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a fresh look at problems, dedication to achieving set goals and improve standards, responsibility
analytical problem solver. I apply myself thoroughly to find the best possible solution to a given challenge. I am very creative and a quick learner, so I'm never afraid to tackle new challenges.
need a congenial work environment to keep up my morale. Excessive competitiveness puts me off.
Understanding the proper algebraic structure to treat multicategories and develop their 2-dimensional theory (which lay ignored since their introduction for over 30 years). Exposing representability in this context (I'm recognized as the man who popularized the concept) and showing the underlying unity of the abstract framework (see my articles "Representable Multicategories" (Advances in Mathematics) and "From Coherent Structures to Universal Properties" (Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra)).
When working at IST (Lisbon), I understood I was free to work on any project of my choosing. Later I understood my boos (Amilcar Sernadas) expected me to actually get involved in ongoing projects within his group. So I took up the challenge of developing a project which was my entry point there, namely, partial categories. My collaboration with Prof. Mateus resulted in 2 widely quoted articles in Theoretical Computer Science, which earned further respect from my boss and colleages, to the extent that when my own grant run out, the centre supported me as a senior investigator till my return to Canada.
Teaching subjects I was not well versed on, which forced me to learn quickly a lot of new material, digestd it in a way that would make sense to students. Example: Programming Language Processors (Compilers), which forced me to develop an understanding of data types in Java (I even wrote a note to treat them in a systematic way, so as to help students and myself achieve a more uniform coding style).
I seek to become a respected software developer known for quality efficient solutions. TO get there, just one way: hard work and dedication.
I am not trying to overshadow anybody else, I do not seek confrontations. I want to feel a sense of accomplishment by contributing to a company's goals, rather than using the job as yet-another stepping stone in a career ladder.
When I was a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University, I was given the opportunity to teach to first-year undergraduate students (mostly linear algebra). It was a great challenge to cope with a variety of backgrounds and abilities, but I was able to fine tune my communication to better serve the students needs. This helped me greatly improve the exponsition of my own research and deliver reserach seminars much more effectively.
Working at IST (Lisbon), I was able to attend numerous seminars of colleagues and it was a pleasure for me to be able to make valuable suggestions about their research projects. I derived great satisfaction out of helping out fellow researchers and students.