Viterbi Best Dissertation Symposium 2021

May 11, 2021

2021 PhD Best Dissertation Virtual Symposium

When: Monday, April 19, 2021

Timing: 3:30 - 5:00 PDT

Each year, the Viterbi School of Engineering’s academic departments nominate PhD candidates who have exceptional research dissertations to compete for the honor of Best Dissertation. Four finalists were selected to present their work at the Viterbi Best Dissertation Symposium on April 19th. After the symposium, a faculty committee selects the winner of the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research.

This year the candidates are:

Dr. Omid G. Sani

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Modeling and Control of Behaviorally Relevant Brain States

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Maryam Shanechi

Dr. James Joly

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Systems Approaches to Understanding Metabolic Vulnerabilities in Cancer Cells

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nicholas Graham

Dr. Aoyang Zhang

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Silicon-Based RF and Mm-Wave Power Amplifier and Transmitters for Future Efficient Communication Systems

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Mike Chen

Dr. Yixue Zhao

Department of Computer Science

Reducing User-Perceived Latency in Mobile Applications via Prefetching and Caching

Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nenad Medvidovic

Click here to watch the zoom recording.

Published on May 11th, 2021

Last updated on May 11th, 2021