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Results of the Best Thesis / Dissertation Competition for 2014

Posted: May 1, 2014

The College is pleased to announce the results of the Best Thesis / Dissertation Competition for 2014. The competing students were reviewed by faculty in other institutions. Criteria for selection included:

  • Peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Peer-reviewed conference proceedings
  • Patents
  • Outcome of the research in terms of proposals for funded research and citations

The winners for this semester:

  • Best Dissertation Competition:
    • First Place Winner: Yoon Choi, Topic, A Novel Multimodal Image Fusion Method using Wavelet-based Contourlet Transform, Advisor: Dr. Shahram Latifi
    • Second Place Winner: Deepak Somasundaram, Topic: Analysis of Bolted Joints under Medium and High Impact Loading , Advisor: Dr. Brendan O'Toole and Dr. Mohamed Trabia
    • Second Place Winner: Pankaj Maheshwari, Topic:Framework for the Planning of Sustainable Transportation Systems, Advisor: Dr. Alexander Paz-Cruz
  • Best Thesis Competition:
    • First Place Winner: Victor Molano, Topic: Calibration of Microscopic Traffic Flow Models Considering All Parameters Simultaneously, Advisor: Dr. Alexander Paz-Cruz
    • Second Place Winner: Indira Khanal, Topic: Development of Comprehensive Database for Safety Engineering Division at the Nevada Department of Transportation, Advisor: Dr. Alexander Paz-Cruz