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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Nondestructive multi-element analysis of colorants for forensic applications and artwork authentication
Yue Cai
Department of Physics.

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The vascular modulation effect of Panax ginseng
Hoi Huen Chan
Department of Biology.

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Charge injection and transport characterization of semiconducting polymers and their bulk heterojunction blends
Ka Hin Chan
Department of Physics.

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Is citizenship sexual? : the study of the exercise of citizenship of non-heterosexuals in Hong Kong
Ka Ki Chan
Department of Social Work.

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Visitors' perceptions of the Hong Kong global geopark of China
Po Yu Chan
Department of Geography.

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Applications of the bacterial luciferin-luciferase system
Wai Shing Chan
Department of Biology.

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Spatiality and injustice : the case of Sham Shui Po sub-divided flat tenants in Hong Kong
Wing Yin Chan
Department of Geography.

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Effect of dopants and gate dielectrics on charge transport and performance of organic thin film transistor
Yiu Him Chan
Department of Physics.

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The role of exosomes in nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Yuk Kit Chan
Department of Biology.

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Promoting healthy eating among children using regulatory fit theory
Benjamin Ka Lun Cheng
Department of Communication Studies.

A discourse analysis of identity construction among foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong
Ho Fai Viggo Cheng
Faculty of Arts.

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Model missives : epistolary guidebooks for women in early twentieth century China
Oi Man Cheng
Department of History.

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A WLAN location estimation system using center of gravity as an algorithm selector
Quan Jia Cheng
Department of Computer Science.

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Why do groups engage in counterproductive work behavior ? : the roles of group stressors and group affect
Huanyong Chen
Department of Management.

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Hypocholesterolemic activity of microalga schizochytrium sp.
Jingnan Chen
Department of Biology.

Discovering communities by information diffusion and link density propagation
Weidong Chen
Department of Computer Science.

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Alternative cell fate in response to DNA damage regulated by differential p53 pathway dynamics
Xi Chen
Department of Physics.

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Measurement, analysis and improvement of BitTorrent Darknets
Xiaowei Chen
Department of Computer Science.

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Investigation of liposomes and liposomal gel for prolonging the therapeutic effects of pharmaceutical ingredients
Xiaoyu Chen
School of Chinese Medicine.

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Expressions of transporters of arsenite and phosphate in rice (Oryza sativa L.) associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Xunwen Chen
Department of Biology.

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Formation of the complex neural networks under multiple constraints
Yuhan Chen
Department of Physics.

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Cultural hybridization in a multicultural uniersity workplace : how rapport management works in intercultural communication
Zheng Chen
Department of English language and literature

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Protest literature : aesthetics and race politics in Toni Morrison's historiographic trilogy
Ka Chi Cheuk
Department of English Language and Literature.

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Efficiency externalities of foreign direct investment in China's industrial sector
Hok Ling Hawkins Chin
Department of Economics.

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Effects of a structured physical activity program on motor performance and psychosocial behaviors of primary school students with intellectual disability
Hiu Nam Choi
Department of Physical Education.

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Examining upward influence as a form of citizenship behavior in universities in Hong Kong
Toi Kwan Chow
Department of Communication Studies.

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The role of guanxi in urban China's self-employment sector : a qualitative case study
Jiaheng Ding
Department of Sociology.

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Study of the anti-cancer effect and mechanism of compound 9 : a novel derivative of the PPD-type ginsenoside
Hang Dong
School of Chinese Medicine. Teaching Division.

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Metallopolymers as precursors to magnetic metal alloy nanoparticles : synthesis, characterization, lithographic patterning and device fabrication
Qingchen Dong
Department of Chemistry.

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Organizational intelligence from the system dynamic perspective : a study of multinational corporations in Chinese cultural context
Juan Du
Department of Communication Studies.

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Indexing versus modeling intercoder reliability
Guangchao Feng
Department of Communication Studies.

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Discriminability and security of binary template in face recognition systems
Yicheng Feng
Department of Computer Science.

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Estimation and selection in additive and generalized linear models
Zhenghui Feng
Department of Mathematics.

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Development and applications of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in clinical areas
Bonnie Mei Wah Fong
Department of Chemistry.

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Numerical methods for classification and image restoration
Wai Lam Fong
Department of Mathematics.

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Injection characteristics of transport layers in PIN OLED
Ka Man Fung
Department of Physics.

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Transaction logging and recovery on phase-change memory
Shen Gao
Department of Computer Science.

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Stereo-selective binding of enantiomeric ligands in PPAR[gamma] : a molecular modeling study
Guanlun Guo
Department of Chemistry.

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Novel ladder-type oligo (p-phenylene)s for highly efficient multiphoton absorbption and fused aromatic-based copolymers for optoelectronic applications
Lei Guo
Department of Chemistry.

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Medicinal uses of Phyllanthus urinaria L. and its component, corilagin, in liver diseases
Kwok Po Hau
School of Chinese Medicine. Research and Development Division.

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The study of microRNAs in nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Wai Yan Ha
Department of Biology.

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The intelligent behavior of 3D graphical avatars based on machine learning methods
Yuesheng He
Department of Computer Science.

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Art organisations in the age of social media : how Hong Kong's non-profit art organisations are dealing with the use of social media to address their audiences
Juergen Hoebarth
Academy of Visual Arts.

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Musing new museology : politics of the Hong Kong Museum of Art
Louis Kin Chung Ho
Department of Humanities and Creative Writing.

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Relationships among humor, stress, self-esteem and social support to burnout : a study of teachers in Hong Kong
Sai Kin Ho
Department of Education Studies.

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Spatial restructuring, jobs-housing relationship and commute in urban China : a multi-temporal and mulit-level analysis of Guangzhou
Quan Hou
Department of Geography.

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Development of sample pretreatment methods for complex analytical matrices
Yee Man Ho
Department of Chemistry.

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Risk assessments of human exposure to metal(loid)s via urban dust and airborne particles in Guangzhou, South China
Minjuan Huang
Department of Biology.

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It depends on how you focus on the self : effects of attractive models in advertising
Fan Hu
Department of Communication Studies.

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Risk assessment and mycorrhizal remediation of cadmium contamination in vegetable farms around the Pearl River Delta, China
Junli Hu
Department of Biology.

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Using session high/low time to test for intraday market efficiency in HSIF market
Cheung Wai Hung
Department of Finance and Decision Sciences.

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Enhancement of gene silencing effects of small interfering RNAs to N-methyld-D-asparate receptors by gold nonoparticiples
Yan Yu Iu
Department of Biology.

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Clustering of categorical and numerical data without knowing cluster number
Hong Jia
Department of Computer Science.

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Roles and regulatory mechanisms of proanthocyanidins during the seed germination in arabidopsis
Liguo Jia
Department of Biology.

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Emerging contaminants : environmental fate of artifical sweeteners
Yanan Jiang
Department of Chemistry.

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Individualization and school-to-work transition : a study of university graduates in Hong Kong
Chi Kit Kwan
Department of Sociology.

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Fixed-term employment and individual mobility : a study of teaching assistants in the aided secondary schools of Hong Kong
Dorothy Toi Sze Kwok
Department of Sociology.

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Intergenerational mobility in Hong Kong
Long Yin Kwok
Department of Economics.

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The archived future : North American apocalyptic fiction and the ambiguous construction of the present
Tsz Ching Kwong
Department of English Language and Literature.

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Analyzing human motion by sparse methods with applications to computer animation
Yong Quan Lai
Department of Computer Science.

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Development and application of liquid chromatography mass spectrometry methods for the analysis and toxicity study of polybrominated diphenyl ether metabolites
Yongquan Lai
Department of Chemistry.

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E-waste : the material flow and occupational safety and health risk assessments in Hong Kong
Ka Yan Winifred Lau
Department of Biology.

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Minimally destructive and multi-element analysis of stainless steel by ArF laser-induced plume emissions
Sai Kin Lau
Department of Physics.

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Anti-cancer effect of ginsenosides on nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Ka Man Law
Department of Biology.

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Fostering knowledge contribution in online communities : and examination of social capital, social capital building, and the role of IT artifacts
Pui Man Law
Department of Finance and Decision Sciences.

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Sedimentology and palaeoenvironments of late Pleistocene tufas, western Olorgesailie, southern Kenya
Kwun Leung Lee
Department of Geography.

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Study of long-term efficacy of electroacupuncture for chronic neck pain : a randomized controlled trial
Chun Chuen Leung
School of Chinese Medicine. Teaching Division.

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The making of Graham Street market : culture and politics in spatial production
Ming Fai Leung
Department of Humanities and Creative Writing.

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Changes in external oil trade of China since 1994 and their implications
Pui Pui Leung
Department of Geography.

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Impacts of self-discrepancy and media exposure on body image perception among females : an integrated cognitive processing approach
Shuet Yan Leung
Department of Communication Studies.

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Secure proximity queries in mobile geo-social services
Hong Ping Li
Department of Computer Science.

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Local absorbing boundary conditions for wave propagations
Hongwei Li
Department of Mathematics.

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The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on the tolerance and accumulation of arsenic in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Hui Li
Department of Biology.

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Second generation camphor sulfonyl hydrazine (CaSH II) organocatalysis
Qing Hua Li
Department of Chemistry.

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Characterization of lutein biosynthesis in green alga chlorella pyrenoidosa under heterotrophic condition
Tao Li
Department of Biology.

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Study on the immunomodulatory property and mechanism of active compounds derived from chinese medicinal herbs
Ting Li
School of Chinese Medicine.

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Comparative study on the chemical constituents and bioactivity between radix astragali and radix hedysari
Jing Liu
School of Chinese Medicine.

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Teachers' interpersonal styles, students' psychological needs and adaptive/maladaptive outcomes in physical education
Jing Dong Liu
Department of Physical Education.

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Lip motion tracking and analysis with application to lip-password based speaker verification
Xin Liu
Department of Computer Science.

Talking about offensive advertising in focus group contexts : a discursive approach to attitudes, gender, and communication
Yan Yu Tracy Liu
Department of English Language & Literature. publisher.

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A computational study of bacterial growth in complex environments
Xuefei Li
Department of Physics.

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Indexing and query processing for flash-memory based database systems
Yu Li
Department of Computer Science.

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The role of the counter rotating terms in spontaneous emission and the time evolution of lamb shift
Zhenghong Li
publisher. Department of Physics.

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Proton conductivity of solid acid RbH₂PO₄ and its composites
Zikun Li
Department of Physics.

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Functional roles of interlukin-8 in epstein-barr virus-positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells
Ming Chu Lo
Department of Biology.

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Reproducing pleasure through rituals : the music culture of older adults and young people in Cantonese operatic singing lessons
Wai Han Lo
Department of Communication Studies.

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Dependency modeling for information fusion with applications in visual recognition
Jinhua Ma
Department of Computer Science.

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Adaptive time-stepping methods for solving the phase field models
Yuan Ma
Department of Mathematics.

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A class of operator splitting methods for least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) models
Lili Mo
Department of Mathematics.

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China foreign aid to Africa : features and implications
Hei Lin Ng
Department of Government and International Studies.

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Modes of production in post-war cantonese cinema : bricolage and sing-song comedy
Stephanie Yuet Wah Ng
Academy of Film.

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Policing strangers by strangers : changing colonial policing strategies and the recruitment of Indians in the Hong Kong police forces, 1841-1941
Yee Ching Ng
Department of History.

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Study of the variability in brain potentials and responses : development of a new method for electroencephalography (EEG) analysis - residue iteration decomposition (RIDE)
Guang Ouyang
Department of Physics.

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Estimation techniques for advanced database applications
Yun Peng
Department of Computer Science

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Analyzing and modelling the spatio-temporal pattern of urban expansion in China's arid zone
Jing Qian
Department of Geography.

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Conditional random fields based method for feature-level opinion mining and results visualization
Luole Qi
Department of Computer Science.

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Analgesic effect and the underlying mechanisms of JCM-16021 in TNBS-induced PI-IBS rats
Hongyan Qin
School of Chinese Medicine. Teaching Division.

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L1-norm local preserving projection and its application
Chenyang Shen
Department of Mathematics.

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Plant perception and responses to hypoxia and water stresses in wetland and dryland ecotypes of rice and reed
Lu Shi
Department of Biology.

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Detecting, locating, and tracking mobile user within a wireless local area network
Chin Yiu Shum
Department of Computer Science.