Robert Simione Successfully Defended his Ph.D. Dissertation

Robert Simione  On June 25, 2014, Robert Simione had his final public oral examination for the degree of doctor of philosophy, with a dissertation titled “Properties of Minimizers of Nonlocal Interaction Energy.” Co-advised by Diogo Gomes, from the Instituto Superior Técnico of the Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL), and Dejan Slepčev, from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Robert Simione enrolled in the Applied Mathematics dual degree doctoral program, at IST-UL and CMU, in 2009.

The examiners were Dejan Slepčev (Committee Chair, co-advisor, CMU), Diogo Gomes (co-advisor, IST-UL), David Kinderlehrer (CMU),
Giovanni Leoni (CMU), and Huiqiang Jiang (University of Pittsburgh). More information at

July 2014

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