PhD's Awarded by the Department of Mathematics since 1933


PhDs awarded by the Department of Mathematics
The following is a list, with most recent first, of PhD degrees that have been awarded by the Department since 1933.
 

Harpreet Bedi
PhD George Washington University 2017
Dissertation Title: Cohomology of Line Bundles with Rational Degree
Advisor: Yongwu Rong
 

Sergey Aganezov

PhD George Washington University 2017
Dissertation Title: Phylogenomics meets genome assembly: from evolutionary analysis to scaffolding
Advisor: Max Alekeyev
 


Hakim Walker

PhD George Washington University 2017
Dissertation Title: Computalbe isomorhisms of directed graphs and trees
Advisor: Valentina Harizanov
 


Seung Yeop Yang

PhD George Washington University 2017
Dissertation Title: Khovanov homology, distributive structure homology and applications to knot theory
Advisor: Jozef Przytycki
 


Yeyao Hu

PhD George Washington University 2016
Dissertation Title: Disc Assemblies and Spik Assemblies in inhibitory system
Advisor: Xiaofeng Ren
 


Lara El Sherif

PhD George Washington University 2016
Dissertation Title: Matchings of Intersection Graphs and the Maximum Genus Problem
Advisor: Lowell Abrams
 


Leah Marshall
PhD George Washington University 2015
Dissertation:  Computability-Theoretic Properties of Partial Injections, Trees, and Nested Equivalences
Advisor: Valentina Harizanov
 

Jing Wang 
PhD George Washington University 2015
Dissertation:  Homology of Small Categories and Its Applications
Advisor: Jozef H. Przytycki

Thomas Jason Savitsky
PhD George Washington University 2015
Dissertation: Some Problems on Matroids and Integer Polymatroids
Advisor: Joseph Bonin

Carl Crawford Hammarsten
PhD George Washington University 2015
Dissertation: "Decorated Heegaard diagrams and combinatorial Heegaard  Floer homology"
Advisor: Alexander Shumakovitch

David Shoup
PhD George Washington University 2015
Dissertation: Half Disc Stationary Sets on the Boundary of a Binary Inhibitory System
Advisor: Xiaofeng Ren

Steven Schluchter
PhD George Washington University 2014
Dissertation: Ordinary Voltage Graphs In Pseusosurfaces And Derived Cellular Homology With Applications To Graph Embeddability.
Advisor: Lowell Abrams
 


Erblin Mehmetaj
PhD George Washington University 2014
Dissertation: On the r-Continued Fraction Expansions of Real Numbers
Advisor: E. Arthur Robinson, Jr.


Kai Maeda
PhD George Washington University 2013
Dissertation: Self-Distributive Magmas and Their Richter’s Degrees
Advisor: Valentina Harizanov


Joseph L Herning
PhD George Washington University 2013
Dissertation: Spectrum and Factors of Substitution Dynamical Systems
Advisor: E. Arthur Robinson, Jr.


Lu Xie
PhD George Washington University 2013
Dissertation: Analysis of the Long Range Interaction in the Ternary System
Advisor: Xiaofeng Ren

Ken Shoda
PhD George Washington University 2012
Dissertation: Large Families of Matroids with the Same Tutte Polynomial
Advisor: Joseph E. Bonin

 


Tyler White
PhD George Washington University 2012
Dissertation: Topologically Mixing Tilings of R^2 Generated by a Generalized Substitution
Advisor: E. Arthur Robinson, Jr.

 


Forest Fisher
PhD George Washington University 2010
Dissertation: CoZinbiel Hopf Algebras in Combinatorics
Advisor: William Schmitt

 


Hillary Einziger
PhD George Washington University 2010
Dissertation: Incidence Hopf Algebras: Antipodes, Forest Formulas, and Noncrossing Partitions
Advisor: William Schmitt

 


Michael J. Coleman
PhD George Washington University 2010
Dissertation: Surface Accuracy Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Deployable Large Aperture Elastic Antenna Reflectors
Advisor: Frank E. Baginski

 


Jieun Lee
PhD George Washington University 2010
Dissertation: Modeling the Equilibrium Configuration of a Piecewise Orthotropic Pneumatic Envelope and the Phase Separation Problem in a Membrane
Advisors: Frank E. Baginski and Xiaofeng Ren

 


Radmila Sazdanović
PhD George Washington University 2009
Dissertation: Categorification of Knot and Graph Polynomials and the Polynomial Ring
Advisor: Jozef Przytycki

 


Jennifer Chubb
PhD George Washington University 2009
Dissertation: Ordered Structures and Computability
Advisor: Valentina Harizanov

 


Kerry Luse
PhD George Washington University 2008
Dissertation: Invariants of Knots, Graphs, and Feynman Diagrams
Advisor: Yongwu Rong

 


Sarah Pingrey
PhD George Washington University 2008
Dissertation: Strong Degree Spectra of Relations
Advisor: Valentina Harizanov

 


Tanya Andress
PhD George Washington University 2007
Dissertation: The spectrum and the first Cech cohomology group of a one dimensional tiling dynamical system
Advisor: E. Arthur Robinson

 


Geoffrey McKenna
PhD George Washington University 2007
Dissertation: Graphs, Algebra, and Probability
Advisor: Daniel Ullman

 


Fanny Jasso-Hernandez
PhD George Washington University 2007
Dissertation: A Homological Algebraic Approach to the Tutte Polynomial
Advisor: Yongwu Rong

 


Michael Barg
PhD George Washington University 2007
Dissertation: Direct Methods in the Calculus of Variations with Applications to Tendon-Reinforced Piecewise-Isotropic Membranes
Advisor: Frank Baginski

 


Maciej Niebrzydowski
PhD George Washington University 2007
Dissertation: Some Applications of Quandles and their Homology to the Geometry of Knots
Advisor: Jozef H. Przytycki

 


Eric Ufferman
PhD George Washington University 2006
Dissertation: Structures and Partial Computable Automorphisms
Advisor: Valentina S. Harizanov

 


Malgorzata Dabkowska
PhD George Washington University 2006
Dissertation: Turing Degree Spectra of Groups and Their Spaces of Orders
Advisor: Valentina S. Harizanov

 


Michael Veve
PhD George Washington University 2006
Dissertation: Skien Modules, Orderable Magmas, and Billiards
Advisor: Jozef H. Przytycki

 


Laure Helme-Guizon
PhD George Washington University 2005
Dissertation: A Categorification of the Chromatic Polynomial
Advisor: Yongwu Rong

 


Amir Togha
PhD George Washington University 2004
Dissertation: On Automorphisms of Structures in Logic and Orderability of Groups in Topology
Advisors: Valentina S. Harizanov and Ali Enayat

 


Mieczyslaw Dabkowski
PhD George Washington University 2003
Dissertation:  Cubic Skein Modules and Burnside Groups
Advisor: Jozef H. Przytycki

 


Rumen Dimitrov
PhD George Washington University 2002
Dissertation:  Computably Enumerable Vector Spaces, Dependence Relations, and Turing Degrees
Advisor: Valentina S. Harizanov

 


Krzysztof Wargan
PhD George Washington University 2002
Dissertation:  S-adic Dynamical Systems and Bratteli Diagrams
Advisor: E. Arthur Robinson, Jr.

 


David Hough
PhD George Washington University 2001
Dissertation:  The Genus of Partitions and C-trees
Advisors: Daniel H. Ullman and Frank Schmidt

 


Rachelle Ankney
PhD George Washington University 2001
Dissertation:  The geometries PG(n-1,q)\PG(k-1,q)
Advisor: Joseph E. Bonin

 


Amir Pirnazar
PhD George Washington University 2000
Dissertation:  Girth, genus and fractional coloring of graphs
Advisor: Daniel H. Ullman

 


Hongxun Qin
PhD George Washington University 2000
Dissertation: Tutte polynomials and matroid constructions
Advisor: Joseph E. Bonin

 


Maxim V. Sokolov
PhD George Washington University 2000
Dissertation: Quantum invariants, skein modules, and periodicity of 3-manifolds
Advisor: Jozef H. Przytycki

 


Tatsuya Tsukamoto
PhD George Washington University 2000
Dissertation: The fourth skein module of 3-dimensional manifolds
Advisor: Jozef H. Przytycki

 


William Collier
PhD George Washington University 2000
Dissertation: Applications of variational principles to modeling a partially inflated scientific research balloon
Advisor: Frank E. Baginski

 


Clifford Hansen
PhD George Washington University 2000
Dissertation: Dynamics of muldimensional substitutions
Advisor: E. Arthur Robinson Jr.

 


Thomas Fitzkee
PhD George Washington University 1998
Dissertation: Weakly mixing tiling flows arising from interval exchange transformations
Advisor: E.Arthur Robinson Jr.

 


Jules Kouatchou
PhD George Washington University 1997
Dissertation: High-order multigrid techniques for partial differential equations
Advisor: Murli M. Gupta

 


Michael Edward McDaniel
PhD George Washington University 1997
Dissertation: Subspaces of Vassiliev invariants using cablings
Advisor: Yongwu Rong

 


Jun Zhang
PhD George Washington University 1997
Dissertation: Multigrid acceleration techniques and applications to the numerical solution of partial differential equations
Advisor: Murli M. Gupta

 


Sita Ramamurti
PhD George Washington University 1995
Dissertation: Dynamics near the essential singularity for zero-free entire vector fields of finite order
Advisor: Kevin Hockett

 


William P. Miller
PhD George Washington University 1995
Dissertation: Approaches to matroid reconstruction problems
Advisor: Joseph E. Bonin

 


Timothy McNicholl
PhD George Washington University 1995
Dissertation: The inclusion problem for generalized frequency classes
Advisor: Valentina S. Harizanov

 


Hassan Sedaghat
PhD George Washington University 1990
Dissertation: New constructions in semigroup compactification theory
Advisor: Hugo D. Junghenn

 


Karma Dajani
PhD George Washington University 1989
Dissertation: Simultaneous recurrence of weighted cocycles.
Advisor: E.Arthur Robinson, Jr.

 


Amir Afrasiab Maleki
PhD George Washington University 1985
Dissertation: Semigroups of quasicompact operators: Convergence and mean ergodic property
Advisor: Choy-Tak Taam

 


Thomas Lewrie Mifflin
PhD George Washington University 1984
Dissertation: Almost periodic selections
Advisor: Hugo D. Junghenn

 


Ramaiah Devadoss Pandian
PhD George Washington University 1983
Dissertation: Relatively almost periodic and distal semigroup compactifications and related fixed point theorems
Advisor: Hugo D. Junghenn

 


Tyler Henry Haynes (Jr)
PhD George Washington University 1983
Dissertation: Invariant means on semi-topological transformation semigroups
Advisor: Hugo D. Junghenn

 


Ali Saleh Arwini
PhD George Washington University 1982
Dissertation: Order compactness and complete regularity in topological preordered spaces
Advisor: Marvin D. Green

 


Amir Hamzeh Barzegar
PhD George Washington University 1981
Dissertation: Syntopological characterization of algebraic structures and Bohr syntopological group compactification
Advisor: Marvin D. Green

 


John Richard Tucker
PhD George Washington University 1980
Dissertation: Mixing, Ergodicity, and Amenability for Weekly Almost Periodic Semigroups
Advisor: Choy-Tak Taam

 


Steven Zalmon Kahn
PhD George Washington University 1980
Dissertation: Chromatic equivalence and chromatic uniqueness
Advisor: Ruth Aaronson Bari

 


Bao Ting Chen Lerner
PhD George Washington University 1979
Dissertation: C*-Algebra Compactifications of semidirect products of semitopological semigroups
Advisor: Hugo D. Junghenn

 


Arthur Valliere, III
PhD George Washington University 1979
Dissertation: On Matrices A such that AT is a Polynomial in A
Advisor: Irving J. Katz

 


Walter Lane Stanley
PhD George Washington University 1977
Dissertation: On the structure of the torsion subgroup of the group of units of a group ring
Advisor: Myrna Pike Lee

 


Henry Kwong Tan
PhD George Washington University 1977
Dissertation: Ergodic theorems and semigroups of *Homomorphisms on C* and W*-Algebras
Advisor: Choy-Tak Taam

 


Robert Edward O'Brien
PhD George Washington University 1977
Dissertation: Controllability and Stabilization of contraction semigroups on Hilbert spaces
Advisor: Choy-Tak Taam

 


Daniel Rucker Batigne
PhD George Washington University 1977
Dissertation: Integral Generalized Inverses of Integral Matrices
Advisor: Irving J. Katz

 


John Frank Schmeelk
PhD George Washington University 1976
Dissertation: Test surfunctions and generalized surfunctions
Advisor: Thomas Liverman

 


Lawrence Allen Lee
PhD George Washington University 1975
Dissertation: On chromatically equivalent graphs
Advisor: Ruth Aaronson Bari

 


David Schedler
PhD George Washington University 1971
Dissertation: On topologies determined by clustering sequences: a generalization of sequential space
Advisors: Hewitt Kenyon

 


Kim Ki-Hang Butler
PhD George Washington University 1970
Dissertation: On (0,1)-Matrix Semigroups
Advisors: Jin B. Kim

 


Hugo Dietrich Junghenn
PhD George Washington University 1970
Dissertation: Almost Periodic Compactifications and Applications to One-Parameter Semigroups
Advisor: Choy-Tak Taam

 


John Jones, Jr.
PhD George Washington University 1970
Dissertation: Properties of strong solutions of first and second order differential equations and inequalities in Hilbert space
Advisor: Thomas Liverman

 


Ruth Doris Koidan
Ph.D. George Washington University 1969
Dissertation: Convergence bases and subbases in general topology
Advisor: Hewitt Kenyon

 


John Kent Minichiello
Ph.D. George Washington University 1967
Dissertation: Negationless Intuitionistic mathematics
Advisor: David Nelson

 


Mahmoud Khairat Ahmed Khairat
Ph.D. George Washington University 1965
Dissertation: Some results for random elements taking values in a linear space
Advisor: Solomon Kullback

 


Hubert Whitman Lilliefors
Ph.D. George Washington University 1964
Dissertation: An Information Theoretic Application of Linear Discriminant Functionals to Stochastic Processes
Advisor: Solomon Kullback

 


Janos Edvard Hanson
Ph.D. George Washington University 1960
Dissertation: On linear sequence spaces which permit ommision and adjunction and have finite dimension modulo convergence
Advisor: Florence Marie Mears

 


Joseph Blum
Ph.D. George Washington University 1958
Dissertation: Banach Spaces Functionals and Matrix Summability Methods
Advisor: Florence Marie Mears

 


Valdemars Punga
Ph.D. George Washington University 1954
Dissertation: Affine connection in space of line elements
Advisor: James Henry Taylor

 


Robert Harrison Shaw
Ph.D. George Washington University 1952
Dissertation: On the proof of a theorem of Frobenius without the use of group characters
Advisor: Francis Edgar Johnston

 


Solomon Kullback
Ph.D. George Washington University 1934
Dissertation: An application of characteristic functions to the distribution problem of statistics
Advisor: Frank Weida

 


Abraham Sinkov
Ph.D. George Washington University 1933
Dissertation: Families of groups generated by two operators of the same orders
Advisor: Francis Edgar Johnston 

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