Presenting

Over the past ten years, I have given numerous presentations at academic conferences, university classrooms, and research laboratories. I have also organized professional development workshops for government employees and high school teachers.

Here are some selected presentations that I am most fond of!


Math Research


Applying Combinatorics to Inspire Change (PPT)
Keynote Presentation at the 25th Annual Combinatorial Potlatch, University of Victoria, November 2013.

Optimizing the Scheduling of Nippon Professional Baseball Using Graph Theory (PDF) (Handouts)
Optimization Seminar, Tokyo University of Science. Tokyo, Japan, March 2011.

Calibrated Confidence Scoring for Biometric Identification (PDF)
Presentation at the Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting. Vancouver, Canada, December 2010.

Applying Cost Curves to Marine Container Inspection (PDF)
Artifical Intelligence Seminar, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Canada, December 2008.

Applications of Approximate Boolean Classifiers to Marine Container Security (PDF)
Presentation at the Mathematical Methods of Counterterrorism Conference. Washington DC, USA, September 2006.


Math Education


Teaching a Semester-Long Mathematical Problem-Solving Course in just 18 Days (PDF)
Presentation at the Canadian Mathematics Education Forum. Ottawa, Canada, May 2014.

L'équilibre entre la sécurité nationale, la prospérité économique et les droits de l'homme (PDF)
Guest lecture for 4th year criminology class at the University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Canada, February 2009.

Metrics to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Risk-Assessment Algorithms (PDF)
Presentation to Corrections Services Canada. Ottawa, Canada, September 2008.

Creating Original Problems (PDF)
Workshop for the Summer Institute for Teachers of Mathematics. Waterloo, Canada, August 2005.

Combinatorics Problems (PDF)
Workshop for the Summer Institute for Teachers of Mathematics. Waterloo, Canada, August 2005.

The Million Dollar Hat Problem (PDF)
Keynote presentation at the annual Math Day at Sacred Heart School. Halifax, Canada, May 2005.

How Many Rectangles? (PDF)
Keynote presentation at the 2005 OAME Leadership Conference. Toronto, Canada, February 2005.


Math Inspiration


A Life of Perseverance, Passion, and Purpose (PDF) (Powerpoint) (Handouts) (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)
Keynote presentation at the Kumon Program Completer Celebration Event. Toronto, Canada, May 2011.

Developing a Photographic Memory (PDF) (Handouts)
Workshop for employees at the Canada Border Services Agency. Ottawa, Canada, October 2009.

Contributions to Mathematics Beyond the Thesis (PDF)
Keynote presentation at the Canadian Undergraduate Math Conference. Montreal, Canada, July 2006.

Life as an Academic: Running a Different Race (PDF) (Handouts)
Keynote presentation at the Canadian Undergraduate Math Conference. Kingston, Canada, July 2005.