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John Boyer
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The best leaders let their people do what they do best. #leadership
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My view of explanatory power in machine learning, with specific reference to slides 11 and 12 of this presentation, appears here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/JohnBoyer/entry/explanatory_power_in_machine_learning
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I am in a state of you-chore-ia :-)
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"A ship is safe in harbor but that's not what ships are for" -- William Shedd  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Greenough_Thayer_Shedd
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Excessive use of adverbs is very highly overrated.
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Michael Rhodin helped Clay Christensen realize that disruptive innovation like #IBMWatson increase the market http://youtu.be/RBtAMcrbFXg?t=1h28m57s
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A must-see expert performance: The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch)
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Haha maybe we can switch one dimension to polar or something. Let's just break math for the sake of management who don't know what they're talking about! ;D
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Recently read sentence asserting something was "statistically impossible". One of those two words is being misused. #analytics
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I live in Victoria, Canada with my loving and beloved wife of over 25 years, Wanda A.  My daughter Wanda B. lives nearby and is currently a UVic grad student in computer science. The A and B really do represent their middle names, but the convenient lexicographic ordering of their names occurred to us only after Wanda B. was about a week old.

Wanda A's parents, Barb and Gordon, are about 5 minutes away, too.  You really could not ask to be related to two more caring and supportive people.  Mom and Dad, what would we do without you?

Rounding out our Victoria nucleus is our Yorkshire Terrier named Terabyte. He is delightful, playful and affectionate little guy, but also he is a dog, not a decoration :-) 

I am an IBM Distinguished Engineer and IBM Master Inventor.  I am currently the technical lead for development of a cloud based multimedia knowledge exchange and social learning management system.

I came to IBM in 2005 via the PureEdge acquisition.  From that background, I worked extensively on Design and Run-time products that facilitated the development of secure dynamic data collection web applications, portal solutions, and enterprise business process solutions.

While at PureEdge, I also started graduate studies in theoretical computer science in 1995 at the University of Victoria.  In 1998, I was promoted to the Ph.D. program (uncommon for Canadian universities), and I earned my Ph.D. in 2001.  My dissertation presented the world's best (simplest and fastest) algorithms for solving the graph planarity problem and several related problems under a common framework (see http://code.google.com/p/planarity/).

I have published seven squared refereed journal, conference and professional papers and internet standards ranging in topic from algorithmics to computer security to document engineering and XML-related technologies.

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  • University of Victoria, Canada