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Dissertation Defense: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF GEOSPATIAL ANALYTICAL RESEARCH KNOWLEDGEBASE (GeoARK)
Presenter:

Tim Haithcoat

Date:

04-18-2022

Time:

3:00pm-4:00pm

Location:

Zoom

A consistent finding across health, social, business, and environmental literature is that location matters. To conduct impactful research that can be applied to real-world issues and problems, the research must be grounded within the context of the real world in both place and culture. Significant differences exist and can vary across scales from blocks to

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Dissertation Defense – UNDERSTANDING GENOME COMPOSITION OF EUSOCIAL HYMENOPTERAN INSECTS
Presenter:

Hung Nguyen

Date:

04-13-2022

Time:

1:00PM-2:00PM

Location:

Zoom

Genome sequencing of the Western honey bee (Apis mellifera), a model for the biology and evolution of eusocial behavior, has revealed unusual genome compositional characteristics, including a low but heterogeneous GC content, bimodal GC content distribution, and a biased tendency of genes to be located in low GC regions. In this dissertation, we sought to

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Comprehensive Exam: Accelerating Data-Driven Discovery In Type 1 Diabetes:An Informatics-Based Approach
Presenter:

Erin Tallon

Date:

03-28-2022

Time:

10:00AM-11:00AM

Location:

Zoom

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an immune-associated or immune-mediated chronic disease characterized by the progressive failure or targeted destruction of insulin-producing beta (β) cells in the pancreas. Management of the disease is challenging, involving lifelong exogeneous insulin replacement and 24/7 blood glucose monitoring. Although more than 1.6 million Americans are living with T1D, most diabetes research is

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Development of AI Models for Remote Sensing City Fitness
Presenter:

Solaiman Khan

Date:

03-17-2022

Time:

4:00PM-4:30PM

Location:

2501 Student Center

Tracking a city’s fitness is particularly important for the continued urbanization of civilization. Urban environmental and air quality and overall fitness are decreasing due to natural and anthropogenic events, causing degradation of living quality and leading to various population health issues, including heart and lung problems and even premature death. City fitness monitoring is mostly

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Tool development for resolving and visualizing irregular heartbeats measured by cardiac magnetic resonance
Presenter:

Zhijian Luan

Date:

03-17-2022

Time:

3:30PM-4:00PM

Location:

2501 Student Center

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common irregularity of heartbeats. it can cause significant symptoms and impair heart function and daily life. Its irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm can lead to blood clots that cause stroke or heart attack, especially as the patient ages. The irregularity of heartbeats has prevented visualization of the

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