John Chuang's Academic Genealogy
My PhD advisor is Marvin Sirbu, Professor of Engineering and Public Policy, Industrial Administration, and
Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Carnegie Mellon University.
His advisor, Michael Godfrey, recently started his fifth career, this time teaching political science.
His advisor, Dwight Baumann, was known as "The Professor", and once drove his diesel-powered Volvo from Pennsylvania to North Dakota solely on sunflower oil.
His advisor, Robert Mann, switched from being a rocket scientist to develop the world's first biomedical prosthetic device, as well as a computer program for translating English text into Braille.
His advisor, John Hrones, was an expert on four-bar linkages and became an assistant professor at MIT one year before he received his doctorate.
If you have read this far, and have MIT library access, please click on this link and see if you can help me check out his dissertation from the MIT Library Archives, so that I can find out who was his thesis supervisor, and extend my academic family tree. Thank you!
Chuang, John Chung-I
Economies of Scale in Information Dissemination over the Internet
Ph.D. Dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, 1998.
Thesis Supervisor: Marvin Sirbu
Sirbu, Marvin Alan, Jr.
Stations, system performance and scheduling in personal rapid transit networks
Thesis (Sc. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil Engineering, 1973.
Thesis Supervisor: Michael B. Godfrey
Godfrey, Michael Bick
Merging in Automated Transportation Systems
Thesis (Sc. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 1968.
Thesis Supervisor: Dwight M. Baumann
Baumann, Dwight M. B.
Feasibility of a weighted-area scanning technique for character recognition
Thesis (Sc. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 1960.
Thesis Supervisor: Robert W. Mann
Mann, Robert Wellesley
Missile internal power
Thesis (Sc. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 1957.
Thesis Supervisor: John A. Hrones
Hrones, John Anthony
An analysis of the automatic control of multiple capacity systems
Thesis (Sc. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 1942.
Thesis Supervisor: ??