Doctoral Oral Exams for June 9-13

May 30, 2014

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

Marc Maier, Ph.D., Computer Science. Tuesday, June 10, 1 p.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Causal Discovery for Relational Domains: Representation, Reasoning, and Learning.” David Jensen, chr.

Trek Palmer, Ph.D., Computer Science. Tuesday, June 10, 2 p.m., 142 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Using Formal Methods to Verify and Derive Open Nested Locking Protocols.” J. Eliot Moss, chr.

Johanna Fitzgerald, Ed.D., Education. Thursday, June 12, 1 p.m., 21C Furcolo. Dissertation: “A Novel Approach to Using Personal Response Systems and Diagrams to Foster Student Engagement in Large Lecture: A Case Study of Instruction for Model-Based Reasoning in Biology.” John Clement, chr.

Wawan Gunawan, Ed.D., Education. Thursday, June 12, 1 p.m., 100 Furcolo. Dissertation: “SFL in L2 Writing Teacher Education: A Case of an EFL Pre-Service Teacher in Conceptualizing Grammar.” Margaret Gebhard, chr.

Briana Tomboulian, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering. Thursday, June 12, 3:30 p.m., MIE Conference Room, ELAB 215. Dissertation: “Lightweight, High-Temperature Radiator for In-Space Nuclear-Electric Power and Propulsion.” Robert Hyers, chr.

Israel Del Toro, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Friday, June 13, 10 a.m., 319 Morrill II. Dissertation: “Tuning up the Heat on the Little Things that run the World: Evaluating the Impacts of Climate Change on Ant Biodiversity in the Temperate Forest Communities of the Northeastern United States.” Aaron Ellison, chr.

Laura Sevilla Lara, Ph.D., Computer Science. Friday, June 13, 1 p.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Long Range Motion Analysis and Applications.” Erik Learned-Miller, chr.