I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. Ecclesiastes 9:11.
I was born on August 21, 1958 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, but I grew up in Stony Plain, Alberta. I began studying at the University of Alberta in 1976, when new wave was new and disco was king. Here I fell in with the right crowd, and discovered the beauty and fascination of mathematics. In those pre-VCR days, I spent a lot of time at the Princess Theatre, and I also had a stint working as a DJ for the campus radio station CJSR. Then in 1983, I went to Ottawa to do my Ph.D. under Prof. D.A. Dawson at Carleton University. There I met the beautiful and charming Giseon Heo who married me on December 13, 1986. Our daughter Grace Serome Schmuland was born December 31, 1994. On August 7 1998, my wife became Dr. Heo by getting her Ph.D. in statistics.
Since 1987 I've been working at the University of Alberta. My research is about stochastic processes, that is, time and chance. My speciality is the theory of Dirichlet forms.
Walk across Korea 2005.
Walk across England 2006.
My photo album.
The Schmuland family history is under construction.