Recent PHD Graduates
   (Most recent graduates listed first)


CARLY ROZINS (Ph.D., 2016)
Supervisor(s): T DAY and P D TAYLOR
Thesis Title: An Impulsive Differential Equation Model for Marek's Disease
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Webpage/CV: Personal Webpage
ANDREW STAAL (Ph.D., 2016)
Supervisor(s): G SMITH
Thesis Title: Irreducibility of Random Hilbert Schemes
After graduation: Research Fellow, Higher School of Economics, Faculty of Mathematics
Webpage/CV: Personal Webpage
SABER JAFARPOUR (Ph.D., 2016)
Supervisor(s): A LEWIS
Thesis Title: On the role of regularity in mathematical control theory
After graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
Webpage/CV: Personal Webpage
JOSHUA POLHKAMP-HARTT (Ph.D., 2016)
Supervisor(s): G TAKAHARA and D THOMSON
Thesis Title: Computationally Intensive Methods for Spectrum Estimation
After graduation: Statistician, Apple
Webpage / CV: Curriculum Vita
AKSHAA VATWANI (Ph.D., 2016)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: Higher Rank Sieves and Applications
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
ALEXANDER MOLNAR (Ph.D., 2015)
Supervisor(s): INITIAL SURNAME and
Thesis Title: Arithmetic and Intermediate Jacobians of Calabi-Yau threefolds
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
Webpage/CV: Personal Webpage
NATALIA GARCIA (Ph.D., 2015)
Supervisor(s): E KANI
Thesis Title: Curves of low genus on surfaces and applications to Diophantine problems
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Mathematics, University of Toronto
NACI SALDI (Ph.D., 2015)
Supervisor(s): T LINDER and S YUKSEL
Thesis Title: Optimal Quantization and Approximation in Source Coding and Stochastic Control
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University
Webpage/CV: Personal Webpage
ASIA MATTHEWS (Ph.D., 2015)
Supervisor(s): L JONKER and D WEHLAU
Thesis Title: Mathematics Problems and Thinking Mathematically in Undergraduate Mathematics
Webpage/CV: Personal Webpage
KARIM RAHIM (Ph.D., 2014)
Supervisor(s): D THOMSON
Thesis Title: Applications of Multitaper Spectral Analysis to Nonstationary Data
After graduation: Model Risk Analyst, BMO Financial, Toronto
CHARLOTTE HALEY (Ph.D., 2014)
Supervisor(s): D J THOMSON
Thesis Title: Nonparametric and Parametric methods for Solar Oscillation Spectra
After graduation: Postdoctoral Appointee, Mathematics and Computer Science, Argonne National Lab, USA
HECTOR PASTEN VASQUEZ (Ph.D., 2014)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: Arithmetic problems around the ABC conjecture and connections with logic
After graduation: Benjamin Peirce Fellow, Harvard University
YOUNESS ALIYARI-GHASSABEH (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): T LINDER and G TAKAHARA
Thesis Title: On the Convergence and Applications of Mean Shift Type Algorithms
RACHID EJOUAMAI (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): E KANI
Thesis Title: The Tate Conjectures for product and Quotient Varieties
MARK LEWIS (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): D OFFIN
Thesis Title: Unstable brake orbits in symmetric Hamiltonian systems
After graduation: Instructor, St. Lawrence College, Kingston
ERIK JENSEN (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): D OFFIN
Thesis Title: Homoclinic Points in the Composition of Two Reflections
NEVROZ SEN (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): F ALAJAJI and S YUKSEL
Thesis Title: Channel Capacity in the Presence of Feedback and Side Information
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University
NATHAN GRIEVE (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): M ROTH
Thesis Title: Topics related to vector bundles on abelian varieties
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
Webpage/CV: Personal Webpage
SAEED AKHAVAN ASTANEH (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): S GAZOR
Thesis Title: Management and Sensing of Spectrum in Cognitive Radio
YI NIU (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): P PENG
Thesis Title: Marginal Models for Modeling Clustered Failure Time Data
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
HUI SONG (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): P PENG and D TU
Thesis Title: Joint Modelling of Longitudinal Quality of Life Measurements and Survival Data in Cancer Clinical Trials
ABDALLA MANSUR (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): D OFFIN
Thesis Title: Instability of Periodic Orbits of Some Rhombus and Parallelogram Four Body Problems
After graduation: Lecturer, Mathematics and Computer Science, Laurentian University
WESLEY BURR (Ph.D., 2013)
Supervisor(s): D J THOMSON
Thesis Title: Air Pollution and Health: Time Series Tools and Analysis
After graduation: Canadian Government Laboratories Visiting Fellow, Health Canada
WESLEY MACIEJEWSKI (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): P D TAYLOR
Thesis Title: Inclusive Fitness on Evolutionary Graphs
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
Webpage/CV: University of British Columbia Webpage
PANTELIS ISAIAS (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): A LEWIS
Thesis Title: Feedback stabilisation of locally controllable systems
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Webpage/CV: Personal Webpage
ANDREW DROLL (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: Variations of Li's criterion for an extension of the Selberg class
MICHAEL BRANNAN (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): J A MINGO and R SPEICHER
Thesis Title: On the reduced operator algebras of free quantum groups
After graduation: J L Doob Research Assistant Professor and NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Webpage/CV: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Webpage
JUANCHO COLLERA (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): P L BUONO and D C OFFIN
Thesis Title: Bifurcations of Periodic Solutions of Functional Differential Equations with Spatio-Temporal Symmetries
After graduation: Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Baguio
Webpage / CV: University of Philippine Baguio Webpage
ROBERT RUNDLE (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: Generalization of Ruderman's Problem to Imaginary Quadratic Fields
Webpage / CV: Curriculum Vita
JAMES CHOU (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): E KANI
Thesis Title: Constructing pairing-friendly algebraic curves of genus 2 with small ? - value
After graduation: Mathematics and Science Instructor, UMCA Rich Tree Academy, Ontario, Canada
DANIEL COWNDEN (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): P D TAYLOR
Thesis Title: Evolutionarily stable learning and foraging strategies
After graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University, Sweden
Webpage / CV: Curriculum Vita
KARLA FOX (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): T DAY and D STEINSALTZ
Thesis Title: A Framework for the Meta-Analysis of Survey Data
After graduation: Chief, Data Analysis and Resource Center, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
JIANFENG XU (Ph.D., 2012)
Supervisor(s): P PENG
Thesis Title: Statistical Modeling and Analysis for Survival Data with a Cure Fraction
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
ADAM FELIX (Ph.D., 2011)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: Variations on Artin's Primitive Root Conjecture
After graduation: Guest/Postdoc, Max Planck Gesellschaft/Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Germany
Webpage / CV: Max Planck Webpage>
ELSA HANSEN (Ph.D., 2011)
Supervisor(s): T DAY
Thesis Title: Applications of Optimal Control Theory to Infectious Disease Modeling
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Massachusetts, USA
AMY HURFORD (Ph.D., 2011)
Supervisor(s): T DAY and P D TAYLOR
Thesis Title: The evolution of mimicry in parasites
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Field Institute, Centre for Disease Modelling/York University, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics/University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Ontario, Canada
SHAN JIANG (Ph.D., 2011)
Supervisor(s): D TU
Thesis Title: Statistical Inference for the Treatment Effect in Cancer Clinical Trials
After graduation: Biostatistician, Everest Clinical Research Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
SHIFANG LIU (Ph.D., 2011)
Supervisor(s): D TU
Thesis Title: Statistical Methods for Testing Treatment-Covariate Interactions in Cancer Clinical Trials
After graduation: Lead Biostatistician, Biogen Idec Inc., Dept. of Biostatistics, Cambridge, Massachusestts, USA
EMILY REDELMEIER (Ph.D., 2011)
Supervisor(s): J A MINGO
Thesis Title: Real Second-Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Universite Paris-Sud 11, Département de Mathématiques, France
PATRICK REYNOLDS (Ph.D., 2011)
Supervisor(s): O I BOGOYAVLENSKIJ
Thesis Title: Hamiltonian Systems of Hydrodynamic Type
After graduation: NSERC PDF, McGill University, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Quebec, Canada
Webpage / CV: McGill Webpage
VALDEMAR TSANOV (Ph.D., 2011)
Supervisor(s): I DIMITROV
Thesis Title: Embeddings of flag manifolds and cohomological components of modules
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ruhr University Bochum, Dept. of Mathematics, Bochum, Germany
Webpage / CV: Bochum Webpage
CESAR AGUILAR (Ph.D., 2010)
Supervisor(s): A LEWIS
Thesis Title: Local controllability of affine distributions
After graduation: NRC Research Associate, Naval Postgraduate School, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Monterey, CA
Webpage / CV: NPS Webpage
ANDREY PAVLOV (Ph.D., 2010)
Supervisor(s): D STEINSALTZ and D J THOMSON
Thesis Title: A new approach in survival analysis with longitudinal covariates
After graduation: Biostatistician, Everest Clinical Research Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
YINGLIN WU (Ph.D., 2010)
Supervisor(s): I HUGHES and D WEHLAU
Thesis Title: Invariants of Modular Two-Row Groups
BAHMAN GHARESIFARD (Ph.D., 2009)
Supervisor(s): A R MANSOURI and A LEWIS
Thesis Title: A Geometric Approach to Energy Shaping
After graduation: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California San Diego (La Jolla), Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, California, USA
Webpage / CV: UC San DiegoWebpage
HUIXIA HE (Ph.D., 2009)
Supervisor(s): D J THOMSON
Thesis Title: Multitaper Higher-Order Spectral Analysis of Nonlinear Multivariate Random Processes
After graduation: Visiting Fellow, Environment Canada, Air Quality Research Division, Ontario, Canada
KYLE LEPAGE (Ph.D., 2009)
Supervisor(s): D J THOMSON
Thesis Title: Some Advances in the Spectral Analysis of Time Series
After graduation: Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA
AKIKO MANADA (Ph.D., 2009)
Supervisor(s): N KASHYAP
Thesis Title: Minimal Presentations of Sofic Shifts and Properties of Periodic-Finite-Type Shifts
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University College Dublin, The Claude Shannon Institute, Ireland
AZADEH MOGHTADERI (Ph.D., 2009)
Supervisor(s): G TAKAHARA and D J THOMSON
Thesis Title: Multitaper Methods for Time-Frequency Spectrum Estimation and Unaliasing of Harmonic Frequencies
After graduation: Experimentation Analyst, Customer insights - Customer Analytics, eBay, California, USA
IAN MOORE (Ph.D., 2009)
Supervisor(s): D J THOMSON and D STRUM
Thesis Title: Forecasting and Nonstationarity of Surgical Demand Services.
After graduation: Adjunct Lecturer, Dalla lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Director, Quatrametrics Inc., Ontario, Canada
Webpage / CV: School of Public Health Webpage and Quatrametrics Inc. Webpage
JONATHAN NOVAK (Ph.D., 2009)
Supervisor(s): R SPEICHER
Thesis Title: Topics in Combinatorics and Random Matrix Theory
After graduation: Instructor in Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mathematics, USA
Webpage / CV: MIT Webpage
CHESTER WEATHERBY (Ph.D., 2009)
Supervisor(s): R MURTY
Thesis Title: Transcendence of Various Infinite Series and Applications of Baker's Theorem
After graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Webpage / CV: Queen’s Webpage

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