Ph.D.

CONVOCATION
Sunday, May 18, 2014
academic procession Doctoral candidates
Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
greetings and
opening remarks
Carlos J. Alonso
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Vice President for Graduate Education
dean’s award for
distinguished achievement
Wallace S. Broecker
Ph.D. 1958, Earth and Environmental Sciences
candidate’s remarks Melissa Borja
Ph.D. candidate, History
keynote Klaus Lackner, Ph.D.
Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics
Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy
faculty mentoring awards presented by Cathy Chen
Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering
Vice President, Graduate Student Advisory Council
Henry M. Colecraft
Departments of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics and Pharmacology
Eugenia Lean
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Ozgur Sahin
Departments of Biological Sciences and Physics
presidential awards for
outstanding teaching
presented by John H. Coatsworth, Provost
Royden Jay Kadyschuk
Ph.D. student, English and Comparative Literature
Roberto Pesenti
Ph.D. student, Art History and Archaeology
Aya Wallwater
Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
presentation of the
doctoral candidates
Andrea J. Tucher
Director, Ph.D. program in Communications
gsas alumni association
remarks
Louis A. Parks
M.A. 1995, Ancient Studies
President, GSAS Alumni Association Board of Directors
final remarks and
recessional
Dean Alonso
music Agua Clara
program
The doctoral candidates listed in this
booklet completed the fnal deposit of their
dissertations by the printing deadline of
April 25, 2014.
Ph.D. in ANTHROPOLOGY
Heather Noelle Atherton. Community formation
in the Spanish colonial borderlands: San José de
las Huertas, New Mexico. Sponsor: Nan A.
Rothschild.
Yogesh Chandrani. Legacies of colonial history:
Region, religion, and violence in postcolonial
Gujarat. Sponsor: Nicholas B. Dirks.
Krista M. Hegburg. Aftermath: Accounting for
the Holocaust in the Czech Republic. Sponsor:
Rosalind C. Morris.
Thushara Naresh Sukeshana Hewage.
Genealogies of the postcolonial state: Insurgency,
emergency and democracy in Sri Lanka. Sponsor:
David Scot.
Etsko Kasai. Everyday fascism of contemporary
Japan. Sponsor: Marilyn J. Ivy.
Yixin Li. Tradition, change, and the Weilongwu
Compound: Kinship, state, and local elites in
southeastern China. Sponsor: Myron Cohen.
Maya T. Mikdashi. Religious conversion and Da’wa
secularism: Two practices of citizenship in Lebanon.
Sponsor: Elizabeth A. Povinelli.
Jun Mizukawa. The crisis of language in
contemporary Japan: Reading, writing, and new
technology. Sponsor: Marilyn J. Ivy.
Anand Vivek Taneja. Nature, history, and the
sacred in the medieval ruins of Delhi. Sponsor:
Partha Chaterjee.
Darryl Wilkinson. Politics, infrastructure, and
non-human subjects: The Inka occupation of the
Amaybamba cloud forests. Sponsor: Terence N.
D’Altroy.
Ph.D. in APPLIED PHYSICS AND APPLIED
MATHEMATICS
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Weiwei Shen. Portfolio optimization with
transaction costs and taxes. Sponsors: Mark N.
Broadie and David E. Keyes.
Ningyao Zhang. Homogenization theory for partial
diferential equations with large, random potential.
Sponsor: Guillaume Bal.
Xiang Zheng. Large-scale simulation of spinodal
decomposition. Sponsor: David E. Keyes.

APPLIED PHYSICS
Sriharsha Veerabhadraiah Aradhya. Interplay
between mechanics, electronics, and energetics
in atomic-scale junctions. Sponsor: Latha
Venkataraman.
Jonathan R. Widawsky. Probing electronic
and thermoelectric properties of single molecule
junctions. Sponsor: Latha Venkataraman.

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND
ENGINEERING
Cheng Cheng. Materials optimization and GHz
spin dynamics of metallic ferromagnetic thin flm
heterostructures. Sponsor: William E. Bailey.
Theodore Jervey Kramer. Functional
nanocomposites formed by two-step back-flling
methods. Sponsor: Irving P. Herman.
Ph.D. in ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Heidi Applegate. Staging modernism at the 1915
San Francisco World’s Fair. Sponsor: Elizabeth W.
Hutchinson.
Diana M. Bush. The dialectical object: John
Heartfeld, 1915-1933. Sponsor: Alexander
Alberro.
Kathryn Josete Chiong. Words mater: The work of
Lawrence Weiner. Sponsor: Rosalind Krauss.
Christopher Payne Dueker. The entangled
aesthetics of Alex Janvier. Sponsor: Elizabeth W.
Hutchinson.
Emily Katherine Liebert. Roles recast: Eleanor
Antin and the 1970s. Sponsor: Alexander
Alberro.
Jessica Anne Maratsos. The devotional imagination
of Jacopo Pontormo. Sponsor: David Rosand.
Heather O’Leary McStay. Viva Bacco e viva
Amore: Bacchic imagery in the Renaissance.
Sponsor: David Rosand.
Martina Mims. August Endell’s construction of
feeling. Sponsor: Barry Bergdoll.
Denise Michelle Murrell. Seeing Laure: Race
and modernity from Manet’s Olympia to Matisse,
Bearden, and beyond. Sponsor: Anne Higonnet.
Neeraja Poddar. Krishna in his myriad forms:
Narration, translation, and variation in illustrated
manuscripts of the later half of the tenth book of the
Bhāgavata Purāṇa. Sponsor: Vidya Dehejia.
Ph.D. in ASTRONOMY
Duane Morris Lee. Understanding the nature of
stellar chemical abundance distributions in nearby
stellar systems. Sponsor: Kathryn V. Johnston.
Destry Rose Saul. Compact galactic neutral
hydrogen clouds in the GALFA-HI survey.
Sponsor: Mary E. Putman.
Christine Mary Simpson. Dwarf galaxies in
a cosmological context: A testbench for galaxy
modeling. Sponsor: Greg Bryan.
Maureen Elizabeth Teyssier. Extreme stellar
populations in the universe: Backsplash dwarf
galaxies and wandering stars. Sponsor: Kathryn V.
Johnston.
Joo Heon Yoon. Gas around galaxies and clusters:
The case for the Virgo Cluster. Sponsor: Mary E.
Putman.
Ph.D. in BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS
Zahra A. Assur. CysZ: Structural and functional
studies of a novel sulfate transport protein.
Sponsor: Wayne A. Hendrickson.
Klára Orsolya Felsővályi. Learning from cadherin
structures and sequences: Afnity determinants and
protein architecture. Sponsor: Barry Honig.
Kate Ann Staford. Thermal adaptation of
conformational dynamics in ribonuclease H.
Sponsor: Arthur G. Palmer III.
David Avrahm Yarmolinsky. Mechanisms for taste
sensation of carbonation. Sponsor: Charles Zuker.
Ph.D. in BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Sarah Rose Alaei. C-terminal lysines modulate
Connexin32 turnover and its ability to suppress
growth of Neuro-2a cell cultures. Sponsor: J. Chloë
Bulinski.
Mauricio Alfredo Arias Hernandez. Designer
exons inform a biophysical model for exon defnition.
Sponsor: Lawrence Chasin.
Lilyn Daftuar. Re-thinking the role of ribosomal
proteins in the Mdm2-p53 axis. Sponsor: Carol
Prives.
Chao Dai. P90 and UHRF1, two novel regulators of
the P53 signaling pathway. Sponsor: Wei Gu.
Ahmed Ijaz Gilani. A defcit in parvalbumin-
expressing interneurons in the hippocampus leads to
physiological and behavioral phenotypes relevant to
schizophrenia in a genetic mouse model. Sponsor:
Holly Moore.
Eric Patrick Henckels. Regulation of matrix
metallopeptidase 1 in breast cancer metastasis.
Sponsor: Ron Prywes.
Kathryn Anne Abele Henckels. Mid-channel
proteolysis of the L-type voltage gated calcium
channel and the potential role of amyloid-ß precursor
protein. Sponsor: Jian Yang.
Jing-Ping Hsin. The functions of the RNA
polymerase II CTD in transcription and RNA
processing. Sponsor: James L. Manley.
Justine Virginia Kupferman. Targeting ion
channels to distal dendrites. Sponsor: Steven A.
Siegelbaum.
Thera Cathy Lewis. Serum regulation of inhibitor of
DNA binding/diferentiation 1 expression by a BMP
pathway and BMP responsive element. Sponsor:
Ron Prywes.
Bianca Francesca Marcolino. Spatial, temporal, and
mechanistic characterization of apoptotic death in the
developing subventricular zone. Sponsor: Lloyd
Greene.
Ambar Asghar Salam. HDAC6 activity is required
for efcient polarization and intracellular transport
of organelles in directionally migrating cells.
Sponsor: J. Chloë Bulinski.
Luís Carlos Santos. Cell mechanics regulate
mesenchymal stem cell morphology and T cell
activation. Sponsor: Michael P. Sheet.
Sarah Jane Weil. Novel regulatory mechanisms of
cytoplasmic dynein: A role for the complex base.
Sponsor: Richard Vallee.
Kehui Xiang. Structural and biochemical
characterizations of the Symplekin-Ssu72-CTD
complex in pre-mRNA 3’ end processing. Sponsors:
Liang Tong and James L. Manley.
Eva Zadorozny. The role of Costal2 and its
collaborators in regulation of Ci processing and in
mediation of response to Hedgehog in Drosophila.
Sponsor: Daniel D. Kalderon.
Feifan Zhang. Gene regulatory factors that
control the identity of specifc neuron types in
Caenorhabditis elegans. Sponsor: Oliver
Hobert.
Ph.D. in BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Mathew Bouchard. 2D and 3D high-speed
multispectral optical imaging systems for in vivo
biomedical research. Sponsor: Elizabeth M. C.
Hillman.
Emmanuel Louis Pierre Dumont. Proteins at
interfaces: Conformational behavior and wear.
Sponsor: Henry Hess.
Lauren E. Grosberg. Development and applications
of high-speed and hyperspectral nonlinear
microscopy. Sponsor: Elizabeth M. C. Hillman.
Yi Hou. Biomechanical assessment and monitoring of
thermal ablation using Harmonic Motion Imaging
for Focused Ultrasound (HMIFU). Sponsor: Elisa
E. Konofagou.
Michael Ashraf Khalil. Development of a vascular
optical tomographic imaging system for the diagnosis
and monitoring of peripheral arterial disease.
Sponsor: Andreas H. Hielscher.
Jaret Evan Michaelson. Quantifying structural
and functional changes in cardiac cells in an in
vitro model of diabetic cardiomyopathy. Sponsor:
Hayden Huang.
Siddarth Devraj Subramony. Nanofber-based
scafold for integrative anterior cruciate ligament
reconstruction. Sponsor: Helen H. Lu.
Andrea R. Tan. Towards clinical use of engineered
tissues for cartilage repair. Sponsor: Clark T.
Hung.
Jennifer M. Walz. Exposing internal atentional
brain states using single-trial EEG analysis with
combined imaging modalities. Sponsor: Paul Sajda.
Qi Wei. Roles of cell junctions and the cytoskeleton
in substrate-free cell sheet engineering. Sponsor:
Hayden Huang.
Supansa Yodmuang. Preconditioning methods
in cartilage tissue engineering: Infuences of silk
material properties and hypoxia on chondrogenesis.
Sponsor: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic.
Xiaoning Yuan. Engineering the cell environment
for meniscus repair: From micro- to macro-scale.
Sponsor: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic.
Ph.D. in BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS
Hua-Sheng Chiu. Aberrantly expressed ceRNAs
account for missing genomic variability of cancer
genes via microRNA-mediated interactions.
Sponsor: Andrea Califano.
Wei-Jen Chung. Identifcation of microRNA
biogenesis regulators and activity modulators.
Sponsor: Andrea Califano.
Sarah Roche Gilman. Network-based analysis of
genetic disease associations. Sponsor: Dennis
Vitkup.
Ph.D. in BIOSTATISTICS
Tianle Chen. Statistical modeling and statistical
learning for disease classifcation and prediction.
Sponsor: Yuanjia Wang.
Adam J. Ciarleglio. On wavelet-based procedures for
scalar-on-function regression. Sponsor: R. Todd
Ogden.
Chih-Chi Hu. Sequential quantile estimation using
continuous outcomes with applications in dose
fnding. Sponsor: Ying Kuen K. Cheung.
Xiaoyu Jia. Two-stage continual reassessment method
and patient heterogeneity for dose-fnding studies.
Sponsor: Ying Kuen K. Cheung.
Ph.D. in BUSINESS
Santiago Román Balseiro. Competition and yield
optimization in ad exchanges. Sponsor: Omar
Besbes.
Yang Chen. Essays on institutional investors.
Sponsor: Wei Jiang.
Fikret Caner Göçmen. Infrastructure scaling and
pricing. Sponsors: Robert L. Phillips and Garret
van Ryzin.
Jon Nathan Kerr. The real efects of opacity:
Evidence from tax avoidance. Sponsor: Trevor S.
Harris.
Sang Won Kim. Design and evaluation of
procurement combinatorial auctions. Sponsors:
Marcelo Olivares and Gabriel Y. Weintraub.
Russell Paul Lemler. Rethinking organizational
leader identity development: A social network and
ethnographic approach. Sponsor: Jerry W. Kim.
Meng Li. Changes in the proftability-growth relation
and the implications for the accrual anomaly.
Sponsor: Doron Nissim.
Andres Liberman. Essays in fnancial economics.
Sponsor: Wei Jiang.
Yina Lu. Data-driven system design in service
operations. Sponsor: Marcelo Olivares.
Assaf Aharon Shtauber. Essays in fnancial
economics. Sponsor: Gur Huberman.
Ahmet Serdar Şimşek. Pricing decentralization
in customized pricing systems and network models.
Sponsor: Robert L. Phillips.
Ph.D. in CELLULAR, MOLECULAR, AND BIOMEDICAL
STUDIES
El-ad David Amir. viSNE and Wanderlust, two
algorithms for the visualization and analysis of high-
dimensional single-cell data. Sponsor: Dana Pe’er.
Joseph Howard Bylund. Improvements in
molecular mechanics sampling and energy models.
Sponsor: Richard A. Friesner.
Joseph Minhow Chan. Network and algebraic
topology of infuenza evolution. Sponsor: Raul
Rabadan.
Ian Halsey Driver. Establishment and maintenance
of adult stem cell identity: Specifcation of the adult
copper cell region of the Drosophila intentine.
Sponsor: Benjamin Ohlstein.
Benjamin David Hopkins. PTEN-long, a
translational variant of the tumor suppressor PTEN.
Sponsor: Ramon E. Parsons.
Ya-Ting Lei. TRPM5 channels contribute to
persistent neural activity and working memory.
Sponsor: Steven A. Siegelbaum.
Darrick Kong Li. Novel RNA targets of the
spinal muscular atrophy protein. Sponsor: Livio
Pellizzoni.
Colin James Palmer. The transcription factor Zfx
is required for tumorigenesis caused by Hedgehog
pathway activation. Sponsor: Boris Reizis.
Germán Alonso Plata Caviedes. Probabilistic
reconstruction and comparative systems biology of
microbial metabolism. Sponsor: Dennis Vitkup.
Ryan Rampersaud. Identifcation and
characterization of inerolysin, the cholesterol
dependent cytolsyin produced by Lactobacillus
iners. Sponsor: Adam Ratner.
Ciara A. Torres Vargas. Macroautophagy modulates
synaptic function in the striatum. Sponsor: David
Sulzer.
Ph.D. in CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS
Spiro Peter Pantazatos. Large-scale functional
connectivity in the human brain reveals fundamental
mechanisms of cognitive, sensory, and emotion
processing in health and psychiatric disorders.
Sponsor: Joy Hirsch.
Ying Wang. Roles of macrophage mitochondrial
oxidative stress and mirochondrial fssion in
atherosclerosis. Sponsor: Ira Tabas.
Ph.D. in CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Damla Eroglu. Modeling and characterization of
rate phenomena in complex electrochemical systems:
Sodium-metal chloride bateries and Ni/SiC co-
deposition. Sponsor: Alan C. West.
Greeshma Reddy Gadikota. Geo-chemo-physical
studies of carbon mineralization for natural and
engineered carbon storage. Sponsor: Ah-Hyung
Alissa Park.
Min-Hsuan Kuo. Trace gas-induced brine and
disordered interfacial layers on ice. Sponsor: V.
Faye McNeill.
Yanir Maidenberg. Directed self-assembly of
polymer-decorated nanoparticles. Sponsor: Jefrey
T. Koberstein.
Tushar Navin Patel. Engineering heterogeneous
biocatalysts. Sponsor: Scot A. Banta.
Edward J. Swanson. Catalytic enhancement of
silicate mineral weathering for direct carbon capture
and storage. Sponsor: Ah-Hyung Alissa Park.
Joseph Lai-Man Woo. Gas-aerosol model for
mechanism analysis: Kinetic prediction of gas- and
aqueous-phase chemistry of atmospheric aerosols.
Sponsor: V. Faye McNeill.
Ph.D. in CHEMICAL PHYSICS
Dahlia Anne Goldfeld. Advances in structure and
small molecule docking predictions for crystallized
G-protein-coupled receptors. Sponsor: Richard A.
Friesner.
Brenda Marilyn Rubenstein. Novel quantum
Monte Carlo approaches for quantum liquids.
Sponsor: David Reichman.
Andela Saric. Self-assembly of nanoparticles on fuid
and elastic membranes. Sponsor: Angelo Cacciuto.
Carl Alexander Smith. Low-rank graphical models
and Bayesian inference in the statistical analysis of
noisy neural data. Sponsor: Liam Paninski.
Ph.D. in CHEMISTRY
Ahmed Baker Al-Harbi. Synthesis and coordination
chemistry of oxygen-rich ligands: Bis(oxoimidazolyl)
hydroborato, tris(oxoimidazolyl)hydroborato and,
tris(2-pyridonyl)methane. Sponsor: Gerard
Parkin.
Alexandria Paige Brucks. Halonium-induced
cyclization reactions for the synthesis of diverse
molecular scafolds. Sponsor: Scot A. Snyder.
Alexander Buitrago Santanilla. New approaches
toward the asymmetric allylation of the formyl
and imino groups via strained silane Lewis acids.
Sponsor: Tristan H. Lambert.
Daniel Robert Grifth. Synthetic studies of the
yunnaneic acids. Sponsor: Scot A. Snyder.
Stephen Ho. Studies in polyketide total synthesis.
Sponsor: James L. Leighton.
Sung Young Hong. Multi-photon spectroscopic
studies of molecule/metal interfaces and graphene.
Sponsor: Richard M. Osgood, Jr.
Chaoran Jing. Trimethoprim-based chemical tags for
high-resolution live cell imaging. Sponsor: Virginia
Cornish.
Richard James Karpowicz, Jr. I. Advanced
fuorescent false neurotransmiters for the study
of monoamine transporter activity and synaptic
transmission; II. New small-molecule inducers of
glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF)
from C6 glioma cells. Sponsor: Dalibor Sames.
Mathew Douglas Merguerian. Building a genetic
system in yeast to search for high-afnity proteins in
sequence space. Sponsor: Virginia Cornish.
Yi Rong. Main group and transition metal
complexes supported by multidentate tripodal
ligands that feature nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur
donors: Synthesis, structural characterization, and
applications. Sponsor: Gerard Parkin.
Christine Laura Schenck. Using molecular design
to infuence intermolecular interactions. Sponsor:
Colin P. Nuckolls.
Danielle Felicia Sedbrook. In pursuit of
conjugation in one-dimension: Synthetic studies
of oligomeric and polymeric organic materials.
Sponsor: Colin P. Nuckolls.
Trevor Charles Sherwood. Cascade approaches
to polycyclic natural products. Sponsor: Scot A.
Snyder.
Nathan Edward Wright. Synthetic explorations and
expeditions in the resveratrol class. Sponsor: Scot
A. Snyder.
Jing Zhang. Theoretical study of electron transport
and trapping in solvated titanium dioxide
nanoparticles. Sponsor: Richard A. Friesner.
Xinxin Zhu. Novel bio-imaging techniques based on
molecular switching. Sponsor: Wei Min.
Ph.D. in CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING
MECHANICS
Patrick Thomas Brewick. Improving the
quantifcation and estimation of damping for bridges
under trafc loading. Sponsor: Andrew W.
Smyth.
Rishee Kumar Jain. Building eco-informatics:
Examining the dynamics of eco-feedback design and
peer networks to achieve sustainable reductions in
energy consumption. Sponsor: Patricia J. Culligan.
Colin James McAulife. Numerical modeling
of shear bands and dynamic fracture in metals.
Sponsor: Haim Waisman.
Amy Tang. Leveraging policy for renewable energy
development in industrialized countries and
emerging markets. Sponsor: Patricia J. Culligan.
Xiaoqi Xu. Leveraging human-environment systems
in residential buildings for aggregate energy
efciency and sustainability. Sponsor: Patricia J.
Culligan.
Ph.D. in CLASSICAL STUDIES
Monica Maria Hellström. Public construction
under Diocletian: A study of state involvement in
construction in Roman-era towns in present day
Tunisia and eastern Algeria. Sponsor: Roger S.
Bagnall.
Irene SanPietro. Money, power, respect: Charity and
the creation of the Church. Sponsor: William V.
Harris.
Ph.D. in CLASSICS
Evgenia Papathanasopoulou. Space in
Aristophanes: Portraying the civic and domestic
worlds in Acharnians, Knights, and Wasps.
Sponsor: Helene Foley.
Ph.D. in COMMUNICATIONS
Paul J. Cronin. Exasperation and curiosity:
Alexander Mackendrick at the California Institute of
the Arts. Sponsor: Todd Gitlin.
Zohar Kadmon Sella. News media and the authority
of grief: The journalistic treatment of terrorism
victims as political activists. Sponsor: Andie
Tucher.
Ph.D. in COMPUTER SCIENCE
Sambuddho Chakravarty. Trafc analysis
atacks and defenses in low latency anonymous
communication. Sponsor: Angelos Keromytis.
John David Demme. Overcoming the intuition wall:
Measurement and analysis in computer architecture.
Sponsor: Simha Sethumadhavan.
Richard W. Neill. Heterogeneous cloud systems
based on broadband embedded computing. Sponsor:
Luca Carloni.
Swapneel Kalpesh Sheth. Exploring societal
computing based on the example of privacy.
Sponsor: Gail E. Kaiser.
Paul Etienne Vouga. Discrete diferential geometry
of thin materials for computational mechanics.
Sponsor: Eitan Grinspun.
Adam Scot Waksman. Producing trustworthy
hardware using untrusted components, personnel,
and resources. Sponsor: Simha Sethumadhavan.
Lauren Wilcox Paterson. User interfaces for
patient-centered communication of health status and
care progress. Sponsor: Steven K. Feiner.
John Ruoyu Zhang. Correlating visual speaker
gestures with measures of audience engagement to
aid video browsing. Sponsor: John R. Kender.
Ph.D. in EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Eric Dahlgren. Rescaling capital: The potential
of small-scale mass-produced physical capital in
the energy and materials processing industries.
Sponsor: Klaus S. Lackner.
John Edward Feighery. A combined feld and
laboratory investigation into the transport of fecal
indicator microorganisms through a shallow drinking
water aquifer in Bangladesh. Sponsor: Kartik
Chandran.
Garret Christopher Fitgerald. Multi-scale
analysis of methane gas hydrate formation and
dissociation via point source thermal stimulation
and carbon dioxide exchange. Sponsor: Marco J.
Castaldi.
Naomi Beth Klinghofer. Utilization of char
from biomass gasifcation in catalytic applications.
Sponsor: Marco J. Castaldi.
Thomas Adrian Socci. A computational model of
networked small-scale fuel synthesis demonstrating
greater production fexibility and specifcity.
Sponsor: Klaus S. Lackner.
Rob van Haaren. Utility scale photovoltaic plan
variability studies and energy storage optimization
for ramp rate control. Sponsor: Vasilis Fthenakis.
Jun Wu. Greener surface active reagents: Structure,
property, and performance relationships. Sponsor:
Ponisseril Somasundaran.
Huangjing Zhao. Tailored formation of mineral
carbonates in the presence of various chemical
additives for in situ and ex situ carbon storage.
Sponsor: Ah-Hyung Alissa Park.
Ph.D. in EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Elisabeth Streit Falk. Carbonation of peridotite in
the Oman Ophiolite. Sponsor: Peter B. Kelemen.
Christopher Tyler Hayes. Marine thorium
and protactinium distributions: Tools for past
and present chemical fux. Sponsor: Robert F.
Anderson.
Jason Jweda. Geochemistry of the Tatara-San Pedro
continental arc volcanic complex and implications for
magmatism in the Chilean Southern Volcanic Zone.
Sponsor: Steven L. Goldstein.
Colin Patrick Kelley. Recent and future drying of
the Mediterranean region: Anthropogenic forcing,
natural variability, and social impacts. Sponsor:
Mingfang Ting.
Miriam Elizabeth Marlier. Public health impacts
from fres in tropical landscapes. Sponsor: Ruth
DeFries.
Ivan Mihajlov. The vulnerability of low-arsenic
aquifers in Bangladesh: A multi-scale geochemical
and hydrologic approach. Sponsor: Martin Stute.
Ph.D. in EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
David Carl Atherton. Valences of vengeance: The
moral imagination of early modern Japanese vendeta
fction. Sponsor: Haruo Shirane.
Shannon M. Cannella. The path toward the other:
Relational subjectivity in modern Chinese literature,
1919-1945. Sponsor: David Der-Wei Wang.
BuYun Chen. Dressing for the times: Fashion in
Tang Dynasty China (618-907). Sponsor: Dorothy
Yin-Yee Ko.
Jennifer Lindsay Guest. Primers, commentaries,
and kanbun literacy in Japanese literary culture, 950-
1250 C.E. Sponsors: David Barnet Lurie and
Haruo Shirane.
Michael Barret McCarty. Divided loyalties
and shifting perceptions: The Jōkyū Disturbance
and courtier-warrior relations in medieval Japan.
Sponsor: David Barnet Lurie.
Gregory Magai Paterson. Elegies for empire: The
poetics of memory in the late work of Du Fu (712-
770). Sponsor: Wendy Swart.
Mi-Ryong Shim. Regional rebirths: Imperialization,
pan-Asianism, and narratives of ‘conversion’ in
colonial Korea. Sponsors: Theodore Hughes and
Tomi Suzuki.
Minna Wu. On the periphery of a great ‘empire’:
Secondary formation of states and their material basis
in the Shandong Peninsula during the late Bronze
Age, ca. 1000-500 B.C.E. Sponsor: Feng Li.
Christina Song Me Yi. Fissured languages of
empire: Gender, ethnicity, and literature in Japan
and Korea, 1930s-1950s. Sponsors: Theodore
Hughes and Tomi Suzuki.
Yurou Zhong. Script crisis and literary modernity in
China, 1916-1958. Sponsor: Lydia Liu.
Ph.D. in ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL
BIOLOGY
Mathew Easton Fagan. The changing matrix:
Reforestation and connectivity in a tropical habitat
corridor. Sponsor: Ruth DeFries.
Kari Lynn Schmidt. Spatial and temporal paterns
of genetic variation in scarlet macaws (Ara macao):
Implications for population management in La Selva
Maya, Central America. Sponsor: George Amato.
Ph.D. in ECONOMICS
Adonis Antoniades. Three essays in banking.
Sponsor: Pierre-André Chiappori.
David S. Blakeslee. Three essays on development
and the political economy of south Asia. Sponsor:
Suresh Naidu.
Alejo Eduardo Czerwonko Pupi. Essays in
alternative financial services. Sponsor: Katherine
Ho.
Yun Kyung Kim. Essays on corporate cash
holdings and business groups. Sponsor: Brendan
O’Flaherty.
Tao Li. Essays in economics and corporate finance.
Sponsor: Patrick Bolton.
Benjamin Michael Marx. Essays in charitable
organizations and public policy. Sponsor: Wojciech
Kopczuk.
David Joseph Munroe. Essays on government
policy in real estate markets. Sponsor: Wojciech
Kopczuk.
Hyun Seung Oh. Essays in macroeconomics and
business cycles. Sponsor: Ricardo Reis.
Giovanni Paci. Essays in applied behavioral
economics. Sponsor: Eric Verhoogen.
María José Prados. Essays on economic inequality.
Sponsor: Bernard Salanié.
Sébastien Turban. Essays in political economy.
Sponsor: Alessandra Casella.
Zhanna Victorovna Zhanabekova. Essays
in health care and public economics. Sponsor:
Wojciech Kopczuk.
Ph.D. in ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Wei-Yi Cheng. Atractor molecular signatures
and their applications for prognostic biomarkers.
Sponsor: Dimitris Anastassiou.
Anna Choromanska. Selected machine learning
reductions. Sponsor: Tony Jebara.
Maulik Mahadev Desai. Topics in routing and
network coding for wireless networks. Sponsor:
Nicholas F. Maxemchuk.
Ryan Michael Field. High-speed wide-field time-
correlated single-photon counting fluorescence
lifetime imaging microscopy. Sponsor: Kenneth L.
Shepard.
Ning Gu. Experimental investigations of the role
of proximity approximation in near-field radiative
transfer. Sponsor: Arvind Narayanaswamy.
Junfeng He. Large-scale nearest neighbor search -
Theories, algorithms, and applications. Sponsor:
Shih-Fu Chang.
Kyung-Wook Hwang. Design of scalable on-
demand video streaming systems leveraging video
viewing paterns. Sponsor: Daniel Rubenstein.
Alexandros Iliadis. Haplotype inference through
sequential Monte Carlo. Sponsor: Dimitris
Anastassiou.
Karthik Tripurari Jayaraman. RF frontend for
spectrum analysis in cognitive radio. Sponsor:
Peter Kinget.
Jayanth Narasimhan Kuppambati. Design
techniques for analog-to-digital converters in scaled
CMOS technologies. Sponsor: Peter Kinget.
John Christopher Sarik. Systems for pervasive
electronics and interfaces. Sponsor: Ioannis
Kymissis.
Yevgeniy Slutskiy. Idenification of dendritic
processing in spiking neural circuits. Sponsor:
Aurel A. Lazar.
Christos Vezyrtis. Continuous-time and
companding digital signal processors using
adaptivity and asynchronous techniques. Sponsors:
Steven M. Nowick and Yannis P. Tsividis.
Baradwaj Vigraham. Power-effi cient circuit
architectures for receivers leveraging nanoscale
CMOS. Sponsor: Peter Kinget.
Nader Zaki. A correlated 1-D monatomic condensed
mater system: Experiment and theory. Sponsor:
Richard M. Osgood, Jr.
Ph.D. in ENGLISH AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Jefrey Michael Brown. To stage a reading: The
actor in British modernism. Sponsor: W. B.
Worthen.
Anna Elizabeth Clark. Centers of consciousness:
Protagonism and the nineteenth-century British
novel. Sponsor: Sharon Marcus.
Jean-Christophe Cloutier. Archival vagabonds:
Twentieth-century American fction and the archive
in novelistic practice. Sponsor: Brent Hayes
Edwards.
Alicia Margaret DeSantis. The feeling of a line:
Nineteenth-century American literature and the
psychology of imagination. Sponsor: Nicholas
Dames.
Anne Claire Diebel. The outward turn: Personality,
blankness, and allure in American modernism.
Sponsor: Ross Posnock.
Elizabeth Bonnete Eliot Lockhart. Remembering
things: Tranformative objects in texts about confict,
1160-1390. Sponsor: Patricia A. Dailey.
Nathaniel Farrell. The modernist defense of poetry in
prose and verse. Sponsor: Michael Golston.
Alvan Azinna Ikoku. Forms of global health.
Sponsor: Brent Hayes Edwards.
Emrah Efe Khayyat. Muslim literature, world
literature, Tanpınar. Sponsor: Bruce Robbins.
Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb. Epidemiology of
terror: Health, horror, and politics in colonial
and postcolonial literature. Sponsor: Gauri
Viswanathan.
Ivan Lupić. Subjects of advice: Drama and counsel
from More to Shakespeare. Sponsor: David Scot
Kastan.
Andrew Leren Lynn. Minstrels in the drawing
room: Music and novel-reading in Johann Wolfgang
von Goethe, Walter Scot, and George Eliot.
Sponsor: Nicholas Dames.
Sara Ann Murphy. Revised lives: Lineage and
dislocation in seventeenth-century English
autobiography. Sponsor: Julie A. Crawford.
Samuel Joseph North. Useful works: Literary
criticism and aesthetic education. Sponsor:
Nicholas Dames.
Imani D. Owens. At the crossroads: African
American and Caribbean writers in the interwar
period. Sponsor: Farah Jasmine Grifn.
Ben W. Parker. Unhappy consciousness: Recognition
and reifcation in Victorian fction. Sponsor:
Nicholas Dames.
Anita Caridad Santiago. Common place: Rereading
‘nation’ in the quoting age, 1776-1860. Sponsor:
Ross Posnock.
Jessica Elaine Teague. Ears taut to hear: Sound
recording and twentieth-century American literature.
Sponsor: Brent Hayes Edwards.
Daniel Wright. Bad logic: Reasoning about desire in
the Victorian novel. Sponsor: Sharon Marcus.
Ph.D. in ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
Megan Marie Niedzwiecki. Mechanisms of arsenic
toxicity in humans: Interplay of arsenic, glutathione,
and DNA methylation in Bangladeshi adults.
Sponsor: Mary V. Gamble.
Ph.D. in EPIDEMIOLOGY
Catherine Richards. The efect of hospital fnancial
distress on immediate breast reconstruction.
Sponsor: Dawn Hershman.
Nicole Anastasia Stehling-Ariza. He who dies
with toys…A longitudinal look at materialism and
physical health. Sponsor: Sharon Schwart.
Ph.D. in FRENCH AND ROMANCE PHILOLOGY
Roderick Philip Cooke. From aesthetics to
politics in the Dreyfus afair. Sponsor: Elisabeth
Ladenson.
Séverine Camille Martin. Out of the Néant into
the everyday: A rediscovery of Mallarmé’s poetics.
Sponsor: Elisabeth Ladenson.
Eric Todd Matheis. Capital, value, and exchange in
the Old Occitan and Old French Tenson (Including
the Partiman and the Jeu Parti). Sponsor: Sylvie
Lefèvre.
Ph.D. in GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT
James Chi-ping Chen. Computational inferences of
mutations driving mesenchymal diferentiation in
glioblastoma. Sponsor: Andrea Califano.
Lisa Michelle Kennedy. Genetic analysis of novel
regulators of neuronal migration in Caenorhabditis
elegans: The insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway,
a chromatin-binding factor ZFP-1 (AF10), and
endogenous RNAi. Sponsor: Alla Grishok.
Sudha Ramesh Kumar. Undertanding the
mechanism of pigment rim formation at the periphery
of the eye in Drosophila melanogaster. Sponsor:
Andrew Tomlinson.
Munevver Parla Makinistoglu. HDAC4 integrates
PTH and sympathetic signaling in osteoblasts.
Sponsor: Gerard Karsenty.
Kally Zhang Pan. Cell-size control in fssion yeast.
Sponsor: Frederick Chang.
Aditi Singhania. Paterning of dendritic territories
by dendrite-dendrite and dendrite-substrate
interaction. Sponsor: Wesley B. Grueber.
Ph.D. in GERMANIC LANGUAGES
Kári Driscoll. Toward a poetics of aminality:
Hofmannsthal, Rilke, Pirandello, Kafa. Sponsor:
Mark Anderson.
Brook Henkel. Animistic fctions: German
modernism, flm, and the animation of things.
Sponsor: Stefan Andriopoulos.
Adi Mahalel. The radical years of I. L. Peret.
Sponsors: Jeremy Dauber and Dan Miron.
Ph.D. in HISTORY
Nina Ansary. The roots of feminist invocations in
post-revolutionary Iran. Sponsor: Richard W.
Bulliet.
Melissa May Borja. ‘To follow the new rule or way’:
Hmong refugee resetlement and the practice of
American religious pluralism. Sponsor: Mae Ngai.
Jun Hee Cho. Court in the market: The ‘business’
of a princely court in the Burgundian Netherlands,
1467-1503. Sponsor: Martha C. Howell.
William Monroe Coleman IV. Making the state
on the Sino-Tibetan frontier: Chinese expansion
and local power in Batang, 1842-1939. Sponsor:
Madeleine Zelin.
Joanna Dee Das. Choreographing a new world:
Katherine Dunham and the politics of dance.
Sponsor: Eric Foner.
Aimee M. Genell. Empire by law: Otoman
sovereignty and the British occupation of Egypt,
1882-1923. Sponsor: Mark A. Mazower.
Laura Jeanne Hornbake. Community, place, and
cultural batles: Associational life in central Italy,
1945-1968. Sponsor: Victoria de Grazia.
Abhishek Kaicker. Unquiet city: Making and
unmaking politics in Mughal Delhi, 1707-39.
Sponsor: Nicholas B. Dirks.
Ariel Mae Lambe. Cuban antifascism and the
Spanish Civil War: Transnational activism,
networks, and solidarity in the 1930s. Sponsor:
Pablo Piccato.
Jared Braidwood Manasek. Empire displaced:
Otoman-Habsburg forced migration and the Near
Eastern crisis, 1875-1878. Sponsor: Samuel
Moyn.
Tamara Beth Mann. Honor thy father and mother:
Defning and solving the problem of old age in the
United States, 1945-1961. Sponsor: Elizabeth
Blackmar.
Michael James Neuss. Balancing blood, balancing
books: Medicine, commerce, and the royal court in
seventeenth-century England. Sponsor: Mathew
L. Jones.
Yuki Oda. Family unity in U.S. immigration policy,
1921-1978. Sponsor: Mae Ngai.
Adina L. Popescu. Casting bread upon the waters:
American farming and the international wheat
market, 1880-1920. Sponsor: Elizabeth Blackmar.
Meha Priyadarshini. From the Chinese guan to
the Mexican chocolatero: A tactile history of the
transpacifc trade, 1571-1815. Sponsor: Adam
McKeown.
Herbert H. Toler, Jr. Nothin’ but ’ligion: The
American Missionary Association’s activities in the
nation’s capital, 1862-1877. Sponsor: Eric Foner.
Kira Kalina von Ostenfeld-Suske. Ofcial
historiography, political legitimacy, historical
methodology, and royal and imperial authority in
Spain under Philip II, 1580-99. Sponsor: Adam J.
Kosto.
Timothy Ming-Chih Yang. Market, medicine, and
empire: Hoshi Pharmaceuticals in the interwar years.
Sponsor: Carol Gluck.
Ph.D. in INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS
RESEARCH
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Rodrigo A. Carrasco. Resource cost aware
scheduling problems. Sponsors: Garud N. Iyengar
and Cliford S. Stein.
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
Menghui Cao. From continuous to discrete:
Studies on continuity corrections and Monte Carlo
simulation with applications to barrier options and
American options. Sponsor: Steven S. G. Kou.
Xinyun Chen. Perfect simulation, sample-path
large deviations, and multiscale modeling for some
fundamental queueing systems. Sponsor: Jose H.
Blanchet.
Bo Huang. Convex optimization algorithms and
recovery theories in sparse models in machine
learning. Sponsor: Donald Goldfarb.
Jinbeom Kim. Pricing, trading, and clearing of
defaultable claims subject to counterparty risk.
Sponsor: Tim Siu-Tang Leung.
Alexander Daniel Michalka. Cuting planes for
convex objective nonconvex optimization. Sponsor:
Daniel Bienstock.
Haowen Zhong. Two papers of fnancial engineering
relating to the risks of the 2007-2008 fnancial crisis.
Sponsor: Steven S. G. Kou.
Ph.D. in ITALIAN
Ileana Moreno-Viqueira. Invisible mathematics in
Italo Calvino’s Le cità invisibili. Sponsor: Paolo
Valesio.
Ph.D. in LATIN AMERICAN AND IBERIAN CULTURES
Mauricio Andres Castillo. Avant-garde and
socialist dreamworlds in Latin America: Global
and local designs, 1919-1939. Sponsor: Carlos J.
Alonso.
Lara E. Tucker. Spectacles of inclusion: Cultures of
leisure and entertainment in early twentieth-century
Argentina. Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo.
Óscar Iván Useche. Beyond the material: Energy,
work, and movement in the cultural imagination of
Restoration Spain. Sponsor: Wadda Ríos-Font.
Adam Lee Winkel. Zones of infuence: The
production of Madrid in early Franco Spain.
Sponsor: Alberto Medina.
Ph.D. in MATHEMATICS
Corrin Jeannete Clarkson. Three manifold
mutations detected by Heegaard Floer homology.
Sponsor: Robert Lipshit.
Tristan Cliford Collins. Canonical metrics in
Sasakian geometry. Sponsor: Duong H. Phong.
Jonathan Michael Hanselman. Bordered Heegaard
Floer homology and graph manifolds. Sponsor:
Robert Lipshit.
Thomas William Nyberg. Constant scalar curvative
of toric fbrations. Sponsor: Duong H. Phong.
Hang Xue. The geometry and arithmetic of genus
four curves. Sponsor: Shou-Wu Zhang.
Ph.D. in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Edwin S. Ahn. Addressing stability robustness,
period uncertainties, and startup of multiple-period
repetitive control for spacecraft jiter mitigation.
Sponsor: Richard W. Longman.
Ryan Cooper. Thin flm mechanics. Sponsor:
Jefrey W. Kysar.
Jin Ho Kim. A microfuidic approach to selection and
enrichment of aptamers for biomolecules and cells.
Sponsor: Qiao Lin.
Mirkó Palla. Novel engineering approaches for DNA
sequencing and analysis. Sponsor: Qiao Lin.
Emil Jose Sandoz-Rosado. The tribological behavior
of graphene and its role as a protective coating.
Sponsor: Elon J. Terrell.
Karthik Sasihithlu. A theoretical study of the
efect of curvature on near-feld radiative transfer.
Sponsor: Arvind Narayanaswamy.
Hongliang Wang. Laser surface texturing,
crystallization, and scribing of thin flms in solar cell
applications. Sponsor: Y. Lawrence Yao.
Tung-Lin Yang. Revealing the molecular structure
and the transport mechanism at the base of primary
cilia using superresolution STED microscopy.
Sponsor: Jung-Chi Liao.
Yuan Zhang. Identifcation of key structural elements
of ATP-dependent molecular motors. Sponsor:
Jung-Chi Liao.
Jing Zhu. Genetic analysis and cell manipulation in
microfuidic devices. Sponsor: Qiao Lin.
Ph.D. in MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY, AND
INFECTION
Arnab De. Understanding two inhibitors of NF-κB:
A20 and IκBß. Sponsor: Sankar Ghosh.
Lindsie Adela Goss. Threonine phosphorylation
regulates two-component systems involved in cell
wall metabolism. Sponsor: Jonathan Dworkin.
Ph.D. in MIDDLE EASTERN, SOUTH ASIAN, AND
AFRICAN STUDIES
Ajay Singh Chaudhary. Religions of doubt:
Religion, critique, and modernity in Jalal Al-e
Ahmad and Walter Benjamin. Sponsor: Hamid
Dabashi.
Arthur Dale Dudney. A desire for meaning:
Ḳhān-i Ārzū’s philology and the place of India in
the eighteenth-century Persianate world. Sponsor:
Frances W. Pritchet.
Elaine Marie Fisher. A new public theology:
Sanskrit and society in seventeenth-century south
India. Sponsor: Sheldon Pollock.
Yasmine Khayyat. Memory in ruins: The poetics
of Aṭlāl in Lebanese wartime and postwar cultural
production. Sponsor: Muhsin Jassim al-Musawi.
Kamal Soleimani. Islam and competing nationalism:
The Kurds and the Turks in the late Otoman era.
Sponsor: Gil Anidjar.
Kadír Üstün. The new order and its enemies:
Opposition to military reform in the Otoman
Empire, 1789-1807. Sponsor: Rashid Khalidi.
D.M.A. in MUSIC
Joshua Frederick Cody. Nono and Marxist
aesthetics. Sponsor: Alfred W. Lerdahl.
Mario Diaz de Leon. Mansion: Inner cosmologies,
thresholds, and contacts. Sponsor: George E.
Lewis.
Damon Russell Holzborn. Building mobile
instruments for improvised musical performance.
Sponsor: George E. Lewis.
Andile Wiseman Khumalo. Glissando as a
metaphor in Beat Furrer’s FAMA and Cry Out,
Shades of Words, Bells Die Out. Sponsor:
George E. Lewis.
Keith Andrew Moore. A multiphonic reappraisal
and the alto saxophone concerto Radial. Sponsor:
Alfred W. Lerdahl.
Ph.D. in MUSIC
Mahir Cetiz. Listening experience and musical
construction: Spectromorphological analysis of
Enflade: Lamento-Cambiata. Sponsor: Alfred
W. Lerdahl.
Juliet Eleanor Forshaw. Dangerous tenors, heroic
basses, and non-ingénues: Singers and the envoicing
of social values in Russian opera, 1836-1905.
Sponsor: Karen Henson.
Scot Michael Gleason. Princeton theory’s
problematics. Sponsor: Joseph Dubiel.
Ph.D. in NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
Irene Helen Ballagh. Sex diferences in the
structure, function, and regulation of vocal circuits
in Xenopus. Sponsor: Darcy B. Kelley.
Elizabeth Erin Crouch. Adult neural stem cells and
their perivascular niche. Sponsor: Fiona Doetsch.
Heather El-Amamy. Independent efects of paternal
age and Neuregulin1 expression in mice in relation
to schizophrenia. Sponsor: Jay Gingrich.
Andrew Jacob Pixley Fink. Exploring a behavioral
role for presynaptic inhibition at spinal sensory-
motor synapses. Sponsor: Thomas M. Jessell.
Frederick Luke Hiti. Genetically targeted
anatomical and behavioral characterization of the
cornu ammonis 2 (CA2) subfeld of the mouse
hippocampus. Sponsor: Steven A. Siegelbaum.
Saul Sen Kato. Temporal processing by
Caenorhabditis elegans sensory neurons.
Sponsor: Laurence F. Abbot.
Mathew Roderick Lovet-Barron. Functional
consequences of dendritic inhibition in the
hippocampus. Sponsor: Atila Losonczy.
Maxim Valerievich Nikitchenko. Inference of
functional neural connectivity and convergence
acceleration methods. Sponsor: Liam Paninski.
Pia-Kelsey Tiu O’Neill. Long-range synchrony
between medial prefrontal cortex, thalamus, and
hippocampus underlies working memory behavior in
mice. Sponsor: Joshua A. Gordon.
Christopher James Peck. Space and value in the
primate amygdala and basal forebrain. Sponsor: C.
Daniel Salzman.
Ellen L. Peck. Space and value in the primate
amygdala. Sponsor: C. Daniel Salzman.
Zev Benjamin Rosen. Dopaminergic control of
hippocampal neural circuitry. Sponsor: Steven A.
Siegelbaum.
Carl Edward Schoonover. Strength and dendritic
organization of thalamocortical synapses onto
excitatory layer 4 neurons. Sponsor: Randy M.
Bruno.
Krista Joan Spiller. Using the natural resistance of
motor neuron subpopulations to identify therapeutic
targets in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Sponsor:
Christopher E. Henderson.
Qing Wang. Neuronal diversifcation within the
retina: Generation of crossed and uncrossed retinal
ganglion cells. Sponsor: Carol A. Mason.
Gregory Duncan Wayne. Self-modeling neural
systems. Sponsor: Laurence F. Abbot.
Ph.D. in NURSING
Kenrick D. Cato. Hispanic patients’ role preferences
in primary care treatment decision making.
Sponsor: Suzanne Bakken.
Nicole Faerman Geller. Examining bullying,
harassment, and horizontal violence (BHHV) in
student nurses. Sponsor: Elaine L. Larson.
Young Ji Lee. Online health information seeking
behaviors of Hispanics in New York City. Sponsor:
Suzanne Bakken.
Mayuko Uchida. Comparative and cost-efectiveness
analyses of resident quality outcomes in nursing
homes. Sponsor: Patricia W. Stone.
Ph.D. in NUTRITIONAL AND METABOLIC BIOLOGY
Chi Nok Chong. The infuence of central insulin
signals on stress response in mice. Sponsor: Lori
M. Zeltser.
Katherine Jean Wert. Gene therapy provides long-
term visual function in a pre-clinical model of
retinitis pigmentosa. Sponsor: Stephen Tsang.
Ph.D. in PATHOBIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE
Yige Guo. Molecular mechanisms of mitotic spindle
assembly and accurate chromosome segregation.
Sponsor: Yinghui Mao.
Netonia Lisa Marshall. BIN3 is a novel 8p21 tumor
suppressor that regulates the atachment checkpoint
in epithelial cells. Sponsor: Jose Maria Silva.
Mai Sato. Insights into MYC biology through
investigation of synthetic lethal interactions with
MYC deregulation. Sponsor: Jean Gautier.
Ph.D. in PHARMACOLOGY AND MOLECULAR
SIGNALING
Minji Kim Uh. Notch signaling determines
lymphatic cell fate and regulates sprouting
lymphangiogenesis. Sponsor: Jan Kitajewski.
Mi Wang. The role of GM-CSF/IL-3/IL-5 receptor
common β subunit (CBS) in Hematopoietic Stem and
Progenitor Cell (HSPC) expansion, monocytosis, and
atherosclerosis. Sponsor: Alan R. Tall.
Ph.D. in PHILOSOPHY
Adrian Avery Terence Archer. The rational
significance of desire. Sponsor: Katja Vogt.
Katherine Lynn Gasdaglis. Intuition in Kant’s
theoretical epistemology. Sponsor: Patricia
Kitcher.
Harold Barnes Ingram, Jr. The possibility of mutual
benefit from exchange between the philosophy of
language and second-language-acquisition research
and pedagogy. Sponsor: Achille C. Varzi.
Chloe Layman. Descartes’ slight and metaphysical
doubt. Sponsor: Patricia Kitcher.
Ph.D. in PHYSICS
Gary Chia Li Cheng. Precision search for muon
antineutrino disappearance oscillations using a dual
baseline technique. Sponsor: Michael H. Shaevit.
Hung The Dang. The study of transition metal
oxides using dynamical mean field theory. Sponsor:
Andrew J. Millis.
Seth Nathaniel Hillbrand. The E and B
Experiment: A balloon-borne cosmic microwave
background anisotropy probe. Sponsor: Amber D.
Miller.
Kiyohito Iigaya. Neural network models of decision
making with learning on multiple timescales.
Sponsor: Yasutomo Uemura.
Ali Masoumi Khalil Abad. Topics in vacuum
decay. Sponsor: Erick J. Weinberg.
Nikiforos Nikiforou. Search for non-pointing
photons in the diphoton and missing transverse
energy final state in 7 TeV p p collisions using the
ATLAS detector. Sponsor: John Parsons.
Christopher Butler Osborn. The physics of
ultracold Sr
2
molecules: Optical production
and precision measurement. Sponsor: Tanya
Zelevinsky.
Dennis Vadimovich Perepelitsa. Inclusive jet
production in ultrarelativistic proton-nucleus
collisions. Sponsor: Brian A. Cole.
Gunes Demet Senturk. Observational properties
of gigaelectronvolt-teraelectronvolt blazars and the
study of the teraelectronvolt blazar RBS 0413 with
VERITAS. Sponsor: Thomas Brian Humensky.
Feng Tian. Search for the Standard Model Higgs
boson in Z + Γ final states with the ATLAS detector
at the LHC. Sponsor: Michael Tuts.
Dustin Henry Urbaniec. A measurement of the jet
multiplicity in di-lepton final states of tbar events.
Sponsor: Gustaaf H. Brooijmans.
Junpu Wang. The effective field theory approach
to fluid dynamics, modified gravity theories, and
cosmology. Sponsor: Alberto Nicolis.
Xiuyuan Yang. Cosmology with weak lensing peaks.
Sponsors: Lam Hui and Morgan May.
Tae Hyun Yoon. An atom trap trace analysis (ATTA)
system for measuring ultra-low contamination by
krypton in xenon dark mater detectors. Sponsor:
Tanya Zelevinsky.
Liuyan Zhao. Chemical vapor deposition grown
pristine and chemically doped monolayer graphene.
Sponsor: Abhay Pasupathy.
Ph.D. in POLITICAL SCIENCE
Emily Cochran Bech. Voice and belonging: How
open vs. restricted models of national incorporation
shape immigrant-minority identification and
participation. Sponsor: Jack L. Snyder.
Robert Chamberlain. Security exchange theory:
How great powers trade security with small states.
Sponsor: Jack L. Snyder.
Sandipto Dasgupta. Legalizing the revolution.
Sponsor: Jean L. Cohen.
Gustavo de las Casas. Nationalism-as-technology
and peace in Europe, 1815-1914. Sponsor: Jack L.
Snyder.
Felix Hans Gerlsbeck. Experimental democracy—
Collective intelligence for a diverse and complex
world. Sponsor: Melissa Schwartberg.
Suzanne Katenstein. Why surrender sovereignty?
Empowering non-state actors to protect the status
quo. Sponsor: Jack L. Snyder.
Maria Narayani Lasala Blanco. God made the
country, and man made the town: The impact of local
institutions on the political atitudes and behavior
of immigrants and minorities in the United States.
Sponsor: Robert Y. Shapiro.
Carmen Le Foulon Morán. The impact of
transparency on legislative behavior: Taking position
avoidance into account. The case of Chile. Sponsor:
Maria Victoria Murillo.
Eric Ndahayo Mvukiyehe. Essays on
microfoundations of peacebuilding in war-torn
societies: Hypotheses and evidence from a feld
experiment in rural Liberia. Sponsor: Virginia
Page Fortna.
Sayres Steven Rudy. Citizen-subjectivity,
experiential evaluation, and activist strategies:
Explaining Algerian violence and Polish peace under
authoritarian rule. Sponsor: Mark Kesselman.
John Joseph Sivolella. Do politics mater to
this watchdog? The efects of ideology on civil
enforcement at the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission. Sponsor: Robert Y.
Shapiro.
Oscar M. Torres-Reyna. Origins and use of
presidential polling in Mexico; Presidential approval
in Mexico; Government spending and public opinion
in Mexico. Sponsor: Robert Y. Shapiro.
Chien-min Yang. Between ethnic and civic: A
paradox of national identifcation in contemporary
Taiwan. Sponsor: Andrew J. Nathan.
Ph.D. in PSYCHOLOGY
Allison Turza Bajger. Acute, repeated-dose, and
residual efects of amphetamines derivatives on
psychological measures in humans. Sponsor: Carl
L. Hart.
Teal S. Eich. Cognitive control in schizophrenia.
Sponsor: Kevin Ochsner.
Brian Svavar Maniscalco. High-level cognitive and
neural contributions to conscious experience and
metacognition in visual perception. Sponsor: Hak-
wan Lau.
Ph.D. in RELIGION
Ari Bergmann. Halevy, Halivni, and the oral
formation of the Babylonian Talmud. Sponsor:
David Weiss Halivni.
Todd Edison French. Just Deserts: Losing
Origen and gaining retributive judgment in the
hagiographical literature of the early Byzantine
world. Sponsor: John Anthony McGuckin.
Asha Kalyani Moorthy. A seal of faith: Rereading
Paul on circumcision, Torah, and the Gentiles.
Sponsor: John Anthony McGuckin.
Ph.D. in SLAVIC LANGUAGES
Alison Beth Annunziata. Sentimentalism made
strange: Shklovsky, Karamzin, Rousseau. Sponsor:
Irina Reyfman.
Andrew Benjamin Hicks. Negotiating the scope
of postwar Stalinist novels. Sponsor: Catharine
Theimer Nepomnyashchy.
Katharine Mansfeld Holt. The rise of insider
iconography: Visions of Soviet Turkmenia in
Russian-language literature and flm, 1921-1935.
Sponsor: Valentina Izmirlieva.
Ph.D. in SOCIAL WORK
Tara Calderbank Batista. Empowering foster care
youth. Sponsor: Barbara Levy Simon.
Jennifer Dempsey. An examination of cognitive and
behavioral referents of acculturation and their impact
on predictors and frequency of sexual communication
between Mexican-origin parents and their young
children. Sponsor: Michael J. MacKenzie.
Jordan DeVylder. Clinical signifcance of psychotic
experiences in the general population. Sponsor:
Ellen P. Lukens.
Leyla Karimli. Financial asset accumulation by poor
adolescents participating in child savings accounts
in low resource communities in Uganda. Sponsor:
Fred M. Ssewamala.
Jennifer L. Kenney. Understanding the arrest
experiences of women with co-occuring substance
abuse and postraumatic stress disorders: An
application of general strain theory. Sponsor: Elwin
Wu.
Yamile M. Martí Haidar. What is the experience of
foster care mothers? Sponsor: Ellen P. Lukens.
Colleen McGinn. ‘Every day is difcult for my body
and my heart.’ Forced evictions in Phnom Penh,
Cambodia: Women’s narratives of risk and resilience.
Sponsor: Denise Burnete.
William Benjamin Nowell. Human, social, and
cultural capital predictors of early Baby Boomer
productivity in mid- to late life: An examination of
formal volunteering behavior. Sponsor: Denise
Burnete.
Joyce YongHee Shim. Family leave policy and child
health: Evidence from nineteen OECD countries
from 1969-2010. Sponsor: Jane Waldfogel.
Laura Cordisco Tsai. ‘I will help as much as I can,
but I can’t give them everything’: The fnancial lives
of women who were formerly trafcked into sex work
in the Philippines. Sponsor: Vicki Lens.
Ph.D. in SOCIOLOGY
Natan Dotan. The life and death of mass media.
Sponsor: Saskia Sassen.
Steven George Mandis. What happened to
Goldman Sachs: An insider’s story of organizational
drift and its unintended consequences. Sponsor:
David Stark.
Daniel Navon. Genomic designation: New kinds of
people at the intersection of genetics, medicine, and
social action. Sponsor: Gil Eyal.
Maria Pilar Opazo Breton. Appetite for innovation:
The mobilization of change and creativity at elBulli.
Sponsor: Peter S. Bearman.
Iva Ognianova Petkova. Co-creating strategy and
culture in new technology regimes on the Internet:
How new digital entrepreneurs afect mature
imcumbents in the fashion industry. Sponsor:
David Stark.
Anna Zamora-Kapoor. A structural explanation for
anti-immigrant sentiment: Evidence from Belgium
and Spain. Sponsor: Saskia Sassen.
Ph.D. in SOCIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Linnea Marie Carlson. ‘Takin’ it on’:
Communicating AIDS through universal templates
in Guyana. Sponsor: Kim Hopper.
Claire Ellen Edington. Beyond the asylum: Colonial
psychiatry in French Indochina, 1880-1940.
Sponsor: Ronald Bayer.
Allison Beth Goldberg. Norms within networks:
Opinion leader and peer network infuences on
mothers/caregivers’ childhood immunization
decisions in rural northern Nigeria. Sponsor: Peter
Messeri.
Brian Burroughs Johnson. The politics of afiction:
Crisis, the state, and the coloniality of maternal death
in Bolivia. Sponsor: Kim Hopper.
Carmen Juana Yon Leau. Sexuality, social
inequality, and sexual vulnerability among low-
income youth in the city of Ayacucho, Peru.
Sponsor: Richard Parker.
Ph.D. in STATISTICS
Vincent Joseph Dorie. Mixed methods for mixed
models. Sponsor: Andrew Gelman.
Chien-Hsun Huang. Interaction-based learning for
high-dimensional data with continuous predictors.
Sponsor: Shaw-Hwa Lo.
Ying Liu. Kernel-based association measures.
Sponsor: Tian Zheng.
Radka Picková. Generalized volatility-stabilized
processes. Sponsor: Ioannis Karatas.
Timothy Teräväinen. Semiparametric estimation
of a gaptime-associated hazard function. Sponsors:
Michael E. Sobel and Zhiliang Ying.
Ekaterina Olegovna Vinkovskaya. A point
process model for the dynamics of limit order books.
Sponsor: Rama Cont.
Ph.D. programs at TEACHERS COLLEGE
ANTHROPOLOGY AND
EDUCATION
Louise Lamphere Beryl. Ways with the Word in
the New World: Language and literary socialization
among Born-Again Christian African families in
Massachusets. Sponsor: Charles C. Harrington.
Stephanie Jean Phillips. The stage and the dance
in medias res: An ethnographic study of ideologies
associated with tradition and continuity in a French
ballet academy in the United States. Sponsor:
Lambros Comitas.
Amina Tawasil. The howzevi (seminarian) women
in Iran: Constituting and reconstituting paths.
Sponsor: Hervé H. Varenne.

APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY
Carole Lynn Hutchinson. Growing toward the sun:
How the good-food movement catapulted a small
New York City third-sector organization into rapid
growth, success, and many challenges. Sponsor:
Hervé H. Varenne.
Kiran Carder Jayaram. Hiting the books and
pounding the pavement: Haitian educational
and labor migrants in the Dominican Republic.
Sponsor: Hervé H. Varenne.
Katharine Anne Keenan. Imagining a new Belfast:
Municipal parades in urban regeneration. Sponsor:
Hervé H. Varenne.

APPLIED BEHAVIORAL
ANALYSIS
Claire Cahill. Actions and names: Observing
responses and the role of multiple stimulus control
in incidental language acquisition. Sponsor: R.
Douglas Greer.

BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION
Tomoko Jane Iwaki. Gateway to green: The family
experience of community-supported agriculture.
Sponsor: Isobel R. Contento.
Lorraine Nicole Mull. Associations among
measures of weight status, energy balance-related
behaviors, and psychosocial mediators in urban
upper-elementary school children. Sponsor: Isobel
R. Contento.
Kathleen Joyce Porter. Bringing nutrition
education programs from outside sources into the
classroom: The experience of New York City public
elementary schools. Sponsor: Isobel R. Contento.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Monica A. Brooker. The role of relatedness and
expressive fexibility in the prediction of complicated
grief. Sponsor: George A. Bonanno.
Debaki Chakrabarti. The investigation of helping
behavior in the virtual world. Sponsor: Elizabeth
Midlarsky.
Monica Carmela Ghailian. Association between
adversity and prosociality in children exposed to
trauma in four sites in west Africa. Sponsor: Lisa J.
Miller.
Bonita Schneider. Interpersonal distress and
interpersonal problems associated with depression.
Sponsor: Helen Verdeli.
Dmitri Aaron Young. Predictors of obesity in adults:
The roles of demographic factors, body dissatisfaction,
depression, and life stress. Sponsor: Elizabeth
Midlarsky.
Sara Emily Zoeterman. In the moment: Prenatal
mindful awareness and its relationship to depression,
anxiety, and birth experience. Sponsor: George A.
Bonanno.

COGNITIVE STUDIES IN
EDUCATION
Jessica Hammer. Playing prejudice: The impact of
game-play on atributions of gender and racial bias.
Sponsor: Charles Kinzer.
Samuel D Mandelman. Exploring the Aurora
Batery, a gifted identifcation tool, in a small sample
of fourth-, ffth-, and sixth-graders. Sponsor: John
B. Black.
Michael Wilson McGahan. Perspective switching
in virtual environments. Sponsor: Barbara
Tversky.
Lisa Shaw Ling Pao. Efects of keyword generation
and peer collaboration on metacomprehension
accuracy in middle school students. Sponsor:
Joanna P. Williams.
Stephanie Holstad Ramsey. How do we develop
multivariable thinkers? An evaluation of a middle
school scientifc reasoning curriculum. Sponsor:
Deanna Kuhn.
Satyugjit Singh Virk. Learning STEM through
integrative visual representations. Sponsor: John B.
Black.

COMPARATIVE AND
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Karen Bryner. Piety projects: Islamic schools for
Indonesia’s urban middle class. Sponsor: Lesley
Bartlet.
Yue Lin. A sociocultural approach to the study of
motivation and atitudes toward the learning of
Mandarin Chinese in the U.S.: Secondary school
students’ perceptions. Sponsor: Maria E. Torres-
Guzman.

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Lauren Marie Appio. Poor and working-class
clients’ social class-related experiences in therapy.
Sponsor: Laura Smith.
Cristina Dorazio. The impact of ethnic identity on
atitudes toward counseling for Italian-Americans.
Sponsor: Laura Smith.
Rachel Haeyoung Kim. Diferential impact of racial
microaggressions on Asian Americans: Relationship
to perpetrator and power status. Sponsor: Derald
Wing Sue.
Rebecca Rangel Expósito. The appropriated racial
oppression scale development and initial validation.
Sponsor: Robert T. Carter.
Kolone Ruth Leilani Scanlan. The relationship
of cultural afliation and cultural congruency to
depression, anxiety, and psychological well-being
among native Hawaiian college students. Sponsor:
George V. Gushue.
Rodolfo Victoria. Exploring how skin color and
racial identity modify the relationship between
perceptions of racism and psychological distress
among Latinas/os. Sponsor: Robert T. Carter.

ECONOMICS AND EDUCATION
Kristen Bucceri Patel. Are early commitment
programs the answer to gaps in college enrollment
and outcomes by income? The case of Oklahoma’s
Promise. Sponsor: Judith Scot-Clayton.
Peter Michael Crosta. Essays on the economics of
education: Structured transfer programs, enrollment
paterns, and efciency at community colleges.
Sponsor: Thomas R. Bailey.
Charles Olufemi Ogundimu. Does the mode of
entry into teaching mater in teacher retention? A
discrete-time survival analysis modeling of New York
City public school teachers. Sponsor: Thomas R.
Bailey.
Olga Rodríguez. Examining the efects of
academic English as a second language pathways
at the community college: A mixed methods study.
Sponsor: Thomas R. Bailey.
Steven Troy Simpson. Essays on the economics of
education. Sponsor: Judith Scot-Clayton.
Di Xu. Three essays on the impact of cost-saving
strategies on student outcomes. Sponsor: Thomas
R. Bailey.

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Thomas Eric Haferd. Do I want to work with you
in the future? Does status moderate the process
by outcome interaction in ongoing workplace
relationships? Sponsor: Craig Richards.

ENGLISH EDUCATION
Alison Villanueva. Implementing a district-wide
professional development initiative: What it means to
educate for the twenty-frst century. Sponsor: Ruth
Vinz.

HISTORY AND EDUCATION
James Edward Alford, Jr. For alma mater:
Fighting for change at historically black colleges and
universities. Sponsor: Cally Lyn Waite.

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
AND AUTISM
Sarah Beth Mallory. Factors associated with peer
aggression and peer victimization among children
with autism spectrum disorder, children with
other disabilities, and children without a disability.
Sponsor: Linda Hickson.

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Megan Elizabeth Gibson. Motivation and study
habits of college calculus students: Does studying
calculus in high school make a diference? Sponsor:
Bruce R. Vogeli.
Frida K. Grant. Cross national comparisons of
excellence in university mathematics instructions:
An analysis of key characteristics of excellent
mathematics instructors based on teacher evaluation
forms. Sponsor: Bruce R. Vogeli.
Andrea Hernandez-Duhon. Exploring algebra-
based problem solving methods and strategies of
Spanish-speaking high-school students. Sponsor:
Erica N. Walker.
Raeann Kyriakou. New York State elementary
school teacher certifcation and examinations in
mathematics in the nineteenth century. Sponsor:
Alexander P. Karp.
MEASUREMENT AND
EVALUATION
Jon-Paul Noel Paolino. Penalized joint maximum
likelihood estimation applied to two parameter
logistic item response models. Sponsor: Mathew S.
Johnson.

PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION
Dror Post. Anteros: On friendship between rivals and
rivalry between friends. Sponsor: Megan Laverty.

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
Jennifer Lynn Montgomery. A case study of the
Preventing Academic Failure Orton-Gillingham
approach with fve students who are deaf or hard of
hearing: Using the mediating tool of cued speech.
Sponsor: Robert E. Kretschmer.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Elizabeth Andrea Belanfante. The cognitive and
demographic variables that underlie note-taking
and review in mathematics: Does quality of notes
predict test performance in mathematics? Sponsor:
Stephen T. Peverly.
Christina Stark Laitner. Beyond cognition:
Examination of Iowa Gambling Task performance,
negative afective decision-making, and high-risk
behaviors among incarcerated male youth. Sponsor:
Stephen T. Peverly.
Leah Anne McGuire. A comparative analysis of the
revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale scores of
traumatized youth with and without PTSD relative
to non-traumatized controls. Sponsor: Philip A.
Saigh.
Erica Michelle Miller. Peer sexual harassment in
middle school: Classroom and individual factors.
Sponsor: Marla R. Brassard.

SCIENCE EDUCATION
Cheryl Ann Lyons. Relationships between
conceptual knowledge and reasoning about systems:
Implications for fostering systems thinking in
secondary science. Sponsor: Ann E. Rivet.

SOCIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL
PSYCHOLOGY
Avina Gupta. Employee perceptions of managers
who express anger: Could a high-quality relationship
bufer women from backlash? Sponsor: Caryn J.
Block.
John Krister Lowe. Confict climates in
organizations: An integrated decision-making model
of participation in confict resolution training.
Sponsor: James Westaby.

SOCIOLOGY AND EDUCATION
Allison Kaye Roda. Where their children belong:
Parents’ perceptions of the boundaries separating
‘gifted’ and ‘non-gifted’ educational programs.
Sponsor: Amy Stuart Wells.
Miya Tamiko Warner. Small high schools and big
inequalities: Course-taking and curricular rigor in
New York City. Sponsor: Amy Stuart Wells.

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
PATHOLOGY
Laura Virginia Sanchez. N170 visual word
specialization on implicit and explicit reading tasks
in Spanish-speaking adult neoliterates. Sponsor:
Karen Froud.

TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES
Aviv Abraham Cohen. Conceptions of citizenship
and civic education: Lessons from three Israeli civics
classrooms. Sponsor: William Gaudelli.
Jay Mathew Shutleworth. Teaching sustainability
as a social issue: Learning from three teachers.
Sponsor: Anand Reddy Marri.
Scot Spencer Wylie. The challenge of critical
pedagogy as a social studies teacher educator.
Sponsor: William Gaudelli.
Ph.D. in THEATRE
Darragh Gerard Martin. The master of the rebels:
Teenage encounters with Shakespeare, 1944-2012.
Sponsor: W. B. Worthen.
Ph.D. in URBAN PLANNING
Andrea Catherine Rizvi. How planning process
impacts bus rapid transit outcomes: A comparison
of experiences in Delhi and Ahmedabad, India.
Sponsor: Elliot Sclar.
The doctoral candidates listed in this addendum
completed the final deposit of their dissertations
between April 26 and the printing deadline of
May 9, 2014.
addendum
Ph.D. in APPLIED PHYSICS AND APPLIED
MATHEMATICS
APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Yu Gu. Probabilistic approaches to partial differential
equations with large random potentials. Sponsor:
Guillaume Bal.
APPLIED PHYSICS
Sarah Martha Angelini. High-speed videography on
HBT-EP. Sponsor: Michael E. Mauel.
Bryan Angelo Debono. How rotation affects
instabilities and the plasma response to magnetic
perturbations in a Tokamak plasma. Sponsor:
Michael E. Mauel.
Ph.D. in ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Anne Hunnell Chen. From the seed of the gods: Art,
ideology, and cultural exchange with the Persian
Court under the Roman Tetrarchs, 284-324 C.E.
Sponsor: Francesco de Angelis.
Sarah Catherine Schaefer. From sacred to
spectacular: Gustave Doré’s biblical imagery.
Sponsor: Anne Higonnet.
Ph.D. in BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Oren Litvin. Heterogeneity and context-specificity in
biological systems. Sponsor: Dana Pe’er.
Ph.D. in BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Ofer Idan. Modeling nanoscale transport networks.
Sponsor: Henry Hess.
Heon Goo Lee. Innate immune-like function of
osteogenic cells and their effects on inflammatory
osteolysis. Sponsor: Christopher R. Jacobs.
Xiaowei Zou. Magnetic resonance imaging
applications of pseudo-random amplitude
modulation. Sponsor: Paul Sajda.
Ph.D. in BUSINESS
Jun Kyung Auh. Essays on corporate credit.
Sponsor: Rachel Ollivier.
Hyung Il Oh. A new accounting approach to
evaluate M&A prices and goodwill allocations.
Sponsor: Stephen H. Penman.
Oded Rozenbaum. Do firms contribute to the
variation in employees’ performance in knowledge-
intensive industries? The case of equity research.
Sponsor: Trevor S. Harris.
Ph.D. in CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING
MECHANICS
Daniel Eric Marasco. Alternative metrics of green
roof hydrologic performance: Evapotranspiration and
peak flow. Sponsor: Patricia J. Culligan.
Ph.D. in CLASSICS
Caleb Michael Xavier Dance. Literary laughter
in Augustan poetry: Vergil, Horace, and Ovid.
Sponsor: Katharina Volk.
Ph.D. in COMMUNICATIONS
Alexandra Melter Goldman. Threatened
innocents and the news: The history of a national
preoccupation. Sponsor: Andie Tucher.
Ph.D. in COMPUTER SCIENCE
Won Sang Song. Next-generation emergency call
system with enhanced indoor positioning. Sponsor:
Henning Schulzrinne.
Lisa K. Wu. Accelerating similarly structured data.
Sponsor: Martha A. Kim.
Ph.D. in EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Anna Elizabeth Foster. Surface-wave propagation
and phase-velocity structure from observations on
the USArray Transportable Array. Sponsor: Göran
Ekström.
Ph.D. in EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
Su Jung Kim. Transcending locality, creating
identity: Shinra Myōjin, a Korean deity from Japan.
Sponsor: Bernard Faure.
Ph.D. in ECONOMICS
Ritam Chaurey. Essays on firm behavior in India.
Sponsor: Eric Verhoogen.
Jonathan Ivan Dingel. Essays in spatial economics.
Sponsor: Donald R. Davis.
Corinne Siu-Lin Low. Essays in gender economics.
Sponsor: Pierre-André Chiappori.
Wataru Miyamoto. Essays on macroeconomics.
Sponsor: Stephanie Schmit-Grohé.
Joan Monràs. Essays on internal and international
migration. Sponsors: Donald R. Davis and Eric
Verhoogen.
Thuy Lan Nguyen. Essays on business cycles.
Sponsor: Jón Steinsson.
Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra. Essays on the economics
of statelessness and state formation. Sponsors:
Suresh Naidu and Eric Verhoogen.
Hyelim Son. Three essays on human capital
investment. Sponsor: Miguel S. Urquiola.
Laurence Henry Wilse-Samson. Essays in political
economy and crisis. Sponsor: Suresh Naidu.
Ph.D. in ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Jeffrey Brandt Driscoll. Silicon photonics: All-
optical devices for linear and nonlinear applications.
Sponsor: Richard M. Osgood, Jr.
Richard Ryan Grote. Nanophotonics for
optoelectronic devices: Extrinsic silicon photonic
receivers and organic photovoltaics. Sponsor:
Richard M. Osgood, Jr.
Ph.D. in ENGLISH AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Emily Frances Hayman. Inimical languages:
Conflicts of translation in British modernist
literature. Sponsor: Sarah Cole.
Sarah Gretchen Minsloff. Losing the margin:
Poetry and poetic form in the Victorian novel.
Sponsor: Nicholas Dames.
Ph.D. in EPIDEMIOLOGY
David Freedman. Neurodevelopmental risks for
bipolar disorder. Sponsor: Alan Brown.
Ph.D. in FRENCH AND ROMANCE PHILOLOGY
Erin Kathleen Twohig. The contentious classroom:
Education in postcolonial literature from Morocco,
Algeria, and Tunisia. Sponsor: Madeleine Dobie.
Ph.D. in GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT
Alyssa Bost. An investigation into the function and
specification of enteroendocrine cells in Drosophila
melanogaster and Mus musculus. Sponsor:
Benjamin Ohlstein.
Ph.D. in HISTORY
Tobias Joel Harper. Orders of merit? Hierarchy,
distinction, and the British honours system, 1917-
2004. Sponsor: Susan Pedersen.
Erin Elizabeth McBurney. Art and power in the
reign of Catherine the Great: The state portraits.
Sponsor: Richard S. Wortman.
Simon Wolfe Taylor. The modern condition: The
invention of anxiety, 1840-1970. Sponsor: Samuel
Moyn.
Ph.D. in INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS
RESEARCH
OPERATIONS RESEARCH
Tulia Judith Herrera Humphries. On the kidney
exchange problem and online minimum energy
scheduling. Sponsor: Jay Sethuraman.
Song-Hee Kim. Data-driven decisions in service
systems. Sponsor: Ward Whit.
Mathieu Plumetaz. Graph structure and coloring.
Sponsor: Maria Chudnovsky.
Irene Song. New quantitative approaches to asset
selection and portfolio construction. Sponsor:
Soulaymane Kachani.
Chun Wang. High-dimensional portfolio
management: Tax, execution, and information
relaxation. Sponsor: Martin Haugh.
Ph.D. in MATHEMATICS
Karol Krzysztof Koziol. Pro-p-Iwahori-Hecke
algebras in the mod-p local Langlands program.
Sponsor: Rachel Ollivier.
Xuanyu Pan. Rational normal curves on complete
intersections. Sponsor: Aise Johan de Jong.
Krzysztof K. Putyra. On a triply-graded
generalization of Khovanov homology. Sponsor:
Mikh ail Khovanov.
Alex S. Waldron. Self-duality and singularities
in the Yang-Mills flow. Sponsor: Panagiota
Daskalopoulos.
Ye-Kai Wang. A spacetime Alexandrov theorem.
Sponsor: Mu-Tao Wang.
Ph.D. in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Zhengyi Zhang. Optical and electrical properties
of single-walled carbon nanotubes with known
chiralities. Sponsor: James C. Hone.
Ph.D. in MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY, AND
INFECTION
John Joseph Seeley. MicroRNA regulation of
endotoxin tolerance. Sponsor: Sankar Ghosh.
Ph.D. in MIDDLE EASTERN, SOUTH ASIAN, AND
AFRICAN STUDIES
Suzanne Lee Schneider Reich. Religious education
and political activism in mandate Palestine.
Sponsor: Rashid Khalidi.
D.M.A. in MUSIC
Courtney Lara Bryan. A time for everything, for
chorus: Analysis of a musical meditation. Sponsor:
George E. Lewis.
Ph.D. in MUSIC
Andrew Bruce Eggert. Staging the operas of
Francesco Cavalli: Dramaturgy in performance,
1651-52. Sponsor: Giuseppe Gerbino.
Aaron Joseph Johnson. Jazz and radio in the United
States: Mediation, genre, and patronage. Sponsor:
George E. Lewis.
Ph.D. in NURSING
Angela Amy Northrup. Maternal atitudes,
subjective norms, and feeding practices of young
children. Sponsor: Arlene Smaldone.
Ph.D. in NUTRITIONAL AND METABOLIC BIOLOGY
Chad Michael Trent. Fat in hearts: Uptake, storage,
and turnover. Sponsor: Ira Goldberg.
Ph.D. in PHYSICS
Zhongjie Lin. The chiral and U(1)
A
symmetries
of the QCD phase transition using chiral latice
fermions. Sponsor: Norman H. Christ.
Ph.D. in POLITICAL SCIENCE
Erica Dreyfus Borghard. Friends with benefits?
Power and influence in proxy warfare. Sponsor:
Jack L. Snyder.
Pierce Conor O’Reilly. Financing welfare states and
the structure of taxation. Sponsor: Isabela Mares.
Eldon Grant Porter. Financing the health care safety
net: How federalism and Medicaid’s funding formula
shape state budgets and American welfare. Sponsor:
Ira Katnelson.
Ph.D. in PSYCHOLOGY
Christopher Marcus Crew. The behavioral and
neural effects of rejection sensitivity on selective
atention and feedback-based learning. Sponsor:
Geraldine Downey.
Barbie Jean Huelser. Learning by making errors:
When and why errors help memory, and the
metacognitive illusion that errors are harmful for
learning. Sponsor: Janet Metcalfe.
Lisa Ely Zaval. Decision architecture and implicit
time horizons. Sponsor: Elke Weber.
Ph.D. in RELIGION
Elana Yael Stein. Rabbinic legal loopholes:
Formalism, equity, and subjectivity. Sponsor:
David Weiss Halivni.
Ph.D. in SOCIOLOGY
Seth Rachlin. From whatever source derived: Wealth,
national citizenship, and the ratification of the
income tax amendment. Sponsor: Allan Silver.
Ph.D. in STATISTICS
Kristen Louise Gore. Unbiased penetrance estimates
with unknown ascertainment strategies. Sponsor:
Daniel Rabinowit.
Ph.D. programs at TEACHERS COLLEGE
APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY
Janny Chang. A mater of trust: Three case studies of
Chinese and Zambian relationships at the workplace.
Sponsor: George C. Bond.

APPLIED BEHAVIORAL
ANALYSIS
Helena Song-A Han. Effects of the elimination of
stereotypy on the emission of socially-appropriate
verbal interactions for students with autism who
have audience control. Sponsor: R. Douglas Greer.
Laura Elizabeth Lyons. The effects of the mastery
of auditory matching of component sounds to words
on the rate and accuracy of textual and spelling
responses. Sponsor: R. Douglas Greer.

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Avy Alosha Skolnik. The burden of suspicion:
A grounded theory study on the psychological
and interpersonal consequences of criminalizing
stereotypes. Sponsor: Laura Smith.

DEVELOPMENTAL
PSYCHOLOGY
Valerie Khait. Making use of the dual functions of
evidence in adolescents’ argumentation. Sponsor:
Deanna Kuhn.

ECONOMICS AND EDUCATION
Katharine McKinley Conn. Identifying effective
education interventions in sub-Saharan Africa:
A meta-analysis of rigorous impact evaluations.
Sponsor: Laura Elizabeth Tipton.

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Jessica Blum-Stefano. Teaching and learning
with self: Student perspectives on authenticity in
alternative education. Sponsor: Eleanor Drago-
Severson.
Travis Bristol. Black men of the classroom: An
exploration of how the organizational conditions,
characteristics, and dynamics in schools affect
black male teachers’ pathways into the profession,
experiences, and retention. Sponsor: Carolyn J.
Riehl.
Elizabeth Chu. Out of class and off track: High
school suspension in New York City. Sponsor:
Douglas David Ready.
Terri Lynne Germain-Williams. Mathematical
modeling algebra textbooks at the onset of the
Common Core state standards. Sponsor: Bruce R.
Vogeli.

ENGLISH EDUCATION
Christine Gentry. Speak, memory: Oral storytelling
in the high school classroom. Sponsor: Ruth Vinz.

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Nicole C. Taylor-Buckner. The effects of elementary
departmentalization on mathematics proficiency.
Sponsor: Erica N. Walker.

PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION
David Backer. The distortion of discussion. Sponsor:
Megan Laverty.
Stephanie A. Burdick-Shepherd. Reading for
childhood in philosophy and literature: An ethical
practice for educators. Sponsor: Megan Laverty.
Micahel Ian Schapira. Historical perspectives on the
crisis of the university. Sponsor: Megan Laverty.

SCIENCE EDUCATION
Christi Lee Browne. Professional learning
communities (PLCs) as a means for school-based
science curriculum change. Sponsor: Ann E. Rivet.
Stefania Macaluso. Exploring the development of
classroom group identities in an urban high school
chemistry class. Sponsor: Felicia Moore Mensah.

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
PATHOLOGY
Paula Bibiana Garcia. Perception of American
English vowels by adult Spanish-English bilingual
listeners. Sponsor: Karen Froud.
Ph.D. in THEATRE
Anne Reynolds Holt. Reading costume design: The
rise of the costume designer, 1850-1920. Sponsor:
Arnold Aronson.