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Postdoc seeking to apply expertise in combinatorics, computer science, networks, big data, and cloud technologies to exciting and sophisticated problems with real and immediate applications.
Ph.D., Computer Science University of Victoria, Canada
. top tier journal, the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics
Create and analyse data visualisation that reveals main result of thesis. 2008
M.Math, Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Canada
B.Sc. (hons), Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Technical Skills and Expertise
Combinatorial algorithms, combinatorial games, combinatorial generation, combinatorics, computational complexity, computational geometry, datacenter networks, data generation and visualisation, exact enumeration, generating functions, graph theory, integer partitions, matroid theory, nested recurrence relations, tilings and coverings, Venn diagrams.
Computer (with high proficiency): C, Python, Sage (math), Bash, SQL, SVG
Natural: English (first), Spanish (native), French (fluent)
Zsh, Emacs, Git, Vim, LaTeX, OS X, Linux
Research and Work Experience
Nov 2016-Present Computer Science, University of Victoria, Canada
Follow up and further advance PhD research.
Invited to present research at seminar.
Sept 2013-Sept 2016 School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University, United Kingdom
Propose and develop
datacenter interconnects and algorithms. Implement simulations for datacenters and routing algorithms in C.
data visualisations in Sage, LaTeX, SVG, ASCII, and R.
Create, analyse, and manage simulation data. Lead research projects and present findings at conferences and seminars.
. top tier journal, IEEE Trans. Parallel and Distributed Systems Publish in
top tier journal, Computer Networks (to appear). Teach undergraduate classes.
Awarded Exceptional Contribution Payments (salary increase).
Aug 2015-Dec 2015 Computer Science, University of Victoria, Canada
Co-manage internationally distributed research group.
Co-create NP-hardness reduction.
combinatorial search algorithm for geometric problem. Publish in
. top tier journal, Algorithmica Teach graduate classes.
Present research at seminars (invited).
2006-Present Universities: Durham, Victoria, Waterloo, Simon Fraser Leadership, Teaching and Outreach Experience
Universities: Durham, Victoria, Simon Fraser
Sept 2014-Aug 2015 Seminar organiser
Sept 2010-Aug 2011 Computer Science Graduate Representative
2007 President of the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
Jan 2006-Aug 2007 Elected President of the Math Student Union x3 Teaching
2006-2015 Universities: Durham, Victoria, Waterloo, Simon Fraser
Lecture and assist in graduate and undergraduate courses.
Teaching Topics: Logic, SAT-solvers, Theoretical Computer Science, Applied Complex Analysis, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Math Software. Outreach
Jul 2014-Jul 2015 Brilliant Club: My PhD thesis for Grade 10s
Feb 2014-May 2015 Exhibit Math-themed art at gallery and conferences.
Dec 2011-Aug 2013 and Oct 2015 Coordinate activities for Math Catcher,
First Nations Math Outreach and thousands of participants.