Thesis defences Sept. 6 to Sept. 9

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place between Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 9.

Master of Science thesis defence

Penghan Yan, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Computer Science, will defend the thesis “Fog Connectivity Clustering and MDP Modeling for Software-defined Vehicular Networks” on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. in virtual format.

The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Robson De Grande, Supervisor; Brian Ross, External Examiner (Brock University); and Ke Qiu and Naser Ezzati-Jivan, Committee Members.

PhD in Biotechnology thesis defence

Christine Kempthorne, a PhD in Biotechnology candidate, will defend the thesis “Secret gardens: Exploring horticultural and ecological chemistry through mass spectrometry-based profiling” on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in PLZ 600F.

The examination committee members are Brian Roy, Chair; Vincenzo De Luca and David Liscombe, Supervisors; Susan Murch, External Examiner (University of British Columbia); Hui Do Wang, Internal Examiner; and Jeffrey Atkinson and Heather Gordon, Advisory Committee.

PhD in Chemistry thesis defence

Korey Bedard, a PhD in Chemistry candidate, will defend the thesis “Synthesis of unnatural analogues of narciclasine: Chemoenzymatic synthesis of 2-epi-1-hydroxymethylnarciclasine” on Friday, Sept. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. in PLZ 600F.

The examination committee members are Brian Roy, Chair; Costa Metallinos, Interim Supervisor; Robert A. Batey, External Examiner (University of Toronto); Jeff Stuart, Internal Examiner; and Melanie Pilkington and Tony Yan, Advisory Committee.

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