Title: Stochastic Optimal Control Applied to Harvesting of a Renewable
Resource in a Disastrous Environment,
Mathematics (Applied Math Major) Ph. D. Thesis (Advisor:
Floyd B. Hanson), December 1982.
Positions: Now Professor and Associate Dean, Division of Science
and Mathematics,
McKendree College,
Lebanon, IL (since 1992).
Siu-Leung Chung,
Title: Supercomputer Optimization for Stochastic Dynamic Programming,
Mathematics (MCS Major) Ph. D. Thesis (Advisor: Floyd B. Hanson),
June 24, 1991.
Positions: On faculty of University of Toledo of from
Fall 1991-June 1992; Lecturer in Department of Information and Computer
Science, National University of Singapore, June 1992; now Senior Lecturer,
Open Learning Center of Hong Kong, PRC.
Huihuang (Howard) Xu,
Title: Data Parallel Methods in Large Scale Scientific Computation,
Mathematics (MCS Major) Ph. D. Thesis, (Advisor: F. B. Hanson;
Co-Advisor: C. Tier), June 4, 1992.
Positions: Networking Research at US Robotics, since Fall 1992;
now working at CCC Information Services, Inc.
Dennis J. Jarvis,
Title: Performance and Applications of Multiprocessor Systems,
Mathematics (Applied Math Major) Ph. D. Thesis,
(Advisor: F. B. Hanson; Co-Advisor: C. Tier), June 17, 1992.
Title: Filtering of A Wiener-Poisson Driven Stochastic Process,
Mathematics (Applied Math Major) Ph. D. Thesis,
(Advisor: F. B. Hanson), July 23, 1994.
Positions:
Head of Department and
Assistant Professor of Applied
Mathematics in Mathematics & Computer Science Department at
Bir-zeit University, via Israel.
Associate Professor of Basic Sciences at
Sharjah University,
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Yumei Dang,
Title:Hypercomplex Iterations Distance Estimation for
Generalized Julia and Mandelbrot Sets,
Mathematics (MCS Major) Ph.D. Thesis
(Joint Co-Advisors: F. B. Hanson and L. H. Kauffman, with Dan Sandin),
14 November 1996.
Award: Yumei was awarded "Outstanding Thesis in 1997 in the Division
of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences" for her thesis
with prize of $500 on 7 April 1998.
Positions:
Title:
The Multiphase Group Combustion Process of Laminar Open Spray Flames,
Mechanical Engineering Ph. D. Thesis (significant co-advisor;
W. J. Minkowycz, Primary Advisor),
November 1984.
Positions: Now Professor and Head of Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Taiwan.
Abdolreza Rezaian,
Title:
Higher Order Analysis of Momentum and Heat Transfer and Solidification on a Continuous Moving Plate,
Mechanical Engineering Ph. D. Thesis (significant co-advisor;
Paul M. Chung, Primary Advisor), January 1989.
Hui (Harry) Cheng,
Title: Computational Aspects of Robot Manipulation,
Mechanical Engineering Ph. D. Thesis (Co-Advisor; K. C. Gupta, Primary
Advisor), June 1989.
Positions: Now Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
and Director of Integration Engineering Laboratory
at University at California at Davis.
Chi-Wah Leung,
Title:
Classification of Finite Dimensional Maximal Rank Estimation
Algebras with State Space Dimension 3, MSCS Pure Math Ph.D. Thesis
Exam Committee (F. B. Hanson, Co-Advisor; S.S.T. Yau, Advisor),
December 10, 1992.
Positions: Now Assistant Professor in School of Business and
Administration,
Open Learning University of Hong Kong
(1997), PRC; previously Associate Professor in Department of
Mathematics,
National Central University, Taiwan (1993-1997).
Bin Ran,
Title:
Dynamic Transportation Network Models for Advanced Traveler
Information Systems,
CEMM (Urban Transportation Systems Major) Ph.D. Thesis Exam Committee
(Advisor: David Boyce; Co-advisor in Control Theory: F. Hanson),
April 16, 1993.
Positions: Associate Professor, Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering,
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Yusong Wang,
Title: Computing Dynamic Output Feedback Laws with Pieri
Homotopies on a Parallel Computer,
Mathematics (MCS Major) Ph.D. Thesis Defense
(Thesis Advisor: Jan Verschelde; Parallel Computing Support:
NCSA Platinum Parallel Cluster Project NFA - PI Floyd B. Hanson)
02 March 2005.
Positions:
Postdoc, APS-AOD (Advanced Photon Source - APS Operations Division),
Argonne National Laboratory,
Argonne IL, starting July 2005.
Jinchun Ye,
Title: Optimal Life Insurance Puchase, Consumption and
Portfolio under an Uncertain Life,
Mathematics (Applied Math Major, Computational Finance Track) Ph.D. Thesis
(Thesis Advisor: S. R. Pliska; Department
Advisor: Floyd B. Hanson), l5 May 2006.
Positions:
Teaching Assistant, Dept. Math., Stat., and Comp. Sci.,
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003-May 2006.
Internship, Base-2 Capital, LLC, Summer 2006.
Financial Engineer, Base-2 Capital, LLC, September 2006.
Master's Thesis Supervised
Lori Stevens,
Title: Analysis of Cannibalism Models,
Biosciences M. S. Thesis Examination (with co-advisors: J. Lussenhop and D.
Nyberg; while D. Mertz was on Sabbatcal), March 1981.
Positions: Now Associate Professor of
Biology at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
Christopher J. Pratico
Title: I/O view: A Multi-State Visualization Tool Using Inner and Outer
Worlds,
Masters Project, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
(Joint Advisor; T. A. Defanti, Advisor), June 21, 1992.
Positions: Initiallly at Sarnoff Research in New Jersey,
later SGI, now elsewhere.
Web Source:http://www.math.uic.edu/~hanson/thesis.html