Who is Michael?
Michael is currently a Sessional Lecturer for the Department of Mathematical and Computational Science at the
University of Toronto Mississauga.
Michael Liut is a Computer Science Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Dr. Antoine Deza and Dr. Frantisek Franek in the Advanced Optimization Research Laboratory (AdvOL) at McMaster University. He is also a Course Instructor/Sessional Lecturer at both the University of Toronto and McMaster University, as well as, the Systems Infrastructure Engineer for the AdvOL.
Michael currently holds his M.Eng. in Software Engineering, his B.A.Sc. in Honours Computer Science, and is one of the youngest candidates pursuing their Computer Science Ph.D. in the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University.
In 2016, Michael Co-Founded, Life in Computing & Software, the first graduate club in his department. Soon after, he was elected as the departmental Council Representative to the McMaster Engineering Graduate Society (EGS). In 2017, Michael was unanimously appointed as the Vice President of the EGS, where he continues to bring change and make a positive difference for the graduate student community.
Primary Areas: Compilers, Programming Languages, and Optimization
Secondary Areas: Data/Predictive/Prescriptive Analytics and Data Science
Areas of Interest: Blockchain, Distributed Systems, Machine Learning, Parallel Computing, and Real-Time Systems
"We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain."
- Stephen Hawking
"The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics."
- Edsger Dijkstra
"Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn't take it away from you. I'm happy to share what I can, because I'm in it for the love of programming."
- John Carmack
"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."
- Edsger Dijkstra