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.
His advisor, James Holt, was a specialist in heat engineering who started his teaching career at MIT in 1920, one year after receiving S.B. degrees from Harvard and MIT. He served as Executive Officer of the MIT Mechanical Engineering Department 1946-1962. (Source; thanks to Shannon H. for assistance in tracking down the signature page of Hrones' dissertation.)
Bonus: my undergraduate honors thesis advisor was Elsa Gamire, a pioneer in laser technology whose doctoral advisor was Charles Townes, Nobel Laureate and inventor of the maser.
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: James Holt