Doctoral oral exams for Dec. 9-13

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

Rafael Medina-Sanchez, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m., 109 Conference Room, Knowles Engineering Building. Dissertation: “Beam Steering Control System for Low-Cost Phased Array Weather Radars: Design and Calibration Techniques.” David McLaughlin, chr.

Phillip Kirlin, Ph.D., Computer Science. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “An Algorithm for Automated Schenkerian Analysis.” David Jensen, chr.

Graham Burkart, Ph.D., Plant Biology. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m., 222 Morrill II. Dissertation: “The Role of Myosin XI and ROP in Moss Tip Growth.” Magdalena Bezanilla, chr.

Angela Maderias, Ph.D., Plant and Soil Sciences. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1:30 p.m., Alexander Conference Room, Fernald Hall. Dissertation: “Identification and Epidemiological Features of Important Fungal Species Causing Sooty Blotch on Apples in the Northeastern United States.” Daniel Cooley, chr.

Yiming Li, Ph.D., Astronomy. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m., 1033 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Measures of Star Formation Rates within Galaxies: the Impact of Diffuse Stellar Populations.” Daniela Calzetti, chr.

Mohamed Marwan Mattar, Ph.D., Computer Science. Thursday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Joint Alignment, Clustering and Feature Learning.” Allen Hanson & Erik Learned-Miller, co-chrs.

Ismet Yalniz, Ph.D., Computer Science. Friday, Dec. 13, 1:15 p.m., 303 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Efficient Representation and Matching of Texts and Images in Scanned Book Collections.” Raghavan Manmatha, chr.

Heidi Buetow, Ph.D., Philosophy. Friday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m., 374 Bartlett Hall. Dissertation: “Disagreement and the Semantics of Predicates of Personal Taste.” Phillip Bricker, chr.