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Event explores mathematical lessons from industry and academia

Event explores mathematical lessons from industry and academia

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Science are hosting a special lecture on Thursday, Oct. 7 featuring Dhavide Aruliah, senior vice-president of education and inclusion at OpenTeams Inc.

Dhavide Aruliah

Aruliah will share his perspectives on building a professional career based on a mathematical education – in particular, his academic experiences both as a student and later as a university professor that prepared him in unexpected ways for his duties as a director and executive in industry. In his remarks, Aruliah will outline some of the hard lessons he has learned over the course of his career and how these lessons provided important insights into people and about organizations such as universities, corporations and startups.

Aruliah earned a PhD in computer science from the University of British Columbia following his BSc and MSc degrees in mathematics from Simon Fraser University. He was a postdoctoral Fellow at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and at Western University before joining Ontario Tech University. He worked there as a professor in the Faculty of Science for 11 years before accepting a role at Anaconda, Inc. as the director of training. Since moving to industry, Aruliah has worked as an independent contractor and is currently with OpenTeams, Inc.

This event will be presented virtually over Zoom starting at 4 p.m. on Oct. 7. The meeting identification is 925 7107 2670.

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