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College Honors Senior Thesis Presentations

April 26, 2022 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The College Honors Thesis Presentations will take place in-person on April 26, 2022, with seniors presenting their research findings at the day-long event. College Honors are awarded to students who complete their college’s honors requirement, which includes an undergraduate thesis. The thesis is an opportunity for accomplished and promising seniors to work independently on a long-term research project.

Presenters and the CMU-Q community are invited to attend in-person. Family and friends are welcome to view the livestream.

Please see full schedule below.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
8:25 a.m.


Biological Sciences College Honors

Room 1213

8:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Welcome remarks

Michael Trick, Dean

(in person)

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8:30 – 9:05 a.m.

1.      AlReem AlKhanji

Investigating the Effect of the Antioxidants Lycopene and ℬ-Carotene on Human Breast Cancer Cells

Faculty Advisor: Nesrine Affara


9:08 – 9:43 a.m.

2.     Aya Salameh

Evaluating the role of p38 MAPK signaling pathway as a cross-link between colon tumor cells and fibroblasts

Faculty Advisor: Nesrine Affara


9:45 – 10:20 a.m.

3.     Amna Al- Sayegh

Phage Tail Fiber Peptide as a Bacterial Detection Tool

Faculty Advisor: Annette Vincent


10:22 – 10:57 a.m.

4.      Moza Al- Shukri

Phage Lysin as a Bacterial Detection on Tool

Faculty Advisor: Annette Vincent


10:59 – 11:34 a.m. 

5.      Laila Assami

Assessing the Role of αVβ6 Integrin Expression in Subpopulation of PC3 Cells

Faculty Advisor: Mohamed Bouaouina


11:36 a.m. – 12:11 p.m.

6.      Maryam Aslam

The Roles of Integrin-ECM Protein Interactions in Cell Signaling, Adhesion, and Migration in Select Cancer Cell

Faculty Advisor: Mohamed Bouaouina


Computer Science College Honors

Room 1202

8:55 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Welcome remarks

Michael Trick, Dean

(in person)

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9:00 – 9:25 a.m.

1.       Ammar Karkour

Py*: Formalization of Python’s Verifiable Bytecode and Virtual Machine in F*

Faculty Advisor: Giselle Reis


9:27 – 9:52 a.m.

2.      Samar Rahmouni

Domained Informed Oracle (DIO) in Reinforcement Learning

Faculty Advisor: Giselle Reis


9:54 – 10:19 a.m.

3.     Dorde Popovic

Fed Teams: Trust-Based and Resource-Aware Federated Learning

Faculty Advisors: Khaled Harras and Hend Gedawy


Business Administration College Honors

Room 1202

10:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Welcome remarks

Michael Trick, Dean

(in person)

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11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

1.     Nour Mohamed

Is the future female? A study on educational attainment and economic development

Faculty Advisor: Agustín Indaco