About Me

It’s never easy to write one of these pages, but I enjoy reading others’, so I guess I’ll try my hand at my own.

Me In a Nutshell

I am the first daughter of a Korean-Canadian family living in the GTA. I came to Canada when I was 5 years old, so my values are an indistinguishable mix of far-east-Asian conservatism and North-American liberalism. I was born into a Christian family, so the source of my values are even further mixed.

I’m pretty stubborn and like things done a certain way. I would listen to me though, because I’ve usually thought it through and have decided on an optimal solution. Conversely, I’ll hear you out if you have a reasonable alternative.

School

I am a PhD candidate in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department at the University of Toronto. I work for Prof. A.K.S. Jardine in the CMore laboratory.  We work on condition based maintenance and asset reliability.

I finished my BBA/BMath double degree program hosted by University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in October 2008. I did an Operations Research major at Waterloo and dragged myself through the WLU degree.

I’ve enjoyed my BMath degree immensely, and have enjoyed the majority of my courses. I became increasingly more involved in the UW community, extending to FOCing Math Orientation and MathSoc executive.

Though I didn’t enjoy my BBA degree as much, I’ve found it to be a great asset in my dealings with the real world.  Who knew that engineering is sort of math and business?

I miss being an undergraduate student, and I miss UW.  Every once in awhile, I walk through the halls of UT and I see some students madly scrambling for their next exam, and I sigh a little, thinking how much I enjoyed the madness.

Christianity

I’ve been a Christian for as long as I can remember. I struggled with my faith a little bit when I went to university, because I was suddenly surrounded by people who openly shot down religion. I’ve come to terms with faith and believe that even faith is a gift from God. It’s called faith because I believe without proof; it’s larger than human.

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