Derek Wright

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11 years, 325 days

Derek is responsible for helping customers to succeed with Maple and MapleSim. He has been using Maple since undergrad and used Maple to help develop the analytical models of his Ph.D. thesis.

Derek Wright received a B.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and a M.A.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He subsequently received a Ph.D. degree in the collaborative electrical and biomedical engineering program at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research has focused on developing analytical models of phononic crystals and metamaterials that use active materials, such as piezoelectrics and dielectric elastomers, which may lead to controllable dynamic ultrasonic lenses. He has also worked in the areas of robotics, control, analog and digital VLSI and board-level circuit design, and CCD cameras.

Derek is a trained classical pianist and particularly enjoys performing Bach. He also works out daily at the Maplesoft gym and tries to bike to work as often as possible. He regularly reads Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, and Skeptic magazine. He also enjoys the weekly CBC Quirks and Quarks podcast to catch up on science news. Most of all, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and his son, William.

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   MapleSim Product Manager, here. Here is a section that describes the differences: I would say that it's excellent to have another respected company reiterate what we've been saying for five years: Symbolics + Modelica is a killer combination. Fortunately, we’ve been saying it for five years! :)

   We have done extensive testing and benchmarking against MathModelica (what it was when it was acquired by Wolfram) and against its reincarnation as SystemModeler. I am quite happy to have people evaluate the two systems and come to their own conclusions.

   I would point out that we have a much tighter integration with actual engineering toolchains, as evidenced by our numerous partnerships and our pervasiveness in the Plant Modeling for Control Design and HIL markets (via our MapleSim Connector).



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