I am a Software Engineer at Delcam USA, a software company that focuses on CAD/CAM solutions for manufacturing, medical and artistic applications. It's a great place to work, with many interesting problems to tackle every day.
I am married to my best-friend, Sonya Gilbert (née Lange), who is looking for a new job, so please checkout her LinkedIn profile.
I am originally from Vanceburg, KY, a small river city close to Ohio and West Virginia. I attended Lewis County High School and received a Bachelors of Science from Morehead State University. I spent my early years outside of Vanceburg in an area named Quicks Run. I helped my Dad raise tobacco, cows and bell peppers on a farm that once was owned by his father. I miss those years occasionally.
I currently live, work, and play in Salt Lake City, UT -- a city in which I have grown ever more infatuated with in my years here. Great views, great people, great music, great beer and great food.
I was a graduate student in the School of Computing at the University of Utah for a number of years and completed a M.Sc. in Computer Science while there. My advisor was Dr. Ellen Riloff and I was a member of the Natural Language Processing
My research was on automatic coreference resolution and I was also involved with the development of Reconcile
, an open source, extensible system for identifying coreferent entities in text. This
is my University website with more details on my time there and a list of my publications.
Music has been a constant force of inspiration for me since I was a child. I have played music in a variety of ensembles and studied electric bass guitar and Jazz while a student at Morehead State University. One particular ensemble I am proud of is American Hollow
-- a group I started with my best friends that was able to land an independent record contract, tour the western states and release two critically-acclaimed albums. It's satisfying to say that!
These days I mainly interact with music via discovery. I love digging through the forgotten history of rock music, particularly the progressive and psychedelic styles of years long passed. I am always searching for vinyl and CDs of low-level Desert, Doom, Psych, Prog, Folk, Fusion, and Metal artists.
The Great Outdoors
I like being outside and luckily Utah provides ample opportunities to indulge in this pursuit. I love camping, fishing, backpacking and day hiking in the Mountain West. I also enjoy responsibly exploring off-road trails where appropriate. (I piss off all sides with that last one.)
I'm going to attempt to log my ongoing adventures in the American West on this website
, starting this year. Come back to see where I've been and where I'm going.
You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I sometimes write music reviews at The Gates of Tedium. You can also contact me at .