Doctoral Exam Schedule

Benjamin Riggan, Electrical Engineering, "Recognition of Sketch-based Passwords with Biometric Information Using A Generalized Simple K-Space Model," July 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m., EBII3110. Major Professor: Dr. Wesley Snyder.

Amanda Mangum, Biomathematics, "Self Organizing Maps for Data Clustering in Acoustic Radiation Force Ultrasound Imaging of Cardiovascular Tissues," July 25, 2014, 1:30 p.m., SAS 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Mansoor Haider.

Jason Elsinger, Mathematics, "Classification of Orbifold Modules Under an Isometry of Order 2," July 25, 2014, 2:00 p.m., SAS 4201. Major Professor: Dr. Bojko Bakalov.

Kumud Dhakal, Animal Science and Poultry Science (Animal Science Concentration), "Phenotypic and Genetic Aspects of Health Events and Production Traits in Dairy Cattle," July 28, 2014, 8:00 a.m., Room 125 Polk Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Joseph Cassady/Dr. Christian Maltecca.

Sarah Culver Roode, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, "Molecular Characterization of Canine Leukemia - Comparative Value and Clinical Applications," July 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 101 Research Building, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Breen.

Kristen Gaddis, Animal Science and Poultry Science (Animal Science Concentration), "Improvement of Dairy Cattle Health Through the Utilization of Producer-recorded Data and Genomic Methods," July 29, 2014, 9:a.m., Room 125 Polk Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Joseph Cassady/Dr. Christian Maltecca.

Menglong Hu, Chemistry, "Synthesis of Novel Aromatic Ladder Polymers from Soluble Precursor Polymers," July 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Partners III Room 302. Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Gorman.

Roselyn L. Hatch, Horticultural Science, "Effects of Matrix Attachment Regions (MARs) on Transgene Expression in Arabidopsis,"July 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Room 2104 Toxocology Auditorium. Major Professors: Dr. George Allen/Dr. William Thompson.

Golsa Naderi, Material Science & Engineering, "Understingprocessing, microstructure and transport relationships of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox/Ag round wires," July 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3003/EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Justin Schwartz.

Vikram Seshadri, Chemical Engineering, "Pyrolysis and Combustion of biomass-related Compounds," July 31, 2014, 2:00 p.m., EBI - Room 2018. Major Professor: Dr. Phillip R. Westmoreland.

Benjamin Robertson, Biomedical Engineering, "Controlling Compliance: Neuromechanics of Biological Muscle-Tendon and the Impact of Exoskeleton Assistance," August 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 4142 - EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Gregory Sawicki.

John Wilson, Zoology, "Conservation Planning in a Changing World: Mitigating the Deleterious Effects of Habitat Loss," August 6, 2014, 11:00 a.m., David Clark 101. Major Professor: Dr. Nicholas Haddad.

Kunwar Singh, Forestry and Environmental Resources, "Frontiers in Using LiDAR to Analyze Urban Landscape Heterogeneity," August 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 5119 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Ross Meentemeyer.

Hiep Nguyen, Computer Science, "Onsite Fault Localization and Failure Reproduction for Diagnosing Production System Anomalies," August 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m., 3300/EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Xiaohui Gu.

Liara M.Gonzalez, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, ," Large Animal Translational Models for the Study of Gastrointestinal Stem Cells," August 7, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Room 101, Research Building, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Anthony T. Blikslager.

Timothy A. Ellis, Fisheries , Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, " Seasonal Variability in the Mortality and Movement of Spotted Seatrout at Northern Latitudinal Limits," August 7, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 101 David Clark Labs. Major Professors: Dr. Jeffrey A. Buckel/Dr. Joseph E. Hightower.

Muge Capan, Industrial Engineering, "Optimal Patient-centered Response to Acute Physiological Deterioration of Hospitalized Patients," August 8, 2014, 8:00 a.m., DAN 401. Major Professor: Dr. Julie s. Ivy.

Michael Bruce Wiggin, Biomedical Engineering, "Characterizing optimal performance of a passive elastic ankle exoskeleton during human locomotion," August 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBIII-4142. Major Professor: Dr. Gregory Sawicki.

Guranxi Xiao, Physiology - Veterinary Medicine, "The Role of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) in Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis," August 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 101 Research Building, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Troy Ghashghaei.

Mani Bharathi Pandian, Computer Engineering, "Optimal Resource Allocation in Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks," August 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBII-3110. Major Professors: Dr. Mihail L. Sichitiu/Dr. Huaiyu Dai.

Chongmyoung Lee, Public Administration, "The Adoption of Outcome Measures in Nonprofit Organizations: Empirical Analysis of Human Service Nonprofits," August 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Caldwell M-8. Major Professor: Dr. Richard Clerkin.

Le Li, Chemistry, "Membrane Arrangement of a-helices from the Transmembrane Domain of Cellulose Synthase Protein GhCesA1 from Gossypium Hirsutm," August 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m., DAB 210. Major Professor: Dr. Alex Smirnov.

Beth Ann Tidemann-Miller, "Statistics," Statistical Modeling of Multivariate Functional Data that Exhibit Complex Correlation Structures," August 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m., SAS 5202. Major Professors: Dr. Brian Reich and Dr. Ana-Maria Staicu.

Acey Boyce, Computer Science, "Deep Gamification: Combining Game-based and Play-based Methods," August 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBII/3211. Major Professor: Dr. Tiffany Barnes.

Kyung Wha Hong, Computer Science, "Improving Interface Usability through Model Transformation Approach using Interaction Design Models," August 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3300/EBII. Major Professors: Dr. Robert St. Amant/Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill.

Beixiang He, Industrial Engineering, "Multi-class queueing networks with time-varying arrivals : Performance approximations and staffing design," August 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 407 Daniels Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Yunan Liu.

Weethima Sawatwarakul, Fiber and Polymer Science, "A Diagnostic Expert System for the Dyeing of Protein Fibers," August 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Room 3437 Textiles Building. Major Professor: Dr. Renzo Shamey.

Matthew Lehman, Chemistry, "CpIr Complexes Relevant to C-H Activation and Oxidation Reactions," August 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m., DAB 210. Major Professor: Dr. Elon Ison.

Brigid Lynn, Psychology, "Shared Sense of Purpose and Well-Being Among Veterans and Non-Veterans," August 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m., Poe Hall 420. Major Professor: Dr. Roger Michell.

Serdar Elhatisari, Physics, "Low Energy Continuum and Lattice Effective Field Theories," August 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Riddick 400P. Major Professor: Dr. Dean Lee.

Thanawit Jeeruphan, Mathematics, "A Study on a Non-Markovian Random Walks,"August 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Min Kang.

Lionel Ernest Edwin, Mechanical Engineering, "Transforming Roving-Rolling Explorer(TRREx) for Planetary Exploration," August 18, 2014, 1:30 p.m., 3115 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Andre Mazzoleni.

Joong-Kyoo Park, Mechanical Engineering, "Feasibility of non-contact manipulation of a small object using the standing wave acoustic levitation," August 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m., 3115 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Ro.

Kent Meiswinkel, Mechanical Engineering, "Small Actuator Design for Trocar Delivered Surgical Devices", September 23, 2014, 1:30 p.m., Room 3419, EBIII. Major Professors: Dr. Eric Klang/Dr. Edward Grant.

Andreas F. Hoffie, Aeorspace Engineering, "LES-ODT Simulation of Turbulent Reacting Shear Layers," October 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m., 3115 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Tarek Echekki.

Yan Zheng, Economics, "Demand Side Economics of Health Care Provision Under a Single Payer System: The Case of Croatia," October 31, 2014, 1:00 p.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Tomislav Vukina.

Shubham Srivastava, Mechanical Engineering, "Numerical Simulation of Synthesis of One-Dimensional Molybdenum Oxide Nanastructures in Flame Environment," October 31, 2014, 2:00 p.m., 3235-EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Alexei Saveliev.

Srinivasan Rasipuram, Mechanical Engineering, "Filtration Properties of Plasma Textile," November 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBIII-3115. Major Professors: Dr. Andrey Kuznetsov/Dr. Warren Jasper.

Parth Shah, Aerospace Engineering, "Chemi-ionization and nanoparticle charging in oxy-fuel flames," November 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m., EBIII-3115. Major Professor: Dr. Alexei Saveliev.