Math Professor Appointed to Ph.D. Examining Committee in Australia

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mathematical sciences professor John Ryan has been appointed external examiner for a mathematics Ph.D. thesis at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In Australian universities, as in many other countries, a Ph.D. examining committee includes a faculty member from another university who is deemed to be an expert in the field of the thesis.

The duty of the external examiner, like the other members of the thesis examining committee, is to read the thesis and submit a report together with a recommendation. In this case the thesis was on quaternionic wavelets and Fourier transforms with applications to signal processing in three dimensions.

Ryan has previously served as an external examiner for mathematics at the University of Montreal, Canada; Monash University, Australia; the Technical University of Freiberg, Germany; the University of Macau, Macau; and the University of Maryland, College Park.


John Ryan, Professor
Mathematical Sciences

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