Hi, I'm an aspiring actuary enrolled in the Actuarial Science Capstone Certificate Program at UW-Madison.
I am also an alum of the Computer Sciences Department of UW-Madison.
Here's some information about my grad school experiences.
My graphics professor has some
grad school advice online.
Before returning to Madison for grad school, I lived in Minnesota, where I worked first for IBM and then for Insight Software.
Before that, I did my undergraduate work at UW-Madison.
After I received my Masters degree, I spent a year teaching for the Mathematics Department at UW-Madison.
For the fall 2001 semester I was one of the many instructors for Math 112 - College Algebra.
For the spring 2002 semester, I taught
a "discussion" section of Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry II
for the Wisconsin Emerging Scholars (WES) program.
I moved my publications list to a separate page.
My user ID (aranduil) comes from the name of a character I played as part of the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. It is a name I created based on some Elvish names in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. I pronounce Aranduil as uh-RAN-du-ill. This name never appears in Tolkien's works to my knowledge.
My nickname, to those I played ultimate with, is Beacon.
This page is maintained by James Masanz and was last changed Oct 2, 2019.
It needs to be properly updated though.