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Kris Alavattam, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present his dissertation, "Epigenetic regulation of the sex chromosomes and 3D chromatin organization in male germ cells," on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM in room Rieveschl Auditorium Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Reproductive Sciences Satoshi Namekawa. The presentation is open to the public.


Jonathan Lockhart, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, "Software Development Process and Reliability Quantification for Safety Critical Embedded Systems Design," on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 3:00 PM in room 801 Engineering Research Center (ERC). The committee will be chaired by Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Carla Purdy. The presentation is open to the public.


Zohre Gorunmez, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, "Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Modeling of Morphologically Different Nano Substrates for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)," on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM in room 407 345 Clifton Ct, Cincinnati OH 45221 -- Geology-Physics Building, West Campus. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Physics & Chemistry Thomas Beck. The presentation is open to the public.


Kamonta Heidelburg, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present his dissertation, "Black to Success: Examining Engagement, Disciplinary Referrals, Social Skills, and Racial Identity during a Culturally-Enriched Social Skills Program ," on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM in room 411 TDC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of School Psychology Tai Collins. The presentation is open to the public.


Lingchao Kong, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, "Modeling of Video Quality for Automatic Video Analysis and Its Applications in Wireless Camera Networks," on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM in room 813 Rhodes Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Rui Dai. The presentation is open to the public.


Steven Dinger, doctoral student in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, will present his dissertation, "Essays on Reinforcement Learning with Decision Trees and Accelerated Boosting of Partially Linear Additive Models," on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM in room 3375 Lindner Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Sys Uday Rao. The presentation is open to the public.


Rui Sundrup, doctoral student in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, will present her dissertation, " Extending IT Identity to A Social Environment: Implications for User Well-Being," on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM in room 3375 Lindner Hall. The committee will be co-chaired by Professors of Operations, Business Analytics & Information Syste Craig Froehle and Jaime Windeler. The presentation is open to the public.


Alvaro Ortiz Lugo, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his dissertation, " Qualitative Analysis of Pathogen Dynamics within Cyclic and Time-Varying Water Networks," on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM in room 277 60 W Charlton . The committee will be chaired by Professor of Mathematical Sciences Benjamin Vaughan. The presentation is open to the public.


Jillian Altus, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present her dissertation, "Sponsoring Literacy in the 21st Century: Understanding the Influence of Out-of-School Literacy Practices in Student Lives," on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM in room 535 Teachers College. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Literacy and Second Language Studies Connie Kendall. The presentation is open to the public.


Yusra Zabarmawi, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, "Ionizing Model to Predict the Clustered in Nucleotide Damage after High LET Radiation," on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM in room 407 Physics Department . The committee will be chaired by Professor of Physics Kay Kinoshita. The presentation is open to the public.


Mohamed Eturki, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present his dissertation, "Industrial Hygienists Exposure Estimation Accuracy: An Investigation of Micro-environmental Factors Impacts on Exposure," on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM in room 121 Kettering Lab Building. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Environmental Health Kermit Davis. The presentation is open to the public.


Amanda Buncher, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present her dissertation, " Effects of Modified Schema-Based Instruction on Addition and Subtraction Word Problem Solving of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability," on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM in room 501 Teachers College. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Special Education Casey Hord. The presentation is open to the public.


Kalasia Daniels, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, " Status Attainment in the 21st Century: The Importance and Incorporation of Race within the Transition from School to Work ," on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM in room Crosley 1606. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Sociology David Maume. The presentation is open to the public.


Joel Andersen, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his dissertation, " Understanding the Mechanochemical Energetics of a SPEX 8000M Mixer/mill," on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM in room 422D Rieveschl. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Chemistry James Mack. The presentation is open to the public.


Changyu Yang, doctoral student in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, will present his dissertation, " Systematic Mispricing: Evidence from Real Estate Markets," on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM in room 2375 Lindner Hall . The committee will be chaired by Professor of Finance Hui Guo. The presentation is open to the public.


Timothy Arnett, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Iteratively Increasing Complexity During Optimization for Formally Verifiable Fuzzy Systems," on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM in room 743 Baldwin Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Kelly Cohen. The presentation is open to the public.


Stephanie Ibemere, doctoral student in the College of Nursing, will present her dissertation, "Exploring Sickle Cell Disease Care and Management Within the Context of the Kono District of Sierra Leone," on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM in room 105 Procter Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Emeritus of College of Nursing Donna Shambley-Ebron. The presentation is open to the public.


Loryn Holokai, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present her dissertation, " Organoid Models of Digestive Diseases ," on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:00 AM in room 2351 Medical Sciences Building . The committee will be chaired by Professor of Physiology Yana Zavros. The presentation is open to the public.


Islam Mohamed Othman Radwan, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, "Fate of Nanomaterials in the Environment: Effect of Particle Size, Capping agent and Surface Cleaning Products on the Stability of Silver Nanomaterials In Colloidal Consumer Products.," on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM in room 700 Rhodes. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Environmental Engineering Dionysios Dionysiou. The presentation is open to the public.


Heather Strong, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, "Psychosocial Contributors to Transition Readiness: Applying the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model," on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM in room 4125 J Edwards 1, Department of Psychology. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Psychology Monica Mitchell. The presentation is open to the public.


Hedayat Abrishami, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Electrocardiogram Delineation Using Deep Learning," on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM in room 435 ERC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Electrical Engineering Xuefu Zhou. The presentation is open to the public.


Mohammad Sadegh Riasi, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Image-Based Micro-Scale Modeling of Flow in Porous Media," on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM in room 405 Engineering Research Center. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Environmental Engineering Lilit Yeghiazarian-Nistor. The presentation is open to the public.


Stephen Diko, doctoral student in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, will present his dissertation, "Barriers to Urban Greenspace Planning in the Kumasi Metropolis: Implications and Hints for Climate Change Interventions in Ghana’s Urban Areas," on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM in room 6204 College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Danilo Palazzo. The presentation is open to the public.


Brittany Miller-Roenigk, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, "Ethnic Identity and Substance Misuse among Black-White Biracial Adults: Exploring Psychosocial Mediators," on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM in room 4125 Edwards. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Psychology Bridgette Peteet. The presentation is open to the public.