Best Dissertation Symposium

Director of Doctoral Programs, Jennifer Gerson, Trevor Krasowsky, Yuankun Xue, Chenfei Shen, Qi (Rose) Yu, William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Executive Vice Dean Gaurav S. Sukhatme at the 2018 Best Dissertation Symposium

The 2019 Best Dissertation Symposium will take place on April 18, 2019.

Each year, the Viterbi School of Engineering’s academic departments awards Ph.D. candidates who submitted exceptional research dissertations the honor of Best Dissertation. Each Ph.D. student who receives the Best Dissertation award is also nominated to compete for the William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering Research. A faculty committee will review the dissertations and narrow down the nominees to four finalists. The finalists will present their research at the Best Dissertation Symposium on April 18, 2019. From these nominees, a final winner will be selected and announced at the Viterbi School of Engineering Ph.D. Hooding and Awards Ceremony on May 9, 2019.