Three CS PhD Students Graduate in July 2014

 

A record three PhD students in Computer Science defended their disserations in July 2014.

Oyindamola ('Damola) Akande defended his dissertation titled "An Efficient Storage and Retreival Mechanism for Large, Unstructured Grids" completed under the direction of Dr. Philip J. Rhodes, Associate Professor.  Dr. Akande also has an MS degree in computer science from Ole Miss and a bachleor's degree in computer science and information technology from Bowen University in Nigeria. He has accepted a research position with Intel Corporation.

James C. Church defended his dissertation titled "Segmentation and Ridge Detection of Unorganized Point Cloud Data" completed under the direction of Dr. Yixin Chen, Associate Profesor.  Dr. Church also has an MS in Computer Science from Ole Miss and a BS in comptuer science from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is joining the University of West Georgia as an Assistant Profesor of Computer Science in the Fall semester.

Sheng Liu defended his dissertation titled "Random Forest Based Learning and Feature Elimination" completed under the direction of Dr. Yixin Chen, Associate Profesor.  Dr. Liu also has an MS in Computer Science from Ole Miss and a BS in biocemistry from Wuhan University in China. He has also studied at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has accepted a post-doctoral research position at Johns Hopkins University.

Congratulations 'Damola, James, and Sheng!