Doctoral oral exams for March 31 to April 4

March 21, 2014

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

Van Dang, Ph.D., Computer Science. Monday, March 31, 9:30 a.m., 343 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “A Proportionality-Based Approach to Search Result Diversification.” W. Bruce Croft, chr.

Sameer Singh, Ph.D., Computer Science. Tuesday, April 1, 9 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Scaling MCMC Inference, Belief Propagation, and Learning to Large, Dense Graphical Models.” Andrew McCallum, chr.

Elizabeth Drellich, Ph.D., Mathematics. Wednesday, April 2, 11 a.m., 145 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Combinatorics of Equivariant Cohomology: Flags and Regular Nilpotent Hessenberg Varieties.” Julianna Tymoczko, chr.

Christopher Burns, Ph.D., Resource Economics. Wednesday, April 2, 2 p.m., 201 Stockbridge. Dissertation: “Three Essays on Estimation of Applied Economic Models in Fisheries.” Daniel Lass, chr.

Asli Ozen, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Wednesday, April 2, 2 p.m., MIE Conference Room, ELAB 215. Dissertation: “Stochastic Models for Capacity Planning in Health-Care Delivery Case Studies in an Outpatient, Inpatient, and Surgical Setting.” Hari Balasubramanian, chr.

Dong Yan, Ph.D., Mathematics. Wednesday, April 2, 2 p.m., 171 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Dark-Bright Solitons and Vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensates.” Panayotis Kevrekidis, chr.

T. Alden Gassert, Ph.D., Mathematics. Wednesday, April 2, 2:30 p.m., 173 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Prime Decomposition in Iterated Towers and Discriminant Formulae.” Farshid Hajir, chr.

Mildred Lourdes Alvarado Herrera, Ph.D., Plant and Soil Science. Friday, April 4, 9:30 a.m., 7B Stockbridge Hall. Dissertation: “Production, Marketing, and Handling Practices to Export McIntosh Apples to Central American Markets.” Wesley Autio, chr.

Jeff Dalton, Ph.D., Computer Science. Friday, April 4, 10 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Entity Based Document Enrichment.” James Allan, chr.

Christopher Zusi, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering. Friday, April 4, 3 p.m., 118 Kellogg Room, ELAB II. Dissertation: “Simulation and Modeling of the Decay of Anisotropic Turbulence.” Blair Perot, chr.