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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Sumesh Sukumara

Program: Chemical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     A Multidisciplinary Techno-Economic Decision Support Tool for Validating Long Term Economic Viability of Biorefining Processes

Major Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Seay

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: 112, Oliver H. Raymond Civil Engineering Building

Name: Feng Zhou

Program: Statistics

Dissertation Title:

     Contaminated Chi-Square Modeling and Its Application in Microarray Data Analysis

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Charnigo

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: TBD

Name: Yukang Liu

Program: Electrical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Virtualized Welding Based Learning of Human Welder Behaviors for Intelligent Robotic Welding

Major Professor: Dr. Yu-Ming Zhang

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: Robotics Building 414A

Name: Ashish Tiwari

Program: Veterinary Science

Dissertation Title:

     Role of Viral and Host Factors in Influenza Virus Mediated Inhibition of Interleukin-23

Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Chambers

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: Gluck equine research center, room 423

Name: Christopher Stamatkin

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Isoform-selective PI3K inhibition in NSCLC

Major Professor: Dr. Esther Black

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM

Place: BioPharm Complex room 234B (seminar) and room 216 committee defense

Name: Kathryn Cunningham

Program: Edu & Cslg Psy - Educat'l Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Full-time non-tenure track faculty identity and departmental perspectives

Major Professor: Dr. Fred Danner

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: 122TEB