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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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