Doctoral Oral Exams for Sept. 10-14

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

Annamalai Natarajan, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Machine Learning Methods for Personalized Health Monitoring.” Benjamin Marlin and Deepak Ganesan, co-chrs.

Shao-Yu Chen, Ph.D., Physics, Friday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m., 409 Hasbrouck. Dissertation: “Probing Quantized Excitations and Many-Body Correlations in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides with Optical Spectroscopy. Jun Yan, chr.

Anne Louise Thompson Granfield, Ph.D., College of Education, Friday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m., W209 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Examining Stakeholder Engagement among State Special Education Agencies in the Results Driven Accountability Process.” Mary Lynn Boscardin, chr.

Nicole Calandra, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Friday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m., 301 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Engaged, Multicultural Individualism in the Millennial Works of Maryse Condé and Zadie Smith.” William Moebius, chr.

William Steffen, Ph.D., English, Friday, Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m., E501 South College. Dissertation: “Globalizing Nature on the Shakespearean Stage.” Jane Degenhardt, chr.

Aaron Rubin, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Friday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m., 234 Marston Hall. Dissertation: “Application of Ground Penetrating Radar for use in Thermal Conductivity Site Investigations.” Carlton Ho, chr.

Jill Ann Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., Resource Economics, Friday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m., 201 Stockbridge Hall. Dissertation: “Pro-Social Consumer and Firm Behavior in Imperfectly Competitive Regional Agricultural Markets.” Daniel Lass and Nathalie Lavoie, co-chrs.