Defenses and Examinations

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Zhe Li, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. in 4-206KCenter for Science and Technology.

Zhe Li’s advisor is Professor Qinru Qiu. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Roger Chen, Yanzhi Wang, Sucheta Soundarajan and Mustafa Cenk Gursoy. Professor Lixin Shen will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Efficient Machine Learning Model Acceleration.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Jordan West, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. in 364 Huntington Hall.

West’s advisors are Professor Gretchen Lopez and Marcelle Haddix. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Cerri Banks, Jeffery Mangram and Caroline L O’Hara. Professor Kendall Phillips will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Lemons into lemonade: Black undergraduate women’s embodiment of strength and resilience at a PWI.”