Dissertations Dissertations: November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021 DISSERTATIONS DEFENDED Biomedical Engineering Ji, Robin. Optimization of focused ultrasound mediated blood-brain barrier opening. Sponsor: Elisa Konofagou. Biomedical Informatics Rogers, James. Using real-world data to enhance clinical trials. Sponsor: Chunhua Weng. Chemical Engineering Padash, Azin. Bubble rise dynamics in complex fluids. Sponsor: Christopher Boyce. Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling Zeric, Tamara. Peri-adolescent monoamine interference alters behavioral response to cocaine and associated dopamine dynamics in adulthood. Sponsor: Mark Ansorge. Physics Xiong, Lin. Graphene polaritonic crystal. Sponsor: Dmitri Basov. DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FILED Art History and Archaeology Kite, Whitney. The lay of the land: Armenian monasteries in their local landscapes. Biomedical Engineering Wysoczanski, Artur. Machine-learned anatomic subtyping, longitudinal disease evaluation and lesion classification on computed tomography: Applications to Emphysema, COPD and Renal Cell Carcinoma. Mechanical Engineering Barbet, Mark. Towards automated kinetic model development: Treatment of sources of uncertainty. Hannigan, Emily. On the creation and use of forward models in robot motor control. Theatre Pavez Goye, Eduardo. Structural metaphors in Chilean post-dictatorship theatre.