Past PhD Defenses

Name Departmentsort ascending Announcement Date Time Location
Jared D. DeMott Computer Science & Engineering Enhancing Automated Fault Discovery and Analysis (PDF) Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 1:00pm 3105 Engineering Building
Jignesh D. Patel Computer Science & Engineering Algorithms for Deep Packet Inspection (PDF) Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:30pm 2108 Engineering Building
Brian Goldman Computer Science & Engineering Out of the Box Optimization using the Parameter-less Population Pyramid Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:00pm 1455A Biomedical and Physical Sciences (BPS)
Jikai Lei Computer Science & Engineering Computational identification and analysis of non-coding RNAs in large-scale biological data Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 10:00am 3105 EB
Radha Chitta Computer Science & Engineering Kernel-Based Clustering of Big Data Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 10:00am 3105 EB
Qi Qian Computer Science & Engineering Large-Scale High Dimensional Distance Metric Learning And Its Application To Computer Vision Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 9:00am 3112 EB
Fatme Mohammad El-Moukaddem Computer Science Exploiting Node Mobility for Energy Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks Announcement (PDF) Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:00am 3112 Engineering Building
Abhishek Nagar Computer Science Biometric Template Security (PDF Schedule) Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Tianbao Yang Computer Science Learning from Connected and Noisy Data Announcement (PDF) Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Brendan Francis Klare Computer Science Heterogeneous Face Recognition Announcement (PDF) Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Brian D. Connelly Computer Science Ecological Effects on the Evolution of Cooperative Behaviors Announcement (PDF) Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:00am 1441 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building (BEACON Seminar Room)
Tyler Allen Dawson Civil Engineering COST-EFFECTIVE SELECTION OF PAVEMENT TREATMENT TYPE AND OPTIMUM TIME AND SPACE (Abstract PDF) Friday, February 17, 2012 - 2:00pm 2527 Engineering Building
Sudhir Varma Civil Engineering Viscoelastic Analysis Of Falling Weight Deflectometer Data Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:30pm 3546D EB
Yi Sun Civil Engineering Mechanical Characterization of Hybrid and Functionally-graded Aluminum Open-cell Foams with Nanocrystalline-copper Coatings Monday, August 25, 2014 - 3:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Nan Hu Civil Engineering Tailoring The Elastic Postbuckling Behavior Of Thin-Walled Axially Compressed Cylindrical Shells Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:00pm 3540 EB
Wouter Brink Civil Engineering Local Calibration Of The Pavement Performance Prediction Model Using Resampling Techniques Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:00am 3546D EB
Wasim Khaliq Civil Engineering Performance Characterization of High Performance Concretes Under Fire Conditions (Abstract PDF) Monday, April 30, 2012 - 1:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Wassim Borchani Civil Engineering Energy Harvesting From Localized Dynamic Transitions In Post-Buckled Elastic Beams Under Quasi-Static Loading Monday, December 15, 2014 - 2:00pm 3546 EB
Amir Arablouei Civil Engineering A Fracture Mechanics-Based Approach For Modeling Delamination Of Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials From Steel Structures Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 1:00pm 3546 EB
Pengcheng Jiao Civil and Environmental Engineering A Novel Postbuckling-Based Mechanical Energy Transducer and its Applications for Structural Health Monitoring Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Elodie Viviane Pasco Civil and Environmental Engineering Virus Concentration by Crossflow Membrane Filtration: Effect of Hydrodynamic Conditions and Membrane Properties Monday, August 27, 2012 - 1:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
Tryambak Kaushik Civil and Environmental Engineering Catchment Scale Runoff from Earthen Landfill Final Covers Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:30am 2555D Engineering Building
Ata Babazadeh-Naseri Civil and Environmental Engineering Nonlinear Inelastic Response of Slender Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 8:15am 3540 Engineering Building
Hang Shi Civil and Environmental Engineering Membrane-Based Concentration and Recovery of Viruses from Complex Water Matrices Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:30pm 3546D Engineering Building
Yogendra Hemant Kanitkar Civil and Environmental Engineering Development and Application of a Rapid, User-Friendly and Inexpensive Method to Detect and Quantify Dehalococcoides Mccartyi Genes in Groundwater Samples Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:00am Room C103 Engineering Research Complex
Amir H. Alavi Civil and Environmental Engineering Advanced Data Analysis Framework for Damage Identification in Civil Infrastructure Based on Self-Powered Sensing Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Pegah Rajaei Civil and Environmental Engineering Freezing and Thawing of Frost-Susceptible Soils (Development of a Reliable Predictive Model) Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Purushotham Pakala Civil and Environmental Engineering Fire Response of Double Angle Connections in Steel Framed Assemblies Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 1:00pm 2527D Engineering Building
Baolin Yu Civil and Environmental Engineering Fire Response of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Near-Surface Mounted FRP Reinforcement Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:30pm 3546 Engineering Building
Salih Kocak Civil and Environmental Engineering Investigation of Interaction Between Recycled Tire Rubber (RTR), Polymers and High Amount Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:00am 3546 Engineering Building
Mohammad Sayyar Bidgoli Civil and Environmental Engineering Prestressing of Composite Structures for Enhanced Structural Efficiency Friday, August 9, 2013 - 3:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Fernanda Paes Wilson Civil and Environmental Engineering The Identification of the Microorganisms and the Functional Genes Responsible for the Biodegradation of Vinyl Chloride and RDX Using Samples from Contaminated Sites Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:00am C103 Engineering Research Complex
Christopher A. Crock Civil and Environmental Engineering Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes with Hierarchically Structured Catalysts for High Throughput Dehalogenation Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Bin Guo Civil and Environmental Engineering Virus Removal and Inactivation in Batch and by Hybrid Photocatalytic UV-Membrane Filtration System: Disinfection Mechanisms and Effect of Water Quality Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:00pm 2527D Engineering Building
Hyung Suk Lee Civil and Environmental Engineering Development of a New Solution for Viscoelastic Wave Propagation of Pavement Structures and Its Use in Dynamic Backcalculation Friday, August 23, 2013 - 3:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Emily Tummons Civil and Environmental Engineering Oil Droplet Behavior at the Membrane Surface During Filtration of Oil-Water Emulsions Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Mohannad Zeyad Naser Civil and Environmental Engineering Response of Steel and Composite Beams Subjected to Combined Shear and Fire Loading Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Muhammad M. Sadiq Civil and Environmental Engineering Reinforcement of Cement Based Matrices with Graphite Nanomaterials Announcement (PDF) Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 2:00pm 3546D Engineering Building
Prasanna Venkatesh Sampath Civil and Environmental Engineering Understanding Fen Hydrology – A Hierarchical, Multiscale Groundwater Modeling Approach Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 10:30am B100A Engineering Research Complex
Tuan Duc Nguyen Civil and Environmental Engineering Circulation and Exchange in the Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron System: Observations and Numerical Modeling Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:00am C103 Engineering Research Complex
Ammar Safaie Civil and Environmental Engineering Evaluating the Role of Groundwater on Circulation, Thermal Structure and Nutrient-Algal Dynamics in a Deep Inland Lake Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Wenyang Liu Civil and Environmental Engineering Discretized Bond-Based Peridynamics For Solid Mechanics (PDF) Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 2:00pm 2555D Engineering Building
Amanda Blair Herzog Civil and Environmental Engineering Factors to Consider in the Indoor Environment When Evaluating the Risk of Human Health at the Environmental Detection Limit Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 1:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
Hande Isik Ozturk Civil and Environmental Engineering Quantification of Quality of Foamed Warm Mix Asphalt Binders and Mixtures Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 3:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Duraisamy S. Saravanathiiban Civil and Environmental Engineering Preferential Flow Through Earthen Landfill Covers: Field Evaluation of Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM) and Laboratory Validation of Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) Monday, May 12, 2014 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Jie Niu Civil and Environmental Engineering Modeling the Movement of Water, Bacteria and Nutrients across Heterogeneous Landscapes in the Great Lakes Region Using a Process-Based Hydrologic Model Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 9:00am 3546 Engineering Building
Amira Oun Civil and Environmental Engineering Microbial Pollution Source Identification in Rural/ Urban Mixed Watersheds Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:30am C103 Engineering Research Complex
Mohamed Rhimi Civil and Environmental Engineering Power Management and Damage Assessment Techniques for Self-Powered Sensing Based on Piezoelectric Transduction Monday, July 8, 2013 - 1:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Libya Ahmed Sbia Civil and Environmental Engineering Contribution and Mechanisms of Action of Graphite Nanomaterials in Ultra High Performance Concrete Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 1:00pm 3546 Engineering Building
Fan Yang Civil and Environmental Engineering Bacteria, Microbial Communities and Engineering: Studies on the Microbial Ecology of Engineered Systems Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 3:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex

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