Dissertations

Dissertations: April 1, 2019

DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED

Applied Mathematics
Li, Jiao. An h-box method for shallow water equations. Sponsor: Kyle Mandli.

Sharma, Roshan. Biological insights from geometry and structure of single-cell data. Sponsors: Dana Pe'er and Marc Spiegelman.

Biological Sciences
Han, Shuting. Computational and imaging methods for studying neural population function during behavior. Sponsor: Rafael Yuste.

Biomedical Engineering
Kim, Sharon. Interrogating spatiotemporal patterns of resting state neuronal and hemodynamic activity in the awake mouse model. Sponsor: Elizabeth Hillman.

Voleti, Venkatakaushik. High-speed, volumetric imaging of biological tissue with swept, confocally-aligned planar excitation (SCAPE) microscopy. Sponsor: Elizabeth Hillman.

Biomedical Informatics
Romano, Joseph. Computational toxinology. Sponsor: Nicholas Tatonetti.

Business
Jachimowicz, Jon. The pursuit, perception, and variation of passion. Sponsor: Adam Galinsky.

Meng, Ruoqu. Self-rewards and cash (dis)incentives: Consequences for effort, integrity, and habit formation. Sponsor: Ran Kivetz.

Classical Studies
Sheppard, Joe. Mass spectacles in Roman Pompeii as a system of communication. Sponsor: Francesco de Angelis.

Communications
Citra, Diani. Engineering inevitability: How digital television is colonizing Indonesia. Sponsor: Richard John.

Computer Science
Garcia, Emilio. Enabling the accelerator era: Integration and simulation techniques for heterogeneous many-core systems. Sponsor: Luca Carloni.

Psallidas, Fotis. Physical plan instrumentation in databases: Design principles and applications. Sponsor: Eugene Wu.

Earth and Environmental Engineering
Liao, Xiangbiao. Engineered morphologic material structures: Physical/chemical properties and applications. Sponsor: Xi Chen.

East Asian Languages and Cultures
Deckrow, Andre. "Friendship between antipodes": Pre-World War II Japanese colonial migration to Brazil. Sponsor: Carol Gluck.

Economics
Matsumura, Misaki. Essays on price and welfare. Sponsors: David Weinstein and Michael Woodford.

Electrical Engineering
Gazman, Alexander. Silicon photonic subsystems for optically connected memory interconnects. Sponsor: Keren Bergman.

Epidemiology
Dawson, Patrick. Zoonotic transmission of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from camels to humans and barriers to biosecurity interventions in Jordan. Sponsor: Stephen Morse.

Rubenstein, Beth. Microcredit, temptation spending and health outcomes in Indonesia: A longitudinal evaluation. Sponsor: Lisa Bates.

Mathematics
Faulk, Mitchell. Some canonical Kahler metrics on orbifolds. Sponsor: Chiu-Chu Liu.

Li, Shizhang. On the Picard functor in formal-rigid geometry. Sponsor: Aise Johan de Jong.

Yu, Wenhua. Blowup rate control for solution of Jang's equation and its application on Penrose inequality. Sponsor: Mu-Tao Wang.

Music (DMA)
Klartag, Yair. Post-ironic sounds: Wallacian new sincerity in "Unavoidably Sentimental" for large ensemble. Sponsor: George Lewis.

Neurobiology and Behavior
Hoffman, Benjamin. The peripheral nervous system: From molecular mechanisms to non-invasive therapeutics. Sponsor: Ellen Lumpkin.

Nutritional and Metabolic Biology
Zhu, Changyu. Hepatocyte notch in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) - Associated liver fibrosis and cancer. Sponsor: Utpal Pajvani.

Operations Research
Ruiz Lacedelli, Octavio. Essays in information relaxations and scenario analysis for partially observable settings. Sponsor: Martin Haugh.

Physics
Clark, Michael. Femtoscopic signatures of small QGP droplets in proton-lead collisions at the large hadron collider. Sponsor: Brian Cole.

Sociomedical Sciences
Johns, David. Good evidence, bad evidence: Science, ethics, and the politics of making and unmaking public health policies. Sponsor: Ronald Bayer.

TC / Behavioral Disorders
Lau, Airey. Parental reflective functioning and children's emergent reading skills: ERP and longitudinal behavioral measures. Sponsor: Karen Froud.

TC / Counseling Psychology
Geiger, Elizabeth. Don't DIS my ABILITY: Expansion of minority stress theory for adults with learning disabilities. Sponsor: Melanie Brewster.

Srinivasan, Ranjana. Experiences of name-based microaggressions within the South Asian American population. Sponsor: Laura Smith.

TC / Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
Brady, Loretta. Augmented input and the classroom communication environment for learners with deafblindness. Sponsor: Laudan Jahromi.

TC / Measurement and Evaluation
Han, Zhuangzhuang. Three new studies on model-data fit analysis for latent variable models in educational measurement. Sponsor: Matthew Johnson.

TC / Science Education
Connolly, Rachel. Teachers' understanding and usage of scientific data visualizations for teaching topics in earth and space science. Sponsor: O. Roger Anderson.

Lyu, Xiaoxin. Assessing in-service secondary science teachers' views of nature of science and competence in understanding scientific argumentation about socio-scientific issues. Sponsor: O. Roger Anderson.

TC / Social-Organizational Psychology
Kim, Jennifer. The role of self-affirmation and self-construal levels in attenuating the gender performance gap. Sponsor: Caryn Block.

Urban Planning
He, Linying. Microfinance assemblages: The production, maintenance and deterioration of microfinance in China. Sponsor: Robert Beauregard.

DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED

Biomedical Engineering
Mosher, Christopher. Interface scaffold design principles for integrative cartilage regeneration.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Deluca, Michael. Geochronologic tests of Scottish caledonide tectonics.

Psychology
Flores, Abdiel. Effects of self-affirmation on physiological, affective, and behavioral responses to attributional ambiguity.