Finbarr Timbers


Finbarr Timbers
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• University of Alberta Department of Mathematics

Research Assistant for Dr. Christoph Frei

Edmonton, AB
May 2013 — August 2013

– Implemented a model that simulated the evolution of game theory payoff sets as the time

between repetitions decreased.

– Matlab, Python and LATEX on OS X

• University of Alberta Department of Economics

Research Assistant for Dr. Claudia Landeo

Edmonton, AB
January 2013 — April 2013

– Wrote a paper on the effect that academic economics has upon judicial decision making in

American antitrust case law.

– LATEX, Mathematica on OS X.

• Jacobs Engineering

Engineering Intern

– Performed field audits upon client’s terminals.

– Monitored database quality.

– Mainly Excel and Maximo on Windows.


Edmonton, AB
May 2012 - August 2012

• University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science in Combined Honors Mathematics and Economics.
April 2014 (exp.). GPA: 3.6/4.0. Last two years: 3.95/4.0.

Edmonton, AB

Programming Skills

• Programming languages

– Strong: Python, R, Matlab, LATEX
– Learning: SQL, C++, Haskell, Clojure, Julia

• Operating systems and developer environments

– Unix enthusiast, mostly on OS X. Familiar with GNU/Linux & Windows.

Relevant Coursework

• Applied Probability and Computing

– Machine Learning (Matlab, Python, Java), incl. a project on contextual analysis (using Weka)

(A); Foundations of Computing (Python) (A);

– Time Series Analysis (R) (still in progress); Econometrics (R) (A+).

• Mathematics

– Stochastic Calculus I (A-) and II (in progress) (graduate-level courses);

– Real Analysis (A-); Linear Algebra (A+); Statistics I (B+) and II (A+).

• Finance and Economics

– Mathematical Finance I (A-) and II (in progress) (graduate-level courses);

– Microeconomics (A+), Macroeconomics (A+).


• Aggarwal, K., Rutgers, T, Timbers, F., Hindle, A., & Greiner, R. Detecting Duplicate Bug Reports

using Contextual Analysis (Work in progress).


• University of Alberta Model United Nations

Secretary General

Edmonton, AB
September 2011 — Present

– Organized a 500 person conference for top Albertan high school students.

– Led a team that found $10 000 in savings and added $4000 in revenue on a $30 000 budget.

– Worked to find and retain sponsors; led negotiations to renew a $30 000 sponsorship agreement.

• Lambda Chi Alpha
Vice President Finance

Edmonton, AB
January 2014 — Present

– Responsible for managing $20 000 budget of chapter.

– Led a team that laid the groundwork to create a permanent endowment.

• Campus Branch of Major Federal Political Party


Edmonton, AB
February 2012 — October 2013

– Recruited undergraduate students to be active in the political process.

– Brought major political figures to speak on campus, including prominent MPs.

• University of Alberta Students’ Union

Member, Academic Relations Group

Edmonton, AB
September 2012 — October 2013

– Advised the Vice President Academic on policy matters.


• Finance— I want to get my CFA, and plan to do so upon graduation.

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