Dissertations

Dissertations: February 24, 2020

DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED

Anthropology
Kaganova, Marina. Setting the tone: The Semeiotics of Georgian polyphonic politics. Sponsor: E. Valentine Daniel.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Dionne, Gilman. Structural and biophysical studies of hair cell mechanotransduction proteins. Sponsor: Lawrence Shapiro.

Chemical Engineering
Dorfi, Anna. In-situ scanning probe techniques for evaluation of electrochemical systems. Sponsor: Daniel Esposito.

Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Xu, Lei. Centrifuge modeling and numerical analysis of geosynthetic-reinforced soil retaining walls having different facings. Sponsor: Hoe Ling.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Gloege, Lucas. Global ocean carbon dioxide flux mapping techniques: Evaluation, development, and discrepancies. Sponsor: Galen McKinley.

Electrical Engineering
Le, Chengrui. Design techniques for highly integrated hybrid-power converters in LED lighting. Sponsor: Peter Kinget.

Neurobiology and Behavior
Balough, Elizabeth. Keeping time: Parvalbumin interneurons' orchestration of memory in health and disease. Sponsor: Attila Losonczy.

Psychology
VanTieghem, Michelle. Development of stress-responsive neurobiology following early adversity. Sponsor: Nim Tottenham.

DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED

Applied Physics
Hua, Xiang. Properties of van der waals materials at elevated temperature.

Biomedical Engineering
Lapborisuth, Pawan. Brain dynamics of attention reorienting in naturalistic paradigms.

Computer Science
Colgan, Robert. Machine learning for gravitational-wave astronomy: Methods and applications for high-dimensional laser interferometery data.

Watkins, David. Learning mobile manipulation.

Weng, Lingmei. Effective diagnosis of performance issues with inaccurate causal tracing.

Music
Chevan, Jesse. Trombone shout: Instrumental voices in the United House of Prayer for All People.