Announcements of Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Name (last, first, M.I.) Program Title and Abstracts Location Date and Time
Name (last, first, M.I.) Program Title and Abstracts Location Date and Time
Johnson, Anna L. Geographical and Environmental Systems The ecology of urban vacant lands: human-mediated local versus regional control on plant community assembly UMBC, TRC Room 206 03/13/2015 2pm
Seck, Alimatou Environmental Engineering A fully distributed integrated hydrologic model for quantifying groundwater dynamics in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed UMBC TRC Room 206 02/20/2015 11:00 am
Thomas, Chevell L. Public Policy Patient-Provider Communication and Chronic Disease in the Medicare Managed Care Population Public Policy 451 02/04/2015 1:00 pm
Zhai, Shuyan Statistics Tolerance Limits and Hypothesis Tests for the Comparison of Dissolution Profiles Sond 202 01/30/2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington, Joseph B. Mechanical Engineering A Study on the Effects of Oxidation and Glycation on the Cyclic Loading Response of Isolated Arterial Elastin ECS 210 01/23/2015 2:30 pm
Eley, Latasha N. Language, Literacy, & Culture #Teamlightskin Vs. #Teamdarkskin, #Teamnatural Vs. #Teamrelaxed: Black Women's Experiences of Skin Hue and Hair Politics in College Academic IV, LLC Conference Room, ACIV 01/22/2015 10:00 am
Dahal, Sudhir Chemistry Development and Characterization of Non-Resonant Multiphoton Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (NMPPAS) for Brain Tumor Margining Chemistry Building, Rm 120 12/18/2014 1:00 pm
Tahseen, Madiha Applied Developmental Psychology A Multidimensional Examination of Collective Identity Among Muslim-American Adolescents MP322 12/10/2014 10:00 am
Harandi, Amir Mechanical Engineering Advances in Microchannel Heating and Cooling Based on Fine Scale Heterogeneity of Thermal Conductivity; Theory, Optimization, and Experimental Validation ECS 210I 11/24/2014 1:00 pm
McHenry, Jonathan S. Applied Mathematics Parallel Regularized Maximum Likelihood for Ordinal Categorical Data SOND 203 11/21/2014 2:00 pm
Ciccotto, Patrick J. Biological Sciences Female Color Preferences, Ecological Selection, and the Evolution of Male Coloration in Darters (Percidae: Etheostomatinae) Biological Sciences Building, BS004 11/21/2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Storck, Steven M. Mechanical Engineering Development of Advanced Sandwich Core Topologies Using Fused Deposition Modeling and Electroforming Processes ENG 210 11/20/2014 8:30 am
Wipawee, Dejtisakdi Biological Sciences Investigating the Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii Calvin Cycle Enzyme Genes FBP1 and SBP1: Regulation and Effect of Overexpression on Growth Chem 120 11/20/2014
Feller, Kathryn D. Biological Sciences The Visual Ecology of Stomatopod Larvae Chem 120 11/19/2014 1:00 pm
Talwar, Gitika P. Human Services Psychological Program Acculturation, Construction of Gender and Social Identity in a Sample of Afghan Immigrants in the U.S. MP 322 11/17/2014 10:00 am
Fu, Gengshen ENEE Entropy Rate Estimators and Their Application to Blind Source Separation ITE Room 325B 11/14/2014 2:00 pm
Aleroud, Ahmed F. Information Systems Contexual Information Fusion for the Detection of Cyber-Attacks ITE Room 459 11/13/2014 10:00 am
Permut, Magda E. Human Services Psychology Gender, Romantic Relationships and Relapse among Individuals in Oxford House MP 332A 11/10/2014 2:00 pm
Patanavanich, Roengrudee Public Policy Impact of Expanding Federally Qualified Health Centers on Rates of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Among Medicaid and Uninsured Populations in Maryland Public Policy Building, Room 451 11/10/2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ye, Liwang Physics Surface Reactions During the Atomic Layer Decomposition of High-k dielectrics on III-V Semiconductor Surfaces Physics 401 11/04/2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cai, Hong Applied Physics Optical Measurement on Quantum Cascade Lasers Using Femtosecond Pulses Physics 401 10/31/2014 1:30 pm
Balasubramanianm Swarnalatha Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Biomaterial System to Investigate Astrocyte Developement, Behavior, Function and Injury TRC 206 10/30/2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cassell, Neena T. Human Services Psychology Medical Treatment Decisions: Impact of Source of Motivation to Control Prejudice Math/Psychology 322A 10/20/2014 11:00 am
Sathyanesan, Aaron S. Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences Heterotrimeric G-protein βγ subunits in the Mouse Peripheral Olfactory System Department of Biological Sciences: BS004 10/17/2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Baker, Barry D. Atmospheric Physics Physical Processes in the Atmospheric Boundary Layers with Implications for Air Quality Physics Building, room 401 10/17/2014 9:00 am
McMullen, Tara L. Gerontology Certified Nurse Aide Scope of Practice: Impact on Quality of Care, Nursing Aide Beliefs, and Clinical Practice University of Maryland, Baltimore 10/16/2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dolgos, Gergely Atmospheric Physics Polarized Imaging Nephelometer Physics Building, room 401 10/13/2014 1:00 pm
Saraswat, Jyoti Applied Mathematics Multigrid Solution of Distributed Optimal Control Problems Constrained by Semilinear Elliptic PDEs TBA 09/30/2014 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lindner, Garth Geography and Environmental Systems Controls on Reach Scale Hydrologic Response in Urban Streams and Implications for Restoration Design: A Case Study Approach Sondheim 001 09/30/2014 8:30 am
Mercredi, Peter Y. Biochemistry Structural Basis for Gag Membrane Targeting by the HIV-1 Matrix Protein Myerhoff Chemistry Building Room 120 09/26/2014 1:00 pm
Quinn, Noel B. Human Services Psychology Self-rated Health and Chronic Disease: A Biopsychosocial Examination Math/Psychology Building - MP322 09/22/2014 9:30 am
Kline, Emily R. Human Services Psychology Longitudinal Validation of Psychosis Risk Screening Tools Math/Psychology 322 09/5/2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connors, Elizabeth H. Human Services Psychology Randomized Trial of Common Elements Training in School Mental Health Care: Clinician Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Math/Psychology 322 09/3/2014 2:00 pm
Birrane, Edward J. CSEE Virtual Circuit Provisioning in Challenged Sensor Internetworks, With Application to the Solar System Internet ITE 233 08/25/2014 9:00 am
Chatterjee. Madhubanti Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Transcutaneous Monitoring of Respiratory Gases in Preterm Neonates TRC 206 08/29/2014 1:00 pm
Yang, Yang Statistics Bayesian Adaptive Dose-finding Methods in Phase I Drug Combination Trials Math/Psychology 106 08/29/2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Martin, Michael D. Biological Sciences The Role of Sexual Selection in Darter Speciation BIO 004 08/25/2014 10:30 am
Birrane, Edward J. CSEE Virtual Circuit Provisioning in Challenged Sensor Internetworks, With Application to the Solar System Internet ITE 233 08/25/2014 9:00 am
Weaver, Kathleen E. Human Centered Computing Using an Intelligent Interviewer to Conduct Cognitive Assessments ITE 459 08/21/2014
Logie, Sean K. Human Services Psychology Positive Mood and Social Information Processing in Preschool Children Sonheim 402 08/11/2014 11:00 am
Schauer, Randy N. Computer Science Using Markov Logic Networks to Provide Autonomic Management of High Performance ITE 325B 08/1/2014 4:00 pm
Jobe, Brian M. Human Services Psychology Intimate Partner Violence Recidivism Over an 8-Year Follow-Up Math/Psychology 322 08/1/2014
Grossman, Elyse Public Policy An Analysis of the Legality and Impact of Youth Curfew Laws on Criminal and Health-Related Outcomes Public Policy 451 07/31/2014 10:00 am
Ramsubramaniam, Nikhil Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Novel Proteomic Tools to Understand Fungal Cell Wall Development and Repair ITE 456 07/30/2014 12:00 pm
Hahn, Amy L. Human Services Psychology Refinement of a Food Allergy Knowledge Test Math/Psychology 322 07/28/2014 2:00 pm
McDougall, Tatiana V. Human Services Psychology Intimacy and Attachment During Times of Stress: An Examination of Newlywed Couples During Supportive and Conflictual Discussions Math/Psychology Building 07/28/2014 9:00 am
Pennino, Michael J. MEES Sources and fluxes of carbon and nutrients in human-impacted watersheds and estuaries ESSIC, 4th floor Seminar Room #4102 at UMCP 07/24/2014 1:00 pm
Finger-Elam, Maria Y. Applied Developmental Psychology Involvement Beliefs and Behaviors of Parents Enrolled in a Community-Based Educational Program Department of Psychology conference room M/P 07/21/2014 2:00 pm
Sun, Hui Public Policy The Impact of Medicare's Per Diem Prospective Payment System on Psychiatric Inpatients: an empirical study on length of stay betweeen Maryland and New Jersey psychiatric inpatients PUP 451 07/17/2014 3:00 pm
Seeger, Franziska Chemistry and Biochemistry Biochemical and Structural Characterization of Catalytic and Regulatory Constructs of Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Biology Conference Room BS120 07/17/2014 10:00 am
Sprung, Mollie R. Human Services Psychology The Association of Neighborhood Crime, Collective Efficacy, and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity Across the Life Span (HANDLS) Study Math/Psychology Room 322 07/10/2014 9:00 am
Dewitt, Larry W. Public Policy Social Security Policymaking: An Examination of Select Policies in the U.S. Social Security System PUP 451 07/08/2014 2:00 pm
Dandois, Jonathan P. Geography and Environmental Systems Remote Sensing of Vegetation Structure Using Computer Vision Sondheim 001 07/07/2014 10:00 am
Venkatasubramaniam, Arundhathi K. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Engineering Tools to Analyze beta-amyloid's effect on cellular mechanisms linked to the neurodegeneration observed in Alzheimer's disease ITE 456 06/27/2014 1:30 pm
Zhang, Zuotang Language, Literacy, and Culture An Ethnography of Traditional Rural Folk Funeral Practice in Northwestern China Shriver Center Conference Room: PUP 107 06/25/2014 3:30 pm
Westin, Anna M. L. Human Services Psychology Youth Adjustment in the Context of Neighborhood Disadvantage: A Focus on Stress, Coping, and Mental Health Math/Psychology 322 06/25/2014 12:00 pm
Shah, Mauli T. Human Services Psychology The Role of Negative Affect in the Relation Between Perceived Neighborhood Disorder and Self-Reported Sleep in the Healthy Aging in Neighbourhoods of Diversity Across the Life Span Study Math/Psychology 322 06/19/2014 10:00 am
Greene, Preston A. Human Services Psychology How and When Implicit Attitudes About Smoking Affect Decision Making in the Personal Process of Smoking Cessation MP 322A 06/09/2014 11:00 am
Guha, Nilabja Statistics Bayesian Estimation Under Shape Restriction and Some Deconvolution Problems 06/06/2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Browder, Christopher T. LLC English Learners with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education: Risk and Resilience in Educational Outcome Sherman hall 422 05/30/2014 2:00 pm
Lee, Hye-Sook LLC The Intersection between Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities: Working Towards Improving the Educational Experiences of English Learners Sherman Hall 422 05/30/2014 12:00 pm
Han, Lushan Computer Science Schema Free Querying of Semantic Data ITE 325B 05/23/2014 10:00 am
Qian, Huimin Human-Centered Computing Improving Access to Mobile Technologies Using Tactile Feedback ITE 459 05/19/2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yu, Wei Applied Developmental Psychology Predictors of Social Withdrawl and Internalizing Problems in Chinese Floating Population Children 05/19/2014
Pak, Jinie Information Systems Detecting Decepton in Computer Mediated Communcation: A Social Structural Perspective ITE 459 05/16/2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rahayu, Ahmad Information Systems Perceived Faultline Impact in Temporary Distributed Teams: Examining the Role of Norms of Technology Use ITE 459 05/15/2014 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Aulov, Oleg Computer Science Human Sensor Networks: Extracting Quantifiable Information from Social Media for use in Geophysical Modeling and Mitigation during Natural and Human-Caused Disaster ITE 346 05/14/2014 11:00 am
Choi, Sungwoo Statistics Classication Using the ROC Curve and Testing Non-equivalence 05/7/2014 10:00 am
Yahyazadehfar, Mobin Mechanical Engineering An Investigation on the Crack Growth Resistance of Human Tooth Enamel: Anisotropy, Microstructure and Toughening ECS 210 I 05/2/2014 12:30 pm
Greene, Jamie Public Policy Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Nursing Care Clinic Model in the Ambulatory Setting Public Policy, room 451 04/28/2014 2:30 pm
Trott, David W. Applied Mathematics Topheavy and Special Bishop-Phelps Cones, Lyapunov Rank, and Related Topics MP 104 04/25/2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Du, Wei Electrical Engineering Feature Extraction and Fusion for Supervised and Semi-supervised Classification ITE 325B 04/24/2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hamilton Lopez, Marianne E. Public Policy Setting Welfare Agenda: A Qualitative Analysis of the Reauthorization of TANF PUP 451 04/24/2014 2:00 pm
Stockwell, Ian J. Public Policy Predicting Stable and Cost Effective Medicaid Nursing Home Transitions PUP 451 04/23/2014 2:30 pm
Sun, Yanan Information Systems Tensor-based Spatio-Temporal Outlier Detection in Large Datasets ITE 459 04/23/2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mbodi, Malick Statistics Ellipsoidal Tolerance Regions and Simultaneous Tolerance Intervals for Some Multivariate Normal Populations ITE 456 04/22/2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mcneely, Jessica M. Human Services Psychology Associations of Dietary Sodium Intake and Hyperglycemia on Resting and Stress-Reactive Blood Pressure and Underlying Hemodynamics in Blacks and Whites MP 322 04/22/2014 10:00 am
Paylor, Andrew W. Electrical Engineering Second Order Statistics Targets-Specified Virtual Dimensionality ITE 325B 04/21/2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buhler, Lynn L. Human Services Psychology Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing with Adults with Intellectual Disability Conference Room, Psychology Department 04/21/2014 12:30 pm
Schultz, Robert C. Electrical Engineering Progressive Band Processing for Hyperspectral Imaging ITE 325B 04/21/2014 10:00 am
Scaletti, Laura A. Applied Developmental Psychology Differential Susceptibility in Prenatally Drug Exposed Youth: Positive Parenting as a Moderator of Socioemotional Reactivity Over Time MP 322A 04/18/2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cameron, Evan G. Biological Sciences Molecular Determinants of Melanopsin Signaling and Deactivation CHEM 120 04/18/2014 1:30 pm
El Omar Samir LLC The Impact of Computer Assisted Language Learning Adhering to the National Standards of Foreign Language Learning: A Focus on Modern Standard Arabic at the University Level LLC Conference Room, Sherman Hall Building 04/18/2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rosebrock III, Joseph Adrian Computer Science A Rapidly Deployable Image Classification System Using Feature Views ITE 325 04/18/2014 9:00 am
Bradley, Damon C. CSEE On the Detection of Radio Frequency Interference in Spaceborne Microwave Radiometers using Negentropy Approximations and Complex Kurtosis Coefficients as Test Statistics ITE 456 04/17/2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chen, Shih-Yu Electrical Engineering Algorithm Design and Analysis for Finding Endmembers in Hyperspectral Imagery ITE 363 04/16/2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zimmer, Zachary Statistics Tolerance Interval Under Some Discrete Models, Zero-inflated Models and Mixture Models MP 401 04/14/2014 10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Jacobs, Justin W. Statistics Nonparametric Bayesian Density Estimation on Riemannian Manifolds COMM 331 04/11/2014 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Holder, Robert H. Computer Science Rapid Plan Through Offline Analysis of Potential Plan Disruptors ITE 325B 04/11/2014 2:00 pm
Pucino, Amy L. Language, Literacy, and Culture A mixed-methods exploration: Refugees' caring relationships as a source of social capital Academic IV, LLC Conference Room, ACIV 04/09/2014 1:30 pm
Vallejo Monsalve, Felipe A. Applied Physics Modeling and design of lossy waveguide structures for generation of broadband terahertz pulses through difference frequency mixing Physics 401 04/09/2014 9:00 am
Pucino, Amy L. Language,Literacy, and Culture A mixed-methods exploration: Refugees' caring relationships as a source of social capital Academic IV, LLC Conference 04/07/2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penniston, Thomas A. Language,Literacy, and Culture The Impacts of Service-Learning Participation upon Post-Secondary Students' Academic, Personal, and Social Development PUP 107 04/07/2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reed, Autumn M. Language, Literacy, and Culture Whose Agenda is it Anyway?: American News Coverage of the "Honor killing" of Noor Faleh Almaleki and the Discursive Construction of Boundaries Sherman Hall A-Wing, Room 422 2000000000114/7/2014 9:30 am
Zhu, Shaojian Human Centered Computing A Quantitative Quality Control Model for Parallel and Distributed Crowdsourcing Tasks ITE 459 04/04/2014 1:00 pm
Merner, Laura M. Geography and Environmental Power and Knowledge: Flood Hazard in the Coalfields of Southern West Virginia Sondheim 001/210 20000000001104/04/2014 9:00 am
Misra, Arpit Public Policy The Impact of Insurance Types on Work Experience and Medical Utilization of Diabetics Public Policy Bldg - Room 451 20000000001104/02/2014 1:30 pm
Zimmermann, Sarah C. Chemistry Carbocyclic Fleximers: The Design and Synthesis of a Novel Class of Carbocyclic Nucleosides Meyerhoff 120 20000000001104/01/2014 2:30 pm
Hamlin, Kevin J. Public Policy The Implementation of Maryland's Bridge Plan for Academic Validation Policy in Anne Arundel County Public School Public Policy Building, Room 451 20000000001104/01/2014 12:30 pm
Howard, James P. PUBL Social Benefits and Costs of the National Flood Insurance Program PUP 451 2000000000113/31/2014 10:00 am
Manuchehrabadi, Navid Mechanical Engineering Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Laser Phototermal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Treatment Using Gold Nanorods Mechanical Engineering conference room 2000000000113/28/2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cornwell, David J. Applied Math Amplified Quantum Transforms ITE 346 2000000000113/26/2014 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Linville, Heather A. Language, Literacy, and Culture A Mixed Methods Investigation of ESOL Teacher Advocacy: "It's not going in and just teaching English" LLC Conference Room, 4th Floor, Sherman Hall 2000000000113/13/2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Raim, Andrew M. STAT Computational Methods in Finite Mixtures using Approximate Information and Regression Linked to the Mixture Mean MP 401 2000000000112/14/2014 2:00 pm
Goudarzi, Navid Mechanical Engineering Wind Resource Assessment Analysis, Variable Electromotive-force Generators in Hybrid Vehicles and Wind Turbines, and Wind Tower Technology for Residential Power Generation ENGR 2101, ME Conference Room 20000000001102/11/2014 3:00 pm
Lynn, Margaret Cecere Public Policy Difficult Decisions: An Evaluation of the Jane Doe Sexual Reporting Policy PUP 451 2000000000102/7/2014 1:00 pm
Brown, Andrew C. Chemistry and Biochemistry Quantitation, Comparison, and Persistence of the Diazonium Ion Derived Purine Adducts in DNA of Three Cyclic Nitrosamines in Cells Myerhoff Building, Room 120 2000000000091/31/2014 2:00 pm
Demarco, Mary Kay Public Policy Factors Influencing Registered Nurses' Choice of Graduate Program Concentration and Career Intent Public Policy, room 451 2000000000081/29/2014 1:00 pm
Brocato, Nicole Whyms Human Services Psychological Information gathered by retrospective emotional frequency self-report items in children Math/Psychology 3rd floor conference room 2000000000071/24/2014 11:30 am
Morris, Christopher J. Computer Science Multi-Modal Saliency Fusion for Illustrative Image Enhancement Vangough Lab (ITE 365 & 352) 2000000000061/15/2014 10:30 am
Scheibler, Jill E. Human Services Psychological Constructing Change that Lasts: A Grounded Theory Study of Community-Based Arts' Creation of Social Impacts Math/Psychology 322A 20000000000512/17/2013 4:00 pm - 6 :00pm
Earley, Michael D. Human Services Psychological The Development, Validation, & Pilot Testing of an Instrument for Coding the Client Experience of Being Listened To Psychological Dept. Conference Room 20000000000412/13/2013 1:00pm
Gordes, Karen L. Public Policy An Evaluation of the Impact of Obesity Related Legislation Public Policy Building 20000000000312/10/2013
Dos Santos Pinto, Nuno, J Chemical Engineering Novel Hybrid Chromatofocusing Methods for Protein Purification TRC building, Room 206 20000000000212/08/2013 10:00am
Aladiev, Valery Mechanical Engineering Damage and Crack Detection Methods Based on the Vibrational Chacteristics of Damaged and Cracked Cantilever Beams ME conference room (ENG0210I) 20000000000112/02/2013 10:00am - 1:00pm
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