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Spring Convocation: June 13, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

graduating students posing with their degrees

Although there were clouds in the sky on Friday, it was a sunny day for the Applied Mathematics Department. A number of graduate students received their degrees. Shown in the photo from left to right: Nancy Soontiens (PhD), John Laden (MMath), Mikhail Panine (MMath), Rasha al Jamal (PhD ), and Alex Shum (PhD).

Photo credit: Dr. Kirsten Morris

Thirteen graduate degrees in Applied Mathematics were awarded at the Spring 2014 convocation:

MMath

  • Luke Bovard ("Short-wave Vortex Instabilities in Stratified Flow”)
  • Yanxin He ("Modelling Internal Solitary Waves and the Alternative Ostrovsky Equation”)
  • Remziye Karabekmez (“Modeling of Cancer Signal Pathways”)
  • John Laden ("An Analysis of Stockwell Transforms, with Applications to Image Processing”)
  • Mikhail Panine ("Explorations of Infinitesimal Inverse Spectral Geometry”)
  • Daniel Puzzuoli ("Honest Approximations to Realistic Fault Models and Their Applications to Efficient Simulation of Quantum Error Correction”)
  • Krishan Rajaratnam ("Orthogonal Separation of The Hamilton-Jacobi Equation on Spaces of Constant Curvature”)

PhD

  • Rasha al Jamal (“Bounded Control of the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky Equation”)
  • Andrijana Burazin (“Applications of Mixture Theory to Solid Tumors and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus”)
  • Amenda Chow (“Control of Hysteresis in the Landau-Lifshitz Equation”)
  • Alexander Shum (“Optimal Direction-Dependent Path Planning for Autonomous Vehicles”)
  • Nancy Soontiens (“Stratified Flow Over Topography: Steady Nonlinear Waves, Boundary Layer Instabilities and Crater Topography”)
  • Joseph Vass (“On the Geometry of IFS Fractals and its Applications”)
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