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### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Mina Hosseni

Advisors: Drs. Nagaraj Neerchal and Ann Griber-Baldini (UMB)Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMTitle: Statistical modeling of self and proxy responses with gerontological applications Abstract In longitudinal studies of older adults, some participants are unable to provide responses by... -
### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Chen Lai

Advisors: Drs. Florian Potra and Susan Minkoff (UT Dallas)Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PMTitle: Wave propagation: Theory and experiment Abstract Wave propagation through air and ground is studied for two different phenomena: (i) Nearly Perfectly Matched Layer Boundary Conditions for... -
### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Preston Donovan

Advisor: Dr. Muruhan RathinamFriday, November 3, 2017 at 3:15 PM – 5:00 PMTitle: Homogenization Theory for Solute Motion Accounting for Obstructions, Interactions, and Path Length Effects Abstract This thesis studies homogenization theory for the prediction of a... -
### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Sai Popuri

Advisor: Dr. Nagaraj NeerchalThursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM – 10:30 AMTitle: Prediction Methods For Semi-Continuous Data with Applications in Climate Science Abstract Semi-continuous random variables have discrete and continuous components with support on a set of... -
### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Zois Boukouvalas

Advisor: Dr. Tulay AdaliWednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PMTitle: Development of ICA and IVA Algorithms with Application to Medical Image Analysis Abstract Blind source separation (BSS) is an active area of research due to its applicability to a variety... -
### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Juyoung Jeong

Advisor: Dr. Muddappa GowdaFriday, April 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMTitle: Spectral sets and functions on Euclidean Jordan algebras Abstract This thesis studies spectral and weakly spectral sets/functions on Euclidean Jordan algebras. These are generalizations of... -
### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Bryce Carey

Advisor: Dr. James LoThursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMTitle: Developing a computational model of neural networks into a learning machine Abstract The purpose of this dissertation work is to contribute to the development of a biologically plausible... -
### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Rowena Bastero

Advisor: Dr. Bimal SinhaThursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMTitle: A Swapping Method and Exploratory Analysis for Average Treatment Effect Estimation Based on Partial Balancing and Simultaneous Inference of Regression Models Abstract: In order to provide... -
### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Hyekyung Park

Advisor: Drs. Weining Kang and Florian PotraWednesday, April 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMTitle: Robust VaR portfolio selection problem under the joint ellipsoidal uncertainty set in the presence of transactions costs Abstract: The robust portfolio selection problem considers the... -
### Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Mona Hajghassem

Advisor: Dr. Andrei DraganescuWednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMTitle: Efficient multigrid methods for optimal control of partial differential equations Abstract: This work is concerned with designing optimal order multigrid preconditioners for optimal...