W Christian Consulting

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William A. Christian, Jr., Ph.D. (Resume)

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Operations Research) with several years of practical and research experience in algorithm development including over a decade in dynamic command-and-control systems and optimization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead agile, cross-functional, customer-focused teams developing products integrated into an enterprise system with worldwide deployments and support
  • Able to translate long-term objectives into short-term achievable actions
  • Excellent software engineering and programming skills (object-oriented design, Java, Python, C, PHP, XML, Linux shell scripting)
  • Experienced user of Gurobi Optimizer, Hadoop, MySQL, Eclipse, subversion, trac.

Education:

Moody Theological Seminary – Chicago, Illinois

Graduate Courses taken: Systematic Theology, Old Testament and New Testament Theology, Church Planting, Theology of Missions, Hermeneutics, Biblical Spirituality, Intro to Ministry Leadership.

Rice University – Houston, Texas

Ph.D., Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 2003.
Master of Arts, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 1999.

  • Thesis: “Linear-Time Algorithms for Graphs with Bounded Branchwidth”
  • Advisors: Drs. William Cook, Nathaniel Dean, Robert Bixby, and Alan CoxDeveloped an algorithmic framework (including a single data structure) and extended it into parallel and serial linear-time algorithms to solve several NP-complete graph problems. The linearity is achieved assuming the provision of a branch decomposition of the instance graph. In addition, designed a graphical package in Java to display a graph and branch decomposition, interactively show their relationship to each other, and run algorithms on graphs or branch decompositions and display their progress and results.

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) – Baltimore, Maryland – May 1995

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

  • Senior Thesis: Highway Traffic Analysis (a queuing simulation)
  • Awarded full academic scholarship: Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Scholar
  • Awarded Computer Sciences Corporation Academic Scholarship
  • Inducted into Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society
  • Elected President of Students for Environmental Awareness, 1991-1993

Other Activities and Experience:

  • Founder, Billida.com, 2015-Present
  • Founder, HoustonCycling.com, 1996-2000
  • Team Coach and Trainer, Pan-African (High School) Mathematics Olympiad, 2012