Doctoral Oral Exams for Nov.18 – 22

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

Weilong Hu, Ph.D., Statistics, Monday, Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m., 1234 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Exploit Unlabeled Data with Active Learning and Query Strategy Optimization with Adversarial Attacks.” Anna Liu, chr. 

MaryKate Oakley, Ph.D., Psychological and Brain Sciences, Monday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m., 129 Tobin Hall. Dissertation: “Associations Between Emotion Regulation Flexibility, Executive Functioning, and Borderline Personality Disorder Features.” Katie Dixon-Gordon, chr.

Nazanin Takbiri, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Monday, Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m., 201 Marcus Building Conference Room. Dissertation: “Information-Theoretic Limits on Statistical Matching with Applications to Privacy.” Hossein Pishro-Nik, chr.

R. Konane Bay, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Tuesday, Nov.r 19, 2:45 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Quantifying the Mechanical Properties of Ultra-Thin Glassy Polymer Films.” Alfred J. Crosby, chr. 

Trisha Zintel, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m., N410 Life Sciences Laboratory. Dissertation: “De-coding the Impact of Evolved Changes in Gene Expression and Cellular Phenotype on Primate Evolution.” Courtney Babbitt, chr.

Tiankai Su, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m., 309 Knowles Engineering Building Conference Room. Dissertation: “Analysis and Verification of Arithmetic Circuits Using Computer Algebra Approach.” Maciej Ciesielski, chr.

Korin Albert, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m., 345A Morrill 4 South. Dissertation: “Exploring Signatures of Host-microbial Coevolution between Colonic Bifidobacterium Species and Host Dietary Carbohydrates.” David Sela, chr.

Suzan Kommers, Ph.D., College of Education, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., Bernie Dallas Room Goodell Hall. Dissertation: “Study Abroad, Inequality, and the Influence on Careers and Education: Are Some Horizons Broader than Others?” Ryan Wells, chr. 

Adriane Lam, Ph.D., Geosciences, Thursday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m., 129 Morrill Science Center III. Dissertation: “Neogene History of the Kuroshio Current Extension and Plankton Evolutionary Implications.” Mark Leckie, chr.

Francisco Garcia, Ph.D., Computer Science, Thursday, Nov. 21, 1 p.m., A311 Lederle Graduate Research Center. Dissertation: “Improving Reinforcement Learning Techniques by Leveraging Prior Experience.” Philip Thomas, chr.

Maria del Pilar Osorio, Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m., 301 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Y así les nació la conciencia. Las emociones políticas en Balún Canán de Rosario Castellanos y Abeng de Michelle Cliff.” Luis Marentes, chr. 

Feifei Xie, Ph.D., Mathematics, Thursday, Nov. 21, 4 p.m., 204 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Compactifications of Cluster Varieties Associated to Root Systems.” Paul Hacking, chr.

Cidalia Vital, Ph.D., Nursing, Friday, Nov. 22, 10:00 a.m., 112 Skinner Hall. Dissertation: “Use of the Stay Safe Strategy During Medication Administration in Reducing Errors.” Cynthia S. Jacelon, chr.

Mayank Sewak, Ph.D., Isenberg School of Management, Friday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m., 108 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “The Effect of Parent (MNE) Attention on Subsidiaries: Evidence from India.” Anurag Sharma, chr.

John Lalor, Ph.D., Computer Science, Friday, Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m., CS 150, Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Learning Latent Characteristics of Data and Models using Item Response Theory.” Hong Yu, chr.

Jingjing Gao, Ph.D., Chemistry, Friday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m., 153 Goessman. Dissertation: “Modulating Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions Through Covalant or Noncovalent Approach for Biomedical Applications.” S. Thayumanavan, chr.