Dissertations Dissertations: January 25, 2021 January 25, 2021 DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED Biological Sciences Tsai, Yueh-Lin. Function and regulation of ALS/FTD-linked RNA binding protein FUS. Sponsor: James Manley. Biomedical Engineering Yuan, Dennis. Mechanical regulation of T cell activation. Sponsor: Lance C. Kam. Biostatistics Liu, Yutao. Topics in Bayesian design and analysis for sampling. Sponsor: Qixuan Chen. Chemical Engineering Vardner, Jonathan. Exploring the reductive pathway for the hydrometallurgical production of copper from chalcopyrite. Sponsor: Scott Banta. Economics Thompson, David. Essays in regulatory design. Sponsor: Andrea Prat. Electrical Engineering Choi, Jaebin. Implantable fluorescence imager for deep neuronal imaging. Sponsor: Kenneth Shepard. Rabinowitz, Jake. Physics and applications of nanoscale fluid flows. Sponsor: Kenneth Shepard. Environmental Health Sciences Kalia, Vrinda. Metabolic evaluation of genetic and environmental contributors of Alzheimer's disease. Sponsor: Gary Miller. DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Artz, Timothy. Modeling lifetime performance of ceramic matrix composites with reduced order homogenization multiscale methods. Leung, Ryan. Novel computer vision-based non-contact vehicle weigh-in-motion system. Computer Science Correa, Juan. On the foundations of causal inference and the data fusion problem. Giri, Davide. Agile design and integration of accelerators in heterogeneous SoC architectures. Karamanolakis, Ioannis. Weakly-supervised neural networks for text mining and public health.