Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 8-15

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

Tomas Rotta, Ph.D., Economics. Friday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., 919 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “Productive Stagnation and Unproductive Accumulation in the United States 1947-2011.” David Kotz, chr.

Elizabeth Ebacher, Ph.D., Civil Engineering. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 9:45 a.m., 234 Marston Hall. Dissertation: “A Framework and Analytical Approach to Evaluate Alternative Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Fee Systems.” John Collura, chr.

Brandt Van der Gaast, Ph.D., Philosophy. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m., 374 Bartlett Hall. Dissertation: “A Defense of Russellian Descriptivism.” Jonathan Schaffer, chr.

Jeffrey Gauthier, Ph.D., Management. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m., 210 School of Management. Dissertation: “Corporate Sustainability and the Role of the Consumer: Three Essays.” William Wooldridge, chr.

Laura Sevilla Lara, Ph.D., Computer Science. Thursday, Aug. 14, noon, 142 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Long Range Motion Analysis and Applications.” Erik Learned-Miller, chr.

Stefan Christov, Ph.D., Computer Science. Thursday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Process Model Based Guidance for Human-Intensive Processes.” Lori Clarke & George Avrunin, co-chrs.

Abhinav Parate, Ph.D., Computer Science. Friday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m., 303 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Designing Efficient Context-Aware Mobile Systems.” Deepak Ganesan, chr.

Robert Walls, Ph.D., Computer Science. Friday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Inference-based Forensics for Extracting Information from Diverse Sources.” Brian Levine, chr.