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Recent PhD Graduates

Aseel Addawood

PhD: 2019
Advisor: Professor Umberto Ravaioli
Dissertation:
Understanding Misinformation on Twitter in the Context of Controversial Issues

Jarai Carter

PhD:  2019
Advisor:  Professor Lulu Rodriguez
Dissertation:
  Use of and Information Seeking Behaviors on Facebook Among Illinois Farmers and Farm Families

Usawadee Chaiprom

PhD:  2019
Advisor:  Professor Matt Hudson
Dissertation:
Analysis of Soybean Gene Regulation Reveals Regulatory Mechanisms of RHG1-Mediated Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode

Hsiao-Ying Huang

PhD: 2019
Advisor: Professor Masooda Bashir
Dissertation:
Examining Older Users’ Online Privacy-Enhancing Experience from a Human-Computer Interaction Perspective

Kangjae Lee

PhD: 2019
Advisor: Professor Mei-Po Kwan
Dissertation:
Integration of GIS and Machine Learning Techniques to Investigate the Impact of Environmental Contexts on Travel Modes

Kyungho Lee

PhD: 2019
Advisor: Professor Donna Cox
Dissertation:
Understanding the role of Visual Metaphors in Emerging Media Arts Research and Practice

Daniel Wickland

PhD: 2019
Advisor: Professor Matthew Hudson
Dissertation:
Computational Methods For Genomic Variant Calling and Analysis

Sean Wilner

PhD:  2019
Advisor:  Professor John Jummel
Dissertation:
 Narrative Comprehension Through Analogy: A Study in Cognitive Modeling and Narrative Clustering

Xuesong Yang

PhD: 2019
Advisor: Professor Mark Hasegawa-Johnson
Dissertation:
Dealing with Linguistic Mismatches for Automatic Speech Recognition

Syed Abbas Bukhari

PhD:  2018
Advisor:  Professor Alison Bell
Dissertation:
Neurogenomic dynamics following social interactions in male threespined sticklebacks

Michael Junokas

PhD:  2018
Advisor:  Professor Guy Garnett
Dissertation:
A Singular Synthesis: Investigating Timbral Synthesis and Control Systems Through the Integration of Music Composition and Machine Learning

Ankit Rai

PhD:  2018
Advisor:  Professor Barbara Minsker
Dissertation:
  Inferring Landscape Preferences from Social Media Using Data Science Techniques

Kiumars Soltani

PhD:  2018
Advisor:  Professor Shaowen Wang
Dissertation:
  A distributed workload-aware approach to partitioning geospatial big data for cybergis analytics

Joe Yun

PhD:  2018
Advisor:  Professor Brittany Duff
Dissertation:
Analyzing the Boundaries of Balance Theory in Evaluating Cause-Related Marketing Compatibility

Tom Le Paine

PhD:  2017
Advisor:  Professor Thomas Huang
Dissertation:
Practical Considerations for Deep Learning

Yan Liu

PhD:  2017
Advisor:  Professor Shaowen Wang
Dissertation:
  High-Performance Evolutionary Computation for Scalable Spatial Optimization

Khuram Shahzad

PhD:  2017
Advisor:  Professor Juan Loor
Dissertation:
Systems physiology and nutrition in dairy cattle: applications of omics and bioinformatics to better understand the hepatic metabolomics and transcriptomics adaptations in transition dairy cows

Brent Fegley

PhD:  2016
Advisor:  Professor Vetle Torvik
Dissertation:
Mechanisms driving the formation and success of collaborations between scientists in biomedicine

Arshan Nasir

PhD:  2015
Advisor:  Professor Gustavo Caetano-Anolles
Dissertation:
  Structural and functional Advances in the Evolutionary Studies of Cells and Viruses

Scott Nixon

PhD:  2015
Advisor:  Professor Sandra Rodriguez-Zas
Dissertation:
  Study of Phenotypic and Gene Expression Response to Bacterial Challenge