Dissertations: November 15, 2021
Benjamin, Jeffrey. All inhibitory is dream: An archaeology of Whiteport, New York. Sponsor: Brian Boyd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED
Art History and Archaeology
Muller, Alyse. Between land and sea: French maritime imagery in the long eighteenth century.
He, Siyu. Deciphering intercellular interactions by integrating imaging and gene expression with deep-learning techniques.
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.
Gerez, Julian. The political dynamics of supply-side counternarcotics.