# Events at Rice

## Thesis Defenses

 Time Event March 30 2:00 PM Dynamic Density Open to the Public Speaker: Mengxiao Qi Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 31 9:30 AM Immigration Policy in the American States: Attitudes, Adoption, and Outcomes Open to the Public Speaker: James Hedrick Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 31 1:00 PM Adsorptive Removal of Sulfur Containing Compounds from Marine Fuel Open to the Public Speaker: Jake Lobb Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 03 9:00 AM Morphology of Carbon Nanotube Liquid Crystalline Phases: Insights into Tactoids and Columnar Phase Open to the Public Speaker: Vida Jamali Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 03 10:00 AM Numerical methods and applications for reduced models of blood flow Open to the Public Speaker: Charles Puelz Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 03 10:30 AM Size and Shape Control of Colloidal Al Nanocrystals for UV Plasmonics Applications Open to the Public Speaker: Michael McClain Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 03 11:00 AM “Grave, solemn, & fitted to devotion”: Anglican Church Music 1688 – 1727 Open to the Public Speaker: Andrew Salyer Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 03 3:00 PM Integrated Electromagnetic Wireless Power Harvesting System for mm-size Biomedical Implants Open to the Public Speaker: Hamed Rahmani Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 04 9:00 AM Multi-hazard fragility, risk, and resilience assessment of select coastal infrastructure Open to the Public Speaker: Sabarethinam Kameshwar Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 04 10:00 AM Art and Engineering Inspired by Swarm Robotics Open to the Public Speaker: Yu Zhou Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 05 10:00 AM A Resistor Network Model for the Determination of Electrical and Thermal Properties of Nanocomposites Open to the Public Speaker: Clayton Higginson Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 05 11:30 AM Transcriptional delay in synthetic genetic cascades Open to the Public Speaker: Yu-Yu Cheng Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 05 1:00 PM Robust computation of seismic normal modes with Rayleigh-Ritz method in a spherically symmetric earth Open to the Public Speaker: Jingchen Ye Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 05 2:00 PM The Racialized Politics of Home in Slavery and Freedom Open to the Public Speaker: Whitney Stewart Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 06 9:00 AM Bilevel Clique Interdiction and Related Problems Open to the Public Speaker: Timothy Becker Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 06 10:00 AM Projection-Based Model Reduction in the Context of Optimization with Implicit PDE Constraints Open to the Public Speaker: Caleb Magruder Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 06 12:00 PM Ethics of Freedom, Pragmatics of Constraint: Theatre in a Post-Mandela South Africa Open to the Public Speaker: Nathanael Vlachos Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 06 3:00 PM Static Cost Estimation for Data Layout Selection on GPUs Open to the Public Speaker: Yuhan Peng Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 07 9:00 AM Three essays on CEO cognitive complexity and organizational outcomes Open to the Public Speaker: Daniel Zyung Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 07 1:00 PM Essays on Banking and Debt Contracting Open to the Public Speaker: Ioannis Spyridopoulos Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 07 2:00 PM A Parallel-In-Time Gradient-Type Method For Optimal Control Problems Open to the Public Speaker: Xiaodi Deng Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 07 3:00 PM Mutants defective in the peroxisome-tethered ATPase complex implicate peroxins in oil body utilization during Arabidopsis seeding development Open to the Public Speaker: Kim Gonzalez Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 10 10:00 AM Computational discovery of metal-organic frameworks with high gas deliverable capcity Open to the Public Speaker: Yi Bao Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 10 1:00 PM Statistical Modeling for Cellular Heterogeneity Problems in Cancer Research: Deconvolution, Gaussian Graphical Models and Logistic Regression Open to the Public Speaker: Zeya Wang Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 10 1:00 PM CANCELLED Open to the Public Speaker: Wenting Zhao Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 10 2:15 PM Search for Direct Top Squark Pair Production in the Fully Hadronic Final State at start(s)=13 TeV Open to the Public Speaker: James Zabel Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 10 3:00 PM Classical Music Serving the People’s Republic: Political and National Ideology in the Butterfly Lovers and Yellow River Concerti Open to the Public Speaker: Jessica Quah Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 9:00 AM Electron-positron pair production in Au+Au collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 27 GeV as part of the Beam Energy Scan Program at STAR Open to the Public Speaker: Joseph Butterworth Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 10:00 AM Machine Learning in Large-scale Genomics: Sensing, Processing, and Analysis Open to the Public Speaker: Amir Ali Aghazadeh Mohandesi Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 2:00 PM Nanoscale Electronic Transport Studies of Novel Strongly Correlated Materials Open to the Public Speaker: Will Hardy Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 2:00 PM Genres of Population: Biopolitics and the Victorian Novel Open to the Public Speaker: Sophia Hsu Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 2:30 PM Derivatives of genus one and three knots Open to the Public Speaker: JungHwan Park Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 3:00 PM The Evolution of Musical Language and Sonata Form in the Piano Sonatas of Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin Open to the Public Speaker: Filip Blachnio Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 3:00 PM Production of Short Chain Fatty Acid and its Derivatives by Genetically Engineered Escherichia coli Open to the Public Speaker: Songi Han Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 4:00 PM Carbon nanotube conditioning: ab initio simulations of the effect of interwall interaction, defects and doping on the electronic properties of carbon nanotubes. Open to the Public Speaker: Matias Soto Castillo Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 12 8:30 AM Iron Sulfide Precipitation Kinetics, Solubility, Phase Transformation, and Corrosion versus Temperature and Ionic Strength Open to the Public Speaker: Ya Liu Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 12 10:30 AM Impact of Fe(II) and Fe(III) on scale inhibitor: application to scale control in oil and gas systems Open to the Public Speaker: Zhang Zhang Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 12 10:30 AM Multi-scale optical imaging techniques for early cancer detection in the gastrointestinal tract Open to the Public Speaker: Yubo Tang Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 12 12:00 PM Automorphisms of nonpositively curved cube complexes, right-angled Artin groups, and homology Open to the Public Speaker: Corey Bregman Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 12 2:00 PM Insights from forward- and chemical-genetic studies on peroxisome functions, peroxisome-environment interactions, and the peroxisome-associated ubiquitination. Open to the Public Speaker: Yun-Ting Kao Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 12 2:00 PM Passacaglia for Strings Open to the Public Speaker: Aleks Savitski Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 12 2:45 PM Imaging surface plasmon with electron spectroscopies and acoustic vibration Open to the Public Speaker: Yue Zhang Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 13 10:00 AM Efficient estimation of coherent risk measures for risk-averse optimization problems governed by partial differential equations with random inputs Open to the Public Speaker: Timur Takhtaganov Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 13 10:00 AM A Flexible Framework for the Examination of Production, Measurement, and Contracts in the Face of Moral Hazard Open to the Public Speaker: Jonathan Bonham Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 13 2:30 PM Simulation of Shielding Materials against Galactic Cosmic Rays Open to the Public Speaker: Xindi Li Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 14 9:00 AM A Grammar of Ga Open to the Public Speaker: AKUA CAMPBELL Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 14 9:30 AM Compressive Hyperspectral Video Detection and Imaging Open to the Public Speaker: Liyang Lu Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 14 11:00 AM Enfleshing the Subject: Race and Religion in the Development of Subjectivity Open to the Public Speaker: Biko Gray Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 14 12:00 PM A Struggle Unfinished: Riots, Race in America, and the Failures of the 1968 Kerner Commission Open to the Public Speaker: Samuel Abramson Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 14 2:00 PM Subterranean Ecosystem - A Work for Chamber Orchestra Open to the Public Speaker: Benjamin Morris Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 14 3:00 PM Peridynamics and Applications Open to the Public Speaker: Jingkai Chen Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 18 12:00 PM The Heretical Revival: The Nag Hammadi Library in American Religion and Culture Open to the Public Speaker: Matthew Dillon Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 20 10:00 AM Drogue Parachute Computational Structural and Fluid Mechanics Analysis with Isogeometric Discretization Open to the Public Speaker: Aaron Hartmann Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 20 10:00 AM Coronary Artery Computational Flow Analysis with Isogeometric Discretization Open to the Public Speaker: Yuxuan Yu Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies May 30 2:00 PM Self-contained Differentiation of Reprogrammed Amniotic Fluid Derived Stem Cells for Congenital Heart Repair Open to the Public Speaker: Christopher Tsao Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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