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  • Best Dissertation Symposium

    Thu, Apr 18, 2019 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Programs

    Receptions & Special Events

    All are invited to attend the 5th Annual Viterbi Best Dissertation Symposium. 4 Ph.D. graduates will present their research for a chance to win the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research, which includes a $10,000 award!

    The finalists for the 2019 William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research are:

    Brendan Colvert
    Aerospace Engineering
    Dissertation Chair: Dr. Eva Kanso
    Dissertation Title: Physics-based and data-driven models for bio-inspired flow sensing and motion planning

    Wolfgang Hoenig
    Computer Science
    Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nora Ayanian
    Dissertation Title: Motion Coordination for Large Multi-Robot Teams in Obstacle-Rich Environments

    Yuan Hu
    Astronautical Engineering
    Dissertation Chair: Dr. Joseph Wang
    Dissertation Title: Kinetic Studies of Collisionless Mesothermal Plasma Flow Dynamics

    Shanyuan Niu
    Materials Science
    Dissertation Chair: Dr. Jayakanth Ravidchandran
    Dissertation Title: Perovskite Chalcogenides: Emerging Semiconductors for Visible to Infrared Optoelectronics

    RSVP requested by April 16 via https://viterbigrad.usc.edu/news-and-events/best-dissertation-symposium/

    The award winner will be recognized at the Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony on May 9, 2019.

    Location: Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering (RTH) - 526

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Jennifer Gerson


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