My thesis defense will be on Thursday, May 13 at 2:00 PM at Civil engineering building 780B/C. You are welcome to attend. The final oral committee is as follows:
Randal J. Barnes (Chair, Civil Engineering)
Steven L. Crouch (Advisor, Civil Engineering)
Sonia G. Mogilevskaya (Co-advisor, Civil Engineering)
Yousef Saad (Computer Science)
Fadil Santosa (Mathematics)
I want to say "I love you, Mom."
M - O - T - H - E - R
I received the 2003-2004 Neville G.W. Cook Award for innovative research in geomechanics . The ceremony was on May 7, starting with my presentation on "A fast and accurate algorithm for a Galerkin boundary integral method with geomechanics applications".
From left to right: Professor Joseph F. Labuz, me, and Professor Steven L. Crouch (my advisor, IT associate dean)
I did not have chance coming back to my weblog in the past month. It was an extremely busy month for me. I worked more than 14 hours each day for the following things: revising my thesis according to my advisor's suggestions (finally it is done and has been reviewed by the comittee); preparing a geomechanics seminar on May 7 for the Cook Award; Working on the paper and presentation for IABEM 2004 conference, which will be held at the University of Minnesota during May 24~May 26 (my advisor is the organizer); and so on.