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, Chair of the Undergraduate Operations committee, and member of the Computing Support committee.
My teaching portfolio includes database systems, data structures,
discrete mathematics, engineering computation and design (in C),
object-oriented programming (in C++), and in recent years:
English (scientific writing and argumentation).
Fields of Interest:
Computer Science Education (e.g., Best Practices in
Teaching & Learning)
Outliers (my PhD thesis was entitled "Outliers and Data Mining")