Dissertation Proposals Filed
Art History and Archaeology
Berninghausen, Gale. Kangra's Folios in Fresco Secco: Eighteenth to nineteenth century wall paintings in royal temples and palaces of the Kangra Valley.
Du, Xiaohan. On a snowy night: Yishan Yining (1247-1317) and the development of Zen calligraphy in medieval Japan.
Bernhard, Jonathan. Engineering hypertrophic chondrocyte-based grafts for enhanced bone generation.
He, Jing. Systems biology approaches for personalized medicine.
Garcia Cota, Emilio. Enabling the Accelerator Era: Integration and simulation techniques for heterogeneous many-core systems.
Li, Hongzhi. Multimodal visual pattern mining.
Mantovani, Paolo. Scalable system-on-chip design.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Brenner, Logan. Paleoceanographic-proxy development in Scleractinia (stony corals): Exploring the variable utility of stable isotopes and trace metals in oceanographic reconstructions.
Ramesh, Nandini. The predictability of pacific decadal variability and its effects on global ocean heat uptake.
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Neelakantan, Amrita. Resettlement from protected areas: Reconciling conservation goals and food security.
Katz, Paul. Crime, sin, and counterrevolution: The struggle against torture in Brazil and Argentina, 1959-1989.
Zhang, Fan. Piezoelectricity and dark exciton brightening of TMDCs.
Gabard-Durnam, Laurel. Experience-dependent development of amygdala-prefrontal cortex circuitry and function.
Poletto, Alessandro. The culture of everyday life in early medieval Japan: A microhistorical study in premodern epistemology.
Art History and Archaeology
Beeny, Emily. Poussin, ballet, and the birth of French classicism. Advisor: David Freedberg.
Lachmann, Alexander. Confounding effects in gene expression and their effect on downstream analysis. Advisor: Andrea Califano.
Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies
Allen, Victoria. Circadian, nutritional, genetic and age-based regulation of innate immunity in drosophila. Advisor: Mimi Shirasu-Hiza.
Mushett, Travis. The Bohemian horizon: 21st-century little magazines and the limits of the countercultural artist-activist. Advisor: Todd Gitlin.
Abbassi, Zeinab. Characterizing and leveraging social phenomena in online networks. Advisor: Vishal Misra.
Li, Yinxiao. Data driven recognition and manipulation of deformable objects. Advisor: Peter K. Allen.
Yazicigil, Rabia. Compressive sampling as an enabling solution for energy-efficient and rapid wideband RF spectrum sensing in emerging cognitive radio systems. Advisor: Peter Kinget.
IEOR: Operations Research
Lu, Brian. Essays on approximation algorithms for two-stage robust linear optimization problems. Advisors: Daniel Bienstock and Vineet Goyal.
Qiu, Zhen. Approximation algorithms for demand-response contract execution and coflow scheduling. Advisor: Garud N. Iyengar.
Chenet, Daniel. 2D materials: Synthesis, characterization, and applications. Advisor: James C. Hone.
Neurobiology and Behavior
Merel, Joshua. New perspective on learning, inference, and control in brains and machines. Advisor: Liam Paninski.
Zhang, Wujie. Network models of the lateral intraparietal area. Advisor: Kenneth D. Miller.