2007-2008

Semester Year School Department Last Name First Name Degree Major Supervising Professor Dissertation Title
Fall 2007 Arts and Humanities Sandefer Laurie J. PhD Aesthetic Studies Pomara, John Being Moved
Fall 2007 Arts and Humanities Nezami Rita Shabnam PhD Studies in Literature Haynes, Cynthia/Wilson, Michael A Rhetoric of Translation That Resists Domestication: Translating Tahar Ben Jelloun
Fall 2007 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Cognition and Neuroscience Malhotra Shveta PhD Lomber, Stephen G. Cerebral Control of Sound Localization
Fall 2007 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Cognition and Neuroscience Medley Sylvia Ann PhD Golden, Richard M. Word Order and Lexical Semantic Context Effects in Sentence Comprehension
Fall 2007 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Cognition and Neuroscience Neville-Smith Marsha A. PhD Abdi, Herve Conjunction Errors: Are They Due to Face Processing or Low Level Picture Processing?
Fall 2007 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders Seif Taban PhD Thompson, Lucien T. D-Cycloserine Enhances Postsynaptic Excitability in Vitro; Novel and Conserved Nootropic Mechanism
Fall 2007 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders Yoshida Michiko PhD Katz, William F. Children's Use of Prosodic Information to Understand and Produce Phrasal Distinctions in American English
Fall 2007 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Criminology Polzer Katherine L. PhD Tracy, Paul E. Issues in Punishment and Sentencing: A Multiple Venue Analysis
Fall 2007 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Affairs Jarrell Karen Miles PhD Watson, Douglas J. Bureaucracy Confronts Reality: A Case Study of The University of Texas at Dallas' Response to Hurricane Katrina
Fall 2007 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Affairs Krutilek Edith E. PhD Fass, Simon M. The Struggle to Improve High School Outcomes: A Case Study of the Starting Smart Program
Fall 2007 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Affairs Velazquez Vazquez Adrian Marcelino PhD Watson, Douglas J./Kempf-Leonard, Kimberly Social Exclusion in America: Informing Public Policy Through the Mexican Immigrant Experience
Fall 2007 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Policy and Political Economy Aryani Gian A. PhD Beron, Kurt J. Bounded Rationality and Police Vehicles: The Political Economy of Law Enforcement Procurement Decisions
Fall 2007 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Policy and Political Economy Mausel Justin Thomas PhD Dumas, Lloyd J. Economic Growth and Convergence in the European Union: Evaluation Using a Multi-Faceted, Political Economic Approach
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Agarwal Parag PhD Prabhakaran, Balakrishnan 3-D Content Protection Techniques
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Bansal Ajay PhD Gupta, Gopal Towards Next Generation Logic Programming Systems
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Hao Wei PhD Yen, I-Ling A Weblet Environment to Facilitate Proxy Caching of Web Processing Components
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Kona Srividya PhD Gupta, Gopal Sematics-Based Web Service Discovery and Composition
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Wang Qian PhD Gupta, Gopal A Semantics-Based Approach to Processing Formal Languages
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Barnett Raymond E. PhD Liu, Jin High Efficiency RF to DC Conversion and Ultra-Low-Power Analog Front End Circuits for Low-Cost Field-Powered UHF RFID
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Chen Chongyang PhD Cantrell, Cyrus D. Theoretical and Numerical Studies on Macrobending Losses in Multimode Fibers
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Colinjivadi Karthik S. PhD Lee, Jeong-Bong Polymer Microgrippers for Biological Cell Manipulation
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Li Yinghui PhD Minn, Hlaing Training Signal Designs and Related Signal Processing Algorithms in Broadband Wireless Communication Systems
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Peddigari Venkat Ramana PhD Kehtarnavaz, Nasser Relational and Predictive Zoom Tracking for Digital Still Cameras
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Polk Todd W. PhD Bhatia, Dinesh K. Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Networks for Telemedicine Applications
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Wang Hui PhD Sangireddy, Rama Conjoint Component Designs for High Performance Dependable Single Chip Multithreading Systems
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Cilia Andrew PhD Telecommunications Blanchard, Andrew J. Automated Optical Cluster Tracking of Polymorphic Targets in Complex and Occluded Environments
Fall 2007 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Telecommunications Engineering Xu Zhe PhD Cobb, Jorge A. Scalable Quality of Service Scheduling in Core Networks
Fall 2007 School of Management International Management Studies Demirkan Irem PhD Deeds, David L. Essays on the Evolution of Networks in the U.S. Biotechnology Industry
Fall 2007 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Molecular and Cell Biology Majdzadeh-Koohbanani Nazanin PhD D'Mello, Santosh R. Signaling Pathways Regulating Neurodegeneration
Fall 2007 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chemistry Pasha Azhar PhD Sherry, A. Dean The Synthesis and Study of Dota-Tetraamide Complexes Bearing Polyol Pendant Functionality
Fall 2007 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chemistry Xiong Chunrong PhD Balkus, Kenneth J., Jr. Fabrication and Application of SnO2 DOPED TiO2 Nanofibers, PbS QDS Doped TiO2 Nanotubes, Ag0.35V2O5 Nanowires
Fall 2007 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chemistry Zhang Yanfeng PhD Balkus, Kenneth J., Jr. Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation
Fall 2007 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chemistry Zhou MiaoXin PhD Ferraris, John P. Synthesis of POP3HT/PBS Nanocomposites for Hybrid Solar Cell
Fall 2007 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Geosciences Deng Feng PhD McMechan, George A. True Amplitude Prestack Depth Migration
Fall 2007 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Geosciences Olariu Mariana I. PhD Aiken, Carlos L.V. Development and Testing of Methods for Analyzing High Resolution 3-D Digital Outcrop Geology: Big Rock Quarry, Arkansas
Fall 2007 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Mathematical Sciences Shei Tai-Chyi PhD Brikowski, Tom H. Application of Surface Electrical Resistivity Surveys and Modflow Modeling in Smoky Hill River Aquifer, Kansas
Fall 2007 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Physics Torres Cristina V. PhD Diaz, Mario/Rindler, Wolfgang Tracksearch: A Gravitational Wave Search Algorithm
Spring 2008 Arts and Humanities Brackin Adam L. PhD Aesthetic Studies Linehan, Thomas E. Tracking the Emergent Properties of the Collaborative Online Story "Deus City" for Testing the Standard Model of Alternate Reality Games
Spring 2008 Arts and Humanities Leavey Andrea Witzke PhD Studies in Literature Nelsen, Robert Reclaiming the Dialogic, Reframing the Topics: Culture, Violence and Eros in Contemporary American Women's Lyric Poetry
Spring 2008 Arts and Humanities Macklin Melvin LeRoy PhD Studies in Literature Towner, Theresa M. Children of Chaos: Historical Atrocity and Youth Survival in the Literature of American Slavery and the Holocaust
Spring 2008 Arts and Humanities Martin Kelly A. PhD Studies in Literature Waligore, Marilyn/Haynes, Cynthia A Heuristic Model of Hypertext(ual) Reading: The Convergence of Translation and Rhetoric
Spring 2008 Arts and Humanities Swamidoss Hannah M. PhD Studies in Literature Michaelson, Patricia The Quest for a Home: Acculturation, Social Formations and Agency in British Fiction; 1816-1911
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Audiology Cox Stephanie Celeste Au.D
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Audiology Evan Laurie Anne Au.D
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Audiology Langran Justin Lanier Au.D
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Audiology Marvin Holly Diana Au.D
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Audiology Mendrygal Marissa B. Au.D
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Audiology Miles Melissa L. Au.D
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Audiology Ortiz Barbara M. Au.D
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Audiology Wagner Linsey S. Au.D
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Cognition and Neuroscience Mellott Jeffrey Garrett PhD Lomber, Stephen G. Corticotectal and Corticocortical Pathways Underlying Sound Localization in the Cat
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders Anand Raksha PhD Chapman, Sandra B. Differences Between Gist and Detail Processing
Spring 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Psychological Sciences Touchstone Emily Whittington PhD Spence, Melanie J. Infants' Processing of Dynamic Facial Expressions: The Effects of Age and Experimental Design
Spring 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Economics Singh Priyanka PhD Vijverberg, Wim P. Earnings Risk and Occupational Choice
Spring 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Political Science Monroe Billy W. PhD Champagne, Anthony Judicial Selection in Texas: A Study of Election Outcomes 1988-2004
Spring 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Affairs Rivera Suzanne Marie PhD Scotch, Richard K. Social Inequality in Biomedical Research
Spring 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Policy and Political Economy Foster Jodie R. PhD Murdoch, James C. Three Essays on Groundwater Depletion and Groundwater Conservation Districts in Texas
Spring 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Policy and Political Economy Kiser Stephen L. PhD Berry, Brian J.L. Effect of Cross-Border Trade on the Texas Space-Economy
Spring 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Policy and Political Economy Okulicz-Kozaryn Adam. J. PhD Berry, Brian J.L. Subjective Wellbeing/Life Satisfaction/Happiness: Determinants of Values at the Individual and Societal Levels
Spring 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Huang Yaochun PhD Wu, Weili Studies on Maximal Hyperclique Pattern Analysis and Wireless Networks Approximate Algorithm Design
Spring 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Lin Yongjing PhD Liu, Ying Text Mining Biomedical Literature for Improving Medline Retrieval
Spring 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Liu Li PhD Thuraisingham, Bhavani Perturbation Based Privacy Preserving Data Mining Techniques for Real-World Data
Spring 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Parikh Viral K. PhD Balsara, Poras T. All Digital Quadrature Modulator for Wideband Wireless Transmitters
Spring 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Ramachandran Seetharaman PhD Overzet, Lawrence J. Study of Diamond Like Carbon as Template for Nanoimprint Lithography and as a Filler Material for Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Forests
Spring 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Singh Chitranjan K. PhD Balsara, Poras T. Design of High Performance Memo Receiver Algorithms and VLSI Architectures
Spring 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Cherukuri Raghunath PhD Microelectronics Balsara, Poras T. Code-Aided Adaptive Decorrelator for IQ Imbalance Compensation in Iterative Receivers
Spring 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Telecommunications Engineering Choi Noun PhD Venkatesan, S. Performance Enhancement of Wireless Mesh Networks
Spring 2008 School of Management Management Science Huang Dongling PhD Ratchford, Brian T. Three Essays in Marketing
Spring 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Molecular and Cell Biology Dixit Garima S. PhD Draper, Rockford K. Endoplasmic Reticulum Associated Degradation and Protein Toxins
Spring 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Molecular and Cell Biology Kim Min Jung PhD DeJong, Jeff L. Investigation of Germ Cell-Specific Transcription Systems and Regulatory Factors
Spring 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chemistry Barcena Carlos PhD Gao, Jinming Novel Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles as MRI Contrast Agents
Spring 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Geosciences Chang Hui PhD McMechan, George A. Prediction of Seismic Parameters from Primary and Multiple Reflections
Spring 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Geosciences Griffin William R. PhD Leybourne, Matthew I. Geochemistry and Geochronology of the Balcones Igneous Province, Texas
Spring 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Geosciences Tangumonkem Eric T. PhD Manton, William I. An Isotopic Investigation of Some Sequential Extraction Schemes
Spring 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Physics Drake Kelly Ann PhD Heelis, Roderick A. Studies of the High Latitude Ionospheric Convection
Spring 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Physics Mwene Anthony M. PhD Earle, Gregory D. Mid-Latitude F-Region Studies Based on ISS-B and DE-2 Observations
Spring 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Physics Richardson James M. PhD Ishak-Boushaki, Mustapha Studies in Exact Solutions and Inhomogeneous Cosmological Models
Summer 2008 Arts and Humanities Humanities Bowman Sarah L. PhD Riccio, Thomas Role Playing: An Ethnographic Exploration
Summer 2008 Arts and Humanities Stone Winston PhD Aesthetic Studies Rodriguez, Robert Xavier The Onstage Instrumental Musician as Theater Performer
Summer 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Cognition and Neuroscience Reed Amanda C. PhD Kilgard, Michael P. Plasticity in the Auditory Cortex and Changes in Perceptual Discrimination after Nucleus Basalis Stimulation in Rats
Summer 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders Buckley Kristi Ann PhD Tobey, Emily A. Cross-Modal Plasticity and Speech Perception in Individuals with a Cochlear Implant
Summer 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders Jokel Ariela PhD Bower, T.G.R./Aldridge, Michelle Language Outcomes for Preverbal Toddlers with Symptoms of Autism: A Follow-up Study
Summer 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders Mehta Jyutika A. PhD Jerger, James F. The Semantic Priming Effect Across the Life-Span: An ERP Study Examining Processing Negativity
Summer 2008 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders Stephanie B. Chiu Wong PhD Chapman, Sandra B. Dimensions of Discourse: Diagnostic, Neuroimaging and Neuropsychological Correlates in Early Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
Summer 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Economics Holovchenko Vira Y. PhD Seldon, Barry/Eckel, Catherine Essays in Entry into Characteristic and Geographical Spaces
Summer 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Economics Wang Chunbei PhD Vijverberg, Wim P.M. Self-Employment among Hispanic and Immigrant Populations
Summer 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Political Science Borges Walter F. PhD Clarke, Harold D. Voter Choice in Referenda: Cues and Attitudes in Direct Democracy
Summer 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Affairs Bezboruah Karabi Chaudhury PhD Scotch, Richard K. For-Profit Organizations for Social Change: An Analysis of Philanthropic Decision-Making by North Texas Based Corporations
Summer 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Affairs Hornsby Melanie Leigh PhD Melanie Leigh Administration of Transparency: The Effects of the Public Information Act on Texas Counties
Summer 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Policy and Political Economy Dabbs Paul Ray PhD Beron, Kurt Factors Affecting Normative Student Transitions from Elementary to Middle School
Summer 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Policy and Political Economy Kuhne Kristin Anderson PhD Jargowsky, Paul A. Pre-K Effects in Texas
Summer 2008 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Public Policy and Political Economy Lin Wei PhD Dumas, Lloyd J. The Impact of Federal R&D Obligations on the U.S. States' Economies
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Gunes Mehmet Hadi PhD Sarac, Kamil Complex Network Discovery: Router-Level Internet Topology Mapping
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Jung Hyo-Taeg PhD Wong, W. Eric A Process for Supporting Activity-Oriented Assessment of Non-Functional Requirements on Probability of Failure and Mean-Time-To-Repair
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Qi Yu PhD Wong, W. Eric On Effective Fault Localization in Software Debugging
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Zhang Zhongnan PhD Wu, Weili Effective and Efficient Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Data
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Zhou Junqiang PhD Ntafos, Simeon Guarding Algorithms and Robust Video Surveillance
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Gholipour-Baboli Ali PhD Kehtarnavaz, Nasser Non-Rigid Image Registration for Enhanced Localization in Magnetic Resonance
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Lu Sili PhD Al-Dhahir, Naofal OFDM Interference Mitigation Algorithms with Applications to DVB-H
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Prabhat Prashant PhD Ober, Raimund J. Multifocal Plane Microscopy for the Study of Cellular Dynamics in 3-D
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Electrical Engineering Wang Dandan PhD Minn, Mlaing/Al-Dhahir, Naofal Advanced Resource Utilization in Wireless Networks
Summer 2008 Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Telecommunications Engineering Zhang Beilei PhD Kiasaleh, Kamran Design and Implementation of Partially-Coherent Architectures for QAM Communications
Summer 2008 Management International Management Studies Khoury Theodore Andrew PhD Peng, Mike W./Deeds, David Essays on Institutions and Isomorphism
Summer 2008 Management International Management Studies Oh Kyeungrae PhD Peng, Mike W./Lee, Seung H. Essays on Institutions, Firm Strategy and Performance During Institutional Transitions
Summer 2008 Management Management Science Dover Howard F. PhD Rao, Ram C./Murthi, B.P.S. The Development of a Multiple Service Customer Lifetime Value Model
Summer 2008 Management Management Science Goktan Mehmet Sinan PhD Kieschnick, Robert Wealth Effects of Antitakeover Provisions in Mergers
Summer 2008 Management Management Science Liu Ling PhD Anderson, Mark/Radhakrishnan, Suresh Information Content of Blogs with Firm-Specific News
Summer 2008 Management Management Science Singh Shweta PhD Rao, Ram C./Murthi, B.P.S. Three Essays on Risk-Adjusted Customer Lifetime Value and Returns to Search
Summer 2008 Management Management Science Tsang Hiu Leong PhD Radhakrishnan, Suresh Corporate Lobbying and Accounting Conservatism
Summer 2008 Management Management Science Zhang Jin PhD Radhakrishnan, Suresh Local Mutual Funds and Executive Compensation
Summer 2008 Management Management Science Zhou Xin PhD Zhang, Harold H. Three Essays on Information and Asset Pricing
Summer 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Molecular and Cell Biology Kim Sok Ho PhD Reitzer, Lawrence J. Alanine Synthesis in Escherichia Coli
Summer 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chemistry Castillo-Muzquiz Aminta PhD Sherry, A. Dean Biotinylated MRI Contrast Agents for Molecular Targeting
Summer 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chemistry Ortiz Alfonso PhD Dieckmann, Gregg R. Understanding Peptide Interactions with Carbon Nanotubes
Summer 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Geosciences Ali Kamal A. PhD Stern, Robert J. Age and Significance of Neoproterozoic Diamictite and Metavolcanic Rocks in Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Summer 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Geosciences Dev Ashwani PhD McMechan, George A. Seismic Amplitude Processing and Inversion
Summer 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Geosciences Mukherjee Sumit Kumar PhD Stern, Robert J. Petrography, Age (U-Pb Zircon), Geochemical and Isotopic Studies of the Sawawin Banded Iron Formation (BIF), Northwestern Saudi Arabia: Implications for Understanding Neoproterozoic Climate Change
Summer 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Mathematical Sciences Ansari Yassmin R. PhD Applied Mathematics Ramakrishna, Viswanath Matrix Theory Motivated by Quantum Mechanics and Engineering
Summer 2008 Natural Sciences and Mathematics Physics Schaefers Justin Kyle PhD Glosser, Robert Growth and Characterization of Amorphous Selenium: An Exploration into the Glass Transition Temperature

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