Past PhD Defenses

Name Department Announcement Date Time Location
Joseph Roth Computer Science and Engineering Unconstrained 3D Face Reconstruction from Photo Collections Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Anthony Joseph Clark Computer Science and Engineering Automatically Addressing Uncertainty in Autonomous Robots With Computational Evolution Friday, June 24, 2016 - 10:00am Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building 1441
Iman Barjasteh Electrical and Computer Engineering Matrix Completion with Side Information for Effective Recommendation Monday, June 20, 2016 - 2:30pm 2219 Engineering Building
Abo Talib Mahfoodh Electrical and Computer Engineering Visual Data Representation and Coding Based on Tensor Decomposition and Super-Resolution Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 2:30pm 3105 Engineering Building
Dennis Ross Computer Science and Engineering Edge Impact in Graphs and Social Network Matrix Completion Friday, May 27, 2016 - 2:00pm 3105 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
Jing Yu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Development of Porous Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Functional Compound Delivery and Surface Superwettability Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 2:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Chowdhury Sayeed Hyder Computer Science and Engineering Efficient Spectrum Sharing Via Different Coordination Schemes Between the Primary and Secondary Users in Cognitive Radio Networks Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Phillip Angart Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering of Functionally Asymmetric siRNA Duplexes Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Mingwu Gao Electrical and Computer Engineering Improved Methods for Monitoring Arterial Stiffness and Blood Pressure Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 2:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Caitlin Kowalsky Chemical Engineering and Materials Science High-Resolution Sequence-Function Mapping of Protein-Protein Interactions for Conformational Epitope Mapping Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:00am 3405 A/B Engineering Building
Yuning Yang Electrical and Computer Engineering A Hardware-Efficient VLSI Neural Signal Processor for Implantable High-Channel-Count Brain Machine Interfaces Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm 2205 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
Yang Liu Electrical and Computer Engineering Cascaded Multilevel Inverter and Its FACTS Applications Friday, April 29, 2016 - 3:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
Runruo Chen Electrical and Computer Engineering DC Capacitor Minimization of Single Phase Power Conversion and Applications Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 1:00pm C117 Engineering Research Complex
Reza Hajisheykhi Computer Science and Engineering A Framework for Verification of SystemC TLM Programs Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:00am 2555D Engineering Building
Sauleh Eetemadi Electrical and Computer Engineering Data Analysis and Selection for Statistical Machine Translation Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 1:00pm 2219 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
Patrick Hammer Mechanical Engineering Computational Study of the Effect of Reynolds Number and Motion Trajectory Asymmetry on the Aerodynamics of a Pitching Airfoil at Low Reynolds Number Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 3:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
Chaofeng Ye Electrical and Computer Engineering Design and Validation of Novel Electrically Rotating Eddy Current Probes Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 10:15am 2108 Engineering Building
Mohsen Moslehpour Electrical and Computer Engineering Nonlinear Identification of the Total Baroreflex Arc, a Regulatory Mechanism of Blood Pressure Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:00pm 2108 Engineering Building
Christopher Matthew Clarke Mechanical Engineering A Local Flow Angle Approach to Centrifugal Compressor Vaneless Diffuser Stability Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Diandra Rollins Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Multifunctional Nanocomposite Foams for Space Applications Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Ajith Chakkedath Chemical Engineering and Materials Science A Study of the Effects of Rare-Earth Elements on the Microstructural Evolution and Deformation Behavior of Magnesium Alloys at Temperatures Up to 523K Monday, February 29, 2016 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Peng Gao Chemical Engineering and Materials Science MG 2 (SI,SN)-Based Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 3:00pm 3405B Engineering Building
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
Haitao Li Electrical and Computer Engineering Compact , Low - Power Microelectronic Instrumentation for Wearable Electrochemical Sensor Arrays in Health Hazard Monitoring Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:00am 2108 Engineering Building
Jeffrey Schneider Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Design of Biobased and Biodegradable - Compostable Engineering Plastics Based on Poly(lactide) Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:45am 3540 Engineering Building
Muhammad Jamal Afridi Computer Science and Engineering Convolutional Neural Networks for Automated Cell Detection in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 10:00am 3105 Engineering Building
Zheyun Feng Computer Science and Engineering Image Annotation and Tag Completion via Kernel Metric Learning and Noisy Matrix Recovery Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:00am 3112 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
Rengarajan Shanmugam Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic Materials for Na-ion Batteries Monday, December 14, 2015 - 3:00pm 3540 Engineering Building
Rickey Caldwell Mechanical Engineering Applications of Complex Unitary Decomposition Methods Applied to Dispersive Media Monday, December 14, 2015 - 10:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Chun Liu Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering Approaches for Nerve Repair Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:30am 3540 Engineering Building
Oishi Sanyal Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Design of Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Membranes for Ion Rejection and Wastewater Effluent Treatment Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:00am 3540 Engineering Building
Andrew Temme Electrical and Computer Engineering Electromagnetic Material Characterization of Flames and Notes on Other Laboratory Works Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:00am 3405 A/B Engineering Building
Jun Zhang Electrical and Computer Engineering Modeling, Identification, and Control of Hysteretic Systems with Application to Vanadium Dioxide Microactuators Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 1:30pm 2219 Engineering Building
Tyler Jordison Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Condensed Phase Conversion of Bioethanol to 1-Butanol and Higher Alcohols Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 9:00am 3405 A/B Engineering Building
Aaron Oberg Chemical Engineering and Materials Science The Gas-Phase Conversion of Bio-Derived 5-Methylfurfural to 2,5-Dimethylfuran Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 2:30pm 3540 Engineering Building
Tianlong Song Electrical and Computer Engineering Efficient and Secure System Design in Wireless Communications Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 1:30pm 2108 Engineering Building
Jian Li Electrical & Computer Engineering Capacity Assurance in Hostile Networks Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:30pm 3112 Engineering
Timothy Luchini Mechanical Engineering Permeability Of Fiber Reinforcements For Liquid Composite Molding: Sequential Multiscale Investigations Into Numerical Flow Modeling On The Microand Mesoscale Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:30am CVRC Conference Room
Cory Sarks Chemical Engineering Understanding And Improving High Cell Density Fermentations With Cell Recycle Using AFEX Treated Corn Stover For Ethanol Production Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:00pm 3540 EB
Prianca Bhaduri Civil & Environmental Engineering Exposure To 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-P-Dioxin Differentially Impacts Key Members Of Mice Gut Microbiome Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 2:00pm C103 Engineering Research Complex
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
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
Victor Karthik Electrical & Computer Engineering Shape Optimization Using Finite Element Analysis In Eddy Current Testing And Electro-Thermal Coupled Problems Friday, August 7, 2015 - 1:00pm 2219 EB
Sivamayam Sivasuthan Electrical & Computer Engineering Software Tools for Finite Element Optimization in Magnetics on a GPU Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 9:00am 2108 EB
Yimu Zhao Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrators Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:00pm 3540 EB