CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

Personal Data:

Name: George E. (Gene) DENZEL

Gender: male

Place and Seattle, Washington

Date of Birth: November 1, 1939

Citizenship: Canadian

Marital Status: Married, 3 children, 2+ grandchildren

Professional Data:

University Education:

University of Washington 1956 - 1965

Current Position:

1970 Associate Professor, Mathematics, York University

Previous Positions:

Appointments:

1961 - 65 Teaching and Research Assistant (on intermittent basis), University of Washington

1965 - 67 Research Instructor, Dartmouth College

1967 - 70 Assistant Professor, University of Missouri

1970 - 85 Graduate Faculty

1972 - 77 Director, Mathematics Graduate Programme

1977 - 78 Sabbatical leave at University of Washington

1979 - 82 Chairman, Department of Mathematics, York University

1979 - 80 Coordinator, Mathematics Learning Centre

1983 - 84 Sabbatical leave at University of Washington

Fall 1984 Special Assistant to the Acting President

1984 - 91 Chair of Academic Computer Users Committee

Dec 1989 - Apr 1991 Project manager, Voice Enrolment System

May 1, 1991 - Apr 31, 1993 Associate Vice-President (Records) & Registrar

May 1, 1993 - Jun 30, 1998 Associate Vice-President (Technological Services) & Registrar

 

Recent Publications and Professional Contributions:

Invited Conference Papers (published in the refereed Conference Proceedings)

  1. "How to say OOPS with a smile", presented at ARUCC 92 in New Brunswick
  2. "The saga of the SIS --- rolling your own distributed, client-server system", presented at CUMREC 94 in Columbus, Ohio
  3. "Making client-server computing a reality: a case study", presented at AACRAO 95 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Selected Invited Panel Presentations

  1. CUMREC 93 "On client-server implementation"
  2. NACUA 95 "Security, privacy, and acceptable Use --- technical constraints in a university environment"
  3. AACRAO 95 "On organizational change and technology"
  4. ARUCC 96 "On reorganization of registrarial functions"

Selected Invited Talks

  1. Several talks on client-server computing an ednetworks were presented at two Universities in China (Sian and Harbin) in 1996, at the invitation of the Chinese Government

 

Other Professional Activities:

Have consulted on problems with people (here at York and elsewhere) in Agriculture, Economics, Mathematical Linguistics, Biology, Geography, Administrative Studies, Psychology; also some industrial consulting.

Current and Recent Scholarly Interests:

After 8 years as a senior administrator, have come back to teach for one year and am now on sabbatical leave. I took part in the series of programs at the Fields Institute in Fall 99 on graphical models and causal inference.

 

Teaching:

Most of my teaching since 1977 has involved the use of computers, primarily for statistical computations. This has always involved live demonstrations in the classroom, and provision of data and information via course-linked computer files. All students have been assigned email accounts, and have been expected to make use of them. Recent classes have involved the web, and I am working on expanding that aspect.

Courses taught at

Graduate level:

Mathematical statistics, applied stochastic processes, game theory, operations research, measure theory, advanced probability theory, linear and non-linear programming, applied regression analysis and data analysis, multivariate statistics, non-parametric statistics

Undergraduate Level:

Calculus (first and second year); real analysis, elementary statistics, probability theory (elementary and advanced), stochastic processes, applied probability, regression analysis, analysis of variance

Other Departments:

Elementary Statistics, in Psychology and in Economics. Applied Statistics and Probability: Applied Computational Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science

Service:

Senate Curriculum Committee (1973 - 77), Chair 1974 - 76

Appointed member of Dean's Advising Committee on Budget,

Faculty of Arts (1975 - 77), (1978 - 79)

Vice Chair, Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (1975 - 76)

Chair, Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (1976 - 77).

Senate Tenure and Promotions Appeals Committee (1976 - 79)

IBR Faculty Advisory Council (1971 - 75)

Chair, Faculty of Arts Calculating Facilities Committee (1971 - 77); Manager of its successor (Micro Development Group)(1979 - 82)

Recreation Committee, Department of Physical Education

Designed and carried out an analysis of teaching loads in Faculty of Arts (with T. Spence) 1975 - 76, 1976 - 77, 1978 - 79

Executive committee, YUFA (1979 - 81)

Senate APPC (1980 - 83), APPC Tech Subcommittee, APPC subcommittee on space, Vice-Chair 1981 - 83 (President served as Chair)

Faculty of Arts Executive committee (1979 - 82)

Senate COSSU (1978 - 81); Chair (1980 - 81)

Vice Chair of Senate 1984 - 85

Chair of Senate, 1985-86

Faculty Arts Committee on Academic Policy and Planning. (1984-86), Chair 1984 - 85

Member ad hoc VAX upgrade subcommittee of ACUC (Fall 1984)

Appointed; Chair, Academic Computer Users Committee (1984 - 1991)

Senate delegate to YUDC Advisory Council, 1985-86, Chair of a "Working Group"

Academic Colleague to COU (1986 - 88)

Vice-Chair (Chair Elect) Senate APPC (1986 - 87)

Chair of APPC (1989-90)

Faculty of Arts Executive Committee, 1986 - 88

Dean's advisory committee on computing (Arts) 1988 - 90 and 1998-99

Chair of Senate APPC 1987 - 88

Convenor of APPC working group on computing and libraries (1988 - 89)

Member of COU Task Force on Privacy and Freedom of Information (1988 - 89)

Member Mathematics Executive Committee off and on (most recently 1998-99)

Member, Task Force on Applied Science and Technology at York (1988 - 89)

Representative of Senate on Tripartite Discussions on T & P (1986 - 1988)

Mathematics Department computer coordinator 1987 - 1990 and 1998-present)

 

Many talks to high school classes and teacher groups on statistics and other mathematical topics