Dissertations: March 7, 2022
Horn, Justin. Engineering stimuli-responsive protein phase separations for protein stabilization, modulation of protein activity, and intracellular protein delivery. Sponsor: Allie Obermeyer.
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.
Taal, Adriaan. Integration of neural optical recording and stimulation on minimally invasive, deep-brain implantable CMOS. Sponsor: Kenneth Shepard.
English and Comparative Literature
Schorske, Carina. Fugitive forms: A personal journey through the archives of the Caribbean. Sponsor: Saidiya Hartman.
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.
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Mejía, David. Bourgeois masculinity and nation building in 19th century Spanish novel. Sponsor: Wadda Ríos-Font.
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Ben Hammed, Mohamed. Negotiating the empty time of modernity: Sufi temporalities in postcolonial Arab thought and literature. Sponsor: Wael Hallaq.
Moughania, Ali. Paradigmatic criteria of "leadership" in Islamic thought: Subject-formation at Sunnī, Shia, and Sufi crossroads. Sponsor: Brinkley Messick.
Mukherjee, Uponita. Colonial detection: Crime, inquiry and evidence in British India, 1790-1910. Sponsor: Partha Chatterjee.
Zarrinnal, Navid. Theory from the South: Disciplinary education and the beginning of religious optionality in Iran (1889-1934). Sponsor: Hamid Dabashi.
Neurobiology and Behavior
McGowan, Josephine. Elucidating the mechanisms of (R,S) - ketamine as a prophylactic against stress-induced psychiatric disease. Sponsor: Christine Denny.
Rabinovich, Rebecca. Learning enhances encoding of time and temporal surprise in primary sensory cortex. Sponsor: Randy Bruno.
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.
Shukla, Apurv. Optimization and learning in dynamic environments: Models and algorithms. Sponsors: Daniel Bienstock and Garud Iyengar.
Zhao, Yidi. Lattice calculation of the $ \pi^0 \to e^+ e^-$ and the $K_L \to \gamma \gamma $ decays. Sponsor: Norman Christ.
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.
DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED
Shahid, Javairia. Architecture of the camp, garden and canal colony in India (1842-1930).
Koorathota, Sharath. Deep learning systems for neurophysiological data integration and inference.
Fraga Alvarez, Daniela. Coated porous electrodes and membraneless electrolyzers for brine management.
French and Romance Philology
Pettman, Andre. All things commune: The communal imaginary in the 21st Century French fiction & poetry.
Stella, Sam. The media of conversion: Attractive presence in the U.S. Mexico borderlands 1914-1926.