Thesis defense schedule

Fall 2014

Ph.D. final oral examinations

Student: Mahmoud Khdour
Title: Integrated On-chip Magnetic-Core Inductors with Externally Applied Magnetic Field for RF and Power Applications
Committee: Dr. Hongbin Yu (chair), Dr. Michael Goryll, Dr. George Pan, Dr. Hamdallah Bearat
Date: November 17, 2014 at 12:00pm. in GWC 208

Student: Prasanna Sattigeri
Title: Exploring Latent Structure in Data Algorithms and Implementations
Committee: Dr. Andreas Spanias (chair), Dr. Michael Goryll, Dr. Konstantinos Tsakalis, Dr. Trevor Thornton
Date: November 14, 2014 at 3:00pm. in GWC 208

Student: Hanshuang Liang
Title:  Highly Sensitive in-Plane Strain Mapping Using a Laser Scanning Technique
Committee: Dr. Hongbin Yu (chair), Dr. Poh Chieh Benny Poon, Dr. Yong-Hang Zhang, Dr. Hanqing Jiang
Date: November 14, 2014 at 12:30pm. in ERC 189

Student: Qian Xu
Title:  Spatial and Multi-temporal Visual Change Detection with Application to SAR Image Analysis
Committee: Dr. Lina Karam (chair), Dr. Chaitali Chakrabarti, Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Dr. Daniel Bliss
Date: November 14, 2014 at 11:30am in GWC 208C

Student: Meng Zhou
Title:  Multiple Detection and Tracking in Complex Time-Varying Environments
Committee: Dr. Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola (chair), Dr. Narayan Kovvali, Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Dr. Visar Berisha
Date: November 12, 2014 at 3:30pm. in ISTB4 492

Student: Brian O’Donnell
Title:  Biology-Based Matched Signal Processing and Physics-Based Modeling For Improved Detection Applications
Committee: Dr. Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola (chair), Dr. Stephen Johnston, Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu, Dr. Daniel Bliss, Dr. Narayan Kovvali
Date: November 10, 2014 at 3:00pm. in ISTB4 492

Student: Derek Caselli
Title:  Design and Fabrication of Monolithically-Integrated Laterally-Arrayed Multiple Band Gap Solar Cells using Composition-Graded Alloy Nanowires for Spectrum-Splitting Photovoltaic Systems
Committee: Dr. Cun-Zheng Ning (chair), Dr. Meng Tao, Dr. Hongbin Yu, Dr. Dragica Vasileska
Date: October 24, 2014 at 10:00am. in GWC 208

Student: Michael DiNezza
Title:  Monocrystalline ZnTeCdTeMgCdTe Double Heterostructure Solar Cells
Committee: Dr. Yong-Hang Zhang (chair), Dr. Shane Johnson, Dr. Meng Tao, Dr. Zachary Holman
Date: October 10, 2014 at 10:00am. in ERC 490

Student: Nafati Aboserwal
Title:  Gain and Loss Factor for Conical Horns, and Impact of Ground Plane Edge Diffractions on Radiation Patterns of Uncoated and Coated Circular Aperture Antennas
Committee: Dr. Constantine Balanis (chair), Dr. George Pan, Dr. James Aberle, Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu
Date: October 6, 2014 at 3:30pm. in GWC 208C

Student: Joseph T. Smith
Title:  Flexible Electronics and Display Technology for Medical, Biological, and Life Science Applications
Committee: Dr. David Allee (chair), Dr. Michael Kozicki, Dr. Michael Goryll, Dr. Jennifer Blain Christen, Dr. Aaron Couture
Date: August 15, 2014 at 2:00pm. in GWC 208C

Student: Shankar Thirunakkarasu
Title: Self-Calibration and Digital Trimming of Successive Approximation Analog-to-Digital Converters
Committee: Dr. Bertan Bakkaloglu (chair), Dr. Douglas Garrity, Dr. Michael Lozicki, Dr. Jennifer Kitchen
Date: August 13, 2014 at 2:00pm. in ERC 490

Student: Rui Tang
Title:  Development of Deformable Electronics using MEMS based Fabrication Technologies
Committee: Dr. Hongyu Yu (chair), Dr. Hanqing Jiang, Dr. George Pan, Dr. Michael Goryll
Date: August 7, 2014 at 10:00am. in GWC 305


M.S. final oral examinations

Student: Siddhartha Sirsi
Title:  A Novel Ortho-Mode Transducer for the 750-1150 GHz Band
Committee: Dr. James Aberle (co-chair), Dr. Christopher Groppi (co-chair), Dr. Philip Mauskopf
Date: November 17, 2014 at 3:00pm. in GWC 208C

Student: Daniel Luster
Title:  DC Optimizer for PV Module
Committee: Dr. Raja Ayyanar (chair), Dr. Sayfe Kiaei, Dr. Bertan Bakkaloglu
Date: November 17, 2014 at 1:00pm. in GWC 303

Student: Anirudh Yellamraju
Title:  Grassmannian Learning for Facial Expression Recognition from Video
Committee: Dr. Chaitali Chakrabarti (chair), Dr. Lina Karam, Dr. Pavan Turaga
Date: November 17, 2014 at 1:00pm. in GWC 409

Student: William Dixon
Title:  Detection of back-fed ground faults using smart grid distribution technology
Committee: Dr. Gerald Heydt (chair), Dr. Kory Hedman, Dr. George Karady
Date: November 17, 2014 at 8:00am in ERC 593

Student: Arunodoy Saha
Title:   Grain Boundary Passivation of Multicrystalline Silicon using Hydrogen Sulfide as a Sulfur Source
Committee: Dr. Meng Tao (chair), Dr. Michael Goryll, Dr. Dragica Vasileska
Date: November 17, 2014 at 8:00am in ERC 490

Student: Qianzhi Zhang
Title:   Optimal Substation Ground Grid Design Based on Genetic Algorithm and Pattern
Committee: Dr. Daniel Tylavsky (chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar, Dr. John Undrill
Date: November 14, 2014 at 3:00pm in GWC 487

Student: Kaitlyn E. Beaudet
Title:   Estimation of Subspace Occupancy
Committee: Dr. Douglas Cochran (chair), Dr. Visar Berisha, Dr. Pavan Turaga
Date: November 14, 2014 at 2:30pm in LSA 101

Student: Nick Yang
Title:   Output Bandwidth Limitations of Basestation Power Amplifier Design and Its Implementation Using Doherty Amplifier
Committee: Dr. George Pan (chair), Dr. James Aberle, Dr. Hongyu Yu
Date: November 14, 2014 at 2:30pm in GWC 305

Student: Vinay Vashishtha
Title:  Register Files for Embedded Low-Power Applications
Committee: Dr. Lawrence Clark (chair), Dr. Umit Ogras, Dr. Jae-sun Seo
Date: November 13, 2014 at 4:00pm. in GWC 208C

Student: Sudheer Padala
Title:  New Model for Simulating Impact of Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) in CMOS circuits
Committee: Dr. Hugh Barnaby (chair), Dr. Jennifer Kitchen, Dr. Bertan Bakkaloglu
Date: November 13, 2014 at 2:00pm. in GWC 409

Student: Suhas Krishna Kashyap
Title:  Implementation and analysis of Polyphase Alternating current bi-ionic Propulsion system for Desalination of water
Committee: Dr. Yu Hui (chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar, Dr. Armando Rodriguez
Date: November 13, 2014 at 1:00pm. in GWC 208

Student: Ziyad G. Alharbi
Title:   Long Term Evolution Backhaul Over Ethernet Passive Optical Network
Committee: Dr. Martin Reisslein (chair), Dr. Yanchao Zhang, Dr. Michael McGarry
Date: November 13, 2014 at 11:00am ERC 490

Student: Vinay Kashyap Takmul Purushothama Raju
Title:  Fisheye Camera Calibration and Applications
Committee: Dr. Lina Karam (chair), Dr. Pavan Turaga, Dr. Cihan Tepedelenlioglu
Date: November 13, 2014 at 10:00am. in GWC 409

Student: Geir M. Abusdal
Title:  Detection of back-fed ground faults using smart grid distribution technology
Committee: Dr. Gerald Heydt (chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar, Dr. George Karady
Date: November 13, 2014 at 9:00am. in ERC 490

Student: Vaithinathan Ravi
Title:  Detection of cyber attacks in power distribution energy management systems
Committee: Dr. Gerald Heydt (chair), Dr. Lalitha Sankar, Dr. George Karady
Date: November 10, 2014 at 9:30am. in ERC 533

Student: Puneet Sood
Title:  Development of Improved dc Network Model for Contingency Analysis
Committee: Dr. Daniel Tylavsky (chair), Dr. Vijay Vittal, Dr. Raja Ayyanar
Date: November 10, 2014 at 8:30am, in GWC 487

Student: Aatif Musani
Title:  A Study of Energy Management Systems and its Failure Modes in Smart Grid Power Distribution
Committee: Dr. Gerald Heydt (chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar, Dr. Keith Holbert
Date: November 5, 2014 at 9:00am. in ERC 593

Student: Herbert G. Bowler
Title:  Radiation Transport Analysis in Chalcogenide-Based Devices and a Neutron Howitzer Using MCNP
Committee: Dr. Keith Holbert (chair), Dr. Lawrence Clark, Dr. Hugh Barnaby
Date: October 31, 2014 at 4:00pm. in GWC 208C

Student: Harshada Ganesh Pendse
Title:  Development of the Selection Procedure for an Insulating Foam for Its Application in Gas Insulated Transmission Lines
Committee: Dr. George Karady (chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar, Dr. Keith Holbert
Date: October 24, 2014 at 3:00pm. in ERC 490

Student: Titiksha Joshi
Title:  Impact of Distributed Photovoltaic Generation and Customer Loads on Power Quality of a Distribution System
Committee: Dr. Gerald Heydt (chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar, Dr. Vijay Vittal
Date: October 24, 2014 at 1:00pm. in ERC 533

Student: Abhiram Mumma Reddy
Title:  A Low Power Digital Controller for DC-DC Converter Applications with Integrated PFM
Committee: Dr. Bertain Bakkaloglu (chair), Dr. Umit Ogras, Dr. Jae-sun Seo
Date: September 25, 2014 at 2:30pm. in GWC 208

Student: Benjamin Jankunas
Title:  Design and Calibration of a 12-Bit Current-Steering DAC using Data-Interleaving
Committee: Dr. Bertain Bakkaloglu (chair), Dr. Sule Ozev, Dr. Jennifer Kitchen
Date: September 22, 2014 at 2:30pm. in GWC 208

Student: Shri Hari Rajendran Radhika
Title:  Path Selection Based Branching for CGRAs
Committee: Dr. Aviral Shrivastava (chair), Dr. Yu Cao, Dr. Jennifer Blain Christen
Date: September 19, 2014 at 2:00pm. in GWC 208

Student: Pavanchandra Mandava
Title:  Design and Development of Protection Schemes for FREEDM Smart Grid Systems
Committee: Dr. George Karady (chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar, Dr. Keith Holbert
Date: August 18, 2014 at 8:00am. in GWC 208


Spring 2015

Ph.D. final oral examinations

Student: Brian Pierre
Title:  Algorithm and Model Development for Innovative High Power AC Transmission
Committee: Dr. Gerald Heydt (chair), Dr. George Karady, Dr. Vijay Vittal, Dr. Dan Shunk
Date: January 22, 2015 at 8:00a.m. in ERC 490

Student: Samuel Ebenezer
Title:  Sequential Monte Carlo Based Multiple Target Track-beforedetect
Committee: Dr. Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola (chair), Dr. Daniel Bliss, Dr. Chaitali Chakrabarti, Dr. Narayan Kovvali
Date: December 18, 2014 at 2:00p.m. in GWC 487

Student: Adarsh Nagarajan
Title:  Model Development and Analysis of Districution Feeders with High Penetration of PV Generation Resources
Committee: Dr. Raja Ayyanar (chair), Dr. Gerald Heydt, Dr. George Karady, Dr. Vijay Vittal
Date: December 17, 2014 at 9:00a.m. in ERC 490

Student: Ketul Suturia
Title:  Modelling and Simulation Tools for Aging Effects in Scaled CMOS Design
Committee: Dr. Yu Cao (chair), Dr. Bertan Bakkaloglu, Dr. Chaitali Chakrabarti, Dr. Shimeng Yu
Date: December 9, 2014 at 2:00p.m. in GWC 409

M.S. final oral examinations

Student: Anushree Pethe
Title:  Evaluation and Mitigation of Power System Oscillations arising from High Solar Penetration
Committee: Dr. Gerald Heydt (chair), Dr. Raja Ayyanar, Dr. Vijay Vittal
Date: November 26, 2014 at 8:00a.m. in ERC 593

Student: Kaustav Mondal
Title:  Hinfinity Mixed Sensitivity Control System Design of Fixed Wing Aircrafts using LMIs
Committee: Dr. Armando Rodriguez (chair), Dr. Konstantinos Tsakalis, Dr. Jennie Si


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