30th of January, João Batista Rocha-Junior completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg supervised João's PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Professor Jon Atle Gulla, Adjunct Associate Professor Jon Olav Hauglid, Research Scientist Akrivi Vlachou og Post Doctoral Fellow Christos Doulkeridis have co-supervised the PhD work.
João's trial lecture was titled: Quering and Managing Social Data (pdf)
He defended his PhD thesis:
Efficient Processing of Preference Queries in Distributed and Spatial Databases (pdf)
Photos from the event (Flickr) by Heri Ramampiaro, Naimdjon Takhirov and Kai T. Dragland