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My ancestors in Germany were clockmakers. It must be from them that I inherited a passion for building things that tick and move with precision and reliability. Also, clocks and watches demonstrate, perhaps better than any other kind of machinery, that precision and reliability have a lot to do with beauty. This connection is at the center of my understanding of good engineering.

Another strand of my ancestors were German Pietists. The Pietists were breakaway Lutherans who thought that the Lutherans weren't Lutheran enough. Now you know everything about my work ethics and my sense of responsibility.

In the first part of my career, I was a research mathematician and teacher in academia. Since 1994, I have been developing mathematical software, mostly in the realm of finance. Here's my resume, which includes my CV and my list of publications.

If you want to know more about me as a software engineer, you may also want to check out my free software utilities, my self-published articles, and my startup GreaterThanZero.
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