Tom 4

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19 years, 257 days

My title is Chief Evangelist for Maplesoft. I interpret that as “the guy who’s been around forever”. I started my professional Maplesoft career in 1989 as a contractor trying to earn money to feed my grad student habits, like eating and visiting my parents. Before that I was introduced to what was then referred to as the Maple programming language and to my surprise, Maple immediately helped me figure things out in my courses and more importantly it made me look smarter in front of potential grad supervisors. That’s how the love affair began.

Since then I’ve held various senior positions including Vice President of Marketing and Market Development. I’ve witnessed the transformation of this company from a start-up doing something strange called “computer algebra” to a well-recognized, leading solutions company with a growing and ever diversifying user community. I’m even more thrilled at the fact that so much of our new achievements are in the world of engineering modeling and simulation which was my specialization in University.

I did my degrees at the University of Waterloo. My Bachelor and Master’s degrees were in Systems Design Engineering and my PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in surface modeling for CAD systems. Along the way, I dabbled in control systems, physical systems modeling, and computer-assisted education. I still stay connected to the academic world through my position as Adjunct Professor in Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, and as a member of the Board of Governors, Renison College affiliated with the University of Waterloo.

I was born in Seoul South Korea but raised in Toronto, Canada. I moved to Waterloo, Canada to attend university and never left. I tell the Maplesoft people that it’s because of the company but it’s because I met my wonderful wife Dr. Sharon here :-)

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Matthias Kawski's site contains a rich collection of Maple worksheets and applications. In addition, there is an extensive collection of info and tools for math and other software.
Edwin Clark of the University of South Florida compiled this nice list of links to the home pages of key people within the Maple communities. Some of these folks are part of the current research network that feeds Maple development. Others are some of the stars of the user community.
The Maple Application Center is an online archive of Maple application code, worksheet collections, and compilations. It's managed by Maplesoft and over the years, the content has accummulated to thousands of worksheets and tools. Topics range from secondary education to wide range of advanced math topics.
The Math Forum from Drexel University is a very large, well-organized, collection of links and information on various topics in math research and education. It's collaborative in nature and you can add your suggested links.
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