On the 31st of October, yes that’s Halloween, I successfully defended my PhD thesis/got doctorified. After presenting PelVis at IEEE VIS in Baltimore, I flew straight back to the Netherlands for this special occassion. Jetlag notwithstanding, I did manage to answer one hour’s worth of questions and can now officially call myself doctor (not that I would ^^). I’ve got some pictures for you, my faithful blog readers, of course, taken by my brother and official event photographer Joeri Smit:
I made a special page for my thesis, with some more details and a download link to the pdf version here. I had an amazing day, and would like to thank all those involved for this (read the Acknowledgments chapter in my thesis for a more wordy thank you ;)).
I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU AMONGST THE ELITE CLUB OF DOCTORIFIED BLOGGERS WHO ARE SO IMPORTANT THEY ALWAYS TALK IN CAPITALS.
I HAVE FINALLY BEEN ABLE TO BROWSE YOUR THESIS_FINAL_FINAL_REALLY_FINAL_COPY.PDF AND IT IS GREAT WORK. (MY PAPER COPY SEEMS TO BE STUCK SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MAIL “SYSTEM”, HOPEFULLY SOON IN MY HANDS)
ALL THE BEST,
DOCTOR BO (IT’S LIKE DISCO STU)
DOCTOR BO/DISCO STU, THANK YOU! FEELING SUPER IMPORTANT AND CAN ONLY WRITE CAPS NOW! HAVE TO GO EMAIL EVERYONE IN CAPS TOO!
Once again congratulations! And how awesome that it was Halloween, I didn’t realize 😀