The following is a partial list (of my own advisees unless otherwise noted).
- Raju Mantena's M.S. thesis defense yesterday: Parallel Delaunay Trangulation in 3D and Higher Dimensions, 09:30 - 10:40 CDT Thu 08 May 2003 - check
- Shaun Budhram's CS honors thesis presentation: A 3D Game Engine using Integrated Continuous Level-of-Detail Terrain Modeling and Character Animation, 12:30 - 12:45 CDT Fri 09 May 2003 - check
- Eric F. Davis's CS honors thesis presentation: The Use of Machine Learning in Online Fraud Detection, 16:30 - 17:00 CDT Fri 09 May 2003 - check
- Karen McGaughey's Ph.D. dissertation defense today: Equal Variance Testing with Applications to Data Depth, 15:00 - 17:45 CDT Fri 09 May 2003  - check
- Ben B. Perry's M.S. thesis defense on Mooday: A Genetic Algorithm for Bayesian Network Structure Learning using Adjacency Matrix Representations, 08:30-09:30 CDT Mon 12 May 2003 - check
- Haipeng the Poetical's Ph.D. dissertation defense in four eeks: Algorithm Selection for Sorting and Probabilistic Inference: A Machine Learning-Based Approach, 10:00 CDT Fri 06 Jun 2003. 
Courtesy of immortalvisions again:
1. Would you consider yourself an organized person? Why or why not?
Abso-trasking-lutely not. It has been said that it's a goond thing I live in Kansas, acos the tornado-stricken appearance of my office is easier to explain here. I'm not the worst one in my department, though. Oddly enough, I'm obsessively neat and fairly organized when it comes to electronic files, directory structures, web sites, typesetting, and source code.
2. Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you, and do you use it regularly?
I use MS Outlook XP on my notebook computers and the PocketPC 2002 Calendar on Sting (my Compaq H3635).
3. Would you say that your desk is organized right now?
No.pe. Organization tends to reduce surface area, and I can't remember things without the visual reminders and inboxen. Physical order trasks mental order for me - for me, a stack of papers is a "to-do" list, and an open book is a bookmarked book.
4. Do you alphabetize CDs, books, and DVDs, or does it not matter?
I alphabetize sometimes, but it's not essential to me.
5. What's the hardest thing you've ever had to organize? In the spring of 1999, I co-chaired a local half-day workshop on adaptive computation at Illinois with David E. Goldberg, Sylvian Ray (my advisor), Jesse Reichler, and Clay Holroyd, and it was incredibly difficult to schedule because we had a full day's worth of talks crammed into two miniature tracks in one afternoon. It turned out quite well, though.
 I was the outside chair fro this candidate. Yep, it toonk lamost 3 huors. Happily, she passed.
 Haipeng is in full ABD mode and made a reference the other day to "those genetic algorithm grads from the University of Sarsbrucken". #-)