Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 15 – 19

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

Ihsaan Bassier, Ph.D., Economics, Monday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m. Crotty Hall room 308 and via Zoom. Dissertation: “Employer Power: Consequences for Wages, Inequality and Spillovers.” Arindrajit Dube, chr.

Alyxander Burns, Ph.D., Computer Science, Monday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Communicative Information Visualizations: How to Make Data More Understandable by the General Public.” Narges Mahyar, chr.

Brandi Perri, Ph.D., Sociology, Monday, Aug. 15, noon, via Zoom. Dissertation: “Unseen Workers? Rethinking Who and What is Invisible in the Blue-Collar Workplace?” Eve Weinbaum and Cedric de Leon, co-chrs.

Samantha Scripture, Ph.D., Communication Disorders, Monday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “The Effect of Linguistic Context and Explicit Contrast on the Fast Mapping of Verb’s.” Jill Hoover, chr.

Lakshmi Vikraman, Ph.D., Computer Science, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. CS 203. Dissertation: “Answer Similarity Grouping and Diversification in Question Answering Systems.” W. Bruce Croft, chr.

Shayan Moini, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thursday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Security of Hardware Accelerators in Multi-Tenant FPGA Environments.” Russell Tessier and Wayne Burleson, co-chrs.

Aritra Ghosh, Ph.D., Computer Science, Thursday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Learning from Sequential User Data: Models and Sample-efficient Algorithms.” Andrew Lan and Madalina Fiterau Brostean, co-chrs.