The home page for Doug Norris
Doctor, actuary, goalie, musician - who is Doug Norris?Well, this website is set up to answer just that very question! In here, you'll not only find ego-gratifying hyperbole, but you might also find out what makes me tick. Before we begin, I want to make one thing quite clear - I'm not this guy.
In December of 2002, I graduated from the University of Colorado's Department of Mathematics with a doctorate in mathematics. My particular specialty is optimization; specifically, my thesis involved finding the solutions to a particular class of moment problem. If you're so inclined, you may have a look at my dissertation.
Here's my entry in the Mathematics Genealogy Project - a very cool project whose goal is to link all doctoral mathematicians together; my tree is pretty interesting because there's a lot of famous mathematicians in there.
Aside from optimization, I enjoy working in probability, game theory and statistics; in particular, I really like Markov processes for some reason.
In 1995, I earned my bachelor's degree in mathematics (computer science minor) at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. No matter how long I live in my adopted state of Colorado, I will always consider myself a Seattle native (Port Orchard, actually).
If you don't know me from college, then you're probably familiar with me in my pursuit of hockey research, specifically the history of goaltending. I've been running The Hockey Goaltender Home Page since 1994, and am an active member of the Hockey Research Association.
I was also a goaltender for the University of Colorado's men's hockey team for three seasons, and an assistant coach for five seasons with the university women's team and one season with the men's team.