Ph.D. thesis defense by Guang Jin

On April 8, 2009, Guang Jin successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis with the topic “Towards spatial queries over continuous phenomenon using sensor networks.”  His work included several approaches to compute field-based and object-based queries for detecting, estimating, and tracking continuous phenomena such as toxic chemical clouds and their boundaries using novel wireless sensor network technology.  Guang has published ten papers throughout his graduate studies at UMaine and was supported by two NSF grants and a UMaine UGRA award. His advisor and committee chair was Dr. Silvia Nittel.  His other committee members were Drs. Mike Worboys, Kate Beard, Clayton Wheeler, and Matt Duckham.  Congratulations, Guang, on a job well done!