School of Information Sciences

The iSchool celebrates graduates at spring 2014 recognition ceremony

April 28, 2014

The iSchool congratulates our spring Class of 2014 graduates on becoming alumni of the University of Pittsburgh! Dean Ronald L. Larsen led the iSchool Recognition Ceremony held on Sunday, April 27 at Alumni Hall and Candi Castleberry Singleton, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at UPMC, gave the keynote address.

Ms. Castleberry Singleton offered three tips to the new graduates: be grateful, be respectful, and be helpful. As part of her advice on being grateful, Castleberry Singleton asked the graduates to stand up, to look around at each other, and to say “thank you!” to everyone who helped them along the way. Advising graduates to be respectful, she reminded them that they will be remembered based on how they treated others. Here, Castleberry Singleton offered an amusing anecdote about respecting the differences in technology between generations: although most younger generations know and accept “lol” as “laughing out loud,” she had initially interpreted it to mean “lots of love.”

Following the keynote, Program Chairs awarded degrees to their bachelor’s and master’s students while Dean Larsen personally congratulated graduates who had earned doctorates. Jennie Crowley (MLIS’11), Vice President and President-Elect of the iSchool Alumni Society invited the 364 recent graduates to join the 13,000+ iSchool alumni society members. Students, faculty, family and friends all exited to the “Happy” song before walking to the Cathedral of Learning for a final farewell over a light brunch. Congratulations iSchool graduates!

Students who published electronic theses and dissertations as part of the culmination of their studies:

Graduating Term: Summer 2013

Doctoral Dissertations

Denis Parra (2013) USER CONTROLLABILITY IN A HYBRID RECOMMENDER SYSTEM.

Peter Sutovsky (2013) EXPLAINING INFERENCE ON A POPULATION OF INDEPENDENT AGENTS USING BAYESIAN NETWORKS.

Hassan Takabi (2013) A SEMANTIC BASED POLICY MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS.

Huadong Wang (2013) ASYNCHRONOUS VISUALIZATION OF SPATIOTEMPORAL INFORMATION FOR MULTIPLE MOVING TARGETS.

Master’s Thesis

Fidel Krasniqi (2013) NEW MODEL USING DSA TECHNIQUES AND COASIAN BARGAINING AGREEMENTS FOR SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT IN KOSOVO.

Graduating Term: Winter 2013

Doctoral Dissertations

Reham Al-Issa (2013) CONCEPTS OF INFORMATION LITERACY AND INFORMATION LITERACY STANDARDS AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERITIES IN THE STATE OF KUWAIT.

Janet Ceja (2013) INFORMAL RECORDS AND THE AUTOCHTHONOUS PRESERVATION OF THE FIESTA OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE IN RURAL MEXICO.

Yi-Ling Lin (2013) ENHANCING IMAGE FINDABILITY THROUGH A DUAL-PERSPECTIVE NAVIGATION FRAMEWORK.

Master’s Thesis

Angela Horneman (2014) EXAMINING THREAT GROUPS FROM THE OUTSIDE: GENERATING HIGH-LEVEL OVERVIEWS OF PERSISTENT AND TRADITIONAL COMPROMISES.

Graduating Term: Spring 2014

Doctoral Dissertations

Andrii Cherniak (not published) EXPLORING BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS IN COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS.

Martinus De Jongh (not published) ALGORITHMS FOR CONSTRAINT-BASED LEARNING OF BAYESIAN NETWORK STRUCTURES WITH LARGE NUMBERS OF VARIABLES.

Tomasz Dominik Loboda (not published) STUDY AND DETECTION OF MINDLESS READING.

Parot Ratnapinda (not published) THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF QUERY-BASED DIAGNOSTICS.

Elisabeth Rodriguez (not published) INFORMATION SEARCHING BEHAVIOR OF CHINESE GRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: AS CASE STUDY.

Zhen Yue (not published) INVESTIGATING SEARCH PROCESSES IN COLLABORATIVE EXPLORATORY WEB SEARCH.

You can enjoy part of the ceremony and reception here.


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Bachelor of Science in Information Science

Perry Abramowitz
Vincent Agresti
Jan Lars Austero
Jacob Bachorski
Tiemoko Ballo
Lawrence Barber
Sean Beerley
Alina Bengert
Ryan Cronin
David Dameron
Samuel Depretis
Alayne Doney
Sean Donohue
Ryan Earles
Justin Edwards
David Ellner
Robbie Engleka
Molly Flicker
Dorietta Fuller
Seth Graham
Matthew Gretz
Kyle Grimes
Wei Guo
Jason Hazzard
Aminah Hossain
Sean Hutchison
Kolu Jarboi
Norman Joyner
Aaron Kornhauser
David Lauterbach
Adam Maczewski
Daniel Maldonado
Jacob Mangone
Michael Marin
Justine Mark
Colin McCarthy
Jamal McCoy-Staten
Sara McKeever
Jeffrey Meyer
Maggie Moran
James Muller
Kevin Murray
Matthew Nocella
Thomas Olesky
Amar Patel
Corbin Powlus
Patrick Price
Taylor Pricener
Ian Quinn
Jacob Ramsey
Alexander Rodenkirk
Daniel Ropelewski
Joseph Rossetti
Matthew Saunders
Paul Schillinger
Alex Sherbuck
Filipe Silvestre
Christopher Simons
Hannah Sinemus
Michael Sloan
David Soltis
Kyle Soto
John Stein
Weston Strom
Stephen Taylor
Timothy Trimble
Biana Tsymerman
Graham Uricchio
Matthew Vita
Ciara Vitolo
Kathryn Vogelbacker
Andy Vudhipao
Sung Jun Wi
James Wolfe
Emir Yazici

Master of Science in Information Science

Suriyaporn Aekanantakul
Di Ai
Mayssoun Allahim
Joseph Bell
Jeremy Burton
Jisen Cai
Lei Cai
Chih-Chuan Chan
Suthej Chandradhara
Rahul Chaudhary
Yuwei Chen
Guanhua Chen
Wenqian Cheng
Sarawut Chunothaisawat
Amber Coletta
Christopher Denardo
Zhiqiao Dian
Guanxiong Ding
Xinyi Dong
Jing Du
Beiming Fan
Chao Fan
Shakari Frazier
Ji Gan
Jin Gan
Junkai Gao
Feng Gao
Yancheng Guo
Zhongkai He
Jill Hicks
Angela Horneman
Kainan Jiang
Ming Jiang
Song Jin
Jae Hoon Jung
Michael Kelly
Joel Land
Zhanfei Lei
Mengqian Li
Pengfei Li
Zhe Li
Xinghua Li
Anyun Li
Yangbin Li
Yan Li
Ying Lin
Yue Liu
Chia-Wei Liu
Mi Lou
Yiping Lu
Junjing Ma
Hanchao Ma
Michael Markovich
Joseph Moeller
Somreeta Mukherjee
Praveen Narayana Kumanan
Yifan Ning
Ajutorius Pinem
Kairui Qu
Timothy Redmond
Peijun Ren
Lihua Ren
Michael Rothrock
Lisa Rubin
Sheldon Sensenig
Jiaxin Shan
Chun Shen
Jiayi Shen
Lingyun Shi
Vaishnavi Sivaramakrishnan
Ran Sun
Varun Sundaramoorthy
Arun Suresh
Cheng Tan
Terry Wachira
Yiwen Wang
Yu Wang
Jie Wang
Wenbang Wang
Linqing Wang
Yajing Wang
Xidao Wen
Michael Wilcox
Wangyang Wu
Ting-Kuan Wu
Yu Xia
Shaoyang Xiong
Ziyao Xu
Xun Xu
Ruikun Xu
Jiahang Xu
Hao Yan
Ying Yan
Angela Zack
Yuwei Zhan
Caibao Zhan
Yang Zhang
Qihao Zhang
Shenghua Zhang
Xinzhu Zhang
Yeran Zhang
Shu Zhang
Sijia Zhao
Yilei Zhong
Rui Zhu
Yalu Zhu

Master of Science in Telecommunications

Sahib Ahmadzai
Ahmed Albusaidi
Varun Bobhate
Chetan Chaudhari
Arpit Chaudhary
Tanvir Chowdhury
Anuj Desai
Feifan Gao
Omkar Manohar Ghag
He Han
Rhushabh Prafulkumar Jobalia
Saurabh Joshi
Nelson Kamani
Roopesh Kasibatla
Snehal Kawalgikar
Fidel Krasniqi
Beiyu Liang
Akshay Malkani
Uthkarsh Nagendra
Neha Potdar
Tirath Shah
Chao Shi
Nikilesh Subramoniapillai Ajeetha
Nikhil Vaidya
Chandrakanth Veeraiyan
Eric Wiegand
Shengjie Xu
Kridsakon Yaomanee
Xiaoxiao Yu

Master of Science in Library & Information Science

Elizabeth Allison
Ahmed Alshanqiti
Carley Altenburger
Jennifer Bell
Lyra Bennett
Tammy Benninger
Julia Biagini
Elizabeth Boucher
Caitlyn Bovard
Cassandra Bruns
Freya Channing
Hanwei Cheng
Mark Clements
Katherine Coleman
Elaine Conway
Jennifer Cook
Katherine Craig
Rocco Cremonese
Jessa Darwin
Dawnlyn Diehl
Michael Dziabiak
Sara Eckelberry
David Erlandson
Magda Esposito
Alyssa Fahringer
Katherine Fetter
Glynnis Flores
Danielle Ford
Patricia Fox
Stephanie Freas
Kerry Fulara
Andrea Galbo
Patricia Gallivan
Christine Garver
Andrea Georgic
Janelle Giunta
Kelly Goode
Allison Graham-Pardus
Matti Grove
Jessica Gutacker
Sarah Hallett
Nicholas Hartley
Daniel Hayes
Kelsey Hedrick
Gloria Hendrickson
Anna Hollingsworth
Jonathan Hoppe
Nicole Hosang
Sarah Hoskins
Eugene Hsue
Margaret Huang
Lyndon Jackson
Michael Janakis
Heidi Johnson
Allegra Johnson
Catherine Joshua
Lauren Jurgensen
Heajin Kim
Andrew Kulp
Po-Jui Lai
Annie Land
Sophie Lantta
Erica Lewis
Pei Ju Liao
Jennifer Lindsey
Carly Lough
Kelsey Lowman
Margaret Macavoy
Laura Martin
Anastasia Matijkiw
Brian McDonald
Shannon McFate
Sarah McGowan
Sarah McLean-Plunkett
Mary McMahon
Roseanne Medlock
Samantha Mendez
Lauri Miller
Justin Mitchell
Emily Moore
Brittany Mullen
Lauren Neal
Ruth Neely
Anna Newborg
Kaylee Petsch
Judith Pissano
Julie Porterfield
Rebecca Proie
Nickie Puit
Kiera Rider
Stephanie Rudisill
Donald Sailer
Adam Sartini
Jaynie Seganos
Rachel Seissler
Annice Sevett
Lindsay Sheldon
David Sinks
Lauren Smallwood
Matthew Sohner
Taylor Stevens
Jingchen Sun
Desirae Sweet
Hannah Sweetser
Barbara Tait
Melissa Tallis
Eric Tans
Nicole Topich
Alison Trautmann
Patrick Trembeth
Christy Trotnick
Molly Troy
Meghan Venturini
Sarita Wescott
Linda Whiteford
Caitlin Wichterman
Michelle Wilson
Victoria Winfree
Melissa Wintemute
Ross Wolcott
Whitney Yoder
Elwood Yoder
Minhwa Youn
Alyson Youngblood
Rachel Zibaila

Certificate of Advanced Study in Library & Information Science

Sangeeta Bhargava
Jeffrey Coghill
Brian Cumer
Debbie Day
Mariaelena de la Rosa
Darlene Ford
Shannon Jones
Beth McGowan
Margaret Moutseous

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science

Andrii Cherniak
Martinus De Jongh
Yi-Ling Lin
Tomasz Loboda
Denis Parra
Parot Ratnapinda
Peter Sutovsky
Hassan Takabi
Huadong Wang
Chirayu Wongchokprasitti

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science with a Concentration in Telecommunications

Saman Taghavi Zargar

Doctor of Philosophy in Library Science

Reham Al-Issa
Janet Ceja
Gerald Lincoln
Elisabeth Rodriguez
Zhen Yue

 

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