Personal Stuff

It all started on a dark and stormy night. Well, no, not really. I was born in Winnipeg, of (partly) Sturdy Icelandic Stock. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Manitoba, and got involved in artificial intelligence just before I graduated. I ended up going to grad school to further my interest in it and started teaching when I was still a graduate student. Eventually this led to a Ph.D. and the rest is pretty much history. If you're currently on this route somewhere and want any advice, go ahead and ask away. There's also lots of professional information available under my research section and on our lab website if you're interested in my AI work.

Personally, I've always tried to buck the stereotype in computer scientists and try to stay a well rounded person. Sports are interesting from more than just a robotic perspective, and I work out pretty much every day. I'm also interested in Art, Science, Philosophy, Pop Culture, and Human Nature (and I guess that doesn't leave out much). I like to tinker and bang things together, and try to have as self-sufficient a skill set as I can. I have a lot to be thankful for, but just as with most people, that doesn't stop me whining on occasion. But it should.

If for some reason you want to get in touch with me, e-mail is always good. If you want secure email, my PGP public key is here. If on the other hand you actually want a facial view, you can generally find me in my office in room E2-476 in the Engineering and Information Technology Complex. If I'm not in, you might want to try my Lab (504 of the same building), or just leave me a voicemail message at  204 474 8839.

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