COMPUTATIONAL AND DATA SCIENCES PHD GRADUATES AY 2015-16

Congratulations to the following Computational and Data Sciences PhD Graduates for Academic Year 2015-16 …

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES AND INFORMATICS PROGRAM

Summer 2015

Candidate: Prabal Saxena
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Extreme Physical Phenomena Associated with Close-In Solid Exoplanets: Models and Consequences
Major Professor: Michael Summers, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Candidate: Lijue Wang
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: A Nurbs-based Computational Tool for Hydrodynamic Optimization of Ship Hull Forms
Major Professor: Chi Yang, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Candidate: Musaddeque Hossein
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Parametric Study of Slender and Dynamically Sensitive Buildings with Tuned Liquid Dampers Subject to Seismic Events
Major Professor: Chi Yang, PhD, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Fall 2015

Candidate: Mohammed S. Sikder
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Development of Regional Crops Forecasting Model Integrating Satellite Remote Sensing with the Localized EPIC Crops Forecasting Model.
Major Professor: Ruixin Yang, Geography & Geoinformation Science

Candidate: Jonathan J. Lisic
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Parcel Level Agricultural Land Cover Prediction
Major Professor: J. E. Gentle, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Candidate: Phillip Hess
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Understanding the Evolution and Propagation of Coronal Mass Ejections and Associated Plasma Sheaths in Interplanetary Space
Major Professor: Jie Zhang, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Spring 2016

Candidate: Michael Garrity
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Repenting Blogger Influence on Issue Sentiment and Opinion as an Epidemic Model
Major Professor: Edward Wegman, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Candidate: Sean Haight
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Development of a Fully-Tabulated, Anisotropic, and Asymmetric Material Model for Simulation of Metals Under Dynamic Loading
Major Professor: Cingdao (Steve) Kan, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Candidate: Edward Herranz
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Robust Estimation and Simulation of Distributional VAR in Multi-State Models
Major Professor: J. E. Gentle, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Candidate: Michelle Lynn Isenhour
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Simulating Occupant Response to Emergency Situations
Major Professor: Rainald Lohner, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Candidate: Nishu Karna
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: A comprehensive study of cavities on the Sun: Structure, Formation and Evolution
Major Professor: Jie Zhang, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Candidate: Robert Reznik
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Electric Field Effects on Single and Small Networks of Neurons
Major Professor: Evelyn Sanders, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Candidate: Gary Roberson
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Recommender Systems: Shared Interest Graph Computational Methods
Major Professor: Kirk Borne, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Candidate: Nader Shahni Karamzadeh
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Machine Learning Approaches to Provide Spatio-Temporal Characterization of Human Brain’s Functional Activity
Major Professor: Edward Wegman, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Candidate: Arun Vedachalam
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Surprise Discovery in Scientific Databases: A Framework for Data Intensive Science Utilizing the Power of Citizen Science
Major Professor: Edward Wegman, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Candidate: Robert K. Winkler
Degree: PhD Computational Sciences and Informatics
Dissertation Title: Robust Estimation and Simulation of Distributional VAR in Multi-State Models
Major Professor: J. E. Gentle, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

Fall 2015

Candidate: Jose Manuel Magallanes
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: Climate Change And The Potential For Conflict And Extreme Migration In The Andes: A Computational Approach For Interdisciplinary Modeling And Anticipatory Policy-Making Offending Process: The Promise of A Synthetic Offender
Dissertation Chair: Claudio Cioffi, Department of Computational and Social Sciences

Candidate: Nathan Palmer
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: Individual and Social Learning: Bounded Rationality from First Principles
Dissertation Chair: Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Social Sciences

Candidate: Ovi Chris Rouly
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: Towards Emergent Social Complexity
Dissertation Chair: Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Social Sciences

Spring 2016

Candidate: Holly Russo
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: Explaining Box Office Performance From The Bottom Up: Data, Theories and Models
Dissertation Chair: Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Social Sciences

Candidate: Stephen Scott
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: Computational Modeling For Marine Resource Management
Dissertation Chair: Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Social Sciences

Candidate: David Masad
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: Agents In Conflict: Comparative Agent-Based Modeling Of Inter- National Crises And Conflicts
Dissertation Chair: Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Social Sciences

Candidate: Hugh McFarlane
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: An Agent-Based Model of Community Authority Structure Resilience
Dissertation Chair: Claudio Cioffi, Department of Computational and Social Sciences

Candidate: Thomas Dover
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: Implementing A Complex Social Simulation of the Violent Offending Process: The Promise of A Synthetic Offender
Dissertation Chair: Claudio Cioffi, Department of Computational and Social Sciences

Candidate: Cristina Metgher
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: A Computational Social Science Approach To The Social Determinants Of Cancer
Dissertation Chair: Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Social Sciences

Candidate: Hyungsik Shin
Degree: PhD Computational Social Science
Dissertation Title: An Essay on Micro Heterogeneity and the Evolution of Inequality
Dissertation Chair: Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Social Sciences