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May 19, 2015

Doctoral student Ravish Mehra received the 2015 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering for his dissertation titled Efficient Techniques for Wave-Based Sound Propagation in Interactive Applications.

Mehra completed his dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Dinesh Manocha, who leads the GAMMA research group with Dr. Ming Lin.

The Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes the scholarly contributions of UNC Chapel Hill doctoral students in their dissertation projects. The award highlights original and innovative work. One award is granted annually in each of four subject areas: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering; Biological and Life Sciences; Social Sciences; and Humanities and Fine Arts.

Awardees receive a $1,000 cash award and a plaque and are recognized at the Annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration.