Alumni Award Recipients

Selection criteria for evaluation of the nominations include:

quality of the research; quality of the writing; impact of the dissertation or thesis as measured by peer reviewed publications; conference papers; and, but not limited to, awards. For information on the nomination process contact gradstudies@rit.edu.

Triana Almeyda

Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

Dr. Triana Almeyda

College: College of Science
Program: Astrophysical Sciences and Technology
Thesis Title: Dusty Donuts: Modeling the Reverberation Response of the Circumnuclear Torus Emission in Active Galactic Nuclei
Thesis Advisor/Mentor: Dr. Andrew Robinson
Daniel Wysocki

Outstanding MS Thesis Award

Daniel Wysocki

College: College of Science
Program: Astrophysical Sciences & Technology
Thesis Title: Inferences about the distribution, merger rate, and evolutionary processes of compact binaries from gravitational wave observations
Thesis Advisor/Mentor: Richard O'Shaughnessy
Alexandra Artusio-Glimpse accepting his award from the Provost and the dean

Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

Dr. Alexandra Artusio-Glimpse

College: College of Science
Program: Imaging Science
Thesis Title: The Realization and Study of Optical Wings
Thesis Advisor/Mentor: Grover Swartzlander
Timothy Fitzgerald accepting his award from the Provost and the dean

Outstanding MFA Thesis Award

Timothy Fitzgerald

College: College of Health Systems and Technology
Program: Medical Illustration
Thesis Title: Visualization of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders
Thesis Advisor/Mentor: James Perkins
James Mnatzaganian accepting his award from the Provost and the dean

Outstanding MS Thesis Award

James Mnatzaganian

College: Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Program: Computer Engineering
Thesis Title: A Mathematical Formalization of Hierarchical Temporal Memory's Spatial Pooler for use in Machine Learning
Thesis Advisor/Mentor: Dhireesha Kudithipudi
Peter LoVerso accepting his award from the Provost and the dean

MS Thesis Honorable Mention

Peter LoVerso

College: College of Science
Program: Bioinformatics
Thesis Title: Trans-species Transcriptomic Comparison of in vitro and in vivo Neural Cells
Thesis Advisor/Mentor: Feng Cui

Previous Dissertation and Thesis Award Recipients

PhD Dissertation Award | Inception 2015

2016 David Kelbe Honorable Mention: Valerie Rapson
2015 David Principe Honorable Mention: Erinn Ryen

STEM Thesis Award | Inception 2016

2016 Brian C. Winkler Honorable Mention: Chenyu Zheng

MFA Thesis Award | Inception 2015

2015 Brendan Gordon Honorable Mention: Zachary Dietl