5th of February, Simon Jonassen completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Svein Erik Bratsberg supervised Simon's PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Associate Professor Magnus Lie Hetland and Adjunct Associate Professor Øystein Torbjørnsen have co-supervised the PhD work.
The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Alistair Moffat (The University of Melbourne), Assistant Professor Christina Lioma (University of Copenhagen) and Professor Kjell Bratbergsengen (NTNU). Kjell Bratbergsengen was also the administrator of the assessment committee.
Simon's trial lecture was titled: Hardware Developments and Algorithm Design: What should be done to IR algorithms to meet current, and possible future, hardware trends? (pdf)
He defended his PhD thesis:
Efficient Query Processing in Distributed Search Engines (pdf)
Photos from the event (Picasa) by Svein Erik Bratsberg.