Dissertations: November 15, 2021

December 03, 2021


Benjamin, Jeffrey. All inhibitory is dream: An archaeology of Whiteport, New York. Sponsor: Brian Boyd.

Applied Physics
Tsai, Cheng-Chia. Biological and bioinspired photonic materials: From butterfly wings and silk fibers to radiative-cooling textiles and object-recognition smart glass. Sponsor: Nanfang Yu.

Biomedical Engineering
Arumugam, Siddarth. Design and development of tools and technologies for point of care and decentralized diagnostic testing. Sponsor: Samuel Sia.

Narasimhan, Shreya. Behavioral state dependent perceptual decision making. Sponsor: Qi Wang.

Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies
Cohen, Adrienne. Carabin is a negative regulator of CD8 T-cell-mediated anti-tumor immunity. Sponsor: David Owens.

Giangreco, Nicholas. Mind the developmental gap: Identifying adverse drug effects across childhood to evaluate biological mechanisms from growth and development. Sponsor: Nicholas Tatonetti.

Obradovic, Aleksandar. Discovering master regulators of single-cell transcriptional states in the tumor immune microenvironment to reveal immuno-therapeutic targets and synergistic treatments. Sponsor: Andrea Califano.

Tamargo, Manuel. Matured engineered human cardiac tissues to study autoimmune myocarditis. Sponsor: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic.

Classical Studies
Sharpless, Alice. The value of luxury: Precious metal tableware in the Roman world. Sponsor: Francesco de Angelis.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Chesley, Christine. Marine electromagnetic studies of the Pacific Plate and Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand. Sponsor: Kerry Key.

East Asian Languages and Cultures
Thompson, John. Bombing and air defense in China, 1932-1941: Total war, architecture, politics. Sponsor: Eugenia Lean.

Saia, Joseph. Three essays on modeling information sets around monetary announcements. Sponsor: Matthieu Gomez.

Electrical Engineering
Ahasan, Sohail. Architectures and integrated circuits leveraging N-phase passive mixers for applications in RF, Mm-wave and electro-optical systems. Sponsor: Harish Krishnaswamy.

English and Comparative Literature
Fernandez, Matthew. Rum, Rome, and rebellion: The reform of reform in the political fiction of the Gilded Age. Sponsors: Andrew Delbanco and Austin Graham.

Katz, Paul. Information in counterrevolution: State torture and the armed left in southern South America in the 1970s. Sponsor: Pablo Piccato.

Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Cadena Botero, Juan. Mestizo visionary art of the Americas in the late twentieth century: Hallucinogens, politics, aesthetics and mass consumer culture in the United States, Mexico, and Colombia. Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo.

Mechanical Engineering
Xia, Boxi. Soft actuation and agile soft robot. Sponsor: Hod Lipson.

Neurobiology and Behavior
Benoît, Laura. Adolescence in the development of the prefrontal cortex and mediodorsal thalamus. Sponsor: Christoph Kellendonk.

Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling
Vo, Phuc. Bacterial genome engineering with CRISPR-associated transposons. Sponsor: Samuel Sternberg.

Social Work
Han, Sam. Pro-work reforms and the economic adjustment: A case of the North Korean defector settlement support system. Sponsor: Qin Gao.

TC / Comparative and International Education
Cardoso, Manuel. Policy evidence by design: How ILSAs influence repetition in Latin America. Sponsor: Oren Pizmony-Levy.

TC / Counseling Psychology
Gwak, Angela. Understanding the in-law relationship experiences of Korean and Chinese American women from a psychological perspective. Sponsor: Laura Smith.


Art History and Archaeology
Muller, Alyse. Between land and sea: French maritime imagery in the long eighteenth century.

Biomedical Engineering
He, Siyu. Deciphering intercellular interactions by integrating imaging and gene expression with deep-learning techniques.

Computer Science
Flokas, Lampros. Complaint driven training data debugging for machine learning workflows.

Pei, Kexin. Towards program understanding and analysis via learning trace modeling.

English and Comparative Literature
Johnston, Matthew. A center around which, not a box within which': Media, transnationalisms, and autonomy in avant-garde little magazine networks, 1960-1990.

Romano, Joseph. The question of the will in late 14th century literature.

Valin, Alex. Low-fidelity: Beyond representational recording in African American literature, 1965-1994.

Political Science
Gerez, Julian. The political dynamics of supply-side counternarcotics.