity, and Modernity in the Literatures of Peru and Brazil (1900-1930)
My dissertation proposes a comprehensive study of the politics of representing the Amazonian territory in literature and culture. Using the context of the Amazonian rubber boom (1879-1912) and its aftermaths in Peru and ...
A Rhetorical Figure: Cicero in the Early Empire
My dissertation investigates the reception of Cicero in the early Roman Empire, focusing on the first 250 years after his death. I show that this reception is primarily constructed by the ancient rhetorical schoolroom, ...
Chemical Probes and the Exploration of Bromodomains in Cancer Biology
The post-translational modification of histones and their interaction with transcription factors is essential to gene regulation. Furthermore, these targets would greatly benefit from probe molecules to fully elucidate ...
Core-collapse Supernova Progenitors in the Era of Untargeted Transient Searches
Core-collapse supernovae (SNe) are the highly energetic explosions of massive stars (> 8 solar masses) that are pervasive in their influence throughout astrophysics. They are the phenomenon with primary responsibility for ...