Five Named 2016-17 Doctoral Dissertation Fellows

May 5, 2016

Five Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. students have been named doctoral dissertation fellows for the 2016-2017 school year. The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is a highly competitive fellowship that gives the University’s most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year. CS&E congratulates these outstanding students on this accomplishment:

Benjamin Heintz
Thesis Title: Geo-Distributed Analytics: Where, When, and What?
Advisor: Abhishek Chandra

Patrick Plonski
Thesis Title: Energy-aware Robotics for Environmental Monitoring
Advisor: Volkan Isler

Shaden Smith
Thesis Title: Methods for Large-Scale Sparse Tensor Factorization
Advisor: George Karypis

Dimitrios Zermas
Thesis Title: Extraction of geometric data from randomly placed sensors, a paradigm in Precision Agriculture
Advisor: Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos

Quian Zhao
Thesis Title: Information Contribution, Reuse and Recommendation in Social Information Systems
Advisor: Joseph Konstan

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