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My background is in math (BMath; Waterloo) and civil engineering (BASc, MASc; Toronto). As I learned to dislike statistics when I was studying math, fate provided me with the opportunity to do a master's thesis on applying good old-fashioned statistics to hydrology with the goal of finding improved methods of estimating underlying distributions from small samples. Fortunately, this relied heavily on Monte Carlo simulation and I was able to convince myself that it was based on software instead of statistics. I somehow ended up as a software developer working on real time control systems and ancillary applications for the broadcast industry for fifteen years and now work as a project manager for the development of call center software.


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comment Need name of movie
Not much to go on. Young Doctors in Love?
Jan
26
awarded  Custodian
Jan
26
reviewed Leave Closed Is Doctor Zara Carmichael well liked by those who know her
Jan
26
revised What old 50's or 60's Sci Fi movie is this scene from?
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Jan
26
answered What old 50's or 60's Sci Fi movie is this scene from?
Jan
25
revised TV show about teenagers living on an island after a plane crash
edited tags
Jan
20
reviewed Close Identify movie with pickup truck racing a red Ferrari
Jan
19
awarded  Guru
Jan
18
comment Is there a reference to Voldemort in 12 Angry Men?
Maybe Harry Potter is a true story?
Jan
17
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
17
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
16
awarded  Mortarboard
Jan
16
comment Why is it always the same type of beer cup used in college-style movies/series?
Possibly, but would have thought this is too generic an item to work well as product placement. They could be using "the original" or a copy, and we wouldn't be able to tell.
Jan
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
16
revised Why is it always the same type of beer cup used in college-style movies/series?
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Jan
16
comment Why is it always the same type of beer cup used in college-style movies/series?
I thought that was implicit in their being commonly encountered, but your right, I should state that directly.
Jan
16
answered Why is it always the same type of beer cup used in college-style movies/series?
Jan
15
comment How are fake reality shows not false advertising? And if they are, why do they get away with it?
@BenPlont Right, I should have stated that explicitly. I'll update.
Jan
15
revised How are fake reality shows not false advertising? And if they are, why do they get away with it?
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Jan
15
awarded  Revival