OASIS Team

The OASiS Team is a collaborative effort with representatives from higher education leaders throughout southwest Ohio. Members are in one of four theme areas: 

  • Materials and Metrology Engineering
  • Semiconductor Devices and Process Technology, Fabrication & Testing
  • Scalable Manufacturing/Industrial Automation
  •  Safety, Sustainability, Critical Thinking and Leadership

Primary Contact

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Gautam Pillay

Associate Dean of Research

513-556-4163

Leadership Team

Principal Investigator

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Rashmi Jha

Professor

513-556-1361


Dr. Rashmi Jha will serve as  PI on this project. In her role, she will work with the project manager and Instructors to ensure that the overall objective of the curriculum development and training needs are accomplished. She will lead theme-2 (Semiconductor Devices, Process Technology, and Testing) and work with other theme leads to ensure that the planned courses are offered and necessary changes are made based on Continuous Quality Improvement and student/instructor feedback and needs of Intel. She will work on organizing two meetings with IAB members per year (one virtual and one Face-to-Face with workshop) to seek feedback. She will also ensure timely submission of project reports.

Dr. Rashmi Jha is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Cincinnati. She worked as a Process Integration Engineer for high-k/metal gate stacks in Advanced CMOS technologies (45nm/32nm/22nm) at IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center (SRDC), East Fishkill NY in state of the art 300 mm Fabrication facility prior to moving to the academia. She finished her Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2006 and 2003, respectively, and B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2000. She has been granted 13 US patents and has authored/co-authored several publications. She has been a recipient of Summer Faculty Fellowship Award from AFRL/AFOSR in 2021 and 2017, CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2013, IBM Faculty Award in 2012, and IBM Invention Achievement Award in 2007. Her current research interests lie in the areas of Emerging Logic and Memory Devices such as Resistive Random Access Memory Devices (RRAM), Selector Diodes, Ferroelectric Field Effect Transistors (FeFETs), BEOL-Compatible Thin-Film Transistors, In-Memory Computing, and Neuromorphic Computing.

  1. E. Herrmann, A. Rush, T. Bailey and R. Jha, "Gate Controlled Three-Terminal Metal Oxide Memristor," in IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 500-503, April 2018, doi: 10.1109/LED.2018.2806188.
  2. Mayersky, J., Hilton, A., Pacley, S., Jha, R.,  “Investigation and characterization of the annealing effects on the ferroelectric behavior of PLD BaTiO3”, MRS Communications 11, 288–294 (2021).
  3. Siddharth Barve, Joshua Mayersky, Andrew J. Ford; Alexander Jones, Bayley King, Aaron Ruen, Rashmi Jha, “NeuroSOFM: A Neuromorphic Self-Organizing Feature Map Heterogeneously Integrating RRAM and FeFET," in IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 97-105, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.1109/JXCDC.2021.3119489.
  4. Alex Jones, Rashmi Jha, "A Compact Gated-Synapse Model for Neuromorphic Circuits", IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TCAD.2020.3028534.
  5. T.J. Bailey, R. Jha, “Understanding Synaptic Mechanisms in SrTiO3 RRAM Devices”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 65, No. 8, 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TED.2018.2847413.
  6. Wenbo Chen, Wenchao Lu, Branden Long, Yibo Li, David Gilmer, Gennadi Bersuker, Swarup Bhunia, and Rashmi Jha, “Switching characteristics of W/Zr/HfO2/TiN ReRAM devices for multi-level cell non-volatile memory applications”, IOP Semiconductor Science and Technology, Vol.30, Iss.7, 2015.

Co-Principal Investigator

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Marc M Cahay

Professor, Department Head

513-556-4754


  1. M. Cahay, M. Emmert, Z. Fuchs, J. Kim, O. Ma, D. Kim, C. McGhan, and M. Kumar at UC-Main Campus and Christopher Goodman at UC-Clermont, “Post-Secondary Workforce Development for Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics in the Cyber Age”, Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDs), Ohio, $325,054. April 21, 2020 – June 30, 2022.
  2. Richard Harknett (PI), Hazem Said, Marc Cahay, project: Third Frontier “Ohio Cyber Range Institute: Regional Programming Centers” grant, Ohio Department of Education, $997,502, period: FY 20-21.
  3. Chengcheng Li, Bekah Michaels, Hazem Said, Marty Emmert, and Marc Cahay, Cybersecurity Scholar Incubator at University of Cincinnati (CSI:UC), Scholarship For Services, National Science Foundation, $3,999,999, period: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2026.
  4. M. Cahay, V. Novak, Ou Ma, S. Anand, F. Rybicki, S. Riley, and J. Ellis, “Post-Secondary Workforce Development for Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics in the Cyber Age”, Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDs5), Ohio, $308,752. October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2023.
  5. M. Cahay and  S. Bandyopadhay, Practical Problems in Quantum Mechanics, for Materials Engineers, Applied Physics, and Device Engineers, Wiley (2016).
  6. S. Bandyopadhyay and M. Cahay, Introduction to Spintronics, CRC BookPress - Taylor and Francis (2015) (snd edition).

Co-Principal Investigator

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John Martin Emmert

Professor

513-556-2615


  1. J. M. Emmert, A. Perumalla, T. Hudson, and L. Concha, “THx2 Programmable Logic Block Architecture for Clockless Asynchronous FPGAs,” (to appear) IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I), 2022.
  2. J. M. Emmert and S. VanDewerker, “EMC: Efficient Muller C-Element Implementation for High Bit-width Asynchronous Applications,” 20201IEEE Mid-West Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August 2021.
  3.  J. M. Emmert, A. Perumalla, and L. Concha, “An Asynchronous FPGA THx2 Programmable Cell for Mitigating Side-Channel Attacks,” 2020 IEEE Mid-West Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August 2020.
  4.  J. M. Emmert and A. Perumalla, “An Asynchronous MPGA THx2 Cell and Architecture for Mitigating Side-Channel Attacks,” 2019 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, August 2019.
  5. M. Abramovici, C. E. Stroud, and J. M. Emmert, “Using Embedded FPGAs for SoC Yield Enhancement,” Proceedings of the 2002 ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, 2002.
  6. J. M. Emmert, S. Fischer, and B. Vincent, “NSF CHEST IUCRC: Case Study for Leveraging NSF IUCRCs for R&D,” 2019 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, August 2019.

Co-Principal Investigator

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Subhashini Ganapathy

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering


Prof. Subhashani Ganapathy- Associate professor & Chair, Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering, Wright State University. She directs the Interactions Design and Modeling Lab. Her research focuses on core areas of mobile computing, cognitive modeling, decision making, user-experience, and human factors engineering. She possesses a comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of industrial engineering, human interaction, experimental design, and user-experience testing methodologies. She has a track record of developing successful, customized software-based learning tools, including serving as the senior researcher for the Intel Corporation team which developed Classmate PC, a sensor-enhanced laptop. Dr. Ganapathy has worked on defining user interaction for future technologies such as investigating how different multimodal interaction techniques support effective interaction and learning in consumer products, and how novel interaction modalities can enhance the traditional experience. She has three patents in the field of mobile augmented reality. Dr. Ganapathy also has more than 12 years of research experience in model-based aiding, human behavioral modeling, and adaptive user interface design.

  1. Stone, P. B, Jessup, S. A., Ganapathy, S., Harel, A. (Accepted, with minor revisions, 2021). Design Thinking Framework for Integration of Transparency Measures in Time-Critical Decision Support International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI) Special Issue on Transparent Human-Agent Communications.
  2. Stone, P. B., Nelson, H. M., Fendley, M. E., & Ganapathy, S. (2021). Development of a novel hybrid cognitive model validation framework for implementation under COVID-19 restrictions. Human Factors & Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 31(4), 360–374. 
  3. Clouse C., Ewer, M. W., French, D., Gallimore, J., Ganapathy, S., (2021)Immersive Rehearsal in a Simulated Environment, Military Medicine, Volume 186, Pages 184–189, https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usaa419
  4. Farris, K, Ganapathy, S., Fendley, M. (2020) Presenting Trends In Petrochemical Process Control Systems, WSEAS Transactions on Computers, Volume 19, 194-200.
  5. Abhyankar, K. & Ganapathy, S. (2014). Technology-enhanced learning analytics system design for engineering education. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 4 (4), 345-350
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Brian Rigling

Professor, Wright State University


  1. M. Horvath and B. Rigling. "Performance prediction of quantized SAR ATR algorithms." IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems 52.1 (2016): 189-204.
  2. M. Scherreik and B. Rigling, "Open set recognition for automatic target classification with rejection." IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems 52.2 (2016): 632-642.
  3. A. Jones, B. Rigling and M. Rangaswamy, "Signal-to-interference-plus-noise-ratio analysis for constrained radar waveforms." IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems 52.5 (2016): 2230-2241.
  4. L. Gorham and B. Rigling, "Fast corrections for polar format algorithm with a curved flight path." IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 52.6 (2016): 2815-2824.
  5. A. Jones, B. Rigling and M. Rangaswamy, “Subspace Approach to Performance Modelling of Range-Sidelobe Suppressed Waveforms,”  IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, 11.3 (2017): 466-473.
  6. M. Scherreik and B. Rigling, “New Phase Error Corrections for PFA with Squinted SAR,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 53.5 (2017): 2637-2641.

Co-Principal Investigator

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Kumar Singh

Director of Graduate Programs and Research, CEC Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Department


Prof. Kumar Vikram Singh – Dr. Singh is a Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Miami University in Ohio.  He has received his B.E. (1997) from Birla Institute in Technology, Mesra, India in Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU) in May 2003. He joined Miami in 2006 after serving as a post-doctoral research associate for three years at LSU. His research focuses on inverse eigenvalue problems related to multidisciplinary areas of vibration, aeroelastic control, structural health monitoring, rotordynamics, smart materials and composite structures. He is currently leading two major projects to recruit and mentor low income and diverse students in STEM areas.

  1. Singh K.V. and Khan, F., “Dynamic Characterization and Vibration Performance of Polymeric Composite Structures”, Encyclopedia of Materials: Plastics and Polymers - Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier, 2022.
  2. Veta, J.*, Singh, K. V., and Bhattacharya, A., “Study Correlating Lead (Pb) Level Exposure and Bone Shock Absorption Capacity Based on Damping Associated with Higher Modes of Vibration”, ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, 4(3), pp. 034501-6, 2021
  3. Singh K.V., “Active Control with the Method of Receptances: Recent Progresses and Its Application in Active Aeroelastic Control”, Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing with Applications, Manna S., Datta B., Ahmad S. (eds), Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, vol 308. Springer, Singapore, 2020.
  4. Singh, K. V., Black, C.*, and Kolonay, R., “Active Aeroelastic Output Feedback Control with Partial Measurements by the Method of Receptances”, Aerospace Science and Technology, 86, pp. 47-63, 2019.
  5. Singh, K. V., and Ling, X.*, “Active control of viscoelastic systems by the method of receptance”, Journal of Vibration and Acoustics- Transactions of the ASME, 140 pp. 024501-1 - 024501-6, 2018.
  6. Khan, F., and Singh, K. V., “Curricular improvements through computation and experiment based learning modules”, Advances in Engineering Education, 4(4), pp. 1-19, 2015.
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Guru Subramanyam

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Prof. Guru Subramanyam  - (20%) –Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Dayton.  Prof. Subramanyam received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the PSG College of Technology, (then affiliated with University of Madras) in 1984 with First Class and Distinction. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Microelectronics from the University of Cincinnati in 1988 and 1993 respectively.  His current research involves oxide thin films for electronics, electro-optics, energy and sensors. He is a senior member of IEEE.  In 2013, University of Dayton opened the Center of Excellence for Thin-film Research and Surface Engineering (CETRASE) under Professor Subramanyam’s leadership.  Professor Subramanyam co-founded Prixarc LLC in 2017 and currently serves as the Vice President.

  1. Varactor Shunt Switches with parallel capacitor architecture, Patent Number 9000866, issued April 7, 2015. Inventor: Guru Subramanyam.
  2. Miniaturized and reconfigurable CPW square ring slot antenna including ferroelectric BST varactors, Patent Number 8957817, issued February 17, 2015. Inventors: Hai Jiang and Guru Subramanyam.
  3. Characterization technique for dielectric properties of polymers, Patent Number 08008930, issued August 30, 2011. Inventor: Guru Subramanyam.
  4. K-C. Pan, W. Wang, E. Shin, K. Freeman, G. Subramanyam, “Vanadium dioxide thin film variable resistor based RF switches”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 62, no.9, pp. 2959-65, 2015.
  5. G. Subramanyam, M. W. Cole, N. X. Sun, T. S. Kalkur, N. M. Sbrockey, G. S. Tompa, X. Guo, C-L. Chen, S. P. Alpay, G.A. Rosetti, K. Dayal, L-Q. Chen, and D. G. Schlom, “Challenges and opportunities for multi-functional oxide thin films for voltage tunable RF/Microwave components”, Applied Physics Review, J. Applied Physics, vol. 114, 191301, 2013.
  6. H. Jiang, M. Patterson, D. Brown, C. Zhang, K. Pan, G. Subramanyam, D. Kuhl, K. Leedy, and C. Cerny, “Miniaturized and Reconfigurable CPW square ring slot antenna loaded with BST thin film varactors”, IEEE Trans Antennas and Propagation, vol. 60, no.7, pp. 3111-19, 2012.

Theme 1: Materials and Metrology Engineering

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Je-Hyeong Bahk

Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering (Jointly Appointed)

513-556-4608

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Partha Banerjee

Professor, University of Dayton

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Jason Deibel

Associate Professor, Wright State University

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Melodie A Fickenscher

Research Associate

513-556-3220

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Audrey McGowin

Professor, Wright State University

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Ahsan Mian

Professor, Wright State University

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Chris Muratore

Associate Professor, University of Dayton

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Soubantika Palchoudhury

Assistant Professor, University of Dayton

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Mark J Schulz

Professor

513-556-4132

Theme 2: Semiconductor Devices and Process Technology, Fabrication & Testing

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Chong H. Ahn

Professor

513-556-4767

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Fathi Amsaad

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Partha Banerjee

Professor, University of Dayton

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Marc M Cahay

Professor, Department Head

513-556-4754

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Swapnajit Chakravarty

Associate Professor, University of Dayton

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Vamsy Chodavarapu

Professor, University of Dayton

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Jason Deibel

Associate Professor, Wright State University

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John Martin Emmert

Professor

513-556-2615

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Ronald Flenniken

Microelectronics Engineer

513-556-4796

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Dmitriy Garmatyuk

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Rashmi Jha

Professor

513-556-1361

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Yeongin Kim

Asst Professor

513-556-7493

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Paul Kladitis

Adjunct Professor, University of Dayton

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Tao Li

Associate Professor

513-556-3508

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Saiyu Ren

Professor, Wright State University

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Jeffrey R. Simkins

Microelectronics Engineer

513-556-4775

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Andrew Sarangan

Department Chair, University of Dayton

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Guru Subramanyam

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Andrew Steckl

Distinguished University Research Professor; Gieringer Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar

513-556-4777

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Tarek Taha

Professor, University of Dayton

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Ranganadha Vemuri

Professor

513-556-4784

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Alex Watson

Assistant Professor, University of Dayton

Theme 3: Scalable Manufacturing/Industrial Automation

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Sam Anand

Professor, Director - Siemens PLM Simulation Technology Center

513-556-5596

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Chi-Hao Cheng

Professor, Miami University

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Subhashini Ganapathy

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering

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Keith Hohn

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering

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Jay Kim

Professor

513-556-6300

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Philip Appiah-Kubi

Associate Professor, University of Dayton

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Ahsan Mian

Professor, Wright State University

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Bob Myers

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Kumar Singh

Director of Graduate Programs and Research, CEC Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Department

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Weisong Wang

Assistant Professor, Wright State University

Theme 4: Safety, Sustainability, Critical Thinking and Leadership

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Anastasios Angelopoulos

Professor, Department Head

513-556-2777

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Keith Hohn

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering

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Moshan Kahandawala

Senior Research Engineer, University of Dayton

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Drew C McAvoy

Professor Educator

513-556-3952

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Audrey McGowin

Professor, Wright State University

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Kumar Singh

Director of Graduate Programs and Research, CEC Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Department

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Maobing Tu

Professor

513-556-2259

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Takahiro Yamada

Senior Research Chemist, University of Dayton

Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Whitney B. Gaskins

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor- Office of Inclusive Excellence & Community Engagement

513-556-5898

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P. K. Imbrie

Professor, Department Head

513-556-3171

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