Nathan Alan Gilbert

Husband, Human(ist), Software Engineer, Outdoors enthusiast, Indexer

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), 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.

Graduate School

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 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 entities in 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. 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. 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 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.

Advocacy

I enjoy trying to effect change where I can. To that end, I 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! I also believe organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation have got your back. Support them all 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.

"He has a real screen absence." - Mike, #906

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