Doctoral Exam Schedule

Ankit Bansal, Industrial Engineering, “Coordinating Capacity Negotiations in the Semiconductor Industry,” May 22, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Daniels Hall 401.  Major Professor: Dr. Reha Uzsoy.

Shaoliang Nie, Computer Science, “Visualizing Deep Neural Networks for Text Domain,”  May 22, 2019, 2:00 p.m., EBII-3300.  Major Professor:  Dr. Christopher Healey.

Zhewei Hu, Computer Science, “Helping Students Make Better Contributions to Open-Source Software Projects,” May 23, 2019, 12:00 p.m., EBII-3300.  Major Professor:  Dr. Edward Gehringer.

Teshanee Williams, Public Administration, “Narrative Policy Framework: Examining policy narratives as tools of influence in the regulatory review process of bioengineered salmon in the United States and Canada,” May 28, 2019, 12:00 p.m., Caldwell Hall, M-8. Major Professors: Dr. Jennifer Kuzma/Dr. RaJade Berry-James.

Shah Md Toufiqur Rahman, Chemical Engineering, “Dissection of Signal Transduction Networks using Light-activated Protein Kinases,” May 29, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Partners II-3002.  Major Professor:  Dr. Jason M. Haugh.

Scott Lindauer, Physics, “Flow-Stabilized Solids: Investigating Filter Failure:” May 29, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Riddick Hall 145. Major Professor: Dr. Karen Daniels/Dr. Robert Riehn.

Thomas Jacobsen, Chemical Engineering, “Developing Tools and Techniques for Expanding the Synthetic Biology Toolkit,” May 30, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Partners II – 3002.  Major Professors:  Dr. Gregory Reeves/Dr. Chase Beisel.

Ashkan Nafisi, Civil Engineering, “Evaluating the behavior of bio-cemented sands at micro-and macro-scales,” May 31, 2019, 3:00 p.m., Mann 412A.  Major Professor:  Dr. Brina Montoya.

Chengchun Shi, Statistics, “On Statistical Learning for Individualized Decision Making with Complex Data,” June 3, 2019, 9:30 a.m., SAS Hall 05202. Major Professors: Dr. Wenbin Lu/Dr. Rui Song.

Grace Stadnyk, Mathematics, “Lexicographic Shellability, the Enriched Tamari Poset, and the Edge-Product Space of Phylogenetic Trees,” SAS Hall 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Patricia Hersh.

Zhou Lan, Statistics, “Spatial Modeling of Positive Definite Matrices and Its Applications to Diffusion Tenson Imaging,” June 5, 2019, 1:00 p.m., SAS Hall, Rm. 05202. Major Professor: Dr. Brian Reich.

Kylie Rock, Toxicology, “Sex-Specific Effects of Firemaster 550 on Placenta, the Developing Brain, and Behavior,” June 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m., 2104 TOX Building. Major Professor: Dr. Heather Patisaul.

Wahab Ali Gulzar Khawaja, Electrical Engineering, “Ultra-wideband and mmWave Channel Propagation for Public Safety and UAV Communications,” June 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m., EBII-3110.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ismail Guvenc.

Rui Zhi, Computer Science, “Design and Evaluation of Instructional Supports for Novice Programming Environments,” June 6, 2019, 10:30 a.m., EBII-3300.  Major Professors:  Dr. Tiffany Barnes/Dr. Thomas Price.

Yunfei Gao, Chemical Engineering, “Ethylene production with active lattice oxygen under a cyclic redox scheme,” June 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m., EBI-2018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Fanxing Li.

Seif M. Yusuf, Chemical Engineering, “Development of Redox Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane in a Cyclic Redox Scheme,” June 7, 2019, 1:00 p.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Fanxing Li.

Arnab Chakraborty, Statistics, “Contributions to Spatial Statistics and Big Data Analytics,” June 7, 2019, 2:00 p.m., SAS Hall, Rm. 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Soumendra Nath Lahiri.

Juanjuan Gu, Mechanical Engineering, “Numerical Modeling of Medical Ultrasound Propagation,” June 10, 2019, 10:00 a.m., EBIII-3235.  Major Professor:  Dr. Yun Jing.

Federico Scurti, Material Science and Engineering, “In-Situ distributed sensing for High Temperature Superconductor magnets based on Rayleigh-backscattering Interrogated Optical Fibers,” June 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professor: Dr. Justin Schwartz.

Akond Rahman, Computer Science, “Anti-patterns in Infrastructure as Code,” June 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Room 3300.  Major Professor: Dr. Laurie Williams.

Yufan Huang, Electrical Engineering, “Analysis of Information Spreading in Emerging Applications,” June 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m., EBII-3110.  Major Professor: Dr. Huaiyu Dai.

Jinoh Park, Design, “Opportunities for Supporting Continuing Care Retirement Community Viability through Design,” June 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m., KAM 130. Major Professor: Dr. Traci Rider.

Lin Dong, Statistics, “Semiparametric Methods for Decision Making and Casual Effect Generalization,” June 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m., SAS Hall 05202. Major Professors: Dr. Shu Yang/Dr. Eric Laber.

Yesaswi N. Chilamkurti, Mechanical Engineering, ” Towards understand the heat transfer behavior of Dense Granular Media,” June 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m., EBIII-3115.  Major Professor: Dr. Richard Gould.

Wenhui Geng, Forest Biomaterials, “Hemicellulose Extraction of Biomass to Develop High Valued Hemicellulose-Based Products,” June 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m., 2203 Pulp & Paper Lab. Major Professors: Dr. Joel Pawlak/Dr. Richard Venditti.

Zhentao Tong, Statistics, “Models and Estimation Methods for Distribution of Scores for Functional Data,” June 20, 2019, 1:30 p.m., SAS Hall 05202. Major Professor: Dr. Sujit Ghosh.

Caprice Stanley, Mathematics, “Markov Chain Mixing Times,” June 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282,. Major Professor: Dr. Seth Sullivant.

Gregory Downing, Learning and Teaching in STEM, “Leveraging Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in a College Algebra Course: A Mixed Methods Study,” June 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Karen Hollebrands.

Vinesh Srinivasan, Computer Engineering, “Slipstream Processors Revisited: Exploiting Branch Sets,” July 1, 2019, 10:00 a.m., EBII-3110.  Major Professors: Dr. Eric Rotenberg/Dr. James Tuck.

Ysenia Victoria Silva Guillen, Animal Science and Poultry Science (Animal Science Concentration), “Antioxdant Supplementation to Alleviate the Negative Effects of Heat and Oxidative Stress on Performance and Health of Nursery and Finishing Pigs,” July 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Room 125 Polk Hall. Major Professor:  Dr. Eric van Heugten.

Nayoung Kim, Industrial Engineering, “Effective Connectivity Based ACT-R Modeling of Workload Transition in Multitasking,” July 18, 2019, 3:00 p.m., Daniels 401.  Major Professor:  Dr. Chang S. Nam.

Jinung Do, Civil Engineering, “Scour Mitigation using Microbially Induced Carbonate Precipitation,” July 22, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Mann Hall 206.  Major Professors: Dr. Brina Montoya/Dr. Mohammed Gabr.

Saeed Saffari, Industrial Engineering, “Set Covering Problem with Conflict Constraints,” July 31, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Daniels Hall-401. Major Professor:  Dr. Yahya Fathi.

Yuhua Du, Electrical Engineering, “Distributed Control of Microgrids with Dynamic Boundaries,” August 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Energy Board Room, FREEDM Center.  Professor:  Dr. Srdjan Lukic.

Yao Meng, Electrical Engineering, “Energy Storage for Providing Regulation Service and Mitigating Power System Forced Oscillation,” August 14, 2019, 3:00 p.m., Energy Board Room/FREEDM System Center.  Major Professor:  Ning Lu.

Xiangming Xue, Mechanical Engineering, “Consensus-based Distributed Control of Uncertain Multi-Agent Systems,” August 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m., EBIII-3115.  Major Professor: Dr. Fen Wu.

Kasey Orvidas, Psychology, “The Importance of Mindsets for Healthy Behaviors,” August 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Poe Hall 500. Major Professor: Dr. Jennifer Burnette.

Qiang Guo, Material Sciences & Engineering, “Engineering of Electrically Injected UVC AlGaN-based Laser,” August 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m., RBI-303.  Major Professors: Dr. Zlatko Sitar/Dr. Ramon Collazo.

Ruonan Yang, Electrical Engineering, “Intrinsic coincident polarimetry based on tandem organic photovoltaics,” November 1, 2019, 1:00 p.m., MRC 463.  Major Professor: Dr. Michael Kudenov.

Shruti Gandhi, Computer Engineering, “VRITTI: Guarantees For Mix Flows In Inter Datacenter Wan Environments,” November 15, 2019, 2:00 p.m.  Major Professor:  Dr. Vannis Viniotis.