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My PhD Genealogy

Brian J. Dorn, PhD (Computer Science), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
Dissertation: A Case-Based Approach for Supporting the Informal Computing Education of End-User Programmers
Mark Guzdial, PhD (Education & Computer Science), University of Michigan, 1993
Dissertation: EMILE: Software-Realized Scaffolding for Science Learners Programming in Mixed Media
Elliot M. Soloway, PhD (Computer Science), University of Massachussets-Amherst, 1978
Dissertation: Learning = Interpretation + Generalization: A Case Study in Knowledge-Directed Learning
Edward M. Riseman, PhD (Electrical Engineering), Cornell University, 1969
Dissertation: Feature detection networks in pattern recognition
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Henry David Block, PhD, Iowa State University, 1949
Dissertation: Explicit Solutions of Certain Singular Integral Equations
Henry Peter Thielman, PhD, The Ohio State University, 1929
Dissertation: Part I. On New Integral Addition Theorems for Bessel Functions and Series of the Hypergeometric Type: Part II. The Application of Functional Operations to a Class of Integral Equations Occurring in Physics
(from there the mathematics genealogy project tells us a lot)
Once we hit Germany, the multiple trails of advisors traces back through names like Gauss, Poisson, Fourier, Lagrange, and Euler. Even Ohm's (the ohm Ohm) little brother is in there.

Last modified 30 August 2010 at 2:40 pm by dorn