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Past Dissertations

The following list of dissertation titles suggests the range of research interests pursued by graduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.


2013

Deepak Bal
Colorings, Matchings and Packings in Random and Pseudo-Random Graphs
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Ryerson Univ., Toronto, Canada
Advisor: Alan Frieze

Patrick Bennett
Dynamic Concentration in Some Discrete Random Processes
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science Dept., University of Toronto, Canada
Advisor: Thomas Bohman

Alexandra Klimova
Numerical Algorithm for Options of Asian Type with Continuous Sampling
Entry Position: Associate, Bank of America, New York
Advisor: Roy Nicolaides

Paul McKenney
Forcing Axioms and the Rigidity of Corona Algebra
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Miami University, Ohio
Advisor: Ernest Schimmerling

Christopher Potter
Kernel Selection for Convergence and Efficiency in Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Entry Position: Systems Engineer, Information Systems, Northrop Grumman, Virginia
Advisor: Robert Swendsen

Jason Rute
Topics in Algorithmic Randomness and Computable Analysis
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Penn State Univ., University Park
Advisor: Jeremy Avigad

Brendan Sullivan
Textbook and Course Materials for 21-127 Concepts of Mathematics (Doctor of Arts)
Entry Position: Lecturer, Math Dept., Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Advisor: Jack Schaeffer

Charalampos Tsourakakis
Mathematical and Algorithmic Analysis of Network and Biological Data
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Science, Aalto University, Finland
Advisor: Alan Frieze

Spencer Unger
Some Results on the Tree Property
Entry Position: Assistant Adjunct Professor, Math Dept., Univ. California Los Angeles
Advisor: James Cummings


2012

Ashwini Aroskar
Limits, Regularity and Removal for Relational and Weighted Structures
Entry Position: Assistant Professor, Math Dept., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Advisor: James Cummings

Elena Cristina Canepa
Numerical Simulations of Defaults in Large Banking Systems
Advisor: Shlomo Ta'asan

Oleksii Mostovyi
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions in the Problem of Optimal Investment with Intermediate Consumption
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Univ. of Texas, Austin
Advisor: Dmitry Kramkov

Paolo Piovano
Evolution and Regularity Results for Expitaxially Strained Thin Films and Material Voids
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Mathematics, Univ. Vienna, Austria
Advisor: Irene Fonseca and Giovanni Leoni


2011

Rita Goncalves Ferreira
Spectral and Homogenization Problems
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Advisor: Irene Fonseca and M. Luisa Mascarenas (Portugal)

Michael Klipper
Analysis for the Beginning Mathematician (Doctor of Arts)
Entry Position: Lecturer, Math Dept., Univ. Georgia, Athens
Advisor:  John Mackey

Peter Lumsdaine
Higher Categories from Type Theories
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Canada
Advisor: Steve Awodey

Silviu Predoiu
Optimal Execution in a General One-Sided Limit-Order Book and Endogeneous Dynamic Completeness of Financial Models
Entry Position: Citigroup, New York
Advisor: Dmitry Kramkov

Reshma Ramadurai
On Induced Vertex Folkman Numbers
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science Dept., Masaryk Univ., Czech Republic
Advisor: Andrzej Dudek

Pietro Siorpaes
Marginal Prices, Optimal Investment and Sobolev Parametric Martingales
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Univ. Vienna, Austria
Advisor: Dmitry Kramkov

Daniel Spector
Characterization of Sobolev and BV Spaces
Entry Position: Research Fellow, Math Dept., Zhejiang Univ., Hungszhou, China
Advisor: Giovanni Leoni

Matthew Szudzik
Some Applications of Recursive Functionals to the Foundations of Mathematics and Physics
Entry Position: Assistant Teaching Prof., Carnegie Mellon Qatar Campus
Advisor: Rick Statman

Zelealem Yilma
Results in Extremal Graph and Hypergraph Theory
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. Paris, France
Advisor: Oleg Pikhurko

Hang Yu
Horizon Dependence of Utility Optimizers in Incomplete Models
Entry Position: Associate Vice-President, ETG Dept.,  Knight Capital Group, New Jersey
Advisor: Kasper Larsen


2010

Maxim Bichuch
Asymptotic Analysis for Optimal Investment and Consumption with Transaction Costs with Two Futures Contracts
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Operations Research & Financial Eng. Dept., Princeton Univ., New Jersey

Brian Seguin
Frame-Free Continuum Thermodynamics
Advisor: Walter Noll
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Math and Statistics Dept., McGill Univ., Canada

Christopher Wallace
Mixed Integer Program Heuristics
Advisor: Egon Balas
Entry Position:  Assistant Prof., Computer and Information Sciences, East Tennessee State Univ.

Anne Yust
Data Driven Modeling and Intervention Design in Large Biological Systems
Advisor: Shlomo Ta’asan
Entry Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Birmingham Southern College, Alabama


2009

Pall Melsted
Algorithms on Random Graphs
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position: Programmer, Human Genetics, Univ. of Chicago, IL

Fritz Obermeyer
Automated Equational Reasoning in Nondeterministic Lambda-Calculi Modulo Theories H-*
Advisor: Richard Statman
Entry Position: Research Analyst, Toyon Research Corp., California

David Offner
Extremal Problems on the Hypercube
Advisor: Oleg Pikhurko
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Westminster College, PA

Alexander Rand
Delaunay Refinement Algorithms for Numerical Methods
Advisor: Noel Walkington
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Inst. Computational Eng. & Sciences, Univ. Texas Austin

Karl Wimmer
Fourier Methods and Combinatorics in Learning Theory
Advisor: Ryan O’Donnell
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Comp. Sci. & Statistics Dept., Duquesne University, PA


2008

Barbara Anthony
Approximation Algorithms for Network Design with Uncertainty
Advisor: Anupam Gupta
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Computer Science Dept., Southwestern University, Texas

Danut Arama
On a Variational Approach for Stokes Conjectures in Water Waves
Advisor: Giovanni Leoni
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math & Statistics Dept., Loyola University, Illinois

Gerard Brunick
A Weak Existence Result with Application to the Financial Engineer’s Calibration Problem
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Lecturer, Math Dept., Univ. of Texas Austin

Prasad Chebolu
Topics in Random Graphs
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position: Research Associate, Computer Science Dept., Univ. of Liverpool, UK

David German
Corrections to the Prices of Derivatives Due to Market Incompleteness and Price Impact
Advisor: Dmitry Kramkov
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Claremont McKenna College, California

Michael Picollelli
Extremal Problems and Random Processes on Graphs
Advisor: Thomas Bohman
Entry Position: Supplemental Faculty, Math Sciences Dept., Univ. of Delaware

Bernardo Sousa
Variational Methods for Phase Transitions
Advisors: Irene Fonseca and Giovanni Leoni
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math & Statistics Dept., McMaster Univ., Canada

Henry Towsner
Some Results in Logic and Ergodic Theory
Advisor: Jeremy Avigad
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Sciences Research Inst., Berkeley, CA

Michael Young
Triangle Problems in Extremal Graph Theory
Advisors: James Cummings and John Mackey
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math & Statistics Dept., Smith College, Mass.


2007

Graca Carita
Relaxation in SBV for Constrained-valued Fields
Advisors: Irene Fonseca and Giovanni Leoni
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., University Evora, Portugal

Albert Cohen
A Probabilistic Analysis of Two Dimensional Grain Growth
Advisor: David Kinderlehrer
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Michigan State Univ.


2006

Kelley Burgin
Hamilton Cycles in Random Graphs
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position: Applied Research Mathematician, Dept. of Defense, Maryland

Milica Cudina
Asymptotically Optimal Control for Some Time-Varying Stochastic Networks
Advisors: Steven Shreve and Kavita Ramanan
Entry Position: Lecturer, Math Dept., Univ. of Texas Austin

Abraham Flaxman
Average-Case Analysis for Combinatorial Problems
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position:  Theory Group, Microsoft Research, Washington

Sean Hilden
Allocation of Risk Capital via Intra-Firm Trading
Advisor: David Heath
Entry Position: Associate, Model Validation, Lehman Brothers, New York

Anatoli Karolik
Modeling Correlated Credit Rating Migrations
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Associate, Credit Derivatives, Bank of Nova Scotia

David Kravitz
Satisfiability and the Giant Component in Online Variants of the Classical Random Models
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position: Applied Mathematician, National Security Agency, Maryland

Venkatesh Natarajan
Independent Sets in Powers of Odd Cycles and the Global Min-Cut Problem
Advisor: Thomas Bohman
Entry Position: Research Software Scientist, Google, New York

Juan Vera
Variations on the Preferential Attachment Graph
Advisors: Alan Frieze and Javier Pena
Entry Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science Dept., Georgia Tech


2005

Konstantin Andreev
Approximation Algorithms for Network Design and Graph Partitioning Problems
Advisor: Bruce Maggs
Entry Position: Consultant, Pricing Analytics, Chatham Financial, PA

Margarida Baia
Variational Multiscale Problems and Applications to Thin Films
Advisor: Irene Fonseca
Entry Position: Professor Auxiliar, Math Dept., Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal

Stephen D’Silva
Time Consistent and Currency Invariant Risk Adjusted Valuations
Advisor: David Heath
Entry Position: Associate, Fixed Income Research, Lehman Brothers, New York

Caner Kazanci
Statistical Analysis and Reverse Engineering of Large Biochemical Networks
Advisor: Shlomo Ta’asan
Entry Position: Assistant Professor, Math & Engineering Dept., Univ. of Georgia

Stephen Pankavich
The Vlasov-Poisson System with Infinite Mass and Energy
Advisor: Jack Schaeffer
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Indiana Univ.

Traian Pirvu
Maximizing Portfolio Growth Rate under Risk Constraints
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Univ. British Columbia

Cristina Popovici
Coupled Singular Perturbations and Homogenization in Phase Transitions
Advisor: Irene Fonseca
Entry Position: Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., University of Utah

Adam Speight
Multigrid Methods for Calibrating Financial Models
Advisor: Shlomo Ta’asan
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State Univ.

Adrian Tudorascu
Optimal Mass Transportation Methods for Gradient Flows in the Weak Topology
Advisor: David Kinderlehrer
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Georgia Tech Univ.

Aris Winger
On Pattern Formation in a One Dimensional Viscoelastic System with Numerical Computation
Advisors: William Hrusa and Roy Nicolaides
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math and Computer Sci. Dept., Emory and Henry College, Virginia


2004

Marian Bocea
A Young Measure Approach to Nonlinear Membrane Theory
Advisor: Irene Fonseca
Entry Position: Visiting Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Univ. of Utah

Chad Brown
Set Comprehension in Church’s Type Theory
Advisor: Peter Andrews
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Universitat des Saarlandes, Germany

Karel Janecek
Futures Trading Model with Transaction Costs
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Research Scientist, Radon Institute, Austria

Olexei Kolesnikov
Generalized Amalgamation in Simple Theories and Characterization of Dependence in Non-Elementary Cases
Advisor: Rami Grossberg
Entry Position: Visiting Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Paul Komarek
Logistic Regression for Data Mining and High-Dimensional Classification
Advisor: Andrew Moore
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Robotics Inst, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Kerry Ojakian
Combinatorics in Bounded Arithmetic
Advisor: Jeremy Avigad
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Math & Physics, Charles University, Czech Republic

Luca Petrelli
Variational Principle for General Diffusion Problems
Advisor: David Kinderlehrer
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math & Comp. Sci. Dept., Mount St. Mary’s Univ., Maryland

Petronella Radu
On Semilinear Wave Equations
Advisor: Luc Tartar
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Univ. Nebraska, Lincoln

Juan Rivera
Portfolio Choice under Risk Limits: A Coherent Approach
Advisor: Dmitry Kramkov
Entry Position: Assistant Vice President, Risk Analytics, Pittsburgh National Corp.

Ksenija Simic
Aspects of Ergodic Theory in Subsystems of Second-Order Arithmetic
Advisor: Jeremy Avigad
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Dept., Univ. Arizona, Tucson

Mihai Sirbu
A Two-Person Game for Pricing Convertible Bonds
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Assistant Professor, Math Dept., Columbia Univ., New York

Kathryn Trapp
A Class of Compatible Discretizations with Applications to Div-Curl Systems
Advisor: Roy Nicolaides
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math & Comp. Sci. Dept., Univ. of Richmond, Virginia

Mingxin Xu
Minimizing Shortfall Risk Using Duality Approach – An Application to Partial Hedging in Incomplete Markets
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Univ. North Carolina, Charlotte


2003

Geoffrey Atkinson
b-independent Sets in Random Graphs
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Seton Hill Univ., PA

John Krueger
Saturated Ideals
Advisor: James Cummings
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Kurt Godel Research Center for Math Logic, Austria

Steven Pav
Delaunay Refinement Algorithms
Advisor: Noel Walkington
Entry Position: Visiting Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Univ. California, San Diego

Pedro Santos
On Some Constrained Variational Problems
Advisor: Irene Fonseca
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal

Peng Yu
Bridging Scales in Fluids and Materials Science
Advisor: Shlomo Ta’asan
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Penn State Univ.


2002

Daniil Bunimovich
Modeling and Pricing of Collateralized Debt Obligations
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Associate Math Researcher, Credit Trading & Structuring, Bank of Nova Scotia

Jianping Liu
Molecular Models for Fluid Mixtures and Their Large Scale Dynamics
Advisor: Shlomo Ta’asan
Entry Position: Senior Application Engineer, Oracle Corp., New York

Ojas Parekh
Polyhedral Techniques for Graphic Covering Problems
Advisor: Ramamoorthi Ravi
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math & Comp. Sci. Dept., Emory University, Georgia

Monica VanDieren
Categoricity and Stability in Abstract Elementary Classes
Advisor: Rami Grossberg
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Stanford University, California


2001

Mikil Foss
On Lavrentiev’s Phenomenon
Advisors: William Hrusa and Victor Mizel
Entry Position: Visiting Associate Prof., Math Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Bjarni Halldorsson
Algorithms for Biological Sequence Problems
Advisor: Ramamoorthi Ravi
Entry Position: Computer Scientist, Informatics Research, Maryland


2000

Yuri Greenfield
Hedging of the Credit Risk Embedded in Derivative Transactions
Advisor: John Lehoczky
Entry Position: Research Analyst, Derivatives Research Dept., Lehman Brothers, New York

Diego Jara
An Extension of Levy’s Theorem and Applications to Financial Models Based on Futures Prices
Advisor: David Heath
Entry Position: Associate, Fixed Income Derivatives, Lehman Brothers, New York

Aggelos Tsikas
Solid State Mass Diffusion with Crystalline Interfacial Energy
Advisor: Morton Gurtin
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Math Dept., National Technical Univ., Athens, Greece

Feyzullah Egriboyun
Optimal Investment and Consumption with Reallocation and Drawdown Constraints
Advisor: Mete Soner
Entry Position: Developer/Modeler, Global Mode and Analytics, CS First Boston Corp., New York

Goran Konjevod
Generalizing Set Cover: Approximation Algorithms for Group Steiner Trees and Related Problems
Advisor: Ramamoorthi Ravi
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Computer Sci. & Engineering Dept., Arizona State Univ.

Jan Vecer
Options on a Traded Account
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Visiting Assistant Prof., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor


1999

Matthew Bishop
Mating Search without Path Enumeration
Advisor: Peter Andrews
Entry Position: Research Associate, Computing Dept., Imperial College, UK

Jeffery Boats
Linear Algebra Textbook Implementing Instructional Technology
Advisor: Richard MacCamy
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Dept. Math & Comp. Sci., Univ. Detroit Mercy, Michigan

Byungduck Chough
Numerical Techniques for Macroscopic Dynamics of Particle Systems: Dilute Gases
Advisor: Shlomo Ta’asan
Entry Position: Senior Technical Member, Network Maintenance Solutions, AT&T, New Jersey

Roberto Virga
Higher-Order Rewriting with Dependent Types
Advisor: Frank Pfenning
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computer Science Dept., Princeton Univ., New Jersey

Lei Zhao
Disjoint Paths in Random Graphs
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position: Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corp., Washington


1998

Olivier Lessmann
Dependence Relations in Non-elementary Classes
Advisor: Rami Grossberg
Entry Position: Research Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Univ. Illinois, Chicago

Neil Simonetti
Applications of a Dynamic Programming Approach to the Traveling Salesman Problem
Advisor: Egon Balas
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math/Science Dept., Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, PA

Dennis Wong
A Unifying Credit Model
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Research Assistant, Research and Advising Services, Scotia Capital Markets, Canada

Uwe Wystup
Valuation of Exotic Options under Short-selling Constraints
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Product and Modeling Specialist, Foreign Exchange Options Div., Sal.Oppenheim  Jr. & CIE, Germany

Hongwei Xi
Dependent Types in Practical Programming
Advisor: Frank Pfenning
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Electrical & Computer Eng. & Comp. Sci. Dept., Univ. Cincinnati, Ohio

Andrew Yershov
Numerical Methods for the Shallow Water Equations
Advisor: James Greenberg
Entry Position: Actuarial Assistant, Insurance Services Office, New York


1997

George Christopher
Structure and Applications of Totally Decomposable Metrics
Advisor: Michael Trick
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math & Statistics Dept., Rochester Inst. Tech., New York

Bogdan Doytchinov
Heavy Traffic Limits of Queues with Due Dates
Advisor: Steven Shreve
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Math Sciences Dept., Carnegie Mellon

Sergio Gutierrez
Laminations in Linearized Elasticity and a Lusin Type Theorem for Sobolev Spaces
Advisor: Luc Tartar
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Pont. Universidad Catolica de Chile

Raul Kangro
Analysis of Artificial Boundary Conditions for Black-Scholes Equations
Advisor: Roy Nicolaides
Entry Position: Senior Researcher, Math Dept., Tartu University, Estonia

Urve Kangro
Spurious Fields in Computational Electromagnetics
Advisor: Roy Nicolaides
Entry Position: Senior Researcher, Math Dept., Tartu University, Estonia

Priyantha Perera
Liquid Diffusion Couple in a Microgravity Environment
Advisor: Robert Sekerka
Entry Position: Quantitative Application Developer, FactSet Research Systems, Inc., Connecticut

Stephen Watson
Unique Global Solvability for Initial-Boundary Value Problems in One-Dimensional Nonlinear
Thermoviscoelasticity with Phase Transitions
Advisor: William Hrusa
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Univ. Louisiana, Baton Rouge

Gregor Weiske
On Some Problems Related to Linear Elasticity, Optimal Design and Homogenization
Advisor: Luc Tartar


1996

Hui Chen
On Some Problems of Hypergraphs
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position: Quantitative Strategist, Fixed Income Research, Credit Suisse First Boston, New York

Christopher Larsen
Variational and Measure Theoretic Techniques for Material Equilibria
Advisor: Irene Fonseca
Entry Position: Visiting Assistant Prof., Math Sciences Dept., Worcester Polytechnic Inst., Mass.

Da-qing Wang
Applications of the Co-volume Method in Computational Electromagnetics
Advisor: Roy Nicolaides
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Math Sciences Dept., Univ. Delaware, Newark

Han Wang
Numerical Solution of a Non-convex Optimization Problem Modeling Martensitic Microstructure
Advisor: Roy Nicolaides
Entry Position: Visiting Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte


1995

Jonathan Aronson
Analysis of a Randomized Greedy Matching Algorithm
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position: Center for Computing Sciences, Bowie, Maryland

Robert Carr
Polynomial Separation Procedures and Facet Determination for Inequalities of the Traveling Salesman Polytope
Advisors: Egon Balas and Gerald Thompson
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Grad School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Dmitry Golovaty
The Volume Preserving Motion by Mean Curvature as an Asymptotic Limit of Reaction-Diffusion Equations
Advisor: Mete Soner
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math & Comp. Sci. Dept., Univ. Akron, Ohio

Romaine Jayewardene
Relations and Functional Relations in Categories with Examples from Fuzzy Set Theory
Advisor: Oswald Wyler
Entry Position: Lecturer, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Michel Schellekens
The Smyth Completion: A Common Topological Foundation for Denotational Semantics and Complexity Analysis
Advisor: Stephen Brookes
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Computing, Imperial College, UK


1994

Ana Barroso
Variational Methods for Phase Transitions
Advisor: Irene Fonseca
Entry Position: Assistant Prof., Math Dept., Univ. Lisboa, Portugal

Michael Molloy
Random Graphs with a Fixed Degree Sequence
Advisor: Alan Frieze
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science Dept., Univ. Toronto, Canada

Dmitry Pugachevsky
A Stochastic Control Problem for Nematic Liquid Crystals with Variable Degree of Orientation
Advisor: Victor Mizel
Entry Position: Associate, Global Investment Banking, Bankers Trust Co., New York

W. Dow Rieder
An Optimal Algorithm for the Construction of Voronoi-Delaunay Mesh Systems in General Domains
Advisor: Roy Nicolaides

Kristina Vuskovic
On Balanced Bipartite Graphs
Advisor: Gerard Cornuejos
Entry Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Combinatorics & Optimization Dept., University of Waterloo, Canada