Title: Mathematician, Algorithmist
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
James Clarke Ferguson, Mathematician and Algorithmist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of mathematics.
Dr. Ferguson has had a love for math and science since he was 12-years-old. He initially wanted to be an astrophysicist. However, that changed when he began to excel in mathematics. He felt that he could pursue a meaningful career as a mathematician, as he feels that math is the common denominator of all science. He graduated from the University of Washington with a master’s in math in 1963 and later earned a PhD from the University of New Mexico to follow suit. His education provided him with the platform he needed to launch his successful career and solidify himself as a prominent individual in the field.
Dr. Ferguson has explored mathematics in a number of different positions. In his early days, he worked as a mathematician for organizations such as TRW Inc., Teledyne-Ryan Aeronautical, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He later worked for SDRC/Camax Eugene from 1995 until he retired in 2007. His career consists of many achievements, such as the introduction of the parametric curve and surface techniques to computer-aided geometric design. The highlight of his career occurred when he worked for Boeing in the 1960s. His supervisor challenged him with an unsolvable problem to which he expected no answer. It was simply an exercise, however, Dr. Ferguson found a solution. His work was published and he consequently became internationally famous. As a further testament to his success, Dr. Ferguson is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in America. Additionally, in 2019, the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement award was presented to him in recognition of his professional triumphs.
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