Friday, January 20, 2012

On the Offense: My Thesis Defense

After six and a half years at MIT, I was finally allowed to stand up in front of my thesis committee (and guests) and defend my PhD thesis. Although the road was long, and often very bumpy and windy, I reached the end unscathed. Well, I do have quite a few more grey hairs than when I started, but that's just a minor detail.

In case the above (long) video of the defense is not enough to make you fall asleep, here are the actual slides for the defense and the thesis document. I assure you, if you download the thesis, you will be one of a very select few to do so. If you read it, well, then you will be in an even more elite crowd. =)
Thank you to all the family and friends that made this all possible! I wouldn't be here if it weren't for all of your support!