Dissertation Defense: Ahmed O. Said

Title: DYNAMICS AND HAZARDS OF CASCADING FAILURE IN CELL ARRAYS: ANALYSIS, PASSIVE MITIGATION, AND ACTIVE SUPPRESSION Defense date and time: Friday- Feb 28, 2020 at 10 am Location: A. James Clark Bldg.  (AJC 2132) Committee members:  Professor Stanislav I. Stoliarov, Chair  Professor Dongxia Liu, Dean’s Representative  Professor Arnaud Trouve  Professor Marino diMarzo  Professor Peter Sunderland

Dissertation Defense: David Verstraete

Title: Deep Adversarial Approaches in Reliability  Date: Tuesday, December 17th Time: 1pm Location: AV Williams 2460 ECE Conference Room  Committee Members: Professor Mohammad Modarres, Chair Associate Professor Enrique Lopez Droguett Assistant Professor Mark Fuge Assistant Professor Katrina Groth Professor Balakumar Balachandran Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly (Dean’s Representative) Abstract: Reliability engineering has long been proposed with the problem …

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Thesis Defense: Ayush Nankani

Title: EIT BASED PIEZORESISTIVE TACTILE SENSORS: A SIMULATION STUDY Date: Wednesday December 11, 2019 Time: 1 pm Location: Martin Hall EGR 2164   Committee Members: Dr. Elisabeth Smela, Chair/AdvisorDr. Miao YuDr. Nikhil Chopra ABSTRACT: Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) is an imaging technique that uses voltage measurements to map the internal conductivity distribution inside a body by …

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Dissertation Defense: Christa Pettie

Title: Modeling Syndromic Surveillance and Outbreaks in Subpopulations Date: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 Time: 12:00pm Location: Martin Hall  EGR-2164 Committee Members: Professor Jeffrey Herrmann Professor Robert Gold Assistant Professor Allison Reilly Professor Linda Schmidt Assistant Professor Monifa Vaughn-Cooke Abstract: This research is motivated by the need to assist resource limited communities by enhancing the use of syndromic …

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Dissertation Defense: Jie Peng

Title: Phonon mediated thermal transport in transition-metal dichalcogenides Date: Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019 Time: 11:00am Location: Martin Hall  EGR-2164 Committee Members: Professor Peter Chung (Chair) Professor Bao Yang Professor Agis Iliadis (Dean’s Representative, Electrical and Computer Science Department) Professor Abhijit Dasgupta Professor Patrick McCluskey Dr. Sina Najmaei (Special Member for the committee, ARL research scientist)

Dissertation Defense: Daniel Hart

Title: New Methodology for Predicting Ultimate Capacity of One-Sided Composite Patch Repaired Cracked Aluminum Plate Date: Wednesday, Dec 11th, 2019 Time: 10:00am Location: Martin Hall, EGR-2164 Committee: Professor Hugh Bruck (Chair) Professor Peter Chung Professor Abhijit Dasgupta Professor Teng Li Professor Sung Lee (Dean’s Representative, Aerospace Department) Abstract Composite patch repairs are an alternative to …

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Grad and Postgrad Opportunities at the U.S. Department of Energy

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations. Application Deadline: January 3, 2020 4:00 PM EST Apply Now! https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2020 Why should I apply? Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits: Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week …

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Thesis Defense: Veeresh Ayyagari

Title: Design and Development of potassium formate based Atmospheric Water Harvester Date: Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 Time: 1:30PM Location: EGR-3164 Martin Hall (Aerospace conference room) Committee Members:  Dr. Jungho Kim, Chair Dr. Yunho Hwang Dr. Gary Pertmer

LANL’s Science of Signatures Advanced Study Institute

Call for Applications 2020 Science of Signatures Advanced Studies Institute Application deadline is January 8, 2020 Next spring, the Science of Signatures (SoS) Advanced Studies Institute (ASI) will be held over three weeks during April 13 – May 1, 2020. SoS-ASI is a professional development opportunity for advanced Ph.D. students and postdocs interested in learning …

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