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Tianyin Zhou

Introducing the 2014 PhD Achievement Award winners: Tianyin Zhou

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  Tianyin Zhou USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Doctor of Philosophy, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Faculty Advisor: Remo Rohs As a graduate student, Tianyin developed the methodology for predicting local DNA shape features on a genomic scale. This approach has been described as a breakthrough in genome research because it makes possible the […]

Yin Tian

Introducing the 2014 PhD Achievement Award winners: Yin Tian

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Yin Tian  USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics Faculty Advisor: Ko Honda Yin’s research centers on low-dimensional topology, representation theory and mathematical physics. In particular, his work focuses on the interaction between “categorification” and quantum physics. The practical application of “categorification” is to give improved invariants of knots, a […]

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Introducing the 2014 PhD Achievement Award winners: Nan Li

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Nan Li USC Viterbi School of Engineering Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering Faculty Advisor: Burcin Becerik Nan’s research brings together a number of disciplines, including emergency response, civil engineering, and computer science. He has developed novel methods for the localization of first responders and trapped occupants during building emergencies. His work has resulted in 11 […]

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Introducing the 2014 PhD Achievement Award winners: Ana Lee

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Ana Lee USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Liverature Faculty Advisor: Roberto Ignacio Diaz Meet Ana Lee, a PhD in Comparative Literature from USC Dornsife, and a recipient of the 2014 PhD Achievement Award.  Here she is in front of the Praça de Camões in the main plaza in […]

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Introducing the 2014 PhD Achievement Award winners: Chin-Hao Huang

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Chin-Hao Huang USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (May 2014) Faculty Advisor: David Kang Chin-Hao’s research explores how and why emerging economies and rising powers in Asia take on self-constraining commitments and comply with international norms. He is the primary author of ten publications, including […]

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Introducing the 2014 PhD Achievement Award winners: Samuel Hartzmark

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Samuel Hartzmark USC Marshall School of Business Doctor of Philosophy, Finance & Business Economics (May 2014) Faculty Advisor: Wayne E. Ferson Samuel’s work brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of finance. He explores empirical patterns suggested by  psychology and economics that are not incorporated into the field’s current theory. His research has published in […]

Adam Feinman is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering.

New Research: Unfamiliar Territory

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From the series, Badges: Trials and Tribulations on the Road to Graduate/Professional School Success, by Adam Feinman New Research: Unfamiliar Territory By Adam Feinman  We all enter graduate programs with an idea of what we are looking to get out of it. Some may wish to make a change in the world; others may be looking to […]

Jonathan Dentler is a first year student in the History Department Ph.D program. He is interested in the history of visual cultures, philosophies and theories of history, and modern American and European history.

Guest Blogger Jonathan Dentler Introduces “Pius Aeneas”

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Introducing the series, Pius Aeneas By Jonathan Dentler   Los Angeles begins with the grunts and bellows of elephant seals on the beach, bloated creatures that live most of their lives a mile deep gorging on squid and crustaceans. It starts there, on the beach near the golden bluffs of Hearst’s mansion, Disneyland’s alter ego.  It continues with […]