Doctoral Exam Schedule

Anran Wang, Statistics, “Exploiting Feature Information in Matrix Completion,” August 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. SAS Hall 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Lexin Li, Dr. Brian Reich, Dr. Hua Zhou.

Xiaolei Shi, Food Science, Effect of Different Roasting Conditions on Peanut Quality, " August 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m., room 105 Schaub Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lisa Dean.

Anthony Rice, Materials Science & Engineering, "Metal organic vapor phase deposition of AIN, GaN, and their alloys," September 1, 2015, 3:00 p.m., Room 303 RBI. Major Professors: Dr. Zlatko Sitar/Dr. Ramon Collazo.

Giyoung Kim, Operations Research, "Automated Image Intelligence Adaptive Sensor Management System for High Altitude Long Endurance UAV's in a dynamic and Anti-Access Area Denial Environment," September 3, 2015, 3:10 p.m., 401/Daniel. Major Professors: Dr. Thom J. Hodgson/Dr. Russell E. King.

Milena Bobea, Material Sciences & Engineering, "High Resolution X-ray Diffraction Characterization of III-Nitride Materials: Bulk Cyrstals and Thin Films," September 4, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 303 RBI. Major Professor: Dr. Zlatko Sitar/Dr. Ramon Collazo.

Jin Tan, Electrical Engineering, "Fast and robust compressive signal reconstruction via approximate message passing and denoising," September 4, 2015, 2:30 p.m., EBII 2095. Major Professor: Dr. Dror Baron.

Ahoo Malekafzali Ardakan, Design, “MultiZone Electrochromic glass window integrated with light shelf system,” September 8, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Kamphoefner Hall 130. Major Professors: Dr. Jianxin Hu, Dr. Wayne Place, Dr. Art Rice.

Moataz Bellah Mousa, Chemical Engineering, "High Through put Atomic Layer Deposition Processes for Controlled Thin Film Coatings," September 10, 2015, 11:30 a.m., Room 2018. Major Professor: Dr. Gregory N. Parsons.

Giyoung Kim, Operations Research, "Automated Image Intelligence Adaptive Sensor Management System for High Altitude Long Endurance UAV's in a dynamic and Anti-Access Area Denial Environment," September 10, 2015, 3:10 p.m., 401 Daniels. Major Professors: Dr. Thom J. Hodgson/Dr. Russell King.

Wenbo Shen, Computer Science, "Leveraging Physical Layer Signal Manipulation For Wireless Security," September 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3300. Major Professors: Dr. Peng Ning/Dr. Huaiyu Dai.

Souvik Chandra, Electrical Engineering, "Time-Scale Modeling and Control of Oscillations in Wind-Integrated Power Systems," September 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m., FREEDM center. Major Professor: Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty.

Eric Chancy, Counselor Education, "The History and Implications of Technology on School Counseling in North Carolina School Districts," September 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Edwin Gerler.

Birendra K.C., Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, "Examining Networks, Social Capital, and Social Influence Among Wildlife Tourism Micro-Entrepreneurs in Coastal North Carolina," September 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 4024 Biltmore Hall, Hines Room. Major Professor: Dr. Duarte Morais.

Amanda Allen, Counselor Education, "What Do Teachers Have to Say? A Phenomenological Study of the Use of Stationary Movement Devices in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms," September 23, 2015, 12:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Stanley Baker / Dr. Adria Shipp Dunbar.

Elizabeth D. Riley, Horticultural Science, "Evaluation of Filter Bed Media Composition and Plant Species for Rain Gardens," Septemrber 24, 2015, 8:00 a.m., Room 121 Kilgore Hall. Maor Professors: Dr. Helen Kraus/Dr. Ted Bilderback.

Satis Auttawong, Animal Science and Poultry Science (Poultry Science Concentration), "Interaction of Feed Ingredient Particle Size on Broiler Liver Performance and Gastrointestinal Tract Development," September 29, 2015, 8:30 a.m., Room 216Sscott Hall. Major Professor: Dr. John T. Brake.

Yun Mei Lin, Animal Sciecne and Poultry science (Poultry science Concentration), "effect of Early Feeding Programs, Feed Particle Size, and phytase to broiler Breeder Performance," October 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m., Room 216 Scott Hall. Major Professor: Dr. John T. Brake.

Fernanda da Costa Portugal Duarte, Communications, Rhetoric and Digital Media, "Self making, hybrid spaces and biopolitics in the Internet of Things," October 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m., M-8 Caldwell Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva.

Prithwish Kundu, Aerospace Engineering, "Combustion Model Development for Non Premixed Flames," October 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m., EBIII/3115. Major Professors: Dr. Alexie Saveliev/Dr. Tarek Echekki.

Punith Pavoor Naik, Environmental Engineering, "A Systems Biology Approach Towards Modeling Monolignol Biosynthesis," October 5, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Mann Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Joel Ducoste.

Carter Reeb, Forest Biomaterials, "Integrated Techno-economic and Environmental Analysis in Support of Biorefinery Technology Commercialization and Product Scheme Decision-making," October 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 2203 PPL (Biltmore Hall). Major Professors: Dr. Stephen Kelley / Dr. Richard Venditti.

Xiaofan He, Electrical Engineering, "Surviving the Information Warfare: From Static Competition to Dynamic Game," October 15, 2015, 2:30 p.m., 2095 EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Huaiyu Dai.

Chotima Pornsawang, Economics, "Three Essays About Rice," October 19, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Roderick Rejesus.

Seyed Alireza Abbasian Hosseini, Civil Engineering, "The Underlying Social Network for Construction Site Managers," October 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Room 206. Major Professors: Dr. Min Liu/Dr. Simon Hsiang.

Haritha Malladi, Civil Engineering, "Laboratory Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt Concrete Mixtures with Recycled Asphalt Pavement Material," October 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Mann 206. Major Professor: Dr. Akhtarhusein A. Tayebali.

Jaewook Kwak, Computer Engineering, "Design of low-complexity scheduling for distributed wireless networks," October 23, 2015, 2:00 p.m., EBII-3110 ECE. Major Professor: Dr. Do Young Eun.

Xiaoyin Ji, Material Sciences & Engineering, "Multi-scale simulation development and microscopic contact physics in ohmic RF Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Switches," October 28, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 3018 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Irving.

Lucky Mehra, Plant Pathology, " Risk assessment and Prediction of Stagonospora nodeorum blotch in Winter Wheat," October 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m., Room 1406 Gardner Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Peter Ojiambo/Dr. Christine Cowger.

Velayudhan Praju Kiliyanpilakkil, Atmospheric Sciences, “Scaling characteristics of mesoscale wind fields in the lower atmospheric boundary layer: Implications for wind energy,” October 30, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Jordan Hall, Rm 1132. Major Professors: Dr. Sukanta Basu, Dr. Anantha Aiyyer, Dr. Lian Xie, Dr. Jeffrey Freedman.

Robert Radics, Forest Biomaterials, "Sustainable Bioenergy: Stakeholders Understanding and Tool for Optimizing Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts," November 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 2203 Biltmore. Major Professors: Dr. Stephen Kelley / Dr. Sudipta Dasmohapatra.

Shoayb Ziaei, Mechanical Engineering, " Dynamic Intergranular and transgranular fracture modes in Crystalline Alloys," November 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3235 EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Mohamed A. Zikry.

Amirhossein Norouzi, Civil Engineering, "Investigation of Specimen Geometrics for the VECD Model and Calibration of LVECD Program for Fatigue Performance of Asphalt Pavements," November 6, 2015, 8:00 a.m., Room 208. Major Professor: Dr. Youngsoo Kim.

Priya R. Pillai, Atmospheric Sciences, “Measurement, biogeochemical parameterization, and analysis of Nitrous Oxide emissions from biofuel crops,” December 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Jordan Hall, Rm 1132. Major Professors: Dr. Viney Aneja, Dr. John Walker, Dr. Satya Pal Arya, Dr. Anantha Aiyyer.