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.


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.

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.

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