Academic Genealogy

Academic Genealogy some sources:
Who PhD Date PhD Location, Title and Advisor Birth and Death Dates, + Notes
Zaiane
Dr. Osmar R. Zaïane
March
1999
in
PhD location: 
School of Computing Science,
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC, Canada
PhD Thesis Title:
Resource and Knowledge Discovery from the Internet and Multimedia Repositories
Advisor: Dr. Jiawei Han

Born: April 11th, 1965 in Bad Kissingen, Germany

Currently Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada

Jiawei
Dr. Jiawei Han
December
1985
in
PhD location: 
Department of Computer Science,
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
PhD Thesis Title:
Pattern Based and Knowledge-Directed Query Compilation for Recursive Data Bases
Advisor: Dr. Larry E. Travis

Born: August 10th, 1949 in Shanghai, China

Currently Professor at Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA since 2001
Had faculty positions at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada (1987-2001) and Northwestern University, Illinois, USA (1986-1987)

Dr. Larry E. Travis 1966
in
PhD location: 
Department of Philosophy
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California, USA
PhD Thesis Title:
A logical analysis of the concept of stored program: A step toward a possible theory of rational learning
Advisors: Dr. Abraham Robinson &
                  Dr. Abraham Kaplan

Born: June 5th, 1929, in Imperial, Nebraska, USA

Currently Professor Emeritus at the Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI, USA
Had a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin as early as 1964 (two years before his Ph.D.) until 1994.

Ancestor Advisors of Dr. Larry E. Travis

From Abraham Robinson side

Who PhD Date PhD Location, Title and Advisor Birth and Death Dates, + Notes
Robinson
Dr. Abraham Robinson
1949
in
PhD location: 
University of London
London, UK
PhD Thesis Title:
The metamathematics of algebraic systems
Advisor: Dr. Paul Dienes

Born: October 6th, 1918 in Waldenburg, Germany (now Walbrzych, Poland)
Died: April 11th, 1974 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Had faculty positions at the University of Toronto, Canada (1951), The Hebrew University, Israel (1957), University of California, Los Angeles, USA (1962), Yale University, USA (1967).
Here are other sources: (1) (2) (3)

Robinson
Dr. Paul Dienes
1905
in

and
1909
in
PhD-1 location: 
Loránd Eötvös University
Budapest, Hungary
PhD-1 Thesis Title:
???
Advisor-1: ???
PhD-2 location: 
Sorbonne, University of Paris IV, France
PhD-2 Thesis Title:
Essai sur les singularités des fonctions analytiques (Th. Etat : Sci. math.)
Advisor-2: Dr.Émile Borel

Born: November 24th, 1882 in Tokaj, Hungary.
Died: March 23rd, 1952 in London, UK.

His name is also spelled Pál Dienes.
Was a professor at the University of Kolozsvar (1912) and the Budapest University of Arts and Sciences (1916). Taught at the University of Wales at its Aberstwyth College (1923-1929), Birkbeck College in London (1929-1945), was head of the Faculty of Mathematics (1945-1948).
Was married to Dr. Valéria Dienes. [picture with Valéria]

Legacy:
Monograph from Univ. Budapest (Paris, Gauthier-Villars [1913] ed.): [1] and [2]

Robinson
Dr. Émile Borel
1893
in
PhD location: 

École Normale Supérieur
PhD Thesis Title:
???
Advisor: Gaston Darboux

Born: January 7th, 1871 in Saint Affrique, France.
Died: February 3rd, 1956 in Paris, France.

Felix Edouard Justin Emile Borel was academic and statesman. Was a professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris as of 1896 and later in 1909 at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Following his academic career, Borel served in the French government in the Chamber of Deputies and later as Minister of the Navy. Borel was awarded the Croix de Guerre in 1918, the Resistance Medal in 1945, and the Grand Croix Legion d'Honneur in 1950.
Dr. Honoris causa from Warsaw University in 1930.

Legacy: Émile Borel made fundamental contributions in set theory, measure theory, and functional analysis. He also contributed to the theory of divergent series and to game theory. In probability theory, Borel's name, along with Francesso Cantelli, is linked to the famous Borel-Cantelli lemmas that give conditions for the occurrence of infinitely many events to have probability 0 or 1. Also a formal introduction to game theory.
Some monographes: [1], [2], [3], [4].
Other sources: [1].

Robinson
Dr. Jean Gaston Darboux
1866
in
PhD location: 
???
PhD Thesis Title:
Sur les surfaces orthogonales (Th. Etat : Sci. math.)
Advisor: Michel Chasles

Born: August 14th, 1842 in Nimes, Gard, Languedoc, France.
Died: February 23rd, 1917 in Paris, France.

Legacy:
Some available publications.

Robinson
Dr. Michel Chasles
1837?
in
PhD location: 
???
PhD Thesis Title:
???
Advisor: Gaspard Monge

Born: November 15th, 1793 in in Epernon, France.
Died: December 18th, 1880 in Paris, France.

Was teaching at École polytechnique, Paris in 1846.

Legacy:
Some publications.

Monge
Dr. Gaspard Monge
1771?
in
PhD location: 
???
PhD Thesis Title:
???
Advisor: Charles Bossut

Born: May 9th, 1746 in Beaune, Bourgogne, France.
Died: July 28th, 1818 in Paris, France.

aka Conte de Peluse.
In 1768 Monge was made professor, on the understanding that the results of his descriptive geometry were to be a military secret confined to officers above a certain rank.

Legacy:
With Laplace, was co-founder of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
Some publications.
Other available sources: [1] [2]

Bossut Dr. Charles Bossut

Engraving by Benoit Louis Henriquez, (1732-1806)

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in
PhD location: 
???
PhD Thesis Title:
???
Advisor: Jean Le Rond d'Alembert

Born: August 11th, 1730 in Tartaras, Rhône-et-LoireBeaune, France.
Died: January 14th, 1814 in Paris, France.

Legacy:
Some available publications.

d'Alembert
Dr. Jean Le Rond d'Alembert


Pastel by Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1704-1788)

1740?
in
PhD location: 
???
PhD Thesis Title:
???
Advisor: Alexis Claude Clairaut ???

Born: November 17th, 1717 in Beaune, Bourgogne, France.
Died: October 29th, 1783 in Paris, France.

Autodidact (self-taught).
May not have had an official advisor.
In May 1741 d'Alembert was admitted to the Paris Academy of Science.
Other sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Legacy:
With Denis Diderot, he composed the monumental 28 volume encyclopedia Dictionaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. D'Alembert wrote most of the mathematical and scientific articles.
Known for his work on differential equations. At 22, wrote his first major work "Mémoire sur le calcul intégral". His most important scientific work was in 1743 "Traité de dynamique" in which he presents his famous d'Alambert principle.

Ancestor Advisors of Dr. Larry E. Travis

From Abraham Kaplan side

Who PhD Date PhD Location, Title and Advisor Birth and Death Dates, + Notes
Abraham
Dr. Abraham Kaplan
1942
in
PhD location: 
Department of Philosophy
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California, USA
PhD Thesis Title:
???
Advisors: ???

Born: June 11th, 1918 in Odessa, Ukraine.
Died: June 19th, 1993 in Los Angeles, USA.

A student of the famous philosopher Bertrand Russell, he graduated from the College of St. Thomas in 1937.


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Last modified: Thu May 8, 2003