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  • Harsh Apurva Sharma (PHD, AE) Harsh Apurva Sharma (PHD, AE)
    8/7/20 1:00 PM
    Structure-preserving Numerical Methods for Engineering Applications
    @ 207 Randolph Hall
  • Wei Cui (PHD, PHYS) Wei Cui (PHD, PHYS)
    8/7/20 1:30 PM
    Applications of Numerical Methods in Heterotic Calabi-Yau Compactification
    @ 212A Robeson Hall
  • Qing Jin (PHD, LSFS) Qing Jin (PHD, LSFS)
    8/7/20 2:00 PM
    Process Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of An Integrated Grape Pomace Biorefinery
    @ 39A Gradaute Life Ctr
  • Erik Higgins (MS, AE) Erik Tracy Higgins (MS, AE)
    8/7/20 3:00 PM
    Delta Formulation for Geophysical Fluid Flows
    @ 655 McBryde Hall
  • Maanav Mehrotra (MS, CSA) Maanav Mehrotra (MS, CSA)
    8/7/20 4:00 PM
    Generating Canonical Sentences from Question-Answer Pairs of Deposition Transcripts
    @ 2202 Knowledgeworks II
  • Keith Compton (PHD, BIOL) Keith Karl Compton (PHD, BIOL)
    8/10/20 10:00 AM
    The nature of host plant recruitment by the sensory repertoire of Sinorhizobium meliloti
    @ 101 Life Sciences 1 Facility
  • Fengshuang Du (PHD, MINE) Fengshuang Du (PHD, MINE)
    8/10/20 10:00 AM
    Investigation of nanopore confinement effects on convective and diffusive multicomponent multiphase fluid transport in shale using in-house simulation models
    @ 117A Surge Space Building
  • Ann Shepherd (PHD, EDCI) Ann Brogan Shepherd (PHD, EDCI)
    8/10/20 10:00 AM
    Black and White: Race, Culture, and Urban Renewal
  • Amirsina Torfi (PHD, CSA) Amirsina Torfi (PHD, CSA)
    8/10/20 11:00 AM
    Privacy-Preserving Synthetic Medical Data Generation with Deep Learning
    @ 2030 Torgersen Hall
  • Lisa Yost (PHD, SOC) Lisa Robinson Yost (PHD, SOC)
    8/10/20 1:00 PM
    Milner's Theory of Status Relations and Cyberbullying Among U.S. Adolescents
    @ 205A Norris Hall
  • Kaiwen Chen (PHD, EDP) Kaiwen Chen (PHD, EDP)
    8/10/20 1:00 PM
    Analysis and Management of UAV-Captured Images towards Automation of Building Facade Inspections
    @ 410 Bishop Favrao Hall
  • Negar Darabi (PHD, ISE) Negar Darabi (PHD, ISE)
    8/11/20 9:00 AM
    A Multi-Level Analysis of Major Health Challenges in the United States Using Data Analytics Approaches
    @ 260 Durham Hall
  • Andrea Carracedo Rodriguez (PHD, MATH) Andrea Carracedo Rodriguez (PHD, MATH)
    8/11/20 1:00 PM
    Approximation of Parametric Dynamical Systems
    @ 460 McBryde Hall
  • Karthik Balaji Keshavamurthi (MS, ME) Karthik Balaji Keshavamurthi (MS, ME)
    8/11/20 2:00 PM
    Development of Real Time Self Driving Software for Wheeled Robot with UI based Navigation
    @ 117 Randolph Hall
  • Rebekah Martin (PHD, CE) Rebekah Leighann Martin (PHD, CE)
    8/12/20 9:00 AM
    Impact of Premise Plumbing Conditions, Materials, Corrosion Control, Temperature and Water Heater Design on the Growth of Opportunistic Pathogens in Drinking Water
    @ 407 Durham Hall
  • Daniel Tait (MS, EE) Daniel Beale Tait (MS, EE)
    8/12/20 2:00 PM
    Electromagnetic Vector-Sensor Processing
    @ 457A Whittemore Hall
  • Abhimanyu Chadha (MS, CPE) Abhimanyu Chadha (MS, CPE)
    8/13/20 1:00 PM
    Vision Based Localization of Drones in a GPS Denied Environment
    @ 457A Whittemore Hall
  • Christian Tollefson (MS, ME) Christian Roland Tollefson (MS, ME)
    8/13/20 1:00 PM
    Willans Line Based Equivalent Consumption Minimization Strategy for Charge Sustaining Hybrid Electric Vehicle
    @ 440 Goodwin Hall
  • Dhruva Sahasrabudhe (MS, CSA) Dhruva Shrikrishna Sahasrabudhe (MS, CSA)
    8/13/20 1:00 PM
    A Multimodal Graph Convolutional Approach to Predict Genes Associated with Rare Genetic Diseases
    @ 2160H Torgersen Hall
  • Shivam Chourey (MS, CPE) Shivam Chourey (MS, CPE)
    8/13/20 3:00 PM
    Cooperative human-robot search in a partially-known environment using multiple UAVs
    @ 457A Whittemore Hall
  • Nitin Kesavan Nair (MS, CPE) Nitin Kesavan Nair (MS, CPE)
    8/13/20 3:00 PM
    Deep Learning Based Proteomic Language Modelling for in-silico Protein Generation
    @ 5092 Derring Hall
  • Tanya Tyagi (MS, CSA) Tanya Tyagi (MS, CSA)
    8/13/20 4:00 PM
    Benchmarking Methods For Predicting Phenotype Gene Associations
    @ 3160A Torgersen Hall
  • Adam Beck (MS, FOR) Adam Thomas Beck (MS, FOR)
    8/14/20 10:00 AM
    Projecting agroforestry adoption and agroforestry water quality trading in the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA
    @ 313 Julian Cheatham Hall
  • Brittany Nackley (MS, PSYC) Brittany Burch Nackley (MS, PSYC)
    8/17/20 8:00 AM
    Temporal Dynamics of the Defense Cascade
    @ 227 Williams Hall
  • Heather Kissel (MS, PSYC) Heather Ann Kissel (MS, PSYC)
    8/21/20 10:00 AM
    Physiological Linkage and Communication of Emotion via Touch
    @ 253 Williams Hall

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