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We are proud to announce UTCS Ph.D. Graduate Seth Pettie received an Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2003-2004 for his dissertation titled "On the Shortest Path and Minimum Spanning Tree Problems" written under the supervision of Vijaya Ramachandran.

As reported on the Graduate School Ceremonies and Awards page:

The Outstanding Dissertation Award was established in 1979 by the Graduate School to recognize exceptional work by doctoral students and to encourage the highest levels of scholarship, research, and writing. Four awards of $1,000 each and four Honorable Mention awards of $500 each are given annually. The awards are funded through the generous support of the University Co-op.

You can download Dr. Pettie's award dissertation, technical report number CS-TR-03-35, at

Follow this link to Dr. Seth Pettie's web page at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Germany.

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