Grad Ed Week Awards Presentation and Keynote

Congratulations to this year's Graduate School award recipients! Join us in honoring award recipients during the award presentation. The top-ranked presentation winners of the day will also be announced. Dr. Nicholas Conn, '16 will cap off the day with a keynote at the awards event.

Sherralyn Sneezer
Outstanding Graduate Woman Achievement Award

Degree: Doctoral candidate in the Department of Sustainability, Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS)
One excerpt from Sherralyn’s nomination reads, “I am nominating Sherralyn Sneezer for this award in recognition of her fierce advocacy for Indigenous culture and people at RIT and beyond.”

Surya Kamal
Outstanding MS Thesis Award

Thesis Title: Wave Optics in Scanning Electron Microscopy
Degree: Master of Science in Physics, College of Science
Prof. Richard Hailstone, Thesis Advisor

Dimitris G. Chachlakis
Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

Dissertation Title: Theory and Algorithms for Reliable Multimodal Data Analysis, Machine Learning, and Signal Processing
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Dr. Panos P. Markopoulos, Dissertation Advisor

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nicholas Conn, '16

Dr. Conn is the Founder & Chief Scientific Officer of Casana. Nick completed his Ph.D. in Engineering in 2016 at RIT, where he developed Casana’s technology – a toilet seat-based cardiovascular monitoring system. He founded Casana in 2018. His expertise spans business development, algorithm development, cardiovascular monitoring, medical devices, ultra-low power systems, physiology, and signal processing. Nick also holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from RIT. As a student, he was also involved with the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Conn's company currently has a multi-million-dollar valuation.

A reception immediately follows with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Dr. Conn will be at available at the reception to meet and network with students, faculty, and staff.

Christine Heusner
Event Snapshot
When and Where
April 05, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Room/Location: Ingle Auditorium

Open to the Public

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