On April 27 2018, J.C. Whittier successfully defended his Phd thesis titled “Towards an efficient, scalable stream query operator framework for computing continuous fields”. His work has focused on developing a stream operator framework for spatio-temporal inverse distance weighting interpolation of massive sensor data streams. The stream query operator framework achieves a through-out of 100K tuples/sec, on a state of the art workstation. Furthermore, he developed a second stream operator framework that efficiently evaluates value predicates over continuous fields in real-time. Congratulation, J.C.!