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2017 Doctoral Defenses

NUMERICAL METHODS FOR NONLINEAR OPTIMAL CONTROL PROBLEMS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN INDOOR CLIMATE

Author: Runxin He
Advisor: Humberto Gonzalez
Date: 06/19/2017

NOVEL PET SYSTEMS AND IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION WITH ACTIVELY CONTROLLED GEOMETRY

Author: Ke Li
Advisors: Joseph O'Sullivan and Yuan-Chuan Tai
Date: 05/15/2017


2016 Doctoral Defenses

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF DYNAMICS IN BRAIN NETWORKS: METHODS, THEORY AND APPLICATION
Author: MohammadMehdi Kafashan
Advisor: ShiNung Ching
Date: 11/16/2016

STATE SPACE ANALYSIS OF DOMINANT STRUCTURES IN DYNAMIC SOCIAL SYSTEMS
Author: Jeremy Sato
Advisors: Peter Hovmand and Joseph O’Sullivan
Date: 8/29/2016

MODIFYING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND POWER GRID STRUCTURES THROUGH GRAPH-THEORETIC ANALYSIS
Author: Alex Cassidy
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 6/13/2016

DISTRIBUTED TARGET TRACKING AND SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
Author: Jichuan Li
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/18/2016

MEDICAL APPLICATIONS AND TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT OF PHOTOACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY
Author: Cheng-Hung Yeh
Advisor: Lihong Wang
Date: 3/3/2016

A GENERAL FRAMEWORK OF LARGE-SCALE CONVEX OPTIMIZATION USING JENSEN SURROGATES AND ACCELERATION TECHNIQUES
Author: Soysal Degirmenci
Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 1/21/2016


2015 Doctoral Defenses

LIGHT CONTROLLING AT SUBWAVELENGTH SCALES IN NANOPHOTONIC SYSTEMS: PHYSICS AND APPLICATIONS
Author: Yuecheng Shen
Advisor: Jung-Tsung Shen
Date: 4/24/2015

DISCRETE AND CONTINUOUS SPARSE RECOVERY METHODS FOR DIRECTIONS ESTIMATION WITH CO-PRIME ARRAYS
Author: Zhao Tan
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/20/2015

STATISTICAL NESTED SENSOR ARRAY SIGNAL PROCESSING
Author: Keyong Han
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/16/2015

PHOTONIC MOLECULES FORMED BY ULTRA HIGH QUALITY FACTOR MICRORESONATOR FOR LIGHT CONTROL
Author: Bo Peng
Advisor: Lan Yang
Date: 1/29/2015

2014 Doctoral Defenses

CONTROL OF DETERMINISTIC AND STOCHASTIC LINEAR ENSEMBLE SYSTEMS
Author: Ji Qi
Advisor: Jr-Shin Li
Date: 10/3/2014

WHISPERING GALLERY MODE MICRORESONATORS: APPLICATIONS FROM OPTICAL SENSING TO COMMUNICATIONS
Author: Faraz Monifi
Advisor: Lan Yang
Date: 9/12/2014

A FOUR-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION FRAMEWORK FOR PET UNDER ARBITRARY GEOMETRIES
Author: Aswin Mathews
Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 9/5/2014

RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION FOR ROBOTS AND NEXUS BETWEEN WATER AND ENERGY
Author: Daniel McGibney
Advisor: Hiro Mukai
Date: 8/21/2014

MULTI-CHANNEL DECOUPLING OF QUANTUM MECHANICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
Author: Pei-Lan Liu
Advisor: Tzyh-Jong Tarn
Date: 8/21/2014

ALTERNATING MINIMIZATION ALGORITHMS FOR DUAL-ENERGY X-RAY CT IMAGING AND INFORMATION OPTIMIZATION
Author: Yaqi Chen
Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 8/21/2014

SCALING MULTIDIMENSIONAL INFERENCE FOR BIG STRUCTURED DATA
Author: Elad Gilboa
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 5/9/2014

OPTIMAL CONTROL AND SYNCHRONIZATION OF DYNAMIC ENSEMBLE SYSTEMS
Author: Anatoly Zlotnik
Advisor: Jr-Shin Li
Date: 5/7/2014

TOWARDS MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION: COMBINED X-RAY ATTENUATION AND SCATTER SYSTEM
Author: Ikenna Odinaka
Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 4/29/2014

QUANTUM NANOPHOTONICS: CREATING STRONG PHOTON-PHOTON INTERACTION AND QUANTUM INTERFERENCE WITH APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
Author: Matthew Bradford
Advisor: Jung-Tsung Shen
Date: 4/25/2014

POWER SYSTEM STATE ESTIMATION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIMIZATION IN SMART GRIDS
Author: Peng Yang
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/21/2014

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF POSITION-ENCODED MICROFLUIDIC MICROSPHERE-TRAP ARRAYS
Author: Xiaoxiao Xu
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/18/2014

2013 Doctoral Defenses

MULTIPLE-TARGET TRACKING IN THE PRESENCE OF ASSOCIATION AMBIGUITIES
Author: Srinivas Phani Kumar Chavali
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 9/20/2013

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF TUMOR BURDEN IN MOUSE LUNG VIA MRI
Author: Vanessa Tidwell
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 8/30/2013

ULTRA HIGH QUALITY FACTOR MICROTOROID FOR CHEMICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SENSING APPLICATIONS
Author: Woosung Kim
Advisor: Lan Yang
Date: 5/22/2013

OPTIMAL CONTROL OF WEAKLY FORCED NONLINEAR OSCILLATORS
Author: Isuru Dasanayake
Advisor: Jr-Shin Li
Date: 3/20/2013

2012 Doctoral Defenses

MINIMUM JERK TRAJECTORY PLANNING FOR TRAJECTORY CONSTRAINED REDUNDANT ROBOTS
Author: Philip Freeman
Advisor: Heinz Schaettler
Date: 4/23/2012

IMPROVED DESIGNS FOR APPLICATION VIRTUALIZATION
Author: Chung-Ping Hung
Advisor: Paul Min
Date: 4/17/2012

FREQUENCY-HOPPING CODE DESIGN FOR MIMO RADAR ESTIMATION
Author: Sandeep Gogineni
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 3/23/2012

DIRECTION-OF-ARRIVAL ESTIMATION OF HYDROACOUSTIC SIGNALS FROM MARINE VESSELS
Author: Tao Li
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 3/8/2012

AN INFORMATION THEORETIC RATE OUTER BOUND FOR IDENTIFICATION, SECRETS, AND PASSWORDS IN BIOMETRIC SYSTEMS
Author: Po-Hsiang Lai
Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 2/24/2012

OPTICAL MICRORESONATORS WITH APPLICATIONS TO LASING AND SINGLE NANOPARTICLE DETECTION
Author: Lina He
Advisor: Lan Yang
Date: 1/12/2012

2011 Doctoral Defenses

ULTRA-HIGH-Q MICRORESONATOR WITH APPLICATIONS TOWARDS SINGLE NANOPARTICLE
Author: Jiangang Zhu
Advisor: Lan Yang
Date: 12/9/2011

THROUGH-THE-WALL IMAGING AND MULTIPATH EXPLOITATION
Author: Marija Nikolic
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 11/22/2011

OPTIMAL CONTROL IN GENE MUTATION
Author: Juanyi Yu
Advisor: TJ Tarn
Date: 8/24/2011

COMPUTABLE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF RECOVERING SIGNALS WITH LOW-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURES
Author: Gongguo Tang
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 7/28/2011

QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF LUNG MICROSTRUCTURE IN HEALTHY MICE USING AN MR-BASED 3HE LUNG MORPHOMETRY TECHNIQUE
Author: Emir Osmanagic
Advisor: Martin Arthur
Date: 7/25/2011

ADAPTIVELY PREDICTIVE CLUSTERING OF MIMO BEAMFORMING CONSIDERING CO-CHANNEL INTERFERENCE IN TIME VARYING WIRELESS CHANNEL
Author: Uooyeol Yoon
Advisor: Paul Min
Date: 5/4/2011

OPTIMAL CONTROL OF INHOMOGENEOUS ENSEMBLES
Author: Justin Ruths
Advisor: Jr-Shin Li
Date: 4/27/2011

INFORMATION PROCESSING FOR BIOLOGICAL SIGNALS: APPLICATION TO LASER DOPPLER VIBROMETRY
Author: Alan Kaplan
Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 4/25/2011

2010 Doctoral Defenses

TARGET DETECTION USING MULTI-INPUT MULTI-OUTPUT RADAR
Author: Murat Akcakaya
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 12/02/2010

ADAPTIVE OFDM RADAR FOR TARGET DETECTION AND TRACKING
Author: Satyabrata Sen
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 10/28/2010

MODELING AERIAL REFUELING OPERATIONS
Author: Allen McCoy III
Advisor: Ervin Rodin
Date: 4/27/2010

MODELING AND DETECTION OF UTERINE CONTRACTIONS USING MAGNETOMYOGRAPHY
Author: Patricio LaRosa
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 4/22/2010

STATISTICAL DESIGN OF POSITION-ENCODED 3D MICROARRAYS
Author: Pinaki Sarder
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 2/8/2010

2009 Doctoral Defenses

3D TEMPERATURE IMAGING USING ULTRASONIC BACKSCATTER ENERGY DURING NON-UNIFORM TISSUE HEATING
Author: Debomita Basu
Advisor: R. Martin Arthur
Date: 12/15/2009

ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CONSEQUENCES OF ELECTRICAL AND ANATOMICAL REMODELING IN DIABETIC AND OBESE HUMANS
Author: Shuli Wang
Advisor: R. Martin Arthur
Date: 10/22/2009

MODELING AND IDENTIFICATION OF DIFFERENTIALLY REGULATED GENES USING TRANSCRIPTOMICS AND PROTEOMICS DATA
Author: Thanura Elvitigala
Advisor: Hiro Mukai
Date: 09/18/2009

LASER DOPPLER VIBROMETRY MEASURES OF PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTION: EVALUATION OF BIOMETRIC CAPABLITIES
Author: Mei Chen
Advisor: Joseph A. O’Sullivan
Date: 09/11/2009

ADAPTIVE OUTPUT REGULATION: MODEL REFERENCE AND INTERNAL MODEL TECHNIQUES
Author: Brian Whitehead
Advisors: Christopher Byrnes and Heinz Schaettler
Date: 08/28/2009

TEMPERATURE ESTIMATION USING THE CHANGE IN BACKSCATTERED ULTRASONIC SIGNALS: FRAMEWORK AND ENHANCEMENT OF SIGNAL MEASUREMENT
Author: Yuzheng Guo
Advisor: R. Martin Arthur
Date: 08/17/2009

2008 Doctoral Defenses

X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION: ENERGY INTEGRATING DETECTOR AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
Author: Liangjun Xie
Advisor: TJ Tarn
Date: 07/14/2008

DATA-DRIVEN TWO DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM CONTROL FOR ROBUST INTELLIGENT LIFE SCIENCE AUTOMATION
Author: Routing Yang
Advisor: TJ Tarn
Date:07/15/2008

EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL IMAGING COMPUTATIONS: SPECTRAL IMAGING FOR BRAIN FUNCTION, AND MICROMAGNETICS
Author: Clayton Miller
Advisor: Joseph O'Sullivan
Date: 07/02/2008

2007 Doctoral Defenses

IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION FOR A HIGH RESOLUTION PET-INSERT SCANNER
Author: Debashish Pal
Date: 12/20/2007

ESTIMATING EXTENDED BRAIN SOURCES USING EEG AND DIFFUSE OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHY
Author: Nannan Cao
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 10/24/2007

WAVEFORM DESIGN FOR MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT RADAR SYSTEMS
Author: Geoffrey S. San Antonio
Advisor: Daniel R. Fuhrmann
Date: 09/20/2007

OPTIMAL POLARIZED WAVEFORMS FOR DETECTING AND TRACKING TARGETS IN CLUTTER
Author: Martin Hurtado
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 08/23/2007

ROBUSTNESS ANALYSIS IN AUTOMATIC OBJECT RECOGNITION
Author: Lichun Li
Advisor: Joseph A. O’Sullivan
Date: 08/03/2007

SEMI-GLOBAL AND GLOBAL OUTPUT REGULATION FOR CLASSES OF NONLINEAR SYSTEMS
Author: Nathan K. McGregor
Advisors: Christopher I. Byrnes and Alberto Isidori
Date: 04/13/2007

DETECTION AND LOCALIZATION OF PARTICLE-EMITTING SOURCES WITH COMPOUND-EYE INSPIRED DETECTOR ARRAYS
Author: Zhi Liu
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 02/20/2007

2006 Doctoral Defenses

STATISTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR RADAR IN COMPOUND-GAUSSIAN SEA CLUTTER
Author: Jian Wang
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 12/4/2006

CONTROL OF DECOHERENCE IN OPEN QUANTUM SYSTEMS
Author: Narayan Ganesan
Advisor: Tzyh-Jong Tarn
Date: 12/1/2006

A STABILITY ANALYSIS FOR A TIME-DOMAIN METHOD OF MOMENTS OF A ONE-DIMENSIONAL DOUBLE-NEGATIVE TRANSMISSION LINE
Author: Yuming Zhang
Advisor: Berry E. Spielman
Date: 08/11/06

DYNAMICS OF THE TURTLE VISUAL CORTEX AND DESIGN OF SENSOR NETWORKS
Author: Wenxue Wang
Advisor: Bijoy K. Ghosh
Date: 07/06/2006

DETECTION AND ESTIMATION OF DIFFUSIVE SOURCES USING SENSOR ARRAYS AND WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
Author: Tong Zhao
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 05/08/06

FUNCTION APPROXIMATION METHODS FOR OPTIMAL CONTROL PROBLEMS
Author: Min Xu
Advisor: Hiro Mukai
Date: 05/03/06

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT SYSTEMS FOR MACROCELL WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
Author: Gang Shi
Advisor: Arye Nehorai
Date: 04/26/06

RECOURSE MODELLING FOR THE AIRLIFT PROBLEM WITH RANDOM GROUND TIMES
Author: Xiaohu Jin
Advisor: Ervin Y. Rodin
Date: 03/23/06

BIO-INSPIRED ENCODING INFORMATION RECOVERY VIA DYNAMICAL MODELING
Author: Jenner Joseph
Advisor: Bijoy K. Ghosh
Date: 03/09/06

SCHEDULING ALGORITHMS HIGH-SPEED PACKET SWITCHES
Author: Afshin Shiravi
Research Advisor: Paul S. Min
Date: 03/07/2006

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