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Dissertation Defense: Reza Hamrah

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Reza Hamrah, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Thursday, October 22, at 12:00 p.m. in Zoom. Hamrah’s advisor is Professor Amit K. Sanyal. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Victor Duenas, Makan Fardad, Wanliang Shan and Zhenyu Gan. Professor Qinru Qiu will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Discrete-time Stable Geometric Controller and Observer Designs for Unmanned Vehicles.”

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Dissertation Defense: Nafiseh Shahbazi Majd

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Nafiseh Shahbazi Majd, candidate for the Ph.D, degree, which will be held on Thursday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Zoom. Shahbazi Majd’s advisor is Professor Eric M. Lui. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Riyad S Aboutaha, James Mandel, Shobha K Bhatia and Dawit Negussey. Professor Junho Chun will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Analysis and Behavior of Segmented Energy Absorbing Steel Plate Shear Walls (SEA-SPSWs).”

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Dissertation Defense: Xiaoxiao Zhang

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Xiaoxiao Zhang, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Thursday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. in Zoom. Zhang’s advisor is Professor Teng Zhang. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Barry Davidson, Zhao Qin, Wanliang Shan and Alan Levy. Professor James Henderson will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Wrinkling Patterns on Curved Surfaces with Gradient Curvature under Compression.

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Dissertation Defense: Amit Ahlawat

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Amit Ahlawat, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Wednesday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. in Zoom. Ahlawat’s advisor is Professor Wenliang Du. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Jae Oh, Yuzhe Tang, Fanxin Kong and Bryan Kim. Professor Carlos E. Caicedo Bastidas will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Securing User Interaction Channels on Mobile Platform Using ARM TrustZone.”

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