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Dissertation Defense: Lauren Hosek

The oral doctoral examination of Lauren Hosek, candidate for the Ph.D. degree will be held on Tuesday, May 26, at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Hosek’s advisor is Professor Shannon A. Novak. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Lars Rodseth, Douglas Armstrong, Albrecht Diem and John Robb. Professor Samantha Herrick will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Crossroads of Conversion: Intersections of Bodies, Materials, and Histories in Early Medieval Bohemia.”

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Dissertation Defense: Saied Toossi

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Saied Toossi, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Wednesday, May 27, at 1 p.m. via ZOOM. Toossi’s advisor is Professor Sarah Hamersma. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Amy Ellen Schwartz, Tina Nabatchi, Len Lopoo and Michah Rothbart. Professor Shana Gadarian will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Three Essays on the Implementation of Food Assistance Programs.”

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Dissertation Defense: Ricky Laishram

The oral doctoral examination of Ricky Laishram, candidate for the Ph.D. degree will be held on Friday, May 29, at 12 p.m. via Zoom. Laishram’s advisor is Professor Sucheta Soundarajan. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Jae Oh, Chilukuri Mohan, Fanxin Kong and Garrett Katz. Professor Graham Leuschke will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “The Resilience of k-Cores in Graphs.”

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Dissertation Defense: Kai Sun

The oral doctoral examination of Kai Sun, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, will be held on Friday, June 5, at 10a.m at via Zoom. Sun’s advisor is Professor Utpal Roy. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors John F. Dannenhoffer, III, Jack Graver, Young B. Moon and Xiyuan Liu. Professor Riyad S. Aboutaha will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Solving the process planning and scheduling problem via maximum weighted independent set.”

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Dissertation Defense: Han Tu

The oral doctoral examination of Han Tu, candidate for the Ph.D. degree will be held on Friday, June 5, at 2 p.m. via Blackboard Collaborate. Tu’s advisor is Professor Melissa A. Green. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Thong Dang, Mark Glauser, Ben Akih-Kumgeh and Teng Zhang. Professor Minghao W Rostami will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Analysis of the flow structure and reattachment over accelerating non-slender delta-wing planforms.”  

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Dissertation Defense: Jun Cai

The oral doctoral examination of Jun Cai, candidate for the Ph.D. degree which will be held on Monday, June 15, at 10 a.m. via Zoom Cai’s advisor is Professor William C. Horrace. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Yoonseok Lee, Jan Ondrich and Hugo Jales. Professor Yilin Hou will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of Stochastic Frontier Models.”

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