Work & Books ...
I am president and founder of
a company that specializes in consulting and training in
I was an instructor in the Computer Science Department at
Stanford University where I taught
Solving with Mathematica.
I have also written several
books to assist people in using mathematical
software (computer algebra systems).
I received a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics
from the University of Birmingham, U.K.
I received an M.S. in Operations Research from
and an M.S. in Computer Science from
Squash, Cycling, Film...
I used to play squash and bicycle.
These days I spend my time chasing, playing, reading, singing with
my toddlers, Sarah and Louis
I enjoy documentary films. Before having Sarah and
Louis, I regularly attended the
Sundance Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival. By the
way, you need not be in the film industry to attend these
festivals. Just request an application for the film festival.
Then book a hotel room and a plane ticket at least
six months in advance (particularly for Telluride). If you want to
increase your chances of getting a festival pass, return the festival
application by FedEx or Expressmail the day you receive it.
I married David desJardins on January 1, 1999, which thankfully
happened to be a beautiful warm day (because I bought a sleeveless
wedding dress at Jessica McClintock factory outlet).
Here is a photograph of me with my niece Isadora.
Nancy Blachman /
Nancy(atsign)VariableSymbols.com(atsign -> @) /
January 23, 2002