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Doctoral Oral Exams for June 28 – July 2

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

Cameron Butova, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Monday, June 28, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Engineering a Monomeric Form of Human Alpha-Galactosidase A as a Proposed Next-Generation Treatment for Fabry Disease.” Scott Garman, chr.

Daniel Camarda, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Monday, June 28, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “Advanced Materials Design using Application-Based Processing Techniques.” Alan Lesser, chr.

Jong-Chyi Su, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Tuesday, June 29, 10a.m. Dissertation: “Learning from Limited Labeled Data for Visual Recognition.” Subhransu Maji, chr.

Xian Ma, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Tuesday, June 29, noon, Dissertation: “The Formation, Speciation, and Health Risks of Unregulated Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water: Predictions from a Kinetic Binomial Model.” David Reckhow, chr.

Tyler Hansen, Ph.D., Economics, Wednesday, June 30, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Three Essays on the Political Economy of Global Inaction on Climate Change.” Robert Pollin, chr.

Peetak Mitra, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wednesday, June 30, 10:00 a.m. Dissertation: “Numerical Modeling of Advanced Propulsion Systems.” David Schmidt, chr.

Matteo Brucato, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Wednesday, June 30, 12:00 p.m. Dissertation: “Package Queries: Enabling Declarative and Scalable Prescriptive Analytics in Relational Data.” Peter Haas and Alexandra Meliou, co-chrs.

Danielle Raad, Ph.D., Anthropology, Wednesday, June 30, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “Above the Oxbow: The Construction of Place on Mount Holyoke.” Whitney Battle-Baptiste, chr.

Jennifer Withrow, Ph.D., Economics, Thursday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. Dissertation: “Three Essays on Labor and Marriage Markets: Farm Crisis and Rural-to-Urban Migration in the United States 1920-1940.” Carol Heim, chr.

Muhammad Abdullah, Ph.D., Chemistry, Friday, July 2, 11 a.m. Dissertation: “Manipulating the Aliovalent Magnetic Dopants in Ti(IV)-based Oxide Nanocrystals.” Kevin Ki, chr.