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#### Assad Ebrahim

Assad is an Applied Mathematician, Systems Engineer, and Technical Director specialising in using mathematical modelling, simulation, and engineering design to help companies improve their commercial performance.

Assad is presently Senior Manager at Amazon Europe looking after European Supply Chain programmes including Buying and Forecasting. Until 2015, Assad was Commercial Mathematician with Dixons Carphone, a leading UK specialist multi-channel retailer, where he designed algorithms and mathematical models to bring data science to commercial decision-making. Advances were in demand forecasting, product replenishment, supply chain optimisation, statistical modelling of multi-channel behaviour, and predictive analytics.

Prior to this, Assad was a consultant to the Bristol-based engineering R&D company Thalassa Autonomous Robotics Ltd. developing navigation and localisation algorithms for unmanned autonomous underwater robotic vehicles in Undersea Oil & Gas Exploration. (Videos 1, 2)

In the U.S., Assad was the Director of Engineering & Operations at BioSonics, Inc., where he led the design, development, and manufacturing of sonar systems and real-time software with applications to automated environmental monitoring, undersea defense, and off-shore aquaculture.

An American citizen and British permanent resident, Assad holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania) and an M.Sc. from the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) in Applied Mathematics, specialising in Optimisation & Modelling.

**Contact Information:** assad.ebrahim@mathscitech.org

#### Carol Ouellette

Carol is an R&D Engineer and has worked on sensor systems, sensor fusion, and advanced tracking systems at a number of U.S. defense companies, including Raytheon, MIT Lincoln Labs, and AlphaTech (now a part of BAE Systems). She is a guest writer and consulting engineer at MathSciTech.

Carol holds dual B.Sc. and B.A. degrees from Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania) in Engineering and in Mathematics, and an M.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) in Electrical Engineering.

**Contact Information:** carol.ouellette@mathscitech.org

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