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Final Defense

UCLA Computer Science Department
FINAL DEFENSE – CHECKLIST

1. (OPTIONAL) RECONSTITUTE your doctoral committee (6 WEEKS BEFORE EXAM)

2. (OPTIONAL) REQUEST ONE REMOTE PARTICIPANT (6 WEEKS BEFORE EXAM)

  • If a member of your committee wishes to attend remotely (and only 1 “inside” member may do so, excluding the chair), submit a written request from your chair requesting remote participation for that member.

3. SCHEDULE A ROOM (4 WEEKS BEFORE EXAM)

  • Coordinate with your committee to find a date and time that will work for all of them.
  • E-mail Jeanette Reyes (jreyes@cs.ucla.edu), and include the following information:
    • Subject of email: Final Defense Schedule Request
    • Requested date and time of exam
    • Title of your dissertation
    • An abstract summary, of around 100 words

4. SUBMIT DRAFT OF DISSERTATION TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS (4 WEEKS BEFORE EXAM)

5. DEFEND YOUR DISSERTATION

6. FILE ONLINE

  • Follow the instructions at https://grad.ucla.edu/gasaa/etd/filingrequirements.pdf
  • Inform your committee that your dissertation has been uploaded, and is ready for final approval.
  • Send an email to Jeanette Reyes (jreyes@cs.ucla.edu) stating that you have uploaded your dissertation.
  • Due to various University Policies, failure to complete these steps without their allotted lead time may result in requiring you to reschedule your exam.