Dissertations: November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020


Applied Mathematics

  • Keller, Rachael. A mathematical study of learning dynamics. Sponsor: Qiang Du.

Biomedical Engineering

  • Qasim, Salman. In vivo electrophysiology in humans reveals neural codes for space and memory. Sponsor: Joshua Jacobs.

Biomedical Informatics

  • Chiang, Andrew. Mechanisms underlying phenotypic diversity in autism. Sponsor: Dennis Vitkup.
  • Grossman, Lisa. The transparent, concurrent, and collaborative medical record: Methods to improve patients' comprehension of health information. Sponsor: David Vawdrey.

Computer Science

  • Chang, Oscar. Autogenerative networks. Sponsor: Itshack Pe'er.
  • Koh, John. Easy encryption for email, photo, and other cloud services. Sponsor: Steven Bellovin.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Marzen, Rachel. The role of tectonic inheritance: Mountain-building, rifting, magmatism, and earthquakes in the southeastern United States. Sponsor: Donna Shillington.

Genetics and Development

  • Hirsch, Sophia. Spatial requirements in the molecular regulation of cytokinesis. Sponsor: Julie Canman.

Music (DMA)

  • Hiendl, Martin. Queer composition. Sponsor: George Lewis.

Nutritional and Metabolic Biology

  • Sing, Cierra. Aging actin' up: A novel aging determinant regulates the actin cytoskeleton, nutrient sensing, and lifespan in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Sponsor: Liza Pon.


  • Vaccarino Bremner, Sabina. The reflective dimension of practical judgment: Kant, critique, and the revision of moral universals. Sponsors: Axel Honneth and Patricia Kitcher.

TC / Science Education

  • Kornyo, Emmanuel. Exploring the use of artificial intelligent systems in STEM classrooms. Sponsor: Christopher Emdin.


Biomedical Engineering

  • Gurbatri, Candice. Engineered probiotics for localized immunotherapeutic delivery.

Latin American and Iberian Cultures

  • García Fernández, Sara. Exhibition apparatus of living collections from taxonomy to immersion: Contribution of zoological and botanical gardens to visual culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Shi, Lei. On the mechanical experiments and microstructure-based time-dependent nonlinear modeling of the human cervix.

Political Science

  • Battaglini, Charles. Hegemony as alliances between struggles: A conceptual analysis of hegemony based on the work of Antonio Gramsci and W.E.B. Du Bois.