(And, it goes without saying, not for the second-string comic book villain.)
2. US Dept of blah
Both disqualify comment. There is only one group I want to see comment and that is the groups that live it. They are qualified. Their opinions matter. Some opinionated "ambassador at large" is not and does not.
- Google - i18nSoftware Engineer, 2011 - present
- Google - mobile appsSoftware Engineer, 2010 - 2011
- University of Waterloo - Survey Research CentreTelemarketer... for science!, 2009 - 2009
- University of Waterloo - Institute for Quantum ComputingResearch Assistant, 2006 - 2009
- University of Waterloo - Programming Languages LabResearch Assistant, 2003 - 2006
- University of WaterlooTeaching Assistant, 2003 - 2007
- University of TorontoTeaching Assistant, 2000 - 2002
This is my personal account and any posts or comments I make using it reflect my own opinion, and do not represent any former or present employer or anyone else.
I’m a believer in what’s called a classical liberal education and aspire to be a polymath. My basic interest is the same as the fundamental question of science: “How do we know what is true?" But beyond the merely intellectual, I also want to build things.
Areas of professional expertise
- Logic: abductive inference, parsimonious covering theory
- Electrical engineering: discrete-event systems, control systems
- Computer science: information retrieval, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, software internationalisation (i18n)
- Physics: quantum information theory
BASc, MASc, MMath
I also dropped out of (uh... withdrew from) a Ph.D.
Other areas of interest
- Religion: history, psychology, sociology, secularisation thesis, atheism
- Pop culture: Star Trek (pre-Abrams), Transformers (pre-Bay)
I’m a native English and 廣東話 speaker, and can converse in فارسی and . I learned French in high school (because† Canada), and know just a little bit of German (because Switzerland). I have also studied Latin and Greek (because Catholic school), and Pāḷi, संस्कृत, and عربى (because university courses in religious studies).
†Nitpickers who want to point out that “because” is not a preposition, please read this.
Note to would-be "debaters"
If you're looking up my profile because you're arguing with me on the Internet, I'm a professional logician. I used to teach introduction to informal fallacies, and keep a set of course notes. If you argue with me online, I reserve the right to use your argument as an example.
- University of Waterloo
- University of Toronto