I work as a Program Manager for a software company in Vancouver, Canada who delivers data insights to retail clients around the world, specifically about the traffic in their brick-and-mortar stores, what that traffic data can say about the effectiveness of their sales staff and their opportunities to grow their revenue. I enjoy working with customers, sharing important metrics, and showing how data trends tell a story about the trajectory of their business.
I’ve previously earned both Masters and Bachelor degrees in Applied Science in systems engineering and optimization at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada, where my graduate research focused on multi-agent systems and distributed scheduling. The algorithms I worked to design and implement allowed intelligent manufacturing resources to negotiate their own schedules with other production resources, in order to find a schedule that completes all orders in minimum time. The results of my simulations were first presented at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics in Washington, D.C. in October 2003 and the following year in the Hague, Netherlands. Implemented using JADE (a Java based multi-agent framework), the technique shows vast improvements over centralized methods.
Nowadays, I’m simply a technophile who enjoys reading and learning about new gadgets, technologies, trends, and tools for collaboration.