David Dolson (Committee Member), Michael Raymer (Committee Member), Ioana Sizemore (Advisor)
Master of Science (MS)
Vespucci is a software application developed for imaging and analysis of hyperspectral datasets. Vespucci offers several advantages over other software packages, including a simple user interface, no cost, and less restrictive licensing. Vespucci incorporates several analysis techniques including univariate imaging, principal components analysis, partial-least-squares regression, vertex components analysis and k- means clustering. Additionally, Vespucci can perform a number of useful data-processing operations, including filtering, normalization, baseline correction, and background subtraction. Datasets that consist of spatial or temporal data with a corresponding digital signal, including spectroscopic images, mass spectrometric images, and X-ray diffraction data can be processed in this software. The use of Vespucci in Raman and surface- enhanced Raman spectroscopies has been successfully demonstrated to examine the interaction of silver nanoparticles with corundum and Dengue virus virions. A manuscript detailing Vespucci has been published in the Journal of Open Research Software (http://openresearchsoftware.metajnl.com/articles/10.5334/jors.91/). More information about Vespucci will be available at http://vespucciproject.org.
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Department of Chemistry
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