Jon Hamilton
Research Associate
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY

B.A. 
Mathematics, Cornell University
M.S. 
Mathematics, Indiana University
Ph.D. 
Mathematics, Indiana University 

Research Associate,
working in Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories division,
providing research support to scientists at Kodak. 

John discovered
during writing his Ph.D. dissertation that, while he was
successful at proving theorems, he actually preferred solving
problems of a more practical nature. 

"Most companies
don't expect you to already know their business. They will teach
you that." 
Hamilton:
"I think for working in Industry with Mathematics, I think you should
definitely be familiar with Linear Algebra and Calculus, the basic
undergraduate curriculum. You should be ready to learn a number of other
areas, details in other areas, whether it's Optics or Physics or
Chemistry, other things that may be involved with the industrial activity
that you're associated with. Almost certainly using a computer will be
involved so having computer skills, enough to be able to learn other
computer skills. Most companies don't expect you to already know their
business. They will teach you that."
Hamilton:
"I spend a lot of it right here or in someone else's office that looks
very much like this. The problems that we work on, the digital imaging
problems, we can review on our computer screens, we modify algorithms, we
work on removing artifacts, we can do that all right here. This is the
laboratory for digital imaging. But being a Mathematician, a laboratory is
the blackboard, it's the clipboard, it's the computer."
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