Doctoral Oral Exams for Dec. 2-6

November 22, 2013

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

Xiaoxi Xu, Ph.D., Computer Science. Monday, Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Measuring Communication Intelligence in Online Interactions.” Beverly Woolf, chr.

Armagan Bayram, Ph.D., Management. Monday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m., 208E Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Stochastic Dynamic Optimization Models for Societal Resource Allocation.” Senay Solak, chr.

Evan Earnest, Ph.D., Geoscience. Monday, Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m., 129 Morrill. Dissertation: “Investigating the Role of Hydromechanical Coupling in Shallow, Fractured Rock Aquifers.” David Boutt, chr.

Ilke Ercan, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m., 201 Marcus Conference Room. Dissertation: “Heat Dissipation Bounds for Nanocomputing: Methodology and Applications.” Neal Anderson, chr.

Georg Becker, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m., 109 Conference Room, Knowles Engineering Building. Dissertation: “Intentional and Unintentional Side-Channels.” Christof Paar, chr.

Paul St. John Frisoli, Ed.D., Education. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m., 275 Hills South. Dissertation: “Teachers’ Experiences of Professional Development in (Post) Crisis Katanga Province, Southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo: A Case Study of “Teacher Learning Circles.” Jacqueline Mosselson, chr.

Anne Cambou, Ph.D., Physics. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m., 409 Hasbrouck. Dissertation: “On the Crumpling of Thin Sheets.” Narayanan Menon, chr.

Md Meagy, Ph.D., Plant and Soil Sciences. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m., 201 Stockbridge Hall. Dissertation: “Increasing Nutrient Density of Food Crops through Soil Fertility Management and Cultivar Selection.” Allen Barker, chr.

Kefah Barham, Ed.D., Education. Thursday, Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m., 151 Hills South. Dissertation: “Computer Integration into Palestinian Secondary School: Theory and Practice.” Jacqueline Mosselson and Florence Sullivan, co-chrs.

Tariq Bashir Ahmad, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering. Friday, Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m., 309 Knowles Engineering Building, Conference Room. Dissertation: “DSPEDS: Distributed Spatial Parallel Event-Driven Simulation.” Maciej Ciesielski, chr.

Idalia Rodriquez, Ph.D., Anthropology. Friday, Dec. 6, 11:15 a.m., 911-15 Campus Center. Dissertation: “Loss of Cell Surface αGal During Catarrhine Evolution: Possible Implications for the Evolution of the Resistance to Viral Infections and for Oligocene Lineage Divergence.” Laurie Godfrey, chr.

Keith Otis, Ph.D., Physics. Friday, Dec. 6, 12 p.m., 419B Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Direct Measurement of the pp Solar Neutrino Interaction Rate in Borexino.” Andrea Pocar, chr.

Maria Souza Hogan, Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese. Friday, Dec. 6, 12 p.m., 301 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Novels of Deconolonization in Modernity: Fe en disfraz, Malambo, and Um defeito de Cor.” Luis Marentes, chr.

Elif Aktolga, Ph.D., Computer Science. Friday, Dec. 6, 1 p.m., 343 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Integrating Non-Topical Aspects into Information Retrieval.” James Allan, chr.

Elena Nuciforo, Ph.D., Communication. Friday, Dec. 6, 1 p.m., 127 South College. Dissertation: “Cultural Discourse Analysis of Russian Alcohol Consumption.” Donal Carbaugh, chr.