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Congratulations to our graduate students on successfully defending their theses

01 Oct 2019
  1. Jielai Zhang – June 28th, 2018 (Supervisors: Bob Abraham and Peter Martin). Thesis title: The Development and Scientific Application of the Dragonfly Telephoto Array. She is a Schmidt Science Fellow in Oxford.
  2. Peter Jumper – August 24th, 2018 (Supervisor: Chris Matzner). Thesis title: Star Cluster Formation and Radiative Feedback.
  3. Robert Main – August 30th, 2018 (Supervisors: Ue-Li Pen and Marten van Kerkwijk). Title: Resolving Pulsar Emission with Cosmic Microscopes. He is a Scientific Staff at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy.
  4. Nolan Denman – January 21st, 2019 (Supervisor: Keith Vanderlinde). Thesis title: Digital Signal Processing for the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment. He is a Jansky Fellow at NRAO in Charlottesville.
  5. Ryan Cloutier – May 17th, 2019 (Supervisor: Kristen Menou). Thesis title: Semi-parametric Methods to Aid in the Detection and Characterization of Distant Worlds around Small Stars. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard and Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
  6. Epson Masikiv Heringer – July 10th, 2019 (Supervisor: Marten van Kerkwijk). Thesis title: Multi-Faceted Investigation of the Supernova Ia Progenitor Problem.
  7. Elliot Meyer – August 2nd, 2019 (Supervisor: Dae-Sik Moon), Thesis title: Variation in the Initial Mass Function of Nearby Galaxies: Instrumentation and Observations. He is planning to continue working with Professors Dae-Sik Moon and Suresh Sivanandam.
  8. George Stein – August 13th, 2019 (Supervisor: Dick Bond). Thesis title: Mocking the Universe: Accurate Simulations in the Era of Large-Survey Precision Cosmology. He will be starting his postdoctoral fellowship in Berkley.
  9. Dana Simard – August 26th, 2019 (Supervisor: Ue-Li Pen). Thesis title: Mapping Interstellar Plasma Structures in Space and Time through Global Interferometry of Pulsars. She will be starting her postdoctoral fellowship in Caltech.
  10. Alexander Kostenko (supervisor Prof Chris Thompson) – March 5th, 2020. Alexander is interested in government policy work and is considering pursuing a career in this field.
  11. Steven Janssens (supervisor Prof Bob Abraham) – December 4th, 2019. Thesis title: Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies and Ultra-Compact Dwarfs in the Hubble. Steven is interested in a postdoctoral fellowship at the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.