I (Ed Knorr) received my PhD and MSc from the
University of British Columbia,
direction of Raymond Ng. My undergraduate degree (BMath, co-op)
came from the
University of Waterloo.
My former employers are: (a) Westech Information Systems (a spin-off
of BC Hydro; afterwards, Westech became part of BC Hydro again, and
then it was privatized in 2003, so that computing services are now
provided under contract by Accenture); (b) Amoco Canada Petroleum
(formerly Dome Petroleum, formerly Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas; Amoco
is now part of BP) where I worked from 1979-1989 including my co-op
days. I also worked
at the Centre for Advanced
Studies in IBM's Toronto Laboratory, and at UBC as a Sessional
I'm a tenured Senior Instructor, Computer Science Advisor, Undergraduate Operations Committee member, and I help with the Curriculum Committee.
My teaching portfolio includes database systems, data structures,
discrete mathematics, engineering computation and design (in C),
object-oriented programming (in C++), English (i.e., scientific (evidence-based) argumentation and writing, with peer review), and Data Science topics in Privacy, Ethics, and Security.
Fields of Interest:
Computer Science Education (e.g., Best Practices in
Teaching & Learning)
Outliers (my PhD thesis was entitled "Outliers and Data Mining")