Nathan Alan Gilbert

Husband, Hiker, Human Being, Software Engineer, Collector of {Books, Records, Movies}

This is me.

About Me

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), she is my constant hiking buddy and co-explorer.

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 currently live, work, and play in Salt Lake City, UT -- a city which I love, although vastly different from where I grew up. Great views, great people, great music, great beer and great food.

Graduate School

I was a graduate student in the School of Computing at the University of Utah for many years and completed a M.Sc. in Computer Science while I was there. My advisor was Dr. Ellen Riloff and I was a member of the Natural Language Processing research group.

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 noun phrases in free text.

This is my University website with more details on my time there and a list of my publications.

Much Music

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. I'm currently working on some new musical projects with friends, hopefully I will have something to show from this work in 2015.

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. Here is what I am currently listening to.

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 and tinkering on my Jeep Cherokee (XJ).

I'm making an effort log all of my adventures on Nathan's Hiking Blog, starting in 2015. Come back to see where I've been and where I'm going.

Advocacy

I'm not naturally a joiner, but I've made a concerted effort in the past few years to change that. To that end, I try to get involved with groups that I agree with on various issues. I am a volunteer on the political committee and helm the Twitter and Instagram feeds for the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club.

I'm also a big fan of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Save Our Canyons. I get my news from High Country News and Democracy Now! and I also believe organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation have got your back. I urge you to support them if you can.

Contact Me

You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I am logging my hiking and camping travels here: Nathan's Hiking Blog. I sometimes write music reviews at The Gates of Tedium. You can also contact me at Yup.

"Would you mind having some sort of expression while I'm talking to you? It would make me feel better." - Mike, #906

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