Eric has been a long-time resident of Fremont and graduated from Mission San Jose High School. His interest and talent in math landed him his first summer job as a computer programmer at NASA-Ames Research Center. He received a B.S. degree with honors in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology, and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His career has spanned the defense and semiconductor sectors with technical leadership positions at companies like IBM, Hughes Aircraft, Samsung Semiconductor, and Skyworks Solutions. His past roles have included researcher, engineer, manager, coach/trainer, consultant, association officer, entrepreneur, inventor, and author. In 2005, his book Perpetual Business Machines: Principles of Success for Technical Professionals was selected by IEEE Engineering Management Review for its annual ‘Global Think’ initiative.
Because STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is now at the forefront of education policy and curriculum, Eric recognizes that math education will impact all areas of science and technology as well as business and government. The study of math enables a powerful, universal thought process that not only helps individuals to identify and analyze problems, but also provides them with the tools needed to find solutions and make sound decisions. His interest in Mathnasium is to help the next generation build a solid foundation. Learning math effectively enhances brain and cognitive development in young children and adolescents — providing a quality educational experience will greatly impact the rest of their lives.
Favorite Math Quotes: "The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colors or the words must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in this world for ugly mathematics." - Godfrey Harold Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology
"Mathematics is a language plus reasoning; it is like a language plus logic. Mathematics is a tool for reasoning." - Richard Feynman, The Character of Physical Law