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A Week In My Life

Posted by Chris Bird on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Career 

 Someone asked me earlier this month what sort of things I work on as a semi-independent science and technology consultant. It's a bit complicated to explain, so instead I thought I would give a list of the projects and tasks I have been involved in in one randomly selected week. So here it goes:

Monday – I started off the day with some imaging work for a client of Lonrach R&T, in which I had to design/modify an algorithm to generate a 3D model of a prototype using multiple 2D photos. There...

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What a Busy Week!

Posted by Chris Bird on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Career 
I enjoy so many different things that I have ended up with a diverse range of skills. Normally this would be a good thing - and it really is - but it has ended up with a very busy week for me.

In the last week I have:
  • Held about a dozen 1-on-1 tutoring sessions
  • Held two group tutorials/drop-in sessions - one in physics and one in math
  • Finalized the designs for a new line of greeting cards based on my artwork
  • Proofread the preliminary draft of a new physics textbook for a colleague of mine
  • Written t...

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More Promotions

Posted by Chris Bird on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, In : Career 
I just received the news that my colleagues at Lonrach R&T have been given a donation from an anonymous donor for the purpose of creating a robotics development branch, tentatively called Victus Robotics. As I understand it, this new company will focus on producing circuit designs for robotics components and home or office automation, with some being open source and some being proprietary. 

I am old enough to remember the rise of computers as a household tool, and I firmly believe that domesti...
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Upgrading Skills

Posted by Chris Bird on Thursday, June 25, 2009, In : Career 
I have only been out of graduate school for six days, and I am already back in training. I decided to take an online course in the Moodle online education system, so that I can teach using those methods in the future.

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About Me

Dr. Christopher S. Bird I am a physicist recently graduated from the University of Victoria, with a doctorate in theoretical physics. I also have training in mathematics, engineering and computer programming.

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