from UBC 2007 where I studied
Artificial Intelligence before working
as a software engineering consultant. I vacillated between research and
industry, beginning with Aviation Research Corp before getting involved in
biotech research with the Small Neural Systems Group
of Dr. Catharine Rankin in the Brain Research Centre at UBC. There, I
lead the development
of machine vision software libre to aid in
the study of
behavioural, cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in learning and
then, I have worked for Scrapboy Digital Media and Rocket
Gaming Systems. I was later involved in enhancing the Virtual
Computer Numerical Controller
with assembly level hardware acceleration as a Software Project
Engineer. I was then a Sessional Instructor with the Art Institute of Vancouver where I taught first
year programming at a college academic level.
Today, I run a small software company where I focus my energies on a new project. I am also responsible for the VikingExtractor technology, a digital forensic archaelogical effort to recover NASA digital images taken on Mars in the late 1970s from the Viking Landers.
I am a philosopher, fallibilist, social activist, educator, writer, amateur tanguero, and raw vegan.