Zombies Reading Segmented Graphene Articles on the ArXiv, Alexander Amir Alemi, Ph.D. Thesis (2015). Internship with Google research; post-doc with Disney research, now working in the Google Brain research group.
"Topics in Disordered Systems: Glasses and Spin Glasses", Mohit Randeria, Ph.D. Thesis (1987). Post-Doctoral position with Tony Leggett at the University of Illinois at Urbana, faculty member at Stony Brook, staff scientist at Argonne National Labs, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Bombay, now professor of Physics at Ohio State.
"Topics in Quasicrystallography", Daniel Soleyman Rokhsar, Ph.D. Thesis (1987, primarily supervised by David Mermin). Post-Doctoral position with the theory group at IBM Yorktown Heights, then professor of Physics at Berkeley. Now head of the Computational and Theoretical Biology Department in the Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.
"Critical Properties of the Bethe Lattice Spin Glass", Jean M. Carlson, Ph.D. Thesis (1988). Post-Doctoral position with the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara. Currently professor of Physics at UC Santa Barbara.
"Low Temperature Properties of Glasses", Eric Ralph Grannan, Ph.D. Thesis (1989). Post-doctoral position at AT&T Bell Labs, and with Clare Yu at the University of California at Irvine. Worked at Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse First Boston, West End Capital Management; now starting up a new hedge fund, partnering with FrontPoint.
"Entropy of Glasses", Stephen Aaron Langer, Ph.D. Thesis, (1989). Post-doctoral position with Leo Kadanoff at the University of Chicago, and with Michael Wortis's group at Simon Fraser. Now in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division at NIST, leading the development of OOF.
"Meissner Effects, Vortex Core States, and the Vortex Glass Phase Transition", Ming Huang, Ph.D. Thesis (1991). Graduated from Stanford Business School, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago; assistant and associate professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, now full professor at the Johnson Graduate School of Management here at Cornell University.
"Sliding Charge Density Waves: Dynamics and Criticality in Many Degrees-of-Freedom", Christopher Robert Myers (1991). Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara, currently the Associate Director of the Cornell Theory Center with focus on computational life sciences.
"Logarithmically Slow Domain Growth in Nonrandomly Frustrated Models", Joel D. Shore, Ph.D. Thesis, (1991). Post-doc with Michael Wortis's group at Simon Fraser University, post-doc with Martin Grant at McGill, then senior scientist at Kodak in Rochester. Currently at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
"Accelerating the Glassy Relaxation of the Frenkel-Kontorova Model", Shelly L. Shumway, Ph.D. Thesis, (1991). Post-doctoral fellow at Argonne National Labs; post-doc in Chemistry at the University of Washington.
"Three Dimensional Fracture: Symmetry and Stability", Jennifer Hodgdon, Ph.D. Thesis, (1992). Post-doctoral fellow at AT&T Bell Labs, working with Frank Stillinger. Worked at Goldman Sachs for a few years; currently consulting in Seattle.
"Disorder-Driven Pretransitional Tweed Microstructures in Martensitic Transformations", Sivan Kartha, Ph.D. Thesis, (1993). Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, then at the Frank von Hippel Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University. Currently working in environmental and policy physics at the Stockholm Environment Institute in Boston.
"A Random Walk in Theoretical Physics", Bruce W. Roberts, Ph.D. Thesis, (1995). Post-doctoral fellow at Cornell, working with Mike Teter. Currently working in Seattle.
"Hysteresis, Avalanches, and Disorder-Induced Critical Scaling: A Renormalization Group Approach", Karin Andrea Sabine Dahmen, Ph.D. Thesis, (1995). Harvard Junior Fellow; currently an associate professor in physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana.
"Disorder-Induced Critical Phenomena in Hysteresis, and Return-Point Memory Storage", Olga Perkovic, Ph.D. Thesis, (1996). Worked with McKinsey & Company, currently vice president for corporate planning of URS Corp.
"Effects of Faceting on the Behavior of Driven Voids", Lisa Kathleen Wickham, Ph.D. Thesis, (1999). Post-doc at Livermore, working on dislocation motion; staff position at Bell Laboratories; currently consulting and teaching in Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell.
Barkhausen noise: simulations, experiments, power spectra, and two dimensional scaling, Matthew C. Kuntz, (1999); Started as Architect at WorldStreet Corporation, then Product Architect and Principle Technical Lead at DeNovis, now Chief Technology Officer at HealthEdge.
"Materials simulations at the atom-continuum interface: Dislocation mobility and notched fracture initiation", Nicholas Patrick Bailey, (2003). Post-docs at CAMP and the university of Roskilde in Denmark; now in the IMFUFA at Roskilde University.
"Signal transduction, sloppy models, and statistical mechanics", Kevin S. Brown (2003). Post-doc with Andrew Murray (Director of the Bauer Center for Genomics Research and professor of molecular and cell biology at Harvard); post-doc and collaborator with Jean Carlson (Physics, UCSB), now in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, with joint appointments in Chemistry, Physics, and Marine Sciences.
"Phonon overlaps in molecular quantum dots", Connie Chang (2005). Post-doc with Kieron Burke at Rutgers.
"Universality in multiparameter fitting: Sloppy models", Joshua J. Waterfall (2006). Post-doc in experimental biology with John Lis at Cornell, now a research fellow at NCI in Paul Meltzer's lab.
"Macroscopic effects of atomic scale defects in crystals: Grain boundary fracture and brittle-ductile transitions", Valerie R. Coffman (2006). Post-doc at NIST with Stephen Langer, NIST staff, now doing freelance software and exploring starting up a company.
"Prediction and optimal experimental design in systems biology models", Fergal P. Casey (2006). Post-doc in bioinformatics with Denis Shields, Conway Institute, University College Dublin, then at Entelos Corporation, then at Novartis.
"Mesoscale theory of grains and cells: Polycrystals & plasticity", Surachate Limkumnerd (2006). Post-doc with Erik van der Giessen at the University of Groningen, now at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
"Sloppiness, Modeling, and Evolution in Biochemical Networks", Ryan Gutenkunst (2007). Post-doc with Williamson and Bustamante in Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University; post-doc at Los Alamos National Labs, now faculty member in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. (Cornell dspace version.)
"Robustness and Evolvability in System Biology, and Plectoneme Formation in DNA Supercoiling", Bryan Daniels (2010). Post-doc at the Santa Fe Institute, then at the Center for Complexity at Madison.
"Information Geometry for Nonlinear Least-Squares Data Fitting and Numerical Calculation of the Superconducting Superheating Field", Mark K. Transtrum (2011). Post-doc with Peng Qiu in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, now assistant professor in Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University.
"Continuum Theory of Self-similar Dislocation Cellular Structures", Yong S. Chen (2011). Started as senior design engineer at Brion Technologies - ASML, then assistant vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
"Criticality in Cellular Membranes and the Information Geometry of Simple Models", Benjamin Brooks Machta (2012). Lewis Sigler Theory Fellow, Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University.
"Physics of Singular Dislocation Structures in Continuum Dislocation Dynamics", Woosong Choi (2012). working as a developer at Jane Street Capital, LLC.
Fracture in Disordered Brittle Materials, Ashivni Shekhawat (2013). Miller Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering, Berkeley, working with Rob Ritchie. (Third in fifty years in MS&E; Ritchie was the first.)
Universal Scaling Functions and Effective Functional Forms, Yan-Jiun Chen (2013). Financial Software Developer at Bloomberg.
Science in High Dimensions: Multiparameter Models and Big Data, Ricky Chachra (2013). Senior strategy consultant at IBM Business Performance Services in Armonk, NY.
Zombies Reading Segmented Graphene Articles on the ArXiv, Alexander Amir Alemi (2015). Internship with Google research; post-doc with Disney research.