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Evolutionary dynamics of CRISPR gene drives
The alteration of wild populations has been discussed as a solution to a number of humanity’s most pressing ecological and public health problems. Enabled by the recent revolution in genome editing, CRISPR gene drive ...
Essays in Financial and Political Economics
In chapter 1, I show that investors' tendency to extrapolate from past return data is in part driven by the salience of past returns. I exploit the Wall Street Journal's historical practice of reporting the 52-week return ...
Defuse the News: Predicting Misinformation and Bias in News on Social Networks via Content-Blind Learning
As the locus of social discourse shifts to the Internet, information travels faster than ever before. Consequently, the risks to truth are high when misinformation propagates through social networks billions of individuals ...
Art Beyond the Norms: Art of the Insane, Art Brut, and the Avant-Garde From Prinzhorn to Dubuffet (1922-1949)
From the early 1920s to the late 1940s, in a time of dramatic socio-historical upheavals, avant-garde movements challenged the boundaries of the “normal” and the “pathological”, of “art” and “non-art”, as part of a program ...
Developing Computational Methods for Analyzing Metabolomics Data and Applications to Study Obesity
Metabolomics is a powerful approach for discovering biomarkers and for characterizing the biochemical consequences of genetic variation. This dissertation consists of several projects that focused on developing computational ...
Efficient Object Localization and Scene Registration Using Contour-Enhanced Point Cloud Resampling Techniques
In this thesis, I present an efficient implementation of contour-enhanced graph-based resampling of point clouds. I develop both color-blind and color-aware versions of this technique, which I then apply to the problems ...