May 10, 2004

PhD thesis defense

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)

Posted by wang0463 at 2:36 PM

May 9, 2004

Mother's day

I want to say "I love you, Mom."

M - O - T - H - E - R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.

(by Howard Johnson c. 1915)
Posted by wang0463 at 12:39 PM

May 8, 2004

Cook Award

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)

Posted by wang0463 at 11:37 PM