Dr. Roger E. Howe Biography

Dr. Roger Howe

Dr. Roger Howe, TIAS Fellow
William Kenan, Jr. Professor of Mathematics
Yale University

Dr. Roger E. Howe is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Mathematics at Yale University, where his work focuses on representation theory and other applications of symmetry, including harmonic analysis, automorphic forms, and invariant theory. He first introduced the concept of the reductive dual pair—often referred to as a “Howe pair”—in a preprint during the 1970s and a formal paper in 1989. This and other significant contributions to mathematics earned him a membership in the National Academy of Sciences in 1994. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

As a teacher, Howe has championed national initiatives to advance math education, serving on several prominent national panels and committees. In 1997, Yale presented him with the Yale College/Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the National Sciences. In 2006, he received the American Mathematical Society Award for Distinguished Public Service for his ‘multifaceted contributions to mathematics education.” He became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012.

Dr. Howe did his undergraduate work at Harvard University, winning the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition in 1964. He was awarded the Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 1969. He joined the Yale faculty in 1974, serving as the mathematics department’s director of graduate studies in 1982-83 and 1986-87, and as department chair from 1992-95. As a TIAS Fellow, he will collaborate with faculty and students in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture.

Dr. Katepalli R. Sreenivasan Biography

dr. katepalli sreenivasan

Dr. Katepalli Sreenivasan, TIAS Fellow
President, Polytechnic School of Engineering
New York University


Dr. Katepalli R. Sreenivasan is President of the Polytechnic School of Engineering of New York University, and university professor in the Departments of Physics and Mechanical Engineering, and at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  He is also executive vice provost for science and technology for the Global Network University.

Dr. Sreenivasan is a member of the National Academic of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  His honors include the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Otto Laporte Memorial Award of the American Physical Society, the TWAS medal Lecture in Engineering Science, and many others.

A recipient of three honorary doctorates, he has authored more than 240 research papers. Dr. Sreenivasan earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Bangalore University, India in 1968, and his master’s and doctorate in aeronautical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in 1970 and 1975, respectively.

He is an international leader on the nature of turbulent flows, including experiment, theory, and simulations, and his expertise crosses the boundaries of physics, engineering, and mathematics. Elected as a 2012-2013 TIAS Faculty Fellow, Dr. Sreenivasan is collaborating on projects with Texas A&M faculty in the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s aerospace and mechanical engineering departments, and with several faculty in the College of Science.

Dr. R.J. Quincy Adams Biography

Dr. R.J.Q. Adams

Dr. R.J.Q. Adams, TIAS Advisory Board
University Distinguished Professor of History
Texas A&M University


R.J.Q. Adams received the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972 and joined the A&M History Department in 1974. His professional interest is the history of Britain in the 20th century. He became professor of history in 1987, and from 2001 until 2004 was Claudius M. Easley, Jr., Faculty Research Fellow in Liberal Arts. In 2004 he was named Patricia and Bookman Peters Professor of History and in 2009 University Distinguished Professor.

Professor Adams teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in modern British history, and since 1993 he has directed nineteen M.A. and fourteen Ph.D. students to completion of their degrees.  He currently chairs five doctoral committees.

Widely published here and abroad, among Professor Adams’s recent books are:  Europe, Crisis and Conflict: 1890-1945  (New York and London: Oxford University Press, 2003); Bonar Law (London, John Murray; Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press 1999 and 2013); British Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of Appeasement, 1935 -39 (London, Macmillan Ltd.; Stanford, CA., Stanford University Press, 1993 and 2014) and Balfour: The Last Grandee (London, John Murray, 2007 and 2014).   He is currently working on a study of the reign of King George V.


Good Luck Kelly Lemmons at 3 Minute Thesis Regional Competition

Dr. Kelly Lemmons, winner of the Texas A&M 3 Minute Thesis Competition, will participate in the regional competition this weekend in San Antonio. Check out this interview with him in which he discusses his experience with the competition and offers advice on presenting research.

Best of luck Kelly!

Dr. Kelly Lemmons
Department: Geography
Degree Level: PhD
Advisor: Jonathan Smith
3MT Title: Short Term Study Abroad
Research Description: This research measures the degree to which students interact with the host culture on a short-term study abroad and offers suggestions to make the experience more impactful.

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TAMU 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). Graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. The inaugural TAMU 3MT will be held on November 13th from 5:30 – 7 pm in the J. Wayne Stark Gallery. Click here for more information.

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Health Science Center Thesis Transition: Spring 2014 Degree Candidates

As a result of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (HSC) merger, all HSC students are expected to adhere to Texas A&M University standards, policies, timelines, and procedures although a period of transition has been required to put systems in place to manage HSC student records.

This guidance has been developed for HSC students graduating in Spring 2014 to address questions regarding requirements and processes during the transition period. HSC students should prepare documents using Texas A&M University format guidelines, outlined in the Texas A&M University Thesis Manual.  Policies, deadlines, procedures and guidelines for Texas A&M University HSC students preparing theses and dissertations will be applied consistently with other Texas A&M University graduate students.

Training and Resources

Templates, pre-submittal training, as well as other tools are accessible via http://thesis.tamu.edu to assist all students with successful preparation of the manuscript.  The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) Thesis Office holds weekly face-to-face sessions to provide guidance and training to all students on thesis preparation, submission, and approval. Dates and times for training sessions are available from the OGAPS Event Registration and Management System. Advance registration is requested. Students not able to attend in person are encouraged to use the online pre-submittal training tutorials available online. Students are encouraged to use these resources prior to the holding of the final defense.

Additional seminars and workshops are available in January and February to gain familiarity with Thesis Office resources and processes, as well as to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to prepare a high quality manuscript which adheres to the Thesis Office guidelines. Please see the OGAPS Event Registration and Management System for details.


Texas A&M University students currently pay a fee ($170 doctoral; $110 master’s) for Thesis Office services.  Thesis or Dissertation service fees will be assessed for HSC students who submit to the Thesis Office for Spring 2014 graduation. Until student records are in Compass, alternative mechanisms for assessing/receiving the fee will be put in place.


HSC students should adhere to the OGAPS dates and deadline calendar posted at http://ogaps.tamu.edu/current-students/dates-and-deadlines.


HSC students will need to complete Thesis Office required forms: 1) Approval Form of the Written Thesis/Dissertation/Record of Study, 2) Copyright and Availability Form, 3) Combined online Survey of Earned Doctorates and AAUDE Graduate Student Exit Survey (for research doctoral students only). A specific Approval Form of the Written Thesis/Dissertation/Record of Study has been prepared by OGAPS for HSC students to use. Forms are accessible from http://ogaps.tamu.edu/incoming-students/student-forms-and-information/#thesis. The original Approval Form and a copy of the other forms must be provided to the Thesis Office prior to clearance from the Thesis Office.


Once the student has successfully completed the final, oral exam, the student is eligible to submit the Texas A&M University Written Thesis/Dissertation/Record of Study Approval Form (designated for HSC students) and the committee approved electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD). Since the Thesis/Dissertation Services fee covers the cost of our services, HSC colleges will have the option to continue or omit the pre-reviews of ETD format in the HSC college offices. Please check with your college contacts to determine whether or not this pre-review is required. Regardless of which option is selected, the required Approval Form and the ETD must be submitted to the Thesis Office by the Texas A&M University posted thesis/dissertation submission deadline.


Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) will be reviewed for uniformity and consistency in format and style, utilizing the guidelines posted in the Texas A&M University Thesis Manual.  Students should upload the committee approved ETD as a single pdf document to the ETD Submission and Management System: Vireo (etd.tamu.edu). Vireo submission should be completed no later than the Texas A&M University posted Thesis Office submission deadline. Students will have access to log into Vireo with existing HSC netid login credentials. Thesis Office staff will complete one or more reviews to verify standards for format have been met, as well as review submitted paperwork, prior to Thesis Office clearance. For any corrections needed, Vireo will be utilized as the mechanism for managing the review workflow. Any corrections requested by the Thesis Office will be uploaded to Vireo, where they can be retrieved by the student, and a notification will be sent to the student via email. The student, likewise, will upload revised manuscripts to Vireo for further review. Vireo will store the final, University approved document for each student.


Thesis Office clearance must occur within one year of the final defense date. In order to clear the Thesis Office, the student must complete the following steps:

  1. Meet Thesis Office standards for format of the thesis/dissertation
  2. Complete and submit required forms
  3. Be registered for the semester of graduation
  4. Apply for graduation

Once clearance requirements are met, Thesis Office staff will notify the appropriate Registrar’s staff (until such time as HSC student records are in Compass), the student, faculty chair, and HSC college contact (until such time as HSC student records are in Compass) via email.


All theses and dissertations will be published in the Texas A&M University institutional repository and through ProQuest (doctoral students only). Availability will be subject to the policies stated in the Copyright and Availability Form, including the option to temporarily delay access for publication, patent, or proprietary purposes. Manuscripts with an immediate release or journal hold will be submitted to Texas A&M University Libraries (and ProQuest, for doctoral works) once all degree candidates for the semester have been certified by the University. Document metadata, including abstracts, will be available through these entities for the duration of the embargo. Patent holds will be held in Vireo until such time as an embargo is no longer necessary.

The Thesis Office is committed to make this transition process as smooth as possible, ensuring that student graduation is not impacted. We have every confidence that HSC students will be able to meet all requirements for Thesis Office clearance in time for Spring 2014 graduation, as long as they meet stated deadlines for submission and stay in communication with their respective HSC college and the Thesis Office, as appropriate, to address identified format issues and other Thesis Office requirements for clearance.