Graduate Students

Current Ph.D. Students

Michael Gerten (supervised jointly with Myra Cohen)
Don Nye (supervised jointly with Jack H. Lutz)
Hugh Potter (supervised jointly with Jack H. Lutz)

Completed Ph.D. Degrees

Karen Doty, 2020
Thesis: Understanding intuitive gestures in wearable mixed reality environments
(supervised jointly with Alex Braidwood)

Present Position: Clinical Assitant Professor
  Boise State University
  Boise, ID

 

Samulel J. Ellis, 2017
Thesis: Devices for safety-critical molecular programmed systems
(supervised jointly with Robyn R. Lutz)

Present Position: Software Scientist
  The Molecular Science Sofdtware Institute
  Blacksburg, VA

 

Titus H. Klinge, 2016
Thesis: Modular and Robust Computation with Deterministic Chemical Reaction Networks
(supervised jointly with Jack H. Lutz)

Present Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  Drake University
  Des Moines, IA

 

Brian Patterson, 2011
Thesis: Three Topics in the Theory of Computing: Multi-Resolution Cellular Automata, the Kolmogorov Complexity Characterization of Regular Languages, and Hidden Variables in Bayesian Networks
(supervised jointly with Jack H. Lutz)

Present Position: Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
  Oglethorpe University
  Atlanta, GA

 

Scott M. Summers, 2010
Thesis: Universality in Algorithmic Self-Assembly
(supervised jointly with Jack H. Lutz)

Present Position: Associate Professor of Computer Science
  University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  Oshkosh, WI

 

David S. Doty, 2009
Thesis: Applications of the Theory of Computation to Nanoscale Self-Assembly
(supervised jointly with Jack H. Lutz)

Present Position: Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  University of California, Davis
  Davis, CA

 

Completed M.S. Degrees

Samulel J. Ellis, 2014
Thesis: Designing a Molecular Watchdog Timer for Safety Critical Molecular Systems
(supervised jointly with Robyn R. Lutz)

Present Position: Software Scientist
  The Molecular Science Sofdtware Institute
  Blacksburg, VA