2020

Brain-Inspired Analog Domain In-Memory Computing: A Co-Design of Circut, Architecture, and Algorithm
Author: Weidong Cao
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Xuan "Silvia" Zhang
Date: 9/10/2020

Analysis and Modeling of Aberrant EEG Modulation Over Disparate Time-Scales
Author: Maren Loe
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. ShiNung Ching
Date: 8/12/2020

Normative Modeling of Neural Circuit Dynamics to Meet Control and Detection Objectives
Author: Sruti Mallik
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. ShiNung Ching
Date: 5/15/2020

Enhancing PET Functionalities with Novel Geometrics and Multimodal Imaging Technique
Author: Suranjana Samanta
Dissertation Advisors: Drs. Joseph A O'Sullivan and Yuan-Chuan Tai
Date: 4/17/2020

Constructing and Analyzing Network Dynamics for Information Objectives and Working Memory
Author: Elham Ghazizadeh
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. ShiNung Ching
Date: 3/30/2020

Efficient and Scalable Computing for Resource-Contrained Cyber Physical Systems: A Layered Approach
Author: An Zou
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Xuan "Silvia" Zhang
Date: 3/2/2020

Nonlinear Effects in Whispering Gallery Mode Optical Microresonators and Their Applications
Author: Yihang Li
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Lan Yang
Date: 2/25/2020

Machine Learning Morphisms: A Framework for Design and Optimization of Machine Learning Workflows
Author: Eric Cawi
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Arye Nehorai
Date: 1/21/2020

Electro-Mechanical Ionic Channel Modeling for Uterine Contractions and Oxytocin Effects During Pregnancy
Author: Yiqi Lin
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Arye Nehorai
Date: 1/14/2020

2019

Community Detection in Complex Networks via Clique Conductance
Author: Zhenqi Lu
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Arye Nehorai
Date: 9/10/2019

Continuous-time and Complex Growth Transforms for Analog Computing and Optimization
Author: Oindrila Chatterjee
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Shantanu Chakrabartty
Date: 8/20/2019

Orders of Magnitude Improvement in Two-Photon Excitiation Efficiency by Using Photonic Dimers
Author: Yao Zhou
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Jung-Tsung Shen
Date: 6/18/2019

A Scalable Neuromorphic Machine Learning Framework Based on the Growth Transform Dynamical System: Theory and Design
Author: Ahana Gangopadhyay
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Shantanu Chakrabartty
Date: 6/13/19

Variance-Based Informatics: Theory and Design of Variance-Driven Physical Systems
Author: Sri Harsha Kondapalli
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Shantanu Chakrabartty
Date: 5/13/2019

Understanding Encoding and Decoding Rules of a Biological Neural Network Using Machine Learning Techniques
Author: Lijun Zhang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Baranidharan Raman
Date: 5/7/2019

Self-Capacitance based Wireless Power Transfer for Wearable Electronics: Theory and Implementation
Author: Yarub Alazzawi
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Shantanu Chakrabartty
Date: 4/23/2019

Exploiting Position Gradients For Robust Super-Resolution Localization Microscopy

Author: Hesam Mazidisharfabadi
Dissertation Advisors: Dr. Matthew Lew and Dr. Arye Nehorai
Date: 3/4/2019

Improving Privacy, Accuracy and Bandwidth Efficiency for Radio Frequency Sensing in Smart Health Applications
Author: Alemayehu Solomon Abrar
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Neal Patwari
Date: 1/31/2019

Target Tracking via Recursive Bayesian State Estimation in Cognitive Radar Networks
Author: Yijian Xiang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Arye Nehorai
Date: 1/23/2019

Versatile Long-Term Super-Resolution Imaging of Protein Structures by Using Transient Binding of Single Fluorescent Molecules
Author: Tianben Ding
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Matthew Lew
Date: 1/22/2019

Kernel Learning of Graph-Structured Data
Author: Zhen Zhang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Arye Nehorai
Date: 1/18/2019

Systems-Theoretic Synthesis of Neuronal Dynamics for Memory and Control Objectives
Author: Fuqiang Huang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. ShiNung Ching
Date: 1/17/2019

2018

Deep Learning for Task-Based Image Quality Assessment in Medical Imaging
Author: Weimin Zhou
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Mark A. Anastasio
Date: 12/10/2018

An Adaptive Computation in an Olfactory Circuit
Author: Srinath Nizampatnam
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Branidharan Raman
Date: 12/11/2018

Embedded Sensing System for Whispering-Gallery-Mode (WGM) Optical Resonators
Author: Xiangyi Xu
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Lan Yang
Date: 10/30/2018 

SYSTEMIC RISK IN FINANCIAL NETWORKS WITH TIME DYNAMICS
Author: Tathagata Banerjee
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Zachary Feinstein
Date: 6/11/2018

INFORMING THE DESIGN OF LINEAR SYSTEMS FOR STIMULUS REPRESENTATION AND DECODING
Author: Delsin Menolascino
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. ShiNung Ching
Date: 5/23/2018

QUANTUM NANOPHOTONICS--GENERATION OF PHOTONIC BOUND STATES AND MODELING OF PHOTONIC DISSIPATIONS
Author: Zihao Chen
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Jung-Tsung Shen
Date: 5/2/2018

SUFFICIENT CONDITIONS FOR OPTIMALITY AND PERTURBATION FEEDBACK CONTROL IN OPTIMAL CONTROL PROBLEMS WITH FREE TERMINAL TIME WITH APPLICATIONS TO FLIGHT CONTROL PROBLEMS
Author: Sankalp Bhan, DSc
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Heinz Schaettler
Date: 4/26/2018

ON-CHIP WHISPERING GALLERY MODE MICRORESONATOR FOR SENSING APPLICATIONS
Author: Guangming Zhao
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Lan Yang
Date: 1/23/2018

2017

NON-HERMITIAN WHISPERING-GALLERY-MODE OPTICAL MICRORESONATORS AND APPLICATIONS
Author: Weijian Chen
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Lan Yang
Date: 10/24/2017

ANALYZING AND CONTROLLING DYNAMIC STRUCTURES IN COMPLEX NETWORKS
Author: Walter Bomela
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Jr-Shin Li
Date: 10/20/2017 

GEOMETRIC DYNAMIC LEARNING AND CONTROL OF ENSEMBLE SYSTEMS
Author: Wei Zhang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Jr-Shin Li
Date: 10/12/2017

DATA-DRIVEN AND MODEL-BASED APPROACHES FOR INFERENCE AND CONTROL OF DYNAMIC POPULATION SYSTEMS
Author: Shuo Wang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Jr-Shin Li
Date: 9/27/2017

MODELING AND ANALYZING NEURAL DYNAMICS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING OVER MULTIPLE TIME SCALES
Author: Sensen Liu
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. ShiNung Ching
Date: 8/17/2017

AUXILIARY SINOGRAM ALTERNATING MINIMIZATION (ASAM) FOR X-RAY CT WITH INCOMPLETE DATA
Author: Jingwei Lu
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 8/9/2017

NOVEL SENSING MECHANISMS FOR CHEMICAL AND BIO-SENSING USING WHISPERING GALLERY MODE MICRORESONATORS
Author: He Huang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Lan Yang
Date: 6/21/2017

BIO-INSPIRED MULTI-SPECTRAL IMAGE SENSOR AND AUGMENTED REALITY DISPLAY FOR NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENCE IMAGE GUIDED SURGERY
Author: Nan Cui
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Shantanu Chakrabartty
Date: 5/4/2017

DETECTING AND TRACKING OF FREEZING OF GAIT IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE PATIENTS USING INERTIAL SENSORS
Author: Prateek Gundannavar Vijay
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Arye Nehorai
Date: 5/2/2017

STATISTICAL PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF SPARSE LINEAR ARRAYS
Author: Mianzhi Wang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/10/2017

IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION FOR HYPERSPECTRAL CRISM DATA ON MARS
Author: Linyun He
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 3/8/2017

BASIS VECTOR MODEL METHOD FOR PROTON STOPPING POWER ESTIMATION USING DUAL-ENERGY CT
Author: Shuangyue Zhang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 2/22/2017

2016

EXTRINSIC AND INTRINSIC CONTROL OF INTEGRATIVE PROCESSES IN NEURAL SYSTEMS
Author: Anirban Nandi
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. ShiNung Ching
Date: 12/6/2016

MULTIGPU ACCELERATION OF ITERATIVE X-RAY CT IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION
Author: Ayan Mitra
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 11/21/2016

MULTISCALE ELECTROMAGNETIC MODELING OF UTERINE CONTRACTIONS
Author: Mengxue Zhang
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Arye Nehorai
Date: 11/7/2016

NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS FOR PDE-CONSTRAINED OPTIMIZATION AND THEIR APPLICATION TO THE CONTROL OF HVAC SYSTEMS
Author: Runxin He
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Humberto Gonzalez
Date: 8/31/2016

THE BETA-GAMMA IMAGER AND TASK-DEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF IMAGE QUALITY
Author: Homayoon Rahjar
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 5/31/2016

2015
DISTRIBUTED PARTICLE FILTERING VIA OPTIMAL FUSION OF GAUSSIAN MIXTURES
Author: Jichuan Li
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 9/24/2015

ELUCIDATING FUNCTIONAL ADVANTAGES OF DYNAMIC ARCHITECTURE IN NEURONAL NETWORKS
Author: MohammadMehdi Kafashan
Dissertation Advisor: ShiNung Ching
Date: 9/17/2015

NOVEL PET IMAGING TECHNIQUES FOR POINT-OF-CARE APPLICATION
Author: Ke Li
Dissertation Advisors: Joseph O’Sullivan and Yuan-Chuan Tai
Date: 9/10/2015

A STATE SPACE ANALYSIS OF DOMINANT FEEDBACK LOOPS IN DYNAMIC SOCIAL SYSTEMS
Author: Jeremy Sato
Dissertation Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 4/05/2015

SOCIAL NETWORK MODELS FOR PREDICTING AND INFLUENCING SMART- GRID USER BEHAVIOR
Author: Alex Cassidy
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/05/2015

ACCELERATION OF ITERATIVE IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION FOR X-RAY IMAGING
Author: Soysal Degirmenci
Dissertation Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 3/30/2015
2014
CONTROLLING LIGHT AT SUBWAVELENGTH SCALES IN NANO-PHOTONIC SYSTEMS: SINGLE-PHOTON DIODE, NANOPARTICLE SENSING, AND SUPER-RESOLUTION IMAGING
Author: Yuecheng Shen
Dissertation Advisor: Jung-Tsung Shen
Date: 7/24/2014

MEDICAL APPLICATION AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT OF PHOTOACOUSTIC MICROSCOPY
Author: Cheng-Hung Yeh
DissertationAdvisor: Lihong Wang
Date: 5/9/2014

NESTED ARRAY PROCESSING FOR DIRECTION OF ARRIVAL AND SOURCE NUMBER ESTIMATION
Author: Keyong Han
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 3/25/2014

OFF-GRID COMPRESSED SENSING FOR SUPER RESOLUTION DIRECTION-OF-ARRIVAL ESTIMATION
Author: Zhao Tan
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 3/19/2014
2013
ULTRA HIGH QUALITY FACTOR MICRO RESONATOR FOR SENSING AND NOVEL APPLICATIONS
Author: Bo Peng
Dissertation Advisor: Lan Yang
Date: 9/6/2013

ENSEMBLE CONTROL OF DETERMINISTIC AND STOCHASTIC LINEAR SYSTEMS
Author:Ji Qi
Dissertation Advisor: Jr-Shin Li
Date: 5/15/2013

QUANTUM NANOPHOTONICS: ENGINEERING STRONG ATOM-PHOTON INTERACTION WITH APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
Author: Matthew Bradford
Dissertation Advisor: Jung-Tsung Shen
Date: 5/9/2013

ESTIMATING ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY TENSORS OF BIOLOGICAL TISSUES USING MICROELECTRODE ARRAYS
Author: Elad Gilboa
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/8/2013

PARALLEL LOAD SCHEDULE OPTIMIZATION WITH RENEWABLE DISTRIBUTED GENERATORS IN SMART GRID
Author: Peng Yang
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/1/2013

OPTIMAL CONTROL SYNTHESIS FOR INHOMOGENEOUS ENSEMBLES
Author: Anatoly Zlotnik
Dissertation Advisor: Jr-Shin Li
Date: 2/28/2013

CARDIOVASCULAR BIOMETRICS: FUSING THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SIGNALS FROM THE HEART
Author: Ikenna Odinaka
Dissertation Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 2/25/2013

OPTIMAL DESIGN OF MICROFLUIDIC MICROSPHERE-TRAP ARRAYS
Author: Xiaoxiao Xu
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 2/18/2013

ULTRASOUND SENSING USING MICROTOROID OPTICAL RESONATOR
Author: Faraz Monifi
Dissertation Advisor: Lan Yang
Date: 2/15/2013

DUAL ENERGY X-RAY CT IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION
Author: Yaqi Chen
Dissertation Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 2/11/2013
2012
RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION FOR ROBOTS AND NEXUS BETWEEN WATER AND ENERGY
Author: Daniel McGibney
Dissertation Advisor: Hiro Mukai
Date: 11/8/2012

MULTIPLE-TARGET TRACKING IN COMPLEX SCENARIOS
Author: Phani Chavali
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 2/23/2012
2011
BIRTH OF A NOVEL BIOMETRICS: IDENTIFICATION AND INFORMATION SECURITY
Author: Po-Hsiang Lai
Dissertation Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 12/16/2011

DEVELOPMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES FOR GENERALIZED VIRTUAL PINHOLE PET GEOMETRY
Author: Aswin Mathews
Dissertation Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 12/13/2011

QUANTUM MULTI-CHANNEL DECOUPLING
Author: Pei-Lan Liu
Dissertation Advisor: Tzyh-Jong Tarn
Date: 5/6/2011

MINIMUM JERK TRAJECTORY PLANNING FOR A REDUNDANT MANIPULATOR USING PSEUDOSPECTRAL METHODS
Author: Philip Freeman
Dissertation Advisor: Heinz Schaettler
Date: 03/31/2011

OPTICAL MICRORESONATORS WITH APPLICATIONS ON LASING AND SINGLE NANOPARTICLE DETECTION
Author: Lina He
Dissertation Advisor: Lan Yang
Date: 03/23/2011

ADAPTIVE MIMO RADAR FOR TARGET DETECTION AND ESTIMATION
Author: Sandeep Gogineni
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 02/4/2011
2010
Ultra-High-Q microresonator with applications towards single nanoparticle sensing
Author: Jiangang Zhu
Dissertation Advisor: Lan Yang
Date: 12/9/2010

Maximum Likelihood Image Reconstruction for PET Imaging Using Non-Standard Radionuclides
Author: Norbert Agbeko
Dissertation Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 10/7/2010

Performance Analysis of the Ormia Ochracea's Coupled Ears and Biologically Inspired Antenna Array Design
Author: Murat Akcakaya
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 2/26/2010

NON-CONTACT BIOMETRICS USING LASER DOPPLER VIBROMETRY MEASUREMENTS OF THE CAROTID PULSE
Author: Alan Kaplan
Dissertation Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 3/22/2010

MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD DIRECTION FINDING IN SPATIALLY COLORED NOISE FIELDS USING SPARSE SENSOR ARRAYS
Author: Tao Li
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 6/30/2010

NEW IDEAS ON THE STABILITY OF THE ORIGIN OF AUTONOMOUS ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Author: Jose Lopez
Dissertation Advisor: Hiro Mukai
Date: 4/23/2010

OPTIMAL CONTROL OF ENSEMBLES
Author: Justin Ruths
Dissertation Advisor: Jr-Shin Li
Date: 9/24/2010

STABILITY OF RECONSTRUCTING SIGNALS WITH LOW-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES
Author: Gongguo Tang
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 7/15/2010

AUTOMATIC SEGMENTATION ALGORITHMS FOR MR IMAGES
Author: Vanessa Tidwell
Dissertation Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 3/23/2010