• 24 • Doctoral Degrees Benjamin Hole, Philosophy. Dissertation: Virtuous Activity Is Sufficient for Happiness and Some Minimally Favorable Circumstances Are Necessary for Virtuous Activity. (Prof. Stephen M. Gardiner) Brandon G. Holt, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Type-Aware Programming Models for Distributed Applications. (Profs. Luis Henrique De Bar Ceze & Mark H. Os) Derek P. Horkel, Physics. Dissertation: Aspects of Chiral Symmetry Breaking in Lattice QCD. (Prof. Stephen R. Sharpe) Joseph W. Horsman, Biochemistry. Dissertation: Molecular Mechanism of the Response to Hydrogen Sulfide in C. Elegans. (Prof. Dana L. Miller) Blake Robert Hough, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Computational Approaches and Tools for Modeling Biomass Pyrolysis. (Prof. Walter James Pfaendtner) Hao Huang, Industrial Engineering. Dissertation: Discrete-Event Simulation and Optimization to Improve the Performance of a Healthcare System. (Prof. Zelda Zabinsky) Jennifer A. Huff, Anthropology. Dissertation: Understanding Changes in Mobility & Subsistence from Terminal Pleistocene to Late Holocene in the Highlands of New Guinea Through Intensity of Lithic Reduction, Changing Site Types, and Paleoclimate. (Prof. Peter V. Lape) Amin Jalali, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Convex Optimization Algorithms and Statistical Bounds for Learning Structured Models. (Prof. Maryam Fazel Sarjoui) Elnaz Jalilipour Alishah, Business Administration. Dissertation: Essays on Omnichannel Sale. (Prof. Yongpin Zhou) Alissa B. Jerud, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Child Safety Signal Learning in the Context of Parental Worry, Overprotection, PTSD, and Depression. (Prof. Lori A. Zoellner) Ge Jian, Anthropology. Dissertation: The Impact of Global English in Xinjiang, China: Linguistic Capital and Identity Negotiation Among the Ethnic Minority and Han Chinese Students. (Profs. Laada M. Bilaniuk & Ann S. Anagnost) Watcharachai Jirajindakul, Law. Dissertation: Global Trade Governance and ASEAN: Studies of Trade-Related Aspects of Labor, Environment and Culture in Southeast Asia. (Prof. Dongsheng Zang) Shyam L. Kandel, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: Salicaceae Endophytes: Growth Promotion Potential in Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) and Maize (Zea Mays L.), and Bio-Control of Plant Pathogen. (Prof. Sharon L. Doty) Todd A. Karin, Physics. Dissertation: Optical and Spin Properties of Defect-Bound Excitons in Semiconductors. (Prof. Kai-Mei Fu) Joy Sumie Kawamura, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Indirect Effects of Parental Coping on Children’s Psychosocial Adjustment in the Context of Pediatric Cancer. (Prof. Lynn Fainsilber Katz) Matthew Kay, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Designing for User-Facing Uncertainty in Everyday Sensing and Prediction. (Prof. Julie A. Kientz) Joshua P. Keller, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Methods for Confounding Adjustment and High-Dimensional Environmental Exposures. (Profs. Kenneth M. Rice & Adam A. Szpiro) Chloe M. Kiddon, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Learning to Interpret and Generate Instructional Recipes. (Profs. Yejin Choi & Luke S. Zettlemoyer) David D. Kim, Health Services. Dissertation: New Framework and Metrics for Economic Evaluation of Medical Technology in the Presence of Heterogeneity and Its Application to the Evaluation of Bariatric Surgery. (Prof. Anirban Basu) Hannah A. Kinmonth-Schultz, Biology. Dissertation: Determining Day Length and Temperature Regulation of Flowering: A Molecular and Modelling Approach. (Prof. Takato Imaizumi) William Jen Hoe Koh, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Adaptive Designs in the Time to Event Setting: The Potential for Benefit and Risk. (Prof. Scott S. Emerson) Anna M. Korpak, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Methods for Hypothesis Testing in Animal Carcinogenicity Experiments. (Prof. Barbara McKnight) Jakob J. Kotas, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Dynamic, Convex, and Robust Optimization With Bayesian Learning for Response-Guided Dosing. (Prof. Archis Vijay Ghate) Stephanie Kovacs, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Assessing the Association Between Receipt of Antimalarial Drugs and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Using Pooled Data. (Prof. Andreas S. Stergachis) Shin Haeng Lee, Communication. Dissertation: Digitally Mediated Political Participation: Understanding the Democratic Impact of Internet Diffusion in the Asian Media Systems. (Prof. Philip Edward Howard) Phillip Suho Lee, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Passivity Framework for Modeling, Composing and Mitigating Cyber Attacks. (Profs. Raadhakrishnan Poovendran & Linda Bush) Hon Leung Lee, Mathematics. Dissertation: Problems in Algebraic Vision. (Profs. Rekha R. Thomas & Sameer Agarwal) Ha Na Lee, Digital Arts And Experimental Media. Dissertation: Two Women; on the Cinematic Experience in Installation Art. (Prof. Juan C. Pampin) Alexia R. Lewis, Astronomy. Dissertation: A Sub- Kiloparsec Scale View of Star Formation in M31. (Prof. Julianne Dalcanton) Paul L. Li, Information Science. Dissertation: What Makes a Great Software Engineer. (Prof. Andrew J. Ko) Tyler G. Libey, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Restoring Function After Neuromuscular Trauma: Novel Paradigms for Enhancing Volitional Control of Neural Activity in Untethered Environments and vHAB, a Gamified Therapy Platform. (Prof. Eberhard Fetz) Chrissie Lim, Immunology. Dissertation: Alternative Splicing Takes Control of Cytokine Signaling. (Prof. Ram Savan) Wen-Yang Lin, Biology. Dissertation: Functions of the SLC36 Transporter Pathetic in Growth Control of Drosophila Sensory Neurons. (Prof. Jay Z. Parrish) Tavis N. Linsin, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Music Learning Networks: Supporting the Music Learning of Adolescents. (Prof. James A. Banks) Wen Wei Loh, Statistics. Dissertation: Finite Population Inference for Causal Parameters. (Prof. Thomas S. Richardson) James M. Lownsbury, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Adsorption Calorimetry for Energy Conversion Technologies: Applications in Organic Photovoltaics, Catalysis, and Atomic Layer Deposition. (Prof. Charles T. Campbell) Bethany Ann Lusch, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Machine Learning and Data Decompositions for Complex Networked Dynamical Systems. (Prof. Jose Nathan Kutz) Elizabeth A. Maroon, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: The Roles of Land and Orography on Precipitation and Ocean Circulation in Global Climate Models. (Profs. David S. Battisti & Dargan M. Frierson) Christopher J. Martin, English:textual Studies. Dissertation: Un-Editing Alfred: Rethinking Modern Editions of Pre-Modern Texts from a Post-Modern Sensibility. (Prof. Paul G. Remley) Ricardo Martin Brualla, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Exploring the World’s Visual History. (Prof. Steven M. Seitz) Wynton Delfon McClary, Medicinal Chemistry. Dissertation: Interactions of Cytochrome P450 3A4 With Phospholipid Bilayer Nanodiscs. (Prof. William M. Atkins) Stephen E. McKeown, Mathematics. Dissertation: Cornered Asymptotically Hyperbolic Metrics. (Prof. C. Robin Graham) Joseph A. Mienko, Social Welfare. Dissertation: School Mobility for Children in out-of-Home Placement: Incidence, Educational Outcomes, and Tools for Mitigation. (Prof. Jean Kruzich) Mei Feng Mok, History. Dissertation: Negotiating Community and Nation in Cho Lon: Nation-Building, Community-Building and Transnationalism in Everyday Life During the Republic of Viet Nam, 1955-1975. (Prof. Christoph Giebel) Lyndsey R. Moran, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Development of Effortful Control as a Moderator of the Longitudinal Relations of Negative Reactivity and Symptoms in Preschool. (Prof. Liliana J. Lengua) Jean V. Morrison, Biostatistics: Statistical Genetics. Dissertation: Flexible Strategies for Association Analysis With Genomic Phenotypes. (Prof. Noah Simon) Devon R. Mortensen, Physics. Dissertation: Understanding Near Fermi-Level Electronic Structure Through X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy. (Prof. Gerald T. Seidler) Kristine R. Mroczek, Communication. Dissertation: Competing “Host” Discourses: Appropriation of Australian Aboriginal Culture in the Tourism Borderzones. (Prof. Leilani Nishime) Andrew Mujugira, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Antiretroviral Treatment as Prevention in African HIV-1 Serodiscordant Couples: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities. (Prof. Jared Baeten) Kristin E. Mussar, Pharmacology. Dissertation: Regenerative Cues of Myeloid Cells on Pancreatic Epithelium. (Prof. Laura M. Crisa) Brandon D. Myers, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: High Performance Parallel Systems for Data-Intensive Computing. (Prof. Mark H. Oskin) Sara Leslie Nachtigal, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Learning from Text: Examining Teacher Thinking and Practice in AP Environmental Science. (Prof. Sheila Denise W. Valencia) Kate Frances Napolitan, Education: Special Education. Dissertation: “You Have to Reach Before You Can Teach”: A Study of Teacher Candidates’ Journeys of Community Teaching. (Profs. Joseph R. Jenkins & Kenneth Zeichner) Thomas A. Odeny, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Implementation Science to Expand an mHealth Intervention for Improving Retention in Care for Women Living With HIV and Their Children. (Prof. Raymond Scott McClelland) Henry Craig Olson, Biochemistry. Dissertation: RECQ5 Facilitates Homology Directed Repair at Both Nicks and Double Stranded Breaks. (Prof. Nancy Maizels) Anne R. Ordway, Rehabilitation Science. Dissertation: The Broader Impact of Disability Research: Aligning Public Policy With the Experiences of People With Disabilities and Healthcare Providers. (Prof. Kurt Lewis Johnson) Abdol-Razagh Kassra Oskooii, Political Science. Dissertation: Disentangling Discrimination: The Impact of Political and Societal Discrimination on Democratic (Dis)Engagement. (Prof. Matthew A. Barreto) Galip K. Ozhan, Economics. Dissertation: Essays in International Finance and Macroeconomics. (Prof. Fabio P. Ghironi) Marcin P. Paczkowski, Digital Arts And Experimental Media. Dissertation: Deep Decline. (Prof. Juan C. Pampin) Drew H. Paine, Human Centered Design And Engineering. Dissertation: Software and Space: Investigating How a Cosmology Research Group Enacts Infrastructure by Producing Software. (Prof. Charlotte P. Lee) Karen Chun Ling Pang, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Cultural Influences on Positive Affect and Reward Processing in Depressed Youth. (Profs. Lynn Fainsilber Katz & Elizabeth Mc Ca) Athena E. Pantazis, Sociology. Dissertation: Contemporary Fertility: Sub-Saharan African Fertility in a Global Context. (Prof. Samuel J. Clark) Biswajit Paul, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: MegaTAL-Mediated Gene Editing at the CCR5 Locus. (Prof. Hans-Peter Kiem) Andrew Philip Paves, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Coping With Discrimination: The Roles of Discrimination, Coping, and Group Identity in Alcohol Use Among Filipin@ American Young Adults. (Prof. Mary E. Larimer) Ashley Marie Penney, Education: Special Education. Dissertation: The Effects of a Group-Based Approach to Parent-Mediated Early Behavioral Intervention for Very Young Children With or At-Risk for Autism. (Prof. Ilene Sharon Schwartz) Ashley J. Petersen, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Data-Adaptive Modeling Using Convex Regression. (Profs. Daniela Witten & Noah Simon) Nathaniel B. Phillips-Sylvain, Chemistry. Dissertation: A Theoretical and Synthetic Investigation of New Donors for Organic Electro-Optic Chromophores: Understanding the Effects of Structure and Substituents on Donor Strength. (Prof. Larry R. Dalton) Janet S. Pohl, Nursing. Dissertation: Falls and the Social Isolation of Older Adults in the National Health and Aging Trends Study. (Prof. Barbara B. Cochrane) Jane Gurnick Pouzou, Env Hlth: Envir & Occupational Hygiene. Dissertation: The Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in an Alternatives Assessment and Evaluation of Comparative Risk: A Case Study of Codling Moth Pesticides. (Prof. Richard A. Fenske) David K. Prince, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Searching for Predictive Subgroups. (Prof. Susanne May) Maria L. Quintana, History. Dissertation: Contracting Freedom: Race, Empire, and U.S. Labor Importation Programs, 1942-1964. (Prof. James N. Gregory) Kyle K. Rector, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Enhancing Quality of Life for People Who Are Blind or Low Vision Using Computing Technology. (Profs. Julie A. Kientz & Richard E. Ladner) Julian A. Rees, Chemistry. Dissertation: Insight into Biological Small-Molecule Activation from Enzymes, Model Complexes, and X-Ray Spectroscopy. (Prof. Julia A. Kovacs)