Defenses and Examinations

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Xiaoxia Liu, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Wednesday, June 13, at 9 a.m. in 122 Carnegie.

Liu’s advisors are Professor Lixin Shen and Yuesheng Xu. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors, Dan Coman, Evgeny Poletsky and Minghao Rostami. Professor Bei Yu will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Implicit Fixed-point Proximity Framework for Optimization Problems and Its Applications.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Chuang Ye, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Wednesday, June 13, at 1 p.m. in 4-287 Center for Science and Technology.

Ye’s co-advisors are Professor M. Cenk Gursoy and Senem Velipasalar Gursoy. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Biao Chen, Qinru Qiu, Pramod K. Varshney, and Sucheta Soundarajan. Professor Jianshun Zhang will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Multimedia Transmission over Wireless Networks.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Gary Shaheen, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. in 402 Maxwell Hall.

Shaheen’s advisor is Professor Andrew London. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Corrinne Zoli, Janet Wilmoth, J. Michael Haynie and Dessa Bergen-Cico. Professor Kathleen Hinchman will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “How Military Service Influences the Transition to Adulthood Among Post-911 Young Adult Female Veterans with Service Related Disabilities.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Jay Tinklepaugh, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Friday, June 15, at 10:15 a.m. in 106 Life Sciences Complex.

Tinklepaugh’s advisor is Professor Robert Doyle. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Jon Zubieta, John Franck, Ivan Korendovych and Timothy Korter. Professor Jesse Bond will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Exploration of the Binding Behavior and Function of Saposin B.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Christina Winterton, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Friday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. in 113 Heroy.

Winterton’s advisor is Professor Jason Wiles. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors John Tillotson, Robin Jones, Julia Snyder and Ruth Phillips. Professor Marion Bickford will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Peer Led Team Learning: The Effect of Peer Leader and Student Interactions on Student Learning Gains and Course Achievement in Introductory Biology.”