CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT’S AY 2016-17 PhD GRADUATES

The Department of Computational and Data Sciences congratulates the following ten PhD graduates for the academic year 2016-17…

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE AND INFORMATICS

Benjamin Hess
Dissertation Title: Geolocation Visualization and Language Detection with Linked Micromaps Applications
Major Professor: Dr. Edward Wegman, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

John Keady
Dissertaton Title: Acoustic Resonance Disruption of Microspheres and E. coli
Major Professor: Dr. Fernando Camelli, Department of Physics

Victoir Veibell
Dissertation Title: Statistical Modeling of Earth’s Plasmasphere
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Weigel, Department of Physics

Andrew Sharp
Dissertation Title: Multi-Dimensional Evolutionary Algorithms for Training Neural Networks with Heterogeneous Architects in Pricing of American Style Options
Major Professor: Dr. James Gentle, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Shea A. Hess Webber
Dissertation Title: Coronal Holes and Solar ƒ-Mode Wave Scattering off Linear Boundaries
Major Professor: Dr. W. Dean Pesnell, Department of
Computational and Data Sciences

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE

Meysam Aizadeh
Dissertation Title: Essays on the Drivers of Political and Ideological Extremism
Major Professor: Dr. Claudio Cioffi, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Kevin Comer
Dissertation Title: Patients, Premiums, and Public Policy: Modeling Health Insurance Markets using Agent Computing
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Chenna Reddy Cotla
Dissertation Title: Social Preferences, Learning, and the Dynamics of Cooperation in Networked Societies: A Dialogue Between Experimental and Computational Approaches
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Jonathan Goldstein
Dissertation Title: Rethinking Housing with Agent-Based Models of the Housing Bubble and Crash in the Washington DC Area 1997-2009
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Axtell, Department of Computational and Data Sciences

Joseph Harrison
Dissertation Title: A General Social Agent-Based Model of Opinion Dynamics with Applications to STEM Education and Radicalization
Major Professor: Dr. Claudio Cioffi, Department of Computational and Data Sciences