The Office of Graduate Studies

Doctoral Degrees Awarded

2016-2017

SEMESTER YEAR SCHOOL DEPARTMENT LAST NAME FIRST NAME MAJOR SUPERVISING PROFESSOR DISSERTATION TITLE OUTSIDE CHAIR Total
Fall 2016 Arts and Humanities Norman Susan Humanities-Aesthetic Studies R. Clay Reynolds True for Bees: A Creative Dissertation Murray Leaf
Fall 2016 Arts and Humanities Salazar Monica Humanities-Aesthetic Studies Charles Hatfield and Charissa N. Terranova, Co-Chairs Death and the Invisible Hand: Contemporary Mexican Art, 1988- Present Catrina Coleman
Fall 2016 Arts and Humanities Daniels Rebecca Humanities-Aesthetic Studies Richard Brettell Teen Programs in Twenty-First Century Art Museums:  A Critical Analysis of Nine American Programs Tyler Summers
Fall 2016 Arts and Humanities Riley Kristin Humanities R. Clay Reynolds Government Issue and the Face of War: The Representation of Servicemen in American Literary and Visual Culture of the Second World War Robert Lowry
Fall 2016 Arts and Humanities Surmiller Jason Humanities-History of Ideas Nils Roemer, Peter K. J. Park, Chair and Co-Chair The Conflicted Relationships of the American Catholic Church with European Fascism Zhiang Lin
Fall 2016 Arts, Technology & Emerging Communications Arts and Technology Evans Kathryn Roger Malina Does Studying Music and Sound Design Enhance Academic Abilities in Undergraduate Non-Music Majors?  A Phenomenological Approach Jackie Nelson
Fall 2016 Behavioral & Brain Sciences Cognition and Neuroscience Hossain Shaikat Peter F. Assmann The Relationship Between Spatial Hearing Abilities and Speech Segregation in Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users Mario Romero-Ortega
Fall 2016 Behavioral & Brain Sciences Cognition and Neuroscience Hubbard Daniel Peter F. Assmann Production and Perception of Affective Prosody by Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Lawrence Reitzer
Fall 2016 Behavioral & Brain Sciences Cognition and Neuroscience Wong Jenny Michael D. Rugg The Neural Correlates of Encoding Memory Associations Richard Scotch
Fall 2016 Behavioral & Brain Sciences Cognition and Neuroscience Young Leanne Daniel Krawczyk Neural Correlates of Trustworthiness Evaluations in Cross-Cultural Interactions Gabriele Meloni
Fall 2016 Behavioral & Brain Sciences Comm Sciences and Disorders Fitzharris Katharine Ross J. Roeser Speech Understanding in Noise:  An Auditory Event-Related Potentials Study Elizabeth Rugg
Fall 2016 Behavioral & Brain Sciences Comm Sciences and Disorders Miller Blair Christine A. Dollaghan The Impact of Word-Based and Situation-Based Knowledge on Reading Speed in Adults and Children:  A Self-Paced Moving Window Study Richard Harrison
Fall 2016 Behavioral & Brain Sciences Comm Sciences and Disorders Mueller Jana Christine Dollaghan Reaction Time and the Task Evoked Pupil Response as Measures of Non-Volitional and Volitional Cognitive Effort Tomislav Kovandzic
Fall 2016 Behavioral & Brain Sciences Psychological Sciences Faso Daniel Noah J. Sasson How Social Others Form First Impressions of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Sarah Maxwell
Fall 2016 Economics, Political & Policy Sciences Criminology Russell Amanda Robert G. Morris and John L. Worrall, Co-Chairs Returning to Court: A Multi-Paper Dissertation on Failure to Appear and Commercial Bail Bonds Majid Minary-Jolandar
Fall 2016 Economics, Political & Policy Sciences Criminology Wong Ivan John L. Worrall Predicting Arrest Trajectories in Micro-Places:  A Test of Social Disorganization Theory Theodore Day
Fall 2016 Economics, Political & Policy Sciences Geospatial Information Science Ni Feng Fang Qiu High Performance Computing with Remotely Sensed Spatial Big Data Using Many-Core Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Zhiqiang Lin
Fall 2016 Economics, Political & Policy Sciences Geospatial Information Science Najian Amir Denis J. Dean Simulation of Human Wayfinding Uncertainties:  Operationalizing A Wandering Disutility Function Sven Kroener
Fall 2016 Economics, Political & Policy Sciences Public Affairs Anestaki Aikaterini Ioanna R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. Organizational Conflict in Public Service:  Conflict Management, Contextual Factors, and Employee Outcomes Gregory Dess
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Biomedical Engineering Munje Rujuta Shalini Prasad Optimized Assembly and Utilization of Functional Materials Towards Designing Stable and reliable Affinity Based Biosenisng Paul Diehl
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science Cem Emrah Kamil Sarac Sampling and Estimation on Large Online Social Networks Anthony Cummings
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science Sarkhel Somdeb Vibhav Gogate Scalable, Lifted Maximum a Posteriori Inference Anyan Qi
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science Rahman Tahrima Vibhav Gogate Scalable Learning Approaches for Sum-Product-Cutset Networks Sumit Majumdar
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Computer Science Cai Yiqi Xiaohu Guo Variational Tessellation Optimization for Graphics Applications Elizabeth Rugg
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering ElSamadouny Ahmed Naofal Al-Dhahir Advanced Signal Processing Techniques for Smart Grid Communications Eric Farrar
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Gu Lei Babak Fahimi Modeling of Permanent Magnet Machines Using Field Reconstruction Method Dohyeong Kim
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Maldonado Garcia Maribel Siavash Pourkamali, Chair and Bruce E. Gnade, Co-Chair Chip-Scale Cascade Aerosol Impactor with Integrated Microelectromechanical Resonant Mass Balance for Real Time Mass Concentration Monitoring Naim Ozel
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Heidarpour Roshan Meisam Carl Sechen A MEMS-Assisted Dual-Resonator Temperature-to-Digital Converter Serdar Simsek
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Sundaram Nandini Gil S. Lee Study of PECVD Films Containing Fluorine and Carbon and Diamond Like Carbon Films for Ultra Low Dielectric Constant Inter Layer Dielectric Applications Nina Baranchuk
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Rahman Nasim Babak Fahimi Thermal Analysis and Management of Switched Reluctance Machines Amit Mehra
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Anwar Sarkar Christopher L. Hinkle Comprehensive Capacitance-Voltage Analysis Including Quantum Effects for High-K Interfaces on Germanium and Other Alternative Channel Materials Jessica Murphy
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Ghaffarzadegan Shabnam John H. L. Hansen Analysis and Modeling for Robust Whispered Speech Recognition Victor Valcarcel
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Jia Yijiang Kaushik Rajashekara Induction Generator Based More Electric Architectures for Commercial Transport Aircraft Stephen Spiro
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Ahmad Zeshan Kenneth K. O Millimeter-Wave to Far-Infrared Generation and Detection in Complementary Metal-Oxide Silicon (CMOS) Technologies Bing Lv
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering Hua Zhe Hoi Lee Design of Area- and Power-Efficient Dual-Output Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converters David Channell
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Materials Science and Engineering Azcatl Zacatzi Angelica Robert M. Wallace Surface Engineering of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Two-Dimensional Electronic Device Applications Lucien Thompson
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Materials Science and Engineering Mohammed Shakil Stuart F. Cogan Silicon Nanocrystals and Defect States in Silicon-Rich Silicon Nitride for Optoelectronic Applications Yibin Zhou
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Mechanical Engineering An Xudong Fatemeh Hassanipour Analysis of Air Vortex Interaction with Porous Screens Nathan Goldman
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Software Engineering Urbina Fuentes David Alvaro A. Cárdenas Deep Packet Inspection for Physics-Based Anomaly Detection in Industrial Control Systems Dong Li
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Software Engineering Cui Lei Weili Wu Community Detection in Social Networks Zhe Zhang
Fall 2016 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science Software Engineering Ghaderi Mohammad Ali Gopal Gupta, Lakshman S. Tamil, Chair and Co-Chair A Flexible Comprehensive Software Platform for Disease Management Nikki Delk
Fall 2016 Jindal School of Management Management Science Bakhtiari Ali B. P. S. Murthi Essays on Consumer Credit Card Profitability and Risk Jonas Bunte
Fall 2016 Jindal School of Management Management Science Chen Shaokuan Suresh P. Sethi and Alp Muharremoglu, Co-Chairs Dynamic Stochastic Inventory and Stackelberg Game Models Robert Gregg
Fall 2016 Jindal School of Management Management Science Luo Ting Suresh P. Sethi How to Use Dynamic Information and Incentives in Supply Chains Bobby Alexander
Fall 2016 Natural Sciences & Mathematics Molecular and Cell Biology Pfister Jason Santosh R. D’Mello The Regulation of Neuronal Survival Through the Modulation of Aberrant Cell Cycle Re-Entry Robert Glosser
Fall 2016 Natural Sciences & Mathematics Molecular and Cell Biology Alam Md Maksudul Li Zhang Mitochondrial Respiration Promotes Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Proliferation and Function Metin Cakanyildirim
Fall 2016 Natural Sciences & Mathematics Molecular and Cell Biology Liu Yuxuan Michael Q. Zhang Understanding Transcription Regulation in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes from NsrR and Tp53 Mediated Regulation Zhenpeng Qin
Fall 2016 Natural Sciences & Mathematics Mathematics Skaaning Sonny Alain Bensoussan and Janos Turi, Co-Chairs Inventory Control with Pricing Optimization in Continuous Time Suresh Radhakrishnan
Fall 2016 Natural Sciences & Mathematics Geosciences Wang Wenlong George A. McMechan Elastic and Acoustic Wavefield Decompositions and Application to Reverse Time Migrations Xiaoyan Shi
Fall 2016 Natural Sciences & Mathematics Chemistry Huang Yu Inga H. Musselman Immiscible Polymer Blend Membranes for High Pressure, High Temperature H2/Co2 Separation Mike Peng Fall = 50