This past Friday, I graduated with my Ph.D in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. The ceremony was held at the newly renovated Georgia Tech basketball arena, the McCamish Pavilion, for all Master’s and Ph.D graduates. My parents and my in-laws came into town to see me receive my degree. The graduation speaker was Ralph J. [...]
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My Doctoral dissertation, entitled Revenue and Operational Impacts of Depeaking Flights at Hub Airports, was submitted this week to Georgia Tech’s Graduate Studies office, and I have received notification that it has been accepted. With the dissertation complete, I will graduate this December with my Ph.D in Civil Engineering. The dissertation can be downloaded at [...]
Last Tuesday, I presented my doctoral work to my committee and a crowd of students. The presentation entitled “Revenue and Operational Impacts of Depeaking Flights at Hub Airports” was about 50 minutes long. After the presentation, the audience was given time to ask questions. They were then excused, and I faced the committee’s questions. After [...]
I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been preparing my dissertation for my committee. The past few months have involved extensive writing and polishing of my results. I submitted my dissertation last week, and now am preparing my presentation for my doctoral defense scheduled for next Tuesday, November 6. It will be held at 11:00 [...]
My graduate studies are now in their sixth semester at Georgia Tech. Although I am done taking courses for my Ph.D in order to focus on my dissertation writing, I decided to audit one course this semester to broaden my knowledge of the airline industry:
ISYE 8803X - Air Transportation Systems (Dr. Ellis Johnson)
Although I am [...]
My fifth semester at Georgia Tech was focused on completing my coursework here at Georgia Tech, starting up on my research for my ACRP/dissertation, and heading up ITE.
The first of my courses, Engineering Communication, touched on how to be more effective in one’s writing, graphic designing, and speaking. The course was full of feedback, and [...]
Last week I underwent the last of three steps to becoming a Ph.D candidate in my department. The first step, the written comprehensive exam, I passed in May, and the second step, the oral examination, I passed in December. This third step was a proposal of my dissertation work in front of my Dissertation Committee, made up [...]
One of the big items the Georgia Tech chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers is going after this year is a new format for our website: ite.ce.gatech.edu. Two candidates for the Vice President for Outreach in our spring election mentioned the idea for a site that would include a blog, with chapter members submitting [...]
In mid-May, the Georgia Tech transportation group was invited to tour Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). The tour was organized by Dr. Seth Young, an associate professor at Ohio State, who was visiting our department to give a lecture on aviation. The tour was of both the airside and landside facilities at ATL, and lead [...]
The final meeting of the school year for our Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Georgia Tech student chapter was in April. Our chapter recently won runner-up for Chapter of the Year for the Southern District at the SDITE Annual Meeting. Clemson recaptured the Chapter of the Year honors which we held for one year.
Part of the meeting [...]