Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 19 – 23

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

Michael Hickey, Ph.D., Food Science, Monday, August 19, 10:00 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Imaging of Bacteria within Fresh Produce in SITU.” Lili He, chr.

Thiago Teixeira, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Monday, August 19, 12:00 p.m., Gunness Student Center Conference Room. Dissertation: “Service Competition and Data-Centric Protocols for Internet Access.” Tilman Wolf, chr.

Weipeng Qi, Ph.D., Food Science, Monday, August 19, 1:00 p.m., 243 Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “Effects of Ivermectin and Perfluorobutanesulfonic Acid on Lipid Metabolism.” Yeonhwa Park, chr. 

Michael Stein, Ph.D., Political Science, Monday, August 19, 1:00 p.m., 420 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “The Solution is the Problem: An Immanent Critique of Capitalism’s Crisis, 2008-2018.” Nicholas Xenos, chr.

Ezgi Ozcan, Ph.D., Food Science, Monday, August 19, 3:00 p.m., 243 Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “Dietary Oligosaccharides are Differently Metabolized by Commensal Microbiota within In Vitro Model Systems.” David Sela, chr.

Garrett Bernstein, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Tuesday, August 20, 10:00 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Differentially Private Noise-Aware Inference via Sufficient Statistics Perturbation.” Daniel Sheldon, chr. 

Coral Hughto, Ph.D., Linguistics, Tuesday, August 20, 1:00 p.m., N400 Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “Emergent Typological Effects of Agent-Based Learning Models in Maximum Entropy Grammar.” Gaja Jarosz and Joe Pater, co-chrs.

Hao Dong, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, August 21, 10:00 a.m., 109 Knowles Engineering Building Conference Room. Dissertation: “Comprehensive Navigation Framework for Seniors and People with Disabilities: From Virtual Reality Pre-Travel Training to Real-Time Wayfinding in Physical Spaces.” Aura Ganz, chr.

Xiaomeng You, Ph.D., Food Science, Wednesday, August 21, 10:00 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “Human Milk Non-protein Nitrogen Metabolism by Infant-associated Bifidobacteria.” David Sela, chr.

Wenhao Li, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Wednesday, August 21, 1:00 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Top-Down and Bottom-Up Fabrication of Key Components in Miniature Energy Storage Devices.” James Watkins, chr.

Jill Graham, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Wednesday, August 21, 1:30 p.m., 221 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “TPR-containing Proteins Control Protein Homeostasis and Organization for the Endoplasmic Reticulum.” Dan Hebert, chr.

Patrick Verga, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, August 21, 1:30 p.m., 244 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Extracting and Representing Entities, Types and Relations.” Andrew McCallum, chr.

Richard Wallace Harper, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation, Thursday, August 22, 9:30 a.m., 312A Holdsworth Hall. Dissertation: “Socio-political and Natural-ecological Factors Influencing Urban Forest Management in Massachusetts.” Stephen DeStefano and David V. Bloniarz, co-chrs. 

Caroline Andrews, Ph.D., Linguistics, Thursday, August 22, 10:00 a.m., Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “There and Gone Again: Syntactic Structure in Memory.” Brian Dillon, chr.

Hanwei Zhao, Ph.D., Chemistry, Thursday, August 22, 2:00 p.m., N210 Life Sciences Laboratories (LSL). Dissertation: “Characterization of Biodistribution of Transferrin and Receptor Binding Mechanism by Mass Spectrometry.” Igor A. Kaltashov, chr.

Yang Lyu, Ph.D., Food Science, Friday, August 23, 10:00 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “The Catalytic Urease Subunit ureC is Critical for Bifidobacterium Longum Urea Utilization.” David Sela, chr.

An Li, Ph.D., Economics, Friday, August 23, 3:00 p.m., 309 Crotty Hall. Dissertation: “Three Essays on the Political Economy of the Environment.” Michael Ash and David Kotz, co-chrs.