Thesis defense schedule

 

Spring 2017

PhD final oral examinations

Student: Jacob Becker
Title: Characterization and Optimization of Monocrystalline CdTe/MgCdTe Double-Heterostructure Solar Cells
Committee: Dr. Yong-Hang Zhang (chair), Dr. Mariana Bertoni,  Dr. Shane Johnson, and Dr. Dragica Vasileska
Time: April 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in GWC 409

Student: Akhilesh Thyagaturu
Title: Software Defined Applications in Cellular and Optical Networks
Committee: Dr. Martin Reisslein (chair), Dr. Patrick Seeling,  Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, and Dr. Yanchao Zhang
Time: April 13, 2017 at 11:50 a.m. in GWC 409

Student: Siddarth Kulasekaran
Title: Soft-Switching Techniques for Power Conversion System in Automotive Chargers
Committee: Dr. Raja Ayyanar (chair), Dr. Jiangchao Qin,  Dr. Qin Lei, and Dr. George Karady
Time: April 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in ERC 111

Student: Mojdeh Khorsand Hedman
Title: Analytical Approaches for Identification and Representation of Critical Protection Systems in Transient Stability Studies
Committee: Dr. Vijay Vittal (chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar ,  Dr. Anamitra Pal, and Dr. Jiangchao Qin
Time: April 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in GWC 208c

Student: Sai Zhang
Title: Distributed Parameter and Structure Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks
Committee: Dr. Andreas Spanias (co-chair), Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu (co-chair),  Dr. Daniel Bliss, and Dr. Konstantinos Tsakalis
Time: April 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in GWC 409

Student: Ganquan Song
Title: Development of Microfabrication Technologies on Oil-based Sealing Devices for Single Cell Metabolic Analysis
Committee: Dr. Deirdre Meldrum (chair), Dr. Michael Goryll,  Dr. Laimonas Kelbauskas, and Dr. Hong Wang
Time: April 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in BDB

Student: Aymeric Maros
Title: Modeling, Growth and Characterization of III-V and Dilute Nitride Materials and Solar Cells
Committee: Dr. Richard King (chair), Dr. Fernando Ponce,  Dr. Stephen Goodnick, and Dr. Christiana Honsberg
Time: April 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in GWC 137

Student: Taipeng Zhang
Title: Nuclear Fission Weapon Yield, Type, and Neutron Spectrum Determination Using Thin Li-ion Batteries
Committee: Dr. Keith Holbert(chair), Dr. Jiangchao Qin,  Dr. George Karady, and Dr. Robert Metzger
Time: April 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in ENGRC 533

Student: Guanglei Wang
Title: Quantum Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in Photonic and Nano Systems
Committee: Dr. Ying-Cheng Lai(chair), Dr. Dragica Vasileska,  Dr. Cun-Zheng Ning, and Dr. Yuji Zhao
Time: April 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in GWC 305

Student: Hsing Min Chen
Title: Designing Low Cost Error Correction Schemes for Improving Memory Reliability
Committee: Dr. Chaitali Chakrabarti (chair), Dr. Trevor Mudge,  Dr. Umit Ogras, and Dr. Carole-Jean Wu
Time: April 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in GWC 409

Student: Mehdi Saremi
Title: Modeling and Simulation of the Programmable Metallization Cells (PMCs) and Diamond-Based Power Devices
Committee: Dr. Stephen Goodnick (chair), Dr. Michael Kozicki,  Dr. Dragica Vasileska, and Dr. Shimeng Yu
Time: April 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in ERC 533

Student: Bryan O. Paul
Title: RF Convergence of Radar & Communications: Metrics, Bounds, and Systems
Committee: Dr. Daniel Bliss (chair), Dr. Oliver Kosut,  Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, and Dr. Visar Berisha
Time: March 24, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in ISTB 1 227

Student: Jingchao Sun
Title: Security and Privacy in Mobile Computing: Challenges and Solutions
Committee: Dr. Yanchao Zhang (chair), Dr. Junshan Zhang,  Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn, and Dr. Lei Ying
Time: March 17, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in GWC 208

Student: Sivaseetharaman Pandi
Title: Holographic Metasurface Leaky Wave Antennas
Committee: Dr. Constantine Balanis (chair), Dr. James Aberle,  Dr. Georgios Trichopoulos, and Dr. Joseph Palais
Time: February 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in GWC 208

Student: Deepak Ramasubramanian
Title: Impact of Converter Interfaced Generation and Load on Grid Performance
Committee: Dr. Vijay Vittal (chair), Dr. John Undrill,  Dr. Raja Ayyanar, and Dr. Jiangchao Qin
Time: January 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in ERC 593

Student: Yujia Zhu
Title: Improving Network Reductions for Power System Analysis
Committee: Dr. Daniel Tylavsky(chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar,  Dr. Kory Hedman, and Dr. Vijay Vittal
Time: January 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in ERC 593

Student: Jinjin Li
Title: Locally Adaptive Stereo Vision Based 3D Visual Reconstruction
Committee: Dr. Lina Karam (chair), Dr. Raja Chaitali Chakrabarti,  Dr. Andreas Spanias, and Dr. Nital Patel
Time: January 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in GWC 409

Student: Mojgan Hedayati Mehdiabadi
Title: Flexible Reserve Margin Optimization for Increased Wind Generation Penetration
Committee: Dr. Kory Hedman (co-chair), Dr. Junshan Zhang (co-chair),  Dr. Gerald Heydt, and Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu
Time: December 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in GWC 208c

Student: Hongya Xu
Title: Electronic, Spin and Valley Transport in Two Dimensional Dirac Systems
Committee: Dr. Ying-Cheng Lai (chair), Dr. Hongbin Yu, Dr. Daniel Bliss, and Dr. Tingyong Chen
Time: November 28, at 2:20 p.m. in GWC 409

 

MS final oral examinations

Student: Ramanathan Thiagarajan
Title: Real-time Simulation of a smart inverter
Committee: Dr. Raja Ayyanar(chair), Dr. Qin Lei, and Dr. Jiangchao Qin
Time: April 14, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in ENGRC 189

Student: Kiraneswar Muthuseenu
Title: Surface Potential Modeling of Hot Carrier Degradation in CMOS Technology
Committee: Dr. Hugh Barnaby (chair), Dr. Yago Gonzalez Velo, and Dr. Michael Kozicki
Time: April 14, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in GWC 409

Student: Kush Gupta
Title: Front end electronics for neutron- gamma spectrometer device
Committee: Dr. Hugh Barnaby(chair), Dr. Craig Hardgrove, and Dr. Sule Ozev
Time: April 13, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in ISTB4 551A

Student: Aswin Gunavelu Mohan
Title: Hardware Acceleration of Most Apparent Distortion Image Quality Assessment Algorithm on FPGA Using OpenCL
Committee: Dr. Fengbo Ren(co-chair), Dr. Sohum Sohoni (co-chair), and Dr. Jae-sun Seo
Time: April 12, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in ISTB4 555A

Student: Qiushi Wang
Title: Online Dynamic Security Assessment Using Phasor Measurement and Forecasted Load
Committee: Dr. George Karady(chair), Dr. Keith Holbert, and Dr. Anamitra Pal
Time: April 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in ENGRC 593

Student: Weili Yi
Title: Voltage Instability Using P-V and Q-V Analysis
Committee: Dr. Daniel Tylavsky (chair), Dr. Jiangchao Qin, and Dr. Vijay Vittal
Time: April 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in ENGRC 593

Student: Yestina Ravouri
Title: Removing the Reliance on the Tester of the VCO-based Zoom-in ADC Using an On-chip DAC
Committee: Dr. Sule Ozev (chair), Dr. Umit Ogras, and Dr. Jennifer Blain Christen
Time: March 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in ISTB4 555

Student: Kush Gupta
Title: Front end electronics for neutron- gamma spectrometer device
Committee: Dr. Hugh Barnaby (chair), Dr. Craig Hardgrove, and Dr. Sule Ozev
Time: February 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in ISTB4 555

Student: Tong Zhao
Title: High Speed Camera Chip
Committee: Dr. Hugh Barnaby (c0-chair), Dr. Esko Mikkola (co-chair), and Dr. Bertan Bakkaloglu
Time: December 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in ISTB4 596

 

Summer 2017

PhD final oral examinations

Student: Wenhao Chen
Title: Cu-Silica Based Programmable Metallization Cell: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications
Committee: Dr. Hugh Barnaby (co-chair),  Dr. Michael Kozicki (co-chair), Dr. Trevor Thornton, and Dr. Shimeng Yu
Time: May 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in ERC 189

Student: Xiaocong Jin
Title: Security and Privacy in Dynamic Spectrum Access: Challenges and Solutions
Committee: Dr. Yanchao Zhang (chair),  Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Dr. Lei Ying, and Dr. Junshan Zhang
Time: May 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in GWC 409

 

MS final oral examinations

Student: Zhenmin Tang
Title: Novel Pilot Directional Protection for the FREEDM Smart Grid System
Committee: Dr. George Karady (chair), Dr. Keith Holbert, and Dr. Jiangchao Qin
Time: June 1, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in ENGRC 533

 

 

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