Paul Fieguth
Dept. of Systems Design Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x84970
FAX: (519) 746-4791

Fun Things, Home Page, and Site Map

Fun Things:

There are a variety of projects, mostly for fun, which I have on-line. The three most significant are these:

Finance Finances: My retirement / financial planning program, extremely flexible, can now handle ANY set of conditions. Give it a spin! Entirely web-based; no compilation (or computer skills) neccesary.
Sundial Sundials: Download your own paper sundial, plus other plots! You can custom-design plots for various uses, and set orbital parameters for other planets etc. No astronomy or math skills needed.
Flowers Wildflowers: A huge project, entering a database of some 500+ wildflowers, plus highly flexible search criteria. Still under development, but people are welcome to test it.

Here follows some general information: I have two main entry points into my pages on the web that you may wish to look at:

What computer are you connected to?

As you're reading this page, your computer has connected to my workstation server, which serves my web pages and also those of some of my students; it gets about 1000 hits per day (see here for server access statistics).

The machine is a Dual-Head SPARC Ultra-10 running Unix. A wonderful machine for research, but not very practical at home ...

The machine in my office is a triple-head Intel-Linux box. Microsoft is not particularly welcome in my office. For that matter, neither is George Bush.

What do I Teach?

My teaching home page contains syllabi and some course materials for the courses which I teach. I teach four courses per year - two in the winter and two in the summer. The fall is a research term. For the past few years I have been teaching the following courses:

Who are my Graduate Students?

I have a list of my current and former graduate students. If you are a prospective grad student in Systems Design, you should feel free to email one or more of them.

What do my Graduate Students do?

Being a graduate student is a lot different than the image portrayed by Hollywood -- that of a slave for a demanding supervisor. Graduate student life involves

What do I do for research?

I have a research overview available on line.

Basically I'm interested in solving large statistical problems. In other words, making sense of large masses of data. The most common problems of this type are in remote sensing - satellite measurements over enormous areas of land. For this reason I have done much of my research in collaboration with other scientists who are trying to process these data sets for various scientific objectives.

Do I have any neat bookmarks?

My bookmark list is here, although outdated. These bookmarks vary pretty frequently, and not all are useful. The list is rather long -- the most useful, general purpose, links are in the "Fun / Misc" category towards the bottom of the page.

What do I like to do?

Well, the following list isn't really very complete. Perusing through my bookmarks (see above) will probably give you a better idea.

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Home Teaching Research Students Funding Software Papers

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