Dissertations: February 21, 2022

February 21, 2022


Computer Science
Colgan, Robert. Machine learning for gravitational-wave astronomy: Methods and applications for high-dimensional laser interferometery data. Sponsors: Peter Belhumeur and John Wright.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Spergel, Julian. Modelling and remote sensing of meltwater drainage on Antarctic ice shelves. Sponsor: Jonathan Kingslake.

Meberg, Justine. The logic of protection: US army culture and enemy women in the second Seminole War and the War with Mexico, 1835-1848. Sponsor: Stephanie McCurry.

Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Zarrinnal, Navid. Theory from the South: Disciplinary education and the beginning of religious optionality in Iran (1889-1934). Sponsor: Hamid Dabashi.

Neurobiology and Behavior
Vancura, Bert. Hippocampal interneuron dynamics supporting memory encoding and consolidation. Sponsor: Attila Losonczy.

Nutritional and Metabolic Biology
Cynn, Esther. Investigation of novel lincRNAs SIMALR and RP11-184M15.1 functions in inflammatory and resolving human macrophages. Sponsor: Muredach Reilly.

Zhao, Yidi. Lattice calcuation of the \pi^0 \to e^ + e^- and K_L \to \gamma\gamma decays. Sponsor: Norman Christ.

Political Science
Ahmed, Ashraf. American unwritten constitutionalism. Sponsor: Nadia Urbinati.

TC / Comparative and International Education
Iwabuchi, Kazuaki. Complexity within the government: An analysis of Japan's education reform through the international baccalaureate. Sponsor: Gita Steiner-Khamsi.


Computer Science
Chakraborty, Saikat. Learning to edit source code.

East Asian Languages and Cultures
Nardy, Deanna. Embracing the other: Rereading Blackness in modern Japanese literary and visual media.

Lee, Seung-hun. Development economics, political economy, labor economics.

Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Flores Pinedo, Ramón. Europea o americana pero nunca africana: la africanización imposible de las Islas Canarias en el siglo XX a través de la lógica del desvío.

Gregg, Justin. Mahler, politicized: Cosmopolitanism, diplomacy, and musical internationalism in the 1920 Mahler Festival.

Kirchen, Charles. On fresh music: Musical hybridity and compositional process in the work of Henry Threadgill, Julia Wolfe, Madlib, and David Longstreth.

Slavic Languages
Sekeryan, Ararat. The human document: Exile, loss, and survival in Russian and Armenian Emigre literatures and cultures (1918-1939).